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Gay Place: PRETTY:UGLY

April 11, 2014, Columns

New San Antonio punk band FEA took the grammatically gendered approach to their name: Ugly. Ugly, plain girl. Far from all that, FEA is made up of gorgeous members of Girl in a Coma and Lisa Frank and play with some Austin lovelies this weekend. GIAC is in its own li'l self-induced coma while singer/guitarist Nina does some solo, so come on out and scream for Jenn and Phanie's new thang.

ON OUR GAYDAR

VISIT ISRAEL WITH LGBT Visit Israel with LGBTQ, for Pride in Tel Aviv! Open to all faiths. Visit the Kotel (Western Wall), Masada, the Dead Sea, Holocaust Museum, the Sea of Galilee, graffiti walking tour, and stay on a kibbutz. Deadline to register: Tue., April 15. Trip launches Sun., June 8, and runs through June 20. aliza.orent@shalomaustin.org, www.jcca.org/lgbtqisrael.

POO POO PLATTER: DOPE FRIENDS & DRAG QUEENS Laganja Estranja from RuPaul's Drag Race, Mouthfeel, Girlfriend, and host Arcie Cola help the Poops celebrate 420 a li'l early. Spliffy! Featuring Althea Trix, Merci Killingspree, Cupcake, Mandy Quinn, Lady, Fe la Trix, and Fantasy. Fri., April 11, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $10, $7 presale. www.facebook.com/poopooATX.

NAKIA & PHOEBE HUNT The Voice and that voice. Together. One night. Fri., April 11, 8-11pm. Threadgill's World HQ, 301 W. Riverside. $20, $15 advance. www.facebook.com/nakia.

COURT LURIE FINE ART & SPRINGWORKS Come check out Court's fine lines plus other fresh visual works in a fresh, visual space, at this open house opening with food trucks and ample parking. Sat., April 12, noon-8pm; Sun., April 13, noon-6pm. Artpost, 4704 E. Cesar Chavez. www.courtlurie.com, www.artpostaustin.com.

BOBCAT BALL 2014 Wear white to see the effects thrown on you at this all white/black-light bash to benefit Lambda of Texas State. Sat., April 12, 10pm. Cats Billiards, 143 S. LBJ, San Marcos. $10. www.facebook.com/groups/lambdaoftxstate.

FEA, FRUITPUNCH, BITTER HEART SOCIETY While dear cuz Nina is doin' her solo thing, Phanie and Jenn are kickin' out new riot jams in Girl in a Coma sidebar band FEA. Fruitpunch and Bitter Heart Society open. Sat., April 12, 8:30pm-12mid. Badlands, 1203 Chicon. www.facebook.com/fea210.

TRASH DISCO Gift cards! Goodie bags! An array of rotating host(esse)s and emcees Ramiro Villegas, aka Elizabeth Selmiro and Sasha Starr! Seventies! Eighties music for your booty! Trash it up, babies! Saturdays, 9pm-1am. Iron Cactus North, 10001 Stonelake. Free. www.ironcactus.com.

OVER THE POND: MAKING LOVE THROUGH MUSIC Musicians and luvvers Katie and Laran met and fell in love. Trouble is, for them to stay together involves lengthy and expensive immigration hullabaloo. So fellow musicians Raina Rose, Susan Arbuckle, Deann René, Cari Hut­son, Alyse Black, Noëlle Hampton & Andre Moran, Lisa Marshall, the Flyin' A's (Hilary & Stu­art), Shelley King, and a headliner TBA shall play to help. As will a silent auction. Sun., April 13, Noon-5pm. Sym­phony Square. $15-20. www.facebook.com/symphonysquare.

SUNDAY CHURCH Althea Trix wants to get an AMEN. And some men. Burlesque, drag, and a Champagne train. PREACH! Sundays, 6-9pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth. Free.

SUPER SUNDAYS DIVAS: GIA GUNN Join divas Kelly Kline and Jenny McCall for a night of divinity often featuring special guests, this week: Gia Gunn from RuPaul's Drag Race. Sun., April 13, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.

BOUT TIME HAPPY HOUR That's seven happy hours if you're nasty ... Mondays, 2-9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.

AGLCC TOASTMASTERS Come buff up those public speaking and communication muscles. Second and fourth Mondays, 5:45pm. Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third, 512/476-9151. www.aglcc.org/toastmasters.

DRINK-N-DRAG Free pizza and free drag?! Mamma mia! A revolving array of performers, including Jame Perry, Mai Flirt, Brandi Williams, Kara Foxx Paris, and hosted, as always, by Xacora Cayne. Tue., April 15, 11pm. Mister Tramps Sports Pub & Cafe, 8565 Research. Free. www.mistertramps.com.

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.

NAKED YOGA FOR MEN "What if I get a boner ...?" They have a FAQ for that. Check the website. Mondays, 7:30pm and Wednesdays, 8:30pm at Todd Pilates, 4032 S. Lamar #700; Saturdays, 10:30am at Cedar Events Center, 15803 Windermere, Pflugerville. $12. www.austinnakedyoga.com.

GEEKS WHO DRINK & BEARAOKE WITH KENNY then Kenny goes 'til close. Rrrawr! Thursdays, 8pm & 10pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.

BEDPOST CONFESSIONS Their darkest, your dirtiest, featuring: Sadie Smythe, Robert Arjet, Epiphany Jordan, Jay Bird, and emceed by Julie Gillis. Thu., April 17, 8pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $10. www.facebook.com/bedpostconfessions.

HO-RIZON

STONEWALL CELEBRATION Austin Pride hosts its fourth annual remembrance of Stonewall with readings and performance, solemn and silly, wistful and wonderful, poignant and proud. Thu., June 26, 7-8pm. Texas State Capitol. www.facebook.com/austinpride.

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