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08.30.2018 to 09.02.2018

 

music • art • film • comedy • education

BABES FEST is an annual independent arts festival based in Austin, Texas. We come together to amplify and celebrate women and nonbinary artists of various mediums—spanning music, film, art and comedy. Join us this summer for five events over the course of four days, each a testament to being loud and SHOWING UP. BABES FEST runs from August 30 to Sept. 2 in Austin, Texas. Information on the weekend's performances, panels, screenings and installations can be found below.
~ everybody’s welcome. ~

 

OPENING NIGHT
08.30.2018 @ MUSEUM OF HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT

Meet us at the mall. To toast the start of BABES FEST 2018, we'll host an opening night of epic proportions in collaboration with The Mall, an interdisciplinary arts space and trailer, featuring an evening of installations, screenings and performances.
 

DAY 1: FILM SHOWCASE
08.31.2018 @ AUSTIN SCHOOL OF FILM

Following our opening reception on August 30, Day One of BABES FEST begins with a film showcase, featuring 20+ women and nonbinary filmmakers in Texas. The evening's film shorts range from comedy to music to narrative to experimental and some of night's longer works will even be accompanied by live performances. Come hang. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased individually or included as part of the festival's 3-day pass.
 

DAY 2: POP-UP SHOP AND PANELS
09.01.2018 @ CHEER UP CHARLIES

On the second day of BABES FEST 2018, my true love gave to me badass intellectual industry babes and a whole host of small businesses to support. Join us on Sept. 1 for four hours of shopping local and listening to women and nonbinary folks in the music industry chat about their work. Featuring a four-hour set by Chulita Vinyl Club and a pop-up library with The Womanist Read-In Project, tickets are only $10 or included with the BABES FEST 3-Day Pass.
 

DAY 2: MUSIC SHOWCASE
09.01.2018 @ MOHAWK

As the biggest night of our three-day festival, BABES FEST's music showcase features 8 acts and multiple surprise performances. Headlined by OSHUN, the evening features performances from women and nonbinary musicians across the state of Texas, as well as traveling national acts. Tickets are only $25 and can be purchased individually or included as part of the festival's $50 3-day pass.
 

DAY 3: BABES FEST BRUNCH
09.02.2018 @ CHEER UP CHARLIES

#BABESWHOEAT. On September 2, BABES FEST closes with a decadent brunch by La Pera and panel discussion featuring conversation between Cheer Up Charlies owners Tamara Hoover and Maggie Lea and BABES FEST co-curators Jane Hervey and Leslie Lozano. Featuring a set by DJ Mira Mira, tickets are only $20 or included with the BABES FEST 3-Day Pass (your meal is obvi included!).