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Houston Events

Congratulations to Morrisa (pictured below) who won the Lion Babe ticket giveaway! Stay tuned for other opportunities coming soon! Also, I'm organizing a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and a Green New Deal Town Hall today so join us!

Also, I have a brand new list of concerts for July through September of 2019!

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Concerts, Speakers, and Events likely to sell out!
  1. Guild Of Griots: A Kultured Salon Dinner Party on June 30
  2. Let's Do This Houston has themed bike tours in 3rd Ward featuring music by Megan Thee Stallion, Nipsey Hussle, Ari Lennox, and more coming up and they sell out quick.
  3. Rooftop Cinema Club (it usually sells out but some are still available: Do the Right Thing, Amelie, Leon: The Professional, etc.)
  4. Desus and Mero on August 23 

This Week's Featured Events!

OCA National Convention: Building Strong Advocates on Thursday through Sunday
Disney's Aladdin (Musical) Opens at the Hobby Center Opens Thursday through July 14
Toni Morrison Documentary -- The Pieces I Am -- opens in Houston on Friday
Black Lunch Table Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at The African American Library on Saturday
Black LGBTQ+ PRIDE Events at The Gregory School: In the Lord on Saturday
AsiaFest 2019 on Saturday
Unveiling of 360 Degrees Vanishing (360DVP) on Saturday
ElectroBounce - Soul Control's 4 Year Anniversary on Saturday
The Night Ride Experience (NRX) on Saturday
Presidential Candidate Speaker Series with Secretary Castro on Sunday
Houston Afrofuturism Book Club - Sunday, June 30 on Sunday
Guild Of Griots: A Kultured Salon Dinner Party on Sunday

Disney’s Aladdin (Musical) Opens at the Hobby Center
Wednesday, June 26 
thehobbycenter.org/?q=node/2230/

Play Opening: Josephine Tonight through July 28
Thursday, June 27 
ensemblehouston.com/season/seasonlineup.html

OCA National Convention: Building Strong Advocates
Thursday, June 27 – 30
ocanationalconvention.org/registration

State of Black Houston
Saturday, June 29 
sobh2019.eventbrite.com

Black Lunch Table Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at The African American Library at the Gregory School
Saturday, June 29 
aalwiki.eventbrite.com

Black LGBTQ+ PRIDE Events at The Gregory School: In the Lord
Saturday, June 29 
eventbrite.com/e/black-lgbtq-pride-events-at-the-gregory-school-in-the-lord-tickets-62649843368?aff=eand

Houston Local Experimental Music Fest [HExFest] I
Saturday, June 29 
facebook.com/events/456531691819444/

Fundraiser for Candidate Akilah Bacy (TX House District 138)

Saturday, June 29
paperlesspost.com/events/35368347-6df326d0/replies/549944786-e78f9f77

Beethoven 5: ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights
Saturday, June 29 
bit.ly/2Ygk2cb

Houston Afrofuturism Book Club – Sunday, June 30
Sunday, June 30 
afrohou3.eventbrite.com

Guild Of Griots: A Kultured Salon Dinner Party
Sunday, June 30 
eventbrite.com/e/guild-of-griots-a-kultured-salon-dinner-party-tickets-62997701822?aff=eand

Anita Baker Farewell Concert Series
Sunday, June 30 
www1.ticketmaster.com/anita-baker-sugar-land-texas-06-30-2019/event/3A00567723C18351

See this post (updated) on my website

Upcoming Concerts

Anita Baker Farewell Concert Series on June 30
starRo with Hiram, 9th Sage, and Morgan Morgan (DJs) at White Oak Music Hall on July 6; $5

Featured Organization!

The University Museum at Texas Southern University is a gem led by curatorial legend Dr. Alvia Wardlaw. The Citywide African American Artists Exhibition begins June 22 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 The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu as read on LeVar Burton's podcast. Details here!
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happy hours

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