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Texas Civil War Blockade Runners

During the American Civil War, Texas played an increasingly important role in the smuggling of materials in and out of the Confederacy. Hall will discuss the important role Houstonians played in that, and made fortunes that served as a foundation of legacies remain woven into the community's fabric today. But did a blockade runner REALLY…


"I'm Still A Woman" stage play

Houston Play On Purpose and Playwright Holly Charles present the episodic stage play I’m Still a Woman, exploring the prevalent, yet taboo topic of infertility in women of color. Showing at Midtown Arts & Theater Center (MATCH – 3400 Main) on Saturday, August 25th, 2018, HPOP hopes to shape and change the way fertility is…


Noon Lecture-The Chicken Ranch

Join us for our next lecture on August 16 when our speaker, Jayme Lynn Blaschke, will deliver a fascinating, revelatory view of the Chicken Ranch that illuminates the truth and lies that surround this iconic brothel.  Thanks to the classic Dolly Parton film, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and ZZ Top’s ode “La Grange”,…



Houston Public Library present Habitantes exhibition by Justin Earl Grant. Grant´s watercolors attempts to narrate some story or emotion felt by the public in regards to its relationship to our urban environment.   HABITANTES We live here, in this place that haunts us, and this is where we are and share what we inhabit. We…


Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

This unique exhibition recreates one of the world's greatest artistic achievements, Michelangelo's renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, reproduced photographically and artfully displayed in their original size and displayed as 34 reproductions on 16-foot panels. With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced using state of…

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