It's another well-earned weekend in gay Houston, and it’s time for you to collect your just reward. Get up, get out and get down to these LGBT shows, parties, bar nights and special events.
Friday, Oct. 17
Ty Herndon (top photo) The Country cutie throws down a set to move the boots of his gay fans @ Neon Boots, 8 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. This week, “On the Couch” premieres with your hostess/moistest Roxanne Collins at this special viewing party, 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.
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. 18
Houston LGBT Signers Social. Coffee, dinner or tea with this local gay American Sign Language group @ Barnaby’s, 6:30 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.
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. 19
Pitbull/Enrique Iglesias Latin Party Extravaganza hits for the second night after final concert. Meet and see a Pitbull impersonator (bottom photo) and “RuPaul’s” Kenya Michaels @ South Beach, 9 p.m.
Bust Sundays. It’s you and your brew crew for the cheapest vodka and draft you’ll find. Don’t let the weekend getaway without one more round @ Ripcord, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Legends Fabulous Four give it to you until you’ve had enough and then give it to you again. When they say legends, they mean it. Salute to Naomi Sims, Tasha Kohl (bottom photo), Donna Day, and Hot Chocolate @ Meteor, 8:30 p.m.
F Latin Divas Debut. Girl, it’s a one of a kind extravaganza, and you have a front-row seat. See the beginning of a beautiful thing with Aria Crawford, Jourdin Crawford, Laisha Larue, Lucero Montiel and Tatiana Mala-Nina @ F Bar, 10 p.m. Beforehand, get you some Retox Sunday and shut down the weekend. These queens know what you need, and you’re going to get it @ F Bar, 6 p.m. This shit gets crazy.
Bayou City Art Festival Downtown puts the wares on display for your buying and viewing pleasure with plenty of food and beer while you stroll @ 901 Bagby, all day.
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.