African American Studies
The University of Houston
629 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3303
(713) 743-2811

 

Community Connection

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March 20- April 13, 2014 See the website for listing http://ensemblehouston.com The Ensemble Theater
3535 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002
By the way, Meet Vera Stark
Description: In a new comedy from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Ruined, Lynn Nottage draws upon the screwball films of the 1930’s to take a funny and irreverent look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood. By The Way, Meet Vera Stark is a seventy year journey through the life of Vera Stark, a determined African American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately grasping to hold on to her career. When circumstances collide and both women land roles in the same Southern epic, the story behind the cameras leaves Vera with a surprising and controversial legacy scholars will debate for years to com
April 5, 2014 9:00 am  - 2:00 pm Discovery Green
1500 McKinney Houston, Texas 77010 
Stop The Silence
Description: Stop the Silence® 5K Walk/Run $30 individual/ $300 team registration. Funds raised benefit the Breast Cancer Assistance Program, which provides support to women facing financial challenges after breast cancer diagnosis. Free to watch, register to walk/ Run.
April 12, 2014 2:00 pm Houston Museum of African American Culture
4807 Caroline
Houston 77004
Nigerian-American writer Tope Folarinualized
Description: Writer Tope Folarin, the winner of the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing, for its Annual Literary Lecture. Folarin's award-winning short story, Miracle, was published in Harvard University's "Transition" #109. .
April  10, 2014 6:30 pm

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77010  

Da Camera Jazz Jam

Description:Trumpet Summit featuring Marvin Stamm and Dennis Dotson, Mike Wheeler Trio opens. Funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance and The Kinder Foundation.
April 17, 2014 12:00 am -11:59 pm

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77010  

Chip In at Chipotle for Discovery Green®

Description: Dine at any Houston-area Chipotle on Thursday, April 17, 2014, tell them you’re supporting Discovery Green, and 50% of your purchase will go directly to the park! Discovery Green Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that depends on the generosity of park visitors and other friends to maintain the park and to fund the more than 400 free events held here every year. We welcome gifts of all sizes.
April 24, 2014 6:30 pm

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77010  

Da Camera Jazz Jam

Description: Jacqui Sutton and the Frontier Jazz Orchestra Frontier Jazz Orchestra opens. Funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance and The Kinder Foundation
April 25, 2014 7:00 pm MECA (Multicultural Education & Counseling Through the Arts)
1900 Kane Street,
Houston, TX
Houston Museum of African American Culture
Presents AfroHornz Jazz Ensemble.
Description: The African identity i.e. the African content in the tradition of the American art form of Jazz, is the conceptual idea within which this project originated and continues to explore. Inspired by the writings of the late African-American writer and poet Henry Dumas, the AfroHORN Jazz ensemble continues highlighting in a contemporary avant-garde language, the initial identity of this Art form.
April 26, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77010  
Space City Grand Slam Meta-Four Houston
Description: Join Writers in the Schools April 26th at 6:30PM for the final round of the Space City Slam competition. Young poets will vie for spot on Meta-Four Team.