Gay Place: Twinkle!
Three nights of queer music from all over comes to town
Last year, the rain, rain, rain made a lot of queers go away and the inaugural Stargayzer Festival raged on despite the downpour. This year, the all-LGBTQIA musical freeq show comes to town, so get ready to freeq. And fret not, organizers have got you covered, literally at three local clubs – one for each night of the fest. To wit:
STARGAYZER THURSDAY Double Duchess, DJ Rekha, Normaling, Fee Lion, Magna Carda, Fantasy aka Stanley Roy, and Rebecca Havemeyer. Thu., Oct. 15, 8pm. Elysium, 705 Red River.
STARGAYZER FRIDAY Erase Errata, Christeene, Big Bill, Feral Future, Popper Burns, Poo Poo Platter, Airick X/Blow Pony, Ambrosia Salad, Louisianna Purchase. Fri., Oct. 16, 8pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy.
STARGAYZER SATURDAY TT the Artist, Dai Burger, Big Dipper, Banjee Report, Will Sheridan, Schwarz, Blow Pony DJs, DJ Holliwood, Francine 13, Biz Vicious, Serafia, Rap Girl, Unicorn Florida, Theo Love, and the night's hostess, Cupcake. Sat., Oct. 17, 8pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River.$35 for three-day pass. www.stargayzerfest.com.
ON OUR GAYDAR
MIGHTY REAL: SALAAM E ISHQ NYC producer, curator, educator, and Bhangra boss, DJ Rekha (Basement Bhangra™, Bollywood Disco, Mutiny Club) throws it down 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.
ATXQ Austin Texas Queer Kink (ATXQ) is exactly what it sounds like: all genders and sexualities under one big sticky, munchy umbrella. Join FetLife or contact via email for details. Thu., Oct. 15. Locations disclosed to members. Free socials; $15 for play party. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fetlife.com.
LOVE ALONE Life after the love and loss of a partner is explored in this Austin premiere of the Deborah Salem Smith play. Through Oct. 18. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 512/524-2870. $15-25; Thursdays, $10. www.citytheatreaustin.org.
BRAND NEW KEY Yee-haw and boy howdy all five kid- and dog-friendly Fridays in October. Openers Boonesboro. Fridays in October, 6-9pm. In.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd. Free. www.fb.com/brandnewkeymusic.
GET LUCKY Give Lady Luck a little smooch at this casino night fundraiser for the 2016 North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) gay softball world series hosted right here in A-town next summer. A donation of $25 gets you $2,500 worth of chips – and we ain't talkin' Fritos. Fri., Oct. 16, 7-11pm. Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth. $25. www.fb.com/austinseries2016, www.fb.com/nagaaasoftball.
CAVELLO CUP CHAMPIONSHIP Las Putas del Fuego vs. Cherry Bombs. Hey, we aren't biased, but some Gay Placers are rolling, so we might just have some (bruised and bleeding) skin in the game. Sat., Oct. 17, 6pm. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd. $15. www.fb.com/txrollerderby.
MIDNIGHT UNDER THE BIG TOP No clownin', this one's to benefit the Wright House Wellness Center with cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres, live and silent auctions, That Damned Band, Sick, Black Scorpion, and emcee Rich Segal. Sat., Oct. 17, 8-11:30pm. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd. $60. whwc.ejoinme.org/underthebigtop.
STARGAYZER CLOSING TEA DANCE International LGBTQIA musical mayhem makers celebrate the end of the fest. Sun., Oct. 18, 9pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. www.stargayzerfest.com.
TGQ SOCIAL – XIX Meet your peeps and make community. Sun., Oct. 18, 6pm. Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. Free. www.fb.com/tgqsocial.
AGLIFF: TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL Le sigh for le Sigh Guy. Wed., Oct. 21, 7:30pm. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar. $10. www.agliff.org.
TRIBUTE TUESDAY Farrah Moan, Serotonin, and friends drag out the finest and wildest musical monarchy. Third Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar. Free. www.tacoxpress.com.
GUERRILLA QUEER BAR: BLACK ON BLACK They're baaaack and wearin' blaaaaack. Drink. Talk. Make out (all-gender-inclusive, anti-isms/ists, pro-makeout spaces). Thu., Oct. 22, 6-9pm. Swan Dive, 615 Red River. www.fb.com/wherethegirlsgoatx.
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