Queer Things to Do

Queer Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: June 1 – June 4, 2023

Your weekly roundup of LGBTQ happenings.

Thursday, June 1

Pride Month Beer Release
Frost Town Brewing is releasing the first two of their Pride Month brews. Each beer is created by an LGBTQ-identifying staff member and benefits a different community non-profit: Cherry Crumble Dunkel supports Open Gate, and Blueberry Lemonade Ale supports Tony’s Place. 100 N. Jackson St. 5:00 p.m.

Pride Trivia
Kick off Pride Month with Pride Trivia hosted by Iris Seymour at Social Beer Garden HTX. 7 p.m.

Visit the Hobby Center for one of Broadway’s most popular musicals. Through July 2, with tickets available online. Come out for another peek at the Land of Oz. 7:30 p.m.

Show of Shows at KIKI Houston
Experience an electrifying extravaganza at KIKI’s Show of Shows, with performances by Houston’s finest drag queens and hosted by the fabulous Nadine Hughes. Get ready for a night of non-stop entertainment and surprises. Every Thursday at 10 p.m.

Friday, June 2

Drag Wonderettes at Stages
The hit musical The Marvelous Wonderettes gets re-imagined as a high-camp drag performance, offering a whole new view of how friendships can be truly marvelous. Directed by Mitchell Greco, Drag Wonderettes runs through July 2. Show times vary.

LGBTQ Seniors Healthcare Seminar
Join the Montrose Center for a free seminar with complimentary breakfast and lunch for a variety of presentations on topics of interest to the LGBTQ community, especially those interested in seniors health care for themselves, their community, or their loved ones. 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

MillerKnoll Pride Auction
MillerKnoll will host a Pride event featuring an auction and raffle of their custom furniture pieces at the Montrose Center. The company will donate a $2,500 matching gift to the Montrose Center. 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Divergence Out at the Ballet
Out at the Ballet night is back for this performance of Divergence. Join the Houston Ballet and OutSmart magazine for this mixed-repertory program of three ballets, including a world premiere from Tony Award-winning choreographer Justin Peck. Out at the Ballet includes a private reception one hour before the show and during intermission, a complimentary drink, and 25 percent off Orchestra and Grand Tier level tickets. All are welcome. 7:30 p.m.

Developed as part of the Alley Theatre’s new-plays festival, Torera follows Elena Ramírez as she enters the male-dominated world of bull fighting. When she discovers she’s up to beat even the most accomplished toreros, she has to make a decision between accepting society’s limits and breaking boundaries. Through June 4. 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 3

West U Pride Ride
Join Trek Houston for a Pride Ride through West University, and keep an eye out for other Pride riders in the area from Washington on the Brazos. There will be snacks, drinks, and free goodies for you and your bike. 9 a.m.

CounterCommon & HTownBeerGuys (Photo by CounterCommon)

Rye’d with Pride Release
CounterCommon Beerworks & Kitchen will release its latest collaborative craft beer Rye’d With Pride, created alongside Brett and Cole Chynoweth (the Bayou City beer bloggers HTownBeerGuys). Rye’d With Pride will be released at the CounterCommon tap room. The brew pub will pour the limited-edition beer throughout June, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit Montrose Grace Place. 12 p.m.

Pride Bingo
Join First Christian Church in Katy for a super-sized bingo night to celebrate Pride, with four drag performers making it a night to remember. The event fundraises for the church’s planned youth safe space, and for its Transparent Closet, a free clothing boutique designed for trans and exploring youth. Tickets are available online. 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 4

Pride Market
Celebrate Pride with Pride Houston at their official Pride Market hosted at Karbach Brewery. Enjoy DJs, food trucks, performances, giveaways, contests, plenty of beer, and booths showcasing businesses and organizations serving Houston’s LGBTQ community. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

St. Paul’s Pride Picnic
Visit St. Paul’s United Methodist Church for their annual indoor Pride Picnic. Enjoy boxed lunches, photo booths, and art activities that will produce banners for the Pride Parade. There will be awards for best-dressed couple, best-dressed family, a PRIDE Spirit Award, and more. The event has a suggested donation. Sign up for the picnic online in advance. Noon to 2 p.m.

Out for Education’s Loud & Proud Pride Trivia
Celebrate Pride Month with trivia at BUDDY’S, played in five rounds with team prizes for each round. Teams have a six-person maximum, and the team fee is $75. Proceeds benefit Out for Education and its LGBTQ student scholarships. There will also be silent-auction items and Jell-O shots benefiting the scholarship fund. 2–5 p.m.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Come to The Ballroom at Tanglewood for the LGBTQIA+ Youth Prom hosted by the Montrose Center. The event is free for youth ages 13–20 and benefits the Center’s Hatch Youth program. Hatch Youth’s adult supporters are invited to a reception upstairs for a donation of $50, 7-9 p.m. Youth attendees can receive free onsite hair and makeup help from professionals from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dress in drag, costume, business-casual, or your fanciest prom attire. RSVP is required. 7–11 p.m.

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Morgan Gage

Morgan Gage is a staff writer for OutSmart Magazine.
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