Michael Hardy is the arts editor of Houstonia

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

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Dec 19–21

Resistance to the holiday spirit is futile.

12/17/2014 By Michael Hardy

Gift Guide

Christmas Gifts For the Arts Lover in Your Life

Check out our top picks!

12/15/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To To This Weekend: Dec 12–14

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the arts world.

12/10/2014 By Michael Hardy

dance

Here Come the Rockettes!

Just how do they kick so high?

12/09/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Dec 5–7

Featuring Usher, the Radio City Rockettes, and a festival devoted to the theremin.

12/03/2014 By Michael Hardy

Best of 2014

The 10 Best Art Exhibitions of 2014

Catch these shows before they disappear

12/01/2014 By Michael Hardy

Bah, Humbug

A Christmas Carol Is Taking Over Houston

As Houstonians, we love us some Scrooge—three local productions of A Christmas Carol can attest to that.

11/30/2014 By Michael Hardy

Brush with Fate

Is This Man the Greatest Living Native American Artist?

Ron Anderson moved to Houston for one last shot at fame—but it may be too late.

11/30/2014 By Michael Hardy Photography by Brian Goldman

picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 27–30

Here's what to do after Thanksgiving dinner.

11/26/2014 By Michael Hardy

controversy

Convention Center Art Commission Still Alive (For Now)

Just one big misunderstanding?

11/25/2014 By Michael Hardy

classical music

New Director of Houston Symphony Chorus Debuts This Weekend

Longtime director Charles Hausmann hands the reins to his former assistant, Betsy Cook Weber.

11/20/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 21–23

This week: Dirty Dancing, Amy Schumer, and the Houston band Children of Pop

11/19/2014 By Michael Hardy With Dean Davis

film

Rare Film Documents Landmark Menil Exhibition

Artist Dario Robleto introduces a never-before-seen documentary.

11/18/2014 By Michael Hardy

Visual Art

Art Installation to Light Up Discovery Green This Holiday Season

British artist Bruce Munro brings his celebrated Field of Light to Houston.

11/17/2014 By Michael Hardy

opera

This Hänsel und Gretel Isn't Just For Kids

Opera in the Heights takes on the challenge of staging the great German Romantic opera.

11/14/2014 By Michael Hardy

comedy

Lewis Black's 10 Greatest Rants

In anticipation of his appearance tonight, we've assembled the definitive list of Black's top take-downs.

11/13/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 14–16

Featuring the Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Lewis Black, the Bach family, and more!

11/12/2014 By Michael Hardy