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LoveBomb! (the fundraiser for QueerBomb), a coupla gay plays, a rainbow cutting, balls on fire, and more

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Austin's "new" tradition four years running this summer, QueerBomb is set to blow Saturday, June 1. This week you have a chance to contribute to its 2013 manifestation (see Saturday).


AN OBVIOUSLY FOGGOT Transphobia and homophobia in a gay bar? This workshopped bit of original twee theatre should set the record (not) straight. Thu.-Sat., April 11-13, 9pm. Basement, 422 Congress. $10.,

PFLAG SOUTH MEETING Family is nice; allied family is love. Second Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf, 444-1314. Free.

STOP HITTING YOURSELF There is much to say about this 1930s Hollywood hullabaloo, but we'll leave it at this: Paul Soileau is queen. Thu.-Sun., through April 21, 8pm. The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 476-7833. $5-25.

JAMES MURPHY Learning Secrets hosts LCD's Murphy. Fri., April 12, 9pm. Red 7, 611 E. Seventh, 476-8100. $17-20.

FIRE BALL: A RED PARTY Red rover, red rover, come here and bend ... oh, never mind. We did start the fire. Show red to prove it (prize for the best red outfit). Fri., April 12, 10pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.

POO POO PLATTER PRESENTS JINKX MONSOON PooPoo meets RuPu with performances by Anna Borschins, Annie Depressant, Kitty Buick, Althea Trix, Lady Grackle, Bulimianne Rhapsody, host Arcie Cola, opener Luna Tart, and DJs Mouthfeel & False Flag. Fri., April 12, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River, 478-2979. $7.

BIG BOI YOGA Hatha flow with big boi's (and whomever's) modifications. You can dooo eeet! Saturdays, 11am. SoCo Yoga, 1109-B S. Congress, 445-0773. $5-10.

RAINBOW CUTTING: Q TOYS Despite the sound of it, there is nothing nefarious about this cutting – no gang of unicorn-riding gay thugs thundering in brandishing rainbow blades to cut you. Nope. Just a simple slice of a ribbon to officially welcome a new LGBTQ-owned, -friendly, -safe business to town. Sat., April 13, 5pm. Q Toys, 6800 Burnet, 772-1614.,

BIG BAND THEORY Spring forth with the dudes of the Capital City Men's Chorus as they put on the season's ritz. Sat., April 13, 7:30pm. McCallum Performing Arts Theatre, 5600 Sunshine Dr., 477-SING (7464). $20-25.

ARTEROTICA 2013 Naughty, naughty art to fill your eyeballs and hopefully empty your wallet as one jumps in your lap and begs you to take zir home. All proceeds to benefit the Paul Kirby Fund. Sat., April 13, 8:30pm-12:30am. The old Home Depot at I-35 and St. John's. $50.,

LOVEBOMB! FOR QUEERBOMB Fling your spring into this and support Austin's June march to embrace the inner, outer, and omnipotent queer. Sat., April 13, 9pm. 505 E. Seventh. $5 donation.

AFTER-INNINGS Join Softball Austin for a postgame social to unwind, mingle, and "check out twee" the competition. Sun., April 14, 2pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth.

FREE BURGERS Free food in the afternoon. Sundays, 4-6pm. 'Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.

QUEER YOGA Queerdalini, Mondays, 7:30pm; Hatha, Thursdays, 7:30pm. Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood, 628-1580. $5+ donations. [email protected], www.face

BELLY DANCE AND ISOLATIONS WITH HERCULISE HercuLise! HercuLise! HercuLise! Teach us how to isolate our you-knows and dance with our bellies! Relaxed, body-positive, queer-friendly. Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm. Rosewood Rec. Center, 2300 Rosewood. $60 for four weeks or $15 drop-in fee per class. [email protected].

LADIES NIGHT DJ BJ spins the early shift before the bands take over. Wednesdays: DJ, 6pm; live bands, 10pm. Stompin' Grounds Coffee & Cocktail Lounge, 3801 S. Congress #116, 394-6999.

ESOTERIC Not your typical gay bar beats. This week: Sub Pop Records. Wednesdays, 8pm-12mid. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017.

KARAOKE WITH KENNY Goes 'til close. Wednesdays, 9:30pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.

AGLCC HAPPY HOUR Nosh and mingle with Austin's swingin' gay chamber. Third Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Fiat of Austin, 11011 Domain Dr. #124, 228-3428. Free. [email protected],

ASA'S DOWNTON IN AUSTIN Yes, Downton as in Abbey, and ASA as in AIDS Services of Austin. We are running laps upstairs and downstairs for this free luncheon with opportunities to make you a gracious giver, all to benefit the Women Rising Project. Thu., April 18, 11:30am. Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Rd., 406-6113. Free with required RSVP. [email protected],

ARTIVISM In this case, QPOC might stand for Queer Poetry of Color. Welcome Aussie spitter Candy Royalle to town along with guest poets Toi Scott, Morgan Robyn Collado, and Kimberly Alidio. Thu., April 18, 7pm. Stompin' Grounds Coffee & Cocktail Lounge, 3801 S. Congress #116, 394-6999. Free; suggested $10 donation.


G-SPOT WORKSHOP Hit it! Or at least learn how to try. Julie Sunday will "show" you how. Sun., April 21, 6pm. Q Toys, 6800 Burnet, 772-1614. Free; suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Lilith Fund.

THE CRISCO DISCO Oilcan's gets an update with this throwback to the elbows-deep days of original oonce-oonce. DJs Mouthfeel and Divorcée cue up numbers that glittered way before they were but mere twinkles off their daddies' Italian Horn necklaces. Fri., April 19, 9pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823.

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