HOUSTON VOICE www.houstonvoice.com
JULY 2, 2004 19
its life JOHNNY HOOKS
The island has sea, sand and
and drag puppets this weekend,
but Houston has Jimmy James.
Of drag and drag puppets
Welcome to HoVo on the GoGo — that's
HotGG for those of you keeping score at
home — your new guide to everything
hip, happening, cool and queer in
Houston gay and lesbian nightlife.
Song & dance
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! CHILD,
there's nothing like a good old fashioned
three-day weekend to get the girls and
boys jumping. Therefore, this weeks
HotGG is all about song and dance.
IF YOU'RE LIKE MANY QUEERS,
Galveston will be your destination of
choice for the holiday weekend. You simply cannot miss the infamous puppet
show at Robert's Lafitte's on Saturday and
Sunday at 10:30 p.m. It's difficult to
describe this hilarious, patriotic-themed
Officially titled "The Many
Faces of Robert the Mouth,"
it involves stars, stripes, drag
queen heads on puppet bodies
and a penis nose that actually
drinks from a cocktail —
This show is celebrating 15-plus years
as an annual event on July 4th and Labor
Day weekends. Robert includes his supporting cast of friends and this year,
Lafitte's welcomes a new addition: a fabulous working pool, dahlings! That's
right, on the new and improved patio
Lafitte's will be serving hotdogs and
hamburgers around the pool. As always,
there's never a cover at this 37-year-old
institution on the isle. 2501 Avenue Q at
25th Street. 409-765-9092.
Dancers in Speedos
ALSO ON THE ISLAND THIS WEEKEND,
check out the Manhunt.net and Ketoco 4
Men party at Undercurrent. This club has
fabulous upper and lower level decks,
awesome lighting and a big dance floor to
shake it on. Did I mention the dancers in
Speedos, the terrific views of the Gulf,
and some yummy daily drink specials!
Happy Hours run from noon to 8 p.m.
every day, thats hours plural. Color me in
attendance! Undercurrent is located at
3102 Seawall, 409.750.8571 or undercur-
Divas R 4-Ever
FOR THOSE OF YOU STAYING IN TOWN,
fear not there is lots to Go-Go to.
The ever amazing, super-fab Jimmy
James is back! Jimmy James, famous as
the voice and face of Marilyn Monroe for
so many years is back with a new show
Robert Gant from 'Queer as Folk' parties with the
Dion twins, Kara (left) and Tara at South Beach
during Pride weekend. (Photo by Dalton DeHart)
called "Divas R 4-Ever"! While not a drag
show per se, James simply inhabits the
vocal styles of the women he impersonates. Close your eyes and you're at a Judy
Garland, Barbra Streisand or Norah
Jones concert. James is a seasoned performer, with a wit as sharp as Babs nails.
He performs Friday and Saturday at
i:30pm at 1415 California,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY EJ'S
Can you believe EJ's is
celebrating her 30th birthday this weekend? That's right; she's left
her 20s behind and is heading into decade
No. 3. That's a lot of shots, and short
shorts honey at the club's always rowdy
Amateur Strip Contest held every Monday
night. You can be sure there will be fun,
food and festivities all day long and of
course, Jody will be singing for the masses. The birthday celebration is Sunday,
stop on by and wish owner Ed and his
friendly and fun staff a happy 30th. Tell
'em HotGG sent you! EJ's is located at 2571
Ralph Street at Westheimer, 713-527-9071.
Karaoke a Cabo
SPEAKING OF CELEBRATIONS, HAVE
you heard about Show Your Voice
Karaoke at Cabo Montrose, hosted by the
Houston Voice each and every Tuesday
night? Now you have! HoUy Hicks, Jason
Wilson along with DJ Patsch and moi are
all about the local vocals. You will also
Find yummy live boiled crawfish specials,
$2 martinis, well drinks and draft beer
and $3 margaritas to help you find your
nerve. Staffers, the precious and perky
Abby with 2 B's and the adorable Gregg
with 3 Gs are happy to the keep cold
drinks and hot food coming! llll
Westheimer at Yoakum, 713-942-CABO.
, a If you have any club announcements or
events email them, to jhooks(p>houston-
voicc.com or call 713-529.-8490.
See you on the Go-Go!
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