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Cinema East

Cinema East, one of the very best parts of Austin summers, returns Sunday night! It's a night of outdoor movie merriment that's BYOB and picnicking is encouraged. Films start when the sun sets, but people-watching starts earlier. FYI: capacity is limited this year, so buying tickets online is key. And please remember, don't be a d*ck. 7-11pm. $5 pre-sale, $7.

Sekrit Theater, 1145 Perry Rd.


It's a specialy edition of Sunday Funday this week with Evelyn Saïd in the Highland house and yes - you could Win Her Box (we're not sure what kinda box she's referring to, but we do love surprises!). Absolute Brunch and ADA Hold 'Em happen before hand. Every Sunday. Free.

Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado, 512/649-1212

Hold Me Well

What if Othello were set in a post-apocalyptic world without men? Would the tragic ending still ring true? Playwright Eva Suter gives her take here. Directed by Shrewd company member Rudy Ramirez, this company puts the focus on women and LGBTQ voices. Give it a listen. July 15-Aug. 7, Fri., Sat. 8pm, Sun. 5pm. $13-25.

The Off Shoot, 2221 Hidalgo, 512/476-7833


Austin Pride 2016

Pride is coming. Werk Fashion Show: Sat., Aug. 20. Festival and parade: Sat., Aug. 27. Aug. 20-27. $13-125.

Plezzure Island

That's right ladiez (and gents mayhaps) – it's the first (and only) all-grrrl resort takeover to hit the Texas coast. Get yer swimsuits packed for pool party adventures and sleepover daydreams. Thu.-Sun., Sept. 29-Oct. 2. $200.

Hilton Galveston Island Resort

Queer Youth Media Project

AFS and aGLIFF once again host the Queer Youth Media Project. Together they're teaching baby queers how to make and market movies, how to enter festivals, and also an intro to theater, acting, and casting calls. Classes will be taught by Janet Jensen. Queer youth, 12-20, should apply. The session runs July 25-29; 10am-4:30pm. And all films will be screened at this year's aGLIFF. Register now for July 25-29.. Free registration, sign up online.

Austin School of Film, 1634 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/236-8877

Splash Days

Dance parties, pool parties, and So. Many. Shirtless. Dudes. Get yer Labor Day weekend splash on, tickets available by day or in packages based on how you want it. Plus, 100% - yes all of it - goes to helping local nonprofits like APAP and Care Communities. Sep. 2-5. Varies.

Multiple locations, see website

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