Is your Yogi a bear? Come Hatha flow with modifications for big bois (and whomevers). Hey, hey, Boo Boo! Saturdays, 11am. $10 class, $30 unltd. monthly.
Soco Yoga, 1109-B S. Congress, 512/445-0773
The ship is sailing! And this night, there is a bear for a Rear Admiral. Outside on the big stage, swabbies XBRMNT (8pm), Mom Jeans (8:45pm), Sampler & Son (9:30pm), Big Bill (10:15pm), and Riders Against The Storm (11pm), while inside DJs Fine & Dandy with Kate & Andy spin (10pm) until Nakia takes over
(12am-2am). 7pm. $5 suggested donation for bands.
Don't let that whole "hot and hilarious" thing intimidate you: She's also "sexy and sardonic," "luscious and LOLy," not to mention "gorgeous and gutpunchy." 7pm. $20.
What does it feel like when a bear gets medieval on yo ass at the faire? noon.
Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem, plus Learning Secrets. 10pm. $15.
Naked what?! Rock my whattt?! Okay, mami, tell me a story. 8pm. $20, $15 in advance.
Quaking queers raising dough and glasses for Third Woman Press. 9pm-1am. $5.
5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., 512/786-1513
Still Dirty. Still Filthy. Supastar DJ Filthy Rich spins gobs of gay gold. Just gobs of it. Saturdays, 10pm.
Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 512/494-1150
Gift cards! Goodie bags! An array of rotating host(esse)s and emcees Ramiro Villegas, aka Elizabeth Selmiro and Sasha Starr! Seventies! Eighties music for your booty! Trash it up, babies! Saturdays, 9pm-1am. Free.
You can directly access the Chronicle's gay listings online without clicking until your fingers turn blue. And alls it takes is one URL.
Austin's gay and lesbian group for making the nature scene. Minimal dues, maximum fun!
Do you care what happened in this Lege session? About fights for equality and equal protection under the law? Get on Equality Texas' list. They have daytime, afterwork, and club-hopping opportunities.
Gay runners meet Tuesday and Thursday (5:30pm) and Saturday (9:45am). Oooh, girl, when they told you you were "fast" at the club, they had no idea! And such stamina! $25 yearly membership.
Meet at north shore of Lady Bird Lake under the MoPac bridge, 453-8878
Finally! A socially intricate yet easy-to-use Web presence designed to "help foster communication and planning within the queer community to avoid competing events." Thank you, Poochie. Go check it out, and upload all your events. Now! What are you waiting for? Free.
From the folks who brought you the original Bout Time and the legendary downtown Charlie's, free buffet every weekday and a six-hour happy hour. Whoa. Weekdays, 5-7pm. Free.
Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35, 512/419-9192
New digs! Right next to Sahara Lounge on the Eastside. Here’s the latest line-up as we know it: BLXPLTN, HYENAZ (featuring Bonaparte dancer Mad Kate), Mykki Blanco, Cakes da Killa, Mary Ocher, DJ Ursula, christeene, MonoKino, Lex Vaughan, Magic Mouth, Kumbia Queers, Queer Qumbia en Tejas, DJ Babysitter, Phoebe Jean & Her Air Force (from Baltimore), Krudas Cubensi, Jef Barbara, Rebecca Havemeyer, Molly Rose & Amanda Mora, Thelma & the Sleaze (from Nashville), Mom Jeans, DJ Pre-Columbian, y mas (and by mas, we mean celebrity surprises). The mise-en-scène is the most heart-bursting of the entire conference season: Revel in the set design, live art installations, and unicorns. BYOSnacks and B, bring cash (CASH ONLY) to buy food, beer, hard cider, iced coffee, iced tea, Topo Chico, Middle Eastern food from Ararat, Puerto Rican food from Charlee's Hot Spot, T-shirt and merch. Spread out on picnic blankets (If you see Hulk Hogan, come say Hiiiiii!), carpool, bike, walk, skateboard (limited $5 parking and Darling Express Official GayBi Party Shuttle), and take in the joy and wonderment that is the Austin queer community opening her arms (and other parts) to the entire planet and beyond. All day; all gay! All yay! Sun., March 16, noon-12mid. Free and open to the public. All ages.
1405 Webberville RD, next to the Sahara Lounge
GayBi's back. Tell a friend. Or grab that friend and go sign up for any number of two-hour volunteer shifts pre-fest in building and arting, and fest-proper, "in jobs like merch, parking, and water-boi." Sun., Mar. 16, noon-12mid.
Webberville DR, 512/751-1073
is a great resource for folks in need of services as well as those who just want to volunteer or help. Free.
HIV-positive? This group explores issues from recent diagnosis to life with HIV. Free to individuals who qualify; sliding scale for everyone else.
The cuddliest, hairiest, most barrel-chested bigboys of the Heart of Texas Bears are a social service group dedicated to all things "grrrrr." Get on their list for info about monthly coffees, movie nights, beer busts, etc.
