Calendar - One Time Events
Social Notes
The Sometimes-Weekly Goings-On of Houston's Lesbian Community
ONE-TIME EVENTS - Updated Monday, April 14th, 2014
     
 
Leztopia Radio
Second Monday of the month, 8:40 to 9 pm on KPFT
Listen to the only all-lesbian radio show in the south!  Tune into Leztopia Radio on Queer Voices, 90.1 FM KPFT
Houston every second Monday at 8:40 pm - 9 pm.  Stream or download the show at www.kpft.org.  Next show is on
Monday, April 14th at 8:30 pm - 9 pm.  Follow Leztopia Radio on www.Facebook.com/LeztopiaRadio and Twitter
@LeztopiaRadio!
     
 
Lesbian Latinas - Please Take This Survey
Monica Garcia is doing her Master’s thesis on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) among Latina lesbians.  , This is truly
ground-breaking work within LGBTQ research. Latinas are an underserved, and under-researched, sub-population of
our larger LGBTQ community. The outcomes of this work could help not only those that are impacted by IPV, but could
potentially inform educators, social workers, therapists, and community activists as to how they might address and
understand the unique needs of Latinas.  The survey has been IRB approved, and all information collected will remain
confidential.  Latinas: if you are, or have been, in a romantic relationship with another woman, you are invited to
participate in this survey.   
Click here to participate
     
 
Volunteer for Art for Hope, a Bering Omega Fundraiser
April 23rd - time slots available both day and evening, at Wade Wilson Art, 4411 Montrose
Art For Hope, our annual art auction, is quickly approaching, and we're looking for a few volunteers who can help us to
set up and work the event.  We are in need of volunteers in the following areas:
•        Event Set-up - Any time between  1 and 5 pm. -  Help place art and decorate for the event.
•        Registration - 6 - 8 pm -  Greet guests and manage event check-in.
•        Bar tending - 6 - 9:30 pm - Serve beer, wine and prepare basic cocktails. Experience is preferred.
•        Auction close-out - 8 -10 pm - Bring auctioned items to buyers and help staff load any unsold pieces.
Able to help out? Please
contact Drew, Volunteer and Client Resource Associate.
     
 
Join Friends of Pride
The Friends of Pride (or FOP) program is a great way for you to support Pride Houston AND enjoy the Parade in true
VIP comfort.  FOPs enjoy VIP bleacher seating (at Yoakum and California) for our fabulous night-time parade. For
those of you who purchase parking as part of your package, you’ll also receive parking pass(es) for parade and festival
day.  To purchase your FOP (VIP) membership please
click here. FOP is $125 per person and $50 for the optional
parking pass.   For more information, contact
Javier Ramirez
     
 
"Girls Only - The Secret Comedy of Women"
Thursdays through Sundays until May 18th, at Main Street Theater - Chelsea Market
This local performance features  Houston actresses Tracy Ahern and Shondra Marie.  Girls Only mixes sketch
comedy, improvisation, audience participation and uproarious songs and video in a unique examination of all things girly.  
“It’s like Saturday Night Live on hyperdrive,” was one theatergoer’s summary.   Girls Only was created by Barbara
Gehring and Linda Klein, two Denver improv actresses who adapted the earnest and sweetly absurd writings they
discovered in their girlhood diaries. The show has since been enjoyed by more 100,000 women nationwide.  

“Will warm your heart while convulsing you with laughter”
“This is hilarious”
“Theatergoers can’t get enough.”
“Go see it. Wait … better yet, grab a girlfriend—or six—and go see it together.”

To learn more, visit their
Facebook page.   Tickets are $42.50 and can be ordered online or by phone 1y 800-514-
3849.  Show times: Thursday at 7:30p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00p.m. and Sunday at 3:30p.m.  
Location: Main Street Theater Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd (in the Museum District)
Individual tickets - $42.50 including all purchase fees.  Group ticket discounts are available.  Call 713-524-3846 or
email.  
     
