Through poetry, film, photography, dance and sculpture, rbG:b offers a glimpse into environmentally conscious African-American communities. “The green sector has an identity problem,” Joseph says; rbG:b explores black America’s ignored role. In Oakland, for instance, Joseph found that kids trick out their bicycles instead of cars: hip-hop fashion meets environmentalism, something the green movement wouldn’t usually recognize as a sustainable practice. “They’re just superfly at the same time,” he says. “Part of what we say is you can be both.” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun. For information, call 713-743-5749 or visit www.mitchellcenterforarts.org. $10 to $20.
Fri., Nov. 4; Sat., Nov. 5, 2011