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Gay Place: Grit 'N Glitz

What's on your lez lit list?

By Kate X Messer, November 6, 2015, Columns

Formative lesbian lit? If you don't have Eileen Myles on your list, here's your chance to catch up with some dignity intact. She'll be here in ATX, in the flesh, at our beloved BookWoman to read and sign while we read and sigh. On the other end of some spectrum, the annual glammy gala Glitz happens to raise some serious dough for our Out Youth drop-in center. Time to cough it up for the kids. (See Friday: Glitz; see Wednesday: Eileen Myles.)


ON OUR GAYDAR

NAKED AS A GAYBIRD BY JAY BYRD He was a good Christian boy, who shared a secret with his closeted gay uncle. More deets next week! Nov. 5-21. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886. $10 suggested, pay what you can. www.salvagevanguard.org, www.fb.com/jamesdeanjaybyrd.

HAPPY HOUR w/ MS. WRIGHT A most diverse and friendly happy hour: old, young, hip, square, straight, LGBTQ, red-yellow-black-white-and-brown. Thursdays & Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free. www.fb.com/theskylarklounge.

L&B + AWBL HAPPY HOUR Cool beers, skee ball, corn hole, and thou: Lez & the Bo$$ and the Austin Women's B'ball League, just like you like it. Thu., Nov. 5, 6-9pm. Full Circle, 1810 E. 12th. www.fb.com/thelesbutanteandtheboss .

PATRICE PIKE Take a hike, and see the Pike. Thursdays, 8-10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. www.fb.com/patricepikeband.

FREE HIV/STD TESTING Know your status. Tuesdays, 1-4pm & 8-11pm & Fridays, 1-4pm. Midtowne Spa, 5815 Airport, 512/302-9696. www.midtowne.com.

GLITZ 2015 Do it for the kids! Cocktails at a lovely Austin home to make sure the homey atmosphere of OY keeps offering local kids a place to be themselves. Fri., Nov. 6, 8-11pm. Private residence, please contact Out Youth, 512/419-1233. $75-250. www.outyouth.org.

FFF @ CUC: PEACHES, CHRISTEENE W/ Technicolor Hearts, Milezo, Big Bill, Sailor Poon, and DJs Mouthfeel and Dylan Reece. Fri., Nov. 6, 9pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. www.funfunfunfest.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT LADIES' NIGHT Now on second Fridays each month. Lesbutante & the Boss present this Warehouse District eve for the grrrlz. Second Fridays, 9pm-2am. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. www.fb.com/thelesbutanteandtheboss.

GENDER PORTRAITS @ EAST Face it. Drew Riley's portraits are eye-openers. Celebrate their opening at EAST. The Artemis Glow provides the soundtrack. Sat., Nov. 7, 8-11pm. Link & Pin, 2235 E. Sixth #102, 512/900-8952. www.genderportraits.com.

AIDS WALK AUSTIN Strap 'em on (those tennies, silly), and get ready to hoof with your great big fam for a great big cause. It's an annual tradition, bringing together all the tribes. Sun., Nov. 8, 11am. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe. Suggested registration fee, $20. aidswalk@asaustin.org, www.aidswalkaustin.org.

PRIME TIMERS ¡Hola, Papi! Mature gay men meet monthly. 3pm. Atria at the Arboretum, 9306 Great Hills Trail. Free. www.austinptww.org.

ARBUCKLE ACOUSTIC After flash-flood warnings washed away the last attempt, Stevie Bear made sure to get a re-do date on the books. Sun., Nov. 8, 4-6:30pm. 11505 Circle Bend. www.bearslairaustin.com.

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

FREE BUFFET It's about time someone served up some yummy free grub all week long to soak up all those drink specials. Tuesdays and Fridays, 5-7pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.

QUEERDALINI Yoga for those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. Sundays, 4pm. The Center Spot, 213 W. North Loop. $10. queerdalini@gmail.com, www.fb.com/groups/qyogaaustin.

TUEZGAYZ Dependably fruitastic: Austin's legendary weekly weekday gay night on Red River. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River. www.fb.com/barbarellaatx.

GREASY BALL BINGO: Halloween Edition "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.

STONEWALL DEMS Mix and mingle with the Stonewall Democrats and other politically curious creatures. Second Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Cafe Express, 3418 N. Lamar. www.stonewallaustin.org.

I MUST BE LIVING TWICE: EILEEN MYLES Even typing this makes us ache. Come soak in some certifiable brilliance as this rad writer takes you to NYC, maybe to hell, definitely to heaven, and back – if you're lucky. Reading, signing, real-life Eileen Myles. Thank you, BookWoman, for all you do ... but, yeah, especially this. Wed., Nov. 11, 7:30pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785. www.fb.com/bookwomanaustin.

COLOR OUT CANCER Celebrate survivors, and make sure the 1 million LGBT cancer survivors figure doesn't add any more friends to the list. Jai Winn speaks, and queens drag it up for this good cause. Thu., Nov. 12, 6:30pm. V Austin, 409 Colorado. $20. www.cancer.org.


HO-RIZON

HOLIGAYZ AT THE GAY BARS Keep your tuners tuned here, dear queers. We'll have all the details about all the free holiday meals and other seasonal happenings happening over the next few weeks. Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, New Year's, etc. All over town, austinchronicle.com/gay.

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