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Let your hair (and other things) down at ArtErotica, Body Rock, and Lezz Dance

By Kate X Messer, Fri., April 4, 2014

Body Rock ATX, DJ Chorizo Funk, and R.A.S. honor everything Badu (see Friday).
Body Rock ATX, DJ Chorizo Funk, and R.A.S. honor everything Badu (see Friday).
Photo by Shelley Hiam

ROCK YOUR BODY

Not everything we reco is strictly L, G, B, T, or Q. Sometimes it's A, capital A. We've never kept secret our admiration for "Best of Austin"-award-winning DJ Chorizo Funk and "Band of the Year" Austin Music Award-winning Riders Against the Storm. Big ups to the A-list.

ON OUR GAYDAR

A QUEERLY TRANS-CULTURAL EVENING Visual, verbal, aural, and performing arts. Come share your work. Come see and buy this work. Contact Cavan. Thu., April 3, 6:30-8:30pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 512/452-6168. cavan@transcavan.net, www.facebook.com/legalizehuman.

TASTY FIRST THURSDAYS DJs Ang G and Jamzilla host this dance night oozing with R&B, Afro-Latino, hip-hop, EDM flavor, and more. First Thursdays, 9pm-1am. The Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville Rd. $4.

RAINBOW NIGHT Drag show, special guests, DJs, drink specials, and happy, happy family. First Thursdays, 9:30pm. Fullmoon Saloon, 16480 S. Hwy 123, San Marcos, 512/396-2288. www.facebook.com/rainbownight, www.facebook.com/fullmoon.sanmarcos.

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. www.facebook.com/castroswarehouse.

SPIRITUAL PRIDE RETREAT 2014 Camping weekend extravaganza open to youth ages 12-17, young adults, 18-30, who identify as LGBTQI as well as allies, 14-25. (Parents, guardians, and sponsors may also be accommodated and have fun.) Travel from Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, etc. available. No one turned away for lack of funds. Fri.-Sun., April 4-6. $90. www.spiritualprideproject.org.

BODY ROCK ATX: ERYKAH BADU TRIBUTE Honor the goddess and explore her influences with DJ Chorizo Funk, Riders Against the Storm, and Houston guest Flash Gordon Parks. Fri., April 4, 10pm-2am. The Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville Rd., 512/927-0700. $5.

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, 512/445-0773. $10 class, $30 unltd. monthly. www.dawgyoga.com.

SPRING DAY CAMP If you can't make it to the entire weekend Spiritual Pride Project retreat, consider coming for just a day to enjoy similar camp activities. Sat., April 5, noon-4pm. Location disclosed at registration. $15-30, sliding scale. www.spiritualprideproject.org.

RUSTY'S LEZZ DANCE Monthly dance at Maria's Taco Xpress. Sat., April 5, 6pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar, 512/444-0261. $5. www.facebook.com/mariastacoxpress.

ARTEROTICA It's a maze of erotic local art to amaze and titillate and whatever floats your boat. It's also the Octopussy's big ol' fundraiser. Sat., April 5, 8-11pm. The old Home Depot building, 7211 N. I-35 at St. John's. www.octopusclub.org.

IT'S A SMALL WORLD Kiki Krew, with guest Miss Simone Riviera, explores the globe. No word on whether there will be little boats or a never-ending soundtrack. Sat., April 5, 9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.facebook.com/bouttimeii.

TRASH DISCO Gift cards! Goodie bags! Seventies! Eighties music for your booty! Trash it up, babies! Saturdays, 9pm-1am. Iron Cactus North, 10001 Stonelake. Free. www.ironcactus.com.

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Happy V-Day, you V-jay lovers out there. It's a fundraising performance of that play you love to say. Sun., April 6, 3pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. www.facebook.com/vday.austin.

FREE BURGERS Drink specials start at 2pm followed by free food at 4pm. Sundays, 4-6pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free. www.bouttime2.com.

SUPER SUNDAYS DIVAS: MILK FROM 'RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE' Join divas Kelly Kline and Jenny McCall for a night of divinity often featuring special guests. This week: Milk from RuPaul's Drag Race. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 512/320-8823. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.

TUEZGAYZ Dependably fruitastic: Austin's legendary weekly weekday gay night on Red River. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River, 512/476-7766. www.facebook.com/BarbarellaATX.

ALLGO MONTHLY FILM: 'ELLIOT LOVES' Elliot's quest for love in all the wrong places, from age 10 to age 21, through the lens of director Terracino. Tue., April 8, 6:30-9pm. ALLGO, 701 Tillery, 512/472-2001. www.allgo.org.

PFLAG NORTH Meet and greet with fellow allies in the cause for love. Second Tuesday of every month, 6:45pm. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido, Cedar Park, 512/302-3524. Free. www.pflag-austin.org, www.straightforequality.org.

EVERY HOUR IS HAPPY L&B style: Lesbutante and the Boss present a number of happy hours for local lezzies. Wed., April 9, 7pm. Upstairs on Trinity, 601 Trinity. www.facebook.com/thelesbutanteandtheboss.

NATIONAL KARAOKE LEAGUE Sing it, sang it, and swang it! Wednesdays, 8-10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free.

PFLAG SOUTH MONTHLY MEETING Family is nice; allied family is love. PFLAG represents the best of our community. Second Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf, 512/444-1314. Free.

HO-RIZON

VISIT ISRAEL WITH LGBT Visit Israel with the LGBTQ Community, and 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 launches Sun., June 8 and runs through June 20. aliza.orent@shalomaustin.org, www.jcca.org/lgbtqisrael.

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