Michael Hardy is the arts editor of Houstonia

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Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 16–19 (MLK Weekend Edition)

Mel Chin's Houston takeover begins.

01/14/2015 By Michael Hardy

news

Civil Rights Leader John Lewis To Speak in Houston Next Month

The long-serving congressman still bears the scars from Selma and Birmingham.

01/13/2015 By Michael Hardy

news

BuzzFeed Names The Suffers and Robert Ellis Top Artists To Watch in 2015

More well-deserved kudos for two bands with Houston roots

01/12/2015 By Michael Hardy

news

Bun B Headlines Menil Panel On Hip-Hop And Nonviolence

Keeping it trill at the Menil.

01/08/2015 By Michael Hardy

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Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 9–11

Get off the couch and check out these events.

01/07/2015 By Michael Hardy

A Laughing Matter

Houston’s Comedy Scene Finally Gets Some Respect

The first annual “Come and Take It Comedy Takeover” debuts this month at Warehouse Live.

01/04/2015 By Michael Hardy

Spring Awakening

The Greatest Gymnast in the World Is in Spring

Gymnastics phenom Simone Biles enjoys having a normal life...for a few more minutes.

01/04/2015 By Michael Hardy

Work It

At Traditional Gyms, Finding New Ways to Compete

Old-school gyms are learning how to stand out in a Crossfit world.

01/04/2015 By Michael Hardy

Fitness 2015

Houston’s Hike & Bike Trails Await!

If all goes as planned, the city will soon have around 150 miles of continuous trails.

01/04/2015 By Michael Hardy

Bayougraphy

The Comeback Kid

In Evolution of a Criminal, a bank robber-turned-NYU film student confronts his past.

01/04/2015 By Michael Hardy

television

Manor of Speaking Goes National

We no longer have Ernie Manouse and Mr. Rodgers to ourselves.

01/01/2015 By Michael Hardy

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Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 1–4

Get to 'em before they're gone

12/31/2014 By Michael Hardy

guide

Houston's 5 Best New Year's Eve Parties

There's still time to snag tickets to one of these great events.

12/30/2014 By Michael Hardy

Dance

What Is Shen Yun, Anyway?

The widely advertised show is really a front for Falun Gong.

12/29/2014 By Michael Hardy

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Top Things To Do This Weekend: Dec 25–28 (Christmas Edition!)

'Tis the season for Christmas-themed concerts.

12/24/2014 By Michael Hardy

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Our Top 5 Most Anticipated Arts Events of 2015

Here's what we're looking forward to in the new year.

12/23/2014 By Michael Hardy

Year in Review

The Best of 2014 in the Arts

2014 was a year of retrenchment in the arts world.

12/22/2014 Illustrations by Dan Derozier By Michael Hardy

opera

Opera in the Heights Fires Artistic Director, Announces New Direction

Where does Houston's regional opera company go from here?

12/19/2014 By Michael Hardy

Year in Review

Houstonia's Favorite Plays of 2014

The show did, in fact, go on.

12/18/2014 By Michael Hardy and Scott Vogel

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Top Things To Do This Weekend: Dec 19–21

Resistance to the holiday spirit is futile.

12/17/2014 By Michael Hardy