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Gay Place: Two-Party Parties

Look for political party parties toward the end of the week

By Kate X Messer, Fri., March 29, 2013

Gay Place: Two-Party Parties

Hey, pink elephants! Hey, rainbow donkeys! Look ahead to next weekend, and make a plan to get political. Both our Stonewall Dems and the newly minted Austin chapter of the Texas Log Cabin Repubs have conferences that kick off at the end of this week's calendar.

ON OUR GAYDAR

QUEER YOGA AUSTIN For those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30pm. Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood. $5+ donations. www.facebook.com/groups/QYogaAustin.

DJ BJ LARAY The ladies love to make her spin. Thu., March 28, 9pm. Stompin Grounds Bar & Grill, 9112 Anderson Mill, 258-3663. www.facebook.com/djbj.laray.1.

SWEET SPOT DJs Seville and OneLove go way under. Thursdays, 9pm. Basement, 422 Congress.

FIRST ANNUAL ANTI-BULLYING 5K RUN Proceeds go to Anti-Defamation League. Sat., March 30, 8am. Del Valle ISD Opportunity Center, 5301-B Ross Rd., Del Valle. Free-$25. www.antibullying5k.eventbrite.com.

NU ERA: CUBBY HOLE Dj Divorcée gree grindin', tee twerkin', pee poppin', bass-bottomin' sexxxtraxxxin' til you need a cigarette. Sat., March 30, 9pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017. $3.

BIG BOI YOGA Come on, buddy, you can do it! Saturdays, 11am. Flipnotics, 1601 Barton Springs Rd. www.facebook.com/groups/QYogaAustin.

NEW JACK LOVERS Jack and swing your thing to DJ IWannaBeHer in celebration of Xavier Schipani's new zine. Sat., March 30, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. Free. www.xavierschipani.tumblr.com.

SUNDAY FUNDAY The ladies like their "tea" with Jell-O, jus' sayin'. DJ BJ on the decks. Sundays, 2-8pm. Stompin' Grounds Coffee & Cocktail Lounge, 3801 S. Congress #116, 394-6999.

SUNDAY SOFTBALL Players of all levels (maybe even you) compete and bat more than eyelashes. Sundays, 9am-3pm. Krieg Field, 517 S. Pleasant Valley Rd. www.softballaustin.org.

GLITTER ON THE GREEN Advanced queer yoga happens by the pond directly behind the Dougherty. Park behind the center for free. Sundays, 11am. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 974-4000. www.facebook.com/groups/QYogaAustin.

FREE BURGERS Drink specials start at noon. Free food in the afternoon. Sundays, 4-6pm. 'Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free. www.bouttime2.com.

CAPTAIN HOWDY'S EASTER DAY JAMBOREE Dress like hunky Jesus or dirty Mary to win prizes while you hunt for eggs and then some with the Poo Poo Platter Players, Dren Pasht, Fantasy, Mouth­feel, and a resurrected surprise performance. Sun., March 31, 1-5pm. Cheer Up Char­lie's, 1104 E. Sixth. Free. www.facebook.com/weirdcitysisters.

MATTHEW'S EASTER CIRCUS AFTER PARTY Leonard & His Fiction, Holiday, and Mouthfeel Easterfy your life. Sun., March 31, 5pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth. Free.

BACH IS FOR LOVERS Happy Birthday, J.S. Bach, you poofy-headed pious pip! Baroque and Rococo it up, kids. Wigs, knickers, sans-knickers, what have you. Check the URL for inspiration. Sun., March 31, 7pm. Volstead Lounge, 1500 E. Sixth. $5 bewigged; $8 otherwise. www.pinterest.com/cococoquette/bach-is-for-lovers.

five dollar WORKOUT WITH ERICA NIX! First, she'll make you sweat. And then she'll make you work out. Mondays, 7-8pm. Galaxy Dance Stu­dios, 1700 S. Lamar. $5. www.galaxydances.org.

TENSNAKE Tropicalia overload with the Tropicalia Overlord. Oonce, mami. Annnnd Learning Secrets. Mon., April 1, 10pm. Kingdom Nightclub, 103-B E. Fifth St. $15. www.tensnake.com, www.tensnake.eventbrite.com.

LEZRIDE! Bike with the butchie babes and betties every Tuesday. Tuesdays, 7pm. Q Austin, 3408 West Ave., 845/642-7069. Free. www.lezrideatx.tumblr.com.

LUSHE First Tuesdays, 9pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. www.rainon4th.com.

LADIES NIGHT DJ BJ spins the early shift before the bands take over. Wednesdays, 6pm. Stompin' Grounds, 3801 S. Congress #116, 394-6999.

ESOTERIC Not your typical gay bar beats. This week: Sub Pop Records. Wednesdays, 8pm-12mid. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017.

LOG CABIN Lobby Day & reception If these guys can't knock some sense into the Texas Lege, who can? Then enjoy a reception on the Mayor's Balcony with food, drink, and vinyl stylings of DJs Fine & Dandy. April 4. Texas State Capitol and Austin City Hall. www.president@logcabinaustin.us, www.texas.logcabin.

HO-RIZON

AN OBVIOUSLY FOGGOT Transphobia and homophobia in a gay bar? This workshopped twee bit of theatre should set the record (not) straight. Thu.-Sat., April 4-6 & 11-13, 9pm. Basement, 422 Congress. $10. www.poisonappleinitiative.com, www.brownpapertickets.com.

EQUALITY FORWARD SUMMIT Three days to revel in an indigo wash of the Texas rainbow. Barney Frank, among other notables, will be all up in Austin's business for this meet-up of Texas' best and brightest and bluest. See other listings for individual events. See website for ticket cluster deals and details. Fri.-Sun., April 5-7. Hilton Austin Airport, 9515 New Airport Dr. $20-100, individual events, days, etc.; $250-2,500, VIP/sponsor package. www.texasstonewalldemocrats.org.

LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS TEXAS CONFERENCE Friday will be filled with workshops, then brunch on Saturday at El Sol y la Luna. Check the website for locations and details. April 4-6. Hilton Garden Inn, 500 N. I-35, 428-5475. $35-110 individual event tickets; package deals available. president@logcabinaustin.us, www.texas.logcabin.org.

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