Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: March 7–9

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

03/05/2014 By Michael Hardy

Slideshow

30th Annual Mardi Gras Ball and Parade Viewing Party

Houstonians donned their Prohibition-era finest for this year’s ball at Tremont House Hotel.

03/04/2014

Classical

WindSync Shakes Up World of Chamber Music

Acclaimed Houston wind quintet makes a name for itself by playing without sheet music and experimenting with performance styles.

03/04/2014 By Michael Hardy

Local Music

The Tontons Debut New Album (with a Little Help from Their Friends)

Buxton and The Octopus Project join local music stalwarts as they unveil music from their latest release.

03/03/2014 By Dean Davis

It Coulda Been Verse

Houston’s Found Poetry Tells Us a Lot About Ourselves

In Houston, poetry can be found just about anywhere.

03/03/2014

Opera

You Can’t Keep a Good Diva Down

In the HGO’s A Coffin in Egypt, a once-retired opera legend returns to the stage.

03/03/2014 By Michael Hardy

Photography

Fotofest Turns Its Focus to the Arab World

One of the world’s most important photo festivals, the FotoFest Biennial kicks off this month, featuring 48 artists from 13 countries.

03/03/2014 By Kelly Klaasmeyer

Slideshow

Discovery Green’s Gala on the Green

Houstonians got together to party for the park.

02/28/2014

Theater

Review: Fool Makes Fools of Us All

The Alley's production of their fifth Theresa Rebeck play proves one too many for our valiant critic.

02/28/2014 By Scott Vogel

Invective

Houston Deplored: Our Wretched Mudhole Through History

A "city without a single good restaurant," and "infested with Methodists and ants" to boot.

02/27/2014 By John Lomax

Newsfix

Video: the Dome's Darkest Day

Not everyone’s Astrodome memories are G-rated. Radio host Jay Lee recounts one of the Astrodome’s darkest days.

02/27/2014 By Dan Derozier

News

Did This Man Write Houston's Official Theme Song?

Local "inspirational rapper" Rocko Stedy claims to have been commissioned to write anthem for the city.

02/27/2014 By Michael Hardy

Newsfix

Video: Rodeo Preview

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is not just a local tradition, it's a cultural phenomenon.

02/27/2014 By Peter Holley

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 28–March 2

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

02/26/2014 By Michael Hardy

List

The 10 Worst Songs of the Century (So Far): Part II

In which we count down the final songs on our worst-of-the-worst list

02/25/2014 By Michael Hardy

We Were There

Kendra Gives Back

Fashionistas shop baubles and sip bubbles for a cause.

02/24/2014 By Sarah Pendley

List

The 10 Worst Songs of the Century (So Far): Part I

Or, now that's what I call bad music.

02/24/2014 By Michael Hardy

Visual Art

Menil Launches First-Ever Advertising Campaign

The traditionally low-profile museum partners with local marketing firm ttweak to promote its new Magritte exhibition.

02/21/2014 By Michael Hardy

Slideshow

Inprint 2014 Poets and Writers Ball

Literary Houston got all gussied up for an evening with US Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway.

02/21/2014

Slideshow

Happy Hour for Pier & Beam, Preservation Houston’s Next-Generation Group

Young Houston went green for Pier & Beam.

02/20/2014