Calendar of Merlex Picks

June 26, 2019
  • Youth Advocacy Summit 2019

    June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019 @ 
    Rice University - 6100 Main St - Houston, TX 77005

    For details, link here: https://yas2019.eventbrite.com The Youth Advocacy Summit 2019 is an annual week-long youth leadership event that is hosted by Mi Familia Vota Education Fund and OCA-Greater Houston. YAS 2019 will be held at Rice University, June 24-26, and the Westchase Marriot Hotel, June 27-28 from 9am – 5:30pm each day. This is not a residential program. Deadline to…

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  • Comedian Jess Hilarious

    June 24, 2019 - June 26, 2019 @ 
    Houston Improv Comedy Club, 7620 Katy Fwy #455, Houston, TX 77024, USA

    http://www.improvhouston.com/ShowDetails/ac961ce6-169f-45fc-953d-2e1e669621c1/60406d25-ab2d-4d39-aa1b-50dccdb8ae37/Jess_Hilarious/Houston_Improv Jess is an accomplished stand-up comedian who is best known for her appearances on season 9 of MTV's Wild ‘N Out as well as various shows on VH1, BET, and more. She has opened for…

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  • Houston Startup Demo Day

    June 26, 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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  • Disney's Aladdin (Musical) Opens at the Hobby Center

    June 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 330 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    http://www.thehobbycenter.org/?q=node/2230/ Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities…

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  • Pride & Joy – The Marvin Gaye Musical

    June 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Starting at $31

    From the diary of Anna Gordy Gaye comes the riveting story of Marvin Gaye and Anna Gordy. Marvin is a smooth, young and sexy balladeer. And Anna, a brilliant entrepreneur, songwriter and talent…

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June 27, 2019
  • Youth Advocacy Summit 2019

    June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019 @ 
    Rice University - 6100 Main St - Houston, TX 77005

    For details, link here: https://yas2019.eventbrite.com The Youth Advocacy Summit 2019 is an annual week-long youth leadership event that is hosted by Mi Familia Vota Education Fund and OCA-Greater Houston. YAS 2019 will be held at Rice University, June 24-26, and the Westchase Marriot Hotel, June 27-28 from 9am – 5:30pm each day. This is not a residential program. Deadline to…

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  • OCA National Convention: Building Strong Advocates

    June 27, 2019 - June 30, 2019 @ 
    Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Dr, Houston, TX 77042, USA

    https://ocanationalconvention.org/registration All Track workshops are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and FREE! Make sure you register using the links below so we can prepare enough materials. All tracks take place at the Houston Marriott Westchase. SUPPORT US BY PURCHASING a Full Package which includes access to all workshops and all meals such as: Youth Recognition Luncheon, Friday Night…

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  • Fade To Black Play Festival 2019

    June 27, 2019 - June 28, 2019 @ 
    MATCH - Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    https://matchouston.org/events/2019/fade-black-play-festival-2019 With the advent of the Fade To Black Play Festival, we were on a mission to affect change. It was time for a new trend in the Houston theatre community! We wanted to create an outlet relevant to our present times that was purpose-driven and full of possibilities for growth, so we developed an initiative…

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  • Play Opening: Josephine Tonight through July 28

    June 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    http://www.ensemblehouston.com/season/seasonlineup.html Musical/ Regional Premiere Book & lyrics by Sherman Yellen Music by Wally Harper Previews: June 22, 23, 26 OPENING NIGHT: June 27, 2019 Runs: June 27- July 28, 2019 A musical biography of showbiz legend Josephine Baker. Josephine Tonight draws on the early life of the internationally known singer, actress and nightclub sensation who wowed audiences in America and Europe…

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June 29, 2019
  • OCA National Convention: Building Strong Advocates

    June 27, 2019 - June 30, 2019 @ 
    Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Dr, Houston, TX 77042, USA

    https://ocanationalconvention.org/registration All Track workshops are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and FREE! Make sure you register using the links below so we can prepare enough materials. All tracks take place at the Houston Marriott Westchase. SUPPORT US BY PURCHASING a Full Package which includes access to all workshops and all meals such as: Youth Recognition Luncheon, Friday Night…

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  • Rise and Shine Morning Rooftop Yoga

