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It's been a couple of big weeks for the pair behind Austin's beloved GayBiGayGay


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It's been a couple of big, celebratory weeks for the pair behind Austin's beloved (and currently paused) GayBiGayGay. Last week, Hazey and her other PIC, Niki, tied a queer love knot at Lesbian Wedding (disclaimer: not all Lesbian Weddings have an actual lesbian wedding). This week (see Saturday), the infamous artist Silky Shoemaker brings her work to the walls of Transform. "Strange Ambassadors" is a show of old and new, and tons of magical queerness. But this opening does more than hang on walls. Expect performance, queer illuminati, and snacks (duh).


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Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser A Cinco de Mayo celebration complete with margaritas, flautas, and a Donald Trump piñata. Proceeds go to state Rep. Celia Israel's campaign. Look for honorary hosts ATX Mayor Steve Adler, Diane Land, and Rep. Eddie Rodriguez in attendance. Independence Title, 3009 N. Lamar. $50 suggested donation. www.celiafortexas.com.

Matthews Easter Circus Presents Circo de Mayo Fundraiser Those Easter Circus homos are at it again for a May 5 celebration to raise dough for Equality Texas. It's a smorgasbord of entertainment from Esther's Follies to DJ Mouthfeel. Plus free dinner! Well, free chips and salsa, that is. Thu., May 5, 6-8pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. Free. www.fb.com/matthewseastercircus.

Patrice Pike & Julie Nolen at Saxon Pub It's a badass double-header of lady musicians. Why choose one when you can have both? Thu., May 5, 8pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. $5-10. www.julienolen.com.

First Friday Pride Happy Hour The gays of Pride and OCH join forces for a Pridetastic happy hour. They're talkin' Pride, and raffling tix to Boy George and more! Fri., May 6, 5-8pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.austinpride.org, www.fb.com/events/1755752921305894.

Pride Shabbat 2016 Dinner + community + discussion. A perfect Shabbat trifecta. Israeli LGBT activist and organizer Imri Kalmann will be talking organizing tactics and strategies for the LGBTQIA community. Fri., May 6, 6pm. Texas Hillel, 2105 San Antonio St. www.texashillel.org, www.fb.com/events/237284046627523.

Fea & Kristeen Young Quench yer live music thirst with Fea and Kristeen Young. They'll be rockin' out and sellin' merch. Fri., May 6, 9pm. Badlands, 1203 Chicon. $5. www.fb.com/fea210.

Keep Austin Gay: #GayborhoodTakeover Keeping ATX gay by taking over the gayborhood. It's a Friday special at Highland – regulars Tucked and go-goers will be joined by Michelle's Patisserie and Austin Gourmet Popcorn, the Flower Studio, and giveaways. Fri., May 6, 9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. www.gayborhood.com/austin.

Lesbians Who Tech (and Friends) May Meetup Those techy lezzies will be paneling at TechUP on Hiring, Hired, and Beyond: How to Get What You Want. T-Mobile client adviser Ashleigh McDonald moderates. Sat., May 7, noon. Atlassian Austin, 303 Colorado #1600. Free with RSVP. www.lesbianswhotech.org.

Come As You Are: Secrets from the Science of Female Sexuality with Dr. Emily Nagoski Sex educator, author, and activist Emily Nagoski leads this sex-loving workshop on all things female sexuality. Emily has one goal: making pleasure the center definition of sexual well-being. Brought to you once again by the Southwest Sexual Health Alliance. Sat., May 7, 1-7:15pm. The Commons Learning Center, 2901 Read Granberry Trail. www.swsexualhealth.com.

LezzDance It's that time again. LezzDance takes over Maria's for some quality dance floor time to support PAWS of Austin. DJ KimmyK spins you right round. Sat., May 7, 6-10pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar. $10.

To Wong Foo Drag at the Drive-In Drag at the drive-in – oh what a night! Britain's Shyanne O'Shea hosts a strawberry social and To Wong Foo, with the likes of Rhonda Jewels! Sat., May 7, 6:30pm. Blue Starlite Drive-In II, 1001 E. Sixth. www.internationaldrag.org, www.fb.com/events/1096150647109013.

"Strange Ambassadors" Art Show by Silky Shoemaker The infamous artist Silky Shoemaker (of GayBiGayGay fame) brings her work – new and old – to adorn the walls of Transform. This opening is gonna get lit. Sat., May 7, 8-11pm. Transform, 1909 Wheless. www.fb.com/transformfitnessaustin.

Pleasure Escape Vol. 6 Feel the music. Give in to it. Let go. A lineup of all lady DJs makes the nasty night grooves, including Mary Magdalena, Trinidad Trini, Malika, and two Chi-town DJs Jarvi and Sold. Sat., May 7, 9pm. Tamale House East, 1707 E. Sixth, 512/495-9504.

Mr. Austin Gear 2016 Contest It's the third annual Mr. Austin Gear contest! Proceeds go to Austin Gears 2016 AIDS Walk Fund benefiting ASA. This is a safe space, open and welcoming to all forms of queer. Sat., May 7, 10pm. Badlands, 1203 Chicon.

Mother's Day Reading with Revolution Writing Workshop Abe Louise Young, Angeliska Polachek, Beth Remsburg, Erin Flynn, Jack Darling, and more take a page from Young's Revolution Writing Workshop for readings of poetry and prose on mothering, queer/straight parenting, sex, etc. Sun., May 8, 1pm. Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th. www.malvernbooks.com.

Innercise! A meditation on working it in. A new monthly class to explore the divine mysteries of the inner life. Expect a queer twist, of course! Sun., May 8, 3-4:30pm. Transform, 1909 Wheless. $15 sliding scale. www.transformfitnessaustin.com.

The Nothing Song It's a darkwave takeover. L.A.'s Drab Majesty returns to CUC with Pale Dian, Future Blondes, and Ultraviolet. DJ Lizzbeth keeps the wave pulsing between sets. Sun., May 8, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133. $5. trishconnelly@gmail.com, www.cheerupcharlies.com.


GAYLY AHEAD

Out Youth's Second Chance Adult Prom Magical proms, the myth of Eighties and early-Aughts teen movies, but here's your chance to relive and redo prom in the gayest way. So, get yer mermaid on cuz Out Youth (sans youth) are taking you under the sea to an ocean filled with drag queens and cocktail attire. Sat., May 28. W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3600. $35 early bird, $50 regular, $100 VIP. www.outyouth.org.

Queerbomb 2016 Queerbomb returns for the annual rally, march, and fabulous kweer party because the greatest protests are the ones with glitter, dancing, and this gorgeous qmmunity. We're here! We're queer! Help light the spark. Sat., June 4. Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth. www.fb.com/qbatx.

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