Event Calender

A curated list of the latest cultural happenings in Houston

May 23, 2024
  • George Floyd Memorial Lecture: Melissa Harris-Perry

    May 23, 2024  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    African American History Research Center, 1300 Victor St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

    https://calendar.houstonlibrary.org/event/12396509

    AAHRC is honored to welcome Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry as the 2024 George Floyd Memorial Lecturer. An award-winning author, multimedia personality and sought after public speaker, Harris-Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair in the Department of Politics and International Affairs, the Department of Women and Gender Studies, the African American Studies Program, and the Program in Environment and Sustainability at Wake Forest University.

    After George Floyd’s murder, HPL launched the Race and Social Justice digital project to capture the thoughts and feelings of our communities regarding police brutality, socio-political activism, and criminal justice reform. Building upon the success of that project, AAHRC launched the George Floyd Memorial Lecture Series in 2022. This annual event is dedicated to exploring the aforementioned issues from various perspectives as they relate to Black lived experiences in Houston and the surrounding areas.

    Please join us!

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  • UHD Thursday Night Concerts - Mobley

    May 23, 2024  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010, USA

    https://www.discoverygreen.com/event/uhd-thursday-night-concerts-3/
     

    Jam out to free outdoor concerts under the night sky.

    Mobley

    Austin-based artist Mobley grew up all over the world, from the Spanish Mediterranean to the California coast. Perhaps it’s because of this itinerant childhood that he finds it so hard to sit still. Mobley does it all: he’s a songwriter, producer, visual artist, filmmaker, and a charismatic frontman with a reputation for kinetic live shows. He’s composed dozens of pieces for stage and television (HBO, FOX, NBC, ESPN, CW), and played hundreds of US and international tour dates with the likes of Phantogram, JUNGLE, Cold War Kids, and James Blake, and at festivals including Lollapalooza, ACL, Voodoo, and Hangout.

    Joaquin And The Glowliners 

    Sugar Joiko

    SUGAR JOIKO is contemporary pop with a harmonious edge of soul meets synth wave. A girl gamer with an addiction to Japanese culture, this New Orleans native is a deft song maker whose global influence for composition and songwriting make her a unique and fresh addition in today’s realm of pop music.

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May 24, 2024
  • Comicpalooza

    May 24, 2024 - May 26, 2024  
    George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010, USA

    https://www.comicpalooza.com/

    Comicpalooza is your pop-culture festival, curated for you, by people just like you. Brimming with entertainment, special attractions, programming and celebrities representing a myriad of fandoms, there is no shortage of fun all weekend long. Whether you’re an avid collector, devoted anime fan, aspiring cosplayer or simply looking to make some memories with your loved ones, we have a place for you at Comicpalooza.

    Save the date, Comicpalooza returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center Memorial Day weekend, May 24 - 26, 2024!

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  • Author Talk: If My Flowers Bloom with DeShara Suggs-Joe

    May 24, 2024  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Kindred Stories, 2304 Stuart St, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    https://kindredstorieshtx.com/products/irl-author-talk-if-my-flowers-bloom-with-deshara-suggs-joe-may-24-6pm

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    If My Flowers Bloom is about desire. Is there room to bloom or does the harvest only come in the afterlife? Is it okay to be Black and queer and woman in this world?

    Overflowing with love and aching for more space, DeShara Suggs-Joe questions the powers that be while longing for space carved out for her flourishing.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    DeShara is a queer, Black poet and visual artist. She co-founded Daughter’s Tongue (an all-women writing collective), worked as the Creative Director of Workshops at Winter Tangerine, and is a former member of the Youth Speaks Collective. She received her MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts and fellowships from Callaloo, the Poetry Incubator, and Pink Door. In 2021, she was nominated for “Best of the Net.” She has published poems in Apogee Lit, Voicemail Poems, Tinderbox Journal, The Texas Review, and elsewhere. She has also been featured on Button Poetry’s YouTube platform and has performed at the likes of Spotify, Yahoo, and Pinterest

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  • Concert: MAZ

    May 24, 2024  10:00 pm - May 25, 2024  2:00 am
    Bauhaus Houston, 1803 Pease St, Houston, TX 77003, USA

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maz-bauhaus-tickets-875653863277
     
    Brazilian Afro House extraordinaire MAZ brings his rhythm to Bauhaus for his Houston debut!