Studies show that education reduces recidivism! Send your tax-deductible books and donations now. All topics in the GLBT spectrum needed (especially trans topics).
For those who are wild about the theatre, Zach brings you the Wilde Party offered at each main-stage show. Food, drinks, and a fabulous show especially for the family and those that love us. Preshow mixer, 6:45pm; show at 8pm.
Welcome to Austin! Don't know where to go, you big beautiful queer? Let our Austin Chronicle gAyTX Fun Guide
Get back to class with class, and hang out with fellow LGBT Bobcats and allies. Check the website for weekly meetings and the awesome, twice-a-year Bobcat Ball.
Texas State University campus, San Marcos
Yo, Hunky Brewster: Get on the Midtowne site, and click on the Free Pass link to get free admission to some steamy relief. 18 and up, no alcohol.
Midtowne Spa, 5815 Airport, 512/302-9696
Everyone has lots of questions about Naked Yoga, like, "What if I get a boner…?" They have a FAQ for that. Check the website. Mondays, 7:30pm and Wednesdays, 8:30pm at Todd Pilates, 4032 S. Lamar #700; Saturdays, 10:30am at Cedar Events Center, 15803 Windermere, Pflugerville. $12.
The Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is throwing their annual #BigGay Kickoff Party next week to welcome newcomers and visitors to town for SXSW. Aside from being the number one way to connect with LGBTQ for the conference, the party is also the launch party for our gAyTX Fun Guide man and the next issue of the Agenda. AGLCC in collaboration with The Austin Chronicle (yours truly, plus some characters from our Gay Place blog) present these spangley gay digest-sized gay mag promoting economic equality and gender diversity and a full map of gay bars and LGBTQ SXSW events just in time for the teeming masses. Fri., March 7, 6pm.
Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 512/320-8823
It's Jewish with a queer bent or queer with a Jewish bent, either way, you won't get bent, you'll get strrrrrretched into some fabulousness, three times a week. Pick your power: Night Light (Sundays), Go Flow (yoga and dance, Mondays), or Salute the Sun (Wednesdays). Sundays, 8:30pm; Mondays, 7:30pm; and Wednesdays, 8am. $8-10 suggested donation, sliding scale.
Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood, 512/628-1580
Therapy/support group for HIV-positive gay men. Eight-week sessions. Call for schedule. Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm.
Q stands for cute. And these cute fellas are on a mission to fight HIV/AIDS with a variety of ongoing social events. Volunteer and internship opportunities available. Free.
Q Boyz, 3408 West Ave., 420-8557
San Marcos Pride is a go. Whoooo! The kids behind Rainbow Night have been hard at work getting this together for September, and all's they need is you. Hey, Bobcat Qs, allies, and Austinites who just want to see neighbor pals enjoy the same tolerance and acceptance we feel here in the big city, come lend a hand. San Marcos Pride seeks volunteers, performers, graphic designers and printers, hotel partnerships, vendors, and especially $ponsor$. Call or email Silvia now. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 5-7, 2014.
Every closet purge, you run into it – that slab of silicone or whatever, the one that reminds you of … you know who. What the hell do you do with an old dong? Or buzzing egg? Or Fleshlight? Why, you recycle it, of course. Read the requirements to participate in Q Toys recycling program, and get a $5 certificate for your trouble … and for a less stressful closet. Starts March 1.
Q Toys, 6800 Burnet Rd., 512/772-1614
Austin's own St. Ed's has its own LGBTQ group that's all about social event and social awareness. That's one big rainbow up on that hill.
St. Edward's University campus, 466-1093
Connect with fellow Horns o'plenty from all stripes of our purdy, purdy rainbow.
That's THCFES to you, delicate nymph of the forest glen. (All's we wanna know is: Where are the fekkin' unicorns?!) THCFES is a group for alternative/progressive gay men who understand the goodness of all things fae. Yae!
Check the brass on those ovz, dude. Whoa. And check the Brass Ovaries website for info on events and upcoming pole-dancing classes.
Gently used goodes! Junque! Crappé! Austin's darling den of dignified detritus wants your stuff. Give until your closets are squeaky clean. Donations accepted on-site, Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm. Pickups arranged by appointment.. Free.
Katy Koonce, LCSW, offers transgender support groups with a holistic approach. Donations accepted.
Your Longhorn queer hub, as it were. Regular business hours (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm) so you can learn about cool campus doin's like Queer Students Alliance, GLBTGrad, OutLaw, Queer People of Color and Allies, Transgender Texas, She Says, and more.
UT's Gender & Sexuality Center maintains, among other fabulous things, a helluva listserv. To submit something for or to subscribe to the e-mail list, please send an e-mail.
Specialized individual and relationship psychotherapy for the LGBTQIJKLMNOP and open-minded. More than 86 years experience between 'em.
Austin's hub for GLBT support and support groups has moved its hub up to the Highland Mall area.
Low- to no-cost mental health counseling and support for folks struggling with HIV or AIDS. Bilingual? ¡Sí!