Gay Place: Wheely AWTHUM

Strap on your ... roller skates, fool; it's time for Roller Disco 2.

Gay Place: Wheely AWTHUM
Illustration by Jason Stout

Between Roller Disco 2, the Harvey Milk madness, the Big Gay Brunch, and Christeene's album release, we are way up in this gay. And geeez, next week is Queerbomb!

ON OUR GAYDAR

AUSTIN GAY BASKETBALL LEAGUE 2012 Summer Season starts June 21. Registration ends May 28. Don't quibble. Just dribble. Thursdays, 7pm and 8pm games. Austin Sports Center, 425 Woodward. $50 for seven weeks. www.atxgbl.com.

ROLLER DISCO 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO The official launch of the Harvey Milk Day weekend – on wheels. Look at these fine, fine local moz in cahoots: GetEqual TX, 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.

THE DIVINE MISTER M Your weekend's "Best Bette." Stuart tackles Midler. Whaaaat?! Thu.-Sat., May 24-26, 8:30pm. Shoal Crossing Event Center, 8611 N. MoPac, 666-1ACT. $39. www.austincabaret.org.

HARVEY MILK MASH-UP Modern Day Midas, the Broken Radios, Grrlz Will Be Boiz, the Sniffs, and Lisa Marshall all play to benefit GetEqual TX. Fri., May 25, 5-10pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. Donation.

HARVEY MILK DAY CONFERENCE GetEqual TX's annual weekend of empowering workshops and calls to action. Sat.-Sun., May 26-27. 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.

LGBT SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP Austin is a town lousy (for the better) with small entrepreneurial endeavors. Food trailer this, boutique that ... Where's a gay to turn for advice on starting/running a small biz? AGLCC is bringing in big guns from the city and BiG Austin to answer all your Qs. Sat., May 26, 10am-2pm. Sheraton at the Capitol, 701 E. 11th, 478-1111, 404-6942. $35, AGLCC members; $50, nonmembers. www.aglcc.org/calendar/Quarterly-Education-Workshop-April-2012.

BIG GAY BRUNCH Bobby Cook is at it again. This year, with a hup-two twist: it's camo-themed. Featuring DJ DefTone. Sir, yes, sir. Sat., May 26, 11am-3pm. 219 West, 612 W. Sixth, 474-2194.

CHRISTEENE ALBUM RELEASE PARTY Waste Up, Kneez Down is how you'll find Austin's adorable drag terrorista on this, the launch of her first album. Sat., May 26, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River, 474-2285. $8. www.christeenemusic.com.

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.

PROPOSE A TOAST(MASTER) Our local gay chamber of commerce is home to one of the country's fastest growing LGBT Toastmaster groups. Come finesse your public speaking and communication skills. Second and fourth Mondays, 6pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. www.aglcc.org/toastmasters.

LIZZY CAROLOKE Tippin': Not just something you do to cows. You also do it to your KJ. Wednesdays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.

OCCUPY AUSTIN OCCUQUEERS MEETING Take up your rightful place in the political pantheon. Every other Wednesday, 5-6:30pm. The Q, 3408 West, 420-8557. Free.

THE WINE DOWN WITH NAKIA ACL Live's Front Porch hosts big beefy Nakia with li'l nibblies from La Condesa. Wed., May 30, 5pm. ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., 225-7999. 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.

CELLULOID HANDBAG: MYRA BRECKINRIDGE Rebecca Havemeyer hosts this 1970 chestnut that saw Farrah Fawcett and Tom Selleck on their way in and Mae West on her way out as Raquel Welch did what she did best. Wednesday, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 476-1320. $12. www.drafthouse.com/series/celluloid_handbag/austin.

QUEER RIDE Weekly ride for Qs and supporters. BYO pals, helmets, lights, locks, IDs, and monies. Wednesdays, 7pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 305-8400. Free.

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, 9:30pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 494-1150.

HO-RIZON

QUEER YOUTH MEDIA PROJECT REGISTRATION Austin School of Film and aGLIFF host this summer's Queer Youth Media Project for students ages 14-19. Register now online. Mon.-Fri., July 16-27, 9am-1:30pm. Austin School of Film, 1634 E. Cesar Chavez, 236-8877. info@agliff.org, www.agliff.org/qymp.

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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