RIP

A Missing Host Casts a Somber Tone Over Annual Barbara Bush Literacy Event

An annual celebration turned into a moving tribute to one of the cause's most adamant supporters.

04/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Your Shot

Raise a Glass and Maybe Win Hamilton Tickets on Monday

Houston History Alliance is hosting a Hamilton sing-along and ticket raffle.

04/20/2018 By Cory Garcia

Stream of opera-ness

You Can Now Stream Star Cross'd, HGO's Foray into Online Opera

At last, you can watch opera in your sweats.

04/20/2018 By Holly Beretto

puppies!

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 20–22

Film festivals, puppies, and the fight for Texas independence.

04/19/2018 By Morgan Kinney

public art

Havel Ruck Projects Has A Literal Take On the Term 'Open House'

The artistic duo will begin construction on a "perforated house" as the newest installment of the Downtown District's Art Blocks initiative.

04/19/2018 By Brittanie Shey

Ball is Life

This Basketball Poet Just Might Get Your Kid Excited About Verse

Newbery-winning poet Kwame Alexander comes to Houston to talk his new novel, Rebound.

04/19/2018 By Ryan Pait

Home Run

Houston-Born Dorcas Leung Is Ready for Hamilton

Fresh off a Broadway gig, the actor tells us how her career all started, as all good ones do, with a middle school crush.

04/18/2018 By Holly Beretto

Remarkable things

Bill Murray and Friends Slayed At Jones Hall

The New Worlds tour has to be seen to be believed. You also just really need to see it.

04/17/2018 By Dianna Wray

Maria ain't no problem

HGO's West Side Story Arrives to Make Opera Dance

Choreographer Julio Monge explains how he taught opera singers how to move.

04/16/2018 By David Clarke

Slay

Our Favorite Reactions to Beychella

Our queen pulled off the performance of the century this weekend in the desert.

04/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

All in the Family

Review: The Revisionist Offers a Timely Confrontation With Family and Memory

A co-production between Stages and the ERJCC, Jesse Eisenberg's 2013 play arrives at the perfect moment.

04/13/2018 By Doni Wilson

Golden Age

Review: Lawrence Wright's Cleo Revives Technicolor Hollywood for the Stage

The world premiere production at the Alley dazzles with the backstage drama of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

04/12/2018 By Doni Wilson

Not all Bad

Climate Change is Probably Worse Than You Think, But Let's Not Freak Out About It

William T. Vollmann, a National Book Award winner, arrives in Houston with his two-volume explainer on the realities of and possibilities for Earth's climate future.

04/12/2018 By Ryan Pait

HBD to DG

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 13–15

On tap: Art cars roll into town, pop-tastic jazz, and a Discovery Green coming-of-age celebration.

04/12/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Party Over Here

Houston-Made Rich Kids Revamps a Familiar Story

A cast of primarily Latinx Houstonians gives a new face to the traditional "teens throw a party" film genre.

04/11/2018 By Brittanie Shey

Lady Dynamite

Maria Bamford On Loving, Losing Yourself, and Becoming Your Parents

Get to know the storyteller before her show at Improv Houston next week.

04/10/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Slideshow

Tacos Over Texas

Houston chefs take part in a taco challenge honoring the legacy of Mama Ninfa.

04/10/2018 With Laura Tracy

Westword

Obama-Approved Mohsin Hamid Comes to Houston

The celebrated author of Exit West reads Tuesday at Christ Church Cathedral.

04/09/2018 By Ryan Pait

The Wanderer

Cristóbal Toral Arrives In Houston Right When We Needed Him

The Spanish artist has been tackling our immigration issues for half a century.

04/06/2018 By Morgan Kinney

ahoy!

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 6–8

Movies at the Menil, fancy home tours, big old boats, and more.

04/05/2018 By Morgan Kinney