This week’s list to complement my list on I Don’t Do Clubs! I’m doing a giveaway with MerlexPicks.com for Mixers & Elixirs at the Houston Museum of Natural Science this Friday and you can learn more here!
1. 2017 CITYWIDE AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS EXHIBITION
Monday, July 17, 2017 – Sunday, July 30, 2017
The 19th annual Citywide Exhibition offers artists of the African Diaspora the opportunity to show their work to a broader public and collecting community. Curated by Jamal Cyrus, the exhibition is on view at the University Museum at TSU and on view until July 30. Learn more here.
MODERN-DAY ABOLITIONIST: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH KATHRYN GRIFFIN
Monday, July 17, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Kathryn Griffin is a modern-day abolitionist, who is currently employed to administer her Re-Entry Program “Been There, Done That” in the Jail of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, where she rehabilitates women who have been victims of human trafficking and prostitution. She is a strong voice for victimized children, men, women and transgender people. $20. Learn more here.
BLACK IN A CLASSICAL WORLD
Monday, July 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
A discussion centering black classically trained musicians; the stigmas that we face, our under-representation in the performance world, the miseducation of our role in this genre, and much more. Whether you are a professional, an amateur, or if you no longer practice your craft, we encourage you to share your story and ideas on how we can gain more representation within the Classical realm. Learn more here.
2. HOW TO PITCH WITH JOHN REALE, CEO OF STATION HOUSTON
Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Learn how to effectively speak about your business to anyone at anytime with Station cofounder & CEO, John Reale (JR). Currently, JR is leading Station Houston in a movement to help transform Houston’s high-tech startup community into a leading hub for tech innovation and entrepreneurship. Learn more here.
THE ULTIMATE PARKS AND REC TRIBUTE NIGHT W/ LONE PINT BREWING Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
It’s the ultimate Parks and Rec tribute and trivia night with Lone Pint Brewing! Waffles, Mouse Rat covers, Lil’ Sebastian impersonator (hopefully), and lots of amazing beers on special all night from Lone Pint Brewing! Treat yoself and bring your team of six or fewer on out for an awesome night of tribute. Learn more here.
2. FLASHBACK WEDNESDAYS: MIAMI BASS TRIBUTE
Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
You’ve probably been to Saint Danes for Taco Tuesdays but here’s a new Wednesday night event with Video DJ Sly Foxx. No cover, free parking, no dress code, and drink specials with music videos playing all night! This week has a Miami Bass music tribute set starting at 10 p.m. Learn more here.
3. BLANKET BINGO AT MARKET SQUARE
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or snag one of the tables at the park for a night of fun, music and great prizes! $10 admission (cash only) includes one bingo packet (approx. 9 games). This event has been known to sell out, so be sure to get to the park early to secure your chances. Learn more here.
4. MEET | SIP | SUYA WITH NAMC
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Join the Nigerian-American Multicultural Council for an evening of art, conversation and fun! All are welcome, there will be a general meeting and then a viewing of the works of the exhibit Into The Midst of Things with a special commentary from artist Regina Agu. It’s free and there will be delicious suya! Learn more here.
5. WAXAHOLICS THURSDAYS
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Your favorite 2000s hits will be played non-stop at this long-running, all-vinyl event led by local DJ collective, The Waxaholics. It gets a bit crowded but I wouldn’t recommend showing up before 11:00 p.m. Go ahead and take a nap if you have to work on Fridays. Learn more here.
6. HOUSTON APPRECIATION WEEKEND
Thursday, July 20, 2017 – Sunday, July 23, 2017
Drake brings back the annual Houston Appreciation Weekend with several events. Starting with the Thursday charity barbecue and private party at Jet Lounge, the lineup includes a Saturday pool party and club parties each night. Celebrity hosts include Lil’ Wayne, Roy Woods, and of course Drake himself. Learn more here.
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCEROR’S STONE IN CONCERT
Friday, July 21, 2017 – Saturday, July 22, 2017
This concert will feature the Houston Symphony performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score. Learn more here.
7. CONCERT: LOGIC AND JOEY BADA$$
Friday, July 21, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Maryland rapper Logic is touring on his latest album Everybody and comes to Revention Music Center with Joey Bada$$ and Big Lenbo. This is one of thirty concerts coming up in Houston. You may recognize his song Black SpiderMan released earlier this year. Learn more here.
8. MIXERS & ELIXIRS AT THE HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE
Friday, July 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Mixers & Elixirs is back and it’s better than ever! Pop on over to HMNS to mingle, clink your cocktail glass, and break out your best dance moves. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the live band, dancing, cash bars, and the city’s best food trucks. The perfect party, where the science club meets the social set, happens each month from June through August. You can win free tickets here! Learn more here.
9. TEXAS’ SPECIAL SESSION: LEARN & RESIST
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
If you’re following politics at all you know there’s a lot happening both around the country and in Texas. Join a coalition of groups working for racial, gender, economic, and social justice in Houston for a teach-in. The focus will be the Texas Legislature’s special session beginning July 18, what’s at stake, and how you can take action throughout these 30 days and beyond. Learn more here.
SITUATION MIXTAPE AT DIVERSEWORKS
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
On the final evening of the exhibition “into the midst of things,” Houston artists will present a live, de-centered collage of words, images, films, sounds, and music from a wide variety of sources. This unique event will shift the gallery’s atmosphere and interact with the exhibition’s themes of place, origin, hybridity, and limbo. Enjoy cold beverages generously provided by Saint Arnold Brewing Company and Topo Chico USA. Learn more here.
10. ETTA’S SUNDAY BRUNCH AT BAR 5015
Sunday, July 23, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy delicious brunch staples from Etta’s Kitchen like Belgian waffles, chicken & biscuits, shrimp & grits, and of course mimosas! The Waxaholics will also be on hand to provide the music. Learn more here.
Sunday, July 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This first edition of “The ConVERSEation” is your chance to listen to and speak your piece about Jay Z and his recent album “4:44”. From lyrics to themes, Jay’s previous works and society at large, if it’s in 4:44, you’ll talk about it! Free drinks provided by sponsor Deep Eddy Vodka, so come out and conVERSE! $7 in advance. Learn more here.