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Just in time for Father's Day. Count on Ursula and the CUC gang to gleefully trifle with whatever paradigm Hallmark's selling. (See Sunday.)
ON OUR GAYDAR
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 shizz-nizz) and scope tha laydeeeez. Thu., June 18, 6-9pm. Pop Austin, 620 W. Sixth. www.lesbutanteandtheboss.com, www.popatx.com.
Queer Youth Media Project Registration Austin School of Film and aGLIFF host this summer's QYMP for students ages 14-19. Register now online. Registration: now through June 29. QYMP event: July 20-24. Austin School of Film, 1634 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/302-9889. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.agliff.org/qymp.
(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 the Gay Place's own Andy Campbell. Thu., June 18, 7pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. $10. www.bedpostconfessions.com.
Patrice Pike Take a hike, and see the Pike. Thursdays, 8-10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. www.fb.com/patricepikeband.
Milonga Queer in Austin I dip, you dip, we dip. Third Fridays, 9:15pm-1am. Go Dance, 2525 W. Anderson, 512/934-8477. $10, bring partner/friend for free. www.danielaarcuri4tango.com/queer-tango.
Highland Fridays Come on in and take a dip. Fridays, 10:30pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free. www.highlandlounge.com.
Juneteenth: Love People With HIV The 2015 theme is truly about HIV. If that doesn't bring out the LGBTQIA – who really have a seat at the table celebrating the odd twist in civil rights history that Juneteenth represents – I just don't know what will. Go visit AIDS Services of Austin's Mobile Testing Van. Celebrate one another's progress; shoulder one another's burdens – that's how to build community beyond the echo chamber. Sat., June 20. Comal & MLK. Emancipation run, 9:30am; parade, 10am; afterparty at Rosewood Park, 2300 Rosewood, noon-8pm. www.juneteenthcentraltexas.com.
Swings Asunder World premiere of Sky Candy's avant-garde exploration of gender roles, sex, and self-worth through modern dance, gesture, and innovative aerial movement. Original score by local Austin composer Justin Sherburn. 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, 512/474-5664. $15-50. www.skycandyaustin.com, www.thelongcenter.org/event/swings-asunder.
Big BoY Yoga Come Hatha flow with modifications for big bodies (big bois, ladybears, et al.). Saturdays, 10:30am. Yoga Illumined, 3801 S. Congress, 512/645-0434. $10 class. www.fb.com/groups/bigboiyoga.
BPM Saturdays DJ BigFace and Boys of ATX prance and pace. Saturdays, 9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free.
Pleasure Escape Malike, Trinidad Trini, Deep Creep, Mary Magdalena, and Cap'n Tits: an all-female DJ night of psychedelicious ooonce ooonce wonderment. Sat., June 20, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River.
World's Best Daddy Pageant Guest judges Bobby Johns, Dave McGill, Emily Lowe, and Jodi Frizzell D'jell stand in judgment of the dad bods and the spare-the-rods all at once to determine who shall mow the lawn ... no, who shall walk away with $200 and the Fleshlight of his choice. Sat., June 20, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. Free.
C-Rail's Beargasm: SHOCKED! C-Rail is joined by DJ Neon the GlowGoBear, all the way from the ATL. Giveaways abound, as does the glow. Sat., June 20, 10pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. www.fb.com/theironbearatx.
AGLCC Toastmasters One of the country's fastest-growing LGBT Toastmaster groups. Come buff up those public speaking and communication muscles. Second and fourth Mondays, 6:15-7:45pm. Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third. www.aglcc.org/toastmasters.
Free HIV/STD Testing Know your status. Then plan accordingly. Tuesdays, 1-4pm & 8-11pm & Fridays, 1-4pm. Midtowne Spa, 5815 Airport. www.midtowne.com.
TuezGayz Dependably fruitastic: Austin's legendary weekly weekday gay night on Red River. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River. www.fb.com/barbarella.austin.9.
Julie Nolen & Adrian Conner Acoustical realness from two Austin badasses. Tue., June 23, 8pm-12mid. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. www.julienolen.com.
Chloe Caldwell & Erika Kleinman Readings and conversation with gender, writing, love, and lust, all plausible topics. Tue., June 23, 7-8:30pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785. www.ebookwoman.com.
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.
Neon Rainbows Gotcher boots and gotcher booty. What more does a country queer need? Ezra brings the heehaw to the meemaw. Wed., June 24, 9pm-1am. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. www.fb.com/girlfriendatx.
Stonewall Celebration Austin Pride's fifth remembrance of Stonewall with readings and performance, solemn and silly, wistful and wonderful, poignant and proud. Join us, LGBTQIA all, on the Capitol steps. Thu., June 25, 7-8:30pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress. Free. www.austinpride.org.
Houston LGBT Pride Celebration For you Pride groupies: This is the big one, y'all, the fourth-largest Pride in the USA. Def 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 festival It's on, baby bunnies. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 22-30, all week long. Festival: Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St. www.austinpride.org.
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