Events to celebrate Black History Month across the Houston area

Read this guide on events to celebrate Black History Month across the Houston area. (Courtesy Canva)
Read this guide on events to celebrate Black History Month across the Houston area. (Courtesy Canva)

Read this guide on events to celebrate Black History Month across the Houston area. (Courtesy Canva)

A variety of events are planned to celebrate Black History Month in Houston, including cooking classes from Black chefs, education lectures and art exhibits.

Feb. 2

Black History Month at The Gregory School: The Legacy of Henrietta Lacks


The Gregory School Black History Month theme for 2022 is "Black Health and Wellness" and the first of its online series centers around Henrietta Lacks. The descendants of Lacks, Jeri Lacks Whye and David Lacks, Jr., will present an intimate portrait of her life.

6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 832-393-1313. https://houstonlibrary.libcal.com/event/8590487



Feb. 4

Virtual Cooking Classes featuring notable Black chefs


Throughout February, Central Market will celebrate Black History Month by featuring new and existing Black-owned businesses, winemakers and others, and will host a virtual cooking class series by renowned Black chefs. The first in this series is a modern Senegalese recipe with Chef Pierre Thiam.

6-7:30 p.m. $85 (per household for virtual class access and cook-along ingredient kit), $20 (per household for virtual class access only). https://centralmarket.com/digital-cooking-classes-black-history-month-2022/

Feb. 6, 13, 27

BLCK History Now


This event is held in honor of Black History Month and features a local market with food trucks and live performances.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free (admission). Karbach Brewing, 2032 Karbach St., Houston. www.blckmarket.com

Feb. 6

Black History Arts Expo


The Black History Arts Expo will feature a series of workshops, presentations, art, fashion, music and dance during the event. The artistic collections of Houston's John Davis will also be on display. The event will feature local visual artists, crafters, vendors and performers.

2-6 p.m. Free (admission). MYE Event & Banquet Hall, 461 W. Parker Road, Houston. 281-730-3084. https://allevents.in/houston/black-history-arts-expo/10000255808097907

Feb. 10

Black History Month at The Gregory School: Learning to Be Cycle Breakers


The Gregory School Black History Month theme for 2022 is "Black Health and Wellness" and the second of its online series features speakers Juanita Campbell Rasmus and Felicia L. Harris.

6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 832-393-1313. https://houstonlibrary.libcal.com/event/8590488

Feb. 12

Black History Free Dance Day


In honor of Black History Month, The Edison Arts Foundation is hosting a free Ballet Master Class for the community. Drop-ins are available to the public at an open level for dancers. It is requested that participants wear a leotard, tights and ballet shoes.

10-11:30 a.m. Free (12 years old and up). Fort Bend Academy of Arts and Dance, 1959 Texas Parkway, Missouri City. 281-403-3200. https://edisonartsfoundation.org

Feb. 17

Black History Month at The Gregory School: Conceptualizing Healing Through the Black Experience of Historical Trauma


The Gregory School Black History Month theme for 2022 is "Black Health and Wellness" and the third of its online series features speakers Quenette Walton and Zuleka Henderson who will speak on historical and intergenerational trauma.

6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 832-393-1313. https://houstonlibrary.libcal.com/event/8590489

Feb. 18

Virtual Cooking Classes featuring notable Black chefs


The second chef featured in a lineup of renowned Black chefs for this virtual cooking class series is Chef Marcus Samuelson. During this live online class participants will spend time with Samuelson, who will teach how to make a simple but delicious meal.

6-7 p.m. $100 (per household for virtual class access and cook along ingredients kit), $10 (per household for virtual class access). https://centralmarket.com/digital-cooking-classes-black-history-month-2022/

Feb. 19

Society of Justice & Equality for the People of Sugar Land 4th Anniversary Celebration of the Discovery of the SL95


A day of remembrance will be held by the Society of Justice & Equality for the People of Sugar Land in honor of the fourth anniversary of the discovery of the Sugar Land 95. It is believed that the Sugar Land 95 were individuals who died at Texas' Bullhead Convict Labor Camp during Texas' convict labor leasing program after the end of the Civil War, which was seen as an extension of slavery.

11 a.m. Free. Fluor Corporation, 1 Fluor Daniel Drive, Sugar Land. www.sojesjustice.org/news--events.html

Feb. 24

Houston Community College’s Black History Scholarship Gala


This year's HCC Black History Scholarship Gala theme is "Black History is Everyone's History." The keynote speaker will be Millard House II, superintendent of Houston ISD. The HCC Foundation has presented scholarships to deserving HCC students since 2006 through the gala. The HCC Black History Scholarship Gala will be virtual again this year and will stream on www.abc13.com, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or on smartphones.

7-8 p.m. Free. Houston Community College, 3100 Main St., Houston. www.hccsfoundation.org/page.aspx?pid=767

Feb. 24

Black History Month at The Gregory School: Black Men's Health and Wellness


The Gregory School Black History Month theme for 2022 is "Black Health and Wellness" and the fourth of its online series will showcase experts in internal medicine, cardiology, urology and more about the challenges Black men face, as well as some practical tools to combat these challenges.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 832-393-1313. https://houstonlibrary.libcal.com/event/8590490

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