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Gay Place: Ignorance of Your Culture

The Dicks From Texas film premiere happens this week at Spider House. Dig your roots.

ON OUR GAYDAR

Hurray for the Riff Raff Alynda Lee Segarra's smoky folky vocals will set you on a course to train-hoppin' wanderland. Fri., March 6, 8-10pm. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd., New Braunfels, 830/606-1281. $15. www.fb.com/hurrayfortheriffraff.

Technicolor Hearts EP Release How else would they celebrate than in full-blown living color? The lineup of acts hits notes from Francine Thirteen and Les RAV to Total Unicorn and DJs Personal Best and Young Creature, plus, of course, the guests of honor. Fri., March 6, 7pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. www.fb.com/hellotechnicolorhearts.

First Friday Ladies' Night Lesbutante & the Boss present this Warehouse District eve for the grrrlz. First Fridays, 9pm-1am. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. www.fb.com/thelesbutanteandtheboss.

Pack the Saxon Do it for Ginger Leigh Band. Do it! Fri., March 6, 9pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. www.fb.com/gingerleighaustin.

STAPLE! 2015 This year's zine fest is focused on women, queer women, QPOC, and more. Sat.-Sun., March 7-8. The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000. $10-15. www.staple-austin.org.

Women's Empowerment Conference Join this fission-fusion of activism powerhouses, including: Adapt of Texas, Mamas of Color Rising, Food for Black Thought, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, Lilith Fund, Rise Up Texas, Conspire Theatre, and more in a free day of free thought. Sat.-Sun., March 7-8, 9am-5pm. ACC Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd, 512/284-9221. info@womenctx.org, www.weconaustin.org.

LezzDance at Maria's with Patrice Pike Everyone's fave seventh sis (Patrice) and DJ Kimmy K heat things up (as if those tacos weren't hot enough already). (Behave, you.) Sat., March 7, 6-10pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar, 512/444-0261. $10. www.fb.com/mariastacoxpress.

Viva RED We've said it before, we'll say it again: Will there be red carpets that match red drapes? Will there be a red face if you don't go? Yes. Support services for folks living with HIV/AIDS! Sat., March 7, 8pm. Shoal Crossing Event Center, 8611 MoPac N., 512/261-0142. $80, $60 advance. www.asaustin.org.

Bearracuda: Underwear Night DJs C-Rail, Bear in a Bow Tie, and Nakia in they skivvs, and you in nothing but a glow. Sat., March 7, 9pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. $5. roger@theironbear.com, www.fb.com/bearracudaaustin.

CUC PRINCESS PAGEANT Ursula, Sassy Goose, and Stone Cold Snugglas wear gowns, swimsuits, and answer tough questions like: Was our government right to release five Guantanamo prisoners in exchange for an American POW? and Is college still relevant in this day and age considering how hard it is to get a job? Actually, we made that up. But if you wanna be princess, you better be ready for anything. Sat., March 7, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. www.fb.com/stonecold.snugglas.

SUNDAZED A vintage tag-sale throwdown, featuring wares by many vendors and wafting tonal tantrums by vinyl vixens. Sun., March 8, 4-10pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133.

Unplugged Acoustic artists play their hearts out on Fourth. Sun., March 8, 9pm-3am. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free. rainon4th@gmail.com.

AGBL Competitive Division Open Play For intermediate- to advanced-level players who prefer a more aggressive and competitive atmosphere in the art of pickup. That's basketball, honey. Tue., March 10, 6-9pm. First United Methodist Church Family Living Center, 1300 Lavaca, 512/457-8404. $2. www.atxgbl.com.

PFLAG - San Marcos Inaugural Meeting Wanting to support your LGBTQ Bobcat? You are among friends here. New group forming. Tue., March 10, 6:30-8:30pm. 510 N. Guadalupe St., San Marcos, 512/445-5108. info@pflagsanmarcos.org.

Sushi Coochi Drag Queen Bingo It's the monthly FUNdraiser for Pride, and the sponsor pockets go deep with great prizes. Cupcake and La Gracklebreath host. Second Tuesdays, 7pm. Bambu Austin, 310 Colorado, 512/472-6770. Free. events@47party.com, www.fb.com/austinpride.

Foreplay: Reading Rainbow This is either a night of LeVar Burton tributes or Your Mom jokes. You can't lose. Kara Foxx hosts and DJ Eriq Stylez spinz. Tuesdays. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

Stonewall Democrats Happy Hour Mix and mingle with the Stonewall Dems and other politically curious creatures. Second Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm. Brass House, 115-B San Jacinto. www.stonewallaustin.org.

The Dicks from Texas Premiere & After Party Gary Floyd & Co. crams it down your gullet. Learn your queer history here. Wed., March 11, 6pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562. $5. www.spiderhousecafe.com.

PFLAG South Monthly Meeting Family is nice; allied family is love. PFLAG represents the best of our community. Second Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf, 512/444-1314. Free.

HO-RIZON

Austin Music Awards 2015: Viva la Diva Now, we have no particular bead on any of the proclivities of any of the artists herein (OK, we'll give you Gina Chavez), but we do know our people love a good diva, and this year's AMAs hosts a slew of them in a little (actually huge) set called Viva la Diva. Cis-born-lady-babes mostly, but don't hold that against 'em. Here's who we know will be in that arena: Gina Chavez, Nina Diaz, Jazz Mills, Sunny Sweeney, Carson McHone, Tameca Jones, and Dana Falconberry. Divas, all. Wed., March 18, 7:55pm. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000. austinchronicle.com/awards/musicawards.

GayBiGayGay 2015 VOLUNTEER CALL UP You know, this here's just a place holder, right? So we're gonna wish the lineup into existence: Beyoncé, Ted Nugent, the 1912 London Symphony Orchestra, Lee Hazlewood's remains, Aaliyah, Tupac, and that moose from Captain Kangaroo. Sun., March 22, noon-12mid. 1405 Webberville Rd., next to the Sahara Lounge, 512/751-1073. gaybivolunteer@gmail.com. Free and open to the public. All ages. www.gaybigaygay.com.

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

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