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The Listies Gala

November 11, 2021 @ 19:00 - 22:00 CST

The end of year HouTech party — black tee or black tie, you decide!

You’re invited to the HouTech party of the year!

Even though we’re not having an awards ceremony, we’re still rolling out the red carpet for the second annual Listies Gala in-person at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Think “Met Gala meets Houston innovation”. We’ll be shutting down the Wiess Energy Hall for an evening of multi-cultural Houston food, immersive experiences, and of course celebrating HouTech. The host of the evening is Houston’s Poet Laureate, Outspoken Bean, who will bring more Houston energy to the Lisites for everyone to enjoy.

The details:

  • When: Thursday, November 11, 2021
  • Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
  • Where: The Houston Museum of Natural Science-Wiess Energy Hall, 4th Floor
  • Address: 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
  • Attire: come as you are — black tie or black tee, you decide!

Things to know:

  • Tickets include food and beverage (must be 21+ to drink alcoholic beverages)
  • Parking is free in the HMNS garage
  • HMNS staff will help guide you to the Wiess Energy Hall on the 4th floor from the parking garage

Introducing the host, Houston’s Poet Laureate, Outspoken Bean

The New Jersey born, San Antonio raised, H-Town based military brat was introduced to the arts and world cultures at a very young age and has not let go of it. “An energetic pioneer for poetry, in all its different sizes and shapes, Bean is dedicated to making sure that poets get heard,” Emily Hinds of Arts and Culture Magazine wrote of Bean. Bean uses poetry to engage different mediums and institutions to create new and engaging art, such as being the first poet to perform on Houston Ballet’s main stage with their production “Play.” He has also been commissioned to write and perform a national campaign on diversity for Pabst Blue Ribbon and VICE while creating/producing his own festival Plus Fest: the EVERYTHING plus POETRY Festival. In 2008, Bean helped develop Texas’ largest youth poetry slam organization and slam team, Meta-Four Houston, with Shannon Buggs and DiverseWorks. In which he stills coaches and uses it as a vehicle today to mentor Houston’s youth. He started performing spoken-word in 2005. Outspoken Bean is a true renaissance man and culture bearer through poetry, Bean willingly seeks, finds, collaborates, and creates new ways for people to experience poetry through multiple mediums.

COVID Policy:

For the safety of our community, HX is requiring that all attendees either be fully vaccinated or have received a negative COVID-19 test result from a test taken within 48 hours before of the event. By attending this event, you acknowledge your receipt and understanding of this requirement.

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms or have been recently exposed and are awaiting test results, we kindly request you stay home.


November 11, 2021
19:00 - 22:00 CST
Event Category:


Houston Exponential
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Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive Weiss Energy Hall- 4th Floor, Houston, TX 77030
Houston, TX 77030 US
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