Community Connection

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July 2, 2014

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77010
UHD Thursday Concert
Description: Houston’s own Archie Bell hit the #1 spot on the charts in 1968 while teaching the world how to Tighten Up. Barbara Lynn stormed on to the charts in 1962 with her signature hit, You’ll Lose a Good Thing! Larry Lange kicks off the show with a set of swamp pop classics and backs up Barbara and Archie for the night! Larry Lange stepped out to front his own band, The Lonely Knights, in 2006 after a career backing legends such as Delbert McClinton, Doug Sahm, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and more great artists to celebrate the great songs popularized on the Old Highway 90 circuit.

July 4, 2014

4:00 p.m. - 10:00 pm Sam Houston Park, Eleanor Tinsley Park, and along Allen Parkway Freedom Over Texas
Description: Houston will set the stage for an extraordinary patriotic celebration at Mayor Annise Parker’s official Fourth of July event, Freedom Over Texas. The annual event is held on Friday, July 4, culminating with a fireworks extravaganza sponsored by Nation Waste set to a perfectly timed bed of patriot and current musical selections.
General Admission: $8 per person June 2 – midnight July 3, 2014 (children 5 and under free) Tickets may be purchased on-line prior to the event. July 4, tickets will be $10 online and at the gate admission booths

July 4, 2014 8:30 pm Miller Outdoor Theater
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights: A Star Spangled Salute

Description: Enjoy an evening with Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski and the Houston Symphony listening to patriotic, toe-tapping American music.
Make sure to stay until the end for the 1812 Overture—complete with booming cannons! This celebration concludes with a magnificent display of fireworks provided by Miller Theatre Advisory Board.

July 11, 2014 8:00 pm -10:15 pm  Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77010 

Chipotle Green Film Series

Description: Place at the Table (PG) 2012, 84 min. How does hunger affect people? What can be done about it? Special performance by The Suffers. Help us collect 1,000 pounds of nonperishable for the Houston Food Bank.
July 12, 2014 6:30 pm -7:30 pm

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77010  

Summer Nights Salsa
Description:

All the music, soul and passion of street-style Salsa. Plus bachata, merengue and salsa suelta. No partner required.

PLEASE NOTE:

Instructed by Strictly Street Salsa.


July 19, 2014 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77010 

JULYDOSCOPE
Description:

JULYDOSCOPE, an evening of FREE art, music, dance and film. Houston Cinema Arts Society presents JULYDOSCOPE 2014 featuring five dance performances curated by Dance Source Houston, followed by the screening of 2013 Oscar(c) winning Documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom. FREE!

PLEASE NOTE:

This event is produced by Houston Cinema Arts Society not by Discovery Green.

July 23, 2014 8:30 pm Miller Outdoor Theater
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
H-E-B Presents: Dance Theatre of Harlem
Description:

Miller and community partner H-E-B welcome the internationally-acclaimed company from Dance Theatre of Harlem, America's foremost African-American ballet company, led by former DTH ballerina and current Artistic Director Virginia Johnson.

This beloved dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim uses classical ballet to change lives. Dance Theatre of Harlem performances wow audiences with works of some of the country's finest choreographers, including George Balanchine, Robert Garland, and Ulysses Dov

July 25, 2014 7:00 pm

Houston Museum of African American Culture
4807 Caroline
Houston 77004

OUT in the NIGHT
Description:

Out in the Night is a new documentary by blair dorosh-walther that examines the 2006 case of the New Jersey 4.

Under the neon lights in a gay-friendly neighborhood of New York City, four young African-American lesbians are violently and sexually threatened by a man on the street. They defend themselves against him and are charged and convicted in the courts and in the media as 'Gang of Killer Lesbians'.

RSVP required.

July 26, 2014 9:00 pm Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77010
IKEA Houston Screen on the Green
Wall-E (G) Rated
Description:

Wall-E (G) 2008, 98 min. Robot joins the world to help clean up the environment. Catch a free flick in the shadow of Houston's skyline. Arrive one hour early for fun contests and activities!

PLEASE NOTE:

Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome. Beer, wine and concessions are available for purchase. No glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages. Share your experience #dgmovies & #discoverygreen