Gay Place: The Big 3-0

Allgo resists the urge to call it the first anniversary of their 29th birthday

Gay Place: The Big 3-0

Three decades of our statewide people of color org: You better bet there will be mango shakes with a nice frothy dollop of social justice on top. (See Friday.)


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

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.

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

NOW NOW OH NOW Rude Mechs get LARPy and invite 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. $15-25.

ALLGO TURNS 30 DANCE PARTY It's the 30th anniversary of Allgo: From a pool party in 1985 to a dance party in 2015, let's grab some mangoes and celebrate! DJ Chorizo Funk makes a dance floor shake and quake like eight tiny reindeer on a Hefeweizen bender. Fri., Dec. 11, 9pm. Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th. Donations.

FRIDAY NIGHT LADIES NIGHT Join Lesbu & the Bo$$ for VIP upstairs with private bartender: Girls With Flair! Second Fridays, 9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free, $10 VIP.

PARTYBOY'S WINTER MASQUERADE Wear red and flow some dough over to AIDS Services of Austin as Partyboy Radio throws this masked ball featuring Sarah Jane, Busk Walkers, the Swamp Bats, Mechelle Marco, Kelly Kline, Goldie Haynes, and go-go dancers as far as the eye can see (OK, it's really just two guys named Nick and Mark). Sat., Dec. 12, 6pm. ClubMet, 2200 S. Pleasant Valley.,

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.

BNK WHIPS IT Whip it out for Brand New Key's last show of the year (just don't get it in the figgy pudding). Sat., Dec. 12, 8pm. Whip In, 1950 S. I-35.

HAIL YASSS: FISTERS ... are doing it for themselves. Yes, it's Poo Poo Platter poopin' on Annie Lennox and the Eurythmics. Sat., Dec. 12, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $5.

NAUGHTY OR NICE TOY DRIVE Bring a new toy for a kid. Who knows? Some hunky bear may tell you you have a "nice package." Beargasm's C-Rail is on deck. Sat., Dec. 12, 10pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth.

BIG GAY BRUNCH: JINGLE BALL New location, but with all the comforts of home. DJ Tony Castro, CupCake, Sabel Scities keep 'em entertained. Proceeds go to OutYouth. Sun., Dec. 13, 11am-3pm. Juliet Ristorante, 1500 Barton Springs Rd. $5.

PRIME TIMERS HOLIDAY PARTY ¡Ho ho, Papi! Mature gay men meet, and this month, it's a party. Sun., Dec. 13, 4-7pm. Private residence; RSVP on web page for details. $10 donation.

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

STAFF TURN-A-BOUT Kelly Kline's annual toy drive and time for the staff to switch it up a l'il. Turnabout is way more than fair play. Sun., Dec. 13, 9pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth.

QUEERDALINI Yoga for those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. Mondays, 7pm. Transform, 1909 Wheless. $5-15, sliding scale.

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

QUEER RIDE Check the QR Facebook group for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm; wheels, 7:30pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress. Free.

AGLCC HOLIDAY HOEDOWN They are really tempting us with that name. Hoe-hoe-hoes! Come gather for the year-end chamber awards and a chance to glance at the new board. Mix and mingle with a ho ho jingle and sounds by DJ Diesel & Elle G. Thu., Dec. 17, 6:30pm. South Austin Brewery, 415 E. St. Elmo. $40.

RAP 4 A REASON ... and the reason is goodwill to kids at Dell Children's and the folks at AIDS Services of Austin, according to producer Chakeeta B, who along with Nubia Emmon, Prissy, Dear Ashton, Alesia Lani, Demi Monroe, Staci Russell, Cassey Janissa, Moe Jane, DJ D Best, Go DJ JB, and hostess Crystal the Unsigned. Thu., Dec. 17, 9:30pm. Empire Control Room, 606 E. Seventh. $5, or new unwrapped toy.


REBECCA & STANLEY ROY'S CHRISTMAS EVICTICUS Rebecca Havemeyer and Stanley Roy ain't the half of it. Mitzy, Silky, LSM, Russell, and the boys shall regale you with a snappy SLEIGH RIDE SLEIGH RIDE SLEIGH RIDE SLEIGH RIDE ... or 12. Thu-Sat., Dec. 17-19, 8:30pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $20; $15 advance online.,

ACC QUEER WRITINGS Honors English 1302, Rio Grande. Professor Louisa Spaventa guides you through this semester-long queer quest. Class begins Jan. 19; registration ends Jan. 13. ACC Rio Grande campus, 1212 Rio Grande.,

CIRQUE NOIR: NYE MASQUERADE 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.,

OUTSIDER 2016 This year's legacy goes to Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens. Advanced sale fest badges available right now. Wed.-Sun., Feb. 17-21, 2016.

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