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The many faces of MaxXandauX.

Too bad Andy Warhol is gone. If the famed avant-garde artist were still among us, he would likely welcome MaxXandauX (pronounced Max-ZAN-doe) into The Factory, his famed work and play space.

“I deal with self-portraiture; I like to play with myself,” MaxXandauX, a Houston-based multi-media performance artist, says wryly, with a smile. “I say that in the sense of self-experimentation with my looks and create visual characters with everything I do.”

Not long ago, MaxXandauX became a force in Houston’s progressive art scene via his electic and electronic debut video, Violet Velvet, offering a taste of Fellini’s La Dolce Vita mixed with a little Trent Reznor and a dash of early Bowie. “I’ve always loved avant-garde movies and works that are not mainstream,” he explains.

MaxXandauX is gearing up for a busy month. He performs VV and his equally buzzy Chameleon video to appreciative audiences May 1 at Temper Tantrum at Gravitas Sidebar (807 Taft St.). Expanding further on that self-experimentation, his Flower series is on display at Paulie’s Restaurant (1834 Westheimer Road) through May 31.

“The prints are a hybrid inspiration of Warhol’s Flowers and Dolce & Gabbana’s 1993 Spring Collection, which is obviously a throwback to the ’60s,” the artist says. “I’m so inspired by that time, as are many other people.”

As if that weren’t enough to keep him running, MaxXandauX also screens two of his short films at the Houston Fringe Festival: The Birth and Pin Doll, which he calls “the
most experimental works I’ve done to date.” The festival runs May 19–23 at various venues (houstonfringefestival.org).

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this festival because I can just do it, just be, and there are no rules,” the artist says. “As with all of my work, the audience can take whatever they want from it, minimal or layered. I’m just here to do my job!”

If you feel a cold chill while you’re there, fear not; it’s probably just Warhol’s ghost. —Nancy Ford

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FILM

Dolphins and Whales in IMAX. Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

Hubble 3D. Leonardo DiCaprio narrates the documentary including never-before-seen 3D flights through Hubble Space Telescope. Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

Latin Wave 5. May 1–2. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7515.

Houston 48 Hour Film Project features guerilla filmmaking highlights. May 9, 7pm. Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd. • freneticore.net • 832/426-4624.

Food, Inc. deconstructs America’s corporate-controlled food industry, and it’s chef Monica Pope’s favorite film. May 10, 7pm. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7515.

The Lost World. Arthur Conan Doyle’s silent-film story of dinosaurs with a chamber-rock score written and performed by Austin’s Golden Hornet Project. May 14, 8pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Case No. 10. Midnight Theatre Company debuts with a one-man show and from Lonely Hearts Comedy Club’s sketch comedy. May 14–16. Midtown Art Center, 3414 La Branch St. • 713/408-4050.

School of Rock. Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater’s comedy starring Jack Black. May 28, 8:30pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Flickerlounge. A selection of short films by Dara Greenwald. Through June 5. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway. • diverseworks.org • 713/335-3445.

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PERFORMING ARTS

Birthday from Hell. The gang celebrates the death of Ned and almost forgets Bridgette’s birthday. Through May 8. Radio Music Theatre, 2623 Colquitt St. • radiomusictheatre.com • 713/522-7722.

Harvey. Gregory Boyd directs the bunny-ful comedy-fantasy. Through May 9. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. • alleytheatre.org • 713/228-8421.

Little House on the Prairie, The Musical now stars former “Half-Pint,” Melissa Gilbert, playing the mother. Through May 9. Theatre Under the Stars. Hobby Center for Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. • tuts.com • 713/558-8887.

Xerxes, by Handel. Through May 14. Houston Grand Opera. Wortham Theatre Center’s Brown Auditorium, 501 Texas Ave. • houstongrandopera.org • 713-228-6737. (See interview with gay countertenor David Daniels on page 47.)

Flemming, An American Thriller. Sam Bobrick’s wacky who-dunnit. Through May 15. Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West Dr. • theatresuburbia.com • 713/682-3525.

’Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3, a comedic class on Catholicism. Through May 23. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • stagestheatre.com • 713/527-0123.

Man from Nebraska, Tracy Letts’ comedy about the search for spirituality. Through May 23. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • stagestheatre.com • 713/527-0123.

Reefer Madness, the musical stage version of the 1930s anti-weed movie. Through May 23. Theater LaB Houston, 1706 Alamo St. • theaterlabhouston.com • 713/868-7516.

Magic: The Science of Wonder. Artifacts and performances reveal how science and magic are intertwined. Through Sept. 6. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Herman Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

Fifth Annual Lois Alba Aria Competition for aspiring opera singers, presented by University of St. Thomas and Soma International Foundation. May 1–2. UST’s Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon St. • somainfo.org.

Tea for Two: The Music of Vincent Youmans, presented by Bayou City Concert Musicals. May 3, 10, and 17, 7:30pm. Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St. • bayoucitymusicals.org • 713/465-6484.

A Little Day Music concert features Da Camera’s Young Artists. Presented by Da Camera. May 5. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

A Flea in Her Ear, George Feydeau’s period farce. May 5–23. Texas Repertory Theatre Co., 14243 Stuebner Airline Rd. • texreptheatre.org • 281/583-7573.

Mixed Rep Program includes the U.S. premiere of Czech choreographer’s Václav Kune’s Small Hour, presented by Dominic Walsh Dance Theater. May 6–8, 7:30pm. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts’ Zilkha Hall, 800 Bagby St. • dwdt.org • 713/315-2525.

Acuarela: Musical Impressionism of the Americas, a collaboration between Aperio and River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. May 7, 7:30pm. Covenant Church, 4949 Caroline St. • aperioamericas.org.

Mixed Repertory Program. Houston Ballet performs Stanton Welch’s Falling, Nacho Duato’s Jardi Tancat, and Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room. May 7–9, 8pm. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Handel’s Water Music. Bernard Labadie conducts the Houston Symphony in a program that also includes works by Mozart and Haydn. May 7–9. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey’s liberating comic tragedy. May 7–22. The Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury Ln. • countryplayhouse.org • 713/467-4497.

The Designated Mourner, Wallace Shawn’s political play about class, culture, and identity. May 7–29. Catastrophic Theatre, 1540 Sul Ross St. • catastrophictheatre.com • 713/522-2723.

Funny Money, a comedy by Ray Cooney. May 7–June 12. Company OnStage, 536 Westbury Square • companyonstage.org • 713/726-1219.

Vault 6°, a marriage of two dance companies. May 13–15, 20–22, 8pm. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Frwy. • 6degreesdance.org.

Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony. Hans Graf conducts the Houston Symphony and Chorus in a program that also includes works by Stravinsky and Poulenc. May 13, 15, and 16. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Arcadia, Tom Stoppard’s Gothic masterpiece. May 13–June 6. Main Street Theater–Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. • mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.

Jane Eyre, a musical adaptation based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Masquerade Theatre. May 14, 16, 21. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. • masqueradetheatre.com • 713/861-7045.

Romantic Comedy, Bernard Slade’s breezy comedy. May 14–June 5. Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston • islandetc.org • 409/762-3556.

Brahms Requiem closes Houston Masterworks Chorus’ 24th season. May 15, 7:30pm. Houston Baptist University, 7502 Fondren Rd. • houstonmasterworks.org • 713/529-8900.

Song Salon: Fragments from Augustine the Saint, A Chamber Opera. May 20–21, 7pm. Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross St. • rothkochapel.org • 713/524-9839.

Tosca. Houston Grand Opera presents Puccini’s timeless drama. May 21–22, 8pm. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Rite of Spring and Rach 3. Hans Graf conducts the Houston Symphony and pianist Garrick Ohlsson. May 21–23. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

A Piece of My Heart. Six women’s memories of the Vietnam War. May 21–June 12. Stage Door Inc., 284 Pasadena Town Square • stagedoorinc.com • 832/582-7606.

