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Alexandria Gurley (aka Alex Tha Great) is the star of her one-woman show, Passport to Womanhood. Fringe Festival
Alexandria Gurley (aka Alex Tha Great) is the star of her one-woman show, Passport to Womanhood. Fringe Festival

Compiled by Marene Gustin

Big ScreenPerforming ArtsArt/Photography •  RadioAnd Other Fun ThingsOngoingHIV Testing

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HOT TICKET

On the Fringe
The best of 2013’s Fringe Festival.

Did you miss the Houston Fringe Festival last year? If you did, then check out The Best of Fringe 2013 this May 16 and 17 at Frenetic Theater. (If you didn’t miss it, these acts are worth a second viewing.) Five acts from last year will do encore performances of dance, improv, and other alternate artforms. They were selected from the list of 2013 Houston Fringe Festival award winners, chosen by festival audience members, volunteers, and producers. After the performances there will be live music on the patio. It all starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are just $20 online and $25 at the door. Check out houstonfringefestival.org to get tickets now, and remember the 2014 Houston Fringe Festival is coming

ChinaCat Dance, a fun, fresh company with a unique approach to contemporary dance. Fringe Festival
ChinaCat Dance, a fun, fresh company with a unique approach to contemporary dance. Fringe Festival

up this September 24 through 28! —Marene Gustin

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ON THE BIG SCREEN

• May 1–4

9th Annual Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents this Latin Wave film festival. The ninth edition brings to Houston the best and latest trends in Latin American cinema: a diverse collection of work by emerging filmmakers. Visit mfah.org/latinwave for details.

• May 3

Movie Night on the Strand takes place at 7 pm, showing the film Hairspray at Saengerfest Park in Galveston.

Aurora Picture Show Filmmaking Camps. Registration is now open for these popular filmmaking camps for kids that will be held in June, July, and August. See aurorapictureshow.org to register.

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PERFORMING ARTS

• Through May 3

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. In a theatrical age of mammoth spectacles and brooding musical dramas, this is a rollicking throwback to a nearly extinct theatrical genre: the musical comedy revue. See themusicboxtheater.com for details.

Anna Christie. Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece at Theatre Southwest. See theatresouthwest.org for ticket information.

• Through May 4

Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama that enjoyed success on the screen and on-stage. See crighton-theatre.com for ticket information.

• Through May 11

  1. Theater LaB Houston & Obsidian Art Space present this regional premiere by Mike Barlett. For tickets to this comedy, call 713.868.7516.

• Through May 17

James and the Giant Peach. Main Street Theater’s production of the classic children’s tale is bound to entertain kids of all ages. See mainstreettheater.com for details.

• Through May 15

The Whipping Man. Matthew Lopez’s play is the fourth show in Stages’ 2013–2014 MainStage season and is one of the most widely produced new American plays of the last several years. See stagestheatre.com.

• May 2

Late Style NOW: Adams, Andriessen, Reich. Trailblazing new music ensemble ICE returns for Da Camera’s season finale. See dacamera.com.

It Gets Better. A moving performance that utilizes the power of song and story to transform painful histories of bullying into a celebration of courage is a partnership with Legacy Community Health Services and Bayou City Performing Arts. See spahouston.org for more.

• May 3–31

Free Performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre. All month long see free performances of ballet, opera, cultural events, and children’s theater. A special Cinco de Mayo performance will be held May 4 at 8 pm. See milleroutdoortheatre.com for a complete schedule.

• May 3–July 26

Aladdin: Unscripted. Looking for a new and exciting destination for late-night entertainment? Join Aladdin, Genie, and friends on a magic carpet ride to ComedySportz’s Aladdin: Unscripted, a bawdy parody of Disney’s magical tale. See comedysportzhouston.com for details.

• May 6–18

  1. Go ahead and cry for me Argentina, and everyone else will be shedding a tear at this great musical by Theatre Under the Stars. Tickets at tuts.com. Oh, and the [email protected] post-show cast party is Thursday, May 8!

• May 8–June 30

University of Houston-Downtown Concert Series. Every Thursday at Discovery Green, enjoy music from Texas blues to Latin rock, and honky tonk to funky soul. See discoverygreen.com for lineups.

• May 9

A Baroque Wedding Feast. The Grammy-nominated early-music ensemble Ars Lyrica Houston wraps up its 10th anniversary Discoveries season on Friday, May 9, at 7:30 pm with A Baroque Wedding Feast, a program of springtime favorites from Bach, Pachelbel, and Telemann. Visit arslyricahouston.org for details.

