Houston Events

HAULYP is celebrating Buy Black Week so here are a few suggestion from me (most are in the featured events):
Restaurants - Ate Kitchen for lunch, Suzie's In-Style Catering (Thu and Fri at SHAPE), Chicken Box Delicious (Mon night at Axelrad)
    Wellness - Melanin Yoga Project at SHAPE Center
    PD - Community Organizing Training on Saturday
    Authors: Sami Schalk, Colson Whitehead, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Martha S. Jones
    Music - DJ E$ at Axelrad on Friday, Soul Control on Saturday

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Concerts, Speakers, and Events likely to sell out!
  1. Buy season tickets for Inprint Houston's 2018-2019 reading series to get Ta-Nehisi Coates and Colson Whitehead's new books, early signing, and front row seats!  
  2. Food Apartheid Dinner Series beginning on September 4
  3. Ta-Nehisi Coates tickets go on sale on September 17 at noon
  4. BLM Founder Patrisse Cullors on September 27
  5. Author Kiese Laymon Lecture on October 2
  6. Jidenna on November 8
  7. Desus and Mero on November 9 
  8. The Color Purple at HSPVA in February 2020

This Week's Featured Events!

Food Apartheid Dinner Series beginning September 4
Disability Studies at Rice : a talk by Dr Sami Schalk on Monday
Inprint Colson Whitehead Reading on Monday
HTX: Zine Workshop-Tapping into the Radical Imagination on Tuesday
Fuckup Nights Houston - Spanglish Edition on Wednesday
The Cannon Grand Opening on Thursday
4.0 Schools Low Stakes Pitch Night Houston on Thursday
I Heart Justice on Thursday
Eternal 30: Victoria Keddie, Emilý Æyer on Friday
View the Right Thing - Play to Win on Saturday
Lest We Forget Lecture by Martha S. Jones on Saturday
Community Organizing Training on Saturday
Powerful Vulnerable: Story Circle on Saturday
What A Vibe "WAV" on Saturday
Majia and NRX Presents : PULL UP w/ Zutzut (NAAFI) on Saturday
ElectroBounce on Saturday
Welcome Back Etta's Sunday Brunch on Sunday
Houston Reads Toni Morrison! on Sunday
Houston Afrofuturism Book Club - Sunday, September 22 on Sunday
See this post (updated) on my website

Upcoming Concerts

Marc Rebillet at Satellite Bar on September 19; $14

Sinkane at Last Concert Cafe on September 19; $12

Charli XCX at White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs) on September 23; $35

Featured Organization!

I'm a big fan of naps and now Houston has The Nap Bar in Rice Village! Check out the recent ABC feature and their website!

Required Reading

date ideas

Houston Date Ideas

Our next "read" for the Houston Afrofuturism Book Club is Ironheart by Eve Ewing. Details here!
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