Gay Place: Sisters Doin' IT
You will see red if the Austin Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have their way
Queerluminati-style, all for AIDS Walk Austin.
ON OUR GAYDAR
BRIGHT NOW BEYOND The Chronicle's own theatre daddy, Robert Faires joins Jomama Jones in this wicked take on the next chapters of the land of Oz. Thu.-Sat., July 31-Aug. 23, 8pm, except Aug. 1, 7pm. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd. $20; $15 students w/ ID. brightnowbeyond.bpt.me.
IT AIN'T NOTHIN' WITHOUT A WOMAN'S ART! The Eastside's punk rock art gallery hosts this weeklong female art showcase featuring work by Percival Blank, Shannon Mateljan Fannin, Darbie Richards, Moon Pelton, Lena Zen, Rebekah Trigg, Jackie Cox, and more. Through Aug. 1, 6-9pm. Romani Gallery, 1900 E. 12th.
'REFLECTIONS OF A LOVING PARTNER' Reading and signing with C. Andrew Martin (HIV/AIDS care, hospice, and palliative care leader). Thu., July 31, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar, 512/472-2785. www.candrewmartin.com.
WHERE THE GIRLS GO: SWEATY BEATZ The Gay Place's Sarah Marloff hosts this night of hot, hot heat and sweat-soaked beats à la DJ Malika & DJ Divorcée. WTGG presents trans-positive, all-gender-inclusive, anti-isms/ists, pro-makeout spaces. So go make out already. Thu., July 31, 9:30pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. www.fb.com/wherethegirlsgoatx.
SISTER 7 LEO BIRTHDAY BASH Shelly King opens this night of b-day raaawwwrrr. Fri., Aug. 1. One-2-One Bar, 1509 S. Lamar. www.fb.com/pages/sister-7/303815853197.
SPLASH DAYS PRE-SALE Come get your tickets to get wet. Fri., Aug. 1. Package Menswear, 1114 W. Fifth. www.packagemenswear.com.
BETH CONSETTA RUBEL CLOSING RECEPTION Last chance to see this gorgeous art, including works inspired by the "brown paper bag test," a ritual once practiced by certain African-American sororities and fraternities to discriminate against pledges who were "too black." Fri., Aug. 1, 7pm. New East Arts Gallery, 1601 E. Fifth #106. www.bethconsettarubel.com.
FIRST FRIDAY GIRL'S NIGHT Lesbutante & the Boss present this Fourth Street ladies night at Castro's. First Fridays, 8pm-1am. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth. www.fb.com/thelesbutanteandtheboss.
DARK DREAMS AND MAGICAL CREATURES Avant Glam Cabaret presents Sassy DeLure's night of deep, dark neo-burlesque featuring boi-lesque guest artist the Luminous Pariah. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 1-2, 8pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. $20, $15 advance, $25 reserved seating, $30 VIP. www.theluminouspariah.com, www.fb.com/sassydelure.
POPPER BURNS With Dick Sex and Sexploits. Fri., Aug. 1, 8pm. Trailer Space Records, 1401-A Rosewood. www.fb.com/popperburns.
LIVING COLOR Let DJs GirlFriend and Boi Toi take you "Back 2 tha 90s." Fri., Aug. 1, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. www.fb.com/girlfriendatx.
THE ILLUMI-NAUGHTY: A RED DRESS MASQUEERADE The Weird City Sisters want to see you dripping in red and fetish and mask and illusion as you learn their secret rituals and alleged plans for world domination all to the soundtrack of DJ C-Rail. Fri., Aug. 1, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $15, $10 dressed in red. www.fb.com/weirdcitysisters.
TGRA GARAGE SALE SPECTACULAR Get you some thingamabobs and a doodad or two all to benefit our glorious Texas Gay Rodeoers. Sat., Aug. 2, 8am-1pm. Top Drawer, 4902 Burnet Rd. www.tgra.org.
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY Celebrate Chelsea Griffo's The Key to Unlocking the Closet Door with the Boombachs. Sat., Aug. 2, 5-9pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. www.fb.com/chelseagriffoauthor, www.fb.com/theboombachs.
SUPER SUNDAYS DIVAS WITH COCO MONTRESE Join OCH divas for a night of divinity, featuring Coco Montrese from RuPaul's Drag Race. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.cocomontrese.com.
CINEMA EAST: 'THE FOXY MERKINS' Follow the antics of a down-on-her-luck lesbian hooker in training from the makers of Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same. Sun., Aug. 3, 7-11pm. French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos St. $3-5 donation. www.foxymerkins.wordpress.com.
BEDPOST QUICKIES: FROM PAGE TO STAGE It's Bedpost open mic. And boy, do they mean open. First Tuesdays, 7pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. Free. www.fb.com/bedpostconfessions.
MARIA'S BIG BOOBIE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY Bring your big ... BINGO daubers and raise some dough for Austin Pride with CupCake and Nadine Hughes. First Tuesdays, 7-10pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar. Free. www.fb.com/austinpride.
HRC AUSTIN LEADERS FOR EQUALITY Mixer with refreshments to recruit new volunteers. Get down and help steer this steering committee! Wed., Aug. 6, 6:30pm. Flying Saucer, The Triangle, 46th & Guadalupe. Free. www.fb.com/hrcaustin.
JULIE NOLEN AT BAKER ST. PUB Sing it, J-No! Wed., Aug. 6, 9pm-1am. Baker St. Pub & Grill, 3003 S. Lamar. Free.. www.julienolen.com.
SPAGHETTIE PARTY Straight til You're Wet and DJs GirlFriend and Laura Drrrn. Wed., Aug. 6, 10pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. Free.
RAINBOW NIGHT Help SMTX Pride poobah Silvia Sandoval keep the rainbow glow flowing in the town where the river runs cool and the trains toot on the regular. First Thursdays, 9:30pm. Fullmoon Saloon, 16480 S. Hwy 123, San Marcos, 512/396-2288. www.fb.com/rainbownight, www.fb.com/fullmoon.sanmarcos.
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