This list of events and actions around Houston is maintained by the Kaleidoscope group. These events are not at Houston Zen Center, so follow the links below for more information.

Sun. 5/6 – Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston, “Making Houston a Resilient City – How Houses of Worship Can Help”. A conversation about the role Houses of Faith play in building resiliency before disasters occur. 4 – 5:30 PM. Congregation Emanu El 1500 Sunset Blvd., 77005.

Sun. 5/6 – 5/13 – Houston Palestine Film Festival – featuring “award-winning comedies, dramas and documentaries…” Screenings at Museum of Fine Arts & Rice University Media Center. Tickets $10.00. Call for information 713-639-7300.

Thurs. 5/10 – Film Screening “The Smog of the Sea” presented by Artist Boat & The Bryan Museum. The film explores “the impact of single-use & microplastics in our oceans.” Free screenings at 4:00 and 4:45 PM. The Bryan Museum, 1315 21st Street, Galveston.

Thurs. 5/17 – Rice Kinder Institute presents “Urban Reads Book Launch: Michael Emerson & Kevin T. Smiley”, authors of Market Cities, People Cities: The Shape of Our Urban Future.  Authors Emerson & Smiley discuss their book that ”… gives urban decision makers a new way to understand their cities & shape their policies to create the kind of city that is right for their city’s residents.” 7 -8:30 PM. Bioscience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main Street.


Houston Food Not Bombs, with support from A Well-Fed World continues efforts to provide healthy vegetarian and vegan food to those in need.  Donate here. VOLUNTEER - Come to 521 Lamar 77002 (Downtown Library Courtyard) Mon., Wed., Fri. 8pm, & Sun. 7pm. Bring vegetarian or vegan food or just bring yourself! We have bowls & spoons.

Houston Food Bank  “…will be in disaster relief mode for months to come & will need long-term volunteer assistance…” Register Here. Daily shifts available.  Additional assistance needed at its Kid’s Café & Teacher’s Aid.

West Street Recovery WSR is focused primarily on rebuilds right now. If you have any skills hanging drywall, taping and floating, installing floors and doors or doing other finish work, please reach out!, or call (832) 356-6073.

Volunteer Houston is connecting individuals with disaster volunteer opportunities through their online Volunteer Reception Center. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit