Coming soon: Construction on nightspot continues

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was Club Amsterdam. The new downtown nightspot is still under construction, but like the sign in the window says, it will be open soon. Stay tuned for details.

Club Amsterdam is at 315 S. Broadway in the former Oriental rug store.


Mickey’s luau

Mickey’s Irish Saloon will host a Hawaiian luau Saturday.


A free hog roast will begin at 7 p.m. along with drink specials.

Patrons are encouraged to wear beach wear, and the top male and female winners of a swimsuit competition will be awarded $100.

Prizes from Famous Dave’s, Chateau Theatres, Top Cat Tattoo and Bahama Tan also will be awarded for other contests and games, including limbo and hula contests.

The Bud Girls also will make an appearance and there will be a live DJ all night. No cover.

The luau may be the first of what could become monthly theme parties at Mickey’s.


Stoking up Westfire

Heating up the summer concert scene will be Westfire’s Summerfest 2007 this Saturday.


Three local bands will play outside starting with an all band acoustic jam at 7:30 p.m. G-Monkeys take the stage at 9 p.m. followed by Inertia at 10:40 p.m. and Next To Nothing at 12:30 a.m.

There will also be giveaways, including tickets to Rockfest, Kansas and Adventure Land as well as several gift certificates. Big Mark Clark, of Laser 101.7 FM, will host the event.

Tickets are $5 in advance, available at Westfire and from band members, or $10 at the door. Open to ages 18 and older.

Information: www.next2


Still got the blues?

You won’t anymore. Probably the biggest music event this weekend is taking place in Austin. The sixth annual Hambone Blues Jam is bringing in some heavy hitters Saturday to play inside and out of the Holiday Inn.


Headlining the event are some of the coolest cats in the jump blues genre, guitarist Little Charlie Baty and harmonicist/singer Rick Estrin of Little Charlie and the Nightcats.

Other highlights in the 11-band lineup include the Shannon Curfman Band, Johnny Rawls Band, Plan B and Dave Lambert Band.

Tickets: $10. Music from noon to 1 a.m.


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