Time to dig in the crypt of queer music history
As generational tides ebb and flow, the froth of the waves can flood the nostrils of context. Young folk often feel history-less. Other cultures/subcults usually have books or websites to clear out the mucus. For queers, it's not so easy. This week, learn about some godfathermothers: Gary Floyd and Frankie Knuckles. Both on Fifth and both fabulastic. (See Saturday.)
On Our Gaydar
DALLAS SOUTHERN PRIDE 2013 Candy Land is oh-so sweet, marking Dallas' official Black Pride, Ms. Dallas Southern Pride, BHAP Conference, and annual Black Pride Pool Party. Whoooot! Thu.-Sun., Oct. 3-6. www.dallassouthernpride.com.
RESUME THE HELLOS Some lovely lady-luvin' ladies from FB post "Say Hello" meet-ups at Cheer Up's. Thu., Oct. 3, 7pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth. Free.
PATRICE PIKE Take a hike, and see the Pike along with Wayne Sutton. Thursdays, 8-10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. www.facebook.com/PatricePikeBand.
RAINBOW NIGHT Keep the rainbow glow flowing in SM! Drag show, drink specials, and happy, happy family. First Thursdays, 9:30pm. Fullmoon Saloon, San Marcos. www.facebook.com/fullmoon.sanmarcos.
CHANGARRITO Her name is Celina. She is known and loved in Texas as "Cuppy" Garcia, visual artist and performer. Come see her work (verb), and come see her work (noun). Sat.-Sun., Oct. 5-6 and 26-27, noon-3pm. Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress. www.mexic-artemuseum.org.
GARY FLOYD BENEFIT OK, queers. You wanna sit at the tootsies of the master? You wanna feel your punk rock heritage? Austin's legendary Dicks is about as ancestral as it comes, and lead singer Gary Floyd is in need. Gay Sportscasters, David Yow, the Pocket FishRmen, and so many more are throwing a benefit. Sat., Oct. 5, 7pm. Infest, 213 W. Fifth. $12; $8 advance.
FRANKIE KNUCKLES Talk about your masters. Learning Secrets and Resident Advisor present the godmother of all house and a whole lotta swishco – from the Continental Baths to the Power House to you. If your Texass don't shake, you dead. Sat., Oct. 5, 10pm. Kingdom Nightclub, 103-B E. Fifth.
ROBERT SMITH/CURE NIGHT Whip out that eyeliner; there's a photobooth. First Saturdays, 10pm. Frank, 407 Colorado. $4. www.hotdogscoldbeer.com.
ESTATE PLANNING Navigate the financial world seemingly set against us. RSVP via email. Sun., Oct. 6, 2pm. First United Methodist, 1201 Lavaca. email@example.com.
GAY-CL Just what it sounds like: the Gayest of your City, unLimited featuring Mom Jeans, Girls for Girls, Gender Infinity, and a twerq-off. DJ Divorcée plays; Girlfriend presents. Sat.-Sun, Oct. 5-6, 4pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth. $10. $8 presale, online. gaycl-eorg.eventbrite.com.
LISA & LA CAMERON AT COTFG Along with Hora Flora, Ralph White, LA Cameron, and Douglas Ferguson Group Improvisation. Experimental all the way around. Sun., Oct. 6, 8-10pm. Church of the Friendly Ghost, 512/786-2015.
SPOUSES/PARTNERS OF F-M/M-F The little-told tale is that of the loyal partner or spouse. Email for details. Weekly meetings (usually at 7:30pm). North Austin. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOUT TIME HAPPY HOUR That's seven happy hours if you're nasty... Mondays, 2-9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.
LISTEN TO OUTCAST! Tweak your knobs to 91.7FM: Tuesdays, 6-7pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM.
PFLAG NORTH Meet and greet with fellow allies in the cause for love. Second Tuesdays, 6:45pm. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist, 3315 El Salido, Cedar Park. Free. email@example.com, www.pflag-austin.org.
FEMINIST, QUEER, CRIP G'town prof Alison Kafer challenges notions of ableism, and reads from and signs her new book. Tue., Oct. 8, 7-9pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar, 512/472-2785. Free.
BOUT TIME KARAOKE Stryker sets you up. Tuesdays, 9pm. 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. Free. www.facebook.com/AustinTPH.
ESOTERIC Explore 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.
PFLAG SOUTH MONTHLY MEETING Family is nice; allied family is love. PFLAG represents the best of our community. Second Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. Faith Presbyterian, 1314 E. Oltorf. Free.
BOOBS BE GONE Local q-activister Kayden Althen is taking the dip into a tit-less existence (not so much "titless" as less tit, shall we say?). And as is the case for most folks in some form of life transition or another, K is conscious of community. Kayden has given so much heart and spirit (via TENT, et al.) to what makes Austin such a queertastic, transfabulous space, that it only seems fitting to let the love flow right back in this time of resolve. King/Thing Jimmy D. Sparklefinger's throwing a party featuring DJ Divorcée, Bitter Heart Society, Merci Killingspree, and more. And Kayden's also going the online route. Have at it. Sat., Oct. 19, 8pm. Private location, email for details. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.indiegogo.com/projects/boobs-be-gone-top-surgery-fundraiser.
POLARI FESTIVAL AGLIFF, rebranded last year under the moniker of the word for dishy faggoty British slang, is ramping up for 2013. Have you got your tix? Or would you care to volunteer? (Perks!) "Don't just sit there," they say, and then give us every reason to sit there. Rapt. Wed.-Sun., Oct. 16-20. 512/302-9889. Details online. email@example.com, www.polarifest.com.