Arts & Culture

Staff Picks

7 Books Our Staff Are Diving Into This Year

Shop our favorite reads from Mikki Kendall, Spike Lee and Matt Haig.

01/14/2022 By Danielle Wright With Houstonia Staff

Visual Art

Some of the Best Moments From the Afro-Atlantic Histories Exhibit at MFAH

Highlights from the historic exhibition on view through Monday, January 17.

01/13/2022 By Amarie Gipson

It's Showtime

The 7 Local Theaters to See a Movie, According to a Houston Film Critic

A look at the multiplexes in the area that offer a good experience, and those that serve alcohol.

01/13/2022 By Craig D. Lindsey

Editor's Picks

5 Must-See Art Exhibitions to Visit This Month

From still life paintings to an exhibition on sound, catch these shows in Houston before they close this month.

01/12/2022 By Amarie Gipson

News

Very Artsy News: Artist Opportunities, Youth Choir and more

A weekly brief on what’s happening in Houston’s arts and culture scene.

01/11/2022 By Amarie Gipson

COVID-Aware

These Houston Arts Events Have Been Affected By Omicron Surge

A running list of cancellations, and postponements in the local performing arts scene.

01/10/2022 By Shelby Stewart

In the Studio

“The Mecca”: This Is How Mitchell Reece Is Painting North Houston

The Prairie View A&M instructor and artist is chronicling his family through his work.

01/07/2022 By Amarie Gipson

City of Music

New Music From Houston Artists, January 1-7

New sounds from Bun B and Tobe Nwigwe, plus alternative pop from John Allen Stephens.

01/07/2022 By Shelby Stewart

MUSICIAN PROFILE

Rapper Kari Faux Finds Her Truth in the South

The Little Rock, Arkansas-born artist wants you to know that she is here to stay.

01/06/2022 By Amarie Gipson

Arts Scene

Moody Kicks Off 2022 With Incredible New Slate of Programs

Rice University’s premier art institution has big plans for 2022.

01/05/2022 By Amarie Gipson

NEWS

Very Artsy News: Fresh Arts, HCP and more

A weekly brief on what’s happening in Houston’s arts and culture scene.

01/05/2022 By Amarie Gipson

Musician Profile

How Rich O’Toole Battled His Anxiety Through The Pandemic

A Houston native, Country singer Rich O’Toole cracked the Texas Country music chart with his single “17 Wild Horses”.

01/04/2022 By Sama’an Ashrawi

Bayougraphy

Stomp Down Is Houston's Newest Music Label With A Stacked Roster

Meet the two young business professionals leading the city’s most flourishing Hip-Hop talent.

01/04/2022 By Shelby Stewart

Musician Profile

Mental Health is the Motive for Rising Star Monaleo

Monaleo got her first taste of rapping when she took her younger brother to a recording studio for his birthday in 2019.

01/03/2022 By Shelby Stewart

Music

A Timeline of Houston’s Most Significant Music History

Some of history’s most significant music happenings since the mid-1900s.

12/30/2021 By Flash Gordon Parks and Amarie Gipson

A Legacy

In Loving Memory of DJ Screw

After more than 20 years since his untimely passing, multiple projects addressing his legacy go mainstream.

12/29/2021 By Camilo Hannibal Smith

News

Very Artsy News: Airport Art, Slabs and more

A weekly brief on what’s happening in Houston’s arts and culture scene.

12/28/2021 By Amarie Gipson

On The Town

The Best Music From Houston Artists In 2021

A countdown featuring our favorite hometown superstars.

12/27/2021 By Shelby Stewart

ESSAY

Seeing Myself in Dear White People's Lionel Higgins

'I watched Lionel, popularized by Houston-born DeRon Horton, grow from season to season as he blossomed from finding identity, purpose, and love.'

12/23/2021 By Eric Ford

Local Artist Profile

Houston-Based Contemporary Artists You Should Know

Get to know JooYoung Choi, Jamal Cyrus and Emily Peacock.

12/22/2021 By Amarie Gipson