Calendar of Merlex Picks

January 25, 2020
  • Houston Iranian Film Festival

    January 17, 2020 - February 1, 2020 @ 
    Houston, TX, USA

    https://www.mfah.org/calendar/series/houston-iranian-film-festival In 2020, the MFAH celebrates the 27th edition of the Houston Iranian Film Festival, cofounded by the Museum and Rice Cinema. Each edition introduces audiences to talented young directors while also featuring the latest from veteran directors. Additional venues this year are Asia Society Texas Center and the Menil Collection. The award-winning new films…

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  • 2020 Houston Womens March

    January 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007, USA

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/2020-houston-march-powerful-together We are POWERFUL TOGETHER. 2020 will be the most consequential election and citizen participation year of our Republic. RSVP now for the January MARCH in Houston and join us as together we kick off a year of voter registration, GOTV, Census outreach, climate action, and actions to protect and defend our democracy. Invite friends and colleagues.…

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  • Melanin Yoga Project Yoga Expo 2020

    January 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne St, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    https://www.melaninyogaproject.org/expo A new year, a new opportunity to be the best YOU! Join Melanin Yoga Project for a one-day wellness event that offers up yoga workshops, history & philosophy lectures, meditation sessions, healthy living seminars, and so much more. Attendees can expect to walk away with a toolkit of information on how to start and grow…

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  • Run to Lead: Houston

    January 25, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Harris County Democratic Party, 4619 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020, USA

    https://secure.everyaction.com/OKsUeAb6sEa-5-H6T6hOaQ2 Annie's List Run to Lead Campaign Training prepares progressive women to run for state or local office. Whether you are running for school board, city, county or statewide office, this full-day, in-depth workshop teaches you the building blocks of a campaign from seasoned political experts. Invest in yourself as a candidate…

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  • Screening - Father, Son, and Holy War

    January 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Rice Cinema - Rice Media Center, 2030 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005, USA

    https://events.rice.edu/#!view/event/event_id/72658 Anand Patwardhan Series Father, Son and Holy War Directed by Anand Patwardhan India, 1995, 120 min Night two of a two-day series dedicated to the singular cinema of Anand Patwardhan, a filmmaker of rare political commitment and social scope, presents Father, Son and Holy War, a two-part polemic against the patriarchal culture of right-wing…

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  • Authentic Conversations: A Night Of Story Telling with African LGBTQ.

    January 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    SaiD Pan-African Library, 12126 Westheimer Road, Suite 118, Houston, TX 77077

    Please join us for an evening of authentic conversations with LGBTQ faces and voices, in the diaspora, from Nigeria and the caribbean. This will be a night of story telling, questions and answers that sheds light on the journeys and experiences of LGBTQ Nigerians and Afro-Caribbeans. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/authentic-conversations-a-night-of-story-telling-with-african-lgbtq-tickets-89104260241?aff=eand

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  • Jadefly & The Pollinators Live Show

    January 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    The Ready Room, 2626 White Oak Drive, Houston, TX 77009

    Jadefly & The Pollinators at The Ready Room with Curator of Sound dj keva. The Ready Room 2626 White Oak Dr. 8- 10pm FREE VALET https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jadefly-the-pollinators-live-show-tickets-90082385841?aff=eand

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  • Bounce and Turn at Axelrad

    January 24, 2020 @ 9:30 pm - January 25, 2020 @ 1:30 am
    Axelrad Beer Garden, 1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004, USA


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  • Night Ride Exp ft. Soul Control

    January 24, 2020 @ 10:00 pm - January 25, 2020 @ 2:00 am
    The Dive - 809 Pierce Street - Houston, TX 77002

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-ride-exp-ft-soul-control-tickets-90065001845






    A merging of the old school and the new school, fused with the futuristic wavy baselines of trap music, house music, reggae and Hip-hop

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January 26, 2020
  • Houston Iranian Film Festival

    January 17, 2020 - February 1, 2020 @ 
    Houston, TX, USA

    https://www.mfah.org/calendar/series/houston-iranian-film-festival In 2020, the MFAH celebrates the 27th edition of the Houston Iranian Film Festival, cofounded by the Museum and Rice Cinema. Each edition introduces audiences to talented young directors while also featuring the latest from veteran directors. Additional venues this year are Asia Society Texas Center and the Menil Collection. The award-winning new films…

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  • Yoga and Brunch at Finn Hall

    January 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Finn Hall, 712 Main street, Houston, TX 77002

    Yoga Teacher Alicia Tillman will lead a Sunday morning session followed by several brunch & beverage options at Finn Hall! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-and-brunch-at-finn-hall-tickets-90056835419?aff=eand

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  • Houston Afrofuturism Book Club - Sunday, January 26

    January 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Around the Corner - 1510 Hutchins Street - Houston, TX 77003

    For details, link here: https://afrohou10.eventbrite.com We're continuing our Afrofuturism book club here in Houston where we mainly read short stories. There are so many of us here who love science and speculative fiction, fantasy, comics, and overall multidimensional Blackness in general so this is a space for us to come together. See some of our past reads…

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February 3, 2020
  • Movie Night: Quincy

    February 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Axelrad Beer Garden, 1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2705996249488572/ ADMISSION IS ALWAYS FREE! We welcome families and all ages until 9pm on Sundays and Mondays, but promptly at 9pm we become 21+. If the movie begins before 8pm, then people under the age of 21 are allowed to stay only if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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February 5, 2020
  • Disability Studies @ Rice Lecture with Dr. Jess Waggoner

