Calendar of Merlex Picks

April 25, 2019
  • EO Talks Houston

    April 25, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Houston Baptist University - Dunham Theater

    Modeled from the TED Talks format, this event will feature members of EO Houston, on stage, and presenting their entrepreneurial journey to over 300 of Houston's thought leaders, change-makers, and influencers. Together we hope to inspire our local business community and raise awareness of EO Houston. https://www.facebook.com/events/1282071835302067/

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  • Rhyme and Reason: A Celebration of Black History

    April 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Miller Outdoor Theatre

    A poetic musical about important events and people in Black History from ancient Africa to modern day Houston. https://www.facebook.com/events/594020624354900/

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  • Overlap: Meetup at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston

    April 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

    On Thursday, April 25, join other Houston professionals at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston for the fifth installment of Overlap: a series of events geared toward creating community among the Black professional and artist communities in our city. Interested in learning more about this and other interesting events in Houston? Sign up for the newsletter or visit jaisonoliver.com. We'll…

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  • HBU Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition - Spring 2019

    April 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Houston Baptist University, 7502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77074, USA

    Opening Reception:

    Spring 2019
    MFA Thesis Exhibition 

    Ryan Baptiste

    Emily Cheney

    Beth Cleary

    Stephanie Gonzalez

    Celea Guevara

    Naomi Rosato Kent

    Crystal Murley

    Katelyn Pipkin

    Hailee Jane Reeder

    Ian Russey<…


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  • Nosh Culinary Showcase: Houston

    April 24, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - April 25, 2019 @ 2:00 am
    George R. Brown Convention Center

    Black Restaurant Week presents the 4th annual Nosh Culinary Showcase and Power of the Palate Bartender Competition with Verizon and Jack Daniels. https://www.facebook.com/events/248675716060255/

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  • SHAPE's 50th Anniversary Community Commitment Meeting

    April 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    SHAPE Community Center - Harambee Administrative Bldg - 3903 Almeda Rd - Houston, TX 77004

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shapes-50th-anniversary-community-commitment-meeting-tickets-60076176461 It's time to celebrate SHAPE's 50th anniversary, and we want your help! We are hosting this meeting because we want our SHAPE community to be part of the process of this historic event. This will be your opportunity to volunteer, sign up for committees and share your input --and…

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  • Jolt 101: Houston

    April 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    7305 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77011-1719, United States

    Jolt's first New Member Orientation in Houston! This event is for all Houstonians who are interested in joining our movement. Come learn what Jolt is all about and discover how you can get involved! Founded in November 2016, Jolt Action is a youth membership organization that increases the civic participation of Latinos to build a stronger democracy in Texas. Jolt supports…

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April 26, 2019
  • She Started It: Film Screening & Women Entrepreneurs Panel

    April 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    HCC Alief-Hayes Campus - 2811 Hayes Road, Building C - West Houston Institute, Auditorium - Houston, TX 77082

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/she-started-it-film-screening-women-entrepreneurs-panel-tickets-59986990704 Join us for a screening of She Started It, which follows five passionate, trailblazing young women who strive to compete and thrive in the ruthlessly competitive boys club of high tech start-ups. After the film, stay for lunch and learn from a panel of four women entrepreneurs who will share…

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  • A Conversation on Children’s Health and Vaccines

    April 26, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Texas Woman's University Institute of Health Sciences – Houston Center - 6700 Fannin St. - Houston, TX 77

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-on-childrens-health-and-vaccines-registration-59068668979 Despite rising numbers of infectious disease outbreaks among ailments that are easy to vaccinate against, the anti-vaccination movement still has an outsized presence in Texas, and key allies in the Texas Legislature. The Texas Tribune is pleased to present, in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, a…

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  • TEDxHoustonLive with Impact Hub Houston

    April 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Sharespace - Naylor St. - 1120 Naylor Street - Houston, TX 77

    For details, link here: https://tedxhoustonlive2019.eventbrite.com Jumpstart your weekend at TEDxHoustonLive with Impact Hub Houston! TED's 2019 conference is exploring how human systems and technology help us to search for deeper meaning and find inspiration. We're giving you front row, early access to selected talks from TED 2019 before they're even available on TED.com! At 4:30 p.m. following the…

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  • CHVRCHES, Cherry Glazerr

    April 26, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - April 27, 2019 @ 2:00 am
    White Oak Music Hall

    Buy Tickets: http://vor.us/a141c Doors open at 6:00pm Artists ------------ Headliner -CHVRCHES Support -Cherry Glazerr ------------ https://www.facebook.com/events/315215245777840/

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  • Opening Reception | Stonewall 50

