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120+ Texas Black History Month Events in 2023

Texas Black History Month is the perfect time to engage in conversation with the Black community and learn from their progress and challenges. We have put together a chronological list of a variety of activities and events for you to attend during the month in Austin, DFW, San Antonio, and Houston.

Go out and learn all about the contributions of Black communities, influential African Americans, and Black culture in our society. And don’t stop in February! Learn, listen, and ask questions all year long because change starts with you.

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Texas Black History Month Events in Austin

In Conversation with Angela Davis at the Paramount Theatre

The Paramount Theater presents an evening of insight from American political activist, professor and author Angela Davis. Learn about her experiences in the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Liberation Movement, as well as her views on prison abolition.

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Member Cocktail Hour is at 6:00 PM and show is at 7:00 PM

Admission: $30 per person. Purchase tickets here

Create & Heal: The Art of Drumming at the George Washington Carver Museum

Participate in an African drum circle led by master drummer Armando Martin of Spirit of the Drum. Bring your conga or djembe drums, rhythm, and curiosity, and immerse yourself in a night of healing and celebration.

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

Admission: Free

Man playing a drum

Field Order 15: And Other Broken Promises at the Long Center for the Performing Arts 

“Field Order 15: And Other Broken Promises” explores the paradox of American exceptionalism and the demand for redress. In this exhibition, artists of African descent explore the concept of reparation and share their ideas with the public. 

Date: Thursday, February 3, 2023. 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Admission: Free

Solar Saturday! The Carver Museum ATX Black History Month Block Party at the George Washington Carver Museum

Solar Saturdays are a new bi-monthly program at the Carver Museum ATX with free activities for the community. This initiative of the Carver Museum is to support the African American community, make space for critical conversations about society, center joy, and help build liberated futures. The Boyd Vance Theatre, the classroom, the plaza, and the gallery will be open for the event with plenty of music, vendor markets, and food trucks!

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023. 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Admission: Free

Black History Month Social Bike Ride at Barbara Jordan Statue by Bruce Wolfe 

Cycle for a Cause will close out the month-long celebration of Black History Month with a bang. Bike with several Black civil rights activists who call Austin home and want to commemorate Black History Month by remembering the long history and long road to healing and restoration.

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023. 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Admission: Free

Blackademics TV Season 11 Filming at George Washington Carver Museum

The Blackademics Television (BTV) media project is a nationally broadcast PBS show that brings together top Black Studies scholars to collaborate on projects and research focused on education, performance, and youth empowerment. Immerse yourself in the production of Blackademics for a day!

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023. 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Admission: Free

Black History Month Banquet & Connecting Excellence Awards at Main Street Intermediate School 

Sign-up for the Annual Black History Month Banquet to recognize great people in the Taylor Community while having a great time honoring our heritage.

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023. 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

Admission: Ticket price $5 to $250. Purchase tickets here

Check 1, 2…JAZZ at Terrazas Branch at Austin Public Library

Enjoy an outstanding live jazz performance by the local ensemble The DT Trio, featuring Liz Thigpen. They will also share more about the origins of jazz and how the Black community has expanded and cemented them as part of their culture. Before the band begins, Harrison Eppright, Manager of Visitor Services at the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, will give a brief presentation on the history of East Austin.

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023. 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 

Admission: Free

Saxophonist playing and two ladies singing

Black Women in Business Presents at the George Washington Carver Museum

Celebrate the 5th Annual Black Business Week organized by B.W.I.B. with headshots & a happy hour. Join business presentations and vendors throughout the day in the Boyd Vance Theater and Atrium.

Date: Thursday, February 9, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Admission: Purchase tickets here

YOUNG, FUNNY, AND Black at ColdTowne Theater 

A new kind of comedy that raises awareness of the Black Trans community and advocates for better outcomes for Black Trans and gender-diverse people in Austin and Central Texas.

Date: Fri, February 10, 2023.  10:00 PM

Admission: Ticket price $20 to $40. Purchase tickets here

That’s My Face – Waiting to Exhale Screening: The Carver Museum ATX Celebrates Black Love Day

You have heard of Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day, but have you heard of Black Love Day? This day is observed on February 13th to demonstrate love, forgiveness and acceptance among Black people.