    February 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Sewall Hall, Houston, TX 77005, USA

    https://events.rice.edu/#!view/event/event_id/58889 Speaker: Jess Waggoner Postdoctoral Fellow in WGSS University of Houston Save the date for a Disability Studies @ Rice Series lecture by Dr. Jess Waggoner. More information about this event will follow as the date approaches. 4:00pm - 5:30pm Sewall Hall 570 Dr. Jess Waggoner is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Women’s Gender…

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February 6, 2020
  • Talk | Huey Copeland and Rebecca Matalon in Conversation

    February 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/380459269317849/ In conjunction with the exhibition Garrett Bradley: American Rhapsody and the release of the accompanying publication, join CAMH Curator Rebecca Matalon in conversation with art historian and catalogue contributor Huey Copeland. Copeland, Associate Professor at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has published numerous books and articles focusing on blackness and black visuality in the field…

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February 7, 2020
  • Visiting Artist Malik Gaines

    February 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Rice Cinema - Rice Media Center, 2030 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005, USA

    https://events.rice.edu/#!view/event/event_id/70813 12:00pm Rice Media Center Cinema #100 Spring 2020 Visiting Artist Lecture Series Malik Gaines Friday, Feb 7 @ 12:00pm Rice Media Center, Cinema Co-sponsored by Center for African and African American Studies and Visual and Dramatic Arts, with generous support from the Mellon Foundation and Dean of Humanities. Malik Gaines is a writer and artist, a…

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February 8, 2020
  • Toxic Tour of Houston

    February 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX 77006, USA

    http://rothkochapel.org/experience/events/register/1808 9:15am - Meet at 1415 Sul Ross (Chapel Annex) for light breakfast and to board the bus 10am-2pm - Tour (bring your own lunch) Ticketed event, $20 per person. Space is limited. Juan Parras and Yvette Arellano of Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Service (t.e.j.a.s.) will lead a tour addressing toxic sites…

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  • 10 Years of Presenting Culture HMAAC Gala

    February 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) is located in the Museum District of Houston, Texas. HMAAC is a contemporary museum of the people and cultures of the African Diaspora.

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February 9, 2020
  • We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    February 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    https://spahouston.org/event/we-shall-overcome/ Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Damien Sneed’s We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. Ticket prices starting at $29 Single tickets on sale September 3, 2019

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February 12, 2020
  • Lunch + Learn: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

    February 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Blaffer Art Museum, 4173 Elgin St, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    https://uh.edu/calendar/?view=e&id=21036#event Lunch + Learn: Paul Mpagi Sepuya Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Held with each exhibition, an artist, curator, scholar, or expert shares their perspective with the audience. Tours are followed by a complimentary lunch.

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February 15, 2020
February 16, 2020
  • Houston Reads Toni Morrison!

    February 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Project Row Houses, 2521 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2313037575472385/ On Monday, August 5, 2019, the world lost Nobel Prize-winning African-American author Toni Morrison. Through her passing, she left behind an indelible mark on U.S. and global letters. Morrison’s influence on Black life and thought is as expensive and profound as her literary catalog. Throughout the world, individuals have gathered in person and online, to…

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February 18, 2020
  • Church History Mixtape

    February 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church - 3015 North MacGregor Way - Houston, TX 77004

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/church-history-mixtape-tickets-89501640817 Join Fuller Texas for an engaging evening of church history through art with Professor Dr. Vince Bantu and musician and writer Sho Baraka. About this Event Dr. Vince Bantu and Sho Baraka are bringing their mastery to the stage to create night of education and entertainment. Bantu and Baraka will…

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February 20, 2020
  • Graduate Colloquium Public Lecture: Bianca Williams

    February 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Fondren Library, 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

    https://events.rice.edu/#!view/event/event_id/57601 Professor Bianca Williams will discuss The Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality presents a Graduate Colloquium Public Lecture by Bianca Williams Associate Professor of Anthropology; Faculty Lead, PublicsLab City University of New York “Emotional Knowledges: Black Women, Truth-Telling, and the Praxis of Radical Honesty” Thursday, February 20, 2019 4:00 PM Lecture 5:15 PM…

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  • RaMell Ross, Filmmaker, Photographer and Writer

    February 20, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Dudley Recital Hall, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    https://uh.edu/calendar/?view=e&id=21100#event RaMell Ross, Filmmaker, Photographer and Writer Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm RaMell Ross earned a BA in both English and Sociology from Georgetown University and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. His photographs have been exhibited internationally and his writing has appeared in such outlets as The New…

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February 21, 2020
February 22, 2020
  • Black Speculative Art Movement Houston Conference 2020: Perfect Vision

    February 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Houston Museum-African American Culture - 4807 Caroline Street - Houston, TX 77004

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-speculative-art-movement-houston-conference-2020-perfect-vision-tickets-62330633603 Early bird RSVP is open now for the BSAM Houston Conference 2020! The Black Speculative Art Movement (BSAM) Project is an ongoing creative, aesthetic practice that integrates African philosophical concepts with science or technology to interpret, engage, design, or re-imagination the contested present, and catalyze change for the future. The…

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  • MUSIC: DJ E $

    February 21, 2020 @ 10:00 pm - February 22, 2020 @ 1:00 am
    Axelrad Beer Garden 1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004, United States

    DJ E$ will be spinning new wave, rnb, pop, soul, and electronica every 3rd Friday of the Month at Axelrad! 10pm-1am

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