Queer Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: December 15-18, 2022

Photo by Melissa Taylor

Mary Poppins [email protected]
Celebrate a “jolly holiday” at the theater under the stars Mary Poppins. Meet the cast and crew of Mary Poppins during the [email protected] After show party with free snacks, drink specials and a chance to mingle with other LGBTQ theater lovers. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m

The Aphrodisi Files | Photo by Channel Purple

Nutcracker Burlesque
Visit Rise Rooftop for a seductive take on a Christmas classic performed by the Aphrodisi acts. Arrive early to shop from a selection of holiday vendors, grab a drink, and start the evening upbeat and merry with entertainment from pre-show artists. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m

Very happy pops
Houston Symphony presented Very happy pops until December 18th. N’Kenge, star of Broadway Motown: The Musical and Caroline or change, joins the symphony and choir for a festive concert of traditional Christmas carols, festive favorites and lots of Christmas cheer. 8 p.m

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The Nutcracker Out at the ballet
Houston Ballet collaborates with outsmart for their first Out at the Ballet performance with a 25% discount on orchestra-level seating, a free drink and a reception for LGBTQ-goers to meet before the performance and during intermission. Reception begins at 6:00 PM, curtain time is 7:30 PM.

Cheeky Christmas at Pearl
Santa checks his list and Pearl Bar Houston checks hers. Come for a naughty Christmas party with DJ Raqqcity and special dance performances by Lady Torrestrial and Sexy Lexie LA $5 Cover after 9pm

Winter onesie party at the Pearl
Come to the Pearl Bar Houston in your best onesie to win the $250 cash prize for Best Onesie at midnight. Enjoy tracks from DJ Raqqcity all night long. $5 coverage after 9 p.m

Fortuna: White party
Wear white for good luck and head to the Bauhaus for DNVRMX’s third annual white party to celebrate the birthday of DNVRMX owner and DJ Marti Frieson. This year they’ve teamed up with White Party Palm Springs, a gay dance music festival taking place in Houston in the spring, to open the festival with a night of DJs from around the world. There is a chance to win door prizes throughout the night including tickets to the White Party Palm Springs and tickets to Houston Pride 2023. 10:00pm

Onyx acquisition at BUDDY’S
Onyx Lonestar presents Onyx Takeover at BUDDY’S Houston with Jell-O-Shots, a 50/50 raffle and a Jock the Halls contest. 22 O `clock

Rumors Christmas Show
Head to Seawall Boulevard in Galveston for a night of celebration to remember with Rumors’ Christmas show, starring Dessie Love Blake and Monica Terrell, Muffy Blake Vanderbilt and Iris Seymour. $5 cover for this holiday edition of The Rumor Report. Shows at 8:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m

Numbers Christmas party
Numbers Nightclub would like to thank you this Christmas with a night of gift giving including the hottest electronics and gadgets, a lifetime pass to Numbers and gift cards, and a special present for all who come. Doors open at 9pm

Obscure Houston Oddities Market
Visit Numbers for a selection of quirky and unique Houston dealerships to shop in advance of the holiday season. There will be performances by local artists including Skabs the Clown and food trucks will be lined up outside. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance or at the box office. 1pm-8pm

Bellaire Hanukkah Festival and Concert
The Shul of Bellaire will host the 12th annual Bellaire Chanukah Festival with a performance by the Pardes Rock Band. Visit Bellaire Town Square for a musical menorah lighting, Hanukkah crafts and activities, a milk buffet dinner, face painting, latkes and donuts for everyone. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children. 4 p.m

Pearl pet photos
Join Santa and the Grinch at Pearl Bar Houston for photos of your furry friends this holiday season. Photos are free for all guests, with free stockings for any pets present. Happy hour runs all day. 4-6 p.m

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