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Brandy Bugatti
Brandy Bugatti

GET IT IN, GET IT ON Friends, we can't tell you what it means to us when you send us email or use our handy dandy online Gay Place/Calendar event submission form (austinchronicle.com/submit) and don't wait for us to scour the wicked thatch of social media to find your very important, very alluring, very desirable events – events we guarantee our readers would like to know about. So, this week (drumroll, please), we say, "Hats off, MonkeyWrench, for sending us your stuff!" You, too, can be like those fabulous culture-jammers and get listed right here in the Gay Place. For Emma Goldman's sake, if a bunch of earnest anarchists can fill out a form, lord knows you gaywads can, too.

ON OUR GAYDAR

DOO-WOP & DROP IT DJs Amerykah, Isabel J., and I Wanna Be Her spin the best of the Fifties and Sixties, and you get all Fonzie on the dance floor. Thu., Oct. 20, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. $2 donation for OutYouth but no one turned away. www.facebook.com/#!/girlfriendatx.

'MISS REPRESENTATION' A screening of the new doc about images of women in mass media, featuring hot shots like Pelosi, Couric, Maddow, Cho, and even Condi, whose own representations have posed difficulties. Thu., Oct. 20, 7:30pm. Lipstick24, 606 E. Seventh, 633-3851. Free. www.missrepresentation.org.

MOUTHFEEL Is it crunchy and cold like a sno-cone or smooth and cool like crème brûlée? You decide. Alternating Thursdays. 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. Free. www.facebook.com/mouthfeelatx.

'QUEER STATE(S)' LUNCH BREAK: 'RED WITHOUT BLUE' Check out this doc about gender, identity, and twinship. BYO lunch (drinks provided) and hang with the UT GSC. Thu., Oct. 20, noon. Visual Arts Center, 23rd & Trinity, 471-1108. Free. www.utvac.org.

Q AUSTIN Q stands for cute. And these cute fellas are on a mission to fight HIV/AIDS with a variety of ongoing social events. Volunteer and internship opportunities available. Q Boyz, 3408 West Ave. 420-8557. Free. qboyz@qboyz.org, www.qaustin.org.

LIZZY CAROLOKE Hey. Don't forget to tip your KJ. And definitely tip "Best of Austin"-award-winning proprietress of Austin's Best Dive Bar Without a Sign. And here's a tip: You are a great singer. Don't you dare not share. Fridays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport Blvd. Free. www.bernadettesbar.com.

A NIGHT OF PINK Oooh, pink! And ooh, lesbians! Dino's back at Lipstick, and she's throwing a breast cancer benefit featuring drag, raffles, and, well, it wouldn't be a lez fundraiser without beer pong and flip cup. Sat., Oct. 22, 9pm. Lipstick24, 606 E. Seventh, 474-2950. www.lipstick24austin.com.

LAST MEN Reception/signing with Texas-native NY artist Adam Shecter for this companion piece to his work that is currently part of Queer State(s). Sat., Oct. 22, 5:30-7:30pm. Domy Books, 913 E. Cesar Chavez, 476-3669. Free. www.domybookstore.com/austin/atx_invites/adamshecter.html.

LEZMINGLE SATURDAYS Our ol' pals from Yellastud and Re LauRen Entertainment present this new weekly LGBT hip-hop spot. This week, DJ Munk, Dallas' Brandy Bugatti, and the stud/femme calendar photo shoot afterparty. That's right, that's right. Saturdays, Club Mexita's, 1109 N. I-35, 467-4444. $5 till 12mid, $10 after. www.yellastud.com.

LUCAS SILVEIRA Cliks front fella Lucas S. has a present for you: It's his brand spankin' new rekkid called Mockingbird, and he's coming here to share it with you, just you. Just you and him. Solo. Intimate. Sat., Oct. 22, 9pm. GoGo Bar, 209 W. Fifth, 512/633-3851. $10. www.thecliks.com.

QUEER STATE(S) SYMPOSIUM It's a who's who of Queer State(s) proportions (Lisa Moore, Ixchel Rosal, Risa Puleo, Andy Campbell, Chelsea Weathers, Nathan Lee, Leah Devun, and Jonathan D. Katz), all to discuss those very queer states. Sat., Oct. 22, 9am-5pm. UT Art Building, Rm. 1.102, 471-1108. Free. www.utvac.org.

ROCK OUT LOUD Best Best Best Friends, Jonny Gray, Return to Coda, Lucas Silveira of the Cliks, DJ Mouthfeel, and some surprise guests on wheels rawk for OutYouth. Sat., Oct. 22, 8pm. GoGo Bar, 209 W. Fifth. Free. www.facebook.com/rockoloud.

(A)SEXUAL Screening of Angela Tucker doc for Asexual Awareness Week. Mon., Oct. 24, 7pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free. www.monkeywrenchbooks.org.

MIDTOWNE SPA FREE PASS Yo, Hunky Brewster: Get on the Midtowne site, and click on the Free Pass link to get free admission to some steamy relief. 18 and up, no alcohol. Midtowne Spa, 5815 Airport edit, 302-9696. www.midtowne.com.

LISTEN TO OUTCAST! Tweak your knobs to 91.7FM: It's OutCast with Stephen Rice and friends. Listen as they welcome and grill guests from every band of the rainbow. KOOP = queer, yo! Tuesdays, 6-7pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM. www.koop.org, www.outcastaustin.com.

HO-RIZON

HIV/AIDS & AGING SYMPOSIUM Geared toward caregivers but open to all, this event will explore the effects on HIV/AIDS on an aging population. Keynote speaker: Dr. James Masten. Register online now. Fri., Nov. 4, 8am-2pm. Meals on Wheels and More, 3227 E. Fifth, 804-3682. $10 for registration; $5 more for social work CEUs. www.hivandaging.wordpress.com.

VEGAS: DEAD OR ALIVE See where sin gets you? Hell! Or Sin City. Your pick. We pick Dragoween, this saucy, creepy drag show that supports the Austin Roundup recovery conference for LGBTQers taking the first of perhaps 12 or more steps toward clean livin'. Sat., Oct. 29, 8 & 10:30pm. Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third, 476-9151. $15-250. www.dragoween.com, www.austinroundup.com.

(GENDER)QUEER ZINES/(GENDER)QUEER ART Damn, we love print media. And we especially love alt-print media. The Sir/Ma'am and Something for Nothings zines give voice to those outside the hegemonic gender straight lines. Come hear some of the contribs and creators share their work. Thu., Oct. 27, 7pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free. www.monkeywrenchbooks.org.

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