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That kitten Jomama's a bad... shut-yo-mouf

Yo Jo!
Yo Jo!

Not Fade Away: Radiate

Do you know Jomama? No? Well, here's your chance. (See Thursday.)


GAY IN AUSTIN Real estate agent's gay info website hosts a happy hour. First Thursdays. Floating locations; check Web for details. Free.

SWEET SPOT DJs Seville and OneLove go way under. Thursdays, 9pm. Basement, 422 Congress.

HAPPY HOUR WITH MS. WRIGHT The lovely and talented Ms. Margaret Wright on the black & whites. Thu.-Fri., 6-8pm. Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free.

RADIATE: THE RETURN OF JOMAMA JONES That subhead is not the exact title, but we figured you'd appreciate it in bold print. Jo-freakin-mama Jones is back, Jack, and you're about ta get smacked. Fri.-Sat., July 5-13, 8pm. Extra shows, Thu., July 11, 8pm and Fri., July 12, 10:30pm. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886. $15.

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.

AFTER HOURS DANCE 2am until... ? First Fridays. Basement, 422 Congress.

BURLY BURLY 3: GIRLY BURLY Austin's only boylesque revue. Gender contortions and exotically placed genitalia, all to benefit SafePlace. Fri., July 5, 8pm. North Door, 502 Brushy. $15-30.

FEMME MAFIA Meet La Femme Nostra at the picnic tables in the back patio. First Fridays, 8-11pm. Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe, 2908 Fruth.

INDIA'S FUCK*NG 30TH Yes, India, the lovely bartendress of our kombuchified queerface watering hole, with Holiday, La Migra, and DJs Lord Soul and Lula Mae. Fri., July 5, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth.

FREE BUFFET It's about time someone served up some yummy free grub to soak up all those Harvey Wallbangers. Satur­days, 2pm-2am. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.

DEBORAH HIT HER HEAD 2: AARON FLYNN BENEFIT SEQUEL Wag and thrum with Deep Time, Tijuana Bible, the French Inhales, Polio Club, and the Stuffie, then give 'til it makes you and Aaron feel better. Sat., July 6, 9pm. Beerland, 711 Red River.

RED: AN INDEPENDENCE DANCE PARTY DJs C-Rail and J. Warren will make you see, feel, and sweat that warm, warm color. Sat., July 6, 9pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth.

SMITHS MORRISSEY NIGHT Sobscene Indie Disco. Sob it up with the Morose-y one. All ages. Look concerned or annoyed in the Morrissey photobooth. First Sat­ur­days, 10pm. Frank, 407 Colorado. $4.

AUSTIN GEAR NIGHT Every first Saturday cruise the rough trade. First Saturdays, 10pm-2am. Chain Drive, 504 Willow. $3.

DIRTY FILTHY SATURDAY Supastar DJ Filthy Rich spins gobs of gay gold. Just gobs of it. Saturdays, 10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

AGLCC TOASTMASTERS Our local gay chamber of commerce is home to one of the country's fastest growing LGBT Toastmasters groups. Come zhoosh your public speaking and communication skills. Second and fourth Mondays, 6:15pm. Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third, 512/476-9151.

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.

BOUT TIME KARAOKE Stryker will set you up. Tuesdays, 9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35.

ELECTRIC/INDIEPOP NIGHT Go underneath to feel the tunes that go pop. Wednes­days, 9pm. Basement, 422 Con­gress.

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.

GREETINGS, FROM QUEER MOUNTAIN Episodic queerity with familiar faces (and other parts), like Joseph Aguirre, Jay Byrd, Daniel Rugg Webb, Samantha Garrette, Chrysta Collins, and mo. Mo mos. This edition: family. Oh, crap. Wed., July 10, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth.

QUEER RIDE Search Team ProHomo on Facebook for up-to-date details on the meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm. Free.

ESOTERIC Not your typical gay bar beats. Each week explores alt-labels like Sub Pop, Touch & Go, etc. You know, shizzzz grizzled old punk daddies might luv. Yess. Wednesdays, 8pm-12mid. Chain Drive, 504 Willow.

PFLAG SOUTH MONTHLY MEETING Family is nice; allied family is love. PFLAG represents the best of our community. Second Thursdays, 6:45-9pm. Faith Pres­byterian, 1314 E. Oltorf, 512/444-1314. Free.


SEX TOY RECYCLING Every closet purge, you run into it – that slab of silicone or whatever, the one that reminds you of ... you know who. What the hell do you do with an old dong? Or buzzing egg? Or Fleshlight? Why, you recycle it, of course. Read the requirements to participate in Q Toys recycling program, and get a $5 certificate for your trouble ... and for a less stressful closet. Starts March 1. Q Toys, 6800 Burnet, 512/772-1614.,

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