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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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    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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    Queer Up Charlies: Political Edition

    Let off your Queer Dance Freakout steam at this politically inspired afterparty. DJs Bloodkisses, Dylan Reece, and Mouthfeel will keep the dance protest moving til night's end.
    Sat., Feb. 24, 9pm-2am  
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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 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. 24, 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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    Joy Division + New Order Cover Band

    Gretchen Phillips and friends play cover sets from both Eighties idols.
    Sat., Feb. 24, 8-10pm  
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    Our Vibe as a Planet

    A (mostly) queer cast of DJs are taking over Kinda Tropical. Head east and get lost in the noise. Kiernan Laveaux (of Cleveland's queer electronic music night), Bill Converse, and more.
    Sat., Feb. 24, 9pm. $10.  
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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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    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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