Calendar of Merlex Picks

October 16, 2021
  • PJHC: BLM and AAPI Ally Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

    October 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    https://events.rice.edu/#!view/event/date/20211016/event_id/235349


    The Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities invites you to join us for our

    BLM and AAPI Ally Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

    Saturday, October 16, 2021
    10 am - 6 pm CDT

    Farnsworth Pavilion and Zoom

    Open to all -…


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  • Garage Sale at CAMH | Day Two

    October 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, USA

    https://camh.org/event/garage-sale-2021-2/

    Come out to Day Two of CAMH’s Garage Sale on the Museum’s terrace! There’s still no garage, but there are even more items, including exclusive specialty items available only on Day Two! Enjoy an assortment of knick knacks, home goods, jewelry, stuff for kids, and more!


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  • 2021 Houston AFRIFEST - Festival of African Arts, Culture & Entertainment

    October 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Houston Baptist University - 7502 Fondren Road - Houston, TX 77074

    For details, go here:
    https://houstonafrifest2021.eventbrite.com





    The 8th annual Houston AfriFEST - The Houston Festival of African Arts, Culture and Entertainment!

    About this event



    NAMC is proud to present once again to the Houston community its '8th annual Houston AfriFEST!'…


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  • Uncle Bob’s Photo Zine Market

    October 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    El Rincon Social, 3210 Preston St, Houston, TX 77003, USA

    https://glasstire.com/events/2021/09/03/uncle-bobs-photo-zine-market-2/


    From the organizers:
    “Uncle Bob’s Photo Zine Market is a one-day market showcasing regional photography zine-makers. The market will take place at El Rincón Social from 2-7pm followed by an after party from 7-10pm with sounds provided by DJ Hyperfemme.

    Somos Semillas will be on-site offering…


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  • Closing and Panel Discussion: Texas Emerging: Volume II

    October 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Foltz Fine Art LLC, 2143 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098, USA

    https://glasstire.com/events/2021/08/14/texas-emerging-volume-ii/

    https://foltzgallery.com/show/foltz-fine-art-texas-emerging-volume-ii

    September 9 - October 16, 2021

    From Foltz Fine Art:

    “Starting September 9, 2021, Foltz Fine Art presents Texas EmergingVolume II, an ongoing series of group exhibitions featuring emerging visual artist of…


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  • Documentary Screening - Bert L. Long, Jr.: The Strength is from Within

    October 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Deborah Colton Gallery, 2445 North Blvd, Houston, TX 77098, USA

    https://glasstire.com/events/2021/09/13/bert-l-long-jr-%ef%bb%bfthe-strength-is-from-within/

    September 25 - November 20, 2021


    From Deborah Colton Gallery:
    “Deborah Colton Gallery is pleased to present The Strength is from Within, an exhibition featuring paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Bert L. Long, Jr. The exhibition can be seen online through the gallery’s website. Questions or…

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  • a live music experience

    October 16, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
    mantra, 4104 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77004

    a live music experience featuring bee honey + soul control https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-live-music-experience-tickets-190763878897?aff=eand

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October 17, 2021
  • Jazzy Sundays in the Parks

    October 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010, USA

    JAZZY SUNDAYS IN THE PARKS
    Free live music series made possible by a grant from the Kinder Foundation.
     

    October at Discovery Green celebrating jazz in partnership with DACAMERA

    4:00 PM: Sam Dinkins Quintet — Originally from Brooklyn, New York, drummer Sam Dinkins is an accomplished performer and producer who has worked…


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October 19, 2021
  • Open Air: An Artist Conversation with Stephanie J. Woods

    October 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Virtual


    In this episode of Open Air, curator Dexter Wimberly speaks with multimedia artist Stephanie J. Woods whose work is featured among 24 others in the Gantt Center's first biennial Visual Vanguard: An Exhibition of Black Carolina Artists. Originally from Charlotte, Woods’ fusion of photography and fiber includes…

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October 20, 2021
October 21, 2021
  • Mogul Mowgli

    October 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005

    https://www.mfah.org/calendar/mogul-mowgli/202110211900

    “Mogul Mowgli is one of the best and most remarkable films of the year.” —Houston Chronicle


    Mogul Mowgli
    Directed by Bassam Tariq
    (UK, 2020)


    On the cusp of his first world tour, a British…


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  • Andrea Bocelli in Concert

