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.

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec. 4-6

From Home Alone at the Houston Symphony to a homecoming for Santaland Diaries at the Alley Theatre.

12/02/2015 By Nick Esquer

Slideshows

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s 2015 “For All Humanity Luncheon”

IM honors refugee awareness with its annual luncheon, highlighting the efforts of Nihala Zakaria.

12/01/2015 By Nick Esquer Photography by Alexander Rogers

Theater

The Unhappy Elf

Todd Waite returns as David Sedaris' cranky Christmas elf in The Santaland Diaries at Alley Theatre.

11/30/2015 By Nick Esquer

Upcoming Events

Immerse Yourself in the Day For Night Festival

Free Press Summer Fest’s new cold-weather counterpart spares Houstonians the burn.

11/29/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov. 27-29

The Nutcracker opens at Houston Ballet, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet at Houston Symphony, Bower Yusse and Thomas J. Cryan at Blue Willow Bookshop, Reverend Horton Heat at Scout Bar and SonKiss'd Dance performs at Texas Rock Gym

11/25/2015 By Nick Esquer

Dance

Into Thin Air

SonKiss'd mixes hip-hop with rock climbing in adrenaline–fueled performance, Moving Mountains.

11/23/2015 By Nick Esquer

Slideshows

Trees of Hope's Lonestar Wonderland Holiday Gala

The local homeless support group decked the halls at its annual holiday fete.

11/19/2015 Photography by Michelle Watson By Nick Esquer

Fitness

Pain and Gain

Houston hosts the 2015 IWF Weightlifting Championships, the first one in the U.S. in more than 40 years.

11/18/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov. 20-22

A Christmas Carol returns to Alley Theatre, Houston Symphony's ode to Carole King, Ars Lyrica pays homage to Louis XIV, Winter Birding at the Arboretum and the Second Annual Houston Whatever Fest.

11/18/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov. 13-15

Leon Bridges in concert, Frank Huang returns to lead the Symphony, 26th Annual Native American Pow Wow, Houston Mini Maker Faire at George R. Brown and the annual Nutcracker Market.

11/11/2015 By Nick Esquer

Art

Two-Toned Paint Job

Houston artists David Adickes and Justin Garcia team up again for a special abstract show.

11/09/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov. 6-Nov. 8

Billy Joel in concert, Daniil Simkin's innovative Intensio, David Sedaris at Jones Hall, Potted Potter, and Houston Youth Symphony

11/04/2015 By Nick Esquer

Symphony

Homecoming King

Concertmaster Frank Huang returns to the stage at Jones Hall for a three-night event.

11/03/2015 By Nick Esquer

Theater

Silent Sky Blends Romance, Science, Feminism and Bigotry

Main Street Theater takes on the astronomical story of a woman who connected the dots and made history.

11/03/2015 By Nick Esquer

Car Buyers’ Guide

Is An EV Right For You?

Thinking of buying an electric vehicle? Here are some factors to consider.

11/03/2015 By Nick Esquer

Car Buyers’ Guide

Plugging Away: Tesla vs. Texas

As electric vehicle technology evolves, a battle is waged over how those cars may be sold across the state.

11/03/2015 By Nick Esquer

Car Buyers’ Guide

Falling Flat

Stave off those near-inevitable flat tires with the best protection and services offered around town.

11/03/2015 By Nick Esquer

Best of Houstonia

Car Buyers’ Guide 2015

What you need to know now if you’re in the market for a new car.

11/03/2015 By Jeff Balke, Nick Esquer, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Katharine Shilcutt

Pitch Perfect

No Instruments, No Problem

As this year’s Straight No Chaser show nears, we try to lure UH a capella groups into a little smack talk.

11/03/2015 By Nick Esquer

Slideshow

Children At Risk’s Annual Accolades Luncheon

The annual event at Hotel Zaza raises more than $260,000 to help stop human trafficking in Texas.

11/02/2015 By Nick Esquer Photography by Roswitha Vogler