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Who knew the guys at Chain Drive had a "soft" opening?

By Kate X Messer, Fri., Aug. 8, 2014

It's up and running, li'l piggies.
It's up and running, li'l piggies.

OH, YOU'VE REOPENED?

We hope you've retained that manly Greco-Roman vibe.

ON OUR GAYDAR

BRIGHT NOW BEYOND The Chronicle's own theatre daddy, Robert Faires (the Scarecrow) joins Jomama Jones (Ozma) in Daniel Alexander Jones and Bobby Halvorson's wicked take on the next chapters of the land of Oz. Thu.-Sat., July 31-Aug. 23, 8pm. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886. $20; $15 students w/ ID; 2-for-1 tickets, July 31 and Aug. 7; $50, VIP, Aug. 9 only. brightnowbeyond.bpt.me.

CHAIN DRIVE GRAND REOPENING Hey pigs, check out the new digs of Austin's old-school leather bar, right around the corner from the old one and in the old Agora Sports Bar/Rainey's Backyard. Chain Drive, 84 East (Southbound I-35 access road), 512/480-9017. BYOB 'til the permit kicks in. www.chain-drive.com.

FOXYQUEERS AT THE W It's a new group of foxes and queers ... or queer foxes, and this week, they invite you to the rooftop pool at the W, the WET Deck. It takes a separate RSVP, but it's worth the clicks. Thu., Aug. 7, 5-8:30pm. The W Hotel. Search Foxy­queers on Facebook. www.whotelaustin.com/forms/ondeck.

THE Q GRAND OPENING Open house for Austin's young dude drop-in center. Fri., Aug. 8, 6-9pm. The Q, 2906 Medical Arts. www.fb.com/theqaustin.

NOCTUARY Gigi Grinstad's indoor forest featuring Katie Rose Pipkin. Fri., Aug. 8, 8pm-12mid. Little Pink Monster Gallery, 1913 E. 17th, 512/810-8281. www.fb.com/littlepinkmonstergallery.

THE GLAM SQUAD Glam is queen once a month at BT II. Second Saturdays. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.

MIMOSA SUNDAY 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, 512/472-0844. Free. www.tapelenders.com.

SUPER SUNDAYS DIVAS W/ DETOX Join divas Kelly Kline and Jenny McCall for a night of divinity, featuring a special guest each week. This week: Detox from RuPaul's Drag Race. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.

TUEZGAYZ Dependably fruitastic: Austin's legendary weekly weekday gay night on Red River. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River, 512/476-7766. www.fb.com/barbarellaatx.

COMPETITIVE OPEN PLAY Just as it sounds, gay Austin b-ballers. Join in on the dribble. Tue., Aug. 12, 6-9pm. First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca, 512/478-5684. www.fb.com/atxgbl.

PFLAG NORTH monthly meeting Meet and greet with fellow allies in the cause for love. Second Tuesday of every month, 6:45pm. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido, Cedar Park, 512/302-3524. Free. www.pflag-austin.org, www.straightforequality.org.

POP TRIVIA TUESDAY Lady Grackle Birdbreath and Nadine Hughes want to pop your hairy pop cherry and then some at this capital Q quiz. Mention our peeps at Austin Pride for 10% off chow. Second Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Boardwalk Burgers & Fries, 3103 S. Lamar. www.austinpride.org.

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, 512/448-2552. $5. www.fb.com/julienolenmusic, www.julienolen.com.

THIS IS THE PLACE Lesbutante & the Boss say: Get social! Get down! Get funky! Get crunk! Come dance like Shane and Alice at the cast party for Lez Girls! Wed., Aug. 13, 7pm. Upstairs on Trinity, 601 Trinity. www.fb.com/thelesbutanteandtheboss.

NATIONAL KARAOKE LEAGUE Sing it, sang it, and swang it! Wednesdays, 8-10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. 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.

RELIGION & THE LGBT COMMUNITY Join the Log Cabin crew as they host speakers Rev. Alycia Erickson with MCC Austin and Pastor Ron Trimmer with Hope United Georgetown. Thu., Aug. 14, 6-8pm. The Departure Lounge, 311 W. Fifth #102. Free. president@logcabinaustin.us, www.fb.com/logcabinaustin.

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

HO-RIZON

REGISTER FOR AIDS WALK 2014 Sun., Oct. 19. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe. www.aidswalkaustin.org.

LGBT BEACH CAMPOUT IN CORPUS Beach baby, beach baby, come see the sun rise with family. It's a weekend-long campout right on water's edge with a buncha queers in Corpus. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 15-17. Off Zahn Road at Packery Channel. Search Facebook for the event "LGBT San Antonio PRIDE Camping on the Beach Event in C.C. TX."

SEX TOY RECYCLING Every closet purge, you run into it – that slab of silicone or whatever, the one that reminds you of ... you know who. What the hell do you do with an old dong? Or buzzing egg? Or Fleshlight? Why, you recycle it, of course. Participate in Q Toys recycling program, and get a $5 certificate for your trouble ... and for a less stressful closet. Q Toys, 6800 Burnet Rd. www.qtoysaustin.com.

SAN MARCOS PRIDE 2014 NEEDS YOU! All's they need is you. Hey, Bobcat Qs, allies, and Austinites who just want to see neighbor pals enjoy the luv we feel here in the big city, come lend a hand and help our pals in SMTX. San Marcos Pride seeks volunteers, performers, graphic designers and printers, hotel partnerships, vendors, and especially $ponsor$. Call or email Silvia. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 5-7. 512/644-5637. sylsandoval@gmail.com.


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