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Queer Things to Do in Houston This Weekend

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OutSmart’s weekly roundup of LGBTQ happenings.

Compiled by Lourdes Zavaleta

Sing your heart out at a free Ty Herndon concert, dust off your chaps for Leather Pride, volunteer for Harvey relief and more:

Out country singer Ty Herndon

• Start the weekend early on Thursday night. Ty Herndon and The Band Hennessey are taking the stage for “Show Your Pride Night,” a part of Discovery Green’s Thursday Night Concerts series. The free concert starts at 7 p.m. Herndon recently spoke with OutSmart about the show. Read the article here.

• Also Thursday night, Story Hole will return to Rec Room at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. with Story Hole 2: Holidays & Hurricanes. Tickets and more information here.

• From Thursday through Sunday, Houston’s The Original Greek Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The festival includes authentic greek foods/pastries, Greek folk dancing and music, cathedral tours, religious Artifacts/icons, a gift shop, the Agora Greek Food Store, the Annunciation Orthodox School exhibit, and an Athenian playground for kids.

• Friday night, Richie Hawtin and Kinda Super Disco are putting on a show dedicated to Tropical Storm Harvey relief at Rich’s. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 10 p.m. Ten percent of all proceeds go to the Houston Food Bank. Tickets can be purchased here.

• Friday through Sunday, Houston’s leather community will celebrate Leather Pride 2017 at the Eagle Houston and in the surrounding streets. More details here.  Meanwhile, GLUE 2017 Weekend comes to Houston’s other leather bar, Ripcord. 

• Saturday morning, Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church is holding a campus flood recovery work day. They are in need of volunteers. More information here.

• On Saturday, The Diana Foundation will host its annual Diana Country Dinner & Dance at Neon Boots at 6 p.m. Tickets include live entertainment, dancing, dinner and two drink coupons.

• Finish the weekend at Guava Lamp, where Ben Childress and the Bayou City Performing Arts are presenting Sunday Show Tunes Sing-A-Long. The show starts at 5 p.m. Admission is free. All proceeds from Jell-O shot sales will go to the Bayou City Performing Arts. More details here.

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Lourdes Zavaleta

Lourdes Zavaleta recently graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in journalism. She is a staff writer for OutSmart magazine.

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