How to do an LGBT weekend? If you’re not bumping up against traveling muscle bears, rubbing elbows with a RuPaul queen or scarfing down crazy cupcakes, you’re not doing it right.
Friday, Sept. 26
Bulges & Bears with Xavier (top photo). This muscle model takes it off and plays host to all your hairy fantasies in this very special edition of the Friday shenanigans @ F Bar, 9 p.m.
“Victor/Victoria” puts its gender-bending comedy, gay inclusiveness and fab drag numbers to their live stage glory @ Theatre Under the Stars, 8 p.m. Runs Tuesday – Sunday nights, with additional weekend matinees, through Sept. 28.
Boys! Boys! Boys! is the new Friday night delight. Get down with strippers in multiple shows, and get there early for a good seat @ Guava Lamp, 10 p.m.
Selfies Millennial Friday puts drag and dancing on your radar with scores of friends each and every week @ South Beach, 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.
Beats, beers and boys puts the party in your pocket and the gay in your Friday @ Bayou City Bar & Grill, all day.
Dance Your Ass Off and get moving on the floor @ Blur, 10 p.m.
Shower Boys never let you down @ Meteor, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27
Customer Appreciation Night with Alaska Thunderfuck (middle photo). The “RuPaul” alumnus hosts a special-filled VIP party for all of the gays who are any gays who like to dance @ South Beach, 9 p.m.
“The ‘Left’ Bank on the Bayou: Avant-gare Art & Theatre in 1930s Houston.” The name is long, but the exhibit is deep. Catch an early local spark that set a markedly cosmopolitan fire long before Houston was much more than a cowtown. Curated by Okane Gallery @ UH Downtown, through Oct. 16.
Sound Factory Saturday. One, two, you know what to do @ Guava Lamp, 9 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 Ballroom, 9 p.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, Sept. 28
Depressed Cake Pop-Up Shop. They’re sad, but they’re delicious (bottom photo). Sample these grayscale delectables to raise mental health awareness and benefit the Montrose Center @ Paulie’s, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday Fun Day Karaoke (bottom photo) 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 Funday parties hard until you absolutely have to go home and start your workweek @ Bayou City Bar & Grill, 12 noon.
Country 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.
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.
Retox Sunday with F Divas shuts down the weekend. These queens know what you need, and you’re going to get it @ F Bar, 6 p.m.