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May 25, 2024
May 26, 2024
  • Comicpalooza

    May 24, 2024 - May 26, 2024  
    George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010, USA

    https://www.comicpalooza.com/

    Comicpalooza is your pop-culture festival, curated for you, by people just like you. Brimming with entertainment, special attractions, programming and celebrities representing a myriad of fandoms, there is no shortage of fun all weekend long. Whether you’re an avid collector, devoted anime fan, aspiring cosplayer or simply looking to make some memories with your loved ones, we have a place for you at Comicpalooza.

    Save the date, Comicpalooza returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center Memorial Day weekend, May 24 - 26, 2024!

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  • Monthly Meditation Sessions by the Black Man Project + Black Woman Project

    May 26, 2024  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

    https://www.mfah.org/calendar/monthly-meditation-sessions-from-the-black-man-project-the-black-woman-project/202405261000?returnUrl=%2Fcalendar%3Fperiod%3Dmonth%26p%3D7

    The Black Man Project and Black Woman Project present monthly meditation sessions at the Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence. Dedicate a moment to connecting with yourself through a mindful morning meditation and absorb the zen energy from Cullen Sculpture Garden. Sessions are led by Rashad Sanders of the Black Man Project. 

    Book your reservation at least 24 hours in advance to secure a spot.

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    About the Presenters
    The Black Man Project, founded by conceptual artist Brian Ellison, believes art is a universal catalyst for healing. The organization explores how misconceptions such as one-dimensional expression and emotional inaccessibility affect Black men. Rashad Sanders, health & wellness ambassador, has a master’s degree in recreation & sports administration and a certification in yoga & personal training. 

    The Black Woman Project, founded by Tarren Everett, is a nonprofit rooted in creating safe spaces for healing and healthy conversations for exploring the many nuances that affect Black women.

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  • Rooftop Cinema Club: Crooklyn

    May 26, 2024  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Rooftop Cinema Club Uptown, 1700 Post Oak Blvd 5th Level, Houston, TX 77056, USA

    https://rooftopcinemaclub.com/houston/uptown/film/8665-crooklyn/
     
    Release date: 13 May 1994
    Running time: 115 mins
    From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband, and their five kids living in ’70s Brooklyn.  

    Door time: 03:00pm

    Rooftop Cinema Club Uptown
    Please check door times to see what time you can arrive to the venue. Guests are seated on a first-come, first-served basis. We always encourage guests to arrive early and all together to ensure they can select their preferred seats.

    In the event of a canceled screening due to inclement weather, we will notify you as soon as possible via email with details on how to transfer your tickets to another screening or obtain a refund.

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  • Jazzy Sundays

    May 26, 2024  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park, 105-B Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007, USA

    https://epconservancy.org/jazzy24announcement/

    Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street
    May 5, 2024: Tim Ruiz & Friends
    May 12, 2024: Doreen Ketchens & Hustler Brass Band
    May 26, 2024: Cecile McLorin Salvant & The Pew
    June 2, 2024: Melvin Johnson & Johnathan Hulett

    All concerts will be held from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm and guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

    From classic jazz to zydeco, blues and more, this year’s production kicks off at Emancipation Park on March 3 with tunes from R&B vocalist and song-writer, TK Soul, before moving to Buffalo Bayou Park on April 7, where parkgoers can sway to the progressive jazz hits from Grammy-winning musical duo, Ghost-Note. The programming concludes at Discovery Green, kicking off on May 5 with the Latin jazz ensemble, Tim Ruiz and Friends and featuring a performance by award-winning, MacArthur Genius Cécile McLorin Salvant on May 26.

    The full Jazzy Sundays in the Park line-up is listed below.

