Calendar of Merlex Picks

September 24, 2021
September 25, 2021
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta!

    September 25, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Entire Plaza

    Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the brand new Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza at the Downtown Central Library! Explore Hispanic culture through the generations as we enjoy dance performances, fun crafts, and trace ancient cultural traditions. Discover this rich heritage with an array of games, Latin dance classes, bilingual storytimes, and more! Activities on the Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza will include:…

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  • JMSN

    September 25, 2021 @ 9:00 pm - September 26, 2021 @ 11:30 pm
    The Studio at Warehouse Live, 813 Saint Emanuel Street, Houston, TX 77003


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September 26, 2021
September 29, 2021
  • Conversations with Artists: Virtual lecture Julie Mehretu

    September 29, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Tune in as Julie Mehretu talks shop with Alison de Lima Greene, curator of modern and…

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September 30, 2021
  • American Indian Worldview and the Concept of Rights

    September 30, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    A virtual conversation on September 30 with Dina Gilio-Whitaker & Tink Tinker on the American Indian Worldview and concept of rights.

    Join us for the third program in our summer lecture series Beyond the Rhetoric: Civil Rights & Our Shared Responsibility, featuring a dialogue between Tink Tinker and Dina Gilio-Whitaker, moderated by Suzanne Benally, exploring the concept of…

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October 1, 2021
October 2, 2021
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October 6, 2021
  • Contemporary Classics Book Club - "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros

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

    This is the other classics book club! Join us for a quarterly discussion based on great works of literature from the contemporary canon that dates from the post-war era to present day, which includes titles by authors visiting the library.

    This program is in partnership with Lone Star college and the Alley Theatre as part of the&…

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October 7, 2021
  • An evening with adrienne maree brown

    October 7, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Join us for an evening with author and activist adrienne maree brown as she discusses creative practices and the themes of her debut novella Grievers. Adrienne is the author of Holding Change: The Way of Emergent Strategy Facilitation and Mediation, We Will Not Cancel Us and Other Dreams of Transformative Justice, the NY Times Bestseller…

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  • 2022 Texas Poet Laureate Lupe Mendez

    October 7, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, join us for a special reading by poet, writer, educator, and activist Lupe Mendez.

    Originally from Galveston, Texas, Lupe Mendez is the author of WHY I AM LIKE TEQUILA (Willow Books, 2019), winner of the 2019 John A. Robertson…

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October 8, 2021
October 10, 2021
October 16, 2021
  • 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

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

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

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October 21, 2021
  • 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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