Come out! Come out! For Polari!
The Queen's English
In honor of our curiously rebranded and dearly beloved local film fest, we sprinkle these proceedings with Polari, the ancient British-cum-Italiano gay male slang for which aGLIFF was renamed (a great name for a zine or a queer literary mag, btw ...).
ON OUR GAYDAR
AGLIFF IS POLARI Check the Gay Place blog for info on Austin's newly minted Polari, or aGLIFF 2.0 if you will, featuring the best in recent LGBTQI film. Wed.-Sun., Oct. 3-7. Fest passes, $50 and up; tickets at www.store.polarifest.com. www.agliff.org, www.polarifest.com.
GAY IN AUSTIN Local real estate agent's gay info website hosts a happy hour so you can get your lils on newbie trade before they become dating chum. (Sorry, we got all excited at the word "surf.") First Thursdays. Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar, 506 West, 236-0083. Free.
CLAWSTIN 3 Watch palone strength go (wo)mano a (wo)mano to help provide low-cost fitness and nutrition programs to those in the 47% we're all having a barney over. Thu., Oct. 4, 8pm. Bar 96, 96 Rainey, 433-6604. $5. www.weviva.org, www.clawusa.org.
QUEER THEORY DISCUSSION Meet in the student lounge for some mangarie and polari. All of the letters of the LGBTQIA continuum explored. Fri., Oct. 5, 1-3pm. ACC Rio Grande Campus, 1212 Rio Grande, 223-3000.
BONA FRIDAYS It's totally bonaroo what $2 gets you. Fridays, 2-9pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823. www.oilcanharrys.com.
THE WHOLE PACKAGE Forum for gay and bibi men, ages 18-30. Fridays, 7pm. The Q, 3408 West, 420-8557. Free. www.theqaustin.org.
IT'S A DIZNASTY WORLD The Dramazons gender-twist all that is natural and pure (at least Walt and Grimm's world). Fri.-Sun., Oct. 5-7, 7:30pm. Blue Theatre, 916 Springdale, 927-1118. $10. www.thedramazons.weebly.com.
BURLY BURLY: A BOYLESQUE REVUE Hunky burlesquers throw capellos into the ring, all to benefit OutYouth. Fri., Oct. 5, 8pm. The ND. $15, general; $30, VIP. burlyburly.ticketbud.com/presale.
FOURPLAY AT POLARI Come see what Sundance, Cannes, Outfest, and Frameline already know about our local brilliance in the form of Kyle Henry, Paul Soileau, and more. Fri., Oct. 5, 8:45pm. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 472-5470. www.fourplayfilm.com, www.agliff.festivalgenius.com.
FEMME MAFIA If you find a horse head in your bed, you might have been mean to a palone-omi. First Fridays, 9-11pm, self-ID femme time; after 11pm, admirers and friends may join. Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe, 2908 Fruth, 480-9562.
FRIDAY NIGHT BEARS A-tisket, a-tasket, varda that bear basket. Big burly gear night with cheap quaff. Fridays, 9pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free. www.theironbear.com.
MARCH AGAINST HATE Local survivors of hate crimes speak out at this march from City Hall to the Capitol. If there ever was a time for us all to put aside labels and differences, this is our step up. Sat., Oct. 6, 11:45am. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 974-2220. www.facebook.com/GetEQUAL.TX/events.
KICKIN' UP THE CARE CONCERT The Care Communities and Mamma Jamma Ride pick up some dinari as Miss Murrah Noble and a bunch of camp queens and pole dancers werq. Sat., Oct. 6, 8-10pm. Lipstick24, 606 E. Seventh, 474-2950. $5 donation. www.thecarecommunities.org.
MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT II Hip-hop benefit for mamas of color featuring Invincible, Las Krudas, Yoli & T-Fly, and more, and KAZI's Mz Marlah as hostess. Sat., Oct. 6, 9pm. Emo's East. $20 ($15, advance). www.powerandresistance2012.wordpress.com.
