Gay Place: That's Where I Wanna Be: Lenny!
This week's week of nuts is kicked off with OUTsider's first outing: MayDayGayDay
We'd be honored if you checked out this week's feature (by a certain Dandy), "Outside of Society" (Screens) to read all about the new OUTsider Fest and what's new at aGLIFF/Polari (see Thursday).
ON OUR GAYDAR
CHICKS WITH STICKS Space Vampire and Barefoot on Bumblebees pound it out. Thu., May 1, 7-10pm. Trailer Space Records, 1401-A Rosewood. Free.
OUTSIDER: MAYDAYGAYDAY! Austin has a new queer fest launching February 2015. Local artists will tiptoe through the tulips of art forms not often associated with them. PJ Raval shall dance. Unabashed Ursula shall mime. You hear the picture. Also, they offer rides (we guess?) on a thing called the Rough Rider, which we really, really hope is Paul Soileau on his knees giving piggyback rides. Thu., May 1, 8pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. $5 donation. www.facebook.com/outsiderfest.
TASTY FIRST THURSDAYS Happy International Workers' Day! DJ Ang.G spins the afterparty for Austin Beloved Community May Day March. Thu., May 1, 9pm. The Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville Rd. $4 donation. www.facebook.com/deejay.ang.g.
HIV/AIDS & AGING SYMPOSIUM Community leaders come together to discuss improving the lives of older adults living with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Perry Halkitis, author of The AIDS Generation and C. Andrew Martin, ASA RN Case Manager and author of the book Reflections of a Loving Partner: Caregiving at the End of Life are featured speakers. Meals and CUEs available. Fri., May 2, 8am-4:30pm. St. David's Episcopal Church, 301 E. Eighth. $45. www.facebook.com/hivaidsandagingtx.
@CHANCES HAPPY HOUR A Gretchen-Phillips-curated show, featuring Jo Walston & Gretchen Phillips (country gospel and secular), the Therapy Sisters, Nancy Scott, and Gretchen's Disco Plague, so "older dykes turn out and see how the space is cool again." Sat., May 3, 4:30-9pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River.
RUSTY'S LEZZDANCE The ol' Rusty's crew steps out to reunite, hang out, jam out to Susan Arbuckle, reacquaint, and support the Bettie Naylor Fund of Austin Gay and Lesbian Senior Services. Sat., May 3, 6pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar. $5. www.aglss.org.
GRACE FOUNDATION GALA Sister 7 and Rolando Diaz are full of grace and love and support for young adults who've endured and survived homeless childhoods. Sat., May 3, 7pm. Omni Hotel Southpark, 4140 Governor's Row. $50. www.gracefoundationusa.org.
CCMC: CURTAIN UP! Capital City Men's Chorus' 25th anniversary season finale loaded with Broadway and Hollywood classics. Take a bow, boys, take a nice, deep bow. Saturday, May 3, 7:30pm; Sun. May 4, 4pm. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress. $30. www.ccmcaustin.org.
BEDPOST CONFESSIONS POETRY SHOW Whisper those pentamic confessions with Lacey Roop, Ebony Stewart, Adam Sultan, Ava Love Hanna, Ejede, and more. Sat., May 3, 8pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. $10.
CARPE NOCTEM VOL. 3 House of Shakur invites you to shake yr in honor of Pam Grier, who turns 65 next month. Sat., May 3, 10pm. Authentx Network, 1101 Springdale. Free. www.facebook.com/authentx.
27 RUE DE FLEURUS "Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense." So, get off the interwebs, gobble some brownies, dress like you're going to a Twenties French salon, and head to Justine's for another one of those parties. Gertrude and Leo and Alice request the honor of your there there. Sat., May 3, 8-11pm. Justine's Secret House, 1303 E. Seventh. $125. www.facebook.com/justinesbrasserie.
PERFECT PUSSY, GREEN DREAMS, FERAL FUTURE Uh oh. Transmission is feeling the fierce of the femme of the punk rock. Meeeee-OW. Sat., May 3, 9pm. Hotel Vegas, 1500 E. Sixth. $8.
INK'S SPRING BRUNCH Inaugural event for new ASA-related fundraising party group (yes, "ink"; yes, as in what comes out of an octopus) for the purpose of "uniting young professionals, advancing the Paul Kirby Emergency Assistance Fund, and promoting safe sex." Sun., May 4, 11am-2pm. Hummingbird House, 12805 Arroyo Doble Dr., Manchaca. $35. www.octopusclub.org.
SHORT STORIES Kiya Heartwood (Wishing Chair, Stealing Horses) presents True Song Tales From the American Edge. Sun., May 4, 7pm. Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd. $10 at door. www.kiyaheartwood.com.
AGLCC MAY LUNCHEON This month: Autumn Cavin Fowlkes of the Solomon Group and yummy Italian food. Get on the list now. These have been filling up fast. Tue., May 6, 11:30am. Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar, 4800 Burnet. $20, $15 member discount. www.facebook.com/aglcc.
BEDPOST QUICKIES: FROM PAGE TO STAGE Yes, it's Bedpost open mic. And boy, do they mean open. First Tuesdays, 7pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. Free. www.facebook.com/bedpostconfessions.
CODA Codependent, gay, bi, men meet. Tuesdays, 7pm. Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, 512/577-3454. By donation. www.codatexas.org.
'ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK': THE REAL STORY Piper Kerman will tell it like it is at this reception, dinner, and book signing raising funds to help CARY4Kids, the Council on At-Risk Youth, AISD division. Wed., May 7, 6-9pm. AT&T Executive Education Center, 1900 University Ave. $150. www.cary4kids.org.
THE THONG JOG LAUNCH PARTY Honor the memory of our beloved Leslie with as little clothing as you can. Come kick off the lead-up to this butt-cheeky fundraiser. Thu., May 8, 10am. Package Menswear, 1114 W. Fifth. $25. www.austinthongjog.com.
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. Free.
SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORTS JIMMY Recent AGLCC prez Jimmy Flannigan has moved on to run for Austin City Council, District 6. We know he's solid on LGBTQ issues; come learn what his priorities are for small biz and another of his important issues: transpo. Thu., May 8, 6:30-8:30pm. Design It With Consignment, 4211 S. Lamar. Free. www.facebook.com/flanniganforaustin.
PAUL VAN DYK PvD, baby and his latest Evolution. Featuring the GoGo Gadgettes. Put on your 1999 boots, darlin'. Thu., May 8, 9pm-2am. Republic Live, 301 W. Fifth. $20. www.facebook.com/realmusiceventstx.
STONEWALL CELEBRATION Austin Pride hosts their fourth annual remembrance of Stonewall with readings and performance, solemn and silly, wistful and wonderful, poignant and proud. Join us on the capitol steps. Thu., June 26, 7-8pm. Texas State Capitol. www.facebook.com/austinpride.
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