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Gay Place: LEAVE HEART ALONE!!!!!

The Poops take on the Wilson sisters

By Kate X Messer, November 13, 2015, Columns

Forever taking it on the chin (do not go there), those sweet Wilson sisters deserve a break. First, early in their career, there was that cheesy ad campaign implying the sibs were engaged in incestuous lezbionic relations (see above), then throughout the Eighties, can we talk about all that body-shaming of lead singer Ann? (From mostly paunchy, bald white dude rock critics?) And then there was that whole Sarah "Barracuda" thing in the 2008 election. Seriously, cut them a break. No matter how you might feel about them or their music, chances are, you never made Robert Plant cry. Poo Poo Platter will do their best this week to send them up and lay them out at the Hail Yasss: Raging Heart On, but we have a feeling whatever cruelty may be on tap will be delivered with open (albeit garroted) hearts and bled out in a big gooey puddle of plasmic love. (See Friday.)


ON OUR GAYDAR

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.

HAPPY HOUR w/ MS. WRIGHT Everybody, together in the warm twinkling glow of legendary piano wild woman, Ms. Margaret Wright. Thursdays & Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free. www.fb.com/theskylarklounge.

NAKEN AS A GAYBIRD BY JAY BYRD He was a good Christian boy who shared a secret with his closeted gay uncle. Thu.-Sat, Through Nov. 21, 8pm (except Nov. 13, 7pm). Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 E. Manor Rd., 512/474-7886. $10 or pay what you can. www.fb.com/jamesdeanjaybyrd.

BROKEBACK THURSDAYS They just can't quit you. Stonewall goes country every Thursday. Thursdays, 10pm-12mid. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos. www.fb.com/stonewallwarehouse.

FRIDAY NIGHT LADIES Join Lez & the Bo$$ for VIP upstairs with private bartender: Girls With Flair! Second Fridays, 9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free, $10 VIP. www.fb.com/lesbutante.andtheboss.

HAIL YASSS: RAGING HEART ON Poo Poo Platter lays out a heartfelt tribute to the sisters Wilson and gets all "Barracuda" on yo ass. Fri., Nov. 13, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $5. www.fb.com/poopooatx.

LEATHER & LATEX Suck on a stogie with the Weird City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at Novice Sister Genie Inna-Tuaca Bottle's Novice Project, all to benefit Project Transitions. Sat., Nov. 14, 8pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free. www.weirdcitysisters.org.

BPM SATURDAYS Bigface and Boys of ATX prance and make you dance. Saturdays, 9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free.

DRESSED TO THE NINES GOTH BALL Dark that wave, gothies, with DJs Void, Djdetra Munster, and Alex Virlios. Sat., Nov. 14, 9:30pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $5. www.fb.com/secretoktober23.

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

JENUINE CELLO Sizzling strings at the Austin Loop Fest. Sun., Nov. 15, 7:30pm. Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38½, 512/538-1991. Free. www.austinloopfest.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.

OCH SUNDAY FUNDAY Burgers on the patio. Pass the T. Sundays, 4-8pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 512/320-8823. Free.

TGQ SOCIAL – XX Meet your peeps and make community. Sun., Nov. 15, 6pm. Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. www.fb.com/tgqsocial.

(UN)SPOKEN BedPost Confessions presents this storytelling show sharing tales that are tough to share. Not your typical BedPost romp. Wed., Nov. 18, 7:30pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. $10. www.bedpostconfessions.com.

AGLIFF: THE GIRL KING Sweden's new monarch is more than they bargayned for. Wed., Nov. 18, 7:30pm. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar. www.fb.com/thegirlkingfilm.

GUERRILLA QUEER BAR: BABES IN TOYLAND It's the holidays: Wear flannel! Donate non-violent new toys and/or tampons/pads/diva cups for SafePlace. Drink. Talk. Make out (all-gender-inclusive, anti-isms/ists, pro-makeout spaces). Thu., Nov. 19, 6-9pm. The Four Horsemen, 310 E. Sixth. www.fb.com/wherethegirlsgoatx.

SAN MARCOS TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE The land of the Bobcat observes TDOR, bringing together Transcend at Texas State, PFLAG San Marcos, San Marcos Unitarian Universalist, and even a visit from the mayor to issue a proclamation. Thu., Nov. 19, 7pm. San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 510 N. Guadalupe, San Marcos, 512/396-2986.


HO-RIZON

ACC QUEER WRITINGS Honors English 1302, Rio Grande Campus, M-W, 1:30-2:50pm. Dig deep into your heritage, or learn about a culture kept down for too long, with so much love and art and brilliance to spare ... and share. Prof. Louisa Spaventa guides you through this semester-long queer quest. Class begins Jan. 19; registration ends Jan. 13. Register now! Class will likely fill. ACC Rio Grande Campus, 1212 Rio Grande. lspavent@austincc.edu, www.austincc.edu/honors.

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