Gay Place: Intention ... With Abandon

Good intentions pave the way to more pool parties and storming the bastille

Bearluptuous Pool Party, Saturday
Bearluptuous Pool Party, Saturday

And vice versa. If you're gonna do something, do it like you mean it. Shake your ass with intention. Yoga-fy with intention. Cannonball with intention. Drink with intention. Make that movie with intention. Cruise tricks with intention. Serenade with intention. Woo with intention. Storm the bastille with intention. Seriously. Stop fucking around. Then you can start.

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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.

HOOK'D Dee Jay Munk-in-the-Mix spins this urban LGBT night. Thursdays, 10pm. Club Ambitious, 6700 Middle Fiskville, 832/878-4527. Free before 11pm; 21+, $5; 18-20, $10 after 11pm.

CHICK-FIL-A GAY APPRECIATION DAY Nah. Nothing's changed. They (and their delicious chicken) still hate our guts, but this day is their Free Meal Day to anyone dressed as a cow, so a flash herd of rainbow cattle is encouraged. P.S. It's corporate that hates our guts. YMMV at local outlets. We imagine that some gay and allied Chick-fil-A workers will get a kick out of it. Fri., July 13, 7-10pm. Chick-fil-A's everywhere.

SLIPPERY WHEN WET It's a pool party for AIDS Services of Austin, with free fajitas and setups (BYOB) and your hosts Edward Barron, Mike De La Cruz, Stephen Mills, and DJ C-Rail. Sat., July 14, 2-8pm. Private residence, contact for details. Suggested donation: $5-20.

BEARLUPTUOUS POOL PARTY The Heart of Texas Bears shall serve up BBQ; you BYOB and the side dishes (and that means food – unless he's really, really cute). Sat., July 14, 4pm-2am. Private residence, contact for details. Free.,

EAST SIXTH SOFTBALL PUB CRAWL Register at Liberty Bar, then get ready for a boulevard of queers. Your Alexander Hamilton gets you a T-shirt, koozie, glow necklace, and DJ/Dance Party at the end of the route. Benefits the Women's World Series-bound Cowgirl Up team and the Texas Mamma Jamma Bike Ride for Breast Cancer. Sat., July 14, 5pm. E. Sixth, (east of I-35). $20 via PayPal to:

OUTLANDER SHOWCASE Second Saturday Showcase series featuring Ginger A. Thompson and Kari K. Sat., July 14, 8pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. Free.

PARIS IS BURNING: BASTILLE DAY AT JUSTINE'S The city is on fire, dontcha know, and it's time for you to get flaming. Mari Akita and NYC's Acid Betty aim to stoke your ember. Sat., July 14, 9pm. Justine's Brasserie, 4710 E. Fifth, 385-2900. $30; $20 in advance.

DEEP INSIDE DJs C-Bass, the Ivan Party, and the @OmgTTX Collective present this randy chunnel of blacklit goodness. Now cough. Second Saturdays, 10pm. Loft 718, 718 N. Congress.

QUEER YOUTH MEDIA PROJECT The application deadline has been extended for this free, two-week summer filmmaking camp at ASoF. Mon.-Fri., July 16-27. Austin School of Film, 1634 E. Cesar Chavez, 236-8877. Free.

TUEZGAYZ Still the king (queen) of 'em all, y'all. Tuesdays, 10pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River, 476-7766.

LIZZY CAROLOKE Dive in. Wednesdays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.

WORKOUT WITH ERICA NIX Come dressed for butt stress. See why they call it "hump day." Wednesdays, 6pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. Free.

NO DOVES FLY HERE Goth with darkwave ducks, DJs Damage Done, Death Church, and Straylight. First and third Wednesdays. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017. Free.


ALLGO ACTIVIST SUMMIT Rainbow people of color come together. Fri., July 20. Alma de Mujer Conference Center, 13621 FM 2769, 258-3880.

GREASE SING-ALONG Hopelessly devoted to helping out your neighbors struggling with HIV/AIDS? Purchase your advance tickets through AIDS Services of Austin and it will benefit them. Sat., July 21, 7:30pm. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 472-5470. $45. $75 per couple.

RED HOT 2012 is coming featuring a stellar lineup: Grrlz will be BoiZ, Julie Nolen & Telling Stories, the cast of Zach Theatre's Xanadu, the cast of City Theatre's Cabaret, Austin Babtist Women, Austin City Showgirls, a fashion show by Joie De Vie Salon & Spa and SHi Productions, plus special guests. Fri., July 21, 6-10pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 454-8646 ext. 104. $5 suggested donation.,

TEXAS TRANSGENDER NONDISCRIMINATION SUMMIT Help change policy on area campuses to protect transgender faculty, staff, students, and allies. CEUs available. Fri.-Sat., July 20-21, 9am-5pm. University of Houston, Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 281/283-7600. $20; $10, student.

TRUTH OR DARE WITH NICKY DA B Featuring Rusty Lazer, Orión, and Exceed. Dang. This will sell out. Get your tickets now. Sat., July 21, 9pm. Beauty Bar, 617 E. Seventh, 391-1943. $12; $8, advance.,

XENA MOVIE PETITION In a time of ancient gods, warlords, and kings, a land in turmoil cried out for a movie, and this online petition might just make it happen. Don't you want to be able to tell your grandkids that you helped reunite Xena & Gabrielle? Sign the petition now, before that nasty Samurai gets wind of all this.

AUSTIN PRIDE 2012 IS COMING! ... and it smells like Peaches. Sat., Sept. 22. Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia, 480-8318.,

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