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Weimar cabaret wildthang Anita Berber inspires Vintage Vivant fantasies
Weimar cabaret wildthang Anita Berber inspires Vintage Vivant fantasies

GAYFFICIENCY

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ON OUR GAYDAR

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

WICKED LOTTERY Come to Wicked 2½ hours before the show begins to put your name in a lottery for limited $25 seats. Two hours before showtime, names will be drawn. Cash only. Two tickets per person. Bring valid photo ID. Dang. Even Dorothy's trek through Oz wasn't this convoluted. Through Feb. 12, Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 7pm. Matinee: Thu., Jan. 26, 2pm. Bass Concert Hall, 23rd Street & Robert Dedman, UT campus, 477-6060. $25; regular tickets start at $38.50. www.broadwayacrossamerica.com/austin.

DJ SPINN Top 40, country, and old-school hip-hop at Austin's Southern gay bar. Fridays, 10pm. Town N Country, 1502 W. Ben White, 445-9122. Free. www.townncountry.co.

BANDS AT BERN'S Lizzy Caroloke makes way for live musicality: Stanley Roy, Spider John, Jimmy-Jean Fontenot, and Cooper McBean & the Vested Interests. Fri., Jan. 27, 7pm. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. $5.

1983 Cold. New. Electro. Synth. Your roots, minimal babies. Last Fridays, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. Free. brookesterryemail@gmail.com.

VINTAGE VIVANT: HOT GIRLS OF WEIMAR BERLIN Ooooh, a night inspired by the book about the rrrrawring Twenties and the legendarily naughty underworld and queer cafes of post-World War I Germany, featuring Mistress Stephanie and her Melodic Cat, the Kit-Kat Cabaret Dancers, and Miss Kitty. Blue angels and white mice especially encouraged. Meeeee-ow, meine liebe. Sun., Jan. 29, 9pm. Swan Dive, 615 Red River, 994-2819. $7-10. angel@vintagevivant.com, www.vintagevivant.com.

TUESDAYS TOGETHER Check the Human Rights Campaign website for location. Tuesday, 6-8pm. 289-2198. info@hrcaustin.org, www.hrc.org/austin.

TUEZGAYZ Still the king (queen) of 'em all, y'all. Tuesdays, 10pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River, 476-7766. www.barbarellaaustin.com, www.theglitoris.tumblr.com.

KARAOKE WITH KRAMER Croon with the Krame. Wednesdays, 9:30pm. Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.

TUNESWAP THURSDAYS WITH GINGER LEIGH Ginger hosts Alyse Black and Matt Wilson. Thu., Feb. 2, 8-10:30pm. Flamingo Cantina, 515 E. Sixth, 494-9336. $12. www.gleigh.com/cantina.html, www.flamingocantina.com.

HO-RIZON

CAFE AT THE END OF TIME Welcome director Marian Jones back to Austin. This new ensemble-cast play is set in the Florida Keys in a 1970s/1980s gay bar that sounds an awful lot like some gay bars we spend waaaay too much time in now. You know, those places where we make family. Author Sue Carroll Moore will be around for the opening. Feb. 3-19, Fridays-Sundays, 7:30pm. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 974-4000. $20. www.odielouisefoundation.org, www.nowplayingaustin.com/page/austix.

GENDER PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP Gender exploration through play in a very, very safe space. BYO hair or borrow some of theirs! Fri., Feb. 3, 5:30-7:30pm. UT Gender and Sexuality Center, Student Activity Center, 2201 Speedway, SAC 2.112, UT campus, 232-1831. swhalley@austin.utexas.edu, blogs.utexas.edu/gsc.

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER Make your reservations now! Choose three from a list of themed dinners and get seated at one of these home-based intimate gatherings. Sat., Feb. 4, 7pm. Project Transitions, 454-8646. $100. eholton@projecttransitions.org, www.projecttransitions.org/events/guess-who.html.

STANLEY ROY'S 'IMAGINARY FRIEND' Luna Tart, Erica Nix, Quasi Trois, and a special appearance by Fantasy herald the hotly anticipated new EP from our beloved Stan. Fri., Feb. 3, 9pm. Skinny's Ballroom, 115 San Jacinto, 476-1962. $5. www.cdbaby.com/cd/stanleyroy1.

QUEERBOMB LOVE BOMB Watch this space. It's coming. Fri., Feb. 10. Lipstick24, 606 E. Seventh, 474-2950. www.lipstick24austin.com, www.queerbomb.org.

KNT LOVE SHOW Explore the palpitant nature of genderfuckery on the gloopiest holiday of the queer. La Glitoris hosts the postshow dance party. Sat., Feb. 11, 9pm. Elysium, 705 Red River, 478-2979. $10. www.kingsnthings.org.

RED, HOT, AND ROLLER RINK Not that Zach Theatre's spring/summer lineup isn't already, um, totally gay, but this year's Red, Hot & Soul fundraiser rounds the bend with a preview of the upcoming ONJ homage Xanadu: The Musical. There you are! (A shooting star!) Sat., April 21. Hilton Hotel Downtown, 500 E. Fourth, 476-0594 x260. escott@zachtheatre.org, www.zachtheatre.org.

TELLURIDE GAY SKI WEEK SWEEPSTAKES Wouldn't it be cool if a duo of Austinites won this adventure to Telluride Gay Ski Week (aka "T-12"), Feb. 26 - March 3? No purchase is necessary, and the trip includes first-class airfare, ground transpo, seven nights at the Peaks Resort & Spa in Colorado, and VIP everything, including ski rentals and lifts. Deadline: Jan. 31. Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, Colo. www.telluridegayskiweek.com, www.aa.com/rainbow.

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