Date: Monday, February 13, 2023. 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Admission: Free

Been Here: Queer, Black, and Proud – A Short Film Screening Presented by the Carver/_OFCOLOR, and Queer Black Voices at the George Washington Carver Museum

This is an evening to celebrate BlackLGBTQ+ independent filmmakers and Black voices. The reception begins at 6:00pm, followed by a short film production, an entertaining drag performance, and a panel discussion with featured filmmakers and Jeremy A. Teel, Chair of Queer Black Voices and co-curator of the evening.

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023. 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

Admission: Ticket price $20-$30. Purchase tickets here

Book Club Discussion About the Novel, “Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality” – by Tomiko Brown Nagin at the George Washington Carver Museum

If you have read the book “Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality” by Tomiko Brown Nagin, you may be interested in participating in the panel discussion or hearing different points of view. If you have not read the book yet, you still have time to run to a bookstore and get a copy!

Date: Friday, February 17, 2023. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Admission: Sign-up via email

The Black Excellence Art Show at Paradox Ranch House 

The focus of this event will be on Black artists and their artwork. There will also be musicians and lots of dancing, and you’ll have a chance to enter a raffle to win an original painting! Artists, vendors and the community become one to celebrate another meaningful month of Black History and recap all that has been accomplished this year.       

Date: Friday, February 17, 2023. 7:00 PM

Admission: Ticket price $10. Purchase tickets here

Black Culture Dinner at Urban Creekside

Treat yourself to an evening of great food, exciting conversation, and groovy music.

The evening begins with a 3-course meal consisting of recipes rooted in Black culture paired with a special cocktail that highlights the versatility of Black cuisine! While guests enjoy their food and drinks, the speaker will discuss Black culture, equality, and inclusion. After the speech, guests will be treated to an R&B performance by the one and only Ayesha Thomas from San Antonio!

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023. 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM 

Admission: Ticket price $80. Purchase tickets here

Hand holding a set of crab legs
Black-owned business in Bryan, TX: Remnants of Nawlins

That’s My Face Double Feature on Black Resistance: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks and The Woman King at the George Washington Carver Museum

“That’s My Face” is a collaborative film series that features works that explore the diversity of Black experience. This year’s films include “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks” and “The Woman King.” The film will be followed by a community conversation moderated by academics from the University of Texas.

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023. 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Admission: Free

“BAMBOOZLED” Directed by Spike Lee at AFS Cinema 

In partnership with the Austin Film Society, the Carver invites you to a screening of BAMBOOZLED at the AFS Cinema. Damon Wayans stars in BAMBOOZLED, an entertaining satire in which the only Black manager of a television station does everything he can to get fired, but to his surprise, nothing he does deters the production company. At first, he is horrified, but then he gets involved in the most racist show he could ever invent. BAMBOOZLED finds Spike Lee at the height of his powers, exploring the historical roots and modern representations of “Blackness”

Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023. 6:00 PM

Admission: Ticket price $13.50 evening/$11 matinee, $4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE, Premiere members. AISD educator/local high school & college student discount: $4 off.

Black FUTURE MARKET Vol 2 Republic Square 

The Black Makers Market is a celebration of Black creatives, music, food, businesses, and culture. Look forward to popular DJs, delicious food, activities for kids, and more than 30 vendors with all kinds of creative goods to choose from! The cool thing about the event is that it’s outdoors, so you can stroll comfortably, enjoy delicious food, and do a little shopping in the area.

Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023.  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Admission: Free

A Talk with Kam Franklin of the Band, the Suffers, at the George Washington Carver Museum

Experience a special symposium with Kam Franklin of The Suffers that explores the 2023 Texas Black History Month theme, “Black Resistance,” through fashion expression. Find out how fashion and Black Resistance merge in history, creating meaningful pieces that have propelled a movement.

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023. 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Admission: Free

The Carver Museum ATX and KOOP Radio Present: Lonesome Nights with Kam Franklin at the Sahara Lounge

In celebration of Black History Month, Carver Museum ATX and KOOP Radio have put together an all-Black and all-female program, “Southern Soul,” featuring the voices of some of Texas’ finest female artists. Join them for a night of swaying to suave rhythm and smooth ambiance.

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023. 7:00 PM

Admission: Ticket price $7 door sales. 

Musicians on stage

Gallery Exhibit Closing Reception at the George Washington Carver Museum  

This is the last day to enjoy the Texas Black History Month exhibit. Don’t miss it!