    April 26, 2019 @ 11:30 pm - April 27, 2019 @ 2:00 am
    Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

    Join us to celebrate Stonewall 50, an exhibition in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The exhibition assembles a local, national, international, and multi-generational group of artists whose work offers a snapshot of the complexion, interests, and activities of queer and allied communities. Stonewall 50 includes painting, photography, video, sculpture, performance, and media that look back at the Stonewall…

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  • MFAH Mixed Media

    April 27, 2019 @ 1:00 am - 5:00 am
    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Dance the night away at this Van Gogh–inspired bash that celebrates “Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art” with fun all night, including exclusive access to the exhibition. Music • Kraak & Smaak • DJ Sun • En Funque Admission is $22 for MFAH members and $25 for adult nonmembers. Tickets: http://www.mfah.org/mixedmedia Entry is limited to ages 18 & older. Present photo…

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April 27, 2019
  • MEASURE | Big Data & Community Policing Workshop 2019 - HOUSTON

    April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne St, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    Join MEASURE, Texas Southern University and Houston Police Department for the Big Data & Community Policing Workshop, a free 4-hour training that will include breakout sessions by experts in the fields of law enforcement, social advocacy, research and technology, tangible resources to take home and a networking mixer prior to the event. Empowered by Mark43, this workshop will explore current…

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  • Soundbites Food Truck Fest: Houston

    April 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Houston, Texas

    Enjoy the third annual Soundbites Food Truck Fest this spring. Registration is open for Food Trucks, Food Stands, and Marketplace vendors: https://houbrw.com/

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  • 10th Annual Ice Cold Springfest

    April 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 am
    The Alpha Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated

    Join the Alpha Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for the 10th Annual Ice Cold Spring Fest Cookout & Crawfish Boil. Come and enjoy some crawfish or fish and hang out with the Ice Cold Brothers of Alpha. Beverages will be provided. Please be sure to bring your own alcohol if you choose. We look forward to…

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  • Core Program Lecture: Hamza Walker

    April 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    The Glassell School of Art, 5101 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006

    https://www.mfah.org/calendar/core-program-lecture-hamza-walker/201904270200PM

    Hamza Walker is the executive director of LAXART, an independent nonprofit art space in Los Angeles. From 1994 to 2016, he was the director of education and associate curator at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, a non-collecting contemporary art museum.

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  • CHVRCHES, Cherry Glazerr

    April 26, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - April 27, 2019 @ 2:00 am
    White Oak Music Hall

    Buy Tickets: http://vor.us/a141c Doors open at 6:00pm Artists ------------ Headliner -CHVRCHES Support -Cherry Glazerr ------------ https://www.facebook.com/events/315215245777840/

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  • "Sip & Share" Wine Conversations and Connections Vol. VI

    April 27, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 am
    Anderson-Clarke Center at Rice University

    QueenLyfe, Inc. Presents: "Sip and Share" Wine, Conversations, and Connections Vol.VI The Cultural Connections Edition WE ARE BACK! 🔥🔥🔥🔥 QueenLyfe, Inc. invites you to experience "Sip and Share" Wine, Conversations and Connections Vol. VI. THE CULTURAL CONNECTIONS EDITION! Diversity is key to Houston’s identity, however diversity lines get skewed and we are often grouped into broad categories. QueenLyfe, Inc.…

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  • Opening Reception | Stonewall 50

    April 26, 2019 @ 11:30 pm - April 27, 2019 @ 2:00 am
    Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

    Join us to celebrate Stonewall 50, an exhibition in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The exhibition assembles a local, national, international, and multi-generational group of artists whose work offers a snapshot of the complexion, interests, and activities of queer and allied communities. Stonewall 50 includes painting, photography, video, sculpture, performance, and media that look back at the Stonewall…

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  • FKJ Houston - Warehouse Live

    April 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:59 pm
    Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003, USA


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  • Concert: Erykah Badu

    April 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074, USA


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  • ElectroBounce

    April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 am
    The Historic Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin Street, Houston, TX 77004

    Electro Bounce fuses a multitude of genres with the sole purpose of making your booty move. These include, Hip-Hop, R&B,  House, Electronic Remixes, Funk, Soul, Afro-Beat, Reggae/Dancehall, Twerk and more. The soundtrack for the night's motivation provided by DJ Elevated & DJ Anarchy. Follow @soulcontrol on Instagram for more updates and promotions. Complimentary Beverages $15 Presale $20 At The…

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April 28, 2019
  • 10th Annual Ice Cold Springfest

    April 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 am
    The Alpha Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated

    Join the Alpha Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for the 10th Annual Ice Cold Spring Fest Cookout & Crawfish Boil. Come and enjoy some crawfish or fish and hang out with the Ice Cold Brothers of Alpha. Beverages will be provided. Please be sure to bring your own alcohol if you choose. We look forward to…

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  • Houston Afrofuturism Book Club - Sunday, April 28

    April 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Kim's Tea House Westchase, 10944 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77042, USA

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/houston-afrofuturism-book-club-sunday-april-28-registration-58139025390 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…

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  • LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talks

    April 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    The Transart Foundation for Art and Anthropology, 1412 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77006, USA

    https://www.leonardo.info/civicrm/event/info?id=361&reset=1 Houston welcomes LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) the Leonardo/ISAST's international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. LASER Talks were founded in 2008 by Bay Area LASER Chair Piero Scaruffi and are in over 30 cities around the world.…

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  • "Sip & Share" Wine Conversations and Connections Vol. VI

    April 27, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 am
    Anderson-Clarke Center at Rice University

    QueenLyfe, Inc. Presents: "Sip and Share" Wine, Conversations, and Connections Vol.VI The Cultural Connections Edition WE ARE BACK! 🔥🔥🔥🔥 QueenLyfe, Inc. invites you to experience "Sip and Share" Wine, Conversations and Connections Vol. VI. THE CULTURAL CONNECTIONS EDITION! Diversity is key to Houston’s identity, however diversity lines get skewed and we are often grouped into broad categories. QueenLyfe, Inc.…

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  • Comedians The Lucas Bros

    April 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Houston Improv Comedy Club, 7620 Katy Fwy #455, Houston, TX 77024, USA

    http://www.improvhouston.com/ShowDetails/bc6894fc-6249-448f-b752-955baa9c64e4/60406d25-ab2d-4d39-aa1b-50dccdb8ae37/The_Lucas_Bros/Houston_Improv Comedians, actors, and writers The Lucas Bros (Keith and Kenny Lucas) continue their rise as two of the freshest, most dynamic new faces on the comedy scene. “In a short time….the Lucas Brothers…

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  • Warrior Women

    April 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    14 Pews, 800 Aurora St, Houston, TX 77009, USA

    Texas Premiere of WARRIOR WOMEN directed by Elizabeth A. Castle and Christina D. King Texas Premiere! Famed Indigenous activist Madonna Thunder Hawk and her daughter Marcella are highlighted in this uplifting documentary about an indomitable spirit undeterred by age or government apathy. From the rise of the American Indian Movement (AIM) to the Wounded Knee incident of 1973, and most recently…

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  • ElectroBounce

    April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 am
    The Historic Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin Street, Houston, TX 77004

    Electro Bounce fuses a multitude of genres with the sole purpose of making your booty move. These include, Hip-Hop, R&B,  House, Electronic Remixes, Funk, Soul, Afro-Beat, Reggae/Dancehall, Twerk and more. The soundtrack for the night's motivation provided by DJ Elevated & DJ Anarchy. Follow @soulcontrol on Instagram for more updates and promotions. Complimentary Beverages $15 Presale $20 At The…

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April 29, 2019
  • Aslina Wine Dinner

    April 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Kulture Restaurant, 701 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010

    Kulture welcomes Aslina Wines and Ntsiki Biyela to Houston, South Africa’s first Black winemaker. Aslina was established in 2013 and is headed by Ntsiki Biyela, a breakthrough winemaker in South Africa. Biyela and her rise in the viticulture industry has been featured Essence, Madam Noir, and NBC News. Join Ntsiki Biyela and Kulture for curated Wine dinner, Monday, April 29, 2019 at 6…

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  • Beer 101: Intro to hops

    April 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Eureka Heights Brew Co, 941 W 18th St, Houston, TX 77008, USA

    The only thing we like more than drinking beer is drinking beer while learning about beer. Plus we got this sweet tweed jacket for Christmas and need a reason to wear it. Join us for our second of four installments of Beer 101 at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. These classes are for anyone 21 years of age or older who are curious…

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  • Smino's Hoopti Tour with EarthGang and Phoelix

    April 30, 2019 @ 1:00 am - 7:00 am
    Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003, USA

    https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1812560/tfly Pull up to Smino's Hoopti Tour $23

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April 30, 2019
  • BLT Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Arte Público Press

    April 30, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Arte Público Press - 4902 Gulf Fwy - Building 19, Room 100 - Houston, TX 77

    For details, link here: https://appwiki.eventbrite.com Join us for a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at Arte Público Press on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 3 to 7 p.m. Space is limited, but you are welcome to participate online if you can't join us in person! Wikipedia is a well-known and widely used global resource, yet content is skewed by the lack of…

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  • Open Project Night - 11th Edition (Impact Hub Houston & Sketch City)

    April 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Sharespace - Downtown - 1120 Naylor Street - Houston, Tx 77

    For details, link here: https://opnvol11.eventbrite.com Come to Open Project Night hosted by Impact Hub Houston and Sketch City. Connect and collaborate with real, passionate people who are working on projects, ventures, and collaborations to improve to the city of Houston. If you have an idea, are working on something, or are looking for ways to collaborate with…

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  • Al Green: Live with Tank and the Bangas

    April 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479, USA

    https://www1.ticketmaster.com/al-green-sugar-land-texas-04-30-2019/event/3A00563C70AC163E Al Green: Live: W/ Special Guests Tank and the Bangas April 30 | 8:00 PM Smart Financial Centre 18111 Lexington Boulevard, Sugar Land, TX. 77479. Tickets: $59.50* - $199.50* TICKETS ON SALE: February 8, 2019 *Fees & restrictions may apply Ticket Limits: There is an overall 4 ticket limit for this event. The GRAMMY® Award winning and Kennedy…

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May 2, 2019
May 6, 2019
  • Innovation Week Houston

    May 6, 2019 - May 10, 2019 @ 
    BakerRipley Leonel Castillo Community Center - 2101 South Street - Houston, TX 77009

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovation-week-houston-tickets-60315691858 Innovation Week is our week of free programs during National Small Business Week, on May 6-10th. Celebrate entrepreneurship in style with over 30 interactive workshops and thought-provoking sessions designed to help you grow your business. Meet fellow small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs while attending sessions led by community leaders,…

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May 11, 2019
May 14, 2019
  • Founder Institute Graduate Startup Panel & Networking Event

    May 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Station Houston,1301 Fannin St #2440, , Houston

    https://fi.co/event/194472-houston-founder-hotseat-pitch-your-startup-to-city-startup-experts. The Founder Institute is the world’s most challenging and effective step-by-step program to start a company. Join us for an informational networking event where you can meet local Graduates that are building great startups. Learn the tips and tricks to building a company in Houston, and ask Graduates about their experience in the Founder…

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May 18, 2019
  • Bonus Open Studio | Screen print + Draw

    May 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, USA

    Get inspired by artist Cheryl Donegan and explore pattern and color with screen printing and drawing techniques. About Open Studio CAMH's Open Studio sessions feature drop-in, hands-on activities that draw inspiration from the exhibitions on view. During these sessions participants will have an opportunity to explore imaginative concepts inspired by world-renowned artists who show at the Museum by making your…

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  • UH Af-Am Studies 50th Anniversary Scholarship Banquet

    May 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Hilton University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    http://www.uh.edu/class/aas/news/annual-scholarship-banquet-2019/ African American Studies is a distinct academic discipline that engages Africa-centered research and teaching through an interdisciplinary approach to scholarly inquiry. Keynote: DR. MOLEFI KETE ASANTE Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, Chair and Professor, Department of African American Studies/Africology, Temple University. Annual Scholarship Banquet The University of Houston African American Studies 50th…

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May 19, 2019
  • Last day of Trenton Doyle Hancock

    May 19, 2019
    The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006, USA

    On view Past Upcoming Contemporary Focus: Trenton Doyle Hancock Jan 25 – May 19, 2019 Main Building Trenton Doyle Hancock, Epidemic! Presents: Step and Screw! (detail), 2014. The Menil Collection, Houston. © Trenton Doyle Hancock Epidemic! Presents: Step and Screw!, a series of thirty works on paper by Trenton Doyle Hancock (b. 1974), combines illustrations and text in a comic strip-like format. Mounted on the top half…

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May 21, 2019
  • Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum

    May 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
    Houston Community College, 5601 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77081, USA

    houstonbiz.org Monthly. Dates change but generally on fourth Tuesdays. Business to business networking session 8-8:40 Business interactive session and tip of the month 8:40-9:15 Business opportunity presentations 9:15-10:15 One-on-one networking session 10:15 - 11am $5

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  • Concert: Elhae

    May 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77002, USA


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May 22, 2019
  • Kinder Institute Forum: Maurice Cox

    May 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Brown Auditorium Theater - 1001 Bissonnet Street - Houston, TX 77005

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kinder-institute-forum-maurice-cox-registration-53958791197 Maurice Cox, director of planning and development for the city of Detroit, Michigan, will discuss creative design and community engagement as strategies for long-term equitable development. About Maurice Cox Maurice Cox is the planning director for the city of Detroit. He most recently served as associate dean for community engagement…

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May 24, 2019

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