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Q's LAND OF MISFITS HOLE(IDAY) POTLUCK Oh, you fit in all right. Just bring something to share, yo. Tue., Dec. 23, 7pm. Q Austin, 2906 Medical Arts, 512/4208557. Free. www.theqaustin.org.
TuezGayz Dependably fruitastic: Austin's legendary weekly weekday gay night con La Glitoris. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River. www.fb.com/barbarellaatx.
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.
Xmas Tex-Mex Feast You know BT2 likes to keep us alllll fat and happy. The bar will have tamales, chips & salsa, and welcome any additions to a potluck that the employees will be providing. Thu., Dec. 25, 1pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.
On the Dozenth Day of Christmas Why drink alone on Christmas when you can lounge around in your pjs in public with free movies and Chinese food all day/night long? Thu., Dec. 25, 2pm. Dozen Street, 1808 E. 12th. www.fb.com/dozenstreet.
STRIPPER CIRCUS Now here's something to keep you warm. Very, very warm. Thursdays, 10pm. Oilcan Harry's, 221 W. Fourth. Free.
HAPPY HOUR WITH MS. WRIGHT The legendary Ms. Wright on the black & whites is a great way to kick off your weekend. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport, 512/7300759. Free. www.fb.com/theskylarklounge.
Death Drop 4 Yr Lyfe Vogue. Twerk. Booty pop. Who else but the DJ known as hor-heeeeeeey? Sat., Dec. 27, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. www.fb.com/djdivorcee.
Queer Your New Year w/ DJs Fine & Dandy Come hang with "Gay Place"ers DJs Fine & Dandy With Kate & Andy on the last weekend of 2014 to train your New Year's/New Queers muscle, and get ready for the big night, plus: Luv a unicorn. Sat., Dec. 27, 9pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. www.fb.com/djsfinedandywithkateandy.
Cupcake's 12 Bitches of Christmas First name Cup, last name Cake. Misery meets Madonna. La diva delicacy could easily be
all 12 bitches, but some guests will share the gory glory in this dragma's ho-down. Sat., Dec. 27, 11pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth. www.fb.com/firstnamecuplastnamecake.
Shangela from RuPaul's Drag Race You'll rue missing this RuQueen at the Super Sundays Diva Show. Sun., Dec. 28. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.oilcanharrys.com.
Squirrel Friends A tittering cast of drag characters that'll drive you nuts. Sundays, 9pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth. www.castroswarehouse.com.
Homo Arigato: Wild Combination Doc about queer composer, disco producer, cellist, and singer-songwriter Arthur Russell. Mon., Dec. 29, 9:30pm. Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth. www.drafthouse.com.
BOUT TIME KARAOKE Erin O. will set you up. It's up to you to knock it out. Tuesdays, 9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I35, 512/4199192. www.bouttime2.com.
BARBARELLA + SWAN DIVE SITTIN' IN A TREE KISSING for NYE! It's a mish-mash of Glit, Grits, Footloose, Harvey, and Noise all to bring the new year cheer. Wed., Dec. 31, 9pm. Barbarella, 611 Red River. $10 First come first served, 2 for 1.
CHI CHI LARUE & YOU Spend NYE with Chi Chi, Larry and the gang. Wed., Dec. 31, 9pm. Oilcan Harry's, 221 W. Fourth. www.oilcanharrys.com.
2015 Reagan Reynolds and her squirrels give a show you'll want to stuff in your cheeks. DJ Buck Rodgers spins out the old and spins in the new. Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-4am. V Nightclub, 409 Colorado, 512/450-3835. $20, $15 advanced, $30 VIP, $350 bottle service packages.
A New Year's Eve Affair Classic burlesque, modern burlesque, Champagne toasts, full-course meals ... not enough? How about drag? Aerial? Boylesque? Lingerie show? Ooooh, 2015 can't get here fast enough. Jason and the crew have got what it takes to get you all jazzed up this New Year's. Wed., Dec. 31, 7pm. Brass House, 115-B San Jacinto. $10-150. www.brasshouseaustin.com, www.sabrajohnsinburlesque.com.
