Gay Place: One Busy Town
As if Austin's Q-mmunity weren't busy enough; come see the rad art of Aaron Flynn and Billy Beasty (if you went to QueerBomb, you might recognize some of their work), as well as Amanda Joy at the Busy Town art collective's new show opening – which, we don't mind telling you, will be DJ'd by a certain pair of unicorns. (Sat., June 9.)
On our Gaydar
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. $8 for full meal.
THIRD WEEK FREAK New monthly queer freak-on night brought to you by LeftSwing Entertainment. This month: Hip-hop, with all proceeds going to Resistencia. Third Fridays, 9pm. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. $3. firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUEER UP CHARLIE Get yr queer up at Cheer Up with Fannntassssy, Dylan Reece, and dance dance revolutionaries, Little Stolen Moments. Fri., June 8, 10pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. www.facebook.com/cheerupcharlies.
AMANDA LEPRE CD RELEASE Celebrate the new Beneath the Forest of Error LP all the way through, from start to finish, with visuals by Melissa Flores. Chemical Grove and Da'Shade Moonbeam open. Sat., June 9, 8pm. Frontier Bar, 2421 Webberville Rd., 243-7153. Free. www.amandalepre.com.
BUSY TOWN'S SOCIAL SCULPTURE CLUB Busy Towners Billy Beasty, Aaron Flynn, and guest Amanda Joy open a new show. Shameless plug: Hot, sylvan tunes provided by DJs Fine & Dandy with Kate & Andy. Ahem. Search "Social Sculpture Club" on FB for full details and heady theories that will make your panties drop. Sat., June 9, 8pm. White House Ranch, 3410 E. Pennsylvania, 845/430-2736. email@example.com.
PA'LANTE ALLGO's 26th Annual Pride Dance featuring, in their words, "Ghetto World House music and Hip-Hop." Sat., June 9, 10pm. Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th, 291-6211. $5. www.allgo.org.
'BOUT TIME FOR VOLLEYBALL! Get buff and social all in one volley. Check out team play on Wednesday and Sunday nights and pickup games every day at everyone's fave up-north gay bar. 'Bout Time, 9601 N. I-35, 832-5339.
SUPER SUNDAYS DIVA SHOW Join divas Kelly Kline and Jenny McCall for a night of divinity. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.
YARA SOFIA Season three hot mama from RuPaul's Drag Race gives Austin what for. Sunday shows at 10:30pm and midnight. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.
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.
PFLAG NORTH Meet and greet with fellow allies in the cause for love. Second Tuesday of every month, 6:45pm. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido, Cedar Park, 512/302-3524. Free. www.pflagaustin.org.
OCCUPY AUSTIN OCCUQUEERS Take your rightful place in the political pantheon. Every other Wednesday, 5-6:30pm. The Q, 3408 West, 420-8557. Free.
LIZZY CAROLOKE Tip your KJ. Wednesdays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.
COUNTRY NIGHT DJ Joe spins with a hat tip toward the old school. Second and fourth Wednesdays, 9pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017. Free.
PFLAG SOUTH MONTHLY MEETING Family is nice; allied family is love. PFLAG represents the best of our community. Second Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf, 444-1314. Free.
DIVIDING THE ESTATE: WILDE PARTY New Horton Foote. You're invited to a special LGBT preshow reception, and you know you'll be in good company. Thursday, catered reception, 6:45pm; show, 8pm. Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 476-0541 x1. Single event or Wilde Party Season tickets available. www.zachtheatre.org.
¡AGLCC'S QUINCEAÑERA! Ha! No, the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is not appropriating Latino culture. But we are, because we can't imagine anything lovelier than a big gay community organization dressed to the frilly nines and celebrating its coming of age! All this happens on the Mayor's balcony. Free and open to the public, with delicious noshies from chamber members, tunes by Jacinta, and more. Thu., June 21, 5:30-8pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 974-2220. Free. www.aglcc.org.
SPLASH DAYS, MOFOS! Early bird tickets on sale now! You've got the entire summer to get cut, son. There's little labor involved in checking out the hot papis sprawled across Hippie Hollow and all the clubs. Sign up to volunteer. Check the website for specific party and price details. Event: Labor Day Weekend, 2012. www.splashdays.com.
TREASURE CITY DESIGN CONTEST Design it. Submit it. It might win, and you might see it on the backs of the hottest thrifters in town! All artwork needs to include the phrase: "Treasure City Thrift." See website for more details. Deadline: Sat., June 30. Treasure City Thrift, 2142 E. Seventh, 524-2820. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.treasurecitythrift.org.
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