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023. 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Admission: Free

Carver Museum ATX and Hotel Van Zandt Presents: Kam Franklin at Geraldine’s 

Adventure to this intimate event celebrating the new music of Kam Franklin and all the ways she is helping to protect the live music community in Texas.

Date: Friday, February 24, 2023. 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM 

Admission: Free

kYmberly Keeton Genealogy Virtual Talk: Ask the Genealogy Curator Anything! at the George Washington Carver Museum

The Carver Genealogy Center is hosting a 2-hour virtual workshop with genealogy curator kYmberly Keeton. In this workshop, you will learn more about the heritage of Black Texas genealogy and you will have the opportunity to sign up for individual consultations on your family tree for free. 

Date: Friday, February 24, 2023. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Admission: Free

Black History Month Kid’s Day! at the George Washington Carver Museum

Give your kids the experience of learning through fun, hands-on experiences. Texas Black History Month Kids’ Day is a cultural event for children and families that showcases famous African Americans and their contributions to the United States of America and the world throughout the years in a fun and educational environment. Your little ones will learn through play, which is a great way to spend the day!

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Admission: Free

Final DPP Processing – Kids Edition! at the George Washington Carver Museum

Artist Moyo Oyelola will close out the People + Process section in conjunction with Black History Month Kids Day! If you didn’t get a chance to check out the gallery, this is the last day.

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Admission: Free

Black History Bowl at Texas Empowerment Academy 

The Black History Bowl is a family-friendly, game show-style event featuring Black youth in grades 3-12 from the community. The theme is African American history and culture.

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023. 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM 

Admission: Free

Texas Black History Month Events in DFW 

DALLAS MAVERICKS BLACK HISTORY MONTH ART CONTEST

Sign-up your kids (grades 8-12) to create and submit a visual art medium that reflects the beliefs of past and present Black leaders’ and their impact on history. This event is brought to you by the Dallas Mavericks and American Airlines.

Date: January 18 – February 16, 2023

Admission: Free. Sign up here

BLACK COWBOYS: AN AMERICAN STORY at African American Museum

Visit this exhibition with more than 50 artifacts, photographs, documents, and films. The exhibit explores the lives and work of Black men, women, and children – enslaved and free – who worked on Texas ranches and participated in cattle drives from before the Civil War to the turn of the 20th century.

Date: January 22 – April 15, 2023, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Admission: Free

GIRL SCOUTS CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH at Galleria Dallas

This interactive exhibit tells the story of Black women and girls who are making a difference in the world. It honors the legacy of those who have gone before them, creating generations of blessings for their families and communities. The Gallery Wall features a series of inspiring stories that bridge the past, present, and future of Girl Scouts. The exhibit’s centerpiece is a tribute to Opal Lee of Fort Worth, the “Grandmother of Juneteenth.”

Date: January 27 – February 27, 2023, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Admission: Free

MOON MAN WALK AT JUBILEE THEATER

Upon learning of his mother’s sudden death, Spencer returns to his home in Philadelphia to plan her funeral. Along the way, Spencer falls in love, learns the truth about his absent father, and learns that his past also defines his present. This magical journey through space and time literally takes audiences from Philadelphia to the moon and back.

Date: January 27 – February 26, 2023

Admission: Free

CONNECTIONS’ BLACK HISTORY MONTH EXHIBIT at Irving Arts Center

In honor of Black History Month, this exhibition is presented by the Irving Black Arts Council. The exhibit features the work of five DFW artists: Frank Frazier, Earline Green, John Johnson, Gerald Leavell, and Burl Washington.

Date: January 28 – February 25, 2023, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Admission: Free

Yanga Rediscovered: The First Liberator of the Americas at Owen Arts Center at SMU 

Through interactive and animated videos, folk art, sculptures, murals, stained glass, and newly uncovered historical documents, you’ll learn history of Yanga, the African slave trade and the Afro-Mexican legacy.

Date: February 1 – March 31, 2023. Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Thurs: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Sunday: closed

Admission: Free

Exhibits at Dallas History & Archives Division

  • “HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCHES IN DALLAS”
  • “NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN”
  • “CIVIL RIGHTS IN DALLAS: 1860-1970″

Visit these exhibits all through February at the Central Library’s Dallas History & Archives Division, 7th Floor.

