The big Pride Houston parade and festival are just the icing on Houston’s rainbow cake. Here’s a rundown of events, official and otherwise:
ROKK THE RUNWAY
American Idol finalist and dance diva Kimberley Locke headlines this high-energy event, which also features a fashion show from Male UWear. Hosted by Jonathan Lovitz of Logo’s Setup Squad. 8 p.m. Friday at South Beach, 810 Pacific. Free before 11 p.m.
RAINBOW ON THE GREEN
Broadway star Anthony Rapp performs, along with Tye Blue, Miss Money, F Bar Dreamgirls Kara Dion, Tara Dion, Christina Ross and more. 8 p.m. Friday at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney. Free.
GIRL PARTY PRIDE HOUSTON 2011
Food, live music, DJs and a parking lot party. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday at Etro Lounge, 1424 Westheimer.
PRIDE HOUSTON FESTIVAL AND PARADE
The 33rd annual celebration features vendor booths, live performances, DJs, food and the country’s largest nighttime parade. Festival, 1-7 p.m. Saturday, features performances by Jessica Ferguson, Roxxi Jane, Freddy Cauley, Nina Lombardo, Pride SuperSTAR 2009 AJ Cabrera, Ben Montes, Osirus featuring Raquel Refuerzo, Mallorie and the Pride SuperSTAR 2011 finalists. The festival is on Westheimer, from Commonwealth to Yoakum. The parade, 8:15-11 p.m. Saturday, runs along Westheimer between Dunlavy and Crocker streets. Free.
OFFICIAL PRIDE HOUSTON AFTER PARTY
DJ Riley from Chicago and adult video stars Gavin Waters and Reese Rideout. 9 p.m. Saturday at South Beach. $15 advance, $20 at the door.
MARVELOUS SATURDAYS PRESENTS INVASION
With DJ Joe Gauthreaux.
Bright attire encouraged.
9 p.m. Saturday at Vue, 526 Waugh.