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Sharon Bridgforth comes home for a bit to take us to the river

By Kate X Messer, Fri., March 21, 2014

Sharon Bridgforth returns (see Friday)
Sharon Bridgforth returns (see Friday)

ON OUR GAYDAR

TAPELENDERS SPRING CLEANING Hollywood DVDs: Buy one, get one, and Fleshlight specials. Thu., March 20. TapeLenders, 1114 W. Fifth #201, 512/472-0844. www.facebook.com/tapelenders.austin.

AMPLIFY EQUALITY TX Don't forget our LGBT lobbying force during the Amplify madness. March 20-21. Equality Texas, 512/474-5475. www.equalitytexas.org.

AGLCC MARCH HAPPY HOUR Midtown Indepen­dence Title hosts this month's very happy hour. Thu., March 20, 6:30-8:30pm. The Departure Lounge, 311 W. Fifth #102. Free. www.facebook.com/aglcc.

BEDPOST CONFESSIONS Join the Bedposters for a decidedly queer BC hosted by Mia Martina, featuring Julie Gillis (Gay Place alum and sometimes contributor), our own Dr. Andy Campbell, Mo Daviau, and Holly Lorka. Plus, they say they are "celebrating Gay Texas with cake. Cake!!" Thu., March 20, 8pm. North Door, 502 Brushy. $10. www.facebook.com/bedpostconfessions.

HIP-POP CO-ED STRIP OFF DJ DefTone and hostesses Rachel Mykels and Nadine Hughes take you to bareness. Thursdays, 10pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth.

HAPPY HOUR WITH MS. WRIGHT The legendary Ms. Wright on the black & whites. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free.

TURNT UP BEB and DJ Divor­cée present for your aural and oral pleasure: Drachet. Mmmm hmmm. Thu., March 20, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. Free. www.facebook.com/postpunktrash.

SHARON BRIDGFORTH'S RIVER BANK Participants are invited to respond to the prompts: "I Am," "I Dream," "I Love," and "I Offer" as dear SB returns to take us to the river. Fri., March 21, 6:30pm. Allgo, 701 Tillery. Free. www.sharonbridgforth.com.

FEMINIST ACTION CONFERENCE Featuring Kim Crosby and themed "Redefining Our Place at the Table: Finding Feminism Through Authentic Conversations." Fri.-Sat., March 21-22. UT Student Activity Center, 2201 Speedway. $15. www.feministactionproject.blogspot.com.

ARTEROTICA: DROP OFF & ARTIST APPRECIATION Free beer and wine. Last day to drop off work for ArtErotica. Sat., March 22, 1-4pm. Jerry's Artarama, 6010 N. I-35. www.octopusclub.org/arterotica.

DIVAS IN AUSTIN Rob Faubion brings his Fab-i-lush babes back to diva-fy your life, ala Diana Ross, Beyonce, Wynonna, Marilyn Monroe, etc., plus local magic darling, Jack Darling. Sat., March 22, 8pm. Gibson Lounge at Maggie Mae's, 512 Trinity. $20, $25 VIP. www.maggiemaesaustin.com/music.

THE GONG SHOW Naomi Gordon hosts along with "Vanna-gong" grrrl Miss Farrah Moan. Special guest: Miss Sasha Starr. Sat., March 22, 9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35.

GIRLS WITH GUITARS Come hang with some Ms. Thangs that go twang: Amy Sue Berlin, Jackie Venson, Jaimee Harris, and Julie Nolen. Sun., March 23, 1:30-6:35pm. Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. $5.

AGBL 2014 CHAMPION­SHIPS Come cheer on the future winners of Austin's gay basketball league's winter season. Sun., March 23, 3-8pm. Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. $12. www.atxgbl.com.

DRAG RACE'S BIANCA DEL RIO NOLA queen from RuPaul's stable of funny fillies. Sun., March 23, 9pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.facebook.com/rupaulsdragrace.

THE FUNHOUSE Video Games with Althea Trix. Wear your favorite joystick and cheer on Princess Peach ... or Daisy ... or Daphne ... or Zelda. Sun., March 23, 9pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth. www.facebook.com/castroswarehouse.

FANTASY'S SHOW & TELL There is no place like home for our favorite Fannntassssy. Bring your talent, get on the list, then live your 15 minutes. Tue., March 25, 8pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. www.facebook.com/stanley.r.williamson.

DRINK-N-DRAG Come tramp it up with Xacora Cayne, Jame Perry, Sasha Starr, Kara Foxx Paris, and Katrina M. Foxx, and throw it down with DJ Mad HaTTa and DJ Skeptik #TDTF. Tuesdays, 11pm. Mister Tramps Sports Pub & Cafe, 8565 Research. Free. www.eventsxtreme.net/upcoming-events.

GAY ROBOT: A DISCUSSION ON DATING, SEX, AND TECHNOLOGY Are Grindr and Scruff good ways to meet men? Are programs only geared toward men good ways to serve the public good of our alphabet soup? Wed., March 26, 7pm. Q Austin, 3408 West Ave., 512/420-8557. www.facebook.com/theqaustin.

QUEER RIDE Search QR on Facebook for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly bicycle ride. Wednesdays, 7pm. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside. Free.

GREETINGS, FROM QUEER MOUNTAIN Episode 11: Body. Let's talk about our shells. Hosted by Micheal Foulk and Ralphie Hardesty, and featuring Jesus Val­les, Xander Deveaux, Daniel Rugg Webb, MK Paulsen, Jack Darling, and Mike Graupmann. Wed., March 26, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. Free.

SHITTY KITTY BIG BALL BINGO Ms. Rebecca Have­meyer will have you scrambling for letters, numbers, and ya diaper. Drink cheap, win big. Last Wednesdays of the month, 9:30pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

THE JODIE FOSTER INVASION "Jodie Foster's Army" was already taken, so invade we shall. New monthly networking confab for lesbians. Wear red for drink specials. All welcome. If coupled, please bring a single pal. Locations change each month. Third Fridays, 5:30-9pm. Container Bar, 90 Rainey. jodiefosterinvasion @gmail.com, www.facebook.com/thejodiefosterinvasion.

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