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Upcoming April Events


A Traveling Teahouse Experience

Saturday, April 1st | 3:00 PM

ZEN-An is co-presented by the @mfahouston (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) and @japanamericahouston (Japan America Society of Houston). The program is presented in conjunction with None Whatsoever: Zen Painting from the Gitter-Yelen Collection on view from February 18 – May 13, 2023 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

About the Artist

Kuniji Tsubaki is a Japanese architect who specialises in tea rooms. He has found an ingenious way to take this spirit of hinraku around the world. His chashitsu fits in a suitcase and can be re-assembled in any location where he spreads a message of peace. Kuniji-san’s portable tea room is constructed by his team of master artisans.

This event is FREE to attend!

Oral History Survey

Design for America (DFA) is a nationwide network of interdisciplinary student teams and community members using design to create local and social impact. They teach human- centered design to young adults and collaborating community partners through extra- curricular, university-based, student-led design studios tackling national challenges in the areas of education, health, economy and the environment. DFAers represent diverse academic fields such as engineering, design, psychology, and economics. DFA believes that all students have the capacity to use design to innovate the world around them and DFA is a platform to do so.

The Rice DFA students use human-centered design for equity, inclusion, and sustainability in Houston. They are students creating local and social impact and shape the next generation of social innovators.

MECA is collaborating with Rice University DFA students for an oral history survey. This survey will provide insight into important history and voices in our community.

To take the survey, please click below

MECA Oral History Survey

MECA Day at Latino cARTographies Immersive Experience

Join us on Saturday, April 8th at 2:00pm for “MECA Day” at the Latino cARTographies Immersive Experience: Mapping the Past and Future of Houston’s Latino Art brought to you by the UH Center for Mexican American and Latino/a Studies!

This Immersive Experience will be highlighting MECA’s Founder, Alice Valdez, and the great work she has contributed to the arts community in Houston and beyond.

Latino cARTographies Immersive Experience will be FREE to the public on the following dates/times:

– Saturday, April 1st & Sunday April 2nd | 2:00pm and 6:30pm

– Saturday, April 8th & Sunday April 9th | 2:00pm and 6:30pm

RSVP event by visiting https://latinocartographies.eventbrite.com


Houston Scottish Rite

2401 West Bellfort Avenue

Houston, TX 77054

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Riyaaz Qawwali

Friday, April 14th, 7:30 PM

Riyaaz Qawwali performs the gripping music style called Qawwali. The qawwali musicians represent the diversity and plurality of South Asia. The ensemble’s musicians, who are settled in the United States, hail from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh and represent multiple religious and spiritual backgrounds.

Trained in eastern and western classical music, the members have been professionally performing qawwali for the past 16 years. Currently their work is focused on raising up suppressed voices/perspectives and engaging in cross-cultural dialogue.

Viva Frida!

Art Exhibition

Saturday, April 8th

An art exhibit opening will take place at MECA TBH Campus. This exhibition will showcase Contemporary artists from across Texas who have been influenced by Frida’s work. The goal of the exhibit would be to provide visitors with a deeper understanding of Frida Kahlo’s art, life, and cultural impact, and to inspire them to continue exploring and appreciating her work.

Call for Artists: bit.ly/CallForFrida

18th Annual

Frida Festival

Saturday, April 29th

The month will end with the 18th Annual Frida Festival taking place at MECA in the Historic Dow School building.

The festival will feature local musicians and performers along with an arts market with a wide range of merchants, vendors, artisans and one-of-a-kind finds.

We will also have our famous Frida Look-Alike Contest for all ages. This year we will facilitate the contest online with an announcement of the winner at the Frida Festival.

MECA’s work to provide year-round, high quality arts education, social services and vigorous academic support is made possible by generous contributions from the following donors:

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