Gay Place: Grandma's Revenge

Rudolph was framed!


Look where you're going, Rudolph! Rude! The Underground Roller Derby babes give granny a chance at evening the score (see Saturday).


ON OUR GAYDAR

HAPPY HOUR w/ MS. WRIGHT Simply the most diverse and friendly happy hour in Austin. Thursdays & Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport, 512/730-0759. Free. www.fb.com/theskylarklounge.

TRANSITION w/ ERICA NIX LAST SESSION at Center Spot: Thu., Dec. 3. Then la Nix moves to her own spot. See "Transform," next Thursday. Thu., Dec. 3, 6:45pm. The Center Spot, 213 W. North Loop. www.northloopcenterspot.com.

PARADE: A CONCERT The tale of Leo Frank, set to music by Jason Robert Brown, book by Alfred Uhry, and directed by our irrepressibly fabulous Lisa Scheps. Thu.-Sat., Dec. 3-5, 8-11pm. Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale, 512/926-2203. $15-20. www.fb.com/groundfloortheatre.

NOW NOW OH NOW Rude Mechs gets LARPy and invites you to be a roving audience member to navigate an intimate puzzle in the weirdest night of Dungeons & Dragons eva. Through Dec. 19. Fri.-Sat., 8 & 10pm; Thu. & Sun., 8pm. The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 512/476-7833. $15-25. www.fb.com/rudemechs.

MIGHTY REAL: SISSY THAT TALK It's the fourth and final installment of the semester-long exploration of queer nightlife, all academic-like. Students in the Queer Nightlife graduate seminar present artworks, soundscapes, visual works, and performances. Fri., Dec. 4, 5-7pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. www.fb.com/utcwgs.

GRANDMAS VS. REINDEER Underground Roller Derby proves there's life after getting run over. Sat., Dec. 5, 4pm. The Thunderdome, 9402 United #100. $15; $10 w/ toy for Blue Santa; $5, kids 12 and under. www.fb.com/txrollerderby.

LEZZDANCE AT MARIA'S Guest emcee Cherie Mathews and Kimmie K shall entertain as dough is collected for Texas Mamma Jamma. First Saturdays, 6pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar. $10.

MY UNSENTIMENTAL EDUCATION Enjoy a cocktail reception and conversation with author Debra Monroe and hosted by Neena Husid. Sat., Dec. 5, 6:30pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785. www.debramonroe.net.

HOLIDAY SWING Hey, Holiday Swingers! Let's step-ball-change the world, or at least help improve the quality of life for our pals living with HIV/AIDS. This year's throwdown features Sentimental Journey, the Studebakers, and DJ Bigface. Check out the pre- and post- parties at Rain on Fourth. Sat., Dec. 5, 7pm. DoubleTree Hotel, 6505 N. I-35. $100. www.holidayswing.org.

CCMC: STARRY NIGHT! Warm up your do-re-mi with CCMC, aka the Capital City Men's Chorus for this holiday classic. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 5-6. St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15th. $20; discounts for kids, students, and seniors. www.ccmcaustin.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.

TRANSFORM YOUR PHOTO SHOOT Erica Nix's new digs to transform bodies, spirits, and lives is open, but not quite ready for biz. So in the meanwhile, she and her able crew of adorbzy elves invite you and yours to pose for your holiday photos as a fundraiser for the new space. Sun., Dec. 6, 2-6pm. Transform, 1909 Wheless, 512/923-5859. $25-50. www.fb.com/transformfitnessaustin.

SCORE@OCH FIRST SUNDAY Let's see those jerseys out in force. (They earn you some discounts at the bar.) Come get social with other sports-minded jock-o-philes. First Sundays of the month, 4pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.oilcanharrys.com.

TGQ SOCIAL – XXI Meet your peeps and make community. Sun., Dec. 6, 6pm. Butterfly Bar, 2307 Manor Rd. www.fb.com/tgqsocial.

STORM THE SAHARA If someone's going to take over your favorite multiculti watering hole, it might as well be a bunch of band nerds. Minor Mishap Marching Band and Wino Vino storm the club and chow down on the free victules (or for you Beverly Hillbillies aficionados: "vittles"). Sun., Dec. 6, 8pm. The Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville. www.fb.com/minormishapmarchingband.

LATIN NIGHT DJ Soto spins all the hits. Sundays, 9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35.

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.

GREASY BALL 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.

POPPER BURNS, MOM JEANS, ATTIC TED, STRANGE SQUARES Support the Austin HIV Prevention Program and get your squirm on, worm. Tue., Dec. 8, 8:30pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. $3-5 donation. www.fb.com/cheerupcharliesaustin.

TRANSFORM w/ ERICA NIX Erica Nix's new digs to transform bodies, spirits, and lives. More news soon. Thu., Dec. 10, 10am. Transform, 1909 Wheless, 512/923-5859. www.fb.com/transformfitnessaustin.

MECA HOLIDAY SOCIAL Mecca lecca hi, mecca hiney ho! Nosh and nibble with Austin's veritable UN of CCs: The Multi-Ethnic Chambers of Commerce (Asian, black, gay, Hispanic) shall all gather together to celebrate the holidays, and you are invited to get to know them. Thu., Dec. 10, 6:30-9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. www.fb.com/mecaaustin.


HO-RIZON

CIRQUE NOIR: NYE MASQUERADE Who are those masked mortals? Live music, aerial artists, silent auction, all to raise some funds for our annual Pride. Thu., Dec. 31, 9pm-2am. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. $20; VIP $35-1,000. www.austinpride.org, www.highlandlounge.com.

OUTSIDER TELETHON LIVE Reverie & Randee spotlight Austin's most OUTest to raise dough for the annual Out arts fest in February. Sun., Dec. 6, 6-9pm. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886. www.outsiderfest.org, www.fb.com/reverieandrandee.

OUTSIDER 2015 Limited number (100) of fest badges available now for a low, low price until they sell out. Wed.-Sun., Feb. 17-21, 2016. $35. www.outsiderfest.org.

WINTER WONDERLAND Austin PrEP Access Project – the only PrEP clinic in Austin – will benefit when you fork over admission which includes drink ticket, tapas, and the wonders of wonderland. Sat., Dec. 12, 6pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. $30, $20 in advance. www.austinprepaccessproject.org.

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