Gay Place: Austin's Gay Days
Full Pride week listings herein
We sure hope we see you out and about this festive frisky week. It's on, baby bunnies.
Pride Interfaith Service Faith leaders lead by example and put down all differences to come together for one night to show solidarity for the often-factious Ls, Gs, Bs, Ts, etc.s. Speakers Jayme Mathias, Carmarion Anderson, and Adama Brown shine the light. Thu., Aug. 27, 7pm. Unity Church of the Hills, 9905 Anderson Mill. Free. www.austinpride.org.
Girl Pride ATX Lesbutante & the Bo$$ and Girls With Flair throw the official-Official for the ladies, the official Austin Pride women's party featuring all the way from Miami F-L-A, DJ Citizen Jane, plus celesbian Sandra Valls. Thu., Aug. 27, 9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free; $20, VIP. www.welovesandra.com.
Disco Fever Slap on that Huk-A-Poo with the yachts and sunsets, some Sansabelt bell bottoms, and your platform stacks ... or strip down to your booty shorts and get down to stay alive at this official Austin Pride men's party. Fri., Aug. 28, 9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free. www.austinpride.org.
Austin Pride Festival Oh, hey, it's the array to make you gay: Peaches (Huh? What? Right. Uhh.), Brooke Candy, Martha Wash, Exposé, Zebra Katz, Candis Cayne, Morgan McMichaels, Mariah Balenciaga, TS Madison, Nicky Click, Susan Arbuckle Band, the Austin Babtist Women, Mr. & Miss Austin Pride Daniel Brice & Althea Trix, Nadine Hughes, Kelly Kline, Rachel Mykels, Kai Lee Mykels, Lady Grackle Birdbreath, CupCake, Avalisa Davenport, Sabra JohnSin Burlesque, Kofi, Mouthfeel, Ruby Lamb, Thee Filth, DJ Divorcée, Adam Carmichael, and so many mo'. Who did we forget? We luv ya! Sat., Aug. 29, 11am-6pm. Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St. $17-125 all access. www.austinpride.org.
Austin Pride Parade This has been an especially special year for LGBT forward movement. The annual Austin Pride Parade (happening right after the fest) is the best chance you have to drop the facade, disregard differences, and join in with, oh, about 150,000 – according to city of Austin estimates – of your closest freaks, fagatrons, fabulosos, family, and friends, and celebrate our delicious sloppy diversity and ultimately our common cause: Coexistence-acceptance-love. Are you rollin' or are you strollin'? Either way, get in your place amongst these proud, proud people. Damn right we're proud. Sat., Aug. 29, 8pm. Downtown Austin, from the Capitol, down Congress, right turn on Fourth. Free. www.austinpride.org.
ON OUR GAYDAR
Happy Hour with Ms. Wright The most diverse and friendly happy hour: old, young, hip, square, straight, LGBTQ, red-yellow-black-white-and-brown, and everybody, together in the warm twinkling glow of legendary piano wild woman, Ms. Margaret Wright. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free. www.fb.com/theskylarklounge.
Transition w/ Erica Nix Let Mz. Nix help facilitate your process of change. Thursdays, 6:45pm. The Center Spot, 213 W. North Loop. $10-15, sliding scale. www.northloopcenterspot.com.
Hunger One-woman show written and performed by brilliant spoken-word artist Ebony Stewart, directed by Zell Miller III. See p.30 for more. Through Sept. 5. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. $10-30. www.vortexrep.org.
Patrice Pike Take a hike, and see the Pike. Thursdays, 8-10pm. Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar.
Rebecca Havemeyer & Sarah Sharp Tune and croon with two gorgeous divas. Thu., Aug. 27, 9pm. Stay Gold, 1910 E. Cesar Chavez. Free. www.fb.com/sarahsharpatx.
Free HIV/STD Testing Know your status. Tuesdays, 1-4pm & 8-11pm & Fridays, 1-4pm. Midtowne Spa, 5815 Airport. www.midtowne.com.
Hairspray Get ready to "Peyton Place After Midnight" with a crew of live queens from the Austin International Drag Fest. Fri., Aug. 28, 7:30-11pm. Blue Starlite Drive-In, 1901 E. 51st. $5. www.austindragfest.org.
