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Gay Place: BESTNESS

By Kate X Messer, November 9, 2012, Columns

Indulge us, please, as we namecheck our Gay Place Krewe, one of our favorite bests about Austin. Rob Cohen, Andy Campbell, Brandon Watson, Liz Williams, and our ally (and Bobcat) Jordan Gass-Porré have made this crazy special issue season (the stretch between Back to School and Best of Austin) so much more pleasant than it could have been. Keep up with them on the Gay Place blog, and stay tuned for news about holiday fun. Your friendly neighborhood Gay Place luvs you.

ON OUR GAYDAR

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.

OPEN MIC FEATURING DARLA MCBRYDE Darla will read from Thorns Against the Sky. Thu., Nov. 8, 7:15-9pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 472-2785.

SCORPIO RISING This month's Lady party braves the whip of the sassy one's tail as DJ S.I.R. hits the wheels. Second Thursdays. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. Free. www.sirwithlove.tumblr.com, www.facebook.com/girlfriendatx.

¡Q-TALKA! WITH QPOCA POC-up queer spaces, and vice-versa. Come talk about it. Fri., Nov. 9, 4pm. Texas Union Theatre, UT campus, 476-6666. Free and open to all. www.qpocatexas.com.

A NIGHT WITH THE QUEENS Pannica Tack and Kai Lee Mykels present this drag fundraiser for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Fri., Nov. 9, 8pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002.

POO POO PLATTER Join hostess Arcie Cola for an all-you-can-eat buffet of barf bag babes and bawdy bathroom beauties. Performances by Bulimianne Rhapsody, Kitty Buick, Merci Killingspree, Althea Trix, Annie DePressant, and Lady Grackle. Poo poo pa doo. Fri., Nov. 9, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River, 503/515-9779. $3. www.elysiumonline.net/events.html.

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! Through Nov. 17. Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30pm; Sundays, 8pm. City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 524-2870. $10. www.citytheatreaustin.org.

THE GIFTS OF BEING QUEER Music, storytelling, auction, community. Come out for OutYouth and SoulForce. Hear it from the heart and flirt with the Capital City Men's Chorus – all of 'em. Sat., Nov. 10, 7-10pm. Conjunctured, 1309 E. Seventh, 612/217-0371. $9-25, youth and presale discounts available. haven@soulforce.org, giftsofbeingqueer.eventbrite.com.

MIKE BURNS LIVE Oooh, this SoCal transplant's almost as purrdy as his voice. Sat., Nov. 10, 8pm. One 2 One Bar, 1509 S. Lamar, 473-0121. $5.

SIN 8 The Real L Word's Lauren Bedford Russell and Amanda Leigh Dunn, plus pole dancers, aerialists, firedancers, DJ BJ Laray and Houston's DJ Melle Mel. Oh, and lotsa, lotsa ladies. Sat., Nov. 10, 9pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. $15-70, presale discounts and VIP available.

QR MAKE YA WANNA JUMP! JUMP! It's the Queer Ride Sunday edition with some jumpin' at Jumpoline Park right in the middle. Sun., Nov. 11, 5:30pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 305-8400. facebook.com/AustinTPH, jumpolinepark.com.

MARY CATHERINE REYNOLDS & LOUISE GOLDBERG Veteran vocalists join to play the B-dub. Sun., Nov. 11, 7-9pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 472-2785.

DRAG OUT FUNNY Funny as in "ha ha," and funny as in, you know ... queer. Join Chitah Daniels Kennedy, Rebecca Havemeyer, Kelly Stone, Ralphie Hardesty, Reina DelMar, Texas State Harambee, and more for this fundraiser for the Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund. Mon., Nov. 12, 8pm. Texas Music Theater, 120 E. San Antonio St., San Marcos. bpsf.ticketbud.com/dragoutfunny, bobcatpridescholarship.com.

TUEZGAYZ Still the fruit's number one place to hoof it Tuesday night. Tuesdays, 10pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River, 476-7766. www.barbarellaaustin.com, www.theglitoris.tumblr.com.

OUT ON THE FRONT LINES: LT. DAN CHOI Iraq war veteran and LGBT rights activist, Lt. Dan Choi tells. Tue., Nov. 13, 7-8:30pm. UT Student Activity Center, 2201 Speedway, 232-0818. Free to all UT with photo ID.

MI VIDA LOCAS VATOS LOCO It's Teddy, Johnny, and Luis' birthday, and they ask that you get your flannels and Dickies out. La Glit and Miguel Angel DJ the night away, ese. Tue., Nov. 13, 11pm-2am. Barbarella, 615 Red River, 476-7766.

TEXAS GOT TALENT Second installment of this terrific talent show raises funds for GetEQUAL TX. Wednesdays, Nov. 7, 14, & 28. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. $5. isaac@getequaltx.org.

AGLCC HAPPY HOUR Clink and mingle with members of Austin's gay chamber. Third Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Austin Custom Winery, 7010 Hwy. 71 W., #300, 394-0600. Free. www.aglcc.org.

QUEER LIFE DRAWING: SOCIAL SESSION 2 Explore the human form in a safe, inclusive art session. And by safe, we kinda mean queer. Thu., Nov. 15, 6-9pm. The Collective, 2015 E. Riverside. $5 suggested donation.

PARTY SHAME Serious witches brew, y'all. Welcome the debut of Shame DJ Collective: DJs Dren Pasht, FEMA Camp, and False Flag spinning electro-new wave-post-punk-indie-hip-hop-witch house. Boo! Thu., Nov. 15, 10pm. ND's North Door, 501 Brushy (entrance through the alley), 845/430-2736. Shameless, $3; Modest Mary, $5.

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