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Gay Place: FA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA

Your gay apparel isn't gay enough. Time to go shopping.

By Kate X Messer, December 5, 2014, Columns

Don you now your gayest, Don, no one's judging. CCMC shall jingle their merriest at their annual holiday hoopla, and you wanna look fiiiiine.

ON OUR GAYDAR

Self-Care Night Just in time for semester break and holiday crazies: hot chocolate, snacks, and low-key activities to treat yo' self before you wreck yo' self. Thu., Dec. 4, 6-9pm. Women's Community Center of Central Texas, 1704 San Antonio St., 512/284-9221. Free. www.fb.com/womenscommunitycenterctx.

Bonnie Friedman UNT prof and American Literary Review editor reads and signs her Surrendering Oz: A Life in Essays. Thu., Dec. 4, 7-8:45pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785. www.fb.com/bookwomanaustin.

Rainbow Night 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. www.fb.com/rainbownight.

The Goddess Games The Dream Girls crew breaks into teams and begins a series of drag-to-the-death matches, climaxing into a February finale. Thursdays. V Nightclub, 409 Colorado. www.fb.com/vnightclubatx.

Brand New Key Hootenanny swoonin' and a-croonin', with amazing grub and amazing pickin's. Fri., Dec. 5, 9pm. Whip In, 1950 S. I-35, 512/442-5337. www.fb.com/brandnewkeymusic.

The White Party Austin's totes boss Lesbutante & the Boss celebrate one year, so dress to the nines ... the 1929s, that is, Gatsby-style. Fri., Dec. 5, 9pm. Gatsby's. www.fb.com/thelesbutanteandtheboss.

WTF Friday! The F? What the? Fruits, fags, faeries, femmes, fetishists, freaks, fellators, free thinkers, and DJ False Flag, o'course. First Fridays, 10pm. Chain Drive, 84 East Ave. (I-35 access road). Free. www.fb.com/chaindriveatx.

CCMC's There Arose Such a Clatter Capital City Men's Chorus rolls out all the holidays for the holigays, and everyone really. Who doesn't love some 'nog with their classics? Sat.-Sun., Dec. 6 & 7, 7:30pm. St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran, 606 W. 15th. www.ccmcaustin.org.

The Boys of Austin Dance Still Dirty. Still Filthy. Supastar DJ Filthy Rich spins gobs of gay gold. Just gobs of it. Saturdays, 10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

Cape Cod Sundays Come get a big XO from Dan X.O. and get your holiday shopping on to boot. Sundays, 2-5pm. Tapelenders Video, 1114 W. Fifth #201. Free. www.tapelenders.com.

Austin Writer Grrls Book Festival It's the fourth annual eat-drink-be-merry party whilst listening to works-in-progress by Cindy Huyser, Debra Winegarten, Marjorie Brodie, and so many more. Sun., Dec. 7, 4-6pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785. www.ebookwoman.com.

Squirrel Friends A tittering dray of drag characters that'll drive you nuts. Sundays, 9pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth. www.castroswarehouse.com.

Super Sunday DivaS: Raven & JuJu Bee Hi, Felicia. Look who's back. 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 ... in this case, two: Raven and JuJu Bee. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.

Bout Time Happy Hour That's seven happy hours if you're nasty .... Mondays, 2-9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.

Fantasy Returns for Show & Tell Fantasy comes home from NOLA to the ATX for the Holidayz. Come jingle your balls and bells at Show & Tellz. Only 10 slotz! 5 minz! You know what to do. Mon., Dec. 8, 8pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. Free. www.fb.com/stanley.r.williamson.

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.

PFLAG North Meet and greet with fellow allies in the cause for love. Second Tuesday of every month, 6:45pm. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist, 3315 El Salido, Cedar Park, 512/302-3524. Free. www.pflag-austin.org.

The ApocaLIPS Christi Van Cartier and Althea Trix host this monthly lip sync battle for the lips most likely to survive the end of the world as we know it. Second Tuesdays, 9:30pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. www.fb.com/elysiumaustin.

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. www.fb.com/rainon4th.

Queer Ride Search QR on Facebook for up-to-date details about this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside. Free.

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

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, 1314 E. Oltorf, 512/444-1314. Free.

BLXPLTN and Berkshire Hounds Chow down: meat, sides, muscular beats. Rrawr. Beefy. Thu., Dec. 11, 9:30pm. Lamberts, 401 W. Second. $6. www.fb.com/blxpltn, www.fb.com/berkshire1401.

HO-RIZON

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. www.austincc.edu.

New Year With Family A*Fab's annual New Year's Eve bash has some company: Austin Pride. Come enjoy Luciana, Kristine W., and the Atlantics featuring the wild and wonderful Courtney Sanchez. Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm. Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Rd., 512/477-1234. $141.39 (or $260.99 per couple), early bird tickets available until Dec. 10. www.afabaustin.org, www.austinpride.org.

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