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BoyMonroe brings the fun to the Funhouse fundraiser to benefit the first ever Austin International Drag Festival (see Sunday).


AGLCC HAPPY HOUR Nosh and mingle with Austin's swingin' gay chamber. Third Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Castro's, 213 W. Fourth. Free.

BRIGHT NOW BEYOND LAST CHANCE to see the Chronicle's own theatre daddy, Robert Faires (the Scarecrow) and Jomama Jones (Ozma) in this wicked tale from the Land of Oz. Thu.-Sat., Aug. 21-23, 8pm. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886. $20; $15 students.

HAPPY HOUR WITH MS. WRIGHT The legendary Ms. Wright on the black & whites is a great way to kick off your weekend. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free.

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. Thu., Aug. 21, 8pm. North Door, 502 Brushy. $10.

DIVERSITY OUTREACH BLOCKWALK Diversify that block walk, people. Queers, represent! Saturdays. Travis Co. Democratic Party HQ, 1910 E. MLK. 512/472-VOTE.

WET You, some waterwings, your water noodle, and 150 of Central Texas' hottest lesbionics: It's the largest all-girl boat party in Texas. Revel in the sun, the water, the open Frot Vodka bar, Rooster's BBQ burgers and more, and a sunny, sultry soundtrack pumped out by DJ Sarah Battle. Sat., Aug. 23, 11:30am-4pm. Beach Front Boat Rentals, 16120 Wharf Cove, Volente, 512/258-8400. $50-65.

MORE WET: AFTER THE BOAT PARTY You know that Lesbutante & the Boss would not just leave you dripping at the dock. Come on out and mingle with the dried-off and gussied crew. Sat., Aug. 23, 9pm-2am. Vinyl, 607 Trinity.

SKY CANDY AFTER DARK We thought most burlesque and pole situations were already adult-themed, but on this eve, the Candy kids kick it up a notch. Call the sitter. Sat., Aug. 23, 8pm. Sky Candy, 507 Calles #117, 512/800-4998. $7.

ARU BOWLATHON Lotsa trophies, balls, and pins to benefit the Austin Roundup LGBTQ recovery group's annual conference. Sat., Aug. 23, 9:30pm. Dart Bowl, 5700 Grover, 512/452-2518.

BEARGASM: STRAPPED! Whether it's tying you down or crackin' you into a higher state of release/discipline, the leather shall creak at this bearified gear night. Sat., Aug. 23, 10pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth.

THE STARS OF THE CEN­TURY The stars at night shine big and bright, deep in the heart of Bout Time. Fourth Sat­urdays, 10pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35.

MIMOSA SUNDAYS Come get a big XO from Dan X.O. No purchase necessary. Summer Sundays, 10am-1pm. Tapelenders, 1114 W. Fifth #201. Free.

GAY GOSPEL: SOUL TRAIN Bring your lord unto this joyful noise featuring Zane Xena, Jessica Kitty Buick, DJ GirlFriend, CupCake, Marnie X-Christ, and more. Sun., Aug. 24, 4-8pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River.

SUPER SUNDAYS WITH ALASKA A night of divinity, featuring Alaska (née Thunderfuck) from RuPaul's Drag Race. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free.

THE FUNHOUSE Join Althea Trix and Boy Monroe at this benefit for the first-ever Austin International Drag Festival. Sun., Aug. 24, 10:30pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth.

GAY SPORTS FAIR Go, team. Sun., Aug. 24, 3-6pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free.

ERIN FOLEY AT CAP CITY Observe and skewer with this L.A. laydee. Wed.-Thu., Aug. 27-28, 8pm; Fri.-Sat., Aug. 29-30, 8 & 10:30pm. Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research.

NO REGULAR PLAY Zev & Gadi = Wolf + Lamb. Deep Cuts opens. Thu., Aug. 28, 10pm-2am. Vulcan Gas Company, 418 E. Sixth. $15, $10 advance.


SAN MARCOS PRIDE It's a go. Whoooo! The kids behind Rainbow Night seek volunteers, performers, graphic designers and printers, parade marchers, vendors, and especially $ponsor$. Call or email Silvia. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 5-7, 2014. 512/644-5637.,

AGLIFF/POLARI Whoa, nellie. It's time to sit in the dark with your kin, at our beloved Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, a crazy sched of mixers, panels, and film, film, film that's way gay gay. The lineup's up, so get online, and get your passes now. Thu.-Sun. Sept. 10-14, 2014. Alamo Drafthouse, 1120 S. Lamar.,

STARGAYZER FEST It's buzzing internationally, darlinks, this first-ever, three-day fest of queer music and performance with a most esteemed and mindblowing lineup. New Downtown location. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 12-14, 11am. Pine Street Station, 1101 E. Fifth.,

AUSTIN PRIDE It's on, baby bunnies. Check the web for presale and to make your plans. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 13-21, all week long. Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St.

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