Best gay things to do in Houston this weekend

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In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you’ll be the grandest lady in the gay Easter parade. Or not. Maybe you’ll be the queen one of these other amazing LGBT Houston events. Your call.

Friday, April 3

Out at the Ensemble: “What I Learned in Paris” (top photo). It’s LGBT Night, y’all! Get with your gays to see this regional premiere of a romantic comedy. Grab your bell bottoms and visit 1970s Atlanta @ Ensemble Theatre, 8 p.m.

Lone Star Volleyball Tournament. Gay teams from all parts descend on Houston for two days of serving and volleying @ Willowbrook Sports Complex and The Zone Complex, all weekend.

Bright Lights Friday Nights. DJ beats and shower boys get you all wet to kick off your weekend @ Meteor, 9 p.m.

Latin Ladies Night with DJ Kittie. Get with Houston’s lesbian crowd (and their guy friends up in the Heights @ Pearl Bar, 10 p.m.

Karaoke Fridays. You know what’s up. Happy hour to the wee hours and you belting like a diva @ Guava Lamp, 9 p.m. 

Flex Friday gets your motor running with hot boys, drag and other surprises like half-price happy hour @ F Bar, 8 p.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.

Selfie Millennial Friday puts its weekly spin on drag and dancing with scores of your friends and London A'dour as host @ South Beach, 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.

Fantasy Friday. Tanya Hyde leads the drag cast @ TC’s Showbar, 11 p.m.

Fetish Friday. If it turns your crank, they’re doing it @ Eagle Houston, 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Boys and Men. You know you love it @ JR’s and Mining Company’s Cockfight.

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, April 4

Trixie Mattel (middle photo). On the heels of her shocking “RuPaul’s Drag Race” elimination, the uniquely original queen hits town. She dolls up this week's version of Houston’s biggest gay dance party @ South Beach, 9 p.m.

Lone Star Volleyball Tournament. Gay teams from all parts descend on Houston for two days of serving and volleying @ Willowbrook Sports Complex and The Zone Complex, all weekend.

Ray Hill Comedy Roast & Gala. Join Houston Mayor Annise Parker and other local luminaries in celebrating and ribbing gay Houston's own citizen provocateur to benefit KPFT @ Hilton UH, 6 p.m.

Whitney Mixter Weekend. The “L Word” breakout star works the ladies of the crowd on Bunnies weekend @ Pearl Bar, 10 p.m. Sunday too, including the Lesbian Party Bus to Bunnies on the Bayou.

Shower Boys leave a wet spot on your Saturday with DJ beats to move your feets @ Meteor, 9 p.m.

Shake Up Saturday. Montrose was never the same after the party bar to end all party bars hit the scene. With karaoke and more, you never know what you’re gonna get @ Crocker Bar, 9 p.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.

Shower Boys leave a wet spot on your Saturday with DJ beats to move your feets @ Meteor, 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.

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, April 5

Bunnies on the Bayou 36 (bottom photo). Gay Houston’s signature event busts out all the boys in shorts, ears and tails with DJ beats and cocktails @ Wortham Center, 1 p.m. Keep the party going at the official BoB Afterparty @ F Bar, 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Whitney Mixter Bunnies Weekend. Ride the lesbian party bus to Bunnies with the “L Word” breakout star to begin and end your day with the Sunday Fundaze tent party @ Pearl Bar, 1 p.m.

Legends does fierce, fabulous fun with Dina Jacobs, Billie Jean, Tasha Kohl, Lawanda Jackson, and Tisch DeWilliams @ Meteor, 9 p.m.

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.

Sunday Fun Day. Whether you go for the karaoke, the rowdy patrons or what some call the best Sunday in town, get down @ Crocker Bar, 12:30 p.m.

The Legends do fierce, fabulous fun with Dina Jacobs, Billie Jean, Tasha Kohl, Lawanda Jackson, and Tisch DeWilliams @ Meteor, 9 p.m.

Kickback 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 Crawfish parties until you absolutely have to go home and start your workweek. Crawfish and drink specials @ Bayou City Bar & Grill, 12 noon – 9 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.

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.

Men At Work with trash disco by DJ Danny G and drink specials @ Mining Company, all day.

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