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RISE UP TX MOVIE NIGHT: 'JANE' Will it ever come to this again? (Oh, Texas.) Jane tells the story of the Chicago-based women's health group that performed over 12,000 safe, illegal abortions, 1969-73. Fri., March 28, 7pm. Treasure City Thrift, 2142 E. Seventh. www.facebook.com/riseuptx.
ZIGGY So inviting, so enticing! Watch as these aerial swingers play the wild mutation as rock & roll stars. Bowie-fied trapeze tease with full release. Two nights: Fri.-Sat., March 28-29, 8:30pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $15. www.facebook.com/skycandyaustin.
ADD WOMEN AND STIR Dramazons presents a play about the mechanics of womanhood and everyday "coming of rage" honesty. Kinda like V-Monologues on 'roids. Fri.-Sat., March 28-29, 8pm, Sun., March 30, 7pm. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-4000. $10. www.thedramazons.weebly.com.
WILD AND FANCY FREE Miss Lady Mother F'n Glitter guest stars. Sat., March 29. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.facebook.com/bouttimeii.
ARTEROTICA PRE-PARTY & SWIMWEAR SHOW Free cocktails while you shop for something cute and racy to wear to AE. Sun., March 30, 3-5pm. Package Menswear, 1114 W. Fifth. www.octopusclub.org.
OH QUEER MOON: YOGA CLASS Trans and queer-friendy space to explore the moon salutation. (We're almost sure they don't mean that moon.) Sun., March 30, 7:45pm. Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood. $10-15 donation.
TALK UP TOASTMASTERS OPEN HOUSE Casual hang-out and meet-up for folks interested in developing speaking and leadership skills. Sun., March 30, 5-7pm. Las Casitas, 1103 Ridgecrest. Free, RSVP required. 512/563-3845. firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROPE SUSPENSION PERFORMANCE Master rope maker Giotto demonstrates some knotty, knotty tricks. Sun., March 30, 6-8pm. Q Toys, 6800 Burnet Rd. $20. www.degiottorope.com.
INTERNATIONAL TRANSGENDER DAY OF VISIBILITY Legalize Human honors Trans Viz Week. Lambda Legal Dallas and the Mahogany Project present legal info for trans people. Mon., March 31, 6:30pm. First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover. www.facebook.com/legalizehuman.
HOMO ARIGATO: 'Vacation!' Four women and a beach house in a film that is described as going from fun and flirty to truly gnarly and psychedelic in Mouthfeel's monthly movie-feels. Last Mondays, 10:15pm. Alamo Ritz, 320 E. Sixth. www.facebook.com/mouthfeelatx.
AGLCC APRIL LUNCHEON AGLCC board member Ceci Gratias presents LGBT Business Enterprise Certification at cool Austin jazz hub and tavern. Get on the list now. These have been filling up fast. Tue., April 1, 11:30am-1pm. Brass House, 115-B San Jacinto. $25. www.facebook.com/aglcc.
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. North Door, 502 Brushy. Free. www.facebook.com/bedpostconfessions.
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, 8565 Research. Free. www.eventsxtreme.net/upcoming-events.
MARIA'S BIG BOOBIE BINGO Bring your big ... BINGO daubers and raise some dough for Austin Pride with CupCake and Nadine Hughes. First Tuesdays, 7-10pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar. Free.
LAMBDA KARAOKE NIGHT Gargle, warble, rinse, repeat. Come croon with the Bobcats. Wed., April 2, 5:30pm. George's, LBJ Student Center, 601 University Dr., San Marcos. Free. www.facebook.com/georgeslbjsc.
A QUEERLY TRANS-CULTURAL EVENING Visual, verbal, aural, and performing arts. Come share your work. Contact Cavan. Thu., April 3, 6:30-8:30pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover. email@example.com, www.facebook.com/legalizehuman.
RAINBOW NIGHT Help Silvia Sandoval keep the rainbow glow flowing in SM. 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.
STONEWALL CELEBRATION Austin Pride will host their fourth annual remembrance of Stonewall with readings and performance – solemn and silly, wistful and wonderful, poignant and proud. Thu., June 26, 7pm. Texas State Capitol. www.facebook.com/austinpride.
VISIT ISRAEL WITH LGBT Sign up now to experience Pride in Tel Aviv. Open to all faiths. Visit the Kotel (Western Wall), Masada, the Dead Sea, an archaeological dig, Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum, the Sea of Galilee, a graffiti walking tour, and stay on a kibbutz. Registration ends April 15. Trip runs June 8-20. $3,338, base. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jcca.org.
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