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May 28, 2024
  • Author Talk: A Little Kissing Between Friends with Chencia Higgins

    May 28, 2024  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Kindred Stories, 2304 Stuart St, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    https://kindredstorieshtx.com/products/irl-author-talk-a-little-kissing-between-friends-with-chencia-higgins-may-28-7pm

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    The NYT-lauded author of D’VAUGHN AND KRIS PLAN A WEDDING is back with another witty and heartfelt novel celebrating unapologetic Black joy in all its forms. This body-positive, friends-to-lovers, lesbian romance tackles weighty topics while never losing that Chencia C. Higgins spark.

    “Triumphantly Black, queer and contemporary… The dialogue snaps and shimmers.” —New York Times Book Review on DVaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding

    Music producer on the rise Cyn Tha Starr knows what she likes, from her sickening beats in the studio to the flirty femmes she fools around with. Her ever-rotating roster has never been a problem until her latest fling clashes with Jucee, her best friend and the most popular dancer at strip club Sanity.

    It makes Cyn see Jucee in a different light. One with far fewer boundaries and a lot more kissing.

    Juleesa Jones makes great money dancing the early shift and spends most evenings with her son, her Sanity family or at Cyn’s house. Relationships are not high on the priority list—until she’s forced to admit that maybe friendship isn’t the only thing she wants from her bestie.

    But hooking up with your ride-or-die is risky. Jucee isn’t just Cyn’s best friend—Jucee is her muse. When Cyn lays down her tracks, it’s Jucee she imagines in the club throwing it back to every note. If they aren’t careful, this could crash and burn…but isn’t real love worth it

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Chencia C. Higgins is just a girl from Texas who has made it her mission to create stories in which sassy, southern Black women are loved out loud. In 2019 she won a Romance Slam Jam Emma award for her debut paranormal romance, Janine: His True Alpha. When she isn't hunkered down in her writing cave, Chencia can be found with her nose in a book, saving recipes on Pinterest for things she'll never make, and dreaming about traveling even further south for the winter.

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May 29, 2024
  • Author Talk: Pretty with KB Brookins & Kiese Laymon

    May 29, 2024  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Kindred Stories, 2304 Stuart St, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    https://kindredstorieshtx.com/products/irl-author-talk-pretty-with-kb-brookins-kiese-laymon-may-29-7pm

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    By a prize-winning, young Black trans writer of outsized talent, a fierce and disciplined memoir about queerness, masculinity, and race.

    Even as it shines light on the beauty and toxicity of Black masculinity from a transgender perspective—the tropes, the presumptions—Pretty is as much a powerful and tender love letter as it is a call for change.  

    “I should be able to define myself, but I am not. Not by any governmental or cultural body,” Brookins writes. “Every day, I negotiate the space between who I am, how I’m perceived, and what I need to unlearn. People have assumed things about me, and I can’t change that. Every day, I am assumed to be a Black American man, though my ID says ‘female,’ and my heart says neither of the sort. What does it mean—to be a girl-turned-man when you’re something else entirely?” 

    Informed by KB Brookins’s personal experiences growing up in Texas, those of other Black transgender masculine people, Black queer studies, and cultural criticism, Pretty is concerned with the marginalization suffered by a unique American constituency—whose condition is a world apart from that of cisgender, non-Black, and non-masculine people. Here is a memoir (a bildungsroman of sorts) about coming to terms with instantly and always being perceived as “other”

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    KB BROOKINS is a Black, queer, and trans writer and cultural worker from Texas. They are the author of Freedom House and How to Identify Yourself with a Wound. Brookins has poems, essays, and installation art published in Academy of American Poets, Teen Vogue, Poetry Magazine, Prizer Arts & Letters, OkayplayerPoetry Society of America, Autostraddle, and other venues. They have earned fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, PEN America, Equality Texas, and others.

