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Gay Place: In & Out

AB Soto, Omi Osun Jones, drag queens at the theme park, and more

By Kate X Messer, September 18, 2015, Columns

In, deep inside: Heavy hitters AB Soto (Thursday & Friday) and Omi Osun Joni L. Jones (Sunday) come to town. Out, way out: Drag queens at a Fiesta Texas Gay Day (Friday)? Save us some corn dogs, honey.


ON OUR GAYDAR

Bedpost Confessions Whisper your secrets to the post. Third Thursdays, 8-10:30pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $10. www.bedpostconfessions.com.

Como la Danceflor: Mighty Real w/ AB Soto The Politics of Queer Nightlife series kickoff presented by the Center for Women's & Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin begins with an artist talk with dance-floor marvel AB Soto. Thu., Sept. 17, 1:30-3:15pm. Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st. Free. www.absoto.com.

Out in the Park It's a guerilla takeover of Texas' main theme park! Fri., Sept. 18, 6-11pm. Six Flags Fiesta Texas, 17000 I-10 W., San Antonio, 210/386-4537. $49.99, $39.99 pre-sale, $20 if you'd like to join the bus trip. reylopezentertainment@gmail.com, www.fb.com/reylopezentertainment, www.austindragfest.org.

Party Bus to OUT IN THE PARK For a Jackson, you can ride with a rowdy party crew down to the Six Flags Fiesta Texas Gay Day! All aboard at Bout Time II. Fri., Sept. 18, 3:30pm-12:30am. Austin. $20. www.fb.com/austindragfest, www.squareup.com/market/dragstore.

Greatest KickOff Party Highland and Wright House kick off the fundraising with BOGO tickets for sale for WH's October show at the Palmer, Midnight Under the Big Top. Thu., Sept. 17, 7-9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free. www.thewrighthouse.org.

HavenCon Cosplay Ball Have a ball, all to benefit Texas LGBTQIA geek and gaming convention. Fri., Sept. 18, 6-10pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. $20-25. shane@havencontx.com, www.havencontx.com.

fête*ish 2015 The naughty rock & roll sister of Ballet Austin's annual Fête party. Fri., Sept. 18, 8pm. JW Marriott, 110 E. Second. $150. www.balletaustin.org, fete.balletaustin.org/fete-ish.

Sucia X Poo Poo Hail Yasss: AB Soto "Cha Cha Bitch" hitman AB is in town for a smarty-pants conference at UT and you know he had to turn out somewhere. Plus: a Selena Showdown drag show (Q vs. Gomez). Fri., Sept. 18, 10pm. Sidewinder, 715 Red River. $7. www.youtube.com/user/absoto.

Let's Get Wet The sisters want to dip you deep for a baptism, if you will. The party proceeds shall benefit AIDS Walk Austin. Sat., Sept. 19, 2-7pm. Private residence, contact the sisters. www.weirdcitysisters.org.

Highland Sunday Funday It's an afternoon filled with Absolute Brunch and ADA Hold 'Em. Sundays. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free. www.highlandlounge.com.

Theatrical Jazz Book Party Omi Osun Joni L. Jones in the house! With a book! And some jazz! Lay out the palm fronds, the rose petals, and the red carpet! If you don't know, make a point of learning about her work, heart work. (See p.38 for an interview with Jones.) Sun., Sept. 20, 2-4pm. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd. Free. www.theatricaljazzbookparty.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.

Paths to Publishing Let Susan Wittig Albert, Debra Winegarten, and Connie Spittler help turn your page. Sun., Sept. 20, 3-5pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A. Free. www.fb.com/bookwomanaustin.

TGQ Social – XVIII Meet your peeps and make community. Sun., Sept. 20, 6pm. Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. Free. www.fb.com/tgqsocial.

Indigo Girls Oh, if you only had a hammer (and a nail), you could hammer (a nail) in the morning. Kristy Lee opens. Sun., Sept. 20, 7pm. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress. $35. www.indigogirls.com.

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

Adrian CD/Homecoming Party She of La Sickness fame promises that they "are gonna be ass tight from touring." Out of the mouths of babes .... Tue., Sept. 22, 12mid. Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress. Free. www.fb.com/adrian.conner.

