Small Private Events
Chance's Eros, Halloween Magic Sunday Encore, Fotis and Ali
This page is devoted to small private events, just a handful of the thousands that occurred over the years among small groups of GLBT community members. These were some of the gatherings which fostered Houston's early GLBT community and gave people a safe space to celebrate their sexuality. These parties provide a valuable contrast for the much more public events which follow. Because they are so personal and only contain a handful of individuals, we neither have nor wish to provide a plethora of information about the event specifics.
Chance's was a lesbian bar in Houston that was open from August 1994 to November 2010. While it was open, it became the biggest lesbian bar in the Houston area. Thse photos are from the party they hosted called "Eros" in 2001. 
Halloween Magic Sunday Encore
The first Halloween Magic was held in 1988 as a series of private events throughout Houston. These parties came with admission, and the proceeds went to varous AIDS charities in Houston. After a few years, the proceeds from these parties started going towards a larger event itself, dubbed "Halloween Magic," where spoof theater shows were performed as part of this fundraising event. These shows were written by people in the Montrose GLBT community and have a distinct Montrose style. Examples of past shows include "Montrose Boulevard," "The Roxie Horror Beauty Shop," and "The Sound of Montrose."
Halloween Magic has often been focused on Montrose. An article from This Week in Texas reads: "'We want to involve both Montrose residents and area businesses in the project, and all the money raised stays right here in the community.'" 
For more information on Halloween Magic, click here: http://digitalprojects.rice.edu/wrc/Houston-LGBTQ/exhibits/show/drag-collection/houston-drag-competitions/halloweenmagicplayers