Men of Color are the essence of Essex
Get over to ALLGO this weekend for a multimedia melange of all things male.
ON OUR GAYDAR
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, 2039 Airport, 512/730-0759. Free.
PATRICE PIKE Take a hike, and see the Pike. Thursdays, 8-10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar.
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, 512/320-8823. www.facebook.com/wildwestcasinogames/events.
THIRST FURRSDAY Monthly array of performative oddities, this month, including: Moron Mountain, Babyasprindvd, Ibn Ubo, Mirror Travel, and your hosts, Attic Ted and DJ Stephy B. First Thursdays, 10pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow.
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.
FEMME MAFIA Open to femmes of all genders. First Fridays, 8-11pm, self-ID femme time; after 10pm, allies, admirers, and pals may join. Spider House, 2908 Fruth. firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIG BOI YOGA Hatha flow with big bois (and whomevers) modifications. You can dooo eeet! Saturdays, 11am. Soco Yoga, 1109-B S. Congress. $5-10.
ESSEX: BLACK MEN: MEN OF COLOR Film! Performance! Music! Hot daddies! ALLGO! Screening of Friend of Essex, perf'd by Mahogany Project, and spins by DJ Bling. Free food, bevs (cash bar for the tough stuff), and HIV testing onsite. Sat., Aug. 3, 7:30pm. The Historic Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th.
AUSTIN GEAR NIGHT Every first Saturday cruise the rough trade. First Saturdays, 10pm-2am. Chain Drive, 504 Willow. $3. www.facebook.com/chaindriveatx.
DIRTY FILTHY SATURDAY Supastar DJ Filthy Rich spins gobs of gay gold. Just gobs of it. Saturdays, 10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 512/494-1150.
SMITHS MORRISSEY NIGHT Sobscene Indie Disco. Sob it up with the Morose-y one. All ages. Look concerned or annoyed in the Morrissey photobooth. First Saturdays, 10pm. Frank, 407 Colorado. $4. www.hotdogscoldbeer.com.
FREE BURGERS Drink specials start at 2pm. Free food 4-6pm. Sundays, 4-6pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free. www.bouttime2.com.
RU PAUL'S LATRICE ROYALE La Royale one will woo Austin with her charm and perhaps even some cheese. Sun., Aug. 4, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. $5.
FREE BUFFET Free grub all week long to soak up all those drink specials. Mon.-Fri., 5-7pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.
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.
AGLCC AUGUST LUNCHEON Be sure to RSVP! These lovely luncheons fill up fast. Tue., Aug. 6, 11:30am. Finn & Porter, 500 E. Fourth, 512/493-4900. $20. www.aglcc.org/calendar.
MAY I BE FRANK? Yes you may. This documentary night, presented by the Cesar Chavez vegan hotspot Counter Culture features the tale of a man who changed his life by taking responsibility for what he puts in his body. It's not queer, per se, but a great message and encouragement for those of us trying to stick around the planet for a little longer. Tue., Aug. 6, 8:30pm. Counter Culture, 2337 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/524-1540. Free.
BOUT TIME KARAOKE Stryker will set you up. Tuesdays, 9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.
PURO CHINGON PRESENTS 'UP IN SMOKE' This social club interactive (yes, we said interactive) movie night fills up! Don't get any ideas about your next step van. APD can smell you a mile away. Tue., Aug. 6, 7pm. North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002. Free.
LUSHE Not just for lushes, lady. First Tuesdays, 9pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. www.rainon4th.com.
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.
QUEER RIDE: LICK IT GOOD Meet at the Capitol, then ride, ride, ride (pit stop at Little Stacy Park) until you hit Lick. Then lick, lick, lick. Wed., Aug. 7, 7pm. Texas State Capitol. www.ilikelick.com.
LOG CABIN'S RECEPTION FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY Our LCR guys present this free reception (see their FB page for opportunities to donate and get free grub!) featuring Equality Texas' Brian Thompson exploring the ramifications of the recent Supreme Court decisions. Thu., Aug. 8, 6:30-8:30pm. Liberty Tavern, 500 E. Fourth, 512/493-4901.
PFLAG SOUTH MONTHLY MEETING Family is nice; allied family is love. Second Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf, 512/444-1314. Free.
POO POO PLATTER'S HOT SUMMER MESS Look a mess. Act a fool. Just your typical poops show featuring the usual suspects: Althea Trix, Merci Killingspree, Lady Grackle, Zane Xena Coxx, Alice Mizuki, Chola Magnolia, Cupcake, Grann Maw, plus tighty whities contest. Fri., Aug. 9, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $5.