The Gay Place

Are You Worth a Million in Prizes?

How about $300? Well, come on down and take it all off, Bruce; we'll be the judge of that. All-male and amateur, just like you like it. Thursdays, 9pm.

Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 512/494-1150


End of Summer Party

If the WtGG crew wants to pretend that these 100° hoverings are going away anytime soon, who are we to stop them? Where the Girls Go gets jiggly with Jessica Kitty Buick presenting cool lime green Jello wrestling and DJ Malika to heat things back up again. 9:30pm-2am.

Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133


Erin Foley at Cap City Comedy

Observe and skewer everything from picky pot smokers to "toptional" Las Vegas pool parties with this L.A. laydee. Wed.-Fri., Aug. 27-29, 8pm; Sat., Aug. 30, 8pm and 10:30pm.

Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research #100, 512/467-2333


Gayest September Ever

Gayest September Ever

Be a part of The Austin Chronicle's super special Gayest September Ever/Pride feature section Pride 2014 (and so many other fests) preview and in the Gay Place listings in print and online. Don't just rely on those tacky Facebook invites. Send us the deets! If you are hosting an event for Pride/StarGayzer/aGLIFF, around Pride/StarGayzer/aGLIFF, or leading up to Pride/StarGayzer/aGLIFF, send us info ASAP. Deadline: Fri., Aug. 29, 4pm. Free.


austinchronicle.com/gay, gayplace@austinchronicle.com

Happy Hour with Ms. Wright

The legendary Ms. Wright on the black & whites is a great way to kick off your weekend. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. Free.

The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport, 512/730-0759


Hip-POP Co-Ed Strip Off

DJ Deftone and hostesses Rachel Mykels and Nadine Hughes take you to bareness. Thursdays, 10pm.

Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth


Mr. Cook's Strip-Off

It's a competitive, amateur taking-off of the clothes. But we think Bobby stays clothed. Sorry. Does $300 in cash prizes make up for your disappointment? Thursdays, 12am.

Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 512/494-1150


No Regular Play

Zev & Gadi = Wolf + Lamb. Deep Cuts opens. 10pm-2am. $15, $10 advance.

Vulcan Gas Company, 418 E. Sixth


Patrice Pike

Patrice Pike

Take a hike, and see the Pike. Thursdays, 8-10pm.

Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar, 512/448-2552


Queer Party

Just wait 'til you see what Jessica has in store. A new night for you. Coming soon. Last Thursdays of the month, 11pm-2am.

Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562


Queer Yoga Austin (Née Queerdalini)

Queer Yoga Austin (Née Queerdalini)

Kundalini and Hatha Yoga in a safe environment, for those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. Queerdalini, Mondays, 7:30pm; Hatha, Thursdays. 7:30pm. $5+ donations encouraged.

Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood, 512/628-1580

www.fb.com/groups/qyogaaustin, queerdalini@gmail.com


Your roommate may think you wildly optimistic when you shout, "I'm going to score at Oilcan Harry's!" But that's just because he doesn't know about OCH's new sports bar, featuring six honkin' LED flat screens with sports packages. Yes, we said "packages." From DirecTV, silly.

Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 512/320-8823


Texas Hold 'Em Tourney

Texas Hold 'Em Tourney

Wild West presents puh-puh-puh-poker for your poker face. Thursdays, 7:30pm.

Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 512/320-8823



'Austin Chronicle' = Gay

You can directly access the Chronicle's gay listings online without clicking until your fingers turn blue. And alls it takes is one URL.


austinchronicle.com/gay, gayplace@austinchronicle.com

Adventuring Outdoors

Austin's gay and lesbian group for making the nature scene. Minimal dues, maximum fun!


www.main.org/adventuring, adventuringoutdoors@gmail.com


Whoa, nellie. It's time to sit in the dark with your kin, at our beloved Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. It's going to be the historic first film fest to help open the brand new Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, with a crazy sched of mixers, panels, and film, film, film that's way gay gay. They've announced the lineup, so get online, and get your passes now. Thu.-Sun. Sept. 10-14, 2014.

