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Compiled by Nancy Ford

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HOT TICKET

Bow Wow Wow, Yippy Yo, Yippy Yay
Reliant Center goes to the dogs

Gentlepups, start your tail-wagging engines: it’s time once again for the Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows. For the 35th year, one of the leading indoor dog shows in the U.S. returns to Houston, attracting hundreds of dogs of all size, description, and breed.

In addition to competitions pitting their hounds against each other to see who’s the prettiest, most obedient, and fastest, owners are also treated to the McScotty Market, a multitude of vendors supplying the latest must-have pet essentials and accessories. More than 40,000 spectators and participants are expected to attend the event, hosted annually by Houston Kennel Club, Inc.

One particularly popular attraction of the show is the Frisbee/Canine Musical Freestyle events held Friday through Sunday in Hall B, where the furry contestants show off their best acrobatic moves.

Remember that episode of King of the Hill when Hank and his son Bobbie compete against each other in a dancing-dog competition? Turns out, that’s a real thing. Officially, it’s called Musical Freestyle, a spectacle held in Hall B as well. Hall C is reserved for pet health seminars and information regarding hearing and service dogs, with Best-in-Show judging set for Sunday, beginning at 3 p.m. in Hall D. Sorry, humans: Jane Lynch is not expected to attend.

July 18–22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reliant Center, 8400 Kirby Dr. • reliantdogshows.com. —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.

The Turin Horse (A Torinói ló). What happened to the beaten horse Nietzsche protected prior to the philosopher’s mental breakdown? 2011. Béla Tarr directs. Hungarian with English. Through July 1. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Untitled (Silver). 2006. Takeshi Murata directs. Through July 5. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

Jaws, the fishy horror flick. 1975. Steven Spielberg directs. July 2. Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Forrest Gump. A simple man experiences the high- and low- lights of the 20th century. 1994. Robert Zemeckis directs. July 5. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Mess with Texas. Local filmmakers produce new works from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. July 5, 7:30pm. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

National Lampoon’s Vacation. Chevy Chase and his dysfunctional family travel cross-country. 1983. Amy Heckerling directs. July 11, 8pm. Alamo Drafthouse at Market Square Park, 301 Milam St. • marketsquarepark.com.

Casablanca. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in a story of love and war. 1942. Michael Curtiz directs. July 24. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Key Largo. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in a story of love and gangsters. 1948. John Huston directs. July 25. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston in a story of greed. 1948. John Huston directs. July 26. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

The Wiz. Michael Jackson and Diana Ross go to Oz. 1978. Sidney Lumet directs. July 28. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

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PERFORMING ARTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Symphony Nights: Star-Spangled Salute. Michael Krajewski conducts the Houston Symphony in a program of American music; includes fireworks. July 4. Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

2012 New American Voices Play Reading Series. Four plays in four days. July 5–8. Mildred’s Umbrella and Wordsmyth Theater Company at University of Houston-Downtown’s O’Kane Theatre, 1 Main St. • landingtheatre.org • 713/487-5634.

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. Eímear Noone conducts the Houston Symphony and Chorus performing original music from the celebrated video game. July 6–7. Houston Symphony. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Black Coffee. Agatha Christie’s mystery about blackmail. July 7–Aug. 5. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. • alleytheatre.org • 713/220-5700.

Glenn Campbell: The Goodbye Tour. July 8. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston • thegrand.com • 409/765-1894.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The classic fairytale musical. July 10–Aug. 12. Broadway Across America. Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St. • broadwayacrossamerica.com • 800/982-ARTS.

Life Could Be a Dream. The Crooning Crabcakes hit the Big Time. July 11–Sept. 2. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • stagestheatre.com • 713/527-0123.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, a wild-west rock musical. July 12–29. Generations: A Theatre Company at Rice University’s Hamman Hall, 6100 Main St. • generationsatc.org • 832/326-1045.

Of Water and Gasoline. July 12–13. Invisible Lines Productions at Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • 832/388-5876.

Three Dog Night. Larry Baird conducts Houston Symphony and the popular ’70s band. July 13. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Steel Lounge Underground. Performances by Suraj K., Esteban Torres, and DJ Baby Jae and a live performance by Omari Tau. July 13. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

Smudge. Rachel Axler’s dark comedy about the value of life. July 13–28. Landing Theatre Company at University of Houston-Downtown’s O’Kane Theatre, 1 Main St. • landingtheatre.org • 713/487-5634.

