Event Calender

A curated list of the latest cultural happenings in Houston

July 19, 2024
  • Exhibition Opening Reception - Keda Sharber: UNBOUND

    July 19, 2024  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Meive art studio and gallery, 1520 Center St #1, Houston, TX 77007, USA

    https://fresharts.app.neoncrm.com/nx/portal/neonevents/events#/events/6081

    July 12 - August 24, 2024
    From the Space Taking Residency:

    “UNBOUND is an immersive art experience that encourages attendees to examine the ways in which they have accepted limiting beliefs and dares them to explore the infinite possibilities of who they can become and the many things they can achieve when they embody a life of complete freedom.

    UNBOUND encourages attendees to see art and BE art. In addition to being an observer of fine art photography, films, and multidisciplinary performances that explore the ways in which we can shatter stereotypes and free ourselves to achieve beyond what others believe possible, the UNBOUND audience will have multiple opportunities to actively participate in the work by becoming the subject of themed portraits (still and moving) that will be created & displayed in the residency space. In addition they may also take part in multiple community art pieces that invite them to pick up an art tool and lend their hand, voice and perspective to a larger, collaborative work. Open Mic/Open Stage activations encourage attendees to be more than an observer, but to embrace the role of performer and display the ways in which they are unbound.

    Attendees of UNBOUND will be challenged to embrace the spirit of the project in multiple areas of their lives both during and beyond the residency through talks and workshops from practitioners in a variety of fields including culture & community, health & wellness, and career & education.”

    Reception: July 12, 2024 | 6–9 pm
    MEIVE

    1520 Center Street, Unit 1

    Houston, 77007 Texas

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  • Movie Night at Bagby Park

    July 19, 2024  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Bagby Park, 415 Gray St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movie-night-at-bagby-park-tickets-836418649697?aff=erelexpmlt

    Grab your friends and head to Bagby Park to enjoy Movie Night!

    Grab your friends and head to Bagby Park to enjoy Movie Night! Bring your blanket, get a bite at La Calle Tacos, and join us for a free movie under the stars with your neighbors.

    2024 Movie Lineup:

    • 7/19/24 - Miracle (2004)
    • 8/16/24 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (2023)
    • 9/20/24 - A Million Miles Away (2023)
    • 10/18/24 - Hocus Pocus
    • 11/15/24 - Jerry Maguire

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  • Movies Under the Stars: Top Gun: Maverick

    July 19, 2024  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Trebly Park, 1515 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movies-under-the-stars-top-gun-maverick-tickets-849513767547?aff=eprofsaved

    Grab takeout from a surrounding restaurant, pull out your lawn blanket, and enjoy a free movie screening of Top Gun: Maverick! 🍿🎥

    Top Gun: Maverick, 131 in (PG-13)

    After thirty years, Maverick is still pushing the envelope as a top naval aviator but must confront ghosts of his past when he leads TOP GUN's elite graduates on a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.

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  • Summer Symphony Nights

    July 19, 2024  9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    Join your Houston Symphony for fun-filled evenings of world-class music during Summer Symphony Nights.

    Annelle K. Gregory performs alongside the Houston Symphony for Alexander Glazunov’s lush and bittersweet violin concerto. Elgar’s Enigma Variations are a touching tribute to the composer’s closest friends and loved ones. The tender expression of the orchestra reminds us why it is one of the most beloved pieces in all of Western classical music.

    And meet the next generation of classical virtuosos as your Houston Symphony performs alongside an exciting slate of rising star guest soloists and acclaimed up-and-coming conductors!

    The Houston Symphony serves Houston through extraordinary artistry, diverse programming, and robust education and community engagement. Their goal is to be America’s most relevant and accessible top-ten orchestra. The values they established stress the importance of serving the most diverse city in the nation through inclusivity at every level of the organization.

    All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are FREE!

    Photos are being taken at this event and may appear in Miller Outdoor Theatre’s print or digital communications or marketing materials. By attending this event, you hereby authorize MTAB to use your photograph in any and all use related to the educational mission of MOT without compensation.

    Now you can get your Miller tickets online and on your smart phone! Limit 4 per person.

    No tickets are necessary for the Hill!

    The show goes on rain or shine.

    For more information on tickets and seating click here.

    All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

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July 20, 2024
  • Orígenes

    July 20, 2024  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX 77006, USA

    Orígenes is a bilingual program curated by Mexican-born mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte and Spanish-born percussionist Jesús Pacheco. This program delves into the evolution of voice and percussion instruments, emphasizing Spanish and Latin American cultures. A talented ensemble of singers and percussionists will perform evocative music spanning from the Renaissance to contemporary times, illustrating the progression of voice and percussion throughout history.

    The featured instruments will include gongs, bells, vibraphone, and drums. Audiences will discover how these instruments were historically used for communication and how they accompanied people through everyday experiences, from joyful celebrations to profound moments of sorrow and drama. Orígenes takes students on a temporal journey, showcasing the rich colors and textures of Spanish and Latin American musical heritage, from the earliest musical expressions to modern soundscapes.

    Pay What You Can: $5-$25
    https://rothkochapel.org/experience/events/event/summer-sounds-with-ars-lyrica

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  • Moody Center Summer Jam 2024

    July 20, 2024  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Rice University Moody Center For The Arts, 6100 Main Street, MS-480, Houston, TX 77005, 6100 Main MS-550, Houston, TX 77005, USA

    https://moody.rice.edu/events/summer-jam-2024

    With something fun around every corner, Summer Jam completely transforms the Moody building with art activities, games, an indoor farmers market, and more.  In addition to seeing our current exhibition "Resonant Earth," guests will enjoy DJ Perez and complementary drinks from Saint Arnold Brewery, as well as an interactive planetarium, food vendors, face-painting, bubbles, and more! Co-presented with The Informal Grub, creators of the Rice Village and Heights Farmers Markets, Summer Jam is the perfect opportunity to explore the Moody with guests of all ages. The event is free and $6 parking will be available in West Lot 4 (< link provides specific parking instructions)

    Check back for a schedule of events and vendor list. 

