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Austin's Weird City Sisters come up

The perpetually indulgent Weird City Sisters celebrate their Exequatur, their elevation to fully professed house, all weekend long.
The perpetually indulgent Weird City Sisters celebrate their Exequatur, their elevation to fully professed house, all weekend long.

...for we have sinned! Congrats to our local novitiates, the Weird City Sisters, as they attain their official ranks among the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. (Friday-Sunday)

ON OUR GAYDAR

The MJ Show MJ Torrance and special guests tinkle a range of classics, some to which you might even sing along. Thu., Feb. 26, 6-8pm. Dozen Street, 1808 E. 12th. www.mjtorrance.com.

Package & Buzztime Fashion Show It's 2015, and spring's 'bout to get sprung. Sproing! went the thong. Boing! went the boy briefs. This season, less is more. We called it. You heard it here. Stick around for the trivia and the strip off. Thu., Feb. 26, 7pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

Christeene "FUK V29" Premiere There goes Christeene stalking license tags again. This one she'll share with you. The song was produced by Graham Reynolds with Buzz Moran: chi chi! Thu., Feb. 26, 8-10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. www.christeenemusic.com.

Bent Queer Art Showcase The main queer art event during SXSW. Show runs through March. Romani Gallery, 1900 E. 12th. Free. www.fb.com/theromanigallery.

Weird City Sisters Exequatur Watch, support, and toast with a communion wafer all weekend long as your favorite sisses get nunnified, officially, ascending into a fully professed order. Brides-o-Crikey Almighty! Fri.-Sun., Feb. 27-March 1, see site for full schedule. All over Downtown Austin. www.fb.com/weirdcitysisters, www.weirdcitysisters.wordpress.com/exequatur-celebration.

Mountain to Mountain Shannon Galpin dropped her career, sold her house, then launched a nonprofit, committing to advancing opportunities for women and girls by sending bikes to Afghanistan. Come meet and greet the crew at Austin Flyers Women's Cycling. Fri., Feb. 27, 7-9pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785. Free. bookwomanaustin@gmail.com, www.austinflyerswomenscycling.com.

Official RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 Premiere Party Meet the entire Season 7 cast live and in person at Ru's "Meet My New Queens" bash, featuring DJ Lady Bunny and host Shangela. Fri., Feb. 27, 8-11pm. Brazos Hall, 204 E. Fourth. $40, $60 VIP. www.oilcanharrys.com.

Meet My Queens Afterparty You'll need a come-down after all that regalness at Ru's Season 7 premiere bash. Fri., Feb. 27, 11pm-2am. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. $40. larry@larrydavis.com, www.oilcanharrys.com.

Customer Appreciation Mardi Gras Party Shhh! Don't tell them Mardi Gras was last week. They might put away the complimentary Cajun delights and beads. Sat., Feb. 28, 6-9pm. Pathway to Fitness, 4009 Medical Pkwy., 512/970-3392. Free. www.fb.com/pathwaytofitness.

Carnaval Brasileiro 2015 Our official post-Mardi Gras Mardi Gras, led by Austin's beloved Samba School. You've got just enough time to stitch together your feather thong and get some tickets. Time's a wastin'! Sat., Feb. 28, 8pm. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd., 512/404-4500. $38. www.carnavalaustin.com, www.sambaparty.com.

BEARGASM: Cocked & Loaded Get that little general of yours to stand at attention. It's a military party with DJ C-Rail, go-go dancers, and softballers selling Jell-O shots, all to show the love to LGBT veterans and service folk via the Wounded Warrior Project. Sat., Feb. 28, 10pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free. www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Mr. & Miss "V" Pageant Hello, hotness: Come complete for $500 and a Platinum SXSW badge! Sun., March 1 & Sun., March 8. V Nightclub, 409 Colorado.

Super Sunday Divas w/ Jaidynn Diore Join the divas for a night of divinity, featuring special guests each week, plus Ru season 7 queen, Jaidynn. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.

LGBT Wedding Expo "Same Love, Same Rights" brings their annual expo to town to the awesomely midcentury mod Lakeway Resort. Check out dozens of vendors. You can bet your wedding will be not only gay, but gay-friendly. Sun., March 1, 12:30-3:30pm. Lakeway Resort and Spa, 101 Lakeway Dr., Lakeway, 828/645-8750. Free. events@rainbowweddingnetwork.com, www.samelovesamerights.com.

Planet Fabulous Karaoke Karaoke's grand dame is back and at the 'Bear. Sundays, 9pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free. roger@theironbear.com.

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

Gearaoke Don we now our gayest leather, pick a song, and sing! Joe Stacy hosts. This week: special underwear edition. Tuesdays. Chain Drive, 84 East Ave. (I-35 access road). Free. www.fb.com/chaindriveatx.

HO-RIZON

GayBiGayGay 2015 Volunteer CALL-UP GayBi's back. Tell a friend. Or grab that friend and go. Sign up for any number of two-hour volunteer shifts. Event information below. 512/751-1073. gaybivolunteer@gmail.com. www.gaybigaygay.com.

GayBiGayGay 2015 You know, this here's just a place holder, right? So we're gonna wish the line-up into existence: Beyoncé, Ted Nugent, the 1912 London Symphony Orchestra, Lee Hazlewood's remains, Aaliyah, Tupac, and that moose from Capt. Kangaroo. Sun., March 22, noon-12mid. 1405 Webberville, next to the Sahara Lounge. Free. All ages. www.gaybigaygay.com.

Texas' Largest Gay Beach Party: Splash-SPI Head to the (almost) border for Texas' annual big gay beach bash: Splash. Thu.-Sun., April 23-26. South Padre Island, 956/761-7711. www.splashsouthpadre.com.

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