See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Houston area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
April 29 - May 1, 2016 at Texas Horse Park, 811 Pemberton Hill Rd, Dallas - deep in the heart of the Great Trinity Forest. An IGRA Sanctioned Rodeo. Rodeo events, vendor stalls, food/drinks.
May 6-29, 2016, at Alley Theatre. Intricate sci-fi crime drama: the story of a virtual digital world which provides total sensory immersion. Log in, choose an identity, and indulge your every whim, with no consequences in the real world. Or so it seems. A female detective investigates if there is a point at which thought/intention may constitute a crime within and outside the new realm.
May 21, 2016, 3pm-2am at Midtown Bar & Grill. Art gallery inside downstairs, upstairs, and on the patio. Live music and vendors outside. The parking lot will be roped off so we’ll have plenty of room for the festival. Live music by Tydings, TBR Music Group, Cosmic Bug Loaf.
May 27, 2016, 9pm at South Beach. The dirtiest show on Earth! With games! prizes! popcorn! Let's runaway to the circus! May 28th: Memorial Day Weekend Party with RPDR's S8 Chi Chi DeVayne. May 29th: Memorial Day Weekend Foam Party - dance in 10,000 cubic feet of free falling foam!
May 27-29, 2016 at NRG Center, One NRG Park. The Gulf Coast's fan-culture convention and family entertainment, pop-culture expo for all ages. Fans of comics, Cosplay, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, literature and popular culture art. Guest appearances by TV show and movie cast members.
June 4, 2016 at 6-9pm at F-Bar Houston. By Proclomation of Shy Anne, Empress XXIII: Let your imagination run wild/ your inner spirit shine bright! A night of delicious food, dancing, and entertainment - all proceeds to benefit Legacy Community Health Services' Body Positive Program. Guests are requested to dress in formal attire or theme costumes. Suggested donation $15 entry.
June 4, 2016, 6:30pm at South Beach. An evening of hilarious amateur Drag! Teams compete for title and $500 prize from the Bruce Metsker Fund. Hosts: Tara Dion + DeyJzah Opulent Mirage. Guest Performers: 2016 Miss MSLA Jessica Fox + 2016 Miss Grand Slam Kelly Clarkson-Sanchez. $12 pre-sale, $15 door - online or from an MSLA member. All proceeds to MSLA beneficiaries.
June 5, 2016, 3pm at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 W 11th St, Houston. Celebrate Pride with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston on a musical odyssey of Inspiration and Strength. Contemporary and classic songs excite the minds and hearts with a global message of inclusiveness and love.
June 19-26, 2016, annual events. Lots of food, music & festivities. Saturday June 25th Pride Parade from Milam St and Walker, then down Walker to Smith St - turn left turn, continues down Smith to Pease St. Festival starts at noon and ends at 7pm around City Hall, Herman Square and Tranquility Park. Celebrate with over 425,000 people + party at South Beach.
June 25, 2016, 9pm-late, at RIPCORD, 715 Fairview Street, Houston, party for bears, cubs, friends and admirers, party from San Francisco with DJ RYAN JONES (Los Angeles). $5 cover.
June 25, 2016, 11pm-2am at South Beach Houston. After the Parade head over to South Beach to continue celebrating PRIDE! DJ: TBA. An 18+ event.
June 26, 2016, 5-11pm at All TEA... All shade! The weekend is NOT over yet! The party doesn't stop when the parade ends. Revitalize your senses at the all NEW Rich's Nightclub with over $100,000 in upgrades in lights and lasers. Hot-Tea Go-Go Boys + DJ Danny Verde + Guest Entertainer. $5 tickets help keep the Houston Pride Festival® free to attend.
July 21-26, 2016 (not yet confirmed), annual LGBT film festival at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Aurora Picture Show, and The Houston Museum of African American Culture. This past year saw 30 events and screenings focusing on the queer experience. See their facebook page.
Late-July, 2016 (not yet confirmed), annual festival now features influences from Rock, Funk, Salsa, Jazz, international music, funky flare and fun in Downtown Houston. See website for more.
March 2-5, 2017. Each year after Fat Tuesday, "Let Us Entertain You" began as thanks to New Orleans post-Mardi Gras. Once Levi/leather BDSM, now welcomes all. Events: LUEY Run, TFL Hat Contest, Bar Hop, "Show of Shows," "Unofficial After Party," meals & more. Mardi Gras this year: Tuesday, February 28, 2017.