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  • Pretty Darn Small: A tiny art, art show

    July 20, 2024  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Hardy & Nance Studios, 902 Hardy St, Houston, TX 77020, USA

    https://hardyandnancestudios.com/event/pretty-darn-small-a-tiny-art-art-show-2/

    Hardy & Nance Studios is pleased to announce our Call for Entries for the “Pretty Darn Small: A tiny art, art show.” that will be on display Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 5-9pm. This call for entries is open to all artists in Houston and surrounding areas working in 2D & 3D media.
    SIZE RESTRICTION: All artwork MUST be 4 inches or smaller on any side.

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  • Flea by Night

    July 20, 2024  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010, USA

    https://www.discoverygreen.com/signature-experiences/flea-by-night/

    Art, Fashion, Home Goods, Gourmet Foods, Food Trucks and a Whole Lot More.

    Saturdays,  July 20, and August 17

    6 — 10 pm

    July 20 – G Funk

    August 17 – Jane Woe

    Discovery Green helps Houstonians shop local at Flea by Night supported by Green Mountain Energy. Set in the park’s vibrant green space in the heart of downtown and along Avenida de las Americas, Flea by Night is an open-air market featuring local artisans and small business owners selling vintage, handmade, recycled, repurposed and local goods.

    Part of Discovery Green’s mission is to shine a light on the diversity of talents that exist in Houston including the entrepreneurs and creatives making a living in the city. For ten years Flea by Night at Discovery Green has been an important and popular venue for Houstonians to discover new small businesses.

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  • Discovery Green: Summer Movie – The Lion King

    July 20, 2024  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010, USA

    https://www.discoverygreen.com/summer-movie-the-lion-king/

    Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this beloved film. A lion cub named Simba looks forward to following in his father’s footsteps and becoming king of the African pride lands one day, but his happy childhood turns tragic when his uncle murders his father and drives him into exile. (G) 1994, 87 minutes

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  • Summer Symphony Nights

    July 20, 2024  9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    Join your Houston Symphony for fun-filled evenings of world-class music during Summer Symphony Nights.

    The Houston Symphony’s own Charles Seo shines in Haydn’s first cello concerto. Unearthed in 1961 after vanishing for nearly two centuries, the elegance of this sunny concerto is ideal for the outdoor setting of Miller Theater. The same could be said for the inspired optimism of Dvořák’s Eight Symphony, a work that delights audiences with its buoyancy and pastural serenity. This concert also features a rare performance of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s deeply passionate Ballade in A minor, all under the baton of special guest conductor Dionysis Grammenos.

    And meet the next generation of classical virtuosos as your Houston Symphony performs alongside an exciting slate of rising star guest soloists and acclaimed up-and-coming conductors!

    The Houston Symphony serves Houston through extraordinary artistry, diverse programming, and robust education and community engagement. Their goal is to be America’s most relevant and accessible top-ten orchestra. The values they established stress the importance of serving the most diverse city in the nation through inclusivity at every level of the organization.

    All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are FREE!

    Photos are being taken at this event and may appear in Miller Outdoor Theatre’s print or digital communications or marketing materials. By attending this event, you hereby authorize MTAB to use your photograph in any and all use related to the educational mission of MOT without compensation.

    Now you can get your Miller tickets online and on your smart phone! Limit 4 per person.

    No tickets are necessary for the Hill!

    The show goes on rain or shine.

    For more information on tickets and seating click here.

    All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

    See more details

July 21, 2024
  • Houston Reads Zora Neale Hurston

    July 21, 2024  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    https://kindredstorieshtx.com/collections/book-clubs/products/houston-reads-zora-neale-hurston-by-project-row-houses-chanecka-kindred-stories
     

    Kindred Stories is proud to partner with Project Row Houses and Chanecka Williams to present Houston Reads Zora Neale Hurston.

    Zora Neale Hurston Meeting Schedule 

    November 19 - Jonah’s Gourd (1934)

    December 17 - Mules and Men (1935)

    January 14 - Their Eyes are Watching God (1937)

    February 18 - Tell My Horse (1938)

    March 17 - Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939)

    April 21 - Dust Tracks on a Road (1942)

    May 17 -  Seraph on the Suwanee (1948)

    June 23 - I Love Myself When I Am Laughing…Then Again (1979)

    July 21 - The Complete Stories (1998)

    August 18 - Every Tongue Got to Confess (2001)

    September 15 - Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” (2018)

    October 20 - Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick (2020)

    November 19 - You Don’t Know Us Negros and Other Essays (2022)

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July 23, 2024
  • Heal & Learn: A Day of Training & Practice - Houston

    July 23, 2024  10:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin St, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heal-learn-a-day-of-training-practice-houston-tickets-876354248147

    BEAM presents Heal & Learn: A Day of Training & Practice - Houston. We welcome you to enjoy a variety of programming focused on supporting community in practicing healing tools. This is community centered day of healing with BEAM:

    Part 1: Decompress (10 AM - 11:15AM) - Breakfast and an opportunity to engage a variety of healing tools, including but not limited to art therapy, sound healing and more.

    Lunch: 11:30 AM -12:15PM

    Part 2: Deepen Your Practice (12:30 PM - 2:30 PM) - Participate in one of our signature trainings, Black Mental Health & Healing Justice, to identify and connect with BEAM's wellness resources and offerings.

    Part 3: Heart Space (2:40 PM - 3:15 PM) - Join us for a healing circle, a group space for emotional skill building and connection

    We welcome you to come for the whole day, one part or some!

    Accessibility Statement: ASL services can be provided for those in need, however request must be made by 3:00pm EST July 11th, 2024.

    * Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

    COVID Protocol

    We encourage our community to be mindful of engaging in-person events with safety and communal responsibility in mind. We recognize that the pandemic is not over and many members of our community are immunocompromised. We strongly encourage the use of masks. Please do not attend the event if you are feeling ill. COVID tests and face masks will be available on site.

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  • Author Talk: Vanessa Angélica Villarreal - MAGICAL/REALISM

    July 23, 2024  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

    https://www.brazosbookstore.com/event/store-vanessa-ang%C3%A9lica-villarreal-magicalrealism

    A brilliant, singular collection of essays that looks to music, fantasy, and pop culture—from Beyoncé to Game of Thrones—to excavate and reimagine what has been disappeared by migration and colonialism.

    Upon becoming a new mother, Vanessa Angélica Villarreal was called to Mexico to reconnect with her ancestors and recover her grandmother’s story, only to return to the sudden loss of her marriage, home, and reality.

    In Magical/Realism, Villarreal crosses into the erasure of memory and self, fragmented by migration, borders, and colonial and intimate violence, reconstructing her story with pieces of American pop culture, and the music, video games, and fantasy that have helped her make sense of it all.

    The border between the real and imagined is a speculative space where we can remember, or re-world, what has been lost—and each chapter engages in this essential project of world-building. In one essay, Villarreal examines her own gender performativity through Nirvana and Selena; in another, she offers a radical but crucial racial reading of Jon Snow in Game of Thrones; and throughout the collection, she explores how fantasy can help us interpret and heal when grief feels insurmountable. She reflects on the moments of her life that are too painful to remember—her difficult adolescence, her role as the eldest daughter of Mexican immigrants, her divorce—and finds a way to archive her history and map her future(s) with the hope and joy of fantasy and magical thinking.

    Magical/Realism is a wise, tender, and essential collection that carves a path toward a new way of remembering and telling our stories—broadening our understanding of what memoir and cultural criticism can be.

    Vanessa Angélica Villarreal was born in the Rio Grande Valley to Mexican immigrants. She is the author of Beast Meridian, which received a Whiting Award, a Kate Tufts Discovery Award nomination, and the Texas Institute of Letters John A. Robertson Award. She was a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts fellow, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles with her son.

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  • Full Moon Sound Bath

    July 23, 2024  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    401 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77201, USA

    Embark on a transcendent journey of sound healing with renowned practitioners Selena Coronado and Reginald C. Adams at our rooftop park, Skylawn. Immerse yourself in a symphony of crystal bowls, gongs, and chimes expertly woven together by these esteemed healers 🧘.
    Events | Selestial (selestialsacredsoundsessions.com)

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July 24, 2024
  • Author Talk: Hyeseung Song - DOCILE

    July 24, 2024  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

    https://www.brazosbookstore.com/event/store-hyeseung-song-docile

    For readers of Crying in H Mart and Minor Feelings as well as lovers of the film Minari comes a searing coming-of-age memoir about the daughter of ambitious Asian American immigrants and her search for self-worth.

    A daughter of Korean immigrants, Hyeseung Song spends her earliest years in the cane fields of Texas where her loyalties are divided between a restless father in search of Big Money, and a beautiful yet domineering mother whose resentments about her own life compromises her relationship with her daughter. With her parents at constant odds, Song learns more words in Korean for hatred than for love. When the family’s fake Gucci business lands them in bankruptcy, Song moves to a new elementary school. On her first day, a girl asks the teacher: “Can she speak English?”

    Neither rich nor white, Song does what is necessary to be visible: she internalizes the model minority myth as well as her beloved mother’s dreams to see her on a secure path. Song meets these expectations by attending the best Ivy League universities in the country. But when she wavers, in search of an artistic life on her own terms, her mother warns, “Happiness is what unexceptional people tell themselves when they don’t have the talent and drive to go after real success.” Years of self-erasure take a toll and Song experiences recurring episodes of depression and mania. A thought repeats: I want to die. I want to die. Song enters a psychiatric hospital where she meets patients with similar struggles. So begins her sweeping journey to heal herself by losing everything.

    Unflinching and lyrical, Docile is one woman’s story of subverting the model minority myth, contending with mental illness, and finding her self-worth by looking within.

    Hyeseung Song is a first-generation Korean American writer and painter. She lives in Brooklyn and upstate New York. Visit her website at HyeseungSong.com.

    Nishta J. Mehra is the proud first-generation daughter of Indian immigrants and the author of two essay collections: The Pomegranate King and Brown White Black. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Mehra lives in Houston’s Fifth Ward with her daughter Shiv and their spoiled dog, Loki.

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July 27, 2024
  • Summer Community Celebration

    July 27, 2024  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, USA

    https://camh.org/event/summer-community-celebration-2024/

    Spend a summer afternoon indoors and explore CAMH’s current exhibitions, Theaster Gates: The Gift and The Renege and Olivia Erlanger: If Today Were Tomorrow, through a variety of hands-on activities at the Museum!

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  • Exhibition Reception - I Came to See You

    July 27, 2024  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    McClain Gallery, 2242 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77098, USA

    https://glasstire.com/events/2024/07/01/i-came-to-see-you/

    June 29 - August 17, 2024
    From McClain Gallery:

    “McClain Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition for summer 2024 featuring the work of Anne Deleporte, Mark Francis, Bradley Kerl, Bruna Massadas, Preetika Rajgariah, Nick Vaughan & Jake Margolin and Salle Werner Vaughn.
    Focusing on portraiture in an expansive field, I Came to See You bends the idea to include works where the sitter’s face is not visible, the shadow of the artist’s body is the figure that becomes a mirror for the viewer, or where a body at rest, bliss, or holding the mantle of unrequested legacies is the thin line between subjectivity and object. Broaching topics like freudian lapses, surrealist symbolism, inherited societal mantles, and the idea of seeing oneself represented, the grouped artists make a picture of what portraiture can do today through painting, photography, found cut photographs, and cut maps, collage and unusual materials.”

    Reception: July 27, 2024 | 3–5 pm

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July 28, 2024
  • Author Talk: How to Say Babylon with Safiya Sinclair + francine j. harris

    July 28, 2024  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Kindred Stories, 2304 Stuart St, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    https://kindredstorieshtx.com/products/irl-author-talk-how-to-say-babylon-with-safiya-sinclair-july-28-3pm-cst

    The paperback of How to Say Babylon is here and we're celebrating the power of Saifya Sinclair's memoir! 

    EVENT DEETS

    When: Sunday, July 28 @ 3PM CST

    Where: 2304 Stuart Street, HTX, 77004

    How: RSVP ONLY to reserve you seat or RSVP WITH BOOK to support the author and our programming

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    Throughout her childhood, Safiya Sinclair’s father, a volatile reggae musician and militant adherent to a strict sect of Rastafari, became obsessed with her purity, in particular, with the threat of what Rastas call Babylon, the immoral and corrupting influences of the Western world outside their home. He worried that womanhood would make Safiya and her sisters morally weak and impure, and believed a woman’s highest virtue was her obedience.

