Houston Events

We have a flash giveaway for two tickets to Mixers & Elixirs at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Friday! Read below in featured events to win! 

Also, if you or a friend are thinking about attending the Roots Picnic in Philly this weekend and need tickets I have two tickets below the sale price. Let me know if you're interested!

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Concerts, Speakers, and Events likely to sell out!
  1. 90's Kickback Concert Part II feat. Dru Hill, Ginuwine, Mýa on June 7 (discounted on Groupon)
  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!

Black Engagement in Tech - Get Connected on Wednesday
Spring Shop & Sip at LAUNCH on Wednesday
Share the Vision, Live the Legacy: Brown v Board of Education on Wednesday
Performance | Up Rising: A Night of Dance Commemorating Stonewall’s 50th Anniversary on Thursday
An Intimate Conversation with Valerie Jarrett! on Thursday
HMNS Mixers and Elixirs: Jump Into Summer from 7-10pm on Friday

FLASH GIVEAWAY!! Tickets are normally $25 but MerlexPicks and I are giving away two tickets ($50 value) to subscribers! If you can make it just reply to this email with your favorite book. First person wins!
Reel Pride 2019 | Official Pride Film Festival on Saturday
High Vibe Live / OS presents: Sasha Marie & Sahar Habibi on Saturday
Southern Fried Chicken Fest 2019 on Saturday
My Southern Brand Presents - "Crawfish & Friends" on Sunday
Play: Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau through June 2

65th Anniversary of Brown v Board of Education
Wednesday, May 29

Asia Society: From Japanese Internment to “Travel Bans”: A Discussion and Film Screening of “And Then They Came for Us”
Thursday, May 30

A Night of Dance Commemorating Stonewall’s 50th Anniversary
Thursday, May 30

Discover Green Thursday Concerts
Thursday, May 30

See this post (updated) on my website

Upcoming Concerts

Ne-Yo and Tamia at Warehouse Live (Studio) on June 1; $15

Jamila Woods at Arena Theatre on June 10; $15
Anderson .Paak (rapper) with Thundercat and Mac DeMarcoat Revention Music Center on June 11; $49+

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 The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu as read on LeVar Burton's podcast. Details here!
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