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Season of the Witch

Austin’s witchiest are making waves this week with a plethora of (politically progressive) parties. That notoriously witchy woman, Corinne Loperfido, returns to town with not one but two illustrious events bent on gender-bending. Tonight you can catch her throwing a ladies (meaning all self-identified grrrls) only dance party. But just cuz this event is dry doesn't mean it's juiceless. Flip a coin Friday because it's a double-header. On the one side, Loperfido – in homage to John Waters – says gender-f*ck it, let's dance. Alternatively, local bands and DJ GirlFriend are falling drunk in love with Beyoncé to help end rape culture. Proceeds from the Beyhive party go to SafePlace for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Otherwise, find some spooky teen witches onscreen for Drag at the Drive-In. In the words of Nancy, we are the weirdos. And we wouldn't change a thing.

GAYDAR

BedPost Confessions Fall Edition Confess, you love talkin' about sex. Everyone does. So lend an ear and your blushing cheeks to this month's tale-tellers. Giveaways by Adult MegaPlexx and Package Menswear. Sadie Smythe and Mia Martina emcee, with ASL translating by SOULumination Interpreting. Wed. & Thu., Oct. 19 & 20, 6:30pm. The North Door, 501 Brushy, 512/710-9765.

Backstage: ZACH Theatre's Fall Fundraiser Go behind the curtain of ZACH Theatre for their fab fall fundraiser. Cocktails, dinner, and entertainment. VIP avail. Get yer fancy on. Thu., Oct. 20, 6pm. Zach Theatre. $250. www.zachtheatre.org/backstage.

Community Health Talk Have a notable experience as a queer seeking health care? Share it with Allgo so that they can better help Travis County health care providers. Thu., Oct. 20, 6:30pm; Sat. Oct. 22, 1pm. Allgo, 701 Tillery Ste. 1-A, 512/472-2001. www.allgo.org.

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).

Drag at the Drive-In: The Craft Tasha Starr hosts a coven of queens screening the great Nineties teen witch movie – The Craft. Get light as a feather with Neve, Fairuza, Rachel, Robin, and everyone's fave sleaze Skeet Ulrich. Fri., Oct. 21, 6-11pm. Blue Starlite Drive-In II, 1001 E. Sixth. $15-25. www.internationaldrag.org.

Randa Jarrar Reading & Signing Randa Jarrar shares from her first collection of short stories, Him, Me, Muhammad Ali. Set all over the world, the beloved BookWoman calls this book "stellar." Fri., Oct. 21, 7-8:30pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785. www.ebookwoman.com.

All Hail the Queen: A Beyoncé Tribute Bow down to Beyoncé for SafePlace. Nine local bands cover the queen and your cover goes directly to SafePlace in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Deep Eddy Vodka offers a "Lemonade" special, and GirlFriend follows with a Bey DJ set. Fri., Oct. 21, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. $5 suggested donation. www.safeaustin.org/safeplace.

Gender Fuck It All Let's Dance! John Waters Night! Calling all gender deviants. Channel your inner Divine, Hatchet Face, and Cry Baby for a night devoted to the demented. Drag, photo booths, costume contests, and a Hairspray station to get yer hive on high. Fri., Oct. 21, 9pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $10 before 11pm, $12 after.

Tucked Hosted by Rachel Mykels Six queens, one stage. Get a little tucked action, then release that frustration on the dance floor. This week's event gets Cuntry Hunty to benefit Vegas Van Cartier. Fridays. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free. www.highlandlounge.com.

Deep Inside With the Carry Nation Go deep. Stay there. Dance. Music brought to you by the Carry Nation, Dylan Reece, and Mouthfeel. Sat., Oct. 22, 8pm. Transform, 1909 Wheless. $5. www.fb.com/deepinsideatx.

Glitz 2016 Spend an evening poolside, sipping cocktails, and celebrating queer youth. Funds go to Out Youth. Sat., Oct. 22, 8-11pm. Private home, see ticket link for address. $75. www.outyouth.org.

Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines Ariel Gore, founder and editor of Hip Mama, joins forces with Revolutionary Mothering co-editor China Martens. A look at marginalized mothers of color at the center of a world of necessary transformation. Mon., Oct. 24, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785. www.ebookwoman.com.

Q Core Group A place for queer men (18-29 years old) to come together, plan events, shoot the sh*t, and build community. All in the name of sexual health! Wednesdays, 7pm. The Q Austin, 2906 Medical Arts. www.theqaustin.org.

Greetings, From Queer Mountain Ep 42: Slash/4 Those kooky storytellers on Mount Queer return with their fourth annual Slash Fiction show! Some of ATX's best LGBTQ speakers will share "steamy lurid tales" with some pop-culture faves. Wed., Oct. 26, 9pm-12mid. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133. Free. www.fb.com/greetingsfromqm.

Guerrilla Queer Bar: Where the Ghouls Go Halloween weekend starts with GQB! These queers are taking over Elysium's creepy haunts, and costumes are nearly required. Spooky playlist curated by DJ GirlFriend. Thu., Oct. 27, 7-11pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. Free. www.fb.com/wherethegirlsgoatx.

GAYLY AHEAD

Ladies of the 80's Birthday Bash Lick celebrates five years of ice cream with this Ladies of the 80's party. GP's very own Sarah Marloff and Chron Food Editor Brandon Watson judge the costume contest. Funds go to Hill Country Ride for AIDS, and there's free scoops all night long. Fri., Oct. 28. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562. $10. www.ilikelick.com.

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

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. www.fb.com/teamtakeoverysb.

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