R&R Ars Lyrica Houston presents Rockin’ Rococo, featuring cellist Barrett Sills in CPE Bach’s Cello Concerto No. 3, tenor Joseph Gaines in CPE Bach’s Cantata Der Frühling, and harpsichordist Matthew Dirst in Rameau’s Pièces de Clavecin en Concert. November 7, 7:30 p.m. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts’ Zilkha Hall. Tickets: $15-$35. Details: arslyricahouston.org.
TIGER WOULD Human Rights Campaign Houston hits the greens for Tee Up Houston, the group’s first golf tournament. November 8, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Hermann Park Golf Course, 6201 Golf Course Dr. Tickets: $125, includes golf fees, lunch, drinks, awards, and an HRC membership. Details: Houston.hrc.org.
THANKS, IKE The Houston Pride Band’s fall concert, Godzilla Eats the Houston Pride Band, had to be rescheduled due to problems caused by Hurricane Ike. This month’s campy concert kicks off the band’s 2008-2009 season, titled Beyond Fences: Music without Borders, with a combined tribute to the King of Rock and Roll and the King of All Monsters. Their fall concert includes Eric Whitacre’s symphonic dramedy, Godzilla Eats Las Vegas, introduced by an army of Elvises. Houston PBS’ Ernie Manouse narrates. November 14, 8 p.m. Resurrection MCC, 2025 W. 11th St. Benefits Lesbian Health Initiative Houston. Details: 713/862-9491 • houstonprideband.org.
ROCKY ICOH Imperial Court of Houston, Inc.: The Space City Empire presents Enthronement VII: From Goth to Grandeur, A Rocky Horror Holiday and Imperial Costume Ball. The evening, honoring leaders Jeff Wallace and Rose Smith, includes dinner, open bar, a three-hour show, and dessert buffet. The group’s Barry Petree Community Commitment Award will be awarded to AIDS Foundation Houston’s Marc Cohen; their GLBT Hall of Fame honors longtime community leader, Marion Coleman. November 21, 7:30 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown, 1700 Smith St. Tickets: $75-$150. Details: [email protected]
SOLEMN REMEMBRANCE The Houston Transgender Unity Committee commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance: Remembering Our Dead with a ceremony, museum tours, and a wine and cheese reception. Sponsored by TransHouston.com and the Transgender Foundation of America. November 22, 6:30 p.m. Houston Holocaust Museum, 5401 Caroline Street. Details: tgctr.org.
BIG BASKET Each holiday season since 2005, Male Uwear raises money for a lucky local charity via its Holiday Big Basket Raffle. Each $1 raffle ticket buys a chance to win a Big Basket filled with prizes compliments of local businesses. The drawing, benefiting Bering Omega, is scheduled December 20. 415 Westheimer. Details: 713/527-8499. – by Nancy Ford