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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It's a TRAP Tuesday

Gotta dance? GirlFriend's February CUC residency will get ya to make moves. Tuesdays, 10pm. Free.

Rihanna Birthday Reign

That Rihanna Reign just won't let up. GirlFriend pays birthday homage to our bad girl queen. Expect cake and backup beats from Nicki, Drake, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and more. Tue., Feb. 20, 10pm. Free.

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.

Joy Division + New Order Cover Band

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

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.

Alt Girl Cinema: Slums of Beverly Hills and Special Guest

Alt Girl Cinema teams up with the Nothing Song for a special screening of that movie that put Natasha Lyonne on the map and directed by Tamara Jenkins. Bonus: Shelby Hadden will introduce her latest short "Ms. Texas Senior." Bands Prom Threat and Hex Boyfriend play after. Sun., Feb. 25, 7pm. $3-5 suggested donation.

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Southwestern mini-chain features an array of salads, soups, and botanical cocktails.

2201 College Ave., 512/852-8791

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