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Former finalist, vocalist Freddy Cauley, hosts Pride SuperStar. (See Pride SuperStar, June 2.)

 

 

 

 

Pride by Day & Night

OutSmart’s annual guide to all things prideful
Compiled by Nancy Ford

Whip out those Blackberries and iPhones: there’s major social planning to do.

As it has in previous years, the Gulf Coast’s LGBT community has pulled out all the stops to make our corner of the world the world’s the best and brightest corner, when it comes to showing our collective gay pride. This month, LGBTs and all who love them are treated to a hefty array of events running the gay gamut from art exhibits to drag shows to women rockers to comedy to theater, all sure to please even the most persnickety Pride reveler.

Please make special note that those events highlighted with an * indicate that OutSmart is a proud sponsor. Don’t forget to stop by and say hello!

The Houston Pride Band gets patriotic for Pride. (See June 1.)

 

 

 

 

JUNE 1

Patrice Pike, acoustic folk rocker. 6 p.m. McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk St. • www.mcgonigels.com.

Houston GLBT Political Caucus meets to vote on the second round of bylaws amendments. 7 p.m. Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama St. • thecaucus.org.

Houston Pride Band seeks all brass, woodwind, and percussion players of all skill levels for rehearsal. 7:30 p.m. Bethel UCC, 1107 Shepherd Dr. • 713/315-2525 • houstonprideband.org.

Mary Gauthier and Carrie Rodriguez, folk singer/songwriters, perform, featuring Tania Elizabeth on fiddle. 7:30 p.m. McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk St. • mcgonigels.com.

The group of fine singers gets smaller as the Pride SuperStar vocal competition progresses. (See Pride SuperStar, June 2.)

 

 

 

 

JUNE 2

Pygmalion. George Bernard Shaw’s masterpiece is the featured show for this month’s ActOUT, Alley Theatre’s complimentary pre-curtain social group for gay and lesbian theater fans and their friends who purchase a ticket to the play online. Use promo code ActOUT. 6 p.m. 615 Texas Ave. • alleytheatre.org • 713/220-5700.

Southern Country, a country and western dance troupe, offers free dance lessons. 8:30 p.m. Brazos River Bottom, 2400 Brazos St. • southerncountryhouston.com.

Pride SuperStar. Local vocalists compete for cash, prizes, and recording contract. Freddie Cauley hosts. 10 p.m. Meteor, 2306 Genesee St. • www.pridehouston.org.

*Rock of Ages [email protected] Enjoy a cabaret-style, post-show event at Artista Restaurant for TUTS’ LGBT friends. Hobby Center for Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. • tuts.com/out • 713/558-8887.

Artist Kermit Eisenhut brings his summer-long art school to Houston’s GLBT Community Center. The art pictured below was painted by a student who participated in the program. (See Art Heals, June 3.)

 

 

 

 

JUNE 3

Art Heals, Kermit Eisenhut’s summer art school for individuals living with HIV and cancer-related conditions. (Fridays through August). Houston GLBT Community Center, 1900 Kane St. Register: www.kermitart.com.

Unfinished Lives: Reviving the Memories of LGBTQ Hate Crimes Victims, Part 1. Openly gay Dr. Stephen V. Sprinkle of Fort Worth’s Brite Divinity School discusses stories of those who lost their lives to hate-based violence. Includes dinner. 6:30 p.m. Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 W. 11 St. • resurrectionmcc.org • 713/861-9149.

A much-healthier Ginger Leigh returns to Anderson Fair. (See Ginger Leigh, June 3.)

 

 

 

 

 

Ginger Leigh. The critically acclaimed folk rocker and frequent Houston Women’s Festival emcee returns to the stage after her successful battle with breast cancer. 9 p.m. Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant St. • andersonfair.com • 832/212-4057.

