Lite + Brite: 29 Leonine Austin Events 7/28

Hello, what’s up, and welcome to the Lite + Brite newsletter.

As you know if you’ve ever gone to our website (it’s OK if you haven’t; it’s mostly just a landing page for people to sign up for this newsletter, which is where we keep the good stuff), then you know that we specifically reference Kate Bush-focused events as something we will always include in our listings (because we have long deeply loved her music and her whole vibe). Delighted to report that this weekend will in fact feature a Kate Bush event, so we are once again delivering on our promises.

We’re also getting the return of Austin cultural mainstay We Luv Video after they lost their old venue a couple years back; the return of beloved comedy-wrestling show Party World Rasslin’ after they lost their venue; and the return of Tiny Minotaur quests (at a temporary venue as they’re still finishing up construction on their permanent home). The Little Gay Shop will be returning, but first they have to move venues, which means a little gay moving sale. Elsewhere, pigs will be smashing watermelons, water guns will be “breaking the internet” (maybe), and our pals at Art Island are bringing Burning Man to you.

Plus our own dance party in the dusk/dark, No Lights No Lycra, is tonight, in just a couple hours! Come shake off the week with us!

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Let’s do fun stuff!

—Leila + Brian


TONIGHT, No Lights No Lycra returns to West China Tea House after nearly a month since our last NLNL. We’ll be continuing to dance through the dusk into the dark, and we’ve been using some creative lighting ideas and sunset-appropriate tunes. We’ll be back to 2nd and 4th Thursdays next month. You can listen to a playlist of music from June’s edition here or scroll to the bottom of this newsletter for a track listing.

Regular readers of this newsletter may be familiar with Club Dongle, the imaginary robots-only nightclub that was one time not imaginary and was at dadaLab, but is ordinarily just a topic for Brian’s radio show, No Humans Allowed. This week he returned for the 11th installation of that series, playing big room italo and electro for robots to dance to. Listen to C11UB DONGLE on the KPISS archives, or scroll down for the full tracklist + some of the goofiest episode art yet. NHA is live every Wednesday at 6pm on


Friday 7/28

  • World’s Largest Water Gun Fight at Zilker Park
    Break records w/some of the 600 water guns provided or BYOWG
  • Goth Prom at Electric Church
    DJs from Body Mechanics, tattoos, vendors + presumably goths
  • Free Britney Music Video Dance Party at the Highball
    Sing along to an evening of Britney’s music vids
  • Die Felicia at Elysium
    Take in some horror-themed burlesque before it’s gone for good
  • Critical Mass at 25 Pedernales
    A convoy of wheeled vehicles of all sorts + roller disco
  • New Media Art and Sound Summit at Ground Floor Theater
    Experimental music fest w/Vietnamese folk poems, improv, meditation, more
  • BedPost Confessions at the Scottish Rite Theater
    Live taping of a podcast about confessions + drag performers
  • (weekly thru 8/25) Float Films at the Austin Motel Pool
    Kurt Russell can’t getcha when you’re safely in a pool

Saturday 7/29

  • In Dust We Trust at Highbrow Lowbrow
    DJs + fire performers to raise money for Burning Man art installation
  • The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever at the Butler School of Music
    Dress up like Kate + perform in a Wuthering Heights flash mob
  • Party World Rasslin’: The Cryptid Mines at Oskar Blues
    Comedic pro wrestling tackles crypto and cryptids simultaneously
  • Grand Opening at We Luv Video
    VHS Video rental returns to Austin w/merch + a microcinema
  • Small Black Museum Closing Party at the Carver Museum
    Closing party for an exhibit supporting Black artists living here in central TX
  • Alien Summer Party at Cheer Up Charlie’s
    Aliens have infiltrated everything including our dance parties
  • Sherwood Forest Library at 5215 Joe Sayers Ave.
    A library dedicated to reading zines that’s open limited hours
  • Nightlife at Elysium
    Elysium’s crack DJs tackle retrowave/synthwave/darkwave genres
  • FrankenBike at Independence Brewing Company
    Check out intensely bike-centric vendors + adult beverages
  • Hoppy Hour at the Wells Branch Community Library
    Unwind with adorable, low-allergy animals from Tiny Tails to You”
  • New Media Art and Sound Summit at Ground Floor Theater
    Experimental music fest w/Vietnamese poems, improv, meditation, more
  • BedPost Confessions at the Scottish Rite Theater
    Live taping of a podcast about confessions + drag performers

