The cream of the gay crop rises to the top for your end-of-the-week pleasures. Skim yourself some of these delicious LGBT events and taste the shows, sports, soirees and special guests.
Friday, May 29
“Cinderella” (top photo). The Tony-winning musical starring out actress Beth Glover as the evil stepmother hits town with your fairytale fantasies in tow @ Hobby Center, 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday shows too.
Flex Friday gets your motor running with hot boys, drag and other surprises like half-price happy hour @ F Bar, 8 p.m. Get there early for Belevedere Happy Hour, 5 p.m.
Stripper Circus. The new weekly club concept hits hard, and yes it’s exactly like it sounds. Hot men, performers and surprises @ South Beach, 9 p.m.
Viernes Noche Latina offers up two-steppin’ and line-dancin’ in the legendary Esquire Ballroom @ Neon Boots, 9 p.m.
Totally Radical 80s Night. Bears, Cubs, Daddy, Chaser, Twink, Leather, Levis and Masculine Men. Do it up to the mix-tape music of the 1980s @ Ripcord, 9 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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, May 30
Miss Fame (middle photo). The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” queen with the face for life in the spotlight hits town with a performance showcase to supplement the gay dance party @ South Beach, 9 p.m.
Under the Rainbow. The Houston Pride Band presents this free concert that’s pretty, witty and oh-so gay. Selections from the Wizard of Oz, Fantasia and so much more @ Resurrection MCC, 3 p.m.
The Golden Age Party. Celebrates ERICSS Empress IX Regina Dane's milestone birthday to benefit Montrose Center and Legacy. Gold attire requested @ Tony's Corner Pocket, 8 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.
Ladies & Gents. The lesbians know what’s up for all the gay women and their male friends @ Pearl Bar, 10 p.m.
Levi-Leather Beats. The music and the guys are pumping @ Ripcord, 9 p.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, May 31
Retox Sunday shuts down your weekend. These queens know what you need, and you’re going to get it @ F Bar, 6 p.m. And Sunday night is always F Latin Divas, 10 p.m. They are still recovering from this epicness (bottom photo).
Montrose Softball League pits Houston’s gay pitchers and catchers on the diamonds @ Houston Sports Complex, 9 a.m. Follow it up with this week’s host bar with the Pearl Reckless teammates @ Pearl, 6 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. Hang tight. Tonight is the Diamond Jubilee Celebration & Show celebrating 75 years of ERICSS in Houston to benefit Montrose Center and Legacy, 5 p.m.
Sunday Showtunes puts a rough-and-ready, leather-Levis spin on your usual gay musical fascination @ Ripcord, 3 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.
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.