Community Connection


November 4, 2014

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Discovery Green

1500 McKinney St  Houston, TX 77010

Circus Arts

Description:Discover a new art form consisting of ground arts and acrobatics. Circus Arts will consist of ground arts and ground acrobatics such as, contortion/flexibility, Low Tight wire, Partner acrobatics, juggling and hand balancing. Must be 13 and up for class

Previews: Nov. 8, 9, 12, 13

Opening Night/Media Reception: Nov. 14, 2014 

Runs: Nov. 14 – Dec. 21, 2014

Visit website for show schedule

The Ensemble Theater

3535 Main

Houston, Texas 77002

A Soulful ChristmasG/Musical By Stepp Stewart

Description:This African American tale is the story of two children who are taken on a musical journey one magical Christmas Eve. Watch as they discover the rich history within the music, dance, and culture. Join them as they go back in time and enjoy all of your favorite Soulful Christmas tunes, performed in the style of the artist that made them famous. You will feel like a little kid again when you hear: Santa Claus is coming to town, "Go Tell It On The Mountain" - Mahaila Jackson, "This Christmas" - Donny Hathaway,  "Silent Night" - The Temptations, and more. Exciting fun for the whole family!

November 8, 2014

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The African American Library at the Gregory School

1300 Victor Street

Houston, TX 77019

5 Year Anniversary Celebration

Description: Join us for our 5 year anniversary.  Enjoy food, fun, entertainment and fellowship as you learn about the great resources offered at one of the most unique cultural  institutions in Texas.

November 14, 2014

7:30 PM

Miller Outdoor Theatre

6000 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX 77030

The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience


 Entertaining and electrifying, this high energy production is a tribute to the music and dance of the iconic Michael Jackson. Starring the remarkably talented Joby Rogers—who bears a striking resemblance to Jackson—this exhilarating production features world-class dancers performing Michael's timeless pop classics and maneuvering his masterful, intricate dance moves, while preserving the legacy and spirit of the King of Pop.

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.

November 14, 2014

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Discovery Green

1500 McKinney St  Houston, TX 77010

Orbit Slams

Description:Free WITS writing workshops and poetry slams for youths ages 13 to 19. These sessions will teach you how to write and perform original poetry about your “truth.” Share your work with friends and grow as a poet. Presented with support from the Salners Foundation.

November 14, 2014

7:30 PM -10:00 PM

S.H.A.P.E Community Center

3611 Ennis

Houston, Texas 77004

45th Anniversary

Celebrating Our Past Embracing Our Present and Shaping Our Future

Description: For tickets information contact SHAPE at 713-521-0629.

November 15,  2014

2:00 - 3:30 PM

The African American Library at the Gregory School

1300 Victor Street
Houston, TX 77019

Unfinished Revolutions: Black Struggles for Political Power and Economic Justice in the Post Civil Rights Era

Description:University of Houston African American Studies Visiting Scholar, Dr. Marcia Walker-McWilliams will discuss the development of the movement and lessons learned from their outcomes. Drawing from her work on Chicago labor leader Rev. Addie Wyatt, Dr. Walker-McWilliams will explore unionization in the Mississippi delta.

November 20, 2014


Houston Museum of African American Culture

4807 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77004

Stormy Weather


Filmed with an illustrious, all-black cast, Stormy Weather was released by Twentieth Century-Fox in 1943. Directed by Andrew L. Stone, it is a story of song-and-dance man Bill Williamson (played by Bill Robinson) who reminisces about his career in show business and off-and-on romantic relationship with singer Selina Rogers (played by Lena Horne).

Nov. 25, 2014-

Feb. 8, 2015

Times vary, visit website for more details

Discovery Green

1500 McKinney St  Houston, TX 77010


Description:The ICE at Discovery Green uses recycled water from Kinder Lake to create a 7,716 square-foot ice skating surface, making it the largest outdoor skating rink in the Southwest. The rink will return for another exciting winter season on Tuesday, November 25, 2014!

Last season, The ICE hosted a variety of Winter programming and amenities for skaters and spectators including outdoor movies, skating with Santa, live music and DJs, ice carvings, art installations, snack shop serving hot cocoa and Belgian waffles, and a special, toddler-friendly rink. Stay tuned for ICE events in winter 2014! Ice Skating at Discovery Green is a ticketed event.