Young Frankenstein, musical adaptation of Mel Brooks’ classic comedy. May 25–June 6. Broadway Across America. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Sarofim Hall, 800 Bagby St. • broadwayacrossamerica.com • 713/315-2500.

Pecos, a mixed repertory program. May 27–June 6. Houston Ballet, Wortham Center’s Brown Theater, 501 Texas Ave. • houstonballet.org • 713/227-2787.

Cirque de la Symphonie. Michael Krajewski conducts the Houston Symphony’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pops, while aerial artists, strongmen, and a hand balancer perform. May 28–30. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Houston Met Dance. Wortham Theatre Center’s Cullen Theatre, 501 Texas Ave. • houstonmetdance.com • 713/522-6375.

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PERFORMING ARTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Loompas, golden tickets, and candy bars. Through May 21. Main St. Theatre–Chelsea Market. 4617 Montrose Blvd. • mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.

The Three Little Pigs. Through May 29. Express Theatre, 446 Northwest Mall • expresstheatre.com • 713/682-5044.

Summer Art Camps Kids’ Studio provides children with creative, fun ways to engage their imaginations through visual art activities. Register by May 31. Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd. • artleaguehouston.org • 713/523-9530.

Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars, a mystery for children. May 7–9. Main Street Theater–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd. • mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.

Stop, Look and Listen! A family concert featuring Da Camera’s Young Artists. Presented by Da Camera. May 8. The Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

Mission Possible: Houston Nature Challenge. Smokeythe Bear hosts 30 different outdoor, nature-focused activities for families. May 15, 1pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Animation, a 6,000-sq.-ft. interactive exhibit of Cartoon Network characters and more. May 29–Sept. 6. The Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr. • thehealthmuseum.org • 713/ 521-1515.

Jack and the Beanstalk. May 31–July 31. Express Theatre, 446 Northwest Mall • expresstheatre.com • 713/682-5044.

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RADIO

After Hours: Queer Radio with Attitude features the QMZ (Queer Music Zone) with Jimmy Carper. Sunday mornings, 1–4 am. KPFT 90.1 FM. kpft.org • 713/526-5738.

Queer Voices. Features, news, music, interviews, reviews, and commentary. Monday nights, 9–11 pm. KPFT 90.1 FM. kpft.org • 713/526-4000.

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ART/PHOTOGRAPHY

Prendergast in Italy. Through May 9. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 5601 Main • mfah.org • 713/639-7300, 713/639-7379 (Spanish).

Ruptures and Continuities: Photography Made after 1960 from the MFAH Collection. Through May 9. Museum of Fine Arts, 5601 Main • mfah.org • 713/639-7300, 713/639-7379 (Spanish).

Spring Show features 20th-century pop artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, and Steve Kaufman. Through May 15. Vaughan Christopher Gallery, 1217 S. Shepherd Dr. • vaughanchristopher.com • 713/533-0816.

Iron: Forged, Tempered, Quenched celebrates American blacksmithing. Through May 16. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

Sargent and the Sea. Through May 23. Museum of Fine Arts, 5601 Main • mfah.org • 713/639-7300, 713/639-7379 (Spanish).

Howard Sherman: Eating Your Friction features large-scale abstract painting. Through May 23. Galveston Arts Center, 2501 Market St. • galvestonartscenter.org • 409/763-2403.

Stretch: ClayHouston features works by ceramic artists. Through May 23. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

Manipulation celebrates Asian Heritage Month, presented by Art League Houston. Through May 27. JPMorgan Chase’s Heritage Hall, 707 Travis St. • artleaguehouston.org • 713/523-9530.

Dick Wray exhibition. Through May 29. Wade Wilson Art, 4411 Montrose Blvd., Ste. 200 • wadewilsonart.com • 713/521-2977.

Mary Cassat: Works on Paper, an exhibition of 41 major prints and drawings by the American impressionist. Through May 29. Meredith Long & Company, 2323 San Felipe St. • meredithlonggallery.com • 713-523-6671.

