Christeene, Kings N Things, Funhouse, surely there's something to offend everyone
By Kate X Messer, Fri., May 24, 2013
Handsome, kind, reasonable, brilliant: Polari's Curran Nault appears at two events this week.
ON OUR GAYDAR
AN OBVIOUSLY FOGGOT ENCORE Once more, with feeling. Deep, dark, dark feeling. Thu., May 23, 8:30pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth. www.brownpapertickets.com.
LEAVE OUR CUNTRY CHRISTEENE TOUR KICKOFF An export we deserve to receive awards for. Our gutter trollop is traipsing the globe again. So let's send her off with a swift kick. Thu., May 23, 9pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3001. $8. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ndvenue.com.
THROWBACK THURSDAYS From the Seventies up to today (of which much could be from the Seventies), spun with luv by DJ Kenny. Thu., May 23, 9pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. www.theironbear.com.
BACK TO LIFE Soul-to-soul, Mahealani y Shani, back to reality. Thu., May 23, 10pm. Volstead, 1500 E. Sixth.
URSULA & JOSEPH'S B-DAY HAPPY HOUR Come celebrate your inner Ursula and her outer one. Fri., May 24, 4:30pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth.
KINGS N' THINGS 11TH BIRTHDAY SHOW Teen idol alert! The facial hair this time out may be fuzzier than usual, as KNT explores the hi-hormoned hilarity of heartthrobs of the barely shaving. Althea Trix and Mirandom Violence host. Fri., May 24, 9pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $7-10. www.kingsnthings.org.
BOBBY COOK'S BIG GAY BRUNCH HOEDOWN DJ Def-Tone hunches (over turntables) while you brunch. Ha ha: Hoe. Sat., May 25, 11am-3pm. 219 West, 612 W. Sixth.
HORSE MEAT DISCO (UK) "London-based, handsomely hirsute daddy bear four-DJ collective" hoofs it to ATX to rub some all over you. Woof. Sat., May 25, 10pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. $10. www.deepinside.ticketbud.com/hmd.
THE FUNHOUSE: JAMES BOND EDITION Are you all about the chiseled gruff of Dan Craig? Or are you more Connery or Lazenby? Niven or Nelson? Dalton or Brosnan? Or do you just like Moore, moore, moore? Don't think it matters. Cuz we're talkin' drag queens. Hosted by Bond grrl, Althea Trix. Sun., May 26, 10pm & 12mid. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth.
2013 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARDS/READING J.H. Trumble, author of Don't Let Me Go; Kelly Sinclair, author of In the Now; Jeanne Thornton, author of The Dream Doctor of Bantam; William Jack Silby, author of Sighs Too Deep for Words; Brad Boney, author of The Nothingness of Ben; and R.E. Bradshaw, author of Molly: House on Fire all read. How freakin' cool is that? Sun., May 26, 3-5pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785. Free.
OUT YOUTH: LIFE CHAT Chat about ... you know. Sun., May 26, 6:30-7:30pm. Out Youth House, 909 E. 49th, 512/419-1233. Free. www.outyouth.org.
POLARI'S CURRAN NAULT AT PFLAG-GEORGETOWN Austin's gay film fest artistic director will speak to our parents and friends, Georgetown chapter. Fourth Mondays, 6:45-9pm. Independent Bank Community Room, 1503 Rivery Blvd., Georgetown. www.pflagaustin.org.
GEEKS WHO DRINK QUIZ GAME Be a geek. Be a bear! Buy a drink! Win cash prizes! Mondays, 8-10pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. www.theironbear.com.
HRC AUS It's a bottom's up catch up on all things Human Rights, yo (née "Tuesdays Together"). Tue., May 28, 6:30pm. Trace at the W, 200 Lavaca. Free. email@example.com.
BOOKWOMAN BOOK GROUP This month: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Fourth Tuesdays, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar. Free. ebookwoman.com.
HEY CUPCAKE MAY BIRTHDAY Party Free cupcakes for May birthdays; employee prices all night long. Tue., May 28, 7pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. www.rainon4th.com.
QUEER RIDE See Facebook for up-to-date details on this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress. Free. www.facebook.com/AustinTPH.
SHITTY KITTY BIG BALL BINGO Drink cheap, win big. Last Wednesdays of the month, 9:30pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 512/494-1150.
SWOON WITH CURRAN NAULT Well, duh. What else would you do at an event featuring Polari poobah Curran Nault? Siiiigh. Thu., May 30, 7:30-10:30pm. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd.
QUEERBOMB 2013 You are the party! You are the sponsor! Everyone's a VIP! Rally, then march, then afterparties all over creation. Yes, babies, it's time for Queerbomb: "To honor the courageousness of the Stonewall riots, while reclaiming the radical, carnal, and transgressive spirit of our community." Get ready to make some (acoustic) noise. Bring: maracas, shakers, cymbals, kokirikos, triangles (duh!), cabasas, horns, castanets, chimes, signs, glitter, claves, jinglesticks, vibraslaps, your fine ass, your big fat heart, and the goddamn Liberty Bell. Meet at Pine Street Station, get pumped up, then take to Sixth Street like you own it. Because we do, you beautiful queers and queer-supporters, we do. Sat., June 1, 6pm. Pine Street Station, 1101 E. Fifth. Free. www.queerbomb.org.
'SAN ANTONIO FOUR' SCREENING Remember that news story from the early 2000s about the four women convicted in the weird lesbian/satanic ritual brouhaha? The Chronic's own Jordan Smith speaks at this in-progress screening and Kickstarter launch for the film doc about it. Sun., June 2, 5-8pm. Getaway Motor Club, 3000 Thompson. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sanantoniofour.tumblr.com.
'Avenue Q' is coming Austin Theatre Project presents this too-Q revue. Thu.-Sat., May 30-June 9, 1-7:30pm. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd. $15-30. www.austintheatreproject.org.
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