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Big Is Better
Catch a Broadway musical outdoors in the park.

Who didn’t love Tom Hanks in Big? Well, now you’ve got a chance to relive that family-friendly coming of age too soon story in person. Theatre Under the Stars’ Humphreys School of Musical Theatre is presenting free performances of Big, The Musical at Miller Outdoor Theatre June 11 through 14. This 1996 Broadway musical that was nominated for four Tony Awards, combines the delightful tale of a 13-year-old boy who wishes to be big and wakes up to find he’s a child in a man’s body with a charming score. With music by David Shire, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., book by John Weidman (based on the Hanks’ film) and choreography (including that classic dance on the giant piano keyboard scene) by Susan Stroman, Big, The Musical is a fun time for all. There are three daytime performances and two evening ones. With the kids out of school, grab a picnic basket and blanket and take the whole family out for the day at Hermann Park. Just remember, no glass containers at the park and if you bring a lawn chair, it goes on the left side so you don’t block the view of folks on blankets. See www.TUTS.com/Big for curtain times —Marene Gustin

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• Through June 7

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

• Through June 14

  1. A play by Will Eno that muses on life, birth, and death; presented by Catastrophic Theatre. See catastrophictheatre.com for ticket information.

• Through June 15

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. The Alley Theatre presents this irresistible new comedy by Christopher Durang that was a smash-hit on Broadway and won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. See alleytheatre.org for details and ticket information. And June 5 is ACTOUT night, which means a special pre-concert party with LGBT theater fans.

• Through June 20

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

• Through June 29

Good People. From Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, Good People looks at the extraordinary consequences of choosing to hold on to the past or leave it behind. Recommended for mature audiences. See alleytheatre.org for tickets.

  1. Oh joy! If you love roller disco, you’ll love this musical based on the 1980 film. This award-winning Broadway musical at Stages Repertory Theatre will have you wanting to lace on some skates and boogie. For tickets visit stagestheatre.com.

• Through 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.

• Through 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.

• 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.

Swing, Jive & Pop into Dance. The Met gives a free performance at Miller Outdoor Theater on the history of dance. See milleroutdoortheatre.com for details.

• June 5 & 6

Sizzling Summer Dance. The Met presents an evening of sizzlin’ dance for free. See milleroutdoortheatre.com for details.

• June 6

The Magician’s Nephew. Adapted from the exciting first story in The Chronicles of Narnia series by author C.S. Lewis, the play follows Digory and his friend Polly as they battle the evil Queen Jadis. Free from the AD Players. See milleroutdoortheatre.com for details.

• June 7

25th Annual Accordion Kings and Queens. Celebrate the best of Texas Squeezebox! Come out for an evening of dancing and roots music and help Texas Folklife celebrate the Accordion Kings & Queens Festival 25th anniversary! See milleroutdoortheatre.com for details.

• June 8

Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld. See Offenbach’s most famous operetta, for free at Miller Outdoor Theater. See milleroutdoortheatre.com for details.

• June 8–August 3

Pippi Longstocking: The Family Musical. A family fun musical based on the beloved children’s book with plenty of events—a bookclub, pirates’ luncheon, and opening gala. See mainstreettheater.com for the details.

• June 11–14

Big: The Musical. Theatre Under the Stars presents free performances of this musical at Miller Outdoor Theatre. See tuts.com/big for details and the article above.

• June 12–22

Hands on a Hard Body. Also at TUTS this month, The Underground series presents the story of 10 Texans, one competition, and one fine truck. See tutsunderground.com fro more.

• June 13 and 14

  1. Bring pop to one of the improv comedy shows this weekend and he gets in free for Father’s Day! He’ll enjoy the family fun. See comedysportzhouston.com for details.

• June 13–29

The Little Mermaid. Theatre Under the Stars presents this Disney family classic full of fun. Out@TUTS post-show cast party is June 19. See tuts.com for ticket information.

• June 14

Houston Symphony and The Ben Folds Orchestral Experience. Ben Folds performs his new piano concerto and fan favorites from his career on the cutting edge of rock music. See houstonsymphony.org for details.