    June 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    511 San Jacinto St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass?studioid=623952&tg=&vt=&lvl=&stype=-7&view=day&trn=100000040&page=&catid=&prodid=&date=06%2f29%2f19&classid=0 We are so excited to kick off 2019 sunrise rooftop yoga class! Join Hines instructor Susie Edebor of Nosie Yogi you along with music provided by Noisy by…

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  • State of Black Houston

    June 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Texas Southern University - 3100 Cleburne Street - RM 114A: School of Public Affairs - Houston, TX 77004

    For details, link here: https://sobh2019.eventbrite.com You're invited to join Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo for the 'State of Black Houston' community forum from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Texas Southern University, School of Public Affairs, RM 114A, 3100 Cleburne Street, Houston, TX 77004. The event includes a reception with refreshments. TOPICS…

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  • Black Lunch Table Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at The African American Library at the Gregory School

    June 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    The African American Library at the Gregory School - 1300 Victor Street - Houston, TX 77019

    For details, link here: https://aalwiki.eventbrite.com Join us for a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at The African American Library at the Gregory School on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space is limited, but you are welcome to participate online if you can't join us in person! Wikipedia is a well-known and widely used global resource, yet content…

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  • AsiaFest

    June 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    http://www.asiasociety.org/texas What: AsiaFest, a FREE indoor festival with fun for the whole family, combines culinary, cultural, craft, and performance elements to offer Houstonians an unforgettable day of fun, food, and shopping! Adults and children of all ages can enjoy performances and demonstrations, while strolling an international bazaar and sampling fare from a dozen food trucks and food…

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  • Black LGBTQ+ PRIDE Events at The Gregory School: In the Lord

    June 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    The African American Library at Gregory School, 1300 Victor Street Parking/Entrance 1300 Cleveland, Houston, TX 77019

    In the Lord: Spirituality and Sacred Spaces   The church has long been the bedrock of the Black community. It is no different for Black LGBTQ people. For LGBTQ people of faith, finding an open and affirming place of worship is key to their survival. We will unearth the rich history of these sacred spaces. All June events at The Gregory…

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  • Houston Local Experimental Music Fest [HExFest] I

    June 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
    3518 Griggs Rd, Houston, TX 77021-1228

    https://www.facebook.com/events/456531691819444/ Welcome to HExFest, a new concert series aimed at the appreciation and celebration of local Houston experimental musicians and artists. House show w/ doors @ 8pm BYOB $7 goes towards supporting our local performing musicians and artists. Performers: Evan McCarley Emilý Æyer Enemy Goddess (Rachel Jane Hulsey) Coyotebloodbath Unfrozen Snowflake (Woe Jozney, Ronnie Yates, et al) House…

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  • Beethoven 5: ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights

    June 29, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/451278418940109/ FREE & open to all ages! Details: https://bit.ly/2Ygk2cb The four most famous notes in history are spun into a colossal epic for the ages in Beethoven’s groundbreaking Fifth Symphony. Plus, catch a rising star with a performance by the silver medalist of the 2019 Ima Hogg Competition.

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  • ElectroBounce - Soul Control's 4 Year Anniversary

    June 29, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - June 30, 2019 @ 2:00 am
    The Dive - 809 Pierce St. - Houston, TX 77002

    For details, link here: https://eb4htx.eventbrite.com Once again its on! Soul Control are back with your favorite dance party experience ElectroBounce and we have so much to celebrate. 4 YEARS OF SOUL CONTROL! So you know its gonna be lit. Electro Bounce fuses a multitude of genres with the sole purpose of making your booty move. These include,…

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  • The Night Ride Experience (NRX)

    June 29, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - June 30, 2019 @ 2:00 am
    DARBLY - 7800 Amelia Road - Houston, TX 77055

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-night-ride-experience-nrx-tickets-63984613702 $10ADV - $15 DoS | 18+ | Doors @ 10PM Saturday, June 29th in Houston at our new location, DARBLY. Join us for the Night Ride! The Night Ride Experience (NRX) provides a range of music from Playboi Carti, Frank Ocean, Young Thug, Sade to new and old remixes. It's a merging of the old…

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July 1, 2019
  • Inprint Big Reveal Happy Hour

