The must-see show of the year, starring Rebecca Havemeyer, Stanley Roy, Silky, Little Stolen Mo, Russell Reed, and more. Fri.-Sun., Dec. 19-21, 7:30pm. $20, $12 advanced, online. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a tot for $5 off.
Monthly carpet brunch from the guiding eye behind Free & Queer Cinema featuring different DJs and entertainment. And yes, there's always cake. This month: Lesbians on Ecstasy's Lynne T and Lizzie Caroloke (6-8pm). 2-8pm. Free.
Reagan Reynolds and her squirrels give a show you'll want to stuff in your cheeks. DJ Buck Rodgers spins out the old and spins in the new. Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-4am. $20, $15 advanced, $30 VIP, $350 bottle service packages.
Classic burlesque, modern burlesque, Champagne toasts, full course meals … not enough? How about drag? Aerial? Boylesque? Lingerie show? Ooooh, 2015 can't get here fast enough. Jason and the crew have got what it takes to get you all jazzed up this New Year's. Wed., Dec. 31, 7pm. $10-150.
A*Fab's annual New Year's Eve bash has some company: Austin Pride. Come enjoy Luciana, Kristine W., the Atlantics featuring the wild and wonderful Courtney Sanchez, and another fabulous Courtney, Aussie drag diva Ms. Act from RuPaul season 6. Proceeds go toward our annual Pride Fest. Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm. $141.39.
Louisa Spaventa guides this honors-level (1302) composition class that explores stories by and about LGBTQ people. "Side effects may include inspiration, empathy, pride, laughter, awe, gratitude, lament, epiphany, and … ." Registration open through Jan. 14. Spring semester: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30–2:50pm.
Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus, 1212 Rio Grande, 512/223-3000
Three days of dolled-up diva-inity featuring some of the jiggliest names in the biz (Tammie Brown, Lady Bunny, Jiggly Caliente, Poo Poo Platter Allstars, NODW Allstars, Feast of Fun, Holly Woodlawn, Jackie Beat, and more) at an array of venues (CUC, V, ND, Elysium, Beerland, and Valhalla). Keep checking the URL for updates. Fri.-Sun., May 1-3, 2015. $99-198.
A variety of Downtown venues (stay tuned for details)
Finally! A socially intricate yet easy-to-use Web presence designed to "help foster communication and planning within the queer community to avoid competing events." Thank you, Poochie. Go check it out, and upload all your events. Now! What are you waiting for? Free.
There goes Justine quoting Yeats and getting all Auric Goldfinger … or Goldmember … or King Midas on us, turning her cottage industry into a gold-beaten Studio 54 … or Bronze Age … or Gilded Age (oh you know how she likes to mix things up) for the turn of the annum. Price includes lobsters, prime rib, and gold-leaf desserts (oh my), plus midnight champers (and you know when it's Justine, odds are it is champagne from Champagne) toast from towers, then free-flowing till you tipple into a taxi. Who but Golden Dawn Arkestra could top this bill? Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-2am. $175, $150 pre-sale (this will sell out).
The cuddliest, hairiest, most barrel-chested bigboys of the Heart of Texas Bears are a social service group dedicated to all things "grrrrr." Get on their list for info about monthly coffees, movie nights, beer busts, etc.
For those who are wild about the theatre, Zach brings you the Wilde Party offered at each main-stage show. Food, drinks, and a fabulous show especially for the family and those that love us. Preshow mixer, 6:45pm; show at 8pm.
High school can be hell, especially for the li'l tyke dykes and fag-o-tots. Our local nonprofit support/drop-in center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning peeps, ages 12-19, is open to youth three days a week. A place where they can be. Just ... be. Sun. & Wed.-Thu., 4:30-8:30pm.
It's Jewish with a queer bent or queer with a Jewish bent, either way, you won't get bent, you'll get strrrrrretched into some fabulousness, three times a week. Pick your power: Night Light (Sundays), Go Flow (yoga and dance, Mondays), or Salute the Sun (Wednesdays). Sundays, 8:30pm; Mondays, 7:30pm; and Wednesdays, 8am. $8-10 suggested donation, sliding scale.
Every closet purge, you run into it – that slab of silicone or whatever, the one that reminds you of … you know who. What the hell do you do with an old dong? Or buzzing egg? Or Fleshlight? Why, you recycle it, of course. Read the requirements to participate in Q Toys recycling program, and get a $5 certificate for your trouble … and for a less stressful closet. Starts March 1.
That's THCFES to you, delicate nymph of the forest glen. (All's we wanna know is: Where are the fekkin' unicorns?!) THCFES is a group for alternative/progressive gay men who understand the goodness of all things fae. Yae!
Gently used goodes! Junque! Crappé! Austin's darling den of dignified detritus wants your stuff. Give until your closets are squeaky clean. Donations accepted on-site, Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm. Pickups arranged by appointment.. Free.
Your Longhorn queer hub, as it were. Regular business hours (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm) so you can learn about cool campus doin's like Queer Students Alliance, GLBTGrad, OutLaw, Queer People of Color and Allies, Transgender Texas, She Says, and more.
In a time of ancient gods, warlords, and kings, a land in turmoil cried out for a movie, and this online petition might just make it happen. Don't you want to be able to tell your grandkids that you helped reunite Xena & Gabrielle? Sign the petition now, before that nasty Samurai gets wind of all this.