Gay Place: Eastward, Ho

You can start your week with drag, get your car washed in drag, and end your week with drag

The Camp Castro Queens will be workin' at the car wash, yeah (see Sunday).
The Camp Castro Queens will be workin' at the car wash, yeah (see Sunday). (Photo by Casey Michael)

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ON OUR GAYDAR

HAPPY HOUR WITH MS. WRIGHT Margaret Wright on the black & whites is a great way to head into the weekend. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport, 512/730-0759. Free.

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 Church, 1314 E. Oltorf. Free.

QUEER YOGA AUSTIN (NÉE QUEERDALINI) Kundalini and Hatha Yoga in a safe environment, for those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. Queerdalini, Mondays, 7:30pm; Hatha, Thursdays, 7:30pm. Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood, 512/628-1580. $5+ donations. www.facebook.com/groups/QYogaAustin.

PATRICE PIKE Take a hike, and see the Pike. Thursdays, 8-10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar, 512/448-2552. www.facebook.com/PatricePikeBand.

'bOUT TIME POOL TOURNEY Enjoy balls in dark little pockets. Thursdays, 9pm. 'Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.

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

EAST SIDE SLUTZ PRESENTS: DRAG OUT THE EAST SIDE It's not really a crawl if you're in heels, is it? Either way, come out, come out, and drag out the East Sixth pub jaunt. They'll launch from Violet Crown and end up at Shangri-La. All invited. Thu., July 11, 10pm. Violet Crown Social Club, 1111 E. Sixth.

FRIDAY NIGHT BEARS A-tisket, a-tasket, check out that big burly gear night with cheap quaff. Fridays, 9pm-2am. Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free. www.theironbear.com.

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. Thu.-Sat., July 11-13, 8pm. Extra show, Fri., July 12, 10:30pm. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886. $15.

GINGER LEIGH Wayne Sutton also plays. Fri., July 12, 9pm. One-2-One Bar, 1509 S. Lamar. $12.

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, 512/445-0773. $5-10. www.facebook.com/BigBoiYoga.

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.

DIRTY FILTHY SATURDAY Supastar DJ Filthy Rich spins gobs of gay gold. Just gobs of it. Saturdays, 10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 512/494-1150.

SUNDAY SOFTBALL Fields 6-11 come alive with the colors of the rainbow. Players of all levels (maybe even you) compete and bat more than eyelashes. Sundays, 9am-3pm. Krieg Field, 517 S. Pleasant Valley Rd. www.softballaustin.org.

ANONYMOUSLY GAY PHOTO PROJECT Come be part of photographer Molly Bedgood's 2-D project to capture our realness. Check online for details. Sun., July 14, noon-6pm. www.facebook.com/allinphotog, www.facebook.com/gayfaces.

DRAG QUEEN CAR WASH Poo Poo Platter and Camp Castro Queens get wet for you, and the Q provides food off the grill. Sun., July 14, 4-7pm. The Q, 3408 West, 512/420-8557. By donation.

FREE BURGERS Drink specials start at noon. Free food in the afternoon. Sundays, 4-6pm. 'Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free. www.bouttime2.com.

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, 512/394-6999.

GEEKS WHO DRINK QUIZ GAME Be a geek! Be a bear! Buy a drink! Win cash prizes! Mondays, 8-10pm. Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. www.theironbear.com.

LISTEN TO OUTCAST! Tweak your knobs to 91.7FM: It's OutCast with Stephen Rice and pals. Listen as they welcome and grill guests from every band of the rainbow. KOOP = queer, yo! Tuesdays, 6-7pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM. www.koop.org, www.outcastaustin.com.

'BOUT TIME KARAOKE Stryker will set you up. Tuesdays, 9am. 'Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.

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

QUEER RIDE Search Team ProHomo on Facebook for up- to-date details on the meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400. Free. www.facebook.com/AustinTPH.

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

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

AGLCC HAPPY HOUR Nosh and mingle with Austin's swingin' gay chamber. Third Thursdays, 5:30-8pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second. Free. president@aglcc.org, www.aglcc.org/calendar.

GAY & LESBIAN COMPOSERS CONCERT Jim James, Vincent Pierce, Timothy Hagen, Daniel Chrisman, and Jon Guist perform. Prepare to be blown away. Thu., July 18, 7:30-9:30pm. St. James' Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd.

HERE COMES THE SUN Burlesque/drag benefit show. Proceeds from this show go to Claudia Binder's Recovery Fund. Thu., July 18, 8:30pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562. $5-10 sliding scale. www.spiderhousecafe.com.

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