Dress like a Banshee as you prepare for your gayest SXSW ever.
We'Re Saving up for SX So no comment this week. Just a buttload of listings! Go thou and be gay, gay-bies.
ON OUR GAYDAR
STEAK NIGHT American? Baseball, apple pie, Chev-rolet, and steak nights at gay bars. Thursdays, 6-8pm. Town N Country, 1502 W. Ben White, 445-9122. $7.
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.townandcountry.com.
LIZZY CAROLOKE What does that spell? "Queer dive bar karaoke." B'duh. Fridays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.
TEXAS EXES LGBT HAPPY HOUR HomoBevophile alert! It's time to hook 'em (up!). Look for the LGBT Network banner. All folks (even Aggies???) welcome! RSVP via email or search Facebook because those URLs look really stupid in print. Fri., March 2, 5-7pm. Lavaca Street Bar, 405 Lavaca, 469-0106. firstname.lastname@example.org.
VAGINA MONOLOGUES Locals tackle the V for V-Day, a nonprofit to denounce violence against women and girls and to raise dough for SafePlace. Fridays, March 2 & 9 and Sat., March 10, 7pm. 699-1792. www.vday.org, www.facebook.com/vday.austin.
FEMME MAFIA If you find a horse head with pretty eyelashes and fuck-me pumps in your bed, you might have been mean to a femme. Our local Femme Mafia means business. Look for the pink boa. First Fridays, 9-11pm, self-ID femme time; after 11pm, admirers and friends (yes, butch, that means you) may join. Spider House 2908 Fruth, 480-9562. www.femmeatx.com.
EXQUISITE CORPSE: NIGHT OF 1,000 SIOUXSIES Hosted by Angel; spun by Pasht: So many Siouxsies; so little time. Fri., March 2, 10pm. Swan Dive, 615 Red River, 994-2819. $7 blah, no costume; $5 Siouxsified or similarly be-ragged.
AUSTIN LEATHER SOCIAL Shiny, shiny ... shiny boots of leather. First Saturdays, 8-10pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017. $5 to benefit CTBOL charities. www.ctbol.org.
VIVA: ONCE UPON A TIME Join 101X DJs Jason & Deb and DJ Orion in this fairytale to benefit the Capital AIDS Legal Project at AIDS Services of Austin at this brand-new twist on what used to be ASA's Viva Las Vegas. Check the auction item in advance online. Sat., March 3, 8pm. Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces, 263-4146. $65, advance purchase; $75 at the door. www.asaustin.org.
ALIEN SHE Alien She-Js (James Blonde + Young Creature) x special guest Ke¢ha = a "weird queer realness." First Saturdays, 10pm. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.
LIBERTINE SOCIAL CLUB Dark and witchy with DJs Scorpio, Siren Summer, and City Wytch. First Saturdays. Loft 718, 718 Congress. $2. www.libertinesocialclub.com.
BOOTHEEL DRAG III Come on out to support the Sierra Club Borderlands Campaign with a screening of Wild Versus Wall, plus music by the freshly reunited Designer Genes and the hot, bloody Bitterheart Society. Sun., March 4, 4-7pm. 29th Street Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 480-9562. Donations.
VOODOO CHILE Different DJs, all vinyl. Sundays, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133.
KARAOKE WITH KRAMER Croon with the Krame, or whatever nickname you want to call him. Wednesdays, 9:30pm. Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.
NO DOVES FLY HERE Bats do. Twice a month goth with DJs Damage Done, Death Church, and Straylight. Darkness! Realness! First and third Wednesdays. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017. Free. www.facebook.com/nodoves, www.nodovesflyhere.com.
NATIONAL WEEK OF PRAYER FOR HEALING AIDS It's about time for some reconciliation and communication between communities of faith and LGBTQ. Amen! Join in this celebration service. Thu., March 8, 7pm. Simpson United Methodist Church, 1701 E. 12th, 669-8503. Free. email@example.com, www.asau stin.org, www.nationalweekofprayerforthehealingofaids.org.
QUEERDALINI YOGA Yup. It's Kundalini in a safe environment, for those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. Thursdays, 7-8:15pm. Soma Vida in the Greenhouse, 1210 Rosewood, 628-1580. Donations. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.somavida.net.
SXSOGAY Nah, that's not the name of an actual fest, but the fest that's coming promises to actually be that gay. So much great stuff (see below). Stay tuned and we'll tell you all about it. Send us your events ASAP and we'll get them on the list! March 9-18. All across town, 454-5766. Free. email@example.com, www.austinchronicle.com/gay.
SXSW INTERACTIVE LGBTQ MEET-UP For the badged and buttly pirate-ic. Yes, our own meet-up, queer-bos. And Yours Truly, Kate X, is the host. Fret not, nonbadgers, there are afterparties! (See below.) Sat., March 10, 3:30-4:30pm. Palm Park, 750 E. Third, 454-5766. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.austinchronicle.com/gay, schedule.sxsw.com.
LGBTQ MEET-UP Afterparty Hosted by the Gay Place! You don't need no steeenkeen badges! It's a party for the official SXSWers to meet the great unwashed (yet so nice-smelling Austin A-gays. That's you!) Sat., March 10, 5-8pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017, 454-5766. Free. email@example.com, www.austinchronicle.com/gay.
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