 
The Oaks Business Association Networking Mixer
Tuesday, April 15th, 6 to 8 pm at Rainbow Lodge
Please join us for another networking mixer at The Rainbow Lodge on Tuesday April 15th from 6-8PM. Wear business
apparel and bring lots of cards! Open to the community as well! Please "Like" if you can attend so we can get a count.
Looking forward to seeing you all there.  
The Oaks Business Association  is a business networking group for businesses
located in, or doing business in, or are a community member in Oak Forest, Garden Oaks, Shepherd Park Plaza,
Shepherd Forest, Candlelight Estates, Timbergrove and surrounds areas. This page is available to the public to post
news about your business!  
     
 
Houston Stonewall Young Democrats April Social
Thursday, April 17th, 7 pm at Bar Bohome
Join HSYD this Thursday, April 17th at 7pm at Boheme. We're getting together to recognize the hard work of
student senators at the University of Houston to pass the Josephine Tittsworth Act.  Bar Boheme is located at 307
Fairview.
     
 
Pride Houston Kick-Off Party and Grand Marshal Announcement
Thursday, April 17th, 7:30 to 9 pm, Location TBD
You are invited to officially KICK OFF this year’s Pride season.This event is FREE and open to the public. No tickets
are necessary. There will be pleny of delicious nibbles and an OPEN BAR. All ages welcome but you must be 21+ to
drink. Guest must show valid ID to verify legal age.  

Grand Marshal Winners:  There were so many individuals that truly shined as beacons of the Houston LGBT Community
this year. Come celebrate those individuals YOU nominated and voted for to become this year’s Grand Marshals of the
Houston LGBT Pride Celebration®.

Houston Pride Week® Announcements:  In, addition you will be the first to know what’s on schedule for Houston Pride
Week this season. Pride Superstar®, Dine with Pride, Rock the Runway, Salvation Pool Party, Pride in the Park®,
Wonderland Houston®, the Houston LGBT Pride Celebration® and a few NEW EVENTS. You’ll have to wait until then
to find out.
     
 
Bunnies on the Bayou
Sunday, April 20th, 1 to 6 pm at Wortham Center Fish Plaza Downtown
This event, now in its 35th year, is Houston's largest outdoor cocktail party.  Truth be told, the event is mostly guys,
but more and more women are attending each year.  The event features open bar, thumping club music and thousands
of skimpily clad folks sashaying in bunny ears and other fun easter finery.  All proceeds go to benefit local LGBT
charities.  Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door.  You can buy there
here.
     
 
Art for Hope, a fundraiser for Bering Omega
Wednesday, April 23rd, 6:30 to 9 pm at Wade Wilson Art, 4411 Montrose
The first Art For Hope, was held at 4411 Montrose in the spring of 2013.  Chaired by Wade Wilson and Ken General,
the event drew in more than 200 guests and 30 diverse artists who donated their work to benefit
Bering Omega’s
“Compassionate Care” programs.  That  first year was an huge success, raising more than $16,500 for our clients and
patients.  It was that night that Wade and Ken committed to making Art For Hope an annual affair. Don’t miss this
year’s Art For Hope!  For more information, contact Elizabeth Wilson, (713) 341-3760.  Please RSVP to
Elizabeth.
     
 
Dining Out For Life, Benefiting AIDS Foundation Houston
Thursday, April 24th, at 30 local restaurants
Dine at any of the participating restaurants on April 24th and a portion of the your dinner bill is donated to AIDS
Foundation Houston.  
Click here for the list of restaurants.

Since 1991 AIDS Foundation Houston has been presenting this annual event to raise much needed funds for almost
100,000 people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. There are over 27,000 men, women, and children in Houston who
are infected with HIV and another 20% who are unaware of their status.  Between 2006 and 2010 infections in
Houston have grown 10%; making Houston the fourth fastest growing HIV+ region. Your help is needed to end new
infections and treat those living with the disease.
     
