You may be chilly, soggy and tired from the workweek, but this doesn’t have to be just another wintertime weekend. LGBT Houston shows and soirees deliver just what it takes to heat things up.
Friday, Jan. 30
Selfies Millennial Friday (top photo) puts drag and dancing on your radar with scores of friends each and every week, hosted by London Adour @ South Beach, 9 p.m. They always pack ‘em in. Like, always.
“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.
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.
Flex Friday gets your motor running with hot boys, drag and other surprises like half-price happy hour @ F Bar, 8 p.m.
Shower Boys get you all wet to get your weekend kicked off right @ Meteor, 9 p.m.
Fetish Friday. If it turns your crank, they’re doing it @ Eagle Houston, 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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. 31
Krewe of Olympus Ball: It’s Magic. The gayest Mardi Gras krewe ever (middle photo) from New Orleans is now based in Htown, and honey the fabulosity doesn’t get better than this annual event to benefit Playhouse Community Theater, Gulf Coast Archive & Museum and Pet Patrol @ NRG Center, 8 p.m.
Freed Hearts Parents Conference. This event for parents of LGBTQ children partners with PFLAG and HRC to present the author of “Mom I’m Gay” on unconditionally loving your gay kids @ Cornerstone Fellowship, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Advocacy Training for LGBTQ Equality. Dignity Houston hosts this info session that teaches you to discuss gay issues with lawmakers in advance of three upcoming Equality Texas Lobby Days. Dinner included, RSVP requested @ Montrose Center, 6:30 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.
Bunnies on the Bayou: Ladies Edition. The annual party that makes your Easter gay does some estrogen work with the fun lesbians @ Pearl Lounge, 8 p.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, Feb. 1
Super Bowl Viewing Party. Get with the gay jocks and jock-watchers, and those Katy Perry fans, at gay Houston’s biggest Big Game watch party @ F Bar, 5 p.m. Bone up on Gay Football 101 (bottom photo). And hold up, betch. It’s also Retox Sunday with guest DJ Athenz.
Super Sunday Viewing Party. Come early for drink specials and free wings, meatballs, chips and salsa @ Neon Boots Dance Hall & Saloon, 12 noon.
Super Bowl All-Day Happy Hour. Whether it’s DJ beats, live music, sports on TV, or free food in the house, you can do it up lesbian style @ 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.
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 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.
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.
Sunday Funday parties hard until you absolutely have to go home and start your workweek @ Bayou City Bar & Grill, 12 noon.