Michael Hardy is the arts editor of Houstonia

Theater

Lost in Translation

The Black Lab Theatre confronts linguistic and cultural barriers in its new production of David Henry Hwang's play Chinglish

05/20/2013 By Michael Hardy

Charity

Please, Sir, May We Have Some More?

Ninth Annual Empty Bowls event uses handcrafted pottery to raise money to fight hunger

05/17/2013 By Michael Hardy

Opera

Bohemian Rhapsody

Conductor Eric Melear discusses HGO Studio's al fresco production of La bohème

05/17/2013 By Michael Hardy

Classical Music

A Farewell Toast

Maestro Hans Graf ends his 12 seasons as music director of the Houston Symphony with Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony

05/17/2013 By Michael Hardy

Books

A Man and His Gallery, Part II

Former Menil Collection conservator Carol Mancusi-Ungaro reflects on the experience of working with Cy Twombly

05/16/2013 By Michael Hardy

Churrascaria Tips

Got Rump?

Don't fill up on the sausages and chicken, hold out for the picanha.

05/16/2013 By Robb Walsh

Giveaway

Get the First Laugh

Be one of the first 100 people to register for free tickets to the new Noah Baumbach film, Frances Ha

05/15/2013 By Michael Hardy

Breakfast Spots

Square Meal on a Biscuit

The square biscuit with sausage and eggs at Blacksmith is worth the $7.

05/15/2013 By Robb Walsh

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 17–19

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

05/15/2013 By Michael Hardy

Family Fun

Happy Days Are Here Again

Hockley's Showboat Drive-In Resurrects The Grand Old Days Of Automotive Cinema

05/15/2013 By John Lomax

Jazz

Swamp Thing

Traditional Dixieland-style jazz band to teach Houston the difference between jazz and jass

05/14/2013 By Michael Hardy

Books

A Man and His Gallery

Almost two decades after it opened, the Menil Collection's Cy Twombly Gallery is the subject of a lavish new art book

05/14/2013 By Michael Hardy

Middle Eastern Food

Wood Fire Kabobs

Sayad is a new 100 percent Halal eatery with a wood-fired grill

05/14/2013 By Robb Walsh

Write For Us

Calling All Culturati

Are you passionate about the arts? Want to contribute to Houstonia? It's your lucky day

05/14/2013 By Michael Hardy

Musical

We Want a Shrubbery!

The hit musical comedy Spamalot returns for the first time since its 2007 Houston premiere

05/13/2013 By Michael Hardy

French Brunch

Hamburgers and Profiteroles

Bacon and eggs on a burger followed by pistachio profiteroles is a nice break from Eggs Benedict.

05/13/2013 By Robb Walsh

Reading

Paradise Regained

Damien Echols served 18 years in prison for a crime he almost certainly didn't commit. Now free, Echols visits Houston to read from his new memoir

05/13/2013 By Michael Hardy

New Sandwich Shop

Luscious Lobster Rolls

Maine-ly Sandwiches is Houston's destination for New England subs.

05/13/2013 By Robb Walsh

Art

The Urban Forest

Houston artist Terrell James's monumental "Maritime Forest" paintings go on display at the Hiram Butler Gallery

05/10/2013 By Michael Hardy

Theater

The Road of Excess

Director Jason Nodler and actor Troy Schulze discuss the Catastrophic Theatre's revival of There is a Happiness That Morning Is

05/10/2013 By Michael Hardy