Helping Houston

60 Ways to Make Houston a Better Place

From teaching someone to read to learning to merge in traffic, feeding the homeless to picking up after your dog, supporting the arts to voting to planting trees to not %$#&ing littering—and oh-so-much more.

07/20/2018 By Houstonia Staff

paw-some times

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, July 20–22

Dogs, music, lots of space, and a portentous book signing.

07/19/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Double Trouble

Review: Love Never Dies Reminds Us How Much We Love the Original

No, really—we would watch Phantom of the Opera over this any day of the week.

07/19/2018 By Dianna Wray

babs!

Review: Buyer & Cellar Laughs in the Face of Celebrity

A trip into Barbra Streisand's basement is about as absurd as you'd expect.

07/19/2018 By Holly Beretto

No Can Do

Hall & Oates Canceled Their Houston Show, But Here’s Our Interview With John Oates Anyway

The Hall of Famer talks his new solo album, memoir, and what it's like being on tour at age 70.

07/18/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Mother Russia

Daniel Silva and The Other Woman Come to Houston

The best-selling author's newest novel carries a timely message: “Russia is not a friend of the West. Russia is an adversary of the West. Russia wants its old empire back.”

07/17/2018 By Holly Beretto

Decadence

Houstonia's 2018 Scotch & Steaks Event Was an Intimate Evening of Decadence

Fifty attendees sat down to a three-course meal paired with rare Glenfiddich scotches.

07/17/2018 With Laura Tracy

Musical impressions

Ludovico Einaudi Gave His Jones Hall Audience Exactly What It Wanted

The Italian pianist and composer transcended expectations Sunday night.

07/16/2018 By Dianna Wray

Crisis

What's Going on at the Border? The Rothko Chapel Asks Questions and Offers Answers.

A Tuesday community gathering grapples with the evolving immigration crisis.

07/16/2018 By Anna Lassmann

Charity

Young Houstonians for Houston Children’s Charity Celebrates Birthday Bash

The young professionals group raised $12,000 benefit Houston Children’s Charity’s Chariots for Children program.

07/16/2018 With Laura Tracy

Charity

George Springer All Star Bowling Benefit Raises More Than $250K

Proceeds from the event will send children from families in need to Camp SAY, a summer camp for kids who stutter.

07/16/2018 With Laura Tracy

Album Review

Everything Here Has a Little Bit of, Uh, Everything

The new album from The Suffers further expands their already all-encompassing sound.

07/13/2018 By Cory Garcia

Summer Bucket List

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, July 13–15

Insta-worthy pool days, brand-new Houston music, piano virtuosos, and more.

07/12/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Q&A

Sydney Hedberg Talks Financial Confidence and Being a Woman Entrepreneur

"We should be starting classes like these in high school. Knowing how to amortize a bond might be relevant to some, but learning how to file your taxes and understand your insurance is more applicable and will help people further down the road."

07/12/2018 By Julia Davila

Resolutions

52 Weeks of Politics, Poetry, and Pain at Lawndale

Sculptor Elaine Bradford and poet Sara Cress teamed up to capture weekly snapshots as 2017 unfolded.

07/12/2018 By Cicely Rubottom

Silver Anniversary

Project Row Houses Trains Its Lens on the Third Ward

A special MFAH film series celebrates PRH's 25th anniversary with screenings that include a local artist's short.

07/12/2018 By Shafaq Patel

Trojan Goat

At Archway Gallery, a Decade of Recognizing Local Talent

Archway's 10th Annual Juried Exhibition sifts through hundreds of submissions to shine the light on unrecognized local artists.

07/10/2018 By Anna Lassman

Good to the Bone

The Organic Beauty of Joris Laarman

The Dutch designer offers an elegant array of algorithmically-perfected objects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

07/09/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Charity

Rolex Boutique Deutsch & Deutsch Hosts 'Sips and Syllables'

The event, held in partnership with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation Young Professionals Group, is a precursor to the literacy foundation's annual gala.

07/06/2018 With Laura Tracy

Story Time

Prepare to Hear the Stories of Acres Homes, Gulfton, Third Ward, and Beyond

City dollars will fund five artists to tell the stories of five culturally rich but historically under-resourced Houston neighborhoods.

07/06/2018 By Brittanie Shey