Good Fridays This week, 10% of sales goes to the Care Communities. Fri., Aug. 28, 8-11pm. The Departure Lounge, 311 W. Fifth. Free. www.thecarecommunities.org.
Sucia XXXL DJ Boyfriends, Ben Aqua (#FEELINGS), CJ Milli, Rabit, Supraman, Claudia de Chalon, House of Kenzo, hosted by Ursula, Jose Padilla, and Bobby Bearz. Fri., Aug. 28, 9pm-2am. New York, New York, 215 E. Sixth. Free. www.fb.com/suciafiesta.
SWITCH It's the official unofficial non-Pride event, presented by District 512 and featuring Mary Coronado, DJs Fine & Dandy (with solo Andy this time), and Jenuine Cello, and hosted by Lady Grackle Birdbreath. Fri., Aug. 28, 9pm-3am. V Nightclub, 409 Colorado. Free. www.fb.com/district512.
The Ivan Experience Host Ivan Dávila presents Andres Villegas, Lesly Reynaga, and DJs Dan Singh and Bertie Pearson all to benefit Out Youth. Fri., Aug. 28, 9pm-1am. Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales. Free ($20 suggested donation). www.outyouth.org.
Let Love Land Dance Party Launch for interactive art splash with Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Julia Sangodare Wallace, queer choir practice, and dance party. Fri., Aug. 28, 9:30pm. Picture Box Studio, 701 Tillery Ste. 7-A. www.allgo.org.
Motherz Presents: Pride³ DJs Nymble Digitz & Divorcée present underground rumble you can sink your ass cheeks in, featuring DJs Jason Jenkins, Marcus Lefty Shaw, Mary Magdalena, and RiCHARD.GEAR. Sat., Aug. 29, 5pm-2am. Fadó Irish Pub, 214 W. Fourth. Free.
"Black Gold" Opening Reception ColorMe Roshi and Consetta Rubel's art show comments on oil and the impact on POC. Sat., Aug. 29, 6-10pm. African American Cultural Heritage District, 1152 San Bernard. Free. www.fb.com/theconsettarubel, www.fb.com/ms.roshi.
ATX Women's Pride Party Susan Arbuckle headlines and Katie Marie from England opens. Sat., Aug. 29, 9:30pm-12:30am. One-2-One Bar, 1509 S. Lamar. $10. www.fb.com/susanarbucklemusic.
Viva Ruiz It's Queer Up Charlies post-Pride aftershock with the one, the only Viva Ruiz. Plus House of Kenzo, Mount Gushmore, and the usual local suspects: Mouthfeel, Dylan Reece, Girlfriend, and Cap'n Tits. Sat., Aug. 29, 10pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. Free.
The New Now Girls With Flair present Kate "Shane" Moennig and Camila Grey, DJs GoodBoy Morgan and Boucehouse, aerialist Alex Andersin, pole artist Lindsey Dement, and Starlust Burlesque. Fri., Aug. 28, 7pm-2am. Cedar Street Courtyard, 208 W. Fourth. $20. www.fb.com/girlswithflairofficial.
Sideboob Sunday: Mermaids & Mimosas It's a Pride rehab/recovery party, this time, up on the roof. Lunch, mimosa/bubble/Bloody Mary bar. VIP access available. Sun., Aug. 30, noon-5pm. RIO Nightclub + Dayclub, 601 Rio Grande. www.plezzureisland.com, www.fb.com/thelesbutanteandtheboss.
Free Burgers Drink specials start at 2pm followed by free food at 4pm. Sundays, 4-6pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free. www.bouttime2.com.
OUTsider Member Pool Party A lovely cool-down after a week of mayhem. Join OUTsider, literally, as in, become a member, and make a splash, also literally, in a pool. Food, drunken sno cones, and pool dance with DJ Butter Beans and Angelica McAuley. Sun., Aug. 30, 4-8pm. Private residence. Contact OUTsider for details. $25. www.outsiderfest.org.
Austin Babtist Women Pride Closer Closer? We mean closure after a full week of hot young bods prancing around Downtown. Come back to planet Earth for the 29th anniversary show of Austin's fave granny-pantied Bible biddies to benefit the Texas Gay Rodeo Association. Sun., Aug. 30, 7pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. www.oilcanharrys.com
Matty's Messy Monday Bar-Lympics Girl, you look wrecked. Fix your face. Come down from the weekend with some games with Matty and the crew at the II. Mondays, 9pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. www.fb.com/bouttime2.
