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. 

I hope you're all staying dry! I realized I was missing a couple events from the featured list and Desus and Mero tickets went on sale so I had to send another email. Also if you're staying in, check out The Wandering Earth on Netflix. It's only the biggest Chinese sci-fi movie ever.  

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Concerts, Speakers, and Events likely to sell out!
  1. Kenyan film Rafiki screenings on May 10 and 12
  2. Anderson .Paak with Mac DeMarco and Thundercat on June 11
  3. Lion Babe on June 13
  4. Rooftop Cinema Club (it usually sells out but some are still available: Do the Right Thing, Amelie, Leon: The Professional, etc.)
  5. Desus and Mero on August 23 (use presale code BODEGA to see all ticket options)

My Featured Events

This Week's Featured Events!

Play opening: Pipeline through June 2 on Thursday
Women's Work, Mind, Body and Spirit Opening Reception on Friday
Film Screening: Rafiki on Friday and Sunday at the MFAH
Fat Tony (DJ Set) at Barbarella on Friday
Curator’s Tour “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017” on Saturday
Expressions in Molten Metal on Saturday 
Data Dump 7.0 House Party at Axelrad with The Regal People on Saturday

Comicpalooza 2019
Friday, May 10 – May 12

Film Screening: Rafiki
Friday, May 10

Kali Uchis & Jorja Smith
Friday, May 10

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

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

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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