Welcome back to the Austin social season. Some of you never went away.
But all of us can agree that catching up with old friends and making new ones — just as the summer fades a bit — is part of the Austin way of life.
These are eight late August parties I hope to attend.
Aug. 22: Burning Down the House for Millett Opera House Foundation. Austin Club. millettoperahouse.com.
Aug. 24: Chapel Restoration Celebration. Oakwood Cemetery, 1601 Navasota St. austintexas.gov/oakwoodchapel
Aug. 24: Texas 4000 for Cancer Tribute Gala. Hyatt Regency Hotel. bit.ly/tributegala.
Aug. 24: Study Social for Literacy First. 800 Congress Ave. literacyfirst.org.
Aug. 25: Ice Ball for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Fairmont Hotel. austiniceball.org.
Aug. 25: Studio 54klift for Forklift Danceworks. forkliftdanceworks.org.
Aug. 29: The Man. The Legend. The Chick Magnet. Happy 90th Shelly Kantor, longtime regular customer and champion dancer. Donn’s Depot. donnsdebot.com
Aug. 31-Sept. 3: Splash Days for Octopus Club, Kind Clinic and OutYouth. Various locations. splashdays.com.