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The Gay Agenda – October

Galveston Pride returns to the Island with electro-pop artist Cassidy Haley, plus singers Brittni Jackson and Nina Lombardo, vendor booths, and more. Oct. 23, 2 p.m.–2 a.m. 3rd Coast Downtown, 2416 Postoffice St. • gayislander.com.

By Nancy Ford

Save the Ta-ta’s. The 20th annual Komen Houston Race for the Cure fights breast cancer with family and kids’ events, competitive and non-competitive walks and runs, an expo, and a Survivor Celebration. Oct. 2; registration begins at 6 a.m. Downtown Sam Houston Park • www.komen-houston.org.

Pageant Time. Mr. & Miss Tony’s Corner Pocket 2010. Ricky D. Gill and Regina Dane present Tony’s 4th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Party & Show benefiting the Food Pantry of Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church. Oct. 3, 5 p.m. Tony’s Corner Pocket, 817 W. Dallas St. • www.tonyscornerpocketbar.com • 713/571-7870.

NOH8 in Texas. The GLBT Resource Center at Texas A&M University presents an official NOH8 Campaign Photo Shoot with the project’s founding photographer Adam Bouska. Stemming from California’s controversial Proposition 8 campaign, NOH8 brings awareness to marriage equality. Wear a plain white shirt to match the look of the signature NOH8 photos. Duct tape and NOH8 temporary tattoos are provided. Oct. 4, 4–7p.m. Texas A&M University’s Rudder Theatre, 200 Discovery Dr., College Station • www.glbt.tamu.edu • 979/862-8920.

It’s Poetry. They promise you’ll have a good time. To miss it would be such a crime. Island Poets @ MOD is a night you’ll applaud—the verses might not even rhyme. Oct. 6, 7 p.m. MOD Coffee House, 2126 Postoffice St., Galveston • modcoffeehouse.com • 409/765-5659.

Gender, Health and Well-being. Bina Agarwai, professor of economics and director of the Institute for Economic Growth at University of New Delhi, India, discusses Domestic Violence and the Security of Women’s Property. Oct. 7, 6 p.m. Rice University’s James A. Baker Hall, 6100 Main St. • rice.org • 713/348-6069.

Dignity and Impudence. Lazarus House hosts an “unusual and thought-provoking” art fundraiser featuring works by Edward Lane McCartney. Oct. 7, 6 p.m. Benefits Lazarus House. Goldesberry Gallery, 2625 Colquitt St. • thelazarushouse.org • 713/526-5071.

It’s a Secret, But Tell Everybody. Want to learn more about Montrose Counseling Center and how its programs improve the quality of life for Houston’s LGBT communities? The Secret’s Out. MCC’s annual
informational dinner and program are free for attendees, but the hat will be passed. Oct. 7. 401 Branard St. • montrose counselingcenter.com • 713/800-0872.

Out @ TUTS. Meet and mingle, sing karaoke, and share a drink with the cast after Theatre Under the Stars’ performance of Hairspray. Oct. 7. tuts.com • 713/558-8888.

Peter Poppin’ Tail (a.ka. Ricky D. Gill, Playboy Bunny Reject 2010) presents Talk to the Animals. Oct. 9, 8:30 p.m. Benefits PWA Holiday Charities. Tony’s Corner Pocket, 817 W. Dallas St. • pwaholiday
charities.org • 713/571-7870.

AssistHers’ Decadent Dessert and More celebrates its 10th anniversary with delectable edibles from 18 restaurants and caterers, plus entertainment by Sisters of Avalon, Gloria Silva, Jody Travis, and OutSmart’s Nancy Ford. Oct. 10, 4 p.m. South Beach, 810 Pacific St. • assisthers
.org • 713/521-4628.

No Bullying Zone. +Works, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church’s new bullying awareness program, is introduced in a parent education workshop addressing the bullying epidemic in schools. Oct. 13, 7 p.m. 5501 Main St. • stpaulshouston.org • 713/528-5779.

They Don’t Want to Grow Up. Gay and lesbian theater fans chat and chew prior to Alley Theatre’s production of Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up. Oct. 14, 6 p.m. 615 Texas Ave. • alleytheatre.org • 713/220-5700.

Drag-through Brunch. Unleash your inner diva at Unhinged Productions’ annual Drag Brunch, offering bottomless mimosas, a drag show, “drive-by makeovers,” and more. Oct. 16, 11 a.m. • Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • 832/250-7786 • comeunhinged.com.

Obsessions & Compulsions. Artist Crystal Murley opens her studio for an exhibit and fundraiser featuring live classical compositions by Tyler T. Ruberg. Benefits the National Kidney Foundation, in memory of Linda Freeman. Oct. 16, 6–11 p.m. 4603 Lido Ln. • crystalmurleyart.com • 713/628-0780.

The Skin They’re In. Glitter Fall benefits Transgender Foundation of America presents a drag/variety show featuring Nu cweer bombs, Vanity Wilde, Gendermyn, belly dancing, and burlesque to help fund female-to-male transgender breast-removal surgery. Oct. 16, 9:30 p.m. The Usual Pub, 5519 Allen St.

Members of the PositivePosse Party group for HIV-positive individuals travel to Kinder , Louisiana, on their Bus Trip to Coushatta Casino, departing from Walgreens, 3317 Montrose Blvd. Benefits PWA Holiday Charities, Colt 45’s, and Resurrection MCC. Oct. 17, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. 713/863-9998.

Planning Ahead
Better than Ice Cream. Following her Oct. 12 appearance on The CW’s Life Unexpected, Sarah McLachlan and some as-yet unspecified “Friends” perform the chart-topping songs that made Lilith Fair an all-too-short-lived phenomenon. Nov. 2. Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas Ave. • livenation.com.

Opera in the Heights presents Die Fledermaus, Johann Strauss’ classic featuring Bayou City Performing Arts artistic director, Linus Lerner. Nov. 4–13. Opera in the Heights, 1703 Heights Blvd. • operainthe
heights.org • 713/861-5303.

American Cancer Society’s
Relay for Life
, a perpetual relay race celebrating  cancer patients, survivors, and their families, comes to Montrose. Teams participate in the Survivor’s Lap at 7 p.m., followed by the Luminaria Ceremony, remembering those lost to the disease, at 10 p.m. Best of Both Worlds, SoulFixx, Flyboys of Flag Troupe Houston, and Houston Pride Band’s Sax Worx provide entertainment. Nov. 5. Annunciation Orthodox School track, 3600 Yoakum Blvd. • relayforlife.org • 713/706-5644.

’Gram Those Mamms. Lesbian Health Initiative-Houston once again expands its Rainbow Health Fair for lesbians by doubling the number of available mammogram and Pap appointments, with extensive blood screenings also available by appointment. New this year to the fair are complemintary flu shots (both for seasonal flu and H1N1) and bone density screening through CVS pharmacy. Nov. 6, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Legacy Community Health Services, 215 Westheimer Rd. lhihouston.org • 713/426-3356.

Womyn’s Music Trailblazer Alix Dobkin visits Houston with a series of events, including a house concert (Nov. 14), a booksigning of her new memoir, My Red Blood (Nov. 19), and other personal appearances. 713/869-1482. n


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