Date: February 3-24, 2023 · 

Admission: Free

THE MOUNT EXPERIENCE at AT&T Discovery District 

The Mounts Experience transports you to the Piney Woods of East Texas in the lobby of the AT&T headquarters in downtown Dallas to tell the story of a man’s quest to restore his family’s nearly 200-year-old cemetery and uncover connections to his enslaved ancestors.

Date: February 6 – 16, 2023, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Admission: Free

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FILM SERIES at Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library

In celebration of Black History Month, Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Library will screen notable and classic films featuring black filmmakers, actors, and stories. 

The screening schedule includes:

  • “Cabin in the Sky” (1943), Feb. 7
  • “Claudine” (1974), Feb. 14
  • “Malcolm X” (1992), Feb. 21
  • “Judas and the Black Messiah” (2021), Feb. 28

Date: Feb 7 – 28, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Admission: Free

Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People’s Campaign at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

This special exhibition focuses on one of the most important grassroots movements of the civil rights era, in which demonstrators built a “City of Hope” – called Resurrection City – on a 15-acre site between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial to call attention to the crippling effects of poverty on millions of Americans.

Date: February 8 – 20, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Admission: Ticket price $14 – $18. Purchase here. Free for ages 5 and under.

THE DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS TERENCE BLANCHARD

Listen to Terence Blanchard, featuring E-Collective and Turtle Island String Quartet, at the Meyerson Symphony Center

Date: February 8 – 9, 2023, 7:30 PM

Admission: Ticket price $20-$120. Purchase tickets here

CCBCC + McKinney Chamber’s Black History Month Lecture Series at TPC Craig Ranch 

Terri Thomas, Community Manager at Chase Bank and founding member of the Collin County Black Chamber, is a guest moderator for the event. This event is co-hosted by the Collin County Black Chamber and the McKinney Chamber in collaboration with the McKinney Black History Month Celebration.

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023, 8:30 AM -10:00 AM

Admission: Free

1619 PROJECT, ONE-ACT FESTIVAL at Bishop Arts Theatre Center

This festival of one-act plays features eight commissioned works by local and national playwrights that weave together stories that explore the legacy of slavery in America today. The concept is based on “The 1619 Project” by Nikole Hannah-Jones and the social justice movement that inspired it.

Date: Feb 9 – 26, 2023, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Admission: Ticket price $18 – $50. Purchase tickets here

POP OF ART: WAKANDA FOREVER at the Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art and the Pan-African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center are co-hosting this evening of pop culture and art. Activities include mask making, an African drum circle, a demonstration of capoeira, Black Panther martial arts techniques that combine dance, acrobatics, and spirituality, and a talk on how African fashions influence the design of costumes for the Marvel Universe.

Date: Friday, February 10, 2023, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

Admission: Ticket price $10 – $15. Purchase tickets here. Free for DMA members

BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS TEAM at Cedar Hill State Park

Join the Buffalo Soldiers Team and friends as Cedar Hill State Park celebrates Black History Month with stories and fun activities. All activities are free with park admission.

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM      

Admission: Ticket price $7. Free for ages 12 and younger. Check their website for more information

Turners Chapel COGIC of Texas 16th Annual Women Ministry at The Dock Bookshop

A Black History fellowship to honor pioneer black widows from the community. 

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

Admission: Free

DALLAS BLACK HISTORY BIKE TOUR at Bike Friendly South Dallas

Join Bike Friendly South Dallas on a bike tour of significant black history sites in Dallas, including Bonton Farms and the Juanita Craft House. There will also be entertainment and a vendor market that day.

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM 

Admission: Ticket price $10. Purchase tickets here

Herd of goats grazing

SECOND SUNDAY FUNDAY: CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH at Irving Arts Center

Celebrate Black History Month by making art inspired by African American artists, past and present.

Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Admission: Free

A NIGHT OF BLACK EXCELLENCE: SONGS OF A NATIVE SON at I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA

This year’s “A Night of Black Excellence” will honor Commissioner Roy C. Brooks for his many years of service to Tarrant County and Fort Worth. To highlight, celebrate and uplift the men who lead and sustain our community, Songs of a Native Son will treat you to a performance throughout the evening.

Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023, 2:00 PM

Admission: Ticket price $20 – $75.

AFRICAN STORIES WITH ADA ARI at Bookmarks in NorthPark Center

Join Bookmarks for an interactive storytelling session with Ada Ari, author of The Spider’s Thin Legs. In this session, you will learn about a time-honored folktale from Ghana. This story includes a counting exercise and a moral lesson about listening to parents and following directions.

