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Gay Place

By Kate X Messer, March 14, 2014, Columns

YOUR GRIN = MY SUNSHINE

Friends of the Gay Place, local club Cheer Up Charlie's recently relocated to the Red River district from their original home on East Sixth. Last night, they and next door neighbors Mohawk were front line to the tragedy that occurred when two people were killed and many more injured when a vehicle speeding away from the police broke through the street's festival barricades and left a trail of tears and mayhem. Here's a shout out to all of our friends along the Red River corridor and to all of you beauties out celebrating music, and movies, and life. Stay frosty, sweethearts. We want you back tomorrow, next week, next year. (And cheer up, sweet Charlie.)

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ON OUR FRI-GAYDAR

OUTLANDER FEST Today's lineup: Xelle, Dion Vox, Bean, Katey Red, Vanilla Sugar, American Pinup, 3D Friends, Summer Osborne, Nick Deutsch, and Miranda Rose at Austin's fabulous gay bar in the heart of the gay district. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.facebook.com/theoutlanderproject.

SXSW MUSIC: CYRIL HAHN Say his name ... say his name, and he'll remix your destiny, child. 12mid. Hype Hotel, 505 E. Seventh. www.cyrilhahnmusic.com.

GIRLS ROCK CAMP DAY PARTY Lineup! Whoa! Featuring: Sick/Sea, Buffalo Daughter, BLXPLTN, Mirah, Charlie Belle Music, Butch County, and more. 11am. Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38½, 512/538-1991. www.girlsrockcampaustin.org.

SXSW FILM: 'LITTLE HORRIBLES: MINIBAR' From Amy York Rubin's salty, sardonic lez miniseries. 11am. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress. www.littlehorribles.com.

SUGAR CIRCUS SIDE-SHOWCASE The greatest acoustic Side-Showcase on Earth (with beer and vegan cupcakes, among other treats). 2-8pm. Sugar Circus, 2613 E. Fifth, 512/761-4100. www.sugarcircusatx.com.

SXSW MUSIC: PHANTOGRAM Hip-pop don't stop with this funky fresh duo. 2pm. Radio Day Stage, Austin Convention Center. www.phantogrammusic.virb.com.

SXSW MUSIC: NAKIA Bear hugs for everyone with our beloved Voice contender. 2pm. Javelina, 69 Rainey. www.nakia.net.

SX NORTH LAMAR A celebration of the power of women in music (over 20 women in music on this bill) hosted by Kiya Heartwood. 6-10pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A. Free. www.facebook.com/bookwomanaustin.

SXSW FILM: 'THE CASE AGAINST 8' Doc about the movement to overturn Prop. 8. 6:45pm. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress. www.thecaseagainst8.com.

SXSW MUSIC: KATEY RED & NOLA BOUNCE It's a night of bounce, featuring Game Ova Hound, Magnolia Rhome, Lucky (Johnson from Treme), Killy Keys, and, of course, the Beyoncé of bounce, Katey Red. 7pm. Avenue on Congress, 408 Congress. www.katey-red.blogspot.com.

THE RAWK SHOW ART EXHIBIT Visual art created by artists associated with rawwwwk, like: Nicole Steen (the Pop Tarts), Inger Lorre (the Nymphs), Christy Kane (Hazard County Girls), Jarboe (Swans), Jeormie Journell, Jill Emery (ex-Hole), and more. 7-10pm. Romani Gallery, 1900 E. 12th. www.facebook.com/therawkshow.

SXSW MUSIC: AMY COOK We'll have what she's having. 8pm. Bungalow, 92 Rainey. www.amycook.com.

A CLUB CALLED RHONDA: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Billed as a Pansexual Party Palace, featuring Tensnake, Psychemagik, Rory Phillips, and more. 9pm. Empire, 606 E. Seventh. www.facebook.com/rhondaintl, www.rhondasays.net.

SXSW MUSIC: KUMBIA QUEERS TropiPunk from Mexico y Argentina. 10pm. Flamingo Cantina, 515 E. Sixth. www.kumbiaqueers.com.ar.

SXSW MUSIC: YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN Perf artists alaskaB and Ruby Kato Attwood may just blow what's left of your minds. 10:45pm. Hotel Vegas Patio, 1500 E. Sixth. www.ytstlabs.com.

SXSW MUSIC: WHEELCHAIR SPORTS CAMP "If there were ever a moment for a queer, disabled rapper with a love for pot, jokes, and revolution to be a star, the moment is now," said the Village Voice about social justice MC/producer Kalyn. 11:45pm. The 512 Bar, 408 E. Sixth. www.wheelchairsportscamp.co.

