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Gay Place: BOO! To You Too

You think October 31 is scary? Just wait til November 6.

By Kate X Messer, Fri., Oct. 26, 2012

Gay Place: BOO! To You Too

Happy All Hallows', pals! Every four years, Halloween seems extra scary. Please get out and vote as if your life and your rights as an LGBTQIA American depend on it. Ummm, cuz they do. Early voting ends Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

ON OUR GAYDAR

OUTLANDER ON KOOP Austin community radio camps it up with live music and the bands that make it. Fridays, noon-1pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM. www.koop.org.

BELOW THE BELT Monthly safe-sex group for the fellas – however you ID. Last Fridays, 7pm. The Q, 3408 West, 420-8557. Free. www.theqaustin.org.

PUNK IS DEAD BUT SO ARE YOU Binders???? REALLY??? Not on our watch! It's a psycho Sadie Hawkins for the feminist zombie in us all, so dress the part (and maybe win a nice bar tab). Ursula, Kitty Buick, the Ivan Party and CBASS, and you come together to eat the rich. Fri., Oct. 26, 9pm-2am. Frontier Bar, 2421 Webberville Rd., 243-7153.

VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM With a title like that, run, don't walk... or more accurately: Fly, little bats, fly, to this wacky off-Broadway trek across 2,000 years of blaaaaad! Ve vant to suck it! Oct. 26-Nov. 17. Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30pm; Sundays, 8pm. City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 524-2870. $10. www.citytheatreaustin.org.

NIGHTMARE ON EIGHTH STREET: FEAR FACTORY BOO! Boo! Booearrrrs! DJ C-Rail spins at this hairy beary monster mashup, brought to you by Lone Star Bears. Sat., Oct. 27, 9pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth.

DRAGOWEEN 2012: A NIGHT OF 1,000 MADONNAS One Madge is never enough. Come vogue for the Austin Roundup Recovery Conference hosted by LGBTers in recovery (and we don't necessarily mean from their scary ex). Sat., Oct. 27, 9:30pm. Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress. $15 and up, ages 18+. www.dragoween.com.

HRC AUSTIN HALLOW-BOWL Join HRC and the Gamblers for a night on the lanes. Tickets include an annual membership to HRC. See, not one big balls joke. Sun., Oct. 28, 1-6pm. Dart Bowl, 5700 Grover, 452-2518. Register online, $20. www.hrc.org/hallow-bowl.

OCTOTEA 17 Nothing scary about 100% of the proceeds going to direct care. Join hosts Serotonin and Reno Winston, Andy Agne on the silks, Le Studio freelance artists, Jessica Wild, Kwanza Jones, DJs Roland Belmares and C-Rail, and an array of flaggers and go-go boys for Octo's annual get-down-a-thon. Sun., Oct. 28, 5-9pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River. $40-50, advance; $65 at the door. www.octopusclub.org/OctoTea.

LISTEN TO OUTCAST! Tweak your knobs to 91.7FM: It's OutCast with Stephen Rice and pals. KOOP = queer, yo! Tuesdays, 6-7pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM. www.koop.org, www.outcastaustin.com.

HRC TUESDAYS TOGETHER Mix and mingle at this pre-Halloween tingle. Tue., Oct. 30, 6:30pm. Haddingtons, 601 W. Sixth, 763/232-6058. Free. www.hrcaustin.org.

LEZRIDE! Bike with the butchie babes and betties every Tuesday. Contact for route info. Tuesdays, 7pm. Q Austin, 3408 West Ave., 845/642-7069. Free. mundemir@gmail.com.

Keep QUEER LezRide over to this club full o' lovelies. Every other Tuesday. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Donations go towards a much needed sign.

LIZZY CAROLOKE Now with a billion songs you can access on your iPhone. Wednesdays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.

OCCUPY AUSTIN OCCUQUEERS MEETING Take up your rightful place in the political pantheon. Every other Wednesday, 5-6:30pm. The Q, 3408 West, 420-8557. Free.

QUEER RIDE Search Team ProHomo on Facebook for up-to-date details on meeting spots of this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 305-8400. Free. www.facebook.com/AustinTPH.

SHITTY KITTY BIG BALL BINGO Ms. Rebecca Havemeyer scares the shit out of us. Boo. Drink cheap, win big. Last Wednesdays of the month, 9:30pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 494-1150.

THE PHANTOM BONER HALLOWEEN SHOW Nothing phantom 'bout these boners. You'll need 3-D glasses for the full effect. Fun-sized Lindsey Taylor (Little Stolen Moments) and Total Unicorn should be all we need to say to get your BOO-ty unhinged. Scared? Wed., Oct. 31, 10:30pm. ND at 501 Studios, 501 N. I-35, 485-3001. $5 includes 3-D glasses.

GAY IN AUSTIN Local real estate agent's gay info website hosts a happy hour. This month is their first anniversary First Thursdays, 6:30pm. Malverde, 400 W. Second. Free. www.gayinaustintexas.com.

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; 21+, $5 and 18-20, $10 after 11pm. www.soe-ent.com.

QUEERDALINI YOGA Yup. It's Kundalini in a safe environment, 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. queerdalini@gmail.com.

HO-RIZON

BLOGGITY BLOG BLOG BLOG Why wait 'til Thursday? Come visit K8, Andy, Rob, Brandon, Liz, Jordan, and more at the Gay Place blog. Say hello and hump a unicorn. 454-5766. gayplace@austinchronicle.com, austinchronicle.com/gayplaceblog.

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. Pick your power: Night Light (Sundays), Go Flow (yoga and dance, Mondays), or Salute the Sun (Wednesdays). 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.


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