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Gay Place

By Kate X Messer, March 23, 2012, Columns

CONVERGENCE

Simply stunning. This year's GayBiGayGay deserves a statue. Rumored to be the last ever, 2012 GBGG brought together the tribal Q for a heart-bursting 12 hours of the most lovely Déjeuner Sur L'Herbe this side of naked Monet. Too much to tell here in this sliver of print about GayBi (John Cameron Mitchell! Nicky da B! DJ Rusty Lazer!) and about the similar family reunions across the South by Southwest Fest (Silas Howard! Fausto meets Erica Nix! Christeene!). So we shall take to the blog (austinchronicle.com/gay). This week ... or next. We promise. Right after this naughty, distracting glow settles down. Seriously, I will never hear Erasure's "A Little Respect" or Hot 8 Brass Band's version of Marvin's "Sexual Healing" the same way ever again. Dang.

ON OUR GAYDAR

QUEERDALINI YOGA 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, 1210 Rosewood, 628-1580. Donations encouraged.

POM POM PALOOZA MOVIE NIGHT Take a date for some good ol' American cheer-sex! Pandamonium at 6pm; Bring it On! at 8pm. Thu., March 22, 6-10pm. The Q, 3408 West, 420-8557. Free. www.qboyz.org.

STEAK NIGHT at a gay bar? Why, that's as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet. Thursdays, 6-8pm. Town N Country, 1502 W. Ben White, 445-9122. $7.

MASOCHIST MONKEY CIRCUS Joe's release party for The Vanity Mirror. Now, who's the fairest, monkey sucka? Thu., March 22, 9pm-12mid. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017. Free. www.masochistmonkeycircus.com.

LIZZY CAROLOKE Karaoke at Austin's queer dive bar. Hey. Don't forget to tip your KJ. D'oh! Fridays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.

COMMUNITY POTLUCK PICNIC ALLGO, TENT, and OutYouth say come one, come all! They'll provide the burgers and dogs. Saturday, 2-6pm. Patterson Park, 4200 Brookview. Free; snacks, side dishes and nonalcoholic bevs to share encouraged.

GLOW: A BLACKLIGHT AFFAIR You, a 'mo, and every ho you know. Saturdays, Deco Lounge, 408 Congress. Free.

DIRTY FILTHY SATURDAY Supastar DJ spins gobs of gay gold. Saturdays, 10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 494-1150.

'BOUT TIME FOR VOLLEYBALL! Missing Charlie's? Need to shed a few before spring? Check out team play on Wednesday and Sunday nights and pickup games every day. 'Bout Time, 9601 N. I-35, 832-5339.

LAID-BACK CHURCH God bless everybody, no exceptions. Join the progressive, all-inclusive, and laid-back God Squad at MCC at Freedom Oaks. Sundays, 9 & 11am. Metropolitan Community Church, 8601 S. First, 291-8601. www.mccaustin.com.

LIFE SUPPORT Part of the Exploring HIV/AIDS in Film series. Mon., March 26, 5:30-9:30pm. The Q, 3408 West, 420-8557. Free. www.qboyz.org.

TUESDAYS TOGETHER This last-Tuesday-of-every-month event will be held at the lovely Live Oak Pharmacy. Tuesday, 6-8pm. Live Oak Pharmacy, 1611 W. Fifth, 289-2198. 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.

BOOKWOMAN BOOK GROUP This month: Heather Terrell's Brigid of Kildare. Fourth Tuesdays, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 472-2785. Free. www.ebookwoman.com.

REQUEST DENIED: QUEER PUNK NIGHT You wanna hear what? Sorry, poseur, request deeeeeenied. Last Wednesdays, 10pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017. Free.

STEEL VAGINAS FEMINIST DISCUSSION GROUP Suggested reading: Thomas Peele's Queer Popular Culture: Literature, Media, Film, and Television. Discuss. Wed., March 28, 9-10pm. The Q, 3408 West, 420-8557. Free. www.qboyz.org.

SHITTY KITTY BIG BALL BINGO Ms. Rebecca Havemeyer may not be a chicken, but she sure can cluck. Drink cheap, win big. Last Wednesdays of the month. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 494-1150.

BELLY LAUGH FOR ABS MOVIE NIGHT Monty Python & the Holy Grail at 6pm and Rat Race at 8pm. Thu., March 29, 6-10pm. The Q, 3408 West, 420-8557. Free. www.qboyz.org.

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