10 Houston Events For Black Professionals This Week

There’s always something to do in The H! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Houston this week.

1. HOUSTON BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK
Monday, April 23, 2018 – Sunday, April 29, 2018
Houston Black Restaurant Week presents its third annual culinary series. For two weeks, Houston celebrates the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisines. Events include a pop-up dinner on Tuesday, April 25, with Chef Mark Holley and South African winemaker Ntsiki Biyela. Learn more HERE.

2. HAMILTON THE MUSICAL (TOURING)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – Sunday, May 20, 2018
With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Ticket tips can be found at the link below if you missed out on early sales. Learn more HERE.

3. CONCERT: SABA AT WAREHOUSE LIVE’S STUDIO
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Chicago rapper Saba returns to Houston for his Care for Me tour, named for his latest album. This is a strong follow-up to his 2016 Bucket List Project and you immediately hear why the frequent Chance the Rapper collaborator has received such high reviews. This show is a steal at $15 and as a bonus, it’s in the smaller Warehouse Live studio instead of the ballroom. Learn more HERE.

4. TEXAS STARTUP DEMO DAY
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
This month, Demo Day will be featuring 4 companies from 4 major cities in Texas: Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio! Come out and hear a select group of local Houston startups pitch their company, share their current status, and tell us where they’re headed next. Hear feedback from local mentors, investors and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) as they offer insights for each pitch. Arrive early for the free pizza and beer. Learn more HERE.

5. HMNS CATALYSTS EVENT: DEATH BY NATURAL CAUSES
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Discover a range of “animal, vegetable and mineral” dangers that lurk in our everyday lives. Members will see what can cause a death, either directly or indirectly, through a collection of specimens. Complimentary drinks, light bites, crafts and more. $25 for nonmembers. Learn more HERE.

6. FOURTH FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET
Friday, April 27, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
A monthly outdoor small business event featuring the works of dozens of visual artists and craft vendors. The market showcases paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and handcrafted items. The entire family is welcome to come enjoy the great outdoors, live music and delicious fare from some of the area’s best gourmet food vendors. Learn more HERE.

7. DATA DUMP HOUSE PARTY
Friday, March 30, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Data Dump is the new house-party jam happening at Axelrad every last Friday of the month. The event will possess a future aesthetic influenced by visuals and sound. Input Output will be sending out the visual data while DJ Keva, WAVEOFTHEFUTURE, and The Regal People serve up the sound data. The entire event will be free in the upstairs 2nd floor Leisure Lounge. Learn more HERE.

8. SOUNDBITES FOOD TRUCK PARK – HOUSTON 2018
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Come experience the second annual Black Owned Food truck park. Featuring fun, food trucks and live music by some of Houston’s hottest DJs. Over 10 different food trucks will be present serving everything from juicy wings to delicious burgers. Learn more HERE.

9. HOUSE PARTY COMEDY #12
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
This will be the 12th House Party Comedy and a great way to get introduced to the local comedy scene. There’s complimentary beer by 8th Wonder Brewery and free pizza. Pay what you want, but $8 minimum. Proceeds go to the making of Vanishing Heartbeats. BYOB is welcomed since it’s a House Party! Learn more HERE.

10. WRITING OUR WORLD: 10 MINUTE PLAYS BY WOMEN OF COLOR
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WRITING OUR WORLD is a staged reading series of 10-minute plays by women of color, from both Houston and worldwide. This series is a commitment to amplifying the underrepresented female-identifying voices in theater. The mission is to create a truly intersectional space for race, national origin, ethnicity and culture, sexuality, class, and language to exist in life-affirming and self-defined ways. Tickets are $10. Learn more HERE.

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Jaison is an I DON'T DO CLUBS Influencer of Houston. He is an alumnus of Yale University and an education technology entrepreneur. Jaison enjoys reading and running the Houston Afrofuturism Book Club, blogging about Houston music and culture, and developing new startups. Follow him on Twitter at @oJaison.

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