Gay Place: Another Splash Bash
Stick a toe into this week's pool of events!
Austin has a storied history of swim parties for the swimmingly faaaaabulous. But how about the comfort zones of those in the LGBTQIA spectrum who don't feel quite as frisky in that gold lamé banana hammock from International Male – or who do, but would rock it that much harder with just a li'l encouragement and safety in numbers? Well, it's time for another Queer Swim, this time at Barton Springs Pool (Saturday, June 16). And if this one is anything like the last one at Krause Springs ... well, remember that scene in Caddyshack when the caddies take over the pool? That's what we're talkin' about! Hey, everybody! We're all gonna get laid!
ON OUR GAYDAR
QUEERDALINI YOGA Yup. It's Kundalini in a safe environment, 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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
22 MAJOR ARCANA Local photog Joie Rey Cohen shot a buncha locals and now they can tell your fortune. Yup: It's a local tarot deck by way of art exhibition. We see lots of staring in your future. Show continues through June 30. Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. Free. www.photosbyjoierey.com.
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. Catered reception, 6:45pm; show, 8pm. Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 476-0541 x1. Single event or Wilde Party Season tickets available. www.zachtheatre.org.
BLACK LIGHT PARTY You know what they say: Day Glo, Nite Ho. OK, there is no "they." We say that. Fri., June 15, 9pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823.
QUEER SWIM II Project ABC is at it again! The first QS at Krause was heart-bursting and swimmingly loverly. So, let's do it again! Hey all you fat-positive, body-affirming, resplendent, bathing queers! Come turn out en masse and show what you know. Search "Queer Swim II" on Facebook. Sat., June 16, noon. Barton Springs Pool, 2101 Barton Springs Rd., 867-3080. Free event with pool admission: $3, adults; $2, juniors (12-17); $1, kids 11 & under.
TRACK & FIELD DAY: THE BIRTHDAY EDITION Hosted by the Jack LaLanne of the well-enDDowed set, that ginger juggernaut, Erica Nix, who happens to be celebrating her b'day. Spanking machines = a helluva workout. Sat., June 16, 3-8pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. www.workoutwithericanix.com.
LEZZDANCE Women out the wazoo, we hear. Third Saturdays of the month, 6-8pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. $5.
DIRTY FILTHY SATURDAY Supastar DJ Filthy Rich spins gobs of gay gold. Just gobs of it. Saturdays, 10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 494-1150.
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.
LIZZY CAROLOKE Tippin': Something you do to cows and KJs. Wednesdays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.
KIM VODICKA & BEN KOPEL Published wild-childs and LSUers read for you. Aaaaiiiiii! Wed., June 20, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 472-2785. Free. www.ebookwoman.com.
QUEER RIDE BYO pals, helmets, lights, locks, IDs, and monies. Wednesdays, 7pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 305-8400. Free. www.facebook.com/AustinTPH.
KARAOKE WITH KRAMER Croon with the Krame, or whatever nickname you want to call him. Wednesdays, 9:30pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.
NO DOVES FLY HERE Bats do. Twice a month goth with DJs Damage Done, Death Church, and Straylight. Darkness! Realness! First and third Wednesdays. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017. Free. www.facebook.com/nodoves, www.nodovesflyhere.com.
AGLCC TURNS 15 What's lovelier than a big gay community organization dressed to the frilly nines and celebrating its coming of age? One where Jacinta is singing and DJs Fine & Dandy are spinning. You know it! All this happens on the Mayor's balcony, free and open to the public, with delicious noshies from chamber members, and so much more. Thu., June 21, 5:30-8pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 974-2220. Free. www.aglcc.org.
STONEWALL RALLY The past, present, and future all inform each other. Gather with the Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation on the south steps to learn and create our history. Speakers to be announced. Stay tuned. Thu., June 28, 7pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 305-8400. Free. www.facebook.com/Austin.PRIDE.Official.
SPLASH DAYS, MOFOS! Early bird tickets on sale now! There's little labor involved in checking out the hot papis sprawled across Hippie Hollow and all the clubs all Labor Day weekend long. Check the website for specific party and price details. Event: Labor Day Weekend, 2012. www.splashdays.com.
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