Gay Place: HER-SUiT-ISM
Steel Magnolias, Drag Kings: The Musical, S&M Music, Spanksgiving, Turkey Queer Ride, and so much more
Okay, drag kings ain't always "her," per se, but for over a decade, Kings N Things have been holding down the hairy fort of gender fuckery here in the ATX. (Did you know they launched after a gig as the ATX Boyz at a drag ball hosted by a certain unicorn?) Their annual ode to song & dance happens this week (see Friday).
ON OUR GAYDAR
DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY T'GIVING POTLUCK What goes better than dysfunction and the holidays? Bring a dish (and they don't just mean your date). Thu., Nov. 21, 7-10pm. The Q, 3408 West. www.qboyz.org.
TOO CHA CHA FOR WORDS Steel Magnolias opening night party: Drink, eat, meet, and greet the cast. Fri., Nov. 22, 7pm. City Theatre, 3823-D Airport. $12. www.citytheatreaustin.org.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS Count on lots of "laughter through tears" and way more than "30 minutes of wonderful" at this Austin take on a Southern classic. Nov. 22-Dec. 22., Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sundays, 5:30pm. City Theatre, 3823-D Airport. $15-20, front row $25. Thursday, all seats $10. www.citytheatreaustin.org.
AGLCC HAPPY HOUR AND ELECTIONS Austin's gay chamber invites you to nosh, mingle, and help shape its new board. Thu., Nov. 21, 6:30-8:30pm. LifeWorks, 2001 Chicon. Free. www.aglcc.org/calendar, www.lifeworksaustin.org.
BEDPOST CONFESSIONS Join erotireaders Julie Gillis, Sabrina Must, Rachel Kramer Bussel, and more for this autumn snuggle/cuddle/nuzzle edition. Thu., Nov. 21, 8pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $10.
S&M MUSIC COMPANY RECORD RELEASE DJ sets highlight the release of new single, "Walk Away." Thu., Nov. 21, 10pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth. www.facebook.com/whiskeypickle.
DRAG KINGS: THE MUSICAL 7 The lucky seventh installation of singing and dancing kings, featuring Fat Bottom Cabaret, Kopy Kat Dance Company, Chola Magnolia, James Bondage, Smalls McCoy, Herculise, and more. Fri., Nov. 22, 7pm & 10pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. $10, $12 VIP. www.kingsnthings.org.
KIYA HEARTWOOD Hear singer-songwriter Kiya's songs from The Living Tree. (Pssst: It's Dana's b-day.) Fri., Nov. 22, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar, 512/472-2785. www.facebook.com/bookwomanaustin.
THE BEST OF KATHY GRIFFIN D-lister and double-E-er (E stands for Emmy) brings a side of sass to stuff your bird. Fri., Nov. 22, 8pm. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664. $49-79. www.thelongcenter.org/event/kathy-griffin.
THE T IS NO LONGER SILENT Screening of trans* folk/health care doc with director in attendance. Sat., Nov. 23, 2pm. The Q, 3408 West, 512/420-8557. Free. www.facebook.com/LegalizeHuman.
SPANKSGIVING Featuring swish and sashay from Black Widow Burlesque, the Jigglewatts, Frisky Business Burlesque, Fat Bottom Cabaret, Brass Ovaries, Sky Candy, and more. Sat., Nov. 23, 9pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $15. www.blackwidowburlesque.com.
GET LAS KRUDAS TO CUBA AND BACK Queer Qumbia and Cheap Date host a fundraiser with open mic, plus Krudas Cubensi and deck skills by DJ Rallyrahrah and dj.ang.g. Sat., Nov. 23, 10pm. Check Facebook for location. $5. www.facebook.com/qumbiaqrewatx.
SPEED Q AUSTIN Doors lock promptly at 4pm and the first 40 in are the pool of speed dates. Gay men 25-45 only with proof of ID (their words). Not sure what the Q stands for. Sun., Nov. 24, 3:30-6pm. Brass House, 115 San Jacinto Ste. B. $35. www.speedqaustin.com.
GRAHAM FUNKE Smooth grooves Captain of Industry and member of the SCAM roster, Las Vegas DJ Graham will funk you up. One night only. Sun., Nov. 24, 10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.
RUPAUL'S REBECCA GLASSCOCK All the way from F-L-A. Careful you don't break that thing off. Sun., Nov. 24, 10pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.facebook.com/OilcanHarrys.
PFLAG-GEORGETOWN Allied love is the best family. Fourth Mondays, 6:45-9pm. Independent Bank Community Room, 1503 Rivery, Georgetown. www.pflagaustin.org.
HOMO ARIGATO: TAXI ZUM KLO Early Eighties, West Berlin. Lots of leather, lots of beards. Lots of double lives. Mon., Nov. 25, 9:30pm. Alamo Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320. www.facebook.com/mouthfeelatx.
BOOKWOMAN BOOK GROUP This month: The Man Who Cast Two Shadows by Carol O'Connell. Fourth Tuesdays, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar. Free. www.ebookwoman.com.
TURKEY QUEER RIDE Search Team ProHomo on Facebook for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside. Free. www.facebook.com/AustinTPH.
KITTY BIG BALL BINGO Drink cheap, win big with Rebecca Havemeyer. Last Wednesdays of the month, 9:30pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.
TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING The tradition is that gay bars take care of their own. Partake in a delicious, free buffet dinner with "family." Thu., Nov. 28, 1pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.
SAN MARCOS PRIDE 2014 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. Coming 2014. 512/644-5637. firstname.lastname@example.org.