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Gay Place: Sweet Nothings

Bedpost poetry is back

By Kate X Messer, May 29, 2015, Columns

With supercreeps like the Duggars eating up the American psyche, it's so good to hear from some body-poz, sex-poz, justice and fairness-poz babes, like our Bedposters. Their sweet nothings are something. Something fierce, for sure. Bedpost returns for their annual array of breathless, erotic pentameter. (See Saturday.)


Happy Hour with Ms. Wright The legendary Ms. Wright on the black & whites. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free.

Jerseys & Drinks Meet the staff and athletes, coaches and reps from Austin's LGBT sports leagues and organizations. Drink specials, door prizes, snacks and appetizers in the house. Fri., May 29, 6-9pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

Highland Fridays Come on in and take a dip. Fridays, 10:30pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free.

Big Boi Yoga Hey, hey, Boo Boo, is your yogi a bear? Saturdays, 11am; Mondays, 7pm. Cycleast, 1619 E. Cesar Chavez. $10 class, $30 unltd. monthly.

Nepantla: Homenaje a Gloria E. Anzaldúa Dozens of artists honor the beloved UT queer/Chicana writer/theorist (This Bridge Called My Back). Show runs through May 30. La Peña, 227 Congress #300, 512/236-0610.

LezzDance with Susan Arbuckle She's back and performing live. Sat., May 30, 6-10pm. Hanover's, 108 E. Main St., Pflugerville, 512/670-9617. $10.,

BedPost Confessions Poetry Show Sadie Smythe hosts Allegra Kaough, Ejede, Adam Sultan, Ebony Stewart, and more. Sat., May 30, 7-11pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth.

BPM Saturdays DJ BigFace and Boys of ATX prance and pace. Saturdays, 9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free.

Free Burgers Drink specials start at 2pm followed by free food at 4pm. Sundays, 4-6pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.

Sunday Funday Burgers on the patio. Pass the T. Sundays. 4-8pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free.

Planet Fabulous Karaoke Karaoke's grande dame is back and humpin' for Hump Day at the 'Bear. Wednesdays, 9:30pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.

Queerdalini Yoga for those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. Mondays, 7:30pm. Soma Vida, 2324 E. Cesar Chavez. $5+ donations encouraged.

TuezGayz Dependably fruitastic. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River.

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

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.

Mr. & Miss Austin Pride Pageant 2015 Who will represent Austin Pride in front of thousands at Austin Pride in late August? RuPaul's Raven makes a special guest appearance. Wed., June 3, 10pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free.

Queer Ride Check the QR Facebook group for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm; wheels, 7:30pm. Free.


Gay Beach Week One full week of community, support, and fun on the island with highlights including AIDS Coalition of Coastal Texas Annual Champagne Brunch, parties at Splash Bar and KRave, big Gay Beach day, and more. May 31-June 7. Various locations in Galveston. Free.,,

MORTIPride It's the big, gay Mortified show come to town to help with those junior high anxiety attacks. Sat.-Sun., June 6-7, 7:30 & 10:30pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. $15, advance sales, $12.

Queerbomb Say it out loud, set a date, and 6-7,000 of your closest, queerest, creative class friends, curiously playful mainstream gays, neighbors, lovers, allies, kids, pets, granny-grampies, and supporters will show up and revel. Sat., June 6, 6pm. Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth. Free.

She Rocks Two-day womanpowering coaching workshop with a live all-gal band, culminating in a performance slot in a live grand finale rock show. Sat.-Sun., June 6-7.

Houston LGBT Pride Celebration The fourth largest Pride in the USA, and for the first time, in downtown H-town. So, where's the afterparty? Sat., June 27, noon-11pm. Free.

Austin Pride Check the web for pre-sale and to make your plans now. Fiesta Gardens, Downtown, and many more venues. Prices go up June 1. Sat., Aug. 22-Sun., Aug. 30, all week long. Austin Pride Festival & Parade, Sat., Aug. 29, Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia. $15-100 early bird.

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