Houston Events: July 5 – July 9

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend! Check out this week’s list. And don’t sleep on Yemi Alade this Saturday.

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Hanging out in Crumbville at Emancipation Park and supporting Alchemy Candle Co!

3. HOUSTON CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – Sunday, July 9, 2017
This event kicks off on Tuesday at Capitol Bar with Carnival Day Fest with a series of events through Sunday, July 9. The final event on Sunday is the Carnival in the Park and Parade of Bands at Tom Bass Park. Tickets for events range from $15 to $50. Learn more here

4. SUNDOWN AT THE GROVE
Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
It’s the 6th annual Sundown at The Grove – the premier destination for culinary pairings of food and local, craft beer! This year there will be more of a festival atmosphere where you have the freedom to purchase tickets to redeem for beer, food and more! Wine pairings are also available. Mexico City’s food will be featured this week. Learn more here

STRAIGHT NO CHASER WEDNESDAYS: THE ROOTS – THINGS FALL APART
Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
The Straight No Chaser Wednesdays team is always hard at work curating the ultimate listening experiences for true music connoisseurs. Raise your drink with DJ Flash Gordon Parks and hosts Savvi and Equality from H.I.S.D. This long-running event that used to be monthly now brings you original concepts each and every Wednesday with a different theme. Learn more here

5. FLASHBACK WEDNESDAYS (DEATH ROW VS BAD BOY)
Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Your newest Wednesday night spot is Saint Dane’s Bar & Grille for Flashback Wednesdays with Video DJ Sly Foxx. Two projectors/screens and multiple TVs. Plenty of drink specials and a Bad Boy vs. Death Row tribute that starts at 10 p.m. Learn more here

6. REGGAE WEDNESDAY AT THE FLAT
Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
This weekly event features roots and dancehall music each week with no cover. If you get there early, happy hour is from 4 – 7 p.m. but there are drink specials all night and the kitchen stays open until 1 a.m. Learn more here

7. LEAN STARTUP: PROBLEM VALIDATION
Thursday, July 6, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The next Lean Startup Circle meetup will focus on Problem validation and address the essential question of “what’s the best way to validate assumptions about my startup ideas?”. By the end of this session, you’ll know how to develop a testable hypothesis and validate assumptions by talking to potential customers. Be sure to RSVP early. Free event with food and drinks provided. Learn more here

THE SCORE AT DEAN’S DOWNTOWN
Thursday, July 6, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.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

8. 3RD ANNUAL TASTE OF NEW ORLEANS FEAT. BIG FREEDIA
Friday, July 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Big Freedia and friends are coming to town for one night! Come dance the night away with the Queen of Bounce and her friends! Everything that makes the Crescent City special will be on display. Witness the food, art, culture and definitely the music that makes New Orleans such a special city. Learn more here

9. SHADES OF MATTER WITH HTXPEOPLEPROJECT
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
htxpeopleproject (Morganne Nikole and Bria Lauren) will screen their most recent documentary film, c r e a t i n g s p a c e., and workshop a think-space conversation to encourage individuality, freedom, and openness through a wellspring of artistic expressions and non-linear thinking. In what ways can art isolate and dissect intersecting oppressions against marginalized groups and create safe spaces for the expression of authentic individuality? Learn more here

10. YEMI ALADE LIVE IN CONCERT
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.
Yemi Eberechi Alade, simply known as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter. She gained prominence after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009 and is best known for her hit single “Johnny” that has over 70 million views on YouTube. Learn more here

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