Soccer andf business intersect in this documentary about the purchase of the Queens Park Rangers, a west London team, by F1 magnates, Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone. The four-year plan to turn around the club's fortunes is intimately observed. The short film, "Meister vs. Meister, will also screen. Afterward, local soccer celebrity Dan Wiersema will moderate a panel discussion with faculty and local soccer personalities on the theme "Authenticity and Supporting Your Local." The festival continues on Sunday. See www.kickingandscreening.com/blog
for more details.
Here's an event – the first annual, we're told – in which Texas craft breweries and local artists have worked together to create an original body of work influenced by a seasonal, signature, or limited-edition craft brew. The visual-art show will be in the gallery while the breweries host a tasting and showcase their craft on the Co-Lab lawn. Check these brewery/artist pairings: Thirsty Planet/Matthew Winters, Adelbert’s/Pat Snow, (512)/Dave Culpepper, Live Oak/Spencer Cook, Hops & Grain/Nick Miller, Black Star/Emily Cayton, Jester King/Josh Cockrell, Saint Arnold/Jeremy Johnson, Blue-Collar Brewing/Jeremy Burks. Bonus: Live music from John Wesley Coleman, Ghostmember, Brazilian Space Program, Mockingbird Loyals, and Rough Edit. Recommended. Note: Must be 21 or older to attend. Sat., Sept. 7, 4-11pm. Two cans of food for the Capital Area Food Bank
Co-Lab, 613 Allen, 512/300-8217
It's like a 5K where the organizers want you to fail. The course has Wipeout-style obstacles including the Wrecking Ball and a massive moon bounce and inflatable slide. Good luck. 8am. $64.
Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 858/273-7223
St. Ed's hosts the Hilltopper/Rattler Classic to get their season going. Sat., Sept. 6: Vs. Merrimack, 1pm; vs. Texas Woman's, 7pm. Sun., Sept. 7: Vs. Minnesota-Crookston, 11am; vs. Western New Mexico, 7pm. $5.
Recreation and Convocation Center, 3001 S. Congress
What an amazing year! The entire week has lead up to this big weekend. Here's the main event! Our daylong social scene spent prancing from community booth to community booth from buddy to ex-lover to future ex-husband with plenty of fun for folks of all orientations, ages, creeds, cultures, and proclivities, culminating in the star-studded show (starring Andy Bell of Erasure, Crystal Waters, Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's, Jojo of the Mary Jane Girls, Hi Fashion, RuPaul's Drag Race stars Raja, Shannel and Shangela, Steve Grand, Wendy Ho, Double Duchess, JD Samson of Le Tigre/MEN, Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem, and a host of local lovelies). Austin, are you ready to love thy neighbor? As thyself? Deeply? Truly? Passionately? And show how big and bursting this deep in the heart of this fucked up state is? Let's show 'em. Oh, hell yes we're proud. 11am. $20, $17 in advance.
Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318
Shiny, shiny ... shiny boots of leather. First Saturdays, 8-10pm. $5 to benefit CTBOL charities.
Chain Drive, 84 East Ave. (southbound I-35 access road), 512/480-9017
Whoooo! Congrats to Grand Marshalls and community darlings Mary Morrison and Omar Lopez-Jara! An amazing 70,000 showed up to witness last year's biggest, boldest parade ever. Do not miss this year! She lines up east of the Capitol on San Jacinto and rolls along 11th in front of the pinkest dome in the land, turns onto Congress and heads towards Gaybarville. Are you rollin' or are you strollin'? Either way, get in your place and revel in the sweetest celebration of "We Are Family" that this most civilized, gay-friendly town offers. Damn right we're proud. 8pm. Free.
Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400