Rock and Roll, an exhibit by the owner. Through May 29. Taft McWhorter Gallery, 2119 Canal St. • mcwhortergallery.com • 713/868-4616.

Opus Autonomía, Latino Photography of Houston, in conjunction with FotoFest 2010. Through June 4. Talento Bilingüe de Houston, 333 S. Jensen Dr. • tbhcenter.org • 713/222-1213.

Alice Neel: Painted Truths. Seven decades of portraits of Manhattanites. Through June 13. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Michael Peterson: Evolution/Revolution features wood sculptures. Through July 2. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

A Tejano Son of Texas presents the legendary Jose Policarpio “Polly” Rodriguez’s life, family, and legacy. Through July 3. Heritage Society Museum, 1100 Bagby St. • heritagesociety.org • 713/655-1912.

Liquid Lines: Exploring the Language of Contemporary Metal features furniture, jewelry, hollowware, and sculpture. Through July 18. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 5601 Main St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300, 713/639-7379 (Spanish).

Underground in H-Town, an exhibit and discussion of local 20th-century minority and alternative publications. Through July 24. Alternative Media in Houston round-table discussion, May 20, 6:30pm. Development of Independent Filmmaking in Texas discussion, July 15, 6:30pm. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

Leaps into the Void: Documents of Nouveau Realist Performance explores the radical gestures of this avant-garde movement. Through Aug. 8. The Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • menil.org • 713/525-9400.

Magnificent Seven features an outdoor sculpture installation by James Surls. Through August. Rice University, 6100 Main St. • rice.edu.

Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America through Galveston Island chronicles immigration through the Port of Galveston, a major gateway to American immigration. Through Sept. 11. Moody Gardens, One Hope Blvd. in Galveston • moodygardens.org • 800/582-4673.

David Halliday, new photographs. May 1–31. McMurtrey Gallery, 3508 Lake St. • mcmurtreygallery.com • 713/523-8238.

Tomás Saraceno: Lighter than Air and First Take: Jacco Olivier. May 14–Aug. 7; opening reception, May 13, 6pm. Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston’s Fine Arts Building • blaffergallery.org • 713/743-9971.

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MAY DAY-BY-DAY • WEEKLYBIWEEKLY
MONTHLY

MAY 6–16 (Thurs.–Sun.)

Primavera features gardens created by professional landscape artists. The Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Rd. • galleriahouston.com • 713/622-0663.

MAY 7 (Fri.)

Shop.Care.Share. The Heights Spring Fling in the Heights features arts and crafts, entertainment, food and drink, and a variety of wares from more than 25 19th-Street merchants. Benefits numerous local charities. 6pm. heights19thstreet.com.

MAY 8 (Sat.)

23rd Annual Houston Art Car Parade. Comic actor Dan Aykroyd leads more than 200 motorized works of art as grand marshal. 11am; parade begins at 1pm. Allen Parkway @ Taft and Bagby St. Presented by The Orange Show • orangeshow.org.

MAY 11 (Tues.)

Nano Fiction, a monthly reading with Peter B. Hyland and R. T. Castleberry. 7:30pm. Kaboom Books, 3116 Houston Ave. • nanofiction.org • 713/869-7600.

MAY 13, 15–16 (Thurs., Sat.–Sun.)

Chorus Auditions for Houston Grand Opera’s 2010-11 season, by appointment. Wortham Theater Center, 510 Preston St. • 713/980-8679.

MAY 14–15 (Fri.–Sat.)

Galveston Island Beach Revue, presented by Islander By Choice, features the Surf & Sand Weenie Roast and the official 2010 Galveston Island Bathing Beauties contest. Hotel Galvez and Spa, 2024 Seawall Blvd. • galvestonbeachrevue.com • 409/770-7360.

Revels Houston auditions chorus singers of all ages for its 2010 production of The Christmas Revels: A Celtic Celebration of the Winter Solstice, by appointment. Fri., 5:30pm; Sat., 11:30am. St. Anne’s Catholic Church’s Parish Center, 2140 Westheimer Rd. • revelshouston.org • 713/668-3303.

