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
March 7, 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 C-Rail, Bear in a bow tie, and Nakia.
March 12-15, 2015. Shakespeare’s political thriller: the life and death struggle for power in Rome as idealism, envy and patriotism collide. Masterpiece on politics and ideals, how the choices of great men can have grave consequences. Coming: The Graduate; Waiting for Godot; The Importance of Being Earnest; Love! Valour! Compassion!; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
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.
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.
March 13-22, 2015. 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
August/September, 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, 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.
September, 2015, THU: STONEWALL RALLY; FRIDAY WERK! FASHION SHOW; SATURDAY PRIDE FESTIVAL at Fiesta Gardens on the beautiful, shady shores of Lady Bird Lake; SATURDAY PRIDE PARADE 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.
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.