Gay Place: Which Splash?

Let Austin booty fill you with joy this week

A placid and peaceful Hippie Hollow before this weekend's thongslaught (see Sunday)
A placid and peaceful Hippie Hollow before this weekend's thongslaught (see Sunday) (Photo by John Anderson)

Memorial Day = First Splash! Labor Day = Splash Days, Inc. A little confusing, but this much is fo' sho': Booty, booty, booty, booty rockin' everywhere. Get it right; get it tight. And I think I can speak for all of us when I say: Big city bottom fill me up with joy (see Sunday).

ON OUR GAYDAR

MAMMA JAMMA KICK-OFF Sign up for reduced registration. Thu., May 22, 6:30pm. 1320 E. 51st. www.fb.com/mammajammaride.

WORLD GOTH DAY The gays love the goths and the goths love the gays and many, if not most times, the twains meet. The first phase is dinner and drinks at the Dog & Duck with the afterparty at Elysium. Thu., May 22, 6:30pm-2am. Dog & Duck Pub, 406 W. 17th, 512/479-0598; Elysium, 705 Red River. www.worldgothday.com, www.dogandduckpub.com, www.elysiumonline.net.

JACKIE LEE YOUNG: ABOUT LOOKING PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION You know the gals at le Maison do these gigs up right. Oooh, we caught you looking! Thu., May 22, 7-10pm. Maison d'Etoile, 2109 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/944-2801. www.fb.com/jackieleeyoungphotography.

WHAT'S GOIN' ON? Inspired by Brecht, found objects, and Anne Bogart's Viewpoints and starring Morgan Robyn Collado, Kannou, Olivia Jimenez, James McMaster, Smalls McCoy, Saray de Jesus Rosales, and Wendy Vastine. Directed by kt shorb. Fri.-Sun., May 16-19, Thu.-Sun., May 22-25 and 29-31. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. $20, $30 priority seating, $10 student/senior/artist. www.vortexrep.org, www.genenco.org.

LISA MARSHALL & BABY ATLAS Soul and roots on SoCo. Thu., May 22, 10pm. Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress. $7. www.fb.com/lisamarshallmusic.

QUEERGRASS Brand New Key and Hot Tub Cousins play at the bring-yr-own-container place. So, bring your own container! Fri., May 23, 7-9pm. In.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd. Free. www.in.gredients.com.

TY CASTRO'S FETISH BALL Dress to undress and Octopus it up with DJ DefTone and burlesquer Roxy Vyxsin. Fri., May 23, 10pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth. www.fb.com/groups/octopusclub.

RAW PAW RELEASE PARTY The once-a-year zine celebrates the Dreamz issue from the brilliant minds of wouldn't you like to know. Sat., May 24, 7pm. Empire Control Room, 606 E. Seventh. $12, $10 presale. www.rawpawatx.com, www.fb.com/rawpawzine.

LISA TINGLE Come tingle and hang at the lair of Austin's lez Care Bear. Sat., May 24, 8pm. Bear's Lair, 11505 Circle Bend Dr. www.fb.com/thebearslair.

BEARGASM PRESENTS: H2O Hirsutes 2 Otters show what they know, DJ C-Rail, and the Renegades pushin' the shots. Sat., May 24, 9pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. www.fb.com/theironbearatx.

TRASH DISCO Gift cards! Goodie bags! An array of rotating host(esse)s and emcees Ramiro Villegas, aka Elizabeth Selmiro, and Sasha Starr! Seventies! Eighties music for your booty! Trash it up, babies! Saturdays, 9pm-1am. Iron Cactus North, 10001 Stonelake. Free. www.ironcactus.com.

First Splash! Get wet with Kelly Kline, Murrah Noble, DJ Bang!, DJ Kavika, DJ Eriq Stylez, and Mouthfeel. Sun., May 25, 11am. Hippie Hollow, 7000 Comanche Trail, 512/397-1463. Free event; Hippie Hollow: $15 per vehicle. www.facebook.com/djbang.

SOPHIE With Ben Aqua and Malcolm Elijah. Sat., May 24, 10pm. Kingdom Nightclub, 103 E. Fifth Ste. B. $15. www.fb.com/b3naqua.

STITCH LAB SHOW It's time for the Spring Semester Fashion Show – with doggie styles! Sun., May 25, 1pm. Griffin School, 5001 Evans, 512/454-5797. $5. www.stitchlab.biz.

SUPER SUNDAYS DIVA SHOW Join divas Kelly Kline and Jenny McCall for a night of divinity and a new Ru queen from RuPaul's Drag Race each week. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.

AGLCC TOASTMASTERS 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.

PFLAG-GEORGETOWN Allied love is the best family. Fourth Mondays, 6:45-9pm. Independent Bank Community Room, 1503 Rivery Blvd., Georgetown. www.pflagaustin.org.

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