This subculture is easy to spot: We usually have bumper stickers with clever sayings like Astronauts Do it in Zero Gravity or Your Moon Rock or Mine? We shamelessly comb swanky bars in and around Cocoa Beach, Houston, and Cape Canaveral, searching for someone ordering a Gin and Tang. We all also have crushes on Carl Sagan.
Tonight, all worthy astronaut groupies will float over to one local: The Fort Lauderdale Grande Hotel and Spa (1881 SE 17 St., Fort Lauderdale) for the Broward Housing Solutions annual dinner party/silent auction. This years event is titled Moon Walkin with Buzz; Buzz Aldrin, the second space hunk to step foot on our planets neighboring orb, is the Keynote Speaker. All who attend are encouraged to dress in space garb (Trekkie wear, alien suits, and all things silver) and to mix and mingle with other out of this world do-gooder types. There will be a cocktail reception and auction kick-off at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and main event at 8. Individual tickets cost $100, but thats less than the price of gas to the Kennedy Space Center, so you might actually save money. Call 954-764-2812, or email [email protected]
Fri., March 28, 8 p.m., 2008