Gay Place: The Deep South
Take that as you will ...
Take that as you will, but we're sure we mean that this week there are events featuring folks from the south (OK, San Antonio) and that San Marcos holds its second-ever SMTX Pride.
ON OUR GAYDAR
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.
Out in the Park It's a guerilla takeover of Texas' main theme park! Fri., Sept. 18, 6-11pm. Six Flags Fiesta Texas, 17000 I-10 W., San Antonio. $49.99, $39.99 pre-sale, $20 if you'd like to join the bus trip. email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fb.com/reylopezentertainment, www.austindragfest.org.
Red Dot Art Spree The art of over 180 artists (and a high concentration of women artists) can be yours. Thu., Sept. 10, 6-10pm. Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca. $100-250. www.womenandtheirwork.org.
Friday Night Ladies Night Join Lesbutante and the Bo$$ for VIP upstairs with private bartender: Girls With Flair! Second Fridays, 9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free, $10 VIP. www.fb.com/lesbutante.andtheboss.
Fierce Fab Fridays Come on in and take a dip with Nadine Hughes and a sassy pool full of queens. Fridays, 10:30pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free. www.highlandlounge.com.
GENDER F&heart;CK 2015 Multimedia general genderal fuckery featuring one Logan Magz, perhaps not as known to we Austinites as to San Antonians, but we cannot recommend this enough. Visual artist Magz, the photography of Julián P. Ledezma, and short film by Hector Bojorquez explore "the simple idea that non-conventional beauty directly plays hand in hand with non-conventional gender binaries." Sat., Sept. 12, 8pm. Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale, 512/926-2203. Free. www.groundfloortheatre.org, www.allgo.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. 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 Now with more A/C! Mingle with Bobcats and SM's best. Sat., Sept. 12, 10pm. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos. www.fb.com/SMTX.PRIDE.
Formerly Known As Locals Cruz Aaron, Fenwick Lucan, and Kayden Arias share their stories of transition from FTM. Directed by Janet Jensen; Q&A after the screening. Sun., Sept. 13, 3pm. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar. www.agliff.org.
Queer Rock Love Book launch of Austinite Paige Schilt's memoir of a life filled with it. Sun., Sept. 13, 5:30-7:30pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A. Free. www.transgresspress.org.
Dining (out) for Life Over 10,000 folks take part in this two-night tradition to get you out of the house and make a lot of coin for some needed AIDS service. The more you give, the more you help. Better get a bucket. Check the ASA site for participating venues. Mon.-Tue., Sept. 14-15, all open hours of participating restaurants. www.asaustin.org.
TuezGayz Dependably fruitastic: Austin's legendary weekly weekday gay night on Red River. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River. www.fb.com/barbarella.austin.9.
Como la Danceflor: Mighty real The Politics of Queer Nightlife series kickoff presented by the Center for Women's & Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin begins with an artist talk with dance-floor marvel AB Soto. Thu., Sept. 17, 1:30-3:15pm. Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st. Free. www.absoto.com, calendar.utexas.edu/event/mighty_real_the_politics_of_queer_nightlife_series#.VenhcnYnFsY.
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. $15-20. www.fb.com/humpfilmfest.
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. email@example.com, 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 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; Elysium, 705 Red River. $25 limited three-day passes available now. www.stargayzerfest.com.
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