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Plenty of spooktacular events in the weeks ahead

Hopping into Halloween
Hopping into Halloween (Photo courtesy of Coco Coquette)

After a slow couple of weeks things are rising as fast as we all wish these temperatures were dropping. The week ahead is loaded up like a Torchy's taco, and – as devoted Halloween lovers – we can hardly contain our excitement over the spooktacular events creeping into the lineup. If yer in need of a costume, we highly recommend waltzing through Coco Coquette's yard sale (see Sunday). Need inspiration first? We're certain the scream queens of Poo Poo Platter and Die Felicia will be serving up sexy psycho killer (see Friday). But if you want something a little less Halloween-themed, there's two great causes: Save the Bees with Queen Bee (tonight!), and Austin's 29th Annual AIDS Walk laces up Sunday morning. Stay spooky, lovers.


Queen Bee Drag Show Bow down B's, it's time to celebrate Queen Bee and for once we're not talkin' Bey. The American Honey Bee Association is throwing an epic drag party to support our fuzzy, flying pollinators. Thu., Oct. 13, 7:30pm. Grizzly Hall, 2015 E. Riverside. $20.

Bruising for Besos Texas Premiere Allgo brings Adelina Anthony's QTPOC romance to Texas. Watch the story of Yoli, an artist and "complicated Xicana lez" as she pursues love and trouble in suburban L.A. Let this love story heat you up. Fri., Oct. 14, 7-10pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. $15.

Hurt: The Inspiring, Untold Story of Trauma Care Author, pediatric surgeon, and former UT professor Catherine Musemeche brings her new book to BookWoman for a reading and signing. Grab yer copy. Fri., Oct. 14, 7-8:30pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785.

Baile do Seu Jacinto Make moves. Afro-Caribbean soul collective Seu Jacinto, Krudas Cubensi, and DJ Leydis are looking to get the dance floor hot. Fri., Oct. 14, 9pm. The Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville Rd., 512/927-0700.

L&B Friday Night Ladies Night Lesbutante & the Boss return with their magical monthly ladiez night. Second Fridays. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado, 512/649-1212.

Poo Poo Platter Presents The Texas Drag Show Massacre Part III Horror, blood, and scream queens aplenty. Get ready to fill up on all the gory goodness Poo Poo – and special co-hosts, Die Felicia – can serve on a platter. Fri., Oct. 14, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River, 512/478-8385. $5.

Princess Party aka Texans for Téa This tea party is a three-stop shop. Indulge in Halloween festivities, princesses, and supporting one of yer own: Help a community member's niece undergo cancer treatment. Sat., Oct. 15, 4pm-12mid. Private home, see Facebook for address.

Drag Me To the Opera Holy haawaaacamolé! If drag and opera had a love child this would be it. Watch as six opera stars unite with six queens for a night of drapera. Sat., Oct. 15, 7pm. The North Door, 501 Brushy, 512/710-9765. $20-35.

The King and Eye Ball Twenty years is a long time to shine! Celebrate Rude Mechs' 20th anniversary with hostess Rebecca Havemeyer. Graham Reynolds makes the music, you make the party. Sat., Oct. 15, 7pm. The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 512/476-7833. $50.

Bearwolf 2: The Thirst This party has gone to the werewolves. Let yer inner wolfy out and give in to the thirst with DJ Todd, wereshot boyz, and a "man beast strip contest." Sat., Oct. 15, 9pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth, 512/482-8993. Free.

AIDS Walk Austin Grab your walking shoes and get ready to strut your stuff. Austin's AIDS Walk celebrates and supports people living with HIV/AIDS in our dear community. Not walkin'? No problem, make it out to mingle at the park "afterparty." Sun., Oct. 16. Palm Park, 601 E. Third, 512/477-1566.

Vintage Costume Yard Sale Bazaar Bewildered Halloween shoppers rejoice. Coco Coquette once again hosts a vintage garage sale of the most spectacular proportions. Sun., Oct. 16, noon-6pm. Coco Coquette, 2109 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/344-9173.

Va-Jay-Jay Day! A Celebration of All Things Pussy! Bringing new meaning to a clam jam near you. Celebrate your innie with yer gal pals. Vajazzle it, paint it, love it. See FB for deets. Sun., Oct. 16, 2-6pm. Sassy Miss Waxy, 5509 Northdale, 512/506-0262.

"How to Drive a Vulva" With Allison Moon Learn the ins and outs of the bits and pieces that make up the sexiest innies eva. "Sapphic savant" Allison Moon teaches the inside scoop. Sun., Oct. 16, 6:30-8:30pm. Q Toys, 6800 Burnet Rd., 512/772-1614. $20.

ACC Spirit Day Celebrate yer queerness (and the queerness of others). Put purple on, bathe in fab LGBTQIA resources, and nibble on some noshes. Wed., Oct. 19, 10:30am-1:30pm. ACC Riverside, 1020 Grove. Free, but please RSVP.

Pretty Witches: A Ladies-Only No Alcohol Dance Party When we say dance like no one's watching, maybe we're talking about this ladies-only dance party. Anyone who identifies themselves within the "lady" spectrum is welcome and wanted. Go big, go crazy, stay sober (this is a dry event). Twerking class 8-9pm. Thu., Oct. 20, 8pm-12mid. Indra's Awarehouse, 7904 FM 969, 512/200-2781. $15 (dance class), $10 (dance party).


Boner Bizarre: An American Nightmare Forget American Horror Story, the performers of this Halloween-themed Boner Bazaar are using their horrific(ly cool) circus and sideshow acts to tell the terrifying tale of Americana history. Sat., Oct. 29. Grizzly Hall, 2015 E. Riverside. $10-200.

The Big Gay Halloween Bash The LGBTQ 411 are bringing the biggest, gayest, Halloweeeniest party to town and they want your costumed a$$ there. Houston's DJ TwerkSum1 offers up some special treats for your tricks. Sat., Oct. 29. Spinners Live, 14106 N. I-35, 512/990-3665. $10.

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