The Austin Chronicle

Pride Events

By Kate X Messer and Liz Williams, September 21, 2012, Features

Pride Prep

PRIDE FLASH MOB Let's show Austin what we're all about with this spontaneous show of pride. Keep your clothes on though, it ain't that kind of flashing. Send an email with full name. Sat., Sept. 22. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 494-1150. [email protected].

DYKES ON BIKES/LADIES ON WHEELS RIDER SEARCH Dykes on trikes! Dykes on bikes! Dykes we like! Email Toby to get your motor runnin' to lead the procession in this year's Pride Parade. Sat., Sept. 22. [email protected],,


THE AGENDA IS HERE The AGLCC in collaboration with The Austin Chronicle (yours truly, plus some characters from Gay Place blog) present a new gay publication, just in time for Pride! Hits the streets Thu., Sept. 20. All over town.

Lo LO'S PRIDE EXPLOSION This weekly urban LGBT night amps it up in honor of Pride. Thu., Sept. 20. Club Ambitious, 6700 Middle Fiskville. $5. [email protected].

STARTOUT COMES TO TOWN "The Entre­preneurial Journey from Founding to Exit and Beyond" hosted by AGLCC. Thu., Sept. 20. Sheraton at the Capitol, 701 E. 11th.,

BEDPOST CONFESSIONS This month: cellist Jen Mulhern, Andy Camp­bell, Sophia Agapedis, F*Bomb, and Sara and Karen with their twisted Star Trek slashy situations. Plus giveaways from Package Menswear (we smell target marketing!). Thu., Sept. 20, 8-10:30pm. ND at 501 Studios, 501 N. I-35. $10.

WAY GAY SING-ALONG In celebration of Pride Week, the Alamo gays it up even more than usual with Madonna, Britney, Wham!, Scissor Sisters, Queen, Mika, and mo'. Thu., Sept. 20, 10:15pm. Alamo Ritz, 320 E. Sixth. $12.


OUTLANDER ON KOOP Austin community radio gays it up with some fab live music and the bands that make it. Fridays, noon-1pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM.

VIOLET CROWN COTILLION Shine up that crown and get down in support of the Wright House Well­ness Center. Food, silent auction, live music, and more in store. Fri., Sept. 21, 5-9pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh. Free.,

BEAUTIFUL GIVING Check out some local art and let your unicorn horn of plenty overflow for a good cause. When you buy a piece of art through Generous Art, a nonprofit of your choice receives 40% of the price. Fri., Sept. 21, 6-9pm. PageSoutherlandPage, 400 W. Cesar Chavez #500. Free.,

PAUSE POSE DISCOMPOSE: EMILY ROYSDON OPENING RECEPTION Explore the static, ecstatic, and everything in between with Emily's multidisciplinary explorations of movement. Curated by our very own Andy Campbell. This is just the beginning. Fri., Sept. 21, 6-8pm. Visual Arts Center, 23rd & Trinity.,

GOOD EVENING, AMERICA: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH CHLOE Join Chloe Sevigny's number one impersonator for a night of Hollywood skewering. Fri., Sept. 21, 8pm. Spider House 29th St. Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. $20; $15 advance.

AMMOMASCOCHISTS Ammon Taylor and Joe Stacey pound some ivories and blow minds. Fri., Sept. 21, 8:30pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow.,

GENDER BENDERS UNOFFICIAL PRIDE KICKOFF Sashay, shantay, and dance the night away with Austin's hottest queer hip-hop duo. You better werk! Fri., Sept. 21, 9pm-2am. Lipstick24, 606 E. Seventh. Free, 21+ only.

JAKE AND SIMONE: OUR CELEBRATION! Austin royalty Jake and Simone are getting hitched, and you are invited to celebrate their matrimony. Fri., Sept. 21, 9pm. Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh.

MAGICAL REALNESS By now all "Gay Place" readers know that there ain't no party like a Mouthfeel partay. Dress to transgress, twirl that dress, and maybe win a prize. Fri., Sept. 21, 9pm. Frontier Bar, 2421 Webberville Rd. $5 with costume, $10 without.

OUTLANDER FALL MUSIC FEST Check out local and nearby LGBT music with this free weekendlong showcase featuring God-Des & She, Patrice Pike, More Cowbell, Eleven:Eleven, John McDonough, Kari K, Grrlz Will Be Boiz, Ms. La, The Awkward Robot, Vanilla Sugar, Immigrant Punk, Gender Benders, Lisa Marshall, Julie Nolen, Krudas Cubensi, and sooo much more. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 21-23. Lipstick24, 606 E. Seventh, and Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh. Free, 21+ only.


