rub the lamp

Have We Reached Peak Aladdin? This Genie Says 'No'

As the Broadway version rolls into Houston, Major Attaway is ready to surprise you with his role.

06/26/2019 By Holly Beretto

Destination: Downtown

What You Should Do Downtown This Summer

From festivals to theater to bingo in the park, here is this season’s downtown must-do list.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Happy 243rd Birthday, America!

How Will You Celebrate Fourth of July This Year?

Houston has an Independence Day celebration for everyone.

06/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Ice House

Our Hopes and Dreams for the Upcoming Destiny's Child Musical

The drama! The Houston landmarks! The 2000 appearance on Cribs! We want it all.

06/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Music

The Houston Symphony Will Honor Selena This Month

Of course, the first performances of The Music of Selena had to be in Texas.

06/25/2019 By Chris Gray

Festival News

ICYMI: There Won't Be a Float Fest This Year

Apparently, someone watched those Fyre Fest documentaries.

06/24/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Going Bananas

Uncovering the Real Josephine Baker

“The truth is that if there had been no Josephine Baker, there would be no Brandy, no Monica, no Beyoncé, no Sevyn Streeter, and no Halle Berry.”

06/24/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Strike a Pose

At the MFAH, Meet the Icons of Style

A thrilling new exhibition walks visitors through a century of fashion photography—and reveals Houston's prominent role in that evolution.

06/24/2019 By Schaefer Edwards

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Is That Tina Turner at Rainbow on the Green? Or Roxanne Collins?

Ahead of Friday's event, we talk to the drag veteran about the evolution of drag, her relationship to Houston Pride, and why Tina endures.

06/20/2019 By Holly Beretto

Pride

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 21–23

Forecasts predict a flood of rainbows will invade downtown this weekend.

06/20/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Kids, K9s, and Kate Upton

Astros Players Raise Nearly $400,000 for Charity in Their Annual Tootsies Takeover

It's simply the latest in the team's continued effort to steal our hearts.

06/19/2019 By Abby Ledoux

q&A

What Makes Poetry Unique? We Ask Houston's New Poet Laureate

“Fiction tends to be traditionally more narrative, but there’s something about poetry that works kind of outside of language.”

06/18/2019 By Ivanka Perez

Marshmallow World

Candytopia Is The Most Fun Sugar Rush on Earth

The ridiculous installation will send you back to childhood, before propelling you into the next room.

06/18/2019 By Joanna O'Leary

Review

Stanton Welch's Marie Earns the Audience's Sympathy

Houston Ballet finds unexpected triumph in Marie Antoinette's less-than-blameless life story.

06/17/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Mixology and the Moon

The Cocktail Showdown at Hotel ZaZa Was Out of This World

The bartenders were tasked with creating the best space-themed summer drink.

06/17/2019 With Marianna Corcoran

Dad day

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 14–16

Lots of outdoor movies and outdoor concerts, but also indoor options, too.

06/14/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Bowling for Good

George Springer's All-Star Bowling Benefit Kickoff Party Was a Home Run

Supporters gathered at not-yet-opened River Oaks District restaurant to celebrate the upcoming fifth annual event.

06/12/2019 With Marianna Corcoran

New Digs

Ninfa's Uptown Now Open for Business

The new Ninfa's opened its doors in style.

06/10/2019 By Marianna Corcoran

Peanuts

You Asked, Main Street Listened: Charlie Brown is Back for Summer

The company says You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown felt like a natural summer show.

06/10/2019 By Holly Beretto

I Gave Her My Heart and She Gave Me a Pen

You Can Ask John Cusack All Your Burning Questions This Weekend

We talked with the legendary actor ahead of his Sunday appearance for a 30th anniversary screening of Say Anything with the SPA.

06/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux