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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
Annual Music, Arts and Food Festival
Austin City Limits

October 4-6 + 11-13, 2019, 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.
Directed by Rosa von Praunheim - In English, German & Spanish. English Subtitles
Stadt der Verlorenen Seelen | City of Lost Souls

October 11, 2019, 9:30pm. Low budget musical satire/ fictionalized account of the lurid lives of a group of eccentric cabaret artists from America who arrive in West Berlin looking for social acceptance and a place to give full reign to their creative natures. Stars black singer and drag artist Angie Stardust, transgender punk singer Jayne County, and transvestite Tara O'Hara.
Not-formal, definitely tropical dance party at our eastside home
Peligrosa at The North Door

October 18, 2019, 10pm-2am. The longest running Latin music club night in the US returns for its monthly installment every third Friday at the North Door. With the all-ATX Peligrosa crew: Orión García, DJ Manny, King Louie, Manolo Black, Suxxy, Puxxy, and Pagame.
A brilliant account of the absurdities of fascism and war
EUROPA, EUROPA, directed by Agnieszka Holland

October 30, 2019, 7:30pm. A Jewish adolescent, separated from his family at the war’s outset, begins to disguise himself as the enemy in order to survive. Based on a true story, the film earned Holland a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. In German, Russian, Polish, and Hebrew w/ English subtitles. Post-film conversation with director.
Welcome to the freak show...
The Gay Agenda: Rendezvous Clue

October 31, 2019, 7-10pm. A night of improv, stand-up, burlesque, and finding out who spilled the tea. Dress for the evening. Host Emmet Claire Hunker w/ Kristie Denlinger, Dylan Garsee, Laura de la Fuente, Stephanie Thoreson, Irielle Wesley, and Kelty Dorsey. Special guests: Arielle Isaac Norman, Jasmine Ellis, and mo0re.
We’re back and bringing on the FIERCE!
5th Annual Austin International Drag Festival

November 14-17, 2019. 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!
SXSWeek 2020
South by Southwest

March 13-22, 2020. Ten days of Interactive / Film / Music. Conferences, festivals, original music, independent films, emerging technologies. Hundreds of musical acts from around the globe, 750+ sessions on over 80 Austin stages. The best of new media: websites, digital projects, wireless applications, video games, startup ideas
UMF celebrates its 15th year in 2019
Urban Music Festival

Late March, 2020 (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.
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

Early August, 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 4-6, 2020 (TBC). 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

September 4-7, 2020 (TBC). Past year 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.