Gay Place: Proud Wet Decadent Burn
It's the month of big fests and we are trotting to keep up
Oh, the queers, we love our tribes. Pride. Splash. Southern Decadence. Burning Man. Stay hydrated.
ON OUR GAYDAR
OCTOPUS CLUB SPICY SPOTLIGHT Spice up your life, literally and figuratively. Thu., Aug. 30, 6-7:30pm. Savory Spice Shop, 1201 W. Sixth, 524-1093. $10 or more donation to Paul Kirby Fund. www.octopusclub.org.
THE RETURN OF FOODIES Tonight, welcome Kitty's return with a lovely musical set by Lisa Litman and Millie Marlow. Thu., Aug. 30, 6-8pm. Cenote, 1010 E. Cesar Chavez, 524-1311. email@example.com.
XANADU HELD OVER As are the after-show dance parties. Eternity. Through Oct. 7. Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 476-0541. www.zachtheatre.org.
HOOK'D & CHARITY DATE AUCTION This week, bid on some eye candy all to benefit OutYouth. Thursdays, 10pm. Club Ambitious, 6700 Middle Fiskville, 832/878-4527. Free before 11pm. www.soe-ent.com.
SPLASH DAYS Splash Dance at the Music Hall, Adult Swim at Rain, Get Wet on Lake Travis, and High Tide closing party at Republic. Advance tickets at TapeLenders. Hippie Hollow during the day and in the clubs at night. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 31-Sept. 2. TapeLenders Video, 1114 W. Fifth #201, 472-0844. Individual event tickets, $35-50; weekend VIP pass, $100 in advance, $120 Splash weekend. www.splashdays.com.
AMY COOK IN-STORE There's a lot "in store" at this appearance of Roadhouse Records' heartthrob. Fri., Aug. 31, 5pm. Waterloo Records, 600-A N. Lamar, 474-2500. www.amycook.com.
LAMBDA OF TEXAS STATE KARAOKE WELCOME Lambda of Bobcatland wishes you a warm welcome for the new school year. Fri., Aug. 31, 6:30-9:30pm. LBJ Student Center, 601 University, San Marcos. Free.
GAY DAY AT THE ARTISAN Hey 'Bout Time teams, listen up: free barbecue and vegan nosh, plus free beer and volleyball tournament. $200 gift card for the most artistic 'Gay Day' sign. Sat., Sept. 1. Volleyball Pit, The Artisan, 8701 West Parmer. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOBBY COOK'S BIG GAY BRUNCH WHITE PARTY Last chance to break out those bright summer linens and mack like a Southern dandy. DJ Def-Tone on the upper deck. Sat., Sept. 1, 11am-3pm. 305 W. Sixth, 474-2194. www.abcdeevents.com.
SAVE THE NOISE WITH JD SAMSON Shake the rafters of buildings a mile away at this stand against unfair singling out and one squeaky-wheel "it's not about the sound" neighbor. Le Tigre stud, Peaches keytar-slinger, and Men man JD Samson raises the roof and the dBs in the middle of the afternoon. Make. Some. Noise. Sat., Sept. 1, 3-10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. $5.
GOD-DES AND SHE/L/G RELEASE PARTY Last release of Austin L/G Steez before they go global. Or at least Texan. Sat., Sept. 1, 6pm. Spider House 29th St. Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 480-9562. Free. www.god-des.com, www.lstylegstyle.com.
AUSTIN GEAR NIGHT Every first Saturday don your leather-daddy finest. First Saturdays, 10pm-2am. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017. $3. www.facebook.com/chaindriveatx.
LAST SPLASH: GET WET It's Lake Travis. It's the end of the summer. It's a billion near-naked queers. Sun., Sept. 2, all day. Hippie Hollow, 7000 Comanche Trail, 397-1463. Free.
LEZTAKEOVER SPLASH Here's your all-women boat party. Two boats, six hours, open bar, waterslide, shade, and the all-important private restrooms. Boat departs from Just for Fun, 5973 Hiline. Sun., Sept. 2, 10:30am-6:30pm. Hippie Hollow, 7000 Comanche Tr., 397-1463. $65 ($50, advance). www.girlsplash.eventbrite.com.
AGENT RIBBONS RELEASE The "Family Haircut" cassette release was a teaser for this EP. Who you callin' a tease? Sun., Sept. 2, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. www.riotactmedia.com/artists/agent-ribbons.php.
BEY DAY: BEYONCé'S BIRTHDAY La Glit pimps some Bey-flavored drinks for the Bey-Day girl (who run the world). Tue., Sept. 4, 10pm-2am. Barbarella, 615 Red River, 476-7766. Free until 12:30am, then $3.
GLORIA STEINEM G. L. O. R. I. A. Glooooooriaaaah. Wed., Sept. 5, 4:15-5:15pm. AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., 404-1900. $20 ($10, students). https://donate.ncfv.org/GloriaSteinem_Keynote.
AIDS WALK KICK OFF Time to size up the field. Celebrate our AIDS Walk's quarter century with food, drinks, and lots of other bighearted buds. Thu., Sept. 6, 6-8pm. Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar, 476-1206. Free. www.asaustin.org.
NICKY CLICK AND SCREAM CLUB Dancefloor Decadence tour. Thu., Sept. 6, 10pm. Spider House 29th St. Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 480-9562.
12 WAYS TO END THE WORLD Allyson Garro – Austin's bewigged Busby Berkeley – curates the end of the world. For those familiar with her previous brilliance in 12 Dangerous Women, Cherchez la Femme, etc., know not to miss this wig/fashion/performance spectacular. Tue., Sept. 25, 8pm. ND at 501 Studios, 501 N. I-35, 485-3001. $10 advance at Coco Coquette. $15 day of show. www.coco-coquette.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. Free. email@example.com, www.asaustin.org.
DYKES ON BIKES RIDER SEARCH Dykes on trikes! Dykes on bikes! Dykes we like! Email Toby to get your motor runnin' in this year's Pride Parade. Sat., Sept. 22. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dykesonbikes.org.
PRIDE FLASH MOB Watch this space for upcoming details about a Pride flash mob! Dancers and uninhibited nondancers encouraged! Sat., Sept. 22. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 494-1150.