Lesbians Who Tech Nerd out laydeez. Wed., Sept. 23, 7pm. Capital Factory, 701 Brazos #1601. Free, donations accepted. www.lesbianswhotech.org, www.fb.com/capitalfactory.

WtGG ATX's Guerrilla Queer Bar Wear blue for this all-gender-inclusive, anti-isms/ists, pro-makeout space courtesy of the cuties at WtGG-ATX. Did you hear that rumor about Valhalla being a bear bar? C'mon, lady bears, make it so. Thu., Sept. 24, 6-9pm. Valhalla, 710 Red River. Free. www.fb.com/wherethegirlsgoatx.

The Real M Word Celebrate the milestones met that made marriage equality a reality. Dancing, hors d'oeuvres, and cash bar provided, plus special speakers, including Texas state Rep. Celia Israel. Sat., Sept. 26, 6:30pm. The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville. $25-50. www.therealmword.com.

Sculpting the Future It's the 2015 Scholarship Gala of Austin's LGBT Bar Association featuring honorees Chuck Herring and Jody Scheske. Thu., Sept. 24, 7-10pm. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee. $50. www.austinlgbtbar.com.


HO-RIZON

HUMP! Tour The adorable Nor'westerners are bringing Dan Savage's Hump! Tour to town to learn how little it takes to get an Austinite on their back. Or up against the wall. Or on all fours. On a cracker. Sat., Sept. 26, 8:30pm. The Scoot Inn, 1308 E. Fourth. $15-20. www.humptour.boldtypetickets.com.

Stargayzer 2015 Early bird three-day pass available now for this explosion of LGBTQIA musical luv. Stay tuned for info on Spider House pre-party and Sunday Tea wrap-up at Rain. Thu.-Sat., Oct. 15-17. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River; North Door, 502 Brushy; and Elysium, 705 Red River. $20 limited three-day passes available now. www.stargayzerfest.com.

Copyright © 2019 Austin Chronicle Corporation. All rights reserved.

The Austin Chronicle

https://www.austinchronicle.com/columns/2015-09-18/gay-place-in-and-out/

Gay Place: In & Out

AB Soto, Omi Osun Jones, drag queens at the theme park, and more

By Kate X Messer, September 18, 2015, Columns

In, deep inside: Heavy hitters AB Soto (Thursday & Friday) and Omi Osun Joni L. Jones (Sunday) come to town. Out, way out: Drag queens at a Fiesta Texas Gay Day (Friday)? Save us some corn dogs, honey.


ON OUR GAYDAR

Bedpost Confessions Whisper your secrets to the post. Third Thursdays, 8-10:30pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $10. www.bedpostconfessions.com.

Como la Danceflor: Mighty Real w/ AB Soto The Politics of Queer Nightlife series kickoff presented by the Center for Women's & Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin begins with an artist talk with dance-floor marvel AB Soto. Thu., Sept. 17, 1:30-3:15pm. Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st. Free. www.absoto.com.

Out in the Park It's a guerilla takeover of Texas' main theme park! Fri., Sept. 18, 6-11pm. Six Flags Fiesta Texas, 17000 I-10 W., San Antonio, 210/386-4537. $49.99, $39.99 pre-sale, $20 if you'd like to join the bus trip. reylopezentertainment@gmail.com, www.fb.com/reylopezentertainment, www.austindragfest.org.

Party Bus to OUT IN THE PARK For a Jackson, you can ride with a rowdy party crew down to the Six Flags Fiesta Texas Gay Day! All aboard at Bout Time II. Fri., Sept. 18, 3:30pm-12:30am. Austin. $20. www.fb.com/austindragfest, www.squareup.com/market/dragstore.

Greatest KickOff Party Highland and Wright House kick off the fundraising with BOGO tickets for sale for WH's October show at the Palmer, Midnight Under the Big Top. Thu., Sept. 17, 7-9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free. www.thewrighthouse.org.