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM 

Admission: Free

Artful Moments: Black History Month at Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Artful Moments is a monthly program designed for visitors with early-stage dementia and their caregivers to have the opportunity to engage with works of art in a social setting. 

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Admission: Free

Black History 101 at The Dock Bookshop

The Dock Bookshop, in partnership with Community Frontline, is offering a free, family-friendly class on African-American and Black History.

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023, 7:00 PM 

Admission: Free

1970s Soul Train Extravaganza – A Tribute to Soul at The Sanctuary Music and Events

Celebrate Black history and culture at the 1970s Soul Train Party with a live band, dancers, casino tables and more.

Date: Friday, February 17, 2023, 700 PM – 10:00 PM

Admission: Ticket price $50. Purchase tickets here

DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATRE: CULTURAL AWARENESS at Wyly Theatre

The modern dance classic Games by Donald McKayle takes us back to the nostalgia of our childhood. The Tribute is by Matthew Rushing, Associate Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. It is a homage to decades of legendary dancers who preserved a slice of life through their classic works.

Date: February 17 -18, 2023, 7:30 PM 

Admission: $35 for in-person tickets and $25 for streaming tickets. Purchase tickets here

BILL PICKETT INVITATIONAL RODEO at Cowtown Coliseum

The rodeo honors the culture of black cowboys and cowgirls with reenactments, historical highlights, Western knowledge, and rodeo action.

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023, 1:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Admission: Ticket price $15 – $55. Purchase tickets here

Bull rider on a bull in the middle of a rodeo arena

BACK TO OUR ROOTS STEP SHOW at DeSoto High School Auditorium 

Come out to Desoto’s own Diligent Execution Steppers first Black History Month step show, a celebration of Black history & culture with some of the best youth step teams across DFW and surrounding areas.

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM         

Admission: Ticket price $5 – $150. Purchase tickets here

Black History Celebration and Book Fair at The Dock Bookshop

An African heritage/Black History Month community celebration with a book fair, guest authors, speakers, drumming, family stories, and more!

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Admission: Free

COWBOYS & COWGIRLS WESTERN DAY PARTY! at The Dock Bookshop

The event will feature great music, networking, drinks, and food options to celebrate Black history and the history of Black cowboys and cowgirls.

Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023

Admission: Ticket price is $10 with cowboy hat/cowboy/cowgirl attire. $15 without cowboy/cowgirl attire.

GRIT Fitness Black History Month Events at Dallas Design District

Brittani (Brit) Rettig Wold founded GRIT Fitness seven years ago as a place of empowerment, and during Black History Month, she has two special programs planned. On Feb. 20, choose from two different Black Girl Magic Ride spin classes that celebrate black singers and bands. And on Feb. 25, her Design District studio will transform into a Black Girl Boss Pop-Up Store, where Black-owned businesses will showcase their products and services.

Date: February 20 – 25, 2023, 700 PM – 10:00 PM

Admission: Spin class ticket price $28. Purchase tickets here

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY BINGO at Ella Mae Shamblee Library

Come celebrate Black History Month and learn about the history of African Americans while playing a fun game of bingo!

Date: Monday, February 20, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 

Admission: Free

McKinney Black History Month LECTURE SERIES with Ambassador Ron Kirk at Sheraton McKinney Hotel 

Join the lecture series for Black History Month on “Stories of Grit and Perseverance”

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM 

Admission: Free

FESTIVAL OF BLACK DANCE: RHYTHM AND SOUL OF A PEOPLE at Naomi Bruton Main Stage

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters brings the Atlanta Dance Connection together with the Booker T. Washington High School at the Performing and Visual Arts Dance Ensemble for two evenings of contemporary and modern dance.

Date: February 24-25, 2023, 8:30 PM

Admission: Ticket price $10. Purchase tickets here

A TASTE OF BLACK HISTORY at Cimarron Park Recreation Center

Guests can experience Black culture through music, dance, poetry, spoken word, and delicious appetizers. Performers include saxophonist Sylvester Jones, the African American dance club from Ranchview High School in Irving, and others. Visitors can also pose in a themed photo booth and shop in the vendor area.

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 3:00 PM

Admission: Free

TASTE OF SOUL at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

Local chefs, businesses, and amateur cooks can submit their best dishes in categories such as meat, sides, vegan/vegetarian, and desserts. Guests can sample and vote for their favorites. The event will also feature live entertainment, raffles, and a photo booth.