• May 9–June 20

  1. CORE and Dance Source Houston present a series of workshops for dancers and choreographers culminatimg in a performance July 6 at The Barn. See coredance.org for more information.

• May 10

Delbert McClinton. A legend among Texas roots music aficionados for his amazing longevity. See crighton-theatre.com for ticket information.

Leslie Jordan and Varla Jean Merman. Two of the most popular LGBT funny people join farcical forces—comic genius Leslie Jordan and Texas’s native daughter (son?), the fabulous, funny, and fierce drag impresario Varla Jean Merman. At the Hobby Center, thehobbycenter.org.

• May 11

  1. The chart-topping DJ comes to Toyota Center for one night only. See houstontoyotacenter.com for ticket information.

• May 15 & 16

Rockin’ Tale of Snow White. See Bravo Company at the Crighton in this hilarious play. See crighton-theatre.com for ticket information.

• May 15–24

  1. Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company proudly presents this regional premiere. Performances are pay as you can. See mildredsumbrella.com for details.

• May 16 & 17

The Best of Fringe. Performances from the 2013 Fringe Festival. See houstonfringefestival.org for details and above article.

• May 17

The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett. Eels concert for their 11th full-length release. At House of Blues. See houseofblues.com/tickets for more.

• May 17 and every Sunday thru the summer

Live Music at East Beach. Free, live concerts on the beach! Every Sunday in Galveston. See galvestonbeachinfo.com.

• May 23–25

Into the Woods. You will never view fairy tales the same way again, but you will laugh your ass off at this musical! See crighton-theatre.com for ticket information.

• May 27–June 1

War Horse. This award-winning musical will thrill with its puppetry and bring you to tears with its story of a beloved horse and his boy. See broadwayatthehobbycenter.com for tickets.

• May 29

Free Valentine’s Day Concert. Rescheduled from February, the Houston Symphony presents Linda Eder and her band at Jones Hall. See houstonsymphony.org.

• May 29–June 7

Bat Boy: The Musical. A classic love story with a wicked bite from Bayou City Theatrics. See bayoucitytheatrics.com for details.

• May 31

Mark Chesnutt. A country music treasure at the Crighton. See crighton-theatre.com for ticket information.

AND COMING UP:

• June 4

Move Live on Tour.Dancing with the Stars siblings Julianne and Derek Hough bring their show to Bayou Music Center. See moveliveontour.com.

• Musical-Theater Summer Camps. Got a budding Tommy Tune or Rita Moreno at home? Sign them up for summer musical-theater camps at Humphreys School of Musical Theatre and The River Performing and Visual Arts Center. Check out tuts.com/hsmt for details.

• Island East-End Theatre Company Youth Camps. And if you’re closer to Galveston, sign the youngun’s up at Island ETC June camps. See islandetc.org for details.

 

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RADIO

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

• Through May 2

Voyages (of the mind, and otherwise) features photographs by Fikry Botros as part of the citywide FotoFest Biennial. See archwaygallery.com for details.

• Through May 11

Spectra: Work by Adrian Esparza. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents this site-specific installation by El Paso native, Adrian Esparza. See more at crafthouston.org.

Dark Light: The Micaceous Ceramics of Christine Nofchissey McHorse. Also at HCCC, an exhibit by one of the most innovative contemporary forces in Native American pottery.

Georges Braque: A Retrospective. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston showcases the paintings of Georges Braque. This is the last and only U.S. stop for this retrospective. See mfah.org.

Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds is the first retrospective exhibition of the drawings of American artist Lee Bontecou. Check out menil.org for more information.

• Through May 25

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents an exhibition of work by three artists who harvest their creative sustenance from the mathematics, science, and aesthetics of the planet’s waters and terrains. See crafthouston.org/exhibition/topsoil for details.

• Through May 26

John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the third and final venue for this wonderful exhibit. Check out mfah.org for more information.

Beyond Craft: Decorative Arts from the Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston showcases an exhibition that looks at the major figures and aesthetic movements in contemporary craft and beyond, from the mid-1960s to the early 1990s. See mfah.org.

• Through May 30

Post Persuasion is an art exhibition of print and video advertisements created by George Reynolds. See fresharts.org for details.

• Through May 31

Lawndale Artist Studio Program. Apply this month for one of three spaces at Lawndale for non-residential studio space and a stipend. See lawndaleartcenter.org.

