Houston Events

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

Thank you to everyone who made it to the MFAH! I've included a few pictures below. As always, for the latest updates check Merlex Picks

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Concerts, Speakers, and Events likely to sell out!
  1. Kenyan film Rafiki screenings on May 10 and 12
  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

This Week's Featured Events!

Play opening: Pipeline through June 2 on Thursday
Houston Social Entrepreneurship Meetup (Vol 9) on Thursday
Women's Work, Mind, Body and Spirit Opening Reception on Friday
Film Screening: Rafiki on Friday and Sunday at the MFAH
Curator’s Tour “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017” on Saturday
AsiaFest 2019 on Saturday
Expressions in Molten Metal on Saturday 

Innovation Week Houston
Monday, May 6 – May 10

Houston Social Entrepreneurship Meetup (Vol 9)
Thursday, May 9

Play opening: Pipeline through June 2
Thursday, May 9

Of Color Anthology Book Launch – Houston, Texas
Thursday, May 9

Ms. Lauryn Hill Celebrating the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Thursday, May 9

3rd Ward Unity Market
Friday, May 10

Comicpalooza 2019
Friday, May 10 – May 12

Film Screening: Rafiki
Friday, May 10

Kali Uchis & Jorja Smith
Friday, May 10

Asia Society: AsiaFest 2019
Saturday, May 11

Curator’s Tour “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017”
Saturday, May 11

Distressed in Kicks!
Saturday, May 11

Mother’s Day Soul Music Fest
Saturday, May 11

Film Screening: Rafiki
Sunday, May 12

See this post (updated) on my website

Upcoming Concerts

Lauryn Hill, Shabazz Palaces (experimental hip hop), Patoranking (Nigerian dancehall) at Smart Financial Centre on May 9; $31+

Jorja Smith and Kali Uchis at Revention Music Center on May 10; $39+

Anita Baker at Smart Financial Centre on May 10; $99+

Wild Belle (ska band?) at White Oak Music Hall on May 11; $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 TBD. Details here!
happy hours

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