Insider’s Guide

Guide to the Museum District

From the best exhibitions to great restaurants, to picnics, public art, and personalities—everything that makes this storied urban enclave so great.

05/30/2014 By Houstonia Staff

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Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Museum District Guide

Hands-On Fun in the Museum District

Just because you can’t touch the art doesn’t mean you can’t make some of your own—just check out these five workshops.

06/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Texas Music Festival

When Is a Local Festival No Longer Just Local?

The Texas Music Festival welcomed its first class of students in 1990, and has since attracted an international following.

06/02/2014 By Michael Hardy

Jazz on Film

At MFAH, a Film Festival Shows Jazz and Movies Go Hand in Hand

MFAH’s Jazz in Film series enters its second year with 16 films spanning three weekends.

06/02/2014 By Justin Mitchell

Interview

Toot Toot! Go For a Ride With Hermann Park’s Train Conductor

Abraham Tolbert can’t think of anything else he’d rather be doing.

06/02/2014 By Peter Holley

Museum District Guide

Slideshow: The Museum District in Ten Objects

A guide to finding the Berlin Wall and other pieces of history

06/02/2014 By Michael Hardy Photography by Lucky 11 Studios

In-Town Travel

Take a Staycation: How to Spend 48 Hours in the Museum District

Ditch the car, grab your clubs, and come hungry

06/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Museum District Guide

The 7 Exhibitions You Really Can’t Afford to Miss

Exhibitions are fleeting—make sure to catch these while before they leave town.

06/02/2014 By Michael Hardy

Hermann Park at 100

Slideshow: Hermann Park’s Centennial Art Installations

Hermann Park celebrates its 100th birthday with five special public exhibitions.

06/02/2014 By John Lomax

A Century of Green

Hermann Park at 100

With the wind at its back (and $115 million in the bank), Hermann Park looks to realize its planners’ original vision.

06/02/2014 By John Nova Lomax

Ice House Interview

Interview: Jennifer Mathieu, Author

A new young-adult novel aims to tell the truth about “sluts” and “players”.

06/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Best of Houstonia

Insider’s Guide

Guide to the Museum District

From the best exhibitions to great restaurants, to picnics, public art, and personalities—everything that makes this storied urban enclave so great.

05/30/2014 By Houstonia Staff

Eat & Drink

Museum District Guide

10 Restaurants Within Walking Distance of the Museum District

From sumptuous brunches to late-night munching and everything in between

06/02/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Picks

The 8 Spiciest Spots in Little India

Sweat it out this summer with curry and chaat—plus, beer and wine pairings!

06/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Picks

5 Peruvian Restaurants You Should Try

There’s more to Peruvian food than ceviche.

06/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Picks

The 10 Best Macaroni and Cheeses in Town

Over the top or wonderfully simple, you can’t beat these creamy dishes (or our mac & cheese wine pairings).

06/02/2014 By Phaedra Cook

Food Trends

Five Places to Get Your Fish Sauce Fix

From cocktails to desserts, fish sauce is the secret ingredient du jour.

06/02/2014 By Mai Pham

Cocktails

Recipe: This Summer, Gin is In

Unappreciated for far too long, gin makes a comeback.

06/02/2014 By Phaedra Cook

Barbecue

Is Killen’s BBQ Really The Best in Texas?

We braved the lines and baked in the sun to find out.

06/02/2014 By Robb Walsh Photography by Kate LeSueur

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

On Heat Intolerance

Why doesn’t a Houston summer get the respect of, say, a Chicago winter?

06/02/2014 By Scott Vogel

Health & Wellness

Summer Fitness

Staying Cool in the Pool

From Schlitterbahn to splash pads, a guide to the best watery oases around

06/02/2014 By Peter Holley

Summer Fitness

Crossfit Confidential

Are the high fees and endless burpees really worth it?

