Boy, and Bern, and Cho, oh my. (Sorry, no Takai.)
THE GAY LIST
We've always been a gay mecca, sweet Austin, but have you noticed the uptick in the array of A-Gays flocking to our climes like so many Christopher Columbuses en route to suck gold out of the new world and crush the Lucayan? Hopefully, we will not suffer such a fate. And surely a single week that features Boy George, Sandra Bernhard, and Margaret Cho is something we can handle?
ON OUR GAYDAR
AGLCC HAPPY HOUR Nosh and mingle with Austin's swingin' gay chamber. Third Thursdays, 5:30-8pm. Body Brite, 3701 Guadalupe. Free. www.aglcc.org.
POLARI FESTIVAL THURSDAY Lesbiana, doc about Eighties feminist communities; Hot Guys with Guns, get hard, die harder; Elliot King Is Third, the topic is gay, dystopic is sci-fi; Reaching for the Moon, moony romance set in Brazil. Wooo! Thu., Oct. 17; see website for times and theatres. www.polarifest.com.
PARTY AT PACKAGE Shop for something cute for the AIDS Walk and 10% goes to it. Free Titos, Lone Stars, and papis (we bet). Thu., Oct. 17, 6-9pm. Package Menswear, 1114 W. Fifth, 512/472-0844. www.facebook.com/PackageMenswear/events.
BOY GEORGE & MARC VEDO We missed him when he was gone, but he's back spinning his own brand of mix and trix. This tease of a show, in anticpation of his sexy gravel-throated new sound and new thing This Is What I Do (released next week!) is a DJ set, but maybe if we all activate the wonder twin powers of our collective eyelash flutter, we can get Sir George warbling a woo or two for us? Thu., Oct. 17, 9pm-2am. Republic Live, 301 W. Fifth. $20-40. www.realmusiceventstx.com, www.soundcloud.com/boy-george.
TAKE OVER THE WORLD Bad boy Bad Johnpaul reveals all in this music video premiere and sing-off. Thu., Oct. 17, 10pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth.
FINE & DANDY HAPPY HOUR Jam out with your clam out (or just sit and chill) to the faggy lounge-tronica at conversational volume of your humble servant unicorns. All vinyl. All horn. Fri., Oct. 18, 5-10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth. Free. www.facebook.com/DJsFineDandywithKateAndy.
POLARI FESTIVAL FRIDAY Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, if Woody Allen were QPOC; The New Black, African-American and LGBT civil rights toe-to-toe, heart-to-heart; Ian Harvie, hunky Margaret Cho-tégé; Animals, the teen and teddy bears do mix (like Donnies and Darkos). Fri., Oct. 18; see website for times and theatres. www.polarifest.com.
PATRICE PIKE WITH MICHELLE MALONE AND JEN FOSTER You read right. They're coming back from the East Coast to getcha. Fri., Oct. 18, 9pm-12mid. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. www.facebook.com/PatricePikeBand.
POO POO PLATTER: DO WHAT THOU WILT We are pretty sure you won't wilt. You will stay rock hard with a fear erection as the Poops, with cult leader Arcie Cola and the coven of irregulars go deep into all things occult, para-, meta-, dark, dark, dark. Boo! Fri., Oct. 18, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. www.facebook.com/poopooATX.
POLARI FESTIVAL SATURDAY Local focus! Pit Stop, gay, Southern, rural, pass the grits; Valencia, Michelle Tea's book comes to life as imagined by 18 directors, including local hero Bug Davidson (who shot a chapter at the late, lamented Bernadette's). See website for times and theatres. www.polarifest.com.
DANCE YOUR LEATHER PANTS OFF Fix up your eek and ends and come troll the baskets at Polari's afterparty for Interior. Leather Bar. and The Most Fun I've Ever Had With My Pants On. Varda dolly mincing by Nao Bustamante and Paul Soileau, and DJs Fine & Dandy with Kate & Andy will coax you to hoof between all the cottaging and frottaging. Sat., Oct. 19, 10pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow. Free for Polarians, $3 for all other chickens.
DIVAS OF DESIRE Naomi Gordon hosts some ghouly gurls, including the Divas, Elizabeth Selmiro, Brandy Lynn, Sasha Starr. Sat., Oct. 19, 11pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.facebook.com/bout.timeii.1.
BOOBS BE GONE As is the case for most folks in some form of life transition or another, q-activister Kayden Althen is conscious of community. King/Thing Jimmy D. Sparklefinger's hosting a party featuring DJ Divorcée, Bitter Heart Society, Merci Killingspree, and more. 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 SUNDAY She Said Boom, Nineties punk Fifth Column explodes; Riot Ghoul: Sisterhood's Not Dead, sisters taste great on a cracker; I Am Divine, this doc is just divooooooin. Sat., Oct. 19; see website for times and theatres. www.polarifest.com.
AIDS WALK AUSTIN This year's walk is accompanied by a Party in the Park to put a li'l pep in your step, featuring Austin Baptist Women (11:30am), Rockin' Gospel Group (11:50), Reed Turner (12:45pm), Language Room (3:15), and Deuce Coupe (4:15). Sun., Oct. 20, 11:30am. Republic Square Park. $20 registration. www.aidswalkaustin.org.
DR. SKETCHY'S: CHOLA MAGNOLIA Draw like a boss with one of the most adorable subjects out there in a study of the spooky side of Old Hollywood glamour. Sun., Oct. 20, 5-8pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. www.facebook.com/chola.magnolia.
RUPAUL'S JESSICA WILD Super Sunday Diva Show makes room for something wild. Sun., Oct. 20, 10:30pm & 12mid. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.facebook.com/rupaulsdragrace.
SANDRA BERNHARD Welcome to Sandyland! The lips of Jagger and tongue of fire comes to town. She croons. You swoon. Tue., Oct. 22, 7 & 9:30pm. Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 512/476-0541. $40-105 (VIP). www.sandrabernhard.com.
MARGARET CHO Welcome to the Motherland! A Paramount full of Cho ho's shall quake and rumble as La Mags rolls out the Mother of all tours: Mother. Wed., Oct. 23, 8pm. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470. $30-50. www.margaretcho.com.