Other anarchists want love, too; get in line, pal
In response to last week's shout-out and gratitude to MonkeyWrench, we received an interesting Facebook message from one of the lovelies at Treasure City Thrift. Interesting in that: 1) This Thursday is its big fifth birthday party; 2) an erection of competitive hackles is making itself apparent (to wit: "... it would be embarrassing if MW were better at sending you listings than we are. We are obviously the way gayest of all the collectively run projects in Austin. We're also the gayest of all the anarchist thrift stores in the world"); 3) the submission of "queer ladies," a "hot pink storefront," and a "homemade unicorn hood" as evidence; and 4) anarchists use Facebook. Anarcho purity tests played out on massive corporate data-gathering social media notwithstanding, the aforementioned Treasure City-er did indeed fill out one of our handy online submission forms (austinchronicle.com/submit). And look where we are today. That said, where will we be next week? Will you be here next week? Will you send your listing in on time? Will you get a shout-out? Only your unicorn knows for sure.
ON OUR GAYDAR
SADIE SMYTHE Sassypants Bedpost Confessionser reads from Open All the Way: Confessions From My Open Marriage. Thu., Oct. 27, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 472-2785. www.sadiesopenmarriage.com.
TREASURE CITY THRIFT TURNS 5! What more could a 5-year-old want than cake, a costume contest (with bits you picked up at Treasure City's 25-cent sale, no doubt), and KPRW's Hott Boxxx Think Tank throwing down to celebrate the fifth year of this adorable batch of anarcho thrift mavens? Thu., Oct. 27, 7pm. Treasure City Thrift, 2142 E. Seventh, 524-2820. Free. www.treasurecitythrift.org.
LIZZY CAROLOKE Hey. Don't forget to tip your KJ. And definitely tip your "Best of Austin"-award-winning proprietress of Austin's Best Dive Bar Without a Sign. Fridays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free. www.bernadettesbar.com.
SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS & FLAMETRICK SUBS: CLASS REUNION We received a personal plea from one cuddly Ruby Lamb to please include this for all gayballs with a bent toward Austin Nineties underground stirrings. Fri., Oct. 28, 9pm. ND at 501 Studios, 501 N. I-35, 485-3001. www.satanscheerleaders.com.
DRAGOWEEN: VEGAS – DEAD OR ALIVE See where sin gets you? Hell! Or Sin City. Your pick. We pick this saucy drag show that supports the Austin Roundup recovery conference for LGBTQers taking the first of perhaps 12 or more steps toward clean livin'. 8 & 10:30pm. Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third, 476-9151. $15-250. www.dragoween.com, www.austinroundup.com.
QUEER SPIRITS SHINDIG DJ Chorizo Funk turns it out for ALLGO! What's "it?" Hip-hop, Latin, funk, soul, reggae, dancehall, New Jack, and then some. Sat., Oct. 29, 9:30pm. ND at 501 Studios. $10, $5 advance. www.allgo.org.
RAINBOW NIGHT: MASQUERADE For Bobcats (and friends and townies) who swish and sway to a different beat. This month: San Marqueers rock Halloween. Sat., Oct. 29, 8pm. Gold Crown Billiards, 205 W. San Antonio St., San Marcos, 512/644-5637. www.facebook.com/rainbownight.
WILD FLAG Drew Grow and the Pastors' Wives open for this supergroup of post-punk proportions. Sat., Oct. 29, 8pm. La Zona Rosa, 612 W. Fourth, 263-4146. www.lazonarosa.com.
HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH BASH Hey, gay parents! Rusty's got your LGBTQIA-affirming Halloween party! Kids, pets, costumes – the whole nine (grave) yards. Early in the eve, kids accompanied by adults are welcome to this old-school carnival to benefit OutYouth, Gay Dads Rock, and more. Sun., Oct. 30, 3-5pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. www.rustysaustin.net.
TRICK OR TREAT! The treat is in the form of tarot and Cat Dancing. The trick is in the speed dating that happens at 7pm. Take that any way you want. Mon., Oct. 31, 2-10pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 472-2785. Free. www.catdancing.com.
'BOUT TIME FOR VOLLEYBALL! Missing Charlie's? Need to shed a few before the holidays? Well there's always team play on Wednesday and Sunday nights at everyone's fave up-north gay bar. 'Bout Time, 9601 N. I-35, 832-5339. www.bouttimeaustin.com.
ALLGO'S DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Build altars to honor people, groups – whatever you wish (RSVP with Priscilla.) Or simply come on Wednesday to show respect for what others have built. Wed., Nov. 2, 6:30-8:30pm. ALLGO, 701 Tillery, 472-2001. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.allgo.org.
SUPA STAR KARAOKE Sing along to the empty orchestra on Lip's big stage and get – get this – a free shot for your trouble. Wednesdays, 9pm. Lipstick24, 606 E. Seventh, 474-2950. www.lipstick24austin.com.
CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY CARDS OF LOVE Good ol' Pearle E. Gates is holding a holiday card drive for folks affected by AIDS/HIV. Send an unsealed card (sadly, it has proven necessary to screen all cards for hurtful messages) or many cards. The message of support/love signed by you and/or your family can simply be "Happy Holidays!" or "Merry Christmas!" or whatever you wish. Please put all cards together in a large mailing envelope and forward to Pearle E. Gates, PO Box 836962, Richardson, TX, 75083-6962. email@example.com, www.pearleegates.blogspot.com.
The Gay Place loves you; keep those cards and letters comin’.