Community Connection






Runs: October 4, 2014 – Feb. 21, 2015

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

1300 Victor Street,
Freedmen’s Town, Fourth Ward,
Texas, 77019
(Building entrance on Cleveland St.)

Organized Love: Ideas on Non-Violence

Organized Love: Ideas on Non-Violence, features sixteen contemporary artists and writers responding to the history of non-violent struggle in Houston and its aesthetic. Inspired by various archival collections in the city, participating artist will respond to materials found in their choice archive through a broad range of approaches and media, including painting, photography, sculpture, site-specific wall-drawings, and installation. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

Previews:  Jan. 24, 25, 28
Opening Night/ Media Reception: Jan. 29, 2015
Runs:  Jan. 29 - Feb. 22, 2015

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The Ensemble Theater
3535 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002

By Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan
Directed by Allie Woods

Fly celebrates the lives of the courageous and dedicated Tuskegee Airman who flew during World War II. Travel with these determined young men who made historic contributions toward the desegregation of the American military and furthering of civil rights. These heroic military pioneers landed a phenomenal place in history.

 February 6, 2015


Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77010  

Bank of America Friday Night Flicks

Labryinth (PG) 1986, 101 min. CC Spanish Fifteen-year-old Sarah accidentally wishes her baby half-brother, Toby, away to the Goblin King Jareth who will keep Toby if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in thirteen hours. Skate and watch or just enjoy the movie. Skating fees apply.

February 7, 2015

10:00 am  - 9:00 pm

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77010  

Houston Creole
Heritage Festival

Celebrating the music, food and culture of Houston's Creole Community. The flavor of New Orleans and Southwest Louisiana returns for the 2nd Annual Houston Creole Festival. This family friendly event is FREE and features live music.

Feb. 7, 2015

3:00 pm

 Houston Museum of African American Culture
4807 Caroline
Houston, Texas 77004

Black Roots, Disparate Connections: The African Diaspora in the 21st Century

Black Roots, Disparate Connections: The African Diaspora in the 21st Century is a community dialogue that explores the cultural complexities of Afro-descent communities in America, Europe, Latin America, and the Carribbean.

February 8, 2015

6:30 pm

Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater

500 Texas Ave., 77002

Presentation by Congressman John Lewis and Co-Author Andrew Aydin

The inaugural Houston Public Library Quarterly series launches with the groundbreaking graphic novel, March: Book One, an engaging and award-winning first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights.

February 12, 2015

6:00  pm

Julia Ideson Building, Auditorium |
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002

Darryl Littleton: A Cultural History of Black Comedians

Author and comedian Darryl Littleton, also known as “D’Militant” for his slicing and incisive social and political commentary, shares a unique history lesson with a serving of witty side notes.

February 14, 2015

Cocktail Hour:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dinner: 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Entertainment & Dancing: 8:30 pm - Midnight

Houston Museum of African American Culture
4807 Caroline
Houston, Texas 77004

Forever, For Always, For Love

Early Bird Tickets: $150 per Couple | Regular Tickets: $175 per Couple

When was the last time you enjoyed a night with that "special someone." If you can't remember, then it's been too long. Join us this Valentine's Day for a celebration of love as HMAAC presents:

February 26, 2015  

9:30 pm

Carnegie Neighborhood  Library and Center for Learning
1050 Quitman,
Houston, Texas 77009

Don Tate presents, “My Two Hats”

Author and illustrator Don Tate is known for his numerous critically acclaimed books for children, including The Cart That Carried Martin, (Charlesbridge); Hope’s Gift, (Penguin); Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite (Charlesbridge); and Ron’s Big Mission, (Penguin). He is also the author of It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started To Draw (Lee & Low Books, 2012), an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor winner.