Calendar of Merlex Picks

November 18, 2019
  • THIS: The Houston Innovation Summit

    November 18, 2019 - November 22, 2019 @ 
    Houston, TX, USA

    https://thehoustoninnovationsummit.com/ THIS is an annual weeklong celebration of Houston Innovation that invites you to enjoy a series of exciting events hosted by many of our region's most forward-thinking startup development organizations (SDOs). Learn about and engage with all the new programs, resources and SDOs emerging across the region to support innovators, entrepreneurs and startups. This is your opportunity…

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  • Reading: Sarah Broom - The Yellow House

    November 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Project Row Houses, 2521 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2434688153456760/ Brazos Bookstore in partnership with Project Row Houses presents: SARAH BROOM - THE YELLOW HOUSE Join us for an author event with Sarah Broom, including a reading, discussion, audience Q&A, and book signing. Doors open at 6:30pm Event begins at 7:00pm ABOUT THE BOOK: In her dazzling debut, THE YELLOW HOUSE, Broom offers…

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  • Off Road: Vincent Valdez & John Keene

    November 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    MATCH - Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    http://glasstire.com/offroad Glasstire is pleased to announce Houston-based artist Vincent Valdez and writer and MacArthur Fellow John Keene as the 2019 speakers for OFF ROAD: Conversations with Artists Offline. Valdez and Keene both, in their individual practices, seek to shed light on the often overlooked and erased stories of American history. Their conversation in Houston promises to address contemporary…

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  • JADEN SMITH, WILLOW SMITH

    November 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    The Ballroom at Warehouse Live, 813 Saint Emanuel Street, Houston, TX 77003

    JADEN SMITH, WILLOW SMITH - HOUSTON - WAREHOUSE LIVE - 11-18-2019 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jaden-smith-willow-smith-tickets-75918455143?aff=eand

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November 19, 2019
  • THIS: The Houston Innovation Summit

    November 18, 2019 - November 22, 2019 @ 
    Houston, TX, USA

    https://thehoustoninnovationsummit.com/ THIS is an annual weeklong celebration of Houston Innovation that invites you to enjoy a series of exciting events hosted by many of our region's most forward-thinking startup development organizations (SDOs). Learn about and engage with all the new programs, resources and SDOs emerging across the region to support innovators, entrepreneurs and startups. This is your opportunity…

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  • Women Founders Brown Bag: Art of the Skills Swap

    November 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    MassChallenge Houston - 1313 Main street - #Suite 210 - Houston, TX 77002

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/female-founders-brown-bag-art-of-the-skills-swap-tickets-80122248803






    Please join us for our next installment of GotSpot's Female Founder Brown Bag Series: The Art of the Skills Swap

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    GotSpot's Female Founder Brown Bag Series is an opportunity to come…


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  • #THIS19 : THIS is Houston - HX's 2020 Vision!

    November 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Houston Exponential - 410 Pierce St - Houston, TX 77002

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this19-this-is-houston-hxs-2020-vision-tickets-80606041841






    Join Houston Exponential to learn about progress in the ecosystem since launching the Fund-of-Funds; and stay for a chat with InnovationMap!

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    In just two years, Houston Exponential has come…


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  • In Living Color - The Cook Out

    November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    401 Branard St, Houston, TX 77006, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/343669456320594/?event_time_id=343669469653926 In Living Color is a bi-monthly community forum exploring the intersectionality and duality of both the African American and LGBT+ experience in an environment designed to show us all how unique we are. These forums are intended to dismantle stereotypes, myths, and bring awareness of systematic, social, health and environmental injustices plaguing…

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  • Conversations with the Director: Gary Tinterow Talks with Author Michael Shnayerson

    November 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005

    Gary Tinterow, Director, The Margaret Alkek Williams Chair, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, talks with author Michael Shnayerson (Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art). Book signing prior to the event at 5:30 pm