A*FAB's New Year With Family for Austin Pride A*Fab's annual New Year's Eve bash has some company: Austin Pride. Come enjoy Luciana, Kristine W., the Atlantics featuring the wild and wonderful Courtney Sanchez, and another fabulous Courtney, Aussie drag diva Ms. Act from RuPaul season 6. Proceeds go toward our annual Pride Fest. Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm. Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Rd., 512/477-1234. $141.39. www.afabaustin.org, www.austinpride.org.
Cash Balloon Drop 2015 What's better than bringing in your New Year with new money? The cash flows at the calendar turn, but if you want your own Champagne, you'd better order in advance. Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-2am. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35, 512/419-9192. Free. www.bouttime2.com.
Deus Ex Festivus Thumbs up or down, Whirligig Theatre and Fusebox Festival host this Bacchanalian buffet and debauchery of the deities. When in Rome. Toga, toga, toga! Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-2am. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886. $25, $22 advance. www.shrewdproductions.com.
Flying Balalaika Bros. NYE FBB and Brotha James ring you in up right. Wed., Dec. 31, 9pm-2am. Dozen Street, 1808 E. 12th. $5.
Gatsby: Roaring Twenties New Year's Eve Glitz with the ritz at this flappin' affair with live tunes by Chico Chico and spins by Art Outside fave DJ Happy Happy James. Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-2am. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado, 512/649-1212. Free before 10pm; $10 after; $150-1,000 VIP. www.highland.ticketbud.com/gatsby-roaring-20-s-new-year-s-eve.
Gilded: An Alchemical New Year's There goes Justine quoting Yeats and getting all Auric Goldfinger ... or Goldmember ... or King Midas on us, turning her cottage industry into a gold-beaten Studio 54 ... or Bronze Age ... or Gilded Age (oh you know how she likes to mix things up) for the turn of the annum. Price includes lobsters, prime rib, and gold-leaf desserts (oh my), plus midnight champers (and you know when it's Justine, odds are it is champagne from Champagne) toast from towers, then free-flowing till you tipple into a taxi. Who but Golden Dawn Arkestra could top this bill? Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-2am. Justine's Brasserie, 4710 E. Fifth, 512/385-2900. $175, $150 pre-sale (this will sell out). www.fb.com/justinesbrasserie.
Lone Star Bear's NYE Get snug as a bug in a rug with our friendly bear buds at the Bear. Champagne pre-order available. Toast at midnight for everyone. Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth, 512/482-8993. www.theironbear.com.
NYE at CUC No Play Music presents Sinclair, Sphynx, Grape St., Sour Notes, Löwin, Silk Rodeo, Mom Jeans, and DJ GirlFriend bringing the 2015. Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133. $7, $5 advance. www.noplaymusic.com.
NYE at Rain on 4th DJ Deftone spins his "Year in Review." Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-2am. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 512/494-1150. $100-125 including two admissions and a bottle; ask about booth reservations.
STONEWALL WAREHOUSE NYE Join San Marcos' newest addition: Her first gay bar on the first page of the new year calendar. Wed., Dec. 31, 9pm. 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, 866/6206667, info@StonewallWarehouse.com, www.stonewallwarehouse.com.
New Year's Day Buffet Sue Purr and crew will be open noon-5pm so you can get your black-eyed pea on (including vegan and gluten-free goodies, or order off the regular menu). Thu., Jan. 1, noon. Counter Culture, 2337 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/524-1540. $12. www.fb.com/counterculturerestaurant.
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.
GSC SPARKLE PARTY Celebrate a decade of UT's Gender Sexuality Center! Everyone who has ever worked with, visited, benefited from, admired, had a crush on, and hung out in the GSC is welcome. Fri., Jan. 23, 5:30-8pm. Student Activity Center Auditorium, 2201 Speedway. www.fb.com/utgsc.
Austin International Drag Festival Three days of dolled-up diva-inity featuring some of the jiggliest names in the biz (Tammie Brown, Lady Bunny, Jiggly Caliente, Poo Poo Platter Allstars, NODW Allstars, Feast of Fun, Holly Woodlawn, Jackie Beat, and more) at an array of venues (CUC, V, ND, Elysium, Beerland, and Valhalla). Keep checking the URL for updates. Fri.-Sun., May 1-3, 2015. A variety of Downtown venues (stay tuned for details). $99-198. www.austindragfest.org.
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