World AIDS Day Events

Play Explores Risk Behaviors

The stage play "You Better Ask Somebody" explores the personal relationships between men and women that put us all at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS. Ex-con Donovan has been released from a two-year stint in prison and is back with his girl, Kendra. To their dismay, Donovan’s “down low” lifestyle while in prison comes back to haunt them both when he is informed that his old cellmate is HIV positive. To make matters worse, Kendra has been having an ongoing affair with a married man, Dan.

“You Better Ask Somebody” brings this issue home with an in depth look into typical human behavior. Filled with drama and spoken word poetry, "You Better Ask Somebody" will make you laugh, cry, and think.

The play premiers Saturday, December 4 at 8 pm at St. John’s Church in Downtown Houston (2019 Crawford St). Tickets are $20. More information and Tickets available at

World AIDS Day Luncheon

AIDS Foundation Houston’s annual World AIDS Day Luncheon honors and celebrates the lives of the men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS. This year's luncheon chair will be "Celebrity Makeup Artist" Edward Sanchez of Edward Sanchez Cosmetics and honorary chair Dr. Carolyn Farb, "The First Lady of Philanthropy.” Sponsored by Chevron Corporation.

The Luncheon is December 1 at 11:00 a.m. at theHilton-Americas Houston, (1600 Lamar Street) For more information visit

Staged Reading of Landmark Play “The Normal Heart”

The Houston GLBT Community Center and Theater New West have produced a stage reading of Larry Kramer’s landmark play “The Normal Heart” about the early days of the AIDS crisis.

The play, which celebrates it’s 25th anniversary this year, will be performed December 1st at 7:30 p.m. at Stages Repertory Theater, 3201 Allen Parkway. Tickets are $30. Proceeds benefit the Houston GLBT Community Center. For more information visit

Candlelight Vigil

The City of Houston will hold a candlelight vigil for the victims of AIDS at Tranquility Park (400 Rusk St) from 5 pm to 7 pm on December 1st.

Tree of Remembrance:

The Harris County Hospital District cordially invites you to its World AIDS Day Program and Information Fair December 1st from 11 am to 12 pm.

A Christmas tree is placed outside the clinic and clients, clinic staff and the general public are asked to bring a Christmas ornament in honor of personal loved ones or friends who have passed away due to AIDS.

Ornaments are placed on the tree and the tree remains standing through the end of December. Ornaments may be picked-up after the New Year in the Volunteer Office.

The Tree of Remembrance will be at the Thomas Street Health Center (2015 Thomas Street).

Bethel UCC Holds World AIDS Day Service

Bethel UCC will hold a World AIDS day service on Saturday December 3 at 6 pm. Bethel UCC is located at 1107 Shepherd Dr Houston,TX 77007.

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