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Some weeks are for the birds, others for the bears

Scream queens Zane Zena and Louisianna Purchase
Scream queens Zane Zena and Louisianna Purchase

Some weeks are for the birds, others for the bears. This week, let's call it a free-for-all. Craving tombois and grrrls in large quantities (look how many there are! mic drop)? Check. Thirsting for the drag du jour? Double check. Maybe it's a ritzy evening with the stars that's got your mouth watering? Triple check. Hell, it might just be a queer world after all.


Where the Girls Go ATX: Guerrilla Queer Bar They'rrrrre baaaaack w/ GirlFriend for a queer cowgrrrl party sure to knock yer boots off! This Western-wear takeover is an all-gender-inclusive, anti-isms/ists, pro-makeout space! Thu., Jan. 28, 6-9pm. White Horse, 500 Comal, 805/450-6049. Free.

DENIM DOVES Sister-wives in a compound? Hellllooooooo! We're just gonna throw out some must-see names to wash those Kimmy Schmidt sugarplums right out of your head: Kerri Atwood! Florinda Bryant! Henna Chou! Alyssa Dillard! Judd Farris! Jenny Larson! Renna Larson! Khattie Q! Erik Secrest! Cyndi Williams! Through Feb. 13. Thu.-Sat., 8pm, Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886. $10-35.

Julie Nolen's CD Release Party! Releasing a record is a BFD, which is why release parties are the shiz. Our own Julie Nolen celebrates her full-length solo album Songs of Dignity & Grit with a live performance – onstage after Patrice Pike! Thu., Jan. 28, 10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar, 512/448-2552. $10.

Die Felicia! A Monthly Drag Horror Revue One, two, Scream Queens Zane Zena and Louisianna Purchase (w/ guests Cupcake and DJ Addams) are coming for you. To pay homage to Freddy Krueger, of course. Nine, 10, never sleep again .... Fri., Jan. 29, 11pm. Badlands, 1203 Chicon, 512/999-1917. $3.

HRC Austin 2016 Gala What do black ties, fancy drinks, Gregory Abbink, and Scandal's Guillermo Díaz have in common? They're all part of this fab HRC gala. Sat., Jan. 30, 6pm. JW Marriott Austin. $300.

Gia De La Flor's Sultry Saturday A sultry Saturday never disappoints a dance-floor junkie. Don't miss a Gia De La Flor move. Sat., Jan. 30, 9pm. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, 866/620-6667.

Learning Secrets' 12-Year Anniver­sary w/ Tim Sweeney & Brennan Green Learning Secrets turns 12 and they want you to celebrate with them! NYC DJ all-stars join the already formidable cast. Sat., Jan. 30, 9pm. Waller Ballroom, 700 E. Sixth, 512/298-8661. $10-15.

Gaby & Mo's Reunion for Patty's 50th! Remember the time when the East ATX queer scene was emerging? Remember Gaby & Mo? Roots are roots for a reason so come tonight, celebrate Patty(cakes)'s 50th with bands, board games, and tons of the late-Nineties grrrl rockers! Shh – it's a secret! Sun., Jan. 31, 5-9pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. No cover, no presents.

Matthew Shepard is a Friend of Mine We all know a lot about Matthew Shepard's (untimely, cruel) death. This film sheds some light on his life. Sun., Jan. 31, 7pm. Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville. $12.

Shit's Golden with Brian Gaar It's a laughing matter on the Spider's stage. Chris Tellez and Pat Dean host while a bunch of dudes, including Greetings From Queer Mountain's Ralphie Hardesty, try for chuckles. Mon., Feb. 1, 9pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562. $5, $2 w/ student ID.

Tomboy Tuesday "Kings of Hearts" Party like an Instagram party with the tomboys and grrrls around town. Boiz 4 Now puts on a show and DJ NIXX provides the dance mode. 18 and up. Tue., Feb. 2, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133.

TuezGayz Con sus indiez, homoz, y electroz. With your lovely hostess, la Glitoris. Tuesdays. Barbarella, 615 Red River, 512/476-7766. Free.


KATE X'S TIRED/RETIREMENT PARTY Let's party like it's 1994 (the year Kate X started at this here newspaper), and churn through 21 years of accomplishments, black & white and read all over, hoist a glass, and offer a clink. DJs Fine & Dandy w/ Kate & Andy will spin into oblivion. Keep your eyes on this calendar section and the usual Facebook haunts. Likely sometime before the end of February (TBA). Likely an Eastside venue (TBA). Free.,

OUTSIDER 2016 Last February, OUTsider stepped into the world of Austin's robust festival culture and (inter)national LGBTQ gatherings, knocking folks out with their gay wax museum and confoundingly enthralling performance art. This year's legacy goes to Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stevens. Wed.-Sun., Feb. 17-21.

The Best Kink Advice Nobody Gave You Renowned sex educator/writer/artist/goddess Midori teaches and tantalizes on how to do kink better. Thu., Feb. 18, 6:30pm. Q Toys, 6800 Burnet Rd., 512/772-1614. $41.08.

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