You’ve worked hard all week, and you’ve earned some time with your people. Good, because local LGBT events are ready and waiting to give it to you. Shows, sports and soirees: Go!
Friday, March 11
“End of the Rainbow.” The late-in-life Judy Garland play that you didn’t know you needed, but you so do, runs through April 10 @ Stages Repertory Theatre, 8 p.m.
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.
Pop Stars Fridays. All your favorite hits from the past 10 years @ Meteor, 9 p.m.
Ripcord Rewind. The bar reloads with favorites from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s @ Ripcord, 8 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, March 12
RuPaul’s “Heathers.” Season 3’s bad girls clique – Raja, Delta and Manilla – get together in Houston for a show and meet-greet with fans during the dance party @ South Beach, 9 p.m.
Carnival Saturday with the Shower Boys leaving a wet spot on your weekend @ Meteor, 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.
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, March 13
Bunnies Basket Bash. It’s almost Easter, so it’s almost Bunnies on the Bayou time! Psyche up with this gathering with baskets of prizes. Crawfish boil too @ Guava Lamp, 4 p.m.
Grand Marshal Campaign Party. Male candidate Brad Odom-Harris liquors and fattens you up to stump for your votes @ Bar Boheme, 1 p.m.
Miss Gay Houston America 2016. A direct preliminary for Miss Gay Texas America. You know the drill. Queens, crowns and crying @ Neon Boots, 7 p.m.
Legends does fierce, fabulous fun with Dina Jacobs, Billie Jean, Tasha Kohl, Lawanda Jackson, and Tisch DeWilliams @ Meteor, 9 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 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.