A favorite aphorism of Lynn Wyatt, the famed Houston philanthropist, goes something like this: “The soul of any city is the quality of its arts.” And in 2018, the matter is more than settled. We’ve got soul and then some—more options for what to see and do each season than we could possibly know what to do with.

Keep Houstonia’s fall arts guide on hand to navigate which visiting authors to root for and which theater shows call for front-row seats. Refer to it when you feel the need to validate your decision that yes, those Jay-Z/Beyoncé tickets are worth that wad of cash. Most of all, use this guide to appreciate the creative vision from the institutions big and small, experimental and established, that make this city feel alive. Your own soul will thank you.

In This Feature:

TUTS Celebrates Its 50th Birthday With a New Take on a Classic

Plus, six can't-miss shows this season.

08/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Flying Dutchman Sails Into the Refurbished Wortham Center

Plus the operas and dance performances we're psyched to see this fall.

08/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

The Menil Drawing Institute Will Open In November With a Landmark Exhibit

Plus, five more exhibits to enrich your mind and soul.

08/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney and Chris Gray

After the Demise of Walter's, the Houston Music Scene Finds Its Way

The Bayou City's most musician-friendly venue is gone now, but we're still looking forward to these local bands and national tours this fall.

08/17/2018 By Chris Gray

What Houston Bookworms Are Most Excited to Read This Fall

And the readings we're excited about, too.

08/17/2018 By Chris Gray