Queer Things to Do

Queer Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: Valentine’s Day 2022 Edition

Your weekly roundup of LGBTQ happenings.

Comedian Joel Kim Booster performs at The Secret Group on Thursday night (photo via Facebook).

Thursday, February 10

Queens and Prosecco
At 8 p.m., go to the Houston CityPlace Marriott at Springwoods Village for a VIP party benefiting Dancing Thru Life, a nonprofit organization strengthening the community through dance. Tickets are $75 and include dessert, bubbly, and a show hosted by OutSmart’s 2021 Most Divine Drag Queen winner Queen Persephone.

Queen Persephone

Joel Kim Booster
At 8 p.m., openly gay comedian, Joel Kim Booster appears at The Secret Group. Booster has been featured in countless TV shows including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Big Mouth, and American Dad. Tickets are available here.

Dirty Thots: Missed Connections
At 11 p.m., Ripcord presents Dirty Thots, a new drag show ‘hoe-sted’ by Analee Naylor. The show also features performances by Viva Vidalia, Damien, Mauricio, and Reign LaRue.

Friday, February 11

Flee Screening at MFAH
Friday through Sunday, the Museum of Fine Arts presents three screenings of Flee, an animated docudrama about a persecuted gay Afghan man who shares his story about escaping to Denmark. Tickets are available here.

A scene from ‘Flee’ (photo courtesy of MFAH)

At 9 p.m., Pearl Bar presents Beso, a Latin night with music from DJ Von Kiss. Admission is $5 and features the Latin music styles reggaeton, cumbia, salsa, banda, and more!

At 10 p.m., Bears with beards take over BUDDY’S for a night of go-go dancers and drink specials. The event is free, and includes free parking. 

The Kickback
At 11:30 p.m., ReBar presents The Kickback, a new Friday-night drag show. Hosted by Dynasty Banks, the show features performances by Semaj Sapphire, Dominique Opulent Ross, and Brutus Dewayne.

Saturday, February 12

Houston Gaymers February Main Meetup
At 5 p.m., BUDDY’S hosts the Houston Gaymers February Main Meetup, a social event featuring this month’s consoles—PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch—with games like Just Dance, Smash, Injustice, Mario Cart, Splatoon, and more.

Meghan Gerety Art Show at Bill Arning Exhibitions
At 6 p.m., Bill Arning Exhibitions presents Vanitas, the first solo Houston show of Marfa-based artist Meghan Gerety. The exhibition also includes Audacious: The Aesthetics of the Unsubtle with Nick Barbee, Janice Freeman, and Joachim West. The event is free and open to all.

Battle of the Ballads
At 6 p.m., Tony’s Corner Pocket presents Battle of the Ballads, a celebration for Angela Mercy’s 10-year “drag-iversary” and a fundraising event for the KAOS scholarship fund. The surprise lineup will feature local Houston drag performers singing infamous power ballads.

Friday I’m In Love Screening
At 7:30 p.m., filmmaker Marcus Pontello presents a screening of their Numbers Nightclub documentary Friday I’m In Love at Numbers Nightclub. Tickets are $15 at the door, and there is limited seating. For more on Pontello’s documentary, check out OutSmart’s August 2021 cover story here.

Marcus Pontello, creator of ‘Friday I’m In Love’ (photo by Gavin Calais)

Sunday, February 13

Sunday Service Valentine’s Brunch with Cynthia Lee Fontaine
At 11 a.m., ReBar presents its weekly Sunday Service Drag Brunch hosted by Mauricio with special guest Cynthia Lee Fontaine from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 and 9. The event also includes performances by Kendall Doll, ONDI, and Cara Cherie. Reservations are recommended for the drag-show performances at noon and 2 p.m. Make a reservation here.

Houston Mad Turtles Super Bowl Party
At 4 p.m., the Houston Mad Turtles present their Super Bowl Sunday event at BUDDY’s. The event includes a 50/50 raffle, Jell-O shots, Super Bowl squares, and special performances by Naomi Gordon and more.

Big Game Watch Party
At 5:30 p.m. go to Eagle Houston for Super Bowl Sunday in the Phoenix Room. After the game, stay for Spotlight Sunday hosted by Alexye’us Paris and featuring Violet S’Arbleu and Lindsey LaRue.

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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