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Gay Place: Big Top

See you at the Circus – in your red tutu, we hope

By Kate X Messer, Fri., Aug. 23, 2013

Gay Place: Big Top

Big bottoms. Whatever. Your presence is requested at the circus. (See Friday.)

ON OUR GAYDAR

WILLIAM OF RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Hair you wanna sink your teeth into. Thu., Aug. 22. Castro's, 213 W. Fourth.

HEY, QUEERMO, HEY! Monthly Thursday queer residency features happy hours, games, conversation, gender-bending cabarets, and late-night DJ dance parties, all hosted by a revolving team of 'mos. This month: Fantasy, Erica Nix, Smalls McCoy, and Mouthfeel. Thu., Aug. 22, 5pm-2am. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth.

HAPPY HOUR WITH MS. WRIGHT What a great way to head into the weekend. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free.

MAMMA JAMMA MINI-GOLF FUNDRAISER Watch out for the pirate! There goes the dinosaur! Putt like you mean it. Thu., Aug. 22, 7-9pm. Peter Pan Mini-Golf, 1207 Barton Springs Rd. ride.mammajammaride.org, www.teamsurvivoraustin.org.

CAZWELL Awww, come on. Cut him some slack. He's about waaaaay more than BK and Queen Bey. Thu., Aug. 22, 10pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth.

SING MUSE Rudy Ramirez's latest. Gurrrl. Aug. 14 & 23, 8pm. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. $10-30. www.vortexrep.org.

CIRQUE DU SO GAY Hey big top, wear red and see three cockrings worth, as Arcie Cola and Bulimianne Rhapsody host Minor Mishap Marching Band, Sky Candy, and Erica Nix's World's Strongest Vagina to benefit CARE Communities and the AIDS Walk. Fri., Aug. 23, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $10. www.facebook.com/WeirdCitySisters/events.

FULL HOUSE POKER TOURNAMENT Practice your poker face for prizes, like two round-trip tickets to Las Vegas to benefit Habitat for Humanity's annual PRIDEbuild. Sat., Aug. 24, noon. Third Base, 1717 W. Sixth. $40 suggested donation. www.austinhabitat.org.

LEGION OF SIN: MASQUERADE BALL Fetish ball with a pool. Bring your kinky floatation devices. Sat., Aug. 24, 7pm-2am. Crown Events Center, 9111 FM 812. $15.

ROUNDUP BOWL-A-THON 30 ball-rolling teams in 30 getups would love your support, all for the Austin Roundup. Sat., Aug. 24, 9:30pm. Dart Bowl, 5700 Grover, 512/452-2518. www.austinroundup.com.

JINKXX MONSOON Pull in the lawn furniture. It's gonna get blowy. And wet. Sat., Aug. 24, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. $5.

FREAKS IN HEAT: A BENEFIT FOR C.A.R.E. More fun in the form of a Tea dance from the Weird City Sisters, featuring Lady-Grackle Birdbreath, Althea Trix, Jessica Kitty Buick, and more. Sun., Aug. 25, 11am-6pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth. Free testing.

GAY AUSTIN SPORTS FAIR Can a sport be gay? Ever curled? Not that curling is gay. And not that this fest has curling. Just sayin'. Come meet all the aGAYzing sports and rec opportunities for we LGBTQ. Sun., Aug. 25, 4-8pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.facebook.com/gayaustinsports/events.

BOUT TIME HAPPY HOUR That's five happy hours if you're nasty ... Mondays, 2-9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.

FANTASY'S MANIC MONDAY SHOW & TELL EXTRAVAGANZA Show it. Tell it. Ho it. Smell it. Mon., Aug. 26, 8pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth. www.facebook.com/stanley.r.williamson.

'HOMO ARIGATO: THE QUEEN' Ursula hosts this amazing nugget from the archive of unseen gay-mess realness. Serious document of ridiculous times: 1967 Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant in New York City. Realness. Mon., Aug. 26, 9:30pm. Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320. www.facebook.com/mouthfeelatx.

FREE & QUEER: 'ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW' This event carries the Charles Atlas seal of approval. Tue., Aug. 27. The North Door, 502 Brushy. Free. www.thenorthdoor.com.

HEY CUPCAKE Time for cuppy cakes, babycakes. Tue., Aug. 27. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

I LOVE DICK Dick Nickson, of course. Who doesn't? Tuesdays, 10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

EUROTRASH: EUROPEAN DANCE PARTY Get trashy and thrashy. Tue., Aug. 27, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. Free.

GAY SHAME Shame. Pride edition. Tue., Aug. 27, 10pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. Free with F&Q cinema screening of Rocky Horror. Three pink dollars otherwise. busytowners@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/shamecollective/events.

TX STATE WELCOME TO THE FAMILY Welcome partay for Bobcat unicorns! Wed., Aug. 28, 5-7pm. LBJ Student Center Ballroom, Student Center Dr., Texas State Campus, San Marcos, 512/245-2278. Free. www.sdi.txstate.edu/lgbtqia.

SWEET GWENDOLYN EROTIC ART Lady Gwendolyn shall school you in the art of your people. Your naked, rimming, humping, grunting, sweating, sucking, loving people. Oh, and free food. Thu., Aug. 29, 7pm. The Q, 3408 West. Free.

ELECTRIC VAMPIRE VIP DANCE PARTY Beat Imprint and DJ John Gomi Thu., Aug. 29, 11pm-2am. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. Free.

HO-RIZON

AUStiN PRIDE 2013 Austin Pride keeps piling on the goodness. The entire Pride week boasts a number of events all leading up to the star-studded festival (Andy Bell of Erasure, Crystal Waters, Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's, Jojo of the Mary Jane Girls, 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 St., 512/480-8318. $20 ($17, advance). president@austinpride.org, www.austinpride.org.

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