1. JUNETEENTH JAZZ JUBILEE W/ TIERNEY MALONE & GUESTS
Monday, June 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Juneteenth is a 152-year-old tradition and celebration of the end of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. The Houston Jazz Spotlight Live series brings together Houston’s jazz scene, past and present, that has shaped the city to become what Malone believes is the Jazz Capital of Texas. The Jazz Spotlight is free to attend with games, giveaways, and drink specials all night, including local beers and Mongoose versus Cobra’s famous Gin & Tonic. Learn more here.
2. HOUSTONIA’S TACO LOCO
Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Get unlimited tacos and margaritas at Houstonia’s ultimate Taco Tuesday! Presented by Uptown Park Houston & Uptown Houston, this is a night where the city’s top chefs go head-to-head Lucha libre style for the Taco Takedown title — and you’re the judge! Live music, all-you-can-eat food, plenty of drink, and more for $35! Learn more here.
3. HOW TO START A STARTUP WITH ANGEL INVESTOR KEITH KREUER
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
If you’ve got an idea or you’re looking for a side hustle this event is for you. Before you start hitting the pavement looking for funding, it’s important to make sure that your idea is both viable and valuable. Join special guest, Keith Kreuer, angel investor and Principal of RedHouse Associates, to learn how to validate ideas, build great products, and launch startups. All for free! Learn more here.
POINT FIVE: MORE COMMON THAN DIFFERENT
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
A panel discussion featuring Henrietta Lacks’ grandchildren Jeri Lacks Whye and David Lacks Jr., Dr. Amy McGuire, and Dr. Khalil Muhammad as we explore the future of genomics. Become engaged in race and medicine, the history of genomics, the psychosocial impacts of genetic testing, and the increasing significance of genomics in our lives and in the world of medicine. Learn more here.
YOUNG MOTHERS PROGRAM GRADUATION 2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Join Project Row Houses and the Young Mothers Program as we celebrate the graduation of two participants in the program! Food will be provided by Bocage Catering. The Young Mothers Program assists low-income single mothers and their children in achieving independent, self-sufficient lives. Learn more here.
THE SCORE THURSDAYS AT DEAN’S DOWNTOWN
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Every Thursday DJs Flash Gordon Parks, IV, and Good Grief hold it down at Dean’s Downtown on Main. The drinks are great and you can watch classic movies and clips like Foxy Brown and Soul Train projected on the wall. Learn more here.
4. YOUNG BLACK PROFESSIONAL HOUSTON: AN AFTERWORK SUMMER PARTY
Friday, June 9, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
This is a quarterly party and networking event for young black professionals in the city to come out and have a swell time partying and networking with other like-minded professionals. RSVP in advance to pay $10 at the door. Learn more here.
5. PANCAKES & BOOZE ART SHOW.
Friday, June 9, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Expect pancake batter to be sizzling, beer froth flowing, and bare flesh to be slathered in paint. Indie musicians and DJs will be breaking soundwaves off the canvas-lined, graffiti-strewn walls, while revelers stuff their faces with endless amounts of pancakes. Get your tickets in advance. Learn more here.
6. HOUSE PARTY FRIDAYS WITH SOUL CONTROL
Friday, June 9, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
DJ Elevated and DJ Anarchy, also known as the duo Soul Control, are bringing back the house party every Friday at Arlo’s Ballroom (aka Houston’s best bar for dancing). They’ll be spinning old school Hip Hop, R&B classics, twerk, N.O bounce, reggae, dancehall, Latin and more until 3:00 a.m. Yep, you read that right, 3 in the morning. Learn more here. Learn more here.
7. THIRD WARD COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Head to Third Ward for a little community service. This adopt-a-block clean up will focus on the block bounded by Emancipation Avenue, McGowen, Live Oak, and Tuam. It’s a great excuse to check out the new Emancipation Park and when you inevitably buy some delicious cupcakes from Crumbville, TX down the street you can say you earned it! Learn more here.
RIGHT2JUSTICE SYMPOSIUM: A NEW ERA FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Have you noticed some changes in our criminal justice system? Are you ready for more tangible reforms? Join the Right2Justice Symposium for a day of collaboration, interaction, and education. This free event will feature breakout sessions and workshops along with breakfast tacos, boxed lunches, and an afternoon happy hour. Learn more here.
8. POP SHOP HOUSTON SUMMER FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 10, 2017 – Sunday, June 11, 2017
Check out the biggest and most fun art festival in Houston! At Pop Shop you’ll find an artfully curated festival that showcases handmade unique shopping, art exhibitions, craft workshops, custom designs, indie products, loads of vintage fashion, wearables, and entertainment! It’s free and Second Saturdays also has open art studios on the campus. Learn more here.
9. BLACK MUSIC MONTH EXHIBITION – OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Community Artists’ Collective and the Community Music Center of Houston present their second annual “Legacy Project” recognizing contributors of the black music experience with a reception, musical performance, and art exhibition. All for free! Learn more here.
10. MIGOS X MIMOSAS DAY PARTY VIII
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
It’s the return of the most anticipated and talked about brunch/day party in Houston! Join your favorite crew for a unique Sunday Funday full of mimosas, laughter, and great music! Create great memories with Houston’s finest young professionals. A delicious brunch menu is available along with pool tables, ping-pong, big Jenga, and corn hole. Learn more here.
COMMUNITY YOGA CLASS
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wind down your weekend with a walk through the gallery – the main exhibit features artists from India – and an open level community yoga class. The gallery will be open at 6 and a one hour class will begin at 6:45. If the weather isn’t cooperating, you’ll have yoga in the gallery among the beautiful buddhas! Make sure to register in advance. Learn more here.