Krudas Cubensi will blow yer mind and make you move
This is what you came for. We're in the throes of summer with a heat index of 106 and an endless social list of queers to see and parties to do. This week is no exception. We've got dance parties, craft parties, storytelling parties, and oodles of pretty people to play with, but this weekend giveth and she taketh away. Austin's bootylicious DJ Divorcée has decided to try on a new city and he's throwing a birthday-meets-going-away party with nearly every gay DJ in town (see Friday). But it's not all bon voyages and sappy goodbyes. Saturday night, the undeniably talented Krudas Cubensi are celebrating the release of their new album. Whether this is your first time or 50th time seeing this duo perform, they will blow yer mind and make you move. Give in, just dance.
Register Now: Sexual Attitude Reassessment Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh is keeping Austin weird and (sexually) free. Expect an "experiential weekend that provides a real life opportunity for educators, counselors, and therapists to get back in touch with their beliefs and attitudes toward various aspects of human sexuality." The event happens Fri., Aug. 12, through Sun., Aug. 14, and there's only 25 seats, so reserve yours before someone else's butt gets it! Fri., Aug. 12, 5:30pm-Sun., Aug. 14, 3pm. Location TBD. www.swsexualhealth.com.
PFLAG Planning Meeting For Austin PRIDE Don't miss the party! PFLAG is talking Pride plans! Thu., July 21, 7-9pm. Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf, 512/444-1314. www.pflagaustin.org.
The Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue presents: Violet Crown Follies This fall those Jigglewatt gals get a bimonthly revue and they're giving us a peep show – er – sneak peek. Music by Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5. Thu., July 21, 9pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562. $15-125. www.thejigglewattsburlesque.com.
Sha'Nyia Baltimore and the Cast of the Supernovas! Supernovas getting wild this week, every week at BTII. Thu., 11pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35, 512/419-9192. www.fb.com/bt2atx.
Hold Me Well What if Othello were set in a post-apocalyptic world without men? Would the tragic ending still ring true? Playwright Eva Suter gives her take here. Directed by Shrewd company member Rudy Ramirez, this company puts the focus on women and LGBTQ voices. Give it a listen. Through Aug. 7. Fri.-Sat. 8pm; Sun., 5pm. The Off Shoot, 2211 Hidalgo, 512/476-7833. $13-25. www.shrewdproductions.com.
Dame Deluxe Down Ass Mamas Elevatin' returns with their 100% female-produced dance party. DJ Mahealani, Queen Deelah, and DJ Shani team up with singer-songwriter Stephanie Grissett and dj.ang.g for an epic night. Plus, the patio will feature art from Toni Ardizzone and Ayana Omilade Flewellen. Fri., July 22, 9pm. The Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville Rd., 512/927-0700. $5.
All My Friends are DJs: A Birthday Celebration Turns out those rumors are true. DJ Divorcée is leaving us *sniff* but not before one last epic birthday/dance party with a power mix of DJ sets. Look out for Blood Kisses (Ursula Lucadevjic), Mouthfeel, Dylan Reece, Daddie Dearest, Divorcée (Der), and more! Say "so long" and shake that a$$. Fri., July 22, 10pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth, 512/482-8993.
Cuddle Up: Guided Group Cuddling (Women's Edition) Some days ya just need some cuddles, and not in a kinky way. Join Faye Fearless for a women and nonbinary cuddle puddle. This is a safe space to enjoy "the power of human touch." This event happens sans alcohol, for the 18 and up crowd. Sat., July 23, 11am-1pm. Rose Movement Studio, 2015 E. Riverside, 406/696-8063. $10.
BPM Saturday DJ BigFace and the Boys of ATX sure make that Highland dance floor slick. Go ahead, break a sweat and wrap it, boyz. Saturdays. Free before 2am. www.highlandlounge.com.
Krudas Cubensi CD Release Party Hot damn and hallelujah! Krudas Cubensi is taking over the North Door with their Highly Addictive CD release party. You can thank Allgo for this guaranteed Saturday night win with DJs ang.g and La Vibra. Sat., July 23, 9pm. The North Door, 501 Brushy, 512/710-9765. $10-12. www.allgo.org.
Big Bill, Lake of Fire, Popper Burns, Rattlesnake Milk, TrÈs Oui Breathe in that summer air and sweat it out while rockin' out to a queer-ific music night. Sat., July 23, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133. $5. www.cheerupcharlies.com.
Cinema East Cinema East, one of the very best parts of Austin summers, returns Sunday night! It's a night of outdoor movie merriment that's BYOB and picnicking is encouraged. Films start when the sun sets, but people-watching starts earlier. FYI: capacity is limited this year, so buying tickets online is key. And please remember, don't be a d*ck. Sun., July 24, 7-11pm. Sekrit Theater, 1145 Perry. $5 presale, $7. www.fb.com/cinemaeast.
Volleyball Austin Spike it up – the LGBTQ peeps behind Volleyball Austin are holding sign-ups now for their fall season (Aug. 25-Dec. 15). Find deets at the link. Mondays. Locations vary; see website. volleyballaustin.leagueapps.com.
Greetings from Queer Mountain Episode 39: Safe Queer Mountain takes a serious turn this month as they partner with SAFE (formerly SafePlace). Expect storytellers to share on issues of abuse and safety as queers. Wed., July 27, 9-11:30pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133. Free. www.safeaustin.org.
Them//They Wednesdays Look out queers! There's a new weekly dance party in town lookin' to make you sweat. Brought to you by DJ GirlFriend. Wednesdays. Volstead Lounge, 1500 E. Sixth, 512/680-0532. Free. www.girlfriendatx.co.
Hot Guys 5 We be all night. Getting low, twerking out to the hottest of hot rap. Thu., July 28, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133. www.cheerupcharlies.com.
Austin Pride 2016 Pride is coming. Werk Fashion Show: Sat., Aug. 20. Festival and parade: Sat., Aug. 27. Aug. 20-27. $13-125. www.austinpride.org.
Splash Days Dance parties, pool parties, and So. Many. Shirtless. Dudes. Get yer Labor Day weekend splash on; tickets available by day or in packages based on how you want it. Plus, 100% – yes, all of it – goes to helping local nonprofits like APAP and Care Communities. Sept. 2-5. Multiple locations; see website. www.splashdays.com.
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