Where the Girls Go/ATX: Extended Holiday Edition
Queertastic grrrl events this weekend, and every weekend
By Sarah Marloff,
1:30PM, Fri. Dec. 12, 2014
Sometimes you’ve just got to get away. And that’s exactly what Where the Girls Go/ATX is doing for this lovely holiday season. But we didn’t want to leave y'all in a lurch – frantically searching for the queerest grrrl events and the most festive shenanigans in Austin. So adorn yourself in sequins and suspenders, and get ready for a scandalously good holiday.
Friday: Nothin' says Friday night like a Ninties party. Add in some phenomenal drag queers – err – queens, and we can’t think of a better way to kick off a weekend. Poo Poo Platter’s got the most radical performances by Kitty Buick, Kara Foxx Paris, Honey St. Claire, and more, with the most tubular host – Arcie Cola.
Suggestion: DJ GirlFriend knows Ninties like cheese knows pizza. All that for $5 can’t be beat.
Saturday: Whimsical is the name of the game tonight, and Kings N Things is making Saturday extra magical with some drag, burlesque, and – wait for it – Dragaoke. You heard right. The mystical and mysterious Ursula hosts. Once the singing ends, the dance party starts.
Suggestion: Get into the Dragaoke spirit by “donning your favorite drag or holiday-themed garb from our transformation station, take the stage and perform your hearts out.”
Sunday: Let the Chrismukkah parties commence! Bout Time II invites all the queers to their Costumer Celebration – Susan Arbuckle, Deb N Flow, Serafia Jane, and Aiden Kross will play all afternoon long.
Suggestion: Need a little more bite to your Sunday? Lather on the leather, and head to Rain afterwards for a Leather Ball. Grab a Forbidden Fruit goodie bag while you’re there.
Friday, Dec. 19: What did we say about Ninties and Fridays? Match made on queer dance floors. Tonight’s Middle School Dance Party promises all your favorite throwbacks, with none of that awkward arms-length slow dancing. DJs Boi Toi and GirlFriend never disappoint.
Suggestion: GirlFriend says it best, "Come dressed to sweat."
Saturday, Dec. 20: Lookin’ slow.
Suggestion: Go for the double take.
Sunday, Dec. 21: Tonight marks the longest night of the year, and we suggest you celebrate this old skool holiday of sorts at Bookwoman. The feminist bookstore promises one hell of a solstice party with poets, a ritual by the one and only Abe Louise Young, and a Cleveland-based Rockabilly ban by the name of Babies in Black.
Suggestion: Win two birds with one event – still need a present? This store has it.
Friday, Dec. 26: Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house, all the queers were stirring to get out on the town. Rumor has it GirlFriend will DJing at Vinyl, and there’s always F$ck Me F$ck Me Friday to tide ya over.
Suggestion: Have you “liked” GirlFriend yet?
Saturday, Dec. 27: Tonight, you’re either pre-gaming for New Year’s or frantically fleeing family. Either way, Dj Divorcée’s Death Drop for Your Life will get ya out, warm ya up, and make ya drop it low.
Suggestion: Head on over to Cheer Ups ready to bounce.
Wednesday, Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve: Everyone’s lookin for something tonight. Find it – and the prettiest queers in Austin – at Cheer Up Charlie’s. Yup, once again No Play Music is putting an a spectacular NYE Party. They’ve got the always crass/amazing Mom Jeans opening, the one and only GirlFriend ending, and another six bands between them. Add in a champagne toast, and you’re all set for the perfect midnight kiss. Suggestion: Kiss 2014 goodbye with champagne breath and dance yer way into 2015.
In case more is required – or new events announced – The Gay Place is here for you. And follow us, Where The Girls Go/ATX on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll be back and glitterier than ever in the New Year.
Stay safe and sparkly, babes.