5K RAINBOW RUN Burn some calories for a great cause and stick around for the glitter party featuring food, a health and wellness vendor expo, and DJ C-Rail at the end of the rainbow. By the way, each participant will be given a portion of 100% natural and safe "Rainbow Magic" color powder and a challenge to see how much rainbow color a body can hold! Now that's an afterparty! Sat., Sept. 22, 9-11am. South First Bridge, 468-8113. $25 online registration.

AUSTIN PRIDE FESTIVAL Benefiting AIDS Services of Aus­tin, Out Youth, TENT, Equality Texas with special guests: Peaches, Nicky Da B, Shannon, Stacey Q, Manila Luzon, Willam, Lady Bunny, La Bouche, Lola Cola, Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers, and more! Sat., Sept. 22, 11am-6pm. Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St. $20 (cash only).

WHERE THE GIRLS ARE Talk about your fine lez traditions! Foodies is back, jack and this year's hot dang parade watching and mami-macking party is back. And hold on to your panties, this seventh annual preparty and Pride Parade Watch Party is gonna feature Goddess & She and Sarah Schmidt. Holy green goddess on a dyke cracker. Sat., Sept. 22, 5pm. Six Lounge, 117 W. Fourth. Free.

AUSTIN PRIDE PARADE Are you rolling in this year's Pride Parade? Or have you planned out your good seat? Pride has taken back the night and this one promises to be the biggest and baddest ass ever, rolling South from the Capitol, down Congress, and through the Warehouse District, with performances along the way! See you in the lineup. Sat., Sept. 22, 8pm. Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress.

BOOTY-SHAKIN' IN THE STREETS Shake your hot potato and with a host of foiiine bootay and the vocal jiggle of New Orleans sissy bounce badazz Nicky Da B. Sat., Sept. 22, 8:15-10pm. Congress Avenue.

OUTLANDER FALL MUSIC FEST Lipstick24, 606 E. Seventh, and Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh. Free, 21+ only.

FALL OUT Hey queers! Don your gear and gay apparel with Austin's kinky elite. Sat., Sept. 22, 9pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free.


CHURCH: AUSTIN PRIDE BRUNCH In a storied post-Pride tradition, delicioso diva Kelly Kline hostesses this perfectly named drag brunch: CHURCH "Come Have UR Cocktails Here!" Sun., Sept. 23, 11am-3pm. Bar Louie, 213 W. Sixth.

WIGOFF! Tease and blow. Tease and blow. What else do you queens want? Oh, something to top it off? How about a nice skyscraping head merkin? Thought so. "Cap" off Pride with "a quaff in your coif!" Sun., Sept. 23, 4-7pm. John Girard Salon, 800 W. Third, #1308.

OUTLANDER FALL MUSIC FEST Lipstick24, 606 E. Seventh, and Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh. Free, 21+ only.

REGRESSION: PRIDE SPECIAL Go back. Waaaaaay back. Back to pre-Pride Eighties. Remember? DJs Pumpkin Spice & Boba Fett do. Sun., Sept. 23, 8pm. Elysium, 705 Red River.

Beyond Pride

NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRA­TION DAY Far be it from the "Gay Place" to endorse any particular candidate (Obama), but jeeeez, the shenanigans in this election cycle are chilling. Make sure you are registered to vote. Tue., Sept. 25.

LISTEN TO OUTCAST with Stephen Rice and friends. KOOP = queer, yo! Tuesdays, 6-7pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM.

12 WAYS TO END THE WORLD Do not miss Coco Coquette's wig/fashion/performance spectacular. Chris Lane returns as your ridiculous host. This shizz sells out, so get on it. Tue., Sept. 25, 8pm. ND at 501 Studios, 501 N. I-35, 485-3001. $10 advance at Coco Coquette. $15 day of show.

AGLIFF IS POLARI Watch the Gay Place for info on Austin's newly minted Polari, or aGLIFF 2.0 if you will, featuring the best in recent LGBTQI international, national, and regional films. Wed.-Sun., Oct. 3-7.,

SISTERS OF AUSTIN ASPIR­ANT HOUSE Yes, holy babies. Jesus is coming. Look busy. In the meanwhile study this site for your catechism.

The Gay Place Our weekly round up of every L,G,B,T, Q and more, in print every week (this week on p.66). Or, why wait 'til Thurs­day? Come visit us for more at the Gay Place Blog. Say hello and hump a unicorn.

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