Even on a short workweek, Friday is still a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day. Let these LGBT events envelope you in the warm embrace of gay shows, fundraisers and parties.
Friday, Sept. 5
F Men (top photo) bring an all-new Friday to the scene with sexy, sexy guys to get you hot and bothered @ F Bar, 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.
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, Sept. 6
Cher Tribute Night with Chad Michaels. A favorite finalist some say was robbed gets his just rewards on this tour stop in his defining character. DJ Riley York pumps it during the Michaels Meet & Greet after the show @ South Beach, 9 p.m.
Houston Hurricanes Bachelor Auction. Get up close and personal with Houston’s gay jocks who love their flag football. Teddi Bear hosts the mayhem @ F Bar, 8 p.m. Earlier in the day, join the guys for the first Recruitment Day of the Season @ American Legion Park, 10 a.m.
Fire & Ice Ball brings ERICSS’ biggest production yet to benefit Legacy Foundation and Montrose Center’s WayOut recovery program. Dress up and get ready for auction items, food, entertainment and dancing @ Meteor, 6 p.m. – 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. 7
Sunday Fun Day Drag Show with Kofi (bottom photo) and the girls and all of Houston’s ready-to-party gay boys @ JR’s, all day.
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.
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.