 
LHI Volunteer Meet, Greet and Cultivate
Saturday, April 26th, 10 to noon, at Montrose Center, First Floor, 401 Branard
Please join Lesbian Health Initiative (LHI) staff and volunteers for a morning of light bites, fun, community building,
volunteer orientation, and a call to action.   LHI invites LGBTQ folks and allies who want to volunteer to help LHI
create clear and equal access to healthcare services and information for LGBT women and transgender men.  New and
seasoned volunteers are encouraged to attend.  

This is your opportunity to join LHI as a volunteer!  We would love to have you helping to save and change lives.  We are
the community, we are the change™, and we can't do it without you!  This event will arm you with the skills, knowledge
and community support needed to help LGBT women and transgender men gain access to the healthcare we need and
deserve - and have a lot a fun while you are at it!

If you have questions, you can
email the volunteer coordinator.  Please RSVP so they can get a headcount for food.
     
 
Resurrection MCC Golf Tournament
Saturday, April 26th at Hermann Park Golf Course
Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church is having our Spring golf tourney April 26, at Hermann Park Golf Course.
Entry fee is $100 per player, which includes green fees and cart, range balls, goodie bags, breakfast and lunch. We
will have prizes and a silent auction. We also have sponsorship packages available. Anyone interested should send Penny
an  email for details. Registration deadline is April 18.
     
 
Audition for Pride Superstar
Saturday, April 26th, noon to 4 pm at South Beach
Pride Superstar® is now in its 8th season and growing strong. This singing competition has showcased amazing artists
that you have experienced not only at Pride Houston events but at other events around the greater Houston area.  
The top 12 will be competing for thousands of dollars worth in prizes including $1,000 worth of recording time at
Grammy Award winning studios and MORE. Must be 18+ to audition.

If interseted in auditioning for this year’s competition then follow these steps:

* Complete a Pride Superstar Application
(online).
* Complete the Pride Houston Agreement & Model Release
* Bring a valid ID to the Audition to verify age
* Come to the Audition prepared to sing 1 – 3 songs Acapella (no music accompaniment)
* Bring your family and friends for support to the Audition

Please note: Contestants must be on site and completed their application before the end of round one (1) auditions to
be considered for this year's Audition.  Judges:

Joey Guerra:  Joey has been with Pride Superstar since its creation and is also the Entertainment Director for Pride
Houston. He is the Houston Chronicle's music critic and writes on all aspects of pop culture. He appears weekly on
FOX26 to recap American Idol.

Tianna Hall:  Tianna Hall is a full time jazz vocalist and bandleader, performing 6-7 nights a week in Houston, notably
as the artist in residence at Vic & Anthony's downtown. She is also a professional session singer for some of the
finest recording studios in Texas. Her five CD releases have garnered worldwide airplay. She is a lifelong LGBTQ
advocate and ally.

This event is FREE and open to the public. No tickets are necessary.
     
 
An Evening with Bette Midler, Presented by the Brilliant Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 29th, 7 pm at the Wortham Center/Brown Theater
Enjoy an evening with legendary Bette Midler on stage for an interview highlighting her extraordinary life and career.
With over forty years of glamour, grace, Grammys, Golden Globes, Emmys, a Tony Award and many more. The Divine
Miss M will thrill and inspire Houstonians April 29th!  Tickets: $73.50 - $208.50.  You can
buy online or call the Box
Office:  832-487-7041
     
 
Beth Wood Performs at The Mucky Duck
Tuesday, April 29th, 7 pm, McGonigel's Mucky Duck at 2425 Norfolk
Beth Wood is a Texas born modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. Her exceptional musicianship,
crafty songwriting, and commanding stage presence have been winning over American audiences for sixteen years.  
Beth’s music is soulful, organic, intelligent, barefoot, high-energy communication of joy. If your spirits are down, Beth
will bring them back up.
Beth has been featured at Houston Women’s Festival, on “Troubadour, TX”, a nationally singer-songwriter television
series and has also been a three-time featured artist on Cayamo: A Journey Through Song, a week-long Caribbean
songwriters’ cruise along with Brandi Carlile, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, and many more.
The Washington Post says, “Beth Wood is a musical triple-threat — a thoughtful songwriter and talented multi-
instrumentalist with a supple, soulful voice.”  
Don’t miss this amazing talent in an intimate setting at one of Houston’s premier live music and food establishments.
Beth Wood.  Tickets are $20 and can be bought
online.
     
