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Blerdy Events: Fall 2019 Art, Food & Music Aurora Festival

Beautiful art everywhere!!


This past Saturday evening Aurora Studios and Gallery opened its doors to host its first ever Art, Food, and Music Festival. The open art show featured a number of local artists and photographers showcasing their amazing works; including a personal friend of mine the beautiful Irene @bedroomstrokes.

Aurora Studios and Gallery is a cozy and charming art gallery nestled in the Heights area of Houston. As soon as we walked into the building we were immediately engulfed in the vibes and energy of the show. With the purchase of a very reasonably priced ticket we were able to enjoy beautiful works of art, music, drinks, and delicious food. The live music was playing at a perfect volume in the background as we walked through the thick crowd of people to view the art and of course, make our way to take advantage of the open bar. The line for a drink was a bit long when we went, but moved fast and was well worth the wait as our bartender was absolutely awesome, making our drinks with a loving and heavy hand.  As we sipped on our rum with a splash of mixture we walked through all areas of the gallery as every single room and any wall with space featured art.

My favorite piece of the night has to be a painting by @bedroomstokes called Infinite, a piece that called my name from its spacing on the wall. It was the whimsical purple in the background, the shape of the woman portrayed, and the DNA strand breathing from her lips; I couldn’t help but to be intoxicated by the beauty and soul she put into this painting. The amazing factor about this art show is that each artist was incredibly unique and distinctive in their style. Even with all of the art that was displayed, and it was a lot, there wasn’t two pieces that looked the same. Each piece that was displayed gave you a different feel and thought process attached; each piece had the ability to make you gaze twice.

It was definitely a great night with amazing energy and mesmerizing artwork. I would definitely attend another event at this gallery and by this host. Don’t worry if you missed out on the event you can still view the artwork for up to a month at Aurora Studios and Gallery. I hope to see you at the next blerdy event!

 

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Art, BlerdLife, Event, Outings,

October Blerdy Events

October Blerdy Events

Its ya blerds bday month!!!!


AND ITS ABOUT TO GO DOWN ALLLL MONTH LONG.

I am closing out my 30th year around the sun and I am so excited for the different events and outings that await me. Houston is full of culture and things to do and I plan on doing something EVERY weekend counting down to my born day. Here are the blerdy events for the month of October that you should be bringin ya ass to, and maybe I’ll see ya ass out there. J

October 5th – Fall 2019, Art, Food, and Music Aurora Festival

This art show is set to feature many amazing local artists, including the beautiful and talented @Bedroomstrokes. With the purchase of a $12 ticket you can enjoy magnificent and thought-provoking art selections, enjoy a assortment of free food, as well as get decently tipsy at the open bar. For me, they had me at beautiful art and open bar. I am hoping to start my birthday month as artistically as possible.

October 12th – BLCK Market Houston

The BLCK Market Houston brings different vendors of color in all ways, shapes, and forms to one place for patrons to take advantage of. Its environment is filled with creative culture and tons of different forms of products to experience. As opposed to simply going to the new big ass HEB to shop or a colonizer inspired farmers market, you can fill you time staring at vibrantly inspired products.

October 19th – Jamels Top Secret Dance Fitness – Ride, Shake, Sweat Tour

He’s coming back to H-town b*tcheeeessss!! Get ready to shake your ass off…literally!! Jamels dance class is ALWAYS a good time. I love to dance…it’s like a second love to me next to writing and particularly hip-hop. His dance class is as entertaining as you can get, and it is highlighting the most enjoyable section on hip-hop dancing…yes I’m talking about twerkin’, poppin dat ass. And it’s gonna be a lot of ass shaking in this class, trust.

The following weekend….is my birthday weekend!!! AYYYYEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

And idk exactly what I’m going to fall into, but I know it’s going to be fun and have something to do with Halloween! I have the need and deep desire to wear a costume and get very fanciful so you’ll just have to stay tuned to see what ya blerd decides to do. However, the events mentioned above are a perfect way to bring in my new year around the sun. A year that is sure to be filled with adventure, beauty, and all types of good times.

 

 

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A Blerdy View, BlerdLife, Event, Queendom,

A Blerdy View: Self-Love Saturday Mixer

An afternoon filled with good energy, blissful vibes, and true self adoration. That is what we experienced this weekend at our premier Self Love Saturday mixer.


My heart was bursting as different women stopped by and took a moment to declare their love for themselves. Filling their cups with wine and eager to dive into the different activities garnered towards building their self-love. We wrote the beautiful truths about ourselves, laughed over our struggles, and we took one-step closer to truly acknowledging the greatness within ourselves.

