The non-Pride rest of what's happening this week
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But this is not the place to find Pride listings! This slew of listings here is what's up outside of the Downtown Pride bubble wildness this week. See our full batch of Pride listings here.
ON OUR GAYDAR
This Quarter's 'The Agenda' Is OUT The AGLCC in collaboration with The Austin Chronicle (yours truly, plus some characters from the Gay Place blog) present issue No. 5 of a digest-sized gay publication promoting economic equality and gender diversity. Free. All over town. Hits the streets Fri., Sept. 4. www.facebook.com/AustinAgenda, www.austinagenda.com.
HAPPY HOUR WITH MS. WRIGHT The legendary and most adorable Margaret Wright on the black & whites is a great way to launch this Pride weekend. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free.
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. $5 donation. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook.com/groups/QYogaAustin.
PATRICE PIKE Take a hike, and see the Pike. Thursdays, 8-10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. www.facebook.com/PatricePikeBand.
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).
RAINBOW NIGHT in SM Keep the rainbow glow flowing in the town where the river runs cool and the trains toot on the regular. Drag show, drink specials, and happy, happy family. First Thursdays, 9:30pm. Fullmoon Saloon, 16480 Texas 123, San Marcos, 512/396-2288. www.facebook.com/fullmoon.sanmarcos.
THIRST FURRSDAY Monthly array of performative oddities. First Thursdays, 10pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow.
FEMME MAFIA Meet La Femme Nostra at the picnic tables on the outdoor back patio. First Fridays, 8-11pm, self-ID femme time; after 10pm, admirers may join. Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe, 2908 Fruth. email@example.com.
FRIDAY NIGHT BEARS A-tisket, a-tasket, check out that bear basket. Big burly gear night with cheap quaff. Fridays, 9pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free. www.theironbear.com.
AUSTIN LEATHER SOCIAL Shiny, shiny ... shiny boots of leather. First Saturdays, 8-10pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 512/480-9017. $5 to benefit CTBOL charities. www.ctbol.org.
FREE BURGERS Drink specials start at 2pm followed by free food at 4pm. Sundays, 4-6pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free. www.bouttime2.com.
DJ PROTEGE'S FIRST AID Heal what ails ye and shake before serving. Sundays, 5-10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free. www.rainon4th.com.
PRINCESS Queen me! Sun., Sept. 8, 10:30pm & 12mid. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth.
$5 WORKOUT WITH ERICA NIX! Our own trixter vixen (and friend of Richard Simmons) 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.org.
AGLCC TOASTMASTERS Our local gay chamber of commerce is home to one of the country's fastest-growing LGBT Toastmaster groups. Second and fourth Mondays, 5:45pm. Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third. www.aglcc.org/toastmasters.
BOUT TIME HAPPY HOUR That's seven happy hours if you're nasty ... Mondays, 2-9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.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.
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. Free. www.facebook.com/AustinTPH.
I LOVE DICK Dick Nickson, of course. Who doesn't? Tuesdays, 10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.
CODA Codependent, gay, bi men meet. Tuesdays, 7pm. Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, 512/577-3454. By donation. www.codatexas.org.
PFLAG NORTH Meet and greet with fellow allies in the cause for love. Second Tuesday of every month, 6:45pm. Live Oak Church, 3315 El Salido, Cedar Park. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pflag-austin.org, www.straightforequality.org.
BOUT TIME KARAOKE Stryker will set you up. Tuesdays, 9am. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.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.
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. Yesssss. Wednesdays, 8pm-12mid. Chain Drive, 504 Willow.
NATIONAL KARAOKE LEAGUE Sing it, sang it, and swang it! Wednesdays, 8-10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 512/494-1150. Free.
BOUT TIME POOL TOURNEY Enjoy balls in dark little pockets, plus discounted Crown & Down. Thursdays, 9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.
BEARAOKE WITH KENNY Goes til close. Rrrawr! Wednesdays, 9:30pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.
PFLAG SOUTH MONTHLY MEETING Family is nice; allied family is love. PFLAG represents the best of our community. Second Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf, 512/444-1314.
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