Gay Place: Music of Your Life
The GP's got the beat this week with Hedda Layne and Girl in a Coma
THE MUSIC OF YOUR LIFE
Your Friday can stretch across genres and cultures, with a li'l hat-tip to LGBT heritage: Check out the divalicious Ms. Hedda Layne (and wish her a happy birthday, to boot), then hustle on over to the Mohawk for the pound and thrum of San Antonio's Girl in a Coma. (See Friday.)
ON OUR GAYDAR
Gently Fried Closing Examine the rapidly changing face of Austin and the voices that are transformed by its growth. Thu., June 11, 7-9:45pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River. Free. www.losoutsiders.org.
Happy Hour with Ms. Wright The legendary Ms. Wright on the black & whites. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free. www.fb.com/theskylarklounge.
Free HIV/STD Testing Keep it clean, fellas. Tuesdays, 1-4pm & 8-11pm & Fridays, 1-4pm. Midtowne Spa, 5815 Airport. www.midtowne.com.
Hedda Layne's B-day Celebrate the diva. Fri., June 12, 6:30-9pm. Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar. www.heddalayne.com.
Girl in a Coma Our adopted Austinites. San Antonio cool rock trio, with Los Skarnales and Piñata Protest. Fri., June 12, 7pm. Mohawk, 912 Red River. www.girlinacoma.com.
Women's Community Center OPEN HOUSE Check out the Downtown space and browse the feminist library while noshing and schmoozing and being swept off your feet by DJ.ang.g. Child care provided. Fri., June 12, 7-9pm. Women's Community Center of Central Texas, 1704 San Antonio St. Free. www.womenctx.org, www.soundcloud.com/ang-g.
Poo Poo: Stall 54 Poo Poo Platter goes all Crisco disco. Fri., June 12, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. www.fb.com/poopooatx.
Highland Fridays Come on in and take a dip. Fridays, 10:30pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free. www.highlandlounge.com.
Big BoY Yoga New location, subtle name-change, same great stretch. Come Hatha flow with modifications for big bodies (big boys, ladybears, et al). Saturdays, 10:30am. Yoga Illumined, 3801 S. Congress. $10 class, $30 unltd. monthly. www.fb.com/groups/bigboiyoga.
BPM Saturdays DJ BigFace and Boys of ATX prance and pace. Saturdays, 9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado, 512/649-1212. Free.
Prime Timers ¡Hola, Papi! Mature gay men meet monthly. 3pm. Atria at the Arboretum, 9306 Great Hills Trail. Free. www.austinptww.org.
Bring Your Loved Ones Potluck Bring a dish and meet the gang at Austin's drop-in center for Q and questioning youth. Sundays. Out Youth, 909 E. 49½. www.outyouth.org.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queerdalini Another slight change in the queer yoga scene: yoga for those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. Mondays, 7:30pm. Soma Vida, 2324 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/628-1580. $5+ donations encouraged. www.fb.com/groups/qyogaaustin, www.somavida.net.
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.
AGLIFF Monthly Summer Screenings: Tangerine Street hustler Sin-Dee makes it out of 28-day lockup to the news that her pimp/man has stepped out on her and tears up the streets to learn the truth. Wed., June 17, 7:30pm. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar. $10. www.agliff.org.
Pop @ Pop w/ Lesbutante & the Bo$$ Pop on in to this latest entry in Austin's friendly trendly restaurant-bar-lounge scene. Come have a Pop Rocks-rimmed cocktail (no shit) and scope tha laydeeeez. Thu., June 18, 6-9pm. Pop Austin, 620 W. Sixth.
(un)Spoken BedPost Confessions presents this storytelling show sharing tales that are tough to share. Not your typical Bedpost romp. Powerful readers include Kate Caldwell, Andrea Eames, Annika G Morgan, Mia Martina, and our own Andy Campbell. Thu., June 18, 7pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. $10. www.bedpostconfessions.com.
Transgender Community Data Survey 2015 Help reflect the true state of the trans* experience. 278 questions, may take up to an hour to complete. Completely confidential. Trigger warnings. Search the title on Facebook for a full description and link. June 2015-May 2016. Online. Free.
SWINGS ASUNDER World premiere of avant-garde exploration of gender roles, sex, and self-worth through modern dance, gesture, and innovative aerial movement. Sat.-Sun., June 20-21; Thu.-Mon., June 25-29; and Thu.-Fri., July 2-3. Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside. $15-50. www.skycandyaustin.com, www.thelongcenter.org/event/swings-asunder.
Houston LGBT Pride Celebration For you Pride groupies: This is the big one, y'all, the fourth-largest Pride in the USA, and from all accounts, worth the trip. The parade, the festival, the sights, the sounds, the rainbows, the unicorns (the humidity!), all on one day, for free (yes, we said free), for the first time, in downtown H-town. Sat., June 27, noon-11pm. Downtown Houston. Free. www.pridehouston.org.
Austin Pride It's on, baby bunnies. You read right: The teaches of Peaches returns! Make your plans now. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 22-30, all week long. Various local venues (stay tuned for details). Festival: Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St. www.austinpride.org.
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