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An Austin ex-pat returns for a film screening

By Kate X Messer, Fri., Aug. 9, 2013

Nothing Like Ivanhoe and the Austin chapter of Valencia screen this week (see Tuesday)
"Nothing Like Ivanhoe" and the Austin chapter of Valencia screen this week (see Tuesday)

BUGGIN'

Beloved Homoscope director Bug Davidson returns to ATX and Polari hosts.

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. Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport, 512/730-0759. Free.

LOG CABIN 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. www.logcabin.org/chapter/texas-austin.

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. Queerdalini, Mondays, 7:30pm; Hatha, Thursdays, 7:30pm. Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood. $5+ 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.

TEMPTATION THURSDAYS Hip-hop, R&B, and house in the house, all for we LGBT. Thursdays, 9pm. Quantum Lounge, 305 W. Fifth. Free (Ages 18-21, $10).

FRIDAY NIGHT BEARS A-tisket, a-tasket, check out that bear basket. Fridays, 9pm-2am. Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free. www.theironbear.com.

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 a tightie whities contest. Fri., Aug. 9, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $5.

BIG BOI YOGA Hatha flow with big boi modifications. Saturdays, 11am. Soco Yoga, 1109-B S. Congress. $5-10. www.facebook.com/groups/QYogaAustin.

THE AUSTIN FABRIC SHOP HOP Stitch Lab, Form & Fabric, Bunny's Designs, Remnants Fiber Culture, Walker Hall Design, and Common Thread are all on this pub-crawly shop hop offering discounts and camaraderie all rolled up in bolts of luv. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 10-11, 6-10pm. $5. www.austinshophop.com.

TEXAS ROLLERGIRLS ALL-STAR BOUT FOR EQUALITY No C-blockin' metaphors here: Allies and sisters alike jam, slam, assist, and roll some hot jams for our good cause. Sat., Aug. 10, 6pm. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez. $15.

2 AWKWARD 2 HEAVY It's the "More Awkward Than Heavy II" art show. Sat., Aug. 10, 7-11pm. Up Collective Gallery and Studios, 2326 E. Cesar Chavez.

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

$5 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. $5. www.galaxydances.org.

AGLCC TOASTMASTERS Come hone your public speaking and communication skills. Second and fourth Mondays, 5:45pm. Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third. www.aglcc.org/toastmasters.

FREE BUFFET It's about time someone served up some yummy 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! Mondays, 8-10pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. www.theironbear.com.

BUG DAVIDSON AND 'NOTHING LIKE IVANHOE'! Polari presents a tribute to an Austin regular: the one they call Bug. If you've ever seen a Homoscope, expect par along those lines of excellence. If you've never, well, now's your chance. Tue., Aug. 13, 7pm. North Door, 502 Brushy. Free. www.facebook.com/aGLIFF.

PFLAG NORTH Meet and greet with fellow allies. Second Tuesdays, 6:45pm. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido, Cedar Park. Free. www.pflag-austin.org, www.straightforequality.org.

BOUT TIME KARAOKE Stryker will set you up. Tuesdays, 9am. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.

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.

ESOTERIC Each week explores alt-labels like Sub Pop, Touch & Go, etc. You know, shizzzz grizzled old punk daddies might luv. Wednesdays, 8pm-12mid. Chain Drive, 504 Willow.

BOUT TIME POOL TOURNEY Enjoy balls in dark little pockets, plus discounted Crown & Down. Thursdays, 9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.

BEARAOKE WITH KENNY Goes 'til close. Rrrawr! Wednesdays, 9:30pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.

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.

HO-RIZON

AUSTIN PRIDE 2013 Austin Pride keeps piling it on: The entire Pride week boasts events leading up to the star-studded festival (Andy Bell! Crystal Waters! Jane Wiedlin! Jojo! RuPaul's Drag Race stars Raja, Shannel and Shangela, JD Samson of Le Tigre/MEN and Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem) and the cram-packed nighttime parade. Damn right we're proud. Get your tickets now at the discounted rate and/or sign up to volunteer. Saturday, Sept. 7. Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia. $20; $17 advance. www.austinpride.org.


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