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  • Grown-up Storytime 131

    November 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh Dr, Houston, Texas 77006

    https://www.facebook.com/events/405172136818672/ 
    You send us stories, we pick the best ones, and assign them to a rotating crack-squad of expert story readers who show up the night of and wow our socks and/or pants off. It’s on a Tuesday – what else are you going to…

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November 20, 2019
  • THIS: The Houston Innovation Summit

    November 18, 2019 - November 22, 2019 @ 
    Houston, TX, USA

    https://thehoustoninnovationsummit.com/ THIS is an annual weeklong celebration of Houston Innovation that invites you to enjoy a series of exciting events hosted by many of our region's most forward-thinking startup development organizations (SDOs). Learn about and engage with all the new programs, resources and SDOs emerging across the region to support innovators, entrepreneurs and startups. This is your opportunity…

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  • #THIS19 : Fresh Perspectives : Growing Houston's Ecosystem...Literally

    November 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    WeWork Downtown - 708 Main St - Houston, TX 77002

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this19-fresh-perspectives-growing-houstons-ecosystemliterally-tickets-80611044805






    Join Impact Hub Houston, WeWork Food Labs, and leaders from Houston's food community to learn homegrown solutions to agricultural businesses

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  • Houston Startup Demo Day

    November 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Station Houston, 1301 Fannin Street Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77002

    Top tier mentors, local investors, and personalized pitch feedback for participating startups -- nothing's changed but the address. Whether you're a serial entrepreneur or just looking to get involved in the community, this event is for YOU. Come out and hear a select group of local Houston startups pitch their company, share their current status, and tell us where they're…

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  • Alessia Cara: The Pains of Growing Tour

    November 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Revention Music Center, 520 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    Alessia Caracciolo (born July 11, 1996), known professionally as Alessia Cara (/əˈlɛsiə ˈkɑːrə/[3]), is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist.See more details

November 23, 2019
  • Conscious Community Night Markets

    November 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    2425 W Loop S, 2425 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027

    Tribe wants to spread the love to the local community. We have a donation based market that will run every month as an evening night market in The Houston Galleria Area. This carefully curated market with have fresh local produce and local artisan vendors. Come and experience some of the best houston has to offer! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/…

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  • Brave Bodies: Urban Souls Dance Company Celebrates 15 Years!

    November 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Morris Cultural Arts Center at Houston Baptist University, 7502 Fondren Road, Morris Cultural Arts Center, Houston, TX 77074, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2488288537952830/ 

    Urban Souls Dance Company celebrates its 15 year anniversary with a dynamic night of dance. Featuring both old and new works and several special guests. Come and help us celebrate this momentous occasion.
    Tickets: $25 

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  • Suits & Sneaker Scholarship Ball

    November 22, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 am
    India House - 8888 West Bellfort Avenue - Houston, TX 77031

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/suits-sneaker-scholarship-ball-tickets-71751345205 Join us for a night of Philanthropy, Music, Dance, and “Sneakers”.The Suits and Sneaker Scholarship Ball will be November 22, 2019, from 9-1 am at India House Ballroom (8888 W Bellfort Blvd.). Spirit of the Night will be HENNESSY! Registration includes two (2) complimentary Hennessey drink tickets and light bites (while supplies last)!…

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  • Grits & Biscuits: A Dirty South Set

    November 22, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 am
    House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77002, USA


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November 24, 2019
  • Houston Afrofuturism Book Club - Sunday, November 24

    November 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Around the Corner - 1510 Hutchins Street - Houston, TX 77003

    For details, link here: https://afrohou8.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…

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November 26, 2019
  • Open Project Night - 18th Edition (Impact Hub Houston & Sketch City)

    November 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Impact Hub Houston #PopHUB @ HX, 410 Pierce, Suite 215, Houston, TX 77002

    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 people who are doing work at the intersection of innovation and impact this event is for you! Whether your project is…

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November 28, 2019
  • BakerRipley Houston Turkey Trot

    November 28, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Houston, TX, USA

    https://houstonturkeytrot.org/  


    The BakerRipley Houston Turkey Trot will include three separate races in the Uptown Galleria area designed to appeal to runners of all ages and experience levels. Winners of our certified timed events will be given awards based on event and age category.…