HavenCon Cosplay Ball Have a ball, all to benefit Texas LGBTQIA geek and gaming convention. Fri., Sept. 18, 6-10pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. $20-25. shane@havencontx.com, www.havencontx.com.

fête*ish 2015 The naughty rock & roll sister of Ballet Austin's annual Fête party. Fri., Sept. 18, 8pm. JW Marriott, 110 E. Second. $150. www.balletaustin.org, fete.balletaustin.org/fete-ish.

Sucia X Poo Poo Hail Yasss: AB Soto "Cha Cha Bitch" hitman AB is in town for a smarty-pants conference at UT and you know he had to turn out somewhere. Plus: a Selena Showdown drag show (Q vs. Gomez). Fri., Sept. 18, 10pm. Sidewinder, 715 Red River. $7. www.youtube.com/user/absoto.

Let's Get Wet The sisters want to dip you deep for a baptism, if you will. The party proceeds shall benefit AIDS Walk Austin. Sat., Sept. 19, 2-7pm. Private residence, contact the sisters. www.weirdcitysisters.org.

Highland Sunday Funday It's an afternoon filled with Absolute Brunch and ADA Hold 'Em. Sundays. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free. www.highlandlounge.com.

Theatrical Jazz Book Party Omi Osun Joni L. Jones in the house! With a book! And some jazz! Lay out the palm fronds, the rose petals, and the red carpet! If you don't know, make a point of learning about her work, heart work. (See p.38 for an interview with Jones.) Sun., Sept. 20, 2-4pm. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd. Free. www.theatricaljazzbookparty.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.

Paths to Publishing Let Susan Wittig Albert, Debra Winegarten, and Connie Spittler help turn your page. Sun., Sept. 20, 3-5pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A. Free. www.fb.com/bookwomanaustin.

TGQ Social – XVIII Meet your peeps and make community. Sun., Sept. 20, 6pm. Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. Free. www.fb.com/tgqsocial.

Indigo Girls Oh, if you only had a hammer (and a nail), you could hammer (a nail) in the morning. Kristy Lee opens. Sun., Sept. 20, 7pm. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress. $35. www.indigogirls.com.

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

Adrian CD/Homecoming Party She of La Sickness fame promises that they "are gonna be ass tight from touring." Out of the mouths of babes .... Tue., Sept. 22, 12mid. Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress. Free. www.fb.com/adrian.conner.

Lesbians Who Tech Nerd out laydeez. Wed., Sept. 23, 7pm. Capital Factory, 701 Brazos #1601. Free, donations accepted. www.lesbianswhotech.org, www.fb.com/capitalfactory.

WtGG ATX's Guerrilla Queer Bar Wear blue for this all-gender-inclusive, anti-isms/ists, pro-makeout space courtesy of the cuties at WtGG-ATX. Did you hear that rumor about Valhalla being a bear bar? C'mon, lady bears, make it so. Thu., Sept. 24, 6-9pm. Valhalla, 710 Red River. Free. www.fb.com/wherethegirlsgoatx.

The Real M Word Celebrate the milestones met that made marriage equality a reality. Dancing, hors d'oeuvres, and cash bar provided, plus special speakers, including Texas state Rep. Celia Israel. Sat., Sept. 26, 6:30pm. The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville. $25-50. www.therealmword.com.

Sculpting the Future It's the 2015 Scholarship Gala of Austin's LGBT Bar Association featuring honorees Chuck Herring and Jody Scheske. Thu., Sept. 24, 7-10pm. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee. $50. www.austinlgbtbar.com.


HO-RIZON

HUMP! Tour The adorable Nor'westerners are bringing Dan Savage's Hump! Tour to town to learn how little it takes to get an Austinite on their back. Or up against the wall. Or on all fours. On a cracker. Sat., Sept. 26, 8:30pm. The Scoot Inn, 1308 E. Fourth. $15-20. www.humptour.boldtypetickets.com.

Stargayzer 2015 Early bird three-day pass available now for this explosion of LGBTQIA musical luv. Stay tuned for info on Spider House pre-party and Sunday Tea wrap-up at Rain. Thu.-Sat., Oct. 15-17. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River; North Door, 502 Brushy; and Elysium, 705 Red River. $20 limited three-day passes available now. www.stargayzerfest.com.

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