The Gay Place
It's a week filled with sun, Sin, geeks, gays, and Divorcées.
Happy Birthday, Jorge
Bounce for Jorge (see Friday), Summer Sin (see Friday and Saturday), and Queer Qumbia, featuring hot new (to Austin) DJ Ang.G (see Monday) happen all this week.
On Our Gaydar
HAPPY HOUR WITH MS. WRIGHT Margaret Wright on the black & whites is a great way to head into the weekend. Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport, 512/730-0759. Free.
THE VELVET RAGE GROUP Eight-week gay men's group discussing the book by the same name. Thu., July 25, 6-7:30pm. Plumeria Counseling Center. $25. www.davidsorrellscounseling.com.
QUEER YOGA AUSTIN (NÉE QUEERDALINI) 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 encouraged. email@example.com, www.facebook.com/groups/qyogaaustin.
TEXAS HOLD 'EM TOURNEY Wild West presents pots you can P in. P as in Poker, silly. Thursdays, 7:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 512/320-8823. www.facebook.com/wildwestcasinogames/events.
PATRICE PIKE Take a hike, and see the Pike. Thursdays, 8-10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar, 512/448-2552. www.facebook.com/patricepikeband.
FREE MAMMOGRAMS Over 40? Uninsured? Have titties? Call ALLGO to see if you qualify for and to schedule a free mammogram. Fri., July 26. ALLGO, 701 Tillery, 512/472-2001.
BOUNCE FOR JORGE Happy birthday, Jorge! Now we gonna twerq. Just for you. DJ Divorcée and NOLA bouncer Prom Date and Knifight. Fri., July 26, 8pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth.
SUMMER SIN 2013 Whip out your nautical-themed pashmina afghan and get your ass ON A BOAT. For one night and one day, lezbud DJ BJ keeps the summer sin sizzling on the water and in the club. Kiyomi Valentine and Lauren Bedford Russel from Hunter Valentine and The Real L Word host this naughty lesbo bash. Fri., July 26, 9pm-2am, Six Lounge, 319 Colorado; Sat., July 27, noon-4pm, Beach Front Boat Rentals, 16120 Wharf Cove, Volente, TX. Dance party: $15, $40 VIP; Boat party: $60; combo package: $70, $95 VIP. www.facebook.com/missmanagedproductions, www.sin.ticketbud.com/summersin.
BIG BOI YOGA Hatha flow with Big Boi- (and whomever-) modifications. You can dooo eeet! Saturdays, 11am. Soco Yoga, 1109-C S. Congress, 512/445-0773. $5-10. www.facebook.com/bigboiyoga.
GLBT GEEKS AND ALLIES ASSOCIATION GAME DAY Meet the crew of G2A2. Board games! Card games! Whut?! Meet fellow LGBT geeks just like yourself. Sat., July 27, 5pm. Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy, 62438 W. Anderson Ste. B-1, 512/454-2399. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE BURGERS Drink specials start at 2pm. Free food 4-6pm. Sundays, 4-6pm. 'Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free. www.bouttime2.com.
DJ PROTEGE'S FIRST AID Heal what ails ye. Sundays, 5-10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 512/494-1150. Free. www.rainon4th.com/events/events.html.
$5 WORKOUT WITH ERICA NIX! Our own trixter vixen is gonna make you sweat. And then she'll make you work out. Mondays, 7-8pm. Galaxy Dance Studios, 1700 S. Lamar #338, 512/442-5299. $5. www.galaxydances.com.
FREE BUFFET It's about time someone served up some yummy free grub all week long to soak up all those drink specials. Mon.-Fri., 5-7pm. 'Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.
QUEER QUMBIA EN TEJAS Happy, happy nalgas shall quake to the rumble lead by DJ Ang.G. Proceeds go to ALLGO. Mon., July 29, 8:30pm. Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville Rd. 512/927-0700. Sliding scale donations. www.facebook.com/deejay.Ang.G.
LISTEN TO OUTCAST! Tweak your knobs to 91.7FM: It's OutCast, this week hosted by cutie pie Chase Martin, filling in as Stephen prances the Poconos.
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 OK, so we think we've figured out that this is Austin HRC's rebranding of Tuesdays Together and that you're supposed to pronounce AUS as "us," but who knows? Come find out! Tue., July 30, 6:30pm. Benji's Cantina, 716 W. Sixth, 763/232-6058. Free. www.hrc.org/steering-committees/austin.
'BOUT TIME KARAOKE Stryker on the mic. Tuesdays, 9pm. 'Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. 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.
QUEER RIDE Search Team ProHomo on Facebook for up-to-date details on 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. Each week explores alt-labels that grizzled old punk daddies might luv. Yesssss. Wednesdays, 8pm-2am. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 512/480-9017.
'BOUT TIME POOL TOURNEY Enjoy balls in dark little pockets, plus discounted Crown & Down. Wednesdays, 9pm. 'Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.
BEARAOKE WITH KENNY Goes 'til close. Rrrawr! Wednesdays, 10pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.
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.
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