Gay Place: Just One Hitch

Let's get married!


There's Just one Hitch

It's true. Nothing's unconditional. You must promise to bring the love (and a ring or two might help, if you're into that kind of thing). Your pals at Spider House and The Austin Chronicle offer free wedding ceremonies this Saturday at Spider Hitched. Check the write-up and contact us now!


ON OUR GAYDAR

Bedpost Confessions Whisper your secrets to the post. Third Thursdays, 8-10:30pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $10. www.bedpostconfessions.com.

Summer Celebration with Gina Chavez Raise a glass to all the recent history made, and buckle down for the work that still must happen at this grassroots fundraiser for the Dems' summer voter registration program. Thu., July 16, 6-9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. By donation. www.traviscountydemocrats.org.

Red Hot Summer Party It's "Best of Austin" winning. It's silent-auction bidding. It's serious cocktail quaffing and more, all to benefit Project Transitions. Fri., July 17, 5pm-12mid. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.projecttransitions.org.

AGLIFF: 20 Years of To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo hit the road and the cosmetic case 20 years ago. Our LGBTQ film fest celebrates with screenings, food, drink, drag, dancing, and fun. Members free, and all memberships purchased during this event will receive three free drinkies. Fri., July 17, 6-9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. $50. info@highlandlounge.com, www.agliff.org.

ALLGO Cabaret With Foxxy Blue Orchid Foxxy Blue (aka Dino Foxx) with a whole drag QPOC burlesque lineup: Maxxy Radd (aka Logan Magz), Nikki DaVaughn, Jasper St James, Ruby Lamb, Queertini Time, Chola Magnolia, and a super-sexy dance party. Fri., July 17, 8pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $15, $10 in advance. www.fb.com/dino.foxx.

Poo Poo Platter: Circus Craptacular O-ringleader Zane Zena and a'hole lotta clowns. Gotta love the Poops! Fri., July 17, 10pm-2am. Elysium, 705 Red River. $5. www.fb.com/poopooATX.

Hippie Hollow Otter Fest Papa bear's Hollow ... Mama bear's Hollow ... Baby bear's Hollow ... Otter's Hollow: Juuuuuust right. Radisson Downtown is the official hotel (offers a rate), and Iron Bear hosts the meet & greet the night before. Sat.-Sun., July 18-19, 11am, 7000 Comanche Trl. Free (minus HH parking fee).

Spider Hitched: Free Weddings Spider House and The Austin Chronicle, with the help of a lot of lovely local vendors, offer officiants, cake, flowers, and DJs Fine & Dandy with Kate & Andy (shucks!) for you to get your ball & chain on. Get married, renew vows, invite your loved ones to witness your love. Free. You read right: Free. Sat., July 18, 7pm-2am. Spider House, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562. Free; reserve space via email, and get your marriage license by Wed., July 15, 4pm to comply with required waiting period. spiderhitched@ spiderhouseaustin.com, austinchronicle.com/gay, www.fb.com/spiderhousecafe.

LezzDance: Susan Arbuckle Band Carolyn Wonderland plays at 10pm. Sat., July 18, 6pm. One-2-One Bar, 1509 S. Lamar. $10. www.one2onebar.com.

Lesbian Wedding: A Tea Dance Monthly carpet brunch featuring different DJs and cake ... always cake. This month: Celebrate real, live gay marriage with DJ GirlFriend and Lizzie Caroloke. Sun., July 19, 2-7pm. The Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville. Free.

Love & Leather w/ Travis Mathews Screenings of Interior.Leather.Bar and I Want Your Love, followed by a Q&A with Travis Mathews and scholar Laura Gutierrez. Brought to you by OUTsider and AFS. Sun., July 19, 5pm. The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35. www.austinfilm.org, www.outsiderfest.org.

Queer Youth Media Project Polari/aGLIFF hosts this one-week summer workshop to introduce LGBTQ and ally youths to filmmaking. Mon.-Fri., July 20-24, 10am-4:30pm. Austin School of Film, 1634 E. Cesar Chavez. Free. info@agliff.org, www.agliff.org/qymp.

Queerdalini Yoga for those who'd prefer to focus on chi rather than he or she. Mondays, 7:30pm. Soma Vida, 2324 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/628-1580. $5+ donations. www.fb.com/groups/qyogaaustin.

Patrice Pike Take a hike; see the Pike. Thursdays, 8pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. www.fb.com/patricepikeband.


HO-RIZON

CockBlock Thursdays L-Yes! A night worth hitting the 35: Kate "We swear we won't typecast her (SHANE!!!!!)" Moennig and Uh Huh Her's Camila Grey roll out some DJ sets for the faithful at Phanie Diaz's monthly night of Block Cockery. Thu., July 23, 9pm. Phantom Room, 2114 N. St. Mary's, San Antonio.

Lesbians Who Tech Sign up early and stay tuned for details about this new nerd gathering! Wed., July 29, 7-9pm. ABGB, 305 W. Oltorf, 512/298-2242. www.lesbianswhotech.org.

Austin Pride It's all about the teaches of Peaches. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 22-30, all week long. Festival and parade: Sat., Aug. 29. Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St. www.austinpride.org.

Splash Days You know the crisp turn of autumn is just around the cove. Club all you like, but the main event is at the lake, the weekend before Labor Day. Sign up to volunteer to earn free tickets. Check the website for specific party details. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 4-6. Hippie Hollow, 7000 Comanche Trl. www.splashdays.com.

Sangha Link Despite major advancements in acceptance, not all people and not all areas evolve at the same time. Sometimes it's tough to find your tribe. Sangha Link offers a safe, online social network (linked in with local high schools) to connect and support LGBTQIA+ youth, allies, and resources. www.sanghalink.org.

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