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/302-9889

www.agliff.org, info@agliff.org

Are You a Proud Texan?

Do you care what happened in this Lege session? About fights for equality and equal protection under the law? Get on Equality Texas' list. They have daytime, afterwork, and club-hopping opportunities.

Equality Texas, PO Box 2340, 474-5475

www.equalitytexas.org, info@equalitytexas.org

Austin Front Runners

Gay runners meet Tuesday and Thursday (5:30pm) and Saturday (9:45am). Oooh, girl, when they told you you were "fast" at the club, they had no idea! And such stamina! $25 yearly membership.

Meet at north shore of Lady Bird Lake under the MoPac bridge, 453-8878


Austin Gay Basketball League

Nothin' but net, baby! Internet, that is. The AGBL's website will keep you in the loop, or in the hoop, as it were. Whoosh! Check out the current season (season registration is now!) and info on afterparty socials after Thursdays games. Email to register. Thursdays, 7pm and 8pm games.

Austin Sports Center, 425 Woodward

www.atxgbl.com, info@atxgbl.com

Austin Pride

It’s on, baby bunnies. Check the web for pre-sale and to make your plans. Sept. 13-21. Fiesta Gardens, Downtown, and so much more. Sat.-Sun., Sept 13-21, all week long.

Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318


Bloggity Blog Blog Blog

Why wait 'til Thursday? Come visit us online at the Gay Place Blog and on our design blog, Chronique. Join the fun; leave a comment. Maybe win yourself a nice unicorn or T-shirt or something. Or go naked for all we care. (You can do that while you read a blog.)


austinchronicle.com/gayplaceblog, gayplace@austinchronicle.com

Communicate Queerly

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.


Free Buffet

From the folks who brought you the original Bout Time and the legendary downtown Charlie's, free buffet every weekday and a six-hour happy hour. Whoa. Weekdays, 5-7pm. Free.

Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35, 512/419-9192


HIV Resource Guide

is a great resource for folks in need of services as well as those who just want to volunteer or help. Free.



HIV+ Counseling

HIV-positive? This group explores issues from recent diagnosis to life with HIV. Free to individuals who qualify; sliding scale for everyone else.

Waterloo Counseling Center, 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd. #301, 444-9922 x100


HOT Bears Say Rrrrroooow!

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.

www.facebook.com/groups/hot.bearz, info@heartoftexasbears.org

Inside Books Needs GLBT Books

Studies show that education reduces recidivism! Send your tax-deductible books and donations now. All topics in the GLBT spectrum needed (especially trans topics).


Invite to a Wilde Party

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.

Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 476-0541


Just Visiting? Where the Queers At?

Welcome to Austin! Don't know where to go, you big beautiful queer? Let our Austin Chronicle gAyTX Fun Guide assist you.

www.austinchronicle.com/gaytx, gayplace@austinchronicle.com

Lambda of Texas State

Get back to class with class, and hang out with fellow LGBT Bobcats and allies. Check the website for weekly meetings and the awesome, twice-a-year Bobcat Ball.

Texas State University campus, San Marcos


Midtowne Spa Free Pass

Yo, Hunky Brewster: Get on the Midtowne site, and click on the Free Pass link to get free admission to some steamy relief. 18 and up, no alcohol.

Midtowne Spa, 5815 Airport, 512/302-9696


Out Youth Drop In

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.

Out Youth House, 909 E. 49th, 512/419-1233


Oy Yoga

Oy Yoga

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.

Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood, 512/628-1580


Positive Influence

Therapy/support group for HIV-positive gay men. Eight-week sessions. Call for schedule. Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm.


Q Austin

Q stands for cute. And these cute fellas are on a mission to fight HIV/AIDS with a variety of ongoing social events. Volunteer and internship opportunities available. Free.