Rodney Crowell. The Grammy Award-winning musician, known primarily for his work as a singer and songwriter in country music, comes to the Crighton Theatre for one night only. See crighton-theatre.com for ticket information.

• June 16

Tamar Braxton. Expect to hear and see her Streamline/Epic debut, Love and War, come to life vividly and vibrantly on stage at the House of Blues. Tickets on sale now at tamarbraxton.com.

• June 19

Houston’s Juneteenth Celebration. Spotlighting the rich African-American musical traditions of Texas and the Gulf Coast, free at Miller Outdoor Theater. See milleroutdoortheatre.com for details.

• June 20

Fourth Annual Rainbow on the Green. Mark your calendars and prepare to party; Land Rover Houston Central’s Rainbow on the Green presented by Legacy Community Health Services returns to Discovery Green at 7:30 p.m. Rainbow on the Green is a free night of revelry featuring dance music and performances on the Anheuser-Busch Stage. For more information, visit discoverygreen.com.

Delbert McClinton. See this legendary Texas musician at the Crighton Theatre. See crighton-theatre.com for ticket information.

• June 20, 21, 27, & 28

Summer Symphony Nights. Houston Symphony returns with its traditional summer concert series featuring outstanding artists and conductors, the music you love, and your own Houston Symphony musicians. See milleroutdoortheatre.com for details.

• June 23

Houston Young Artist’s Concert. Experience the artists of tomorrow as musical prodigies ages 4-18 perform. See milleroutdoortheatre.com for details.

• June 24

Sounds Like Fun! This series returns to Miller with a relaxed and dynamic music experience designed for the whole family. See milleroutdoortheatre.com for details.

• All through June

HSMT 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 young ’uns up at Island ETC June camps. See islandetc.org for details.

Live Music at East Beach. Every Sunday afternoon at Galveston’s East Beach you can hear live music for free. Grab a beach towel and head on down. See a full list of bands at galvestonbeachinfo.com.

Bands on the Sand at Moody Gardens. Palm Beach—a kid’s water park and sand beach—is open! Moody Gardens hosts its popular “Bands on the Sand” concert series at Palm Beach on weekends throughout the summer. See moodygardens.org for band listings.

Houston Symphony’s Summer Neighborhood Concert Series. A sensational line-up of 10 free concerts around town by the Houston Symphony. See houstonsymphony.org for a full list of concerts.

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• 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 June 14

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

• Through June 21

Four Exhibitions at Box 13 ArtSpace. Check out box13artspace.com for details on the artists.

• Through June 28

Picture Plein. Hiram Butler Gallery hosts an exhibit of works by Will Henry. See hirambutler.com for details.

• 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 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.

• Through August 3

Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing is the first in-depth examination of Houston-based Hancock’s extensive body of drawings, collages, and works on paper. See camh.org for details.

• Through 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 United States in 1923—when he was living, working, and teaching in Berlin. See mfah.org for details.

• Through August 28

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

• Through August 30

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

• 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 1

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

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

• Through September 14

Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine. This exhibition features modern and contemporary representations of these gods and goddesses, which preserve the tangible connection between worshippers and the objects of their reverence. See asiasociety.org/texas for details.

• 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.

• June 7

Six in Heat. Swing by the Mother Dog Studios at 720 Walnut Street between 4 and 10pm for snacks and drinks and see the work of local artists. The art is made from various mediums and it’s all for sale.

• June 7–July 5

PrintHOUSTON NEXT 2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Prints. Nicole Longnecker Gallery presents this exhibitioin to be held during PrintHOUSTON 2014. See longneckergallery.com for details.

• June 7–July 10

Ink&Image. An exhibition of prints by several artists at Archway Gallery, one of the venues for PrintHouston 2014; this is the fourth annual citywide celebration of the ancient art of printmaking. Visit archwaygallery.com for details.

• June 14–July 26

Works on Paper. Hiram Butler Gallery hosts an exhibit of six very rare works by Cy Twombly. See hirambutler.com for details.

