June 6, 2018 through June 10, 2017
Jewel's Catch One with Live Q&A! ft. HRC ATX and aGLIFF
June 6, 2018 | 6:30 pm | Location: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller (1911 Aldrich St. Suite 120, Austin, Texas 78723) | All Ages | Free
Director C. Fitz will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A! Screening presented by Austin Black Pride, HRC, and aGLIFF!
When the disco Catch One opened on the corner of Pico and Crenshaw in 1973, it provided a haven for the black and brown queer community in L.A., who got the cold shoulder at West Hollywood's clubs. It was a place where "everybody was welcome," as its indefatigable founder, Jewel Thais-Williams explains. And the club ruled for over 40 years, despite frequent police raids, a suspected arson that closed Catch One for two years, and the AIDS crisis that felled so many of its regulars. It became the hip haunt for such celebrities as Sharon Stone (interviewed in the film), Madonna, Sandra Bernhard and Sylvester.
The BlaQ Mirror Series: Visual Gallery + Melodic Showcase
June 7, 2018 | 6:30 pm | Location: The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce (912 East 11th St.) | All Ages | Free
The BlaQ Mirror Series provides providing a platform to often underrepresented queer and trans artists of color. The BlaQ Mirror Series also explores the role intersectionality plays in the work of black-queer artists.
Join us for complimentary drinks, light bites, vibrant music, and visual gallery by some of Austin's most talented minority artists. This event is free to the public.
Drip Drop ft. Pink Elephant Radio
June 8, 2018 | 9:30 pm | Location: Cheer Up Charlies (900 Red River St, Austin, Texas 78701) | All Ages | Free
A turn up like no other. Drip Drop is the hottest lgbtq, hip hop, bounce and trap party in the city of Austin. We offer a spacious venue, strong drinks, hot boys and bhad gyals! Limited presale tickets available so we don't recommend you delay!
- Signature drinks $3
- Male & Female exotic dancers
- Indoor & Outdoor social spaces
- The twerk contest of the year
- All the while our DJs (DJ Nevolution and DJ Nneka) spin the best in hip hop + bounce + trap music!
June 9, 2018 | 1 pm | Location: Six Square Austin's Black Cultural District (152 San Bernard St, Austin, Texas 78702)| All Ages | Free
“Too Black to be Queer, To Queer to be Black” is a dialogue exploring race and sexuality on a cultural and national level. The purpose of this dialogue is to provide an informed, and critical point of view of what it’s like to be both black and a part of the LGBTQ+ community. With personal perspectives being shared by 6 of Austin's young, vibrant, and brilliant minds of what it's like to be both black and queer; we hope that attendees leave feeling both empowered and aware of the times of which we live.
3rd Annual Ausitn Black Pride Boat Party
June 9, 2018 | 5 pm | Location: Just For Fun: Watercraft Rental (5973 Hiline Rd, Austin, TX 78734) | Ages 21+ | Starts at $25
Our annual boat party is the premier boat party for queer and trans people of color in Austin,
Texas. Each year our attendance grows and we add on a new boat. We love the concept of
partying for a cause, so this years boat party also doubles as a fundraiser for the Austin Black
Pride Scholarship Fund. This year our goal is to provide scholarships to 2 high school seniors
in the Austin Area who identify as both black and queer or trans.
LIT Yoga in Color
June 10, 2018 | 10 am | Givens Park | All Ages | SD: $12
Beginners welcome yoga. Led by a local Austin staple, and the founder of Taste.Yoga Tierra
Denae. Tierra shares the practice of yoga with everyone. As a firm believer that yoga heals,
enlightens and cleanses us if we allow it to. Her classes also help to de-mystify yoga at every
point so that we can get down to the real and help heal! The classes are lighthearted, fun, and
laid back, and help to build community amongst attendees.
Bartier Brunch Crawl
June 10, 2018 | 2 pm | Location: The Domain: Various Locations | Ages 21+ | Free
This all identities welcome bar crawl, allows participants to dress in their favorite trends - the
crop top and romper - free of judgment. This component of the weekend mixes fashion and fun
with a component of funding. Participants will register with Austin Black Pride to take part in
exclusive discounts at participating bars all the while proceeds from registration will support
Austin Black Pride in capacity building and The Austin Black Pride Scholarship Fund.