Let's tuck '13 in with a li'l kiss (or a swift kick)
Happy New To You!
The entire Gay Place Krewe wishes you hilltops of unicorns and kittens for 2014. Keep your eyes peeled for our exciting Top 10s next week.
ON OUR GAYDAR
FREE BUFFET It's about time someone served up some yummy free grub all week long to soak up all those drink specials. Mon.-Fri., 5-7pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.
END OF AN ERA Step OFF, Miley. It's a Romy & Michele-style Nineties blow-out with Austin's own queen of twerk: DJ Divorcée. Fri., Dec. 27, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 512/431-2133.
TACKY SWEATER PARTY Oh, you know you've got 'em, Cosby. Let those babies out of the closet for their once-a-year saunter into the twinkling lights. You might even win a prize! Fri., Dec. 27, 10pm-2am. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.facebook.com/oilcanharrys.
URSULA'S POST-Christmas Makeout Party Wrap those lips around Madame U, plus Borzoi, Big Bill, Mom Jeans, Hatchet Wound, DJ Dylan, and DJ Divorcée. Sat., Dec. 28, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth. Free. www.facebook.com/cheerupcharliesaustin.
GEEKS WHO DRINK QUIZ GAME Be a geek. Buy a drink! Mondays, 8-10pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. www.theironbear.com.
RUPAUL'S PHI PHI Phi Phi O'Hara joins the gang at the Super Sunday Diva Show. Sun., Dec. 29, 10:30pm and 12mid. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 512/320-8823. www.oilcanharrys.com.
A YEAR TO REMEMBER DJ Todd spins the Lone Star Bears New Year's Eve 2014 bear down for fans, friends, and members. Tue., Dec. 31, 9pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. www.theironbear.com.
NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY Sheesh! We were barely ready for 2013. Come to this bash and get bearly ready for next. Tue., Dec. 31, 8pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free. www.theironbear.com.
A*FAB'S NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA Want to celebrate a rousing year of LGBT success? Well, come to a fab party featuring Hedda Layne, Ginger Leigh, and the Atlantics. Special room rates at the Hyatt in effect. Tue., Dec. 31, 8pm-1am. Hyatt Regency, 208 Barton Springs Rd. $135. www.facebook.com/AFabAustin.
NEW YEAR'S AT THE SAN JOSE Ring it in with DJ Honeycomb at the Jo (pronounced "ho"). Tue., Dec. 31, 8pm-12:05am. Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress. Free. www.sanjosehotel.com.
THE FINAL NEW YEAR'S EVE AT CHEER UP CHARLIE'S You can join the moan-fest about the imminent closing of CUC, or you can do something about it, and come give them a big hug for the new year along with Dana Falconberry, SPEAK, the Sour Notes, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Gretchen Phillips Disco Plague, and DJ Honeycomb. Also, Happy B-day, Tamara! Tue., Dec. 31, 7pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth. $7. www.facebook.com/cheerupcharliesaustin.
KUBLA KHAN When Justine's says that "this will be the most extravagant party [they]'ve ever thrown," you better watch out. You might get shanghai-d to a whole new world of hurt come Jan. 1. They're talkin' 20,000 firecrackers, an installation of a "warren of dens," Butoh dancers, and (we bet) dragons. Tue., Dec. 31, 9pm. Justine's Brasserie, 4710 E. Fifth. $175. www.facebook.com/Justinesbrasserie.
TUEZGAYZ NEW YEARZ You know what happens when holidayz fall on Tuezdayz, right? Tuezgayz count down! Free champers toast for 21+, and bottles will be available for purchase. Glit yourself up and greet the new year, baby. His name is John Eric. And he should be in swaddling clothes. Tue., Dec. 31, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River. $10, no advance sales.
BLACK & WHITE NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL Austin's goth haven with a cuddle complex broadens the color palette for New Year's: Come wearing black ... and white! Tue., Dec. 31, 9pm-2am. Elysium, 705 Red River. $5. www.facebook.com/elysiumaustin.
NEW YEAR'S DAY GOOD LUCK BUFFET Peas! Please! A buffet to while the cares of the year away. Wed., Jan. 1, 1-8pm. Counter Culture, 2337 E. Cesar Chavez.
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, 701 W. Riverside. Free. www.facebook.com/AustinTPH.
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 S. Hwy 123, San Marcos. www.facebook.com/rainbownight.
THE GENDER BOOK INDIE-GO-GO Get in on the ground floor. The campaign has exceeded its goals. Let's hope the book does too! Campaign through December, 2013. Book release, January, 2014. www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-gender-book.