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Oilcan Harry’s Celebrates 30 Years



Oilcan Harry’s has been a staple of 4th Street and the Austin gay nightlife scene for 30 years now and the owners and staff are kicking off a year-long celebration this weekend.

THURSDAY / 01/23/20

It all kicks off Thursday night with a special 30th anniversary edition of their Thursday night Walk This Way and their second Grand Ball, in partnership with Austin Black Pride. Contestants will have the opportunity to learn traditional ballroom moves then compete in one of nine categories for a chance at a trophy or part of the $800 in cash prizes.

Best Dressed Spectator – Show the judges and the crowd that you are the best dressed!! BE AWARE: If you walk best dressed, this is the only category you can walk in.

Vogue – In this category, we want to see DRAMA — show off those pops, dips, spins and then some! Give us a hand performance, throw in some duck walks, and see if you have what it takes to sashay your way in to the judge’s hearts and collect all the 10s.

Sex Siren – Sex appeal. Nothing but devilish impure looks, lip biting, eye lash batting, sensual moves showing off every inch of yourself!! Make the judges crave you and want more!! Earn those 10’s by turning on the whole room.

Face Femme – Serve up your real money maker! Show off that face! Cheek bones, jaw lines, nose, eyes, teeth, and skin give us all that beauty. You want those 10’s then you better sell it to the judges.

Face Butch – Guys you better be ready! Show off that gorgeous smile, masc nose, strong jaw lines, dreamy eyes, and that great skin. Sell that face like you are the best one out there that deserves to be on the cover of the magazine.

Bounce that Ass– Think you know how shake that ass? Twerk it up and make the judges drool?! Come out for this fun booty shakin category and snatch that trophy!

Beginner Runway Femme – Ladies think you’ve got what it takes to strut like Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Gigi Hadid, Linda Evangelista and many others!! Bring that sexy power walk American or European and see if you have what it takes to earn a trophy!

Beginner Runway Butch – Fellas we want to see you that swagger all over the runway, Show us you know how to walk the walk! Come out and win that trophy with an American or European style runway!

Realness Bring it like a Boss – This category is OPEN to ALL!! If you think if you’ve got what it takes come show it off! We want you to Bring it Like the Boss that you are! Show off that leadership quality and give off that presence that you are one to be followed! You are giving the orders out not taking them!

FRIDAY / 01/24/20

Friday night features a special 30th birthday edition of their weekly drag show CRAVE, hosted by Maeve Haven, starting at 11 PM, followed by your Friday night dance party featuring DJ Kahlu.

SATURDAY / 01/25/20

Saturday night will feature special guest DJ Honey Davenport from RuPaul’s Drag Race, who will also be performing Sunday night during the Super Sunday Diva Show

SUNDAY / 01/26/20

Sunday Funday will kick off with their Thirty and Flirty Tea Dance, featuring music by DJ Macky Ray and performances by Jezebel and Vylette Ward.

Special guest Honey Davenport from RuPaul’s Drag Race returns Sunday Night and joins the cast of the Super Sunday Diva Show. General admission is FREE, with VIP packages with access to VIP bar, meet & greet with photo starts at $30 online and will be $35 at the door.

Chase is the founder and Creative Director of, former host and Executive Producer of OutCast Austin, an award-winning LGBT weekly radio program on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin. In 2011, he was named the Critics Pick for 'Most Gaybiquitous' in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin. In 2012, CultureMap Austin named him one of Austin's Top LGBT bloggers and he received the AGLCC's Chamber Award for Social Media Diva.

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