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Gay Place: DANDY DOODLE

Go forth and blow it up for the Fourth

By Kate X Messer, Fri., July 4, 2014

Gay Place: DANDY DOODLE

As National LGBT Pride Month rides into the sunset and rolls into the dandy month of yanqui doodles, may you taste the succulence of freedom on your lips and on your hips. And for goodness' sake, get out and blow some shit up. Good.

ON OUR GAYDAR

HAPPY HOUR WITH MS. WRIGHT The legendary Ms. Wright on the black & whites is a great way to kick off your weekend. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free.

QUEER YOGA AUSTIN (NÉE QUEERDALINI) Kundalini and Hatha Yoga in a safe environment, for those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. Queerdalini, Mondays, 7:30pm; Hatha, Thursdays. 7:30pm. Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood. $5+ donations encouraged. www.fb.com/groups/qyogaaustin.

RAINBOW NIGHT Help Silvia Sandoval keep the rainbow glow flowing in the town where the river runs cool and the trains toot on the regular. First Thurs­days, 9:30pm. Fullmoon Saloon, 16480 Hwy. 123 S., San Marcos, 512/396-2288. www.fb.com/rainbownight.

FOURTH OF JULY RED, WHITE, & BLUE BASH Poolside with the Octopeeps. Celebrate your freedom, baby, and raise some money and awareness for the Paul Kirby AIDS Emergency Assistance Fund at ASA. Fri., July 4, 1pm. 4500 Raleigh Circle. www.asaustin.org.

4TH ON 4TH Discounts on booze made in the good ol' U.S.A., plus hot dogs and hamburgers out back. Fri., July 4, 5pm-2am. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. www.fb.com/rainon4th.

FRIDAY NIGHT BEARS A-tisket, a-tasket, check out that bear basket. Big burly gear night with cheap quaff. Fridays, 9pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free. www.theironbear.com.

BIG GAY FREEDOM BRUNCH Red, white, or blue, get your butt down to 219 for Bobby's big brunch, chomping to the sounds of DJ Deftone. Sat., July 5, 11am-3pm. 219 West, 612 W. Sixth. www.fb.com/abcdeevents.

FEATURED ARTIST SERIES: JASON MATTHEWS If you caught the BT II art show or frequented Southside Comics, you might know his work. Reception, Sat., July 5, 6-8pm; exhibit, through July 17. Romani Gallery, 1900 E. 12th. www.studiotricktop.com.

PRIDE BIGGER THAN TEXAS (SA PRIDE) If you can't wait 'til September's Austin Pride, go get a Prideful eyeful at our sistah city to the south, San Antonio, with a Saturday all-day fest featuring the Rainbow Dash and the Running of the Queens High Heel Race and evening parade. Sat., July 5. Festival, 11am; parade, 9pm. Crockett Park, 1300 N. Main, San Antonio. www.fb.com/pridesanantonio.

RUSTY'S LEZZDANCE DJ Kimmy K spins this monthly Rusty's reunion. Sat., July 5, 6pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar. $5. www.fb.com/femaledjkimmyk.

AUSTIN GEAR NIGHT Every first Saturday, cruise the rough trade. First Saturdays, 10pm-2am. Chain Drive, 504 Willow. $3. www.fb.com/chaindriveatx.

MIMOSA SUNDAYS Come get a big XO from Dan X.O. and the crew as you schluck back some free, yummy OJ y champers, that glorious Sunday morning concoction otherwise known as the mimosa. No purchase necessary, but we see you buried knee-deep in the aisles. Summer Sundays, 10am-1pm. Tapelenders Video, 1114 W. Fifth #201. Free. www.tapelenders.com.

DRINK-N-DRAG Xacora Cayne hosts. Tuesdays, 11pm. Mister Tramps Sports Pub & Cafe, 8565 Research. Free. www.eventsxtreme.net.

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

PFLAG NORTH Meet and greet with fellow allies in the cause for love. Second Tuesdays, 6:45pm. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist, 3315 El Salido, Cedar Park. Free. www.pflag-austin.org, www.straightforequality.org.

BOUT TIME KARAOKE Erin O. will set you up. It's up to you to knock it out. Tuesdays, 9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.

JULIE NOLEN'S MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Come support Julie's late-night gig so she can play earlier. Tuesdays in July, 11:45pm-1:45am. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. $5. www.julienolen.com.

QUEER RIDE Search QR on Facebook for up-to-date info on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside. Free.

BINGO & DRAG/POOL TOURNEY Enjoy balls in dark little pockets and/or big hair to make you stare each hump day. Wednesdays: BINGO & Drag, 8pm; Pool, 9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.

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 Regular residencies by DJs Dylan Reece, CBass, and Mouthfeel. Every other Thursday, 9pm. Vulcan Gas Company, 418 E. Sixth. www.fb.com/deepinsideatx.

HO-RIZON

REGISTER FOR AIDS WALK 2014 512/458-2437. www.aidswalkaustin.org.

SAN MARCOS PRIDE 2014 NEEDS YOU! The kids behind Rainbow Night have been hard at work getting SMTX Pride together for September, 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, and especially $ponsor$. Call or email Silvia. Let's do this. 512/644-5637. sylsandoval@gmail.com.

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