He's BAAAAAACK! They all come back, y'all, and this is one we're happy to see. SRDub, aka Stanley Roy Williamson, aka Fantasssy, is back to beg for love and $. Our dear Fantasy departed for NOLA hot on the fresh trail/tail of luv. But he's still been working his magical musical craft for lucky Louisianans, and he's got the GoFundMe to prove it. This Saturday at Dozen Street, lucky Texans can get in on the fun and throw some luv back to a favorite native son.
Gender Portraits Exhibition Drew Riley's art is as unconformingly bright, engaging, and intimate as the artist's subject matter: transgender and gender nonconforming folks. Free snacks. Free child care. Free expanding of heart horizons. Fri., July 10, 6-8:30pm. Women's Community Center, 1704 San Antonio St., 512/284-9221. Free. www.fb.com/womenctx.
Friday Night Ladies Night Join Girls With Flair! and Lesbutante & the Bo$$ for VIP upstairs. Second Fridays, 9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free, $10 VIP. www.fb.com/lesbutante.andtheboss.
Stanley Roy's FUNdraising Fantasy Show Prove your love and donate to Fantasssy's GoFundMe, and catch up with the ol' boy. Sat., July 11, 8pm-2am. Dozen Street, 1808 E. 12th. www.gofundme.com/stanleyroy, www.soundcloud.com/stanleyroy-1.
Toros y Tapas Billed as an "Octopus Club celebration of the running of the bulls," T&T promises a gentler time, sitting around a pool. Sat., July 11, 8-11pm. Private residence, contact for details. $25+ suggested donation. www.octopusclub.org.
Bearracuda: Underwear Night Buck up and strip down, bearboys. Nakia and DJs Fine & Dandy with Kate & Andy (oh, hush) will make you wanna take it off. Take it
all off. Sat., July 11, 9pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. $5. www.fb.com/bearracudaaustin.
Golden Dawn Arkestra presents The Starship Lands while the Happen-Ins and Stone Cold Snugglas round out the trippiness. Sat., July 11, 9pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. $5. www.fb.com/thegoldendawnarkestra.
Prime Timers ¡Hola, Papi! Mature gay men meet monthly. Sun., July 12, 3pm. Atria at the Arboretum, 9306 Great Hills Trail, 512/346-4900. Free. www.austinptww.org.
Hedwig & the Angry Inch Complimentary food/drinks (say what???), prop bags, "Best Hedwig Hair Contest," and an "Origin of Love" sing-along, all courtesy of Q and the QQueens. Mon., July 13, 6-9pm. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar. Free, check with Q Austin to reserve seats. www.fb.com/theqaustin.
Red Ribbon Dinner Five courses! Wine pairings! Saving lives! Mon., July 13, 6:30pm. Fork & Vine, 3010 W. Anderson, 512/489-7000. $125. www.asaustin.org.
ALLGO: Making Austin HERstory Movie, munchies, and reflection with allgo, the Women's Community Center of Central Texas, and featuring Regina Blye, Morgan Robyn Collado, Sylvia Orozco, China Smith, Cristina Tzintzún, and more. Tue., July 14, 6:30-9pm. Picturebox, 701 Tillery Ste. 7-A. www.allgo.org.
Transition with Erica Nix Erica Nix will PUMP. YOU. UP. Errrr, we mean: Erica Nix will help facilitate your process of change. Thursdays, 6:45pm. The Center Spot, 213 W. North Loop. $10-15, sliding scale. www.northloopcenterspot.com.
Bedpost Confessions Whisper your secrets to the post. Third Thursdays, 8-10:30pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $10. www.bedpostconfessions.com.
ALLGO Cabaret With Foxxy Blue Orchid Do you know Foxxy Blue (aka Dino Foxx)? Trust us. The host could carry the whole show, but doesn't need to with an entire drag burlesque celebration of QPOC lineup. Super sexy dance party after. Fri., July 17, 8pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $15 ($10, in advance). www.fb.com/dino.foxx.
Spider Hitched: Free Weddings Spider House and The Austin Chronicle present officiants, cake, flowers, and DJs Fine & Dandy with Kate & Andy (shucks!) for you to get your ball & chain on. Sat., July 18, 7pm-2am. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562. Free, reserve space via email and get your marriage license by Wed., July 15, 4pm to comply with required waiting period. email@example.com, austinchronicle.com/gay, www.fb.com/spiderhousecafe.
CockBlock Thursdays L-Yes! A night worth hitting the 35: Kate "We swear we won't typecast her (SHANE!!!!!)" Moennig and Uh Huh Her's Camila Grey roll out some DJ sets for the faithful at Phanie Diaz's monthly night of Block Cockery. Thu., July 23, 9pm. Phantom Room, 2114 N. St. Mary's, San Antonio. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Austin Pride It's on, baby bunnies. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 22-30, all week long. Festival: Sat., Aug. 29, Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St. www.austinpride.org.
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