Places to celebrate same-sex marriage in Austin

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Editor’s Note: As we learn about additional celebrations around Austin, we will update this list throughout the day.

Updated (6:30 p.m.): Added Central Presbyterian Church, Cheer Up Charlie's, The Iron Bear, The Butterfly Bar celebrations.

Updated (4:09 p.m.): Added Faith Presbyterian Church, Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, and Alamo Drafthouse celebrations.

In honor of the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage, Austinites should have no trouble finding a place to celebrate this weekend. Here is a list of marriage ceremonies, parties and rallies happening around the city.

 

What: Same-sex marriage conductions

Where: Metropolitan Community Church of Austin, 8601 S. First St.

When: All day Friday

In the past, the church has performed numerous holy union ceremonies for LGBT couples. Today, they are prepared to begin conducting same-sex marriages for all couples who present valid marriage licenses. They will have officiants on hand for 24 hours after the Supreme Court ruling and for extended daytime and evening hours. Couple who wish to set up a time should call ahead or send an email.

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What: Same-sex marriage conductions

Where: Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf St.

When: All day Friday

This all-inclusive church has a pastor waiting on stand-by to perform marriages with “no strings,” “no waiting period” and “no hoops” for any same-sex couples with their license.

For more information, click here.

 

What: Grab your Flag and Let's Party

Where: Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido Pkwy, Cedar Park

When: Friday 3 p.m.

Join the community at Live Oak for an afternoon celebration with face painting, popcorn, funnel cake, cotton candy, tie-dye and more. Guests are encouraged to bring their own drinks, games and food.

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What: Celebration and same-sex marriages

Where: Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eighth St.

When: 6 p.m.

(Updated 5:45 p.m.): Join the Central Presbyterian Church as members host a Texas for Marriage celebration and perform at least one wedding ceremony. Special guests will include Austin's Mayor Steve Adler, Gov. Kirk Watson and plaintiffs that took part in the ruling.

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What: “The Birdcage” screening

Where: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd.

When: Saturday 12:15 a.m.

Enjoy a free screening of 1996’s “The Birdcage” which marked one of the first times Americans were exposed to a functioning same-sex partnership, featuring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane. Reserve your seats fast with a $5 food and drink voucher — Alamo Drafthouse’s 11:55 p.m. feature already sold out.

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What: SCOTUS Decision Day Party ATX

Where: Rain, 217 W. Fourth Street

When: Doors open 1 p.m. Friday

Starting at 1 p.m. Friday, Rain will open its doors and offer drinks at happy hour prices all day and night. After the event at the Central Presbyterian Church, head over to Rain’s after party SCOTUS Decision Day Party ATX, starting at 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., join the club for a rally on Fourth Street.

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What: SCOTUS Party of the Century

Where: Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth St.

When: 2 p.m. Friday – 2 a.m. Tuesday

In honor of the ruling and the 46th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, Oilcan Harry's will start its weekend-long celebration at 2 p.m. Friday, charging 46 cents for every drink ordered.  

For more information, click here.

 

What: The Victory

Where: Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado St.

When: 8 p.m. Friday – 2:25 a.m. Saturday

Tonight, the gay lounge and nightclub will host a free party with American electropop duo Hi Fashion. Before the band takes the stage, order celebratory $1 single wells and $2 shots and enjoy dance group 8 Count Crew’s performance and the Fierce Fab Friday show.

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What: Celebration w/Live Music

Where: Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River St.

When: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

 

Grab a $6 bottle of champagne and rock out in celebration with the crowd at Cheer Up Charlie’s tonight, featuring free performances by Pilgrimess, POON, Runnin With Pendejos, Mom Jeans, Ghost Bones, Androids of Ex Lovers.

 

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What: Celebration

Where: The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth St.

When: Friday 2 p.m. – 2 a.m.

The Iron Bear opened its doors earlier this afternoon and will sell 50-cent drinks all day and all night.

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What: Celebration

Where: The Butterfly Bar at The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road

When: Friday 5 p.m. – 12 a.m., Saturday 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.

The Butterfly Bar is offering happy hour prices all weekend, as well as free champagne for couples who can present a marriage license dated Friday through Sunday. In honor of marriage equality, the bar will serve two new cocktails named The Ginsburg Gimlet and Love is Love.

For more information, click here.