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Gay Place: Thanks, Part 1

By Kate X Messer, November 16, 2012, Columns

Hey gaybies! Please send us info ASAP if your nonprofit, club, or sassy social syndicate is doing anything special for the upcoming onslaught of holiday hectic-ness (Thanksgiving throwdown? Hanukkah happening? Christmas carousal? New Year's nerd out?). Or if you just have an event to promote: gayplace@austinchronicle.com.

ON OUR GAYDAR

QUEERDALINI YOGA 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.

HOOK'D Lauren YellaStud and Demetrius Campbell present Dee Jay Munk-in-the-Mix spinnin' this urban LGBT night in the Highland/Lincoln area. Thursdays, 10pm. Club Ambitious, 6700 Middle Fiskville. Free before 11pm. www.soe-ent.com.

AGLCC HAPPY HOUR: ELECTION EDITION Just when you thought you had your fill of elections, here comes your chance to weigh in on this year's AGLCC officers. Food and drink available on this, the last AGLCC Happy Hour of 2012; everyone welcome. Members only may vote. Perhaps now is a good time to become a member? Third Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Gage Furniture, 7725 Burnet Rd. president@aglcc.org, 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.

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. $8 for full meal.

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). Shameless, $3; Modest Mary, $5.

SWEET TEA AND THE HEADBAND, TOTAL UNI­CORN, LUNA TART, MANATEE MAN What an incredibly fracktabulous lineup. MC Sweet Tea is America's foinnnest white girl rapper. Luna Tart is nuts and swoon-croony. And Total Unicorn? Totally Unicorny in the most synthastical phuckedupadelic way. Fri., Nov. 16, 9pm. Spider House 29th St. Ballroom, 2906 Fruth.

VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM 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. $10. www.citytheatreaustin.org.

'BOUT TIME FOR VOLLEYBALL! Get buff and social all in one volley. Check out team play on Wednesday and Sunday nights at everyone's fave up-north gay bar. 'Bout Time, 9601 N. I-35.

BODIES IN THE BASEMENT No need to call Nancy Grace; this is just a Sunday drag show. (Is there a queen who does a good Nancy Grace...?). Sundays, 10:30 & 11:30pm. Basement, 422 Congress.

OUTLANDER SHOWCASE Not outlandish at all: Patrick Boothe, Lisa Marshall, and Laura Foster fill the bill. Bring nonperishables for ASA's Helping Hands food bank. Sun., Nov. 18, 8pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh. Free, 21+.

BARBARELLA TURNS 3 DJ Harvey & the Glitoris throw down in rotation all night, which means you will have some grits with your glit and that our Barbish babe is most likely totally potty-trained by now. Sun., Nov. 18, 10pm-2:30am. Barbarella, 615 Red River. Free; first 100 get a T-shirt. www.facebook.com/barbarella.austin.

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

LISTEN TO OUTCAST! Tweak your knobs to 91.7FM: It's OutCast with the "Best of Austin"-award winning Stephen Rice and his crew. KOOP = queer, yo! Tuesdays, 6-7pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM. www.koop.org, www.outcastaustin.com.

LEZRIDE! Bike with the butchie babes and betties every Tuesday. Contact for route info. Tuesdays, 7pm. Q Austin, 3408 West Ave. Free. www.lezrideatx.tumblr.com.

ELECTRIC/INDIEPOP NIGHT Go underneath to feel the tunes that go pop. Basement, 422 Congress. www.facebook.com/BasementAustin.

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

BIG 'OL QUEER POTLUCK THANKSGIVING This is so exciting! We quote them directly: "A bunch of queer folk littering the Q space, burning Turkey, and botching up the stuffing. Are you a culinary wiz? Come help us out. Save Thanksgiving!! We want this to be the biggest one yet. Two things are really important: 1) RSVP so we know how much food to make. If you aren't sure, just wait 'til you are to say anything. The earlier you let us know, the better. 2) If you are bringing something, tell Q in advance!" Wed., Nov. 21, 6-11pm. Q Austin, 3408 West Ave., 420-8557. www.qboyz.org.

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

HO-RIZON

'BOUT TIME II IS OPEN The luvvies behind the original Charlie's and 'Bout Time turn the page on a new chapter. We'll get some Gay Placers out there soon for a real report. 'Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35.


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