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 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.