Calendar of Merlex Picks

November 24, 2017
  • Cheap Date 4: A $20 Art Show & Market

    November 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Insomnia Gallery

    Blake Jones and Insomnia Present: Cheap Date 4: A $20 Art Show ONE NIGHT ONLY! $3 Entry // $5 Per Couple (CASH ONLY) Come join us for a night of STUPID CHEAP original art from some of Houston's finest artists! All art will be $20 or less and ready to take home SAME NIGHT! All art will be ORIGINAL pieces. The last installment had nearly 400 pieces…

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  • Grits & Biscuits: A Dirty South Set - Houston Edition

    November 24, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
    House of Blues Houston

    Wad it do Houston?!!! Grits & Biscuits is coming to H-Tine and it's bout to go dine!!! We gon be pelvis poppin and booty droppin all night!!! We rockin the day after Thanksgiving so you need to come thru and shake off that mac & cheese and sweet potato pie! So grab yo cousins, pahtnaz, squad and whoever else needs…

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November 25, 2017
  • Small Business Saturday Pop-Up

    November 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Crumbville Texas

    An amazing opportunity to support 2 small business owners in one shot! Prepare for upcoming holiday parties, grab your holiday gifts and honor your sweet tooth at the same time. We can't wait to play with you! https://www.facebook.com/events/195127137730234/

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  • #PositiveSelfTalk: The Winedown

    November 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Yoga House Houston

    #PositiveSelfTalk is back! And this time we're winding down and taking a break from our busy lives. Join us for wine, meditation, journaling, and yoga! We'll be toasting to new affirmations, reflecting through journaling, relaxing through meditation, and releasing through yoga. The yoga session will be led by Jill Minard of Yoga House Houston. Treat yourself! You'll need to bring…

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  • Future Night Light Ride

    November 25, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    3rd Ward Tours

    LetsDoThisHouston Presents.... Future Vibe & Ride.... We invite the City of Houston to come experience Future Vibe & Ride. On this new themed event riders will be cruising the city streets with out LED Multi Color lights vibing to the hottest music by hip-hop rap artist Future. Come enjoy a night of music fun and more. Our featured artist Future…

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  • Young African Professionals Honors Ball

    November 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Hotel Derek - 2525 West Loop South Freeway - Houston, TX 77027

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/young-african-professionals-honors-ball-tickets-35649649060

    7 Reasons to attend the YAP Honors Ball: 1.) One Open Bar 2.) Raise money for a good…


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  • 1800 Stop Snitchin' - For The Homies - Open Aux/Open Mic

    November 25, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - November 26, 2017 2:00 am
    KHON'S wine.darts.coffee.art

    SLG Presents: 1-800-STOP-SNITCHIN' — FOR THE HOMIES Back again for another open aux / open mic / open stage event! Bring your equipment and showcase some music, or just kick it with us as we enjoy the sounds of our talented local artists! So bring that 404, that MPC, that Machine, or whatever you use to make noise, and rock with us. There's…

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  • Open Source 4.0 at White Oak Music Hall

    November 25, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - November 26, 2017 2:00 am
    White Oak Music Hall

    Open Source is back at White Oak Music Hall with another unique night of forward thinking global rhythms. This time we'll be hosting Uki from NYC, plus your OS resident squad: Hiram, 9th Sage, and MACH (Morgan Morgan, and OG Steve). Let's be friends IRL! Can't make it? Livestream will be going for all of our URL friends as well.…

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  • Electro Bounce 1 Year Anniversary

    November 25, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - November 26, 2017 2:00 am
    Satellite Bar

    Soul Control brings you the movement based healing dance experience Electro Bounce, and ITS OUR 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!! Plus we're celebrating the B-Day of DJ Anarchy! Electro Bounce fuses a multitude of genres with the sole purpose of making you free your mind through dance, self expression and energetic music genres. These include, House, Electronic Remixes, Funk, Soul, Afro-Beat, Reggae/Dancehall,…

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November 26, 2017
  • Sunday Art Market at Saint Arnold

    November 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Saint Arnold Brewing Company

    Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with our Sunday version of the First Saturday Arts Market. Peruse gifts from local and independent artists while sipping on a local and independent beer. The market showcases paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and handcrafted items. We'll also have a food truck outside with delicious eats! Grifters & Shills will perform! https://www.…

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  • 1800 Stop Snitchin' - For The Homies - Open Aux/Open Mic

    November 25, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - November 26, 2017 2:00 am
    KHON'S wine.darts.coffee.art

    SLG Presents: 1-800-STOP-SNITCHIN' — FOR THE HOMIES Back again for another open aux / open mic / open stage event! Bring your equipment and showcase some music, or just kick it with us as we enjoy the sounds of our talented local artists! So bring that 404, that MPC, that Machine, or whatever you use to make noise, and rock with us. There's…

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  • Open Source 4.0 at White Oak Music Hall

    November 25, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - November 26, 2017 2:00 am
    White Oak Music Hall

