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They may not come from the land of the ice and snow, but check out Zepparella anyway

What can we say? Dykes love the Zep (see Tuesday).
What can we say? Dykes love the Zep (see Tuesday).

It's an all-female Zeptribute band, and you know the ladies – and other fans of estrorawk – will be out in force.

ON OUR GAYDAR

PLEASURE ESCAPE New queer party showcasing local female, artists, featuring Cap'n Tits, Trini, Malika, and visuals by/bi Gushh, Lauren Tallulah Klotzman, and Ohmygode. Thu., July 24, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River.

AUDITIONS FOR 'AN IDEAL HUSBAND' Check this north-of-Austin theatre company's site for a full list of characters being cast for a production of the Oscar Wilde play happening late September through early October. Mon., Tue., & Fri., July 21, 22, & 25, 7:30pm. Black Box Theater, Eastview High School, 4490 E. University, Georgetown, 512/943-1800. www.agapeactors.com/auditions.

GIRL GAZING Female-fronted-band night featuring HeadShy, Les Rav, and In Lieu. Fri., July 25, 8pm. Gypsy Lounge, 1504 E. Sixth.

OOKAY With LeDoom, Galvanix, and Hot Britches. Fri., July 25, 9pm. Empire Control Room, 606 E. Seventh. $10, $5 advance. www.soundcloud.com/ookaymusic.

IT AIN'T NOTHIN' WITHOUT A WOMAN'S ART! The Eastside's punk rock art gallery hosts this weeklong female art showcase featuring the work of Percival Blank, Shannon Mateljan Fannin, Darbie Richards, Moon Pelton, Lena Zen, Rebekah Trigg, Jackie Cox, and more. Opening party, Sat., July 26, 6-9pm; show runs through Fri., Aug. 1, 6-9pm. Romani Gallery, 1900 E. 12th. www.fb.com/theromanigallery.

POLE, BURLESQUE, AND AERIAL STUDENT SHOWCASE Skillz. Mad ones. Flying through the air and twirlin' on the pole. Sat., July 26, 6-9pm. Brass Ovaries Studio, 3111 Manor Rd. www.fb.com/brassovaries.

NAKED GIRLS READING: AMUSE-BOUCHE! Join Ruby Lamb, Doubledown Dixie, Gemmi Galactic, and Zaftigg Von BonBon and get served a hot, new dish. Sat., July 26, 8pm. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886. $20, $15 advance. www.fb.com/nakdgirlsreadingaustin.

SORNE With Megafauna and Woven Feet. Sat., July 26, 10:30pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $12, $10 advance.

TGQ SOCIAL Orlando will be playing as the backdrop of this mix and mingle for trans and gender queer folk. Open for all gender IDs and expressions. Sun., July 27. Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. Free. www.fb.com/tgqsocial.

SPEW: THE GOLDEN YEARS An action pack of queer: swap meet, cake walk, dirty bingo, video by Bug Davidson; DJs: Personal Best, False Flag, Packrat, Public Emily & Sassy Icebox; plus live-ass bands: Bitter Heart Society, the French Inhales, and Izzy Cox. Sun., July 27, 3pm-12mid. Badlands, 1203 Chicon. $3. www.fb.com/badlandsaustin.

GINGER LEIGH AT OASIS "Love. in the Courtyard" at Design Lab (aka the retail area). Sun., July 27, 4-7pm. The Oasis, 6550 Comanche Trail, 512/266-2442. $10. www.fb.com/gingerleighband.

SUNDAY CHURCH Althea Trix wants to get an AMEN. And some men. Burlesque, drag, and a Champagne train. PREACH! Sundays, 6-9pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth. Free.

SUPER SUNDAYS DIVAS & Alyssa Edwards Join divas for a night of divinity, featuring Alyssa Edwards from RuPaul's Drag Race: Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.

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

DRINK-N-DRAG Xacora Cayne hosts weekly performers: Jame Perry, Mai Flirt, Brandi Williams, Cici Carerra Ortiz, and Kara Foxx Paris. Tuesdays, 11pm. Mister Tramps Sports Pub & Cafe, 8565 Research. Free. www.eventsxtreme.net.

STATE OF DENIAL Reception and panel discussion about Jo Ann Santangelo's photo essay for The Texas Observer. Tue., July 29, 6pm. JClark Gallery, 1500 W. Sixth, 512/505-8735. Free. www.texasobserver.org/state-denial.

ZEPPARELLA Dykes love Zep. What can we say? It's an all-woman Zeppelin tribute. Ramble on, fools. Tue., July 29, 9pm. Red 7, 611 E. Seventh, 512/476-8100. $13. www.zepparella.com.

JULIE NOLEN'S MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Come support Julie's late-night gig so she can play earlier. Tuesdays in July, 11:45pm-1:45am. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. $5. www.fb.com/julienolenmusic, www.julienolen.com.

SHITTY KITTY BIG BALL BINGO Ms. Rebecca Havemeyer will have you scrambling for letters, numbers, and ya diaper. Last Wednesdays of the month, 9:30pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

'REFLECTIONS OF A LOVING PARTNER' Reading and signing with C. Andrew Martin (HIV/AIDS care, hospice, and palliative care leader) and his book about care-giving at the end of life. Thu., July 31, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785. www.candrewmartin.com.

HO-RIZON

QUEER YOUTH MEDIA PROJECT Polari/aGLIFF hosts this one-week summer workshop to introduce LGBTQ and ally youths to filmmaking. Mon.-Fri., July 28-Aug 1, 10am-3pm. Austin School of Film, 1634 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/236-8877. Free. info@agliff.org, www.agliff.org/qymp.

SAN MARCOS PRIDE 2014 NEEDS YOU! The kids behind Rainbow Night have been hard at work getting this together for September, and all's they need is you. Hey, Bobcat Qs, allies, and Austinites who just want to see neighbor pals enjoy the same tolerance and acceptance we feel here in the big city, come lend a hand. San Marcos Pride seeks volunteers, performers, graphic designers and printers, hotel partnerships, vendors, and especially $ponsor$. Call or email Silvia. Let's do this. Coming September, 2014. 512/644-5637. sylsandoval@gmail.com.

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