Qmmunity: House of Lepore Strikes a Pose: Ballroom Arrives at Coconut Club, Austin Trans Picnic, and Other Events to Close Pride Month – Chronicles
Lepore House Mortal combat-inspired looks (Photo by Manuel Frayre)
Strike a pose: Coconut Club comes alive with the sights, sounds and stunts of ballroom with the Lepore House‘s Flawless Victory Ball this Saturday June 26, 9 p.m. Founded by the mother of House of Lepore, Mrs. GIRL6, HoL is one of the few but thriving Austin homes on the contemporary central Texas ballroom scene – a dance subculture first started by black and Latin trans women in the ’80s, which continues to thrive today. Saturday’s ball promises an “epic tournament of 11 Mortal combat-inspired categories “, sharing Dorian Delafuente, a HoL member who Qmmunity readers might also recognize as the musical talent behind BabiBoi. The dancers will compete for the titles in “Butch Queen in pumps, “”Weird track“and the grand finale of the evening: a grand prize of $ 500. Mrs. GIRL6 lends her talents as an animator, while Akasha Luxe of HBO Maxthe ballroom reality competition series, Legendary, DJ all night. As Pride month Coming to a close, we can’t think of a more perfect way to keep the weird vibes fun and, well, spotless than with HoL’s unmissable prom, alongside the other delicious weird events below.
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Flawless Victory Ball The House of Lepore hosts a fierce night with even fiercer competition, as dancers compete for tonight’s best Mortal Kombat-themed ballroom. Sat, June 26, 9 p.m. Coconut Club, 310-B Colorado. $ 5-10. fb.com/Coconut-Club-111166463702990.
Austin Trans Picnic Bask in the sun and the soft glow of Austin’s trans and queer family on an all-day picnic with lawn games, crafts, and a barbecue lunch (vegetarian options too). Remember to bring sunscreen, camping blankets / chairs, water bottles, etc. Sun, June 27, 11 am-9pm. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road. (Pecan Grove and Rock Garden picnic areas). Release.
Neon rainbows Queer country hoedown. Thu, June 24, 9 p.m. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. Free entrance.
Integrated Care Forum Mental health in the community. Fri, June 25, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Online. Release. integralcare.org.
friday friday Market and drag queen loteria. Fri, June 25, 6-10 p.m. Chandelier Pearl South, 10400 Menchaca Rd. Free.
BookWoman Reading Fri, June 25, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Online. Release. fb.com/bookwomanaustin.
Pride of dripping springs Family celebrations. Sat, June 26, 10 am-12pm. Dripping springs. Release.
Queer AF Double the rainbows! Sat, June 26, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. La Petite Boutique Gay, 828 Airport. Free entrance.
Underwear sales Sir Rat’s Skivvies. Sat, June 26, 9 p.m. The Iron Bear, 301 W. Sixth. No cover.
Flash Gordon Campy space opera with Miss Kitty Litter. Tue, June 29, 8:15 p.m. Blue Starlite Mueller II, 2103 E M. Franklin Ave. fb.com/kittyscatboxcinema. The prices vary.
Pride of local music Austin and Nashville Queer Business Chambers concert celebrating local queer music communities. See website for free surveillance nights, as well as a paid VIP night at the W. Wednesday June 30, 6 p.m. Live and in-person broadcast. prideinlocalmusic.com.