Awwwww, is this really our last day of ya? Come on, stay 'til Sunday!
Y'ALL COME BACK, NOW, Y' HEAR?
We're so glad we had this time together ... just to have a laugh or sing a song. Seems we just get started and before you know it, comes the time we have to say, "So long!" Snifffff! Well, our own personal ear-pull is actually the X in the middle of our byline: That X is a sincere and heartfelt thank-you aimed at a few mentors, just like this sincere and heartfelt thank-you is aimed at you, dear visitor. OK, here we are at the end of SXSW. We're in the home stretch! You can doooo eeeet! Come on! We wanna see you passed out on a picnic blanket this Sunday. What?! You booked your flight for today?! You'd better get online and change that sucker, or you'll be so sad once you see all the pics come Monday. By the way, we'll be posting lots of pics on Monday. And also, by the way, keep following us from home. We love that. And we love you! See you at GayBiGayGay? Write to us (we love that, too!) firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow our antics all year long at: austinchronicle.com/gay.
Many thanks to Neha Aziz, Rob Cohen, Nina Hernandez, and Sarah Marloff for massive SXSW assistance.
ON OUR SATUR-GAYDAR
BIG BOI YOGA Is your Yogi a bear? Come Hatha flow with modifications for big bois (and whomevers). Hey, hey, Boo Boo! Saturdays, 11am. SoCo Yoga, 1109-B S. Congress. $10 class, $30 unltd. monthly. www.socoyoga.com.
BRIGHT FUTURES DAY PARTY Afternoon "tea" (aka booze and food) at Austin's beloved house of wig, etc. What could be better than beauty! truth! yummy food! cocktails! and the sounds of Gulp, Solander, Jay Arner, Ark Life, the Blank Tapes, Jess Williamson, Mimicking Birds, and Dana Falconberry? 11:30am. Maison d'Etoile, 2109 E. Cesar Chavez. www.maisondetoile.com.
OUTLANDER FEST Today's lineup: Alsace Carcione, Big Dipper, Stamps, Gone by Daylight, the Vantage, the Ones You Loved, Alexis Keegan, Alyse Black, and Jeff Campbell at Austin's fabulous gay bar in the heart of the gay district. Noon-12mid. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.facebook.com/theoutlanderproject.
LOVE. ON THE LAWN SX Jitterbug Vipers, Carolyn Wonderland, Wendy Colonna, Patrice Pike, Hedda Layne, Ginger Leigh, Jamie Lou, Ty Dietz & Stephen Rushlow, Gina Chavez, Buggaboo, Taluna Torino, and the Belle Sounds. Noon-9pm. Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar. $10 suggested donation. www.facebook.com/love.austintexas.
HAND DRAWN RECORDS PRESENTS Twelve hours of Dallas goodness. 2pm-2am. Brass House, 115-B San Jacinto. Free. www.handdrawnrecords.com.
UGLYFEST Bumping Uglies presents Bipolar Gentlemen, MC Sweet Tea, the little kid from Home Alone's Pizza Underground, Total Unicorn, and more. 2pm-2am. Chain Drive, 504 Willow.
SUX BY SUXWEST 4 Bring tha noiiiiiiiise. 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.
PEREZ HILTON'S ONE NIGHT IN AUSTIN 2014 Perez brings the party like he do each March. Confirmed: MisterWives, Lindsey Stirling, Betty WHO, American Authors, Kesington Kross, Juliette Ashby, A Great Big World, Ingrid Michaelson, Mary freakin' Lambert, and Blondie. 5pm. Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces. www.perezhilton.com.
THE RAWK SHOW ART EXHIBIT Visual art created by artists associated with rawwwwk, like: our own Ryan Obermeyer, 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: 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 The co-optation of this queer underground show into official SXdom makes its name all the more poignant and 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 It is always nice to see her, says the queer behind the counter. 10:30pm. Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eighth. www.suzannevega.com.
SXSW MUSIC: KUMBIA QUEERS TropiPunk from Mexico y Argentina (see the Gay Place online for full interview). 11pm. Russian House, 307 E. Fifth. www.kumbiaqueers.com.ar.
SXSW MUSIC: GARY NUMAN The principal of pleasure is back. Accept no replicas. 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 & BEYOND
GAYBIGAYGAY 2014 Holy gay moly, bat boy, the GayBi lineup is POW! ZAP! BANG! ZOWIE!!! New digs! Right next to Sahara Lounge on the Eastside. Here's the latest lineup as we know it: BLXPLTN, HYENAZ (featuring Bonaparte dancer Mad Kate), MonoKino, Magic Mouth, Kumbia Queers y Queer Qumbia en Tejas), Phoebe Jean & Her Air Force (from Baltimore), Krudas Cubensi, Jef Barbara, Molly Rose & Amanda Mora, Thelma & the Sleaze (from Nashville), Mom Jeans, DJ Precolumbian, Mykki Blanco, Cakes da Killa, Christeene, Mary Ocher, DJ Babysitter (from the hollers of Tenn.), DJ Ursula, Rebecca Havemeyer, Lex Vaughan, and so much more. The mise-en-scène is the most heart-bursting of the entire conference season: Revel in the set design, live art installations, and unicorns. Spread out on picnic blankets (if you see a Hulk Hogan sleeping bag, come say heeeeeyyy!), bring cash for local cuisine and GayBi swag (cash only), 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. And if you crave a bar-like atmos, the Sahara Lounge is right next door with dancin', dancin', dancin'. All day; all gay! All yay! Sun., March 16, noon-12mid. 1405 Webberville Rd. Free and open to the public. All ages. www.gaybigaygay.com.
FREE BURGERS Drink specials start at 2pm, followed by free food at 4pm. Sundays, 4-6pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free. www.bouttime2.com.
SAN MARCOS PRIDE 2014 NEEDS YOU! Hey, SXSWers! You may not know, but Austin has a sweet li'l college-town sister just south of here in San Marcos. And SM's LGBTQ community is ripe and plump and juicy. They just don't have the infrastructure we have. But this year, there's hope a-brewin'. San Marcos Pride is a go. Whoooo! The kids behind Rainbow Night have been hard at work getting this together for mid-2014, and all's they need is you. Hey, Bobcat Qs, allies, Austinites, and Texas-luvvers 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. Let's do this. Coming summer or early fall, 2014. 512/644-5637. email@example.com.
SEX TOY RECYCLING There's still time to make some money off your old dong! Perhaps you packed it. You know – that slab of silicone or whatever, the one that reminds you of ... you know who. Why the hell do you still have that ratty old thing? And 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. Q Toys, 6800 Burnet Rd., 512/772-1614. www.qtoysaustin.com.
NAKED YOGA FOR MEN Still in town? Need to come down? Well, you can get naked and try. Everyone has lots of questions about Naked Yoga, like, "What if I get a boner ...?" The Naked Yoga peeps have a FAQ for that. Check the website. Mondays, 7:30pm, and Wednesdays, 8:30pm at Todd Pilates, 4032 S. Lamar #700; Fridays, 7:30pm, and Saturdays, 10:30am at Cedar Events Center, 1810 Briarcliff Blvd. $12. www.austinnakedyoga.com.
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