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SMTX IS ON! Happy first Pride, San Marcos! Keep those Bobcat claws where we can see 'em.

By Kate X Messer, Fri., Sept. 5, 2014

Silvia Sandoval (center) and pals: Follow us to SMTX Pride!
Silvia Sandoval (center) and pals: Follow us to SMTX Pride!
Photo by Devaki Knowles

SMTX IS ON!

Happy first Pride, San Marcos! Keep those Bobcat claws where we can see 'em.

ON OUR GAYDAR

Vegan Drinks Happy Hour Flying Turns Disco dance party with Airplane Mode, Those Howlings, and Ssserpentsss. Fri., Sept. 5, 7pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River.

Happy Hour with Ms. Wright A great way to kick off your weekend. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free. www.fb.com/theskylarklounge.

Eric Shonkwiler & Ray Shea An evening with two wild lit daddies. Fri., Sept. 5, 7pm. Malvern Bookstore, 613 W. 29th. www.fb.com/malvernbooks.

HUMP! Film Festival The adorbz nor'westerners bringing Hump! to town will see just how little it takes to get an Austinite on their back. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 5-6, 7 and 9pm; and Sat. 11pm show. Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville. $20. www.fb.com/humptour.

Popper Burns After you see what burns in those Mom Jeans, you're gonna need a Barf Bag. Fri., Sept. 5, 7pm. Trailer Space Records, 1401-A Rosewood. www.fb.com/popperburns.

Freddie for a Day As in Mercury ... as in Magnifico! As in raising dough for ASA. Fri., Sept. 5, 7:30pm. ABGB, 305 W Oltorf. www.fb.com/aids.services.of.austin.

First Friday Girls' Night Lesbutante & the Boss present this Fourth Street ladies night. First Fridays, 8pm-1am. Castro's Warehouse, 213 W. Fourth. www.fb.com/thelesbutanteandtheboss.

Paul Oakenfold We bet he wears nice boots and pants and boots and pants and boots and pants and boots and pants and ... Fri., Sept. 5, 9pm-2am. Republic Live, 301 W. Fifth. $20-30. www.soundcloud.com/pauloakenfold.

SMTX Pride: Rainbow Night Special Friday night Pride edition! Kick off San Marcos' first-ever Pride with the event that started it all, courtesy of Silvia Sandoval and her proud town full of peeps. Fri., Sept. 5, 9pm. Fullmoon Saloon, 16480 Hwy. 123 S.; afterparty at Bum's, 650 E. Hopkins, San Marcos. Free. www.fb.com/rainbownight, www.fb.com/fullmoon.sanmarcos.

SMTX Pride Parade/Festival/Drag Show Our little sister college town is doin' it up right. Parade lineup starts wicked early: 8:30am. Be there. Meet at Dunbar, then roll with the parade, and end up at the Pride Festival, loaded with vendors and community groups and the first-ever coming together of San Marcos LGBTQ supporters. Then later that eve, head over to the Vee Eff Dub. Sat., Sept. 6, 8am. Dunbar Rec Center, 801 W. MLK; Courthouse Square; VFW, 1701 Hunter, San Marcos. www.fb.com/smtx.pride.

D'Lo in D'FunQT D-Lo is back and not on the DL. Out and for real. But not really defunct. Just D'FunQT. Sat., Sept. 6, 7:30pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River. www.allgo.org.

SMTX Pride: Splash Day/SEE YOU NEXT YEAR Splish and splash with your chosen family with a cool-down in the river, then meet up for the finale party and drag fiesta. Sun., Sept. 7. Rio Vista Park, 555 Cheatham; The Marc, 120 E. San Antonio St., San Marcos. www.fb.com/smtx.pride.

Super Sundays Divas w/ Chad Michaels A night of divinity, featuring special guest from RuPaul's. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.

Softball Austin Tryouts Women's division 10am, and mixed at noon. Sun., Sept. 7, 10am. Monroe E. "Lefty" Krieg Softball and Athletic Complex, 515 S. Pleasant Valley. www.softballaustin.org.

In My Bed Magazine Tongue issue reading with Sarah Rafael Garcia, Liz Belile, Irene Lara Silva, and Monica Teresa Ortiz. Sun., Sept. 7, 4pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A. www.fb.com/bookwomanaustin.

Rain Live on Sundays White Walls and Knifefight. Sun., Sept. 7, 9pm-12mid. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free. www.fb.com/rainon4th.

Diversity Outreach Meeting Feel that? It's empowerment. Find more and get mobilized every Monday. Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm. Texas Democratic Party Headquarters, 505 W. 12th #200. www.fb.com/tcdpdiversityoutreach.

TuezGayz Legendary weekly weekday gay night on Red River. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River. www.fb.com/barbarellaatx.

POP Trivia Tuesday Lady-Grackle Birdbreath and Nadine Hughes want to pop your hairy pop cherry and then some at this capital Q quiz. Mention Austin Pride for 10% off chow. Second Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Boardwalk Burgers & Fries, 3103 S. Lamar. www.austinpride.org.

aGLIFF: VIP Opening Reception Meet the parents of Matthew Shepard and director Michele Josue at this party with a purpose. Tue., Sept. 9, 7:30pm. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside. $50-150. www.agliff.org.

Julie Nolen Julie rocks the Saxon each Tuesday in September. Tuesdays, 10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. $5. www.thesaxonpub.com.

aGLIFF: Opening Night Film Celebrate Austin's longest-running film festival with Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine, the inspiring documentary on Matthew Shepard. The director and Matthew's childhood friend, Michele Josue, and Judy & Dennis Shepard will be in attendance. Wed., Sept. 10, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar. $17. www.agliff.org.

So You Think You Can Host? Win your own show at V! Come prepared with a one-minute stand-up comedy act. Wed., Sept. 10, 10pm. V Nightclub, 409 Colorado. $5. www.fb.com/vnightclubatx.

Dance Battles Put your name down by 11pm; battle at 11:30pm. Battle on, dancing queen, battle on. Wednesdays, 11pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.oilcanharrys.com.

HO-RIZON

Gayest.September.Ever For a full preview of aGLIFF/Polari, aka Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Austin Pride, SMTX Pride, Stargayzer, and more, see "Gay Town in the A Town."

Slide Into Pride With the Victory Fund Happy Pride, y'all! Before the parade starts, come eat, hang out with the Victory Fund, and meet Austin's LGBT candidates. Hear from Jimmy Flannigan, District 6 Austin City Council candidate, and chill at the coolest family-owned jazz club in the land. Sat., Sept. 20, 5-8pm. Brass House, 115-B San Jacinto. www.victoryfund.org.

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