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Our pals at Bernadette's have graciously agreed to let us glitter up their hizzz for a special weekly happy hour through the holidays called Mail Art with Dandy. We were so touched by the video circulating on stupid Facebook about contributing to the Occupy movement (which we assert shall inadvertently assist our beloved, beleaguered Postal Service) by sending postage-paid return envelopes back to banks, and by Pearle E. Gates' call for holiday cards, that we have decided to host a weekly craft night. We will provide some basic cardstock and art supplies, some tunes, and the chance to hang out, all low-key-like with like-minded queers at our fave Airport Boulevard dive. Hope to see you there, T-square!


BEDPOST CONFESSIONS Join Julie Gillis, Sadie Smythe, Mia Martina, Julie Sunday, Adam Sultan, Sophia Agapedis, Keith Ruckus, and more naughties before your furniture spills the beans. Thu., Nov. 10, 8pm. 29th Street Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 510/213-0517. Free.,

LIZZY CAROLOKE Hey. Don't forget to tip your KJ. And definitely tip the "Best of Austin"-winning proprietress of Austin's Best Dive Bar Without a Sign – which now has a sign. D'oh! Fridays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport Blvd. Free.

MC SWEET TEA & THE HEADBAND with No Mas Bodas and Agent Ribbons. Another dream bill. Do not miss. Fri., Nov. 11, 10pm. Skinny's Ballroom, 115 San Jacinto, 476-1962. $5.

PSYCHIC FLAIR AND WELLNESS EXPLOSION! Oooh, our fav-o-rite TV psy-chick, Arcie Cola, aka the OraCola, shall lay it all out for you on 11/11/11. Seers, soothsayers, seances, and the Procbaborgany Collective, all to look into that dark hole that is your soul. Look for us at 11:11pm. We'll be in our cups. Fri., Nov. 11, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. Donations encouraged.

BANDS AT BERN'S Our cozy li'l Airport Boulevard dive bar hosts Iron Felix, Skyscratchers, and Houston bands Co-Pilot and Odessa. Sat., Nov. 12, 8pm. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport Blvd. $3.

SUPA STAR KARAOKE Sing a song on Lip's big stage and get – get this – a free shot. Wednesdays, 9pm. Lipstick24, 606 E. Seventh, 474-2950.

OKIN THE PANDA BEAR FINDS HIS FAMILY Nope. This is not another gathering of burly buddies lookin' for love (although there's no reason it couldn't be). This is the Austin release of "a magical tale about diversity, adoption, deaf culture, and non-traditional families," with a reading by author Jeff Lutes and an ASL interpreter. Fun and good vibes for all! Sun., Nov. 13, 2-4pm. Barnes & Noble Arboretum, 10000 Research #158, 418-8985. Free.

BENEFIT FOR HECTOR & KELLY The Wonder Twin powers of Bern's and Bouldin Creek shall activate in this friends-in-a-legal-pickle fundraiser featuring vegan sustenance, an awesome raffle, and a DJ. Mon., Nov. 14. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport Blvd. Donation.

QUEERDALINI YOGA Yup. It's Kundalini in a safe environment for those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. Mondays, 7-8:15pm. Guari Movement Studio, 1627 Barton Springs Rd., Donations encouraged.

MAIL ART WITH DANDY Gay Place presents a craft night to: A) make and send cards to incarcerated queers and folks living with HIV/AIDS, B) get crafty with new pals, and C) stick it to the man. Wednesdays, 7-10pm. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport Blvd.,

'BOUT TIME FOR VOLLEYBALL! Miss Charlie's? Need to shed a few before the holidays? Well, there's team play on Wednesday and Sunday nights and pickup games every day at everyone's fave up-north gay bar. 'Bout Time, 9601 N. I-35, 832-5339.

KARAOKE WITH KRAMER Croon with the Krame, or whatever nickname you want to call him. Wednesdays, 9:30pm. Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.

TEXAS EXES LGBT NETWORK HAPPY HOUR Network with this multigenerational array of fellow cutie Q Texas Exes, and if you see an especially cute one, hook 'em! Thu., Nov. 17, 5pm. J Black's, 710-B W. Sixth, 433-6954. Free.,

ESTHER'S FOLLIES: BARAKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Esther's troupe spoofs Obama and beyond with this tarty, cross-dressing send-up of everyone's fave midnight movie. Through November. Thursdays, 8pm; Fridays & Saturdays, 8 & 10pm. Esther's Pool, 525 E. Sixth, 320-0553. $20-27 (discounts available Thursdays & Fridays for seniors and military).

DJ BOOGAR WON Nah, you didn't lose the war on allergies. It's just a DJ. Thu., Nov. 17, 9pm. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport Blvd.

MOUTHFEEL Is it crunchy and cold like a sno-cone or smooth and cool like crème brûlée? Is it a pizza or a chicken? You decide. Now on alternating Thursdays. 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. Free.


BEARRACUDA NEW YEAR'S EVE Ooooh, call it a New Bear's Eve! Details a-comin'. Watch this space! Sat., Dec. 31, 8pm. ND at 501 Studios, 501 N. I-35, 485-3011. $15.

CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY CARDS OF LOVE Good ol' Pearle E. Gates is holding a holiday card drive for folks affected by AIDS/HIV. Please forward all cards to Pearle E. Gates, PO Box 836962, Richardson, TX 75083-6962.,

HOW TO STUFF A WILD TURKEY Lone Star Leathermen and drag family Castle LittleMore throw down for a most grateful dragstavaganza. Sat., Nov. 19, 9-11pm. Town N Country, 1502 W. Ben White, 445-9122.

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