One, two. You know what to do. Three, four. Open up the door. Now let in all these LGBT events just waiting to embrace you and make that bad old workweek all better.
Friday, Sept. 12
Boys! Boys! Boys! (top video) It’s the new Friday night delight sure to make your pants tight. Get down with strippers in multiple shows, and get there early for a good seat @ Guava Lamp, 10 p.m.
“Bring It On! The Musical may be the gayest thing to do on any weekend, but it’s this weekend that presents your chance. TUTS Humphreys School presents the cheerleading everything of it all @ Theatre Under the Stars, 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday shows too
Selfies Millennial Fridays 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.
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. 13
Black Party with Sharon Needles (middle photo). She’s spooky and ooky, sometimes kinda ooky, always kinda kooky. The “RuPaul’s Drag Race winner” does what she does and does it for this annual dance throwdown. Get in line for the meet and greet as well @ South Beach, 9 p.m. Can she top old rival Chad Michaels in Houston? We’ll see.
Houston Hurricanes Recruitment Day II. Find out how you can become one of Houston’s gay jocks who love their flag football @ American Legion Park, 10 a.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 stop 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. 14
Country Sunday (bottom photo). 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 bar, evening drag.
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.