You’re soggy and cold as the winter doldrums set in, so come on over and wrap yourself in LGBT Houston’s warm embrace. Gay events include parties, plays and powerhouse special guests to heat things up.
Friday, Feb. 20
Flex Friday with Joey D (top photo) gets your motor running with hot boys, drag and other surprises like half-price happy hour, this week with performances by one big, hot porn muscle stud @ F Bar, 8 p.m.
Selfie Millennial Friday puts its weekly spin ondrag and dancing with scores of your friends and London A'dour as host @ South Beach, 9 p.m.
LUEY Weekend. For the 42nd year, gay leather comes to Htown for the Let Us Entertain You weekend of events. Keep the Mardi Gras party going, tonight with Houston Leather Pride, Bayou City Pups and the Debris Sisters @ Tony’s Corner Pocket, 7:45 p.m.
“Kinky Boots.” The shoe-riffic, drag-tastic Broadway musical walks all over Houston @ Hobby Center, 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 22.
Cirque Du Soleil “Amaluna.” Watch gods and goddesses twist up some human visions in the latest from these masters of performance @ 8 p.m. Runs through March 22.
Shower Boys get you all wet to get your weekend kicked off right @ Meteor, 9 p.m.
Ladies & Gents. Whether it’s DJ beats, live music, happy hour until 8 p.m., sports on TV or free food in the house, the lesbians are in the Heights @ Pearl Lounge, 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Viernes Noche Latina. It’s always time for two-steppin’ and line-dancin’ in the legendary Esquire Ballroom, and it’s always Latin Night on Fridays @ Neon Boots.
Friday the 13th Love Is Scary Singles Party. Guys get with your lesbians, and lesbians get with your girls. When two holi-gays meet, it’s scary @ Pearl Bar, 10 p.m.
Karaoke Fridays. You know what’s up. Happy hour to the wee hours and you belting like a diva with your host Ty Frazier @ Guava Lamp, 9 p.m.
Fetish Friday. If it turns your crank, they’re doing it @ Eagle Houston, 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Modern Men 80s Night. Bears, Cubs, Daddy, Chaser, Twink, Leather, Levis and Masculine Men. Do it up to the mix-tape music of the ‘80s @ Ripcord, 9 p.m.
Dance Your Booty Off and get moving on the floor @ Blur, 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.
Saturday, Feb. 21
LUEY Weekend Brunch, Dinner & Afterparties (middle photo). For the 42nd year, gay leather comes to Htown for the Let Us Entertain You weekend of events. Keep the Mardi Gras party going with the First Family of Montrose, Firedancers Houston, Houston Bears and Krewe of Olympus @ Houston Eagle, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Don’t touch that dial! Dinner and Afterparties go down with Houston Council of Clubs, Houston Leather Boys, Houston Girls of Leather, NLA-H and Misfits @ Ripcord, 7 p.m.
Houston Pride Band Storytellers Concert. The amazing stories of Dante’s Divine Comedy, Lord of the Rings and Henry V and more come to life instrumentally with the local gay band @ Resurrection MCC, 3 p.m.
Houston’s Biggest Gay Dance Party spins the tunes and pumps the beats to make you lose yourself @ South Beach, 9 p.m.
“Kinky Boots.” The shoe-riffic, drag-tastic Broadway musical hits Houston @ Hobby Center, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 22.
Gadget White Band. Get down to her sounds live in the side bar, plus KRBE DJ Ben Phoenix working beats in the main space. Lesbians have their own bar, and it’s up Heights way @ Pearl Lounge, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
F Experience. You always wanted to do it with DJ Tad Dvorak. With drag. And go-go boys. Join the crowd @ F Bar, 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 Boots, 9 p.m.
Shower Boys leave a wet spot on your Saturday with DJ beats to move your feets @ Meteor, 9 p.m.
Leather-Levi Party. Rough and rugged are the men and your fantasies @ Eagle Houston, 12 noon – 2 a.m.
Sound Factory Saturday. One, two, you know what to do @ Guava Lamp, 9 p.m.
Party time. Excellent. Slip into something that will warm your gay heart @ Bayou City Bar & Grill, all day.
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, Feb. 22
LUEY Show of Shows (bottom photo). For the 42nd year, gay leather comes to Htown for the Let Us Entertain You weekend of events. Keep the Mardi Gras party going @ Neon Boots, 12 noon. Plan on the afterparty @ Ripcord, 4 p.m.
Dangerous Disco. Thumping beats and the Texans on TV. Don’t stop ‘til you get enough @ Eagle Houston, 12 noon – 2 a.m.
Retox Sunday shuts down the weekend. These queens know what you need, and you’re going to get it @ F Bar, 6 p.m.
All-Day Happy Hour. Whether it’s DJ beats, live music, sports on TV, or free food in the house, lesbians do what comes naturally @ Pearl Lounge, 12 noon – 2 a.m.
Legends serve it to you until you’ve had enough, and then they give it to you again. When they say legends, they mean it. Salute to Naomi Sims, Tasha Kohl, Donna Day, and Hot Chocolate @ Meteor, 8:30 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.
All Star Sunday. Alexis Nicole Whitney corrals the queens and closes out your weekend with a showstopper that you have to see to believe @ TC’s Showbar, 11 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.
Sunday Funday parties hard until you absolutely have to go home and start your workweek @ Bayou City Bar & Grill, 12 noon.
Sunday Lounge. Kick back and do the Sunday do: As little as possible and look good doing it @ Guava Lamp, 10 p.m. Lounge doors for day drinking at 4 p.m.
Men At Work with trash disco by DJ Danny G and drink specials @ Mining Company, all day.