Gay Place: 13 Hours
The Goblin King requests the honor of your presence. Or else.
Or the Goblin King keeps your kid brother. Not a bad deal, actually.
ON OUR GAYDAR
ACC: Queer Writings Registration is open through Jan. 14. 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 ...." Spring semester: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30-2:50pm. Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus, 1212 Rio Grande, 512/223-3000. www.austincc.edu.
Happy Hour with Ms. Wright The legendary Ms. Wright on the black & whites. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free. www.fb.com/theskylarklounge.
PFLAG South Monthly Meeting Family is nice; allied family is love. Second Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf, 512/444-1314. Free.
Queer Yoga For those who'd rather focus on chi than he or she. Queerdalini, Mondays, 7:30pm; Hatha, Thursdays. 7:30pm. Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood, 512/628-1580. Donations encouraged. www.fb.com/groups/qyogaaustin.
Texas Hold 'Em TourneyS Twice a week, at two different gay bars, Wild West presents puh-puh-puh-poker for your poker face. Thursdays, 8pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com. Tuesdays, The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth, 512/482-8993. Free. www.theironbear.com. www.fb.com/wildwestcasinogames/events.
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, 512/450-3835. www.fb.com/vnightclubatx.
Friday Night Bears A-tisket, a-tasket, check out that bear basket. Big burly gear night with cheap quaff. Fridays, 9pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth, 512/482-8993. Free. www.theironbear.com.
Sin Sandra Valis hosts the largest, hottest lezbo dance party, featuring Brass Ovaries, DJ Creativity, and so many dykes, you'll wonder if you're in Holland. Fri., Jan. 9, 9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado, 512/649-1212. www.welovesandra.com. Prices go up at the door. Pre-sale prices: $15, $27 per couple, $30 VIP.
Big Boi Yoga Come Hatha flow with the handsome, gingerly JohnMark featuring mods for big bois, ladybears, et al. Saturdays, 11am; Mondays, 7pm. The New Cycleast, 1619 E. Caesar Chavez. $10 class, $30 unltd. monthly. www.dawgyoga.com/bigboyyoga, www.fb.com/groups/bigboiyoga.
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, 512/494-1150.
Motivation & Intention in Burlesque Storytelling Queertini Time, aka Marie and Eaton, takes you through a special two-hour version of their session exploring the two big "Tion"s in the magical realm of the taking off of one's clothes. Werqshop it, queen/r/s! Sun., Jan. 11, noon-2pm. Inner Diva Studios, 10401 Anderson Mill Rd. #104, 512/918-3482. www.fb.com/tinitime.
Free Burgers Drink specials start at 2pm followed by free food at 4pm. Sundays, 4-6pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free. www.bouttime2.com.
TGQ Social – X Find trans community and your trans tribe all across the whole darned rainbow spectrum. Free and confidential testing via ASA available. Sun., Jan. 11, 6-9pm. Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. www.fb.com/TGQSocial.
Squirrel Friends A tittering cast of drag characters that'll drive you nuts. Sundays, 9pm. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth. www.castroswarehouse.com.
Chronicle Free Movie: Labyrinth One word: Bowie. OK, two words: magic balls. Come yuk it up with the crepe-tastic Master Pancake and your Chron-pals at this new annual tradition. Mon., Jan. 12, 7pm. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470. Free w/ RSVP.
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. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River. www.fb.com/barbarella.austin.9.
POP Trivia Tuesday Lady-Grackle and Nadine pop your hairy pop cherry. Mention Austin Pride for 10% off chow. Second Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Boardwalk Burgers & Fries, 3103 S. Lamar. www.austinpride.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. 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.facebook.com/rainon4th.
Queer Ride Search QR on Facebook for up-to-date deets. Wednesdays, 7pm. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside. Free.
Hedda Layne Can this disco diva cab it up? You better bet your billion-octave range. Thu.-Fri., Jan. 15-16, 7:30pm. Austin Cabaret Theatre, 8611 N. MoPac Expwy. www.heddalayne.com; www.austincabaret.org. $39 show, pre-show dinner (7pm) available at extra cost. 512/289-2287.
Lizzy Caroloke Song list online (thanks to Adam). Study up, divas. Third Thursdays, 9pm. Badlands, 1203 Chicon. www.karaokelist.net.
GSC Sparkle Party Celebrate a decade of UT's Gender Sexuality Center! Everyone who has every 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 diva-inity featuring some of the jiggliest names in the biz (Lady Bunny, Jiggly Caliente, Feast of Fun, Holly Woodlawn, Jackie Beat, and more) all over town. Check URL for updates. Fri.-Sun., May 1-3, 2015. $99-198. www.austindragfest.org.
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