Gay Houston knows you’re off on Monday, so you know the party venues will be packed. Go long with shows, special guests and special events to help you get your holi-gay weekend on.
Friday, Aug. 29
“The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed” (top photo). Moving surreal works in 3D and 2D by artist Dario Robleto are on display for a limited engagement @ Menil Collection, Tuesdays through Saturdays until Jan. 7.
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.
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. Happy hour to the wee hours @ Guava Lamp, 9 p.m.
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. 30
Pandora Boxx. The fan favorite from Season 2 of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” hits town for a Labor Day Weekend show for the ages @ South Beach, 9 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.
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.
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. 31
Foam Party (bottom photo). Back on its usual day but with a whole Monday to sleep it off, this sudsy studsy dance party is good clean fun. Dress up to mess up with DJ Eddie E @ South Beach, 9 p.m.
Let’s Get Soaking Wet Carwash & Cookout. Mr. Prime Choice Candidate Woody Stiner and the College of Emporers are knocking on your door @ Ripcord, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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.