Bomb together or bomb separately: It's Queerbomb weekend
Or we might hang separately. Queerbomb (see Saturday) exists as one night of discrete queer-community threads merging together to feel the exact fluffy wonder of that crazy quilt. Stand by the side and watch, or weave yourself in. This year, the QB kids are not hosting an afterparty and instead have handed that mantle over to the rest of the queers. So many have stepped up to the challenge. Plus, the party continues all weekend long, to boot, including brunch and the in-progress screening of San Antonio Four (see Sunday).
On Our Gaydar
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.
PATRICE PIKE Take a hike, and see the Pike. Thursdays, 8-10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar, 512/448-2552. www.facebook.com/PatricePikeBand.
TEXAS FILTH Get to the core of queercore with Elvis, Feral Future, the Atomic Tanlines, and Clitfit. Thu., May 30, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth.
POO POO PLATTER: GAUD SAVE THE QUEERS Now what indigenous subculture will the Poops skewer? Punk Rock? Fri., May 31, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River, 512/478-2979. $5, 18+. www.facebook.com/poopooATX.
QUEER UP CHARLIE DJ Dylan Reece spins for what is billed as "Nymph Circus meets Boy Carnival." Fri., May 31, 10pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 512/431-2133. No cover. www.cheerupcharlies.tumblr.com.
MOORE, OK FuNDRAISER Get your last-minute, pre-Queerbomb rainbow gayness and large-sized, all--gender-expression loveliness at this north-end consignment shop. Proceeds go to the Red Cross tornado relief efforts. Sat., June 1, 9am-1pm. Venus Envy Consignments, 1810 W Anderson. Free. www.venusenvyconsignments.com.
BIG BOI YOGA Hatha flow with big boi (and whomever) modifications. You can dooo eeet! Saturdays, 11am. Soco Yoga, 1109-B S. Congress, 512/445-0773. $5-10. www.facebook.com/groups/QYogaAustin.
POETRY EVENING with Anne Champion and Sheila Maldonado. Sat., June 1, 7-8:45pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A. Free. www.ebookwoman.com.
QUEERBOMB 2013 You are the party. You are the sponsor. Everyone's a VIP. Everyone is welcome, invited, and incited to rally. Rally, then march, then afterparties happen 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, whistles, agogos, castanets, chimes, signs, glitter, confetti, bells, claves, jinglesticks, vibraslaps, tambourines, your fine ass, your big fat heart, the goddamn Liberty Bell, and of course, more cowbell! Meet at the Pine Street Station, get pumped up, then take to Sixth Street like we own it. Because we do, you beautiful queers and queer-supporters, we do. Sat., June 1, 6pm. Pine Street Station, 1101 E. Fifth. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.queerbomb.org.
QUEERBOMB PEDICAB & MOBILITY-IMPAIRED CONNECTION GROUP Sweet, sweet pedicabbers have again volunteered to haul those in need of free ride services along the Queerbomb procession route. And a sweet sweet volunteer (DJ Pasht!) will catalyze the connection. Services available on a first-come, first-served basis. Email Dren Pasht right now. Sat., June 1, 6pm. Pine Street Station, 1101 E. Fifth. Free. email@example.com.
CHAOS IN TEJAS Talk about your helluvan afterparty. Chaos is part of the East Fifth QB street closure, and a big chunk of it happens right across from the Queerbomb rallying point. Sat., June 1. 11E5, 1100 E. Fifth. www.chaosintejas.com.
RUSTY'S REUNION Dance with your old Rusty pals at this eve featuring Dames of Deception and DJ BJ. Sat., June 1, 6-10pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar. $5. www.facebook.com/MariasTacoXPress.
ALOE VERA: AN AFTER-BURN AFTERPARTY Post-Burn, post-Bomb, annnnnnd Acro Yoga! Sat., June 1, 8pm-2am. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. Free, donations. www.facebook.com/Bildings.
QUEER NIGHT GEAR NIGHT With clothes check and in support of Queerbomb. Sat., June 1, 8pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow. www.facebook.com/ChainDriveATX.
BLOWPONY QUEER MUTINY PDXers come straddle our big Texas saddle with DJs Airick X, Fingerbang, Jay Douglas, G-Luve, and JJ Booya. Sat., June 1, 9:30pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $8. www.ndvenue.com/event/246447-blow-pony-austin.
ALIEN SHE, QB EDITION The Shesters are back with Total Unicorn, Fannnnntasssy, and Mom Jeans in tow. (Pretty sight, ain't it? You're welcome!). Sat., June 1, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River.
AZZ WILL SAVE THE WORLD Don't kiss it "goodbye." Kiss it "hello." LZ Love, C-Bass, Shook Nite, and Disco Tits keep things nice and firm. Sat., June 1, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth.
MOUTHFEEL AND ALTHEA POST-QB Mouthfeel and Althea Trix share a post-queertal cigarette. Offer the ladies a light, would you? Sat., June 1, 10pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth.
BLESS THIS MESS Post-QB Brunch No need for a walk of shame. Bring that shit out into the light, player. Brunch it up with the Drunk Dial babies, Mouthfeel, Young Creature, and C-Bass, oh yes. Sun., June 2, 11am. Yellow Jacket Social Club, 1704 E. Fifth, 512/480-9572.
CASH MOB FOR BOOKWOMAN Beer, wine, and light refreshments provided as you shop to support our feminist bookstore. Sun., June 2, 2-5pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785. www.ebookwoman.com.
'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 Chronicle'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.
HOTNUTS BOOT DANCE Mary, Proddy, and Christeene present the Austin debut of the Toronto dance party. Sun., June 2, 7-11pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth. Free. www.cheerupcharlies.tumblr.com.
IVY WINTERS FROM RU PAUL DRAG RACE Come feel the fierce queen from season 5. Sun., June 2, 10:30pm & 12mid. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 512/320-8823. www.oilcanharrys.com.
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.
AGLCC JUNE LUNCHEON This month's speaker is Tina Cannon from Napkin Venture. Tue., June 4, 11:30am-1pm. WildWood BakeHouse, 3016 Guadalupe. $20 with RSVP. www.aglcc.org/calendar.
BeaRAOKE WITH KENNY Goes 'til close. Wednesdays, 9:30pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.
KRUDAS CUBENSI East Side Latin Jam plays early; Krudas at midnight with open mic. Thu., June 6, 9pm. The Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville Rd. $5. www.facebook.com/KrudasCubensi.
THIRST FURRSDAY Monthly array of performative oddities, this month including: Moron Mountain, Babyasprindvd, Ibn Ubo, Mirror Travel, and your hosts, Attic Ted and DJ Stephy B. First Thursdays, 10pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 512/480-9017.
'COMMUNITY ACTION CENTER' SCREENING Polari presents some serious sociosexxeh with directors in attendance for a Q&A. Fri., June 7, 7pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. Free. www.vdb.org/titles/community-action-center.
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