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Upcoming March Events

Homenaje A La Mujer:

A Tribute to Alice Valdez

Friday, March 24th | 7:30 PM

Join us for Homenaje a la Mujer: A Tribute to Alice Valdez on Friday, March 24th at MECA East End!

Known as a visionary and community leader, MECA’s Founder, Alice Valdez has worked for over four decades to help disadvantaged youth and families create a brighter future for themselves and the community.

Determination, commitment, and a refusal to yield to the impossible are her trademarks, and her work has had a tremendous impact on hundreds of Houstonians.

HOMENAJE A LA MUJER: A Tribute to Alice Valdez is a performance featuring a female-led cast of Mariachi MECA Alumni and MECA Ballet Folklorico dancers as we celebrate her contribution to the arts in Houston.

Homenaje A La Mujer: A Tribute to Alice Valdez is funded in part by

the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

Reserve Your Tickets
Sunburst Summer

Arts Camp

Camp dates:

June 5th – July 28th

Registration fees vary:

$30.00 Nonrefundable Registration Fee (before April 14, 2023)

$45.00 Nonrefundable Registration Fee (April 17, 2023- May 12, 2023)

$60.00 Nonrefundable Registration Fee (after May 15, 2023)

Registration has started by appointment ONLY.

You can schedule your appointment with our receptionist by calling 713-802-9370

Heights Kids’

Day of Music

Saturday, March 25th

The Heights Kids’ Day of Music is a music festival all about inspiring kids to have a lifelong love of and engagement with music and the arts. 100% Local. 100% Fun.

Stop by MECA’s table and visit Ms. Salinas to learn about Academic & Family Support Services and Michael Martin for a special art project!

Hermann Park Conservancy Kite Festival

Sunday, March 26th

Don’t forget we’re at Hermann Park Conservancy’s Kite Festival, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm this Sunday, March 26.

Visit MECA’s table and meet Michael Martin teaching Kendama (Japanese skill toy) and Julio Luna for kite making workshop! MECA’s Ballet Folklorico under the direction of Julio Lopez will be performing at 12:15 PM at the festival!


ZEN-An: A Traveling Teahouse Experience

Saturday, April 1st, 3 PM

1900 Kane St, Houston, TX

Join us to experience this specially crafted environment through an introduction to the rituals of Japanese tea ceremonies as influenced by the long history of Buddhist religion.


ZEN-An is co-presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston(MFAH) and 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

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.

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:

MECA @ Dow School

713 – 802 – 9370

1900 Kane Street

Houston, TX 77007

MECA @ TBH Center

713 – 222 – 1213

333 S. Jensen Drive

Houston, TX 77003

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