There are four events we throw each year and by tradition each one is very different. The diversity of our events is intentional-we want people from all walks of life to attend. Because HIV and AIDS are not limited to one subset of people, neither are our events. So come to one or come to all, but please come, enjoy yourself and bring a friend to share the tradition.


Dubbed the "Sexiest Nonprofit Fundraiser" by The AustinChronicle, ArtErotica is an annual art auction and party featuring over 200 pieces of artwork in a variety of mediums. Galleries, artists and patrons alike donate the artwork for ArtErotica; making this event the most unique, fun and entertaining art show in Austin.

Past Years: 2010 |2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Rubber Ducky Party

This party is as wacky as its name and the highlight of our summer each year. Surrounded by friends, food and beverages poolside under the Texas sun, this splashdown is a party not to be missed. For more information visit

OctoTea Dance

The most famous of all Octopus Club parties, the OctoTea Dance features live entertainment, a raffle and a silent auction filled with donated show tickets, trips, personal care items, incredible artwork and more. The Grooves start in the afternoon, just as the sun begins to set and the all night dance party begins. Without a doubt Austin's largest dance party, OctoTea brings in an average of over 700 attendees a year and raises approximately $60,000 for the Paul Kirby Fund.

Past Years: 2009 |2008 | 2007 | 2006

Past Special Events

Below you will find a listing of some of the past special events that we have had.


Harold and Maude Performance

ArtErotica - The Movie

The Octopus Club Fashion Lounge

Octopus Club Happy Hour at Estilo


Million Dollar Party

Octo Happy Hour fashion show and cocktail party

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