Community Connection


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September 5, 2014

8 pm

Miller Outdoor Theater
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

Heritage Blues Orchestra

Description: A vigorous mash-up of blues, gospel and jazz, Heritage Blues Orchestra’s music is an inspiring testament to the enduring power and beauty of African-American music. 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.

September 6, 2014

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77010
No limits
Description: Celebrate all things Houston at the Houston No Limits CityFest! Throughout the event you can jam to live music by Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man, The Suffers and Los Skarnales, show your team spirit at the Astros, Rockets, and Dynamo tents, get to know the city with Get Out Here Houston and the Art Institute, and peruse local goods from The Barkery, Small Bird Studio, Izzie’s Jewels, Salinas Salsas, Co., and Wiloje Soaps. Plus taste the goods at a variety of food tents including Treebeards, express yourself with free face painting, arts & crafts, enter to win fabulous prizes and giveaways, and much more on Saturday, September 6! Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. 10 am – 2 pm. Free

September 9, 2014 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

MFAH Gift Shop
5601 Main Street
Houston, TX 77004

Book Sale: Expand Your Stacks

Description: This book sale is a singular opportunity to upgrade your personal library and even broaden your frame of reference. The Museum believes in putting the best books in your hands, providing a depth of inventory across art and culture, architecture and design, fashion and food, photography and craft, and lifestyle and travel, along with a matching array of children’s titles.

September 12, 2014 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

The museum of fine Arts
Law Building
1001 Bissonet

Film: Take Me to the River

Description: Winner of an audience award at the 2014 South by Southwest film festival, Take Me to the River follows multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians through the creative process of recording a historic new album that reimagines the utopia of racial, gender, and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday. Hosted by Terrence Howard, the film features William Bell, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Otis Clay, Snoop Dogg, Frayser Boy, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, the North Mississippi Allstars, Bobby Rush, Mavis Staples, and many others.

September 13, 2014 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77010  

Take me Outdoors Houston
Description: Take Me Outdoors Houston- 6th annual free, family-oriented festival. Hands-on education opportunities, local attractions, celebration of getting more Houstonians to enjoy the great outdoors around them!
September 17, 2014 6:30 pm -7:30 pm

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77010

Kayak class
Description: Experience something that will have you and your friends talking! Enjoy FREE a kayak class on Kinder Lake in the shadow of Houston's dramatic skyline. It can be very relaxing, peaceful, and serene, while awakening your awareness of nature. What you need to know: * Must be 18 or older to participate. No reservations needed, you simply show up and have fun. All the gear is provided. For more information contact info@BayouCityAdventures.org, or click link below. For more information contact rico@bayoushuttle.com

September 18, 2014 7 pm (DJ starts at 6) Market Square Park 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.


September 20, 2014 8:00 pm

 Miller Outdoor Theater

Kung Fu Hero
Description:Based on a legendary Chinese kung fu master, this Broadway-style musical is filled with colorful costumes, beautiful songs, spectacular martial arts and stunning choreography. Performed in Mandarin and English.

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.


September 22, 2014 6:00-8:00 pm Museum of African American Culture
4807 Caroline St.
The Young Collector: A Workshop on Art Connoisseurship
Description: Come enjoy a cultured night of art, friendship, and fun! As the son of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, and the steward of The Kinsey Collection, rapper and art collector Khalil Kinsey will lead a workshop on how to appreciate and collect art by African American artists. Through this event young professionals will be introduced to the thrilling world of art connoisseurship and its intersection with social justice and community empowerment. Khalil will also give a private tour of The Kinsey Collection. Complimentary appetizers will be served. Tickets are limited so kindly RSVP at the earliest opportunity.  

September 26, 2014 7:00 pm Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77010
Chipotle Green Film Series
Description: Who controls the future of your food? GMO OMG explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Director Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects his young children, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere. GMO OMG follows one family’s struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust, and destructive world of genetically modified foods.