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The Residency: SESSION VII

  • Native Hostels 807 East 4th Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

Introducing the first season of #bbatx's DJ residency.

Free and open to the public at Native Hostels, our DJ and artist residency will run every First Thursday from March 1 through September 6, 2018. From 9 PM to midnight, we'll feature a new roster of women-identifying and nonbinary DJs and visual artists. Expect curated sounds, pro-babe vibes and ALL. THE. DANCING. Surprises to come.


SESSION VII: September 6, 2018

Sounds - DJ Girlfriend
DJ Girlfriend is an award-winning DJ, promoter and organizer in Austin, Texas. Ezra has founded GAYcl, Middle School Dance Party and A Peaceful Pulse.

Visuals - Lauren Dickens
Lauren Dickens is an independent creative living and working in Austin, Texas. She chose to pursue a career utilizing that creativity through the lens of Design. With over a decade of experience in the industry, she's developed a broad range of skills, ranging from illustration and typography to branding and copywriting. Through all these practices she focuses on thought-forward design, and strives to create work that is clear & communicative, witty, and at times provocative. She's worked for larger clients like Target, Facebook, and SXSW, but she also loves building brands from the ground up with smaller folks who are passionate and bold in their pursuits. She's driven by her Texas roots, her accountant(who also happens to be her fiance), dad jokes, late 90s emo, that gnawing feeling in the pit of her stomach that never goes away, her two dogs named Barbara & Larry, beer(s), the memory of her mother, Townes Van Zandt, building fires, food and eating it, and the open road. Other hobbies include getting buckets, running, collecting hot sauce, and talking about how she's going to learn the drums.


SESSION I: March 1, 2018
Sounds - DJ Kay Cali
Visuals - Alie Jackson

SESSION II: April 5, 2018
Sounds - DJ Jeska
Visuals - Project:Girl

SESSION III: May 3, 2018
Sounds - DJ Mahealani
Visuals - Deborah Valcin

SESSION IV: June 7, 2018
Sounds - DJ Lolo + Mosaico Experiencia
Visuals - Mosaico Experiencia + Dominic G. Jones

SESSION V: July 5, 2018
Sounds - DJ Ella Ella
Visuals - Cindy Popp

SESSION VI: August 2, 2018
Sounds - Chulita Vinyl Club
Visuals - Mireydi

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About #bossbabesATX, the producers: We exist to build educated and empowered creative communities at the intersections of sisterhood and space. Through event series, showcases and personal/professional development programs, we amplify and connect women-identifying artists, creatives and entrepreneurs. Since we've been in operation, we've provided a platform of visibility, outreach and financial opportunity to 300+ Texas-based women artists, 400+ women-owned businesses and women activists. We were named "Best Bossy Babes" of 2015 by The Austin Chronicle, Tribeza's Top 10 to Watch in 2016 and we were selected by The White House to attend the United State of Women Summit in June 2016. This production has been made possible in part by 2018 presenting partners Resplendent Hospitality and #bbatx's in-kind contributor, Argus Cidery.

About Native Hostels, the venue: Located on E. 4th St. Native Hostels is a kinetic collision of music, arts, warm beds, sleepless nights, food, and spirits. Native regularly features and hosts artists, creatives, thinkers and folks who simply embody good times.

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Earlier Event: August 30
Later Event: October 11
VOLUME: The Opening Reception