It’s Halloween weekend! Here’s a list of LGBTQ friendly celebrations that are happening across the Rio Grande Valley.
1. Queremos Bailar! – Friday, Oct. 28
Description: Calling all lloronas, calabazas sentidos, and darks: Queremos Bailar is back this friday with all your favorite spooky tunes from Missy Elliot to Steve Jordan, so come out however you want, costume or not, and be ready to move to the groove. As always, come out with good intentions and respect for the space, there’s an active zero tolerance policy on anyone trying to make trouble with folks having a good time.
2. CVNTS Drag Illuminati Costume Party – Saturday, Oct. 29
Description: HALLOWEEN WEEKEND! CVNTS / DRAG ILLUMINATI / COSTUME PARTY hosted by Beatrix Lestrange with Ariel C. Brooks, Aeon Mavis York, Jaqlyn M Garcia, Xinfandel Xinfandel, Lolita Casanova (Dolores Montana), Jodie Galilei, and FT UNIPORN!
3. Halloween Tribute Nite – Saturday, Oct. 29
Description: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! ANNOUNCING: the annual tribute show. An evening of friends, some new, some old, coming together to slay a tribute to some of their favorite bands, dead and alive. Cost: $5 21+ / $10 minors.
BOo Order / New Order
Princes of the Universe / Queen
Bikini Thrill / Bikini Kill
System of a Brown / System of a Down
Más Nerders / Descendents
Yas Yas YASSS / Yeah Yeah Yeahs
4. Prelude’s Two-Year Anniversary Celebration – Saturday, Oct. 29
Description: Prelude Family, we are *thrilled* to be celebrating our two-year anniversary this month! We are extremely grateful to the musicians, audiences, volunteers, Downtown Harlingen neighbors, friends, and family who have sustained us in numerous ways during our first two years in business. We’ve come a long way and hope you will join us in celebration!
Our anniversary show features local talents Battery Ape, Pamela Oliver Munoz and Marcos Munoz, AmieLynn Music, and Benny Ybarra Music. Co-owners Angel Rodriguez and Rachel Udow will perform a special set together, and…drumroll….we will be welcoming Tom Meny Music from Austin back to The Prelude’s stage! Tom has won numerous accolades for his songwriting and performance abilities, and we’re very lucky to have him back in Harlingen for this special occasion.
5. Rocky Horror (LIVE SHOW) – Saturday, Oct. 29 – Monday, Oct. 31
Description: Are you a Rocky Horror Slut or Virgin? Join us SATURDAY(29th), SUNDAY(30th), OR MONDAY(31st) for The Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE SHADOW CAST! Get your tickets here.
6. Me Vale: Queer art show – Friday, Nov. 4
Description: BAM is proud to be collaborating with Aquí Estamos RGV on a Queer Art Showcase and Fundraiser featuring some of the Valley’s awesome LGBTQIA+ artists! $5 Cover. BYOB. Music by DJ Uniporn! Feature artists include: Gloria Valentina Reyes, Glori Alvarez, Jessie James, Gustavo Huerta, Victoria Siempre, Josue Ramirez, Eduardo Martinez, Rubén Garza, Ricardo Partida, Ame de León, Oscar O. Padron, Ana Isabel Lopez and more!
BONUS: Voodoo Boogalo – Friday, Oct. 28
Description: Join us for a night of bloodcurdling beats and supernatural soul at Avenue 1704. Get your skulls rattled by The Collective Unconscious as they drop the deadest freakuencies on the year’s most electrifying witching hour. Our contaminated costume contest will have you shrieking for more. Spooky Sounds by The Collective Unconscious. Special Guest DJ Queenkillahbee. Vile Visuals by Kiniki. Cost: Free Ages: 21+.
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