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Gay Austin

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Sunday Beer Busts

Sundays all day until 9pm at The Iron Bear + 9:30pm-2am Planet Fabulous Karaoke by Murrah Noble. Also: Musical Monays; Wednesday Karaoke; Saturday Night Beats - Dance/ Club/ House/ Electro guest DJs.
Not-formal, definitely tropical dance party at our eastside home
Peligrosa House - On Hold

Third Fridays, 8pm-2am. Back once the dust has settled. Peligrosa House 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!
By Greetings, From Queer Mountain - Austin and Cheer Up Charlies
Greetings from Queer Mountain - On Hold

Monthly events, 9-10:30pm. A free Austin favorite queer storytelling event! Had been the last Wednesday (usually) of every month at Cheer Up Charlie's in Austin's Red River District - see updates at:
A selection of AFS-supported films by Texas filmmakers
The Lone Star Slate - Online

Virtual Cinema streams as a video-on-demand rentals. Proceeds support the filmmakers w/ portion of rental fees donated to the Austin Film Society for Filmmaker Support programs. ABOVE ALL ELSE. BULL. CALL HER GANDA. CANINE SOLDIERS. MISS JUNETEENTH. NOTHIN' NO BETTER. NOW, FORAGER. PAHOKEE. PETTING ZOO. SLASH. SOMBRAS DE AZUL. Follow links to rental pages.
Say goodbye to Spring showers and hello to May alumni releases
SXSW Film Alumni Releases – May 2021

May 2-21, 2021. The Girlfriend Experience S3 - about Iris, a neuroscience major in the London tech scene. The Initiation (formerly Dembanger) - murder during university pledge week ignites sinister social-media messaging and a race against time. Profile - an undercover British journalist exposes a terrorist recruiter through social media. Rare Beasts - a dark, funny, failed love story.
Mini market and festival
Farm Out Fest

May 8, 2021, 11am-5pm, The Far Out Lounge and Stage, 8504 S Congress, Austin. Baby goats, mobile veggie market, and live music! Sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka. Proceeds support local farmers through Farmshare Austin. BANDS: Walker Lukens + The Red Headed Strangers (with Willie Nelson favorites), Jomo + the Possum Posse, and Lost Pines.
Hosted by Vylette Ward and Alysha Pretty at pin TRACE at W Hotel
Mother’s Day Drag Brunch

May 9, 2021, 10:30am-3pm. Your favorite drag brunch is back, and this time we are celebrating Mother’s Day. Drag your mom to brunch and get ready for a Sunday Funday you don’t want to miss! As always there are two shows: 11am + 1:30pm. Call Trace (512-542-3660) to make a reservation. Performances by Vylette Ward, Kendoll Golightly, and The Beckies.
Another outdoor and socially distanced drag show on Mother’s Day
Poo Poo Platter: Mother

May 9, 2021, 3-6pm, The Little Gay Shop, 828 Airport Blvd, Austin. Grab chairs/blankets, your mom, drag mom, grandma, that MILF! Hosts: Austin drag moms Bulimianne Rhapsody + Louisianna Purchase. Performers: Arcie Cola, Cupcake, Kitty Buick, Basüra, Summer Clearance, Sylvia Hatchet, Post Modern Sleaze, Kara Foxx DJ Mike. BYOB. Weird City Sisters have beer for Out Youth donations.
Online Event Hosted by Queerbomb
Queerbomb Celebration Planning Meetings

May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2021, 7-9pm.The planning meetings for the month of May! Discussing future Queerbomb events and where we can change and grow as an organization. We also will be planning the 2021 Queerbomb and Lovebomb. A family of LGBTQIA+ individuals gathering to support our unique and collective pride.
Online Event Hosted by Boiz of Austin
J-Pop vs. K-Pop vs. Death Metal

May 11, 2021, 7pm on Twitch. The first ever Boiz of Austin J-Pop/ K-Pop/ Death Metal Showcase! Guests: Hana Li (Dallas), Louisianna Purchase (Netflix Dragula, S3), Crimson Kitty (NYC), VERA (San Francisco/ Oakland), and Renaissance Noir (Philadelphia). Hosted by Papi Churro + Mad Max Morrison!
An Online Event Hosted by Drake Bogart
Drag From the Dumpster

May 12, 2021, 8pm. 19 amazing performers will give you their grungiest, ugliest, most crust-chique performances! This theme is meant to uplift and celebrate alternative artists, never to shame or make fun of people for their drag. Cast members TBA over the next several weeks so keep an eye on the page!
Online Facebook Live - Hosted by The United Court of Austin
A Day at the Beach

May 15, 2021, 7pm. Kick off the summer season and hit the beach. Grab beach balls and an umbrella and join UCA in a fun-filled show highlighting summer and sunshine.
Online Event Hosted by Agliff
Queer Spectrum Series: Boy Meets Boy Screening + Q&A

May 20-26, 2021. Queer Spectrum is a monthly series of screenings and events curated by aGLIFF for our community, free for aGLIFF members. Through the series, aGLIFF continues to be a platform, celebrating LGBTQ+ stories + films year-round. This May: the the feature length film, BOY MEETS BOY + Q&A with filmmaker Daniel Sanchez Lopez to follow the film.
Hosted by Boiz of Austin
Boiz of Austin at OilCan Harry's!