    ABOUT THE CONVERSATION PARTNER

    Kiese Laymon is a Black southern writer from Jackson, Mississippi. Laymon is the Libbie Shearn Moody Professor of English and Creative Writing at Rice University. Laymon is the author of Long Division, which won the 2022 NAACP Image Award for fiction, and the essay collection, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, named a notable book of 2021 by the New York Times critics. Laymon’s bestselling memoir, Heavy: An American Memoir, won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose, the Barnes and Noble Discovery Award, the Austen Riggs Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media, and was named one of the 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years by The New York Times. The audiobook, read by the author, was named the Audible 2018 Audiobook of the Year. Laymon is the recipient of 2020-2021 Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard. Laymon is at work on the books, Good God, and City Summer, Country Summer, and a number of other film and television projects. He is the founder of “The Catherine Coleman Literary Arts and Justice Initiative,” a program based out of the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University, aimed at aiding young people in Jackson get more comfortable reading, writing, revising and sharing on their on their own terms, in their own communities. Kiese Laymon was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2022.

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  • Chris Redd

    May 29, 2024  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    The Houston Improv, 7620 Katy Fwy #45, Houston, TX 77024, USA

    https://improvtx.com/houston/comic/chris+redd/
     
    Chris Redd’s first one-hour comedy special “Why Am I Like This?” will premiere on HBO Max later this year. Redd was a repertory player on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” for 5 seasons, and is the co-creator, writer, and star of Peacock’s scripted comedy series, “Bust Down”, which premiered earlier this year.

    He received the Emmy Award in 2018 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the “SNL” song “Come Back, Barack.” In 2019 Redd released his debut stand-up album, “But Here We Are.” Redd starred in the independent horror film “Scare Me” and can be seen in the comedy films “Vampires vs. the Bronx”, “Deep Murder,” “The House” and “A Futile and Stupid Gestures.”

    He appeared in the 2016 film “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” and opposite Kathy Bates in the Netflix original comedy series “Disjointed” and was featured in the series “Wet Hot American Summer,” NBC’s “Will & Grace,” Netflix’s “Love,” TV’ Land’s “Teachers,” ”Comedy Central’s “Detroiters” and “Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents.” He portrayed the character of ‘Gary Williams’ on the NBC comedy “Kenan” for two seasons. Redd has also loaned his voice to many projects including Netflix’s “Big Mouth,” Audible’s “64th Man” and Disney’s “Star vs. the Forces of Evil.” Additionally, he was featured as a 2016 Standup New Face at Just for Laughs in Montreal.

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May 31, 2024
  • Samara Joy

    May 31, 2024  8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    https://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com/performance/samara-joy-presented-by-miller-outdoor-theatre/

    This performance will also be livestreamed! You can choose to watch it on our website here, our YouTube Channel here, or Facebook here!

    With her Grammy Award-Winning Verve Records debut, Linger Awhile, 23-year-old Bronx native Samara Joy makes her case to join the likes of Sarah, Ella, and Billie as the next mononymous jazz singing sensation recorded by the venerable label.

    Her voice, rich and velvety yet precociously refined, has already earned her fans like Anita Baker and Regina King, appearances on the TODAY Show, The Tonight Show w/Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert, CBS Mornings, MSNBC, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Drew Barrymore, etc., in addition to millions of likes on TikTok — cementing her status as perhaps the first Gen Z jazz singing star.

    On Linger Awhile, Samara introduces that massive audience to a slew of classic standards several times older than she is through her timeless, irresistible sound. The New York Times praised the “silky-voiced rising star” for “helping jazz take a youthful turn” while NPR All Things Considered named her a “classic jazz singer from a new generation.” In February 2023, Samara Joy took home two GRAMMYs – Best Jazz Vocal Album and the auspicious Best New Artist award.

    All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are FREE!

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June 4, 2024
  • Author Talk: Storm: Goddess of Dawn and Barda

    June 4, 2024  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Holy Family HTX Episcopal Church, 3719 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003, USA

    https://kindredstorieshtx.com/products/irl-author-talk-storm-goddess-of-dawn-and-barda-with-tiffany-d-jackson-ngozi-ukazu-june-4-7pm

    Please reach out if you, your kids or students would like to attend but are not in the financial place to do so. 