    In an effort to keep Babylon outside the gate, he forbade almost everything. In place of pants, the women in her family were made to wear long skirts and dresses to cover their arms and legs, head wraps to cover their hair, no make-up, no jewelry, no opinions, no friends. Safiya’s mother, while loyal to her father, nonetheless gave Safiya and her siblings the gift of books, including poetry, to which Safiya latched on for dear life. And as Safiya watched her mother struggle voicelessly for years under housework and the rigidity of her father’s beliefs, she increasingly used her education as a sharp tool with which to find her voice and break free. Inevitably, with her rebellion comes clashes with her father, whose rage and paranoia explodes in increasing violence. As Safiya’s voice grows, lyrically and poetically, a collision course is set between them.

    How to Say Babylon is Sinclair’s reckoning with the culture that initially nourished but ultimately sought to silence her; it is her reckoning with patriarchy and tradition, and the legacy of colonialism in Jamaica. Rich in lyricism and language only a poet could evoke, How to Say Babylon is both a universal story of a woman finding her own power and a unique glimpse into a rarefied world we may know how to name, Rastafari, but one we know little about.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    SAFIYA SINCLAIR was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She is the author of the memoir How to Say Babylon, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography, a finalist the Kirkus Prize, and longlisted for the Women’s Prize in Non-Fiction and the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. How to Say Babylon was named one of the 100 Notable Books of the year by the New York Times, a Top 10 Book of 2023 by the Washington Post, one of The Atlantic’s 10 Best Books of 2023, a TIME Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2023, a Read with Jenna/TODAY Show Book Club pick, and one of Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of 2023. How to Say Babylon was also named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, NPR, The Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, Vulture, Harper’s Bazaar, and Barnes & Nobleamong others, and was an ALA Notable Book of the YearThe audiobook of How to Say Babylon was named a Best Audiobook of the Year by Audible and AudioFile magazine.

    She is also the author of the poetry collection Cannibal, winner of a Whiting Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Poetry, the Phillis Wheatley Book Award, and the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Cannibal was selected as one of the American Library Association’s Notable Books of the Year, and was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award and the Seamus Heaney First Book Award in the UK, and was longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize. 

    Sinclair’s other honours include a Pushcart Prize, fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Elizabeth George Foundation, MacDowell, Yaddo, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Time MagazineHarper’s BazaarGranta, The Nation, and elsewhere. She is currently an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Arizona State University.

    CONVERSATION PARTNER

    francine j. harris’ third collection, Here is the Sweet Hand, won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award. Originally from Detroit, she has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She is Professor of English at the University of Houston and serves as Consulting Faculty Editor at Gulf Coast

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August 1, 2024
  • Houston Shakespeare Festival

    August 1, 2024 - August 10, 2024  
    Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    https://www.uh.edu/shakespeare/

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
    August 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9

    Performance: 8:15 PM

    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

    Fall under the spell of Shakespeare's magical tale of midsummer madness. It
    is a wild night for lovers as an adventure in an enchanted forest leads to
    mischievous fairies playing tricks and a troupe of bumbling actors. Love,
    magic and mischief fill the forest as fantastical dreams blur with reality.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 9
    Captioned Performance: Monday, August 5
    Audio Described Performance: Wednesday, August 7

    ROMEO & JULIET
    August 2, 6, 8 & 10

    Performance: 8:15 PM
    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say ‘Good night” till it be morrow.”

    The greatest love story ever told, Shakespeare's powerful masterwork of
    exhilarating love and loss will capture your imagination and leave you
    breathless. Two star-crossed lovers are swept up by the hatred of their
    warring families, and they dare to believe their love is strong enough to
    overcome the violence around them.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 2

    Captioned Performance: Tuesday, August 6
    Audio Described Performance: Saturday, August 10

    PARKING:  
    Free parking near Miller Outdoor Theatre is available in Lots C, D and E. Parking Lot C is newly refurbished and located off Hermann Drive with entrances at Crawford and Jackson Streets. Lot C the largest of the three lots, and has pedestrian walkways connecting to Miller Outdoor Theatre.

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August 2, 2024
  • Houston Shakespeare Festival

    August 1, 2024 - August 10, 2024  
    Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    https://www.uh.edu/shakespeare/

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
    August 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9

    Performance: 8:15 PM

    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

    Fall under the spell of Shakespeare's magical tale of midsummer madness. It
    is a wild night for lovers as an adventure in an enchanted forest leads to
    mischievous fairies playing tricks and a troupe of bumbling actors. Love,
    magic and mischief fill the forest as fantastical dreams blur with reality.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 9
    Captioned Performance: Monday, August 5
    Audio Described Performance: Wednesday, August 7

    ROMEO & JULIET
    August 2, 6, 8 & 10

    Performance: 8:15 PM
    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say ‘Good night” till it be morrow.”

    The greatest love story ever told, Shakespeare's powerful masterwork of
    exhilarating love and loss will capture your imagination and leave you
    breathless. Two star-crossed lovers are swept up by the hatred of their
    warring families, and they dare to believe their love is strong enough to
    overcome the violence around them.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 2

    Captioned Performance: Tuesday, August 6
    Audio Described Performance: Saturday, August 10

    PARKING:  
    Free parking near Miller Outdoor Theatre is available in Lots C, D and E. Parking Lot C is newly refurbished and located off Hermann Drive with entrances at Crawford and Jackson Streets. Lot C the largest of the three lots, and has pedestrian walkways connecting to Miller Outdoor Theatre.

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  • All Access Art Market: Finn Hall

    August 2, 2024  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Finn Hall, 712 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-access-art-market-finn-hall-tickets-851157634397

    All Access Art Market: Finn Hall Houston is an unforgettable event which provides a platform for creatives to showcase and sell their work in a safe and uplifting environment. This event will take place at the European-inspired, art deco food hall with casual, diverse dining options, bars & a cocktail lounge.

