Play It Cool

Ways to Stay Cool This Summer: Let the Good Times Roll

Luckily, no matter where you go, the days of smoking at the bowling alley are gone—unless it’s those pins you just smoked with that strike.

07/25/2016 By Layne Lynch

The Heat is On

Why Run a 5K in August, in Houston?

Need motivation? What if there’s an ice-cold Bombshell Blonde at the finish line?

07/18/2016 By Jeff Balke

Wired to Win

Houston Has Its First-Ever Tour de France Cyclist

Lawson Craddock will become the second Texan to ride in the prestigious race starting this Saturday.

06/30/2016 By Adam Doster

Fitness Friday

Houston's Soccer Stars Share Their Fitness Secrets

Want to work out like the pros? We asked six Dynamo and Dash players for their workout routines, diet tips and fitness philosophies.

06/24/2016 By Andrea Park

Let the Games Begin

Ready, Set, Rio: Meet Houston’s Olympians

From fencing to tae kwon do, these athletes have gold on their minds for the 2016 Games.

06/20/2016 Edited by Adam Doster With Jeff Balke and Steven Devadanam

Baseball

Have the Astros Turned a Corner?

With four months left to go, there's now genuine reason for measured optimism.

06/01/2016 By Adam Doster

Batter Up

At the New Marriott Marquis, a Killer Sports Bar for a Killer B

Seven-time All Star and beloved Houston sports icon Craig Biggio is partnering with the posh new hotel opening soon downtown.

04/15/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Haute Horses

Equestrian Extravaganza Brings Premier Competition to Katy

The 71st Annual Pin Oak Charity Horse Show promotes healing through horsepower.

03/29/2016 By Camilla Cook

Houston Dash

Home Field Advantage in the SheBelieves Cup

USWNT hosts the inaugural round robin tournament, SheBelieves Cup before Houston Dash kick off a new season.

03/07/2016 By Leah Rose

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb. 19–21

The World According To CPLY at Menil, Intimate Apparel opens at UH, Olivia Block performs her "found sounds," DEFINE rides into MFAH, Bayou Bend throws a family party

02/17/2016 By Nick Esquer

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Houston Serves Up Some Ace Tennis Courts

Free, lighted tennis courts cover the city—grab a racket and get out there.

02/13/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Start Your Engines

Ever Wanted to Race a Lamborghini? Now You Can

Fittipaldi Exotic Driving lets you take its luxury fleet of Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Porsches around the race track.

02/10/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Game On

Celebrate Out of the Box: Super Bowl Sunday

Whether it's the game or the commercials you're tuning in for, make it a tasty Super Bowl Sunday at one of these Houston hot spots.

02/04/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Brother Bones

The Harlem Globetrotters Dribble at Killen's Barbecue

What does a stunt basketball team have in common with a barbecue legend? More than you think.

01/28/2016 By Ellie Sharp

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan. 29–31

Montrose Trio at Wortham, All The Way opens at Alley, HGO presents Rusalka, the Harlem Globetrotters dribble into NRG Park, Palden Weinreb discusses his art at Asia Society Texas.

01/27/2016 By Nick Esquer

Monster Trucks

A Monster Truck Demolition Diva

Driver Nicole Johnson crushes cars—and male competition while she's at it.

01/18/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan. 15–17

Blue Man Group plays Jones Hall, DiverseWorks debuts What Shall We Do Next?, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ride into town, Chevron Houston races through the city.

01/13/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan. 1–3

A fresh start at Rothko Chapel, the 2016 Run Houston! at Sam Houston Race Park, MFAH screens Night of the Shooting Stars, Fly Dance Company pops and locks at Children's Museum, and the Texans close out the 2015 season.

12/30/2015 By Nick Esquer

Basketball

Dunk the Halls

For Rockets fans, Christmas starts right on time.

11/29/2015 By Jeff Balke