Q Boyz, 3408 West Ave., 420-8557

www.theqaustin.org, qboyz@qboyz.org

Register for AIDS Walk 2014

Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe, 512/974-6700


Roses Buffet/Stripper Pimp Dancers

Watch the Men of Manwatch wiggle as you scarf down that free buffet, 5-8pm. DJ Bryan Konrad spins, 7-10pm. Wipe your chin, skippy. Fridays.

Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 512/320-8823


San Marcos Pride

San Marcos Pride is a go. Whoooo! The kids behind Rainbow Night have been hard at work getting this together for September, and all's they need is you. Hey, Bobcat Qs, allies, and Austinites who just want to see neighbor pals enjoy the same tolerance and acceptance we feel here in the big city, come lend a hand. San Marcos Pride seeks volunteers, performers, graphic designers and printers, hotel partnerships, vendors, and especially $ponsor$. Call or email Silvia now. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 5-7, 2014.


www.fb.com/smtx.pride, sylsandoval@gmail.com

Sex Toy Recycling

Sex Toy Recycling

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.

Q Toys, 6800 Burnet Rd., 512/772-1614

www.qtoysaustin.com, info@qtoysaustin.com

Splash Days

You know the crisp turn of autumn is just around the cove, when the buff boys start coordinating square cuts for Splash. It's the reason for the season. Club all you like, but the main event is at the lake, the weekend before Labor Day. There's little labor involved in checking out the hot papis sprawled across Hippie Hollow, Palm Door on Sixth (Splash Dance), V (Adult Swim), and Republic Live (High Tide), and all the gay bars in Austin all weekend long. Sign up to volunteer to earn free tickets. Check the website for specific party details. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 30-31.

Hippie Hollow, 7000 Comanche Trl., 512/397-1463


St. Edward's PRIDE: Promoting Respect, Inclusion, Diversity, and Empowerment

Austin's own St. Ed's has its own LGBTQ group that's all about social event and social awareness. That's one big rainbow up on that hill.

St. Edward's University campus, 466-1093

https://stedwards.collegiatelink.net/organization/PRIDE, pride@stedwards.edu

Stargayzer Fest

It's buzzing internationally, darlinks, this first-ever, three-day fest of queer music and performance with a most esteemed and mind-blowing lineup. New Downtown location. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 12-14, 11am. $42-170.

Pine Street Station, 1101 E. Fifth, 512/775-6834


Texas Exes LGBT Network

Connect with fellow Horns o'plenty from all stripes of our purdy, purdy rainbow.


www.texasexes.org/lgbt, lgbt@alumni.utexas.net

Texas Hill Country Faeries, Elves, & Satyrs

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!


The Whole Pole and Nothing but the Pole

Check the brass on those ovz, dude. Whoa. And check the Brass Ovaries website for info on events and upcoming pole-dancing classes.



Top Drawer Thrift Seeks Your Sweet Swag

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.

Top Drawer Thrift, 4902 Burnet Rd., 454-5161


Transformations Psychotherapy Services

Katy Koonce, LCSW, offers transgender support groups with a holistic approach. Donations accepted.

Katy Koonce & Associates, 2520 Longview #302, 512/297-7799


UT Gender & Sexuality Center

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.


www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/gsc, gsc@uts.cc.utexas.edu

UT GSC Listserv

UT's Gender & Sexuality Center maintains, among other fabulous things, a helluva listserv. To submit something for or to subscribe to the e-mail list, please send an e-mail.

www.utgsc.com, gsc@uts.cc.utexas.edu

Violet Crown Counseling

Specialized individual and relationship psychotherapy for the LGBTQIJKLMNOP and open-minded. More than 86 years experience between 'em.



Waterloo Moves North

Austin's hub for GLBT support and support groups has moved its hub up to the Highland Mall area.

Waterloo Counseling Center, 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd. #301, 444-9922


Waterloo's HART Program

Low- to no-cost mental health counseling and support for folks struggling with HIV or AIDS. Bilingual? ¡Sí!

Waterloo Counseling Center, 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd. #301, 444-9922 x329


Xena Movie Petition

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.