    October 21, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Houston Symphony at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St #102, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    Andrea Bocelli, who has sold 80 million records and performed countless worldwide tours, returns to the Toyota Center with the Houston Symphony. The world’s most beloved tenor performs his unmatched repertoire of famed arias, love songs and beloved crossover hits, live with the Houston Symphony.
    Andrea Bocelli in Concert…

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October 23, 2021
October 24, 2021
  • Gumbo Club Fish Fry

    October 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    2015 Berry St, 2015 Berry Street, Houston, TX 77004

    The Gumbo Club Fish Fry will highlight different fish vendors in Houston. Guests will be able to sample each vendor’s dish. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gumbo-club-fish-fry-tickets-183868604947?aff=eand

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  • JAZZY SUNDAYS IN THE PARKS

    October 24, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010, USA

    October at Discovery Green celebrating jazz in partnership with DACAMERA

    4:00 PM: Sea Breeze — Sea Breeze emerged on the Houston jazz scene in 1985 at the Houston International Festival. The group is the brainchild of saxophonist Carl Progue, bassist Al Campbell, and keyboardist Andrew Lienhard. These talented musicians created a jazz-based band that critics describe…


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October 25, 2021
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October 27, 2021
October 28, 2021
  • Concert: CHRIS DAVE & THE DRUMHEDZ

    October 28, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003, USA

    https://warehouselive.com/event-details/?wfea_eb_id=181429730207


    CHRIS DAVE & THE DRUMHEDZ- THE STUDIO AT WAREHOUSE LIVE

    BE LIVE PRODUCTIONS

    CHRIS DAVE & THE DRUMHEDZ

    THE STUDIO AT WAREHOUSE LIVE

    THUR. OCTOBER 28, 2021

    DOORS- 7:30 | SHOW-8:00

    TICKETS-ADV $30 | DAY OF SHOW $40

    813 ST. EMANUEL STREET

    <…

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October 30, 2021
October 31, 2021
  • Jazzy Sundays in the Parks

    October 31, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    October at Discovery Green celebrating jazz in partnership with DACAMERA

    4:00 PM: The Kendall Moore Quintet — The Kendall Moore Quintet is an ensemble comprised of some of the best emerging and seasoned improvising musicians in the Houston and New Orleans Metropolitan regions. Trombonist, composer, and arranger Kendall Moore is joined by tenor saxophonist Zahria…


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  • The GumboJam annual Costume Party and Contest!

    October 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - November 1, 2021 @ 2:00 am
    Darwin's Pub, 33 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007, USA

    https://www.matthewhartnett.com/event-details/the-gumbojam-annual-costume-party-and-contest https://www.matthewhartnett.com Live music open mic and jam, great Drinks, food, a costume Contest with a prize of $100 dollars! Special Guest Judges will be in the building!

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November 1, 2021
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November 6, 2021
  • TREVOR NOAH Back To Abnormal World Tour

    November 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    https://www.toyotacenter.com/events/detail/trevor-noah $39.50 - $95 Toyota Center is excited to welcome comedian Trevor Noah on November 6! The host of the Emmy® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central returns to the road with his all new 'Back To Abnormal' Tour! Don't miss this great night of comedy in Houston this November!

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  • Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Songbook

    November 6, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Houston Symphony at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St #102, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    With his magnetic charisma, expressive scat singing, and incredible trumpet skills, Louis Armstrong changed music forever and made the whole world smile. Travel back to the golden age of jazz as the incomparable Byron Stripling salutes Satchmo with recreations of iconic hits like “What a Wonderful World,” “Basin Street Blues,” “Mack the Knife” and “Hello Dolly.”
    (Virtual Streaming option…

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  • Jason Moran: James Reese Europe and the Harlem Hellfighters

    November 6, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    On New Year’s Day 1918, James Reese Europe, an iconic figure in the evolution of African-American music, landed in France with the Harlem Hellfighters. This crack military music ensemble popularized the new spirit of jazz to a war-torn French nation fascinated with black culture. A century later, Houston native composer, pianist and visual artist Jason Moran celebrates…

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November 9, 2021
November 10, 2021
  • Kinder Institute Forum: Antoine Bryant

    November 10, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

    https://kinder.rice.edu/events/kinder-institute-forum-antoine-bryant

    Planner, architect and community advocate Antoine Bryant will discuss his work on affordable housing, equitable development and community-led design.






    Bryant is the director of the Planning and Development Department for the city of Detroit. He is a thought leader and community engagement expert…


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November 13, 2021
November 14, 2021

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