Gay Place: Reverse Peristalsis

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Gay Place: Reverse Peristalsis
courtesy of The Kate X Messer Archives

Join Bulimianne and her pals for a Hail Yasss birthday to remember. (See Friday.)

ON OUR GAYDAR

Down & Dirty Strip-Off It's a competitive, amateur taking-off of the clothes. Thursdays. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, www.rainon4th.com.

Queer Youth Media Project Polari/aGLIFF hosts this one-week summer workshop to introduce LGBTQ and ally youths to filmmaking. Through Fri., July 24, 10am-4:30pm. Austin School of Film, 1634 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/236-8877. Free. info@agliff.org, www.agliff.org/qymp.

Transition with Erica Nix Erica Nix will PUMP. YOU. UP. Errrr, we mean: help facilitate your process of change. Thursdays, 6:45pm. The Center Spot, 213 W. North Loop. $10-15, sliding scale. www.northloopcenterspot.com.

CockBlock Thursdays The San Antonio night with Kate "Shane" Moennig and Uh Huh Her's Camila Grey has sold out. Fret not. Stay tuned for info on this bill coming to Austin soon. Thu., July 23, 9pm. Phantom Room, 2114 N. St. Mary's, San Antonio.

HAIL YASSS, MAMA! The Poops offer a birthday tribute to their fearless leader, Bulimianne Rhapsody. Fri., July 24, 10pm-2am. Red Eyed Fly, 715 Red River. $5. www.fb.com/poopooatx.

Big Boy Yoga Hey, hey, Boo Boo, is your yogi a bear? Come Hatha flow with the handsome, gingerly JohnMark and modifications for big bodies (big bois, ladybears, et al.). Saturdays, 10:30am. Yoga Illumined, 3801 S. Congress, 512/645-0434. $10 class, $30 unltd. monthly. www.fb.com/groups/bigboiyoga.

Bidi Bidi Banda Selena y los Dinos in the form of Austin tribute band featuring Stephanie Bergara (with openers Tequila Rock Revolution) rocks the Gee-Town. Sat., July 25, 9pm. Hardtails Bar & Grill, 1515 N. I-35, Georgetown, 512/869-5454. $15, $10 advance. www.fb.com/bidibidibanda.

Summer Romance More Nineties than you can shake your executive branch cigar at. This one's a Middle School Dance Party with everyone's fave BFF DJ GF, with guest DJ Mahealani. Win free tix to Fun Fun Fun. Sat., July 25, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. Free. www.girlfriendatx.com.

Saved by the Nineties Two Nineties nights in the same night (three, if you count the Selena night above)! This one's a Lez & the Bo$$ jam, farther up north, featuring DJ Creativity and benefiting OY. Sat., July 25, 9pm-1am. Spinner's Live, 14106 N. I-35, 512/990-3665. $10 advance, $15 at door. www.lesbutanteandtheboss.com.

Free Burgers Drink specials start at 2pm followed by free food at 4pm. Sundays, 4-6pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free. www.bouttime2.com.

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, 512/482-8993. Free. www.theironbear.com.

Super Sunday Divas Show Join divas Kelly Kline and Jenny McCall for a night of divinity, featuring special guests each week, plus a new Ru queen from RuPaul's Drag Race. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.

AGLCC Toastmasters Our local gay chamber of commerce is home to 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.

Pink and Silver Wig Crawl It's an open house wig party/fashion truck soiree/East Cesar Chavez pub crawl all rolled into one big glitter luv bug. 10% of proceeds go to SafePlace. Mon., July 27, 7-10pm. Coco Coquette, 2109 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/344-9173. www.coco-coquette.com, www.safeplace.org.

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.

BookWoman Book Group Book 'em, wo-mano. Different title each month. Fourth Tuesdays, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar. Free. 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.

Shitty Kitty Big Ball BINGO Ms. Rebecca Havemeyer will have you scrambling for letters, numbers, and ya diaper. Last Wednesdays of the month, 9:30pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. www.rainon4th.com.

HO-RIZON

Lesbians Who Tech Sign up early and stay tuned for details about this new nerd gathering! Wed., July 29, 7-9pm. ABGB, 1305 W. Oltorf. www.lesbianswhotech.org.

Love! Valour! Compassion! Eight gay men, three summer holidays, one helluva playwright. July 31–Aug. 23, Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5:30pm. City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 512/524-2870. $10-25; group discounts. www.citytheatreaustin.org.

Dykon Fagatron The remarkable Biz Vicious hosts H-town's only regular queer gathering. Last Saturdays, 10pm. Crocker Bar, 2312 Crocker, Houston. Free. www.fb.com/dykonfagatron.

Big Gay Send Away & Dance Party Come bid a fond farewell to Donnesh and Joanna, both bound for the New England Center for Circus Arts. Fri., Aug. 7, 8pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/800-4998. $15, $10 advance. www.skycandyaustin.com.

Splash Days You know the crisp turn of autumn is just around the cove: Splash is the reason for the season. Club all you like, but the main event is at the lake, the weekend before Labor Day. Sign up to volunteer to earn free tickets. Check the website for specific party details. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 4-6. Hippie Hollow, 7000 Comanche Trl. www.splashdays.com.

Austin Pride It's on, baby bunnies. Check the web for pre-sale and to make your plans. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 22-30, all week long. Festival and parade, Sat., Aug. 29. Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St. www.austinpride.org.

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