Gay Place

What? No SXSW listings? What? Still a packed calendar?

Hang with the Puro Chingon Social Club at the Free & Queer <i>Selena</i> screening.
Hang with the Puro Chingon Social Club at the Free & Queer Selena screening.

Post Queer-By

Our breathing is finally back to normal; how about yours? Whether the panting was sparked by eager anticipation, parking stress, hoofing it to a show that began 10 minutes earlier, or simply the heart-burst of art conveyed onstage, onscreen, in person, or in the air, SXSW most definitely quickened the pace. What the increase in LGBT programming meant for, or reflected about, Austin queer culture was the topic of many a conversation at many of these gigs. We've tried to track down some of them online. Check the Gay Place blog for details:


AGLCC HAPPY HOUR Third Thursdays, 6:30pm. Fiat of Austin, 11011 Domain Dr., 228-3428. Free.

TRUE SECRET OF WRITING Led by Saundra Goldman. Thu., March 21, 7-9pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar.

QUEER YOGA AUSTIN Queerdalini, Mondays, 7:30pm; Hatha, Thursdays, 7:30pm. Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood, 628-1580. $5+ donations.

PATRICE PIKE Thursdays, 8-10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar, 448-2552.

SWEET SPOT DJs Seville and OneLove go way under. Thursdays, 9pm. Basement, 422 Congress.

FRIDAY NIGHT BEARS Fridays, 9pm-2am. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.

POO POO PLATTER: CRAPPILY EVER AFTER Elysium becomes the Sleazium as Poo Poopers take the stage. Fri., March 22, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River.

7 DEADLY SINS Marvel at the Sky Candy aerialists' take on the top seven. Sat., March 23, 8:30pm. Sky Candy, 618-C Tillery, 800-4998. $15; $10 advance.

DIRTY FILTHY SATURDAY DJ Filthy Rich. Saturdays, 10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 494-1150.

BODIES IN THE BASEMENT Drag show. Sundays, 10:30 & 11:30pm. Basement, 422 Congress.

SUNDAY SOFTBALL Sundays, 9am-3pm. Krieg Field, 517 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.

FREE BURGERS Sundays, 4-6pm. 'Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free.

DJ PROTEGE'S FIRST AID Sundays, 5-10pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 494-1150. Free.

ALYSSA EDWARDS Alyssa Edwards from RuPaul's Drag Race lights up the night for two shows. Sun., March 24, 10:30pm & 12mid. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 320-8823. Free.

$5 WORKOUT WITH ERICA NIX! Our own trixter vixen is gonna make you sweat. And then she'll make you work out. Mondays, 7-8pm. Galaxy Dance, 1700 S. Lamar #338, 442-5299. $5.

FLOOD THE CAPITOL FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY Join the nationwide action "Light the Way to Justice" as the Supreme Court hears the Prop. 8 and DOMA cases, and as Texans tell lawmakers that we demand to be fully equal under the law. Mon.-Wed., March 25-27. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress.,

LISTEN TO OUTCAST! Tuesdays, 6-7pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM.

HRC TUESDAYS TOGETHER Learn of the latest projects to put Texas on the path to equality. Tue., March 26, 6:30pm. El Mercado, 1702 Lavaca, 763/232-6058. Free.

BOOKWOMAN BOOK GROUP This month: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Fourth Tuesdays, 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar, 472-2785. Free.

LEZRIDE! Contact for route info. Tuesdays, 7pm. Q Austin, 3408 West, 845/642-7069. Free.,

FREE & QUEER: SELENA Bidi-bom your big booty and bustier for this, the J-Lo/Selena mash-up con ChingoZine. Costume contest courtesy of Puro Chingon Social Club. Tue., March 26, 7:30pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy, 485-3011. Free.

QUEER RIDE This week ends up at Shitty Kitty Big Ball Bingo. Wednesdays, 7pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress. Free.

STEEL VAGINAS Semiweekly romp through the ebbs and flows of the F Word. Second and fourth Wednesdays, 7:30pm. Q Austin, 3408 West.

KARAOKE WITH KENNY Wednesdays, 9:30pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.

SHITTY KITTY BIG BALL BINGO Ms. Rebecca Havemeyer will have you scrambling for letters, numbers, and ya diaper. Last Wednesdays of the month, 9:30pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 494-1150.


CAPTAIN HOWDY'S EASTER DAY JAMBOREE Dress like hunky Jesus or dirty Mary. Win prizes. Hunt for eggs and then some with the Poo Poo Platter Players, Fantasy, Mouthfeel, Dren Pasht, and a resurrected surprise performance. Sun., March 31, 1-5pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 431-2133. Free.

OY YOGA It's Jewish with a queer bent or queer with a Jewish bent; either way, you won't get bent, you'll get strrrrrretched into some fabulousness, three times a week. Sundays, 8:30pm; Mondays, 7:30pm; and Wednesdays, 8am. Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood, 628-1580. $8-10 sliding scale.

SEX TOY RECYCLING Every closet purge, you run into it – that slab of silicone or whatever, the one that reminds you of ... you know who. What the hell do you do with an old dong? Participate in Q Toys recycling program, and get a $5 certificate for your trouble. 772-1614.,

The Gay Place loves you; keep those cards and letters comin’.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

South by Southwest Sends in the Clowns
South by Southwest Sends in the Clowns
Pamela Adlon, Frank Oz, John Leguizamo, and more for Comedy Festival

Richard Whittaker, Feb. 28, 2024

South by Southwest Film Wrapping Up With <i>The Idea of You</i>
South by Southwest Film Wrapping Up With The Idea of You
Michael Showalter’s new romance stars Anne Hathaway

Richard Whittaker, Jan. 30, 2024

More Gay Place
Gay Place
Gay Place
The end of summer, in name only

Sarah Marloff, Aug. 31, 2018

Gay Place
Gay Place
The Flash Collective calls on the queer community to help create public art

Sarah Marloff, Aug. 24, 2018


Austin LGBT, SXSW, LGBTQ, gay, queer, lesbian

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Keep up with happenings around town

Kevin Curtin's bimonthly cannabis musings

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle