Coronavirus Coverage

Coronavirus

Houston Surpasses 100,000 Total Covid-19 Cases

We break down the numbers.

12/07/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

A Covid Carol

Just Like Scrooge, You Won't See Manual Cinema’s Twist on A Christmas Carol Coming

Dickens’s classic tale is being brought to life virtually through puppetry and live music, not to mention a modern-day spin.

12/04/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

The Show Must Go On ... line

Alley Theatre Pivots to Entirely Digital 2020-2021 Season, Cancelling All In-Person Shows

The company’s new slate of digital offerings will include original short plays, translations of classics, and more.

12/04/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Baby, there's covid outside

Where Are You, Christmas?

Yes, this Houston holiday season is going to be different, but all is not lost.

12/01/2020 By Craig Hlavaty

By the numbers

How Houstonians Fed Each Other During the Pandemic

A snapshot of the astounding impact Bayou City's nonprofits made during the first three months of the pandemic.

11/26/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Another Covid Holiday

Let’s Face It: Thanksgiving Will Look Different This Year

As coronavirus cases surge once more, city leaders are advising Houstonians to forego large family gatherings.

11/23/2020 By Aarohi Sheth

Holly Jolly

The Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular Is Heading to a Screen Near You

The annual City of Houston tradition, now in its 101st year, will stream on December 5 and 18.

11/20/2020 By Raven Wuebker

Bah Humbug

Galveston's Dickens on the Strand Cancelled for 2020

The annual Victorian-themed holiday festival will return to the island in 2021.

11/19/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Holiday Treats

Houston Ballet Is Bringing Its Classic Christmas Show into the Digital Age with Nutcracker Sweets

While the company has also cancelled in-person shows through June 2021, it will be creating new online programming in its place.

11/18/2020 By Emma Schkloven

joining the chorus

HGO Is Sharing the Musical Love Through the Texas Opera Alliance

The new initiative brings companies across the Lone Star State together. The first mission? Reaching adolescent opera-lovers with the Teen Opera Club of Texas.

11/17/2020 By Adrianne Reece

Is it next year yet?

Don't Worry Houston, Travis Scott's AstroWorld Will Be Back in 2021

The Houston rapper's annual music festival was cancelled this year because of—you guessed it—the coronavirus.

11/16/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Whole Watt O’ Lights

New Houston-area Drive-Thrus are Here to Light up Your Holidays

Both The Light Park in Spring and Rudolph’s Lightshow in Hockley feature displays with more than a million Christmas lights.

11/11/2020 By Emma Schkloven

So Long, Farewell

Drive-In at Sawyer Yards Is Hitting the Brakes as It Moves to a New Spot

The last screening is set for November 29, but the owners are already looking for a new location.

11/10/2020 By Emma Schkloven

back in the saddle

RodeoHouston to Donate More than $21 Million for Education

Last month the organization announced it would be cancelling the 2021 Open Show to focus on the Junior Livestock Competition.

11/10/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Bright Beginnings 

Finding the Light in Darkness: Diwali during Covid-19

Houstonians reflect on celebrating the Indian Festival of Lights amid the pandemic.

11/10/2020 By Aarohi Sheth

After Our Own Arts

Society of Performing Arts Is Bringing a Manly Choir and Chevy Chase to Houston with SPA Digital

The new schedule of virtual arts programming features national and international acts, as well as brand new works from Bayou City artists.

11/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

"Money Changes Everything"

Houston Rock N’ Rolls Out Relief to Bayou City’s Struggling Music Industry

The $3 million fund will hopefully help blunt some of the damage Covid-19 has had on crowd-relying musicians and venues .

11/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

A Dramatic Pause

TUTS's George Strait-Inspired Show Is No Fool-Hearted Memory

Theatre Under the Stars bemoans the coronavirus cancellation of "Pure Country," a musical premiere decades in development.

11/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Healing Harmonies

The Texas Medical Center Orchestra Prescribes the Medicine With Virtual Performance Saturday

Artistic Director Libi Lebel chats about bringing hope, healing, and unity to H-Town through music.

11/06/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller