There’s always something to do in The H! Check out my curated list of events for Black professionals in Houston this week.
1. TRAP BINGO
Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Play bingo with a trap twist at Live Oak Lounge & Grill. Hosted by DJ Shanté, this Wild Out Wednesday game night features a reverse happy hour, live music performances, and game prizes for the bingo champs. RSVP early to claim your spot. Learn more here.
2. R&B ONLY BY COLORS
Friday, July 14, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
R&B ONLY’s resident mixer DJ Printz and Director of Vibes Jabari are bringing the epic concert party back to Houston. The unique experience celebrates R&B dance music from the 90s until now with your favorite hits in rotation all night. It will be a sold-out show you won’t want to miss. Learn more here.
3. THE FIX
Friday, July 14, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Dive into the essence of old school dance party culture Friday night at The Fix. Hip hop and R&B sounds will be provided by DJ Big Reeks and Sean Falyon SFBE. Entry into The Fix, hosted at Alley Kat Bar & Lounge, is free with RSVP. Learn more here.
4. YO! 90’S HIP HOP BRUNCH
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Party with bottomless mimosas, brunch and hip hop karaoke at one of Houston’s coolest wine bars. DJ Eddie Digitall will be spinning the best in classic hip hop as you kick back, relax, and enjoy the laid-back vibe. Your pre-pay ticket secures you brunch, mimosas, and a seat at the karaoke table. Learn more here.
5. HOUSTON BLACK FOOD TRUCK FEST
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Presented by The Blacklist Association, the Houston Black Food Truck Fest will showcase the finest cuisine from the city’s premier black-owned food trucks. From Cajun to Caribbean to BBQ, the local bites are sure to please every taste bud. The fest will also feature vendors, pop-up shops, games, and entertainment for all ages. Learn more here.
6. HOUSTON TEXANS BACK 2 CAMP POOL PARTY
Saturday, July 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
It’s officially pool party season in the city. Join Houston Texans Benardrick McKinney, D.J. Reader, K.J. Dillon, Denzel Rice, and Wendell Williams for the Back 2 Camp edition of the NFL Celebrity Pool Party. Enjoy sounds provided by DJ Mr. Rogers, MC Kane, DJ J-Que, and DJ Young Streetz and $5 drinks specials until 5:00 p.m. Learn more here.
7. VIBE & RIDE TO SZA: CTRL
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Hit the streets of Houston and vibe out to SZA’s new album CTRL. Bike riders will experience a cruise around Third Ward with a few stops at area hot spots. Sounds from the featured vibe artist will be played throughout the tour for all to enjoy. Learn more here.
8. KENDRICK LAMAR: THE DAMN TOUR
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – until
Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated tour makes a stop at the Toyota Center, following the release of his latest critically-acclaimed album DAMN. Kendrick will be joined by special guests D.R.A.M. and Houston native Travis Scott for an unforgettable night of hip hop. Secure your seat quickly because it’s sure to be a sold-out show. Learn more here.
9. I DO BRUNCH ONCE A MONTH
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Calling all Houston day drinkers. The city’s only urban jazz day party is back this month, hosted at Cafe 4212. Enjoy good eats, smooth beats, and a day full of jazz music provided by two local DJs and a live band. Learn more here.
10. 40Z & WAFFLES
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Known for being one of the hottest parties at Coachella, 40z & Waffles is bringing its summer tour to Fox Hollow this Sunday. The day party brunch experience features vibes curated by Chase B, DJ Shanté, and DJ Red Soda. Get ready to eat up, pour up, and turn up all day. Learn more here.