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: Oct. 30-Nov. 1

Vienna Boys Choir, Ghostbusters & Ghouls at Houston Symphony, El Big Bad throws a Halloween bash, Opera in the Heights' Menotti double-header, MFAH showcases Dutch Golden Age works from Wtewael

10/28/2015 By Nick Esquer

Art

The Sunny Side of Dalí

The Menil Collection serves up a new Dalí exhibit in all the artist's meta glory.

10/26/2015 By Nick Esquer

Jazz

Rebirth of the Cool

Thomas Helton's Boomtown Brass Band brings back tradition with Dixieland jazz.

10/23/2015 By Nick Esquer

Slideshow

First Sip & Savor Houston's Flavors A Big Success

Breast cancer awareness organization Pink Ribbons Project celebrates arts support at Buffalo Bayou Park

10/21/2015 By Nick Esquer Photography by Tim Hansford

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 23-25

Moores Opera Center debuts Manon, Rienzi toasts its annual Punch Party, Ballet Hispanico presents Carmen, Houston Zoo celebrates Halloween with Zoo Boo and Aperio plays chamber music from American masters.

10/21/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 16-18

Oddball Comedy Fest in The Woodlands, Voca People invade Wortham, Korean Festival at Discovery Green, The Color Run heads downtown and strummer Mac DeMarco at Warehouse Live

10/14/2015 By Nick Esquer

Dance

Tragedy Loves (Dance) Company

NYC dance troupe Ballet Hispanico brings passion to life with a new version of Carmen.

10/13/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 9-11

Hanna Ranch screening at Discovery Green, ROCO Brass Quintet at MATCH, Author Amy Stewart at Murder By The Book, Texas Ren Fest returns to Houston, Bonnie & Clyde the musical at Hobby Center

10/07/2015 By Nick Esquer

Slideshow

Friends For Life 2015 "Among Friends" Gala

Pet lovers gathered at Art Deco-themed The Astorian to celebrate the organization's mission of rescuing and sheltering lost pets

10/07/2015 By Nick Esquer Photography by Roy Krisanto

Science Talk

What Dreams May Come

Psychotherapist Anna Guerra helps artists tap into their unconscious at the Jung Center.

10/06/2015 By Nick Esquer

Slideshow

UTHealth House Call

UTHealth puts the focus on early childhood development with a children's book bash

10/05/2015 By Nick Esquer Photography by Jacob Power

Slideshow

Hearts of Gold Gala: Honoring Margaret Alkek Williams

The Health Museum raises a record amount while honoring social titan Margaret Alkek Williams.

09/30/2015 By Nick Esquer Photography by Kim Coffman

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 2-4

Cellist Maya Beiser at Wortham, Houston's DJ Sun's latest multi-media experience at Asia Society, Silver Street's Biannual Art Opening, Wishing Well dance performance at Orange Show, and Texas Contemporary Art Fair at George R. Brown.

09/30/2015 By Nick Esquer

Slideshow

Back to the 80’s Pre-Gala Kickoff Celebration

Children's Museum Houston celebrated its 35th anniversary in blast-from-the-past style

09/29/2015 By Nick Esquer Photography by Gary Fountain

Arts & Culture

Who Do You Think You Are?

Houston DJ Andre Sam-Sin's newest multimedia performance highlights his journey back to his roots

09/29/2015 By Nick Esquer

Exhibits

Facing Threats, Real and Imagined, at the HMNS

A new exhibit from the National Spy Museum examines the friction between America and American ideals.

09/29/2015 Photography by Nick Esquer

Divine Commode-ty

Inside the Alley Theatre’s Biggest and Best Upgrade

Forget the new stage and lobby, the real draw is, shall we say, behind closed doors.

09/29/2015 By Nick Esquer

Hammer Time

Getting Into the Swing of Things

Houston teen Cole Hammer makes golf history as the third-youngest player to ever grace the greens of the US Open.

09/29/2015 By Nick Esquer

Costume Design

The Character of Cloth

Houston Grand Opera teams with Arts Brookfield for an intimate look at the art of costume design

09/28/2015 By Nick Esquer

Concert

Strung Out

Rock star cellist Maya Beiser brings her own brand of classical music to Wortham.

09/28/2015 By Nick Esquer