Tamarie Cooper’s Doomsday Revue (The Greatest Musical Ever!). July 13–Aug. 25. Catastrophic Theatre at DiverseWorks, 1117 East Frwy. • catastrophictheatre.com • 713/522-2723.

Unity Tour 2012 features 311 and Slightly Stoopid, with SOJA and The Aggrolites. July 15. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands • woodlandscenter.org • 281/363-3300.

Yankee Doodle Dandy. The musical tale of composer George M. Cohan. July 17–22. TUTS at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Iolanthe, or Peter and the Peri. Gilbert & Sullivan Society celebrates its 60th anniversary. July 20–28. 800 Bagby St. • gilbertandsullivan.net • 713/627-3570.

15th Annual Festival of Originals. Five short plays. July 20–Aug. 4. Theatre Southwest, 8944-A Clarkcrest Dr. • theatresouthwest.org • 713/661-9505.

An Evening of NightCap Theatre Top Shelf Shorts. July 20–Aug. 4. Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • obsidianartspace.org.

The Wrong Side of the Law. A summer mellerdrammer. July 20–Aug. 25. Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West Dr. • theatresuburbia.org • 713/682-3525.

The Wizard of Oz. Constantine Kitsopoulos conducts the Houston Symphony accompanying the full-length film classic. July 21. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Steel Magnolias. Robert Harling’s classic tribute to strong, Southern women. July 25–Aug. 19. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • stagestheatre.com • 713/527-0123.

As If They Were Not There. Performances by Steve Roden, Stephen Vitiello, and Jacob Kirkegaard. July 28. Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross St. • rothkochapel.org • 713/524-9839.

Orbit: An HD Odyssey Plus Star Wars & More! Duncan Copp directs the Houston Symphony. July 28. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Hamlet. Steve Pickering directs, in conjunction with Houston Shakespeare Festival. Aug. 3, 5, 7, 9, 11. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

The Comedy of Errors. Paul Steger directs, in conjunction with the Houston Shakespeare Festival. Aug. 4, 8, 10, 12. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

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PERFORMING ARTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids. Through July 1. Island ETC/East-End Theater Co., 2001 Postoffice St., Galveston • islandetc.org • 409/762-3556.

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

Androcles and the Lion. Aurand Harris’s adaptation of the fable. Through July 28. Company OnStage, 536 Westbury Square • companyonstage.org • 713/726-1219.

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

Cinderella. The classic fairytale. July 13–29. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe • crighton-theatre.com • 936/441-7469.

Three Little Pigs. July 24. Express Theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • expresstheatre.com • 713/682-5044.

Hansel & Gretel. July 25. Express Theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • expresstheatre.com • 713/682-5044.

Goldilocks. July 26. Express Theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • expresstheatre.com • 713/682-5044.

Pinocchio. July 27. Express Theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • 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

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

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.

Snap: Thirty Artists Celebrate Thirty Years. Through July 6. Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd. • artleaguehouston.org • 713/523-9530.

Tu Eres O No Tu Eres Mi Baby (Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby). Paintings by Ricky Armendariz. 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.

Don Ed Hardy: 2000 Dragons + 12. A 500-foot-long scroll painting. Through July 7. DiverseWorks, 1117 E. Frwy. • diverseworks.org • 713/335-3445.

Grandalism. Street art commissions. Through July 7. DiverseWorks, 1117 E. Frwy. • diverseworks.org • 713/335-3445.

Impressions. Group exhibition. Through July 7. Wade Wilson Art, 4411 Montrose, Suite 200 • wadewilsonart.com • 713/521-2977.

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

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

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

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.

Forecast. Metalab’s AIA Houston 2011 artist of the year exhibition. Through July 13. Architecture Center Houston, 315 Capitol, Suite 120 • [email protected]

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

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.

Yasuaki Onishi: Reverse of Volume RG. Through July 27. Rice University Art Gallery, 6100 Main St. • ricegallery.org • 713/348-6069.

Susan Doyle: Hermeneutics. Paintings and lithographs. Through July 28. PG Contemporary Gallery, 3227½ Milam St. • pgcontemporary.com • 713/523-7424.

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? 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.

Annual Student Show, with juror Kermit Eisenhut. Through July 31. Watercolor Art Society-Houston, 1601 W. Alabama St. • watercolorhouston.org • 713/942-9966.

