Check out the music, theatre, food, and art happening throughout the city this weekend. Robert Glasper, Action Bronson, Portugal. The Man, and Mura Masa are all performing tonight but there were too many concerts to include. Head to MerlexPicks.com for links if you’re interested. As always, subscribe to my newsletter and share with friends!
Tickets to H.E.R. and Xavier Omar go on sale today (H.E.R. was sold out but they just released more tickets) so buy them fast.
A Raisin in the Sun at TSU
Friday, October 6, 2017 – Sunday, October 8, 2017
The classic play written by Lorraine Hansberry is up for its final weekend at Texas Southern. The story tells of a black family’s experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood as they attempt to “better” themselves with an insurance payout following the death of the father. $10. Learn more here.
9th Annual Indian Film Festival of Houston
Friday, October 6, 2017 – Saturday, October 7, 2017
A film festival showcasing documentaries, shorts, and feature films, along with Q&A sessions with directors and actors. It will kick off on October 6th with a cocktail reception, entertainment, and film screenings. $35 day passes, $15 for each individual screening. Learn more here.
Closing Reception — Trey Duvall: Moving Right Along
Friday, October 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Located in the interior of a former convenience store, Moving Right Along is a site specific, kinetic installation by Trey Duvall. Randomized programing will trigger steel flails to create cumulative patterns of strike marks and impact while the pendulums run during the 15-day duration of the installation. Learn more here.
Concert: Vagabon, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Pearl Crush
Friday, October 6, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Vagabon, the moniker for multi-instrumentalist, Lætitia Tamko, was born in late 2014 during her final years of engineering school. Currently living in New York City via Cameroon, Tamko’s cultural duality and engineering background informs her inspirations as a musician and a producer. Blending elements of west and east African music from her childhood with punk as well as electronic leaning instrumentation, Vagabon songs vary in themes and genre. $12. Learn more here.
Love Fool Fridays w/ guest Dayta, Mentoz & Hiram
Friday, October 6, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Love Fool Friday’s @ Sterling House | Sounds by: Dayta, Mentoz Sarmiento & Hiram Trevino | 21+FREE | 9p-2a. Learn more here.
Pop Up Full Moon House Party with Soul Control
Friday, October 6, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
DJ Elevated & DJ Anarchy spinning the best in New Orleans Bounce, Twerk, Dancehall Reggae, House, Funk, Soul & More! Cheap drinks, Pool Table, Darts, Video Games,
Huge Cloud Friendly Backyard, and great vibes. Park at Popeye’s. Learn more here.
BLMHTX Harvey Relief Efforts – Serving Our People
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
This Saturday, in partnership with the Bread of Life, Inc., BLMHTX will be sending out teams to aid in the recovery efforts on the Northeast side of Houston. We need skilled folks that have experience removing sheetrock and flooring. We will also be deploying several teams to distribute supplies and canvass specific black and brown communities. Lunch is provided. Learn more here.
The Second Annual Houston Weird Homes Tour
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
During these self-paced, self-driving tours you will visit the homes of collectors of oddities, rare art collectors, performance artists, painters, sculptors and architects in cities all across the USA. $30. Although I’m not sure why you can’t just check out the homes yourself for $free99. Learn more here.
Fall Biannual Art Stroll
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sawyer Yards is the biggest creative campus in Texas and this is their biggest event of the year. Art collectors, enthusiasts and even those looking to purchase their first piece of art shouldn’t miss the chance to view and shop thousands of original works by the artists at Sawyer Yards. The five studio buildings will be open so you can meet the artists and shop a fantastic array of artwork. Free! Learn more here.
International Bacon Fest (Bacon iFest)
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
How about some bacon!?! Celebrate this salty, mouth-watering, delight we call bacon and the animal it comes from! This event will feature bacon and pork inspired dishes from around the world! Eat amazing foods from Latin-America, Asian, and the good ol’ USA!! Discounted tickets on Goldstar. Learn more here.
Karbach Charity Pub Crawl
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The crawl will begin at Lucky’s Pub 2pm, then head to the following establishments for live performances provided by the Houston Blues Society: Little Woodrow’s Ea Do, Neil’s Bahr, Chapman & Kirby, Truck Yard Houston, and King’s Court. At 7pm head back to Luckys Pub for a street festival and a special performance by local artists The Suffers! General Admission can be purchased for $25 (includes 5 Karbach beers) and it benefits the Robert Garner Firefighter Foundation!. Learn more here.
CAMH Open Studio: Build a Bundle
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Build a bundle of shapes and baubles made from modeling clay and bound with wire and string, inspired by the assembled ceramic sculptures in the exhibition “Annabeth Rosen: Broken, Fired, Gathered, Heaped.” Whether you stay for five minutes or two hours, you’re invited to interact with art in new and profound ways at Open Studio. All ages are welcome; admission is always free. Learn more here.
Opening Reception: Bryan and Liz Kuntz: Attachments
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The show is centered around the concept of the various attachments we have to different things and ideas, exploring the idea that we as a community should come together to see our similarities rather than our differences. Learn more here.
Roots Reggae Houston Music Festival
Sunday, October 8, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Outdoor Music Festival doors open at noon. 10 nonstop hours of music along with arts and craft vendors and food vendors. Enjoy the positive vibes in downtown Houston at the Hobby Event Center. Learn more here.