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QUEERDALINI YOGA For those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. Thursdays, 7-8:15pm. Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood, 628-1580. Donations encouraged. firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEAK NIGHT at a gay bar? Why, that's as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet. Thursdays, 6-8pm. Town N Country, 1502 W. Ben White, 445-9122. $8 for full meal.
NIGHT WAVES SUMMER MUSIC SERIES Second of a three-part series, where Austin music meets Austin fashion, this week featuring Pharaohs, the Zoltars, and DJ Jon Jukebox, and a trunk show by jewelry designer Catherine Abston. Thu., July 26, 7-10pm. Laced with Romance Vintage, 1601 S. First. www.lacedwithromance.com.
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS NIGHT Monthly rough girl night. Free Cosmos??! And free for your man if you bring him on a leash?! These bitches are genius. This week: The Triggermen, Scorpio Rising, Hey Gurl, and DJ Sissy Ross. Last Thursdays of the month, 9pm. Frontier Bar, 2421 Webberville Rd., 243-7153. Free, 21+; $10, under 21.
HOOK'D Dee Jay Munk-in-the-Mix spinnin' this urban LGBT night. Thursdays, 10pm. Club Ambitious, 6700 Middle Fiskville, 832/878-4527. Free before 11pm; 21+, $5 and 18-20, $10 after 11pm. www.soe-ent.com.
AUSTIN HARM SHOPPING PARTY BENEFIT 100% of the proceeds during these shopping hours benefits Austin Harm Reduction Coalition. Fri., July 27, 6-9pm. Treasure City Thrift, 2142 E. Seventh, 524-2820. Free.
DOUBLE FEATURE MOVIE NIGHT Thursdays, 6-10pm. The Q, 3408 West, 420-8557. Free. www.qboyz.org.
IAN QUIET Shhhhhh, Ian is "Like a Vegan." The Persona opens. Fri., July 27, 7pm. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.
A STICKY SWEET JAMBOREE KittyBoomBoom & Smalls McCoy present a night of panty-peeling fun featuring Veronica Star & the Star Gazers and bump & grind by (the evening's hostesses, of course) Mr. Lucky C. Lover, Remi Martini, Althea Trix, Bat City Bombshells, Pearl Snaps, and more, all hosted by Erica Nix. Sat., July 28, 9pm-2am. Club 606, 606 E. Seventh, 666-4606. $6.
GINGER LEIGH TRIO Jon Emery and the Saddle open. Sat., July 28, 9pm. Jax Neighborhood Cafe. $12. www.gleigh.com.
LEARNING SECRETS POOL PARTY LCD Soundsystem's Nancy Whang (whoa!) whirls in a loungey mise-en-scène crafted by Prototype Vintage and noshness by True Natures Child. Sun., July 29, 2-8pm. AMLI Lofts, 201 Lavaca, 472-1711. $10-20 presale tickets only. www.lspoolparty.eventbrite.com.
80'S ICON COSTUME PARTY Dress you up, baby, and if you don't look enough the part, Blo Blow Dry Salon will be on hand to blow your mind and the big fringe that covers it. Sun., July 29, 9:30pm-2am. Elysium, 705 Red River, 478-2979.
SUPER SUNDAYS DIVA SHOW Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.
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.
TUESDAYS TOGETHER Eat locally and act globally with the Austin crew at the Human Rights Campaign. Tue., July 31, 6:30-8:30pm. Frank, 407 Colorado, 763-232-6058. Free. www.facebook.com/HRCAustin/events, www.hrcaustin.org.
LIZZY CAROLOKE The best li'l karaoke whores in Texas. Wednesdays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. 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 $. Wednesdays, 7pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 305-8400. Free. www.facebook.com/AustinTPH.
DRAG SURVIVOR "I'm a suh-vi-vo, I'm not gon give up..." Who shall be the last queen standing? Ask host Kelly Kline. Aug. 1 through Sept. 26. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823. Free.
XANADU WILDE PARTY There you are! A shooting star! You're invited to a special LGBT preshow reception, and you know you'll be in good company. Catered reception, 6:45pm; show, 8pm. Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 476-0541 x1. Single event or Wilde Party Season tickets available. www.zachtheatre.org.
AUSTIN PRIDE 2012 IS COMING! ... and it smells like Peaches. Early bird tickets on sale now! Watch this space! Sat., Sept. 22. Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia, 480-8318. www.facebook.com/Austin.PRIDE.Official, www.austinpride.org.