A rose is a rose. No matter your drama during the workweek, weekend events taste no less sweet, look no less plentiful and sound just as rejuvenating. Put the LGBT in your Htown right here.
Friday, March 13
Flex Friday with Johnny V. (top photo) gets your motor running with hot boys, drag and other surprises like half-price happy hour, this week with the Falcon-Raging Stallion porn stud joining the fray @ F Bar, 8 p.m.
Bringin' In the Green. The annual LGBT fundraising event founded by the late John Danielson goes on in his memory, raising crucial direct services funds for the Montrose Center. Get your tickets and plan your green ensemble to enjoy the open bar and food @ Private Residence, 5 p.m.
St. Patty’s Lonestar Classic. Gay jocks from all over descend on Houston to do gay softball like no other @ Missouri City Community Park and Houston SportsPlex, all weekend. Kick things off with the Registration Party @ Guava Lamp, 6 p.m., then stick around: It’s time to Lounge it! into the wee hours @ Guava Lamp, 9 p.m.
Mosh! Puppy Party. No, not that. Well, maybe that too, but these are the four-legged kind getting their weekend on during the Modern Men’s pary @ Ripcord, 10 p.m.
Cirque Du Soleil “Amaluna.” Watch gods and goddesses twist up some human visions in the latest from these masters of performance @ 8 p.m. Runs through March 22.
Selfie Millennial Friday puts its weekly spin on drag and dancing with scores of your friends and London A'dour as host @ South Beach, 9 p.m.
Shake Up Friday. Montrose was never the same after the party bar to end all party bars hit the scene. With karaoke, the patio or the friendly staff, you never know what you’re gonna get, but you'll love it every time @ Crocker Bar, 9 p.m.
Shower Boys get you all wet to get your weekend kicked off right @ Meteor, 9 p.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, the lesbians are in the Heights @ Pearl Lounge, 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Viernes Noche Latina. It’s always time for two-steppin’ and line-dancin’ in the legendary Esquire Ballroom, and it’s always Latin Night on Fridays @ Neon Boots, 9 p.m.
Fetish Friday. If it turns your crank, they’re doing it @ Eagle Houston, 4 p.m. – 2 a.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, March 14
JujuBee (middle photo). The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 1 finalist makes a break for Houston to wow you during the best gay dance party in town @ South Beach, 9 p.m.
St. Patty’s Lonestar Classic. Gay jocks from all over descend on Houston to do gay softball like no other @ Missouri City Community Park and Houston SportsPlex, all weekend.
Shake Up Saturday. Montrose was never the same after the party bar to end all party bars hit the scene. With karaoke, the patio or the friendly staff, you never know what you’re gonna get, but you'll love it every time @ Crocker Bar, 9 p.m.
F Experience. You always wanted to do it with DJ Tad Dvorak. With drag. And go-go boys. Join the crowd @ F Bar, 9 p.m.
Shower Boys leave a wet spot on your Saturday with DJ beats to move your feets @ Meteor, 9 p.m.
Ladies & Gents. The lesbians know what’s up for all the gay women and their male friends @ Pearl Bar, 10 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.
Leather-Levi Party. Rough and rugged are the men and your fantasies @ Eagle Houston, 12 noon – 2 a.m.
Sound Factory Saturday. One, two, you know what to do @ Guava Lamp, 9 p.m.
Party time. Excellent. Slip into something that will warm your gay heart @ Bayou City Bar & Grill, all day.
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, March 14
Bunnies on the Bayou Basket Bash. Raffles for kickass baskets of goodies benefit the upcoming annual event. Party with all the bunny-eared cuties @ Guava Lamp, 3 p.m.
Her HRC. Get with your gals to benefit the local arm of the national LGBT rights group @ Pearl, 2 p.m.
Sunday Fun Day. Whether you go for the karaoke, the rowdy patrons or what some call the best Sunday in town, get down @ Crocker Bar, 12:30 p.m.
The Legends do fierce, fabulous fun with Dina Jacobs, Billie Jean, Tasha Kohl, Lawanda Jackson, and Tisch DeWilliams @ Meteor, 9 p.m.
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 Funday Crawfish parties until you absolutely have to go home and start your workweek. Crawfish and drink specials @ Bayou City Bar & Grill, 12 noon – 9 p.m.
Dangerous Disco. Thumping beats and the Texans on TV. Don’t stop ‘til you get enough @ Eagle Houston, 12 noon – 2 a.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.
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.