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Volleyballin' it, on the court and on the big screen

By Kate X Messer, Fri., April 26, 2013

Iceman, Iceman, baby at Free & Queer Cinema
Iceman, Iceman, baby at Free & Queer Cinema

BALLS IN YOUR FACE

You'll be "stayin', playing with the boys." Top Gun (see Tuesday) and Volleyball Austin (see Thursday) set, spike, and kill this week.

ON OUR GAYDAR

TEXAS HOLD 'EM TOURNEY Thursdays, 7:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.facebook.com/wildwestcasinogames/events.

VINTAGE SHINDIG Vintage and retail return to Dirty Sixth. Have you seen this place? It's the shizzz. Come for cocktails, free pedicab rides, tunes, and ways to help West, Texas. Fri., April 26, 6pm. King's Road Vintage, 522 E. Sixth. Free. www.facebook.com/kingsrdvtg.

SHADY LADIES CASINO PARTY Hey, you got your softball in my casino! Well, you got your casino in my softball! It's two great pastimes that pass time together! All to raise travel expenses to the 2013 Gay Softball World Series in Washington, DC. Fri., April 26, 7pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.eteamz.com/softballaustin.

717 Contemporary praise tunage by the Gathering Place's 717 band in a LGBTQ-encouraging space. Fri., April 26, 7:17-8:30pm. Gathering Place, 7801 N. Lamar, Building F, #25. Free. www.gpwcaustin.org.

HCRA NEEDS ZOMBIES ... and clowns ... and gorillas. Ready for Halloween six months too early? Preview your genius costume (or recycle last year's) to cheer the riders of Hill Country Ride for AIDS. Contact Roger to save your slot. Sat., April 27, all day. roger@thecarecommunities.org.

NUDE FEAST Austin Gay Nudists is barely hosting a potluck (with barbecue chicken provided) for the gay/bi male, clothing-not-an-option set. Interested? Shed your inhibitions (and your unmentionables). Sat., April 27, 7-11pm. A member's house. Contact through website for details. www.agntx.org.

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. Sundays, 11am. Dougherty Arts, 1110 Barton Springs Rd. www.facebook.com/groups/QYogaAustin.

THE FUNHOUSE Althea Trix hosts this new drag/variety show featuring Lady Grackle Birdbreath, Cupcake, Ginger Snaps, Danny Dash Andrews, and a vogue-off. Sun., April 28, 10pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth.

$5 WORKOUT WITH ERICA NIX! She's gonna make you sweat. And then she'll make you work out. Mondays, 7-8pm. Galaxy Dance Studios, 1700 S. Lamar #338. $5. www.galaxydances.org.

FREE & QUEER: TOP GUN These interactive, free, and very queer cinema nights have been packing 'em in. This month, pack a pair of booty shorts (and something to pack in it), cuz it will get you free beer and primed for the volleyball scene. Talk to me, Goose! Tue., April 30, 7pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. Free.

BELLY DANCE AND ISOLATIONS WITH HERCULISE HercuLise! HercuLise! Teach us how to isolate our you-knows and dance with our bellies! Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm. Rosewood Rec. Center, 2300 Rosewood. $60 for four weeks or $15 drop-in fee per class. lise.a.wilson@gmail.com.

ELECTRIC/INDIEPOP NIGHT Go underneath to feel the tunes that go pop. Wednesdays, 9pm. Basement, 422 Congress. www.facebook.com/BasementAustin.

MONSTER LOYALTY BALL BENEFIT It's Gaga out the gaga for the book launch of Monster Loyalty: How Lady Gaga Turns Followers Into Fanatics, a night to benefit Equality Texas featuring Gaga photobooth, Gaga cocktails, Gaga music, Gaga by Phi Phi, and more. Go! Go!. Wed., May 1, 6:30-9pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.facebook.com/EqualityTexas.

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

VOLLEYBALL AUSTIN PLAYOFFS Nuthin' but net, baby. Yeah, we reappropriated that chestnut for the joust-and-spike crowd. Nothing but a delicate wisp of mesh between you and that hottie bo-hunk that plays for the other team... but on your team. Know what we mean? Check out the season's playoffs and work yourself up to join next time. Thu., May 2, 7pm. Austin Sports Center, 425 Woodward. Free. www.volleyballaustin.com.

HO-RIZON

NAKED YOGA CAMP FOR MEN Four-day, sans-threads camp that gives new meaning to the words "downward dog." Plus maypole. May 9-12. Rec­reation Plantation, 3550 Pursley Rd., Dripping Springs. $180; discounts online for early registration. yoga.naked@gmail.com, www.nakedyogacamp.com.

1 OF 1,000 Aww, honey, you're one in a million if you become a friend of TENT, our state's main voice of trans advocacy. TENT hopes to gain 1,000 new members in a one-month campaign to raise scratch for the great work they do. Through May 9. Transgender Education Network of Texas, PO Box 2602, Austin, 78768. $10. katy@transtexas.org, www.transtexas.org.

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT A*FAB Austin and Broadway Across America present the camp classic. Buy your ticket through A*FAB and come to a preshow cocktail at 6:30pm. Thu., May 9, 6:30pm. Texas Performing Arts, 512/626-9533. susan@afabaustin.org, www.afabaustin.org.

MAN UP!?! Queer Xicana performance artist Adelina Anthony and queer Tamil Sri L.A.nkan-American, political theatre artist/writer, director, comedian, and music producer (whew!) D'Lo are back, jack, and they're gonna put your gender skew back into whack with this one-zir show. Get your tickets now. And that's not just some lame autopilot conclusion: Gay Place highly endorses, and these freaks sell out. Fri., May 10, 8pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River. $10. priscilla@allgo.org, www.adelinaanthony.eventbrite.com.

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