Glad to make your acquaintance, weary traveler, we are The Gay Place.
By Kate X Messer, Fri., March 14, 2014
THE DAILY ... GAILY!
Hi, let us get acquainted, dear SXSWer. We are the Gay Place, the only dedicated and concerted LGBTQ column of listings in an alternative newsweekly. Austin, Texas, if you have not noticed, is very gay. SXSW, if you have not noticed, is appropriately proportionately gay. There is so much queer in here, we decided to do for you what we do each week in the pages of The Austin Chronicle: bring you the best in LGBTQ Austin from the knowing lense of an alt-newsweekly. Booya. There you go. Our mission statement in a nutshell. You're welcome. So, get out of your nutshell and see what queer Austin has to offer during this Fest. NOTE: If it's marked SXSW, it requires credentials. If you have any questions about our town, feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org. And, of course, we have so much more to share online: austinchronicle.com/gay.
Many thanks to Neha Aziz, Rob Cohen, Nina Hernandez, and Sarah Marloff for assistance.
ON OUR THURS-GAYDAR
OUTLANDER FEST Today's lineup: Sad Robot, Gina Chavez, Kari & the Hurricane, Connor Zwetsch, One World (R)evolution, Crys Matthews, Sarah Golden, Idgy Dean, Mi Diva Loca, and Atlas Owls 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.
SOUTH FRY SOUTH FRIENDY'S 6pm-2am. Chain Drive, 504 Willow.
'THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE' PRESENTS: HAIR OF THE Three-LEGGED DOG Honor Chrondog Hank, friend of the Gay Place and pals. Come hang with us and enjoy free booze and snacks. RSVP at the Chronicle URL, please. Noon-4pm. The Liberty, 1618½ E. Sixth, 512/600-4791. Free. austinchronicle.com/dayparty, www.facebook.com/hankthechrondog.
GRETCHEN PHILLIPS & JO WATSON Just two nice grrlz sangin' ol' country gospel. 2pm. Austin Public Library, 800 Guadalupe, 512/974-7475. www.gretchen-phillips.com.
SXSW MUSIC: PERFUME GENIUS Put your back into it with the fragile yet fiery sounds of Mike Haderas. 9pm. St. David's Sanctuary, 301 E. Eighth. www.matadorrecords.com/perfume_genius.
THE RAWK SHOW ART EXHIBIT Visual art created by artists associated with rawwwwk, like: Nicole Steen (The Pop Tarts), Christy Kane (Hazard County Girls), Jarboe (Swans), Jeormie Journell, Jill Emery (ex-Hole), and more. Through March 15, 6-9pm. Plus, afterparty. Romani Gallery, 1900 E. 12th. www.facebook.com/therawkshow.
SXSW FILM: 'UKRAINE IS NOT A BROTHEL' Ukraine's guerilla grrrl activists, FEMEN. 4:30pm. Alamo Village, 2700 W. Anderson. www.ukraineisnotabrothel.com.
SXSW MUSIC: SHARON NEEDLES Just say yes. Sharon is carin'. 10pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. www.sharonneedles.com.
SXSW MUSIC: MELISSA ETHERIDGE The prez of the lez starts an uprising ... in your lady chones (and perhaps some man pants). 6:30pm doors. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress. www.melissaetheridge.com.
SXSW MUSIC: NO JOY Joy is overrated. No Joy (lush, poppy, buzzy, driven) is not. 11pm. Maggie Mae's, 323 E. Sixth. www.nojoymusic.com.
SXSW MUSIC: WYE OAK Wye Oak? Wye not? On the Merge bill with Ex Hex, Bob Mould, and more. 11:45pm-12:25am. The Parish, 214 E. Sixth. www.wyeoakmusic.com.
SXSW MUSIC: KELIS This bossy, brassy babe brings all the boys to the shows. 12mid. Clive Bar, 609 Davis. www.ninjatune.net/artist/kelis.
SPIN DAY PARTY Against Me! and so many more. 11am-5pm. Stubb's, 801 Red River. www.againstme.net.
DEEP INSIDE: SXSW AFTERHOURS What happens in the clothing-optional bathhouse, stays in the clothing-optional bathhouse. House music and free HIV testing. 2am (technically, Saturday morning). Midtowne Spa, 5815 Airport, 512/302-9696. www.facebook.com/mouthfeelatx.
SXSW MUSIC: CYRIL HAHN 12mid. Hype Hotel, 505 E. Seventh. www.cyrilhahnmusic.com.