May 26, 2021, 8-11pm. Austin's only Drag King and Gender Diverse Drag Troupe, perform the Wednesday Revue at OilCan Harry's. Cast TBA.
Hosted by Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Pride Across Texas

May 27, 2021, 4pm, Online. Make state-wide business connections at Pride Across Texas. This networking event will connect LGBTQ and Allied Business Owners through the Austin LGBT Chamber, Greater Houston LGBT Chamber, North Texas LGBT Chamber and San Antonio LGBT Chamber. Pride Across Texas is an LGBTQ+ virtual networking event as big as Texas itself!
At Hippie Hollow - a clothing optional park
First Splash - Cancelled

Late May 2021 annual 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.
To celebrate Pride month - Online Event Hosted by Agliff
aGLIFF: Pride Mini Film-A-Thon

June 4-6, 2021, 7pm. A weekend of virtual films and programming. Four feature films will be available for a limited number of views, with two shorts programs being offered for the entire weekend using aGLIFF’s virtual festival platform. Films: Sublet; No Ordinary Man; Cocoon; and Nora Highland. See details at:
Hosted by The United Court of Austin
Underwear Auction

June 26, 2021, 10pm. Join Hexa Dulce and Anita Nother for a fun evening showcasing some of Austin's best looking men modeling and auctioning off underwear from Sir Rat Leather.
Hosted by therepubliq
The 2021 Big Gay River Float

July 18, 2021, 11am-6pm. SAVE THE DATE! therepubliq and the Austin Tour Company present the 5th annual BIG GAY RIVER FLOAT on this SUNDAY 2021cdate. See details and ticket information TBA at:
Pride week parties, performances and LGBTQ gatherings
Austin Pride Festival & Pride Parade 2021

Mid-August, 2021, 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 3-6, 2021 (TBC). Annual gay men’s social event welcomes all Bears, Cubs, Chubs, and Chasers. A fun, low cost, 3-day weekend features Bears, Brotherhood, Beverages, Bar-B-Q, Pool Party, Dance Parties, Bear Day at Hippie Hollow + Bear Party Barge on Lake Travis. Chill around the pool, meet and make new friends, and help raise money for local charities. See updates at:
Labor Day weekend annual festivities at Lake Travis
Splash Days Weekend 2021

September 3-6, 2021 (TBC). 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.
Hosted by Sahara Lounge, Golden Dawn Arkestra and TC Superstar
Golden Dawn Arkestra + Far East Equinox

September 17-18, 2021, 4pm-2am. Celebrate the vernal equinox with music, magic and libations - Omnes Una Manet Equinox. With GOLDEN DAWN ARKESTRA, TC SUPERSTAR minor mishap marching band, SUPERFONICOS max pain and the groovies SAILOR POON, FLOWER GRAVES y mas.
Annual Music, Arts and Food Festival from the Live Music Capital of the World
Austin City Limits 2021

October 1-3 + 8-18, 2021. 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.
Hosted by Equality Texas
All Eyes on Texas — 3rd Annual Gala

October 16, 2021 (TBC), 6-9pm. Equality Texas third annual gala - a Saturday fully evening of celebration, inspiration, and generosity to honor LGBTQ trailblazers across Texas. To include: Social Lounge, Exhibition Hall and Live Entertainment; All Eyes on Texas Program; Dance Party and Post-Event Social Hour featuring local artists hosting live music and DJ sets. Virtual event in 2020.
The annual festival and conference
2022 OUTsider Fest

February-March, 2022. Austin-based non-profit celebrates originality/ creative nonconformity of the LGBTQI/ Ally communities, presenting provocative, overlooked, out-of-the-box film, performances, music, writing and visual art; bringing queer artists, audiences and scholars together from around the globe for idea exchanges, conversations, transcending boundaries and artistic discovery.
Austin Eastciders, Musician's BASS, The Musicians Woodshed, Orion Guitar Gear...
Austin Folk Festival

March 16-19, 2022, 3pm. Pocket Sounds, Tennessee Stiffs, Tom Meny Music, Jomo Edwards, Deer Fellow, Easy Jim+Hard Way, Sahara Smith, Jaime Saso, Mary Moore Music, Joseph Mach, Craig Marshall, Robert Arellano, Gus Miller Music, Dallas Burrow, Nichole Wagner Music, Sofia Talvik, Bill Mullarky, Brandon Luedtke, Douglas Gene, Daniel Thomas Phipps/Kinfolk, Merciful Heavens, Samuel Current.
Stronger together than apart. We are United in Leather...
Leather Pride in Texas 2022: United in Leather

April 15-17, 2022. An event dedicated to promoting Leather lifestyle education, Leather values, providing Leather Space for Leather People and building unity in the entire Leather Community. See details TBA at: