music • art • film
• comedy • education
SEPTEMBER 6 TO 8, 2019

 

BABES FEST is an ~ annual convening of minds ~ in Austin, Texas, celebrating and amplifying women and nonbinary artists. As a weekend-long exhibition, our performances, panels, pop-up markets, film screenings and networking hours span music, film, art, creative education and comedy. Our daily schedule, 3-day passes and one-day passes are available now.
~ everybody’s welcome. ~

 

opening reception @ the LINE hotel
09.05.19 — 8 to 11 pm

Join us at the LINE Hotel pool deck on September 5 to celebrate the start of BABES FEST 2019 and the close of our 2019 Residency. Featuring a DJ set by Recspec and visuals by illustrator Eileen Wu and abstract photographer Karen Navarro, we’ll settle into this year’s festival with chill vibes by the pool. Swimsuits welcome.

Entry to the BF 2019 opening reception is free and open to the public. Subject to capacity with RSVP; BABES FEST ticket-holders receive priority entry.

 

day one: the film showcase
@ motion media arts center
09.06.19 — 7 pm to midnight

Following our opening reception, we’ll return to the Motion Media Arts Center for our third year hosting BABES FEST’s film showcase. Screening work by 20+ women and nonbinary filmmakers, the night’s genres vary from narrative to experimental. Beyond the screenings, the night will serve as a point of discussion: What does it look like to write the stories and create the films we want to see in the world? Come hang. This year’s lineup includes:

• 7:00 to 7:30 PM •
”PUSSY TALK” BY COMEDIAN AND FILMMAKER KIM TRAN

• 7:30 to 10 PM •
A SHORT FILM SHOWCASE, FEATURING WORKS BY EVELYN FROM THE INTERNETS, EPISODES FROM “UNTAPPED” PRESENTED BY BROWN STATE OF MIND, "SASQUATCH” BY SAMANTHA PANGER, “SIMILAR” BY PRISCILLA GUTIERREZ AND TABITHA EBERHARDT, “FEMBEAT: FELICE TRIROGOFF” BY SAMANTHA SKINNER AND KAYLA GALANG, “PETALS” BY ALISON WEEK, “10 THINGS ARTISTS CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT” BY FUM FUM KO, WORKS BY MIREYDI, “OPENS” FEATURING YVONNE BY EDEM DOTSE, “TASTE” BY URZULKA AND CYDNEY COSETTE, “FAINT” BY DEBORAH VALCIN AND JASMINE BROOKS, WORKS BY JINNI J, “BRAIDING BORDERS” BY LABU PRODUCTIONS, WORKS BY ASHA BYNUM AND “PROCESS” BY SARAH FOHL AND SARAH JONES

• 10:00 PM TO 10:30 PM •
A SELECTION OF SHORTS CURATED BY FILMMAKER AND LIFTED TRACES ORGANIZER JENNI KAYE

• 10:30 TO 11:30 PM •
THE FEMME FRONTERA 2018 FILM SHOWCASE

• 11:30 PM TO 12:30 AM •
A DJ SET BY DOUBLE TROUBLE

• ALL-NIGHT ACTIVITIES AND INSTALLATIONS •
TAROT BY LA BRUJA FEMINISTA, DESSERTS BY TOMORROW’S PARTIES AND MORE TBA

Entry to Day One is included as part of the festival's 3-day pass. Day One passes are $15. Click here to explore ticket options.

 

day two: panels and workshops
@ the line hotel
09.07.19 — 10 am to 5 pm

On BABES FEST Day Two, we’ll gather for a full day of creative programming, panels and workshops. Join us in the morning for a dance workshop and lessons on the turntables led by our resident DJs, then stick around for two dynamic panels, as our artists explore their crafts, careers and creative industry. This year’s lineup includes:

• 10 AM TO 11 AM •
A MORNING MOVEMENT SESSION WITH DANCER AND INSTRUCTOR LILY SHEPARD

• 11:30 TO 12:30 PM •
A DJING WORKSHOP WITH DJ DAMA NILZ

• 1:00 PM TO 1:15 PM •
POETRY BY NIA KB

• 1:30 TO 2:30 PM •
ON FINDING A CAREER IN CREATIVE MEDIA PANEL FEATURING CREATIVE CONSULTANT MARGARET WILLIAMSON BECHTOLD, MODERATED BY FREELANCE WRITER SYDNEY GREENE AND MORE TBA

• 2:30 TO 3 PM •
STAND-UP BY SAMANTHA RAE LOPEZ, NIKITA REDKAR AND CARINA MAGYAR

• 3:30 TO 5 PM •
ON MAKING IT IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY FEATURING CREATIVE VISIONARY JARINA DE MARCO, C3 PRESENTS TALENT BUYER MARGARET GALTON, SINGER AND SONGWRITER SABRINA ELLIS, MODERATED BY MUSIC WRITER RACHEL RASCOE

Entry to Day Two is included as part of the festival's 3-day pass. Day Two daytime passes are $25. Click here to explore ticket options.

