Welcome to Hell ... Halloween, Austin queer-style
DRESS YOU UP
Need more reasons to preen and prance in front of that mirror than just Halloween? And no, we don't mean snapping selfies. There are dress-up and turn-out events all seven days. Surely you've got your week's wardrobe figured out?
ON OUR GAYDAR
QUEER CRAFT AND A MOVIE Nightmare Before Christmas meet sugar skulls. You're welcome. Thu., Oct. 24, 7-10pm. The Q, 3408 West. www.qboyz.org.
FALSETTOS Austin Theatre Project presents this evening of la-la-las from the upper stratosphere and a Tony-award-winning tale of love in the time of 1980s AIDS. Oct. 24- Nov. 3; Thu.-Sun., 7:30pm; Sundays, 3pm. $15-30. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd. www.austintheatreproject.org.
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS How do you say, "Let us help ze Wright House Wellness Center," in le French? Fri., Oct. 25, 6-10pm. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd. $60. www.thewrighthouse.org.
DARK PARADISE HALLOWEEN BALL Enjoy Patricia Vonne, Eva Strangelove, Merci F'atale, Ginger Snaps, contortionist Jared Rydeleck, Hypno-Cirque, Bethany Summersizzle, and DJLarkside, and benefit AIDS Services of Austin. Host: Nicole Lucas. Do it. Thu., Oct. 24, 8pm. North Door, 502 Brushy. $20. www.facebook.com/darkparadiseball.
RU PAUL'S JUJU BEE Oh, Ms. Bee how we luv thee. Thu., Oct. 24, 10pm-2am. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth.
LUCKY RAINBOW CHARITY CASINO NIGHT This month's charity: AIDS Walk-ers, they salute you. Fri., Oct. 25, 7:30-11pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth.
GINGER & SARAH BAND REUNION Hey! You got your Ginger chocolate in my Sarah peanut butter! Fri., Oct. 25, 9pm. One-2-One Bar, 1509 S. Lamar.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR Celebrate love with newly marrieds Jack and Glenn and all the other lovers out there! Fri., Oct. 25, 9pm-2am. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35.
NAKED YOGA FOR MEN Everyone has lots of questions about Naked Yoga, like, "What if I get a boner ...?" They have a FAQ for that. 7:30pm Mondays and 8:30pm Wednesdays at Todd Pilates, 4032 S. Lamar #700; Saturdays, 10:30am at Cedar Events Center, 15803 Windermere, Pflugerville. $12. www.austinnakedyoga.com.
DRAGOWEEN: A FRIGHTMARE ON GLAM STREET This big, dang drag/variety show (cast of over 60!) benefits the Austin Round-Up's annual recovery conference. Sat., Oct. 26. Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress. firstname.lastname@example.org.
THONG JOG FOR LESLIE Just you, your thong, the elements, the road, and a coupla hundred other barely clad nut jobs running for the love of Leslie (R.I.P.), with proceeds donated to Mobile Loaves and Fishes to support their service to the Austin homeless. Sat., Oct. 26, 9am. The Scoot Inn, 1308 E. Fourth. www.austinthongjog.com.
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. 26-27, noon-3pm. Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress. www.mexic-artemuseum.org.
ALLGO CABARET They got poems to slam, drag to wham-bam-thank-you sir-or-ma'am, strips to tease, and dancers to please. It's time to put down the knitting, the book, and the broom and get your ass out for ALLGO. Sat., Oct. 26, 8pm. Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th. $5-10 suggested donation. www.allgo.org.
GLITZ Carson Kressley live, in person, at this twinkly, sparkly, sequiny, yes, glitzy affair for the benefit of our beloved Out Youth. VIP tix include a mix-and-mingle with YKW. Sat., Oct. 26, 8pm. Private residence. Contact for location. $50-125. www.facebook.com/OutYouth.
NIGHTMARE ON EIGHTH STREET Voodoo Bears hosted by the Lone Star Bears. Who do that voo doo like Boo Boo do? DJ J Warren spins. Sat., Oct. 26, 9pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth.
TGQ SOCIAL Trans GenderQueer socializing time. Open to all expressions and IDs. The Halloween edition. Sponsored by T.E.N.T. Sun., Oct. 27, 5-8pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. www.transtexas.org.
LADY BUNNY IS BACK Get your laughs in at Mz. Bunny's Laugh-In contemporized. The lady's (that ain't no lady!) quite the gal. Sun., Oct. 27, 10pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.ladybunny.net.
THE CLIKS 2013 TOUR Lucas and crew are comin' to woo you. Sun., Oct. 27, 10pm. Red 7, 611 E. Seventh. www.facebook.com/thecliks/events.
GREETINGS, FROM QUEER MOUNTAIN Episode 7: Queer. Erotic. Slashy. Fiction. Oh my. Hosted by Ralphie Hardesty and Micheal Foulk, with readings and paintings by David Tarafa, Rachel Badger, Jami W. Shofner, Sweet Gwendolyn, Paul Boudreaux, and Daniel Rugg Webb. Tue., Oct. 29, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth.
TEXAS BULLY PREVENTION SUMMIT Texas State's Texas School Safety Center hosts this mind-meld to gather educators and the folks who support them to learn skills to mitigate this awful reality. Wed., Oct. 30, 8am-3:45pm. Embassy Suites Hotel, 1001 E. McCarty, San Marcos, 512/245-2936.
HALLOWEEN MAKE UP DEMO Free food, drinks, makeup, and grossifying (or beautifying) supplies. Learn from fierce queen Lavender LaFleur. Wed., Oct. 30, 7pm. The Q, 3408 West. Free.
LA SANTA MUERTE Get to know the goddess with your favorite Austin goddesses. Cristina Ballí of Texas Folklife, and filmmaker Deborah Esquenazi are making a doc on the saint, and will demonstrate what a typical Santa Muerte altar looks like. Wed., Oct. 30, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar.
CHRISTEENE & JJ BOOYA: RETURN TO HELL It can't possibly be hell with the news that T Gravel and C Baby will be joining Austin's most darling wicked, wicked one onstage for this Hades-esque ruckus featuring the DJ with BOO! in his name, DJ JJ Booya, a platter of Poo Poo, Little Stolen Moments, the Oracola, Dead Music Capital Marching Band, and more. If you only see one Christeene performance for the rest of 2013, make it this one. Thu., Oct. 31, 9pm. North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002. $13. www.facebook.com/christeene.
LUCKY 2013 HALLOWEEN PARADE & PUBCRAWL KreweDCM presents this "lucky" themed seventh annual pub crawl and marching band frolic in honor of this year's other lucky number. Thu., Oct. 31, 7:30pm. East Sixth, location to be announced. www.facebook.com/krewedcm.
'BEFORE YOU KNOW IT' KICKSTARTER Bring PJ's latest to theatres. Campaign runs through Oct. 30. www.kickstarter.com/projects/pjraval/bring-before-you-know-it-to-theaters.
KING FLORIST'S BLOOM OF HOPE For the rest of October, order a Bloom of Hope arrangement and King will donate 20% of the proceeds to the Care Communities. Through October. King Florist, 1806 W. Koenig, 512/453-6656. www.kingflorist.com, www.thecarecommunities.org.
THE GLENN EADDY TOY DRIVE C'mon you silly ol' bears (and otters and others), bring a stuffed fluff o' luv or some other new toy, gift card, or cash donation, and join Glenn in his annual drive to brighten the seasons of kids living with HIV/AIDS. Donations accepted Oct. 13 through mid-December. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth.
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