Michael Hardy is the arts editor of Houstonia

gallery show

Art You Can Sleep With

Ebony Porter's gorgeous hand-stitched quilts go on exhibition this weekend at Art Palace.

10/24/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 24–26

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

10/22/2014 By Michael Hardy

architecture

This Weekend, See Houston's 7 Coolest New Homes

The annual AIA Home Tour features houses designed by top Houston architecture firms.

10/22/2014 By Michael Hardy

landscape design

After 100 Years, a Garden Fit for Hermann Park

The completely redesigned 15-acre formal gardens have their public grand opening Saturday morning.

10/17/2014 By Michael Hardy

books

Kerry Howley Enters the Octagon

Former Houstonia editor explores the world of mixed martial arts in her celebrated new book.

10/16/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 17–19

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

10/15/2014 By Michael Hardy

Guide

Houston's 8 Weirdest Meetup Groups

Want to meet fellow shamans, ferret-lovers, or paranormal researchers? There's a group for that.

10/13/2014 By Michael Hardy and Allegra Boutch

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 10–12

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

10/08/2014 By Michael Hardy

books

The George Eliot of Friendswood

Celebrated author René Steinke discusses her novel, set in the small town where she grew up.

10/07/2014 By Michael Hardy

visual art

MFAH's New Curator of Islamic Art Vows to Expand Small Collection

Aimée Froom was previously a curator at the Brooklyn Museum and an independent art historian in Paris.

10/02/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 3–5

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

10/01/2014 By Michael Hardy

Open Road

Uncovering Arkansas

From an ambitious new art museum to cutting-edge restaurants, our neighbor to the northeast has plenty of surprises in store.

09/30/2014 By Michael Hardy

Fall Arts 2014

6 Young Artists Who Are Reshaping Houston’s Art Scene

This year we salute the new wave behind this season’s thrilling slate of cultural events—a lineup as fresh and new as the artists behind them.

09/30/2014 By Michael Hardy, Peter Holley, and Adam Casteñeda Photography by Arthur Garcia

Best of Houstonia

Our 2014 Fall Arts Guide

Our top picks in theater, visual art, dance, classical music, and more.

09/30/2014 By Michael Hardy

theater

Review: Peace in Our Time Is a Play For Our Time

Noël Coward's fascinating play imagines a Nazi occupation of England.

09/30/2014 By Michael Hardy

news

Local Playwright Pulls Play, Cuts Ties With Catastrophic Theatre

Miki Johnson, Catastrophic's former playwright-in-residence, has withdrawn the rights to her play The Crab King, which was scheduled to debut in November.

09/26/2014 By Michael Hardy

reading

Reza Aslan: Lakewood is "Less a Church Than A Pyramid Scheme"

Religious studies scholar who penned bestselling book about the historical Jesus calls out Joel Osteen ahead of his visit to Houston.

09/18/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 19–21

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

09/17/2014 By Michael Hardy

bargains

The 7 Best Arts Deals in Houston

From opera to theater, readings to visual art, here are our picks for thrifty culturati.

09/15/2014 By Michael Hardy

point/counterpoint

What's the Matter with Houston?

A debate about urbanism, highways, mass transit, and whether it makes sense to compare ourselves to New York.

09/12/2014 By Michael Hardy and Allyn West