There’s always something to do in The H! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Houston this week.
1. RAE SREMMUND AT REVENTION MUSIC CENTER
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 8:00 p.m. – until
Mississippi rap duo Rae Sremmund, along with Lil Yachty, will be taking the stage at Revention Music Center for the SremmLife II Tour. Following the success of the duo’s sophomore album, the concert is sure to be full of high energy with your favorite hits. Learn more here.
2. MOVERS AND SHAKERS: MEET THE CANDIDATES EDITION
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Come out after work to Gage Lounge for the Movers and Shakers networking mixer. This “Meet The Candidates” edition will feature District Attorney Candidate Kim Ogg, Sheriff Candidate Ed Gonzalez, Judge Maria Jackson, Judge Alexandra Smoots-Hogan, and Judge Elaine Palmer. Learn about the candidates to make an informed decision on November 8th, while mixing and mingling with fellow Houston professionals. Learn more here.
3. FOUNDATION ROOM HOSTS THE ART ROOM
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Hosted at the House of Blues Foundation Room, The Art Room is a weekly pop-up gallery highlighting local artists. View original artwork from the city’s creatives, hear sounds from DJ Elevated, and sip spirit specials such as Southern Star Blonde Bombshell, Karbach Hopadillo No Label El Hefe and Tito’s Homemade Vodka. Learn more here.
4. KITCHEN KONVERSATIONS
Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Eat out at Etta’s GoodSpace with founder Shakti Baum for Kitchen Konversations, the official Houston Black Restaurant Week cooking experience. Guests will enjoy a farm to table cooking and cocktail demonstration using produce from local black-owned farms as well as partake in informative conversations. Learn more here.
5. SPOTLIGHT HOUSTON
Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join Sho Baraka & Propaganda for a conversation on compassion, unity, ethics, race, faith and the church. Hosted at Ecclesia Church, the event hopes to dive deep into relevant issues while inspiring the African-American community to “live as lights in a dark world.” Learn more here.
6. JEN.E.SIS. BACK TO THE ROOTS
Friday, November 4, 2016, 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
The S.P.I.C.E. Project presents JEN.E.SIS, which is a fusion of dance, art, song, music and poetry. Located at the Houston Museum of African American Culture, the line up is comprised of local artists and some of Houston’s most elite poets. Learn more here.
7. 15TH ANNUAL ROCKETS RUN
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 7:30 a.m. – until
Run for a cause at the 15th annual Rockets Run, presented by Memorial Hermann Health Plan and benefiting Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. The races include a 5K run, 2 mile walk, and Kids’ 1K. Participants will receive a ticket to a Rockets home game, t-shirt and entry to the post-race party.Learn more here.
8. HARVEST THE BLOCK
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Houston Black Restaurant Week is hosting the Harvest The Block, a fall street festival combining a black-owned farmers market and block party. The Block Challenge features a BBQ and cajun food competition, food trucks, desserts, live music, vendors and a full-service bar. Learn more here.
9. HOUSTON MARGARITA FESTIVAL
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Come out to Sam Houston Park for the 5th annual Houston Margarita Festival. Choose from over 25 margarita flavors, including Cucumber Apple, Bourbon St. Hurricane, Coconut, Peach Mango and Raspberry Passion. You will also enjoy local cuisine and live entertainment from a lineup of Houston-based bands and DJs. Learn more here.
10. 93.7 BEAT BASH HOUSTON
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – until
93.7 The Beat and Bud Light present the Beat Bash 2016 concert, hosted at the Toyota Center. Houston’s own, Travis Scott, is set to perform along with Lil’ Wayne, Yo Gotti, Ty Dolla $ign and Desiigner. Grab your tickets soon for this great night of hip-hop. Learn more here.