Events to Help Queer Up Your Autumn
As the temperatures cool, the queers come out to play
By Sarah Marloff,
12:01AM, Thu. Aug. 30, 2018
Ah, fall in Austin. When it’s still too hot to drink pumpkin beer and the (queer) events are overflowing. Sure, we have loads of fabulous LGBTQ parties, gatherings, and get-togethers all year, but there’s something special about fall. Could it be that students are back – which means more queers! – or perhaps it’s just a banal desire for cooler temperatures.
Either way, “Gay Place” has hand picked a few events we’re most excited for this fall. And remember, you can see our full lineup online anytime anywhere, or selected weekly picks in each issue of the Chronicle!
Now known as the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival, aGLIFF is one of the longest running and absolutely queerest film festivals in the country and they’re kicking off their 31st annual fest with premieres from local favorites (PJ Raval), celebrating Texas icons (Yen Tan), and more than 100 LGBTQ-focused films from across the globe. Can’t swing a full badge? One-off tickets are sometimes available. See their website for details.
Thu.-Sun., Sept. 6-9. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
Tue., Sept. 18, 8-11pm. $50-160. Paramount Theatre
Sat., Sept. 29, 6:30-11:30pm. $125-175. Hilton Hotel Downtown
Now in its third year, this two-day, multi-disciplinary arts festival was created by local artist Drew Riley of Gender Portraits. Like Riley’s work, the fest spotlights and promotes trans and intersex artists. We guarantee music, visuals, and a whole lotta queer love.
Sat.-Sun., Sept. 29-30, Big Genie’s Big Top Space
Thu., Oct. 11, 9pm. $39-150. Paramount Theatre
Sat., Oct. 13, 8pm. Cheer Up Charlies
Fri.-Sun., Nov. 2-4. Iron Bear
Sat., Nov. 3, 9am-1pm, Republic Square
For four days each year, Austin becomes the literal hub for all things drag. Badgeholders are invited to spend their days mingling with queens and kings from near and far at the Drag Village for makeup tutorials, panels, and more. But once the sun sets, these showstoppers takeover stages all over town to tantalize and titillate audiences.
Thu.-Sun., Nov. 15-18. $45-425. Holiday Inn Midtown and other venues
For all queer listings visit Gay Place, and for the rest of our listings see Chron Events.