Gay Place: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GLENN!
Spank Glenn Eaddy one time for us!
Talk about aging gracefully: Every year, Glenn Eaddy has a birthday and turns his own hullaballoo into a party to amass a Santa-sack of toys for area kids affected by HIV/AIDS. Bring a toy (or some cash) in lieu of b'day spankings. Or not in lieu. No reason you can't give and spank.
ON OUR GAYDAR
EAT MO' JOHNNYE'S In response to the anti-gay shitstorm involving a certain chicken sandwich chain, Johnnye's donates a portion of their Gay-fil-A proceeds to GLAAD. Beauty Ballroom, 2015 Riverside, 943-2985. www.facebook.com/johnnyesatx.
AIDS WALK KICK OFF Time to size up the field. Scope out new buddies. Celebrate our AIDS Walk's quarter century with food, drinks, and lots of other big-hearted buds. Thu., Sept. 6, 6-8pm. Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar, 476-1206. Free. www.asaustin.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.
XANADU HELD OVER And that includes the Saturday night after-show dance parties. Eternity. Maybe they'll hold it over for eternity. Through Oct. 7. Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 476-0541. www.zachtheatre.org.
HOOK'D Dee Jay Munk-in-the-Mix spins this urban LGBT night. Thursdays, 10pm. Club Ambitious, 6700 Middle Fiskville, 832/878-4527. Free before 11pm. www.soe-ent.com.
NICKY CLICK AND SCREAM CLUB Together, on the road with their Dancefloor Decadence tour and pausing in Austin for some Southern hospitality. Thu., Sept. 6, 10pm. Spider House 29th St. Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 480-9562.
OUTLANDER ON KOOP Austin community radio gays it up with some fab live music and the bands that make it. Fridays, noon-1pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM. www.koop.org.
GINGER LEIGH TRIO The Studebakers open. Fri., Sept. 7, 6:30pm. Jax Neighborhood Cafe. $12. www.facebook.com/gingerleighaustin.
DRAG KINGS: THE MUSICAL 6 Kings N Things present, and Stanley Roy and Erica Nix host this merry, merry musical manifestation of facial follicle follies. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 7-8, 9pm. Blue Theatre, 916 Springdale, 927-1118. $10. www.dktm6.eventbrite.com.
FEMME MAFIA If you find a horse head in your bed, you might have been mean to a femme. Our local Femme Mafia means business and it meets every first Friday at the house of the spider lady. Look for the pink boa. First Fridays, 9-11pm, self-ID femme time; after 11pm, admirers and friends may join. Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe, 2908 Fruth, 480-9562.
NOCHE LATINA DJ Pasht's deep cuts will make you do way more than the conga. Second Saturdays, 10pm-1am. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport.
GLENN EADDY'S TOY DRIVE It's Mr. Eaddy's 12th annual, plus his b'day! Yay! Bring new, unwrapped toys and/or cash to offset the challenges faced by kids affected by HIV/AIDS. Sun., Sept. 9, 2pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth.
PROPOSE A TOAST(MASTER) Finesse your public speaking and communication skills. Second and fourth Mondays, 6pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. www.aglcc.org/toastmasters.
PFLAG NORTH Meet and greet with fellow allies in the cause for love. Second Tuesday of every month, 6:45pm. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido, Cedar Park, 512/302-3524. Free. www.pflag-austin.org, www.straightforequality.org.
LIZZY CAROLOKE Karaoke at Cheers for queers.Wednesdays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.
QPOC AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS AGENDA It's a conference call with special guests: the first "out" QPOC in the Texas House, Mary Gonzalez, and queer femme cha-cha girl Paulina Helm-Hernandez. Wed., Sept. 12, 6:30-8pm. 605/475-5950. www.allgo.org.
QUEER RIDE BYO pals, helmets, lights, locks, etc. Wednesdays, 7pm. Texas State 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.
12 WAYS TO END THE WORLD We have two words for you: Bohemian and Rhapsody. Allyson Garro – Austin's bewigged Busby Berkeley – curates the end of the world as we know it. Those familiar with her previous brilliance in 12 Dangerous Women, Cherchez la Femme, and Beautiful Monsters will know not to miss this wig/fashion/performance spectacular. Chris Lane returns as your ridiculous host. And this shizz sells out, so get on it. 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.
AUSTIN PRIDE 2012 IS COMING! ...and it smells like Peaches... and Lady Bunny... and Stacey Q... and La Bouche... and Shannon... and Nicky da B... and Chad Michaels. Watch this space! Watch our blog. Sat., Sept. 22. Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia, 480-8318. www.facebook.com/Austin.PRIDE.Official, www.austinpride.org.
CAPITAL CITY MEN'S CHORUS GALA The CCMC boys say, "Let us 'Peel You a Grape'" at this fall fundraiser and season 24 kickoff. Enjoy food, wine, elegance, a silent auction, and of course, some tender tenors and booming baritones as you dine. Sat., Sep. 29, 6:45pm. Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, 477-7464. $45. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ccmcaustin.org.
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. www.asaustin.org.
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