    July 1, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Night Heron, 1601 W Main St, Houston, TX, 77006, United States

    https://inprinthouston.org/event/inprint-big-reveal-happy-hour/ Join the Inprint staff for happy hour as we reveal the names of the authors appearing in the 2019/2020 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. Welcome to the 39th season of the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series – it’s almost here! As always, we are proud of and excited about the roster of authors we…

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July 3, 2019
  • Movie Night: Spaceballs

    July 3, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Market Square Park, 301 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/427340144755504/ Forget about trekking to the theater for your movie fix and head to Market Square Park for a free outdoor screening of Spaceballs (PG). Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and watch as a rogue star pilot and his trusty sidekick must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a…

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July 4, 2019
  • Thursday Sessions w/ ACT BADD (1st & 3rd Thur.) SUMMER EDITION VOL.1

    July 4, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - July 5, 2019 @ 2:00 am
    Boondocks, 1417 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006

    Yeah, Houston Parties presents:Pop Up Sessions w/ DJ Act Badd & Friends:mixing in a little bit of everything for your listening pleasure. Dance vibes to chill tracks, local to international, and everything in between. Perfect spot to unwind after work, and for out industry friends come party before the weekend !!! HIP HOP | DANCE VIBES | LATIN | TRAP | + MORECome have…

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July 5, 2019
  • BLCK Market - Houston's #1 Night Market

    July 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Buffalo Soldiers Museum - 3816 Caroline Street - Houston, TX 77004

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blck-market-houstons-1-night-market-tickets-52970762978 BLCK Market Houston has partnered with the Buffalo Soldiers Museum to bring you a one of a kind experience - July 5th, 2019 FROM 6PM TO 10PM. A spin off from BLCK Box Studio's CREATE OFF - a living, breathing event that is ever changing, ever entertaining. You are invited…

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  • BLCK Market - Houston's #1 Night Market

    July 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, 3816 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004

    BLCK Market Houston has partnered with the Buffalo Soldiers Museum to bring you a one of a kind experience - July 5th, 2019 FROM 6PM TO 10PM. A living, breathing event that is ever changing, ever entertaining. You are invited to BLCK Market Houston - taking emerging, innovative, ground breaking artist and merging them with progressive "out of the box" companies…

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  • Thursday Sessions w/ ACT BADD (1st & 3rd Thur.) SUMMER EDITION VOL.1

    July 4, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - July 5, 2019 @ 2:00 am
    Boondocks, 1417 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006

    Yeah, Houston Parties presents:Pop Up Sessions w/ DJ Act Badd & Friends:mixing in a little bit of everything for your listening pleasure. Dance vibes to chill tracks, local to international, and everything in between. Perfect spot to unwind after work, and for out industry friends come party before the weekend !!! HIP HOP | DANCE VIBES | LATIN | TRAP | + MORECome have…

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July 6, 2019
July 7, 2019
  • Bayou Bikers

    July 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
    Market Square Park, 301 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    https://www.marketsquarepark.com/calendar/ Bayou Bikers meet at Market Square Park on the first Sunday of the month for 25- to 40-mile bike rides exploring the bayous of Houston. Rides are open to all. Mountain bikes or bikes with fat tires are necessary. This is an informal group whose purpose is to show Houstonians and visitors the beauty of…

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  • Concert: Carlos Santana

    July 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, 3351 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77204, USA

    https://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-lnc-santana-houston-2019 Santana: Supernatural Now with Special Guests The Doobie Brothers on Sunday, July 7, at 7 p.m. The 10-time Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Famer celebrates the 20th anniversary of Supernatural with hits such as “Smooth”

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  • Open Source Vol. 14 ft. Starro

    July 6, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - July 7, 2019 @ 2:00 am
    White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009, USA

    https://wl.seetickets.us/event/Open-Source-Vol-14-ft-Starro/388677?afflky=WhiteOakMusicHall This show is ALL AGES A box office fee will be assessed on tickets purchased at Box Office on day of show. The fee varies by show. Doors open at 9 PM State and local sales tax is included in the sales price. Headliner: Starro Opener: Hiram 9th Sage Morgan Morgan All…

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July 10, 2019
July 12, 2019
  • Song + Story: Discovering the Soul of Good Music Free Summer Concert Series Featuring The Hue

