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Datebook: April 2007

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Theater LaB Houston presents performances of the Jonathan Larson musical Tick, Tick…Boom! through Apr. 21. $20-$25. Details: (713) 868-7516, www.theaterlabhouston.com.

AIDS Foundation Houston holds its Positive Opinion Leaders meeting on Apr. 3 and every Tuesday this month, 6 p.m., at the Houston GLBT Community Center. Details: Nike Lukan, 713/623-6796 x248, [email protected]

With its Apr. 4, 7 p.m., general meeting, Houston GLBT Political Caucus moves its monthly meeting to a new location, the Havens Center at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Details: 713/521-1000, www.hglbtpc.org.

On Apr. 12, the Houston GLBT Political Caucus hosts a fundraiser, 7-8:30 p.m., at Hollywood Vietnamese & Chinese Restaurant. Donations accepted. Details: 713/521-1000, www.hglbtpc.org.

Poet and entertainer Aaron Coleman hosts Jazz, Poetry & Art , an evening presented by the Houston GLBT Community Center to celebrate National Poetry Month, on Apr. 13, 7 p.m., at Bering & James gallery. Donations benefit the community center. Details: [email protected]

The second annual AssistHers Softball Tournament , rescheduled from March 17 due to weather, takes place on Apr. 14 in Memorial Park. Details: www.assisthers.org.

Houston Heights Association hosts the Heights Home Tour on Apr. 14-15. $17 ($15 in advance) for 6-residence noon-6 p.m. tour. Tickets: 713/861-4002, ext. 3, www.houstonheights.org.

Houston Equal Rights Alliance and Houston GLBT Political Caucus hold their monthly community workday on Apr. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at their office. Details: www.houstonera.org.

In Galveston, Misty Valdez hosts a pre-benefit show at Undercurrent kicking off her 20 th annual series of shows benefiting AIDS Coalition of Coastal Texas on Apr. 14, 9:30 p.m. buffet, 10:30 p.m. show with the Gulf Coast Drag Mafia. Details: www.undercurrentgalveston.com.

On Apr. 16, Holocaust Museum Houston sponsors a 7 p.m. commemorative service of Yom HaShoah, the internationally observed remembrance of the 6 million Jews who died during the Holocaust, at Congregation Brith Shalom. Details: 713/942-8000, www.hmh.org.

In conjunction with the 50 th anniversary of Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens , the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston American decorative arts wing, the museum presents an Apr. 17-Aug. 12 exhibition, Building Foundations: Ima Hogg and Bayou Bend in the 1920s. $10 adults, $8.50 seniors, $5 children (10-17). Details: 713/639-7750, www.mfah.org.

In celebration of its 20 th anniversary year, The Menil Collection presents a lecture by museum architect Renzo Piano on Apr. 21, 10 p.m., in Richmond Hall, as part of the “MenilTalks at 20” series. Details: www.menil.org.

Shannon Shrader, M.D., and Nelson Vergel of Program for Wellness Restoration present “The Latest on HIV Research: Things You Should Know” seminar and free dinner on Apr. 19, 6 p.m., at United Way of the Gulf Coast. Details: [email protected]

Human Rights Campaign Houston holds its 10 th annual gala dinner on Apr. 21, 6 p.m., at the Hilton Americas Houston. Details: www.hrchouston.org.

SNAP (Spay-Neuter Assistance Program) hosts its second annual Invitational Golf Classic on Apr. 30, 8 a.m., at Raveneaux Country Club. $250 individual, $1,000 for 4-player team. Register: Wayne Glemser, 713-862-3863 or [email protected]

With the theme “Declaration: I Am What I Am,” Houston Splash , the annual Black Pride celebration, takes place May 3-7, at Houston and Galveston locations. Activities include the kick-off Declaration Ball on May 4, 10 p.m.-4:30 a.m., at The Meridian. Details: 832/443-1016, www.houstonsplash.com.

Helping TransGenders Anonymous meets on Monday, 7 p.m., at Bering Memorial United Methodist Church. Details: www.transhouston.com.

Greater Houston Chamber of Commerce hosts networking breakfasts on the second and fourth Wednesday, 7:15-8:30 a.m., at Harry’s, presented by chamber vice president Danny Kallen of The Perfect Wedding Guide. RSVP: [email protected]

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