Happy New Year's Gay!
By Kate X Messer, Fri., Dec. 30, 2011
Endings are beginnings. We can't wait. It's a new day. There's so much ghey going on this week before year's end. Also, do check our Calendar New Year's Eve section. Then stay tuned and check in next week/year as your GP krewe – Kate X, Andy, Rob, Julie, Frank, and Daniel – weighs in on the Top Gayest 10s of the past year. Happiest of homos, pals!
ON OUR GAYDAR
AGLCC ELECTIONS Hey, active Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce members, you can influence how our LGBT chamber is run, come vote. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Thu., Dec. 29, 5:30-7:30pm. Hugo's Restaurant y Tequila Bar, 300-A S. Lamar, 474-4846. Free. www.aglcc.org.
BEARRACUDA NYE Celebrate New Bear's Eve with Folsom Street vet DJ Ted Eiel (Chunkhouse – Chicago). (Last Bearracuda 'til summer!) Through Dec. 31. ND at 501 Studios, 501 N. I-35, 485-3011. $15. www.bearracuda.com.
LAST HOMOSCOPE CINEMA LAB OF 2011 This "program of four films is designed with transition in mind, from one year to the next, one country to another, to our ever changing queer bodies and spirits." Thu., Dec. 29, 8-10pm. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress, 443-3688. Donations; no one turned away.
NAKIA LIVE Soul man 'Kia sings it at Skinny's. Thu., Dec. 29, 8-9pm. Skinny's Ballroom, 115 San Jacinto, 476-1962. Free. www.nakia.net, www.facebook.com/events/348052951877635.
PATRICE PIKE LIVE Catch Austin's seventh sister and fave daughter. Thu., Dec. 29, 8-11pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar, 448-2552. Free. www.facebook.com/events/253814311339659.
QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT! These two New Orleans nuts will be joined by Mind Spiders, the Manatees, and Flesh Lights. One of the the last Red River Emo's shows ever. Thu., Dec. 29, 9pm. Emo's, 603 Red River, 505-8541. $12; $10 in advance. www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/76463.
TRILLIANT THURSDAY Procbaborgany Collective throws it, two Thursdays in a row, featuring DJs Lotic and Moral Support. Dec. 22 & 29, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133.
BEARRACUDA NYE PRE-PARTY DJ C-Rail in the basement: the pre-grrrsur to the big party. Fri., Dec. 30, 10pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth, 482-8993. Free. www.theironbear.com.
ALL TOMORROWS PARTY: A WARHOL FACTORY NYE Pump up your silver pillows. Who will be Ondine? And who will dance the whip? Photo booth, DJs, a Champagne toast, and more. Sat., Dec. 31, 8-11pm. Hotel San José, 1316 S. Congress, 444-7322. Free. www.facebook.com/events/185662281523235.
NEW YEAR'S EVE 1977 Faux Blondie, Talking Heads, Runaways, etc., courtesy of a host of local realness, ring you in. Sat., Dec. 31, 8pm-2am. 29th Street Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 480-9562. Free. www.facebook.com/events/139730969466274.
NYE @ CUC Aside from it being a new year and all, it's also Tamara's b-day! Whoot! Giveaways, bands, DJs, three stages! Sat., Dec. 31, 8pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. $5. www.facebook.com/events/178458898911670.
A*FAB NYE Toast Austin's fab LGBT community with the Susan Arbuckle Band. Sat., Dec. 31, 9pm-2am. Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Rd., 477-1234. $110 per person, $1,000 per table (10 seats). www.afabaustin.com.
BERNADETTE'S REOPENS New Year's Eve it up at this cozy Eastside dive bar. Sat., Dec. 31, 9pm. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport.
NYE W/ DJ BJ Free and festive with balloon drop and champers for our fave northerly neighborly gheys. Sat., Dec. 31, 9pm. 'Bout Time, 9601 N. I-35, 832-5339. Free.
VOLK: NYE How did you come to be lost? By watching Dr. Zhivago waaaay too many times, you freaky Russophile, you. Expect angels pouring shit down your throat, horse-drawn everything, and the commensurate peep show. Wouldn't be Justine's without one. Sat., Dec. 31, 9pm. Justine's Brasserie, 4710 E. Fifth, 385-2900. $65, $50 advance. www.justinesbrasserie.tumblr.com.
NYE WITH GOD-DES & SHE Ring it in with the yang and the yin of the Austin lez world. Plus Vaude Thrills and guest DJs. Sat., Dec. 31, 10pm-2am. Lipstick 24, 606 E. Seventh, 474-2950. $15; $10 in advance. secure.jivetickets.com/concerts/god-des-she-nye-2011.
THE BIG BANG! NYE Glitorissify yourself and swing back and forth between the calm and the cray-cray through the back patios. Weeee! Sat., Dec. 31, 9pm-2am. Swan Dive & Barbarella, 600 block of Red River. $10. www.facebook.com/events/341173775908954.
TUEZGAYZ Still the king (queen) of 'em all, y'all. Your weekend just started a li'l earlier. Tuesdays, 10pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River, 476-7766. www.barbarellaaustin.com, www.theglitoris.tumblr.com.
AGBL UNIFORM NIGHT Austin's hot basketballers pick up their uniforms. And maybe you? Tue., Jan. 3, 7-9:30pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 494-1150. Free. www.atxgbl.com.
NAKIA AND GIRL IN A COMA What the ...? Holy crap. Love Links opens. Wed., Jan. 4, 9pm-2am. Frank, 407 Colorado, 494-6916. Free. www.nakia.net.
AUSTIN FACES AIDS Last chance to see Jo Ann Santangelo's new portrait show. Through December. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-4pm. Falcon 5, 1000 E. Fifth. Free. www.joannsantangelo.com.
L&G NEW YEAR RELEASE Capacity is limited to the first 300 who RSVP for L Style's new year, new issue party. Get on the waiting list. Sat., Jan. 7, 6-9pm. The Palm Door, 401 Sabine, 391-1994. www.lstylegstyle.com/events_release.php.
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