Gay Place: DJ JD
From Margaret Wright and Prince, to Magnifico, Minor Mishap, and Ladyhawke, this is one gay music week. Oh, yeah, and JD Samson.
Yes, hunk meister Samson will be at Free & Queer for Girls Rock Camp (see Tuesday).
ON OUR GAYDAR
AGLCC'S SWEET 16 Last year's anniversary party on the mayor's porch was a blast. Now, everyone and their gay uncle seems to be a member of the chamber; hope the city staff can handle our fabulousness. A certain Gay Placer will spin vinyl. Thu., June 20, 5:30-8pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second. Free. www.aglcc.org/calendar.
MARGARET WRIGHT AT THE SKYLARK Happy hour is back, dear gays, as Margaret tinkles the black and whites at what was the old Bernadette's. Thursdays & Fridays, 6-8pm. Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport, 512/730-0759. www.skylarkaustin.com.
LGBTQ YOUTH & SUICIDE PREVENTION Join University of Arizona's Stephen Russell, Ph.D., 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 and open to the public. www.afsp.org.
'BOUT TIME POOL TOURNEY Enjoy balls in dark little pockets, plus discounted martinis. Thursdays, 9pm. 'Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.
#POPLIFE PRINCE TRIBUTE NIGHT Lavender lovers of the lavender one especially encouraged to attend. Thu., June 20, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. Free. www.elysiumonline.net.
THE LEAGUE MOB STORE PRESENTS: TWERK LOUNGE Yellastud and a panel of experts will pick the winner of this stack of bills. How many? $1,000 worth for poppin' that azz. Thu., June 20, 10pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. Free. www.ndvenue.com.
MINOR MISHAP SUMMER SOLSTICE PARADE Come by land, come by sea (the sea known as Lady Bird Lake). Fri., June 21, 8pm line up, 8:30pm roll out. Line up under Barton Springs Road Bridge, east of Barton Creek. Free. www.summersolsticepaddle.eventbrite.com.
NAKED GIRLS READING GO LOCAL Girls reading is sexy enough. Fri., June 21, 8pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. $20, $15 in advance.
CIGAR SOCIAL Spark up a different kind of fattie and support the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Hood with a wooftastic raffle. Fri., June 21, 9pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow. www.facebook.com/ChainDriveATX.
MAGNIFICO! QUEEN TRIBUTE Can you do the fandango? We knew you could. Fri., June 21, 9pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $8-10. www.ndvenue.com.
PHOTOJOURNALISM CRASH COURSE Document your history, you big, beautiful queer with the Chron's own staffer, John Anderson, who's covered this town like Sherwin-Williams. No equipment required. Sat., June 22, 10am-1pm. 5604 Manor Rd. www.5604manor.org.
FREE BUFFET 'Bout time someone served up some free grub to soak up all those Harvey Wallbangers. Saturdays, 2pm-2am. 'Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.
BYOBEARD ART SHOW AND CRAFT FAIR That's bring your own facial hair, bear, care bear, or wannabear. Sat., June 22, 6pm-12mid. Pump Project, 702 Shady. www.facebook.com/pumpproject.
THE WEE-BEASTIES, CLIT EASTWOOD, GIRLS FOR GIRLS Expect blood. Sat., June 22, 9pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. Free.
LADYHAWKe DJ SET Exclusive and with super secret special guest. Learning Secrets brings it to you. Sat., June 22, 10pm. Empire Control Room, 606 E. Seventh. $15, $10 in advance. www.facebook.com/EmpireATX.
AGLCC TOASTMASTERS Come zhoosh your public speaking and communication skills. Second and fourth Mondays, 5:45pm. Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third. www.aglcc.org/toastmasters.
EAT OUT WITH A PURPOSE Care Communities gets 20% when you fill your piehole with Amy's and Phil's. Tue., June 25, 11am-11pm. Phil's Icehouse, 5620 Burnet Rd. www.aglcc.org/calendar/Eat-Out-With-a-Purpose.
BOOKWOMAN BOOK GROUP This month: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. Fourth Tuesdays, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar. Free. www.ebookwoman.com.
FREE & QUEER: JD SAMSON LIVE & WHO TOOK THE BOMP? Who, indeed? Find out tonight, cuz JD's gonna be here for the screening and to DJ a set. No lie. All to benefit Girls Rock Camp. Tue., June 25, 7-11pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. Free. www.ndvenue.com.
'BOUT TIME KARAOKE Stryker will set you up. Tuesday, 9am. 'Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.
QUEER PICNIC AT THE SPRINGS Q Austin hosts a picnic and provides the grub. You just provide the water wings. Wed., June 26, 5-10pm. Barton Springs Pool. $3 pool admission. www.qboyz.org.
QUEER RIDE: BEAR-AOKE Gather at the Long for a luscious ride with fellow queers, then end up all hot, sweaty, and ready to croon at the Iron Bear. Wed., June 26, 7pm. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside. Free. www.theironbear.com.
STORIES & QUEER Traveling, broadcast reading series for queer/queer-friendly poets/writers presents ire'ne lara silva, Lauren Espinoza, and Charles Rice-González. Thu., June 27, 4:45-6:15pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar. Free. www.storiesandqueer.org.
'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. Through the month of June. Free. email@example.com, www.untitledtheatreworks.weebly.com.
FIRST ANNUAL PRIDE CELEBRATION IN SAN MARCOS Come on Austin, let's go down there and support. 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-12mid. VFW Post 3413, 1701 Hunter, San Marcos. $3 until 10pm, $4 after, 18+ (16- & 17-year-olds allowed in with parent).
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