 

day two: the craftHER Market pop-up
@ the line hotel
09.07.19 —11 am to 5 pm

Our sister series, craftHER Market, will host a pop-up on Day Two of the fest, exploring contemporary craft and identity. Drop in from 10 AM to 5 PM (whether you have a ticket to the festival or not) to shop work by 12 artists and soak in the festival’s energy. This year’s lineup includes:

GAYYLIEN GLAM STATION BY JEANETTE CELINE
• CERAMICS BY HELENA HADDOX
• DESIGNS BY SORZAKII AND ESO
• RECLAIMED APPAREL BY MAW SUPPLY
• A POP-UP SHOP BY PERSONAS COLLECTIVE
• FIBER ARTS BY ROUGH LUCK CLUB
• ILLUSTRATIONS BY MORGFLORG
• JEWELRY BY YEAR 901
• CRAFTS BY DIA LUNA ARTS
• ILLUSTRATIONS AND CALLIGRAPHY BY RHIANNA MARIE CHAN
• SKETCHES AND DESIGNS BY SHARK CITY SLICKER
• SEEDBEAD JEWELRY BY LA WIXARIKA

Entry to this craftHER Market pop-up is open to all BABES FEST ticket-holders.

 

day two: music showcase
@ the north door
09.07.19 — 8 pm to 2 am

Featuring 8 acts spanning multiple genres, BABES FEST's music showcase will serve as a pinnacle of the festival’s 2019 theme: flow. Come through. Discover new musicians. And let loose. Together, we’ll put on the artists we care about. Our lineup includes:

• ELECTROFEMINIST PRODUCER MADAME GANDHI (LOS ANGELES)
• MODERN SPACE ROCK BAND CALLIOPE MUSICALS (AUSTIN)
• RAPPER AND PERFORMANCE ARTIST CLEE (SAN ANTONIO)
• PSYCHEDELIC BRUJA ROCK BAND SUNBUZZED (DENTON)
• EXPERIMENTAL HARPIST JESS GARLAND (DALLAS)
• DJ, EMCEE AND PERFORMANCE ARTIST BELLADONNA (AUSTIN)
• INDIE ARTIST AND WRITER FUVK (AUSTIN)
• HOUSE DJ AND FOUNDER OF THE GROOVE TEMPLE DJ SHANI (AUSTIN)

Entry to Day Two’s nighttime events is included as part of the festival's 3-day pass. Day Two nighttime passes are $15. Click here to explore ticket options.

 

day three: the hang
@ big medium space 105
09.08.19 — 10 am to 2 Pm

As we close out the weekend, we’ll gather at the #BBATX Headquarters for goodbyes and a reflection on the fest. We’ll also brunch over complimentary tacos and Tito’s cocktails, while enjoying ambient performances. Day Three’s lineup includes:

• 10 AM TO 11 AM •
MORNING MEDITATION AND LIGHT YOGA WITH TIERRA DENAE

• 11 AM TO 12:30 PM •
”GO AFTER IT,” A PANEL EXPLORING CREATIVE CAREERS MODERATED BY FILMMAKER AND COMEDIAN MEGHAN ROSS, FEATURING PRODUCER AND UNBOUNDED AGENCY FOUNDER ANITA OBASI, ART DIRECTOR AND ANIMATOR ALIE JACKSON AND CONTEMPORARY ARTIST DAWN OKORO,

• 12:30 TO 1 PM •
A SET BY ZYAH (DALLAS)

• 1:30 TO 2 PM •
A SET BY LITTLE MAZARN (AUSTIN)

Entry to Day Three is only included as part of the festival's 3-day pass. Click here to explore ticket options.

 

day three: CYBERBABES (official babes fest after-party)
@ cheer up charlies
09.08.19 — 6 Pm to 1:30 AM

Presented by #bbatxY2K Technologies and p1nkstar, Inc., CYBERBABES is a one-night music and art festival amplifying the work of femme and queer musicians, DJs, performance and visual artists. Returning for THE SECOND TIME EVER as the official after-party of BABES FEST 2019, CYBERBABES will be back at Cheer Up Charlies on Sunday, September 8, 2019 with a dynamic, future-forward showcase featuring 17 acts from across Texas and the USA. Learn more about the lineup at bossbabes.org/cyberbabes.

• SETS, DRAG AND PERFORMANCES BY •
JARINA DE MARCO, P1NKSTAR, Y2K, LA MORENA, BOY SIM, CLEE, ANG, LAGNIAPPE, BABI BOI, VESTITE, TATIANA CHOLULA, KILO KIKII, RUBY KNIGHT, LUNA OF THE LILLIES, BELIAL, STICKY GOLD AND QUEER MOUNTAIN

• POP UP MARKET CURATED BY •
LAS OFRENDAS (VENDORS TO BE ANNOUNCED)

Entry to CYBERBABES is free for all BABES FEST ticket-holders (one-day passes and three-day passes). Without a pass, the show is $5 with RSVP or at the door. Click here to explore ticket options.

 
 

 

while you wait for BABES FEST 2019,
please join us for free monthly pop-ups at the LIne hotel in Austin, texas.

Every year, #BBATX curates a monthly residency highlighting the work of 10 to 15, Texas-based women and nonbinary visual and musical artists that create work and perform in our programs.

We’ll be at The Line Hotel Austin pool deck every first Thursday in April through September to enjoy art and a DJ set, celebrating the work of women artists in #BBATX’s 2019 residency. Dancing, swimsuits (optional) and it’s-almost-the-weekend behavior encouraged. :) 

Free and open to the public, every event in The Residency runs from 8 PM to 11 PM on The LINE Austin’s pool deck. The series will conclude with one big finale on September 5, 2019, the opening night of BABES FEST 2019.