MAY 15 (Sat.)

Introduction to Bees and Honey. 2pm. Houston Arboretum, 4501 Woodway Dr. • houstonarboretum.org • 713/681-8433.

Midtown Art Walk and Culture Scavenger Hunt features a free trolley route, refreshments, and art exhibitions. 2pm. W. Gray St. @ Waugh Dr. area.

San Jose Clinic’s Art with Heart Gala dinner with silent and live art auctions features art donated by John Palmer and other original pieces from local professional artists. 7pm. Benefits the clinic. Intercontinental Hotel, 2222 W. Loop S. • 713/228-9411 x 2679.

MAY 19 (Wed.)

The Art, Business, and Craft of Film & Television Educational Series, presented by Women In Film & Television Houston. 6:30pm. Champion Entertainment Studios, 6011 Westline Dr. • [email protected] • 713/788-8075.

MAY 25 (Tues.)

Institute for Spirituality and Health’s Third Annual John E. Fellers Lectureship. Randall Butler, founding director of the Institute for Sustainable Peace, discusses “Transforming Conflict: Across the Street and Across the Ocean.” 7:30am. St. Paul’s UMC. $25. Registration: ish-tmc.org • 713/797-0600.
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Weekly (Sundays)

The Women’s Group, a feminist group for all women. 10:15am. First Unitarian Universalist Church’s Sojourner Truth Room, 5200 Fannin St. • 713/529-8571.

Urban Harvest Farmers Market, presented by Central City Co-op. 12–4pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Weekly (Mondays)

TG Support Group. Helping TransGenders Anonymous is a facilitated support group for all transgenders, supporters, family, and significant others. 7–9pm. 604 Pacific St. • tgctr.org

Fathers First. Houston’s original gay fathers group supports gay dads who are dealing with coming-out issues and family challenges of life after being married to a woman. First three Mondays of each month, 7:30-9pm. Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold, room 230 • fathersfirstofhouston.com

Gay Dads’ Support Group helps gay men who are or were previously married to a woman and who had children within that relationship. 7:30–9pm. Grace Lutheran Church’s parlor, 2515 Waugh Dr. • 281/608-8134.

Weekly (Wednesdays)

Introductory Tai Chi in the nature sanctuary. 5:45pm. Houston Arboretum, 4501 Woodway Dr. • houstonarboretum.org • 713-681-8433.

Weekly (Thursdays)

GLBT-Friendly Depression & Bipolar Support Group. 7:15–8:30pm. Free. Eclessia Church, 2015 Taft • 713/526-1018.

Weekly (Sun., Wed., Sat.)

Love and Rackets. Houston Tennis Club welcomes players and enthusiasts of all skill levels. Sundays, 9am–noon; Wednesdays, 7:30–9pm; clinics, every Saturday 9–10:30am. Memorial Park Tennis Center, 1500 Memorial Loop. Annual membership, $30; court fees, $3 per session. houstontennisclub.org.

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Monthly (1st Sun.)

Free Legal Consultations for PWAs. AIDS Foundation Houston and Katine & Nechman L.L.P. offer 30 minutes of free legal consultation on any legal issue to persons with HIV and AIDS, by appointment. Katine & Nechman, 1111 North Loop West, Suite 180 • lawkn.com • 713/808-1000.

Monthly (1st Fri.)

First Friday Happy Hour. Northwest Corner, a social and civic GLBT organization for Houstonians living northwest of Loop 610, meets. Time and location TBA • nwcorner.org.

Monthly (1st Sat.)

First Saturday Arts Market. Local artists display and sell original works of art, and local musicians entertain. 11am–6pm. Free. Wind Water Gallery, 548 W. 19th • yalestreetmarket.com.

Monthly (2nd Tues.)

Community Center Dinner Night, presented by Houston GLBT Community Center. Participants pay for their own meals. 6:30pm. W. Gray Café, 415 W. Gray • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.

