Don’t expect a formal, highly structured program at the Voices Breaking Boundaries’ What’s Color Got to Do With It? That’s not VBB’s style. Instead, the group presents an idea and then opens the floor for discussion. In this case, they asked five artists and writers to explore the ways in which they cope with a color-conscious society. One artist familiar to local art lovers is Lisa Qualls. Her work often deals with the issue of race and color. As does Gwen Zepeda’s; she’s a Latina blogger and author who writes about Hispanic characters. After the presentations by the artists, there’s an open-mike session for audience members to continue the discussion. 5 p.m. Houston Institute for Culture, 708 Telephone Road. For information, call 713-524-7821 or visit www.vbbarts.org. Free.
Sun., Feb. 12, 5 p.m., 2012