UnCovering the Legacy: Black History Month Celebrations

During the entire Month of February, Edison Arts Foundation is partnering with local artists and government to recognize Black History and Black Present with weekly celebrations and community engagement!

h-e-b logo  H-E-B proudly supports the 2023 Black History Month Celebration!

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2023 Events

TIME: 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Missouri City Community Center, 1522 Texas Pkwy, Missouri City, TX 77489


Join us for an evening of cultural art, wine, and live music featuring some of Greater Houston’s most prominent artists, and Live Jazz Music featuring Missouri City’s Sultry Lady Pat Dyer!

TIME: 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Missouri City Community Center, 1522 Texas Pkwy, Missouri City, TX 77489


Edison Arts Foundation is partnering with the city of Missouri City to kick-off Black History Month. We join together to honor the late Missouri City Councilman Don Smith with the Drum Major Award. The BHMCC (Black History Month City Council?) was founded by Councilman Don Smith, to celebrate, honor, and chronicle the accomplishments of African-Americans, specifically, Fort Bend citizens. Please join us in celebration of the advancement and achievement of African Americans this February as we “UnCover the Legacy” at our 9th Annual Missouri City Black History Month Celebration.

TIME: 7:00p.m.

LOCATION: Fort Bend Academy of Arts and Dance, 1959 Texas Pkwy, Missouri City, TX 77489

ENTRY: $15 Donation

The Edison Arts Foundation is partnering with Touch of Keys for a Night of Jazz celebrating Black History and Love. Bring your loved ones for this romantic and historic evening featuring the Touch of Keys Jazz Band and surprise guests. Donations go toward benefiting the Afterschool Arts Academy children with TOK & EAF You are in for a treat! Hors d’oeuvres and door prizes will accompany the smooth sounds of live jazz music. Get your ticket today!

TIME: 3:00p.m.

THEATRE LOCATION: Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

TRANSPORT MEET TIME: 1:30p.m. Bus departs at 2:00p.m.

TRANSPORT MEET LOCATION: Parks and Recreation Center

ENTRY: $30 ticket only; $45 ticket and transportation cost

In honor of Black History Month Edison Arts Foundation and Missouri City Parks and Recreation invite you on a trip to see Paradise Blue at the Ensemble Theatre Sunday, February 12th. All tickets purchased below are at a special discounted rate.

$45 Registration includes a ticket to the show and Transportation from the Missouri City Recreation & Tennis Center and back. Bus departs at 2:00p.m. Limited $30 Tickets are available to purchase without transportation. Act Now!

TIME: 10:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.

LOCATION: Fort Bend Academy of Arts and Dance, 1959 Texas Pkwy, Missouri City, TX 77489

ENTRY: Free with Registration (February 18th only)

The Edison Arts Foundation is proud to present Ballet Master Classes with Houston’s very own Lauren Anderson, a positive role-model and living legend. Ms. Anderson is one of the first African American principal ballerinas for a major U.S. ballet company (Houston Ballet), and she has blazed a path for dancers of color. On February 18th only, we are giving this class FREE to the community. Ms. Anderson teaches an intermediate-advanced classical ballet class with a cultural twist. Don’t miss this artistic, educational and cultural experience with the one and only Lauren Anderson. Space is limited. Act Now!

TIME: 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION: City Centre at Quail Valley 2880 La Quinta Dr, Missouri City, TX 77459

ENTRY: $55 Individual Ticket | $500 Business/Table Sponsor | $1,000+ Corporate Sponsor | $10,000 Title Sponsor

Join us for a celebratory evening as we honor Congressman Al Green with the Don Smith Drum Major Award.

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TIME: 7:00p.m. CST

LOCATION: Live Virtual Showcase on Edison Arts Foundation YouTube


Art has a unique way of telling stories from perspectives we might not otherwise consider. In honor of Black History Month, Edison Arts Foundation has invited Houston’s best dance companies, studios, schools, and local artists. We invite the community together for the purpose of uniting, celebrating each other, and using the art of dance as icebreakers for deeper conversations. This event provides a platform for artists to perpetuate culturally relevant works that center around the theme of Black History and Black Present. It showcases creative content from black choreographers and allies, relays the black experience, and pays tribute to African American culture-shapers. This mixed bag showcase is a great way to discover the many excellent dance organizations in Houston.

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TIME: 10:00a.m.

LOCATION START: Community Park, 1700 Glenn Lakes Ln, Missouri City, TX 77459


Join Missouri City Parks & Recreation and the Edison Arts Foundation as we celebrate black history in Missouri City at our 2nd Annual Freedom Walk! The freedom walk is a reflection and celebration of commUNITY in our city through the experiences and expression of our black neighbors.

Attendees will walk from Community Park to Freedom Tree (half a mile) and hear from local leaders, pastors, poets, singers, and performers, then return to Community Park for a celebration of unity and freedom.

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TIME: 7:00p.m. CST

LOCATION: Missouri City Community Center 522 Texas Pkwy, Missouri City, TX 77489


Edison Arts Foundation closes out Black History Month with a bang! We invite the community to our annual dance showcase featuring a variety of dance artists from young budding creatives to the seasoned professionals! We stand in solidarity as we reflect and celebrate the achievements and advancements of Black Americans.