Get bent this week: Drag, yoga, and more
Bending of the Gending
And lots of it ... let's proceed, shall we?
ON OUR GAYDAR
BRICK & MORTAR DANDY Oh yeah. Our inner unicorn is whinnying in a fit of fantasia: Exquisite mens' (very) retro fashion house, Dandy's the Gentleman's Store opens a home to call its own in our beloved Blackmail. Can I get a hoof-hoof? Thu., July 5, 6-10pm. Blackmail, 1202 S. Congress, 326-7670. www.facebook.com/DandySuit.
GAY & LESBIAN COMPOSERS CONCERT Russell Reed does it again: A glittering gay-thering of local musicians conglommed to present the best in "family entertainment," aka the works of musical unicorns, like post-min Eve Beglarian, alt-tuner Lou Harrison, and so many more (including Reed himself). Thu., July 5, 7:30pm. St. James, 2104 S. Lamar, 440-7171.
FEMME MAFIA Look for the pink boa. First Fridays, 9-11pm, self-ID femme time; after 11pm, admirers and friends may join. Spider House patio, 2908 Fruth, 480-9562.
FIESTA CUBANA WITH KRUDAS CUBENSI It's a release party for KC, plus sets by Huerta Culture, Vitamin C, and DJs T-Kay & Miss Manners. BYOB! Fri., July 6, 9pm. EsquinaTango, 209 Pedernales, 524-2772. $8. www.myspace.com/3krudas.
AUSTIN LEATHER SOCIAL Shiny, shiny ... shiny boots of leather. Every first Saturday. This month: rope suspension demo. First Saturdays, 8-10pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017. $5 to benefit Central Texas Boys of Leather charities. www.ctbol.org.
PEACEFUL STREETS BENEFIT Gender Benders (the band) plays live. Plus Exit the Sun, the Sniffs, Dat Boy Supa, Mike D, and Natural. Sat., July 7, 6-11pm. Club 606, 606 E. Seventh. $10. www.facebook.com/genderbenders, www.peacefulstreets.com.
PANNIKA TACK'S GENDER-BENDER BIRTHDAY BASH United Court presents this drag ball to benefit Project Transitions. Drag is encouraged and performers will be accepted into the lineup until 8:30pm. (Not to be confused with Gender Benders, the band, playing up the street at Club 606.) Sat., July 7, 8pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002.
'THE REAL L WORD' SNEAK PEeK Catch a glimpse into the upcoming escapades of these realiTV dykes, courtesy of the Human Rights Campaign. Sat., July 7, 9 & 10pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. Free. www.hrcaustin.org.
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. Sundays, 8:30pm; Mondays, 7:30pm; and Wednesdays, 8am. Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood, 628-1580. $8-10 suggested donation, sliding scale. www.facebook.com/oyyoga.
SUPER SUNDAYS DIVA SHOW Join divas Kelly Kline and Jenny McCall for a night of divinity. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.
PROPOSE A TOAST(MASTER) Come finesse your public speaking and communication skills. Second and fourth Mondays, 6pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. www.aglcc.org/toastmasters.
LIZZY CAROLOKE Tippin': Not just something you do to cows. Wednesdays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.
OCCUPY AUSTIN OCCUQUEERS MEETING Take up your rightful place in the political pantheon. Every other Wednesday, 5-6:30pm. The Q, 3408 West, 420-8557. Free.
WORKOUT WITH ERICA NIX An entirely different sort of "hump" day. Hnnnnggh! Come dressed for butt stress. Wednesdays, 6pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133.
QUEER RIDE Search Team ProHomo on Facebook for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride for Qs and supporters. BYO pals, helmets, lights, locks, IDs, and monies. Wednesdays, 7pm. Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress, 305-8400. Free. www.facebook.com/AustinTPH.
PFLAG SOUTH MONTHLY MEETING Family is nice; allied family is love. PFLAG represents the best of our community. Second Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf, 444-1314. Free.
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 and Gabrielle? Sign the petition now, before that nasty Samurai gets wind of all this. www.xenamovienow.com.
GREASE SING-ALONG Advance tickets through AIDS Services of Austin. Sat., July 21, 7:30pm. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 472-5470. $45; $75 per couple. www.asaustin.org.
RED HOT 2012 is coming. Fri., July 21, 6-10pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823. www.facebook.com/OilcanHarrys.
SPLASH DAYS, MOFOS! Early bird tickets on sale now! You've got the entire summer to get cut, son. There's little labor involved in checking out the hot papis sprawled across Hippie Hollow and all the clubs all Labor Day weekend long. Sign up to volunteer. Check the website for specific party and price details. Event: Labor Day Weekend, 2012. www.splashdays.com.
AIDS WALK AUSTIN Our march for love hits a 25-year stride this year. Sign up to walk now and start your fundraising early. Sun., Oct. 21, opening ceremonies, 1:30pm; step-off, 2pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 406-6157. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.asaustin.org.