Sun Ra dancer and vocalist signs her book and does a reading
HO-LIDAZE Family-time can mean joy, or it can mean stress. Let that rainbow love flow, cuz who knows what our chosen fam/ LGBTQthers are going through this season.
ON OUR GAYDAR
STEEL MAGNOLIAS Count on lots of "laughter through tears" and way more than "30 minutes of wonderful" at Austin's take on a Southern classic. Dec. 12-22, Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sundays, 5:30pm. City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 512/524-2870. $10-25. www.citytheatreaustin.org.
HAPPY HOUR WITH MS. WRIGHT Ms. Wright on the black & whites kicks off your weekend. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free.
PFLAG SOUTH MONTHLY MEETING Family is nice; allied family is love. Second Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf. Free.
PATRICE PIKE Take a hike, and see the Pike. Thursdays, 8-10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. www.facebook.com/PatricePikeBand.
MR. COOK'S STRIP-OFF We think Bobby stays clothed. Sorry. Thursdays, 12mid. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.
BXBXB (FUN)DRAISER 100% of sales go to Bikes Across Borders. Holiday shopping! Fine tunes! And free beer! Fri., Dec. 13, 7-9pm. Treasure City Thrift, 2142 E. Seventh, 512/524-2820. www.facebook.com/BikesAcrossBorders.
POO POO PLATTER: HAPPY HOLE-IDAYS Aw, the Poops wrote a poem: Spread those cheeks and spread the cheer! Poo Poo Platter celebrates the holidays so queer! Don we now our gay apparel, and attend a drag show muy feral. Feral! Fri., Dec. 13, 10pm-2am. Elysium, 705 Red River. $5. www.facebook.com/poopooATX.
BIG GAY BRUNCH Enjoy DJ Deftone on the upper deck and a full brunch buffet with $1 mimosas made from freshly squeezed nalgas ... We mean naranjas. Sat., Dec. 14, 11am-3pm. 219 West, 612 W. Sixth. www.facebook.com/abcdeevents.
CHANDRA WASHINGTON: NO MISTAKE Book signing and reading from No Mistake: Journey to Self-Acceptance by Renaissance woman and Sun Ra dancer/support vocalist. (WHAT?! Have you ever seen a unipony faint?) Sat., Dec. 14, 2-4pm. Resistencia Bookstore, 1801-A S. First. Free. www.resistenciabooks.com.
BURLESQUE STORYTELLING WORKSHOP Queertini Time takes you through motivation and intention in the magical realm of the taking off of one's clothes. Sat., Dec. 14, 6:30pm. Brass Ovaries, 3111 Manor Rd., 512/477-7653. $25. www.facebook.com/tinitime.
MIDNIGHT MENAGERIE For your pleasure, Fat Bottom Cabaret presents: Jasper St. James, Chola Magnolia, Shi Feticcio, Vita Velour, Alexandra Kayke, Lola LeStrange, Messere L'Obscurité, and more, more, more. How do you like it? Sat., Dec. 14, 7:30pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $15. www.fatbottomcabaret.com.
aZZ4XMAS Katey Red on the outside, and Stone Cold Snugglas in. Sat, Dec. 14, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 1104 E. Sixth.
LONE STAR BEARS CHRISTMAS PARTY You think with that gut that Santa's gonna miss this bear-down? Heck no. That hairy old elf will be there. Sat., Dec. 14, 9pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth.
MAGICAL REALNESS This "Effervescent Crystal Ball and Drag Invitational" is brought to you by the letter Q. Q Austin, honey. (And the letters C for Coco Coquette, P for Poo Poo Platter, and another C for Casa de la Roncha.) And H for Hmmmmmmmmmm. Sat., Dec. 14, 9pm. Empire Control Room, 606 E. Seventh. $7-10. www.facebook.com/theqaustin.
TRANS FAMILY POTLUCK & TGQ SOCIAL We're up all day to get potlucky at OutYouth then will haul it on over for the QTs at the TGQ Social at Spider House. Done & done. Sun., Dec. 15, 2-9pm. Out Youth, 909 E. 49th 1/2, 2-4pm, then Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 5-9pm. www.outyouth.org.
PINK CHRISTMAS The Austin Babtist Women tie you up in a bow. Breast Cancer Resource Center benefits. Sun., Dec. 15, 7pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.
FREE BURGERS Free food. Sundays, 4-6pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.
SWITCH NIGHT The crew at OCH drags it up and dons some seriously gay apparel to benefit Pink Santa, which helps local homeless kids. Sun., Dec. 15, 10pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth.
FREE BUFFET Yummy free grub to soak up those drink specials all week long. Mon.-Fri., 5-7pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.
AGLCC HOLIDAY PARTY & AWARDS Who will win the coveted "They're Givin' It Away," and "Social Media Diva" awards? Wed., Dec. 18, 6:30-9pm. Chez Zee, 5406 Balcones, 512/454-2666. $60-225. www.aglcc.org/calendar/holiday-party-2013.
QUEER RIDE Search Facebook for up-to-date details this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside. Free. www.facebook.com/AustinTPH.
NATIONAL KARAOKE LEAGUE Sing it, sang it, and swang it! Wednesdays, 8-10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free.
BLUE CHRISTMAS APD & BTII will have a bluuuuuuuue Christmas with or without you, but geeez, it would be so much nicer with you. Bring a toy! A nice one, not a naughty one (and certainly not a used one) as these are for kids. And we don't mean twinks, daddy. Toy donation through Dec. 14. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.facebook.com/BoutTimeII.
The Gay Place loves you; keep those cards and letters comin’.