Year in Review

Our 10 Most Popular Arts & Culture Stories of 2017

Y'all really enjoyed the Super Bowl, huh?

12/29/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Unsiloed

Watch These Artists Come Together at Sawyer Yards

Just because they work within individual silos doesn't mean they can't collaborate.

12/07/2017 By Holly Beretto

New Digs

Take a Peek at The Gordy, Stages' New $30.5 Million Three-Stage Theater Mecca

After a generous gift from oil tycoon Russell Gordy, the venerable theater company will kickstart a massive expansion.

12/06/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Musical chairs

With the Wortham Reopening Delayed, Houston Ballet Joins HGO at George R. Brown

The facility won't be ready 'til September 2018, meaning HGO will stay put while Houston Ballet will continue a "Hometown Tour."

12/04/2017 By Morgan Kinney

It's Alive!

Back From the Dead: 4th Wall Theatre Company Resurrected by Generous Donation

After a six-figure donation and forthcoming donation drive, the company plans to keep the doors open and hire a managing director.

12/01/2017 By Holly Beretto

Gone

Free Press Summer Fest is No More

Pegstar announced the In Bloom Music Festival for March 2018, a replacement to the sweaty, rainy mudbowl that is FPSF.

11/30/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Now Vending

Where to Get Free Books at the Push of a Button

A book vending machine at the Northeast Multi-Service Center makes a small contribution to the still-ailing Houston Public Libraries.

11/29/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Fresh Start

The Spirit of TUTS Underground Resurfaces at Queensbury Theatre

Marley Singletary makes the move to the west Houston company with the same pioneering musical ideas.

11/28/2017 By Holly Beretto

School's Out

TUTS' Kid-Friendly Musical Camps Return This Winter Break

Maybe your child is the next Lin-Manuel Miranda. Maybe you need a few hours alone at H-E-B.

11/24/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Big League

One Year in, Smart Financial Centre Solidifies Its Reputation with Houston Ballet's The Nutcracker

If the Sugar Land performing arts venue is good enough for the Houston Ballet, it's probably good enough for anyone.

11/17/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Energy City

What You Need to Know about the New HMNS Wiess Energy Hall

More than triple its former size, the expanded Wiess Energy Hall tells the story of Houston.

11/16/2017 By Morgan Kinney

"Unconventional"

Inside the Houston Grand Opera's 'Resilience Theater' at George R. Brown

After Harvey, HGO settles into its (temporary) new digs at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

10/16/2017 By Morgan Kinney

On Pointe

Dance Companies Converge Upon New York for Harvey Fundraising Extravaganza

“Hearts for Houston” will feature live performances by dancers from seven major companies to benefit the United Way of Greater Houston’s Harvey Relief Fund.

10/12/2017 By Morgan Kinney

sza-approved

How the Hive Society Used Twitter to Land Big Artist Donations

This small Houston non-profit harnessed social media to attract Harvey relief from SZA, Kehlani and more.

09/27/2017 By Nandi Howard

"Unconventional"

Houston Grand Opera Announces George R. Brown as Temporary Post-Harvey Venue

With the Wortham mothballed through mid-2018, HGO is moving forward with an interesting Plan B.

09/25/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Festival Hype

The Day For Night 2017 Lineup is Here and We're Screaming

Houston's favorite festival gets bigger and flashier, adding a speaking series to a stellar musical lineup.

09/20/2017 By Morgan Kinney

hou gotta be kidding

Weeks Post-Harvey, Downtown Arts Venues Remain Unusable

The Wortham Center will be closed through May 15, 2018 "in a best case scenario."

09/19/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Cha-ching

Rec Room Arts Got Some Money. Now, They Want to Give it to You.

A new residency offers Houston an offbeat opportunity for access to a stipend and performance space alongside lessons in operations and logistics.

09/12/2017 By Holly Beretto

Chaotic good

There's a Houston-Made Board Game You Need to Play

Master of Wills mixes strategy with a diverse fantasy world.

09/08/2017 By Kyndall Krist

#harveyhmag

Houston Creatives Show the Art of Giving

From painting to tattoos, check out these 10 artsy efforts to support Harvey recovery.

09/08/2017 By Julia Davila