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: Sept. 25-27

Rice University Undergraduate Opera Workshop, METdance season opener at Miller, Comedy Get Down at Toyota Center, Da Camera's Snapshots of America and Russian Grand Ballet's Swan Lake at Stafford Centre.

09/23/2015 By Nick Esquer

Q+A

Vegas, Baby! Vegas!

Houstonian Paul Sabala talks musical theater as he readies for his Las Vegas debut.

09/22/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept. 18-20

Ariana Grande in Concert, The wildLIFE Project at HCCC, Groove Fest in Downtown Houston, Yes, Indeed! Music Fest and Elephant Open House at Houston Zoo.

09/16/2015 By Nick Esquer

Art Installation

The Light Fantastic

Artist Anila Agha uses light and shadows as an homage to her native Pakistan in Intersections.

09/15/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept. 11-13

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company performs at Wortham, Houston Fine Art Fair returns to NRG Park, HGO previews its new season with its Studio Showcase, Joshua Bell plays with the Symphony, and Ars Lyrica presents Autumn Hunt

09/09/2015 By Nick Esquer

Arts & Culture

A Little Bit Softer Now

Japan America Society of Houston's latest exhibit layers on peace and tranquility with I Am Content with What I Lack.

09/08/2015 By Nick Esquer

Art

The Dark Places of the Earth

Blaffer brings back its Window Into Houston series downtown

09/04/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

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

Authors Deanna Raybourn and Anna Lee Huber, the Symphony plays The Beatles, The Princess and the Frog at Discovery Green, a film about legendary actor Marlon Brando and the Houston African Arts Festival

09/02/2015 By Nick Esquer

Upcoming Events

Fall Arts Preview 2015: Classical Music

Russian accordions, the Vienna Boys Choir and the all-American Aaron Copland

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Upcoming Events

Fall Arts Preview 2015: Readings/Concerts

The piano man, the Barefoot Contessa and the musings of a Texas memoirist

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Upcoming Events

Fall Arts Preview 2015: Visual Arts

Improvisational Ideas, illuminated Intersections and a very Rothko retrospective

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Upcoming Events

Fall Arts Preview 2015: Dance/Opera

Tons of Tchaikovsky, dueling Manons and Carmen gets stripped down

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Upcoming Events

Fall Arts Preview 2015: Theatre

The Alley reopens, Peter Pan joins the 21st century and professional wrestling muscles its way to center stage

09/01/2015 Photography by Nick Esquer

Entertainment

Fall Arts Preview 2015

One (nervous) arts editor’s guide to the fall’s hottest tickets.

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: El Salvador

Mayan artifacts, salsa dancing and, of course, pupusas

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: Guatemala

Tamales in banana leaves, empanadas and, of course, coffee

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: Vietnam

Buddhist temples, mega malls and, of course, iced coffee

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

City & Region

The Best of International Houston

An insider’s guide to the thriving local cultures of Houston’s 12 largest immigrant groups.

09/01/2015 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Nick Esquer, Marianella Orlando, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Loud Noises

Bum Phillips Gets His Own Opera

It ain’t over until the fat man spits.

09/01/2015 Photography by Nick Esquer

Theater

Gatsby Beats On in New Play From Bayou City Theatrics

Stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved novel opens Sept. 11

08/31/2015 By Nick Esquer