Gayplace: Join Our Krewe

Joy Division, Madame X, John Cameron Mitchell, Erasure, Christeene, Dan Savage, and Diana Ross make this a star-studded week in gay.

Two unrelated Joy Division-related events in one week? (See Friday and Sunday.)
Two unrelated Joy Division-related events in one week? (See Friday and Sunday.)

The Gay Place still seeks co-conspirators, comrades, kinfolk, bloggers, street-teamers, counterinsurgents, and the like. Holla. [email protected].

ON OUR GAYDAR

EXTRAORDINARY CREATURE Loghry Photography and musical artist KLoud show it. Thu., Jan. 24, 6:30-9pm. Caffe Medici, 2222-B Guadalupe, 474-5730. Free. [email protected].

BIG SHOT: THE VIDEO PREMIERE Christeene and PJ Raval present the Austin premiere of her filthy lowness' latest. See it with friends. Thu., Jan. 24, 8:30-10:30pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. Free. www.vimeo.com/56410888.

DFW #TeamTakeOver presents Down for Whatever. Hip-hop hell-yeah with Yella Stud, DJ LaDiDa, and friends. Thursdays, 10pm. Basement, 422 Congress. Free 21+; $5, 18-21.

JOY DIVISION: CLOSER 2007 Don't lose control. Come watch this biopic. Fri., Jan. 25, 7pm. The North Door, 501 N. I-35. Free.

MERRY MERRY MARTINI MIXER Shake and stir your social connections at this annual January soiree with a "Rock the Casbah" theme. Fri., Jan. 25, 7-11pm. 499 Congress. $55. www.merrymartinimixer.org.

RABBI LIPSCHTICK & SONS! Oy vey! It's our darling Lipschtickers! At Frontera! Fri., Jan. 25, 8-10pm. Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd. $16. secure.buyplaytix.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT BEARS A-tisket, a-tasket, check out that bear basket. Fridays, 9pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free. www.theironbear.com.

PRIMAL SHAME "Electro-new wave-post punk-indie-hip hop-witch house-bounce" sure is a mouthful. But then again, so are the DJs. Fri., Jan. 25, 11pm. The North Door, 501 N. I-35. $5, Modest Marys; $3, Shameless. www.facebook.com/shamecollective.

FABRICKER'S FIRST ANNIVERSARY Celebrate these dandy bolts and what-nots with DJs Fine & Dandy; snack and bevvies by Treaty Oak. Afterparty at the Volstead. Sat., Jan. 26, 6-9pm. Fabricker, 4631 Airport. www.facebook.com/DJsFineDandywithKateAndy.

VIVE LA FEMMES Kitty BoomBoom & Smalls McCoy present a night of sass and allure with mostess hostess Althea Trix. And guess who's back in town? Mz. Cherry Poppins! Sat., Jan. 26, 9pm. Lipstick24, 606 E. Seventh.

MATTACHINE DANCE PARTY John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig & the Angry Inch), PJ DeBoy, and Shortbus' Paul Dawson just can't quit us. Their SXSW 2012 blowouts (Barbarella and GayBiGayGay) packed out. This time benefits Queerbomb. Sat., Jan. 26, 9pm-3am. Beauty Ballroom, 2015 E. Riverside. $15; $12 advance. www.nytimes.com/2010/12/30/fashion/30mitchell.html.

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.

JOY DIVISION COVER BAND Gretchen, Thor, Jacob, and Claire love to tear us apart. Again. Sun., Jan. 27, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth. Free.

SEX TALK: A SYMPOSIUM WITH BENEFITS Let's talk about sex, baby, with a panel of sexperts, including a certain mister Dan Savage. Mon., Jan. 28, 8am-7pm. Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown, 512/863-1504. Free with pre-registration; open to the public. www.southwestern.edu/academics/brownsymposium/index.php.

PROPOSE A TOAST(MASTER) Come hone your public speaking chops. Second and fourth Mondays, 6pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh. www.aglcc.org/toastmasters.

FREE AND QUEER CINEMA: MADAME X Polari/aGLIFF team up with F & Q and Rebecca Havemeyer for this glittery, dishy, beeeyotchy superhero spectacular. Tue., Jan. 29, 7:30-12mid. The North Door, 501 N. I-35, 485-3001. Free. www.facebook.com/ndvenue.

HRC TUESDAYS TOGETHER Learn about ways you can volunteer and all about the upcoming gala. Tue., Jan. 29, 6:30-8:30pm. El Sol y la Luna, 600 E. Sixth, 763/232-6058. Free. www.hrcaustin.org.

TUEZGAYZ Dependably fruitastic. Tuesdays, 10pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River. www.barbarellaaustin.com, www.theglitoris.tumblr.com.

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE COUNTERARCHIVE Hot prof Ann Cvetkovich explores the archives of queer artists. Wed., Jan. 30, 7pm. Avaya Auditorium (ACES 2.302, UT campus). Free and open to the public.

DIANA ROSS That's Miss Ross to you, baby. Wed., Jan. 30, 8pm. ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. $68-128. www.acl-live.com.

LIZZY CAROLOKE Now with about a million songs you can access on your iPhone. Fancy! Wednesdays, 8pm-12mid. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.

SHITTY KITTY BIG BALL BINGO Ms. Rebecca Havemeyer will have you scrambling for letters, numbers, and ya diaper. Last Wednesdays of the month, 9:30pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 494-1150.

PATRICE PIKE Take a hike, and see the Pike. Thursdays, 8-10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar.

ASK THE PSYCHOPOMP Wendy Vastine invites you to roll the dice and get advice ... or a song, or a peek into whatever it is you seek about life, love, death .... Frontera, baby. Fringey! Thu., Jan. 31, 8pm. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 474-7886. $16. secure.buyplaytix.com.

HO-RIZON

GUESS WHAT'S COMING? That's right, Project Transitions' Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is guess what's coming. Details on the Gay Place blog and in next week's issue. Sat., Feb, 2, 6pm. Various homes and venues across Austin. $100. www.guesswhos.org.

HRC GALA Watch this space for upcoming details on this annual glitzy affair. Sat., Feb. 9. Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto, 478-4500.

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