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Gay Place: Down South

This week is Red Hot; your week ain't doodly-squat

By Kate X Messer, Fri., July 19, 2013

Join Russell Reed at the Gay & Lesbian Composers Concert at St. James (see Thursday).
Join Russell Reed at the Gay & Lesbian Composers Concert at St. James (see Thursday).

It's our favorite place to be. Won't lie. The hotter it gets, the more Souther we go.

ON OUR GAYDAR

AGLCC HAPPY HOUR Nosh and mingle with Austin's swingin' gay chamber. Third Thursdays, 5:30-8pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second. Free. www.aglcc.org/calendar.

HAPPY HOUR WITH MS. WRIGHT Margaret Wright on the black & whites. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 4039 Airport. Free.

GAY & LESBIAN COMPOSERS CONCERT Jim James, Vincent Pierce, Timothy Hagen, Daniel Chris­man, and Jon Guist perform. Prepare to be blown away. Thu., July 18, 7:30-9:30pm. St. James' Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd.

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.

TEXAS HOLD 'EM TOURNEY Wild West presents pots you can P in. P as in Poker, silly. Thursdays, 7:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth.

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

HERE COMES THE SUN Burlesque/drag benefit show. Proceeds from this show go to Claudia Binder's Recovery Fund. Thu., July 18, 8:30pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. $5-10 sliding scale. www.spiderhousecafe.com.

'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.

SWEET SPOT DJs Seville and OneLove go way under. Thursdays, 9pm. Basement, 422 Congress.

RED HOT 22 AKA The Summer Party. Hot. Hot. Hot.All to benefit PT. Fri., July 19, 6pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth.

BIG BOI YOGA Hatha flow with big boi's (and whomever's) modifications. You can dooo eeet! Saturdays, 11am. Soco Yoga, 1109-B S. Congress, 512/445-0773. $5-10. www.facebook.com/groups/QYogaAustin.

FREE BUFFET It's about time someone served up some yummy free grub to soak up all those Harvey Wallbangers. Saturdays, 2pm-2am. 'Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.

DIRTY FILTHY SATURDAY Supastar DJ Filthy Rich spins gobs of gay gold. Just gobs of it. Saturdays, 10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

BODIES IN THE BASEMENT No need to call Nancy Grace, this is just a Sunday drag show. Sundays, 10:30 & 11:30pm. Basement, 422 Congress. www.facebook.com/BasementAustin.

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.

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

AGLCC TOASTMASTERS Our local gay chamber of commerce is home to one of the country's fastest growing LGBT Toastmaster groups. Come zhoosh your public speaking and communication skills. Second and fourth Mondays, 5:45pm. Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third. www.aglcc.org/toastmasters.

PFLAG-GEORGETOWN Allied love is the best family. Fourth Mondays, 6:45-9pm. Independent Bank Community Room, 1503 Rivery Blvd., Georgetown. www.pflagaustin.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.

BOOKWOMAN BOOK GROUP Fourth Tuesdays, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar. Free. www.ebookwoman.com.

ELECTRIC/INDIEPOP NIGHT Go underneath to feel the tunes that go pop. Wednesdays, 9pm. Basement, 422 Congress. www.facebook.com/BasementAustin.

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.

QUEER RIDE Search Team ProHomo on Facebook for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress. Free. www.facebook.com/AustinTPH.

THE VELVET RAGE GROUP Eight-week gay men's group discussing the book by the same name. Thu., July 25, 6-7:30pm. Plumeria Counseling Center. $25. www.davidsorrellscounseling.com.

QUEER PARTY Just wait 'til you see what Jessica has in store. A new night for Q. Last Thursdays, 11pm-2am. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth.

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