Houston, Get Ready for SLAB

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October 17, 2013 by WITS Editor


The first Houston SLAB Parade + Family Festival will be held Sunday afternoon, October 20th.  The SLAB Parade will take place from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. on Griggs and Calhoun and will feature 50 Houston-area SLAB vehicles as well as customized bicycles.  On the Festival Stage 3 – 6 pm will be performances by WITS poets from Meta-Four Houston and the Meta-Four coach, Outspoken Bean, as well as B-Boy dance ensemble Havikoro and artists, including Gonzo247. This event is sponsored by Houston Arts Alliance Folklife + Traditional Arts Program, along with partners Houston Museum of African-American Culture and Workshop Houston. The event is FREE.


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