GIRLS ROCK CAMP DAY PARTY Sick/Sea, Buffalo Daughter, BLXPLTN, Mirah, Charlie Belle Music, Butch County, and more. 11am. Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38th½, 512/538-1991. www.girlsrockcampaustin.org.
SXSW FILM: 'LITTLE HORRIBLES: MINIBAR' 11am. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress. www.littlehorribles.com.
SUGAR CIRCUS SIDE-SHOWCASE Greatest acoustic Side-Showcase on Earth (with beer and vegan cupcakes, among other treats). 2-8pm. Sugar Circus, 2613 E. Fifth. www.sugarcircusatx.com.
SXSW MUSIC: PHANTOGRAM 2pm. Radio Day Stage, Austin Convention Center. www.phantogrammusic.virb.com.
POWER OF WOMEN IN MUSIC A celebration with over 20 women in music, hosted by Kiya Heartwood. 6-10pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar. Free. www.facebook.com/bookwomanaustin.
SXSW FILM: 'THE CASE AGAINST 8' 6:45pm. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress. www.thecaseagainst8.com.
SXSW MUSIC: KATEY RED & NOLA BOUNCE 1:30am. Avenue on Congress Rooftop, 408 Congress. www.katey-red.blogspot.com.
SXSW MUSIC: AMY COOK 8pm. Bungalow, 92 Rainey, 512/363-5475. www.amycook.com.
A CLUB CALLED RHONDA: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS 9pm. Empire, 606 E. Seventh. www.rhondasays.net.
SXSW MUSIC: BEN AQUA 12mid. Silhouette, 718 Congress. www.benaqua.org.
SXSW MUSIC: WHEELCHAIR SPORTS CAMP 11:45pm. The 512 on 6th, 408 E. Sixth. www.wheelchairsportscamp.co.
SXSW MUSIC: KUMBIA QUEERS 10pm. Flamingo Cantina, 515 E. Sixth. www.kumbiaqueers.com.ar.
SXSW MUSIC: YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN 10:45pm. Hotel Vegas Patio, 1500 E. Sixth. www.ytstlabs.com.
SXSW MUSIC: MARY LAMBERT 12:05am. Victorian Room at the Driskill, 604 Brazos. www.marylambertsings.com.
SXSW MUSIC: NO JOY 12mid. Swan Dive, 615 Red River. www.nojoymusic.com.
SXSW MUSIC: LITTLE BOOTS 12mid. Karma Lounge, 105 E. Fifth. www.littlebootsmusic.co.uk.
SXSW MUSIC: VOCKAH REDU 1:05am. Hotel Vegas, 1500 E. Sixth. www.vockah.com.
SXSW MUSIC: PEREZ HILTON'S ONE NIGHT IN AUSTIN 2014 4:30pm. Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces.
bright futures DAY PARTY 11:30am. Maison d'Etoile, 2109 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/344-9173. www.maisondetoile.com.
LOVE. ON THE LAWN 2:30-9pm. Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar. Free, donations accepeted. www.facebook.com/love.austintexas.
HAND DRAWN RECORDS PRESENTS 2pm-2am. Brass House, 115 San Jacinto. Free. www.handdrawnrecords.com.
UGLYFEST 2pm-2am. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 512/480-9017.
SUX BY SUXWEST 4 Sat.-Sun., March 15-16, 4pm-12mid. Romani Gallery, 1900 E. 12th. www.facebook.com/austin.noise.
GRETCHEN'S DISCO PLAGUE (IT'S INFECTIOUS!) 8pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River, 512/524-1111. www.gretchen-phillips.com.
SXSW MUSIC: Y'ALL OR NOTHING 8pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River, 512/524-1111. www.cheerupcharlies.com.
SXSW MUSIC: SUZANNE VEGA 10:30pm. Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eighth, 512/472-2445. www.suzannevega.com.
SXSW MUSIC: KUMBIA QUEERS 11pm. Russian House, 307 E. Fifth, 512/428-5442. www.kumbiaqueers.com.ar.
SXSW MUSIC: GARY NUMAN 12:30am. Elysium, 705 Red River, 512/478-2979.
CHRISTEENE 1:15am. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River, 512/524-1111. www.christeenemusic.com.
GAYBIGAYGAY 2014 New digs! Right next to Sahara Lounge on the Eastside. The mise-en-scène is the most heart-bursting of the entire Conference season. Spread out on picnic blankets, 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! Noon-12mid. 1405 Webberville Rd. Free and open to the public. All ages. www.gaybigaygay.com.
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