He keeps up the intensity today with a spoken-word presentation in conjunction with the exhibit Lessons from Below: Otabenga Jones & Associates on the Menil Collections lawn. This will likely include a few offerings from his latest book, Tales of the Out and the Gone, as well as a few poems and thoughts on the current state of our nation. Those who have seen Baraka before know he doesnt really need a microphone to get his message across, but despite his bellowing delivery, we still recommend getting front-row seats. Baraka will sign books after the reading in the Menil bookstore. 4 p.m. 1515 Sul Ross. For information, call 713-525-9400 or visit www.menil.org. Free.
Sat., Nov. 17, 4 p.m., 2007