Gay Place: Way Beyond Funday

Just like every other day in the Austin week Sunday is way more than Bloody Marys and brunch

Raven & Jujubee, back for more punishment 
(see Sunday)
Raven & Jujubee, back for more punishment (see Sunday)

When did Sunday eclipse the Tea Dance paradigm into full weekend status? Exhausting Austin.

ON OUR GAYDAR

FEATURED ARTIST SERIES: JASON MATTHEWS If you caught the BTII art show or frequented Southside comics, you might know his work. Last night. Romani Gallery, 1900 E. 12th. www.studiotricktop.com.

QUEER LIFE DRAWING This episode's themes: "Drapes, Grapes, and Body Shapes." Thu., July 17, 7:30-9pm. The Q Austin, 3408 West Ave. www.fb.com/theqaustin.

SHEBOOKS SHEBANG WITH MARION WINIK E-books from Shebooks and a delightful ol' pal/expat (who used to galavant all around this town and even contribute to this very paper). Thu., July 17, 7-9pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar. www.marionwinik.com.

ANNUAL PRIDE CONCERT If you've not been to one of these concerts, do yourself the edifying favor. Mr. Russell Reed & co. have raised the dough-re-mi to bring the works of Ben Weber, Julius Eastman, and more, aka high art, your way. The gay way. Thu., July 17, 7:30pm. St. James' Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd. www.austinchambermusic.org.

ILL-ESHA The illinest Esha in the land, with Ben Aqua and Sharkweek. Thu., July 17, 9pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $9-11. www.fb.com/ill.esha.music.

AGLIFF-POLARI FUNDRAISER Frank Genco, Clay Smith, and Midtown Title throw a party to raise dough for our way gay film fest. Fri., July 18,7-10pm. $20-35. Austin Title Midtown Office, 3009 N. Lamar. www.agliff.org.

RED HOT This is the summer party to benefit Project Transitions. Fri., July 18, 5-10pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.projecttransitions.org.

OH, QUEER MOON! These happen around the moon. Fri., July 18, 8-9pm. Soma Vida. $10-20 sliding scale. www.somavida.net.

'AUSTIN CHRONICLE' COOKOUT Soaking in Riders Against the Storm (and many more) while nourishing to Cazamance? All to benefit SIMS? Yes, please. Keep an eye out for some Gay Placers. Sat., July 19, 5pm-12mid. The Scoot Inn, 1308 E. Fourth. austinchronicle.com/cookout.

BEARGASM: HEROES & VILLAINS A superbearo night featuring guest DJ Robbie Rob all the way from SLC. Sat., July 19, 9pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth.

RIDE, SWIM & WRAP PARTY Hill Country Ride for AIDS is hosting a sweet li'l Wimberley trek around Jacob's Well to celebrate another year. Sun., July 20, 8:30am. Jacob's Well, 221 Woodacre, Wimberley. www.fb.com/hillcountryrideforaids.

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. Summer Sundays, 10am-1pm. TapeLenders Video, 1114 W. Fifth #201. Free. www.tapelenders.com.

SASS NIGHT This week with Mandy Rowden. Sun., July 20, 3pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. Free.

SUPER SUNDAYS DIVA SHOW WITH RAVEN & JUJUBEE Join divas Kelly Kline and Jenny McCall for a night of divinity, featuring special guests Ru queens Raven & Jujubee from RuPaul's Drag Race. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.

JULY JAZZY MIXER Improvise your way though this mixer. Mon., July 21, 7-10pm. Brass House, 115-B San Jacinto. Free.

AUDITIONS FOR 'AN IDEAL HUSBAND' Check this north-of-Austin theatre company's site for a full list of characters for a production of this Oscar Wilde play happening this fall. Mon., Tue., & Fri., July 21, 22, & 25, 7:30pm. Black Box Theater, Eastview High School, 4490 E. University, Georgetown. www.agapeactors.com/auditions.

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

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

SUMMER LOVIN': FREE BEDPOST CONFESSIONS Lotsa nice li'l nooks and crannies at the Butterfly for you to get your confessin' on. Free audience appreciation event. Wed., July 23, 7pm. Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 2307 Manor. Free. www.bedpostconfessions.com.

DEEP INSIDE AT THE VULCAN 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.

HO-RIZON

QUEER YOUTH MEDIA PROJECT Polari/aGLIFF hosts this one-week summer workshop to introduce LGBTQ and ally youths to filmmaking. Mon.-Fri., July 21-25 & July 28-Aug 1, 10am-3pm. Austin School of Film, 1634 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/236-8877. Free. info@agliff.org, www.agliff.org/qymp.

SAN MARCOS PRIDE 2014 NEEDS YOU! San Marcos Pride is a go. Whoooo! The kids behind Rainbow Night have been hard at work getting this 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, graphic designers and printers, hotel partnerships, vendors, and especially $ponsor$. Call or email Silvia. Let's do this. Coming September, 2014. 512/644-5637. sylsandoval@gmail.com.

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Austin LGBTQ, Annual Pride Concert, Chamber music, Queer Life Drawing, Bedpost Confessions, Julie Nolan, Beargasm, AGLIFF, Polari, San Marcos Pride

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