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This week, Polari zhoooshes our town

Bitter Heart Society (See Thursday)
Bitter Heart Society (See Thursday) (Courtesy of Raphael Umscheid)


Gayme on. Bi the way: You are Transcendent.


KELLY HOGAN AND BITTER HEART SOCIETY Jody Grind ex-lead and current Neko Case backup singer has a dang show of her own. Local cuddle-punk rockers Bitter Heart Society warm it all up. Thu., Oct. 10, 10pm. Mohawk, 912 Red River. $12, $10 advance.

CALL ME KUCHU Join ACC's Conflict and Peace Studies Program for this riveting doc on the efforts to halt the brutal treatment of gays in Uganda. Fri., Oct. 11, 6pm. ACC's EVC, 5930 Middle Fiskville, #8500. Free.

RARE BIRDS & RAINBOWS Join TENT, Dr. Oliver Blumer, Lavender LaFleur, and CupCake for the screening of Trans*, the Movie. A panel will be on hand to A your Qs. Sat., Oct. 12, 1-5pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover.

'MILK' SCREENING Join the real Cleve Jones (portrayed in the film by Emile Hirsh) for a Q&A after. Sat., Oct. 12, 4:30pm. Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson.

CCMC FALL BENEFIT FUNDRAISING CONCERT Join the Capital City Men's Chorus and guest artist Brett Barnes for this annual ruckus/season kick-off and to raise needed funds. Sat., Oct. 12, 7-9:30pm. Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway. $50.

A NIGHT OF PINK Dino presents this annual breast cancer b (proceeds go to to Heal in Comfort) featuring Susan Arbuckle Band. Sat., Oct. 12, 8pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35.

AGLCC TOASTMASTERS Come buff up those public speaking and communication muscles. Second and fourth Mondays, 5:45pm. Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third, 512/476-9151.

SPOUSES/PARTNERS OF F-M/M-F Any spouses/partners who would like to join may email for details. Weekly meetings (usually at 7:30pm). North Austin. Free.

BOUT TIME KARAOKE Erin O. will set you up. It's up to you to knock it out. Tuesdays, 9am. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35.

QUEER RIDE: FAERIES V. PIRATES Search Team ProHomo on Facebook for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride. This week ends up at Peter Pan Mini Golf. Whether you're a Tink or a Hook, a twink or a poof, come dressed to flyyyyyyyy, Wendy! You can fly! Wednesdays, 7pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress. Free.

ESOTERIC 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, 512/480-9017.

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.

COUNTRY TWO-STEP DANCE LESSON Two Left Foots present free instruction for your two left feet. Wednesdays, 9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.

LE1F WITH ANTWON & LAKUTIS "Wut" will you be doing tonight? We know. Wed., Oct. 16, 9pm. Holy Mountain, 617 E. Seventh, 512/391-1943. $15.

POLARI OPENING NIGHT It's here! The glitz, the glam, the swish, and the flam(boyantly fabulous). It's Austin's LGBTQ film fest and tonight it hosts its big opening film Five Dances and afterparty with complimentary refreshments. Wed.-Sun., Oct. 16-20. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/302-9889. Details online.,

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

POLARI FESTIVAL FRIDAY Here's your Thursday highlights for Austin's LGBTQ film fest. But don't take our word for it, just go! Lesbiana, doc about Eighties feminist communities; Hot Guys with Guns, get hard, die harder; Elliot King Is Third, the topic is gay, dystopic is sci-fi; Reaching for the Moon, moony romance set in Brazil. Wooo! Thu., Oct. 17; see website for times and theatres. Various movie theatres, 512/302-9889. Details online.

BOY GEORGE & MARC VEDO We missed him when he was gone, but he's back spinning his own brand of mix and trix. Thu., Oct. 17, 9pm-2am. Republic Live, 301 W. Fifth. $20-40.,

TAKE OVER THE WORLD Bad boy Bad Johnpaul reveals all in this music video premiere. Thu., Oct. 17, 10pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth.


BOOBS BE GONE Local q-activister Kayden Althen is taking the dip into a tit-less existence (not so much "titless" as less tit, shall we say?). King/Thing Jimmy D. Sparklefinger's throwing a party featuring DJ Divorcée, Bitter Heart Society, Merci Killingspree, and more. And Kayden's also going the online route. Have at it. Sat., Oct. 19, 8pm. Private location, email for details.,

THE GLENN EADDY TOY DRIVE C'mon you silly ol' bears (and otters and others), bring a stuffed fluff o' luv or some other new toy, gift card, or cash donation, and join Glenn in his annual drive to brighten the seasons of kids living with HIV/AIDS. Buffet at 5pm and the ABW wild things at 7. Donations accepted Sun., Oct. 13- mid-December. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Donations.

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