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.

Art

Branching Out

Houston artist Joan Laughlin’s haunting nature portraits go on display at the Jung Center.

08/28/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug. 28-30

Ferris Bueller's Day Off at Hotel Derek, Matthew Salesses' reading at Brazos, NobleMotion Dance's Storm Front, Venezuelan violinist Eddy Marcano and 22nd Annual Theater District Open House

08/26/2015 By Nick Esquer

Art Installation

In Dreams

In “Music for the World to See,” two local artists step into the abstract.

08/24/2015 By Nick Esquer

Readings

Texas Killing Fields

Author René Steinke returns to her native Houston to discuss her novel Friendswood and the process of research.

08/21/2015 By Nick Esquer

Art Opening

Project Row Houses Presents Annual Summer Studios Exhibition

The Third Ward art commune brings in six student-artists for its yearly summer expo.

08/20/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 21-23

The Third Man Screening at MFAH, FrenetiCore's Integration, kids activities at The Health Museum, comedian Wyatt Cenac and a pop-up poetry slam at OKRA

08/19/2015 By Nick Esquer

Art News

Art on the Rise

Washington Avenue Arts District readies for a $100 million expansion.

08/18/2015 By Nick Esquer

Comedy

Laugh at Your Pain

Comic Ester Steinberg puts big city life on blast in her stand-up set at Lucky's

08/17/2015 By Nick Esquer

Music

Hello, Dollie!

Haley Barnes, lead singer of folksy quintet Dollie Barnes, offers up sweet summer melodies at Fitzgerald's.

08/13/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 14-16

The Screwtape Letters at Wortham, Sam Smith in concert, Galveston Heritage Festival, Open House at The Printing Museum and Incredible India: Dashavatar at Miller Outdoor Theatre

08/12/2015 By Nick Esquer

Performance Art

Gather Ye Round

Local performance group BooTown wants to tell your story.

08/11/2015 By Nick Esquer

Science Talk

Showing Pluto Some Love

The dwarf planet gets some much-deserved affection at HMNS.

08/07/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 7-9

Lowers Dens at CAMH, Sara Paretsky at Brazos Bookstore, rock-filled musical Passing Strange, Shakespeare for kids and Cutthroat Eastside Pop-Up Market

08/05/2015 By Nick Esquer

Upcoming Events

Recapture Your Youth at the Blacklight Run

An upcoming 5K run appeals to the Peter Pan in all of us.

08/04/2015 By Nick Esquer

Arts Preview

Beware the Ides of August

This year’s Houston Shakespeare Festival takes a dark turn.

08/04/2015 By Nick Esquer

Latin Music

The Toyota Center Delivers Three Superstars of Latin Music

These days, it’s the audiences—not the performers—doing the crossing over.

08/04/2015 By Nick Esquer

Cycle Houston

Pedal Power

Tara Escudero takes bicycle care to the streets.

08/03/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 31-Aug 2

Pancakes & Booze Art Show, Goonies pool party, White Linen Nights, The Rite of Summer dance performance and a remake of Charlie Chaplin's The Kid

07/29/2015 By Nick Esquer

Art Installation

Into The Ethereal

Gallery owner Nicole Longnecker recruits a local curator and artists for The Charm of the Spectacle.

07/28/2015 By Nick Esquer

Science

Hold Up—"E.T., Phone Home" is Real?

Houston artist Dario Robleto joins the $100 million search for alien life.

07/27/2015 By Nick Esquer