Where the Girls Go/ATX: Non-ACL Edition
Best queer-grrrl-tastic events this weekend and every weekend
By Sarah Marloff,
11:00AM, Fri. Oct. 3, 2014
As Friday rolls in, travelers, music lovers, and festi-goers are rolling into town for ACL weekend one. Where will the queers be? Sure, some will be there, but a lot of us will not be joining the fringe- and floppy-hat-wearing crowds.
But fret not, my pretties, whether you’re broke or agoraphobic, this weekend offers up a whole lotta queer (music and art) without those pesky festival prices.
Friday: Welcome in October with Lesbutant and the Boss’ First Fridays takeover of Castro’s. You know the drill, there’s drinking, there’s dancing, there’s ladies. But it’s up to you to bring Ms. Luck.
Suggestion: If you’re craving an extra dose of lady-love, check out Bennu Coffee. That’s where the femmes of Femme ATX will be mingling and mixing, 8-11pm.
Saturday: Who needs ACL, when the gay version is just down the yellow brick road at Cheer Up Charlie's? That's right, GirlFriend is serving up GayCL, the annual music fest that offers nine non-stop hours of queer bands. From Mom Jeans to BLXPLTN, to Web of Sunsets and Magnifico, this is the not-to-miss fest of the weekend.
Suggestion:Get there early; stay there late.
Sunday: Give Sunday Funday some extra meaning today by taking in a double header. Stop by Beth Consetta Rubel's art exhibit, taking over the walls of Salvage Vanguard Theater. Then head over to Fourth Street for some serious Rainarchy. BLXPLTN plays for their second night in a row, along with San Antonia's Fea, featuring Phannie and Jenn from Girl in a Coma. Sunday never looked so pretty.
Suggestion: The art show runs through the 24th, but that's not a reason to put this one off – and you can catch the opening Saturday night, alongside the play Am I White, by Adrienne Dawes. Buy tix for that now.