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This week, Gay Place dotes on the goat and the bunny

BLEEEAT!

Hey, Billy! Hey, Nanny! Your 2012 horoscope says you are ready to commit. Why not start with two parties dedicated to your horny self? Friday is Exquisite Corpse's Vote for the Goat party, promising virgin sacrifice and a lot of head-butting, we bet. Saturday is Capricorn, the party at Bernadette's with halves of some dynamic duos creating a trip and flocking like it's feed time: DJs Trini (Drunk Dial), Young Creature (Alien She), and Personal Best (Agent Ribbons).

LEZ TALK 'BOUT SUMMER

It's never too early to muse on the future of Austin's LGBTQ-rati, especially with changes brewing over at the Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation as well as the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and rumblings of planning sessions for the 2012 QueerBomb. Keep an eye on the blog (austinchronicle.com/gayplaceblog) for upcoming news and interviews.

ON OUR GAYDAR

STEAK NIGHT American? Baseball, apple pie, Chevrolet, and steak nights at gay bars. God bless the USA! Thursdays, 6-8pm. Town N Country, 1502 W. Ben White, 445-9122. $7.

LILLIAN HELLMAN'S 'THE CHILDREN'S HOUR' Those naughty children said that naughty stuff. Through Jan. 28: Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. 926-6746. Pick your price: $15, $20, $25, or $30. www.main.org/diffstages.

RAZZBERRY JAMZ DJ Jilly all night long, all night strong. Thu., Jan. 12, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133.

HILL COUNTRY RIDE FOR AIDS KICKOFF PARTY Come scope out the hotness that will be pedaling for a good cause, and sign up to ride or volunteer! P.S.: This year's fundraising minimum has dropped from $500 to $400. Fri., Jan. 13, 7:30-9:30pm. Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces,263-4146. Free.www.hillcountryride.org.

EXQUISITE CORPSE Vote for the Goat Capricorn party. Lucky day. Lucky goats. Virgin sacrifice. Free cupcakes. Fri., Jan. 13, 10pm. Swan Dive, 615 Red River, 994-2819. $7 blah, no costume; $5 hooved and happy; $3 with Elysium handstamp.

NIALL, MESSY SPARKLE, AND TIMBER! Live and alive. All live. Fri., Jan. 13, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. Free.

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR WORKSHOP For United Methodists who believe in full inclusion for LGBT members in the UMC. Come discuss General Conference strategies. Free brunch. Sat., Jan. 14, 9am-2pm. Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, 479-8214. Free. swtx.reconcilingministries@gmail.com.

CAPRICORN More goats to float your boat. DJs Trini, Young Creature, and Personal Best. Free cake. Sat., Jan. 14, 9pm. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.

SNOW BUNNY featuring the one and only Lady Bunny for her annual Austin trip-hop. Sat., Jan. 14, 9pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823. www.ladybunny.net.

DEEP CUTS & IRON MIKE Rhythm Sektioners and Flying Turnsers queer up the dance. Sat.,Jan. 14, 10pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth,431-2133.

HERHRC Celebrate with Grrlz Will Be Boiz, comedian Holly Lorka, and dancers from Jigglewatts Burlesque. Sun., Jan. 15, 6:30-9:30pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. $15 or $20 VIP. www.hrc.org/herhrc/events.

QUEERFUNK DISCOPUNK! Darlings Phatty Matty and Chainsaw Hammell round-robin the slinging of drinks and tunes. It's quite the sight and a loverly a way to start/end your week. Sundays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport.

VOODOO CHILE Different DJs, all vinyl, all night. Sundays, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133.

UNDERWEAR FASHIONS: CAP CITY QS South Austin bares almost all at this month's meet and greet. Free appetizers and parking. (Women encouraged to attend.) Third Mondays. 7-9pm. Town N Country, 1502 W. Ben White, 445-9122. Free. jonas@capitalcityqsocials.com, www.capitalcityqsocials.com.

GODDESS JEOPARDY We'll take "Great Events at BookWoman" for $500, Alex. Tue., Jan. 17, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 472-2785. Free.

AGLCC WEBSITE RELAUNCH PARTY All shiny and new. A new attitude. Please RSVP. Thu., Jan. 19, 5:30-7:30pm. Sheraton at the Capitol, 701 E. 11th, 478-1111. Free. www.aglcc.org/calendar/AGLCC-Happy-Hour-2012-Jan.

HO-RIZON

META DUEWA JONES AND CHERISE SMITH You had us at jazz, but the Harlem Renaissance and spoken word sent us over the edge. Come explore all this and more with two UT dynamos. Fri., Jan. 20, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 472-2785. Free.

LIZA: CELLULOID FAGHAG ... we mean 'Handbag.' Mz. Havemeyer tackles and tickles the daughter o' Dorothy for us friends. (Translation: A local, well-known drag queen is showing Liza With a Z; please try and keep up, people.) Wed., Jan. 25, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 476-1320. drafthouse.com/series/celluloid_handbag/austin.

QPOCALYPTIC ALLGO, Texas' statewide people of color org, presents all the dates you need in the new year in this 2012 QPOC calendar featuring portraits of local QPOCs! Now through Sat., Feb. 4. ALLGO, 701 Tillery, 472-2001. $15, local pickup; $19.95, delivery. www.allgo.org.

THE WHOLE POLE AND NOTHING BUT THE POLE Check the brass on those ovz, dude. And check the Brass Ovaries website for info on events and upcoming pole-dancing classes. 477-POLE. www.brassovariespoledancing.com.

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Austin LGBT, Capricorn, Exquisite Corpse, AGLCC, AGLPF, Lady Bunny, Snow Bunny, LGBT, GLBT, gay, lesbian, queer

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