On to the week at hand! And lots to plan for next week. Pull out your gaygendas and GO.
CAFE AT THE END OF TIME Welcome director Marian Jones back to Austin with her new play set in a Florida Keys '70s/'80s 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 in attendance for the opening. Feb. 3-19, Fri.-Sun., 7:30 pm. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 974-4000. $20. www.odielouisefoundation.org, www.nowplayingaustin.com/page/austix.
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.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org, blogs.utexas.edu/gsc.
STANLEY ROY'S 'IMAGINARY FRIEND' Luna Tart, Erica Nix, Quasi Trois, and a special appearance by Fantasy herald the hotly anticipated new EP of our beloved Stan. Fri., Feb. 3, 9pm. Skinny's Ballroom, 115 San Jacinto, 476-1962. $5. www.cdbaby.com/cd/stanleyroy1.
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" – which now has a sign. D'oh! Fridays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER Make your reservations now! Choose three from a list of theme dinners and you'll be seated at one of these home-based intimate gatherings. Sat., Feb. 4, 7pm. Project Transitions, 454-8646. $100. email@example.com, www.projecttransitions.org/events/guess-who.html.
LUCKY (BROWN) STAR The Mouthfeel boys know where you are lucky in this all-Madge all-nighter. Sat., Feb. 4, 9pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823.
ALIEN SHE Alien She-Js (James Blonde + Young Creature) x special guest DJ BJ = a cornucopia of alt/queer yum. First Saturday of the month, 10pm. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.
LIBERTINE SOCIAL CLUB Dark and witchy with DJs Scorpio, Siren Summer, and City Wytch. Loft 718, 718 Congress. $2. www.libertinesocialclub.com.
SUPERBOWL TAILGATE Join the boys on the patio for this super tailgate and second anniversary of the sports bar Score. Sun., Feb. 5. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823.
QUEERFUNK DISCOPUNK! Darlings Phatty Matty and Chainsaw Hammell – 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.
HIV COMMUNITY FORUM Brought to you by Wright House Wellness Center, AIDS Services of Austin, and the Latino Commission on AIDS. Register online; lunch provided. Wed., Feb. 8, 11am-2:30pm. Marchesa Hall, 6406 N. I-35 #3100, 212/675-3288. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.latinoaids.org/conferences/texas.
'NEXT TO NORMAL' WILDE PARTY The Austin premiere of the hit Broadway musical. You're invited to a special LGBT preshow reception, and you know you'll be in good company. Wed., Feb. 8. Catered reception, 6:45pm; show, 8pm. Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 476-0541 x1. Single event or Wilde Party season tickets available. www.zachtheatre.org.
TUNESWAP THURSDAYS WITH GINGER LEIGH Ginger hosts Trish Murphy and Robyn Ludwick. Thu., Feb. 9, 8-10:30pm. Flamingo Cantina, 515 E. Sixth, 494-9336. $12. www.gleigh.com/cantina.html, www.flamingocantina.com.
DICE 1950s? Butch/femme? Musical?! Where's my can of Royal Crown and switchblade comb? Candyce Rusk wrote it, kt shorb directs, and a cast of hotty-bo-hotties present a glance at pre-Stonewall gayitude. Fri., Feb. 10, 8-11pm. Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 479-PLAY. www.hydeparktheatre.org.
QUEERBOMB LOVE BOMB Light the fuse for 2012's summer rally and parade at this VD par-tee like no other with Bombassadors taking a stand for queer visibility and yum. Pass the love bucket! And win a date with a nasty celeb! Fri., Feb. 10, 9pm. Lipstick24, 606 E. Seventh, 474-2950. www.queerbomb.org.
KNT LOVE SHOW Explore the palpitant nature of genderfuckery on the gloopiest holiday of the queer. Look for some visiting guests, plus La Glitoris in a post-show dance party. Sat., Feb. 11, 9pm. Elysium, 705 Red River, 478-2979. $10. www.kingsnthings.org.
THE RUBY ROOM This special Valentine's Day edition features burlesque, Savanna Kate, and the upright-bass-thumpin', horn-tootin' goodness of Danger Cakes. Sat., Feb. 11, 9pm. Lipstick24, 606 E. Seventh, 474-2950. $5. www.reverbnation.com/dangercakes.
GET LAID Drunk Dial claims its 2011 Valentine's party matched 40 hook-ups, booty calls, FWBs, luvvers, squeezes, and lobsters ... at least one of which is celebrating its one-year anniversary. You could do worse. Tue., Feb. 14, 9pm-12mid. Hotel Vegas, 1500 E. Sixth, 589-1411. www.drunkdialdrunks.com.
SINGLED OUT/PLAYGROUND LOVE Live photo booth, sideshow performers, and kisses – meet your future ex! Tue., Feb. 14, 10pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133.
SAFFIRE IS BACK! Beloved Saffire T. Stone presents "The Bitch Is Back." And she is. Tue., Feb. 21, 8pm. Jo's Coffee, 242 W. Second, 469-9003. Free with RSVP.
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