JUNE 4

Heartbeat of Equality Gala, Human Rights Campaign Houston’s black-tie dinner/dance event, features HRC director of diversity Cuc Vu, comedian Scott Nevins of TruTV’s The Smoking Gun Presents, and headliner Kate Walsh, star of ABC’s Private Practice. 6 p.m. Hilton-Americas, 1600 Lamar St. • [email protected]

Lesbian Health Initiative Houston’s Rainbow Health Fair for lesbians, offering mammograms, Pap appointments, and extensive blood screenings by appointment, body/skin scans, and more. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Legacy Community Health Services, 215 Westheimer Rd. To schedule a mammogram, blood screening, or Pap test, call 713/426-3356 or e-mail [email protected]

JUNE 5

Lesbians Over Age Fifty Ice Cream Social. LOAF celebrates 23 years in the Pride Parade with its annual offering of homemade, hand-cranked ice cream with five to six flavors including vanilla, strawberry, and banana, as well as exotic and unexpected flavors, complete with toppings and accompanying cakes, cookies, and more. Lesbians age 50+ and their partners welcomed. 2 p.m. Abercrombie Retreats’ Tin Roof Hide Out, 3784 Pine Acres Dr., Conroe • loafhouston.org • 281/467-2578.

Sliders Throwdown. Enjoy food, entertainment, and a silent auction while raising funds for HATCH Prom 2011. 2 p.m. EJ’s, 2517 Ralph St. • hatchyouth.org.

Other Loves: Celebrating Queer Artists
focuses on the lives and problems of queer artists, and celebrates their work, presented by Voices Breaking Boundaries. Includes a post-show discussion with the artists. 6 p.m. Houston Institute for Culture, 708-C Telephone Rd. • www.vbbarts.org.

JUNE 6

Cruising the Bible: A Queer Journey Through Scripture. 7 p.m. Adults only. Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 W. 11 St. • resurrectionmcc.org • 713/861-9149.

Girlyman hits Houston. (See June 7.)

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 7

Girlyman, the quirky folk-pop-bluegrass quartet who sometimes open for Indigo Girls (although not at this show). 7:30 p.m. McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk St. • mcgonigels.com.

JUNE 8

Patrice Pike. (See June 1.)

Houston Pride Band rehearsal. (See June 1.)

JUNE 9

SPRY Potluck. LGBT seniors 60 years and older are invited to bring their favorite dish and enjoy fellowship together.
4 p.m. GLBT Cultural Center, 401 Branard, Room 101 • spryhouston.org.

Pride SuperStar. Local vocalists compete for cash, prizes, and recording contract. Freddie Cauley hosts. 10 p.m. Meteor, 2306 Genesee St. • pridehouston.org.

JUNE 10

Unfinished Lives: Reviving the Memories of LGBTQ Hate Crimes Victims, Part 2. Openly gay Dr. Stephen V. Sprinkle of Fort Worth’s Brite Divinity School discusses lessons learned by the communities affected by their deaths, as well as by those who strive to address and resist such violence. Includes dinner. 6:30 p.m. Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 W. 11 St. • resurrectionmcc.org • 713/861-9149.

19th Annual HATCH Prom. The youth of HATCH and their supporters go “Over the Rainbow” to celebrate LGBT students’ annual rite of spring on their own terms. Costumes, tuxes, and gowns are encouraged, but not required. Youth ages 13–20 get in free; $25 for adults. 7 p.m. GLBT Cultural Center, 401 Branard St., 1st Floor • 713/529-3590 • hatchyouth.org.

*Sordid Lives with Galveston Stonewall Democrats. Island ETC’s (east-end theatre company) production of Del Shores’ Southern comedy, followed by a cocktail party with the cast and Houston artist Will Brooks. Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St. • islandetc.org • 409/762-3556.

Art Heals. (See June 3.)

Kate Walsh, star of ABC’s Private Practice, is the special guest at Human Rights Campaign Houston’s Heartbeat of Equality Gala. (See June 4.)

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 11

Galveston Gay Beach Party offers music, volleyball, horseshoes, drinking, sunning, swimming, and mixing and mingling with the cast and crew of LezBeProud.com, a local online reality show. 11 a.m. Gay Beach, east of Beachtown.

Centro Grupo Latino, Spanish-language support group facilitated by Chris Escalante for individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. 4 p.m. (monthly, second Saturday). Houston GLBT Community Center, 1900 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.

