The Austin Chronicle

Gay Place: Words Escape Us

By Kate X Messer, August 15, 2014, Columns

... when trying to describe her sheer, heartstopping brilliance. Just go see Ebony Stewart. Truth.


BRIGHT NOW BEYOND The Chronicle's own theatre daddy, Robert Faires (the Scarecrow) joins Jomama Jones (Ozma) in this wicked take on the next chapters of the land of Oz. Thu.-Sat., Aug. 14-23, 8pm. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886. $20; $15 students w/ ID.

RELIGION & THE LGBT COMMUNITY Join the Log Cabin crew and speakers Rev. Alycia Erickson and Pas­tor Ron Trimmer. Thu., Aug. 14, 6-8pm. The Depart­ure Lounge, 311 W. Fifth. Free.

PFLAG SOUTH MONTHLY MEETING Family is nice; allied family is love. Second Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. Faith Presbyterian, 1314 E. Oltorf. Free.

EBONY STEWART Neo-soul slammer, word jammer, and AISD junior high sex educator is appearing at your friendly, neighborhood feminist bookstore. Come hear her shine. We cannot recommend this event enough. Free. Thu., Aug. 14, 7:15-9pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar.

LGBT BEACH CAMPOUT IN CORPUS It's a weekend-long campout right on water's edge with a buncha queers in Corpus. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 15-17. Off Zahn Road at Packery Channel. Search Facebook for the event: "LGBT San Antonio PRIDE Camping on the Beach Event in C.C. TX."

POO OR DARE: A TRIBUTE It's Madge's b-day, bishes: Promise to try to express yourself like a virgin. You know this family affair will cause a commotion, so if you live to tell, don't clap your hands, just dance (to DJs Mouthfeel and Girlfriend). Fri., Aug. 15, 10pm. Elysium (which used to be my playground ...), 705 Red River. $5.

FASTER PUSSYCAT, GLIFF, GLIFF! Ice-cold warehouse. Your hot self. Lava Lounge DJs. aGLIFF. Raise the temp and some dough. Fri., Aug. 15, 8pm. Revival Cycles, 5305 Bolm. $25, $20 advance.

DIVERSITY OUTREACH BLOCKWALK Diversify that block walk, people. Queers, represent! Saturdays. Travis County Democratic Campaign HQ, 1910 E. MLK. 512/472-8683. [email protected],

SUPER SUNDAYS DIVAS W/ COURTING ACT A night of divinity, featuring Courting Act from RuPaul's Drag Race. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free.

GIRLS WITH GUITARS Adrian Con­ner, Jordan Valentin, Katie Marie, and Jaimee Harris will tear you up. Sun., Aug. 17, 1-6pm. $5. Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport.

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.

RAIN LIVE ON SUNDAYS The Shears and Dead Love Club. Sundays. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free.

PRE-SPLASH DAYS PARTY Free refreshment, raffles, and the one time in this allergy capital of the planet when it's OK to hang out with Pollen (a band). Percentages go to the Equality Texas Foundation. Mon., Aug. 18, 5pm. Package Menswear, 1114 W. Fifth.

LGBT SQUARE DANCING Gay knot head alert! Free introductory night, Aug. 18, helps you resolve the square. If you choose to take the 12-14 week class, bring the $50 fee to the second session. Mon., Aug. 18 & 25, 6:30-8:30pm. Gethsemane Lutheran, 200 W. Anderson.

TUEZGAYZ Dependably fruitastic. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River.

TRIBUTE TUESDAY: KATY PERRY EDITION Serotonin Hey and Farrah Moan will explode you like a firework. Werk. Tue., Aug. 19, 7-9:30pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar.

SUMMER WEDNESDAYS House in the house by LTD and cheap quaff after 9pm ($4 everything except martinis). Wednesdays, 9pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth.

BEDPOST CONFESSIONS RETURNS Secrets are so much more satisfying when read aloud by total strangers to a packed crowd. And even more so when uttered at the North Door and featuring Bedposters Ebony Stewart and Holly Lorka. Welcome home. Thu., Aug. 21, 8pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $10.


Check back over the next few weeks for details about:

Polari/aGLIFF Whoa, nellie. It's time to sit in the dark with your kin, at our beloved Austin Gay & Les­bian Film Festival. Sept. 10-14. Alamo South Lamar.

StarGayZer Festival It's buzzing internationally, darlinks, this first-ever three-day fest of queer music and performance with a most esteemed and mind-blowing lineup. New Downtown location. Sept. 12-14. Pine Street Station.

Austin Pride It's on, baby bunnies. Check the web for pre-sale and to make your plans. Sept. 13-21. Fiesta Gardens, Downtown, and so much more.

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