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Houston Events

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Concerts, Speakers, and Events likely to sell out!
  1. Conversation with Valerie Jarrett on May 23 (free RSVP)
  2. Rooftop Cinema Club (it usually sells out but some are still available: Do the Right Thing, Amelie, Leon: The Professional, etc.)
  3. Desus and Mero on August 23 (use presale code BODEGA to see all ticket options)

This Week's Featured Events!

Women of Color Exposed Pop-up CoWorking Day + Summit on Friday
What's To Be Scared Of? on Friday
Stay Woke Happy Hour at The Nap Bar on Friday
Short Films: Black Radical Imagination: Fugitive Trajectories on Friday and Saturday
Friends of HPL Big Book Sale on Saturday
Houston Hackathon 2019 on Saturday and Sunday
Open Source 12.0 ft Full Crate on Saturday
Bounce and Turn: B L A C K I E (LIVE) at The Arena on Saturday
Everything Plus Poetry Festival on Saturday
Play opening: Pipeline through June 2 on Thursday
Women of Color in Tech on Monday

Friends of HPL Big Book Sale
Saturday, May 18 
eventbrite.com/e/friends-of-hpl-big-book-sale-tickets-58023312289

Black Writers’ Pop Up Shop! 
Saturday, May 18 
eventbrite.com/e/black-writers-pop-up-shop-tickets-58757522331?aff=eand

Bonus Open Studio | Screen print + Draw
Saturday, May 18 
facebook.com/events/326066821343632/

UH Af-Am Studies 50th Anniversary Scholarship Banquet
Saturday, May 18 
uh.edu/class/aas/news/annual-scholarship-banquet-2019/

Discovery Green Flea by Night
Saturday, May 18 
discoverygreen.com/flea

Last day of Trenton Doyle Hancock
Sunday, May 19 
menil.org/exhibitions/299-contemporary-focus-trenton-doyle-hancock

America’s Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics
Sunday, May 19 
events.rice.edu/#!view/event/date/20190519/event_id/24530

Third Ward Black History Bike Ride
Sunday, May 19 
eventbrite.com/e/third-ward-black-history-bike-ride-tickets-60545960598

See this post (updated) on my website

Upcoming Concerts

Elhae (rapper) at the House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room) on May 21; $18

Kari Faux(rapper) at White Oak Music Hall on May 23; $13

Featured Organization!

The University Museum at Texas Southern University is a gem led by curatorial legend Dr. Alvia Wardlaw. Right now the TSU Graduating Seniors Exhibition is happening which is a perfect way to start collecting early. Learn more here

Required Reading

date ideas

Houston Date Ideas

Our next "read" for the Houston Afrofuturism Book Club is What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah as read on LeVar Burton's podcast. Details here!
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happy hours

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