Sunday 7/30

  • Watermelon Smash Bash at the Enchanted Pig Forest
    Feed watermelons + fruit to awfully appreciative piggies
  • Moving Sale at the Little Gay Shop
    Help Little Gay Shop relocate by buying stuff cheaply
  • Tour at Casa Neverlandia
    Tour a low-carbon “delightful eco-friendly art house”
  • Cthonic Salon at the Velvet Casket
    “Goddess, Doggo, Fop: Three Faces of Cerberus” nuff said
  • (weekly) Splash Dance at the Austin Motel Pool
    Poolside aerobics with Austin’s most creative aerobics instructor

Monday 7/31

  • (weekly) Hyperreal Film Club at Hotel Vegas
    Relive your 80s spy kid dreams vicariously through film

Tuesday 8/1

  • Butt Stuff Bingo at Parish
    “The only Bingo that’s proud of their B.S…. Butt Stuff”

Thursday 8/3

  • Leo Party at Coco Coquette
     “Interactive lecture combined with small group exercises” celebrating Leos
  • Tiny Minotaur Questing at Wilder Wood
    Gain immersive XP while imbibing + hanging out with real life NPCs
  • Outdoor Hazards and Bears at Buzz Mill Coffee
    Learn to avoid + cope with outdoor threats, or with bears
  • Malum Malus at the Vortex
    Holiday-inspired “occult-based burlesque performance art”

No Humans Allowed 157

We’re back this week with the 11th excursion into Club Dongle, the robots-only nightclub that whose robobouncers are suspiciously easy to trick into thinking you’re not a human. Join us for an hour of big room italo + electro.



Alison Goldfrapp – So Hard So Hot
Lauer & Dena – Somebody
The Shamen – Omega Amigo
Overlords of the UFO – Imagine (RFX Edit)
Nasymo – Baby Blue (Louis Moorhouse Edit)
Kinky Go – You, You, You (Todd & Nathan Edit)
Black Light Smoke – Work for Love
Ralphi Rosario – An Instrumental Need (I:Cube Edit)
Schmutz – Love Games (Biesmans Remix)
Austher – 4 to the Floor
Lime – Unexpected Lovers

Brian Blackout’s award-winningdodgy European news coverage receivingweekly robots-themed radio show on internet station Machine vibes 4 machines. Songs for robots, androids, mandroids, cyborgs, AIs, cylons, skinjobs, roombas, wifi routers, smart devices, anything colored Bondi blue, and virtual assistants. Humans not required. Broadcasts live every Wednesday at 6pm CT on, with over 150 episodes now streamable in the archiveson topics like and Beach SimulationsRoomba dance partiesundersea adventures + Cyber Texas.

No Lights No Lycra ATX 151
w/Brian Blackout

June 22nd at West China Tea House

Listen to No Lights No Lycra 151

Azymuth – Seems Like This
Renée – Change Your Style
Thundercat + Tame Impala – No More Lies
Primal Scream – Screamadelica (Ooft Edit)
Bee Gees – More Than a Woman (Danimalswanger Edit)
Flamingosis – Momento
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Mount Liberation Unlimited – Climb Me Up
Tigercity – Are You Sensation
Paula Abdul – Opposites Attract (DFP Edit)
James – Laid
Mayer Hawthorne – Wine Glass Woman (Airplane Remix)
Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover
Love De-Luxe – That Sound (TZ Dub version)
Heavy D & the Boyz – Now That We Found Love
Snap – Rhythm Is a Dancer
Hot Chip – Hungry Child
LCD Soundsystem – Disco Infiltrator
Pepsi Sine – Friendsomine
Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (LNTG Edit)
David Bowie + Queen – Under Pressure
Hall & Oates – You Make My Dreams
The New Radicals – You Get What You Give
Home – All at Once


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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, and support us on Patreon if you like what we do.