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Check our Ho-rizon: Your hot, gay summer is about to kick off, big time

Check out ally Samuel Davidson's Friday residency at Betsy's
Check out ally Samuel Davidson's Friday residency at Betsy's

See the first listing for details on how to get into our upcoming Queer Bomb section in print and online.

ON OUR GAYDAR

SUMMER GAY REALNESS In two issues, your friendly neighborhood Gay Place will serve up a sweet, sticky preview of the best of your hot, Austin Q summer. If you have an event (happening anytime June-August) to promote, email us the details ASAP! Deadline: Mon., May 28, 3pm. 454-5766. Free. gayplace@austinchronicle.com, austinchronicle.com/gay.

COURT LURIE SOLO SHOW Last week to catch this bold one-woman show. Through Sun., May 20. Lytle Pressley Contemporary, 1214 W. Sixth. www.courtlurie.com.

HRC-U Free and open meet-up to greet up with HRCers – local and national – to learn of our big-ass gay agenda. See how you can fit into the big picture by buffing 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 It's always lovely to swing from the BedPost with special pals. This month: Mo Daviau, Adam Sultan, Jenn MFing 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.

HOOK'D New LGBT night in Austin's new urban club in the Highland/Lincoln area. Thu., May 17, 10pm. Club Ambitious, 6700 Middle Fiskville, 832/878-4527. Free before 12; 18+ $10 after 12; 21+ $5 after 12. chay@soe-ent.com, www.soe-ent.com.

THE WHOLE PACKAGE Open weekly discussion forum for gay and bisexual men, ages 18-30. This week: "Puberty: The Awkward Years of Becoming a Man." Third Fridays of the month, 7pm. The Q, 3408 West, 420-8557. Free. www.theqaustin.org.

DON'T THREAD ON ME DIY and do-it-local, Austin-style with Liberty or Death and Shinshay Originals, featuring DJ's Pasht & the Ivan Party (Mouthfeel), Sir Ma'am (southern Queer zine), and visuals by Billy Beast and Aaron Flynn of Busytown. Fri., May 18, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. Free. www.facebook.com/events/197439060374120.

SAMUEL DAVIDSON PROJECT A li'l Nutini, a li'l Bublé: Samuel, Astrum, and friends 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.

RARE BIRDS IN FLIGHT Head over to the Club 606 side for twin harmonies from these sister singers. Sat., May 19, 10pm. Lipstick24, 606 E. Seventh, 474-2950. Free. www.rarebirdsinflight.com.

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

CUBARET Start your week off with this merger of cubs and berets (you don't really have to wear one) and hosts Eric and Scott. Mondays, 10pm-2am. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017. Free. www.facebook.com/ChainDriveATX.

TUEZGAYZ Still the king (queen) of 'em all, y'all. Your weekend just started a li'l earlier. Tuesdays, 10pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River, 476-7766. www.barbarellaaustin.com, www.theglitoris.tumblr.com.

BOOKWOMAN BOOK GROUP This month: The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich. Fourth Tuesdays, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 472-2785. Free. www.ebookwoman.com.

THIS CHARMING MAN: A MORRISSEY BIRTHDAY PARTY Smiths cover set by Neighbor, DJ Sets by Katherine Strickland and QueerPunk DJs David McN and Dave Zombi, plus a Morrissey themed photo booth. Whoa. That's a whole lotta mopin'. Watch out for the drink special called "Girlfriend in a Coma." Tue., May 22, 7pm. Frontier Bar, 2421 Webberville Rd., 243-7153. Free. www.facebook.com/events/366571130047167.

QUEER RIDE Search Queer Ride on Facebook for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride for Qs and supporters. Wednesdays, 7pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 305-8400. Free.

ROLLER DISCO 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO The official launch of the Harvey Milk Day weekend – on wheels. Look at these fine local moz in cahoots: Get Equal, the Q, Unite!, Team Prohomo, Sir/Ma'am, Mouthfeel, Alien She, and Girlfriend. Thu., May 24, 7:30pm. Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave, 472-6932.

HO-RIZON

HARVEY MILK DAY CONFERENCE Get Equal TX's annual weekend of empowering workshops and calls to action. Sat.-Sun., May 26-27, 8am-11pm. Austin Community College Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd., 223-5100. $25 suggested donaton (no one turned away). www.hmd2012.eventbrite.com, www.getequaltx.org/harvey-milk-day-conference/schedule.

IT'S GOOD FOR THE SOUL San Francisco Hard Frencher DJ Carnita in a rare Austin soul/funk Sunday Bloody Mary bar experience. Sun., May 27, 3-8pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. www.hardfrench.com/about.

QUEERBOMB 2012 QB fem/manifesto: "To honor the courageousness of the Stonewall riots, while reclaiming the radical, carnal, and transgressive spirit of our community." Rawrrr! Hit them up now to 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's transitioned its annual yee-haw summer Swing into a yee-haw dance music fest. This year: Dale Watson, the Ghosts of Texas, Rooster Jenkins, Rough Riders, Whiskey Shivers. Kick it all off with free dance lessons at 6:30pm by Rowdy Dufrene. Fri., June 1, 7:30pm. Ben Hur Shriners' Ballroom, 7811 Rockwood, 263-9574. $55 ($45, advance). info@projecttransitions.org, www.projecttransitions.org/events/texas-swing.

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