Mzs. Ariana and Marina come to town, and the Glitoris throws down (see Tuesday). Just another average week in sparkly, spangly Gay Town in the A-town.
MIGHTY REAL: EVERYTHING IS AUSTIN Roundtable with local queer nightlifers House of Shakur, the Glitoris, Body Rock ATX, Queer Qumbia, DJ Boyfriends, BLXPTN, and Cheer Up Charlies. Thu., Oct. 8, 1-3pm. Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st. www.fb.com/utcwgs.
ANTIGONE RISING Activist rockers bring their boot stomp and nonprofit cause (Girl Bands Rock) to town all the way from NYC. Hannah Cottrell opens. Thu., Oct. 8, 7:30pm. Strange Brew Lounge Side, 5326 Manchaca Rd. $12. www.antigonerising.com.
BIANCA DEL RIO'S ROLODEX OF HATE Bianca brings it back after kicking off Austin Pride 2015. Thu., Oct. 8, 8pm. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress. www.fb.com/reylopezentertainment.
LOVE ALONE Life after the love and loss of a partner is explored in this Austin premiere. Through Oct. 18. Thu.-Sat., 8pm, Sun., 3pm. City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 512/524-2870. $15-25, Thursdays, $10. www.citytheatreaustin.org.
BROKEBACK THURSDAYS They just can't quit you. Stonewall goes country. Thursdays, 10pm-12mid. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos. www.fb.com/stonewallwarehouse.
BRAND NEW KEY All five kid- and dog-friendly Fridays in October. Openers Ethan & Jeff (10/9). Fridays in October, 6-9pm. In.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd. Free. www.fb.com/brandnewkeymusic.
BILL BALL Weirdo prom to benefit Austin Music People, featuring Big Bill, Daniel Francis Doyle & the Dreams, Popper Burns, We Are Not Men, and more. Fri., Oct. 9, 7pm. Swan Dive, 615 Red River.
FRIDAY NIGHT LADIES NIGHT Lesbutante and the Bo$$ and Girls With Flair. Second Fridays, 9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free, $10 VIP.
LURE OF THE MAIDEN'S CHEST: A REPRISE La Fenice catches up with the antics of Dottore Cobblepot, Brighella, Ottavio, Arlecchino, Ruffiana, Capitana, and more. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 9-10. Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. www.fb.com/lafeniceaustin.
POO POO PLATTER: TX DRAG SHOW MASSACRE Pt. 2 Oh, who shall don the leather face? Louisianna Purchase? Bulimianne Rhapsody, Kitty Buick, Sylvia Divinorum, Arcie Cola, Zane Zena, Merci Killingspree, Ruby Knight, Jade D'shay, or DJ Nymble Digitz? Sat., Oct. 10, 10pm-2am. Sidewinder, 715 Red River. $5. www.fb.com/poopooatx.
LATIN NIGHTS Latin dance lessons, and all the salsa/merengue/bachata rump-shakers on the decks so you can put them to use. Sun., Oct. 11. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free. www.fb.com/bouttime2.
HOLY FAMILY JAMAICA & FALL FESTIVAL Austin's most inclusive, open, and affirming Catholic church invites you to their annual Jamaica/Fall Festival featuring folkloric dance and more. Come meet out, gay pastor Rev. Fr. Jayme Mathias and the gang for a casual day of traditional church bazaar fun. Sun., Oct. 11, 2-9pm. Holy Family American Catholic Church, 8613 Lava Hill, 512/200-2669. Free. Raffle tickets $2; $5 for 3. www.fb.com/holyfamilyacc.
DRAG DUEL: UK VS. U.S. Queen Bee showdown between Martha D'Arthur (UK) and Topaz (U.S.). Fur, feathers, and femmes shall fly. Sun., Oct. 11, 7pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. $10 suggested donation. www.fb.com/marthadarthur1.
PLANET FABULOUS 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.
GAY MEN'S THERAPY Tackle the untackleable: You know, social anxiety, loneliness, depression, and dating and relationships. Mondays, 6:30-8pm. 3625 Manchaca Rd. #202, 512/789-6754. $40. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.eightfoldcounseling.com.
GREASY BALL: HALLOWEEN BINGO "Greasy" as in doughnuts (not deez nuts: Getcher balls out of the gutter!). This is the new location of the twice a month BINGO fundraiser for Austin Pride hosted by Lady-Grackle Birdbreath & Cupcake. Second Tuesdays, 7pm. Gourdough's Public House, 209 W. Fifth. www.austinpride.org.
ARIANA GRANDE Prince Royce opens. Tue., Oct. 13. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River.
MARINA & THE DIAMONDS With Shamir. Tue., Oct. 13. Stubb's, 801 Red River.
TUEZGAYZ: ARIANA & THE DIAMONDZZ DRAG SHOW To celebrate Ariana Grande and Marina & the Diamonds performing on the same night in Austin (diff venues and not here; see listings) La Glitoris and a bunch of local dragsters will turn it out. Tue., Oct. 13, 10pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River.
SMASHED AT STONEWALL Weekly Smash Bros. tourney. Bring your own controller (and they don't mean your bossy ex). Wednesdays, 6pm sign-up, 7pm brackets. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, 866/620-6667. $5.
STONEWALL DEMS HAPPY HOUR Mix and mingle with the Dems and other politically curious creatures. Second Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Cafe Express, 3418 N. Lamar. www.stonewallaustin.org.
BTII MAN DANCERS Men in thongs (or whatever), doin' that hyponotic wiggle-waggle, maybe even at eyeball-level. Dance, li'l brother, dance. Wed., Oct. 14, 9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free. www.fb.com/bouttime2.
HAPPY HOUR W/ MS. WRIGHT Enjoy the warm twinkling glow of legendary piano wild woman, Ms. Margaret Wright. Thursdays & Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. www.fb.com/theskylarklounge.
MIGHTY REAL: SALAAM E ISHQ NYC producer, curator, educator, and Bhangra boss, DJ Rekha (Basement Bhangra™, Bollywood Disco, Mutiny Club) tells it like it is in the third of this series on queer nightlife. Thu., Oct. 15, 1:30-3:15pm. Belo Center for New Media, Rm. 5.102, 300 W. Dean Keeton. www.fb.com/utcwgs.
STARGAYZER 2015 Explosion of LGBTQIA musical luv, including Erase Errata, TT The Artist, Dai Burger, Christeene, Double Duchess, Big Dipper, and more. Thu.-Sat., Oct. 15-17. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River; North Door, 502 Brushy; and Elysium, 705 Red River. $35. www.stargayzerfest.com.
PRIME TIMERS ¡Hola, Papi! Mature gay men meet monthly. Sun., Oct. 18, 3pm. Atria at the Arboretum, 9306 Great Hills Trail. Free. www.austinptww.org.
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