• Through June 1

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary 1926–1938 is the first major museum exhibition to focus exclusively on the breakthrough surrealist years of René Magritte. See menil.org for more information.

• Through June 6

Pat Colville: A Celebration. Five decades of work by this artist are displayed at the Galveston Art Center. See galvestonartscenter.org.

• Through July 6

In the Midst of Things: Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss. The Menil Collection presents an exhibition highlighting Wendy Watriss and Fred Baldwin’s long and distinguished careers as photographers, journalists, and co-founders of FotoFest. See menil.org for more information.

• Through July 13

Memories of a Voyage: The Late Work of René Magritte. More than just his paintings, this exhibition includes rarely seen preparatory drawings, gouaches (an increasingly important medium to Magritte during his late period), and sculptures such as two painted bottles (only 25 of which are known to exist). At The Menil Collection, menil.org.

• Through August 28

Crossing the Farther Shore. A new installation by artist Dinh Q. Lê at Rice Gallery. See ricegallery.org.

• Through August 31

Picturing Moral Courage: The Rescuers. Photos and extraordinary stories of survivors of the Holocaust and genocides. At the Holocaust Museum Houston. See hmh.org.

• Through September 7

Texas Masters Series: Sandie Zilker. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents a solo exhibition by Houston metalsmith and educator Sandie Zilker. See crafthouston.org for more.

• Through January 10, 2015

New Mural. Lawndale Art Center has a new mural up by Otabenga Jones & Associates as part of a yearlong commitment to health education. See lawndaleartcenter.org for details.

• Through May 2–16

The 2014 Michael G. Meyers Student Design & Scholarship Competition. Exhibit of student designs for this annual architecture competition at Architecture Center of Houston. Seed details at aiahouston.org.

• May 3

The Empty Box. Box 13 Art Space’s annual fundrasier offers a chance to score art for as little as $5 and up. See box13artspace.com for details.

• May 3–31

Sailing the Seas of Sutr to the Wolfbat Sanctuary. Nicole Longnecker Gallery features the work of Brooklyn, New York-based woodcut artist Dennis McNett. See longneckergallery.com for details.

• May 8–10

27th Annual Art Car Parade. One of the city’s iconic events, the Orange Show has a full weekend of fun ready for the hundreds of thousands of art car fans. See thehoustonartcarparade.com for details.

• May 8–September 1

The Houston Penetrable. Be part of the art at this exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. For details visit mfah.org.

• May 9–June 1

Four Exhibitions at Lawndale Art Center. See lawndaleartcenter.org for details.

• May 15–August 17

Alexander Archipenko: The Berlin Drawings. This exhibition features 30 of his drawings, executed in the early 1920s—shortly before

Archipenko’s emigration to the U.S. in 1923—when he was living, working and teaching in Berlin. See mfah.org for details.

• May 22–July 18

Garden Architecture. Images and stories about many of Houston’s historic gardens, a juried presentation of recent significant garden design in both the public and private realm, and a showcase of  “vignette gardens” installed inside Architecture Center Houston. See aiahouston.org for details.

• May 30–August 30

Taking Shape: Celebrating the Windgate Fellowship. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to host this exhibition that recognizes the considerable emerging talent in the field of craft. Visit crafthouston.org for more.

• May 30–September 7

La Frontera is an international exhibition of contemporary jewelry at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. See crafthouston.org for details.

• May 31

28th Annual AIA Houston SandCastle Competition. What better way to spend the day than at the beach watching architects play in the sand? You’ll see some of the most amazing sand castles created. See aiasandcastle.com for more.

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AND OTHER FUN THINGS

• May 1

The Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series’ 31st Annual Spring Luncheon. Special guest actor Matthew Perry talks about alcoholism and addiction at this lunch benefiting the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston. See council-houston.org for details.

An Intimate Evening with Rita Moreno. Houston Arts Alliance’s annual fundraiser features film and TV star Rita Moreno. See houstonartsalliance.com for ticket information.

• May 3

2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis. The event this year features Earl Campbell. See arthritis.org for details.

• May 3 & 4

2014 Houston Pond Tour. Twenty backyard ponds and water gardens will be open to the public for the annual tour. Get information at houstonpondsociety.org.

• May 3 & 4 and 10 & 11

40th Galveston Historic Home Tour. This special event, organized by the Galveston Historical Foundation, gives the public a chance to tour the inside of private residences and homes that have been recently restored. For ticket information, visit galvestonhistory.org.

• May 8

Leo Bar with Sunil T. Enjoy an evening with Masala Radio DJ Sunil T presented by Asia Society Texas Center Young Professionals. Free food and a cash bar to boot! See asiasociety.org/texas for tickets.

• May 9 & 10

Yaga’s Wild Game BBQ Cook-off takes place at Pier 21, featuring a wild-game cook-off, live entertainment, silent auction, Run Wild 5K, and children’s activities. Benefits the Yaga’s Children’s Fund. For details, visit ycfund.org.

• May 10

Kemp’s Ridley Shell-e-bration. A new event highlighting the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle, Texas’s official sea turtle. For details visit galveston.com.

• May 15

Go Red for Women Luncheon. The American Heart Association hosts its annual luncheon at Hotel ZaZa. See houstongored.ahaevents.org for tickets.

All in for Charity Casino Night benefits the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2014 Man & Woman of the Year. Visit allinforcharity.org for tickets.

• May 16 & 17

Galveston Island Beach Revue. A retro movie, vendors, and craft beer tastings lead up to a bevy of beauties modeling vintage swimwear in this classic event. For details, visit galvestonbeachrevue.com.

• May 17

10th Annual Empty Bowls Houston. Visit the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and see artisan bowls created by local artists. The bowls are sold to benefit the Houston Food Bank. See houstonfoodbank.org for details.

Island Market. Held from 10 am–4 pm at Saengerfest Park, this market is an outdoor event where local artisans and crafters showcase their creations, including handmade jewelry, photography, artwork, candles, spices, and more.

Contemporary Couples Conference 2014. Innovations on love, dating, and relationships in the LGBT community. St. David’s Bethell Hall in Austin, Texas. Details: contemporarycouples.com.

• May 21

Auditions for the ComedySportz Arena. Think you’re funny? Then audition for the ComedySportz Arena in Town & Country. Must be 18 and out of high school. To sign up for an audition, call 713.868.1444 or email [email protected] FYI: bring Mom to one of the comedy match-ups May 9 or 10 and she gets in free!

• All through May and June

Discovery Green. Hundreds of free events fill the next two months at Houston’s downtown park. Movies, live music, and children’s events. See discoverygreen.com for a complete list of fun events.

 

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AND COMING UP….

• June 2–8

10th Annual Food & Wine Week events and auctions benefit several benefactors including the Signature Series Literacy Education efforts of the John Cooper School. Most of the events are held at venues in The Woodlands, with unique experiences throughout Houston. To purchase tickets or for information and a complete schedule, visit wineandfoodweek.com.

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ONGOING

(Sundays)
The Women’s Group, a feminist group for all women. 10:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church’s Sojourner Truth Room, 5200 Fannin St. • 713/529-8571.

• Weekly (Mondays)
EMBody: Introduction to Yoga. 6pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.
Gay Men’s Survivors of Sexual Assault Support. 630pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard. Confidential and open-ended Interpersonal group for adult gay men who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. For Information about joining, call 713/529-0037. Service Is offered on an affordable sliding scale. montrosecounselingcenter.org.
Women’s Survivors of Sexual Assault Support. 630pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard. Confidential and supportive therapy group for women who have experienced sexual assault either as children or as adults. For Information about joining, call 713/529-0037. Service Is offered on an affordable sliding scale. montrosecounselingcenter.org.
Depression Bipolar Support Group. 7pm. Montrose 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. 2515 Waugh Dr. • 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 • fathersfirstofhouston.com.

• Weekly (Tuesdays)
HIV Support Group Lunch Brunch. 11am. Bering Memorial UMC, 1440 Harold, Room 214 • 713/526-1017, ext. 202.
HATCH’s Transgender Support Group and Speak Out for Youth. 5pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.
Domestic Violence/Relationship Wellness Group. 630pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard. Confidential support group for members of  the GLBT community who have experienced domestic violence in past or current relationships. In joining this group, please call 713/529-0037. Serivce Is offered on an affordable sliding scale. montrosecounselingcenter.org.

