If it’s not one thing, it’s another. If you’re not working your tuckus off, you’re facing down impending holi-gays. Luckily, it also means that when you’re not plotting your next move, you’re partaking in awesome local events.
Friday, Nov. 13
Flex Friday (top photo). The hot guys and drag queens that you love in the show bar you love even more @ F Bar, 8 p.m. Get there early for Belevedere Happy Hour, 5 p.m.
Stripper Circus. The weekly theme night hits hard with hot men, performers and surprises @ South Beach, 9 p.m.
Ripcord Rewind. Bears, Cubs, Daddy, Chaser, Twink, Leather, Levis and Masculine Men. Do it up to the mix-tape music of the 1980s @ Ripcord, 9 p.m.
Latin Ladies Night with DJ Kittie. Get with Houston’s lesbian crowd (and their guy friends) up in the Heights @ Pearl Bar, 10 p.m.
Viernes Noche Latina offers up two-steppin’ and line-dancin’ in the legendary Esquire Ballroom @ Neon Boots, 9 p.m.
Bright Lights Friday Nights. DJ beats and shower boys get you all wet to kick off your weekend @ Meteor, 9 p.m.
Fantasy Friday. Tanya Hyde leads the drag cast @ TC’s Showbar, 11 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, Nov. 14
Kennedy Davenport (middle photo). The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum hits the stage for a show followed by an autograph and photo reception. Before and after dance, bitches @ South Beach, 9 p.m.
Houston Hurricanes. The teams of the gay flag football league face off in seven matchups in their weekly fall ball season @ Houston Sportsplex, 9 a.m.
FXperience with DJ Tad Dvorak. And drag. And go-go boys. Join the crowd @ F Bar, 9 p.m.
DJ-Driven Dance Party. Get up, get out and get on down with the guys and gals who always bring you a dancey Saturday night @ South Beach, 9 p.m.
Country Dance Before there was Gilley’s, there was the Esquire Ballroom. Now the legendary space is where your gay boots meet the beat @ Neon Boots, 9 p.m.
Shake Up Saturday. This party bar brings karaoke and more to the scene You never know what you’re gonna get @ Crocker Bar, 9 p.m.
Levi-Leather Beats. The music and the guys are pumping @ Ripcord, 9 p.m.
Carnival Saturday. The Shower Boys leave a wet spot on your weekend with a circus theme and DJ beats to move your feets @ Meteor, 9 p.m.
Sound Factory Saturday. One, two, you know what to do @ Guava Lamp, 9 p.m.
Dangerous Disco. Thumping beats and men men men. Don’t stop ‘til you get enough @ Eagle Houston, 12 noon – 2 a.m.
Ladies & Gents. The lesbians know what’s up for all the gay women and their male friends @ Pearl Bar, 10 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, Nov. 15
F Latin Divas with Roxy Ross (bottom photo). Miss Gay Texas USofA joins the cast for a show you don’t want to miss. It’s Paulina Rubio vs. Thalia Night @ F Bar, 10 p.m. And you know what’s up before that. Retox Sunday knows what you need, and you’re going to get it, 6 p.m.
Dalton DeHart Photo Foundation Launch Party. Chances are, he’s taken your photo. With an ever-growing archive of more than a million images, local gay shutterbug Dalton DeHart seeks to digitize his collection for posterity via the Dalton DeHart Photographic Foundation. Get in on it during this reception @ Montrose Center, 2 p.m.
Montrose Softball League. The gay pitchers and catchers of the LGBT and allied league take the fields @ Houston Sportsplex, 9 a.m.
Sunday Showtunes puts a rough-and-ready, leather-Levis spin on your usual gay musicals fascination @ Ripcord, 3 p.m.
Legends does fierce, fabulous fun with Dina Jacobs, Billie Jean, Tasha Kohl, Lawanda Jackson, and Tisch DeWilliams @ Meteor, 9 p.m.
Sunday Showtunes puts a rough-and-ready, leather-Levis spin on your usual gay musical fascination @ Ripcord, 3 p.m.
Sunday Lounge. Kick back and do the Sunday do: As little as possible and look good doing it @ Guava Lamp, 10 p.m. Lounge doors for day drinking at 4 p.m.
Sunday Fun Day. Whether you go for the karaoke, the rowdy patrons or what some call the best Sunday Funday in town, get down @ Crocker Bar, 12:30 p.m.
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.
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.