Houston Events

Lots of music this week. Since you (better) have Monday off, I recommend checking out The Gumbo Jam on Sunday night. The music is great and the gumbo is delicious! Enjoy the weekend!

Also, Giving Tuesday has passed but I still recommend HYPE Freedom Schools as an org to support because they've got a 20 year track record of great work. More below or click here to donate

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Giving Spotlight:
HYPE Freedom Schools

HYPE works with churches and schools to implement the Freedom Schools curriculum developed by the Children’s Defense Fund. They provide summer enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning. Donate today!
I'm donating to HYPE because the mornings I spent reading, singing, and chatting with these young people were the highlights of my summer. I'm putting my money toward continuing the Freedom Schools legacy of youth development in Houston. Let me know if you're able to support or have questions!
Did you see my latest post on creative date ideas? How about the one on upcoming concerts for the quarter? Get your tickets now before they sell out! As always, see local events and more at and subscribe to my newsletter!


Concerts, Speakers, and Events likely to sell out!
  1. Big Freedia and The Suffers on January 17
  2. EarthGang on January 28
  3. The Color Purple at HSPVA in February 2020
  4. Hyukoh on May 30

This Week's Featured Events!

Yvonne Orji - Lagos to Laurel Tour on Thursday
Big Freedia & The Suffers on Friday
Flyjack - Soul Catcher - Album Release Party with Eimaral Sol on Friday
Houston Iranian Film Festival on Jan 17 - Feb 1
Black and Blue: Lest We Forget Opening Reception on Saturday
CAMH Drop-In Experience | Visual Storytelling on Saturday
MUSIC: Alii Michele & The Fellas at Axelrad on Saturday
Mini Market Houston on Sunday
19th Annual MLK Battle Of The Bands Competition Houston on Sunday
Houston Reads Toni Morrison! Beloved on Sunday
The Gumbo Jam on Sundays
Axelrad Movie Night: Selma on Monday

Click the event titles to add to your calendar! (Also, if this doesn't actually work let me know)

Yvonne Orji – Lagos to Laurel Tour
Thursday, January 16

Let’s Talk Data: Panel | Houston
Thursday, January 16

Practice Makes: Inclusion
Thursday, January 16

Alamat Dinner – A Filipino Food Event
Thursday, January 16

3D Printing 101 Class – Houston
Thursday, January 16

Opening Reception – Gone | Carmen Flores
Friday, January 17

Big Freedia @ House of Blues with The Suffers!
Friday, January 17

Friday, January 17

Drop-In Experience | Visual Storytelling
Saturday, January 18

Film Screening: Satantango
Saturday, January 18!view/event/event_id/69255

Black and Blue: Lest We Forget Opening Reception
Saturday, January 18

10×10 Art Show 2020
Saturday, January 18

Exhibition – Body A
Saturday, January 18

The 15th Annual “Consequences of Love” Art Exhibit & Show
Saturday, January 18

MUSIC: Alii Michele & The Fellas
Saturday, January 18

Houston Reads Toni Morrison! Beloved
Sunday, January 19

19th Annual MLK Battle Of The Bands Competition Houston
Sunday, January 19

Greater Houston Frontiers Club MLK Memorial Breakfast
Monday, January 20

42nd Annual Original MLK Day Parade
Monday, January 20

26th Annual MLK Grande Parade In Midtown Houston
Monday, January 20

Dr. MLK Day Community Reception
Monday, January 20

Movie Night: Selma
Monday, January 20


See this post (updated) on my website

Upcoming Concerts

Big Freedia (New Orleans bounce) and The Suffers (Houston soul band) at the House of Blues on January 17; $25
Big Freedia (New Orleans bounce) and The Suffers (Houston soul band) at the House of Blues on January 17; $25
Branford Marsalis Quartet (jazz) at Cullen Performance Hall on January 25; $43

Required Reading

date ideas

Houston Date Ideas

Our next "read" for the Houston Afrofuturism Book Club. Details here!

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