That quiet holiday lull? Yeah, definitely over. We're doin' our dandiest to keep up with all the drag shows, DJ sets, touring queer artists, and theme nights that are popping up like so many mushrooms. Help a unicorn out, would ya? Email us the deets: email@example.com.
BEDPOST CONFESSIONs Very nice bedtime stories, if you know what we mean. Like the swinging from the rafters kind. This month: Our own Andy Campbell heats you up like a Hot Pocket. Ungh! Thu., Jan. 17, 8pm. The North Door, 501 N. I-35, 485-3001. $10. www.bedpostconfessions.com.
2013 STATE OF THE CHAMBER Kind of like the State of the Union but without the red guys frowning and the blue peeps cheering. In 2012, Austin's gay chamber of commerce grew from 15 to over 220 members. Come learn what 2013 holds in store. Free appetizers; cash bar. Thu., Jan. 17, 6:30-8:30pm. Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Rd. Free, $5 parking. www.aglcc.org.
PATRICE PIKE Take a hike, and see the Pike. Thursdays, 8-10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar, 448-2552. www.facebook.com/PatricePikeBand.
MARGARET WRIGHT Come see why they named the stage in her honor. Alternating Fridays, 7-9pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh. Free.
THE HILL COUNTRY RIDE FOR AIDS KICKOFF PARTY We say this every year, and it's still true: We can't imagine a better way to check out the "field," as it were, or at least the bumper you'd most like to slipstream behind during the big ride. Whoa. Fri., Jan. 18, 7-10pm. Brazos Place, 800 Brazos. Free; cash bar. www.hillcountryride.org.
PUMP UP THE GLAM Agenda cover boy and shoo-in for the shoe-in, Roosevelt Cavellos shows all at this official launch of the Haus of Roosevelt Couture. Plus Bad JohnPaul's photography and the premiere of Rooz's new commercial, "L'envie de Chaussures." Fri., Jan. 18, 9pm. Haven, 409 Colorado. $10. www.facebook.com/events/129370177226830.
BLACKLIGHT BIRTHDAY PARTY SITUATION Oilcan's and Ursula: Two great tastes that taste great together to celebrate 23 years. Nineties music via DJs Divorceé and Tip from Mouthfeel. Nineties divas by Lady Grackle and Lady MF Glitta. Fri., Jan. 18, 10pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823. Free. www.facebook.com/mouthfeelatx.
CATASTICA WITH LZ LOVE Holy Caturday! Join our most precious felinesque diva and (in a previous cat life) Sylvester backup singer. Foot Patrol is also on the bill. Sat., Jan. 19, 9pm. Flamingo Cantina, 515 E. Sixth. $7; $5 if you dress like a cat. www.lz-love.com, www.thefootpatrol.com.
NU ERA Nu attitude with DJs Divorcée and Science SlumberParty. Sat., Jan. 19, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth.
SWEET TEA & DA HEADBAND WITH THE SUGARFOOT HUSTLERS Have we died and gone to heaven? If we have, St. Peter's been replaced by the Boux-Tay Krewe. Old Gray Mule and Manateemann share the bill. Sat., Jan. 19, 10pm. Spider House 29th St. Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. Free.
HER HRC PROHIBITION PARTY Slap your best butch in some pinstripes and flap your flapper over to Seventh as HRC goes 1920s. There will be plenty of gin – probably not of the bathtub variety – and plenty of sin, including Grrlz Will Be Boiz, Lisa Marshall, Margaret Wright, comedians Leah Chaney and Allie Rolison, and Austin's beloved Jigglewatts. Sun., Jan. 20, 6-9pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 763/232-6058. $15, $25 VIP; 21+. action.hrc.org.
ERASURE'S VINCE CLARKe Depeche, Yazoo, Erasure, remix master: That's some heavenly action, babies. Sun., Jan. 20, 9pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $10, $50 VIP. www.vinceclarkeaustin.eventbrite.com.
LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS JANUARY MIXER Come to El Sol and see what's up with our local branch of the Gay Ol' Partiers. Mon., Jan. 21, 6:30-8:30pm. El Sol y la Luna, 600 E. Sixth, 428-5475. Free. www.logcabinaustin.kintera.org/jan2013.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIZZY CAROLOKE IS BACK! Bernadette's is back! Lizzy Caroloke is back! Life is worth living again! Wednesdays, 9pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.
EXTRAORDINARY CREATURE Loghry Photography and musical artist KLoud present "Extraordinary Creature in Ordinary Circumstances." Thu., Jan. 24, 6:30-9pm. Caffe Medici, 2222-B Guadalupe, 474-5730. Free. email@example.com.
BIG SHOT: THE VIDEO PREMIERE Christeene and PJ Raval present the Austin premiere of her filthy lowness' latest. See it with friends. Thu., Jan. 24, 8:30-10:30pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth. Free. www.vimeo.com/56410888.
MERRY MERRY MARTINI MIXER Shake and stir your social connections at this annual soiree with a "Rock the Casbah" theme. Sat., Jan. 25, 7-11pm. 499 Congress. $45 special early rate. www.merrymartinimixer.org.
SEX TALK: A SYMPOSIUM WITH BENEFITS Let's talk about sex, baby, with a panel of sexperts, including a certain mister Dan Savage. Stay tuned. Mon., Jan. 28, 8am-7pm. Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown, 512/863-1504. Free with preregistration; open to the public. www.southwestern.edu/academics/brownsymposium/index.php.
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