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Christeene goes to hell and back for you

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Christeene (Photo by Shelley Hiam)

It's just not Halloween in queer Austin without a li'l snuggly hellion like our C-gal. The North Door is your portal this Friday.

ON OUR GAYDAR

Face Your Fears: PFLAG Skydiving Goes Wild Nobody leaps for love like PFLAG, so this special arrangement with SkyDiving Austin for a massive skydiving adventure discount makes perfect sense (and cents!). Through October 31. $189, email outober@pflagaustin.org for tickets. www.fb.com/pflagaustin.

BookWoman BookGroup Note new day. This installment digs into Katherine Forrest's High Desert. Thu., Oct. 30, 7-8:45pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785. www.fb.com/bookwomanaustin.

The Comedy Seance Just try to defy a show that boasts the host "Satan and his cavalcade of celebrity corpses," as channeled by Matt Bearden, Mike MacRae, Cody Hustak, Aaron Brooks, Lashonda Lester, Maggie Maye, Ralphie Hardesty, and Avery Moore. Oui, oui ji! Thu., Oct. 30, 8pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. $10 ($8 advance).

Holla Qween! See how they did that? Adding a "Q" makes everything better, especially when Louisianna P., Cupcake, Bulimianne Rhapsody, Zane, Kitty, and the crew are involved. Thu., Oct. 30, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. www.fb.com/nastyqueen.

Brand New Key Residency finale This weekly hootenanny featuring BNK ends with a party. Fri., Oct. 31, 7-9:30pm. In.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd., 512/275-6357. www.fb.com/brandnewkeymusic.

Rawlloween Raw Paw and Pragma present a shite-ton of bands Fri., Oct. 31, 7pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. $8. www.rawpawatx.com.

Rocky Horror Ride w/ Big Bad Gina Big Bad Gina will time warp your behind out in the lair. Stevie's at it again. Bring a chair, cooler, you know the drill. Fri., Oct. 31, 7:30pm. Bear's Lair, 11505 Circle Bend. $15. www.bearslairaustin.com.

VAMP! The Octopus Club vants your bloooooood, or just some bucks to benefit the Paul Kirby Fund. Seth Cooper will spin it out of you. Fri., Oct. 31, 8:30-11:30pm. Ironwood Hall, 505 E. Seventh. $45. www.octopusclub.org.

CHRISTEENE n JJ BOOYA: HELL ... A HALLOWE'EN BALL It's not really Hell without Christeene. Fri., Oct. 31, 9pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002. $15 ($10, advance). www.fb.com/christeene.

Mr. Austin Leather WEEKEND Who's the chappiest? Austin GEARS and a panel of judges will rule. See the CD's FB page for (hopefully) more details. Fri., Oct. 31, 9pm. Chain Drive, 84 East Ave. www.fb.com/chaindriveatx.

Nightmare on Eighth Street The burly LSB's invite you to get your freak on on Eighth. Wear something glowy. Fri., Oct. 31, 9pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. www.lonestarbears.com.

Chain Drive Asylum The lunatics are running it, that's fo' sho'. Fri., Oct. 31, 10pm. Chain Drive, 84 East Ave. www.fb.com/chaindriveatx.

The Warriors Theme Party BLXPLTN, And the Rumors, Born on the Floor, Rap of the Leopard, and Cold Lampin Crew come out to plaaaaaaaaYay. Sat., Nov. 1, 8pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133.

Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Celebration Come for the annual community altar exhibit honoring those lost and spirits found. Feel free to bring memorabilia commemorating your loved ones to place on the altar. Sun., Nov. 2, 5-7pm. ALLGO, 701 Tillery, 512/472-2001. www.allgo.org.

Krewe du Bisoux Day of the Dead Procession Le Bisoux crew will boo you, too. Gather at Maison d'Etoile then get ready to proceed to Tamale House East for some fearsome fun and frolic. Sun., Nov. 2, 5pm-1am. Maison d'Etoile, 2109 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/944-2801. $5. www.fb.com/dayofthedeadatx.

National Karaoke League Sing it, sang it, and swang it! Wednesdays, 8-10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free.

Queer Ride Search QR on Facebook for up-to-date details on meeting spots, and stops of this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 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.

Bearaoke With Kenny Goes 'til close. Rrrawr! Wednesdays, 9:30pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.

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

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

Rainbow Night 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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