Monthly (2nd Sat.)

AssistHers helps lesbians coping with life-threatening illnesses by providing non-medical assistance. Volunteers meet for fellowship and education followed by lunch at a local restaurant. 9:30am–noon. Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St. • assisthers.org • 713/521-4628.

Second Saturdays at Winter St. Studios. Meet and hang with artists in the studios marked by a large red dot on or near the door. 1–6pm. Winter St. Studios, 2101 Winter St. • winterstreetstudios.net • 713/862-0082.

Monthly (3rd Sun.)

LOAF Meet and Greet. Lesbians Over Age Fifty meet for munchies and fellowship; bring some of both. 2pm. 1034 West 17th St.

Monthly (3rd Wed.)

Bingo with the Divas, hosted by An’ Marie Gill & Jessica Van Shelton. 8–10pm. Benefits Bering Omega Foundation. Tony’s Corner Pocket, 817 W. Dallas St.

Monthly (3rd Thurs.)

Share with PFLAG Houston in a safe, confidential setting. 7:30pm. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church’s Chatham Room, 1805 Alabama St. • pflaghouston.org.

Monthly (4th Sun.)

Share with the Clear Lake satellite of PFLAG Houston in a safe, confidential setting. 2–4pm. Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church Fellowship Hall, 17503 El Camino Real, Clear Lake • pflaghouston.org.

Monthly (4th Wed.)

Lesbian Dinner Group. Single and coupled wome n come for a meal but stay for the camaraderie. 7:30pm. Cafe Express, 1422 W. Gray St. • [email protected]

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HIV TESTING

Thomas Street Clinic is offering HIV testing free to the public, Mon.-Fri. 9 am-1 pm. There is no need to establish eligibility (“gold-card”), no donation will be asked of the person seeking testing, and the test is free. Thomas Street Clinic, 2015 Thomas, 713/873-4157 or 713/873-4026.

The Montrose Clinic offers free confidential HIV testing at these locations:

Decades, 1205 Richmond, 713/521-2224, Mon. 6-10pm (Dennis);
EJ’s, 2517 Ralph, 713/527-9071, Wed. & Fri. 10pm-1am (Rhonda & Lourdes);
Mary’s, Naturally, 1022 Westheimer, 713/527-9669, Wed. 4-8pm (Jack);
Midtown Spa, 3100 Fannin, 713/522-2379, Tues. 9pm-1am (Carlos), Wed. 10pm-1am (Juan), Fri. 10pm-1am (Quincy);
Ripcord, 715 Fairview, 713/521-2792, Wed. 9pm-12am (Matthew);
Inergy/Mango Lounge, 5750 Chimney Rock, 713/660-7310, Mon. 9pm-12am (Carlos);
1415 Bar & Grill, 1415 California, 713/522-7066, Thurs. 9pm-12am (Carlos);
611 Hyde Park Pub, 611 Hyde Park, 713/526-7070, Tues. 3-7pm & Sun. 2-6pm (Matthew);
All Star News and Video Emporium, 3415 Katy Freeway & Studewood, 713/869-7878, Mon. & Thurs. 4-8pm (Jack);
Brazos River Bottom, 2400 Brazos, 713/528-9192, Thurs. 8pm-12am (Matthew);
Cousin’s, 817 Fairview, 713/528-9204, Thurs. 8pm-12am (Jack);
Club Houston, 2205 Fannin, 713/659-4998, Tues. 8pm-12am (Dennis). For more info: 713/830-3000.

Planned Parenthood offers free anonymous or confidential testing at clinic locations throughout the area. To speak with an HIV counselor: 1-800-230-PLAN, Dickinson: 281/337-7725, Fannin: 713/831-6543, FM1960: 281/587-8081, Greenspoint: 281/445-4553, Huntsville: 936/295-6396, Lufkin: 936/634-8446 x223, Rosenberg: 281/342-3950, Stafford: 281/494-9848.

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