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Gay Place: Anything ...

Anything for Selenasanything

By Kate X Messer, April 10, 2015, Columns

ON OUR GAYDAR

Austin International Poetry Festival Meeting of the minds, words, and stanzas, featuring the most brilliant Nikki Giovanni on April 11. Thu., April 9-12. Various locations. $20-60. www.aipf.org.

Bobcat Pride's 5th B'day Bash Celebrate Bobcat diversity at Texas State with cake! Thu., April 9, 5-8pm. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, 866/620-6667. $10 donation. www.bobcatpridescholarship.com.

Free HIV/STD Testing Know your status! Then plan accordingly and compassionately. Tuesdays, 1-4pm & 8-11pm & Fridays, 1-4pm. Midtowne Spa, 5815 Airport Blvd. www.midtowne.com.

Fusebox: Puro Chingon presents Selena PC will provide movie favors like they do (white roses, perhaps) and fill up your Selena brain banks with trivia and not-so-trivial recuerdos of the Queen of Tex-Mex, Tejano, and our hearts. (See related music feature, "Siempre Selena," p.64). Fri., April 10, 8pm. thinkEAST, Airport Blvd. & Shady Lane. Free. www.purochingoncollective.com.

Friday Ladies Night Hey laaaadeez: It's another Lez y la Bo$$ takeover in the Warehouse District. Fri., April 10, 9pm-1am. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free. www.fb.com/thelesbutanteandtheboss.

Poo Poo Platter: YES GAWD! The Poops serve mass en masse. Holy. Wholey. Hole-y. Fri., April 10, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $5. www.fb.com/poopooatx.

Out Youth Prom A prom where you can ask whom you want and be who you are. Sat., April 11. Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar. $10 suggested donation. www.outyouth.org/prom.

GAMER CRAWL Gay Austin Geeks presents the first in what they say will be an annual get-down-on-your-knees-and ... Oh, not that kind of crawl. Our bad. But they're game, and they're hitting five stores (south to north) for 10 hours of gaming fun. Sat., April 11, 10am. Tribe Comics & Games, 3005 S. Lamar Ste. D-113. Free. www.gayaustingeeks.com.

Fusebox: Gently Fried: Part I Examine the rapidly changing face of Austin with artists Claire Ashley, Autumn Knight, Jimmy James Canales, Katelena Hernandez Cowles, the Color Condition, and Sarah Hill. Sat., April 11, noon-2pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River. Free. www.losoutsiders.org.

Land Line Reception Artist Jaelah Kuehmichel's exploration of the modern quandary of over-stimin' and under-lovin' includes a host of its own stimulation, including Henna Chou w/James Talambas and Lacey Richter. Sat., April 11, 7-10pm. Tillery Park, 801 Tillery. Free. www.jaelahfad.com.

Prime Timers ¡Hola, Papi! Mature gay men meet monthly. First Sundays, 3pm. Atria at the Arboretum, 9306 Great Hills Trail. Free. www.austinptww.org.

ArtErotica 2015 The Octopussies are at it again with naughty, naughty (but not too naughty) art from all persuasions. Sat., April 11, 8-11pm. The Old Home Depot, I-35 & St. Johns. $50. www.octopusclub.org/arterotica.

Tret Fure Music Tret's still on the circuit, strumming and singing her guts out. Sun., April 12, 7-10pm. Bear's Lair, 11505 Circle Bend Dr. $15. www.tretfure.com.

Super Sunday Divas w/ Sasha Belle Join divas Kelly Kline and Jenny McCall with Sasha from RuPaul's Drag Race. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.

Emma When You Need Her Rudy Ramirez directs this celebration of Emma Goldman. To wit: "In a world where a handful of rich men control the government, where women fight to control their bodies, where immigrants escaping war and poverty are met with fear and mistrust, where handlebar mustaches rule the streets and massage therapists are leading the march for justice ... well, it's either Austin, 2014 or New York, 1914 ...." Mon., April 13, noon & 6pm; Tue., April 14, 9pm; Wed., April 15, 8:30pm. Winship Drama Building, 24th & San Jacinto. Free. www.newworksfestival.org.

Julie Nolen One-to-one. Tue., April 14, 6-8pm. One-2-One Bar, 1509 S. Lamar. Free. www.julienolen.com.

An Evening with Amanda Palmer Good ol' AFP. Let's see what tricks she has up her (we're pretty sure puffy) sleeves this time. Tue., April 14, 8pm. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress. www.amandapalmer.net.

Tuezgayz Selena Tribute Oh, Glitoris, you are no Juanny-come-lately. You've always loved our queen. Bless your little devotionals on the hour (11pm, 12mid, and 1am). Tue., April 14, 10pm-2am. Barbarella, 615 Red River. $5. www.fb.com/tuezgayz.

April BedPost Confessions Let Jay Byrd, Sara Henry, Teacher Kate, Claire Evora, Boye Nagel, and mostess hostess Mia Martina whisper sweet somethings in your cranial cavity. Thu., April 16, 8pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $10. www.bedpostconfessions.com.

fLAWLESS: A Surrealist Ball Pageant of the Poops part of Fashion Week, with Russell Reed and Sky Candy. Thu., April 16, 8pm-12mid. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th. Free. www.fb.com/poopooatx.

Selena's Birthday With Bidi Bidi Banda Stephanie Bergara, her big red lips, and this all-star cumbia (and then some) outfit will make you feel like 1995 never happened and all is well with the world. ¡Siempre Selena! Thu., April 16, 9pm. Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., 1305 W. Oltorf.

HO-RIZON

FIESTA DE LA FLOR The Selena Festival we've been waiting for (two decades, actually), with enough Grammy winners to be heard in heaven. Fri.-Sat., April 17-18. Corpus Christi. $5, seriously, $5; $2 ages 5-12, under 5 are free. www.fiestadelaflor.com.

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga A match made in some place close to heaven. Or crazytown. Thu., April 23, 7pm. ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. $85-375. www.littlemonsters.com/gaga.

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