Gay Place: Stand for Our Family
How do we honor those who've fallen?
By Kate X Messer, Fri., Nov. 21, 2014
This is the week: the annual gathering of the tribes to commemorate the lives of those taken by hatred and felled by ignorance. Each year brings more understanding. Standing. Up. For our trans brethren.
ON OUR GAYDAR
Reception with LaToya Ruby Frazier "We need longer sustained stories that reflect and tell us where the prejudices and blind spots are and continue to be in this culture and society." Nov. 20, 6pm. Visual Arts Center, 23rd & Trinity. www.fb.com/utvisualartscenter, www.fb.com/latoya.r.frazier.
Aye, No! Final Weekend Aye, no, what do you mean this is the last weekend to catch Kelly Kline, Althea Trix, et al in this fairy-drag-queen play? Thu.-Sat., Nov. 20-22, 8pm and Sun., Nov. 23, 2pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River. www.teatrovivo.org.
Sync Up & Socialize at this Tech Pride mixer. Third Thursdays, 6-8pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free. www.fb.com/rainon4th.
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 between Guadalupe and Lavaca, 877/532-6789. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.transtexas.org.
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.
Queer Yoga Kundalini and Hatha yoga in a safe environment, for those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. Queerdalini, Mondays, 7:30pm; Hatha, Thursdays. 7:30pm. Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood. $5+ donation encouraged. www.fb.com/groups/qyogaaustin.
Diva Relay Cabaret In honor of Capture the Flag Collective's EAST injection, Weird City Sisses screen Children of the Cockettes amongst all sorts of drag divinity, benefiting Project Transitions. Thu., Nov. 20, 9pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $5 donation. www.fb.com/capturetheflagcollective, www.weirdcitysisters.org.
Lizzy Caroloke Bernadette's staple is back with a vengeance. Full song list online. Third Thursdays, 9pm. Badlands, 1203 Chicon. www.karaokelist.net.
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.
ACC LGBTQ Summit: Courageous Conversations Attention ACC students: An all-day summit is happening at Highland and you are invited. Plus a certain unicorn will be facilitating some sessions. Fri., Nov. 21, 9am-3pm. Austin Community College Highland Campus, 6101 Airport, 512/223-6155. www.fb.com/accgsa.
HAIL YASSS: Night of 1,000 Siouxsies The last time we went to a night of a thousand Ms. Sioux, we ended up rolled, bruised, and missing one phone and $60. You're on your own. Fri., Nov. 21, 9pm. Chain Drive, 84 East Ave. (I-35 access road). Free.
Well, Hello Cazwell Fresh off his new slab with Big Dipper, the Caz does the Can. You ask, as Larry sez, you receive. Fri., Nov. 21, 11pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.fb.com/cazwellmusic.
Big Gay Hoedown Brunch You know the breakfast drill: DJ Deftone, fresh-squeezed mimosas (and boys), queerial cereal, and more. All to benefit ASA's food bank. (That boy in the photo is flaggin' brrrrrown. Jus' sayin' ....) Sat., Nov. 22, 11am. 219 West, 612 W. Sixth. www.fb.com/abcdeevents.
Cupcake's Bathhaus Drag Show Buffed-up, greased-up, however you like it, Cupcake and friends will serve it up, bathhaus style. Sat., Nov. 22, 9pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth.
FEA Again! If you missed them at the top of their Midwest tour, catch 'em on the bottom. Sat., Nov. 22, 9pm. Beerland, 711 Red River. www.fb.com/fea210.
Super Sundays Diva Show Join divas Kelly Kline and Jenny McCall for a night of divinity, featuring special guests each week, plus a new Ru queen from RuPaul's Drag Race. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.
PFLAG-Georgetown Allied love is the best family. Fourth Mondays, 6:45-9pm. Independent Bank Community Room, 1503 Rivery Blvd., Georgetown. www.pflagaustin.org.
The Young, The High, & The Restless This month's Whole Package focuses on substance abuse and sex in queer culture. Mon., Nov. 24, 7pm. The Q Austin, 3408 West Ave. www.theqaustin.org.
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. twitter.com/ralphiehardesty.
Julie Nolen Birthday Show Jules is back at the Saxon, this time to share a b-day gig with Brannan Lane. Happy You Day, singers. Tue., Nov. 25, 10:30pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. Free. www.fb.com/julienolenmusic.
Shitty Kitty Turkey Durkey It's a special gobbled and basted version of Rebecca's Big Ball Bingo to raise scratch for Silky Shoemaker's Gay Wax Museum Project. Wed., Nov. 26, 9pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. www.fb.com/rebecca.havemeyer.
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.
ACC: Queer Writings Louisa Spaventa guides this honors-level (1302) composition class that explores stories by and about LGBTQ people. "Side effects may include inspiration, empathy, pride, laughter, awe, gratitude, lament, epiphany, and ... ." Registration open through Jan. 14. Spring semester: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30-2:50pm. Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus, 1212 Rio Grande, 512/223-3000.
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