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Gay Place: Liberace Was Gay???

Adelina Anthony comes back to town, and Liberace on the radio

By Kate X Messer, Fri., May 10, 2013

KOOP's Salute to Liberace (see Saturday)
KOOP's Salute to Liberace (see Saturday)

I mean, women loved him. I didn't see that one coming, no. (See Saturday.)

ON OUR GAYDAR

PFLAG SOUTH MONTHLY MEETING Family is nice; allied family is love. Second Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf, 444-1314. Free.

QUEER YOGA AUSTIN (NÉE QUEERDALINI) Kundalini and Hatha Yoga in a safe environment, for those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. Queerdalini, Mondays, 7:30pm; Hatha, Thursdays. 7:30pm. Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood, 512/628-1580. $5+ donations encouraged. queerdalini@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/groups/QYogaAustin.

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

PATRICE PIKE Take a hike, and see the Pike. Thursdays, 8-10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar, 512/448-2552. www.facebook.com/PatricePikeBand.

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 their gonna put your gender skew back into whack with this one-zir show. Get your tickets now. That is not just some cheap autopilot shill: Gay Place highly endorses anything Adelina touches, and the likelihood of a sell out is nigh. Fri., May 10, 8pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 512/472-2001. $10. priscilla@allgo.org, www.adelinaanthony.eventbrite.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT BEARS A-tisket, a-tasket, check out that bear basket. Big burly gear night with cheap quaff. Fridays, 9pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free. www.theironbear.com.

THE BULLY PROJECT PRESENTS See the Bully movie at this fundraiser to purchase Teacher Tool Kits. Sat., May 11, 11am. Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090. $10.

KOOP SALUTES LIBERACE "Adventures in Sound" host Dennis Campa and special guest Taylor Cage (formerly of KOOP's "Queer Waves") celebrate the birthdays of two of the 20th century's immortals: Liberace and Winstead "Doodles" Weaver. Sat., May 11, 1-2pm. KOOP 91.7FM. www.koop.org.

NUDE FEAST It's a potluck, and we are almost sure it does not involve zombies. In fact, we've heard it involves chicken fajitas. RSVP to Austin Gay Nudist required. Sat., May 11, 7-11pm. Member's home in North Austin; RSVP for details. www.agntx.org.

BITTERHEART SOCIETY "Black Girl" Tee (hey, please don't call us racist quite yet, it's one of her songs) and company want to rock you, sock you, and perhaps, even shock you. Punk's not dead, it's just a zombie. Sat., May 11, 8:30pm. Red Eyed Fly, 715 Red River. $5. www.facebook.com/BitterHeaRtSociety.

DEEP INSIDE LZ LOVE'S DISCO SECRETS Queer DJ gaysplosion in honor of our town's beloved diva and Sylvester back-up booty. You got your Mouthfeel, your Dylan Reese, and your newly minted quadragenarian (what?!?) C-Bass. And, of course, the queen of the proceedings, Mz Elle Zee. Oh, and poppers. Sat., May 11, 10pm. Loft 718, 718 Congress. $5, 21+; $7, 18+.

GRETCHEN'S DISCO PLAGUE (IT'S INFECTIOUS!) KIDS' SHOW Celebrate mom in the most flamboyantly improvisational way possible, with Nice Girl Gretchen and her crew of disco ducks. Sun., May 12, 1pm. Windmill Bicycles, 2209-B Manor Rd., 512/215-2395. Free.

OUT YOUTH: BRING YOUR LOVED ONES Mother's Day at Out Youth means a BBQ and potluck to celebrate families natural and chosen. Sun., May 12, 3:30-5pm. 909 E. 49½, 512/419-1233. Free, bring a dish. www.outyouth.org.

RED RIBBON DINNER: FINO Time to whip out those tidy table manners for this five-course fundraiser at this fine, fine dining establishment. Mon., May 13, 6:30pm. Fino Restaurant Patio & Bar, 2905 San Gabriel. marianne.deleon@asaustin.org, www.asaustin.org.

PANDORA BOXX Ru Paul Drag Racer will join the cast of the Super Sunday Divas Show for some toppy queen throwdown. Sun., May 12, 10pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 512/320-8823. Free.

LISTEN TO OUTCAST! Tweak your knobs to 91.7FM: It's OutCast with Stephen Rice and pals. Listen as they welcome and grill guests from every band of the rainbow. KOOP = queer, yo! Tuesdays, 6-7pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM. www.koop.org, www.outcastaustin.com.

PFLAG NORTH Meet and greet with fellow allies in the cause for love. Second Tuesday of every month, 6:45pm. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido, Cedar Park, 512/302-3524. Free. www.pflag-austin.org, www.straightforequality.org.

LEZRIDE! Bike with the butchie babes and betties every Tuesday. Contact for route info. Tuesdays, 7pm. Q Austin, 3408 West Ave., 845/642-7069. Free. mundemir@gmail.com, lezrideatx.tumblr.com.

DEAR SEABROOK Come honor the memory of "After a Fashion" photographer Seabrook Jones. Tue., May, 14, 6-9pm. Lanai, 422 Congress.

BELLY DANCE AND ISOLATIONS WITH HERCULISE HercuLise! HercuLise! HercuLise! Teach us how to isolate our you-knows and dance with our bellies! Relaxed, body-positive, queer friendly. Need we say more? 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.

QUEER RIDE Search Team ProHomo on Facebook for details. This week ends up at Barton Springs for FreeSwim. Wednesdays, 7pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress. Free. www.facebook.com/AustinTPH.

AGLCC HAPPY HOUR Nosh and mingle with Austin's swingin' gay chamber. Third Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm. The Care Communities, 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd. #495. Free. www.aglcc.org. www.thecarecommunities.org.

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