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Gay Place: Oonce like you mean it

By Kate X Messer, June 13, 2014, Columns

AIDS Services of Austin takes you way back. (See Sunday.)

ON OUR GAYDAR.

SMALL BUSINESS FORUM & SHOWCASE The governor's office, the Austin Chamber of Commerce, and all of Austin's minority chambers present this showcase for small-biz networking. Free to the general public. Chamber members (of any chamber) may also attend a luncheon at 11am, break-out sessions, and an after-hours social gathering. Thu., June 12, 1-5pm. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd. Free to the general public. www.aglcc.org.

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

DEEP INSIDE Named for a club that (probably) closed before any of these DJs were born, the Vulcan shall feature regular residencies by DJs Dylan Reece, CBass, and Mouthfeel. Visuals by Julian Eternal and Sarah Megan will get you in that pre-1970 vibe. Or not. Every other Thursday, 9pm. Vulcan Gas Company, 418 E. Sixth. www.fb.com/deepinsideatx.

BETH CONSETTA RUBEL OPENING RECEPTION Stunning portraits. Not to be missed. Show runs through Tue., July 1. Opening reception, Fri., June 13, 7pm. New East Arts Gallery, 1601 E. Fifth #106, 512/477-9438. www.bethconsettarubel.com.

GINGER LEIGH Ginger, Nina, Stewart, and Jeff shall rawk you. Fri., June 13, 10pm. Strange Brew Lounge Side, 5326 Manchaca Rd. $12. www.gleigh.com.

FATHER'S DAY BRUNCH & PHOTOS The Handsome Father presents this buffet brunch and great way to celebrate all dads, your dad, or if you are dad. Go, daddy! Sat., June 14, 11am-1pm. Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar, 4800 Burnet Rd., 512/458-1100. $50, children 6-12 $25, 5 and under, free. www.thehandsomefather.org.

'T'AIN'T NOBODY'S BIZNESS' Queer blues divas film screening. Jewelle Gomez narrates this account of some of blues' baddest mamajammas: Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Gladys Bentley, Ethel Waters, and Alberta Hunter. Matt Richardson hosts the Q&A afterward. Sat., June 14, 6pm. Women's Community Center, 1704 San Antonio St. Free. www.womenscommunityctx.org.

CHRISTEENE'S TOUR KICKOFF Sheeeeee's baaaack, just to run right out again. There she goes taking over Europe, one small country at a time. Queer Up Charlie's hosts Christeene, and Mouthfeel and Dylan Reece get you all lubed up. Sat., June 14, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. $5. www.fb.com/christeene.

'MAKE LOVE TO RAGE' The House of Shakur provides the music for Morgan Collado's poetry book release party. Special guests include Amalthea Clemons, Toi Scott, Femmerocious Love, and more. Sat., June 14, 10pm. The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo. www.fb.com/witchymorgan.

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.

MR. & MISS AUSTIN PRIDE PAGEANT 2014 Crown this year's queen and queen or king or whomever. Past winners and titleholders like Joe Fatale, Cupcake, and Kai Lee Mykels shall grace the stage with celebs and hosts Morgan McMichaels, Daniel Esquivel, Nadine Hughes, and Kelly Kline. Sun., June 15, 9pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth. www.austinpride.org.

BEN DE LA CREME FROM RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE This week's RuQueen is Creamy. Sun., June 15, 10pm-2am. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.fb.com/oilcanharrys.

BACK TO THE BOATHOUSE Close your eyes. Then wake up and smell the poppers. For one night only, Austin's favorite hot dog haven transforms into an altogether different sort of wienie shack as original DJs Randy Todd and Dale William take you back, back, back to the Boathouse – all to benefit ASA. Sun., June 15, 5-10pm. Boathouse 2014, 407 Colorado. www.fb.com/aids.services.of.austin.

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 Austin's legendary weekly weekday gay night on Red River. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River. www.fb.com/barbarellaatx.

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.

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