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Hug it out, queer community, hug it out

By Kate X Messer, Fri., May 17, 2013

Send Bobby Thurman off in style (see Sunday)
Send Bobby Thurman off in style (see Sunday)
Photo courtesy of Guillermo Garza

If we see a pattern, it's a trend. This week: Nineties and send-offs (Mr. Texas Leather and Christeene). Also, on Monday, the queer community gathers (well, those invited on Facebook and who saw the invitation – and maybe some of you seeing this now ...) to talk about recent controversies surrounding cultural insensitivity and creative license. Werq.

ON OUR GAYDAR

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. president@aglcc.org, www.aglcc.org/calendar.

I WANT MY CUC Sign up for your music video history class covering the years 1990 to 1992. Thu., May 16, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth.

TWERK DJ Divorcée says grind, shake, and you know, get down in a general sense. Fri., May 17, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 512/431-2133.

A CLUELESS NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY Nineties so hard, heads will wag in synchronicity. Fri., May 17, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River, 512/478-2979.

BIG BOI YOGA Hatha flow with big bois (and whomevers). Saturdays, 11am. Soco Yoga, 1109-B S. Congress. $5-10. www.facebook.com/groups/QYogaAustin.

BIG CITY/LITTLE CITY DINNER WITH LUNA TART/LURLEEN Country mouse, city mouse, meet dinner, tapas, and a lovely cabaret. Sat., May 18, 7pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. $10. www.spiderhousecafe.com.

SUNDAY SOFTBALL Fields 6-11 come alive with the colors of the rainbow. 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., 512/974-4000. www.facebook.com/groups/QYogaAustin.

QUEER RIDE SUNDAY: VIVASTREETS Search Queer Ride on Facebook for all the details of this special Sunday ride. Sun., May 19, 11am. Sixth Street block off from Robert Martinez to Brazos.

QUEERBOMB! CRAFTY QUEERS Now's the time to make your sign and signifiers for the big QB march in June! Come craft queerly. Or queer craftily. Bring supplies (glitter, glitter, glitter) to share, care bear. Sun., May 19, noon. The North Door, 502 Brushy.

BOBBY THURMAN SEND-OFF Mr. Texas Leather is gonna rep us internationally. Let's send him off first-class, in style. Sun., May 19, 3pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 512/480-9017.

DJ PROTEGE'S FIRST AID Heal what ails ye and shake before serving. Sundays, 5-10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 512/494-1150. Free. www.rainon4th.com/events/events.html.

VENISON WHIRLED CD RELEASE Lisa Cameron's latest and swirliest. Sun., May 19, 5pm. End of an Ear, 2209 S. First, 512/462-6008. www.facebook.com/venison.whirled.3.

AIDS CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL SERVICE It's the 30th international memorial. 'Bout time for that cure. The news has been a tease. In the meanwhile, we must commemorate those who have come before. This year's theme: "In Solidarity." Sun., May 19, 7:30pm. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe, 512/974-6700. www.candlelightmemorial.org.

STUDIO 54KLIFT: I LOVE YOU BUT I'VE CHOSEN DISCO Forklift Danceworks, with hostmess Rebecca Havemeyer and diva DJ Mahealani present this discofied fundraiser for the ongoing works of the uplifting forks. We love you, too, honey, but sometimes, you gotta take off those shoes. Sun., May 19, 9pm-12mid. Zach's Topfer Theatre, 202 S. Lamar. $50 general, VIP pre-party 8-9pm. www.forkliftdanceworks.org.

RUPAUL'S DETOX Sounds like a great name for a new Ru show, but it's just one of her queens coming to the ATX. Sun., May 19, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 512/320-8823. Second show at midnight. www.oilcanharrys.com.

WORKOUT WITH ERICA NIX! She'll make you sweat. Mondays, 7-8pm. Galaxy Dance Studios, 1700 S. Lamar #338, 512/442-5299. $5. www.galaxydances.org.

QUEER QUESTIONS: A TOWN HALL ON DRAG PERFORMANCE A group a queers wish to amass the queers for a discussion on shock drag and recent controversies surrounding Poo Poo Platter and Christeene. You, dear queer, are invited to attend, speak up, observe, weigh in, cry, hug, duke it the fuggg out. Whatever feels real, homeslice. Mon., May 20, 7pm. Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo. Free.

LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS MIXER Of course our Repuligays will be tossing back at a place called Liberty. Mon., May 20, 6:30-8:30pm. Liberty Tavern, 500 E. Fourth, 949/294-1172. $10. www.facebook.com/logcabinaustin.

TEXAS MAMMA JAMMA RIDE KICKOFF Kickoff for this annual breast cancer fundraiser. Yums from Eastside Showroom. Tue., May 21, 6:30pm. Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto, 512/478-1411. ride.mammajammaride.org.

LADIES' NIGHT DJ BJ spins the early shift before the bands take over. Wednesdays, DJ 6pm, live bands 10pm. Stompin' Grounds Coffee & Cocktail Lounge, 3801 S. Congress #116, 512/394-6999.

KARAOKE WITH KENNY Goes 'til close. Wednesdays, 9:30pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.

RU PAUL'S ROXXXY ANDREWS Another Ru queen for you to cheer on. Wed., May 22, 10pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth.

AN OBVIOUSLY FOGGOT ENCORE Once more, with feeling. Deep, dark, dark feeling. Thu., May 23, 8:30pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth. www.brownpapertickets.com.

LEAVE OUR CUNTRY CHRISTEENE TOUR KICKOFF An export we deserve to receive awards for. Our gutter trollop is traipsing the globe again. So let's send her off with a swift kick. Thu., May 23, 9pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $8. www.ndvenue.com.

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