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It's time to get ready for 2013 Pride!

Come by wagon, dunebuggy, chopper, camel, or bus. Just come see this Majestic movie.
Come by wagon, dunebuggy, chopper, camel, or bus. Just come see this Majestic movie.

Yup. Let's help Pride at the Priscilla Majestic Party at the Paramount. (See Saturday.)

ON OUR GAYDAR

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

MR. COOK'S STRIP-OFF Bobby Cook's competitive, amateur taking-off of the clothes. $300 in cash prizes! Thursdays, 12mid. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

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. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free.

BAT ART OPENING PARTY Art at a vegan restaurant? That's bats. Thu., Aug. 15, 6:30-9pm. Counter Culture, 2337 E. Cesar Chavez. Free.

QUEER LIFE DRAWING You know: Life. Like bodies. Like nude, maybe. Hell, we'll draw that. Let's go. Thu., Aug. 15, 6:30-9pm. The Q, 3408 West. $5 donation.

TEMPTATION THURSDAYS Hip-hop, R&B, and house in the house, all for we LGBT. Thursdays, 9pm. Quantum Lounge, 305 W. Fifth. Free (Ages 18-21, $10).

LOTERIA, LA SNACKS, MOM JEANS Ursula, where'd you get them pants? Thu., Aug. 15, 10pm. Holy Mountain, 617 E. Seventh.

FRIDAY NIGHT FIX Delta Downs: What's that flower you have on? Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

HOT AUSTIN NIGHT OF HIP COOL MUSIC Natalie Zoe, Candice Sandes, Timothy Abbott, Arcana Mundi, and Jessica Shepherd shall tunefully soothe. Fri., Aug. 16, 7-11:30pm. Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport #725.

SARAH STOLLAK & MARSHALL JONES Acoustic show. Fri., Aug. 16, 7pm. Full English, 2000 Southern Oaks.

GINGER LEIGH BAND Great sound, we hear. Fri., Aug. 16, 10pm. Strange Brew Lounge Side, 5326 Manchaca Rd. $10. www.gleigh.com.

LUCKY STAR: MADONNA'S SURPRISE B'DAY PARTY Oh, Madge. You made it to 29. Good fuh you. Girlfriend DJs and Madonna herself is slated for an appearance. We swear on our rosary. Fri., Aug. 16, 10pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth.

WET: LAKE PARTY FOR THE LADIES Get on the barge with 149 other hot, wet lezbos, etc. Special deals for boats wanting to hitch along. Sat., Aug. 17, noon-6pm. 16120 Wharf CV. $65, $50 earlybird. sam@clublezlife.com, clublezlife.ticketbud.com/getwet.

AUSTIN QUEER FASHION SHOOT Search Facebook for all the details. Local photog maven Erica Nix will take a gorgeous shot of you for a national PSA to have Austin repped in this "I Am Equality" LGBT media campaign to put our true colors on display. Sat., Aug. 17, 1-4pm. Photogroup, 321 W. Ben White Blvd. Ste. 106-A, 512/373-8547.

RUSTY'S CELEBRATION OF LIFE These Rusty's reunions are on the regular. We detect a trend. Sat., Aug. 17, 6-10pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar.

PRISCILLA: THE MAJESTIC PARTY Watch. Then dance. One of Austin's most memorable pre-Pride-time traditions resurrects with a classic. Dress for the Priss costume contest. Sat., Aug. 17. Film, 7pm. Dance party, 8:45pm. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress. $15, VIP couple $50. Afterparty at Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. www.austintheatre.org/majestic.

WORK OUT AT THE LONG CENTER Erica Nix will squat and thrust you with the most gorgeous view of the city within reach. Huge space. Let's fill it with huge asses. Sat., Aug. 17, 7pm. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside. www.thelongcenter.org/event/workout-with-erica-nix.

RUBBER DUCK PARTY Like water off your back, these ASA fundraisers should quack you up. Sat., Aug. 17, 7:30pm-12mid. $50, $40 in advance. www.rubberduckparty.com.

I LOVE DICK Dick Nickson, of course. Who doesn't? Tuesdays, 10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

AMP DEPUTY VOTER REGISTRAR TRAINING Not a particularly gay event? It should be. Get out and become a deputy voter registrar. Tue., Aug. 20, 2pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. www.traviscountytax.org/goVotersVDR.do.

CODA Codependent, gay, bi men meet. Tuesdays, 7pm. Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, 512/577-3454. By donation. www.codatexas.org.

NATIONAL KARAOKE LEAGUE Sing it, sang it, and swang it! Wednesdays, 8-10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free.

TEAM SURVIVOR MAMMA JAMMA MINI-GOLF FUNDRAISER Watch out for the pirate! There goes the dinosaur! Putt like you mean it. Thu., Aug. 22, 7-9pm. Peter Pan Mini-Golf, 1207 Barton Springs Rd. ride.mammajammaride.org, www.teamsurvivoraustin.org.

SEX-A-ME STREET It's the unofficial raunch, uhhh, we mean launch of the increasing queer presence at Spiderhouse events featuring Fantasy, MirandomViolence, Althea Trix, Smalls McCoy, and some of the poo poo stars. Let's make this happen, Grover. Thu., Aug. 22, 9pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. $8 ($5, advance), $15 VIP ($12, advance).

CAZWELL Awww, come on. Cut him some slack. He's about waaaaay more than BK and Queen Bey. Thu., Aug. 22, 10pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth.

HO-RIZON

AUStiN PRIDE 2013 Austin Pride keeps piling on the goodness. The entire Pride week boasts a number of events all leading up to the star-studded festival (Andy Bell of Erasure, Crystal Waters, Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's, Jojo of the Mary Jane Girls, RuPaul's Drag Race stars Raja, Shannel and Shangela, JD Samson of Le Tigre/MEN, and Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem) and the cram-packed nighttime parade. Damn right we're proud. Get your tickets now at the discounted rate and/or sign up to volunteer. Saturday, Sept. 7. Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia. $20 ($17, advance). president@austinpride.org, www.austinpride.org.

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