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Where the Gaycation is Endless and the Orita Project comes to town

Don't miss Ni'Ja Whitson dance at the Orita Project (see Saturday).
Don't miss Ni'Ja Whitson dance at the Orita Project (see Saturday).

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MR. COOK'S STRIP-OFF It's a competitive, amateur taking-off of the clothes. What have you got to lose? Other than your manties. Thursdays, 12mid. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

NAKIA: DREAM BIG TOUR If this grizzly shows up in your dreams, you know it's gonna be big. Why wait for the lights to go out, when you can see him right here in Austin on his Dream Big Tour? This week, our famous furry freak headlines the Pecan Street Festival, whut-whut, so you'd better get your nuts in order. Your pecans, Stan. Chillax. Sat., Sept. 28. Pecan Street Festival, E. Sixth, between Congress & Red River.

ADVOCACY'S RAINBOW: THE COLORS OF JUSTICE Hear people who are creating change in a variety of ways talk about how they advocate for social justice, and where they see it fitting into the process of change. A lot of the usual characters – artists, figureheads of groups, and the like – will be there for the mind-melding. Sat., Sept. 28, 2-5pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 512/452-6168.

THE ORITA PROJECT ALLGO presents this sexuality/gender-soaked exploration of the Yoruba spiritual diaspora, and questioning of "anti-gay legislation and precolonial experience," featuring a screening of Oluseyi Adebanjo's Oya! Something Happened on the Way to West Africa and a live dance performance by Ni'Ja Whitson. Dang, we are going to need a crate of mangoes to cool off from this one. Sat., Sept. 28, 4pm. Galaxy Dance Studios, 1700 S. Lamar #338, 512/472-2001. Free.

ENDLESS GAYCATION ATX Don't miss this queer NOLA Extravaganza in Austin featuring New Orleans' hottest queers and some hometown Austin favorites. DJs of Deep Lez, Butchcraft. Performances by Stuffs! & P.F. Change, Vinsantos DeFonte, Splendora Gabore, Jessica Kitty Buick, Zane Xena-Coxx, Deena D. Nile, Lavender LaFleur, Arcie Cola, Katherine J Adore, Merci Killingspree, and many more. Sat., Sept. 28, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth. $3 suggested donation.

INVESTMENT WITH DAVID STRAUBE StartOut Austin presents this opportunity to mingle with fellow entrepreneurial-types and explore the nuances of investing. Sat., Sept. 28, 7:30-9:30pm. $25.

A NIGHT OF SOUL, FUNK, AND LOVE Baby Atlas and baby mama Lisa Marshall play. Sat., Sept. 28, 10pm. Lamberts, 401 W. Second. $8.

BAD HABITS II: LOADS OF LOVE The Austin Gears are fundraising for the AIDS Walk. Whatever you do, don't make it nun of your business. Sat., Sept. 28, 10pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow.

FREE BURGERS Drink specials start at 2pm followed by free food at 4pm. Sundays, 4-6pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.

DJ PROTEGE'S FIRST AID Heal what ails ye and shake before serving. Sundays, 5-10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free.

FALL EQUINOX MUSICAL CELEBRATION Hey women of the ATX, come join with your fierce feministas at our only bookstore and throw down with Ginger Doss, Lynda Millard, and Nancy Scott to celebrate the autumn. Sun., Sept. 29, 7-9pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A. Free.

$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. $5.

SPOUSES/PARTNERS OF F-M/M-F The little-told tale is that of the loyal partner or spouse. Or of the new one, navigating territories uncharted by not only their loved ones, but by themselves. This support group is just that – a map to love. Any spouses/partners who would like to join, email for details. Weekly meetings (usually at 7:30pm). North Austin. Free.

HOMO ARIGATO! Wildness by Wu Tsang and Immagrantula by Viva Ruiz. Roll it around in your mouth and feeeel it. Queer cinema. You're welcome. Mon., Sept. 30, 9:30pm. Alamo Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320.

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

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. Free.

Show & Tell Oh, Stanley Roy! It's our Fantassssy to perform for you! This talent show is all yours, Austin queers. Go show. Wed., Oct. 2, 8-11pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth.

DALLAS SOUTHERN PRIDE 2013 Candy Land is oh-so sweet, marking Dallas' official Black Pride, Ms. Dallas Southern Pride, BHAP Conference, and annual Black Pride Pool Party. Whoooot! Thu.-Sun., Oct. 3-6.

RAINBOW NIGHT 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 Hwy 123 S., San Marcos.

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