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Erica Nix and Gretchen Phillips and Poo Poo Platter's inimitable Bulimianne Rhapsody all appear at GayBiGayGay 2013.
Erica Nix and Gretchen Phillips and Poo Poo Platter's inimitable Bulimianne Rhapsody all appear at GayBiGayGay 2013. (by Devaki Knowles)

HATE TO SEE YOU LEAVE But, you know ... love to watch you go. Oof! And go and go and go you shall on this last day-into-night of crazy madness. Stay in touch after you return home, would you please? The Gay Place loves you. See you at GayBiGayGay?,


THE AGENDA No.3 The Gay Place, in collaboration with our local Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce present issue No.3 of a digest-sized gay publication promoting economic equality and gender diversity. We'd sure love for you to take one home with you. All over town. Free.

CONTINENTAL Malcolm Ingram's take on the heyday of NYC's Continental Baths. 11am. Zach's Topfer Theatre, 202 S. Lamar. SXSW film badges/tickets.

CHRISTEENE'S 'BIG SHOT' VIDEO Austin's adorable gutter slut premieres her new PJ Raval-directed jam. 11:30am. Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside. SXSW film badges/tickets.

GBFF To what lengths would you go to get your own Gay Best Friend Forever? 11am. Vimeo Theater at Austin Convention Center. SXSW film badges/tickets.

Gay Place
by Kate X Messer

THE PARTY THAT FELL TO EARTH Dana Falconberry, Brass Bed, Social Studies, and more highlight this afternoon "tea" (aka booze and food) at our house of wig, etc. 11:30am-9pm. Maison d'Etoile, 2109 E. Cesar Chavez, 344-9173.

CQ RECORDS SHOWCASE The French Inhales (Austin), Manateees (Memphis). Burgers, dogs, BBQ, and BYOB. Noon. 2208 E. 18th. Free.

BIG FREEDIA & NAKIA Not together, necessarily, but in a brilliant bit of programming, right next to each other on the day stage: NOLA's queen diva and Austin's fave bear have got the bounce and the Voice! Noon & 1pm. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez. Nakia on his own, 1am. Bar 96, 96 Rainey. SXSW badges/wristbands.

UGLY FEST Foot Patrol, Bumping Uglies, MC Sweet Tea, Jad Fair, and more at the leather bar. 2:30pm-2am. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017.

PEREZ HILTON'S ONE NIGHT IN AUSTIN Kerli, Angel Haze, Stooshe, Charli XCX, Capital Cities, Wynter Gordon, Lissie, Paloma Faith, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Brooke Candy. 5:55pm-2am. Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces. SXSW badges/wristbands.

NOLA BOUNCE: KATEY RED AND MANY MORE You better bounce! Katey heads up a showcase that includes Cheeky Blakk, first bounce white-boy rapper Culotta Rock, Diamond Dolls, Magnolia Rhome, and so many more. 7pm-2am. The 512 Bar, 408 E. Sixth, 228-6097. SXSW badges/wristbands.

Nakia (by Devaki Knowles)

OUTLANDER FEST Free, free, free LGBT. Tonight features F.O.X. (formerly Angry vs. the Bear), Eleven : Eleven, Gone by Daylight, Awkward Robot, We Are Voices, Sugar Baron, Aly Tadros, Sami Grisafe, Grrlz Will Be Boiz, and more. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823. Free.

SX NORTH LAMAR A celebration of the power of women in music at Austin's must-visit feminist bookstore. 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar #105-A, 472-2785. Free.

Y'ALL OR NOTHIN': QUEER AS SHIT SHOWCASE Fist-Ting, Total Unicorn, Mom Jeans, Blunt Der Hol, Bonde Do Role (!!!), A Blonde Guava, Double Duchess, Vacation Eyes, Full Time, White Walls, Poof Pony, Mouthfeel, Young Creature, S.I.R., Dylan Reece, and C-Bass. And a few other names we probably shouldn't mention, brought to you by our pals at Mouthfeel ATX, S.I.R, Alien She, and Q Toys. 7pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133.

THE RAWK SHOW Cherie Lily, Oaktown 3-5-7s, Althea Trix, Yo Majesty, Andrew WK, Cheeky Blak, Dena, Kai Lee Mykels, Sabra JohnSin, Erica Nix, Apollo Zeitgeist, Double Duchess, and more. 8pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 480-9562.

MERCHANDISE Will love tear this Tampa, Fla., band apart? Again? 9pm. Red 7, 611 E. Seventh. SXSW badges/wristbands.

MAJICAL CLOUDZ Chests-full of earnest, intent vocals slathered over sympathetica synth washes. 9:30pm. Mohawk, 912 Red River. SXSW badges/wristbands.

Big Freedia
Big Freedia (by John Leach)

SKY FERREIRA Oh, lady. Don't be embarrassed – we all like a li'l Sky. 10pm. Stubb's, 801 Red River. SXSW badges/wristbands.

LE1F Gettin' light in his loafers, y'all! 11pm. Mohawk, 912 Red River. SXSW badges/wristbands.

BAAUER Barely legal DJ (OK, OK, he's 23) from New York City kills on the mix – even if it's sometimes the Harlem Shake. 11:30pm. Viceland, 401 E. Cesar Chavez. 12:15am. 1100 Warehouse, 1100 E. Fifth. SXSW badges/wristbands.

RUSTIE UK producer; everyone's freakin'. 1:15am. Barcelona, 209 E. Sixth. SXSW badges/wristbands.


GAYBIGAYGAY 2013 Holy gay moly, bat boy, the GayBi lineup is POW! ZAP! BANG! ZOWIE!!! Grazin' in the grass, can you dig it? Here's the latest as we know it: LE1F, Light Asylum, Avan Lava, Christeene, Double Duchess, Bonaparte, the Dead Ships, Nakia, Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Lonesome Leash, Bitterheart Society, Lord Douglas Phillips (reunion featuring Two Nice Girls and Girls in the Nose, and more), Yo Majesty, Abdu Ali, Fantasy featuring Khattie Q, Jimmy Jean Fontenot; also, interactive perf-art for your activating: roll the dice with the Psychopomp, Poo Poo Platter, grunt and groan with Workout With Erica Nix, and look your snappiest in the Aron Taylor photo booth. The mise-en-scène is the most heart-bursting of the entire conference season: Revel in the set design by Aaron Flynn; puffy, yummy live art installations by Rachael Shannon and Jason Rosen; and unicorns and you prancing across spring meadows. Spread out on picnic blankets (if you see my Hulk Hogan sleeping bag, come say heeeeeyyy!), 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. All day; all gay! All yay! Sun., March 17, noon-12mid. Springdale & Rogge (the 2011 location). Free and open to the public. All ages.

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