*Americana, Houston Pride Band’s annual pride concert, features the works of American composers, including John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” and Aaron Copland’s “The Promise of Living.” 7:30 p.m. Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall, 800 Bagby St. • 713/315-2525• houstonprideband.org.

*Join Misty Valdez for the final stop of the 23rd annual AIDS Benefit Tour with special guests Miss Kofi, Trecenia St. James, Symphony Oz, and Crystal Towers. Benefits ACCT of Galveston. 9 p.m. Stars Beach Club, 3200 Seawall Blvd., Galveston • starsbeachclub.com • 409/497-4113.

Tara and Kara Dion Birthday Bash features drag entertainment and drink specials. 11 p.m. 3rd Coast Downtown, 2416 Postoffice St., Galveston • 3rdcoastdowntown.com.

JUNE 12

Climb the Gangway champagne brunch and silent auction. Sailing attire encouraged. Noon. Benefits Galveston AIDS Foundation. San Luis Resort, 5310 Seawall Blvd., Galveston • 409/763-2437.

JUNE 13

Cruising the Bible: A Queer Journey Through Scripture. (See June 6.)

JUNE 15

Patrice Pike. (See June 1.)

Houston Pride Band rehearsal. (See June 1.)

Dr. Stephen J. Sprinkle examines hate crimes in a month-long dinner series at RMCC. (See Unfinished Lives, June 3.)

 

 

 

JUNE 16

SPRY Movie Afternoon. LGBT seniors 60 years and older are invited to enjoy a screening of Del Shores’ Sordid Lives. 4 p.m. GLBT Cultural Center, 401 Branard, Room 101 • spryhouston.com.

The Art of Pride features works by resident artist Randall Jobe, with entertainment by DJ Tad Dvorak, F Bar’s Dreamgirls and other special guests.
6 p.m. Benefits AIDS Foundation Houston. Betz Gallery, 1208 W. Gray St. • betzgallery.com • 713/576-6954.

Pride SuperStar. (See June 9.)

THIS PRODUCTION OF “THE TEMPERAMENTALS”  HAS BEEN CANCELLED ’TIL FURTHER NOTICE The Temperamentals. Theatre New West presents the southwest premiere of Jon Marans’ play about the Mattachine Society, the U.S.’s first gay-rights organization. 8 p.m. Benefits Houston GLBT Community Center. Dowling Music, 2615 Southwest Frwy. • theatrenewwest.com • 713/522-2204.

JUNE 17

Unfinished Lives: Reviving the Memories of LGBTQ Hate Crimes Victims, Part 3. Openly gay Dr. Stephen V. Sprinkle of
Fort Worth’s Brite Divinity School discusses strategies for mobilization and activism in personal, faith, and shared communities. Includes dinner. 6:30 p.m. Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 W. 11 St. • resurrectionmcc.org • 713/861-9149.

Art Heals. (See June 3.)

The Temperamentals. (See June 16.)

Six-time Grammy-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz performs in Houston. (See June 18.)

 

 

 

 

JUNE 18

Dave Koz. The openly gay saxophonist brings his Hello Tomorrow Tour 2011 to House of Blues Houston. 6 p.m. 1204 Caroline St. • houseofblues.com.

SIN Houston. Girl Jam and Miss Managed Productions present a lesbian dance party with special guests Whitney, Romi, and Rose from Showtime’s The Real L Word, plus dancers Sara Bettencourt and Brass Ovaries, DJ Lezlee, DJ BJ Loray, and more. 9 p.m. $15+. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond Ave. Register by June 11 for a chance to win a limousine ride and dinner with The Real L Word cast members, and tickets to the party. sinhouston.eventbrite.com.

*Pride Houston’s Pride Week Opening Ceremonies include ribbon cutting, local entertainment, and surprise guest appearances. 5:30 p.m. Jones Plaza, 615 Louisiana St. • pridehouston.org.

Houston GLBT Political Caucus’ 36th Anniversary Spring Fling features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, dancing, and more. Benefits HGLBTPC. 7 p.m. Historic Magnolia Ballroom, 715 Franklin St. • hglbtpc.org.

*Anything Goes! Bayou City Performing Arts’ Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston and special guests, including finalists of Pride Superstar, perform in a comedy/cabaret concert. 7:30 p.m. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • bayoucityperformingarts.org.

The Temperamentals. (See June 16.)

Matt Alber, the Grammy Award-winning artist with the classical chamber ensemble Chanticleer, performs in concert. 10 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe Houston, 502 Texas Ave. Benefits Pride Houston and Bayou City Performing Arts. hardrock.com.

Customer Turn-About Drag Show offers a special prize to whomever raises the most money. 11 p.m. Benefits Galveston AIDS Foundation. 3rd Coast Downtown, 2416 Postoffice St., Galveston • 3rdcoastdowntown.com.

JUNE 19

Divas of Diversity. Four female comedians bring Hollywood to Houston with a comedy concert, as well as a red carpet welcome and reception for VIPs. 7:30 p.m. Houston Club, 811 Rusk St. • divasofdiversity.com. (See page 00 for more information.)

Gay And Lesbian Latino Organization (GALLO) kicks off [email protected] Gay Orgullo Week with Mr. and Mrs. GALLO, a friendly non-drag competition to crown a self-identified male and female to represent GALLO. 9 p.m. Meteor Lounge, 2306 Genesee St. • houstongallo.org.

JUNE 20

Cruising the Bible: A Queer Journey Through Scripture. (See June 6.)

GALLO presents Miss GALLO, a [email protected] Queen of Queens competition. 9 p.m. South Beach, 810 Pacific St. • houstongallo.org.

JUNE 21

*Gay And Lesbian Latino Organization (GALLO) presents Wine and Dine features Trio Facinacion. 6 p.m. El Tiempo Restaurant, 1308 Montrose Blvd. • houstongallo.org.

Over the Rainbow, a special Drag Live Pride presentation starring the F Bar Dreamgirls, hosted by Tye Blue. 10 p.m. F Bar, 202 Tuam St. • fbarhouston.com • 713/661-7600.

JUNE 22

Dining Out with Pride donates a third of diners’ food bill total to Pride Houston. Chelsea Grill, 4621 Montrose Blvd. • pridehouston.org • 713/942-9857

Patrice Pike. (See June 1.)

Gay And Lesbian Latino Organization (GALLO) presents Sharing the Legacy with Latina Lesbian activist Linda Morales, who discusses her challenge of Texas’ Sodomy Law, which helped lead to the Supreme Court ruling sodomy laws unconstitutional in Lawrence v. Texas. 7 p.m. University of Houston’s Pacific Room, 210 University Ctr. • houstongallo.org.

Houston Pride Band rehearsal. (See June 1.)

Pride Fuego! DJ Cubanita spins Prideful dance music with a Latin beat. 9 p.m. F Bar, 202 Tuam St. • fbarhouston.com • 713/661-7600.

JUNE 23

Gay And Lesbian Latino Organization (GALLO) presents Healthy Orgullo, a health fair with free testing and information from Walgreen’s Pharmacies mobile unit, the Latino HIV Taskforce, and Legacy Community Health Services. 6 p.m. Club Crystal, 6680 SW Frwy. • houstongallo.org.

Pride SuperStar Finals. Local vocalists compete for cash, prizes and recording contract. Freddie Cauley hosts. 10 p.m. Meteor, 2306 Genesee St. • pridehouston.org.

Jock for Jocks Fundraiser and Art Show coincides with the grand finals of Tye Blue’s Rising Star competition. Benefits Osito Foundation and Montrose Softball League. 10 p.m. F Bar, 202 Tuam St. • fbarhouston.com • 713/661-7600.

JUNE 24

Art Heals. (See June 3.)

Gay And Lesbian Latino Organization (GALLO) presents Noche de GALA, a black-tie benefit featuring Mariachi Origen y Tradicion, Aviso, and DJ Alex. 8 p.m. Carpenter’s Union Hall 551, 2600 Hamilton St. • houstongallo.org.

Her Usual Pre-Pride Party features the Jager bus and Jager Girls, Paige Lewis strumming live on the patio, and DJ She spinning indoors. 7 p.m. The Usual Pub, 5519 Allen St. • theusualpub.com.

