This week everyone’s favorite L+B contributor whose name starts with B is turning a year older! I’m glad we get to celebrate this guy who contributes so much entertainment and culture to our lives, from his long-running radio show to Austin dance parties and the clever descriptions of local events that make this newsletter work. Happy almost-birthday, Brian!
(Leila is writing this week’s intro, in case that wasn’t obvious.)
In addition to celebrating Brian, you can also spend the coming week petting bunnies, laughing at people’s adolescent angst, grilling and chilling, decompressing, appreciating the musical genius of Taylor Swift or Weird Al, or jumping in the pool. Scroll down for details on all this and plenty more.
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Let’s do fun stuff!
—Leila + Brian
Last week, No Humans Allowed, Brian’s radio show for robots on kpiss.fm, devoted an episode to floppy disk anthems of the Vaporwave, AOR, House, Synthpop + Italo varieties. NHA took this week off but are going to be returning next Wednesday at 7pm for a special birthday-themed edition. You can listen to Disk Warrior on the KPISS archives or scroll down for the full tracklist + episode art.
No Lights No Lycra will be back on July 27th at West China Tea House. We’ll be continuing to dance through the dusk into the dark as sunset gets later and stays light longer, and we’ve got some creative lighting ideas and sunset-appropriate tunes in the meantime. We’ll be monthly for June and July thanks to travel plans, and then back to 2nd and 4th Thursdays in August. You can listen to a playlist of music from the last edition here or scroll to the bottom of this newsletter for a track listing.
- Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) in Drag at Cheer Up Charlie’s
Drag performers doing nearly all of a Taylor Swift LP
- Matilda the Musical Opening Night at Zilker Hillside Theater
Free theatrical performance of a Roald Dahl children’s book
- 60th Anniversary Bash at the Carousel Lounge
Celebrate 60 years of offbeat live music, + more under big top elephants
- Slam Portal at Hi Sign Brewing
Free outdoor interdimensional comedic wrestling
- Boner Bizarre: Squirtfest at Come and Take It
“XXXtreme erotic variety show” w/sideshow, aerialists, contortion + more
- Mortified at the Spider House Ballroom
Folks tell tales of adolescent angst in a new comedic light
- The Summer Salon Opening Reception at Cloud Tree
View + buy art from a curated cast of local artists
- Collage and Connect at the Austin Creative Reuse Center
Learn collage making + practice mindfulness at the same time
- Second Saturdays at the Blanton
Check out the Blanton’s new outdoor patio, pack a picnic + enjoy a DJ
- Hoppy Hour at the Austin Public Library Milwood Branch
“Unwind with adorable, low-allergy animals from Tiny Tails to You”
- Decompress Fest at the Carver Museum
“Sound Bath,…Dance Workshop, Film Screening & Market”
- House of Chunky Dunk at the Austin Motel Pool
Chunk and/or dunk into some poolside DJs + drag performers
- Grill & Chill at Parque Zaragosa
Poolside house DJs, food to eat + BYOB
- (weekly) Splash Dance at the Austin Motel Pool
Poolside aerobics with Austin’s most creative aerobics instructor
- Silent Book Club at Tweedy’s Bar
Silent book reading together, + optional sharing
- ATX Short Film Showcase at the Spider House Ballroom
The films are short, the filmmakers are Texan + of varying heights
- Monday Night Space Jam at Kick Butt Coffee
Wear your PJs and watch space + scifi-themed burlesque performers
- Hoppy Hour at the Austin Public Library Southeast Branch
“Unwind with adorable, low-allergy animals from Tiny Tails to You”
- (weekly) Hyperreal Film Club at Hotel Vegas
Watch classic film that’s “the CITIZEN KANE of alcoholic clown movies.”
- Weird Al Appreciation Night at Mohawk
Watch some Weird Al films + costume contest
- ART Club Social Hour at ArtUs Co.
Hang out with the Almost Real Things team + artsy types
- Adult Summer Camp at the Austin Public Library St. John Branch
“All the fun of summer camp without the itchy insects”
- 1,000 Hands Community Work Session at Flipside Warehouse
Join in on a community tapestry making process w/ DJ
- Boyz of Anarchy at Elysium
Drag performers evoking punk + country vibes simultaneously
No Humans Allowed 154
Pop open the disk drives and flip yr floppies, because No Humans Allowed is coming at you with double density diskettes full of synthpop, italo + more. Flip the tab to read-only and press play.
Ian Thomas – Riders on Dark Horses
The Alan Parsons Project – I Robot (Pilooski Edit)
CSLSX – We Ought to Be Together
T’Pau – Heart and Soul (Beats and Rap)
Benedek – That’s My Jam!
AM Àffairs – Frenchaffair
C.C.C.P. – Made in Russia
Beard in Dust – Señor Paraíso
C+C Music Factory – Just a Touch of Love (Everyday)
Icehouse – No Promises (club mix)
Silent Circle – Shy Girl
Thomas Dolby & Ryuichi Sakamoto – Field Work
ValAir – Choir Offense
Mel & Kim – That’s the Way It Is (Acid House Remix)
Barney in the Tunnel – Classic Kickon
Alan Palomo – Stay-at-Home DJ
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How do we choose which events to feature?
Honestly, it’s pretty random. We might include anything in Austin that we, personally, would conceivably want to go to, generally excluding normal concerts, comedy shows, and movie showtimes because there are many other good resources for finding those. (We especially recommend Showlist for live music, The Darker Side of Austin for goth and metal stuff, and the 60+ Weirdest Things in Austin for exactly what it sounds like). This list is by no means exhaustive; it’s just stuff that caught our eye this week. If you have an event that you want us to consider including, send it over.
Who are we?
We make this newsletter. We put on No Lights No Lycra every second and fourth Thursday of the month. We do some other stuff here and there. We love going out to creative events in Austin, and we want you to join us. Visit us at liteandbriteatx.com, and support us on Patreon if you like what we do.