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Queer Things To Do in Houston This Weekend: April 15-18, 2021

Your weekly roundup of LGBTQ happenings.

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Rosé performs at ReBar Houston this Sunday (photo via Twitter).

Thursday, April 15

From 4 p.m. until closing, Eagle Houston presents Suavecito, a Latin-inspired night featuring DJ Willy B from local radio station 104.9 (KAMA-FM). Don’t miss out on the $4 Deep Eddy Vodka special, and free HIV testing starts at 9 p.m.

Karaoke Latino
At 9 p.m., Papi’s Houston presents its weekly Karaoke Latino hosted by Paul Luna and Rudolph Kahlo. Stop by for a night full of bachata, reggaeton, and salsa. 


Get You a Piece
At 11:30 p.m., Papi’s Houston also presents Get You a Piece, a talent show hosted by Adriana Larue and TheLaisha Larue. The contest features cash prizes, and the winner is chosen by audience applause.

Friday, April 16

Glow Friday
At 4 p.m., Eagle Houston hosts its weekly Glow Friday event. Black lights will illuminate both floors while DJ Joe Ross plays tunes on the main stage and Billboard DJ Jimmy Skinner is on the turntables upstairs in the Phoenix Room. 

Rupaul’s Drag Race Viewing Party
At 7 p.m., JR’s Bar & Grill hosts its weekly RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing party. Happy hour lasts until 10 p.m., and food will be provided by What-A-Taco Kitchen.

Selena Quintanilla

Selena’s 50th Tribute
At 10 p.m., BUDDY’S Houston presents Selena’s 50th Tribute, a night of music and dance dedicated to Texas native Selena Quintanilla-Pérez and her legacy. 

Saturday, April 17

Virtual Name and Gender Maker Clinic
At 10 a.m., the Gender Affirmation Project at Texas Law hosts a Virtual Name and Gender Clinic. Students from the Mithoff Pro Bono Program at The University of Texas School of Law will help those seeking to legally change their names and gender markers for government identification documents. If you are interested in receiving assistance, fill out the form here.

Oliver Halkowich (l) and Harper Watters (photo via Facebook)

Ballet Dancers Oliver Halkowich and Harper Watters Unmasked
At 7 p.m., get to know Houston Ballet performers Oliver Halkowich and Harper Watters at Bill Arning Exhibitions. The two dancers and friends will ask each other questions while performing to music by Tchaikovsky and Khia. 

At 8:30 p.m., go to ReBar for Rebarlesque, a burlesque show hosted by local drag queen ONDI. Full dinner and cocktail menus are available, and reservations can be made here

Drag or Not Karaoke
At 9 p.m., go to The West End – A Public House for Drag or Not Karaoke. Hosted by Tifa Tittlywinks, Ian Syder-Blake, and Nyx Laraye, the event is a happy hour for those celebrating their birthdays in April. 

Sunday, April 18

Food Fundraiser for OLTT
At 11 a.m., Organización Latina de Trans en Texas hosts a food fundraiser. The group will be serving plates of mole and flautas for $10 each to raise money for Latinx trans folk. You can find more information about ordering and pickup here.

My Oh My Drag Show Extravaganza
At 7:30 p.m., Warehouse Live presents My Oh My Drag Show Extravaganza, a touring illusion drag show. Buy your tickets here.

Rosé at ReBar
At 10 p.m., ReBar presents Rosé from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13. Hosted by Blackberri, the event also features performances by ONDI, Roofie DuBois, and Leilani Jackson Ross. Tickets to the event can be purchased here.


Adriana Salazar

Adriana is a contributing writer for Outsmart magazine. She currently attends the University of Houston and is a print media journalism major who is also minoring in LGBTQ studies. She hopes to spread awareness of LGBTQ-related issues to the Houston area.
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