Queer Things to Do

Queer Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: April 6 – 9, 2023

Your weekly roundup of LGBTQ happenings.

Thursday, April 6

Menil Spring Mixer
Menil Contemporaries, visit the Menil Collection for a spring mixer featuring DJ Flash Gordon Parks as well as cocktails and access to the current exhibition, The Curatorial Imagination of Walter Hopps. 6–8 p.m.

Pearl Bar Thursdays
Pearl Bar Thursdays are back! With drag bingo at 9 p.m., dildo races at 10:30 p.m., and DJ Raqqcity starting at 11 p.m., there’s plenty to liven up your Thursday nights, and you can’t forget about steak night from 6 to 10 p.m.

Friday, April 7

First-Friday Reading Series
Houston’s oldest poetry open-mic (since 1975) is back after a hiatus due to COVID-19, and will return on the first Fridays of each month moving forward. Come to InPrint House for the free event that’s open to the public. The re-inaugural reading will feature poet-activist Marlon Lizama, author of My Spanglish Hip Hop Story. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., event begins at 8 p.m.

Photo by Joan Marcus

Legally Blonde
Gay or European? The jury’s out on that question, but we can rule that Theatre Under the Stars will put on a toe-tapping performance of the hit movie-turned-musical Legally Blonde at the Hobby Center. Through April 16.
8 p.m. 

Space with DJ Aron
Revelry Weekend kicks off with international DJ and producer Aron and DJ Stephen Jusko at Warehouse Live, starting a lineup of queer Easter festivities that span the entire weekend. Blast off for Space City with NASA—outer-space attire encouraged. Bundled tickets for the entire weekend are available for purchase.
10 p.m.–3 a.m.

RuPaul’s Drag Race at BUDDY’S
Have you been keeping up with Drag Race? No matter your answer, join the crowd at BUDDY’S and host Jacklyn Dior for a watch party. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 8

LGBTQ Car Meetup
Houston’s LGBTQ car club is meeting in April, so hang out and chat about cars in a queer-friendly space. Bring your car, new or old, to Montrose Marketplace to connect with other queer car lovers. 8:00 a.m.

Revel-tea with DJ Tony Moran
Get the day started with Houston’s favorite drag DJ Aracely before DJ Tony Moran takes over the crowd at 77 Degrees, a multi-level rooftop bar with views of the Houston skyline. Revelry Weekend tickets are available to purchase in bundles. 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Saturdays with DJ Aracely at ReBar
Texas’ only drag DJ will be spinning a blend of your favorite music including Top 40, dance, remixes, and legendary performances at ReBar—for those who didn’t get enough of ReBar’s resident DJ performances during Revelry Weekend and Bunnies on the Bayou. 9 p.m.–2 a.m.

Alex D at Pearl Bar
San Diego’s Alex D will be taking over at Houston’s only lesbian bar this Saturday night, and is sure to provide tracks worth dancing to all night.

Rumble with House of Labs vs. Drew G
Revelry Weekend continues into the night at Rise Rooftop as international producer and DJ House of Labs faces off against DJ and producer Drew G. 10 p.m.–3 a.m.

RAVAGE After-Hours with DJ T’Don
DJ T’Don keeps the party going with sultry, sexy beats at Warehouse Live. The multi-talented artist and sensational performance DJ across the national gay party scene will keep the party going into the wee hours of the morning. 3–7 a.m.

Sunday, April 9

Bunnies on the Bayou
Celebrate Easter weekend in style with Bunnies on the Bayou for its 44th year of fundraising for the Houston LGBTQ community. Since 2001, the organization has provided over $1.7 million in donations to more than 125 different nonprofit programs that support LGBTQ individuals. Don’t miss this afternoon party at Sesquicentennial Park featuring DJs Corey Craig and Miss Toto, and emceed by the one and only Blackberri. 1–6 p.m.

Drunk Shakespeare
Serve up cocktails with a side of comedy, tragedy, and history as Drunk Shakespeare’s cast makes their way through some of the best of the Bard’s canon, with one cast member drunk each night. Through January 2024. 7:30 p.m.

Jack’d Rabbit with DJ Ben Bakson
The party doesn’t stop after Bunnies on the Bayou ends at 6. As BOTB wraps up, DJ Ben Bakson is just getting started as part of Revelry Weekend at The Ballroom at Bayou Place, just a block away from BOTB. Easter is the party theme, so come dressed for the occasion at the official BOTB after-party. 5 p.m.–midnight

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Morgan Gage

Morgan Gage is a staff writer for OutSmart Magazine.
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