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.

Theater

Whale Tale

One-man Moby-Dick show takes the audience into the belly of the beast

07/24/2015 By Nick Esquer

Party

The Power of Self(ie)

Local art party group, WhateverForever, embraces the age of the selfie

07/24/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 24-26

Space City ComicCon 2015, the Music of Michael Jackson at Jones Hall, Museum Experience Day, comedian Jay Pharoah and the Symphony plays Pokemon

07/22/2015 By Nick Esquer

Music

The Fall Guys

Pop-punk band Fall Out Boy rolls with the punches.

07/22/2015 By Nick Esquer

Music

Endless Summer

Playing Houston's House of Blues, Zella Day strings along a set list of new summer classics

07/20/2015 By Nick Esquer

Houston Dash

The (Guessed) Right Stuff

Carli Lloyd and her Houston Dash teammates put women's sports in the spotlight.

07/17/2015 By Nick Esquer

Art Opening

Into the Furnace

Stephen Wilson’s latest exhibition, Ultimate Justice, sheds light on the death penalty in Texas.

07/16/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 17-19

Blade Runner at Market Square Park, A Fistful of Soul, Mixers and Elixirs at HMNS and Nicki Minaj and Tanlines in concert

07/15/2015 Edited by Nick Esquer

Readings

These Roots Were Made for Talking

Novelist Kent Wascom talks about his latest novel, Secessia, and the Southern heritage that inspired it

07/14/2015 By Nick Esquer

Readings

Hemingday! at Brazos Bookstore

A Rice Village toast to old school manliness

07/13/2015 By Nick Esquer

Theater

The Scots-Irish Play

Houston Theatre Company brings Macbeth to the stage.

07/10/2015 Edited by Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 10-12

Lawndale's The Big Show, a student-led performing arts premiere, Interstellar at MFAH, a dollar concert at Houston Symphony and Habsburg Splendor Show & Tell

07/08/2015 Edited by Nick Esquer

On The Town

Here Comes the Guide

Author and architectural project manager James Glassman shows some hometown love with his new book, The Houstorian Dictionary

07/07/2015 Edited by Nick Esquer

Editor's Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 3-5

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure at Market Square, a play premiere, Garth Brooks in concert, July 4th at Children's Museum and a book signing

07/01/2015 Edited by Nick Esquer

Museum News

Homeward Bound

Josef Helfenstein, Director of the Menil Collection, leaves Houston for Switzerland's Kunstmuseum Basel.

06/30/2015 Edited by Nick Esquer

Houston to Hollywood

Best Ladin Plans

Actor and Houston native Eric Ladin talks about his latest role in HBO's The Brink.

06/26/2015 By Nick Esquer

Tunnel Tour

Patrick Renner's Funnel Tunnel Lives on in NOLA

The Houston artist's colorful installation finds a new home in the Big Easy.

06/25/2015 By Nick Esquer

Artist Talks

In the Works

Local artist Benito Huerta discusses art, politics and his summer exhibition Works on Paper at HMAAC.

06/24/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 26-28

A book signing, improvisational dance, a free concert, Pride and Kathy Griffin

06/24/2015 Edited by Nick Esquer

Novel Drinks

Summer Books and Summer Cocktails

A roundup of classic American authors, their favorite drinks and where to get them in Houston.

06/22/2015 By Nick Esquer