Opera

Review: HGO's Carmen Lacks Passion

Despite strong vocal performances, opera missing Bizet's original fire

04/28/2014 By Sydney Boyd

Slideshow

2014 Alley Theatre Ball

Houston partied with Gladys Knight for the Alley.

04/25/2014

Visual Art

The Return of the Mounds!

New exhibition is first to examine Houston artist Trenton Doyle Hancock's drawings

04/25/2014 By Michael Hardy

Slideshow

Matt and Laurie Schaub's Gr8Hope Foundation’s “Hope Can Heal” gala

Country music artist Clay Walker entertained guests all night long.

04/25/2014

Newsfix

Video: Blind Artist Takes Up Sculpture at 94

Painter Charlotte Wood finds new ways to express herself after losing her sight.

04/25/2014 By John Lomax

DIY

Making Art with an Asphalt Roller

Texas printmakers converge on the Saint Arnold brewery this Sunday to make large-scale ink prints. And the public's invited.

04/24/2014 By Elise Rambaud Marrion

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 25–27

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

04/23/2014 By Michael Hardy

Poetry

Poet Ange Mlinko on Country Music and Houston Cockroaches

The UH Creative Writing Program professor discusses her erudite, playful poetry and sharp-elbowed literary criticism.

04/22/2014 By Michael Hardy

Visual Art

Reflections on Sargent and Impressionism at the MFAH

Despite flawed presentation, the two exhibitions reveal new sides of familiar artists.

04/21/2014 By Joseph Campana

Dance

Review: A Well-Mixed Dance Salad

The 22nd annual festival brings some of the world's greatest dancers and choreographers to the Wortham Center.

04/18/2014 By Theodore Bale

Slideshow

Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor Hotel Relaunch Party

An unveiling of the Energy Corridor hotel’s just completed, $12 million facelift

04/18/2014

Music

Celebrating Record Store Day, Houston-Style

Fans of physical media, rejoice!

04/18/2014 By Dan Derozier With Dean Davis

Oddity

Toilet Paper Art and Soap Sculptures at the Texas Prison Museum

Finding beauty amidst the confiscated shivs at one of the state's weirdest museums.

04/17/2014 By Alice Alsup

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 18–20

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

04/16/2014 By Michael Hardy

Slideshow

Children at Risk Gala Featuring Kool and the Gang

Kool and the Gang took us back in time, “standing up for our youth” at the Children At Risk Gala.

04/15/2014

Visual Art

Review: Kingdom of Gold Documents Ghana's History, Traditions

Photographer Ellen Kaplowitz captures a tribal enthronement ceremony and modern-day relics of the slave trade in new HMAAC exhibition.

04/15/2014 By Adam Castañeda

Opera

Review: Das Rheingold Kicks Ring Cycle Off With Bang

Masterful new production features world-class singing, astonishing visual effects, and innovative staging.

04/14/2014 By Michael Hardy

Theater

Review: Don't Open These Communicating Doors

Alley's production of 20-year-old Alan Ayckbourn comedic thriller is neither comic nor thrilling.

04/11/2014 By Michael Hardy

Dance

Review: Hope Stone Dance Company's i was told there would be cake

Series of inventively choreographed dances explore masculinity, the stages of life, and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."

04/11/2014 By Adam Castañeda

Opera

Das Rheingold: Behind the Scenes

Inside a technical rehearsal for the Houston Grand Opera's daring new production of the Ring Cycle.

04/10/2014 By Michael Hardy