Community Connection


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October 1, 2014 11:00  am Miller Outdoor Theater
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

“No Bully Here” music fest

Description:

A special concert addressing the problem of bullying in schools through music and dance.

Produced by Foundation for Modern Music

October 2, 2014 7:00 pm Houston Museum of African American Culture

4807 Caroline St.

Song of Freedom
Description:

Song of Freedom is a soaring musical drama that explores one man's rise to fame as a concert vocalist and subsequent exploration of his African roots. Paul Robeson stars as John Zinga, a British-born stevedore who is discovered by an influential impresario and becomes a singing star. His newfound wealth and prestige allow him to return to Africa and trace his lineage, whereupon he discovers he is the descendant of a tribal princess whose people have fallen under corrupt rule of spiritualists.

   We are no longer accepting RSVPs. Guests will be seated on a "first come, first serve" basis. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. Thank you.

October 2, 2014 8:00  am Market Square Park

5601 Main Street

Bayou Bikers
Description: Bayou Bikers meet at Market Square Park on the first Sunday of the month for 25- to 40-mile bike rides exploring the bayous of Houston. Rides are open to all. Mountain bikes or bikes with fat tires are necessary. This is an informal group whose purpose is to show Houstonians and visitors the beauty of Houston's waterways.

October 5, 2014 8:00 am Market Square Park
5601 Main Street

Bayou Bikers

Description: Bayou Bikers meet at Market Square Park on the first Sunday of the month for 25- to 40-mile bike rides exploring the bayous of Houston. Rides are open to all. Mountain bikes or bikes with fat tires are necessary. This is an informal group whose purpose is to show Houstonians and visitors the beauty of Houston's waterways.

October 6, 2014 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonLaw Building

1001 Bissonnet  St.

Kingdom of Movies
Houstonians Love
Je vous aime
Description:

Claude Berri (Jean de Florette; Manon of the Spring) directed this vibrant yet elegiac contemporary romance, which is distinguished by a stellar cast lead by Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Louis Trintignant, and Serge Gainsbourg. Alice (Deneuve) is a career woman who struggles with the obligations required for a lasting, committed relationship. Her love life continues to be a series of trysts and one-night stands. On New Year’s Eve, Alice invites four men from her past to reminisce about happier times through flashbacks. Music has seldom been better integrated into a film, whether it’s Depardieu’s performance as a punk rock star, or the studio duet between Deneuve and Gainsbourg on his sublime Dieu est un fumeur de Havanes. Somewhat controversial in its day, I Love You All “challenges the desirability and viability of long-term relationships, while exposing the pain and tragedy that the alternative offers.” —frenchfilms.info

Michael Zilkha, a graduate of Lincoln College, Oxford University, is a businessman and passionate cinephile. He serves on the boards of the Menil Collection, Houston Cinema Arts Society, and Inprint. He also cochairs the MFAH film committee. Zilkha’s participation in Movies Houstonians Love was determined when his name was selected in an annual drawing for the Ultimate Film Supporters (the highest level of membership in the Museum's Film Buffs patron group), who vie for a slot in the upcoming MHL season

October 11, 2014 7:30 pm Market Square Park

5601 Main Street

Bruce and Kelly Show
Description: Austin natives, Bruce Robinson and Kelly Willis are both highly recognized solo artists, but this husband and wife duo admit, sometimes songs just sound better when they sing them together! Catch this extremely talented couple sing some cool country tunes at our very own, Market Square Park, before they branch off again to work on each of their upcoming solo projects.

October 16, 2014 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Market Square Park

5601 Main Street

Blanket Bingo
Description:

The stakes are high for Blanket Bingo benefiting Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or snag one of the tables at the park for a night of music and great prizes. $10 admission includes one Bingo packet (approx. 9 games). Additional games and daubers can be purchased for $1 each. Bingo starts at 7 pm. Stay connected via social media for event and weather related updates!

Theme: Back to School Toga Party

All events are dog-friendly.  Lawn chairs and blankets are highly recommended. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome. Outside alcohol is not allowed to be brought into the park; however, beer and wine are sold at Niko Niko’s along with delicious Greek and American food.   Follow Market Square Park on Facebook for event and weather related updates.
October 23, 2014 7:30 pm Houston Museum of African American Culture

4807 Caroline St.

The Strange Demise of Jim Crow
Description:

Not all the civil rights victories of the '60s were won at the cost of vicious beatings and mass arrests played out in front of television cameras. The Strange Demise of Jim Crow reveals for the first time on film how many Southern cities were desegregated in a quieter, almost stealthy fashion with behind-the-scene negotiations, secret deals and controversial news black-outs. It makes visible a fascinating case-study of how urban power is really wielded.

Although this screening is free to the community, we are kindly asking that you RSVP using the above link due to limited seating. Thanks
October 23, 2014 7:30 pm Miller Outdoor Theatre

6000 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX 77030
The Addams Family
Description:

A new stage of the Addams Family saga—and it’s every father's nightmare! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. She confides in her father, Gomez Addams, and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez must do something he's never done before: keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm. If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill.

October 31, 2014 7:00 pm Market Square Park

5601 Main Street

Critical Mass
Description: Critical Mass is an informal bike group that meets the last Friday of every month to ride around the city, raise awareness and advocate for a bicycle-friendly urban environment. All bikes are welcome