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Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge

Rock On, Melissa!

Bringing her 2017 Tour to Sugar Land.

Grammy Award-winning artist, activist, cancer survivor, wife, and mother, Melissa Etheridge is still rocking away in her 50s and even has a new tour going through America and Canada this year. She’ll be at the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land this month for one night only, so get your tickets fast. You know the singer-songwriter from such hits as “Ain’t It Heavy,” “I’m the Only One,” “Come to my Window,” and the Oscar-winning “I Need to Wake Up” from Al Gore’s documentary An Inconvenient Truth. The raspy-voiced rocker has been racking up awards for her performing and songwriting since the ’80s, and not even her breast cancer bout in 2004 could slow her down. Right after finishing chemotherapy, she performed—bald—at the 2005 Grammy Awards show. With all that music it’s hard to imagine she finds time to be an activist for gay rights, animals, the environment, and medical marijuana. But she does. And in 2014 she married her partner, Linda Wallem, an actress, writer, and producer. Yes, she is a truly amazing person, but it’s that raw voice we love to hear, and that’s the reason to go see her live this month.

June 27
Melissa Etheridge




Now —3
Lobby Hero
One of the best new American dramas of the decade.

Now — 17
When We Were Young and Unafraid
Feminism in the ’70s at a bed and breakfast.

Now — 25
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
This is the Texas premiere of the play that was one of John Wayne’s best movie Westerns.

June 1
Swing, Jive & Pop! Into Dance
A free outdoor dance performance.

June 1 — 17
This play, based on the 1949 classic, could be about our current times with fake news, endless war, and government surveillance.

June 2
Sizzling Summer Dance
A free outdoor dance performance.

June 2 — 3
Chapman Dance presents a multi-generational dance project.

June 2 — July 2
Freaky Friday
A new musical on Disney’s classic tale.

June 3
The Jazz Connection
Young musicians from area junior and high schools.
Accordion Kings & Queens
A free concert of Texas music and dance.

June 5
Sensitive Guys
Staged reading of a poignant play at The Montrose Center.

June 6
North Mississippi Allstars
With featured performer and activist Rev. Sekou.

June 6 — 11
Something Rotten!
A musical in Shakespeare’s time!

June 6 — July 1
Texas Music Festival
This is our chance to hear young professional musicians and guest artists.

June 6 — July 4
Houston Symphony Road Show
The orchestra hits the road with free concerts all over town.

June 7 — 10
Once on This Island
Free musical performance at Miller.

June 7 — 18
Cry Havoc!
Stephan Wolfert’s personal tale of the devastation of war.

June 9
Hank and Patsy
Country music’s first superstars come to life on stage.

June 15 — July 8
The Rite of Spring
This premiere adaptation by Laura Gutierrez is described as punk rock ballet.

June 16
Heart by Heart
Free tribute to Heart.

June 17
H-Town Get Down
A hip-hop dance festival at Miller.

June 19
Collective Soul
The Georgia foursome comes to Sugar Land.
A Gulf Coast Juneteenth
A blues and Creole music fest.

June 23, 24, & 30
ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights
Free at Miller.

June 24
Clear to Partly Crazy
The premiere of Jaston Williams’ new one-man show.

June 26
Hear the Artists of Tomorrow
Houston’s young musicians perform at Miller.

June 27
Teresa Kolo
It’s a concert and record release at the Duck.
Melissa Etheridge
Bringing her 2017 tour to Sugar Land.

June 28 — Aug 20
Always…Patsy Cline
The perennial favorite at Stages.

June 29
Vince Gill
The Country Music Hall of Famer performs for one night only in Galveston.

June 29 — July 1
Museum of Dysfunction
Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company’s short-play festival.



Now — May 4
• Becoming Paint
Featuring new works by donna e perkins.
UH-Downtown Student Exhibition
An exhibit of new works for art students.

Now — May 6
The Space Between Grief and Morning
How Do I Say Her Name?
Dysfunctional Systems
Three new exhibits at Art League Houston.

Now — May 7
• Origins of the Self
The 10th biennial youth art exhibition organized by CAMH’s Teen Council.
Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography
Featuring local student photography that offers a glimpse of Houston through their lens.

Now — May 14
Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942–1964
The exhibit showcases the bracero program, the largest guest-worker program in U.S. history.

Now — May 20
• In Residence
Ninth annual show featuring HCCC artists.
Immigrant Waves
The work of Marco Villegas.

Now — May 21
Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950
A landmark exhibit from Cuba.

Now — May 28
Gardens and Graveyard
Plastic Planet
NeoCortex Classroom
Three new exhibits in Galveston.

Now — May 30
A Celebration of Survival
An immersive exhibition designed to honor the heroes, victims, and survivors of the Holocaust.

