October 21-24, 2021 – OutSmart Magazine

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Monica Roberts Day will be celebrated at the Montrose Center this Sunday (photo by Ashkan Roayaee)

Thursday October 21

Soccer mom in White Oak
At 7 p.m., independent queer Soccer musicians Mommy and Alexalone perform at White Oak Music Hall. Tickets for the event are available here.

Soccer mom

Mask erasure ball
At 7:30 p.m., the Houston Bar Association’s LGBTQ + committee presents their masquerade ball at the Grove. The event, which is open to HBA members and their guests, benefits the Montrose Center Hatch Youth Rapid Relocation Project. Tickets for the event are $ 30 and include food, drinks, a costume contest, and music by DJ Joe Ross.


Slide it on 6
At 10:30 p.m., meet at ReBar for Drag It On 6, hosted by drag artist Blackberri with special guest Biqtch Puddin. Thursday night competitions feature 14 up-and-coming local drag performers competing for a grand prize over an eight-week period.


Friday 22 October

Fridays classified F
At 7 p.m., head to Hamburger Mary’s F-Rated Dinner and Drag Show, hosted by Ripe. While enjoying the show, consider ordering $ 2 shots and the restaurant’s special catfish and shrimp dinner.


Modern nostalgia
At 7:30 p.m., Michael’s Outpost is hosting their weekly Modern Nostalgia event featuring local artists Chloe C. Ross, Lana Blake and Violet S’Arbleu. Now in its seventh year of production, the LGBTQ Piano Bar Drag Show features the music that defined the 20th century.


MONSTER – The Music of Lady Gaga
At 20 hours, artFACTORY presents The Music of Lady Gaga. The performance includes two 45-minute acts filled with visuals and vocals from Lady Gaga’s greatest hits. Tickets cost $ 20 and can be purchased here.


saturday 23 october

Pumpkins and Cider
At noon, the Houston Cider Company presents Pumpkins and Cider, a family-friendly event featuring pumpkin carving, cider and a contest. Kids can carve their pumpkins for free, while adults pay $ 5 per pumpkin. RSVP for the event by commenting on the discussion section of the Houston Cider Company Facebook event page.


Fall follies: Halloween
At 8 p.m., Pride Chorus Houston presents Fall follies: Halloween to Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center. Head to Meyerland for a spooky cabaret night with terribly good music from Rocky Horror and Sweeney Todd. Tickets can be purchased here.

Members of Pride Chorus Houston (photos via Facebook)

Coyote Queer
At 9 p.m., the Pearl Bar welcomes Coyote Queer, presented by the Wholsome Heux Show. The event features music from DJ Shante and DJ Raqqcity, a $ 100 Ugly Coyote Costume Contest, and special guest JKillem. Admission to the event is $ 5 at the door.


Rabbits in heat: masquerade
At 10 p.m., Bunnies on the Bayou presents Bunnies in Heat: Masquerade at ReBar. Admission to the event is $ 10 at the door and is open to all ages 21 and over.


Sunday 24 October

Drag Queen Story Time
At 9 a.m., meet at Galveston’s Own Farmers Market for Drag Queen Story Time. Enjoy local drag queen stories and take photos with them after the event. There will also be live music by Louis Morales and DEM Roots, as well as a book sale to benefit the Friends of Rosenberg library.


Mariah Paris Balenciaga at the Drag Brunch
At noon, ReBar presents its weekly Sunday Service Drag Brunch hosted by Blackberri, the bearded beauty from Houston, and featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3 and All Stars Season 5 competitor Mariah Paris Balenciaga. Reservations are recommended for drag show performances at noon and 2 p.m. here.


Celebrate Monica Roberts Day
At 2 p.m., meet at the Montrose Center to celebrate the life and legacy of transgriote herself, Monica Roberts. Participants will be able to share their love for the transgender journalist and activist as well as play dominoes, her favorite game. Refreshments will be provided and masks are required. Mayor Sylvester Turner declared Oct. 24 as “Monica Katrice Roberts Day” after Roberts died of natural causes on October 8, 2020.


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

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