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    Lunar New Year – Year of the Dog Party

    See FB for what's happening each weekend. It's all gone to the dogs at this epic queer and POC happy hour celebrating the 2018 Lunar New Year. Bring yer four-legged bestie to CUC for a doggo photobooth, on-site adoptions from Austin Humane Society, lit DJs, drink specials, drag, and more. Furry costumes strongly encouraged.
    Split over two Saturdays: Feb. 17 & Feb. 24, 3-9pm  
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    OUTsider Festival

    Austin's queer transmedia fest returns with head-spinning, mind-racing, jaw-dropping work by notable and up-and-coming queer visionaries. The 2018 Legacy Award goes to the 40th Anniversary of Born in Flames directed by Lizzie Borden, and the lineup includes work by Brontez Purnell, Yuliya Lanina, and Bethany Johnson. See full schedule online.
    Feb. 14-18  
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    Shaboom! OUTsider Afterparty

    It wouldn't be a festival without an afterparty (happening Friday and Saturday nights), but this isn't your typical cocktail lounge. The Shaboom clowns will make you laugh – and possibly cry if you hate clowns as much as I do –because the art doesn't end just cuz the sun's gone to bed. Instead, Lex Vaughn, Silky Shoemaker, and Paul Soileau light up the night.
    Fri., Feb. 16 & Sat., Feb. 17; 10pm-1am  
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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.
    Saturdays, 10:30-11:45am and Tuesdays, 8-9:15pm. Through Nov. 21. $10 and up.
    ToddPilates & Barre, 9029 Research Blvd #200
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    Big Boi Yoga

    Logan Ware leads this fun, queer yoga class focused on alignment, restoration, and community love with a healthy mix of gentle stretch and Kundalini strength. A relaxed, judgment-free class for all body types, genders, and experience levels.
    Tuesdays, 7:15pm; Saturdays, 9:30am  
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    Body Beautiful

    Vegas Van Cartier and Rachel Mykels host a whole new night of illusion and drag. Catch 'em and a slew of other queens gracing the Sellers stage.
    Sat., Feb. 17, 10:30pm-2am  
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    Gay Kickball Pickup Game

    Let's kick some balls, bbs! All genders, shapes, and sizes are welcome to come and play. Note: teams are forming for the spring season (March 3-May 5).
    Sat., Feb. 17, and Sat., Feb. 24, 11am-1pm  
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    LGBTQ Schools Listening Session

    Want to make Austin schools better for all queer students? Well the LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission wants to hear from you. Attend this first organizing meeting hosted by the commission's latest working group.
    Sat., Feb. 17, 3:15-4:45pm  
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    Proxemics: A Queer Art Exhibit

    An unrestricted and unapologetic art exhibit that "examines how a body may be critiqued or claimed, presented or perceived." Featuring work by Austin's Ben Aqua, Riel Sturchio, and Xavier Schipani, plus Brooklyn's Felipe Baeza and Jaimie Warren, and Oakland's Silky Shoemaker.
    Through Feb. 24. Fri., 5-8pm; Sat.-Sun., noon-5pm  
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    Third Annual Lez Prom

    Lez Prom: where memories are made. Sadly, kiddos, we hear it's already sold out. But check the Face for any last minute ticket pop-ups!
    Sat., Feb. 17, 7pm-12mid. $30-60.  
    Sterling Event Center, 6134 U.S. 290 Frontage Rd.
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    ToyBOX: Dirty Heart-On

    Papi Churro and Chique Fil-Atio are gonna gag on discount Valentine's chocolates. We suggest you fill up on the performers.
    Sat., Feb. 17, 10:30pm. $6, BYOLiquor.  
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    Why Bonnie EP Release + Valentine's Formal

    Why Bonnie wants to celebrate the release of their debut: EP In Water with a proper formal. Get fancy, get dancy. The Oysters, Krista Van Liew, and Jana Horn play too.
    Sat., Feb. 17, 8pm. $3-5, 21 and up; $10, 18-20.  
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    Austin Black Pride

    Back for year three! ABP is an extended weekend created to celebrate the talents, culture, and interests of Austin's Black LGBTQ communities. From parties to art shows, brunch crawls and yoga, Austin Black Pride is not to be missed!
    Tue., June 5 Sun., June 10  
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    HavenCon 4: A Cosmic Journey

    Texas' first and only queer, geek, and gaymer convention returns for its final year. Expect four days (or one, if you choose) of epic nerdiness, cosplay, drag, and loads more. This year, celebrity guests include Tracee Cocco (Star Trek) and Daniel Newman (The Walking Dead). Fest organizers announced this will be the last year for HavenCon, so get out and get weird while you can!
    March 29-April 1. $15-200.  
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    PFLAG Austin Deidre Furr Essay Prize for LGBTQ Students

    Calling all Central Texas (queer/trans/gender diverse) high schoolers. PFLAG's essay contest returns! Write 500 to 1,000 words on: What challenges LGBTQ+ high school students face in romantic relationships. First place takes $500 cash (second = $200, third = $100).
    Submissions due March 1  
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    Queer Dance Freakout

    We're here, we're queer, and we're not going anywhere. For the anniversary of last year's queer dance freakout protesting bathroom bills and anti-LGBTQ legislation, the party planners are taking the fight to the steps of the Capitol to encourage a blue wave in state politics.
    Sat., Feb. 24, 5-8pm  

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