Best gay things to do in Houston this weekend

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As a sage diva once sang, “Get up, get out and do something. Don’t let the gays of your life pass you by.” Or something. These LGBT Houston events won’t let you waste a weekend or miss a minute.

Friday, Jan. 23

“The Book of Mormon.” Broadway’s best gay musical in years hits Houston again with a touchng, feel-good romp through God & Gays @ Hobby Center, 8 p.m. Performances continue through Feb. 8.

“Madame Butterfly” opens to make your diva-devoted heart swell @ Houston Grand Opera, 7:30 p.m. Show runs through Feb. 8.

Shower Boys get you all wet to get your weekend kicked off right @ Meteor, 9 p.m.

Kissin’ Country Cousins. It’s always time for two-steppin’ and line-dancin’ in the legendary Esquire Ballroom @ Neon Boots. Dance lessons 7:30 p.m., Boot scootin’, 9 p.m. This week, it's Latin Friday with some Tejano spice. Don't miss it.

Ladies & Gents. Whether it’s DJ beats, live music, happy hour until 8 p.m., sports on TV or free food in the house, you don’t always hang out with lesbians, but when you do it’s up Heights [email protected] Pearl Lounge, 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Selfies Millennial Friday puts drag and dancing on your radar with scores of friends each and every week, hosted by London Adour @ South Beach, 9 p.m.

Flex Friday gets your motor running with hot boys, drag and other surprises like half-price happy hour @ F Bar, 8 p.m.

Modern Men 80s Night. Bears, Cubs, Daddy, Chaser, Twink, Leather, Levis and Masculine Men. Do it up to the mix-tape music of the ‘80s @ Ripcord, 9 p.m.

Boys and Men. You know you love it @ JR’s and Mining Company’s Cockfight.

Flex Friday gets your motor running with hot boys, drag and other surprises like half-price happy hour @ F Bar, 8 p.m.

Fetish Friday. If it turns your crank, they’re doing it @ Eagle Houston, 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Lounge it! You know what’s up. Happy hour to the wee hours @ Guava Lamp, 9 p.m. This week, “On the Couch” premieres with your hostess/moistest Roxanne Collins at this special viewing party, 10 p.m.

Dance Your Booty Off and get moving on the floor @ Blur, 10 p.m.

Beats, beers and boys puts the party in your pocket and the gay in your Friday @ Bayou City Bar & Grill, all day.

 

Saturday, Jan. 24

Brunch of Gays Art Show. Not content to rest on its awesome laurels as a monthly Sunday brunch club (middle photo), BOG benefits from some art for sale, and of course some cocktails @ Guava Lamp, 5 p.m. Stick around. The night’s just getting started with Sound Factory Saturday, 9 p.m.

Houston’s Biggest Gay Dance Party spins the tunes and pumps the beats to make you lose yourself @ South Beach, 9 p.m.

KRBE DJ Ben Phoenix wows the mixed LGBT crowd up Heights way with the women and their male friends @ Pearl Lounge, 2 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Country Dance. Before there was Gilley’s, there was the Esquire Ballroom. Now the legendary space is where your gay-ass boots meet the beat @ Neon Boots, 9 p.m.

F Xperience. You always wanted to do it with DJ Tad Dvorak. With drag. And go-go boys. Join the crowd @ F Bar, 9 p.m.

Sound Factory Saturday. One, two, you know what to do @ Guava Lamp, 9 p.m.

Leather-Levi Party. Rough and rugged are the men and your fantasies @ Eagle Houston, 12 noon – 2 a.m.

Party time. Excellent. Slip into something that will warm your gay heart @ Bayou City Bar & Grill, all day.

Shower Boys leave a wet spot on your Saturday @ Meteor, 9 p.m.

DJ beats get you moving on the dance floor @ Blur, 10 p.m.

Drag divas never really end when it’s cheap drinks and Showgurlz @ TC’s Showbar, 11 p.m.

Scruffy Saturday. Cruise on over with DJ beats and hot male dancers @ Mining Company, 9 p.m.

Fruit loop. No weekend is complete without a stop in for a few laps around the loop and a drink or five while eyeing the go-go boys @ JR’s, all day.

 

Sunday, Jan. 25

Montrose Softball League Recruitment Day. Check out skills session clinics, registration, and finding a C-Division Team with the gay jocks revving up for the spring/summer season. Bring your glove @ Houston Sports Complex, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Retox Sunday and shut down the weekend. These queens know what you need, and you’re going to get it @ F Bar, 6 p.m., this week with the Miss FLAS 2015 Laisha Larue Fundraising Show, 8 p.m.

All-Day Happy Hour. Whether it’s DJ beats, live music, sports on TV, or free food in the house, you don’t always hang out with lesbians, but when you do it’s @ Pearl Lounge, 12 noon – 2 a.m.

Legends give it to you until you’ve had enough and then give it to you again. When they say legends, they mean it. Salute to Naomi Sims, Tasha Kohl, Donna Day, and Hot Chocolate @ Meteor, 8:30 p.m.

Dangerous Disco. Thumping beats and sports on TV. Don’t stop ‘til you get enough @ Eagle Houston, 12 noon – 2 a.m. This weekly party is off the chain.

Kickback Sunday. Mosey on over for some afternoon delight. It’s the most C&W Sunday fun you can have with your boots on @ Neon Boots, 12 noon.

Sunday Fun Day Drag Show with Kofi and the girls and all of Houston’s ready-to-party gay boys @ JR’s. All day bar, evening drag.

All Star Sunday. Alexis Nicole Whitney corrals the queens and closes out your weekend with a showstopper that you have to see to believe @ TC’s Showbar, 11 p.m.

Bust Sundays. It’s you and your brew crew for the cheapest vodka and draft you’ll find. Don’t let the weekend getaway without one more round @ Ripcord, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday Funday parties hard until you absolutely have to go home and start your workweek @ Bayou City Bar & Grill, 12 noon.

Sunday Fun Day Karaoke with a host that’s as entertaining as the singers @ Guava Lamp, 10 p.m. Lounge doors for day drinking at 4 p.m.

Hot Mess Sunday with Deejay Pollo and Ricky Lee and Houston’s hottest Spanish-English video remix set @ Blur, 10:30 p.m.

Men At Work with trash disco by DJ Danny G and drink specials @ Mining Company, all day.

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