 
Fiesta Party, hosted by The Mystic Society of Isis and Orisis
Saturday, May 10th, 7 to 10 pm, 3618 Burlington St.
The fun folks at the Mystic Society of Isis and Orisis (a krewe type of organization) invited you to attend their
Fiesta Party, and the wonderful Montrose home of John Danielson and Brian Flores.  Margaritas, Beer, Wine and
Munchies.  $35 a person suggested donation at the door or donate
here with PayPal.
     
 
Lez Summer Bowling League
Tuesdays from June 3rd to August 5th at DelMar Lanes
Grab Your Balls…We’re Going Bowling!  Wether you're a novice or a pro, bring your game on Tuesday nights this
Summer and have some fun with the Lezzies of Houston!  Lez Bowling League membership guidelines are as follows:

- Game night is 7p, EVERY Tuesday (Jun 3 – Aug 5)
- Each game night consists of 3 games
- You will play a different team each week
- Each team MUST have 4 members
- You do not need a team in order to sign-up
- Cash prizes will be awarded on Aug 5
- $100 (per person) is required to secure your membership
- $10 membership fee is due every Tuesday (even if you are absent)
- Team alternates are allowed to fill absences
- Team alternates must pay a $10 fee to play

Click
here to sign-up for Lez Bowling by submitting your information along with your deposit. Don’t have bowling shoes
or a ball? No worries! Shoe rental, ball rental and playing time are included in your fees.  Contact Jackson for more
info or questions:  832.875.1717
     
 
The Gay Men's Chorus of Houston Concert:  "Something Inside Is So Strong"
Saturday, June 7th at 7:30 pm, Sunday June 8th at 5 pm, at the Heinen Theater, 3517 Austin
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston presents songs of pride, gratefulness, strength and solidarity.  Tickets are $20 to
$40 and may be purchased
online or at the door.
     
 
The Heritage Gala, presented by Pride Houston
Friday, June 13th,  8:00 pm to 11 pm at the Crystal Ballroom of Rice Hotel, 909 Texas downtown
You are invited to Pride Houston’s inaugural black tie event… The Heritage Gala: Honoring the Legacy.  Houston is one
of the most diverse cities in the United States and has its own rich history in regards to the LGBT movement.
Commemorating our history has been part of Pride Houston’s ongoing mission and so this event is dedicated solely to
creating an endowment so that in the near future all of Houston can experience a Houston LGBT Museum.  Proceeds
from this event will go to an endowment for the purpose of creating a future Houston LGBT Museum.

The Crystal Ballroom is a 1913 historic ballroom located in the heart of downtown Houston’s Rice Hotel. Originally the
capitol of the Republic of Texas, this is one of Houston’s most unique and historic landmarks.

The Heritage Gala Experience:

Open Bar for the entire Gala, 21+ to drink
Seated Full Course Dinner, catered by Sambucca
Special Guest Speakers
Special Guest Hosts
Entertainment by DJ/Artists
Silent Auction
VIP Pre-Reception*

If you are looking for a black tie event that will be a night to truly remember as well as have a substantial impact on
the local Houston community then look no further than The Heritage Gala.

Ticket Pricing:

Individual Ticket: $125
VIP Ticket: $200 (Includes a private VIP pre-reception, premium seating and receive recognition in the Gala program.)
Individual Tables available**
Corporate Tables available**

** Corporate and Individual tables are also offered with added Gala benefits. Please email
Pride Houston for more
information.
     
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
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