SASHAY SANCHEZ PRESENTS HOLLYWOOD GOES PURPLE Sashay herself (some of you know her better as "¡Aye Mira!") does a little mince in the spotlight. Sat., Oct. 6, 9pm-2am. Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville, 451-5757.
AUSTIN GEAR NIGHT Every first Saturday cruise the rough trade. First Saturdays, 10pm-2am. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017. $3. www.facebook.com/chaindriveatx.
OUT OF THE BOX: POLARI AFTERPARTY After Polari, mince those sexy lallies to our favorite goth bungary for an uncanny array of special guests: Christeene (oh heeeeey), Justin Bond (holy shit), and Silas Howard (rumored to be bustin' out the guitar, so Tribe-8y, you'll be tribady, for sure). Sat., Oct. 6, 11:30pm. Elysium, 705 Red River, 478-2979. Free with badges and passes; $10, general. www.polarifest.com.
SELF-DEFENSE FOR LGBT Dominic Cours, Wes Smoot, and Wanderlust have triple teamed to create the safe environment to teach you the chops to kick some dish. Fuck H8. Sun., Oct. 7, 2-3:30pm. Wanderlust LIVE, 206 E. Fourth. $10.
VIVA VARIETY Holy rollers! The Austin Babtist Women saddle up to benefit the gay rodeo. Sun., Oct. 7, 6:30pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. www.theironbear.com.
PROPOSE A TOAST(MASTER) Come zhoosh your public speaking and communication skills. Second and fourth Mondays, 6pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. www.aglcc.org/toastmasters.
TUEZGAYZ Still the fruit's number one place to hoof it. Tuesdays, 10pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River, 476-7766. www.theglitoris.tumblr.com.
LISTEN TO OUTCAST! Tweak your knobs to 91.7FM: It's OutCast with Stephen Rice and dorcas. Tuesdays, 6-7pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM. www.outcastaustin.com.
QUEER RIDE This week's destination: Beauty Ballroom for the Ride It cycling expo. Wednesdays, 7pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 305-8400. Free. www.facebook.com/AustinTPH.
STEEL VAGINAS Semiweekly romp through the nuanced ebbs and flows of the F Word. Second and fourth Wednesdays, 7:30pm. The Q, 3408 West, 281/733-0576. email@example.com.
KARAOKE WITH KENNY Goes til close. Wednesdays, 9:30pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.
COME OUT TO YOUR LEGISLATOR DAY Equality Texas wants us all to step up: Step 1: Go to www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us and look up your state representative and state senator. Step 2: Call them and tell them that as a member of the LGBTQIA community, you want them to support equality legislation. Step 3: Tell your friends to do the same. Step 4: Report how your call went by emailing ET. Thu., Oct. 11. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us, www.equalitytexas.org.
COME OUT & PLAY FOR NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY You are invited to safety-in-numbers, you beautiful unicorn butterfly. Come out and bring your balls for f(l)agfootball and real kickball. Thu., Oct. 11, 6pm. Location TBA. www.facebook.com/AustinTPH/events.
THE CLOSET DOOR Join Bobcats, et al. for Coming Out Day to watch The Closet Door. Thu., Oct. 11, 9pm. 1432 Old Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, 512/754-9253. Free. www.facebook.com/wakethedeadcoffeehouse.
LADY/LIBRA LIBERATION This month's Lady Lib is Libra-tinged as DJ S.I.R. tonks Eighties, Nineties, 2000s, palone dona's choice for your pleasure. Second Thursdays. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. Free. www.sirwithlove.tumblr.com, www.facebook.com/girlfriendatx.
AIDS WALK AUSTIN Mince your palliass and your lallies. 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.
THE AGENDA IS HERE The AGLCC in collaboration with The Austin Chronicle (yours truly, plus some characters from Gay Place blog) present a new gay publication, just in time for Pride! Hits the streets Thu., Sep. 20. All over town. www.austinagenda.com.