06/02/2014 By Michael Hardy

Summer Fitness

Shirts (and More) You Won’t Sweat Through

Moisture-wicking technology is almost as good as air conditioning.

06/02/2014 By Sarah Gabbart

Summer Fitness

The Men’s Locker Room: a Survival Guide

Tip 1: Stop doing naked lunges.

06/02/2014 By Jeff Balke

Summer Fitness

Beat the Heat: Four Summer-Friendly Exercise Alternatives

Workouts delightful, even when the weather outside is frightful

05/01/2014 By Kerry H., John Lomax, Katharine Shilcutt, Chris Abshire, and Catherine Matusow

Home & Real Estate

Animal Attraction

Ride a Camel! Meet a Monkey! Buy a House?

In a crowded housing market, one builder turns to lions, lemurs, and yaks to get attention.

06/02/2014 By Peter Holley

News & City Life

The Drawl

Nine Houstonians With Startlingly Accurate Horoscopes

Some folks have had trying times of late. If only they’d read their horoscopes...

06/02/2014 Illustrations by Lucky 11 Studios

H-Town diary

Growing Up Among the Lizard People

O brother’s snake, where art thou?

06/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Woodland Heights

The Fine Line Between Art and Madness

How do you know if your eccentric neighbor is a hoarder? Well, for one, hoarders don’t have yard sales.

06/02/2014 By Michael Hardy Photography by Eric Kayne

City & Region

The Struggle This Time

Houston, which has become the country’s number one refugee resettlement city, presents a new survival challenge for recent refugees.

06/02/2014 By Peter Holley Photography by Brian Goldman

Interview

Meet the Director of Dinosaurs at HMNS

David Temple has the job you always wanted as a kid.

06/02/2014 By Peter Holley

Museum District Guide

A Privileged Childhood: Growing Up in the Museum District

Whatever you call it, don’t call it West U.

06/02/2014 By John Nova Lomax

Interview

A Chat With the Zookeeper

Or, why modern zookeeping is healthier for everyone involved

06/02/2014 By Peter Holley

Interview

What’s It Like to Be a Museum Guard at the MFAH?

No, they don’t carry guns. No, you can’t touch the paintings.

06/02/2014 By Michael Hardy Illustrations by Sebastian Gomez de la Torre

Self-Help

Be-A-Vitriolic

Remington: Publisher, author, electric shaver

06/02/2014 By Houstonia Staff

Sports

A Soccer Team Awaits Its Fans

Its inaugural season under way, the Houston Dash faces an uphill climb—but has many reasons to expect a sunny future.

06/02/2014 By Chris Abshire

Our Sexist Past

Why Does Houston Only Have Two Statues of Women?

Get on it, Mayor Parker!

06/02/2014 By John Lomax

Air Travel

Scared of Flying? Face Your Phobia at Ellington Field

How one company, Flying Phobia Help, teaches you how to "model courage"—or at least fake it.

06/02/2014 By Melissa Jacobs

Gather ’Round!

June’s Perfect Party

Summer always feels like a time for new beginnings, so this month we choose guests who will get in on the spirit.

06/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Style & Shopping

Museum District Guide

The Best Gift Shops in the Museum District

Need a uterus-shaped pillow? How about a wooden bowtie?

06/02/2014 By Kerry Howley

Men’s Fashion

Elements of Style: Instagram Edition

In a city where women’s fashion prevails, young upstart @BerlinNicholas aims to make room for the guys.

06/02/2014 By Sydney Lopez

Father’s Day

Five Father’s Day Gifts That Go Beyond the Obvious

Leave the kitsch behind and get Dad something new.

06/02/2014 Photography by Audra Oden By Katie McNew

Travel & Outdoors

Open Road

A Whirlwind Theater Weekend in New York City

As the Tony Awards approach, we bring you dispatches from our Editor-in-Chief’s recent long weekend on Broadway.

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Summer Fitness

For Kids Playing Outdoors, a Heat Advisory

Remember: hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.

06/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow