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Molly, our Molly.

Compiled by Nancy Ford

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HOT TICKET

Southern Character, Not a Southern Caricature
Main Street Theater resurrects the incomparable Molly Ivin

More than five years after cruel breast cancer snatched Molly Ivins from her adoring friends and fans, her wit and wisdom still rolls and resonates through our collective consciousness like thunder through the Hill Country. Lord, how we miss her thunder in times like these.

The nationally acclaimed political essayist/Texas firebrand’s southern charm emanated from the fact that she didn’t need to remind her readers of her “Brass Magnolia” heritage with colloquial smoke and mirrors—it was just there. Her home turf was the very real Texas State Legislature—a fertile breeding ground for the many political inconsistencies, corruption, and atrocities that caught her discerning eye. She was, and is, the Original Lone Star Classic.

Even posthumously, her spot-on quips may still be summoned to address contemporary gaffes beyond “The Lege,” as she fondly abbreviated it. Of conservatives as they continue to wage war on women, Ivins might toss off, as she did in the Free Press way back in July 2000: “It’s like, duh. Just when you thought there wasn’t a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties, the Republicans go and prove you’re wrong.”

She weighed in on equality long before President Barack Obama evolved in his thinking on marriage: “It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America.”

Ivins’s prophetic words are still applicable to the 99 Percent, more than a decade before protesters erected that first tent on public property: “One function of the income gap is that the people at the top of the heap have a hard time even seeing those at the bottom. They practically need a telescope. The pharaohs of ancient Egypt probably didn’t waste a lot of time thinking about the people who built their pyramids, either.”

Remembering these jewels and many other Ivinisms, Main Street Theater presents Red Hot Patriot: the Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, written by Margaret and Allison Engel and starring Sara Gaston, through July 1. Main Street Theater–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd. • mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.  —Nancy Ford

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FILM

Born to Be Wild 3D, Dolphins and Whales 3D, and Dinosaurs 3D. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

Perspectives 178: Cineplex celebrates creative translations and transformations of movie culture. Through July 8. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh
.org • 713/284-8250.

Some Like It Hot. The cross-dressing classic with Marilyn Monroe. 1959. Billy Wilder directs. June 2. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Film. Samuel Beckett’s quirky movie focused on chasing Buster Keaton. 1965. June 3, 5pm. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Some Like It Hot. The cross-dressing classic with Marilyn Monroe. 1959. Billy Wilder directs. June 5. Alamo Drafthouse at Majestic Metro, 911 Preston St. • marketsquarepark.com.

The Muppets. 2011. James Bobin directs. June 9. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Mr. Mom. The job-switching comedy starring Michael Keaton. 1983. Sam Dragoti directs. June 16. Alamo Drafthouse at Market Square Park, 301 Milam St. • marketsquarepark.com.

Director’s Cuts. Films created by direct-filmmaking methods. June 16, 8pm. Aurora Picture Show, 2442 Bartlett St. • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

Extremely Shorts 15. Juried competition of three-minute or shorter films and videos from around the world. June 29–30. Aurora Picture Show, 2442 Bartlett St. • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

Dirty Dancing. Hometown hero Patrick Swayze’s signature film. 1987. Emile Ardolino directs. June 23, 8pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

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PERFORMING ARTS

The Miss Firecracker Contest. Beth Henley’s pageant comedy. Through June 2. Island ETC/East-End Theater Co., 2001 Postoffice St., Galveston • islandetc.org • 409/762-3556.

King Hedley II. August Wilson’s continuation of his Seven Guitars’ characters. Through June 3. Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St. • ensemblehouston.com • 713/520-0055.

Made in America. Works by Balanchine, Morris, and Fonte. Through June 3. Houston Ballet. Wortham Center’s Brown Theater, 501 Texas Ave. • houstonballet.org • 713/227-2787.

American Falls. Miki Johnson’s study of life. Through June 9. Catastrophic Theatre at DiverseWorks, 1117 East Frwy • catastrophictheatre.com • 713/522-2723.

The Foreigner. Larry Shue’s comedy about perception. Through June 9. Company OnStage, 536 Westbury Square • companyonstage.org • 713/726-1219.

What We’re Up Against. Theresa Rebeck’s comedy about sexism at work. Through June 10. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. • alleytheatre.org • 713/220-5700.

And I Feel Fine. An adult series of end-of-the-world shorts. Through June 16. Big Head Productions at Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • obsidianartspace.org.

Extremities. William Mastrosimone’s dark drama about consequences. Through June 16. Theatre Southwest, 8944-A Clarkcrest Dr. • theatresouthwest.org • 713/661-9505.

Kiss of the Spider Woman. Manuel Puig’s drama of love and friendship. Through June 17. Unhinged Productions at Talento Bilingüe de Houston, 333 S. Jensen Dr. • comeunhinged.com • 832/250-7786.

My Wonderful Day. Regional premiere of Alan Ayckbourne’s comedy about “take-your-daughter-to-work” day. Through June 17. Main Street Theater–Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. • mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.

Next to Normal. Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s award-winning musical about mental illness. Through June 24. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • stagestheatre.com • 713/527-0123.

Noises Off. Michael Frayn’s farce within a farce. Through June 24. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. • alleytheatre.org • 713/220-5700.

Travelsty. Music about vacationing. Through Aug. 5. Music Box Theater, 2623 Colquitt St. • themusicboxtheater.com • 713/522-7722.

Sizzling Summer Dance. June 1. Houston Metropolitan Dance Company at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • houstonmetdance.com • 713/522-6375.

Glow. ChinaCat Dance performs with LED lights and glow sticks. June 1–2. Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd. • freneticore.net • 832/426-4624.

Twelve Angry Jurors. The classic trial drama, gone co-ed. UpStage Theatre at Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd. • upstagetheatre.org • 713/838-7191.

Rum and Vodka. Regional premiere solo show about alcoholism by Conor McPherson. June 1–9. Thunderclap Productions. Various locations • thunderclapproductions.com.

The Psychic. Sam Bobrick’s murder mystery comedy. June 1–30. Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West Dr. • theatresuburbia.org • 713/682-3525.

The Rat Pack: Tribute Show. June 2. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe • crighton-theatre.com • 936/441-7469.

Texas Music Festival 23rd Season Summer Concerts. June 4–July 1. Moores School of Music, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, and Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. 713/743-3313.

Wilson Phillips. The ‘70s girl pop trio. June 5, 7pm. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston • thegrand.com • 409/765-1894.

Fela! explores the life of human rights activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. June 5–10. Society for the Performing Arts. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • spahouston.org • 713/227-4SPA.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The Lone Star musical. June 5–17. Theatre Under the Stars. Hobby Center for Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. • tuts.com • 713/558-8887. Romeo and Juliet. Sergei Prokofiev and Shakespeare’s drama of teen love with music and dance. June 7–17. Houston Ballet. Wortham Center’s Brown Theater, 501 Texas Ave. • houstonballet.org • 713/227-2787.

Chubby Checker. Twist again with him. June 9. Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Heroes for Holden’s 2nd Annual All-Star Benefit Concert features Tracy Byrd and other performers. June 10. Benefits abused child Holden Gothia. Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Pkwy. • heroesforholden.org.

Person Lecture Series for Interfaith Understanding presents activist/filmmaker Rev. Steven D. Martin. June 10, 6 p.m. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main St. • stpaulshouston.org.

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins. June 14–July 1. Main St. Theatre–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd. • mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.

Badu-Izms: A Tribute to Erykah. June 15–17. Freneticore Fearless Dance Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd. • baduizmsthemusical.eventbrite.com.

Summer Symphony Nights. June 15–23. Houston Symphony. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Camping with Gasoline. Jaston Williams’s solo southern comedy. June 16. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston • thegrand.com • 409/765-1894.

Cocaine & Ethel Merman by L. Robert Westeen. June 22–23. Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • obsidianartspace.org.

Brandy Holmes, presented by HopeWerks. June 25–26. Hope Stone. Cullen Theater, 500 Texas Ave. • hopestoneinc.org • 713/526-1907.

Puscifer. The electro-rock performance troupe. June 27. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas Ave. • puscifer.com.

Sanctified. Javon Johnson’s gospel musical comedy. June 28–July 29. Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St. • ensemblehouston.com • 713/520-0055.

Tell Me on a Sunday, a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black. June 28–July 7. Standing Room Only Production Company at Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • obsidianartspace.org.

Large Animal Games. Steve Yockey’s irreverent look at relationships, bullfighting, and more. June 28–July 14. Mildred’s Umbrella at Studio 101, 1824 Spring St. • mildredsumbrella.com • 832/463-0409.

The Poets: A Play in Two Acts. World premiere of Eleazar “Ricky” Catter’s tale of a bullied, suicidal poet. June 29–July 8. Frenetic Theatre, 5102 Navigation Blvd. • 832/865-3413.

Black Coffee. Agatha Christie’s mystery about blackmail. June 29–July 28. Company OnStage, 536 Westbury Square • companyonstage.org • 713/726-1219.

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PERFORMING ARTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Pinkalicious, based Victoria and Elizabeth Kann’s book. June 3–July 29. Main St. Theatre–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd. • mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.

Pinocchio. A puppet wants to be a boy. June 4–July 28. Express Theatre, 446 Northwest Mall • expresstheatre.com • 713/682-5044.

I Can Do Anything! Film shorts by, about, and for kids celebrates children with the Girls Rock! Camp All-Star Band. June 8, 7pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

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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

Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads. Sculpture by Ai Weiwei. Presented by Houston Arts Alliance. Through June 3. Hermann Park’s McGovern Lake, 6201-A Hermann Park Dr. • houstonartsalliance.com • 713/527-9330.

Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection. Through June 3. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Contemporary Collotype: Photographs in Ink by Neal Cox, Kent Rush, and Paul Thirkell. Through June 9. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

The Graphic Arts of Hans Erni. Through June 9. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

Chris Hedrick: Implied Utility. Wood carvings. Through June 10. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

Paradise Underfoot. A 17th-century carpet from Iran. Through June 10. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective. Through June 10. Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • menil.org • 713/525-9400.

Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage. Through June 10. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Shadows: Ephemeral Realities. Lorena Morales’s sculptures and paintings. Through June 16. Galeria Regina, 1716 Richmond Ave. • galeriaregina.com • 713/523-2524.

Jack Ericksson: Isometric Solutions to Contemporary Economic Dilemmas. Through June 16. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. •lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

#everyoneisanartist: Works by Travis McCarra and Michael Gonzales. Through June 16. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

Prospectors: Works by Seth Mittag, David Politzer, and Anne J. Regan. Through June 16. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

Gemstone Carvings: The Masterworks of Harold Van Pelt. Through June 19. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

Walled Garden. Stephen Kwok’s installation-based multi-media exhibition. Through June 22. Fresh Arts’ Spacetaker Gallery, 2101 Winter St. • spacetaker.org.

Miao Jiaxin: Chinaman’s Suitcase; Radu Rancanu and William Witte: Palinka & Lone Star; Ariane Roesch: Playmates; and Britt Ragsdale: Breathe. Through June 23. Box 13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg St. • box13artspace.com.

Yasuaki Onishi: Reverse of Volume RG. Through June 24. Rice University Art Gallery, 6100 Main St. • ricegallery.org • 713/348-6069.

Round 36. Installations by Manuel Acevedo, Monie Henderson and Marc Newsome, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, John Pluecker, Phillip Pyle II, Beth Secor, and Irvin Tepper. Through June 24. Project Row Houses, 2505–2517 Holman St. • projectrowhouses.org • 713/526-7662.

Daniel Anguilu: Famous Monsters. Through June 30. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

Lorena Morales: New Works. Through June 30. Galeria Regina, 1716 Richmond Ave. • galeriaregina.com • 713/523-2524.

Emotional Life of a Spy. Sasha Dela’s sculpture and video. Through July 6. Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd. • artleaguehouston.org • 713/523-9530.

Weaving Home: Textile Traditions from Houston’s Karenni Community. Through July 6. Houston Arts Alliance Gallery, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • houstonartsalliance.com • 713/527-9330.

North + South: New Aboriginal Paintings. Through July 7. Booker-Lowe Gallery, 4623 Feagan St. • bookerlowegallery.com • 713/880-1541.

Kelly Moran. New works. Through July 7. D. M. Allison Gallery, 2709 Colquitt St. • dmallisonart.com • 832/656-7698.

Drawings by Rembrandt, His Students, and Circle from the Maida and George Abrams Collection. Through July 8. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Artifactual Realities. Group photographic show. Through July 15. Station Museum of Contemporary Art, 1502 Alabama St. • stationmuseum.com • 713/529-6900.

The Impact of Racist Ideologies: Jim Crow and the Nuremberg Laws focuses on Houston’s segregationist past. Through July 22. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.

Egyptomania. Through July 29. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

It Is What It Is. Or Is It? A group exhibition features sculpture, painting, photography, video, and interactive works. Through July 29. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

This World Is Not My Home celebrates the 70th birthday of photographer Danny Lyons. Through July 29. Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • menil.org • 713/525-9400.

Blues in All Its Colors. Collaborative exhibit with Houston Blues Museum. Through Aug. 5. Heritage Society Museum, 1100 Bagby St., Sam Houston Park • heritagesociety.org • 713/655-1912.

Modern and Contemporary Masterworks from Malba-Fundación Costantini. Through Aug. 5. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Shadows & Illusions: Summer Theme Invitational & Juried Exhibition. Through Aug. 9. The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, 2000 NASA Pkwy, Nassau Bay • taaccl.org • 281/335-7777.

Returning: The Art of Samuel Bak. A colorful journey to, through, and from the Holocaust. Through Aug. 12. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.

Cells: The Universe Inside Us. The complexity of the human body at the cellular level. Through Aug. 26. Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr. • thehealthmuseum.org • 713/521-1515.

Contemporary Asian Art: Texas Connections. Through Sept. 16. Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd. • asiasociety.org • 713/496-9901.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the ship’s tragic voyage. Through Oct. 16. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

Musicality. Christie Coker’s drawings and paintings. June 1–July 1. Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy St. • archwaygallery.com • 713/522-2409.

First Saturday Arts Market. Local artists display and sell original works of art, and local musicians entertain. 6–10pm. June 2. Wind Water Gallery, 548 W. 19th St. • yalestreetmarket.com.

Hall of Paleontology grand opening features actual bones and skin of prehistoric animals. June 2. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

Brass Tacks. Group show. June 2–29. G Gallery, 301 E. 11th St. • ggalleryhouston.com • 713/869-4770.

Rusty Scruby: Cube Network and Cherry Blossoms. June 2–July 7. McMurtrey Gallery, 3508 Lake St. • mcmurtreygallery.com • 713/523-8238.

Interstitial Spaces: Julia Barello & Beverly Penn. June 2–Sept. 1. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

Texas Master Series: Piero Fenci—Battlement. June 2–Sept. 1. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London. June 3–Sept. 3. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • nmfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Melanie Loew: Apparition of the Deer. June 8–July 14. Paintings on canvas and paper. Darke Gallery, 320 B Detering St. • darkegallery.com • 713/542-3802.

Forecast: Metalab’s AIA Houston 2011 Artist of the Year Exhibition. June 14–July 13. Architecture Center Houston, 315 Capitol, Suite 120 • [email protected]

Systemic Expansion: David Katz. June 16–Aug. 11. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

Lance Bradley. June 23. Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer Rd.• domystore.com.

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HIV Testing

Daily (Mon.–Fri.)

HIV Testing. Free HIV testing, with no Gold Card or donation required or requested. 9am–1pm. HCHD Thomas Street Clinic, 2015 Thomas St. • 713/873-4157 • 713/873-4026.

Daily (Sun.–Fri.)

HIV Testing. Legacy Community Health Services offers free confidential rapid HIV testing using the OraQuick-Advance collection method with results available within 20 minutes. Free syphilis testing is also available. MONDAYS: EJ’s, 2517 Ralph, 9pm–12am; George Sports Bar, 617 Fairview, 6–10pm. • TUESDAYS: Brazos River Bottom, 2400 Brazos St., 6–9pm; 611 Hyde Park Pub, 611 Hyde Park, 6–9pm; Club Houston, 2205 Fannin St., 8pm–12am. • WEDNESDAYS: Club Houston, 2205 Fannin St., 6pm–10am; EJ’s, 2517 Ralph, 10pm–1am; Midtown Spa, 3100 Fannin St., 4–8pm. • THURSDAYS: The Ripcord, 715 Fairview Ave., 8pm–11am; Guava Lamp, 570 Waugh Dr., 6–10pm. • FRIDAYS: EJ’s, 2517 Ralph St., 10pm–1am. • HIV and syphilis testing is also offered at 215 Westheimer Rd., Monday–Thursday, 11am–7pm, and Friday, 11am–5pm. 713/830-3070.

Daily (Sun.–Fri.)

HIV Testing. 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.

Monthly (3rd Thurs.)

HIV Testing. 1–2pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, Historic Dow School, 1900 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818

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JUNE DAY BY DA

JUNE 2

Houston Heights Association’s 27th Heights Fun Run. Marmion Park • [email protected] • 713/861-4002.

26th Annual American Institute of Architects of Houston Sand Castle Competition. 60 teams compete. 10am. East Beach in Galveston • aiahouston.org • 713/520-0155.

JUNE 3

Blood Drive, with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center mobile unit. 8am. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main St. • stpaulshouston.org.

JUNE 15–16

African-American Museum Juneteenth Festival. Courville Football Stadium, 1307 27th St. • galvestoncvb.com.

JUNE 16

Mainland Historic Bus Tours visits Stringfellow Orchards in Hitchcock and the 1867 Settlement, a Reconstruction-Era community in Texas City. 9am. 409/935-5219.

Juneteenth Jubilee Parade features floats, a Corvette show, entertainment, more. 28th St. at Avenue R • galvestoncvb.com.

JUNE 26

16th Annual Barrier Breaker Awards Luncheon honors De and Jeff Rose. 11:30am. Hyatt Regency Houston, 1200 Louisiana St. • careerandrecovery.org • 713/754-7082.

 

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WEEKLY

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.

Weekly (Mondays)

EMBody: Whole Health, Wellness and Resiliency peer group. 2pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

LBT Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group. 5pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrose
counselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

EMBody: Introduction to Yoga. 6pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

Depression Bipolar Support Group. 7pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter
.org • 713/529-0037.

Helping TransGenders Anonymous, a facilitated support group for all transgenders, supporters, family, and significant others. 7pm. 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 and life challenges after being married to a woman. Meets every Monday except holidays. 7:30pm. Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St., Room 230 • fathersfirstof
houston.com.

Weekly (Tuesdays)

EMBody: Mindfulness, Well-Being, Stress Reduction. 11am. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrose
counselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

HATCH’s Transgender Support Group and Speak Out for Youth. 5pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

Positive Brothers United, an HIV support group for men of color. 7pm. GLBT Cultural Center, 401 Branard St. • positive
brothersunited.org • 713/454-7548.

Weekly (Wednesdays)

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

Gulf Pride for Youth, a support group for GLBTIQA youth ages 13–20. 6–9pm. 707 23rd St., Galveston • gulfpridefor
youth.org.

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

Weekly (Thursdays)

Center HIV Support Group. Facilitated support group for HIV-positive individuals. 6pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, Historic Dow School, 1900 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.

OUT LATER. Support for Gay Fathers for men who are living life after coming out later—focusing on life issues of parenting, divorce, family, dating, relationships, and other issues of concern to group participants. 7:30pm. Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 W. 11th St. • [email protected]

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

Weekly (Fridays)

HATCH Youth Group. 7pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

Weekly (Sundays)

HATCH Youth Group. 6pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

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Semi-monthly (1st and 3rd Fri.)

Positive Brothers United , a social/support group for GLBT, HIV-positive men of color. 6 pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • [email protected] • 713/454-7548.

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.

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Houston provides educational presentations of LGBT topics, small-group confidential discussions, and supportive fellowship. 2pm. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 S. Main St. • pflaghouston.org.

Monthly (1st Sat.)

First Saturday Arts Market. Local artists display and sell original works of art. 6–10pm. Free admission. Wind Water Gallery, 548 West 19th St. • yalestreetmarket.com.

First Saturday Queer Bingo benefits Houston GLBT Community Center. 4:30pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, Historic Dow School, 1900 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunity center.org • 713/524-3818.

Monthly (2nd Tues.)

Ryan White Planning Council. 11:30am. 2223 W. Loop South • rwpchouston.org • 713-572-3724.

Monthly (2nd Thurs.)

SPRY Potluck for Seniors. 4pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

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.

Monthly (3rd Sun.)

LOAF Meet and Greet. Lesbians Over Age Fifty meet for munchies and fellowship. 2–4pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • loafhouston.org • 281/467-2578.

Monthly (3rd Tues.)

Affected Community Committee of the Ryan White Planning Council. Noon. rwpchouston.org • 713-572-3724.

Monthly (3rd Thurs.)

SPRY Movie Afternoon for Seniors. 1pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter
.org • 713/529-0037.

EMBody: Understanding Mental Health Issues. Rotating topics: addiction, depression, anxiety, bipolar. 5pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter
.org • 713/529-0037.

EMBody: To Cook or Not to Cook. Demystifying raw foods. 6pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

Share with PFLAG Houston in a safe, confidential setting. 7:30–9pm. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church’s Chatham Room, 1805 W. Alabama St. • pflaghouston.org.

Monthly (3rd Sat.)

Discovery Green Flea. Local music, kids’ activities, bicycle repair workshop, and 40+ vendors selling vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, and more. “Solstice” theme this month, noon–6pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com  • 713/400-7336.

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.

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