    July 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer, 500 Fannin Street #100, Houston, TX 77002

    The Hines Center presents Song + Story: Discovering the Sould of Good Music Free Summer Concert Series The Featured Artist for this week: The Hue The Song + Story Series is an opportunity to experience the inspiration and connect with the backstory that is the foundation of good music. Saint Arnold Brewing Company is a generous supporter of this event and is…

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  • Matthew Broussard (Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, Conan)

    July 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Secret Group, 2101 Polk Street, Houston, TX, 77003

    http://www.thesecretgrouphtx.com/event/1862767-matthew-broussard-comedy-houston/ The Secret Group Presents MATTHEW BROUSSARD (Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, Conan) Fri. 7/12 | Doors 7 PM | Show 8 PM | $10 ADV, $15 DAY OF Don't miss Houston's very own Matthew Broussard for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Matthew Broussard is a comedian, actor, cartoonist, and disgraced financial analyst. Winner of Houston’s Funniest Person in 2012, he has since has appeared…

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July 13, 2019
  • IGBOFEST HOUSTON

    July 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Discovery Green - 1500 McKinney - Houston, Texas 77010

    For details, link here: https://igbofesthouston.eventbrite.com IgboFest Houston has reigned for over 15 years in the city of Houston bringing in performers from across the United States from Chicago to New Orleans including Nigeria. This performance will consist of professional dancers of Nigerian and Non-Nigerian descent that has embraced the Igbo culture to display an array of cultural dances…

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  • Diplo - Houston

    July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - July 14, 2019 @ 2:00 am
    Stereo Live Houston - 6400 Richmond Avenue - Houston, TX 77057

    For details, link here: https://diplo2019houston.eventbrite.com AGES 18+ TO ENTER WITH VALID ID AGES 21+ TO DRINK WITH VALID ID NO REFUNDS | ALL SALES FINAL No Cameras or Recording Devices Allowed. Event may contain strobe lighting, fog, and other special effects. Tickets: After completing your purchase on Eventbrite, you will receive an email confirmation with your attached PDF ticket(…

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July 14, 2019
  • Chromeo

    July 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Clé, 2301 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA


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  • Diplo - Houston

    July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - July 14, 2019 @ 2:00 am
    Stereo Live Houston - 6400 Richmond Avenue - Houston, TX 77057

    For details, link here: https://diplo2019houston.eventbrite.com AGES 18+ TO ENTER WITH VALID ID AGES 21+ TO DRINK WITH VALID ID NO REFUNDS | ALL SALES FINAL No Cameras or Recording Devices Allowed. Event may contain strobe lighting, fog, and other special effects. Tickets: After completing your purchase on Eventbrite, you will receive an email confirmation with your attached PDF ticket(…

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July 18, 2019
  • Houston Unfiltered: Candid Conversations Over Coffee

    July 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Station Houston, 1301 Fannin St. Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77002

    Houston Unfiltered! Candid Conversations over Coffee Join us for real talk with real people! This months guest speaker will be Eric Danzinger,  Co-Founder and CFO of Genability. Join us for the rebrand and reboot of OpenCoffee to “Houston Unfiltered!” We’re bringing you a new speaker each month to help spark frank discussion and build a community of entrepreneurs, investors,…

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  • Houston Zoo After Dark Silent Disco

    July 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    https://www.houstonzoo.org/events/throwback-thursday-90s-theme/ Guests wear provided headphones with three different channels of music – so everyone can pick their favorite genre and dance to the rhythm. This evening will also include up-close animal experiences, and opportunities to learn about how important dance is to one local species, the Attwater’s prairie chicken. BUY TICKETS Ticket Cost: $35 Keeper…

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  • MFAH Lecture: A Conversation with Artist Joyce Scott

    July 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – Brown Auditorium in the Caroline Wiess Law Building

    Please join us for this very special conversation with artist Joyce Scott, recipient of a 2016 MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant; and John Guess, Jr., executive director, Houston Museum of African American Culture. Joyce Scott is a jewelry maker and sculptor repositioning craft—particularly beadwork—as a potent platform for commentary on social and political injustices.

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July 20, 2019
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

    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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July 25, 2019

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