Concert Preview

Chucho Valdés Is Just Getting Started

On African music: “If I think that less than 20 percent has been explored, I still have 80 percent ahead to continue advancing its roots."

02/04/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Charity

Bubbles, Bibs and Brunch Bash Celebrates 5K Runners

Team Dress for Success crosses the finish line during the Chevron Houston Marathon weekend.

02/04/2019 With Marianna Corcoran

Lunar New Year

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb. 1–3

Super Beef Sunday, anyone?

02/01/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Halftime Show

Make Your Choice: Chamber Music or Super Bowl LIII?

Kinetic, Houston's conductorless ensemble, presents a "very physical, and very visually engaging" program that goes head-to-head with a certain football game.

01/31/2019 By Hannah Che

piano drama

Chris Cander’s New Novel Explores Our Attachments to the Things of Our Lives

The Houston writer's latest, The Weight of A Piano, uses the titular instrument as a correlative for its characters.

01/30/2019 By Doni Wilson

Empty Calories

Review: Waitress Is Sweet, But Not Filling

The Broadway hit delights until you reach the saccharin aftertaste.

01/30/2019 By Holly Beretto

True Gem

Review: The Pearl Fishers Is A Transportive Musical Gem

The HGO production is enough of a musical masterpiece to make you forget the lousy libretto.

01/30/2019 By Hannah Che

man to man

Review: Tuesdays with Morrie Reminds Us of the Important Things

This affecting A.D. Players production proves that sentimental need not be a dirty word.

01/28/2019 By Doni Wilson

mistaken identity

Review: The Carpenter Raises the Comedic Bar

How does a stripper show up in a wedding play? Let the Alley explain.

01/28/2019 By Doni Wilson

Ice House

Some of the Rarest Books in the World Can Be Found in This Downtown Library

Exploring the treasures (kept in a vault!) in the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

How Cowboys Learn the Ropes at Rodeo School

Following the bullfighters-to-be at the Sankey Rodeo School.

01/28/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Oops

How Houstonia Learned Not to Make Blanket Statements

In which we apologize for accidentally insulting 60,000 quilting aficionados.

01/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

How Saxophone Player Jean-Baptiste Jacquet Integrated Houston Audiences

The musician, along with Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald and others, led the way to play the first major desegregated concert in the Bayou City.

01/28/2019 By Dianna Wray

Kings of Swing

The Houston Jazz Orchestra Is a Big-Band Time Machine

Pat your foot at HJO's House of Blues performance every month.

01/28/2019 By Chris Gray

Pie Time

Waitress Serves Up a Slice of Life at the Hobby Center

The Broadway hit comes to Houston.

01/25/2019 By Holly Beretto

paw-some times

Bear Witness to This Revamped Peter and the Wolf

A Houston Zoo–ROCO partnership brings the Prokofiev classic to an expanded black bear habitat.

01/24/2019 By Holly Beretto

Color study

The Pearl Fishers Might Be the Most Colorful Opera You'll Ever See

Designer Zandra Rhodes and tenor Lawrence Brownlee tell us about HGO's eye-popping Bizet production.

01/24/2019 By Holly Beretto

Start your engines

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Jan. 25–27

If you like cars, you'll love this weekend.

01/24/2019 By Morgan Kinney

las mariposas

Review: Florencia en el Amazonas Offers a Magical Vision of Love

Beautiful visuals dazzle alongside stunning solos in this HGO production.

01/23/2019 By Hannah Che

Opera news

This Is the 2019–2020 Houston Grand Opera Season

HGO announced a full season that once again features a holiday production.

01/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney