Calendar of Merlex Picks

September 18, 2019
  • Food Apartheid Dinner Series - Lucille's

    September 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Lucille's, 5512 La Branch St, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    For details, link here: The mission of the Food Apartheid Dinner Series is to raise money for Food deserts inside the city of Houston. A Food Desert is an urban area in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food. A team of chefs from Poitín, Kulture, Lucille’s and Indigo are…

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September 19, 2019
  • The Cannon Grand Opening

    September 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Cannon, 1334 Brittmoore Road, Houston, TX 77043

    Grand Opening! Thursday, September 19th, from 4P – 9P We want to thank you again for choosing The Cannon as your entrepreneurial community here in Houston! We are honored to bring you resources, support, and service as you bravely forge on with your business. On behalf of the leadership team at The Cannon, we are thrilled to invite you to our…

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  • I Heart Justice

    September 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Houston Event Venue, 3118 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, TX 77003, USA Come celebrate the intersection of art and justice at I Heart Justice — our social justice poster show featuring limited-edition posters created by amazing Texas artists and honoring attorney Neal Manne for his leadership in promoting justice through pro bono. Proceeds from poster sales will benefit Texas Appleseed and help us continue our fight for justice…

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  • Concert: Marc Rebillet @ Satellite Bar

    September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Satellite Bar, 6922 Harrisburg Boulevard, Houston, TX 77011

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  • Concert: Sinkane

    September 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance St, Houston, TX 77002, USA $12.00 – $15.00 Sinkane is an American band comprised of people from all over the world: I am Sudanese, guitarist Jonny Lam is Chinese, keyboardist Elenna Canlas is Filipina, drummer Chris St. Hilaire is Trinidadian, and bassist Michael “Ish” Montgomery is Black American. Our collective experience as children of the diaspora helped bring the music to life…

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September 20, 2019
  • Melanin & Mental Health

    September 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    For details, link here: H-Town, we’re back with your favorite mental health mixer! If you’re a mental health professional/mental health advocate/ student committed to promoting mental health awareness in Black & Latinx communities then come out & join us! Get to know some of the other local professionals redefining the mental…

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  • The Moody Presents Moon Shot Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

    September 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Free + open to the public Opening on September 20, Moon Shot celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and explores how artists have responded both technically and poetically to a moment that changed human history. Robert Rauschenberg’s Stoned Moon series of 34 lithographs will be shown together for the first time since their creation in 1969-70. The exhibition will…

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September 21, 2019
  • Texas Hot Sauce Festival

    September 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - September 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
    Bayou City Event Center - 9401 Knight Road - Houston, TX 77045

    For details, link here: The Texas Hot Sauce Festival Is Hotter Than Ever After 20 Years! SAT 9/21 - 11AM - 6PM SUN 9/22 - NOON - 6PM The Texas Hot Sauce Festival celebrates, brings together, and serves up the endless combinations of spice, flavor, and heat that lifts Southwest cuisine on angel wins…

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  • View the Right Thing - Play to Win

    September 21, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Shrine of The Black Madonna Cultural and Event Center - 5309 Martin Luther King Boulevard - Houston, TX 77021

    For details, link here: It's the hottest day of the summer. You can do nothing, you can do something, or you can... VIEW THE RIGHT THING Movies & Showtimes: 1:30PM "Coach Carter" (2005) Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him. 3:45PM "…

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  • Community Organizing Training

    September 21, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Smith Neighborhood Library, 3624 Scott Street, Houston, TX 77004

    "Our dreams do not have to bear the imprint of compromise" - Angela Davis

    It is the perfect time to learn how to organize and demand the best environments for our kids. All educators, parents, and students are welcome to come and learn the basics of community organizing and begin to develop organizing strategy plans for the current…

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  • What A Vibe "WAV"

    September 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Lilly & BLOOM - 110 Main street - Houston, TX 77002

    For details, link here: We’re playing the music you wish you heard at parties. Come vibe out to music from your favorite upcoming artists such as Smino, Goldlink, Megan thee Stallion, and Ari Lennox. And enjoy deep album cuts from your favorite more popular artists such as Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Tyler the Creator. We…

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  • Majia and NRX Presents : PULL UP w/ Zutzut

    September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - September 22, 2019 @ 4:00 am
    DARBLY, 7800 Amelia Road, Houston, TX 77055

    $10ADV - $12 DayOf | 18+ | Doors @ 9PM ***Subject to capacity *** Majia and Night Ride Presents: PULL UPShowcasing sounds from down south to newer Latin/World sounds and hybrids. In The Immersive Theatre  Entry fee: 10 dollars advance online and until 11PM DayOf - $12 DayOf after 11PM. 270 Degrees of dynamic visuals along with  Sounds by:ZUTZUT Santa Muerte  AUTO-BAHNNNOA Canteen Killa 9 pm - 4 am7800…

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  • ElectroBounce

    September 21, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - September 22, 2019 @ 3:00 am
    Winston Contemporary Art - 2426 Bartlett Street - #ste d - Houston, TX 77098

    For details, link here: Soul Control is back with your favorite dance party experience ElectroBounce! About this Event Soul Control is back with your favorite dance party experience ElectroBounce! We're taking it to an ART GALLERY! Electro Bounce fuses a multitude of genres with the sole purpose of making your booty move. These include House, Electronic…

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September 24, 2019
  • National Black MBA 41st Annual Conference & Exposition

    September 24, 2019 - September 28, 2019 @ 
    George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010, USA NBMBAA's 41st Annual Conference & Exposition is the premier conference for today’s black professionals. The 41st Annual NBMBAA® Conference & Exposition convenes our members, corporate and university partners, and some of the world’s most sought after thought leaders at the George R. Brown Convention Center for a week of exploration in the areas of…

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  • Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum

    September 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
    Houston Community College, 5601 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77081, USA 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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  • Food Apartheid Dinner Series - Indigo

    September 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Indigo, 517 Berry Rd, Houston, TX 77022, USA

    For details, link here: The mission of the Food Apartheid Dinner Series is to raise money for Food deserts inside the city of Houston. A Food Desert is an urban area in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food. A team of chefs from Poitín, Kulture, Lucille’s and Indigo are…

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September 29, 2019
October 1, 2019
  • The James R. Thompson Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Mark Hansen, Columbia Journalism School

    October 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Rice University, 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005, USA!view/event/event_id/38026 Director, David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation & Professor of Journalism 4:00pm - 5:30pm Duncan Hall McMurtry Auditorium Director, David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation & Professor of Journalism Mark Hansen joined Columbia Journalism School in July 2012 and took on the position of inaugural director of…

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  • Lecture: Learning to Labor: Domestic Service Education in Texas

    October 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Sewall Hall, Houston, TX 77005, USA!view/event/event_id/57701 A lecture by the CERCL 2019 Scholar in Residence at the African American Library at the Gregory School Camesha Scruggs is a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A native Texan, she received a BA and MA in history from Texas Southern University. Her research fields are 20th century…

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October 2, 2019
  • Speaking of Social Justice with Kiese Laymon, Author of Heavy

    October 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Hilton Hilton University of Houston Hotel - Waldorf Astoria Ballroom - 4800 Calhoun Road - Houston, TX 77004

    For details, link here: Join us for Speaking of Social Justice! Author and English professor Kiese Laymon will give the Maconda Brown O’Connor Distinguished Lecture on his critically acclaimed and award winning memoir, Heavy. Heavy was the selection for the 2019 Dean’s Summer Social Justice Reading Series read by our incoming class of…

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October 3, 2019
  • 15th Community Investment Network Conference

    October 3, 2019 - October 5, 2019 @ 
    C. Baldwin, Curio Collection by Hilton, 400 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002, USA We ​are ​Philanthropists: ​ Revering ​the ​Past ​| ​Honoring ​the ​Present ​| ​Powering ​our ​Future We ​are ​commemorating ​our ​15th ​Anniversary ​and ​we ​want ​you ​to ​join ​us! ​ ​ Our ​conference ​location ​in ​Houston, ​Texas ​possesses ​an ​exciting ​level ​of ​exposure ​and ​entrée ​to ​a ​growing, ​dynamic, ​and ​influential ​component ​of ​the ​African ​American ​community ​and ​communities ​of ​…

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  • Millennials Mayoral Forum

    October 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Rice University - Grand Hall, 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005

    *Millennial's Mayoral Forum* The future in our vote #HTXMIL WHEREAS; In the Houston area, millennials age 23-38 make up the biggest percentage of the adult population and newest & largest voting bloc* and; WHEREAS; Our social, economic, and political power have created enormous interest among companies and politicians as they seek to attract our purchasing power and vote, and; WHEREAS;…

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October 6, 2019
October 8, 2019
  • Malcolm Gladwell reads from Talking to Strangers

    October 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Bayou Place, 500 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77204, USA Malcolm Gladwell reads from Talking to Strangers Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 pm (The Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas Ave) This ticketed event will be off-site at The Ballroom at Bayou Place. Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits…

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October 11, 2019
  • MAW SUPPLY presents: Soul Cinema. Halloween Edition!

    October 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    1506 Lorraine St, Houston, TX 77009, USA ​MAW SUPPLY presents: Soul Cinema. Halloween Edition! ​An intimate indoor viewing experience of classic Afrocentric films filled with comedy and romance, coupled with bottomless popcorn and adult beverages on the house. Prepare yourself for intense laughter, tears, and screams. Your soul will thank you. Date: Friday October 11, 2019 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM — Cocktail Hour + Pop Up 9:00…

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  • TRAP Karaoke: Houston

    October 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Warehouse Live - 813 Saint Emanuel Street - Houston, TX 77003

    For details, link here: Wanna hit the stage? We still have slots open. Sign up instructions will be provided via email the day of the show. Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? 21+ only What is the refund policy? all sales are final

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October 12, 2019
  • Round 50: Race, Health and Motherhood Opening

    October 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Project Row Houses, 2521 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004, USA Project Row Houses (PRH) will unveil its latest Artist Round, Round 50: Race, Health and Motherhood, on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Curated by PRH Curator and Programs Director Ryan N. Dennis, Round 50 explores how artists, healthcare professionals, practitioners, and philanthropy are responding to the Black maternal mortality rate, a national health care issue that has local ramifications in…

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  • Irvin Tepper | Evidence of Phantoms Made Real Between Thoughts

    October 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Station Museum of Contemporary Art, 1502 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004, USA The Station Museum of Contemporary Art is proud to announce the opening of a solo exhibition by New York artist Irvin Tepper on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 7PM – 10PM. Evidence of Phantoms Made Real Between Thoughts is curated by Ann Harithas, founder and executive director of the Five Points Museum in Victoria, Texas, and features a…

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October 13, 2019
  • Inprint Book Club - Colson Whitehead - The Nickel Boys

    October 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Inprint, 1520 W Main St, Houston, TX 77006, USA The Inprint Book Club kicks off for the 2019/2020 season on Sunday, October 13 with Colson Whitehead's bestselling novel The Nickel Boys. Whitehead will read from the novel on September 16 as part of the 2019/2020 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. To learn more about the Inprint Book Club click here. Happy reading! The Inprint Book Club meets…

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October 16, 2019
  • Houston GREEN Film Series: "Wild About Houston: A Green Film Festival"

    October 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Rice University Media Center - 2030 University Blvd. - Houston, TX 77030

    For details, link here: Citizens' Environmental Coalition is hosting Wild About Houston: A Green Film Festival. This is a one-night screening of short environmental films from the Greater Houston Area that tell the story of local environmental issues, their champions and how you can make a difference. The audience will vote to determine which…

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