    **MONTHLY THEMES COMING IN 2024!!**

    • AUG 2 - SNEAKER CULTURE THEME

    Finn Hall Houston (712 Main St, Houston, TX 77002)

    Since 2016, The All Access Art Show’s goal has been to connect art lovers city-wide with local emerging talent. Our team promotes one of Houston’s leading art events that shines light on over 25+ local creatives. Artist are encouraged to showcase and sell their products in a creative community based environment for all to experience. We aim to create events where you can be yourself, have fun, and be open to new experiences.

    Our reputation for showing high quality work has attracted numerous galleries, attendees and collectors; offering visitors the most cultural experience in the Houston art community.

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  • Eagle Witt (Comedy Central) Headlines The Riot Comedy Club

    August 2, 2024  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    The Riot Comedy Club, 2010 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77006, USA

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eagle-witt-comedy-central-headlines-the-riot-comedy-club-tickets-825668646147?aff=eprofsaved

    A fun evening of standup comedy with the helarious touring headliner Eagle Witt as seen on Comedy Central!

    Realizing his passion for stand up, Eagle began his career in 2014. His routines are loose and freeflowing. They are grounded in self deprecation and storytelling. His bi-racial background provides a source of diverse perspective and his likability allows him to connect with audiences. Eagle is always having fun while performing. Not to mention he has the best hair in comedy. Eagle can be found working comedy clubs all over New York City and the rest of the country. In 2017 he won The Devil Cup & in 2018 he was a finalist in Comedy Madness. Both are very prestigious competitions. His credits are growing and already include MTV, Amazon Prime, Kevin Harts LOL NETWORK, SiriusXM, Cosmopolitan, Elite Daily, CollegeHumor, FusionTV.

    These Tickets will sell out so get them now!

    A ll Shows Ages 21 & Up. Photo ID Required for entry.

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August 3, 2024
  • Houston Shakespeare Festival

    August 1, 2024 - August 10, 2024  
    Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    https://www.uh.edu/shakespeare/

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
    August 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9

    Performance: 8:15 PM

    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

    Fall under the spell of Shakespeare's magical tale of midsummer madness. It
    is a wild night for lovers as an adventure in an enchanted forest leads to
    mischievous fairies playing tricks and a troupe of bumbling actors. Love,
    magic and mischief fill the forest as fantastical dreams blur with reality.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 9
    Captioned Performance: Monday, August 5
    Audio Described Performance: Wednesday, August 7

    ROMEO & JULIET
    August 2, 6, 8 & 10

    Performance: 8:15 PM
    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say ‘Good night” till it be morrow.”

    The greatest love story ever told, Shakespeare's powerful masterwork of
    exhilarating love and loss will capture your imagination and leave you
    breathless. Two star-crossed lovers are swept up by the hatred of their
    warring families, and they dare to believe their love is strong enough to
    overcome the violence around them.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 2

    Captioned Performance: Tuesday, August 6
    Audio Described Performance: Saturday, August 10

    PARKING:  
    Free parking near Miller Outdoor Theatre is available in Lots C, D and E. Parking Lot C is newly refurbished and located off Hermann Drive with entrances at Crawford and Jackson Streets. Lot C the largest of the three lots, and has pedestrian walkways connecting to Miller Outdoor Theatre.

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  • White Linen Night in the Heights

    August 3, 2024  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    West 19th Street, W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008, USA

    https://www.wlnon19th.com/

    White Linen Night in the Heights is a vibrant and community-driven event held annually on 19th Street, a charming enclave known for its collection of small businesses. This unique celebration serves as a platform for these local establishments to showcase their offerings while fostering a strong sense of unity and pride within the neighborhood.

    During this enchanting evening, the entire street transforms into a pedestrian-friendly zone. Visitors and residents alike don their finest white attire, creating a striking visual spectacle that adds to the event's allure.

    The main objective of White Linen Night in the Heights is to bring attention and appreciation to the diverse businesses that line 19th Street. From quaint boutiques and shops to cozy cafes and restaurants, each establishment contributes to the vibrant tapestry of the community.

    ​White Linen Night in the Heights not only highlights the economic importance of these small businesses but also serves as a reminder of the rich cultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit that defines the neighborhood. By coming together to create this exceptional event, the businesses on 19th Street strengthen their bond and solidify their role as the heartbeat of the community, encouraging residents and visitors to continue patronizing and preserving the vibrant spirit of the area.

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  • Concert: ScHoolboy Q - Blue Lips Weekends

    August 3, 2024  8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

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August 4, 2024
  • Houston Shakespeare Festival

    August 1, 2024 - August 10, 2024  
    Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    https://www.uh.edu/shakespeare/

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
    August 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9

    Performance: 8:15 PM

    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

    Fall under the spell of Shakespeare's magical tale of midsummer madness. It
    is a wild night for lovers as an adventure in an enchanted forest leads to
    mischievous fairies playing tricks and a troupe of bumbling actors. Love,
    magic and mischief fill the forest as fantastical dreams blur with reality.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 9
    Captioned Performance: Monday, August 5
    Audio Described Performance: Wednesday, August 7

    ROMEO & JULIET
    August 2, 6, 8 & 10

    Performance: 8:15 PM
    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say ‘Good night” till it be morrow.”

    The greatest love story ever told, Shakespeare's powerful masterwork of
    exhilarating love and loss will capture your imagination and leave you
    breathless. Two star-crossed lovers are swept up by the hatred of their
    warring families, and they dare to believe their love is strong enough to
    overcome the violence around them.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 2

    Captioned Performance: Tuesday, August 6
    Audio Described Performance: Saturday, August 10

    PARKING:  
    Free parking near Miller Outdoor Theatre is available in Lots C, D and E. Parking Lot C is newly refurbished and located off Hermann Drive with entrances at Crawford and Jackson Streets. Lot C the largest of the three lots, and has pedestrian walkways connecting to Miller Outdoor Theatre.

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  • August Wilson in the Park

    August 4, 2024  4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/august-wilson-in-the-park-tickets-898832802107

    Welcome to August Wilson in the Park! Join us for a day filled with live performances of the legendary playwright's works at Emancipation Park. Experience August Wilson's timeless works set against the vibrant backdrop of Houston's Third Ward at Emancipation Park! This community event will feature food trucks, DJ, vendors, and a back to school drive.

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August 5, 2024
  • Houston Shakespeare Festival

    August 1, 2024 - August 10, 2024  
    Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    https://www.uh.edu/shakespeare/

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
    August 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9

    Performance: 8:15 PM

    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

    Fall under the spell of Shakespeare's magical tale of midsummer madness. It
    is a wild night for lovers as an adventure in an enchanted forest leads to
    mischievous fairies playing tricks and a troupe of bumbling actors. Love,
    magic and mischief fill the forest as fantastical dreams blur with reality.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 9
    Captioned Performance: Monday, August 5
    Audio Described Performance: Wednesday, August 7

    ROMEO & JULIET
    August 2, 6, 8 & 10

    Performance: 8:15 PM
    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say ‘Good night” till it be morrow.”

    The greatest love story ever told, Shakespeare's powerful masterwork of
    exhilarating love and loss will capture your imagination and leave you
    breathless. Two star-crossed lovers are swept up by the hatred of their
    warring families, and they dare to believe their love is strong enough to
    overcome the violence around them.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 2

    Captioned Performance: Tuesday, August 6
    Audio Described Performance: Saturday, August 10

    PARKING:  
    Free parking near Miller Outdoor Theatre is available in Lots C, D and E. Parking Lot C is newly refurbished and located off Hermann Drive with entrances at Crawford and Jackson Streets. Lot C the largest of the three lots, and has pedestrian walkways connecting to Miller Outdoor Theatre.

    See more details

August 6, 2024
  • Houston Shakespeare Festival

    August 1, 2024 - August 10, 2024  
    Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    https://www.uh.edu/shakespeare/

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
    August 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9

    Performance: 8:15 PM

    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

    Fall under the spell of Shakespeare's magical tale of midsummer madness. It
    is a wild night for lovers as an adventure in an enchanted forest leads to
    mischievous fairies playing tricks and a troupe of bumbling actors. Love,
    magic and mischief fill the forest as fantastical dreams blur with reality.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 9
    Captioned Performance: Monday, August 5
    Audio Described Performance: Wednesday, August 7

    ROMEO & JULIET
    August 2, 6, 8 & 10

    Performance: 8:15 PM
    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say ‘Good night” till it be morrow.”

    The greatest love story ever told, Shakespeare's powerful masterwork of
    exhilarating love and loss will capture your imagination and leave you
    breathless. Two star-crossed lovers are swept up by the hatred of their
    warring families, and they dare to believe their love is strong enough to
    overcome the violence around them.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 2

    Captioned Performance: Tuesday, August 6
    Audio Described Performance: Saturday, August 10

    PARKING:  
    Free parking near Miller Outdoor Theatre is available in Lots C, D and E. Parking Lot C is newly refurbished and located off Hermann Drive with entrances at Crawford and Jackson Streets. Lot C the largest of the three lots, and has pedestrian walkways connecting to Miller Outdoor Theatre.

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  • Author Talk: Did Everyone Have an Imaginary Friend (or Just Me)? with Jay Ellis + Kendrick Sampson

    August 6, 2024  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Stages, 800 Rosine St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

    https://kindredstorieshtx.com/products/irl-author-talk-did-everyone-have-an-imaginary-friend-or-just-me-with-jay-ellis-kendrick-sampson-august-6-7-pm-cst

    Celebrate the release of Did Everyone Have an Imaginary Friend (or Just Me)?  with Jay Ellis!

    EVENT DEETS

    When: Tuesday, August 6, 2024 @ 7PM (Doors Open at 6PM)

    Where: STAGES (800 Rosine St, HTX, 77019)

    How: Grab your ticket today! Each ticket come with a signed copy of Did Everyone Have an Imaginary Friend (Or Just Me)?: Adventures of Boyhood. 

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    What to do when you're the perpetual new kid, only child, military brat hustling school-to-school each year and everyone's looking to you for answers? Make some shit up, of course! And a young Jay Ellis does just that, with help from every child's favorite co-conspirator—their imaginary best friend. Born in the perfect storm of especially ferocious rain and a sugar-fueled imagination, Mikey, his imaginary best friend, steps in to figuratively hold Jay's hand through various youthful shenanigans. 

    A testament to the importance of imagination, trusting oneself, and making space for your creativity, Did Everyone Have an Imaginary Friend or Just Me? is a story of a 90s kid who confided in his imaginary sidekick to navigate everything from parallel pop culture universes, like watching Fresh Prince alongside John Hughes movies or listening to Ja Rule and Dave Matthews, to a lifetime of birthday disappointment (being a Christmas season Capricorn will do that to you) and hoop dreams gone bad. Mikey also guides him through greater tragedies, like losing his teenage cousin in a mistaken-target driveby and the shame and fear of being pulled over by cops almost a dozen times the year he got his driver's license. 

    As imaginary friend morphs into adult consciousness, Ellis charts an unforgettable story of looking within yourself for guidance to some of life’s biggest (and smallest) challenges, told in the roast-you-with-love voice of your closest homie.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Born in Sumter, South Carolina, to a military family, Jay Ellis spent his childhood inventing new personas for every town he landed in. Too many to count. After college, he realized the NBA wasn’t good enough for him and he didn’t want to crush other players’ dreams as he dominated the league so he decided to take his one-man show to Hollywood, where he got his start on BET’s The Game. Now an accomplished actor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Ellis is best known for his role as Lawrence on HBO’s Insecure, for which he won an NAACP Image Award. He appeared alongside Tom Cruise, flying jets through the skies, in the Oscar-nominated film in Top Gun: Maverick. When he’s not on set filming he spends the majority of his days cleaning up the messes that his daughter’s imaginary friend “Jack” made. Karma.

    ABOUT THE CONVERSATION PARTNER

    Kendrick Sampson is an actor, producer and activist who leverages his platform and storytelling to shift culture for good. 

    Growing up in Houston and Missouri aka “Mo City”, Texas, Kendrick Sampson was dropped into a unique and deeply rooted culture of music and art.

    His most acclaimed and notable characters from "Nathan" on HBO's Emmy-nominated comedy series, Insecure, to "Ethan" in Prime’s popular romantic comedy Something from Tiffany’s and his personal favorite, the surrealist satire I am a Virgo from Boots Riley - Kendrick has been achieving his lifelong goal of shifting culture through storytelling and uplifting nuanced, diverse, and authentic portrayals of Black men.

    He uses his platform to amplify transformational grassroots work in intersectional mental health justice, sexual health and liberation and fighting state violence. Kendrick co-founded BLD PWR which includes a production company and social impact (501c3) arm whose mission is to “Reimagine and Realize the liberated future we know our people deserve” by organizing Hollywood and shifting the culture toward nourishing and protecting nuanced Black, Indigenous, and marginalized leaders and everyday people, especially our storytellers and their stories.

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August 7, 2024
  • Houston Shakespeare Festival

    August 1, 2024 - August 10, 2024  
    Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    https://www.uh.edu/shakespeare/

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
    August 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9

    Performance: 8:15 PM

    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

    Fall under the spell of Shakespeare's magical tale of midsummer madness. It
    is a wild night for lovers as an adventure in an enchanted forest leads to
    mischievous fairies playing tricks and a troupe of bumbling actors. Love,
    magic and mischief fill the forest as fantastical dreams blur with reality.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 9
    Captioned Performance: Monday, August 5
    Audio Described Performance: Wednesday, August 7

    ROMEO & JULIET
    August 2, 6, 8 & 10

    Performance: 8:15 PM
    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say ‘Good night” till it be morrow.”

    The greatest love story ever told, Shakespeare's powerful masterwork of
    exhilarating love and loss will capture your imagination and leave you
    breathless. Two star-crossed lovers are swept up by the hatred of their
    warring families, and they dare to believe their love is strong enough to
    overcome the violence around them.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 2

    Captioned Performance: Tuesday, August 6
    Audio Described Performance: Saturday, August 10

    PARKING:  
    Free parking near Miller Outdoor Theatre is available in Lots C, D and E. Parking Lot C is newly refurbished and located off Hermann Drive with entrances at Crawford and Jackson Streets. Lot C the largest of the three lots, and has pedestrian walkways connecting to Miller Outdoor Theatre.

    See more details

August 8, 2024
  • Houston Shakespeare Festival

    August 1, 2024 - August 10, 2024  
    Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    https://www.uh.edu/shakespeare/

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
    August 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9

    Performance: 8:15 PM

    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

    Fall under the spell of Shakespeare's magical tale of midsummer madness. It
    is a wild night for lovers as an adventure in an enchanted forest leads to
    mischievous fairies playing tricks and a troupe of bumbling actors. Love,
    magic and mischief fill the forest as fantastical dreams blur with reality.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 9
    Captioned Performance: Monday, August 5
    Audio Described Performance: Wednesday, August 7

    ROMEO & JULIET
    August 2, 6, 8 & 10

    Performance: 8:15 PM
    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say ‘Good night” till it be morrow.”

    The greatest love story ever told, Shakespeare's powerful masterwork of
    exhilarating love and loss will capture your imagination and leave you
    breathless. Two star-crossed lovers are swept up by the hatred of their
    warring families, and they dare to believe their love is strong enough to
    overcome the violence around them.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 2

    Captioned Performance: Tuesday, August 6
    Audio Described Performance: Saturday, August 10

    PARKING:  
    Free parking near Miller Outdoor Theatre is available in Lots C, D and E. Parking Lot C is newly refurbished and located off Hermann Drive with entrances at Crawford and Jackson Streets. Lot C the largest of the three lots, and has pedestrian walkways connecting to Miller Outdoor Theatre.

    See more details

August 9, 2024
  • Houston Shakespeare Festival

    August 1, 2024 - August 10, 2024  
    Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    https://www.uh.edu/shakespeare/

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
    August 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9

    Performance: 8:15 PM

    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

    Fall under the spell of Shakespeare's magical tale of midsummer madness. It
    is a wild night for lovers as an adventure in an enchanted forest leads to
    mischievous fairies playing tricks and a troupe of bumbling actors. Love,
    magic and mischief fill the forest as fantastical dreams blur with reality.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 9
    Captioned Performance: Monday, August 5
    Audio Described Performance: Wednesday, August 7

    ROMEO & JULIET
    August 2, 6, 8 & 10

    Performance: 8:15 PM
    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say ‘Good night” till it be morrow.”

    The greatest love story ever told, Shakespeare's powerful masterwork of
    exhilarating love and loss will capture your imagination and leave you
    breathless. Two star-crossed lovers are swept up by the hatred of their
    warring families, and they dare to believe their love is strong enough to
    overcome the violence around them.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 2

    Captioned Performance: Tuesday, August 6
    Audio Described Performance: Saturday, August 10

    PARKING:  
    Free parking near Miller Outdoor Theatre is available in Lots C, D and E. Parking Lot C is newly refurbished and located off Hermann Drive with entrances at Crawford and Jackson Streets. Lot C the largest of the three lots, and has pedestrian walkways connecting to Miller Outdoor Theatre.

    See more details

August 10, 2024
  • Houston Shakespeare Festival

    August 1, 2024 - August 10, 2024  
    Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    https://www.uh.edu/shakespeare/

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
    August 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9

    Performance: 8:15 PM

    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

    Fall under the spell of Shakespeare's magical tale of midsummer madness. It
    is a wild night for lovers as an adventure in an enchanted forest leads to
    mischievous fairies playing tricks and a troupe of bumbling actors. Love,
    magic and mischief fill the forest as fantastical dreams blur with reality.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 9
    Captioned Performance: Monday, August 5
    Audio Described Performance: Wednesday, August 7

    ROMEO & JULIET
    August 2, 6, 8 & 10

    Performance: 8:15 PM
    Bard Talk: 7:45 PM

    “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say ‘Good night” till it be morrow.”

    The greatest love story ever told, Shakespeare's powerful masterwork of
    exhilarating love and loss will capture your imagination and leave you
    breathless. Two star-crossed lovers are swept up by the hatred of their
    warring families, and they dare to believe their love is strong enough to
    overcome the violence around them.

    Live Stream: Friday, August 2

    Captioned Performance: Tuesday, August 6
    Audio Described Performance: Saturday, August 10

    PARKING:  
    Free parking near Miller Outdoor Theatre is available in Lots C, D and E. Parking Lot C is newly refurbished and located off Hermann Drive with entrances at Crawford and Jackson Streets. Lot C the largest of the three lots, and has pedestrian walkways connecting to Miller Outdoor Theatre.

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  • Author Talk: Meg Vondriska - A TALE OF TWO TITTIES

    August 10, 2024  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

    https://www.brazosbookstore.com/event/store-meg-vondriska-tale-two-titties

    Brazos Bookstore hosts Meg Vondriska in-store on Saturday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m. There will be a fun, short writing exercise and networking for anyone interested in getting to get involved in the Houston literary scene!

    From the brilliantly funny (and rightfully furious) creator of the viral Men Write Women Twitter account

    Let’s face it, women’s representation in literature really sucks. And that’s mostly because of the male authors who write female characters like they’re nothing more than playthings in their stories. Whether they have breasts like ripe peaches or curves like a racetrack, the literary ladies gracing the pages of bestselling books rarely serve a purpose beyond supporting a male character (or giving him something to fantasize about).

    But what are you supposed to do about it if you can’t even get a foot (or, I guess, a boob) in the door?

    You beat them at their own game.

    In this hilarious yet incisive guide, you’ll learn how to write women just like a bestselling male author—stereotypes, tropes, objectification, and all—so you can start dismantling the system from the inside. With thoughtful literary analysis, interactive exercises, and commentary that perfectly straddles the line between satirical hilarity and righteous indignation, A Tale of Two Titties is both an illuminating study of women’s representation in literature and an absurd (yet accurate) guide to writing through the male gaze.

    Meghan Vondriska graduated from Northland College, where she received a degree that does not pertain at all to what she does in real life. She has a reputation for saying exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time, which resulted nicely in a Twitter account dedicated purely to antagonizing male writers who seem to have never met a woman in real life. By day, Meghan crafts social plans for large companies, and by night she stays up far too late reading fiction.

    PRAISE FOR…
    “Furiously funny and feminist, A Tale of Two Titties is your handy dandy guide to writing like a best-selling lit bro. Inspired by real life examples of outrageous published misogyny, Meg Vondriska will teach you how to craft prose that makes your readers wonder if they’ve ever even met a woman. This beautifully spiteful book never loses sight of the real world implications of the sexist tropes baked into our literary canon and dominating the best seller lists. I absolutely loved it.” — Ella Dawson, author of But How Are You, Really

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  • Concert - SiR: Life is Good Tour

    August 10, 2024  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

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  • 7th Annual “the ABSTRACT art show"

    August 17, 2024  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Hardy & Nance Studios, 902 Hardy St, Houston, TX 77020, USA

    https://hardyandnancestudios.com/event/the-abstract-art-show-2024/

    Hardy & Nance Studios is pleased to announce our Call for Entries for our 7th Annual “the ABSTRACT art show” event that will be on display Saturday, August 17, 2024, from 5-9pm. This call for entries is open to all artists in Houston and surrounding areas working in 2D & 3D media.

    THEME: Abstract art that explores the relationships of shape, form, color, and line to create a composition that breaks away from the traditional representation of physical objects. Examples of Abstract Artists include Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky, Mark Rothko, Frank Ammerlaan, & Liam Everett – just to name a few.

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  • Miller Summer Mixtape

    August 17, 2024  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    https://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com/performance/miller-summer-mixtape-3/?wcs_timestamp=1723924800

    Miller Outdoor Theatre is thrilled to present the “Miller Summer Mixtape ’24,” a vibrant celebration of Houston’s local music scene. This event promises to illuminate the diverse talent in Houston, featuring musicians spanning a variety of genres including psychedelic funk, rock, norteño, and hip-hop.

    Miller Summer Mixtape will turn the spotlight on an eclectic blend of Houston’s finest musical talents. The lineup will feature performances and appearances by Kam Franklin, EZ Band, DJ Rob G, DJ Michelle McKnight and more performers to be announced.

    Additionally, this year Miller Summer Mixtape has teamed up with “The Vibe”, the leading source for Urban Alternative Music in the city of Houston. Powered by KTSU 90.9FM, The Vibe is committed to thoughtful programming, community outreach and breaking fresh, local and national artists. The evenings co-hosts will feature Taylor Getwood, host of “Side Chat Live” on “The Vibe” and Marcus Sullivan Program Director of “The Vibe”.

    All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are FREE!

    Sponsored in part by Reliant Energy

    Photos are being taken at this event and may appear in Miller Outdoor Theatre’s print or digital communications or marketing materials. By attending this event, you hereby authorize MTAB to use your photograph in any and all use related to the educational mission of MOT without compensation.

    Now you can get your Miller tickets online and on your smart phone! Limit 4 per person.

    No tickets are necessary for the Hill!

    The show goes on rain or shine.

    For more information on tickets and seating click here.

    All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

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August 18, 2024
  • Houston Reads Zora Neale Hurston

    August 18, 2024  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    https://kindredstorieshtx.com/collections/book-clubs/products/houston-reads-zora-neale-hurston-by-project-row-houses-chanecka-kindred-stories
     

    Kindred Stories is proud to partner with Project Row Houses and Chanecka Williams to present Houston Reads Zora Neale Hurston.

    Zora Neale Hurston Meeting Schedule 

    November 19 - Jonah’s Gourd (1934)

    December 17 - Mules and Men (1935)

    January 14 - Their Eyes are Watching God (1937)

    February 18 - Tell My Horse (1938)

    March 17 - Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939)

    April 21 - Dust Tracks on a Road (1942)

    May 17 -  Seraph on the Suwanee (1948)

    June 23 - I Love Myself When I Am Laughing…Then Again (1979)

    July 21 - The Complete Stories (1998)

    August 18 - Every Tongue Got to Confess (2001)

    September 15 - Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” (2018)

    October 20 - Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick (2020)

    November 19 - You Don’t Know Us Negros and Other Essays (2022)

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