The Gay Place: HelloDolly!

It's Dolly Parton's birthdayy'all!

The Gay Place: HelloDolly!
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Hello, Dolly! She celebrates us, and this week, we celebrate her (see Friday).

ON OUR GAYDAR

Out Youth Drop-In Days In a town as welcoming as Austin, it's easy to forget that most of us experience a life that "got better." For many kids, real life is a different story. Fortunately, we have an amazing drop-in center for Q and questioning youth (ages 12-23). Sundays and Wednesdays (ages 12-19), Thursdays (ages 18-23), 4:30-8:30pm. Out Youth, 909 E. 49½, 512/419-1233. www.outyouth.org.

After Some Reflection Featuring the works of Jenny Granberry, Jaelah Kuehmichel, and Joe Sinness. Show runs through Feb. 8. grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/826-5334. www.grayduckgallery.com/hidden/after-some-reflection.

Hedda Layne Can this disco diva cab it up? You'd better bet your billion-octave range. Thu. & Fri., Jan. 15 & 16, 7:30pm. Austin Cabaret Theatre, 8611 N. MoPac Expwy. $39 pre-sale, show only. www.heddalayne.com/calendar.

SEXTRACK Join BedPost Confessions in a mashup with NYC's Soundtrack Series: Sexy stories about the songs that make up the soundtrack to our lives. Thu., Jan. 15, 8pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $10. www.bedpostconfessions.com.

Lizzy Caroloke The list is online. Study up, diva. Third Thursdays, 9pm. Badlands, 1203 Chicon. www.karaokelist.net.

Theme Thursdays Alternating themes every week. Thursdays, 9pm. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, 866/620-6667. www.fb.com/stonewallwarehouse.

Jenn & Phannie from Girl in a Coma GIAC "bottoms" (as in bass & drum, silly) take over the ones, the twos, and you, with special guests each month. Third Thursdays, 11pm. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, 866/620-6667. www.fb.com/stonewallwarehouse.

Dolly's Birthday Bash Celebrate Dolly Day with local roots royalty and a rootin'-tootin' Dolly look-alike contest. Fri., Jan. 16, 7pm. The High Road, 700 Dawson, 512/442-8535. $25 ($20, advance). www.thehighroadondawson.com.

Millions March Texas Two days before the annual MLK celebration in Austin, meet at the MLK statue on the UT campus and march toward the Capitol. Text "millionsmarchTX" to 84483 for updates. Sat., Jan. 17, noon. MLK statue at UT. millionsmarchtx@gmail.com, www.millionsmarchtx.org.

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). Free. www.fb.com/chaindriveatx.

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.

Sunday Brunch Hey San Marcoans, the brunch gang at the Stonewall has a mimosa (or 12) with your name on it. Sometimes, your name may require a Bloody Mary, and they have those, too. Sundays, 11am-3pm. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, 866/620-6667. info@stonewallwarehouse.com, www.fb.com/stonewallwarehouse.

Cape Cod Sundays Come get a big XO from Dan X.O. and the crew. Sundays, 2-5pm. TapeLenders Video, 1114 W. Fifth #201. Free. www.tapelenders.com.

Getting to Know the Goddess: Letters to Hestia An experimental performance featuring an exciting array of readers and written by Linda Marie. Sun., Jan. 18, 3:30-5:30pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785. Free. www.fb.com/bookwoman.

Midge Ure The man from Ultravox, Visage, and even a bit of a tenure with Thin Lizzy, Mr. "Do They Know It's Christmas?" Himself comes to town. Sun., Jan. 18, 8pm. Cactus Cafe, Texas Union, UT campus, 512/475-6515. $25. www.midgeure.co.uk.

Super Sundays Diva Show Join divas Kelly Kline and Jenny McCall for a night of divinity, featuring special guests each week, plus a new queen from RuPaul's Drag Race. 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.

Free Buffet Soak up all those drink specials. Mon.-Fri., 5-7pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.

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.

Karaoke Night Croon and swoon in the land of the baying Bobcats. Meoooooow! Mondays, 9pm. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos. www.fb.com/stonewallwarehouse.

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

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

Lesbutante & the Boss: Dapper Style Ooooh, lez and da boss have been having apparent success with the theme nights. This month, they do it up dapple-style. Wed., Jan. 21, 7pm-12mid. The Gatsby, 708 E. Sixth. www.thegatsbyaustin.com.

BINGO & Drag/Pool Tourney Enjoy balls in dark little pockets and/or big hair to make you stare each hump day. Wednesdays: Bingo & Drag, 8pm; Pool, 9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.

College Night Ages 18 and up are welcome to this collegial night for collegiates (collegiates numbering apx. 99.9% of the town's sparkle population, btw). Wednesdays. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos. www.fb.com/stonewallwarehouse.

Bearaoke With Kenny We expect rousing renditions of "You Otter Know." Rrrawr! Wednesdays, 9:30pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.

THR3E ZISTERS A little gender twist on Mr. Chekhov never hurt no one. p.s. The sisters? Zombies, of course. Through Feb. 14. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886. $20. www.salvagevanguard.org.

HO-RIZON

GSC Sparkle Party Celebrate a decade of UT's Gender Sexuality Center! Everyone who has every worked with, visited, benefitted 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.

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Austin LGBTQ, Dolly Parton, Dolly's birthday, Out Youth, Sextrack, BedPost Confessions, Lizzy Caroloke, Stonewall Warehouse, Millions March TX, Midge Ure

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