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Admission: Free, but cash donations are appreciated. 

Crowley ISD Black History Quiz Bowl at The Dock Bookshop

Sign-up for the History Quiz Bowl. The theme for 2023 is resilience, confidence, and resourcefulness. The Bowl will be a team competition consisting of four students per team. There will be two age divisions, an elementary class (grades 3-5) and a high school class (grades 6-12).

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 8:30 AM

Admission: Free. Sign up here

BUSINESS EXPO at The Dock Bookshop

National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum Business Expo in honor of Black History Month.

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Admission: Free

Inaugural Black History Celebration at The Ashton Depot Catering & Events

This will be a celebration paying homage to the legacy leaders and trailblazers in Fort Worth!

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023,6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Admission: Purchase tickets by 2/11; $100 Per Person, $1000 Per Table (Seats 10), Gold Sponsor $7500, Silver Sponsor $5000 and Bronze Sponsor $2000. Purchase tickets here

10TH ANNUAL HARLEM RENAISSANCE GALA EXTRAVAGANZA at Frisco Hall LLC

This annual event is intended to introduce and preserve jazz, dance, visual arts and poetry as art forms and to expose the community to an important element of African American history and culture.

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Admission: Ticket price $85.60 – $1,391.00. Purchase tickets here

African American Read-in at African American Museum of Dallas

The Dock Bookshop, in partnership with the African American Museum in Dallas, is hosting a local African American read-in, featuring public readings, poetry, book discussions, speed dating, authors, vendors, etc.

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 11:00 AM  – 3:00 PM

Admission: Free

Texas Black History Month Events in San Antonio 

Beautifully Black Artists of San Antonio at Arthouse at Blue Star

The year’s Black History Month show features Black Light Art by Anathalia Jolie Mark Charles in the Karaoke Room and live music performance by Sidlo and Stewart.

Date: Starts on Friday, February 3, 2023 and runs through February 22, 2023.

Admission: Free

A Musical Program of Negro Spirituals by Allee Wallace at Second Baptist Church, Central Library, and Pruitt Branch Library at Roosevelt High School

Join the San Antonio Public Library for a concert of Negro Spirituals presented by Allee Wallace. Allee Wallace has worked as the official photographer for the San Antonio MLK March and the San Antonio Juneteenth Coalition.

Date: February 5, 2023, 4:00 PM –  6:00 PM, February 11, 2023, 4:00 PM –  5:00 PM and February 18, 2023, 4:00 PM –  5:00 PM                       

Admission: Free

Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts—Film Screening, Poetry, and Dance at San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA)

Celebrate Black History Month with San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson. Vocab will present an ekphrastic poetry reading and dance performance inspired by Bill Traylor’s artwork in the SAMA collection. Following the performance, they will screen “Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts” (2014), a documentary about the self-taught artist’s life and work directed by Jeffrey Wolf.

Date: Tuesday, February 07, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

Admission: Ticket price $5 and members free. Purchase tickets here

JBSA-Lackland celebrates Black History Month at Joint Base San Antonio

The African-American Heritage Committee will kick off Black History Month with a ceremony filled with history, fashion, poetry, jazz and soul food at Arnold Hall on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland on Jan. 28. The ceremony focused on the history of African-American suffrage and kicked off a series of events to be held in February in honor of Black History Month.

Dates:

  • JBSA Youth Basketball Clinic at Joint Base San Antonio. February 7, 2023 – 4:30 PM
  • “Did You Know” movement, local elementary schools at Joint Base San Antonio. February 10-13, 2023, 4:30 PM            
  • Gospel Fest, noon, Freedom Chapel, JBSA-Lackland at Joint Base San Antonio. February 15, 2023
  • Capstone Luncheon Joint at Base San Antonio. February 26, 2023

Admission: Purchase tickets here

Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City – Online Screening at Online Screening

Join an online screening of Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City, which documents the history of Black people in San Antonio, TX.

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Admission: Purchase tickets here

“Fences” film at Little Carver Theatre

In this sensational drama, James Earl Jones plays Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro League, who worked as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded from the major leagues as a Black man in his prime, Troy’s bitterness strains relationships with his wife and a son who wants a chance to play baseball himself. The film was remade in 2010, starring Denzel Washington, and adapted as a feature film in 2016.

