Houston Events: November 6 – 12

Here are this week’s cultural, music, and entrepreneurship events around Houston! Make sure to vote on Tuesday!

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Liara Tamani reading from her debut novel Calling My Name at Blue Willow Bookshop

THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: TAKING 1977 INTO THE 21ST CENTURY
Monday, November 6, 2017 – Sunday, November 12, 2017
This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the National Women’s Conference held in November of 1977. In honor of this moment the University of Houston is hosting a two-day conference, November 6-7, bringing together former participants and dynamic scholars. Learn more HERE.

DOUBLE JEOPARDY: WOMEN AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM CONVERSATION AND BOOK SIGNING WITH JULIE BINDEL
Monday, November 6, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Women of sex trafficking face the dual realities of being victims while also being prosecuted as offenders. Join Julie Bindel in conversation with Houston advocate Dr. Andrea Link as they explore this topic from both local and global perspectives. Learn more HERE.

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
Monday, November 6, 2017 – Sunday, November 12, 2017
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Black playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is a darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity is her take on the way we are defined by history. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment. Tickets are $20. Learn more HERE.

ELECTION DAY VOTING AND WATCH PARTIES!
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
If you missed early voting you can still vote on election day until 7:00 p.m. Find your polling place and sample ballot at HARRISVOTES.COM. You can learn about the propositions and candidates from the LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS. You can go to election night watch parties with school board candidates at JENNI’S NOODLE HOUSE and TEOTIHUACAN MEXICAN CAFÉLearn more HERE.

EDUCATION HTX SUMMIT 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Join Children at Risk, in partnership with Shell, on November 8th to engage in a meaningful and timely discussion of the current reality of urban education in Houston. During this time you’ll hear from local leaders and Children at Risk analysts on how Houston schools are performing and ways that we can show up and support our students during this vulnerable time. Learn more HERE.

HOW TO START IDEATING WITH GRACE RODRIGUEZ
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join Grace Rodriguez, Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer of Station Houston, in an interactive design-thinking session that will walk you through a variety of ways to clarify your vision, position your company, and frame your challenges, develop new and novel ideas for products and/or campaigns, and refine them for further improvement. Come prepared with your positioning statement to get the most out of this hands-on workshop. An excellent funding workshop and happy hour will follow this event! Learn more HERE.

KENBE FEM: FILM SCREENING /FUNDRAISER
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Set in the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Kenbe Fem follows David Pierre-Louis in his search to find his mother after the tragedy. Join Impact Hub for what will be a culturally engaging evening, filled with small bites and refreshments, community building, and inspiration. Learn more HERE.

MAGPIES & PEACOCKS PRESENTS “OFF THE WALL” – COCKTAILS & ART
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join Magpies & Peacocks for cocktails and a night of exceptional sculpture, fashion and photography at the ‘Off The Wall’ exhibit. Meet and greet featured Houston artists and view their works in the urban setting of this non-profit design house. Soak up the creativity, mix & mingle with Houston’s Arts & Culture leaders, artists and influencers and take a tour of this beautiful space. Learn more HERE.

RICK AND MORTY TRIVIA
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join us on Wednesday, November 8th for Rick and Morty Trivia! We will be testing your knowledge with 3 rounds of questions and a bonus question after each round. $3 pints all day! Winning trivia team gets an awesome prize. Learn more HERE.

9TH ANNUAL HOUSTON CINEMA ARTS FILM FESTIVAL
Thursday, November 9, 2017 – Monday, November 13, 2017
HCAF is devoted to films by and about artists in the visual, performing and literary arts. The Festival is a vibrant multimedia arts event that breaks out of the confines of the movie theater through live music and film performances, outdoor projections, and more. Learn more HERE.

HYPE IMPACT SOCIAL AWARDS
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The young professional group of the Greater Houston Partnership is hosting the inaugural Impact Awards Social. The event will highlight the exemplary feats demonstrated during the chaos of Hurricane Harvey by some of Houston’s next generation leaders. The Impact Awards Social will include a networking social, a Keynote from Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale and a group fireside chat with the award recipients. Tickets are $20. Learn more HERE.

THE UNDERACHIEVERS – RENAISSANCE TOUR
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Brooklyn rap duo the underachievers are coming to Houston with openers Injury Reserve and Home Brew. Their latest album Renaissance came out earlier this year on Flying Lotus’ label. Tickets are $20. Learn more HERE.

JACK HONEY ART BEATS + LYRICS: HOUSTON
Friday, November 10, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
AB+L is the traveling art and music tour presented by Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey and Gentleman Jack. In its 11th year, the multi-city tour showcases some of today’s best upcoming artists, along with seasoned veterans in art and music under one roof. AB+L is proud to have showcased hundreds of visual artists from across the U.S. and feature acts like Snarky Puppy, Teddy Riley, and Kendrick Lamar. Learn more HERE.

LO FI MUSIC FEST
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
“The music fest you didn’t know you needed” is set to take the festival experience to new heights! For artists by artist who find clarity in distortion, the Lo Fi Music Fest features urban alternative artists dedicated to deconstructing and challenging your typical music standards. This first annual installment will feature an amazing lineup of sound creators. Tickets are $20. Learn more HERE.

OGUN ART + WINE INAUGURAL ART GALLERY OPENING
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
An elegant evening viewing a collection of art from Nigeria, Gabon, and other regions of sub-Saharan Africa including bar bites, champagne and music to provide a flavor of the culture. The meet-the-artist reception will take place with the new artistic director and is free to the public. Learn more HERE.

BIKEHOUSTON: MIDTOWN BIKE RIDE
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Join Midtown Houston and BikeHouston on an exploratory bike ride. BikeHouston will lead a group ride from Elizabeth Baldwin Park to highlight the best ways to move in, out, and around the district. The ride will be between one to two hours and visit our neighbors in the Third Ward, EaDo, and East End, including the East End Street Market. Learn more HERE.

PUERTO RICAN AND CUBAN FESTIVAL
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The 11th annual Puerto Rican and Cuban Festival will be held November 12th. All Houstonians are invited to come celebrate the musical, culinary and cultural heritage of the Spanish Caribbean. Your ticket purchase will be donated to Texas United For Puerto Rico and it will be put to work 100% to the hurricane victims. Tickets are $20. Learn more HERE.

SCREENING: MAMA AFRICA – MIRIAM MAKEBA
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Miriam Makeba (1932-2008) spent half a century traveling the world spreading her political message to fight racism, poverty and promote justice and peace. Makeba, whose music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots, was one of the first African musicians to win international stardom. Tickets are $12. Learn more HERE.

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