Gabriel Martinez: Recognition. Close-up photos. Through Aug. 1. Blaffer Gallery, 110 Milam St. • blaffergallery.org • 713/743-9971.

Seasons in Ash. Sculpture by Damon J. Thomas. Through Aug. 1. Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd. • artleaguehouston.org • 713/523-9530.

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.

Advancing Tradition. Twenty Years of printmaking at Flatbed Press. Through Aug. 11. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

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

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.

Perry House: Elegance–Violence. Through Aug. 12. D.M. Allison Gallery, 2709 Colquitt St. • dmallisonart.com • 832/656-7698.

Houston Ink. Through Aug. 24. Rice University Art Gallery, 6100 Main St. • ricegallery.org • 713/348-6069.

Multiple, Limited, Unique. Selections from permanent collection of the Center for Book Arts. Through Aug. 25. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

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.

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

Texas Master Series: Piero Fenci—Battlement. Through 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. Through Sept. 3. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Duncan Phyfe. Master cabinetmaker in New York. Through Sept. 9. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

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

Unrivalled Splendor. The Kimiko and John Powers collection of Japanese art. Through Sept. 23. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

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.

The Art of Exaggeration. Works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Jusepe de Ribera, Francisco de Goya, René Magritte, Pablo Picasso, and others. July 1–Sept. 23. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

First Saturday Arts Market. Local artists display and sell original works of art, and local musicians entertain. July 7, 6pm. Wind Water Gallery, 548 W. 19th St. • firstsaturdayartsmarket.com • 713/802-1213.

8.046 km. Group exhibit. July 7–29. G Gallery, 301 E. 11th St. • ggalleryhouston.com • 713/869-4770.

4th Annual Juried Show. July 7–Aug. 1. Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy St. • archwaygallery.com • 713/522-2409.

The Big Show. Annual juried exhibition. July 13–Aug. 11. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

ArtHouston 2012: Trey Egan. Paintings. July 14–Aug. 11. McMurtrey Gallery, 3508 Lake St. • mcmurtreygallery.com • 713/523-8238.

Perspectives 179: Alvin Baltrop. Works by the African-American photographers. July 20–Oct. 21. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

Silence. Artists invoke silence to shape space and consciousness. July 27–Oct. 21. Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • menil.org • 713/525-9400.

White Linen Nights. A gauzy summer street fair. Aug 4. W. 19th St. in the Heights • firstsaturdayartsmarket.com • 713/802-1213.

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JULY DAY-BY-DAY • WEEKLYMONTHLY

JULY 4

Freedom Over Texas features country music artists Billy Currington and Sarah Evans, fireworks, and more. 4 pm. Eleanor Tinsley Park at Buffalo Bayou, downtown • freedomovertexas.org.

JULY 18–22

35th Annual Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows. July 18–22. Reliant Center, 8400 Kirby Dr. • reliantdogshows.com

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.

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. • houstonglbt
communitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.

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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MONTHLY

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. 11am–6pm. Wind Water Gallery, 548 West 19th St. Free admission. 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 Thurs.)

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

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 Fri.)

Triple D: Dykes, Dinner, and Discussion offers dinner and conversation about health, family, dating, equality, community awareness, and freedom of speech. 7pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, 1901 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter
.org • 713/524-3818.

Monthly (3rd Sat.)

Discovery Green Flea. Local music, kids’ activities, bicycle repair workshop, and 40+ vendors selling vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, and more. “Bloom” 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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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.

Legacy Community Health Services offers free, confidential, rapid HIV testing using the OraQuick-Advance collection method with results available within 20 minutes.

MONDAYS: All Star News and Video Emporium, 3415 Katy Frwy & Studewood, 4-8pm; George Sports Bar, 617 Fairview, 6-10pm.

TUESDAYS:611 Hyde Park Pub, 611 Hyde Park, 4-8pm; Midtown Spa, 3100 Fannin, 4-8pm.

WEDNESDAYS: Club Houston, 2205 Fannin, 8pm-12am; EJ’s, 2517 Ralph, 10pm-1am.

FRIDAYS: Midtown Spa, 3100 Fannin, 5-9pm; EJ’s, 2517 Ralph, 10pm-1am.

MON-THU, Free, confidential syphilis testing is also offered. HIV and syphilis testing is offered at 215 Westheimer, 11am–7pm, and Friday, 11am–5pm. 713/830-3070.

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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