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Queerbomb turns 5!

By Kate X Messer, June 6, 2014, Columns

Queerbomb is the Word

... is the word ... is the word ... is the word.

On Our Gaydar

LGBTEXAS MEET THE CANDIDATES Come meet LGBT City Council candidates Tina Cannon and Jimmy Flannigan. Thu., June 5, 6:30-8:30pm. 3201 Hollywood.

#WENDYPRIDE: AN EVENING WITH SEN. WENDY DAVIS Wendy's LGBTQ event: Time to put the money where the big grins and lots of lip service have been. Let's get this woman in office before the tea shit really hits the party fan. Fri., June 6, 5:30-7:30pm. Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos. $25-1,000. www.tinyurl.com/wendypride.

QUEER RIDE: QUEERBOMB SETUP The rubber hits the road for Queerbomb. Meet at the Capitol at the South entrance (instead of the street) in the morning to head out with the crew to Pine Street Station to help set up for the big rally! Sat., June 7, 10am. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress. Free. www.fb.com/groups/QRATX.

QUEERBOMB Herein lies the power of the word Queerbomb: Just say it, set a date, and 6-7,000 of your closest, queerest, creative classiest friends, curiously playful mainstream gays, neighbors, lovers, allies, kids, pets, granny-grampies, and supporters will show up at Pine Street Station (in loads of colorful regalia, glitter, facepaint, onesies, baubles, thongs, trinkets, lamé, chiffon, tighty-whities, and perhaps with a life-sized puppet or two), cheer at the rally, hit the street, take over Dirty Sixth, cut up Congress, return via Seventh, then dance the night away at the afterparty. Say it with us, "Queeeeerbomb!" Happy Fifth Birthgay, Queerbomb! Sat., June 7, 6pm. Pine Street Station, 1101 E. Fifth. Free. www.queerbomb.org.

POPULAR SLUT CLUB Girlfriend, Deep Inside, and Kitty Buick host this afterparty after the afterparty. Sat., June 7, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. Free. www.fb.com/girlfriendatx, www.fb.com/deepinsideatx.

RUSTY'S LEZZDANCE DJ KimmyK spins this monthly Rusty's reunion. Sat., June 7, 6pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar. $5.

GAY GOSPEL BRUNCH Drag brunch starring CupCake, The-J'Adore of-Austin Pilar Salt, Louisianna Purchase, Althea Trix, Lavender LaFleur, and Kitty Buick, plus GF spinning and a build-your-own-Bloody-Mary bar. Sun., June 8, noon. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. Free. www.fb.com/girlfriendatx.

CANDIDATE MEET & GREET Another meet-and-greet with Tina Cannon. Sun., June 8, 2pm. Gables Grandview Clubhouse, 6500 Champion Grandview Way. www.facebook.com/electtinacannon.

GOODBYE WILLOW STREET: A PRIDE PICNIC Vive le Chan Dreev. It's really happening. The bar that hung on to that crazy, storied location for as long as it could, is now moving. Thanks, progress. Come share or listen to memories and one last cook-out/picnic. Sun., June 8, 3pm-2am. Chain Drive, 504 Willow. www.fb.com/ChainDriveATX.

TEXAS 'T' DANCE T dances usually mean a relaxing Sunday afternoon. Leave it to Texans to bring a mechanical bull. Yee-haw! Sun., June 8, 4pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. $50 and up.

RAIN LIVE Serafia and Night Drive inaugurate Rain's first night of this new live music series. Interactive games and vendors, too. Sun., June 8, 8pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free. www.rainon4th.com, www.serafia.com, www.nightdrivemusic.com.

SUPER SUNDAYS DIVA & JOSLYN FOX Join divas Kelly Kline and Jenny McCall for a night of divinity, featuring special guests each week, plus a new Ru queen from RuPaul's Drag Race. This week: Mz. Joslyn Fox. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com, www.fb.com/joslynfox.

FREE BUFFET It's about time someone served up some yummy free grub all week long to soak up all those drink specials. Mon.-Fri., 5-7pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.

DRINK-N-DRAG Xacora Cayne hosts. Weekly performers include: Jame Perry, Mai Flirt, Brandi Williams, Cici Carerra Ortiz, and Kara Foxx Paris. Tuesdays, 11pm. Mister Tramps Sports Pub & Cafe, 8565 Research. Free. www.eventsxtreme.net.

TUEZGAYZ Dependably fruitastic. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River. www.fb.com/barbarellaatx.

PFLAG NORTH Fellow allies in the cause for love. Second Tuesday of every month, 6:45pm. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido, Cedar Park. Free. www.pflag-austin.org, www.straightforequality.org.

NINA DIAZ That voice! Girl in a Coma's frontwoman holds down a croony fort at the Belmont for the month of June. Just wait 'til she breaks the really, really big time. Then you can say you saw her "when." June 11, June 18, June 25, 9pm. The Belmont, 305 W. Sixth. $7, $5 advance. www.fb.com/ninadiazmusic.

PFLAG SOUTH Family is nice; allied family is love. Second Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf. Free. www.pflag-austin.org.


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