From Outerspaces to Deep Inside, this is the week that is... gay
HIGH ART, LO ART, BRO ART
Shall we kick off this week in style?
ON OUR GAYDAR
MEMORIAL FOR SEABROOK JONES Tuesday, May 14, 6-9pm at Lanai, 422 Congress, 653-2546.
VOLLEYBALL AUSTIN PLAYOFFS Nuthin' but net. Nothing but a delicate wisp of mesh between you and that hottie bo-hunk that plays for the other team ... but on your team. Thu., May 2, 7pm. Austin Sports Center, 425 Woodward. Free. www.volleyballaustin.com.
OUTERSPACES Stellar, intergalactic alignment of MCs and hip-hop poets: Las Krudas (Havana/Austin), Invincible (Detroit), Climbing Poetree (Brooklyn), and more. Thu., May 2, 7:30pm. Frontier Bar, 2421 Webberville Rd., 512/243-7153. $10, 21 and over; $15, 20 and under. www.outer-spaces.com.
THIRST FURSDAY Monthly array of performative oddities: Moron Mountain, Babyasprindvd, Ibn Ubo, Mirror Travel, and your hosts, Attic Ted and DJ Stephy B. First Thursdays, 10pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow.
TEXAS SHOOTOUT Some teams may still be looking for pick-up players (softball, silly), and everyone's looking for fans. Fri.-Sun., May 3-5. Krieg Field, 517 S. Pleasant Valley Rd. www.texasshootout.org.
SHOOTOUT OPENING PARTY Food, drink, raffles, and lots of hard ballers. Fri., May 3, 6pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.texasshootout.org.
VINCE PIERCE HARP RECITAL Austin hipster harpist invites you to his grad recital. Fri., May 3, 7:30pm. Jessen Auditorium, UT campus. www.vinceharp.com.
SPLASH WEEKEND Oilcan Harry's, Castro's Warehouse, and Rain on 4th bring the wet to the Warehouse all weekend long in anticipation of Sunday's day at the lake. Fri.-Sun., May 3-5. Fourth St., between Lavaca and Colorado. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.
POO POO PLATTER CHOLA PAGEaNT The Poops walk a Sharpie-thin line between homage and WTF in their first Sequin De Mayo Chola Pageant. Fri., May 3, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. www.facebook.com/poopooATX.
BIG BOI YOGA Hatha flow with big bois' (and whomevers') modifications. You can dooo eeet! Saturdays, 11am. Soco Yoga, 1109-B S. Congress, 512/445-0773. $5-10. www.facebook.com/groups/QYogaAustin.
PROBE The PROBE Collective (Progressive Response on Bad Education) presents a one-day gallery/action to scrutinize, to poke, to frisk, to analyze what HIV/AIDS means in contemporary society. Go, Bobcats! Sat., May 4, 5pm. Zosima Art Gallery, 1203 Haynes, San Marcos. Free. www.zosimagallery.com.
SYMPHONY IN G An evening hosted by Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Symphony BATS. Sat., May 4, 7pm. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/476-6064. $17-40. www.symphonying.org.
SWAP, CHOP N' HAWK DJ Divorcee soundtracks this queer clothing swap. And you know what that means: Steeeeeeeez. Sat., May 4, 1-5pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth.
DR. OMI JONI L. JONES Workshop reading of the collection of short stories from Sitting in a Saucer (Saturday) and The Story in the Body (Sunday) by the esteemed UT prof and ALLGO artist-in-residence. Pre-registration required due to space limits. Sat.-Sun., May 4-5. Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th, 512/472-2001 x102. email@example.com.
RUSTY'S REUNION Just what it says: Rusty's (the Seventh Street bar) is no longer. Come celebrate what was. Viva la vida loca. Sat., May 4, 6-9pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar. $5.
FIRST SPLASH First Splash, splish-splash, this splash. C'mon in, the water's wet! Time to start workin' on that tan, those abs, or a sugar daddy with a boat. Oilcan's, Castro's, and Rain host the party barge on the lake, should Papi Warbucks prove to be elusive. Sun., May 5, 1pm. Hippie Hollow, 7000 Comanche Trail. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.
MARIA'S FIRST EVER BOOBIE BINGO Kai Lee Mykels and CupCake co-host an early eve filled with B-1 and O-yes. Tue., May 7, 6:30-10pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar.
JULIE NOLEN Erin Miley opens, and the Effin koozies are back. Tue., May 7, 11pm. The Parish Underground, 214 E. Sixth, 512/494-6078. Free.
POLARI MEMBERSHIP SOCIAL The film fest doesn't happen until October, but there is a lot that has to line up between now and then. Enjoy free bevs and appetizers, and learn how to become part of the team that makes Polari Polari (and if you still don't know what that means, think: aGLIFF). RSVP. Wed., May 8, 6-9pm. Winflo Osteria, 1315 W. Sixth, 512/582-1027. www.2013polarimembersocial1.eventbrite.com.
FANTASY'S SHOW & TELL ARTS N ANTICS Sign up early to get in one of only 10 slots to fill your performance faaa-ha-ha-han-ta-seeee-heeee. Wed., May 8, 8-10:30pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth. Free.
JAY BRANNAN A post-retirement pop-up or a reinvention of new song/old song revue? Wed., May 8, 9:30pm. Lamberts, 401 W. Second. $12. www.jaybrannan.com.
PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT A*FAB Austin and Broadway Across America presents the camp classic. Buy your ticket through A*FAB and come to a preshow cocktail at 6:30pm. Thu., May 9, 6:30pm. Texas Performing Arts. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.afabaustin.org.
BITTERHEART SOCIETY Zombies punx r go. And you should go, mofo. Sat., May 11, 8:30pm. Red Eyed Fly, 715 Red River. $5. www.facebook.com/BitterHeaRtSociety.
DEEP INSIDE LZ LOVE'S DISCO SECRETS Sylvester back-up booty and diva. Oh, and poppers. Sat., May 11, 10pm. Loft 718, 718 Congress. $5, 21+; $7, 18+.
MAN UP!?! Queer Xicana performance artist Adelina Anthony is back, Jack. Gay Place highly endorses. Fri., May 10, 8pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 472-2001. $10. www.delinaanthony.eventbrite.com.
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