Date: February 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 2023, 7:30 PM and February 12,19,26, 2023, 2:00 PM

Admission: Ticket price $38.00. Purchase tickets here

Nina Simone: Four Women at The San Pedro Playhouse, The Public Theater of San Antonio

This musical uses the framework of one of the most popular songs of the Civil Rights Era to give voice to a group of women who suffer from self-hatred because of their different skin colors. It’s a journey that takes these four women through healing and transformation.

Date: February 10-11, 2023, 7:30 PM and February 12, 2023, 2:00 PM       

Admission: Ticket price $19.00 – $49.00. Purchase tickets here

Black History River Tour 2023 at SAAACAM at La Villita

Enjoy 100 minutes of Black history and sights on the beautiful San Antonio River.

Date: February 11, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Admission: Ticket price $35. Purchase tickets here

Family Movie Time Collins Garden Library

In honor of Black History Month and Chadwick Boseman, join us for the screening of Black Panther. King T’Challla returns home to Wakanda to serve as its new leader. However, he must confront a challenger for his throne. This movie is rated PG-13. All ages are welcome.

Dates: Saturday, February 11, 2023, 1:00 PM –  3:00 PM 

Admission: Free

Black Luv Film Showcase: You’ve Matched at Carver Branch Library

Celebrating African American cinematic romance for Black History Month.

Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Admission: Purchase tickets here

Black Resistance at the Lunch Counter at IKEA Live Oak

SAAACAM and IKEA Live Oak will celebrate the opening of the new exhibition at IKEA Live Oak Black Resistance at the Lunch Counter with a complimentary breakfast. The exhibit will be open to the public.

Dates: February 13 – March 16, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Admission: Free

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey Cocktails with Victoria Eady Butler at Sojourn Trading Co.

Special guest Victoria Eady Butler, the first African American Master Blender in U.S. history and the most awarded Master Blender, will share the story of Nearest Green, her great-great-grandfather, and the first African American Master Distiller.

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Admission: Ticket price $50 – $80. Purchase tickets here

San Antonio Black History Bus Tour – Eastside at Carver Branch Library

An amazing bus tour of some of San Antonio’s most historic African American landmarks and locations!

Dates: Saturday, February 18, 2023, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Admission: Ticket price $30 – $45. Purchase tickets here

Green Book Historic Marker Unveiling at San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum

Discover six historical markers in San Antonio, which used to be safe places for Black motorists.

Dates: Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Admissions: Ticket price $20. Purchase tickets here

Poetry Night: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised at Culture Commons Gallery at Plaza de Armas

An evening of music and voices curated and hosted by 2020-2023 San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea Vocab Sanderson. This event will take place at the Culture Commons Gallery, where the exhibition “Between Yesterday & Tomorrow: Perspectives from Black Contemporary Artists of San Antonio” is on display. The themes explored in the artwork include Black history and identity, family dynamics, social connections, personal human experiences, spirituality, and resilience.

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023. 6:00 PM

Admission: Purchase tickets here 

Black History Month Mixer at Estancia Del Norte San Antonio

Join us for a mixer celebrating Black History Month!

Date:  Friday, February 24, 2023 at, 12:30 AM to 02:30 AM 

Admission: Free. Sign up here

4th Annual San Antonio African American Book Festival at Carver Branch Library

This annual Black History Month event was created to highlight the power of Black literature, the fact that representation matters, and to promote the Black economy.

The 4th Annual San Antonio African American Book Festival (SAAABF) will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at the Carver Library/Second Baptist Community Center. The 3rd annual SAAABF was a great success with over 40 talented authors. Visit their Facebook to see pictures and videos from last year’s event!

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM          

Admission: Free

Liberation Academy presents “Know Thyself Black History Celebration” at Ella Austin Community Center

​Liberation Academy students will host this historic event. They will perform songs from their new “album” entitled Love Yourself

Date: Saturday, February 25 2023 at 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM 

Admission: Ticket price $25. Purchase tickets here

Black Restaurant Week San Antonio at Participating restaurants all over San Antonio

Enjoy great food and wine tastings and look forward to the tastiest week in San Antonio! Celebrating its 5th anniversary, Black Restaurant Week in San Antonio is an 8-day event that spotlights Black-owned restaurants, food trucks, and culinary professionals throughout Alamo City.&nb