Best gay things to do in Houston this weekend

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Unhealthy psychic buildup over the workweek can start to weigh on a person. Lighten up with local LGBT events that prop you up with parties, performances, and of course plentiful people.

Friday, Oct. 2

Glow Party. Add the the hot guys and drag you love on Flex Friday, and mae them glow with UV reflectivity @ F Bar, 8 p.m. Get there early for Belevedere Happy Hour, 5 p.m.

Diana Country Dinner Weekend. The oldest gay party organization in the nation celebrates in fabulous annual style with three days of big events. Kick it off with “All American Boy” Steve Grand signing autographs @ a private Montrose residence, 8 p.m. And get ready for even more fun on Saturday and Sunday too.

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.

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.

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, Oct. 3

Diana Country Dinner Weekend. The oldest gay party organization in the nation continues in fabulous annual style with dancing, live music, and a performance by “All American Boy” Steve Grand (middle photo) @ Neon Boots, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. He’s not just a piece of meat. And get ready for even more fun on Sunday too.

Beyonce vs. Rihanna. DJ Riley York spins you right ‘round like a record playing all the hits from these two divas @ South Beach, 9 p.m.

Houston Hurricanes Supplemental Draft Party. The gay flag footballers are out, and they’re ready to play. Take a break from weekly games this week to beef up the roster, hobnob with gay jocks, play raffles, and get your party on while raising funds to send travel teams to the national tournament. Barbecue to boot @ George’s Country Bar, 12 noon – 8 p.m.

Teddy Bear Auction. Mr. Miss Ms. Gay Pride Houston invite you help raise money for NLA Houston Spring Iniquity and bid on your favorite teddy bear, watch some awesome performers and more @ Ripcord, 9 p.m.

Carnival Saturday. The Shower Boys leave a wet spot on your weekend with a circus theme and DJ beats to move your feets @ Meteor, 9 p.m.

F Xperience with DJ Tad Dvorak. And drag. And go-go boys. Join the crowd @ F Bar, 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, Oct. 4

Diana Country Weekend Brunch (bottom photo). The oldest gay party organization in the nation continues in fabulous annual style with dancing, live entertainment, gourmet brunch and unlimited mimosas and bloody Marys @ The Wynden, 11 a.m.

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

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.

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.

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