Houston Events March 6 – 12

I’m probably getting repetitive at this point but this is an amazing week. Lectures galore including sci-fi author Ken Liu, concerts galore including Alina Baraz (if you happen to have an extra ticket let me know), and I’m volunteering for Black Girls Code’s first Houston event this Saturday!

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11th Annual Creative Women Unite – Sat, March 11

Monday, March 6

  • Writefest 2017 begins with workshops throughout the week! – Link
  • Artist Sondra Perry at UH, 2:30pm in FA 110  (I saw her perform last year and I wanted to be her friend so I’m going to show up and hope it’s not weird) – Link
  • Inprint Reading: George Saunders (probably sold out) – Link
  • Movie Night: Donnie Darko w/ Lone Pint (have you seen this cult classic? If not, go. If yes, go.) – Link

Tuesday, March 7

  • Hidden Figures Panel and Screening at UH – Link
  • Houston + Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon (I love Wikipedia edit-a-thons and I’ll be there for the panel kick-off) – Link
  • EduDrinks highlighting United We Dream Houston (UWD is awesome and I know terribly little about their work so I’m looking forward to learning more.) – Link
  • Playing the Russia or China Card? Washington, Moscow & Beijing – Link
  • Sketch City: Harris County Crime Data Orientation – Link
  • I’m NOT That Hungry: Black Queerness, American Neoliberalism, and the Capitalist Family (yes.) – Link
  • Poet Alicia Ostriker Talk w/ Q&A (she’s a big deal) – Link

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Wednesday, March 8

  • Writefest Instructor’s Reading & Holler Happy Hour – Link
  • Tailored Wednesdays: Stevie Wonder vs Marvin Gaye (and free crawfish if you’re into that) – Link

Thursday, March 9

  • Rice Seminar Lecture: “Who Owns the City?” by Saskia Sassen (this just sounds interesting) – Link
  • Xenia Rubinos at Axelrad (I didn’t know her music previously but I like her voice) – Link
  • Cyber Espionage: Real World Hack Attacks – Link
  • Entrepreneurship: The Baby Steps – Link
  • Poet Alicia Ostriker Reading – Link
  • Cultured Cocktails with Jorge Galvan Flores and Monica Villarreal – Link
  • The Waxaholics Present: Biggie 20 Years Since Tribute – Link

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Friday, March 10

  • Writefest 2017 Main Conference – Link
  • Secrets to Working with Journalists – Link
  • i found god in myself: 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls… (opening reception from 6:30-8:30pm) – Link
  • Writefest Keynotes: Ken Liu and Kelly Luce (I’m unreasonably excited to hear Ken Liu speak. And for the free!) – Link
  • Flynt Flossy And Turquoise Jeep & Yip Deceiver, iLL Faded/Hiram (still a classic video)
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  • Alina Baraz (Sold out. Someone find me a ticket!!) – Link
  • MFAH Mixed Media – Link
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An embarrassingly sweaty picture of me with Turquoise Jeep. I always have fun at their shows. Check them out on Friday!

Saturday, March 11

  • Black Girls CODE Houston Chapter Presents: Build a Webpage in a Day! (Volunteer with me!) – Link
  • Creative Women Unite – 11th Annual IWD & WHM Celebration (I will 100% be here.)- Link
  • Marquis Hill Blacktet (Jazz trumpet dude from Chicago) – Link
  • Thundercat (He just came out with a new album. It’s classic Thundercat sounds with a little commentary!) – Link

Sunday, March 12

  • Becoming an Effective Activist – Link
  • Durand Jones in-store performance (I like his voice and this performance is free before his show later that night.) – Link
  • Hang out with paraspace books! (I’ve been meaning to check this place out and buy all the books.)- Link
  • Durand Jones and the Indications – Link
  • Ugly God (Don’t judge me.) – Link

Register Now:

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I’m helping organize this conference on April 29! Click here to learn more.

That should keep you busy this week but there’s even more on MerlexPicks.com and of course my newsletter is here!

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