Hot days, hotter nights – it's springtime in the ATX
By Sarah Marloff, Fri., April 15, 2016
Spring fever is infectious. Inspired by these gorgeous days, ATX queers are dominating this week. There's so much to swoon over including a fab visiting DJ. D.C.'s very own – and full disclosure, a good friend of mine – Alex DB will be spinning freestyle, disco, and house jams at Girlfriend's C.L.I.T. Party 2.0 (see Saturday). "I'm really looking forward to making my debut in my birthplace of Texas," says DB. "And eating my weight in Torchy's." A DJ that never disappoints a dance floor, Alex will be joined by SarahJuana and Shoshana Tampaxxx to round out the talent at this DIY BYOB LGBTQ par-tay.
Brand New Key (and friends) on the Porch Call it a hootenanny. Brand New Key kicks off the weekend with a healthy helping of queer Americana goodness. Fridays. In.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd., 512/275-6357. www.brandnewkeymusic.com.
Krudas Cubensi, Mojo Queen, MC Kayra Funk Carioca Those kool kat kweers Krudas Cubensi take over the Sahara stage to make ya shimmy and shake. Mojo Queen opens, and MC Kayra Funk Carioca closes out the night. Fri., April 15, 8:30pm. The Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville Rd., 512/927-0700. www.saharalounge.com.
Urban LGBT Night Hold on to yer panties – there's a new takeover in town for the "urban LGBT." Join 'em and DJ Q Marie to get hot 'n' bothered. 18 and up. Fridays. Club NY NY, 512/937-8327. $10 for 21+, $20 for 18+.
Hard-ish Bodies Hey lover boys and Magic Mike fans, this is the event for you. "Dressed" by Package Menswear, these guys are gonna shimmy, shake, and show ya what real men are made of. With Chip Spanx (April 15), and Midnight Train (April 22). Fridays. Institution Theater, 3708 Woodbury, 512/895-9580. $10. www.austincomedy.info.
Out Youth Prom: Red Carpet Hollywood Queer and between the ages of 12 and 18? Know someone who is? Then get 'em suited and sparkled for Out Youth's 26th annual prom for all genders and sexualities. Girlfriend DJs while these teens get their dance on! Sat., April 16, 6-10pm. Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar. $10 suggested donation, no one turned away. www.outyouth.org.
ArtErotica A tentacle of AIDS Services of Austin, this Octo club hosts one kinky art party to raise cash for people in Central Texas living with HIV/AIDS. 100% of the proceeds go to the Paul Kirby Emergency Relief Fund. Sat., April 16, 8-11pm. The Old Home Depot, 7211 N. I-35. $50. www.octopusclub.org.
Oh Snap: Ladies-Only Arm Wrestling Competition Ay ladiez (all and every self-identified lady welcome), bust out them guns cuz it's going down. Your $5 donation helps put on Queerbomb 2016, and the grand prize winner takes home $300. Sat., April 16, 8pm. Whip In, 1950 S. I-35, 512/442-5337.
ArtErotica Afterparty You swanked around ArtErotica, now shake it off à la T-Swift on that Highland dance floor. Sat., April 16, 10pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado, 512/649-1212. www.highlandlounge.com.
Poo Poo Platter's GAG: Out of the Coffin & Onto the Stage (Dead Celebrities) GAG competition returns with Round 4. And these queens are werkin' to wake the dead – celebrities that is. Cuz the winner advances to July's final GAG competition for a chance to win a trip to NOLA and perform with Poo Poo Platter at Southern Decadence. All you 18 and up queermos welcome. Sat., April 16, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $5. www.fb.com/poopooatx.
C.L.I.T. Party 2.0 Catch those queer waves of queer babes on the DF. DJs Girlfriend, SarahJuana, Shoshana Tampaxxx (NYC), and special guest Alex DB (D.C.) are gonna make ya move to their grooves. BYOB. Sat., April 16, 10:30pm. Transform, 1909 Wheless, 512/435-9935. $10 ($5, before midnight). www.fb.com/girlfriendatx.
International Family Equality Day: Central Texas LGBT Family Potluck It's a celebration fit for the whole fam. Gather the kids, leash up the pups, and bottle that pride for this LGBTQ family picnic-in-the-park potluck. Sun., April 17, 3-5pm. Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbury. www.familyequality.org.
Criminal Queers: Film Screening & Postcard Writing to LGBTQ Prisoners in Texas Watch Criminal Queers – a film that "visualizes a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex and toward a world without walls." Follow it up with letter writin' and card decoratin' for LGBTQ prisoners in Texas. Sun., April 17, 4-6pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 512/766-6925. Donations welcome. www.fb.com/austinanarchistblackcross.
Inauguration of Trans HIV Testing Day The most awesome Q-mmunity out there has joined forces to kick off the first-ever National Transgender HIV Testing Day. Testing sites throughout Austin will open to ensure free, confidential testing to the trans community. Head to C.A.R.E. Program, the Q, UT's Gender and Sexuality Center, and Out Youth. Find out the times on the Facebook page. Mon., April 18, 8:30am-10pm. Testing sites throughout the city. www.fb.com/events/477873242402424, www.transtexas.org.
ACC: A Night of Queer Performance The fab Louisa Spaventa (along with ACC's Honors Program and the Gender and Sexuality Alliance) are turning the community college into a queer mecca for the night with performances by Dino Foxx, Maxxy Radd, Paige Schilt, Katy Koonce, and more! Tue., April 19, 7:30pm. ACC Rio Grande Campus, 1212 Rio Grande. Free. www.austincc.edu.
aGLIFF and Cine Las Americas: Viva It's the first Texas screening of shortlisted Best Foreign Language film for the 88th Oscars and official 2016 Sundance Film Festival selection, Viva. A story of gay love, family ties, and drag, set in Havana. Wed., April 20, 7:30pm. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040. $10. www.agliff.org.
Lesbians Who Tech (and friends) Social Lez hit some (golf) balls, babes! If you're a queer-like lady in the tech world (or a friend of) then this meet-up is calling your name. RSVP so they have a head count. Thu., April 21, 6:30pm. Topgolf, 2700 Esperanza Crossing, 512/222-5950. Free. www.lesbianswhotech.org.
Exploring Genderqueer Non-binary Identities Aki Imai leads a conversation around the mental health needs of genderqueer/non-binary persons. If you – or someone you know – needs support and information, this is the place to go. Thu., April 21, 7pm. UT's Gender and Sexuality Center, SAC 2.112. Free. www.fb.com/utgsc.
Happy Hour Meet-Up with Beyond Brothas Beyond Brothas is a space-making social org for black queer men. Gay, bi, or trans, this group wants to know and support ya while fighting the good fight. Tuesdays. Side Bar, 602 E. Seventh, 512/322-0697. www.fb.com/beyondbrothaint.
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