Advocacy summit, Trans Lobby Day at the big pink dome, and so much more, Sunday and Monday.
TEXAS OBSERVER'S RABBLE ROUSER Raise some dough for the fourth estate and rouse the rabble with firebrands like keynote speakers Fort Worth Sen. Wendy Davis and El Paso State Rep. Mary González, who came out as our first out female in the lege. And we just came out as sapiosexual! Whoot! Thu., Feb. 21, 6pm. The White Horse, 500 Comal, 502-4637. $50 and up. www.texasobserver.org/rabblerouser2013.
AGLCC FEBRUARY HAPPY HOUR Mix and mingle with folks dedicated to economic equality through the LGBTQ spectrum. Thu., Feb. 21, 6:30-8:30pm. Graeber House, 410 E. Sixth. RSVP. Free. www.aglcc.org/calendar/AGLCC-Happy-Hour-February-2013.
LIVING WITH PRIDE This month: "Religion, Spirituality, and LGBTQ Identities." Thu., Feb. 21, 7-8:30pm. UT Gender and Sexuality Center, Student Activity Center, 2201 Speedway, SAC 2.112, UT campus, 232-1831. www.facebook.com/UTGSC.
FEBRUARY BEDPOST CONFESSIONS This month: Teacher Kate, comic Holly Lorka, singer Brooke Axtell, host Julie Gillis performing (not just hosting) and interpreter Mandi Wolfe on the ASL. Thu., Feb. 21, 8pm. ND Austin, 501 N. I-35. $10. www.facebook.com/BedpostConfessions.
DFW #TeamTakeOver presents Down for Whatever, a hip-hop hell-yeah. Thursdays, 10pm. Basement, 422 Congress. Free 21+; $5, 18-21.
FAMOUS & FABULOUS KARAOKE Jacob hosts the empty orchestra. Thursdays, 9pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh.
POO POO PLATTER DRAG SHOW Oh, honey, look what the scat dragged in! If it poops, this gnarly crew of gender skew will put it on a platter. Fri., Feb. 22. Elysium, 705 Red River. www.facebook.com/poopooATX.
LOVE FREE OR DIE HRC and Equality Texas present this screening of the Sundance-winning doc Love Free or Die – People of Faith Standing for LGBT Equality. Q & A with director Macky Alston follows. Fri., Feb. 22, 7pm. Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eighth, 472-2445. Free. www.lovefreeordiemovie.com.
SINGER, SONGWRITER ROUNDS Hosted by Havilah and Stephanie in the Cabaret Lounge. Fri., Feb. 22, 8-10pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh. www.rustysaustin.com.
QUEER UP CHARLIE'S Vibe Zone with DJ Dylan Reece and visuals by Fresh Fuckerman. Fri., Feb. 22, 10pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth. No cover.
LAURA FORSTER Laura and her band, Severed Strings, debut this jazz, blues, soul, and rock hybrid. Fri., Feb. 22, 10:30pm-12:20am. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. www.severedstrings.com.
NEXUS/PJ REUNION Relive the glory of these two Austin clubs con Margie, Davie, and Myra. Sat., Feb. 23, 8-10pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh.
RISE UP In addition to cash, they're accepting clothing and hygiene supplies for Safe Place and the Bernardo Kohler Center. Sat., Feb. 23, 8pm-12mid. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh. $5 suggested donation.
YOUNG AND WILD Cine Las Americas and Polari present this screening of Chilean director Marialy Rivas' peek into teen desire, post-Pinochet. Sun., Feb. 24, 1pm. Alamo Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 459-7090. $10; members $8. www.polarifest.com.
SUNDAY SOFTBALL Fields 6-11 come alive with the colors of the rainbow. Bat more than eyelashes. Sundays, 9am-3pm. Krieg Field, 517 S. Pleasant Valley Rd. www.softballaustin.org.
TRANSTEXAS ADVOCACY SUMMIT Two days of engagement and community building, including Trans Lobby Day under the dome of the Texas State Capitol. Sun.-Mon., Feb. 24-25. The Allandale, 7685 Northcross Dr. www.transtexas.org.
LATIN DANCE NIGHT ¿Quieres bailar conmigo? Sun., Feb. 24, 10:30pm-3am. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh. Free.
AFTER-INNINGS Join Softball Austin for a post-game social to unwind, mingle, and "check out" the competition. Sun., Feb. 24, 2-8pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.
NEW NORTH PFLAG MEETING Austin's love and support for LGBT is growing to the point of needing a new regional group. Mon., Feb. 25, 6:45-9pm. Independent Bank, 1503 Rivery, Georgetown. Free.
BOOKWOMAN BOOK GROUP This month: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Fourth Tuesdays, 7pm. 5501 N. Lamar. Free. www.ebookwoman.com.
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.
GET OUT OF MY CROTCH: 21 Writers Respond to America's War on Women's Rights/Reproductive Health. A portion of the publisher's proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood. Thu., Feb. 28, 7-8:45pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar. Free.
GAYBIGAYGAY IS BACK ON, BABIES and needs volunteers. Text Roy for details. 512/751-1073. Sun., March 17, noon-12mid. Springdale & Rogge. email@example.com.
SHE IS ME: MOMENTS IN MY MIND Alien She-sir Kevin Parks Hauser shows his werq circa 2006-2013. Think: love, gender, and identity, etc. Through February. Birds Barbershop, 1107 E. Sixth, 457-0400. Free. www.birdsbarbershop.com.
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