What else is happening during the rest of Pride Week?
WHAT? NO PRIDE LISTINGS?
No, baby, they're up in the "front of the book." You're in the "ass end." Welcome! For Pride Listings, see Pride Events. But look here for the rest of what's best in your big-ass week of Austin Q.
ON OUR GAYDAR
STARTOUT COMES TO TOWN The StartOut event "The Entrepreneurial Journey from Founding to Exit and Beyond" in conjunction with the AGLCC is an exciting possible new chapter for entrepreneurs. Thu., Sept. 20. Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, 701 E. 11th, 478-1111, 404-6942. www.startout.org, www.aglcc.org.
PROPOSE A TOAST(MASTER) Our local gay chamber of commerce is home to one of the country's fastest growing LGBT Toastmaster groups. Come finesse your public speaking and communication skills. Second and fourth Mondays, 6pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. www.aglcc.org/toastmasters.
NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY Far be it from the Gay Place to endorse any particular candidate (Obama), but jeeeez, the shenanigans in this election cycle are chilling. Please make sure you are registered to vote. Please vote. For true. Tue., Sept. 25. www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org, www.rockthevote.com.
12 WAYS TO END THE WORLD 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.
TUESDAYS TOGETHER This last-Tuesday-of-every-month event to meet, greet, and eat with the HRC in-on-in. The last Tuesday of the month, 6-8pm. The Dog & Duck Pub, 406 W. 17th, 289-2198. Free. email@example.com, www.hrc.org/austin.
LEZRIDE! It's a weekly social bike ride for queer women (and on second Tuesdays, all Qs welcome!). While they generally meet at the Q, call or email to check for weekly launch port. Tuesdays, 7pm. Q Austin, 3408 West Ave., 845/642-7069. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIZZY CAROLOKE Tippin': Not just something you do to cows. You also do it to your KJ. Wednesdays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.
DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN "Gary, you're not listening to me. I'm not a prostitute or a lesbian!" Hottie-bo-hotties (and Gay Place nomination for cuuuuutest couple to arm wrestle with) Beth Schindler and Melissa J. Smith host monthly screenings. The first 20 Shiners are brought to you by Bird's. Wed., Sept. 26, 7pm. ND at 501 Studios, 501 N. I-35, 485-3001. Free.
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.
STEEL VAGINAS Search Facebook for "The Steel Vaginas: Discussion Group on Feminism(s)" to discover this semiweekly romp through the nuanced ebbs and flows of the "F" word. Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 7:30pm. The Q, 3408 West, 281/733-0576. email@example.com.
KARAOKE WITH KRAMER Croon with the Krame, or whatever nickname you want to call him. Wednesdays, 9:30pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.
SHITTY KITTY BIG BALL BINGO Ms. Rebecca Havemeyer may not be a chicken, but she sure can cluck. Drink cheap, win big. Last Wednesdays of the month, 9:30pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 494-1150.
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. Through Sept. 26. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823. Free.
QUEER LIFE DRAWING: SOCIAL SESSION 1 Explore the human form in a safe, inclusive art session. Thu., Sept. 27, 6-9pm. Emo's East. $5 suggested donation. www.facebook.com/events/341885935898079/.
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., Sept. 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. email@example.com, www.asaustin.org.
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. www.xenamovienow.com.
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