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Gay Austin

Austin Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Austin area, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.

dailyxtra.com/lgbt-events/city-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

www.lonestarbears.com
Hosted by Leather Bear Productions
Mr Leather Bear Austin 2016

April 15-16, 2016, 9:30pm-2am at Iron Bear, Austin - Friday Meet & Greet + Saturday Mr Leater Bear contest. See fb page for details:

www.facebook.com/events/599482310192182
Hosted by Softball Austin
Texas Shootout: Women's & Open Division Tournaments

April 23-24 + April 30-May 1, 2016. Among largest central Texas LGBT sporting events. Hosting 800 players, coaches and fans from as far away as Portland, OR + Tampa, FL, this is now one of the hottest tournaments in the USA. Women's Division tournament: two divisions, B/C and D. Open Division: three divisions, B, C and D. See website details. Apr 30 + May 1 Dance Party at Iron Bear.

texasshootout.leagueapps.com
Over 200 performers
2nd Annual Austin International Drag Festival

April 28-May 1, 2016, Marchesa Hall/Theatre. Shows, parties, vendor fairs, meet/greets, films; Pageant Queens to fringe + freaky. Victoria "Porkchop" Parker, Varla Jean Merman, Nina West, Ladybeard, Duo Raw, RainbowGore Cake, Tammie Brown, Coco Peru (Film Reunion Panel), Phantom, Spikey Van Dykey, Mystique Summers, Flare, BibleGirl, "Girls Will Be Girls" Film Reunion.

www.austindragfest.org
The Capital City Men's Chorus
Spring Concert - Pride! Unity! Love!

May 1, 2016, 4pm at McCallum Fine Arts Theater, 5600 Sunshine Dr. One Night Only! The Capital City Men’s Chorus is gay men and their allies raise their voices in song to change minds, transform lives and build community.

ccmcaustin.org/season-27-schedule
Austin Pride 2016
STONEWALL RALLY

June 23, 2016, 7pm - rally on the South Steps of the Texas State Capitol in Austin, to honor the brave individuals who rioted against police at the Stonewall Inn in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, and began the modern day gay rights movement! A gathering to say we will not be quiet, and will not stop fighting until we have FULL EQUALITY!!

www.austinpride.org
Also with special collection from Black Cross by Midi Soliz
WERK! FASHION SHOW

August 20, 2016. ACL Live/ Moody Theater. 6pm cocktails, 8pm Show. ​Original designs - All-Star cast of Project Runway designers! RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Bianca Del Rio Emcees with special performance from Margaret Cho! Also with: Daniel Esquivel, Kini Zamora, Samantha Black, Richard Hallmarq, Peach Carr, Matthew Arthur, Samantha Plasencia, Rey Oriz, Anthony Ryan, Joshua McKinley.

www.werkfashionshow.com
Austin Gay Pride!
Bearracuda

August 26, 2016, 9pm to late - at the The North Door, 501 Brushy, Austin. Party for bears, cubs & friends; hunky guys, sweet beats, heavy petting. DJs Matt Consola + C-Rail. Skip the line with $10 advance tickets.

bearracuda.com/austin
25th Anniversary!
Austin Pride Festival & Parade 2016

August 27, 2016 - Saturday FESTIVAL at Fiesta Gardens on the beautiful, shady shores of Lady Bird Lake + PARADE 8pm from the State Capitol with grand floats, spectacular pageantry, and fun! Performers to include: Peaches, Brooke Candy, Exposé, Martha Wash, Alyssa Edwards. Also many events at the clubs. See the website for recent photos & more details.

www.austinpride.org
Festivities at Lake Travis
Splash Days Weekend

September 2-5, 2016. 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.

splashdays.com
Labor Day Weekend with the Lone Star Bears
AUSTIN CHILL WEEKEND IV - Tailgate Party

September 2-5, 2016. Mountain Star Lodge, 3573 RR 620 South, Austin. 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.

www.austinchillweekend.com
Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival
aGLIFF Polari Fest 2016

September 8-11, 2016. 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.

agliff.org
Annual Music, Arts and Food Festival
Austin City Limits

September 30 - October 2 + October 7-9, 2016, 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.

www.aclfestival.com
Innovative solutions taking us beyond sustainability
SXSW Eco

October 10-11, 2016, at the Austin Convention Center (TBC). 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.

sxsweco.com
SXSWeek 2017
South by Southwest

Mid-March, 2017 (TBC). Interactive / Film / Music. 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

sxsw.com