The Gay Place goes back to her roots, just south of the Wild Side and a hair shy of a Moonage Daydream
ON OUR GAYDAR
'IN THE NEXT ROOM' WILDE PARTY Hear what the buzz is about for the production subtitled "Or the Vibrator Play" at the LGBTQ preshow party including hors d'oeuvres from Pink Avocado Catering and a drink ticket. Thu., Jan. 30, 6pm. Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey. $25. www.zachtheatre.org/content/glbt-wilde-party.
HAPPY HOUR WITH MS. WRIGHT A great way to kick off your weekend. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free.
TEXAS HOLD 'EM TOURNEY Wild West presents puh-puh-puh-poker for your poker face. Thursdays, 7:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.facebook.com/wildwestcasinogames.
QUEER YOGA AUSTIN (NÉE QUEERDALINI) For those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. Queerdalini, Mondays, 7:30pm; Hatha, Thursdays. 7:30pm. Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood. $5+ donations. www.facebook.com/groups/QYogaAustin.
THE BOWIE PROJECT: A ROCK & ROLL SOUNDPAINTING Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre, the Super Creeps, and Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble present this ode to the iconic shape-shifter. (See "The Bowie Project: A Rock & Roll Soundpainting," for more.) Thu.-Sat. Jan. 30- Feb. 1, 8pm and Sun., Feb. 2 5pm. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress. $13.80. www.arieldance.org.
ROBBIE'S BIRTHDAY It's the Gay Place's Mo' Music maestro Robbie Teardrop's b-day. If you see him around, send him through the spanking machine. (And that could mean many things to many people.) Thu., Jan. 30, 9pm. www.facebook.com/robbie.teardrop.
SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT, SPEAKEASY It's a night of dapper and flapper to celebrate, support, and defend 41 years of Roe v. Wade featuring perf. by Jezebel Jones, the Cat's Meow, Atlas Maior, Joanna Barbera, CHICO CHICO. Sponsor Frock On Vintage offers 15% off to folks outfitting for the party there. Fri., Jan. 31, 8pm. Firehouse Hostel, 605 Brazos, 512/201-2522. $12 ($10 with password "Repeal Hyde"). www.facebook.com/lilithfund.
FRIDAY NIGHT BEARS Big burly gear night with cheap quaff. Fridays, 9pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free. www.theironbear.com.
HAPPY 10 YEARS, LEARNING SECRETS Anniversary party with Delorean, Until the Ribbon Breaks, more, TBA. Fri., Jan. 31, 9pm. Red 7, 611 E. Seventh. $12. www.facebook.com/learningsecrets.
BLXPLTN Khattie Q's latest punk electro power trio jam, plus the Asteroid Shop and Subspace. Fri., Jan. 31, 10pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. $7 ($10, minors). www.facebook.com/blxpltn.
AUSTIN LEATHER SOCIAL Shiny, shiny ... shiny boots of leather. First Saturdays, 8-10pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow. $5 to benefit CTBOL charities. www.ctbol.org.
BIG BOI YOGA Is your Yogi a bear? Come Hatha flow with modifications for big bois (and whomevers). Hey, hey, Boo Boo! Saturdays, 11am. SoCo Yoga, 1109-B S. Congress. $10 class, $30 monthly. www.dawgyoga.com.
LOU REED MUSIC: AN AUSTIN TRIBUTE Austin's a town that's always been waiting for its man. Jesse Sublett, Jon Dee Graham, the Reivers, Kacy Crowley, Why Not Satellite, Kim Simpson, Wild Seeds, Kathy McCarty, Steve Bernal, Dashiell Sublett, and more play to benefit HAAM. Sat., Feb. 1, 8:30-10:30pm. Cactus Cafe, Texas Union, UT campus. $20. www.myhaam.org.
AUSTIN GEAR NIGHT Every first Saturday cruise the rough trade. First Saturdays, 10pm-2am. Chain Drive, 504 Willow. $3. www.facebook.com/chaindriveatx.
DIRTY FILTHY SATURDAY Supastar DJ Filthy Rich spins gobs of gay gold. Just gobs of it. Saturdays, 10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.
THE KIKI KREW: MOTOWN The Kiki Krew hosted by Kara Foxx-Paris tho-down some Motown in honor of Black History Month. Special guest Vanessa Gordon. Sat., Feb. 1, 11pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free. www.bouttime2.com.
SUPPER SUPER BOWL PARTY Watch the game and fortify with free grub to nourish all that screaming you'll be doing. Nobody feeds gay Austin like Bout Time. Sun., Feb. 2, 4:30pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free. www.bouttime2.com.
WOODY HILL & BUDDY WAKEFIELD Kings N Things' founding member Woody in a rawk/roots show with Derrick Brown, Buddy Wakefield, Pillow Princess, and a special appearance by Anis Mojgani. Mon., Feb. 3, 7:30pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $10. www.buddywakefield.com/tour-info.
BEDPOST QUICKIES: FROM PAGE TO STAGE New! Free! Five minutes! Go! Yes, it's Bedpost open mic. And boy, do they mean open. You get to read all that steamy stuff that's been welling up ever since your first Bedpost Confession. First Tuesdays, 7pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. Free. www.facebook.com/bedpostconfessions.
BOUT TIME KARAOKE Erin O. will set you up. It's up to you to knock it out. Tuesdays, 9am. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.
WE LOVE EQUALITY Another installment of a lesbian happy hour hosted by Lesbutante & the Boss. Wed., Feb. 5, 6-9pm. The Chicago House, 607 Trinity. Free. www.facebook.com/thelesbutanteandtheboss.
QUEER RIDE Search QR 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.
RAINBOW NIGHT Help Silvia Sandoval keep the rainbow glow flowing in the town where the river runs cool and the trains toot on the regular. This month: DJ Kira, Gia De La Flor, Gilbert Garza, Amanda Riley, Kitana Kush, and Kimberley St. James. First Thursdays, 9:30pm. Fullmoon Saloon, 16480 S. Hwy 123, San Marcos. www.facebook.com/rainbownight.
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