There’s always something to do in The H! Check out my curated event list of events for Black professionals in Houston this week.
1. BLOOM-FEST: TIM WOODS LIVE
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Houston’s own Tim Woods is headlining Bloom-Fest at Walters Downtown, along with DJ Wulfie, Villian Posse, Lita Styles, and Jonny Bahama. This underground vibe concert is sponsored by Buffalo Brewing Company, Southside Collection, Eat Good An’ Prosper, and Kito Flex. Learn more here.
2. CULTURE & CUISINE EVENT NO. 1
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Head out to East Downtown for the first Culture and Cuisine event, featuring a delightful South American menu at Andes Cafe. The monthly event aims to create a conversation of cultural acceptance and empathy, while uniting the multicultural communities of Houston. Learn more here.
3. COAST 2 COAST LIVE
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Coast 2 Coast Live is the largest artist showcase in the world that brings together artists, DJs, producers, media and more. Artists are judged by a panel of celebrity judges and the winner joins Coast 2 Coast in Miami for the year end conference. Come out to watch budding artists fight for the spot, while networking with fellow Houstonians. Learn more here.
4. AFTA-WURK HOUSTON
Friday, January 13, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Mix and mingle at Afta-Wurk Houston, a monthly black professionals networking gathering. Share ideas and your area of expertise, while enjoying food, drinks, and the sounds of hip-hop, R&B, Soca, dancehall, and Afrobeats. Learn more here.
5. FADE TO BLACK READING SERIES 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 14, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
The Fade to Black Reading Series is an energetic, edgy, and colorful festival showcasing the new works of black playwrights. This two-day festival features plays from writers all over the country, from Alex Pendleton’s “Baby Names” to Clinnesha Sibley’s “Thorns.” Learn more here.
6. MLK EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Houston MLK Empowerment Summit is a full day of workshops, community resource booths, and activities designed to both empower and motivate citizens to greater social engagement for the betterment of our communities. There will be live music, a youth step show, and a number of important community forums to attend. Learn more here.
7. BLACK GIRL MAGIC HTX ART SHOW
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Located upstairs at Midtown Bar and Grill, the art show will celebrate black girl magic and beauty, featuring art from all African American women. While you’re at the show, watch a performance by WAZEER, get free stickers from Wildcard Houston, and enjoy body painting by Melanin Muse Art. Learn more here.
8. WHO’S BAD AT HOUSE OF BLUES
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – until
Calling all Michael Jackson lovers. Who’s Bad, the longest running Michael Jackson tribute band, is making a stop in Houston. Get the ultimate Michael Jackson concert experience in a power-packed performance at House of Blues. Learn more here.
9. THE HOUSTON DO SOCIAL MIXER
Sunday, January 15, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Have Sunday Funday at Atlas Pub on Washington Avenue. The Houston Do social mixer has food, drink, and hookah specials, giant Jenga and Connect Four, and over 20 TVs for Sunday football viewing. Plus, there’s no cover all day. Learn more here.
10. BLACK & BOUJEE HOU: THE MLK EDITION
Sunday, January 15, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Black and Boujee, the premier all-black event that’s been sweeping the nation, is finally taking over Houston for MLK Weekend. Come dressed to impressed in your best all-black attire for a night of black excellence and sophistication. Learn more here.