Ready? Set. Go! Dive into all of these Friday-through-Sunday LGBT events that serve you more party, show, concert and bar night realness than you can possibly handle but will have fun trying.
Friday, Aug. 22
Rick Trevino (top photo). The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter brings his Country chart-topping hits to the legendary Esquire Ballroom @ Neon Boots, 8 p.m.
“Marilyn: Forever Blonde” imagines the legendary Hollywood star’s last chance to tell her own story with quotes from the actress herself, 17 songs from her films and Sunny Thompson so good in lead role that it will blow your mind @ Wortham Center, 8 p.m. Saturday show 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.
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.
Guava Lounge. You know what’s up. Happy hour to the wee hours @ Guava Lamp, 9 p.m.
Boys and 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. 23
Shower Boys (middle photo) leave a wet spot on your Saturday @ Meteor, 9 p.m.
“Marilyn: Forever Blonde” imagines the legendary Hollywood star’s last chance to tell her own story with quotes from the actress herself, 17 songs from her films and Sunny Thompson so good in lead role that it will blow your mind @ Wortham Center, 8 p.m.
“A Thin Wall of Air” presents the designs of Charles James, a star couturier to star collectors, including Houston’s own legends John and Dominque de Menil. Get in on this one-of-a-kind show @ The Menil Collection, Wednesdays through Sundays until Sept. 7.
Ring The Alarm: Class in Session Dance Party. Hit the dance floor with DJ Eddie serving back-to-school realness. School supply donation gets you in free, and summer madness gets its last gas @ South Beach, 9 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 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.
Sunday, Aug. 24
Bunnies in Heat: Hawaiian Style celebrates the boys, booze and beneficiaries (bottom photo) of Houston’s favorite gay charity party series. It's not just for Easter, y'all. Grab a tropical drink, maybe throw on a grass skirt, and get into it @ Crocker Bar, 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 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 Kofi and the girls 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.
Middle photo via Meteor; bottom photo via Bunnies on the Bayou