Calendar of Merlex Picks

July 22, 2019
  • Axelrad Movie Night - Being John Malkovich

    July 22, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Axelrad Beer Garden, 1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004, USA Movie starts at sundown (about 8:45pm). Admission is ALWAYS FREE! (We welcome families and all ages until 9pm on Mondays, but promptly at 9pm we become 21+. If the movie begins before 8pm, then people under the age of 21 are allowed to stay only if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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July 23, 2019
  • Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum

    July 23, 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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July 24, 2019
  • QFest 2019: The 23rd Annual Houston International LGBTQ Film Festival

    July 24, 2019 - July 30, 2019 @ 
    Throughout The Greater Houston Area - 77002

    For details, link here: Why buy individual tickets when you can buy a QPass and save? A QPass gives you admission to all Competition, Revival, and most Special Screenings, as well as to the Closing Night! LIMITED QUANTITIES! The 23rd Annual QFest, Houston's International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, takes place July 24th through 31…

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  • Houston: An Intentional Gathering of Womyn of Color in the Arts

    July 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Project Row Houses - 2521 Holman Street - Houston, TX 77004

    For details, link here: Women of Color in the Arts - WOCA is coming to H-Town! This intentional community gathering serves to connect cultural workers of color from the Houston metro area and ignite dialogue around how womyn arts administrators can collectively work to strengthen and sustain broad participation of womyn of color in…

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  • QFest 2019 Opening Night Gala: PARIS IS BURNING

    July 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
    Rice Cinema - Rice Media Center - 2030 University Boulevard - Houston, TX 77005

    For details, link here: QFest 2019 kicks off 23 years with a restoration of 1991's PARIS IS BURNING, Jennie Livingston's seminal documentary capturing the now mythical Harlem Ball Scene of the mid 80's to early 1990's. A glorious celebration and a provocative exploration of the lives and personalities surrounding the scene, PARIS IS BURNING serves…

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July 31, 2019
  • Phlock To The Flame: The M&Ps Phlock HH + Candle Making Class At Manready

    July 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Manready Mercantile - 321 West 19th Street - Houston, TX 77008

    For details, link here: Sustainability truly smells good! Join us on July 31, 2019 from 5pm-7pm for The Magpies & Peacocks Phlock Ambassadors July Happy Hour + Candle Making Class at Manready Mercantile in the Heights, benefitting the nation's only 501(c)3 non-profit design house Magpies & Peacocks. Come create your own uniquely scented candle in a reusable whiskey…

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  • Concert: The Suffers Live!

    July 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    The Secret Group, 2101 Polk St, Houston, TX 77003, USA

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August 1, 2019
  • GUMBO, a Documentary by Alyssa Rachelle

    August 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The DeLuxe Theater - 3303 Lyons Avenue - Houston, TX 77020

    For details, link here: GUMBO is a award-winning documentary that explores the origins of one of the South’s most popular dishes and the people who love it! You are invited to enjoy the film, followed by a serving of gumbo (Executive Chef Rhonda Russell), wine (Taste of Collection Cellars), and a panel discussion. Each guest…

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August 2, 2019
  • Houston Shakespeare Festival

    August 2, 2019 - August 11, 2019 @ 
    Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA The Houston Shakespeare Festival debuted in 1975 when Dr. Sidney Berger, then director of the School of Theatre at the University of Houston, met with UH administrators and the Miller Theatre Advisory Board to enlist support for a two-production season of Shakespeare’s works to be played in repertory on Miller Theatre’s bill. Berger and…

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  • Mary J. Blige and Nas

    August 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380, USA

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  • MFAH Mixed Media

    August 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Audrey Jones Beck Building, 5601 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005


    MFAH Mixed Media is a late-night party that brings dancing, DJs, and drinks to the Museum! 

    This MFAH Mixed Media Space City bash celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with fun all night, including drinks, dancing, and exclusive after-hours access to two new exhibitions: Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum’…

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August 16, 2019
  • Jia Tolentino - Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion

    August 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA “It’s easy to write about things as you wish they were—or as others tell you they must be. It’s much harder to think for yourself, with the minimum of self-delusion. It’s even harder to achieve at a moment like this, when our thoughts are subject to unprecedented manipulation, monetization and surveillance.…

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August 17, 2019
  • Community Organizing Training

    August 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Houston Public Library Alice McKean Young Neighborhood Library - 5107 Griggs Road - Houston, TX 77021

    For details, link here: As we all start thinking about going back to school, it's 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…

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August 20, 2019
  • Movies AT Miller: Black Panther

    August 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA HERO. LEGEND. KING. A superhero known as Black Panther defends Wakanda, a technologically advanced country in Africa that has hidden itself away from the rest of the world. Now, he must face a dissident who wants to sell the country’s natural resources to fund an uprising. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, Black Panther is the…

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