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A "gay guide" to the East Austin Studio Tour would rival the heft of their annual doorstopper of a catalog. Suffice to say, you will find la gay.

On Our Gaydar

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, 512/444-1314. Free. www. pflagaustin.org

WILD & PRECIOUS Austin Seventies ex-pat Steve Cadwell brings one gay man's journey from childhood in rural Vermont to Stonewall, disco, AIDS, gay marriage, gay parenthood, and more to this UT stage. Thu., Nov. 13, 7:30pm. Utopia Theatre, 1925 San Jacinto. $20 ($15 students, senior, military discount). www.wildandprecious.org.

Clowns vs. Crowns It's la Poops second anniversary behind the grease paint. Bozo vs. Pogo? Not so much. More like local pageant queens team up with la Poopsters for an epic drag battle. Fri., Nov. 14, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $5. www.fb.com/poopooatx.

Ugly Friday The Bumping Uglies host this band night and video shoot featuring the legendary Kathy McCarty (Glass Eye), Obnosticon, Popper Burns, and Capitalist Kids. Fri., Nov. 14, 10pm. Chain Drive, 84 East Ave. (I-35 access road). Free. www.thebumpinguglies.bandcamp.com, www.kathymccarty.info.

BEARRACUDA Bears, bears, bears, in their underwears, wears, wears, courtesy of circuit grizzly Matt Bearracuda. DJs Fine & Dandy w/ Kate & Andy join Jorge y Nakia on the spins. Sat., Nov. 15, 9pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. $5. www.fb.com/bearracuda.

Puro Chingón and Federico Do EAST Head EAST to revel in the charming genius of Federico and Puro Chingón (Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi, James Huizar, and Claudia Zapata). Sat., Nov. 15, 8pm-12mid. EAST #400: Federico Archuleta Studios, 4609 Lyons. Free. www.fb.com/purochingoncollective, www.east.bigmedium.org.

Trash Disco Gift cards! Goodie bags! An array of rotating host(esse)s, with emcees Elizabeth Selmiro and Sasha Starr! Seventies! Eighties music for your booty! Trash it up, babies! Saturdays, 9pm-1am. Iron Cactus North, 10001 Stonelake. Free. www.ironcactus.com.

Leather Cigar Social The leather dads at the CD do this once a month. Put that in your non-pipe and smoke it. Saturdays. Chain Drive, 84 East Ave. (I-35 access road), 512/480-9017. Free. www.fb.com/chaindriveatx.

Rusty's LezzDance Susan Arbuckle Band lures the ladies to the dance floor. Sun., Nov. 16, 4-8pm. El Sol y la Luna, 600 E. Sixth, 512/444-7770. $10. www.fb.com/mamasooz.

Baby! Baby! Baby! It's a burlexploration of the world of baby bump meets bump & grind with a li'l baby buggy bumpers thrown in for good measure, via Sassy DeLure, one of Austin's most artful burlesquers – and in a town like ours, that's sayin' somethin'. Sun., Nov. 16, 8pm. The HighBall, 1142 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309. $20 ($15 advance, up to $30 VIP).

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, 512/358-6202. Free. www.fb.com/vinylatx, www.girlfriendatx.com.

Women's History Trivia Night Come learn about Austin's new women's center and buff up your historical knowledge banks or just your silly trivia funny bone. Mon., Nov. 17, 6:30-9pm. Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38½, 512/538-1991. $5. www.fb.com/womenscommunitycenterctx.

Geeks Who Drink Quiz Game Be a geek. Be a bear! Buy a drink! Win cash prizes! Mondays, 8-10pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. www.theironbear.com.

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

CoDA Codependent, gay, bi, men meet. Tuesdays, 7pm. Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, 512/577-3454. By donation. www.codatexas.org.

Julie Nolen Local singer-songwriter hits the Saxon. Her gig flyer says "Dignity & Grit." We can get behind that. Tue., Nov. 18, 8:30-10:30pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. Free. www.fb.com/julienolenmusic.

LET'S GET JIMMY ELECTED HOUSE PARTY/FUNDRAISER FoF (Friends of Flannigan) host a house party to raise dough to see Austin City Council District 6 candidate Jimmy Flannigan through to win the run-off. Now's the time to come through: Donate, lend your time. Wed., Nov. 19, 6:30-8pm. Private residence. Email or call for directions. allison@jimmyflannigan.com, www.jimmyflannigan.com, www.fb.com/flanniganforaustin.

Real Talk Queer-friendly, non-traditional open mic with 12 slots per, touting what it says: Real. Talk. p.s. Did you know that Badlands now serves grub? Yes, indeed, and at punk rock price points. Wed., Nov. 19. Badlands, 1203 Chicon. Free. www.badlandsaustin.weebly.com.

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.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Mark your calendar with a giant red heart for the love and memory of murder victims in the trans branch of our LGBT family killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. More details next week. Thu., Nov. 20, 6:30pm. Austin City Hall Plaza, Cesar Chavez at Lavaca. Free. Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT): 877/532-6789, info@transtexas.org, www.transtexas.org.

Sync Up & Socialize at this Tech Pride mixer. Third Thursdays, 6-8pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free. www.fb.com/rainon4th.

Bedpost Confessions Smart and sexy readings for us all to express thanks: Stories from Sadie Smythe, M Daviau, Giulia Rozzi, Holly Lorka, and host Julie Gillis. Thu., Nov. 20, 8pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. www.bedpostconfessions.com.

Lizzy Caroloke Bernadette's Wednesday night staple is back with a vengeance. The list is online (thanks to Adam). Study up! Third Thursdays, 9pm. Badlands, 1203 Chicon. www.karaokelist.net.

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