Gay Place: AGL + AGL
The AGLs are on benders this week.
Both of our AGLs are having big celebrations this week. First, the Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation (AGLPF) is hosting the third annual Austin Pride Stonewall Celebration on the South Steps (see Saturday). Then, next Thursday, the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) celebrates 16 years in gay Austin business, literally. On the underbelly of queer culture this week, we've got vampires at Elysium (duh), a big ol' punk rock house party, some serious twerking, and a night of Fantasy (aka Stanley Roy) inviting you to show all, talent-wise.
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. Free.
QUEER YOGA AUSTIN (NÉE QUEERDALINI) For those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. Mondays, Thursdays, 7:30pm. Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood, 512/628-1580. $5+ donations encouraged. www.facebook.com/groups/QYogaAustin.
SWEET SPOT DJs Seville and OneLove go way under. Thursdays, 9pm. Basement, 422 Congress.
PATRICE PIKE Tonight! Patrice's CD release! Fri., June 14, 8-10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar.
NOCTURNITY Ahhh, vampires don't suck. They just suck your blood. Come baring your vein for the Vampire Court of Austin, DJs Ravnos & Edminster, the Blood Sisters, and VJ Greekfire. Thu., June 13, 9:30pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $5, 21 and up; $10, 18 and up. www.elysiumonline.net.
FUCKiNG DYKE BITCHES HOUSE SHOW Local outfit Clitfit opens for Dick Binge and Fucking Dyke Bitches. You kids make an old poonk misty. Fri., June 14, 3-9pm. Private venue; search "Fucking Dyke Bitches and Dick Binge" on Facebook for details. www.fuckingdykebitches.bandcamp.com, www.dickbinge.bandcamp.com, www.clitfit.bandcamp.com.
AUSTIN PRIDE STONEWALL CELEBRATION Pay tribute to the queens, et al., that sparked the modern day gay rights movement in June 1969 with an array of folks performing roles on the South Steps. Sat., June 15, 7-8pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress. Free. www.facebook.com/Austin.PRIDE.Official.
TWERKING UNIFORM PARTY Total Unicorn, IAYD, and Kyle Evans (of Cracked Ray Tube). Sat., June 15, 9pm. Museum of Human Achievement, Springdale & Lyons, 262/880-6982. Free, RSVP online. www.themuseumofhumanachievement.com.
SUNDAY SOFTBALL Fields 6-11 come alive with the colors of the rainbow. 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.
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.
WORKOUT WITH ERICA NIX! Our own trixter vixen (and friend of Richard Simmons) is gonna make you sweat. And then she'll make you work out. Mondays, 7-8pm. Galaxy Dance Studios, 1700 S. Lamar #338, 512/442-5299. $5. www.galaxydances.org.
GEEKS WHO DRINK QUIZ GAME Be a geek. Be a bear! Buy a drink! Win cash prizes! Mondays, 8-10pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. www.theironbear.com.
FANTASY'S SHOW & TELL Sign up early to get in one of the slots to fill your performance faaa-ha-ha-han-ta-seeee-heeee. Wed., June 19, 8pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth. Free.
AGLCC'S SWEET 16 ANNIVERSARY Last year's anniversary party on the mayor's porch was a blast. This year, everyone and their gay uncle seems to be a member of the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, so hope the city staff can handle our fabulousness. A certain Gay Placer will be spinning vinyl for your pleasure. Thu., June 20, 5:30-8pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second. Free. www.aglcc.org/calendar.
LGBTQ YOUTH & SUICIDE PREVENTION Join University of Arizona's Stephen Russell, PhD, and OutYouth Clinical Services Director Keisha Martinez to discuss solutions to this heartwrenching problem. Thu., June 20, 6:30-8pm. Hilton Garden Inn, 500 N. I-35. Free. www.facebook.com/AFSPCentralTX, www.afsp.org.
#POPLIFE PRINCE TRIBUTE NIGHT O lavender lovers of the lavender one especially encouraged to attend. Thu., June 20, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River, 512/478-2979. Free. www.elysiumonline.net.
'OUT IN AUSTIN' INTERVIEW PROJECT Want to see your life story translated into a work for the stage? Contact Untitled Theatre Works or check their website to share your deepest, darkest, brightest, whateverest. Interview subjects accepted through the month of June. Free. www.untitledtheatreworks.weebly.com.
FIRST PRIDE CELEBRATION IN SAN MARCOS DJs Kira and E-Mortal keep it fresh for performers Gia De La Flor, Amanda Riley, Kitana Kush, Adi De La Flor, and Kimberley St. James at this first ever San Marcos Pride! Come on Austin, let's go down there and support. (If beer sales go well, they get to stay open 'til 2am.) A dollar out of each admission goes to the Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund. Search "Rainbow Night @ VFW SMTX" on Facebook for more details. Sat., June 29, 8pm-12am. VFW Post 3413 San Marcos, 1701 Hunter, San Marcos, 512/644-5637. $3 until 10pm, $4 after, 18+ (16 & 17-year-olds allowed in with parent).
YOU CAN STILL HELP AARON FLYNN Please give to help offset medical expenses incurred due to a vicious hit-and-run driver. Aaron is a sweet peach. www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-aaron-flynn.
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