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South by, gay bi, o hai, bye-bye!

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GayBI BYE BYE Oh, sweet babies, we are wrapping it up! This weekend, of course, brings South by Southwest, officially and unofficially, to a big, bright, shiny head. Our best bets for you are Saturday's New Orleans Bounce Showcase at Malaia and Sunday's ... geeeeez, do we even have to tell you? GayBiGayGay. New location. Shuttle service. The most breathtaking assemblage of gayness this side of a unicorn's hindquarters, many of which will be in attendance. Seriously. We hope to see you (and make out with you) there.


KEVCHINO.COM PRESENTS Our most glorious house of werk hosts this party with about 100 bands, featuring Natureboy, Brown Bird, the Black Swans, and more. Noon-8pm. Maison d'Etoile, 2109 E. Cesar Chavez, 323/702-6061. Free.

FOOT X FOOT FEST Where da Melph at? Katey Red plays Bern's! Whoa! With Candi & the Cavities, Sip Sip, and Foot Patrol. 1-5pm. Bernadette's, 2039 Airport. Free.

DAN X.O. SXSW BBQ BASH III The French Inhales' Dan X.O. presents Cop Warmth, Sweet Pups, Broncho, and more. 1:30-7:30pm. 2208 E. 18th. Free.

OUTLANDER SPRING FESTIVAL Local and touring LGBT music, including KP & the Boom Boom, the Shondes, God-Des & She, and more. 1-10pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth edit, 320-8823. Free.

South By S&M Cussins, Child Bites, Hairplane, and Gonzo Sirens. 5pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow. Free and open to the public. Free Parking.

PEREZ HILTON'S ONE NIGHT IN AUSTIN Miguel, B.o.B., Timbaland, the Ting Tings, Dev, Ed Sheeran, Kreayshawn, Cher Lloyd, Kimbra, Cris Cab, Dragonette, and probably more at this annual consecration of all things Perez, this year to benefit VH-1's Save the Music Foundation. 6pm. Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces, 263-4146. $25 donation.

SXSW MUSIC: MELISSA FERRICK Singer-songwriter cum laude. 8pm. Stephen F.'s Bar & Terrace, 701 Congress, 457-8800.

SXSW MUSIC: NEW ORLEANS BOUNCE SHOWCASE Poppin', clappin', booty-tappin' featuring Katey Red, Magnolia Rhome, Nicky da B, and more. 8pm. Malaia, 300 E. Sixth, 762-2000. Badges, wristbands, and tickets at the door.

SXSW MUSIC: VOCKAH REDU The crown prince of booty bounce! (Bounce fans: Start here, then hoof it over to Malaia!) 8pm. Mohawk, 912 Red River, 482-8404.

MATTACHINE DANCE PARTY John Cameron (Hedwig) Mitchell, hisself, plus PJ DeBoy & Paul Dawson and Amber Martin, the once Tulip Queen of Nederland, Texas, spin in honor of the society that held the "sip-in" that preceded Stonewall by a few years – oh, and also to get you to shake that ass. 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River, 476-7766. Free until 11pm; $3 after.

SXSW MUSIC: AGENT RIBBONS The VU meets the Mamas & the Papas at Grey Gardens. 1am. Maggie Mae's, 323 E. Sixth, 478-8541. Badges, wristbands, tickets at the door.


GAYBIGAYGAY Austin's faggoty Woodstock, Bumbershoot, Burning Man, Mardi Gras, Disney World, Dollywood, Folsom Street, the Vatican, and, oh, SXSW rolled into one. And this year, with lifeguards! See the Gay Place blog ( for full details on what may be the last of this best queer fest. Featuring Ssssstormshelter, Deadships, Metal Fist, the Shondes, Christeene, Rind, Jeepneys, Sunny Reaper, Kaia Wilson, Terri Lord, Chainbow, Carletta Sue Kay, a tag team of bounce artists from New Orleans, John Cameron Mitchell and the Mattachine Dance Party DJs, and more. All day, all gay! Sort of. Sun., March 18, noon-12mid. Carson Creek Ranch, 9501 Sherman Rd., just north of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and east of 183 (see map). Free and open to the public. All ages.

GAYBIGAYGAY SHUTTLE Leave your car and cares behind, or whatever. This year, there is a new, mildly remote location for the fest to end all fests, and biking is going to be touger. Get over to East 12th Street & Airport Boulevard, park your hoopty or bicicleta, and take this public homotranspo. Sun., March 18. Every half hour, 1-4pm and 8pm-12mid, to and from the event. 3121 E. 12th, 586-4052. $5, one way or round-trip.

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