Best gay things to do in Houston this weekend

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You may not always do local gay events, but when you do, you do them only with the sage guidance of our Gay Agenda calendar of LGBT parties, gatherings and shows. Dig in!

Friday, Feb. 19

Ripcord Rewind.The bar reloads with favorites from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s (top photo) @ Ripcord, 8 p.m. They are still recovering from this madness.

Flex Friday. The hot guys and drag queens that you love in the show bar that loves you back @ F Bar, 8 p.m. Get there early for Belevedere Happy Hour, 5 p.m.

Stripper Circus brings its hot men, performers and surprises @ South Beach, 9 p.m. It’s all part of the Pacific Street Block Party every weekend.

Pop Stars Fridays. DJ Chris Zane plays your favorites from the past 10 years @ Meteor, 9 p.m.

Viernes Noche Latina offers up two-steppin’ and line-dancin’ in the legendary Esquire Ballroom @ Neon Boots, 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.

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

Boys and Men. You know you love it @ JR’s and Mining Company’s Cockfight. Both part of the Pacific Street Block Party every weekend.

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. 20

MSLA Masquerade Extravaganza. Montrose Softball League Association masks up with special performances by Ms. MSLA Shasha Frost and Ms. MSLA Grand Slam 2015 Aracely Monterola (middle photo, far right) @ Meteor, 7 p.m. Stick around for the infamous Lady Bunny @ Meteor, 9 p.m.

Bunnies on the Bayou Ladies Night. The lesbians know what’s up for gay women and their male friends, this week with BOTB in the house @ Pearl Bar, 8 p.m.

F Xperience with DJ Tad Dvorak. And drag. And go-go boys. Join the crowd @ F Bar, 9 p.m.

DJ-driven Dance Party. Get up, get out and get on down with the guys and gals who always bring you a dancey Saturday [email protected] South Beach, 9 p.m.

Levi-Leather Beats are always pumping, this week with Misfits Houston in the house @ Ripord, 9 p.m.

Country Dance. Before there was Gilley’s, there was the Esquire Ballroom. Now the legendary space is where your gay boots meet the beat @ Neon Boots, 9 p.m.

Shake Up Saturday. This party bar brings karaoke and more to the scene. You never know what you’re gonna get @ Crocker Bar, 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., and take a spin around the Fruit loop while eyeing theboys @ JR’s, all day. Both part of the Pacific Street Block Party every weekend.

 

Sunday, Feb. 14

Auction for AIDS Walk Houston (bottom photo). Come for the live auction, stay for the fun to benefit a worthy cause with the women who love women @ Pearl Bar, doors 2 p.m., auction 5 p.m.

Church with DJ Tina answers your prayers with a Sunday Funday party. Heal your week's transgressions @ Ripcord, 3 p.m.

Eagle Sundays. Until it returns to its Hyde Park home, the Eagle and DJ JD Arnold take their Sunday Fundays down to the basement @ Ministry, 4 p.m. 

Retox Sunday knows what you need, and you’re going to get it @ F Bar, 6 p.m. And you know later if it’s Sunday, it’s F Latin Divas, 10 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 Funday 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.

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.

Middle photo by John Cox, top and bottom photos by Paul Strickln

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