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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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    Crave: Friday Night Drag Show

    Maeve Haven gets her host on with CupCake, Grandma Steven, and Scarlett Kiss. These bbs are taking the stage at 10pm and offer an encore at midnight.
    Fridays, 10pm  
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    Frida Friday: Caliente Vibes

    Grandma Steven is taking on the role of Lotería caller at this month's magic market with local self-identified WOC artists and music by See Jane Spin.
    Fri., Aug. 10, 6-10pm  
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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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    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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    Over the Rainbow Comedy presented by The Comedy Resistance

    Colton Dowling hosts a very extra weekly variety show mashing up national touring stand-up comedians and local improv inspired by the special guests. How meta can you get?
    Fridays through Aug. 17, 8-10pm  
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    Pink Elephant Radio

    Join Japan and YellaStud – creators of Austin's Pink Elephant Hip-Hop Fest for LGBTQ rappers, emcees, hip-hop artists, and more – for their new weekly radio show. Featuring loads of queer music and artists, and a few allies. Royalties Radio can be downloaded for iPhone and Android. See what they have to say about here.
    Fridays, 7-9pm. Through Nov. 30
    Download Royalties Radio app
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    Play With Pride

    Nothing says Pride like ping-pong parties. Join Mandy Quinn – your emcee for the evening – for some crazy interactive ping-pong stunts with a queer twist. SPiN is partnering with dating app Chappy too, so show your Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now for a free cocktail. Table rental proceeds go to Out Youth.
    Fri., Aug. 10, 9pm-12mid
    SPiN, 213 W. Fifth
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    Pride Weekend Happy Hour

    Circle Brewing Company wants to celebrate Pride weekend too! So they're hosting a happy hour featuring DJ Nevolution and their Fanny Pack Kölsch. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Out Youth.
    Fri., Aug. 10, 6-9pm. Free.  
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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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    Workout! With Erica Nix

    Make exercise fun again. Dance, cardio and strength training workouts inspired by Richard Simmons, Jane Fonda, Big Freedia, and voguing.
    Mon. and Fri., 6:10-7:10pm. $15.
Ongoing
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    Plezzure Island 2018

    A four-day, totally queer, total resort takeover! Texas’ largest lez resort takeover returns for year three and co-founder Gabby Ayala promises great DJs, loads of entertainment, and tubular activities like beach yoga and surf lessons.
    Thu.-Sun., Sept. 27-30. $99-250.  
    Isla Grand Beach Resort; 500 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, 78597
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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 (funds raised go back to the community via local nonprofits like the Kind Clinic).
    Fri.-Mon., Aug. 31-Sept. 3. $25-160.  

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