Gay Place: Furballz
The SXSW Interactive and Film conferences have coughed up some adorable gaywad hairball sightings like Malcolm Ingram, Rachel Maddow, Buck Angel, Nakia, Crystal Arc, the Unicorn Booty dudes, and more. Awww, sorry you missed 'em. Next year, go for Platinum. And hey, there's plenty left to go around. Just check back in the next few dailies. Also, be sure to check for more online:
ON OUR GAYDAR
LGBT WORKPLACE PROTECTION CALL TO ACTION Wouldn't you love to take a stroll around the Capitol in the middle of this delicious spring, in a throng of delicious queers all holding signs saying things like "STOP WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION – PASS SB 237 NOW"? 11am, Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 305-8400. www.facebook.com/GetEQUAL.TX/events.
OUTLANDER FEST Free, free LGBT. Through Sat., Mar. 16. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823. Free.
MR. ANGEL The story of trans-man Buck. Mr. Angel, if you're nasty. Mmmm hmm. 11am. Zach's Topfer Theatre, 202 S. Lamar. SXSW badges/tickets.
I AM DIVINE The man behind the cha-cha heels. 11:15am. Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 476-1320. SXSW badges/tickets.
HOT TROPICS Surefire and Deep Inside present a veritable ringworm of jungle rot featuring Sepalcure, Kastle, MikeQ, and more. noon-7pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017. www.facebook.com/deepinsideatx.
PIT STOP Two gay men in a Texas town on separate paths that may just come together. 9:45pm. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 472-5470. SXSW badges/tickets.
IN YOUR DREAMS – STEVIE NICKS It's the white witch on the big screen. Wouldn't you love to love her? 2pm. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 472-5470. SXSW badges/tickets. www.inyourdreamsmovie.com.
BEFORE YOU KNOW IT PJ Raval's latest follows the path of retired gays. 3:45pm. Violet Crown, 434 W. Second, 495-9600. SXSW badges/tickets.
BAYOU MAHARAJAH: THE TRAGIC GENIUS OF JAMES BOOKER "...the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced," says Dr. John. 4pm. Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 476-0541. SXSW badges/tickets.
STEVIE NICKS INTERVIEW We know it's in your dreams, but we swear, it's not a mirage. Just like a white-winged badgeholder, baby, stand back and get your Rhiannon down to see Ann Powers talk to Tee-Dee about her wild, wild heart. 5-6pm. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 404-4000. SXSW badges.
BENT COMPASS PARTY LBGT artists galore. 7pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 494-1150. Free. www.facebook.com/bentcompass.
DIAMOND RINGS Babyfaced junior star-man crooner is back. 7:15pm. Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces, 263-4146. SXSW badges/wristbands.
QUEER YOGA AUSTIN (NÉE QUEERDALINI) For those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. 7:30pm. Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood, 628-1580. $5+ donations. firstname.lastname@example.org.
PATRICE PIKE Austin's seventh sister turns it out for SX. Yup, her regular night at the Saxon is her showcase. 8-9pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar, 448-2552. SXSW badges/wristbands.
CLASSIXX Don't be daft, punks, you know you want to dance. 8:30pm. Emo's East, 2015 E. Riverside. SXSW badges/wristbands.
BLEEDING RAINBOW Kathleen Hanna likes 'em; so do we. 12mid. Valhalla, 710 Red River, 476-0997. SXSW badges/wristbands.
LAS ROBERTAS Crits are hailing these Costa Rican noise-poppers as Breeders/Elastica-era redux. We say dig deeper: Shop Assistants, Jesus and Mary Chain, MBV, VU, etc. 12mid. BD Riley's Irish Pub, 204 E. Sixth, 494-1335.
ANGEL HAZE Haze threw shade at Banks, kicking off the "faggot" war. (This particular show is listed by SX as "alt country"?!) 1:15am. Easy Tiger, 709 E. Sixth, 614-4972. SXSW badges/wristbands.
MELISSA FERRICK Singer-songwriter shall preview her new album, The Truth Is. 12mid. The Palm Door, 401 Sabine, 391-1994. SXSW badges/wristbands.
TEGAN & SARA Our inimitable twinsies wear their Heartthrob on their sleeves. 12:15am. Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces. SXSW badges/wristbands.
GAYBIGAYGAY 2013 The beloved queer tape across the SXSW finish line is on – Austin's faggoty Woodstock, Southern Decadence, Burning Man, Mardi Gras, Disney World, Dollywood, Von Trapp Family Reunion, Folsom Street, the Vatican, and oh, SXSW, rolled into one. Keep your eyes on the Gay Place and here for updates on the lineup, but expect amazing indie queers, booty bounce, dance jams, picnic blankets, makeout parties, and unicorns prancing across spring meadows. All day; all gay! All yay! Sun., March 17, noon-12mid. Springdale & Rogge (the 2011 location). Free and open to the public. All ages. Change your flight. Trust us.
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