One of the many truths that our mixer helped me to recognize is that everyone is in need of some self-love time. @Millispeaks, @JelisaTheWriter and I were fortunate enough to be the muses behind this self-centered event. Launch Houston, a versatile boutique nestled within the George R. Brown Convention Center, opened its doors as the setting for this truly magnificent self-love adventure. We started with just one table and quickly realized that the desire to spend some self-love time affected more than just a few people. Partakers took advantage of the opportunity to declare their love for themselves and participated in every single activity that we had prepared. Activities that included journaling opportunities, as well as writing a love letter dedicated to you from you detailing your magnificence as only you can.

As we chatted over drinks and self-love activities, we realized just how necessary self-love really is. It is essential for us to take self-love time in order to find happiness in our lives. We declare our love for anything and everything else; we display publicly our devotion towards our religion, spouses, and even employers as we head to work each day branded with our companies. However, with all that declaration we still have a difficult time declaring our love for ourselves. We created this event so that anyone passing by would be able to stop in and participate in a few loving gestures for yourself, even if the participation was only for a few minutes. However, once you start loving on yourself it becomes challenging to pause that admiration, and we learned that more opportunities to let self-love shine is needed for all. We will definitely be hosting more of these events so stayed tuned for how you can take advantage of some self-love time, and learn a few activities to continue loving on yourself each day.

 

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BlerdLife, Event, Outings,

Blerdy Events for the Month of September

It’s ya blerd back again with some events you must attend! (I didn’t mean to rhyme but yea lol). Let us begin our Fine Gurl Fall off right with events garnered to build self-love, pamper ourselves, and have a little fun.

September 8th – Play Reading Delivery by Jelisa Jay Robinson

Usually, I only post events here in my hometown of H-town, however this particular event has so much raw talent that I had to share. My friend and name-twin Jelisa Jay Robinson (@JelisaTheWriter1) is reading one of her original plays, Delivery, at Texas State’s Black and Latino Playwrights festival in San Marcos, TX. It is sure to be a beautifully written play, and a very inspirational read. If you are lucky enough to be in the San Marcos area and can catch this Queen read her play…MAKE SURE YOU DO SO!!

September 14th – Self Love Saturday Mixer

I have definitely been on a devoted Self-Love vibe lately, and this event is going to help me continue that movement. The Self-Love-Saturday Mixer is dedicated to you spending some time with you! Keep your relationship with yourself strong by participating in different activities to promote self-love, efforts that you can repeat from the comforts of your own home to continue loving you. Also, ya blerd will be in the building helping with these activities and helping to promote self-love, so come out and join the love!

September 14th – 15th Houston Ultimate Women’s Expo

This expo is full of #blackgirlmagic and just an all around female power glow! At this outing you will be presented with amazing guest speakers such as the always lively Keke Palmer, the iconic MC Lyte, and the beautiful Toya Wright. This event also gives you a chance to really pamper yourself with shopping, tasty food, and really good conversation. Grab your girls and join in on a really queendom event.

September 21st – Trap Wine Fest

Over 20 different wines and trap music playin in da mix; that definitely sounds like my kind of night! The Trap Wine Fest is combining your love for wine with your love for trap and providing a night full of tipsy fun. There will also be local chefs for sustenance while you drink and fun games and activities to get you through the night. I think this will be a good way to continue the self-love vibe, by treating yourself to some real fun.

So there we have it, a few events for the month of September to keep you occupied while you grind. Nothing too crazy or intense, just a few events to get your juices flowin for Fine Girl Fall. The feeling of “fine” must come from the inside first, that’s where a true lasting glow originates, from the inside and glows so bright that it shines on the out. Hope to see you at each of these events!

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BlerdLife, Movies,

June Blerdy Movie List

Summer, Summer movie time!!


I get a warm and fuzzy feeling inside when I think about the movies we have just waiting for us to watch. The month of May definitely took us on an ass kicking adventure, particularly with John Wicks lethal ass. I know June is going to be just as beastly with the movie selection that we have.