SXSW MUSIC: BEN AQUA Beat your mea ... oops, we mean "feet," to Austin's own Ben Aqua's musical treats. 12mid. Silhouette, 718 Congress. www.benaqua.org.

SXSW MUSIC: NO JOY Joy is overrated. No Joy (lush, poppy, buzzy, driven) is not. Keep your head down so you can bang it while watching those shoes. 12mid. Swan Dive, 615 Red River. www.nojoymusic.com.

SXSW MUSIC: MARY LAMBERT Mary, Mary extraordinary shall keep us all very warm. 12:05am. Victorian Room at the Driskill, 604 Brazos. www.marylambertsings.com.

SXSW MUSIC: LITTLE BOOTS Ignore the name. She's all big beats, no whammies. 12mid. Karma Lounge, 105 E. Fifth. www.littlebootsmusic.co.uk.

SXSW MUSIC: HAR MAR SUPERSTAR Check out the fame, money, success, and glamour that is Har Mar Superstar. 1am. Swan Dive Patio, 615 Red River. www.harmarsuperstar.com.

SXSW MUSIC: VOCKAH REDU Bounce's crown prince is a cinch: Don't miss him and his Redu dance cru. 1:05am. Hotel Vegas, 1500 E. Sixth. www.vockah.com.

DEEP INSIDE: SXSW AFTERHOURS What happens in the foam, stays in the foam. Three levels. Gym. Room rentals. Jacuzzi. Sauna and steam room. Clothing optional. House music all night long with residents C-Bass and Mouthfeel. Free HIV testing provided by ASA. 2am (technically, Saturday morning). Midtowne Spa, 5815 Airport, 512/302-9696. www.facebook.com/mouthfeelatx.

HO-RIZON SATUR-GAY

PEREZ HILTON'S ONE NIGHT IN AUSTIN 2014 Perez brings the party like he do each March. Confirmed: Betty WHO, American Authors, A Great Big World, Ingrid Michaelson, and Mary FREAKIN Lambert. Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces. www.perezhilton.com.

BRIGHT FUTURES DAY PARTY AT LE MAISON Afternoon "tea" (aka booze and food) at Austin's beloved house of wig, etc. 11:30am. Maison d'Etoile, 2109 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/344-9173. www.maisondetoile.com.

LOVE. ON THE LAWN SX Noon-9pm. Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1000. $10 suggested donation. www.facebook.com/love.austintexas.

HAND DRAWN RECORDS PRESENTS Twelve hours of Dallas goodness. 2pm-2am. Brass House, 115 San Jacinto. Free. www.handdrawnrecords.com.

UGLYFEST MC Sweet Tea, the Pizza Underground, Total Unicorn, and more. 2pm-2am. Chain Drive, 504 Willow.

SUX BY SUXWEST 4 It's a two-day fest of over 50 acts tweaked to melt your root canals and dingle your berries. Sat.-Sun., March 15-16, 4pm-12mid. Romani Gallery, 1900 E. 12th. www.facebook.com/austin.noise.

SXSW MUSIC: GRETCHEN'S DISCO PLAGUE (IT'S INFECTIOUS!) Reigning meowtriarch of Austin lez supreme fronts a disco throng of superstar improv wisenheimers. 8pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. www.gretchen-phillips.com.

SXSW MUSIC: Y'ALL OR NOTHING One of the conference's best lineups: Sharon Needles, Big Dipper, Lemz, HYENAZ, Crooked Bangs, Wild Moccasins, AB Soto, BLXPLTN, Christeene, Magic Mouth, and DJ C-Bass. 8pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. www.cheerupcharlies.com.

SXSW MUSIC: SUZANNE VEGA 10:30pm. Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eighth. www.suzannevega.com.

SXSW MUSIC: KUMBIA QUEERS 11pm. Russian House, 307 E. Fifth. www.kumbiaqueers.com.ar.

SXSW MUSIC: GARY NUMAN 12:30am. Elysium, 705 Red River.

SXSW MUSIC: CHRISTEENE Like the Eighties prop-comic Gallagher, SeaWorld whales, and GG Allin combined, Austin's most adorable little guttersnipe should come with a splash guard, or at the very least, free rubber ponchos. 1:15am. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River. www.christeenemusic.com.

HO-RIZON SUN-GAY

GAYBIGAYGAY 2014 New digs! Right next to Sahara Lounge on the Eastside. See our listings online for the latest lineup. The mise-en-scène is the most heart-bursting of the entire conference season: Spread out on picnic blankets, and take in the joy and wonderment that is the Austin queer community All day; all gay! All yay! Noon-12mid. 1405 Webberville Rd. Free and open to the public. All ages. www.gaybigaygay.com.


Many thanks to Neha Aziz, Rob Cohen, Nina Hernandez, and Sarah Marloff for assistance.

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