Michael Hardy is the arts editor of Houstonia

Music Festival

Grass Fire

Since 1989, the Fire on the Strings festival has been bringing some of the country's best bluegrass to the Houston area.

08/12/2013 By Michael Hardy

Interview

Getting Back in Tune

Houston Symphony executive director Mark Hanson previews the 2013–2014 season.

08/09/2013 By Michael Hardy

Breaking News

Thanksgiving Parade in Jeopardy

Citing financial difficulties, the Houston Festival Foundation announces it will no longer produce Houston's 64-year-old Holiday Parade.

08/07/2013 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 9–11

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

08/07/2013 By Michael Hardy

Review

International Jazz Festival Fails to Live Up to Name

Other than a brilliant performance by Jonathan Butler and Elon Trotman, Bubbha Thomas's three-day jazz festival offers little in the way of world music.

08/05/2013 By Michael Hardy

On the Town

Afternoon Delight

Taking English tea with the founder of Elegant Manners International

08/01/2013 By Michael Hardy

Film

Shrink-Wrapped

Freudians and Jungians have one thing in common: a love of movies.

08/01/2013 By Michael Hardy

Houston vs. Dallas

Cultural Command

When it comes to the arts, we leave Dallas in the dust.

08/01/2013 By Michael Hardy

Ice House

What the Hell’s on the Side of the Road?

This month: a metal menagerie.

08/01/2013 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 2–4

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

07/31/2013 By Michael Hardy

Movies

Film Fatales

MFAH film series celebrates the femme fatale of classic Hollywood film noir.

07/30/2013 By Michael Hardy

Photography

Corporate Art

FotoFest Discoveries showcases 15 contemporary photographers from around the world—but good luck finding the show.

07/25/2013 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 26–28

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

07/24/2013 By Michael Hardy

Film

Queering Houston

QFest, Houston's long-running LGBT film festival, expands into Katy, Northwest Houston, and Galveston this year

07/23/2013 By Michael Hardy

Visual Art

Code Switching

An interview with artist David Hutchinson, who transforms writing into painting.

07/19/2013 By Michael Hardy

Theater

Pulling Back the Curtain

Main Street Theater invites audiences behind the scenes of its 2013–2014 productions

07/18/2013 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 19–21

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

07/17/2013 By Michael Hardy

Visual Art

Where Land and Water Meet

Libbie Masterson's new series of photographs is inspired by Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement

07/16/2013 By Michael Hardy

Point/Counterpoint

Beyoncé: Brilliant Feminist Role Model or Narcissistic, Reactionary Fake?

Debating all things Beyoncé.

07/15/2013 By Michael Hardy and Peter Holley

Theater

The Hollow Man

Actor Mark Shanahan discusses his role in The Alley's new production of Agatha Christie's The Hollow

07/12/2013 By Michael Hardy