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Waterlog your weekend at Splash

Honey, you might be a li'l under-dressed for train spotting. Maybe you should head over to Splash at Hippie Hollow and dry out?
Honey, you might be a li'l under-dressed for train spotting. Maybe you should head over to Splash at Hippie Hollow and dry out? (Photo courtesy of Andrew Christian/package menswear)


This weekend's Splash Days kick off one of the gayest Septembers ever on record. Stay tuned.

PACK IT AT PACKAGE Did somebody say "Splash"?! Come for last-minute Splash tickets and a new pair of tighties. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 29-31, 10am-12mid. Tapelenders, 1114 W. Fifth #201, 512/472-0844.

Big Gay Brunch Pre-SPLASH White Party Serial monogamists, serial players, and cereal bar. Wear white, be chaste. Or chased. Splash tickets for sale. Sat., Aug. 30, 11am. 219 West, 612 W. Sixth.

SPLASH DANCE & Adult Swim You know the crisp turn of autumn is just around the cove, when the buff boys start coordinating square cuts. Kick off the wet, wet weekend with DJ Roland Belmares at the Palm Door on Sixth, then DJ J Warren keeps you afterpartyin' til the dawn's early light at V. Sat., Aug. 30, 10pm-3am; Sun., Aug. 31, 3am. The Palm Door on Sixth, 508 E. Sixth. V Nightclub, 409 Colorado.

SPLASH DAYS: HIPPIE HOLLOW The hallowed day at the Hollow, au naturel or SPF'd up to your neck. It's the splishing, splashing hoop-de-doo that makes Splash Splash. Everyone and their mom (OCH and Rain) will have barges docked for your swim-up pleasure. Sun., Aug. 31, 11am. Hippie Hollow, 7000 Comanche Trail.

SPLASH DAYS: HIGH TIDE DJ Wayne G heats it up, dries you out, and gets you all wet again. All. Night. Long. Sun., Aug. 31, 10pm. Republic Live, 301 W. Fifth.

Drag Splashback to the Eighties It's Eighties Night with Samuel Grimes, Stephanie Carll, Lavender LaFleur, Kitty Buick, Marnie Castor, Jenna Carll, and Saige Michelle Hilton. Sun., Aug. 31, 10pm-1am. Swan Dive, 615 Red River, 512/994-2819. $20.


GAYEST SEPTEMBER EVER Be a part of The Austin Chronicle's super special Gayest September Ever/Pride 2014 (and so many other fests) preview and in the "Gay Place" listings. Send us the deets ASAP. Deadline: Fri., Aug. 29, 4pm. 512/454-5766. Free.,

HAPPY HOUR WITH MS. WRIGHT Kick off your weekend. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free.

End of Summer Party If the WTGG crew wants to pretend that these 100-degree daze are going away anytime soon, who are we to stop them? Where the Girls Go gets jiggly with Jessica Kitty Buick, cool lime green Jell-O wrestling, and DJ Malika to heat things back up again. Thu., Aug. 28, 9:30pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133.

ERIN FOLEY AT CAP CITY Observe and skewer everything from picky pot smokers to "toptional" Las Vegas pool parties. Wed.-Thu., Aug. 27-28, 8pm; Fri.-Sat., Aug. 29-30, 8pm & 10:30pm. Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research #100, 512/467-2333.

NO REGULAR PLAY Zev & Gadi = Wolf + Lamb. Deep Cuts opens. Thu., Aug. 28, 10pm-2am. Vulcan Gas Co., 418 E. Sixth. $15, $10 advance.

AGLCC SEPTEMBER LUNCHEON Economic equality. What's wrong with that? Come feast with our gay chamber. Heck, you should just become a member. Tue., Sept. 2, 11am. Gusto Italian Kitchen, 4800 Burnet Rd., 512/458-1100. $15-20, $25 at door.

TUEZGAYZ Dependably fruitastic: Austin's legendary weekly weekday gay night on Red River. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River.

BALLS IN DEEP BINGO Hosted by Lady Grackle Birdbreath. We bet there will be a lot of ballz and a lot of O-faces screaming things like "O-69!" Tue., Sept. 2, 8-10pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River.

MARIA'S BIG BOOBIE BINGO Bring your big ... bingo daubers and raise some dough for Austin Pride with CupCake and Nadine Hughes. First Tuesdays, 7-10pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar. Free.

QUEER RIDE Search QR on Facebook for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly bicycle ride. Wednesdays, 7pm. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside. Free.

SUMMER WEDNESDAYS House in the house by LTD and super cheap quaff after 9pm ($4 everything except martinis). Wednesdays, 9pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth, 512/320-8823.


SAN MARCOS PRIDE San Marcos Pride looms. Whoooo! The kids behind Rainbow Night have been hard at work getting this together, their first ever, and all's they need is you. Hey, Bobcat Qs, allies, and Austinites who just want to see neighbor pals enjoy the same tolerance and acceptance we feel here in the big city, come lend a hand. San Marcos Pride seeks volunteers, vendors, parade rollers, and especially $ponsor$. Call or email Sylvia now. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 5-7. 512/644-5637.,

AGLIFF/POLARI Whoa, Nellie. It's time to sit in the dark with your kin, at our beloved Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. It's going to be the historic first film fest to help open the brand-new Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, with a crazy sched of mixers, panels, and film, film, film that's way gay gay. They've announced the lineup, so get online, and get your passes now. Wed.-Sun. Sept. 10-14. Alamo South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/302-9889.

STARGAYZER FEST It's buzzing internationally, darlinks, this first-ever, three-day fest of queer music and performance with a most esteemed and mindblowing lineup. New Downtown location. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 12-14, 11am. Pine Street Station, 1101 E. Fifth. $42-170.,

AUSTIN PRIDE It's on, baby bunnies. The unicorns are lining up along the parade route, and we want to tell you all about it. See all the details in our upcoming Gayest September Ever/Pride 2014 preview, the week of Sept. 5. Check the web for Pride pre-sale; make your plans for Fiesta Gardens, Romani Gallery, Austin Music Hall, and so many more localities. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 13-21.

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