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We are coming down from Pride and amping back up for ESHHH

Eastside Homo House Hop No.7
Eastside Homo House Hop No.7

Pride Was a Ride

Now on to the Eastside (Homo House Hop No.7, this Sunday). See that picture at left? Darling Ursula looks like we feel post-Pride. Rode hard, put up wet, etc. But that poor dear will be in deep this coming weekend. This li'l sliver of space is barely enough to fill you in on what happened and what's a-comin', so please be sure to check in on the Gay Place blog at


QUEER LIFE DRAWING: SOCIAL SESSION 1 Explore the human form in a safe, inclusive art session. Thu., Sept. 27, 6-9pm. Emo's East. $5 suggested donation.

JUST OUTSIDE REDEMPTION The story of Austin's Lesbian Gay Rights Lobby (what's now Equality Texas), activist Diane Hardy-Garcia and her role in the passage of the James Byrd Hate Crimes Act. Thu.-Sun., Sept. 27-30, 8pm. City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 522-4083. $15 adult, $10 students and seniors.

XANADU HELD OVER And that includes the Saturday night aftershow dance parties. Through Oct. 7. Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 476-0541.

BELOW THE BELT Learn the safe-sex ropes, Q newbs, at this monthly group for the fellas – however you ID. Last Fridays, 7pm. The Q, 3408 West, 420-8557. Free.

GAY VOICES Queer up the Austin International Poetry Festival! Hosted by Scott Wiggerman and Cindy Huyser and featuring Frederick Glaysher, Marcelle Kasporwicz, Beth Kropf, Robert Wynne, and more. Fri., Sept. 28, 7-9pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 472-2785. Free.

RUSTY'S CULTURE ON TAP Celebrate the Pecan Street Festival, Rusty-style, with artists Adrienne Balkany, Hector Boldo, Dayna Briggs, and more, with tuneful twinklings by the Therapy Sisters and Kit Holmes. Sat., Sept. 29, noon-8pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002.

CCMC GALA & FALL CONCERT You will be wined, dined, and serenaded (maybe even gay-married by the end of the evening at that rate), as the hunky brewsters of Capital City Men's Chorus and Take 5 take you there. Sat., Sept. 29, 6:30-9:30pm. Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, 459-5835. $45.

EHHH GARDEN OF EAT'N Eastside Homo House Hop No.7 revels in the debauched act of consumption and ... jeez, we can't even touch their promo (see website, see pic at left) without scrubbing with some Lava soap. We feel for Ursula. Girl, come to mama for some soup and a cuddle if ya need. Sun., Sept. 30, register for time and location. $13, register online.

TOASTMASTERS Speak up! Speak out! The AGLCC's Toastmasters can show you how, now on Sundays. Sun., Sept. 30, 5:30-7:30pm. 3Seventy, 707 Rio Grande Ste. 100-A.

AGLCC LUNCHEON Special meet and greet with yours truly, Gay Place columnist and The Agenda editor-in-chief, Kate X Messer. Meet amigos over migas. Tue., Oct. 2, 11:30am-1pm. El Sol y la Luna, 600 E. Sixth, 444-7770.

GAY RIGHTS AT THE BALLOT BOX Amy Stone book signing and discussion. Tue., Oct. 2, 7-8:30pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 472-2785. Free.

LEZRIDE! They generally meet at the Q; call or email to check for weekly launch port. Tuesdays, 7pm. Q Austin, 3408 West Ave., 845/642-7069. Free.

GET REAL, STAY QUEER Wild women rolling up from the Tuesday LezRide ain't all that's coming to this spankin' new queer night on the Eastside. So are the pre-TuezGayz foo-feys, 'cuz Bern's closes at midnight. What a cram-packed evening. Every other Tuesday. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Donations for whatever cause is announced weekly, cash only, 21+.

TUEZGAYZ Your weekend just started a li'l earlier. Tuesdays, 10pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River, 476-7766.,

AGLIFF IS POLARI Check the Gay Place blog and this week's Film section, p.44, for info on Austin's newly minted Polari, or aGLIFF 2.0 if you will, featuring the best in recent LGBTQI international, national, and regional films. Wed.-Sun., Oct. 3-7. Fest passes, $50 and up.,

LIZZY CAROLOKE Tippin': not just something you do to cows. You also do it to your KJ. Now with hundreds of billions of more songs. 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.

QUEER RIDE Search Team ProHomo on Facebook for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride for Qs and supporters. BYO pals, helmets, lights, locks, IDs, and $. Wednesdays, 7pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 305-8400. Free.


THE AGENDA IS HERE The AGLCC in collaboration with The Austin Chronicle (yours truly, and your friendly, neighborhood Gay Place krewe) present a new gay publication. All over town.

AIDS WALK AUSTIN Our march for love hits a 25-year stride this year. Sign up to walk now, and start your fundraising early. Sun., Oct. 21. Opening ceremonies, 1:30pm; step-off, 2pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 406-6157. Free.,

BLOGGITY BLOG BLOG BLOG Why wait 'til Thursday? Come visit K8, Andy, Rob, Frank, and hot new bloggers Brandon, Liz, Tyler, and more at the Gay Place blog. Say hello and hump a unicorn. 454-5766.,

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