You work hard all week. Now it’s time for your just rewards. Reach into the Gay Agenda’s grab bag of local LGBT events and pull out the big gay downtime treat that you have so righteously earned.
Friday, Aug. 28
Seniorita Cinema. GirlPower never looked so Latina. The fifth annual all-Latina film festival returns with movies and special events celebrating the Chicana form @ Various venues, each night through Aug. 30.
Ripcord Rewind. 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.
“I Am A Camera: LGBTQ Communities Seen from Within.” Closing Weekend for this photo exhibition on LGBT life @ Silverstreet Studios, daily. Runs through Aug. 29.
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.
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.
Viernes Noche Latina offers up two-steppin’ and line-dancin’ in the legendary Esquire Ballroom @ Neon Boots, 9 p.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, Aug. 29
Gender Infinity Concert. Nine wildly popular local bands come together to raise money for transgender rights and support at one of Houston’s favorite live-music party bars. Each band covers a well-known act, including Moji (middle photo) as Janet Jackson, Another Run playing a Foo Fighters Set, and Middlechild as the Pixies @ Fitzgerald’s, 10 p.m.
The Biggest Wedding in Houston. To celebrate legal same-sex marriage in Texas, five gay and lesbian couples unite in marriage under the ordained eye of Hot Hits 95.7 host Sarah Pepper @ Queensbury Theater, 1 p.m. Reception @ Meteor, 4 p.m. Read our preview.
Day of Action HERO Canvas. Volunteers scour the city drumming up support for Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance. Canvassing after brief training, breakfast and lunch provided @ Montrose Center, 10 a.m.
Leather, Vinyl & Velvet Ball. The many textures of the ERSSICISS Court come together for this “lifestyle formal” benefiting Montrose Center and Legacy Community Health @ F Bar, 6 p.m. Stick around for the weekly F Xperience with DJ Tad Dvorak. And drag. And go-go boys. Join the crowd @ F Bar, 9 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.
Shower Boys leave a wet spot on your Saturday with DJ beats to move your feets @ Meteor, 9 p.m.
Dangerous Disco. Thumping beats and men men men. Don’t stop ‘til you get enough @ Eagle Houston, 12 noon – 2 a.m.
Ladies & Gents. The lesbians know what’s up for all the gay women and their male friends @ Pearl Bar, 10 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.
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, Aug. 30
Legends does fierce, fabulous fun with Dina Jacobs, Billie Jean, Tasha Kohl, Lawanda Jackson, and Tisch DeWilliams @ Meteor (bottom photo), 9 p.m.
Sunday Showtunes puts a rough-and-ready, leather-Levis spin on your usual gay musical fascination @ Ripcord, 3 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.