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A veritable tidal wave of gay-touring goodness heads to town

By Kate X Messer, Fri., Nov. 8, 2013

Katey Red sashays the bounce (see Friday).
Katey Red sashays the bounce (see Friday).

Influx of Gaylebrity

How is it that even on a relatively "slow" week here in the "Place," Austin is still bracing for a tidal wave of gay? Cabaret crooner Marilyn Maye, troubadour Zoë Lewis, bounce mistress Katey Red, wildcats Men with JD Samson (see the Gay Place blog for our chat) and Raven from RuPaul? In the words of Keanu: Whoa.

On Our Gaydar

OMNIGENDER CLOTHING SWAP Come revamp your wardrobe for the chilly months. All unclaimeds go to Treasure City Thrift. Thu., Nov. 7, noon. Barton Springs, 2102 Barton Springs Rd. $3 w/ items to swap, $5 without. www.space12.org.

MARILYN MAYE A Carson-era Tonight Show veteran of 76 times. 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. This month features DJ E-Mor­tal and Campbell Reid Matthews. First Thurs­days, 9:30pm. Fullmoon Saloon, 16480 Hwy. 123 S., San Mar­cos. www.facebook.com/rainbownight.

THIRST FURSDAY Monthly array of performative oddities, this month including: Yogurt Patrol, Strategies, Kinder, and Hamburguesa, and your host, Attic Ted. First Thursdays, 10pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow. www.facebook.com/thirstfursday.

ALLGO STATEWIDE ACTIVIST SUMMIT QPOC retreat originally scheduled for this week is now postponed until Feb. 7-9, 2014. Scholarships available. www.allgo.org.

BOUT TIME 2 IS ONE One what? Why, 1 year old. Come celebrate BTII's anniversary tonight and with specials all through the month. Fri., Nov. 8, 5pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free. www.facebook.com/bout.timeii.1.

ZOË LEWIS HOUSE CONCERTS House concerts, Tejas-style by our fave wandering minstrel mama. Call for directions and to RSVP. Fri., Nov. 8, 6:30pm in South Austin, 512/789-3885 or 512/771-4957; Sat., Nov. 9, 6:30pm in Canyon Lake, 281/635-3417. LRguitar@gmail.com, www.zoelewis.com.

BACKROOM PARTY: KATEY RED & ICE BALLOONS Shoot. Justine's after-hours parties are dirrrrrty enough, but add Katey Red to the mix, and dang, we can't even imagine. Fri., Nov. 8, 10pm. Justine's Brasserie, 4710 E. Fifth. $10. www.facebook.com/Justinesbrasserie.

COMMUNITY PARTNER COOKOUT Come thank Kerbey Lane for supporting Project Transitions. Sat., Nov. 9, 1-5pm. Top Drawer Thrift, 4902 Burnet Rd., 512/454-8646. Free. www.projecttransitions.org.

GRETCHEN'S DISCO PLAGUE (IT'S INFECTIOUS!), CHRISTEENE, KAND MEN Between these three, it's safe to say at least six of the seven deadly sins are covered. Maybe not Wrath. They're all pretty mellow. Sat., Nov. 9, 9pm. Cheer Up Char­lie's, 1104 E. Sixth. $5; $10 under 21. www.menmakemusic.com, www.christeenemusic.com, www.gretchen-phillips.com.

DIRTY FILTHY SATURDAY Supastar DJ Filthy Rich spins gobs of gay gold. Just gobs of it. Saturdays, 10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

FREE BURGERS Drink specials start at 2pm; free food at 4pm. Sundays, 4-6pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free. www.bouttime2.com.

DJ PROTEGE'S FIRST AID Heal what ails ye and shake before serving. Sundays, 5-10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free. www.rainon4th.com/events.html.

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. www.facebook.com/castroswarehouse.

RAVEN FROM 'RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE' Nevermore or evermore. You decide. Sun., Nov. 10, 10:30pm and 12mid. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.facebook.com/rupaulsdragrace.

AGLCC TOASTMASTERS Come buff up those public speaking and communication muscles. Second and fourth Mondays, 5:45pm. Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third, 512/476-9151. www.aglcc.org/toastmasters.

L.E.A.D. Anti-racist group discusses race (natch), class, and gentrification on the Eastside through the QPOC lens. Tue., Nov. 12, 6:30pm. Facebook-message for location. Free. www.facebook.com/groups/leadatx.

FREE & QUEER CINEMA: SET IT OFF Queen La T feeling as free and queer as she eventually came out to be. Sorta. BLXPLTN presents. ALLGO benefits. Tue., Nov. 12, 7pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy.

IRON JAWED ANGELS (Screening + Discussion) (Feminists + Voting) = Yay. Tue., Nov. 12, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785. www.facebook.com/bookwomanaustin/events.

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 Church, 1314 E. Oltorf. Free.

Ho-Rizon

NAKED YOGA FOR MEN Everyone has questions about Naked Yoga, like, "What if I get a boner ...?" They have a FAQ for that. Mondays, 7:30pm and Wednesdays, 8:30pm at Todd Pilates, 4032 S. Lamar; Saturdays, 10:30am at Cedar Events Center, 15803 Windermere, Pflugerville. $12. www.austinnakedyoga.com.

SAN MARCOS PRIDE 2014 NEEDS YOU! The kids behind Rainbow Night have been hard at work pulling together a Pride and a community center. Phew. All's they need is you. Hey, Bobcat Qs and allies, 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. Coming mid-2014. 512/644-5637. sylsandoval@gmail.com.


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