The Forever Fest Schedule Is Live!

The girlie pop culture festival is the first weekend in November in Austin.

I've talked a little about Forever Fest and how excited I am about it, and today that excitement grows as the festival schedule is announced and tickets become available on October 14. More fun will be announced in coming weeks, so stay peeled to the Forever Fest website, Facebook and Twitter - and if you haven't supported the Forever Fest Kickstarter yet, get on it!

Tickets for each Forever Fest event will go on sale to the public on Monday, October 14th through

Backers who have pledged $100 or higher on the Forever Fest Kickstarter will have access to purchase tickets beginning Wednesday, October 9th at 2 PM.  So if you're itching to get the best seats in the house, make a pledge of $100 or higher, and you’ll receive a private ticketing link.

The Forever Fest Kickstarter is open for pledges until Friday, October 25th with backer rewards that range from Forever Fest swag and makeover parties to a script consultation by Kirsten Smith (co-writer of 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, LEGALLY BLONDE).

And now, without further ado, feast your eyeballs on the schedule!

All events will be held at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz unless otherwise indicated. For more information about each event, click on the show title. Tickets will be available to the public beginning Monday, October 14th.

Friday, November 1st

7:30pm - Empire Records
Join us for a rare screening of the original cut of EMPIRE RECORDS in 35mm. Damn the man, save the Empire!

9:30pm - Rex Manning Day Party at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel
Celebrate the best day of the year with a '90s blowout featuring a live band covering hits like "Say No More, Mon Amour," an Empire Employee Costume Contest and a Rex Manning photobooth.

Saturday, November 2nd

11:45am - The Cutest Show on Earth presented by Buzzfeed Animals
Can you get through this video collection of cuteness without smiling, laughing and crying tears of happiness?

2:15pm – Young Adult Book Panel
Are you a Young Adult fan who’s a little less “Y” and a bit more “A”? Join us for a panel with four of the most dynamic writers in the genre: Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan (the Fug Girls), Megan McCafferty and Kirsten Smith.

4:15pm – Danceoke
Watch performers bring the best dance movies and music videos to life on stage as the scenes play behind them on the silver screen. It's like karaoke... but way more awesome.

7:00pm & 8:30pm - Sixteen Candles
Savor this John Hughes classic along with Liane Curtis (Randy) and Debbie‬ Pollack (Marlene ‘Lumberjack’), who will be in attendance for an audience Q&A.‬

9:00pm-  Forever Fest '80s Dance at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel
This dance will prove that girls just wanna have fun with SIXTEEN CANDLES cast in attendance, plus ‘80s hits spun by DJ F*ckin A and a costume contest. (Bonus points if you make your own dress, PRETTY IN PINK style.)

Sunday, November 3rd

12:00pm - Wild Brunch
Heat up your Sunday with this mimosa-fueled salute to the sexiest men in Hollywood.  And yes, catcalling and whistling is encouraged!