Queer Things to Do

Queer Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: January 6–9, 2022

Your weekly roundup of LGBTQ happenings.

Krewe of Olympus presents their yearly Twelfth Night event on Saturday.

Thursday, January 6

Ladies Night
At 10 p.m., go to Rumors Bar and Grill in Galveston for Ladies Night hosted by Dessie Love-Blake. The drag show features Lola Standards and Candyce Diamond Laraye. 

Montrose Idol
At 10:30 p.m, ReBar hosts the premiere of Montrose Idol, a weekly singing competition that offers the chance to win $2,000 in cash and prizes. 

At 11 p.m., Papi’s presents Lunatics, its weekly show hosted by Paul Luna and Jessica Paris Lauren and featuring a weekly rotating cast. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 713-524-3359.

Friday, January 7

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 Viewing Party
At 7 p.m., JR’s Bar & Grill hosts its weekly RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 viewing party. Happy hour lasts until 10 p.m., and food will be provided by What-A-Taco Kitchen.

Trivia Night
At 8 p.m., ReBar hosts its Trivia Friday with Mauricio, a game night to test your knowledge of everything from fashion to sports. Each table competes against the others, so grab your smartest friends and let the games begin.

At 11:30 p.m., go to ReBar for Y2GAY, a rotating monthly drag show featuring music from the turn of the century. The event is hosted by ONDI and features performances by Leilani Jackson-Ross, Petty, and Luna of the Lillies.

Saturday, January 8

Public Spectacles, featuring Joel Anderson
Beginning at 10 a.m., Archway Gallery presents Public Spectacles, featuring new paintings by out artist Joel Anderson. This event is an all-day meet-and-greet with the artist, followed by an opening reception at 5 p.m. and an artist talk at 6:30 p.m.

Artist Joel Anderson next to his painting ‘H-Town Skyline’

Twelfth Night
At 7 p.m., Krewe of Olympus presents their yearly Twelfth Night event celebrating the start of the Carnival season with food, cocktails, and a mini float competition. Tickets are $40 at the door.

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

Sunday, January 9

Drag in the City Brunch
At noon, head downtown to Sambuca for its new drag brunch show Drag in the City, hosted by Euphoria Monroe and featuring Adriana Larue, Mark Minaj, Kitty Kontour, Mackinsey Scales, Venus, and Aria C. Khalo. Don’t miss out on the $1 mimosa special.

Twisted Leather
At noon, Numbers Nightclub and Megawoof present Twisted Leather, a day and night event featuring leather, kink, and dancing. A portion of the proceeds benefits the PWA Holiday Charities. Tickets can be purchased here.

The Twisted Leather lineup includes Charlie Nolting (l), Tristan Jaxx, A’Mya Wesley, and Matt Friar

Sunday Funday Karaoke
At noon, JR’s Bar & Grill hosts its weekly Sunday Funday Karaoke event with hosts Kofi and Muffy Vanderbilt III. Happy Hour prices until 10 p.m., and DJ Robby Jr. will be spinning the turntables from 3 to 7 p.m.

Want your LGBTQ Houston event listed in our weekend roundup? Email staff member Adriana Salazar at [email protected]


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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