Come peer through our rainbow-tinted glasses at this week's doin's
ON OUR GAYDAR
AGLCC HAPPY HOUR Bring your business cards and let these entrepreneurial hotties give you the bidness. Thu., April 19, 5:30-7:30pm. Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth.
AUSTIN LGBT FORUM Public LGBT issues forum and the city of Austin's stand on them. Thu., April 19, 6-8pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second. Free; open to the public.
OCTOPUS' GARDEN For every posey you pick, get 10% off and donate another 10% to the Paul Kirby Fund. Free beer, wine, and the Mouthfeel DJs. Thu., April 19, 6-8pm. Great Outdoors, 2730 S. Congress, 448-2992. Free. www.octopusclub.org.
VOLLEYBALL AUSTIN Spring season opener! Thu., April 19, 6:30pm. Austin Sports Center, 425 Woodward. Free. www.volleyballaustin.com.
LIZZY CAROLOKE Tippin': not just for cows. Fridays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.
TEXAS EXES LGBT HAPPY HOUR Hook 'em (up) and make friends with someone you've never met Bevo. RSVP. Fri., April 20, 5-7pm. Paggi House, 200 Lee Barton, 473-3700. www.utexas.edu/alumni-friends.
CHINGOZINE RELEASE With a name like that, expect lots and lots of copies of this new Latino zino. Call or email for details (it promises free beer and piñatas!). Fri., April 20, 7-10pm. Private residence; contact for info, 210/854-9088. email@example.com, www.facebook.com/ChingoZineAustin.
THE VANITY MIRROR Masochist Monkey Circus in his self-dubbed "one-fag show." Fri., April 20, 9pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017. Free. www.masochistmonkeycircus.bandcamp.com.
LISA MARSHALL Neo-soul that never went away in the first place. Fri., April 20, 10pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. www.lisamarshallmusic.com.
RED, HOT, AND ROLLER RINK Not that Zach Theatre's lineup isn't already totally gay, this year's Red Hot rounds the bend with a preview of the ONJ-homage Xanadu: The Musical. There you are! (A shooting star!) Sat., April 21, 5:30pm VIP party; 7:30pm performance. Hilton Hotel, 500 E. Fourth, 476-0594 x260. $300. www.zachtheatre.org.
LGBT SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP Food trailer this, boutique that .... Where's a gay to turn for advice on starting/running a small biz? Sat., April 21, 10am-2pm. Sheraton at the Capitol, 701 E. 11th, 478-1111. $35, AGLCCers; $50, non-members. www.aglcc.org.
TENT SPEAKERS BUREAU TRAINING Volunteer to speak up and out for the Transgender Education Network. Here is the training to help you get started. Sat., April 21, 10am-2pm. The Q, 3408 West, 517-8202. Free. www.transtexas.org, www.qboyz.org.
A FEAST OF WORDS WORKSHOP ALLGO artist-in-rez and Redbone Press author, Marvin K. White will school you in the fine organic paths to creativity. RSVP. Sat., April 21, 12:30-3:30pm. ALLGO, 701 Tillery, 472-2001 x102. www.allgo.org, www.redbonepress.com.
TIM GUNN FASHION SHOW Lucky you. You might get to see the sassy silver fox in the flesh at the Lucky Jeans show in the Macy's court. Sat., April 21, 1pm. Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 327-7040.
COURT LURIE SHOW RECEPTION Alternately delicate and bold, the art of this local abstracter will hold your gaze as you hold your glass. Sat., April 21, (7-10pm reception) through Sun., May 20. Lytle Pressley Contemporary, 1214 W. Sixth. www.courtlurie.com.
BERNADETTE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY Awww, our queer dive bar turns one! Come celebrate and help Austin Harm Reduction Coalition. Bring cash for raffles. Sat., April 21, 8pm. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free. www.austinharmreduction.org.
ABSINTHE MINDED ConnectATX presents burlesque by Sabra Johnson with a guest artist JohnPaul Wilson. Sat., April 21, 10pm-2am. Lipstick24, 606 E. Seventh, 474-2950. $5.
BEARADISE GARAGE DJ CBass keeps you lubed up with the Crisco disco, and the bar follows suit with obscenely cheap drink specials. Sundays, 4-10pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth, 482-8993. Free. www.soundcloud.com/bearadise, www.theironbear.com.
GRRLZ WILL BE BOIZ RELEASE Celebrate the new release of the geedubyabeebee's EP, Almost Home, with DJ BJ and merch sales to benefit GetEqual and Out Youth. Sun., April 22, 4-10pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 924-2477. www.grrlzwillbeboiz.com.
HEROES VS. VILLAINS Dress up as your favorite and watch 'em duke it out. Sun., April 22, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823. Free.
SAMUEL DAVIDSON PROJECT Is KGSR all over these guys? A li'l Nutini, a li'l Bublé: Samuel, Astrum, and friends spread their smooth and creamy pop all over the Saxon – like butter, we tell you, like butter. Sun., April 22, 12mid. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar, 448-2552. www.music.samueldavidson.com.
TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL Come finesse your public speaking and communication skills. Second and fourth Mondays, 6pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. www.aglcc.org/toastmasters.
TUESDAYS TOGETHER This last-Tuesday-of-every-month event will be held this month at the lovely mid-1800s house of deliciosity. Last Tuesday of the month, 6-8pm. Paggi House, 200 Lee Barton, 289-2198. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hrc.org/austin.
BOOKWOMAN BOOK GROUP This month: Hunger Games. Fourth Tuesdays, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar, 472-2785. Free. www.ebookwoman.com.
GSA OF ACC The Gay-Straight Alliance of Austin Community College meets. Tue., April 24, 7-8pm. The Q, 3408 West, 420-8557. Free. www.theqaustin.org.
QUEER RIDE Search Facebook for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride. BYO helmets, lights, locks, IDs, and dollars. Wednesdays, 7pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 305-8400. Free.
CELLULOID HANDBAG: FEMALE TROUBLE Rebecca Havemeyer hosts and toasts Dawn Davenport and does it for Taffy in the 1974 John Waters masterpiece trainwreck. Wednesday, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth edit, 476-1320. $12. www.drafthouse.com/series/celluloid_handbag/austin.
PROJECT ABC SCREENS 'SOUTHERN COMFORT' Austin's alt-health care crusaders invite you to hang out and chew some kernels (corn and truth, perhaps?) while watching this story of one trans man's medical nightmare. Wed., April 25, 7:30pm. Treasure City Thrift, 2142 E. Seventh, 524-2820.
SHITTY KITTY BIG BALL BINGO Rebecca Havemeyer may not be a chicken, but she sure can cluck. Drink cheap, win big. Last Wednesdays of the month, 9:30pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 494-1150.
CHERRY BOMB Free food while it lasts, prizes, hot music, sexy dancers – well, that's most of your needs met right there. Last Thursday of the month, 9pm-2am. Deco Lounge, 408 Congress. $5 ($3, advance). www.facebook.com/fierceloveproductions.
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