Gay Place: Cheeky
Heaven! We're in heaven!
A lady wouldn't ask which cheek. Oh, let's not go there. Let's just agree that this duo makes some beautiful music together, cheek to cheek.
ON OUR GAYDAR
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., 512/225-7999. $85-375. www.littlemonsters.com/gaga.
Iconic Musicians/The Smiths & Friends Photos by Stephen Wright. In addition to mopey Mo' and pals, there's New Order, Madonna, Miles Davis, Prince, John Lydon, Bono, and more. Show runs through May 23. Modern Rocks Gallery, Bldg. #3-103. Free. www.modernrocksgallery.com, www.stephenwrightstreetphotography.weebly.com.
Texas' Largest Gay Beach Party: Splash-SPI Head to the (almost) border for Texas' annual big gay beach bash. Thu.-Sun., April 23-26. South Padre Island, 956/761-7711. www.splashsouthpadre.com.
Free HIV/STD Testing Know your status! Tuesdays, 1-4pm & 8-11pm & Fridays, 1-4pm. Midtowne Spa, 5815 Airport. www.midtowne.com.
Lizzy Caroloke Lizzie is back with a vengeance. The list is online and new songs are on the way. Study up. Last Fridays, 9pm. Badlands, 1203 Chicon. www.karaokelist.net.
Jen Leigh & the Dirty Bunch Funk stomper Dirty Jenny opens for Malford M. (and you too). Fri., April 24, 11pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. $5. www.jenleigh.com.
Rainbow Night Keep the rainbow glow flowing in the town where the river runs cool and the trains toot on the regular. Last Saturdays, 9:30pm. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos. Free (18-20, $5 cover). www.fb.com/rainbownight.
The Mask You Live In Screening and discussion on contemporary masculinity: Is "Man up!" really the enduring message we want kids to feel? Sun., April 26, 4pm. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Dr., 512/251-0698. $10. www.therepresentationproject.org.
Sunday Funday Burgers on the patio. Pass the T. Sundays. 4-8pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free.
PFLAG-Georgetown Allied love is the best family. Fourth Mondays, 6:45-9pm. Independent Bank Community Room, 1503 Rivery, Georgetown. www.pflagaustin.org.
Karaoke Night Croon and swoon in the land of the baying Bobcats. Meoooooow! Mondays, 9pm. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, 866/620-6667. 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.
Summer Osborne in Concert Pian-emo-soul and hometown fave Nancy Scott. Tue., April 28, 7-9pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.summerosborne.wordpress.com.
Texas Hold 'Em Tourneys Twice a week, at two different gay bars, Wild West presents puh-puh-puh-poker for your poker face. Tuesdays, 8pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth; Thursdays, 8pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.fb.com/wildwestcasinogames/events.
Foreplay Kara Foxx hosts and DJ Eriq Stylez spinz. Tuesdays. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.
Shitty Kitty Big Ball BINGO Ms. Rebecca Havemeyer will have you scrambling for letters, numbers, and ya diaper. Drink cheap, win big. Last Wednesdays of the month, 9:30pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.
Planet Fabulous Karaoke Karaoke's grande dame is back and at the 'Bear. Wednesdays, 9:30pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free. email@example.com.
Goddess Prom Whoa. Wish we'd had a prom with Patrizi's, Sugar Mama's, and wearable flower art. Who knows? Maybe you'll be crowned queen, queen. Thu., April 30, 7pm. Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282. Free. www.goddessprom.com.
Happy Hour with Ms. Wright The legendary lady on the black & whites is a great way to kick off a weekend. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free. www.fb.com/theskylarklounge.
Austin International Drag Festival Three days of dolled-up diva-inity featuring some of the jiggliest names in the biz (Tammie Brown, Lady Bunny, Jiggly Caliente, Poo Poo Platter Allstars, NODW Allstars, Feast of Fun, Holly Woodlawn, Jackie Beat, and more) at an array of venues (CUC, V, ND, Elysium, Beerland, and Valhalla). Keep checking the URL for updates. Fri.-Sun., May 1-3. A variety of Downtown venues. $99-198. www.austindragfest.org.
A Texas Tradition Rodeo Rustle up some fun. This year's Texas gay rodeo boasts Ty Herndon, Weldon Henson, Big City Outlaws, Time Machine Band, TGRA Royalty, and perhaps you? Fri.-Sun., May 1-3. Fair Park Coliseum, 1438 Coliseum Dr., Dallas. $20-150. www.tgra.org.
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