Whether your heart tells you to put up an altar, to hit the bars in some serious sugar skull makeup, to quietly reflect, or to join a parade like a New Orleanian Second Liner, take some time this weekend to honor the dead and most importantly, celebrate the living. Happy Halloween y Día de los Muertos!
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 Eighties AIDS. Thu.-Sun., Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 7:30pm and Sun., Nov. 3, 3pm. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 888/287-3558. $15-30. www.austintheatreproject.org.
LUCKY 2013 HALLOWEEN PARADE & PUBCRAWL KreweDCM presents this lucky seventh 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.
CHRISTEENE & JJ BOOYA: RETURN TO HELL Go to hell. Or in Christeene’s case, come back. Brimstone it with sweet devils T Gravel and C Baby, plus the deejay 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. Thu., Oct. 31, 9pm. North Door, 502 Brushy. $13. www.facebook.com/christeene.
THE YEAR BEFORE THE 13TH HALLOWEEN PARTY You want the spookiest party on Halloween? With the creepiest costume contest? You Goth it. Thu., Oct. 31, 9pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $5. www.elysiumonline.net.
MORTIFIED AUSTIN Share the shame: We hear tell these folks will tell their most embarrassing tales from the humiliation-laden coffers of youth. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 1-2, 7pm. North Door, 502 Brushy. $15 door, $12 advance. www.getmortified.com.
SKIP ENDER’S GAME Gay Austin Geeks join Geek Out across the nation in protest of Ender’s Game author Orson Scott Card’s bigotry. Chapters across the country are meeting and offering alternative films and fun. Raffles, swag, fun, and serious geek hook-up potential. Fri., Nov. 1, 7pm. Cheer Up Charlie’s, 1104 E. Sixth. Donations benefit Equality Texas. www.skipendersgame.com.
FEMME MAFIA Meet La Femme Nostra at the picnic tables in the outdoor back patio next to the tattoo/screen printing shop. Open to femmes of all genders. First Fridays, 8-11pm, self-ID femme time; after 10pm, allies, admirers, and pals may join. Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe, 2908 Fruth. firstname.lastname@example.org.
MR. AUSTIN LEATHER WEEKEND Was your first word, “Daddy”? Chances are you’ll find what you seek at this weekend packed til it squeaks with beer bust, silent auction (does that mean the auction is wearing a ball gag?), Mr. Leather crowning (does that mean the top of Mr. Leather’s head is coming out a… WHOA!), cigar meet & greet, the stern smell of cowhide, and that sharp crack of papi’s prod. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 1-3. Chain Drive, 504 Willow. www.austingears.com.
QUEER QUMBIA: DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS “Queer noche de cumbia y rap en español” featuring Las Krudas and DJs ’ilima, mazapán, and dj.ang.g. Fri., Nov. 1, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie’s, 1104 E. Sixth.
RUSTY’S DANCE PARTY Dance with your old Rusty pals at this eve featuring host Alex, Dames of Deception, and DJ BJ. First Saturdays, 6pm. Maria’s Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar. $5.
ALLGO’S DAY OF THE DEAD/DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS ALLGO is, if anything, keepers of family and tradition. Their annual remembrance of loved ones passed is a reliable touchstone that kicks off the Austin holidays. Come and honor. Bring heart-offerings for the altars. Sat., Nov. 2, 6:30-8:30pm. ALLGO, 701 Tillery. www.allgo.org.
DAY OF THE DEAD AUSTIN The folks behind 12th Night Austin – Krewe du Bijoux and Minor Mishap – will wind you and your costumed (or simply parade-happy) self through 1.3 miles of the Eastside, from Pan Am Park to Tillery Park. Honor those passed and celebrate the now! Sat., Nov. 2, 7pm. Pan-American Hillside Stage, 2100 E. Third. $5 suggested donation for musicians. www.dayofthedeadatx.com.
FIERCE IS THE NEW BLACK Revenj Jean Federation presents this frisky, razor’s edge fashion frolic to benefit our beloved Care Communities. Queermunity care regulars Kelly Kline and DJ Divorcée keep it flowin’. Sat., Nov. 2, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $5. www.revenjjeans.com/fierceisthenewblack.htm.
OCTOTEA 18 You may be queer, but to the capital G gay boys, this is the party of the year. It’s no tease; it’s the Tea… times eight. Get it straight (not straight). Don’t hate, and don’t be late. Sun., Nov. 3, 4-9pm. Brazos Hall, 204 E. Fourth. $50 & up. www.octopusclub.org.
SUNDAY CHURCH Althea Trix wants to get an AMEN. And some men. Burlesque, drag, and a champagne train. PREACH! Sundays, 6-9pm. Castro’s Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth. Free.
SUICIDEGIRLS & BLACKHEART BURLESQUE You know the dykes love the SGs. Suiciders bring Game of Thrones, The Big Lebowski, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, and other big screeners to their knees with the strip without the tease. Local lovelies Blackheart shows ’em how it’s done ATX-style. Sun., Nov. 3, 9pm. Emo’s, 2015 Riverside. $20. www.facebook.com/suicidegirls.
MYSTIQUE You won’t be appalled. You will be RuPauled. Sun., Nov. 3, 10pm-2am. Oilcan Harry’s, 211 W. Fourth.
WEIRD CITY SISTERS: WAY GAY SING ALONG Sing-a-longa dinga ding donga! Gay props! Gay confetti! Gay glow sticks! Gay music! Can music be gay? Does the pope poop in the woods? Tue., Nov. 5, 7-9pm. Alamo Village, 2700 W. Anderson. $12.50. www.facebook.com/weirdcitysisters.
OMNIGENDER CLOTHING SWAP Come revamp your wardrobe for the chilly months. All unclaimeds go to Treasure City Thrift. Thu., Nov. 7, noon. Space 12, 3121 E. 12th. $3 with items to swap, $5 without. www.space12.org/partners.
MARILYN MAYE A Carson-era Tonight Show veteran 76 times over. Yowza! Not to be missed. Thu.-Fri., Nov. 7-8, 8:30pm. Austin Cabaret Theatre, 8611 MoPac N. $39. www.austincabaret.org.
RAINBOW NIGHT Keep the rainbow glow flowing in the town where the river runs cool and the trains toot on the regular. Drag show, special guests, DJs, drink specials, and happy, happy family. First Thursdays, 9:30pm. Fullmoon Saloon, 16480 Highway 123 S., San Marcos. www.facebook.com/rainbownight.
SAN MARCOS PRIDE 2014 NEEDS YOU! San Marcos Pride is a go. Whoooo! The kids behind Rainbow Night have been hard at work getting this together for next year, and all’s they need is you. Hey, Bobcat Qs, allies, and Austinites who just want to see neighbor pals enjoy the same tolerance and acceptance we feel here in the big city, come lend a hand. San Marcos Pride seeks volunteers, performers, graphic designers and printers, hotel partnerships, vendors, and especially $ponsor$. Call or email Silvia. Let’s do this. Summer or early Fall, 2014. 512/644-5637. email@example.com.
TRANS RESEARCH SURVEY Please take this survey if you ID on the trans* spectrum. You may help improve services and resources for the community. http://goo.gl/1DgbvO.
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 through mid-December. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth.
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