Best gay things to do in Houston this weekend

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If you can’t find something LGBT to do in Houston this weekend, look no further. If you think you’re plans are gay, better double check this list of community, nightlife and performance events first.

Friday, Oct. 3

“Marcus: Or the Secret of Sweet” (top photo) continues in this play about a teen coming of age in a fictional Louisiana town just before Katrina. Hang on tight for lessons on family, self acceptance and forging one’s own path @  Ollington Smith Playhouse at TSU, 7 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. 

Lounge it! You know what’s up. Happy hour to the wee hours @ Guava Lamp, 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.

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, Oct. 4

Sam Smith (middle photo) brings his out, proud and so-hot-right-now voice to Htown with his velvet voice and “In the Lonely Hour” catalogue including the runaway hit “Stay With Me.” Melt into the croons @ House of Blues, 7 p.m. Go brush up on all the ways to fall in love with him.

Flag Football pits the gay teams of Houston Hurricanes Flag Football League in a weekly gay jock showdown @ Houston Sportsplex, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. And don't miss the Opening Day Afterparty @ Pearl Lounge, 6 p.m. You're gonna love these guys.

The Pride Perspective.This quarterly Houston Pride Town Hall meeting should be a doozy. Express yourself on the mic now that the divisive Pride Fest & Parade dumps Montrose for downtown decision is a done deal @ Pride Houston, 11:30 a.m.

Spank Fest. Just say, “Yes, sir!” and bring a paddle and or your ass for this BDSM fandango. Black Hawk Leather sponsors the fun with demos by NLAH for your pleasure @ Ripcord, 9 p.m.

Gay Houston’s Favorite Dance Party. Move until you can’t any more, then move some more with DJ beats, queen performances and you @ South Beach, 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, Oct. 5

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 bar, evening drag.

Beer Bust Sundays fill you with all you can take @ Ripcord, all day.

Sunday Fun Day Karaoke (bottom photo) 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 Funday parties hard until you absolutely have to go home and start your workweek @ Bayou City Bar & Grill, 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.

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 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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