I spent my entire weekend enjoying Houston’s art scene. I also may have stayed out until nearly 3am on Wednesday because Arlo’s. If you didn’t make it to Art League Houston or Project Row Houses you missed out. Fortunately a new week means more events in Houston, including my event on Saturday!
1. MAKER MEETUP WITH FGI HOUSTON AT MAGPIES AND PEACOCKS
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Maker Meetup is nomadic and changes venues and co-hosts each month, connecting and diversifying Houston’s vibrant creative community. This month Houston’s fashion industry professionals connect with sculptors, architects, graphic designers and other makers. St. Arnold and Kickin’ Kombucha are sponsoring refreshments. Learn more here.
2. THE SHOUT: WHERE IS THE TRUTH
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
This event has spoken word, music, dance, and conversation. Join up with a group of like-minded folks working to find their way and celebrate in the midst of the journey. This month, The Shout artists set out to answer the question: “Where Is The Truth?” Learn more here.
3. THE RUSH AT HOB FEATURING ALYCIA MILES & MICHELE THIBEAUX
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Head to the Foundation Room at the House of Blues to see Houston singers Alycia Miles and Michele Thibeaux. If you’re a singer or instrumentalist feel free to show off a little bit on stage before the main show starts around 9:30 p.m. Learn more here.
4. TAILORED WEDNESDAYS: TRIBE VS. THE ROOTS
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
I hear the free crawfish is pretty good and it’s one of the best DJs in Houston with a theme of A Tribe Called Quest vs. The Roots to go along with the usual neo soul and hip hop that gets played. Learn more here.
5. HMAAC FILM SERIES: ARRAY FILM’S NAMOUR
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join HMAAC for the continuation of our partnership with Ava Duvernay’s ARRAY Films as they present Namour. ARRAY is a community-based distribution collective founded by the Selma director and dedicated to the amplification of films by people of color and women filmmakers. This film, written and directed by a black woman, is about a Los Angeles valet whose life unravels during a post-college rut. Learn more here.
6. AN ACT OF JUSTICE: UNDOING THE LEGACY OF MASS INCARCERATION
Thursday, March 30, 2017 – Saturday, April 1, 2017
Explore the human rights issues associated with the criminal justice system in the United States. The symposium will offer workshops, panels and keynote addresses featuring academics, activists, religious leaders, artists, criminal justice reform experts, and formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. They encourage walk-ups even when registration is full. Learn more here.
7. RELATIONSHIT LIVE WITH KAM FRANKLIN
Friday, March 31, 2017, 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
“Bring your mental condoms” and check out this live recording of the podcast. Kam Franklin from The Suffers joins Stacey and Hoja to chat about world travel, what hotel sex might be like, success beyond your wildest dreams and what the general sentiment is on balls. Learn more here.
8. HOUSTON WHATEVER FEST
Saturday, April 1, 2017 – Sunday, April 2, 2017
The Houston Whatever Festival is a two-day music and comedy festival taking place in the heart of the east end of downtown Houston showcasing more than 90 artists on 5 stages. The line-up will feature a diverse mix of music genres and notable comics, along with local food trucks, Houston-centric artists and artisans, an array of vendors and more. Learn more here.
9. THE EXPERIMENT: POWERED BY IMPACT HUB HOUSTON
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
We’re bringing under one roof the creative energy of our incredible city to host an event that doubles as an experience. Our offerings will include: morning yoga, a storytelling symposium, opportunity to practice design thinking to solve social problems, paint (don’t worry, you need no experience!) and to learn about how you can connect to driving positive change in Houston! Learn more here.
10. HOUSTON HEALTHFEST AT DISCOVERY GREEN
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
FREE and open to the public! Family event showcasing healthy food options, performances, music, movement, health, exercise & so much fun! Benefitting Nicole’s Garden. Learn more here.
11. OVERLAP: BLACK PROFESSIONALS MEETUP AT THE COMMUNITY ARTISTS’ COLLECTIVE
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy light bites and wine and view the Collective‘s current exhibition Self Love, which showcases women of color artists and their powerful views and perceptions of their selves. Dr. Alvia Wardlaw, director of the University Museum at TSU and one of the country’s leading experts on African American art, will also be doing a book signing. Learn more here.
12. HOUSTON BOOK SWAP AT REC ROOM
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Bring some books. Take some books. Check out Paraspace afterward. Learn more here.
13. LIVE MUSIC: ASLI & ANDREW (DJ SET) AT THE NIGHTINGALE ROOM
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fun option if you want to stay out between my event at the Collective and the silent party at Warehouse Live. Learn more here.
14. HUSH – THE SILENT PARTY
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Dance the night away with a new twist on a dance party – Silent Disco, a multisensory experience like you’ve never experienced before. Your online registration includes entry and headphone rental. Grab a pair of wireless headphones, pick your channel and choose your side as three DJs battle it out for your attention while you decide what to dance to. As you switch between the channels, your headset will light up with a designated color to correspond to each playlist so you know what your fellow dancers are grooving to. Learn more here.
15. THE TRUTH PROJECT PRESENTS RISE ABOVE: A STORY OF HOPE
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
In this free performance nonprofit The T.R.U.T.H. Project explores the subject matter of abuse. An often unspoken reality will be explored through a multidisciplinary social art experience that will not only address abuse but will also be instrumental in rising above adversities. There are two separate shows at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Learn more here.
16. ARTASTING: AN ART AND WINE TASTING EVENT
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Head to the new black-owned Ogun Art + Wine in the Heights for an evening of great people and good vibes. Your RSVP will include 3 complimentary samples of Branwar wine and hors d’oeuvres. Hopefully that includes the jollof rice on the menu (look below) I’ve been looking forward to trying. Ignore the annoying smooth jazz on the event website and have fun! Learn more here.
17. NEXT LEVEL HTX – ERIC ROBERSON
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
This monthly concert series welcomes Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Eric “Erro” Roberson back to Houston along with Cheryl Pepsii Riley. Howard alumnus Erro always puts on a great show and the event includes a long list of accompanying performers including Brik Liam, Kai Hicks, David Michael Wyatt, and Mireya. Learn more here.
That’s it for this week but as always I might add more!