    ABOUT THE STORM

    Few can weather the storm.

    As a thief on the streets of Cairo, Ororo Munroe is an expert at blending in—keeping her blue eyes low and her white hair beneath a scarf. Stealth is her specialty . . . especially since strange things happen when she loses control.

    Lately, Ororo has been losing control more often, setting off sudden rainstorms and mysterious winds . . . and attracting dangerous attention. When she is forced to run from the Shadow King, a villain who steals people's souls, she has nowhere to turn to but herself. There is something inside her, calling her across Africa, and the hidden truth of her heritage is close enough to taste.

    But as Ororo nears the secrets of her past, her powers grow stronger and the Shadow King veers closer and closer. Can she outrun the shadows that chase her? Or can she step into the spotlight and embrace the coming storm?

    ABOUT BARDU

    Darkseid is…and life on Apokolips is tough—but then, it is hell after all. And no one knows this better than Barda, Granny Goodness’s right hand warrior.

    But Barda has a secret…she is in love. Or she is drawn to the idea of it anyway, whether it be the beauty of a flower, her affection for her closest friend, Aurelie, or the mysterious and fierce enemy warrior, Orion, who is the only match for Barda’s strength.

    But when Granny decides Barda is becoming too soft, she assigns Barda a task that might be more than she can handle—to break the seemingly unbreakable Scott Free. And as Barda questions why Scott has such hope and what he might have done to promote such hatred from Granny, she finds herself drawn to him in a way she never expected.

    The only thing is, we do not speak of love on Apokolips…

    ABOUT THE AUTHORS

    Tiffany D. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of YA novels Monday’s Not ComingAllegedlyLet Me Hear A RhymeGrownWhite SmokeSanta in The CityThe Weight of Blood, and co-author of Blackout and Whiteout: A Novel. A Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe New Talent Award-winner and NAACP Image Award-nominee, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and has over a decade in TV/Film experience. The Brooklyn native is currently splitting her time between the borough she loves and the south, most likely multitasking.

     

    Ngozi Ukazu is a DC Comics artist, New York Times-bestselling graphic novelist, and the creator of comics like Check, Please!, BUNT!, and the forthcoming graphic novel FLIP. She graduated from Yale University with a degree in Computing in the Arts, and since 2020 her cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker.

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June 6, 2024
  • Delita Martin "What the Night Knew”

    June 6, 2024  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Nicole Longnecker Gallery, 1440 Greengrass Dr, Houston, TX 77008, USA

    Rescheduled : Artist (Delita Martin) Meet and Greet Thursday May 16 from 6-8pm

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  • Author Talk: The Grandest Garden with Gina L. Carroll

    June 6, 2024  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Kindred Stories, 2304 Stuart St, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    https://kindredstorieshtx.com/products/irl-authot-talk-the-grandest-garden-with-gina-l-carroll-june-6-7-30-pm-cst
     

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    In this coming-of-age story about the cycle of life in and out of the garden, Bella Fontaine comes to understand as a young woman trying to make her way in the world, that when it’s time to leave home, it’s time—whether you feel ready or not.

    Bella Fontaine is on her own. Fresh out of college and with the winnings from her first international photography competition, she decides to leave Los Angeles to forge a new life in New York City. But will she be able to overcome the trauma of her childhood and her break from home to make it as a successful artist and professional photographer in a new city? Or will her secrets catch up with her ,and keep her from developing the relationships she needs to make her dreams come true?

    We meet young Bella just after her tenth birthday, and her grandmothers, Olivette and Miriam, each with a beautiful, mature garden as different from each other as the two gardeners who tend them. As Bella’s homelife begins to unravel, she relies on her grandmother’s gardens as her refuge for stability and belonging. But when Miriam moves in with Olivette in search of healing, the grandmothers bond in a way that makes Bella feel excluded. What happens next sends Bella out into the world before she is ready.

    The Grandest Garden is a poignant coming-of-age story about the ties that bind us to our people and how to survive when they break.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Gina L. Carroll is the author of A Story That Matters: A Gratifying Way to Write About Your Life and editor of Stories Are Medicine: Writing to Heal, An Anthology. A self-pro-fessed story wrangler, Gina founded StoryHouse Texas, a creative space dedicated to cultivating and amplifying the diversity of vision and voice in story. The Grandest Garden is her debut novel. She currently lives in Houston, Texas. To learn more about Gina, visit www.ginacarroll.com.

    ABOUT THE CONVERSATION PARTNER

    Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton is an award-winning writer, director, performer, critic, and the first Black Poet Laureate of Houston, TX. Praised by the NY Times as an artist who “defies categorization”, her genre-bending works span from stage to page, and everything in between. She is the author of Newsworthy (Bloomsday Literary, 2019) which was translated into German (Berichtenswert, Elif Verlag, 2020), Black Chameleon (Henry Holt, 2023), and an upcoming children's book, Hush Hush Hurricane (Kokila Books). Honored as part of Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class, she has been a contributing writer for Glamour, Texas Monthly, Muzzle, and ESPN's Andscape, to name a few.

    Her most recent choreopoem, PLUMSHUGA: The rise of Lauren Anderson, debuted at Stages Theater and made the cover of the NY Times Culture Section. Her forthcoming opera, She Who Dared, composed by Jasmine Barnes, will  debut in Spring 2025. Her memoir, Black Chameleon (Henry Holt & Co, 2023), recently won the the Carr P. Collins award for Best Nonfiction through the Texas Institute of Letters (2024). Order your copy now.

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June 13, 2024
  • Juneteenth Liberation Market

    June 13, 2024  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    CAMHLAB at POST Houston, 401 Franklin St Suite B, Houston, TX 77201, USA

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-liberation-market-tickets-871287031967

    Kick off your Juneteenth celebration with the Liberation Market presented by SOA Co. Books in collaboration with CAMH!

    Support local vendors and Black literary arts at the Museum! Swing by and peruse the market with art throughout the event. New artwork from CAMHLAB artists-in-residence, Tay Butler and Lovie Olivia will also be on view and open to the public.

    Sounds by WOMON.

    Food for purchase available at the POST Market (Food Hall).

    Ticket Information

    This event is free to attend, but RSVPs are encouraged.

    Location and Accessibility

    This event will take place at CAMHLAB at POST Houston, X Atrium - L1 Southwest Gallery.

    About SOA Co. Books

    SOA Co. Books is an independent, Black, and female-owned pop-up bookstore based in Houston. SOA sells books that represent the voices of marginalized communities while emphasizing Black authors. Every purchase allows the bookstore to support under-served communities through volunteerism, reading programs, and book donations.

    About WOMON
    morganne “mo” nikole, known under the performative name WOMON (Pronounc’d WOMAN) is a Houston, Texas based Black Lesbian Sound Curator focused on creating safe spaces to heal, connect, and discover through curated sound experiences. WOMON is the creator of  @blkpplchrch; a functioning sound-design fellowship space where all points of spiritual and secular expression can emerge and collectively take shape. Sounds @blkpplchrch amplifies Pan-African eclecticism across the African Diaspora experience designed to move you HA-YA! This is not a religious based space nor is there intention to influence the beliefs of the participants.The movement was formed in Houston, Texas and first introduced to the public in Oct. 2022. 

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June 14, 2024
  • Tommy Davidson

    June 14, 2024 - June 16, 2024  
    The Houston Improv, 7620 Katy Fwy #45, Houston, TX 77024, USA

    https://improvtx.com/houston/comic/tommy+davidson/
     
    Tommy Davidson’s exceptional range – from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music accomplishments – have earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer who delivers no matter the arena. Best known as one of the stars of the hit television show In Living Color, Davidson’s visibility has allowed him to become a household name known for his innovative talent.

    Davidson started his career as a standup comedian in Washington DC, earning an ardent following. Spotted by major concert promoters, he was first booked as the opening act for Patti LaBelle, Kenny G and Luther Vandross. It wasn’t long before he came to Hollywood and was headlining the biggest rooms and met Robert Townsend. This led to his first national tv appearance and starring role in Partners in Crime, the conduit to Keenan Ivory Wayans, who proved instrumental in Davidson’s career by offering him an opportunity to audition.

    Davidson starred in Disney Channel’s beloved animated series The Proud Family (2001-05) and recently returned to topline their new hit, “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” (Disney +) to rave reviews. Other 2022 guest starring credits include CBS comedy series The Neighborhood; standout roles on VH1’s hit A Black Lady Sketch Show; the Nick Cannon-directed TV movie Miracles Across 125th Street, BET+’s The Ms. Pat Show and the Netflix special Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine.

    The multihyphenate is perhaps best known for starring in the groundbreaking sketch comedy series In Living Color and becoming a standout with his impressions of Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Jackson and other entertainment icons. His performance on the series resulted in three Showtime specials: On Strength of New York, Illin’ in Philly, and Takin’ it to DC. Davidson also hosted and starred in the network’s Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show, as well as three seasons of ABC’s Vacation Creation.

    Davidson voiced the series regular role of Cream Corn in the Adult Swim action-comedy spoof Black Dynamite, and has also made multiple guest appearances on shows like MTV’s Wild ‘N Out, BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood and ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap. He also recently headlined The Off Color Comedy Tour with Keenan Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans and David Alan Grier, and co-headlines with Katt Williams, Mike Epps and Martin Lawrence to sell out large venue audiences.

    Davidson’s feature credits include Spike Lee’s Bamboozled, Morgan Creek’s Juwanna Mann, Ace Ventura II: When Nature Calls opposite Jim Carrey, and Strictly Business opposite Halle Berry among others. He also recently starred in the feature documentaries I Am Comic opposite Tim Allen and Lewis Black, and Dying Laughing alongside Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman.

    His most recent critically lauded music duets include Sweet Reunion with multi-Grammy winner Dave Koz and I Know with A-list saxophonist, Richard Elliot.

    Kensington Books published Davidson’s memoir Living in Color: What’s Funny about Me, recounting his personal triumphs after having been abandoned as in infant in 2020 achieving historic sales.

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June 15, 2024
  • Tommy Davidson

    June 14, 2024 - June 16, 2024  
    The Houston Improv, 7620 Katy Fwy #45, Houston, TX 77024, USA

    https://improvtx.com/houston/comic/tommy+davidson/
     
    Tommy Davidson’s exceptional range – from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music accomplishments – have earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer who delivers no matter the arena. Best known as one of the stars of the hit television show In Living Color, Davidson’s visibility has allowed him to become a household name known for his innovative talent.

    Davidson started his career as a standup comedian in Washington DC, earning an ardent following. Spotted by major concert promoters, he was first booked as the opening act for Patti LaBelle, Kenny G and Luther Vandross. It wasn’t long before he came to Hollywood and was headlining the biggest rooms and met Robert Townsend. This led to his first national tv appearance and starring role in Partners in Crime, the conduit to Keenan Ivory Wayans, who proved instrumental in Davidson’s career by offering him an opportunity to audition.

    Davidson starred in Disney Channel’s beloved animated series The Proud Family (2001-05) and recently returned to topline their new hit, “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” (Disney +) to rave reviews. Other 2022 guest starring credits include CBS comedy series The Neighborhood; standout roles on VH1’s hit A Black Lady Sketch Show; the Nick Cannon-directed TV movie Miracles Across 125th Street, BET+’s The Ms. Pat Show and the Netflix special Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine.

    The multihyphenate is perhaps best known for starring in the groundbreaking sketch comedy series In Living Color and becoming a standout with his impressions of Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Jackson and other entertainment icons. His performance on the series resulted in three Showtime specials: On Strength of New York, Illin’ in Philly, and Takin’ it to DC. Davidson also hosted and starred in the network’s Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show, as well as three seasons of ABC’s Vacation Creation.

