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Erica Nix and friend
Erica Nix and friend (Courtesy of Devaki Knowles)

Local fitness den mother Erica Nix (see photo: the redhead, not the gray-head) has been moving Austin's LGBTQIA since she first began her Richard Simmons-inspired, unicorn-fueled Workout! With Erica Nix aerobics classes, video series, and performances around town back in 2010. Check out her new space, Transform. (See Thursday)


ON OUR GAYDAR

CLUB KIDS DANCE PARTY Finally! It's time for the young Q&Qs/gender nonconformists to shake it on down. Erica Nix's new digs is the place to try out this concept to see if it will fly. DJ GirlFriend is the jam. Come make a safe social space for young ones happen. Kids of all ages and parents welcome. Thu., Dec. 17, 4pm. Transform, 1909 Wheless, 512/923-5859. $10. www.fb.com/transformfitnessaustin.

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

AGLCC HOLIDAY HOEDOWN The ho-ho-hoes of AGLCC are really tempting us with that name. 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, 512/354-2337. $40. www.aglcc.org.

OOO'S HIGHFALUTIN' HOLIDAY Buff up your Basso Buffo and get ready for One Ounce's operatic orgy of holiday hijinks, audience sing-alongs, raunchy carols, tinsel, and rouge. Thu., Dec. 17, 7pm. Sidewinder, 715 Red River. $12. www.oneounceopera.com.

REBECCA & STANLEY ROY'S CHRISTMAS EVICTICUS Rebecca Havemeyer and Stanley Roy ain't the half of it. Mitzi, Silky, LSM, Russell, and the gang 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. www.fb.com/rebecca.havemeyer, www.ndvenue.com/home.

A CHRISTMAS PARTY TO REMEMBER Deborah Cox turnz out for you, dear OCH customers, in this special edition of Stripper Circus. Thu., Dec. 17, 9pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.deborahcox.com.

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, along with Nubia Emmon, Dear Ashton, Alesia Lani, Demi Monroe, Staci Russell, Cassey Janissa, and Moe Jane, DJ D Best, DJ JB, and hostess Crystal the Unsigned. Thu., Dec. 17, 9:30pm. Empire Control Room, 606 E. Seventh. $5 or new unwrapped toy. chakeetabanita@gmail.com.

LOVE. AT THE STATESIDE The annual holiday spotlight will be on rotation as Ginger Leigh, Wendy Colonna, Hedda Layne, Patrice Pike, Carolyn Wonderland, Shelley King, Suzanna Choffel, and pre-show flamenco guitar master Luis Banuelos shine, shine, shine, shine, shine, shine, shine, and shine. Proceeds benefit Superhero Kids. Fri., Dec. 18, 7pm. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470. $30. www.tinyurl.com/lovestate, www.superherokids.org.

AUSTIN BABTIST WOMEN'S "A VERY PINK CHRISTMAS" Get in the pink ... and green & red ... to raise some dough for the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas with your fave "little old church ladies," including Alexandra Mykels, Victoria Weston, Kara & Tara Dion, Chanel Champagne, and mo'. Sun., Dec. 20, 7:30pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. $5 suggested donation. www.babtistwomen.com.

LATIN NIGHT: NOCHE VAQUERA Ayuda a sonreir a un niño esta Navidad. Los juguetes se donarán a los niños más necesitados. DJ Soto spins all the hits. Donate a new, unwrapped toy for a li'l kid! Sun., Dec. 20, 9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Donación de un juguete. Donate a toy. www.fb.com/bt2atx.

HOLIDAY TROUBLES Bulimianne Rhapsody hosts a holiday open drag mic in the land of hot dogs. Bring a track on a flash drive or CD, play it off your phone or iPod, or email it to bulimianne@gmail.com It doesn't even have to be a holiday number. All drag welcome! Sun., Dec. 20, 10pm. Badlands, 1203 Chicon. Free.

JFG'S LAST 2015 SHOW Come support Julie Freakin'Fricken'Fargin' Nolan. Tue., Dec. 22, 8pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar, 512/448-2552. $5.


HO-RIZON

GIRLS IN THE NOSE, HORSIES, JENNY & FRENZ No, sweetheart, you didn't wake up in 1994; it really is a double reunion of epic freak-band proportions. Come mingle in the space where these peeps originally played (le vaunted, beloved Chances). Come mix with your seniors, your sisters, your betters, and your misters. Never heard of 'em? Come learn. Know your history. Or be doomed to never be able to repeat its butt wiggle. Tue., Dec. 29, 8pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. www.fb.com/groups/girlsinthenose, www.fb.com/thehorsies.

NYE @ CUC Shake it down one last 2015 time against a backdrop of Total Unicorn 3-D vizualz, all set to the ear clang of Thelma & the Sleaze, Sailor Poon, Ramesh, the Sour Notes, Roses, Basketball Shorts, DJ GirlFriend (Ezra Edwards!) & DJ Side One Track One (John Laird!). Thu., Dec. 31, 7pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. $15, $5-10 in advance. www.fb.com/noplaymusic.

NEW YEAR'S EVE OCH Larry and the gang do it up right with this free fandango to bring in '16. Ice sculpture, drink specials, free champers, and confetti, yo. Thu., Dec. 31, 8pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free.

CIRQUE NOIR: NYE MASQUERADE Who are those masked mortals? Live music, aerial artists, and silent auction, all to raise some funds for our annual Pride. Thu., Dec. 31, 9pm-2am. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado, 512/649-1212. $20; VIP $35-1,000. www.austinpride.org, www.highlandlounge.com.

A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S DREAM It's back! Austin's magical 12th Night celebration is back to light the night. Do you have your krewe together? Austin kicks off the Mardi Gras season with this wondrous procession (from Coco Coquette), coronation (vote online for a king and queen now!), and afterparty/ball (this year, at a new, lovely East Austin location to be revealed soon). Tue., Jan. 5, 8pm. Parade launch: Coco Coquette, 2109 E. Cesar Chavez; Ball location details coming soon. Parade: free; Ball: $10-40, $10 limited online advance sale. www.12thnightaustin.com, www.fb.com/12thnightaustin.

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KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Austin LGBTQ, Erica Nix, Holiday parties, Transform, Club Kids, AGLCC Hoedown, Rebecca Havemeyer, Stanley Roy, Deborah Cox, Chakeeta B, Rap 4 a Reason, Love.@the Stateside, Ginger Leigh, Wendy Colonna, Austin Babtist Women, A Very Pink Christmas, Holiday Troubles, Poo Poo Platter, Noche Vaquera, New Year's Eve parties

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