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November 29, 2019
  • Franky Friday - A Frank Ocean Inspired Yoga Class

    November 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    500 Fannin St, 500 Fannin St. #100, Houston, TX 77002

    Whether you are blonde or orange, get ready to ride the wave of emotion that is Frank Ocean!  Join Nosie Yogi, and our wonderful Hines Center tribe, for Frank Your Flow a fun filled all-levels yoga class set to the music of one of our generations most original and unique artists.  Wearing your favorite orange is highly suggested. https://www.…

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  • MUSIC: LOVE TEMPO (Monthly Dance party)

    November 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - November 30, 2019 @ 12:30 am
    Axelrad Beer Garden, 1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    Monthly dance party with residents Andy V, Kareem, DJ E$, Kenny Evans, and Miguel Flaco! Every 3rd Friday of the month!

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  • Ku Egenti & Friends: Thanksgiving Weekend Edition! - LATE SHOW

    November 29, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    The Secret Group - 2101 Polk - Houston, TX 77003

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ku-egenti-friends-thanksgiving-weekend-edition-late-show-tickets-76148166215


    The Secret Group Presents

    KU EGENTI & FRIENDS: Thanksgiving Weekend Edition! - LATE SHOW

    Fri. 11/29 | Show 10 PM | Doors 9:30 PM | $15 GA

    Ku Egenti is a comedian from Houston, Texas. He has been producing his Ku Egenti & Friends show for over 5…


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November 30, 2019
  • MUSIC: LOVE TEMPO (Monthly Dance party)

    November 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - November 30, 2019 @ 12:30 am
    Axelrad Beer Garden, 1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    Monthly dance party with residents Andy V, Kareem, DJ E$, Kenny Evans, and Miguel Flaco! Every 3rd Friday of the month!

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  • Jadefly & The Pollinators Live Show

    November 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 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-80767241995?aff=eand

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December 1, 2019
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December 6, 2019
  • BLCK Market - Houston's #1 Night Market

    December 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Buffalo Soldiers National Museum - 3816 Caroline Street - Houston, TX 77004

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blck-market-houstons-1-night-market-tickets-67921518089 BLCK Market Houston has partnered with the Buffalo Soldiers Museum to bring you a one of a kind experience - December 6, 2019 FROM 6PM TO 10PM. See you there! BLCK MARKET HOUSTON IG: @BLCKMARKETHOUSTON The BLCK Market and BSM are not responsible for any lost or damaged items or any…

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  • Watch The Ton3s Tour - Houston

    December 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Taylors of Houston Inc, 13100 S Post Oak Rd # B, Houston, TX 77045, USA

    For details, link here: https://watchtheton3stourhouston.eventbrite.com The Grammy Nominated Trio The Hamiltones are headed back to Texas celebrating the release of their Ep, Watch The Ton3s. Internationally known for being Anthony Hamilton's BGV's The Hamiltones are now making a bigger name for themselves with tracks "Gotta Be Lovin Me", "Best Friend" & more! Get your tickets…

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December 10, 2019
  • Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum

    December 10, 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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December 11, 2019
  • An Evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones

    December 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    https://emancipationparkconservancy.salsalabs.org/ecnhj/index.html 
     

    Emancipation Park Conservancy launches the inaugural Emancipation Conversations lecture series, establishing a forum for transformative conversations surrounding the Black Experience through interactive lectures. Our first lecture features <…

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December 12, 2019
  • Curate 2019 FALL Speaker Series: Here Now & Forward From Here

    December 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

    https://projectcurate.ticketspice.com/peoples-history-of-houston In our era of renewed focus on activism and movement-building, Houston’s particular social movement history is often overlooked and underexplored. During Project Curate’s inaugural Speaker Series we will engage with some of the city’s most stalwart elders, disrupters and thought-leaders in an effort to unearth and reclaim this rich history. Join us…

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