Nick joined Houstonia in June 2015, eager to seek out the latest arts, culture, trends, people, places and things that give life to Houston. He began his career in journalism at the age of 15, reporting on high school sports in his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona. An Arizona State alum, he was previously assistant editor at Houston magazine. 

Nick spends his spare time staying fit, reading, watching Netflix, drinking coffee, and hanging out with his dog/best friend Gatsby.

Sights & Sounds

Finding Music in Wherever The Wind Blows

Sound artist Olivia Block blends found natural sounds with music to create her atmospheric and haunting composition.

02/12/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb. 12–14

14 Pews' Dialogues on Grace, Toruk at Toyota Center, MET Dance celebrates 20 years, Alabama rocker Jason Isbell performs, 30th Annual Texas Home & Garden Show at NRG Park

02/10/2016 By Nick Esquer

Vroom Vroom

Deco Design Goes Full Throttle at the MFAH

Jazz Age aficionados are in for a treat with a pair of ‘30s-themed events at the museum.

02/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Super Bowl Sunday

Stands For Houston Airing on Super Bowl Sunday

KHOU's latest ad is so Houston and that's why we like it.

02/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Performing Arts

Using Piano to Bring A Literary Masterpiece to Life

Da Camera pianist Sarah Rothenberg pays tribute to Marcel Proust, bringing his text to life through music and mirth.

02/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb. 5–7

La Cenerentola at Opera In The Heights, Houston Symphony plays along to Singin' In The Rain, BalletBoyz dances into town, Bookworm Festival, and Branford Marsalis jazzes it up.

02/03/2016 By Nick Esquer

Visual Arts

A Climber's Peak with Art After Death

After perishing on K2, a climber's expressive art steps into the light with Peak Inspirations.

02/02/2016 By Nick Esquer

Best Bars

Where to Drink Right Now in The Woodlands and Spring

Beginning with the best bar for brunching.

02/01/2016 By Nick Esquer

Best Bars 2016

The Montrose Must-Drink List

Including the best bar for pretending “new” Montrose never happened.

02/01/2016 By Nick Esquer

Best Bars 2016

The Midtown Must-Drink List

Including the best bar for joining the circus.

02/01/2016 By Nick Esquer

Slideshows

Boxing Legend George Foreman Honored at Tribute Dinner

The Houston native welcomed guests in celebration of the first annual charity gala benefiting the George Foreman Youth and Community Center.

01/27/2016 By Nick Esquer Photography by B. McKinzy Photography

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan. 29–31

Montrose Trio at Wortham, All The Way opens at Alley, HGO presents Rusalka, the Harlem Globetrotters dribble into NRG Park, Palden Weinreb discusses his art at Asia Society Texas.

01/27/2016 By Nick Esquer

Photography

Wildlife Photography of the Year Comes to Houston

100 of the best wildlife action photos of the world are now on exhibition in HMNS.

01/27/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan. 22–24

The Symphony plays Shostakovich, Rainbow on ICE returns to Discovery Green, MFAH throws an art party, BodyTraffic dances into Houston, and Houston Arboretum celebrates Arbor Day.

01/20/2016 By Nick Esquer

Monster Trucks

A Monster Truck Demolition Diva

Driver Nicole Johnson crushes cars—and male competition while she's at it.

01/18/2016 By Nick Esquer

Visual Art

Giving New York a Houston State of Mind—with Art

Artist Mark Flood's latest collective exhibition, The Future Is Ow, is an effort to put Houston on the art-world map.

01/15/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan. 15–17

Blue Man Group plays Jones Hall, DiverseWorks debuts What Shall We Do Next?, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ride into town, Chevron Houston races through the city.

01/13/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan. 8–10

Houston Symphony plays John Williams, William Cokeley opens a new exhibition, Vertigo plays at MFAH, a lecture on Joachim Wtewael's nude portraits, and the Russian Old New Year Festival.

01/06/2016 By Nick Esquer

Lit Inspiration

From Libraries to Lit Fests

As local libraries tout something for everyone and festivals and book fairs are growing off trees, Houston's bevy of book resources continues to blossom.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Radio

Prairie Home Will No Longer Have Its Companion

After more than 40 years, Garrison Keillor is bowing out.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer