Gay Place: Big Blue Body

GIAC's Nina Diaz is her own dang thang

Nina Diaz
Nina Diaz (Photo by Shelley Hiam)

She's a big gal now, pals. Nina Diaz, whom most of us know as the wildcat "kid-sister" guitarist/lead singer for San Antonio's Girl in a Coma, continues to define her torchy herness, this time with Denton diva Sarah Jaffe (see Saturday).

ON OUR GAYDAR

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

Queer Yoga Austin 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, 512/628-1580. $5+ donations encouraged. www.fb.com/groups/qyogaaustin.

Patrice Pike Take a hike, and see the Pike. Thursdays, 8-10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. www.fb.com/patricepikeband.

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

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

PRETTY VACANT Queer up your punk up with Desperate Living, Slash & Spread, and your hosts DJs False Flag and Young Creature and down-on-the-bayou babe, Louisiana Purchase. Fri., Jan. 30, 10pm. Chain Drive, 84 East Ave. (I-35 access road).

Nina Diaz & Sarah Jaffe They croon, you swoon. Perhaps we're projecting. Sat., Jan. 31, 8:30-11pm. The Belmont, 305 W. Sixth, 512/476-2100. $15, $13 advanced. www.fb.com/girlinacoma.

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. NOTE DATE & LOCATION CHANGE: Last Saturdays, 9:30pm. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, 866/620-6667. www.fb.com/stonewallwarehouse.

The Boys of Austin Dance Still Dirty. Still Filthy. Supastar DJ Filthy Rich spins gobs of gay gold. Every dang week. 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. Sundays, 11am-3pm. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E Hopkins, San Marcos, 866/620-6667. www.fb.com/stonewallwarehouse.

Open Queerbomb Meeting Come be a part of one helluva blast. Make yourself part of the fuse to ignite this year's QueerBomb, happening the first weekend of June. Regular planning meetings now open to all. Sun., Feb. 1, 7pm. Chain Drive, 84 East Ave. (I-35 access road), 512/480-9017. www.queerbomb.org.

Super Sundays W/PANDORA BOXX Join divas Kelly Kline and Jenny McCall for a night of divinity, featuring this week's Ru queen, Pandora Boxx, from RuPaul's Drag Race. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.

SM 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.

Eliel Cruz: Putting the B in LGBT Bi-Erasure is not some cool throwback disco cover band that goes both ways. It is the very real snubbing from within (and outside) the LGBT community of one of its crucial letters. Tue., Feb. 3, 7pm. UT Gender & Sexuality Center, Student Activity Center, 2201 Speedway, SAC 2.112, UT campus, 512/232-1831. Free, open to the public. www.fb.com/utgsc, www.utgsc.org.

Maria's Big Boobie Bingo Bring your big ... BINGO daubers and raise some dough for Austin Pride with CupCake and Nadine Hughes. First Tuesdays, 7-10pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar. Free. www.austinpride.org.

Bout Time Karaoke Erin O. sets you up. Tuesdays, 9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.bouttime2.com.

The Whole Package Open weekly discussion forum for gay and bi men, ages 18-30. First and third Wednesdays, 7pm. The Q, 2906 Medical Arts, 512/420-8557. Free. www.theqaustin.org.

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.

Country Two-Step Dance Lesson Two Left Foots present free instruction for your two left feet. Wednesdays, 9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.

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

Inclusively Human After-Work Social Legalize Human invites everyone, so invite your friends and plan to make some new ones. First Thursdays, 6:30pm. Genuine Joe Coffeehouse, 2001 W. Anderson, 512/220-1576. www.legalizehuman.org.

HO-RIZON

Drag Out Funny! Lipstick & 'Staches is the theme, and lipschtick and mash-ups are queen. All of this mayhem benefits the Bobcat Pride Scholarship fund. Sun., Feb. 8, 8pm. The Marc, 120 E. San Antonio St., San Marcos, 512/757-5443. themarcsm@gmail.com, www.fb.com/bobcatpridescholarship.

John Waters at ACL Live The man, the myth, the monster who brought the steez to the sleaze. Do not miss. Mon., Feb. 16, 8pm. ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., 512/225-7999. $40-60. www.acl-live.com.

Bent Queer Art Showcase The main queer art event during SXSW. Opening party: Sat., Feb. 21, 7-10pm; show runs through March. Romani Gallery, 1900 E. 12th. Free. www.fb.com/theromanigallery.

Austin International Drag Festival Three days of dolled-up diva-inity featuring some of the jiggliest names in the biz. Fri.-Sun., May 1-3, 2015. A variety of Downtown venues (stay tuned for details). $65-274. www.austindragfest.org.

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