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Author: A.J. Mistretta

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  • 7 ‘Must See’ Events this Holiday Season
    November 15, 2017
    When it comes to the holidays, our attention inevitably turns to party hopping strategies and how much wine will be necessary to get through family gatherings. But this is also a great time to connect with friends and experience events together that only come around once a year. Here are a few that we’re looking forward to in the coming weeks. Downtown’s Discovery Green puts on a great show at the holidays, complete with an ice skating rink. And each year Rainbow on Ice lures LGBT...
  • Brunch of the Month: Gloria's Latin Cuisine
    October 26, 2017
    Brunch. It’s arguably the most important meal of the gay week. So we’re launching a new series exploring some of the best spots to enjoy the perfect weekend spread. From killer cocktails to the tastiest of tacos, we’ll break down where you should be brunching right now! When it first opened in Midtown in five years ago, Gloria’s Latin Cuisine was far from an immediate brunch hit. In fact, the first local outpost of the Mexican-meets Salvordorian concept opened rather...
  • Lady Bunny to Headline Houston Coming Out Party
    September 25, 2017
    From a small house party in the Heights to a series of fundraisers that collectively draw more than 1,000 people annually, OutReach United has dramatically expanded its reach over the last 11 years to become one of the city’s most visible LGBT organizations. The group's flagship event, the Houston Coming Out Party, celebrates an important milestone for most LGBT individuals and raises money for local nonprofits . This year’s event, set for October 14, will feature nationally...
  • Pride Crosswalk Coming to Montrose
    June 16, 2017
    Montrose will soon have a new, physical tribute to the LGBT community just in time for this year’s Pride celebration. Work will begin this weekend on a pride crosswalk at the intersection of Westheimer Road and Taft Street. Initially envisioned as a tribute to a young man tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident there last year, the project has taken on a broader significance as it honors the support and friendship many find in Houston’s LGBT community. Steered by a special...
  • LGBTQ Storytellers Take the Stage
    May 16, 2017
    Everyone has an interesting story to tell. That’s the premise behind a new live show debuting in June featuring stories from Houston’s LGBTQ community. The inaugural performance of Story Hole —which organizers hope to make an ongoing series—will showcase unique, real life tales from local entertainers and writers around the theme “My First Time.” The show is set for June 22 at the Rec Room on the east side of Downtown. Comedian and performer Kathryn Way,...
  • Five Questions for 'Sex Tips' Producer Matt Murphy
    April 14, 2017
    Girl is shy and studious. Guy is rugged and sexy. Who better to bridge the divide and get these two together than an observant gay man who also happens to be an expert in the field of sex? That’s the premise of the aptly named show Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man , running May 4-7 at Alley Theatre. The play is the third production of Lott Entertainment Presents’ current season—part of that group’s ongoing effort to bring more avant-garde theater to Houston....
  • Be Counted: Participate in Important LGBT Survey
    April 3, 2017
    My Gay Houston is working with the team at Community Marketing Inc. on their important annual LGBT survey. There's power in our Pride! Participating in this study helps open doors-and minds-around the world, and influences positive changes for our community. Previous surveys have yielded 45,000 respondents from 150 countries! You may have seen Community Marketing & Insights quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, etc. Click here to start the survey. It should take...
  • Super Bowl LI in Houston
    December 27, 2016
    Houston is just days away from hosting the world's biggest annual sporting event. Super Bowl LI will bring 10 days of concerts, festivals, a big fan experience and other events all culminating in the big game February 5 at NRG Stadium. Super Bowl LIVE Houston’s Discovery Green park and Avenida Houston will soon welcome over 1 million football fans as part of a 10-day Super Bowl LIVE fan festival. Super Bowl LIVE will be chock full of free concerts by some of the biggest names in...
  • Composer Jake Heggie Discusses Reimagining 'Wonderful Life'
    November 30, 2016
    This week the Houston Grand Opera raises the current on It’s a Wonderful Life , an operatic adaptation of the classic holiday story. It’s a world premiere for the original work by composer Jack Heggie, whose previous credits include Dead Man Walking and Moby Dick , which both won critical acclaim. Together with HGO, Heggie set out to create something unique yet familiar and endearing for the opera audience—a piece that spoke to the sentiment of the holiday season. He settled...
  • 5 Questions for Kathryn Lott of Lott Entertainment Presents
    October 11, 2016
    Mx. Justin Vivian Bond opens the group's second season Oct. 20 & 21 When it launched last year, few could have imagined the effect Lott Entertainment Presents would have on Houston’s performing arts scene. In its first season, the avant garde theater presenter brought provocative entertainers such as Bridget Everett and Daniel Koren to the local stage, shocking and delighting audiences. In a well-established and respected theater scene that offers everything from drama to...
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