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  • Pabst Sound Society

    Pabst Sound Society is coming to the Mohawk on October 27! Catch Benjamin Booker, Bully, Tele Novella and visual art from Sophie Roach. Free ticket with RSVP. Admission based on capacity.
    Sat., Oct. 27, 8pm  
    Mohawk
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    Austin Pride Parade 2018

    Watch Austin's LGBTQxyz community light up the night with all sorts of rainbows, love, and good (plus a few naughty) intentions. Featuring 120-150 participants, Austin Pride's parade is one of the biggest, queerest, and most celebrated in Texas!
    Sat., Aug. 11, 8-10pm. Free.  
    From the Texas State Capitol to the Fourth Street bars
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      20GayTeen: Pride Rooftop Party

      A post-parade party with a view brought to you by the Q. An all-inclusive shindig open to everyone 18 and over with complimentary drinks for the 21-and-up crowd. Music provided by DJ Konsept.
      Sat., Aug. 11, 10pm. Free.  
      The Vaughn, 310 Colorado
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      Austin Naked Yoga for Gay Men

      A hatha meeting flow yoga class for all levels. Despite the name, all are welcome. For a longer reader see our coverage.
      Saturdays, 10:30-11:45am and Tuesdays, 8-9:15pm. Through Nov. 21. $10 and up.
      ToddPilates & Barre, 9029 Research #200
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      Austin Pride 2018

      Tickets are already on sale for Austin's 2018 Pride celebrations. Catch the fest at Fiesta Gardens then hoof it Downtown to peep the parade lighting up the night. Course runs from the Capitol all the way down Congress to Fourth Street.
      Sat., Aug. 11, 11am-11pm. $15-125.  
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      Body Beautiful

      Vegas Van Cartier and Rachel Mykels' show will blow your mind, wow your senses, and delight your eyes.
      Saturdays, 10:30pm, except second Saturdays  
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      Coronation 25: Silver Jubilee

      Regent Empress Simone Riviera and Regent Emperor Jake St. Stone are throwing one helluva crowning celebration and ode to the Eighties. The welcome party kicks off Thursday, followed by pool parties, drag shows, and the coronation on Saturday night. See ticket link for schedule.
      Aug. 9-12. $20-93.  
      Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville Rd., 512/451-5757
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      Dark Moon Magic

      A slow yoga flow to nourish the soul. Witches, weirdos, queers, and allies invited.
      Sat., Aug. 11, 7-9pm. $25-30.  
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      Equality Disco

      The HRC invites you, me, and everyone else to their dancing queens inspired Pride party – and you'll feel like one too if you take advantage of Veritas Backstage Beauty & Wellness Institute's pop up shop's free facials.
      Sat., Aug. 11, 7pm-12mid. $10-50.  
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      L&B Official Post-Pride Parade Hookup

      Need to blow off some post-parade steam? Well, let that glitter fall to the floor with a woman-centric afterparty to dance about.
      Sat., Aug. 11, 9pm  
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      L&B Pride Parade Float 2018

      Once again, Lesbutante & the Boss invite y'all to get on their float. Tickets come with DJs, beer, and tacos.
      Sat., Aug. 11, 5-11pm. $25-60.  
      12th & San Jacinto
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      Lora Reynolds Gallery: Xavier Schipani

      Here's a striking exhibition of murals, paintings on canvas, and a sculptural installation masquerading as a public bathroom – all by that acclaimed Schipani, voted Austin's Best Muralist in 2016. This new show is, we're told, "largely a reckoning with masculinity. What is manliness? What has it meant in the past, what does it mean now, and what are its shortcomings?" Could be our review provides a few answers.
      Through Sept. 1
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      Middle School Dance Party Pride Edition

      Slam your body down and wind it all around with DJ Girlfriend's sweaty dance party playing the best and worst of the Nineties and early Aughts. Except this time it's getting xtra queer'd (i.e. you'll dance to even more Tatu, Lance Bass, and Ricky).
      Sat., Aug. 11, 10pm. Free.  
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      New Gay Softball Team Recruiting

      A group of LGBTQ players from Softball Austin are startin' up a new team to complete in the D Division this fall and they're looking for ballers and batters now! Practices will begin the first Sunday in August. No skill required. If you have never played, there is a place for you in the team. D team will play two games every Sunday for six to eight weeks. Email to sign up or ask questions.
      Recruiting through Sept. 6. $40 membership fee.
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      Pride Day Party

      Wanna keep the party going, but not feeling the parade? Blue Owl is slinging cheap beers to make your lips pucker – they're sours after all – for all fest attendees.
      Sat., Aug. 11, noon-10pm
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      Story Time With Drag Queens: 2018 Austin Pride Edition

      Austin International Drag Foundation Inc. and Austin Pride: proudly present: Story Time With Drag Queens: 2018 Austin Pride Edition: Three fierce, fabulous and magical drag queens will be reading Children's books with themes of family and acceptance. Bring a blanket and sit under the big tree as the queens read to the children from noon to 1pm in the Family Zone of the Austin Pride Festival.: Adult general admission is $17 purchased online.: Children's tickets will be available at the festival ONLY: Children ages 6 and under are FREE; children 7-17 will be $10 for general admission.
      Sat., Aug. 11, noon-1pm. Free for kids 6 and under, $10 for ages 7-17.  
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      Walk With Austin Black Pride in the Parade

      Calling Austin's black LGBTQIA community and allies! ABP is making moves in this year's Austin Pride Parade and you're invited to walk and roll with em! Plz dress to match in black, and signs reading "Black ___ Matter" are encouraged (it's like Mad Libs, fill in the blank: Lives, Immigrants, Queers, Women, Trans Folks, etc.). Meet at the Capitol building at 7:30pm.
      Sat., Aug. 11, 7:30-10pm  
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      Wish You Were Queer: House Beer Release

      Black Star Co-op has embraced the Pride spirit! All weekend long they'll be sampling and slinging their new Wish You Were Queer beer (pilsner malt base, refermented with fresh Texas peaches and passionfruit purée). $1 from each pint sold will be donated to Out Youth!
      Fri.-Sun., Aug. 10-12, 11am-11pm  
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      Splash Days 2018

      Austin's annual summer send-off with nonstop gay parties to get you wet, wild, and feeling good. New this year: all events are free, but donations for beneficiaries (Kind Clinic, Out Youth, AIDS Services of Austin) will be accepted and those that throw some extra money down will be awarded with cheaper drinks and yummy food deals.
      Fri.-Mon., Aug. 31-Sept. 3. Free, donations accepted.  

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