See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Austin area, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
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
May 1-4, 2015 at North Door, Elysium, Highland Lounge, Red Eyed Fly.... Shows, parties, vendor fairs, meet/greets, films; Pageant Queens to fringe + freaky. Adore Delano, Courtney Act, Jackie Beat, Coco Peru, Kevin Aviance, Derrick Barry, Sherry Vine, Kelly Mantle, Pandora Boxx, Jiggly Caliente, Tammie Brown, Delta Work, Heklina, Landon Cider, Horrorchata, Charles Busch, Holly Woodlawn.
June 12 - July 5, 2015. Romantic misadventures of two English cads who devise a double life to impress the women whose hearts they hope to win; but the friends are revealed to be not entirely who they appear to be. Madcap comedy of tea time pitfalls, antics, and hilarious revelations. Wilde dazzles with ironic wit, comic invention, razor-sharp subtlety, and bold character servings.
July 11, 2015, 9pm to late - at the The Iron Bear, 121 W 8th St, Austin. Underwear party for bears, cubs & friends, hunky guys, sweet beats, heavy petting. DJs Fine and Dandy, Nakia.
August 22-30, 2015 Pride Week + August 29th Saturday FESTIVAL 11am - 6pm at Fiesta Gardens on the beautiful, shady shores of Lady Bird Lake + PARADE 8pm (last year from the State Capitol) with grand floats, spectacular pageantry, and fun! Also many events at the clubs. See the website for recent photos & upcoming event details.
September 4-7, 2015. Labor Day weekend annual clothing-optional frolic in water & sunshine, at the rocky shores of Hippie Hollow Park on Lake Travis. Many bars host gala events during weekends preceding Splash, with celebrated DJs on hand to get people into the mood.
September 4-7, 2015. 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, Bear Day at Hippie Hollow and a Bear Party Barge on the Colorado River. Chill around the pool, meet and make new friends, and help raise money for local charities. Host: Hampton Inn Austin-North.
September 10-13, 2015. Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival. Queer film features, shorts, documentary work at the Alamo Drafthouse South (1120 S Lamar Blvd). Also monthly screenings. See website for info.
October 2-4 + 9-11, 2015, at Zilker Park. the 46-acre crown jewel of Austin’s public green spaces. 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.
October 5-7, 2015, at the Austin Convention Center. Hosting an international audience of thought leaders and decision makers, a three-day event platform to evolve critical matters towards actionable/profitable solutions. Networking opportunities, cross-sector discussions for diverse, passionate and pragmatic professionals in public, private and academic sectors.
Mid-March, 2016 (to be confirmed). Music/ Film/ Interactive. Conferences, festivals, original music, independent films, emerging technologies. Hundreds of musical acts from around the globe, on over 80 Austin stages. The best of new media: websites, digital projects, wireless applications, video games, startup ideas