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Gay Austin

The Lone Star Bears
Twice Monthly Beer Busts

Every 2nd and last Sunday at The Iron Bear. Also: Annual August Austin Chill - Weekend Of Bear Brotherhood, with pool/ cocktail parties, bar shuttles, after-hours parties, breakfast, seminars, Gay Games, Beer Bust, "Bears-Beers-BBQ" Call BBW hotline: 512-716-8054
By Greetings, From Queer Mountain - Austin and Cheer Up Charlies
Greetings from Queer Mountain - Episode 81: Starting Again!

January 29, 2020, 9-10:30pm. YET ANOTHER Austin favorite free, queer storytelling event - the last Wednesday of every month! Resolution time! Back to work after the holidays, going to the gym, reading, eating better. January is all about new starts, so are we this month! 2020 is the year we finally read that book we bought at Borders in 2008. Hosted by Ralphie Hardesty. Next: Feb 20th.
Directed by Philippe Garrel - France, 1972 - In English, German, French
The Inner Scar

January 31 + February 1, 2020, 10pm. In this ‘collage of dreams’ under the influence of acid, Nico (The Velvet Underground fame) stars opposite Philippe Garrel and Pierre Clementi in a mystical battle of the sexes shouted in three languages against the painterly landscapes of Sinai, Death Valley, and Iceland.
Join guest lecturers as they recall the films that helped them define themselves
Queer Film Theory 101 presents: Killer Queens!

February 5, 2020, 8-10pm, Barrel O’ Fun, 1911 Aldrich St. Share movies we grew up with and read as queer as Hollywood intended but were too afraid to make. Rather than going February sappy, going DEADLY. Film professors share favorite movies w/ dangerous, dastardly and drop dead gorgeous queens! Classic films like Psycho Beach Party, Ginger Snaps and... Top Gun!
Mexico, 2001, In Spanish with English Subtitles
Y Tu Mama Tambien

February 7, 9, 12, 2020, 7pm. More a lust story than a love story, Alfonso Cuarón’s road movie about a carefree trio of young people (Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, Maribel Verdú) having a wild sex-filled summer together is, as we might expect from Cuarón, deceptively deep and full of interesting (queer) subtext.
In collaboration with Austin Black Pride
Thee Gay Agenda's Austin is Burning

February 20, 2020, 7-10:30pm. A celebration of black history month -- showcasing an all black & queer lineup and market. With market at 7pm and show at 9pm.
UK, 2011, Digital

February 21 + 23, 2020, 7pm. Andrew Haigh’s (45 YEARS, LEAN ON PETE) breakthrough feature takes a nuanced look at a gay romance that begins as a casual hookup but becomes much more, even as it is restricted to the time-frame of a single weekend.
Directed by Sally Potter - UK, Russia, Italy, France, Netherlands, 1993
Homo Arigato: ORLANDO

February 25 + 28, 2020, 7:30pm. Tilda Swinton gives one of her best performances as a gender-bending immortal noble person in Sally Potter’s opulent, visionary saga, which unfolds over 4 centuries.
SXSWeek 2020
South by Southwest - Cancelled

March 13-22, 2020. Cancelled. Ten days of Interactive / Film / Music. Conferences, festivals, original music, independent films, emerging technologies. Musical acts from around the globe, 750+ sessions on 80+ stages. The best of new media: websites, digital projects, wireless applications, video games, startups.
Not-formal, definitely tropical dance party at our eastside home
Peligrosa House 2020

March 18-21, 2020, 8pm-2am. Baaaack! Peligrosa House 2020 is upon us and we're back with another 4 night party at the Northdoor. RSVP and stay tuned for more tips, treats and tba's. Come see familiar friends and up and coming superstars. Un poquito de todo!
At Hippie Hollow - a clothing optional park
First Splash

May 25, 2020. Memorial Day holiday weekend summer kick-off. An open to everyone 18+ party out on the lake at the gay section at the far end of the park. Stay on the paved walkway to the end to find the gay area. Park entry: $15 per vehicle or $8 per person if you're walking or on a bike. Arrive early before the park closes due to capacity. Strict DWI enforcement by police.
Pride week parties, performances and LGBTQ gatherings
Austin Pride Festival & Pride Parade 2020

August 15, 2020, Saturday noon-6pm FESTIVAL at Fiesta Gardens on the shady shores of Lady Bird Lake w/ 2 stages showcasing an amazing lineup of musical artists and pop culture icons! See website for details + recent photos/media. Follows the Austin PRIDE Parade!
Social Event for Gay Men

September 4-7, 2020. Annual gay men’s social event welcoming all Bears, Cubs, Chubs, and Chasers - a fun, low cost, 3-day weekend featuring Bears, Brotherhood, Beverages, Bar-B-Q, Pool Party, Dance Parties, Bear Day at Hippie Hollow and a Bear Party Barge on Lake Travis. Chill around the pool, meet and make new friends, and help raise money for local charities.
Labor Day weekend annual festivities at Lake Travis
Splash Days Weekend - Cancelled for 2020

Early September, 2020. Past years have included: FRI Welcome Party; SAT 18+ Main Event Dance; SUN clothing-optional water + sunshine frolic, at Hippie Hollow Park/ Lake Travis. Bar events during preceding weekends; celebrated DJs get people into the mood. SUN Recovery Party; MON Adult Swim Pool Party + T-dance.
Annual Music, Arts and Food Festival
Austin City Limits

October 2-4 + 19-11, 2020, two weekends at Zilker Park, the 46-acre crown jewel of Austin’s public green spaces. Past year featured 130+ music artists from across the globe. Austin Eats food vendors showcasing local restaurants. Art Market, craft goods from dozen of local artisans. Austin Art Garage platform for talented emerging artists.
We’re back and bringing on the FIERCE!
6th Annual Austin International Drag Festival

Mid-November, 2020 (TBC). For 4 days Austin becomes the center of the Drag Universe as hundreds of Drag Artists from all over the world descend upon our fair city to entertain thousands of fans and each other. The crème de la crème of the Drag world! Each artist will display their greatest talents for your education and entertainment. CLOSE TO 400 PERFORMANCES ALL WEEKEND!
UMF celebrates its 16th year in 2021
Urban Music Festival

March 26-27, 2021 (TBC), weekend at Auditorium Shores, 920 W Riverside Dr. A fun-filled weekend full of great entertainment and community participation featuring R&B, Old and New Hip-Hop, Reggae Vibes, and After Party with sets by guest MCs and DJs.
Showcasing wild imaginings of the queer arts communities
OUTsider 2021 annual festival & conference by Austin-based transmedia nonprofit

January, 2021. Queer artists, audiences and scholars from around the globe exchange ideas, converse, transcend boundaries and experience new pleasures through artistic discovery; celebrating bold originality/ creative nonconformity of LGBTQ+ communities through presentations of provocative, overlooked/ out-of-the-box film, dance, theater, performance art, music, writing and visual art.