*Rainbow on the Green, a free outdoor Pride concert, features Anthony Rapp, Tye Blue, Brittni Jackson, Sara Jackson, Miss Money, and F Bar’s Dreamgirls. 8 p.m. Discovery Green Anheuser-Busch Stage, 1500 McKinney St. • mygayhouston.com. (See page 00 for more information.)

Rokk the Runway, Pride Houston’s annual fashion show with clothing provided by Male Uwear, Bayou Beau, PUMP, Unico, Clever, PPU, Pikante and Timoteo. American Idol’s Kimberly Locke entertains, iPad2 giveaways, and more. 8 p.m. South Beach, 810 Pacific St. • pridehouston.org.

Pride Month performance of The Temperamentals. (See June 16.)

All Dolled Up & Ready for Show, the GLBT 2011 Pride Show, benefits PWA Holiday Charities. 8:30 p.m. Tony’s Corner Pocket’s, 817 W. Dallas. St. • pwaholidaycharities.org.

*Rainbow on the Green Official After-Party features DJ Ross. F Bar, 202 Tuam St. • fbarhouston.com • 713/661-7600.

Foam Party. Play in 5,000 cubic feet of foam in Montrose’s legendary dance club. South Beach, 810 Pacific St. • southbeachthenightclub.com • 713/529-7623.

Pride Weekend Kick-off Headquarters offers complimentary happy-hour food to accompany the cocktails and people-watching. JR’s, 808 Pacific St. • 713/521-2519.

DJ Barry Browder from Fort Lauderdale rocks the house, with a half-dozen hot boys rotating through the showers every 30 minutes. Meteor, 2306 Genesee St. • meteorlounge.com.

Montrose’s Legendary Cruise Bar for the “man’s man” offers free post-Pride peanuts. Montrose Mining Company, 805 Pacific St. • 713/529-7488.

JUNE 25

*Houston LGBT Pride Festival offers exhibitors, artists, music, performers, stages, and fun. Located in Montrose in the 1100 block of Westheimer Rd. 1 p.m. pridehouston.org.

Houston LGBT Pride Parade rolls east down Westheimer Road from Dunlavy Street to Crocker Street, featuring some of Houston’s most visible charitable organizations, businesses, and political leaders. 8:15 p.m. pridehouston.org.

After-Parade Dance Party for partiers 21 years old and up. 8 p.m. F Bar, 202 Tuam St. • fbarhouston.com • 713/661-7600.

Amuse Bouche Entertainment and DJ Mav Music present Good Music Saturdays each week, spinning rap, reggae, R&B, new and old school, hip-hop, and house music. This week is a special Pride celebration. 10 p.m. Pagoda Lunge, 4705 Inker.

Cap off a Full Day’s Worth of Pride with Fort Lauderdale VJ Barry Browder. JR’s, 808 Pacific St. • 713/521-2519.

DJ Joe Ross rocks the house, with a half-dozen hot boys rotating through the showers every 30 minutes. Meteor, 2306 Genesee St. • meteorlounge.com

Montrose’s Legendary Cruise Bar. (See June 24.)

Official Pride Houston-Sanctioned, Post-Pride Parade Party. DJ Riley from Chicago. $15+. South Beach, 810 Pacific St. • southbeachthenightclub.com • 713/529-7623.

JUNE 26

GALLO’s Rainbow Party, benefiting GALLO and the Rainbow Pages Foundation. 9 p.m. Meteor Lounge, 2306 Genesee St. • houstongallo.org.

JUNE 27

Rapid HIV Testing and Free Syphilis Testing in observance of National HIV Testing Day. Legacy Community Health Services, 215 Westheimer Rd. (9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.) and Legacy Community Health Services, 5602 Lyons Ave (9 a.m.–5 p.m.). No appointment necessary. 713/830-3000.

Cruising the Bible: A Queer Journey Through Scripture. (See June 6.)

JUNE 28

The Temperamentals. (See June 16.)

JUNE 29

Patrice Pike.
(See June 1.)

Houston Pride Band rehearsal.
(See June 1.)

The Temperamentals. (See June 16.)

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