Gay Place: Last Gasp

Splash Days (and nights) to keep you cool and hot all at the same time


Last Gasp before the seasons turn and everyone has to put all their clothes back on. Who are we kidding? It's summer nine months out of 12 around here. Welcome to Splash Days 2015. This year, Splash Days' nighttime parties have been booked less than a block from one another to make Austin's Gay Sector at Colorado & Fourth sizzle. info@splashdays.com, www.splashdays.com.


Welcome Party DJ Robbie Rob says welcome to Splash Days, mofo 'mos. Fri., Sept. 4, 10pm-3am. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

Official Splash Dance Main bash featuring DJ Roland Belmares. Sat., Sept. 5, 9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. $50, $45 in advance. 21+ only.

Adult Swim DJ J Warren keeps you afterpartyin' til the dawn's early light. Sun., Sept. 6, 3-7am. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth.

Get Wet 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 papi and OCH and Rain will have barges docked for your swim-up pleasure. Sun., Sept. 6, all day. Hippie Hollow, 7000 Comanche Trl.

High Tide Splash Days closing party: DJ Wayne G dries you out and gets you all wet again. Sun., Sept. 6, 10pm-4am. V Nightclub, 409 Colorado.

ON OUR GAYDAR

Hunger One-woman show written and performed by brilliant Ebony Stewart, directed by Zell Miller III. Thu.-Sat., Sept. 3-5, 8pm. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. $10-30. www.vortexrep.org.

Gina Chavez Unplugged at the Grove. Thu., Sept. 3, 8pm. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd. Free. www.ginachavez.com.

Austin Chill Weekend Hang around the watering hole (hotel pool) with Austin's bears, cubs, chubs, and chasers. Fri.-Mon., Sept., 4-7. Hampton Inn, 7619 N. I-35. www.austinchillweekend.org.

Free HIV/STD Testing Know your status. Tuesdays, 1-4pm & 8-11pm; Fridays, 1-4pm. Midtowne Spa, 5815 Airport. www.midtowne.com.

Freddie for a Day As in Mercury. As in Magnifico. As in raise some dough for ASA and the Mercury Trust. Fri., Sept. 4, 9pm. ABGB, 1305 W Oltorf. Free. www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com.

Beyoncé VS. Rihanna: The Rematch Surfboarts or diamonds? Why o why does a grrl have to choose? Fri., Sept. 4, 10pm-2am. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. Free. cheerupcharlies@gmail.com.

Big GAY Brunch: White Party Get your tickets for Splash Days and sign up for the AIDS Walk. Sat., Sept. 5, 11am-3pm. Slate Restaurant, 612 W. Sixth. Free. info@slateaustin.com, www.fb.com/abcdeevents.

Speed-Writing Saturday Unfettered, yet so potentially caffeinated. Write like you mean it, and learn about the work of Legalize Human. Sat., Sept. 5, 11am-1pm. Star Co. Coffee, 201 E. Main St., Round Rock. Free. www.legalizehuman.org.

COTFG: Daughter of Ladyfriends Female experimental music, but not the kind that leaves your eyes burning. Like all those bunnies. Just your ears. Sat., Sept. 5, 1pm-2am. $10. www.fb.com/cotfg, www.friendlyghost.org/event/daughter-of-ladyfriends2015.

Queer Yoga & Yoga Therapy Intro Start slow, and you'll be a gay pretzel in no time. Sat., Sept. 5, 4-5:30pm. The Center Spot, 213 W. North Loop. Free. www.spectrumyogatherapyaustin.com.

Leslie Jordan Leslie (from Will & Grace) brings the funny, hunny. Sat., Sept. 5, 8-9:30pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. $20. www.fb.com/bt2atx.

Men @ Work It's about time some dapper studs used the brilliant name the Beast Tease Boys. It's an all (mostly) bwah extrah-vah-gahn-zah hosted by the fantabulux Rudy Ramirez. Sat., Sept. 5, 9pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy. $15.

GAMBLERS BOWLING LEAGUE Have some enchiladas and some strikes and spares. Bringing your own ball is optional. Some of you have two. Why don't you share? Tuesdays, 8:30pm. Dart Bowl, 5700 Grover. $15 weekly, and one-time $18 membership fee. austin.gamblers@gmail.com, www.dartbowl.com.

Vegan Taco Cruise 2 Hey, let's taco 'bout it! But not with a mouth full of meat. Mon., Sept. 7, 4:45-8:30pm. Riviera Marina, Volente. $45. www.fb.com/capcitybakery.

TuezGayz Dependably fruitastic. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River. www.fb.com/barbarellaatx.

Intercollegiate LGBT Alum Mixer Stanford and Texas Exes, Harvard, UChicago, Yale, Princeton, and Cornell get all chummy. Wed., Sept. 9, 6:30-8:30pm. Brass House, 115 San Jacinto. Free. www.fb.com/stanfordpride.

Sordid Lives: 15th Anniversary Stay for the Q&A with Shores in attendance. And get yourself an aGLIFF membership. Wed., Sept. 9, 7pm. Google Fiber Space, 201 Colorado. $16, $12.50 earlybird. www.agliff.org.

aGLIFF 28 It's Showtime (in more ways than one – the cable network is an official sponsor). Our LGBTQ family reunion in the dark, featuring over 70 films in four days. Thu.-Sun., Sept. 10-13. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar. www.agliff.org.

HO-RIZON

SMTX Pride Parade & Festival More details next week. Sat., Sept. 12, 10am-10pm. 206 NCM Allen Pkwy., San Marcos. www.fb.com/smtx.pride.

Stargayzer 2015 Thu.-Sat., Oct. 15-17. $25 limited three-day passes available now. www.stargayzerfest.com.

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