Cheer Up Charlies

900 Red River, Austin, 78701, 512/431-2133
The fun, gay uncle of the Red River bar and live music scene, Cheer Ups is one of the most cheerful, inviting, and beloved venues on the block. Featuring random rainbow art, unicorns, and funkiness all around, the vegan bar serves a creative blend of cocktails (kale lime gingerita), as well as local beers, organic teas, and kombucha on tap. Outside, the limestone-dressed stage remains home to a variety of eclectic events, from crafts nights to karaoke, Peaches to John Legend.
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Carry Illinois EP Release Party

Celebrate the release of Work in Progress – the latest EP from our queer indie-pop band Carry Illinois. Fri., May 25, 9:30pm. Free.

Michael Parallax // the Pauses // Born Twins

Catch an acoustic set by Orlando's infectious indie-pop act the Pauses and more. Sun., May 27, 9pm-1am.

The Green Room (Series)

Brown State of Mind joins forces with CUC for a month of good music Mondays with art and local talent including Joaquin and Friends (May 7), Shanzyan, Wosavey, NTRL (May 14), and more! Mondays, 9pm. Free.

Greetings From Queer Mountain Ep. 61: Speak Up!

Speak up, talk back, get it off your chest. We don't know what "it" is, but GFQM encourages you to share whatever it is you've been holding back. Queer storytelling: Feel the rush. Tue., May 29, 9-10:30pm.

Palberta/the Zoltars/Daniel Francis Doyle/Pataphysics

DIY and deconstructed beats by bands from New York and right here. Wed., May 30, 9pm. $5 suggested donation.

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