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5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 7–9

In the market for a tattoo?

06/07/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Ohio

Stephen Markley Thinks You Should Give The Catcher in the Rye a Break

Ahead of a Brazos reading, the Ohio author talks writing teenagers and the year since publishing his first novel.

06/07/2019 By Ryan Pait

Review

The Three Musketeers Will Make You Want to Cheer

A spunky retelling of the classic novel is great summer fun.

06/06/2019 By Doni Wilson

Sophomore Success

Hannah Gadsby Is 'Fresh Out' of Trauma, But Still Chock-Full of Humor

The comedian's Douglas tour is part standup comedy, part TED talk, part ... art history lecture.

06/06/2019 By Nicki Koetting

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The Long and Short of Literal's Annual Film Festival

This year's Literally Short Film Festival brings 33 short films from 15 countries.

06/06/2019 By Holly Beretto

Thunder Cake Forever

Author Ocean Vuong Talks Thunder Cake, Destructive Creativity, and the Myth of Timelessness

"I’m not so interested in being timeless. I’m more interested in being present in the world that we live in at the moment."

06/05/2019 By Ryan Pait

Books

Tom Abrahams Says Goodbye to His ​Traveler​ Series

Harbor will be one of four books the prolific author and Channel 13 anchor will publish in 2019.

06/05/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

The Merry Widow Is The Rom-Com Ballet You Didn't Know You Needed

The Houston Ballet balances humor and technical prowess for an irresistible production.

06/03/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Typecast

Playing a Couple While Being a Couple in the Alley's Constellations

Husband and wife Chris Hutchison and Elizabeth Bunch discuss their extremely meta roles and the theater's post Greg Boyd era.

05/31/2019 By Steven Foster

Summertime is here

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 31–June 2

Birthday parties, comedy, accordions, and more await.

05/31/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Tangle-whomst?!

Texas Music Festival Celebrates Three Decades and Counting

The summertime powerhouse kicks off next week in The Woodlands.

05/31/2019 By Holly Beretto

New Hanna

The Merry Widow Returns to Houston Ballet with a New Face

Jessica Collado makes her debut in the title role.

05/29/2019 By Holly Beretto

Review

Sex with Strangers Will Make You Fall in Love

The brainy-yet-sexy dance is one of the best things this writer has seen in 2019.

05/28/2019 By Doni Wilson

Destiny's Father

Mathew Knowles Is Here to Remind You That Destiny's Child Did Not Break Up. They Retired.

We talked to Beyoncé's dad about his forthcoming Destiny's Child musical, his new role at Prairie View A&M, and 25 years in the music biz.

05/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Party Animals

The Houston SPCA Makes History at Its Annual Gala

The animal welfare org became the first of its kind in the country to receive Purple Heart honors for its work with veterans.

05/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux

My shot

Spamilton Is the Hamilton Spoof You've Been Waiting For

The parody story of America then, told by America now.

05/24/2019 By Holly Beretto

Ice House

Behind the Scenes with Galveston's Newly Minted DIY Network Stars

In Big Texas Fix, Ashley and Michael Cordray see treasure in the tear-downs.

05/24/2019 By Laura Furr Mericas

Ice House

Where Will the Giant Art Guys Head Next?

Shepherd Drive has changed a lot over the years, but some things have stayed the same: two 14-foot fiberglass statues of men in suits. As the dealership next to them moves, will they go with it?

05/24/2019 By Dianna Wray

Visual Art

Motherward, 1985 Is a Requiem to Freedmen's Town

At the Houston Center for Photography, one man's photo crusade to preserve a vanishing neighborhood.

05/24/2019 By Chris Gray

Art

The Heights Boulevard Sculpture Project Takes Off

True North celebrates its sixth installation at the Houstonia house.

05/23/2019 With Marianna Corcoran