• Weekly (Wednesdays)
LGBT HIV+ Support Group. 930am. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. Support group open to all GLBT Individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS. 713/529-0037. montrosecounselingcenter.org.
EMBody: Mindfulness, Well-Being, Stress Reduction. 11am. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037. (Moved from Tuesdays to Wednesdays)
Coming Out Support Group. 6pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard. Discuss and be educated about issues dealing with coming out. montrosecounselingcenter.org. 713/529-0037
HIV Support Group BSSG. 6:30pm. Bering Memorial UMC, 1440 Harold, Fellowship Hall • 713/526-1017.
Zumba exercise class with Crystal Wall. 6:30pm. House of Deréon Media Center, 2204 Crawford St. • 713/772-5175.
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)
Depression Bipolar Support Group. 11am. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.
Ling-Term Survivor’s Group for HIV+ Gay Men. 1:30pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. montrosecounselingcenter.org. 713/529-0037.
WHAM! Whole Health Action Management peer group. 2pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.
Southern Country, a country-and-western dance troupe, offers free dance lessons. 8:30pm. EJ’s Bar, 2517 Ralph St. • southerncountryhouston.com.

• Weekly (Fridays)
Gulf Pride for Youth, a support group for GLBTIQA youth ages 13–20. 6–9pm. 707 23rd St., Galveston • gulfprideforyouth.org.
HATCH Youth Group. 7pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

• Weekly (Saturdays)
Dignity Houston. 7:30pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org. Inclusive community of LGBT Catholics and their friends. Meet for prayer and religious services.

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

• Semi-Monthly (1st and 3rd Thur.)
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.

• Monthly (1st Sun.)
National Leather Association–Houston. Open to the public. Service comes in various areas including education in order to dispel stereotypes, misconceptions, and media representation about the leather/BDSM/fetish family in the community at large. 12pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard. For more Information, go to nlahoustontx.org.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Houston provides educational presentations of LGBT topics, small-group confidential discussions, and supportive fellowship. 1:30pm. 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. firstsaturdayartsmarket.com
First Saturday Queer Bingo benefits Houston GLBT Community Center. 2–4:30pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, Historic Dow School, 1900 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunity center.org • 713/524-3818.

• Monthly (2nd Tues.)
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, 1834 Southmore Blvd @ Almeda Rd.• lawkn.com • [email protected]  • 713/808-1000.

• Monthly (2nd Thurs.)
Ryan White Planning Council. 11:30am. 2223 W. Loop South • rwpchouston.org • 713-572-3724.
SPRY Potluck for Seniors. 4pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard • 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 Sat.)
Queer Book Club. 1pm. Whole Foods, 701 Waugh Drive. For more Information about meetings and current book selection, contact [email protected] or call 713/529-0037, ext. 362. montrosecoundselingcenter.org.

• Monthly (3rd Sun.)
LOAF Meet and Greet. Lesbians Over Age Fifty meet for munchies and fellowship. 2–4pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • loafhouston.org • 281/467-2578.

• Monthly (2nd Wed.)
Log Cabin Republicans. Theo’s Restaurant, 812 Westheimer. 7pm • facebook.comgroups/102199491979/?fref=ts.

• Monthly (3rd Thurs.)
SPRY Movie Afternoon for Seniors. 1 pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.
Affected Community Committee of the Ryan White Planning Council. 2:30pm. rwpchouston.org • 713-572-3724. (Moved from the third Tuesday to third Thursday.)
Share with PFLAG Houston in a safe, confidential setting. 7:30–9pm. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church’s Chatham Room, 1805 W. Alabama • 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. • houstonglbtcommunity center.org • 713/524-3818.

• Monthly (3rd Sat.)
Discovery Green Flea by Night. Local music, kids’ activities, bicycle repair workshop, and 40+ vendors selling vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, and more. 11am-5pm. 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

• Daily (Sun.–Fri.)

HIV Testing. Planned Parenthood offers free, anony-
mous, 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.

• 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 (Mon.–Fri.)

HIV Testing. Houston Area Community Services (HACS) offers free, confidential HIV testing with results in less than one minute on a daily basis (Mon–Thurs: 9 am–6 pm, Fri: 8 am–5 pm). No appointment necessary. 2150 West 18th St. (Heights area). HACS Testing Calendar with additional outreach locations: hacstxs.org/testing.html. Contact HACS about testing: [email protected] or 713/426-0027.

• Daily (Mon.–Fri.)

HIV Testing. Legacy Community Health Services provides free rapid HIV testing with results in 20 minutes at the following locations on a weekly basis. MONDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic (1415 California St.), 11am–6pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic (502 Lyons Ave.), 1–5pm; George Sports Bar, 6–9pm; EJ’s, 9pm–12am • TUESDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–6pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm; Midtowne Spa, 5–9pm; 611 Hyde Park Pub, 6:30–9pm • WEDNESDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–6pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm; Walgreens–Montrose, 4–8pm; Club Houston, 6–10pm; Crystal Night Club, 10pm–2am • THURSDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–6pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm; Walgreens–Lyons, 2–5pm; Midtowne Spa, 5–9pm.; Guava Lamp, 6:30–9pm; Ripcord, 6:30–10pm • FRIDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–4pm; Club Houston, 1–4pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm; TC’s Showbar, 4–8pm Tony’s Corner Pocket, 4:30–8:30pm. • Legacy Testing Calendar: http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/calendar.php?crd=legacytestingservices&.

