Best Pride things to do in Houston this weekend

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Don’t just stand there. Let’s get to it. Hit the streets. There’s nothing to it. Pride. Whether you’re up for big gay day drinking (top photo) or down for anything parade night brings, open wide for one of gay H-Town’s biggest weekends. Click your favorites for more details.

Friday, June 27

Wonderland Houston offers relief from the heat like no other. Benefiting Bunnies on the Bayou, this circuit dance brings Winter to town right when you thought you were about to keel over from all this Pride, rain and heat. DJ Brandon Moses in the House and it’s snowing @ South Beach, 9 p.m.

Paula Poundstone. The dry humor of this LGBT favorite trods the boards to kick off your weekend @ Wortham Theatre, 8 p.m.

FxPerience with Joe Ross and the F Men do it up special for Pride Weekend @ F Bar, 10 p.m.

Boys and Men. You know you love it. Pride specials @ JR’s and Mining Company.

Leather Kickoff pours all the drinks you can handle @ Eagle, 10 p.m.

Dance Your Ass Off gets you moving on the dance floor @ Blur, 10 p.m.

Shower Boys and videos never let you down while you lounge @ Meteor, 10 p.m.

Crawford Nation lays down the first of a two-night glamazon Pride extravaganza. Kara Dion emcees the whole Crawford Family @ Guava Lamp, 10 p.m.

 

Saturday, June 28

Houston LGBT Pride Celebration. It's the main event, y'all. Come down and get your Pride on. All-day festival leads into the 36th annual parade (second photo) @ Westheimer & Yoakum, 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. Parade is at 8:15 p.m. this year with special grand marshal “Project Runway's” Mondo Guerra . The day includes a performance by the Pride Superstar 2014 winner. Don't forget the 5 Simplest Pride Dos & Don'ts Ever.

Parade Viewing + Crawford Nation first watches the parade, then puts the glamazons on display for your Pride Weekend pleasure. Join hostess with the moistest Kara Dion and the whole Crawford Family for shots, lounging and you know what’s up @ Guava Lamp, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Eagle Houston. Come early for some patio time, and when the neighborhood gets crazy, revel in it all night @ Eagle Houston, 12 noon.

Pride Saturday with DJ Tad Dvorak. Get in the mood to taste the rainbow weekend with beats for your nerves and a midnight performance showcase with Alaska Thunderfuck and Hot Chocolate @ F Bar, 9 p.m.

Pride Leather & Levis. Pride slicks you up and pats you down with DJ Michael Parker's beats and hundreds of men's men @ Ripcord, 9 p.m.

Pride Dance gets you moving on the dance floor @ Blur, 10 p.m.

Pride Drag never stops with the cheap drinks and the Showgurlz @ TC’s Showbar, 11 p.m.

Bear Balls is the rainbow Pride cruising you’ve been waiting for @ Mining Company, 9 p.m.

Pride Cruising. No Pride Weekend is complete with a stop in for a few runs around the Fruit Loop and a drink or five @ JR’s, all day.

Pride Shower Boys get you all wet @ Meteor, 10 p.m.

Official Houston Pride Afterparty turns down the lights and turns up the beats to rock you into the wee hours. DJ Drew G and “Ru” girls Phi Phi O'Hara and Jiggly Caliente @ South Beach, 10 p.m.

 

Sunday, June 29

Rapture Pride Closing Foam Party (bottom photo) officially says so long to Stonewall Weekend for another year. But not before you put on your swimsuit and writhe around with hundreds of your closest friends @ South Beach, 10 p.m.

Retox Sunday with F Divas shuts down Pride. Alaska and Hot Chocolate know what you need, and you’re going to get it @ F Bar, 6 p.m.

Photos via Houston Pride

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