Gay Place: Work It

Working out with Erica Nix may not make you gay, but it'll sure make you gayer

Gay Place: Work It

Two chances to let your big hair flow all Eighties-style with workout guru Erica Nix: hump day and Sunday.

ON OUR GAYDAR

QUEERDALINI YOGA 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. queerdalini@gmail.com.

PFLAG SOUTH MONTHLY MEETING Family is nice; allied family is love. Second Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. Faith Presbyterian, 1314 E. Oltorf, 444-1314. Free.

LENELLE MOÏSE Check this intense Haitian-American queer writer/juggernaut, yo. Thu., May 10, 7pm. Winship Drama Building, Room 2.180, UT campus. Free. www.lenellemoise.com/ACHE_WHAT_MAKE.

COURT LURIE SOLO SHOW Court's art is alternately delicate and bold. This is quite a lovely show. Through Sun., May 20. Lytle Pressley Contemporary, 1214 W. Sixth. www.courtlurie.com.

THE WHOLE PACKAGE Open weekly discussion forum for gay and bisexual men, ages 18-30. Third Fridays of the month, 7pm. The Q, 3408 West, 420-8557. Free. www.theqaustin.org.

RIOT GRRRL KARAOKE UNDERGROUND For this benefit for Girls Rock Camp Austin, KU adds a flurry of female-fronted numbers to its dense pack of over 600 punk and indie classics. Fri., May 11, 9pm-2am. Spider House 29th St. Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 480-9562. Donations. www.karaokeunderground.com, www.facebook.com/girlsrockaustin.

SAMUEL DAVIDSON PROJECT A li'l Nutini, a li'l Bublé: Samuel, Astrum, and pals spread their smooth and creamy pop like butter, we tell you, like butter. Fridays, 9pm. Betsy's Bar, 301 W. 6th, 480-9433. www.music.samueldavidson.com.

MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND BRUNCH Honor Mom (with brunch, drinks, and a special gift with admission) and support Equality Texas all in one swell, fell swoop. Sat., May 12, 12-3pm. Private home: contact for details, 474-5475. $30 moms; $50 per nonmom person. layne@equalitytexas.org, www.equalitytexas.org.

TENT'S MONTHLY PROGRAM Transgender Education Network of Texas' monthly mixer and informal info session. This month: Barbara Wood (Alpha Tau Sorority of Tri-Ess Austin chapter member) in a discussion about gender. Sat., May 12, 3-4:30pm. Out Youth, 909 E. 49½, 517-8202. Free. www.transtexas.org.

TRACK and FIELD DAY Hosted by the Jack LaLanne of the well-enDDowed set, that ginger juggernaut, Erica Nix. Did somebody say sack races? Sat., May 12, 3-6pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. www.workoutwithericanix.com.

KINGS N THINGS 10TH ANNIVERSARY Whoa! That's a coupla rings around the tree in drag years! Hey, old-schoolers: Herald the return of Woody B. Goode, Luce Cannon, and Cherry Poppins! Sat., May 12, 9pm. Elysium, 705 Red River, 478-2979. $10.

MANNY & THE BROKEBACK BOYS reunite cuz it feels so good. Plus fellow ol'-timey freaks Luna Tart and the McMercy Family Band. Sat., May 12, 9pm. Skinny's Ballroom, 115 San Jacinto, 476-1962.

BEARADISE GARAGE One hairy heaven! DJ CBass lubes you up with the Crisco disco. Sundays, 4-10pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free. www.soundcloud.com/bearadise.

STACY LAYNE MATTHEWS The Dirty/Deep South Diva from RuPaul's Drag Race brings it to Austin. Sun., May 13, 10:30pm and 12mid. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823. Free. www.facebook.com/StacyLayneMatthews.

PROPOSE A TOAST(MASTER) Come finesse your public speaking and communication skills. Second and fourth Mondays, 6pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. www.aglcc.org/toastmasters.

ENFANT TERRIBLE: LIQUID SKY "And this chicken is the Miss America of the Eighties?" "No, Jimmy. You are." Tue., May 15, 8:30pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133.

LIZZY CAROLOKE Tip your KJ! Wednesdays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.

2012 LAVENDER GRADUATION Celebrate and go to the top of the class! Wed., May 16, 4-6pm. Student Activity Center Auditorium. Free. www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/gsc/lavendergrad.php.

OCCUPY AUSTIN OCCUQUEERS MEETING Come help plan for Harvey Milk Day and more. Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm. The Q, 3408 West, 420-8557. Free.

WORKOUT WITH ERICA NIX An entirely different sort of "hump" day. Hnnnnggh! Come dressed for butt stress. Wednesdays, 6pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133.

HRC-U Meet up to greet up with HRCers – local and national – to learn about our big-ass gay agenda. Buff your activist muscle. Thu., May 17, 6:30-8pm. Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto, 478-4500. action.hrc.org/site/Calendar/1663793312.

BEDPOST CONFESSIONS This month: Mo Daviau, Adam Sultan, Jenn MF-ing Tran, San Fran stand-up artist Morgan, plus Miss Pannica Tack. Thu., May 17, 8pm. ND at 501 Studios, 501 N. I-35, 485-3001. $5. www.bedpostconfessions.com.

Ho-Rizon

AIDS CANDLELIGHT SERVICE Join the largest and oldest grassroots mobilization campaign for HIV/AIDS awareness in the world. Sun., May 20, 7:30pm. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe, 974-6700. Free. www.candlelightmemorial.org.

QUEERBOMB 2012 is coming! Volunteer to make it all happen, and watch this space for more details. Sat., June 2, 6pm. Pine Street Station, 1101 E. Fifth, 775-6834. volunteers@queerbomb.org, info@queerbomb.org, www.queerbomb.org.

TEXAS SWING MUSIC FESTIVAL Project Transition transitioned its annual summer Swing into a yeehaw dance music fest. This year: Dale Watson, the Ghosts of Texas, Rooster Jenkins, the Rough Riders, and Whiskey Shivers. Fri., June 1, 7:30pm. Ben Hur Shriners' Ballroom, 7811 Rockwood, 263-9574. $55 ($45, advance). www.projecttransitions.org/events/texas-swing.

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