    Open Source is back at White Oak Music Hall with another unique night of forward thinking global rhythms. This time we'll be hosting Uki from NYC, plus your OS resident squad: Hiram, 9th Sage, and MACH (Morgan Morgan, and OG Steve). Let's be friends IRL! Can't make it? Livestream will be going for all of our URL friends as well.…

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  • Electro Bounce 1 Year Anniversary

    November 25, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - November 26, 2017 2:00 am
    Satellite Bar

    Soul Control brings you the movement based healing dance experience Electro Bounce, and ITS OUR 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!! Plus we're celebrating the B-Day of DJ Anarchy! Electro Bounce fuses a multitude of genres with the sole purpose of making you free your mind through dance, self expression and energetic music genres. These include, House, Electronic Remixes, Funk, Soul, Afro-Beat, Reggae/Dancehall,…

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November 29, 2017
November 30, 2017
  • Health Care after Hurricane Harvey

    November 30, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Texas Woman's University Institute of Health Sciences – Houston Center, 6700 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030

    The Texas Tribune is pleased to present, in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, a three-part conversation series on where the state is headed on health care. Join us in person or on our livestream for the third installment of this series: a discussion of the health care landscape following Hurricane Harvey. Our panelists are: State Rep.…

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  • Black Professionals Alliance Holiday Social and Toy Drive

    November 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Revention Music Center - 520 Texas Ave - Houston, TX 77002

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-social-and-toy-drive-tickets-39400485914

    Black Professionals Alliance Presents:

    8th Annual Holiday Social & Toy Drive

    Thursday, November 30, 2017
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  • HMNS Catalysts Mixer

    November 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Houston Museum Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, United States

    Join HMNS Young Professionals group HMNS Catalysts, and cause a reaction.

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  • On 1971, A Year in the Life of Color

    November 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Menil Collection

    Renowned scholar and art historian Darby English teaches at University of Chicago. He is the author of 1971, A Year in the Life of Color, which explores in great detail the exhibitions Contemporary Black Artists in America, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The DeLuxe Show, a racially integrated abstract art exhibition that was presented in a renovated movie…

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  • Screen on the Green presented by Bank of America

    November 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Discovery Green

    Winter Screen on the Green Presented by Bank of America Thursdays, 7pm-9pm Skate and watch or just enjoy the movie on the hill! We have an increcible lineup of holiday film classics to keep spirits high. What fun it is to skate and watch your favorite films at night! Skating fees apply. Bank of America card holders and employees…

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December 1, 2017
  • The Beauty of the Black Woman by Aesha Lee

    December 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Art League Houston

    The Beauty of the Black Woman Aesha Lee Opening Reception: 6 – 9 PM Friday, December 1, 2017 Exhibition Dates: December 1 – January 20, 2018 Front Gallery Art League Houston is excited to present The Beauty of the Black Woman, an exhibition by Houston based artist Aesha Lee addressing the diversity found in the African American woman. The series features more than twenty paintings, all 2 x 2 ft. oil…

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  • Songs of Freedom: A tribute to Abbey Lincoln, Joni Mitchell and Nina Simone

    December 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center

    Da Camera Jazz Series Songs of Freedom: A Tribute to Abbey Lincoln, Joni Mitchell and Nina Simone Featuring vocalists René Marie, Theo Bleckmann and Alicia Olatuja Three adventurous vocalists of today present compelling visions of American in the 1960’s, paying tribute to three giants: Abbey Lincoln, Joni Mitchell and Nina Simone. These prolific artists championed freedom in the realms of…

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December 2, 2017
  • Tamale Festival Houston 2017

    December 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Navigation Esplanade, 2600 Navigation, Houston, TX 77003

    Come out for a day of GOOD TIMES, Good Music, Cold drinks, and GREAT FOOD! Enjoy a variety of your favorite foods from all over Texas as we celebrate out love for TAMALES! It's the 7th Annual TAMALE FESTIVAL  HOUSTON!  We're proud to have become a H-TOWN institution where you and the entire family can enjoy a day of fun…

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  • Movies Houstonians Love: Mahogany

    December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

    $9 Presented by Joy Sewing, Houston Chronicle Fashion & Beauty Editor An ambitious and aspiring designer (Diana Ross) from the Chicago slums puts herself through fashion school with the hopes of becoming an international top designer. Along the way, she becomes a rich, deliciously decadent global supermodel, thanks in part to a fashion photographer (Anthony Perkins) who reinvents her as his…

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  • The Dope Art Show [Dreaming of A '90s Christmas] || Saturday, Dec. 2nd @ 7p

    December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Houston TX

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dope-art-show-dreaming-of-a-90s-christmas-saturday-dec-2nd-7p-tickets-38828338606 The dopeART show... dope: slang term for good; cool; awesome art: the expression or application of creativity and imagination dopeART... the show, the movement, the platform –highlighting dope-ARTistic expression in Houston. Come out and support dope Singers, dope Poets, dope Painters...and a dope cause! The dopeART…

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  • You Had Me at Black LIVE: Houston

    December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Lion's Heart Audio-Visual Services


    https://youhadmeatblacklivehouston.splashthat.com/

    You Had Me at Black is a storytelling kickback series and podcast for people who simply love being black. We have one mission: to reclaim the Black narrative through storytelling, community, and turning up.

