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Prove how much you love SM and help San Marcos have their first Pride!

By Kate X Messer, June 27, 2014, Columns

From Stonewall to SM

San Marcos, silly. See the first blurb and the last. Now, don'tcha feel proud? You can. You should. 'Tis the (Pride) season.

On Our Gaydar

STONEWALL CELEBRATION Austin Pride hosts their 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, 1100 Congress. www.fb.com/austinpride.

PATRICE PIKE Take a hike, and see the Pike. Thursdays, 8-10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar, 512/448-2552. www.fb.com/patricepikeband.

'SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS' Olin Meadows stars in this Agape Actors production of Broadway play about the relationship between a dance instructor and his student. Thu.-Sat., June 26-28. Black Box Theater–Eastview, 4490 E. University, Georgetown. $20 (students and seniors, $15). www.agapeactors.wordpress.com.

DEEP INSIDE Named for a club that featured light shows and groovy music. (Not much has changed.) Check out these 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 East 6th. www.fb.com/deepinsideatx.

TOM GRRL With Benny the Jet Rodriguez, Prince, and Hidden Ritual. Thu., June 26, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River.

OH, QUEER MOON! Chandra Namaskar leads this old-school series held in the rhythm/timing of the moon. Fri., June 27, 8pm. Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood. $10-$20 sliding scale. www.fb.com/likeyogavolta.

NIGHT OF SASS With Mandy Rowden and Billy Abel. Fri., June 27, 9:30pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar. Free.

QUEER & TRANS YOGA Come explore embodiment and transformation in this safe environment led by Jacoby Ballard. Sat., June 28, 4-7pm. Dharma Yoga, 3110 Guadalupe. www.dharma-yoga.net.

CINEMA EAST SCREENING Approaching the Elephant. Sat., June 28, 7-11pm. French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos St. $2-5. www.cinemaeastaustin.com.

BEARGASM: GYM JOX The "College Edition" features the Battle Wolves softball team selling shots to raise some dough. Sat., June 28, 9pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. www.fb.com/groups/battlewolves.

THE STARS OF THE CENTURY The stars at night shine big and bright, deep in the heart of Bout Time. Fourth Saturdays, 10pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.

LAST SPLASH SWIM CLUB Holy Ghost! and Learning Secrets spin on the Wet Deck. Sun., June 29, 1-7pm. W Hotel, 200 Lavaca $25-250. www.transmissionevents.com.

QUEERISTENTIAL CRISES What does it mean to be a queer artist in Austin? Explore that particular work-life balance equation in this performance. Sun., June 29, 6pm. Badlands, 1203 Chicon.

SUPER SUNDAYS DIVA SHOW A night of divinity, featuring special guests each week, plus a new Ru queen from RuPaul's Drag Race. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 512/320-8823. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.

I GIVE! I SCREAM! FOR ICE CREAM! Tell 'em you're there for Care Communities, and then get 20% off your purchase. Mon., June 30, 11am-9pm. Amy's Ice Creams, 5624 Burnet Rd., 512/538-2697. www.fb.com/thecarecommunities.

PLANET FABULOUS KARAOKE What's more fabulous than Murrah Noble? You, signing up for a song. Mon., June 30, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River, 512/524-1111. www.fb.com/planetfabulous.

HOMO ARIGATO: 'SISTER ACT' Monday nunday funday: Whooopi! Last Mondays, 9:30pm. Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320. $10. www.fb.com/mouthfeelatx.

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

BEDPOST QUICKIES Bedpost open mic. And boy, do they mean open. First Tuesdays, 7pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. Free. www.fb.com/bedpostconfessions.

BETH CONSETTA RUBEL CLOSING RECEPTION Last chance to see this gorgeous art, including works inspired by the "brown paper bag test," a ritual once practiced by certain African-American sororities and fraternities to discriminate against pledges who were "too black." Tue., July 1, 7pm. New East Arts Gallery, 1601 E. Fifth #106. www.bethconsettarubel.com.

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

S.A.S.S. NIGHT South Austin Singer Songwriters welcome Kalu James, Julie Nolen, Ginger Thompson, and Alicia Adkins. Wed., July 2, 9pm. Baker St. Pub & Grill, 3003 S. Lamar. Free.

Ho-rizon

SMTX PRIDE IS ON!!!!! San Marcos Pride has set dates and extended its sights to not just a fest but a parade and a day-swim/float on the lovely San Marcos river. Whoooo! The kids behind Rainbow Night have been hard at work getting this together, and all's they need is all of us. Don't you want to see our 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, printers, more in-kind partnerships, vendors, and especially $ponsor$. Call or email Silvia. Let's do this. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 5-7. San Marcos Square, VFW, and River. 512/644-5637. sylsandoval@gmail.com.


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