July 8-11, 2021 – OutSmart Magazine
Thursday July 8
At 6 p.m., the Montrose Center hosts Beyond the Binary, a weekly Zoom meeting for non-binary, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming people. The event is free and provides a safe and supportive environment for Houston’s non-binary community to engage in group discussions. Register for the meeting here.
Dine and Drag Watch Party with Trinity K Bonet
At 7 p.m., ReBar presents a RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 6 “Dine ‘N Drag” night before. Hosted by local artists Blackberri and Hu’nee B, the show features a special appearance by Drag race star Trinity K Bonet and performances by ONDI, Mulan Alexander and Doja Thee Kiki. After the show there will be a meeting with Trinity K Bonet.
At 11 p.m., Ripcord and local drag artist Barbara Coa welcome Kinky Queens. The event features performances by Jewel Queen, Lindsey Larue, Preston Steamed, Fauna Fables and a wax demo by Daddy Loyd.
Friday July 9
Meet and Eat!
At noon, the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce presents Meet & Eat at BUDDY’S. Members and guests are invited to mingle and network during this informal lunch meeting while supporting the member companies of the Chamber.
Happy Hour for LGBTQ Veterans
At 6 p.m., BUDDY’S hosts its monthly Happy Hour for LGBTQ + Military Veterans. The event takes place every second Friday of the month, and parking and entry are free.
Fridays with Caribbeats
At 11 p.m., local DJ Carribeats performs at the Pearl Bar. There is no coverage for this event, and Carribeats will be on the decks all night.
saturday july 10
Montrose Creators Pride Market
At 11 a.m., local LGBTQ artist Crystal Murley greets Montrose Manufacturers Market, an art market featuring local LGBTQ vendors. The event takes place in the South Beach parking lot and all donations go to Friends for Life Animal Shelter.
Training of AssistHers volunteers
At noon, join AssistHers and the Montrose Center for a virtual volunteer training. The monthly event is for those interested in helping LGBTQ women and non-binary people with chronic disabilities. This training is required to volunteer with AssistHers. For more information, send an email [email protected].
At 4 p.m., meet at BUDDY’S for the first annual Bomber Bash, a fundraising event for the Houston Bombers’ trip to the Gay Softball World Series. The event includes a drag show, a 50/50 raffle, and a chicken dinner with dessert.
Sunday July 11
Dia de la Frida
At 11 a.m., the Karbach Brewery hosts Dia de la Frida, an annual festival celebrating openly bisexual icon Frida Kahlo. The event includes a mercado, local artists, food trucks, DJs and a special Karbach Frida drink.
At 11 a.m., meet at ReBar for their Blackberri-hosted Sunday Service featuring ONDI performances and a weekly cast.. Reservations can be made here.
At 2 p.m., the Pearl Bar hosts its weekly Pride Market. From crayfish to art, the event features all the LGBTQ vendors and is your one-stop-shop for everything gay.