Gayplace: Breathe

Relax, we've got kittehs

What the Friday, indeed ...
What the Friday, indeed ... (poster by Cuppy Garcia)

Halloween marked the passage of the fall festival of festivals. Relax ...You survived Pride, aGLIFF, StarGayzer, Coming Out Week, and Halloween! Now there's nothing to chunk up your time but ... the holidays! AAAAAAAAAAAuuGHHGHGHGH! No, no, no! RELAX! Here's some Kittez:


Cinema East: HIDE & SEEK Former Austinite, Slacker 2011 producer Daniel Metz returns for this exploration of sexual boundaries and contemporary mores (pronounced "more-rays" and not "s'mores," btw). Thu., Nov. 6, 7-9pm. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress. $10 ($7 member).

Happy Hour with Ms. Wright A great way to kick off your weekend. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free.

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

Thirst Furrsday Monthly performative oddities like Erica Nix, Xander Harris, Chasca, Phantom Fox, with host Attic Ted and late-night wrasslin' w/ Jools. First Thursdays, 10pm. Chain Drive, 84 East Ave. Free.

Mr. Cook's Strip-Off It's a competitive, amateur taking-off of the clothes. $300 in cash prizes. Thursdays, 12mid. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

First Friday Girls' Night Lesbutante & the Boss present this Fourth Street ladies' night at Castro's. First Fridays, 8pm-1am. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth.

WTF Friday! The F? What the? Fruits, fags, faeries, femmes, fetishists, freaks, fellators, free thinkers, and DJ False Flag, o'course. Fri. Nov. 7, 10pm-2am. Chain Drive, 84 East Ave., 512/480-9017. Free.

Out Picture Project Photo Shoot Open Call for LGBTQIA: Pose for a professional anthropological photo project which will be exhibited in galleries and publications all over the U.S. Sat., Nov. 8, noon-5pm. Call or email for location, 361/463-8128. Free.

Cause for the Colonel Benefit Come raise money for an honored warrior – Army National Guard Colonel Cynthia Millonzi – facing discrimination in her last year of service. Features Deann René, Kit Holmes, Lisa Marshall, and Jean Synodinos. Sun., Nov. 9, 4-10pm. Brass House, 115-B San Jacinto. $25 (suggested donation).

TGQ Social - IX installment Find trans community and your trans tribe all across the whole darned rainbow spectum. Sun., Nov. 9, 6-9pm. Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd.

An Evening with Kiya Heartwood "Songs about control freaks, burial grounds, love, Wobblies, hemp farming and more!" Sun., Nov. 9, 7-9pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785.

Sade Sundays Come live the diamond life each and every Sunday with that smooth operator, DJ GirlFriend, at this vinyl-only hideaway. Sundays through November, 9pm-1am. Vinyl, 607 Trinity. Free.,

Sucia: Transcuntinental Vogue DJs Saul Mojica, Javier Aguilar, Jeremy Timothy-John von Stilb, and Alex Latham promise the "rawest, rarest, and best" in queer club transyouknow beats con guest Ben Aqua (#FEELINGS). Hosted by Bobby Bearz & OminOs. Sun., Nov. 9, 10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free ($3 donation).

AGLCC Toastmasters One of the country's fastest-growing LGBT Toastmaster groups. Come buff up those public speaking and communication muscles. Second and fourth Mondays, 5:45pm. Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third.

Free Buffet It's about time someone served up some yummy free grub all week long to soak up all those drink specials. Mon.-Fri., 5-7pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.

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

PFLAG North Meet and greet with fellow allies in the cause for love. Second Tuesday of every month, 6:45pm. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido, Cedar Park. Free., www.pflag,

POP Trivia Tuesday Lady-Grackle Birdbreath and Nadine Hughes want to pop your hairy pop cherry and then some at this capital Q quiz. Mention our peeps at Austin Pride for 10% off chow. Second Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Boardwalk Burgers & Fries, 3103 S. Lamar.

Gurls' Night All-lady, -gay, or -gaylady stand-up comedy with Ralph Hardesty and Daniel Rugg Webb. Every other Tuesday, 9-11pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free.

The Rainbow Connection Improv at Rain, and we don't just mean those one-liners you use to hit on hotties. Second Tuesdays, 10:30pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

The ApocaLIPS Six sexy queens work in teams (angels vs. demons) to battle it out against each other. Hosted by Christi Van Cartier and Althea Trix. Tue., Nov. 11, 11:30pm-2am. Elysium, 705 Red River.

Hedda Layne and Ginger Leigh Rotating songstresses coo you and woo you. Wed., Nov. 12, 7pm. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470.

This Is the Place If the Lez 'n Boss say it's so, then it T.I.S. This is it. The Place. Lez dance. Wed., Nov. 12, 7pm. Upstairs on Trinity, 601 Trinity.

PFLAG South Monthly Meeting Family is nice; allied family is love. PFLAG represents the best of our community. Second Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf. Free.

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