  1. Dark Phoenix – June 7th

I personally think Sophie Turner is gonna be phenomenal in this role!!! I’m so excited to see her portrayal of the “Dark Phoenix”, Jean Grey’s alter ego and arguably one of the greatest enemies the X-Men ever faced. I hope this movie will kind of make up for the original X-Men movies which fell a little sort in the epicness department. The X-Men story is such a great comic and was such a good cartoon growing up, I really hope this movie does The Phoenix story justice

  1. Shaft – June 14th

Daaaaaaaaammnn right! Who is da man?! Ok, I’mma stop lol, but seriously who isn’t excited about this movie?! We as the audience get three generations of Shaft, and I for one am all for it! I have high hopes for this movie; it seems to have everything needed to make an entertaining film. Including an amazingly talented writer, Kenya Barris creator of one of our favorite Blerdy shows Black-ish. As well as a magical cast including the great mutha fucka himself Samuel L. Jackson, Regina Hall (wit her fine ass), Jessie T. Usher, and the legend himself Richard Roundtree.

  1. MIB International – June 14th

Yeap, another Men in Black film but this time….international. AND with an appropriate amount of sexy cuz lets face it, Tommy Lee Jones just wasn’t cutting it. MIB International stars the absolutely dreamy and gorgeous Chris Hemsworth, and a beautiful example of black girl magic in Tessa Thompson, or basically Thor and Valkyrie. I actually enjoyed Men in Black III and I’m interested to see how International will continue the franchise.

  1. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I am – June 21st

Toni Morrison…icon, game-changer, and writer. The Beloved author takes us on a journey into her life, as we get a glimpse into the existence of this iconic storyteller and a look behind the themes that made the author such a legend. I’m excited for this window we get into the life of this queen; I know this documentary will only make my awe of her increase tremendously.

There’s a movie for your inner comic book nerd, a movie to encourage your black power enthusiasm, a movie for the space nerd inside of you, and a documentary for the soul; the June blerdy movies are filled with all the vibes necessary to fulfill all your movie needs. Let your imagination wander and your creativity blossom by being engulfed in a really good film this month.

Happy watching, and remember…Live well, prosper, and all dat sh*t!

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BlerdLife, Event, Outings,

Blerdy Events for June

The city of Houston has SO MANY culture rich activities for us blerdies to enjoy. Check out my list for this month of just a few events H-town has to offer this month.


  1. Cotton &Cornrows – June 7th

Poetry, spoken words of realness, black people magic all around; that is what can be expected from this event. Cotton & Cornrows is featuring an amazing author, poet, and new friend Millicent Campbell with her debut poetry book Cotton & Cornrows. Her performance is guaranteed to be riveting, the art is sure to be breath taking, it is the perfect event to bring in your weekend in an oh so artistic way.

  1. 2019 Houston Reggae Fest – June 8th

I know it is gonna be hot as hell, but I would still be ready to attend Houston’s Reggae Fest and soak in all the culture and good vibes I can. This event will feature artists from all over, vendors to make you spend your coins, and authentic Jamaican and Caribbean food. Sure, it’ll be hot, but you’ll walk away with an amazing experience, happy taste buds, and memories of a good time.

  1. Anime Matsuri 2019 – June 13th – 16th

With the goal of bringing color into the world the Anime Matsuri is the place for all blerds, geeks, dreamers, and creativity seekers alike. This annual Anime and Japanese culture festival is one that is fanciful and family friendly. The entire family can enjoy the culture rich experience and ignite their imaginations for the summer.

  1. Afrobeats Block Party – June 22nd

Artists, vendors, Djs, culture heavy, vibrant glow, and a plentiful amount of black people magic. Diversity overload with this event of dance music and culture. Me, myself unfortunately will not be able to attend because I will be in a wedding. But if I wasn’t I’d be all up in this thang, diving head first into the culture.

So there it is my blerdy events for the month of June. Houston has plenty of culture rich and inspiring events to engage yourself with this month. Grab an artistic soul-mate, friend, lover, or whomever and experience this Htown culture first hand!

Missed Out On:

The month of June is packed with blerdy shit to do! I missed out of these events, but had to shout them out for their awesomeness.

H-Town Pancakes & Booze Art Show – June 1st:

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show bring vibrant art choices around the country, and this year celebrating 10 years of artistic magic featuring several Houston artists including @ucantdrawjohnny and @bedroomstrokes just to name a couple.

WriteFest Houston – WriteSpace – May 27th – June 2nd:

Every year WriteFest takes place in Houston and features so much inspiration for up and coming writers. I will definitely try my best to make it to next year’s festival; it’s a great opportunity to build writing knowledge and meet fellow writers.

Make your inner blerd happy by participating in at least one of these events, and be sure to check out my page next month for more events to take advantage of.

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Thanks for reading! Live well, prosper, and all dat sh*t!

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