Road Trip. The hysterical Kathy Griffin returns to Texas, but this time you’ll have to go to Austin to see her. July 9, 8 p.m. The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W Riverside Dr. thelongcenter.org • 512/320-0519.
Bow Wow. Slinging hinty lyrics like “16 and the woman down the street has invited him to come inside. The first time, it didn’t feel right; it’ll be the last time he tries,” Aussie rockers Sick Puppies bring their summer tour to Houston. July 18, 7 p.m. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline St. houseofblues.com • 713/652-5837.
Minty Fresh. Who will be crowned the next Miss, Ms. and Mr. Mint Julep(s)? Local drag performers in hopes of claiming a prize sash perform alongside Shy Anne, Ginger Grant, Holly Redwood, former Mint Julep winners, and members of the Krewe of Olympus and ERISICSS. Benefits Legacy Community Health Services. July 19, 2 p.m. Brazos River Bottom, 2400 Brazos St. 713/830-3015 • legacycommunityhealth.org.
Remembering Our Friends. The annual Bering Omega memorial service honors and remembers all those Bering Omega has cared for who have passed away in the last year. July 25, 2 p.m. Covenant Baptist Church, 4949 Caroline St. R.S.V.P. requested by July 18. 713/341-3782.
Speaking of Austin. Tori Amos continues her summer tour in support of her recent released CD, Abnormally Attracted to Sin. July 25, 8 p.m. The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W Riverside Dr. toriamos.com • 512/320-0519.
Kindred Splash. The women of Kindred Spirits scoff at the heat by throwing a summer bash complete with a kiddie pool, a dunking pool, margarita-flavored sno-cones, live entertainment, munchies, and more. Advance tickets to Kindred Spirits’ annual celebration and dance (scheduled August 15 at Demers Russian Community Center) are also available at that time. July 26, 4 p.m. Chances Bar, 1100 Westheimer Rd. 713/523-7217 • kindredspiritshouston.org.
Major Road Trip. Lesbians and their female friends from all over the world migrate north for the mother of all women’s festivals offering six solid days of 40 estrogen-packed performances, workshops, and camping. Doria Roberts, Jen Foster, Melissa Ferrick, and others lead the all-star roster. Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. Aug. 4–9. $60–$510. michfest.com.
What’s In a Name? For 11 years, the One in Ten Screenplay Contest has aimed to represent the GLBTQI persons in a positive light on screen. You don’t have your screenplay completed, you say? A new category, simply calling for gay titles, has been added to the roster. Submission deadline is Sept. 1. OneInTenScreenplayContest.com. – Compiled by Nancy Ford