Cheer Up Charlies

900 Red River, Austin, 78701, 512/431-2133
The fun, gay uncle of the Red River bar and live music scene, Cheer Ups is one of the most cheerful, inviting, and beloved venues on the block. Featuring random rainbow art, unicorns, and funkiness all around, the vegan bar serves a creative blend of cocktails (kale lime gingerita), as well as local beers, organic teas, and kombucha on tap. Outside, the limestone-dressed stage remains home to a variety of eclectic events, from crafts nights to karaoke, Peaches to John Legend.
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Drake Day

Remember when he called you on your cell phone? Celebrate Drake's birth at the club with DJ GirlFriend. Tue., Oct. 24, 10pm. Free.

Greetings From Queer Mountain Ep. 54: Slash

Steamy, dirty, sexy stories – this month's GfQM is telling tall tales about romancing yer fave fictional characters (cartoons, comics, soaps, you name it). Hosted by Ralphie Hardesty and special guests Jesus Valles. Wed., Oct. 25, 9-11pm. Free.

CLAWstin 8

These arm-wrestling ladies put an emphasis on power and performance with personas as big as their biceps. It's like pro wrestling: all the grunting without the ring. This also serves as a fundraiser for Amaanah Refugee Services. Thu., Oct. 26, 8pm. $5.

Clawstin 8: A Benefit for Amaanah Refugee Services

Get ready to rumble with the Austin Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers. Eight badass women battle it out to raise funds for Amaanah Refugee Services. Thu., Oct. 26, 8-11pm. $5 suggested donation.

HollaQween Pt 2: A Super Spooky Birthday Party

A seriously spooky celebration to honor our fave scream queens Louisianna Purchase and Zane Zena. Expect drag, expect dance, expect the unexpected. Dressing up is encouraged. Sat., Oct. 28, 10pm. $5.

Caleb De Casper Residency

Caleb De Casper's glam/goth residency is coming to an end with banging beats. Experimental pop act Wayne Holtz from San Antonio and funk rockers Kiddoo & the Dude open the night. Sun., Oct. 29, 9pm.

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