Michael Hardy is the arts editor of Houstonia

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 20–22

Featuring two American poets, a documentary about La Sagrada Família, and your last chance to see Bruce Munro's Discovery Green art installation

02/18/2015 By Michael Hardy

books

Rice Art Historian Publishes His Magnum Opus

William Camfield will discuss the first installment of his four-volume Francis Picabia catalogue raisonné at the Menil on Wednesday.

02/17/2015 By Michael Hardy

news

Have Tea with Lady Carnarvon, Mistress of Downton Abbey

Can't travel to England to tour Highclere Castle, where the hit TV show is filmed? Here's the next best thing.

02/13/2015 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 13–15

Featuring Baroque painting, Baroque music, Kinky Boots, and Cirque du Soleil.

02/11/2015 By Michael Hardy

Visual Art

The Art Guys Sell Out (Again)

Has the Houston performance artist duo lost its edge?

02/10/2015 By Michael Hardy

breaking news

KTRU Returning to Houston Airwaves

Rice's student-run radio station received an FCC permit today to resume broadcast on a new frequency, 96.1 FM.

02/09/2015 By Michael Hardy

Music

The Houston Blues Museum Finds a Home

A long-awaited tribute to Houston’s rich blues tradition will open in the Fifth Ward this spring.

02/08/2015 By Michael Hardy

Spring Gardening Guide

Houston’s 5 Best Public Gardens

No room or time for a garden of your own? These gardens may inspire you.

02/08/2015 By Michael Hardy

Home-Erotic

(Nude) Pictures at an Exhibition

What began as a Galleria-area woman’s vintage erotica collection has now become a personal museum of prurience.

02/08/2015 By Michael Hardy

Voluntary Constraints

Get Free With a Little Help From Your Friends

In which we try—and fail—to work our way out of Escape Room Houston.

02/08/2015 By Michael Hardy

Crime

HBO Films Takes on Houston’s Favorite (Suspected) Serial Murderer

A new true-crime documentary series explores the life of infamous eccentric Robert Durst.

02/08/2015 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 6–8

Featuring Jason Moran, John Lewis, Sherlock Holmes, and something called Frostival

02/04/2015 By Michael Hardy

Theatre

These Boots are Made for Walkin’

A musical arrives, both heralded and unsung.

02/04/2015 By Michael Hardy

theater

Sherlock Holmes Takes the Stage at Classical Theatre

Forget Sherlock and Elementary. Here's your chance to see the detective up close and personal.

02/03/2015 By Michael Hardy

Visual Art

Menil's Byzantine Fresco Chapel Reopens, Minus the Frescoes

The now-deconsecrated space will host a series of site-specific installations.

01/30/2015 By Michael Hardy

musical theater

Elton John's Ballet Joins Long Tradition of Rock Music On Stage

A brief history of rock musicals, from Tommy to American Idiot.

01/29/2015 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 30–Feb 1

The Super Bowl isn't the only game in town this weekend.

01/28/2015 By Michael Hardy

installation

Artist Tara Conley Invites You Into Her Doll House

Ever wondered what it would be like to live inside a pop-up book?

01/27/2015 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 23–25

Featuring the Harlem Globetrotters, the Come and Take It Comedy Takeover, and Madame Butterfly

01/21/2015 By Michael Hardy

promotion

Never Seen an Opera? Maybe a Half-Price Ticket Will Change Your Mind

The deal is for first-time operagoers only.

01/20/2015 By Michael Hardy