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ONGOING

• 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 Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

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

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

Depression Bipolar Support Group. 7pm. Montrose 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 • fathersfirstofhouston.com.

• Weekly (Tuesdays)

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

HIV Support Group Lunch Brunch. 11am. Bering Memorial UMC, 1440 Harold, Room 214 • 713/526-1017, ext. 202.

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

• Weekly (Wednesdays)

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

HIV Support Group BSSG. 6:30pm. Bering Memorial UMC, 1440 Harold, Fellowship Hall • 713/526-1017.

Zumba exercise class with Crystal Wall. 6:45pm. House of Deréon Media Center, 2204 Crawford St. • 713/772-5175.

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.

Southern Country, a country-and-western dance troupe, offers free dance lessons. 8:30 p.m. EJ’s Bar, 2517 Ralph St. • southerncountryhouston.com.

• Weekly (Fridays)

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

• Weekly (Sundays)

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

 

• Semi-monthly (1st Mon. and 3rd Sun.)
PFLAG meetings in Conroe at 7 pm on the first Monday and 3 pm on the first Sunday. First Christian Church, 3500 Texas 336 Loop. • Contact Jamie Lee with questions at 936/582-2717.
• Semi-monthly (1st and 3rd Fri.)

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

 

• Monthly (1st Sun.)

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. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.

• Monthly (2nd Tues.)

Free Legal Consultations for PWAs. AIDS Foun-

dation 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 • [email protected] • 713/808-1000.

• Monthly (2nd Thurs.)

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

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

National Leather Association–Houston. Movie night. 7pm. Montrose Center, Room 106 • 832/744-8607.

• 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.

National Leather Association–Houston. Leather craft class. Noon. $20+materials. Locations vary. [email protected]

• Monthly (3rd Sun.)

LOAF Meet and Greet. Lesbians Over Age Fifty meet for munchies and fellowship. 2–4pm. Montrose 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 Wed.)

Log Cabin Republicans. Theo’s Restaurant, 812 Westheimer • facebook.comgroups/102199491979/?fref=ts.

• Monthly (3rd Thurs.)

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

SPRY Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

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

EMBody: To Cook or Not to Cook. Demystifying raw foods. 6pm. Montrose 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 • 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 by Night. Local music, kids’ activities, bicycle repair workshop, and 40+ vendors selling vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, and more. 6–10pm. 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

• 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.

• 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 (Mon.–Fri.)

HIV Testing. HACS, 2150 West 18th • 713/426-0027.

• Daily (Mon.–Fri.)

HIV Testing. Legacy Community Health Services provides free rapid HIV testing with results in 20 minutes at the following locations on a weekly basis. MONDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic (1415 California St.), 11am–6pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic (502 Lyons Ave.), 1–5pm; George Sports Bar, 6–9pm; EJ’s, 9pm–12am • TUESDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–6pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm; Midtowne Spa, 5–9pm; 611 Hyde Park Pub, 6:30–9pm • WEDNESDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–6pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm; Walgreens–Montrose, 4–8pm; Club Houston, 6–10pm; Crystal Night Club, 10pm–2am • THURSDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–6pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm; Walgreens–Lyons, 2–5pm; Midtowne Spa, 5–9pm.; Guava Lamp, 6:30–9pm; Ripcord, 6:30–10pm • FRIDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–4pm; Club Houston, 1–4pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm; TC’s Showbar, 4–8pm Tony’s Corner Pocket, 4:30–8:30pm. • Legacy Testing Calendar: http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/calendar.php?crd=legacytestingservices&.

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Marene Gustin

Marene Gustin has written about Texas culture, food, fashion, the arts, and Lone Star politics and crime for television, magazines, the web and newspapers nationwide, and worked in Houston politics for six years. Her freelance work has appeared in the Austin Chronicle, Austin-American Statesman, Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, Texas Monthly, Dance International, Dance Magazine, the Advocate, Prime Living, InTown magazine, OutSmart magazine and web sites CultureMap Houston and Austin, Eater Houston and Gayot.com, among others.

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