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Gay Place: Where The Girls Go

Where the Girls Go? Right here, queers.

May 30, 2014, Columns

Where The Girls Go

... is a summery name, slightly reminiscent of fidgety, Gidget-y Sixties movies where babes go find boys at the beach. Now take that and twist it all 2014 queer-styley, where "girl" is free to mean "grrrrrl" or "ooh, girl!" and everything in-between. Where the Girls Go/ATX is the Southern spawn of a Washington, D.C., dance party that used to be co-thrown by D.C. party gal Sarah Marloff. She's a "Gay Place"-er now, a bona fide Austinite. Each Friday on the Gay Place online, Sarah recos the weekend's best bets for queer fun. This week, she's throwing a party of her own (see Thursday).

ON OUR GAYDAR

WHAT'S GOIN' ON? Inspired by Brecht, found objects, and Anne Bogart's Viewpoints and starring Morgan Robyn Collado, Kannou, Olivia Jimenez, James McMaster, Smalls McCoy, Saray de Jesus Rosales, and Wendy Vastine. Directed by kt shorb. Thu.-Sun., May 29-31. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. $20, $30 priority seating, $10 student/senior/artist. www.vortexrep.org, www.genenco.org.

'AUSTIN CHRONICLE' AND THE GAY PLACE PRESENT: WHERE THE GIRLS GO/ATX A queer (grrrl) dance party that'll leave you sore come Friday morning with DJs Jeska and Bloodkisses. Cheers, ya queers! Thu., May 29, 9pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. www.facebook.com/wherethegirlsgoatx, www.facebook.com/gayplace.

HIP-POP CO-ED STRIP-OFF DJ Deftone, Rachel Mykels, and Nadine Hughes take you to bareness. Thursdays, 10pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth. www.facebook.com/castroswarehouse.

LGBT BAR: MAY CLE Hey legal eagles, check out this session on post-DOMA tax planning. Includes lunch and a one-hour CLE credit. Fri., May 30, noon. Austin Bar Association, 816 Congress #700, 512/473-2720. www.austinlgbtbar.org.

AUSTIN SONGWRITERS CARE, TOO Check out these lovely voices – Jan Seides, Jean Synodinos, Jessica Shepherd, Katie Gosnell, Kit Holmes, Rusty Nelson, Sue Young, the Better Halves – and more at this benefit for SXSWCares and those injured at SXSW 2014. Fri., May 30, 6:30pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar. $10 suggested donation.

QUEERGRASS Brand New Key and Robin Dunn play for free for thee. Fri., May 30, 7-9pm. In.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd. Free. www.in.gredients.com.

BIG GAY GARAGE SALE "Fabulous for fab-u-less," they say. They also say, "Coffee! Snacks! Weiners!" So, time's a-wastin'. Get over there, buy some junk, benefit aGLIFF. Sat., May 31, 8am-2pm. 1427 Suffolk. Free. www.facebook.com/agliff.

'SOUND OF MUSIC' SING-ALONG Pull out your old SS uniform or Mother Superior habit, and hie thee down to the Paramount for some very warbly warblings of the "Do-Re-Mi" variety. That means you. And you and you. Sat., May 31, 7pm. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470. $45 VIP Single, $75 VIP Pair.

UNDERWEAR (UNDER­BEAR?) NIGHT DJ Todd? Check. Beer buckets? Check. Clothing check? Check. Check that mess at the door. Check. Sat., May 31, 10pm-2am. Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free. www.facebook.com/theironbearatx.

TINA MEET & GREET ON RAINEY The queen of Rainey Street hosts this gathering. Sun., June 1. Con­tainer Bar, 90 Rainey. www.facebook.com/electtinacannon.

SUPER SUNDAYS DIVA & JOSLYN FOX Join Kelly Kline and Jenny McCall for a night of divinity. This week's Ru queen: Mz. Joslyn Fox. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com, www.facebook.com/joslynfox.

NAKED YOGA FOR MEN Everyone has lots of questions about this, like, "What if I get a boner ...?" They have a FAQ for that. 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.

BEDPOST QUICKIES: FROM PAGE TO STAGE Free! 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.

MARIA'S BIG BOOBIE BINGO Bring your big ... BINGO daubers and raise some dough for Austin Pride. First Tuesdays, 7-10pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar. Free. www.facebook.com/austin.pride.official.

RAINBOW NIGHT Help Silvia Sandoval keep the rainbow glow flowing in the town where the river runs cool. 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.

HO-RIZON

SAN MARCOS PRIDE 2014 NEEDS YOU! The kids behind Rainbow Night have been hard at work getting this together, and all's they need is you. Hey, Bobcat Qs, allies, and Austinites who just want to see neighbor pals enjoy the same tolerance and acceptance we feel here in the big city, come lend a hand. San Marcos Pride seeks volunteers, performers, graphic designers and printers, hotel partnerships, vendors, and especially $ponsor$. Call or email Silvia. Coming summer or early fall, 2014. 512/644-5637. sylsandoval@gmail.com.

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. www.facebook.com/austinpride.

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