Gay Place: What A Riot
Bobcats get proud, plus another Stonewall commemoration
Austin hosts another opportunity to metaphorically throw a cha-cha heel at the fuzz. (See Friday.)
ON OUR GAYDAR
STORIES & QUEER Queer/queer-friendly poets/writers ire'ne lara silva, Lauren Espinoza, and Charles Rice-González read. Thu., June 27, 4:45pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar. Free. www.storiesandqueer.org.
HAPPY HOUR WITH MS. WRIGHT Margaret Wright on the black & whites is a great way to head into the weekend. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 4039 Airport. Free.
PRIUS PROJECT LAUNCH This pretty Prius party also serves as the AIDS Walk Austin team captain kick-off shindig. Thu., June 27, 6-8pm. Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey. Free with RSVP. email@example.com, www.asaustin.org/PriusProject2013.
QUEER YOGA AUSTIN (NÉE QUEERDALINI) For those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30pm. Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood. Donations encouraged. www.facebook.com/groups/QYogaAustin.
PATRICE PIKE Take a hike and see the Pike. Thursdays, 8-10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. www.facebook.com/PatricePikeBand.
'BOUT TIME POOL TOURNEY Enjoy balls in dark little pockets. Thursdays, 9pm. 'Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.
CHERRYWOOD ACOUSTIC SHOW The Meltones, Brand New Key, and Ouiness unplugged. Fri., June 28, 7-10pm. Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38½. Free. www.cherrywoodcoffeehouse.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.
NAKIA A great bar, a great crowd, and a great bear all come together. Fri., June 28, 9pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. Free. www.facebook.com/thesaxonpub.
REMEMBER tHE RIOTS! Merci Killingspree hosts this Stonewall commemoration featuring speakers Jill Mitchell, Bobby Thurman, Brian Zabcik, Uršulinka Lucadevjic, and Tiffany Bishop, and performers Lavender LaFleur, Rani Baker, Nick Fuentes, Simone Riviera, Fantasy, and Zane Coxx, plus DJs S.I.R., Divorcée, Shame Collective, and Mouthfeel. Fri., June 28, 10pm-2am. Chain Drive, 504 Willow. $1 before midnight, $3 after. www.facebook.com/ChainDriveATX.
BIG BOI YOGA Hey, Yogi! Here's some Hatha flow with big-boi (and whomever) modifications. Saturdays, 11am. SoCo Yoga, 1109-B S. Congress, 512/445-0773. $5-10. www.facebook.com/groups/QYogaAustin.
PRIDE SAN ANTONIO Bigger than Texas? How is that possible? You'll just have to go south to the free parade, high-heel race, and block party to find out. Sat., June 29, noon-9pm. Crockett Park, 1300 N. Main, San Antonio. Free. www.pridesanantonio.org.
LGBT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION FORUM The Austin Human Rights Commission, the City of Austin Equal Employment/Fair Housing Office and the Austin Tenants' Council host this public airing of quality of life concerns. Sat., June 29, 2-4pm. Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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-12mid. VFW Post 3413, 1701 Hunter, San Marcos. $3 until 10pm, $4 after, 18+ (16- & 17-year-olds allowed in with parent).
PANNICA TACK'S GENDER BENDER B-DAY Proceeds benefit Austin Pride and United Court Charities. Pannica encourages all to drag it up and out. Sat., June 29, 9:30pm. The Red Room. www.pannicatack.com.
FUNHOUSE CARTOON SHOW The loonies get toony. Sun., June 30, 10pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth. Free.
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.
MR. AND MISS AUSTIN PRIDE PAGEANT Compete to be a title holder at this year's Pride. Show everyone where you keep your pride tucked at this proud pageant hosted by Nadine Hughes and Kelly Kline. Sun., June 30, 10pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.austinpride.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.
'BOUT TIME KARAOKE Stryker will set you up. Tuesdays, 9pm. 'Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.
LUSHE Cheap drinks and hot lady 'tenders by the eyeful. Not just for lushes, lady. First Tuesdays, 9pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 512/494-1150. www.rainon4th.com.
ESOTERIC Not your typical gay bar beats. Each week explores alt-labels like Sub Pop, Touch & Go, etc. You know, shizzzz grizzled old punk daddies might luv. Yesssss. Wednesdays, 8pm-12mid. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 512/480-9017.
'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. email@example.com, www.untitledtheatreworks.weebly.com.