Best gay things to do in Houston this weekend

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Just when you thought you were going to lose it, the LGBT weekend swoops in like a hero to save the day. Refresh yourself with parties, stage shows and pageants that put the gay in your day.

Friday, Aug. 8

Cirque duSoleil: Michael Jackson Immortal. Things get all bendy and twisty up in the air to the pop magic you love. MJ’s climbing the walls @ Toyota Center, 8 p.m. Saturday too.

Selfies Millennial Fridays puts drag and dancing on your menu with scores of your friends each and every week @ South Beach, 9 p.m.

“Fallen Angels” puts all of Noel Coward’s closeted angst, dry wit, drama-queen alcoholism and giggly man-hungriness on stage in the form of two women whose ex lover returns when their husbands are out. When the cat’s away @ Main Street Theater, 8 p.m. Closing weekend. Show extended through Aug. 10

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.

FxPerience with Joe Ross and the F Men get you hot and bothered @ F Bar, 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.

Lounge it! You know what’s up @ Guava Lamp, 9 p.m.

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

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, Aug. 9

Saturday Foam Party (middle photo) All the sudsy mess you’ve come to love on a Sunday soaks your Saturday in dance-party love. Dress up to mess up @ South Beach, 9 p.m.

SSASS: “The Birdcage.” Watch the gay classic with all your friends and potluck snacks. It's movie day every month during the Second Saturday Afternoon Screenings @ Montrose Counseling Center, 4:30 p.m.

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.

Dance it out. Saturday night beats for your nerves and a midnight performance showcase @ F Bar, 9 p.m.

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

Drag-tastic never really ends 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.

Shower Boys get you all wet @ Meteor, 10 p.m.

 

Sunday, Aug. 10

Mr.-Miss-Ms. Neon Boots Pageant (bottom photo). It’s the first-ever ya’ll, and Houston’s new gay Country saloon has it. Kofi hosts @ Neon Boots, 9 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.

Sunday Fun Day Drag Show with the grrls and all of Houston’s ready-to-party gay boys @ JR’s, all day.

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 Sunday 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.

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