    Join us as we touch down for the first time in Houston.
    Expect memorable stories, strong…

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December 3, 2017
December 5, 2017
December 6, 2017
  • Harry Potter Trivia Night

    December 5, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - December 6, 2017 2:00 am
    Houston Flying Saucer

    This event has bee rescheduled to December 5th! Harry Potter themed trivia begins at 7:30pm with a second round at 9:30pm. Come in costume to snag bonus points for your house. Trivia begins at 7:30 pm and again at 9:30 pm. Think you and your team can sweep both? https://www.facebook.com/events/122136428417860/

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December 7, 2017
  • Houston NAACP: Let's Talk Education

    December 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Carl Walker Jr. Multi Purpose Center - 4300 Noble Street - Houston, TX 77020

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-talk-education-tickets-37107741253

    It's that time again! The NAACP Houston Branch's Quarterly Conversational Series (QCS); Q3…


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  • Book Binding Class

    December 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Honey Art Cafe

    Sign up here: https://goo.gl/fKCcuk Learn how to hand make two different sketchbooks from start to finish! With the techniques we cover in this class, you'll be able to create your own one of a kind sketchbooks and journals. Also, all the supplies you'll need are included with the class: - needle and thread - blank paper -…

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  • Nosaj Thing

    December 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Secret Group, 2101 Polk Street, Houston, TX 77003


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December 8, 2017
December 9, 2017
  • The Toys Take Over Christmas

    December 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    The Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    1920s Harlem, a hardhearted toymaker refuses to sell any of the toys that have been made but, magic has made them almost like real children and they want to escape the workshop and have fun with other children. Now the toys are in revolt against the toymaker, and when they find a jar of hearts, they pin one on the…

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  • FreshDark Music Festival 2017

    December 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - December 10, 2017 2:00 am
    Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    Houston’s newest and most extensive festival, freshDark, has taken over and occupied the minds and hearts of this great city’s music enthusiasts. freshDark aims to create an imaginative and inspiring environment that seeks to expose and foster an appreciation for many emerging artists, ranging from Electronica, Funk, Acid Jazz, Broken Beat, Soul, Reggae, Hip-Hop—future sounds generated in…

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  • Hari Kondabolu

    December 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Secret Group, 2101 Polk Street, Houston, TX 77003


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December 10, 2017
  • FreshDark Music Festival 2017

    December 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - December 10, 2017 2:00 am
    Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    Houston’s newest and most extensive festival, freshDark, has taken over and occupied the minds and hearts of this great city’s music enthusiasts. freshDark aims to create an imaginative and inspiring environment that seeks to expose and foster an appreciation for many emerging artists, ranging from Electronica, Funk, Acid Jazz, Broken Beat, Soul, Reggae, Hip-Hop—future sounds generated in…

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December 11, 2017
  • Xavier Omär // Houston, TX at Warehouse Live Studio // 12.11

    December 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - December 12, 2017 2:00 am
    Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003, USA

    Tickets: http://bit.ly/XavierOmarHOU121117 Xavier Omär - Pink Lighting Tour Monday, December 11, 2017 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio — Xavier Omär — • Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/xvromar • Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/3UjPnt2nRmw10N58bBeNOg • Apple Music: itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/xavier-om%C3%A4r/id1119391043 • Website: xavieromar.com • Facebook: facebook.com/XvrOmar • Twitter: twitter.com/xvromar • Instagram:…

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December 13, 2017
  • FUN (F***Up Nights) Houston - 3rd Edition

    December 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Craft Beer Cellar Houston

    Welcome to F**Up Nights Houston! The journey of embracing failure continues, we look forward to spending a great evening together December 13th! 3 speakers will candidly talk about their biggest professional failure. Sharing with you - What their project was; - What went wrong; - How it affected their personal life; - What they learned; - What they would do…

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  • Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Houston - Resume Peer Review & Mixer

    December 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Pros

    Does your resume need a refresh for 2018? Keeping your resume up-to-date is an important part of being ready to pounce when a new opportunity appears. Come review some resumes, get your resume reviewed, and hang out with some excellent humans. Snacks and drinks provided! This event space is wheelchair accessible, with ADA compliant entrance and restrooms. All ages welcome. No…

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  • Dan Rather - What Unites Us

    December 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    The Ballroom at Bayou Place

    The legendary journalist and former CBS news anchor Dan Rather returns to Texas to discuss his latest book, What Unites Us, a timely but optimistic meditation on our current state as a divided nation. With a famed and storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Dan Rather has earned his place as one of the world’s best-known…

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December 15, 2017

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