Gay Place: Just Breathe!

It's the post-Pride comedown in the gAyTX

KNT tipple in the gradients of gaydience (see Friday).
KNT tipple in the gradients of gaydience (see Friday). (Photo courtesy of Jenny Jones)

The season has passed. Cool it down.

ON OUR GAYDAR

Get to Know the Council Candidates It's the Log Cabiners September meeting, post-Pride recap, and candidate meet and greet. Thu., Sept. 25, 6-8pm. The Departure Lounge, 311 W. Fifth #102. $5 donation suggested. www.fb.com/logcabinaustin.

Queer Craft: Icon Candles Burn your idols! But first put it on a candle to put on your idol altar. Learn how at Q's qrafty night of candle concocting. Thu., Sept. 25, 6:30pm. The Q Austin, 3408 West Ave. Free. www.theqaustin.org.

Texas Women Vote! Burlesque the Vote! and Legislate This! team up (imagine a Coco Lectric and Ginger Snaps sandwich – you wish) to help you navigate a painless path toward understanding voter ID, registration, precincts, and everything red, white, and blue all over. Thu., Sept. 25, 9pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $15 ($10 advance). www.fb.com/bwburlesque.

Stripper Circus Go ahead. Hum "I'm in Love With a Stripper" all the way home. Thursdays, 10pm-3am. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth.

Hedda Layne at Boomer Fair Just cuz you're assessing options at Boomer Fair doesn't mean you're old – especially if one of your options is getting down to the sounds of Hedda Layne and opener Lindsey Leverton. Fri., Sept. 26, 4pm. Balcones Country Club, 8600 Balcones Club Dr., 512/258-1621. www.fb.com/silverlinkaustin.

50 Shades of Gay Kings N Things present this freaky fall fest. Fri., Sept. 26, 9pm. Elysium, 705 Red River, 512/478-2979. $7 ($5 in costume). www.fb.com/kingsnthings.

2014 Texas Mamma Jamma Ride Pillow-protecting pedal pushers pump this annual breast-cancer-bashing fundraiser. Sat., Sept. 27, 7am. Reunion Ranch, 850 CR 255, Georgetown. www.mammajammaride.org.

God Loves Uganda Ugandan gays fear for their lives and U.S. evangelicals whistle "Dixie." Join UCC's ONA Fellowship (Open & Affirming) for a screening of this doc which explores it all. Sat., Sept. 27, 6pm. United Christian Church, 3500 W. Parmer. Free. www.uccaustin.org.

Texas Hillbilly Day Dress up in hee-haw attire. Good luck distinguishing from the regulars, door people. Sat., Sept. 27, 9pm. Chain Drive, 84 East Ave. (southbound I-35 access road), 512/480-9017. Free.

V to Shining V Lizz Winstead started it, and Lady Parts Texas and Whole Woman's Health are putting it on: a pride day for women's health. Celebrate with Nakia, Daniel "mister fister" Rugg Webb, Genevieve VC, host Julie Gillis, and many more. Sat., Sept. 27, 7:30-9:30pm. Jo's Coffee, 1300 S. Congress. www.ladypartsjustice.com, www.wholewomanshealth.com.

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. www.bouttime2.com.

Hedda Layne & Ginger Leigh How's that for a Texas two-fer? Stay for sunset, and make it a three-fer. Sun., Sept. 28, 4-7pm. The Oasis, 6550 Comanche Trl.

Jack & Glenn's One-Year Legal Raise a glass! It's been a year since J&G jumped the broom. Sun., Sept. 28, 7pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.

Fall Equinox Songbirds Susan Arbuckle and Nancy Scott greet the autumnal tilt and cooler climes. Sun., Sept. 28, 5:30pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A. $10 suggested, a girl's gotta eat.

Steve Higginbotham's Retirement Another raise-your-glass moment, this time for OCH's beloved tender. Sun., Sept. 28, 7pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free.

Creative Sector Candidate Forum Ahhhh, Austin's lauded creative class! A political bloc, to be sure. Show up, gays, and represent. Learn what the candidates promise. Mon., Sept. 29, 5:30pm. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside. www.fb.com/austincreativea, www.fb.com/austinmusicpeople, www.fb.com/austintechcouncil.

TuezGayz Dependably fruitastic: Austin's legendary weekly weekday gay night on Red River. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River. www.fb.com/barbarellaatx.

Julie Nolen Julie rocks the Saxon each Tuesday in September. Tuesdays, 10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. $5. www.thesaxonpub.com.

Queer Ride Search QR on Facebook for details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside. Free.

BINGO & Drag/Pool Tourney Enjoy balls in dark little pockets and/or big hair to make you stare each hump day. Wednesdays: Bingo & Drag, 8pm; pool, 9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.

Dance Battles Sign up by 11pm; battle at 11:30pm. Battle on, dancing queen, battle on. Wednesdays, 11pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.oilcanharrys.com.

An Ideal Husband Agape Actors Co-op presents Oscar Wilde's wild comedy of prim and proper behavior. Oct. 2-11, 7:30pm, except Sun., Oct. 5, 2:30pm. Black Box Theater, Eastview High School, 4490 E. University, Georgetown, 512/943-1800. $15-20. www.agapeactors.com.

Rainbow Night Help Silvia keep the rainbow glow flowing in the town where the river runs cool and the trains toot on the regular. Drag show, special guests, DJs, drink specials, and happy, happy family. First Thursdays, 9:30pm. Fullmoon Saloon, 16480 Hwy. 123 S., San Marcos, 512/396-2288. www.fb.com/rainbownight, www.fb.com/fullmoon.sanmarcos.

HO-RIZON

Diversity Outreach Blockwalk Diversify that block walk, people. Queers, represent! They need volunteers. Now! Weekdays, 10am-9pm; weekends, 9am-8pm. Travis Co. Democratic Campaign HQ, 1910 E. MLK. 512/472-VOTE. jd@traviscountydemocrats.org, info@travis countydemocrats.org, www.fb.com/tcdpdiversityoutreach.

Naked Yoga For Men Everyone has lots of questions about Naked Yoga, like, "What if I get a boner ...?" They have a FAQ for that. Check the website. Mondays, 7:30pm and Wednesdays, 8:30pm at Todd Pilates, 4032 S. Lamar #700; Saturdays, 10:30am at Cedar Events Center, 15803 Windermere, Pflugerville. 512/921-0791. $12. www.austinnakedyoga.com.

Register for AIDS Walk 2014 Sun., Oct. 19. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe. www.aidswalkaustin.org.

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