• June 15–September 14

Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris. An exhibition of nearly 100 photographs of urban Paris by 19th-century French artist Charles Marville. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; mfah.org.

• June 22–September 22

Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House. This exhibition marks the first time the renowned collection of the Marquesses of Cholmondeley, housed at Houghton Hall, the family estate in Norfolk, travels outside of England. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; mfah.org.

• Coming up: July 12–31

Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition Benefiting Houston Audubon. A curated exhibit of Texas artists at the Archway Gallery. See archwaygallery.com for details.

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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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• June 6 & 7

The Extremely Shorts Film Festival. Aurora Picture Show’s 17th annual festival showcases shorts from around the world. See aurorapictureshow.org for details.

• June 7

Miracle (2004). Free movie night at Saengerfest Park. The movie starts at 7pm, so grab a blanket and the kids and go.

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• June 2–8

10th Annual Food & Wine Week. The week’s events and auctions benefit several benefactors. 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.

• June 7

Lesbian Health Initiative Spring Health Fair. Offering lifesaving tests and services for uninsured our under-insured for lgbt-identified women and transgender men. See lhihouston.org.

Texas Beach Ultimate Fest. For fun in the sand, head to Galveston’s East Beach for this fest, the longest-running beach disc sport event in the world. See houstonultimate.org for details.

• June 7–24

National Juneteenth Celebration. Go to the island for two weeks of celebration of African-American culture. Visit galveston.com/juneteenth for a full list of events.

• June 8

First Annual Culinary Carnival at Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar. Enjoy entertainment and delicious bites served on sticks by some of the coolest chefs in town. Proceeds benefit PULSE at St. Luke’s Foundation. See xixi.ticketbud.com/culinary-carnival for ticket information.

• June 8 & 9

Pastor Jay Bakker. Hear the punk pastor and child of Jim and Tammy Faye talk at Zeteo Houston, a radically inclusive worship community. See zeteohouston.org for more information.

• June 13–17

Texas Tequila & Margarita Festival. Didn’t get enough tequila for Cinco de Mayo? Check out the first Texas Tequila & Margarita Festival at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center this week. See texasmargaritafestival.com for details.

• June 13–22

Lone Star Lyric’s Summer Festival includes “Summer Cabaret,” Fri., June 13, 8pm, and Sun., June 15, 5pm; “American Shorts,” six one-act comedic operas set in a television show format, Sat., June 14, and Fri. & Sat., June 20 & 21, 8pm; and “LSL Follies, Broadway Revue,” Sun., June 22, 5pm. All Performances at Ovations Theater, 2536 Times Blvd. in Rice Village. $20 at the door. Tickets at lonestarlyric.org, or call 917.414.9577 for more information.

• June 14

The Great Texas Catamaran Race is one of the premier long distance beach cat races in the country. For more information, visit gt300.com.

• June 14 & 15

Galveston Back Garden Tour. Want to update your garden? Check out the island’s back garden tour to get some ideas. Visit cleangalveston.org for details.

• June 15–July 6

Community Connection centering around the book Gay as a Gift by Salvatore Sapienza. Sundays, 10–11am, 2929 Unity Dr., Annex 105. Contact awakenowinfo@gmail.com, 713.861.3316, or unityhouston.org.

• June 17

Susan G. Komen Houston’s Annual Impact Awards Luncheon. A fundraiser for breast cancer awareness, education, and research featuring Joan Rivers. See komen-houston.org for ticket info.

• June 29

Zen Buddhist Teaching and Meditation. Author and Zen Buddhist priest Karen Maezen Miller speaks at the Rothko Chapel at 3pm. The free program, Clarity & Compassion: Lessons from a Zen Garden, explores the wisdom of our natural world. See rothkochapel.org.

• All through June

Discovery Green. Hundreds of free events fill the month 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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• 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. 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: testing@hacstxs.org 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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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. Evenings. 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 • info@lawkn.com  • 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 freninger@montrosecenter.org 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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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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