Now — June 4
• Wildlife Photographer of the Year
An exhibit celebrating the very best nature photography.
Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats
An exhibition of ikat robes and panels from the renowned Murad Megalli Collection of the Textile Museum.

Now — June 30
Glossy and Flat Black Squares
Rice Gallery’s closing exhibit by Sol LeWitt.

Now — July 30
Decorative Arts in the Age of Victoria
Porcelain, glass, jewelry, miniatures, wallpaper, furniture, and more.

Now — August 6
Atlas, Plural, Monumental
Works by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas.

Now — Aug 13
Ron Mueck Survey
Thirteen works by the contemporary sculptor on exhibit at MFAH, with a special party and light show on March 10.

May 6 — Sept 4
Homelands and Histories: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh
Seventy-five photographs spanning 25 years.

May 20 — Sept 3
A Better Yesterday
A showcase of three artists and their unique vision of childhood.


June 2
InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse
With Sheryl Lee Ralph.

June 13
The Day It Snowed in Miami

An equal-rights statute in Miami, and how it galvanized the gay rights movement in Florida.

June 14
Architecture of Family
A potluck dinner and film screening at Aurora Picture Show.

June 15 & 16
Bank of America Summer Series at Jones Hall
Houston Symphony performs to the film Jurassic Park.

June 16
Spider Man (2002)
From the Friday Flicks on the Lawn at Greenstreet.

June 18
InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse
With Jay Bakker.

June 19 — Aug 4
Summer Filmmaking Camps
Popular weekend teen camps.

June 20
Independent Lens: Real Boy
A documentary about the journey of a trans teen.

June 25
InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse
With Augusten Burroughs.

June 26
A Murder in Montrose: The Paul Broussard Legacy
How a brutal murder changed Houston politics and activism.



Now — Dec 31
A Tribute to George Barris
An exhibit to the King of Kustomizing, you can see a replica of Barris’ 1966 Batmobile and more memorabilia.

June 3
HHA’s 32nd Annual Fun Run
Lace up those sneakers and head to the Heights.

June 3 & 4
There’s No Place Like Home
Click those ruby-reds three times and pony up some money at this weekend fundraiser for a new LGBT seniors housing.

June 4
Chefs for Paws
Join celebrity chefs for a tasting at The Merrill House for Rescued Pets Movement.

June 5
World Environment Day
Meditation at the Rothko Chapel at 6 p.m.

June 5 — 11
Wine & Food Week
The Woodlands 13th annual event celebrates local chefs, great wines, and more.

June 9 & 10
9th Annual Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit

Just a two-hour drive up to Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches.

June 10
Hotel Galvez Wedding Vow Renewal
Plan a romantic weekend on the isle.
The Market at Sawyer Yards
A summertime outdoor folk art market.

June 21
Wellness Wednesday
An early morning boot camp to get you in shape at the downtown mall.

June 22 — 24
Kids Camp at The Council
Three-day support and recovery program for children living with addicts.

June 27
The Boniuk Library Book
The featured book is Prudence by David Treuer.



• Weekly (Sundays)

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

• 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.

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.

• 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 Sunday)

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 Saturday)

First Saturday Arts Market. Local artists display and sell original works of art. 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 Tuesday)

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 Wednesday)

Log Cabin Republicans. Theo’s Restaurant, 812 Westheimer. 7pm • facebook.comgroups/102199491979/?fref=ts.

• Monthly (2nd Thursday)

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 Saturday)

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 Sunday)

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.

• The Brunch of Gays is the LGBT community coming together to share a meal and to express ideas and to socialize. They meet on the third Sunday of each month at various locations around 11:30 am. Info can be found on their Facebook page, Brunch of Gays.

• Monthly (3rd Tuesday)

The Houston’s Storytellers Guild meets every 3rd Tuesday at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center at 1475 W. Gray from 7–8:30 pm. Every month there is a different theme. 5 minutes max. Contact Andrew Gass at [email protected]

• Monthly (3rd Thursday)

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 Friday)

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 Saturday)

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.

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 Sunday)

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.



• Daily (Sunday–Friday)

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 (Monday–Friday)

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 (Monday–Friday)

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: 9am–6pm, Fri: 8am–5pm). 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 (Monday–Friday)

HIV Testing. Legacy Community Health Services provides free rapid HIV testing with results in 20 minutes at the following locations on a weekly basis.

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
Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–6pm;

Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm;
Midtowne Spa, 5–9pm;
611 Hyde Park Pub, 6:30–9pm
Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–6pm;
Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm;
Walgreens–Montrose, 4–8pm;
Club Houston, 6–10pm;
Crystal Night Club, 10pm–2am
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
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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