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Where The Girls Go/ATX: Mix It Up Edition

Your best bets at finding the ladiez and friendz this weekend

By Sarah Marloff, 3:25PM, Fri. May. 9

As a self-proclaimed dance-a-holic, sometimes a change of scenery does my two-steppin' heart some good. And this weekend is all about shaking things up, belly laughs, and just a touch of disco.

Don’t you worry. You’ll reach your queer quota, too.


Friday: Bust out of the typical, beloved Red River Friday and take yourself to The Belmont instead (fret not, RR: We can't quit you!). Why? Besides the headlining LCD Soundsystem tribute, the queer-girl fronted Whiite Walls opens. Disco fix, fixed. Hey. I can’t not suggest any dancing all weekend. Sheesh.

Suggestion: Take your Friday night game up a notch and get swanky this evening.


Saturday: Go high society for the night and hit the theatre. Church of the Passionate Cat is a theatrical “film noir detective whodunit with a jazz age revivalist ritual like you've never experienced before,” or so exclaims the event’s page. Put on by Austin’s Underbelly Theater, this story is loaded with dance, metaphysical mystery, and intrigue. Are you not intrigued?

Suggestion: Stay sassy, get classy. If you can’t make it tonight you’re in luck, cuz it’s running every night this weekend and next.


Sunday: Moms. We all have one, some of us have two, some of us have grandmas or aunts who are basically moms. Celebrate them – or commiserate about having one – at Bookwoman’s annual Mother’s Day Event. There’s a long list of performers, including Katy Koonce and Paige Schilt. Bookwoman promises these readers have “absolutely have no business being a mother or having one; readers who do things in unexpected ways, or have unacceptable thoughts and/or approaches to being a mom or having one.” Liz Belile hosts what’s sure to be a gut-laughing good time.

Suggestion: Call your mom! It is Mother’s Day, after all. Or if she’s local, bring her with you!

Until next week, babes.

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