Giveaway: HMNS Mixers & Elixirs on July 21

I’ve joined up with for another giveaway! You can win tickets to Mixers & Elixirs at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Friday, July 21, and Trap Yoga and Tacos on July 27!


trap yoga

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Music: Upcoming Concerts for Q3 2017

Here are my recommendations for upcoming concerts in the third quarter of 2017. I also added some extra since I’m slightly late. I’ve checked out all of these artists and there are some of my favorites like Sza, Anderson .Paak, Phony Ppl, and Ari Lennox to intriguing new acts like Vagabon. Of course some of these songs are explicit (mostly just Lil Yachty) so be mindful around kids.

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Houston Events: July 12 – July 17

Roxane Gay on Monday was a recent highlight. Kendrick Lamar is here on Saturday and you already know that, but below I have details on his pop-up shop. This week I have an event coming up Saturday to launch a social enterprise startup accelerator called Command Line. If you’re interested we have limited space so make sure to RSVP. As always, sign up for my newsletter! I have occasional giveaways and you get everything directly in your inbox!

Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay reading from her new memoir Hunger.

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