Austin's Gayest September Ever continues with aGLIFF and StarGayzer
By Kate X Messer, Fri., Sept. 12, 2014
SOUND + VISION
It's all come to this: A weekend with earfuls, eyefuls, and hearts full. Bursting. Polari presents Austin's annual explosion of LGBTQ cinema and the inaugural StarGayzer makes history one way or the other. It ain't hubris; it's affirmation. We're here. That's clear.
ON OUR GAYDAR
Happy Hour with Ms. Wright Ms. Margaret on the black & whites kicks off your weekend. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free. www.fb.com/theskylarklounge.
Log Cabin: Texas Lege Candidates Watch out for splinters as you rub elbows with Austin's Log Cabin. Thu., Sept. 11, 6-8pm. The Departure Lounge, 311 W. Fifth #102. Free or $5 donation. www.fb.com/logcabinaustin.
Screature Musical terrors of the best kind. Sleep ∞ Over and the Nimbus open. Thu., Sept. 11, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $6-9.
Fea Fea returns! French Inhales join the fun. Fri., Sept. 12, 9pm-2am. Badlands, 1203 Chicon. $8. www.fb.com/badlandsaustin.
Big Gay Pride Brunch Get tickets to Pride and Werk! and twirl your cereal spoon to the sounds of DJ Deftone. Sat., Sept. 13, 11am-3pm. 219 West, 612 W. Sixth. www.fb.com/abcdeevents.
Flannel & Glitter Kick off Austin Pride with a celeb artists' art show including Phyllis Diller (WHAT?!), Lydia Lunch, Bruce LaBruce, JD Samson, Nicky Click, Raja, Heyd Fontenot, Silky Shoemaker, Peaches Christ, Tim Kerr, Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart, and so many more. Sat., Sept. 13, 6pm. Romani Gallery, 1900 E. 12th. Free. http://www.austinpride.org/.
INK's Dazed and Confused Screening Welcome Back Picnic and screening of this Linklater classic with top-notch grub from Top Notch. Benefits AIDS Services of Austin's Paul Kirby Fund. Sat., Sept. 13, 7-11pm. Goodlife Realty, 1114 E. Cesar Chavez. $35. www.fb.com/octoinkasa.
East Sixth Pub Crawl It's the sixth (year) on Sixth. Lotsa ladies, lotsa drankin', lotsa lookin', lotsa hookin'. Up, that is. Sun., Sept. 14, 4pm. East Sixth Street. $20.
Super Sundays Divas W/ Sharon Needles Join Kelly Kline and Jenny McCall and special guest Sharon Needles from RuPaul's Drag Race. Sundays, 10:30pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. http://www.oilcanharrys.com/.
Diversity Outreach Meeting Feel that? It's empowerment. Find more and get mobilized every Monday. Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm. Texas Democratic Party Headquarters, 505 W. 12th #200. www.fb.com/tcdpdiversityoutreach.
CapCityQs: Pride Mixer Come schmooze (bring your business cards) before Pride with the professional set. Bobby Jo Valentine entertains. Mon., Sept. 15, 7-10pm. Marriott Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd.
Poppy Champlin & her Queer Queens of Qomedy What do you call a cabinet full of lesbians? Bet Poppy and these lez comedy queens will tell ya this night. Mon., Sept. 15, 8pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. $20 General, $35 VIP.
Austin Pride Interfaith Celebration Considering the role of religion in the trajectory of human history, bringing together this many different faiths under one roof is a veritable lions hanging out with the lambs den. Randy Roberts Potts speaks (Oral Roberts' gay grandson!), and Susan Arbuckle leads the ATX Choir. Tue., Sept. 16. University Baptist Church, 2130 Guadalupe. Free. http://www.prideinterfaith.com/.
TuezGayz Dependably fruitastic. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River. www.fb.com/barbarellaatx.
Maria's Big Boobie Bingo Pride Kickoff Bring your big ... bingo daubers and raise some dough for Austin Pride. First Tuesdays, 7-10pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar. Free. www.fb.com/austin.pride.official.
Boxx Lunch: Pride Edition Depp Lez throws down for Pride week. Tue., Sept. 16, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. Free.
Julie Nolen Julie rocks the Saxon each Tuesday in September. Tuesdays, 10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. $5. http://www.thesaxonpub.com/.
Way Gay Quote-Along As if you could celebrate Pride without proving you know every line in Clueless. Wed., Sept. 17, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar. http://www.austinpride.org/.
Dance Battles Put your name down by 11pm. Battle on, dancing queen, battle on. Wednesdays, 11pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. http://www.oilcanharrys.com/.
WERK! Werk it, grrrls. This fashion show borrows some designs straight from Project Runway. And RuPaul's beloved season 6 winner, Bianca Del Rio hosts. Get in on that silent auction, too, with merch and swag from your fave Austin shops and designers. Thu., Sept. 18, 7pm. Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces. http://www.austinpride.org/.
DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist The Renegades of Rhythm Tour celebrates Universal Zulu Nation founder Afrika Bambaataa. Edan and Paten Locke open. Thu., Sept. 18, 8pm. ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. $30-40. www.fb.com/djshadow.
Austin Pride CONTINUES It's on, baby bunnies. Look at the listings above. It's already begun. Now, watch out for next week! Check the web for pre-sale and to make your plans. Look for us at the fest and in the parade, and come say HOWDY! Sat.-Sun., Sept 13-21, all week long. The BIG DAY (Festival & Parade) is Sat., Sept. 20. Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St. and a variety of locations. http://www.austinpride.org/.
The Gay Place loves you; keep those cards and letters comin’.