Queer Things to Do

Queer Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: January 19–January 22, 2023

Your weekly roundup of LGBTQ happenings.

Thursday, January 19

Steak Night at Pearl Bar
Pearl Bar’s steak nights feature special guest chefs, and this week 876 Kitchyn comes to Pearl to deliver a “taste of the tropics” and amazing flavor. Steak and salad or mashed potatoes are $15. 6–10 p.m.

KiKi Opening Weekend
DJ Adam Madi will get Houston’s newest club off to a blazing-hot start, spinning from 9 p.m. until closing. 2408 Grant St. 

Love Is Love LGBTQ+ Thursdays
Visit Bar 8 for their weekly LGBTQ night, with deals including a reverse Happy Hour and $5 shots to keep the party going all night long. 9 p.m.

Friday, January 20

Cambodian Rock Band
Cambodian Rock Band opens at the Alley Theatre, with shows through Feb. 12. The show is an electrifying new hit backed by a live band playing modern Dengue Fever hits. The ActOUT pre-show LGBTQ reception is fast approaching on Feb. 2 for those attending that evening’s 8 p.m. show.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare’s classic returns to the stage with fairies, farce, and fanciful romance. A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens at MATCH, presented by The Garden Theatre. Shakespeare’s timeless love story runs through Jan. 29. 8 p.m.

Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté LIVE at ReBar
ReBar Houston presents a special performance by Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté. There’s a meet-and-greet with the RuPaul’s Drag Race star prior to the show  at 10:30 p.m. Meet-and-greet tickets are on sale in advance.

Saturday, January 21

Space Kiddettes at Last Concert Cafe
Catch Houston favorites Space Kiddettes, along with TC Superstar and Cloud Companion, at Last Concert Cafe. They’ll be performing an entirely new set of songs—upbeat ’70s and ’80s-inspired music that lets you dance the night away!

DJ Shale at Pearl Bar
DJ Shale comes to Pearl Bar this weekend, along with DJ Raqqcity. No cover before 9 p.m.

Underworld’s Monthly Bash at NUMBERS!
NUMBERS hosts Underworld for goth, industrial, EBM, synthpop, and everything in between. Spend the night listening to tracks spun by DJs Mina, Angel Fatale, and vv James. 18 and up. Doors open at 9 p.m.

TJ Griffin

Figures at Bill Arning Exhibitions/Houston
Figurish relishes the universal desire to make a recognizable face and the immediate related desire to mess it up and make it hotly perverse, strange, sexy, queerly political or poetically untrue. TJ Griffin remixes art history and vintage gay porn to make phallic topiary and cowboy cacti. Ft Worth based Elijah Ruhala depicts his husband doing domestic chores in sheet rock and spackling past, And Austin Based Saul Jerome E St Juan depicts the blue eyed men that set
his heart racing as a Philipino American Queer Punk Rock Teen. Exhibition runs January 21th through March 12th, 2023

Sunday, January 22

When I Think of Home”
The Community Artists’ Collective showcases “When I Think of Home,” a solo exhibition by artist Morgan Newton, a Howard University alumna from Houston. Focusing on themes of self love, self actualization, and growth, Newton’s work “centers Black female figures as symbols for her life experiences, in idealized, chromatic and, in some cases, fantastically celestial environments.” Showing through Feb. 4, 12–5 p.m.

Shotgun Wedding Drag Show
Come out to BUDDY’S for Shotgun Wedding, a J-Lo themed drag show inspired by the film Shotgun Wedding starring J-Lo. This special performance will be hosted by Muffy Vanderbilt. 7:30 p.m.

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Morgan Gage

Morgan Gage is a staff writer for OutSmart Magazine.
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