TuezGayz Dependably fruitastic: Austin's legendary weekly weekday gay night on Red River. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River. www.fb.com/barbarellaatx.
Smashed at Stonewall Weekly Smash Bros. tourney. Bring your own controller (and they don't mean your bossy ex). Wednesdays, 6pm sign-up, 7pm brackets. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos. $5.
Queer Moves Judgment-free, booze-free, smoke-free movement night for queer and trans folk to shake it all out. Wednesdays. First Street Studio, 2410 Cesar Chavez #202. $3-7 sliding scale.
Chicago CumbiaSazo Live in the ATX, direct from Xicagoland: Itzi Nallah with Tifflove and caliXta, featuring local locas Vanessa, Chorizo Funk, Manny, Ang.G, and an artist market with Las Ofrendas and more. Wed., Sept. 2, 7pm-12mid. The Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville. $5. www.fb.com/cumbiasazo.
Queer Ride Check the QR Facebook group for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm; wheels down 7:30pm. Free.
Gina Chavez Diva digs in at Unplugged at the Grove. Thu., Sept. 3, 8pm. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd. Free. www.ginachavez.com.
The Only Knowledge Worth Possessing Art smarties Sarah Bancroft and (the Gay Place's own) Andy Campbell curate the culmination of the six-month Crit Group program of the Contemporary Austin, featuring work by Katie Rose Pipkin, Rebecca Rothfus Harrell, Ben Jurgensen, Sherwin Rivera Tibayan, among others. Through Sept. 13. grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez. www.grayduckgallery.com.
Splash Days You know the crisp turn of autumn is just around the cove: Splash is the reason for the season. Club all you like at the three big parties, 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.
Official Splash Dance It's the main bash for Splash featuring DJ Roland Belmares. This year's Splash Days has booked all the nighttime parties less than a block from each other to make Austin's Gay Sector at Colorado & Fourth sizzle. Sat., Sept. 5, 9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. $50, $45 in advance. 21+ only. www.splashdays.com.
aGLIFF 28 It's Showtime (in more ways than one – the cable network is an official sponsor). It's one of the country's oldest and one of our town's longest running. AGLIFF is an LGBTQ family reunion in the dark, featuring over 70 films in four days. Check the link for the full lineup. Thu.-Sun., Sept. 10-13. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar. www.agliff.org.
SMTX Pride Parade & Festival Parade lineup starts wicked early again: 8:30am. Be there. Meet at Dunbar, then roll with the parade, and end up at the Pride Festival, loaded with a mass wedding, a river splash/float, vendors, food, community groups, and more in this second annual coming together of San Marcos LGBTQIA and supporters. The fest has scootched itself off the square and over to Hopkins this year. Keep your eyes on the GP for upcoming details. Thank you, Silvia Sandoval! Sat., Sept. 12, 8am-10pm. Dunbar Rec. Center, 801 W. MLK, San Marcos. www.fb.com/smtx.pride.
SMTX Pride Afterparty Since last year's SMTX Pride, Stonewall became the first gay bar in San Marcos. It's the site of this second SMTX Pride's after-blast. Now with more A/C! Mingle with Bobcats and SM's best. Sat., Sept. 12, 10pm. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, 866/620-6667. www.fb.com/smtx.pride.
HUMP! Tour The adorable nor'westerners bringing Dan Savage's Hump Tour to town to learn how little it takes to get an Austinite on their back. Or up against the wall. Or on all fours. On a cracker. Sat., Sept. 26, 8:30pm. The Scoot Inn, 1308 E. Fourth. www.fb.com/humptour.
Bianca del Rio's Rolodex of Hate Bianca brings it back after kicking off Austin Pride 2015. Thu., Oct. 8, 8pm. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 210/386-4537. www.fb.com/reylopezentertainment.
Stargayzer 2015 Early bird three-day pass available now for this explosion of LGBTQIA musical luv. Stay tuned for info on the Spider House pre-party and Sunday Tea wrap-up at Rain. Thu.-Sat., Oct. 15-17. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River; North Door, 502 Brushy; and Elysium, 705 Red River. $20 limited three-day passes available now. www.stargayzerfest.com.
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