    Davidson voiced the series regular role of Cream Corn in the Adult Swim action-comedy spoof Black Dynamite, and has also made multiple guest appearances on shows like MTV’s Wild ‘N Out, BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood and ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap. He also recently headlined The Off Color Comedy Tour with Keenan Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans and David Alan Grier, and co-headlines with Katt Williams, Mike Epps and Martin Lawrence to sell out large venue audiences.

    Davidson’s feature credits include Spike Lee’s Bamboozled, Morgan Creek’s Juwanna Mann, Ace Ventura II: When Nature Calls opposite Jim Carrey, and Strictly Business opposite Halle Berry among others. He also recently starred in the feature documentaries I Am Comic opposite Tim Allen and Lewis Black, and Dying Laughing alongside Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman.

    His most recent critically lauded music duets include Sweet Reunion with multi-Grammy winner Dave Koz and I Know with A-list saxophonist, Richard Elliot.

    Kensington Books published Davidson’s memoir Living in Color: What’s Funny about Me, recounting his personal triumphs after having been abandoned as in infant in 2020 achieving historic sales.

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June 16, 2024
  • Tommy Davidson

    June 14, 2024 - June 16, 2024  
    The Houston Improv, 7620 Katy Fwy #45, Houston, TX 77024, USA

    https://improvtx.com/houston/comic/tommy+davidson/
     
    Tommy Davidson’s exceptional range – from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music accomplishments – have earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer who delivers no matter the arena. Best known as one of the stars of the hit television show In Living Color, Davidson’s visibility has allowed him to become a household name known for his innovative talent.

    Davidson started his career as a standup comedian in Washington DC, earning an ardent following. Spotted by major concert promoters, he was first booked as the opening act for Patti LaBelle, Kenny G and Luther Vandross. It wasn’t long before he came to Hollywood and was headlining the biggest rooms and met Robert Townsend. This led to his first national tv appearance and starring role in Partners in Crime, the conduit to Keenan Ivory Wayans, who proved instrumental in Davidson’s career by offering him an opportunity to audition.

    Davidson starred in Disney Channel’s beloved animated series The Proud Family (2001-05) and recently returned to topline their new hit, “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” (Disney +) to rave reviews. Other 2022 guest starring credits include CBS comedy series The Neighborhood; standout roles on VH1’s hit A Black Lady Sketch Show; the Nick Cannon-directed TV movie Miracles Across 125th Street, BET+’s The Ms. Pat Show and the Netflix special Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine.

    The multihyphenate is perhaps best known for starring in the groundbreaking sketch comedy series In Living Color and becoming a standout with his impressions of Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Jackson and other entertainment icons. His performance on the series resulted in three Showtime specials: On Strength of New York, Illin’ in Philly, and Takin’ it to DC. Davidson also hosted and starred in the network’s Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show, as well as three seasons of ABC’s Vacation Creation.

    Davidson voiced the series regular role of Cream Corn in the Adult Swim action-comedy spoof Black Dynamite, and has also made multiple guest appearances on shows like MTV’s Wild ‘N Out, BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood and ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap. He also recently headlined The Off Color Comedy Tour with Keenan Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans and David Alan Grier, and co-headlines with Katt Williams, Mike Epps and Martin Lawrence to sell out large venue audiences.

    Davidson’s feature credits include Spike Lee’s Bamboozled, Morgan Creek’s Juwanna Mann, Ace Ventura II: When Nature Calls opposite Jim Carrey, and Strictly Business opposite Halle Berry among others. He also recently starred in the feature documentaries I Am Comic opposite Tim Allen and Lewis Black, and Dying Laughing alongside Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman.

    His most recent critically lauded music duets include Sweet Reunion with multi-Grammy winner Dave Koz and I Know with A-list saxophonist, Richard Elliot.

    Kensington Books published Davidson’s memoir Living in Color: What’s Funny about Me, recounting his personal triumphs after having been abandoned as in infant in 2020 achieving historic sales.

    See more details

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