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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 helping organize a Green New Deal Town Hall on June 29 so join us (unless it gets postponed but sign up anyway)!

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!

She Started It: Film Screening & Women Entrepreneurs Panel on Monday
Open Project Night - 13th Edition (Impact Hub Houston & Sketch City) on Tuesday
Curating “Prospect New Orleans”  on Tuesday
OCA National Convention: Building Strong Advocates on Thursday through Sunday
Disney's Aladdin (Musical) Opens at the Hobby Center Opens Thursday through July 14
Founders Feedback Forum on Friday
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
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

Youth Advocacy Summit 2019
Monday, June 24 – 28
yas2019.eventbrite.com

Comedian Jess Hilarious
Monday, June 24 – 26
improvhouston.com/ShowDetails/ac961ce6-169f-45fc-953d-2e1e669621c1/60406d25-ab2d-4d39-aa1b-50dccdb8ae37/Jess_Hilarious/Houston_Improv

She Started It: Film Screening & Women Entrepreneurs Panel
Monday, June 24 
https://shestartedithtx.eventbrite.com

Open Project Night – 13th Edition (Impact Hub Houston & Sketch City)
Tuesday, June 25 
opnvol13.eventbrite.com

Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum
Tuesday, June 25 
houstonbiz.org

HMNS Catalysts: Yoga with the Dinosaurs
Tuesday, June 25 
store.hmns.org/default.aspx?tagid=37

Curating “Prospect New Orleans” 
Tuesday, June 25 
projectrowhouses.org/calendar/curating-prospect-new-orleans

Urban Reads: Alexander Garvin
Tuesday, June 25 
eventbrite.com/e/urban-reads-alexander-garvin-tickets-62005015671?aff=eand

Houston Startup Demo Day
Wednesday, June 26 
eventbrite.com/e/houston-startup-demo-day-tickets-60754663835?aff=eand

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

Pride & Joy – The Marvin Gaye Musical
Wednesday, June 26 
visithoustontexas.com/event/pride-%26-joy-the-marvin-gaye-musical/61385/

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

Fade To Black Play Festival 2019
Thursday, June 27 
matchouston.org/events/2019/fade-black-play-festival-2019

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

Let’s Talk About Yellow!: Miller Solo Show
Friday, June 28 
facebook.com/events/2309788352622954/

Rise and Shine Morning Rooftop Yoga
Saturday, June 29 
clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass?studioid=623952&tg=&vt=&lvl=&stype=-7&view=day&trn=100000040&page=&catid=&prodid=&date=06%2f29%2f19&classid=0

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/

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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