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Queer Things To Do in Houston This Weekend: May 13–16, 2021

Your weekly roundup of LGBTQ happenings.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Star Utica Queen performs in Houston on Sunday (Facebook).

Thursday, May 13

Beyond the Binary
At 6 p.m., the Montrose Center hosts Beyond the Binary, a weekly Zoom meeting for nonbinary, genderqueer, and gender-nonconforming people. The event is free and offers a safe and supportive environment for Houston’s nonbinary community to engage in group discussions. Register for the meeting here.

Steak Night
At 6 p.m., Pearl Bar hosts its weekly Steak Night. The meal is $18 and includes a ribeye steak, a salad, and a baked potato. 

Noche Latinx
At 10 p.m., head over to BUDDY’S Houston for Noche Latinx. DJ Uri is on the turntables with a night of Latin hits from all over the world.

Friday, May 14

Anthony Uncensored Official Birthday Celebration
At 2 a.m., party planner Anthony Hernandez (also known as Anthony Uncensored) celebrates his birthday with the three-day grand opening of his new LGBTQ nightclub House HTX

Art Car Experience
At 10 a.m., The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art presents The Houston Art Car Experience, a three-day immersive art event where 80 art cars transform the Orange Show headquarters near the UH campus. The event offers interactive walking tours, audio guides, special music performances, children’s craft activities, and more. 

Lotería
At 7 p.m., the Organización Latina de Trans en Texas (OLTT) hosts a fundraising Lotería (Mexican bingo) event. Purchase two Lotería cards for $20, and DJ Diego Corvera will be on the turntables all night. All proceeds benefit OLTT. 

Eating Out with Luna
At 8 p.m., ReBar hosts their weekly Eating Out with Luna event, a comedy dinner show with a cast that rotates weekly. A full menu is available, as well as their Steak and Cake special.

Saturday, May 15

Taking It to the Curb
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., AIDS Foundation of Houston is offering free curbside HIV and STI testing at 6260 Westpark Dr. More testing dates are available here

Strides for Equality
At noon, join the Human Rights Campaign Houston for their virtual 5K and 10K Pet Walk and Bike Ride. Registration starts at $35 and includes a T-shirt, a bib, a training tool kit, and a one-year HRC membership. 

Krewe of Olympus 2020

Krewe of Olympus Kickoff
At 1 p.m., JR’s Bar & Grill hosts the Krewe of Olympus’ Underwriter Kickoff. The event is a fundraiser for the charity’s annual Mardi Gras Ball, with proceeds going to causes that impact the LGBTQ community.

SaberCats Pride Night
At 7 p.m., the Houston SaberCats rugby team celebrates LGBTQ Pride at Aveva Stadium. Rainbow colors will be on display as the team faces the Toronto Arrows. 

Sunday, May 16

Sunday Service with Utica Queen
At 11 a.m., head over to ReBar for their Sunday Service featuring special guest Utica Queen from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13. There will be a $10 show fee, and reservations can be made here.

Houston Symphony Livestream at Discovery Green
At 2:30 p.m., head downtown to Discovery Green’s Anheuser Busch stage for a livestreamed performance by the Houston Symphony led by music director Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Reservations are required and seating is limited, and guests will be supplied with a small lawn circle to ensure social distancing. 

Members of the Cub-ee’s softball team

Sunday Funday with Cub-ee’s
At 3 p.m., head over to BUDDY’S Houston to support the newest addition to the Montrose Softball League Association’s E Division. The event includes an auction, raffle, bake sale—and their signature drink, the BEAR-y shot. 

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Adriana Salazar

Adriana is a 2021 spring intern for Outsmart magazine and is currently attending the University of Houston. She is a print media journalism major and is also minoring in LGBTQ Studies. She hopes to spread awareness of LGBTQ related issues to the Houston area.
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