Wrap up February by putting on your Gay Fierce Face. After you get that together, wear it out to these local LGBT events to let March know that you’re coming for it with everything you’ve got.
Friday, Feb. 26
Selena Tribute Show (top photo). 21 years after her death, the Cumbia Queen gets her hits remixed again and again with guest DJ Joey Guerra @ Meteor, 9 p.m.
UnbeWEAVEable. A weave party you basically cannot miss @ F Bar, 9 p.m.
Ripcord Rewind. The bar reloads with favorites from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s @ Ripcord, 8 p.m.
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.
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. 27
Carnival Saturday (middle photo) with the Shower Boys leaving a wet spot on your weekend @ Meteor, 9 p.m.
LGBT Volunteer Roundup. More than 20 organizations gather their gays around the Montrose Center @ Pride Houston, 11 a.m.
Ladies & Gents. The lesbians know what’s up for all the gay women and their male friends @ Pearl Bar, 10 p.m.
F Xperience with DJ Tad Dvorak. And drag. And go-go boys. Join the crowd @ F Bar, 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. 28
Miss Gay Houston USofA Newcomer & Classic (bottom photo). Two pageants for the price of one as queens in two categories compete for a title and crown @ Meteor, 9 p.m.
Decadent Desserts & Dancing. The Montrose Center sponsors this sweet treat of an event to benefit AssistHers, with Nancy Ford, Vickie Shaw and Gadget White on stage @ Neon Boots, 1 p.m. We chatted with one of the women who coordinates the volunteer womanpower an AssistHers ahead of the event.
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.
Church with DJ Tina answers your prayers with a Sunday Funday party. Heal your week's transgressions @ Ripcord, 3 p.m.
Glam For Good. An amazing show from the F Latin Divas benefits AIDS Foundation Houston @ F Bar, 10:30 p.m.
Kofi and the girls. They’ve been making Sunday worth drinking about since time immemorial. Get in on this gayest of gay Houston traditions @ JR’s, 6 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.