Houston Events

Here's my curated list of events for this week (along with my longer post for all of April)! I have also released my Houston concert list through June of 2019. 

I have several events coming up this week (highlighted below) but this week is packed so I won't feel too bad if you don't make it. As always, for the latest updates check Merlex Picks

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Concerts, Speakers, and Events likely to sell out!
  1. Smino's with EarthGang and Phoelix on April 29
  2. Ari Lennox on May 25
  3. Anderson .Paak with Mac DeMarco and Thundercat on June 11
  4. Lion Babe on June 13
  5. Rooftop Cinema Club (it usually sells out but some are still available: Do the Right Thing, Amelie, Leon: The Professional, etc.)

My Featured Events

I have several events coming up this month that I hope you'll check out! Click the pictures to learn more and to RSVP for each one. 

This Week's Featured Events!

Inprint Reading: Tayari Jones and Richard Powers on Monday
Nosh Culinary Showcase: Houston on Wednesday
SHAPE's 50th Anniversary Community Commitment Meeting on Thursday
Opening Reception | Stonewall 50 on Friday
She Started It: Film Screening & Women Entrepreneurs Panel on Friday
3 The Hard Way | opening reception on Friday
Exhibition Opening: Democracia | ORDER on Saturday
"Sip & Share" Wine Conversations and Connections Vol. VI on Saturday
10th Annual Ice Cold Springfest on Saturday
Core Program Lecture: Hamza Walker on Saturday
Reading Care Work: A SAYHU Disability Justice Book Discussion on Sunday

Inprint Reading: Tayari Jones and Richard Powers
Monday, April 22

Writespace Monthly Writers Socials
Tuesday, April 23

She the People Presidential Forum
Wednesday, April 24

Nosh Culinary Showcase: Houston
Wednesday, April 24

Emily King at The Heights Theater
Wednesday, April 24

Jolt 101: Houston
Thursday, April 25

EO Talks Houston
Thursday, April 25

Overlap: Meetup at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Thursday, April 25

Opening Reception | Stonewall 50
Friday, April 26

MFAH Mixed Media
Friday, April 26

CHVRCHES, Cherry Glazerr
Friday, April 26

A Conversation on Children’s Health and Vaccines
Friday, April 26

10th Annual Ice Cold Springfest
Saturday, April 27

Core Program Lecture: Hamza Walker
Saturday, April 27

“Sip & Share” Wine Conversations and Connections Vol. VI
Saturday, April 27

Soundbites Food Truck Fest: Houston
Saturday, April 27

FKJ Houston – Warehouse Live
Saturday, April 27

Concert: Erykah Badu
Saturday, April 27

Comedians The Lucas Bros
Sunday, April 28

Warrior Women
Sunday, April 28

Houston Afrofuturism Book Club
Sunday, April 28

LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talks
Sunday, April 28

See this post (updated) on my website

Upcoming Concerts

Emily King (R&B singer) with Jennah Bell (folk singer) at The Heights Theater on April 24; $22

Emily King (R&B singer) with Jennah Bell (folk singer) at The Heights Theater on April 24; $22

Leon Bridges at Cynthia Mitchell Pavilion (Woodlands) on April 26; $30+

Erykah Badu at Arena Theatre on April 27; $100

FKJ (house instrumentalist) at Warehouse Live (Ballroom) on April 27; $28

Smino (rapper) with EarthGang (rapper) and Phoelix at Warehouse Live (Ballroom) on April 29; $23

Los Amigos Invisibles at the House of Blues Houston on April 29; $35

Featured Food!

Black Restaurant Week celebrates the 4th annual culinary fest in Houston. From April 14-28, Houston celebrates the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisines. See participating restaurants and events at

Required Reading

date ideas

Houston Date Ideas

Our next "read" for the Houston Afrofuturism Book Club on April 28 is Sorry to Bother You by Boots Riley. Details here!
happy hours

As always, check out for the full calendar of events. And tell your friends to subscribe to my newsletter to get these in their inboxes too!

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