A Sugarplum of a Show

Houston Ballet’s ​The Nutcracker​ Is Just As Enchanting As Ever

This is Stanton Welch’s Christmas gift to Houston.

12/04/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Blast Off

The Houston Symphony’s ​Ad Astra​ Gets a World Premiere

Composer-in-residence Jimmy López Bellido writes an homage to NASA.

12/03/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Doing the Most

Dylan Godwin Stars in ​the Alley Theatre's One-Man Show

Celebrate the holidays with Fully Committed.

11/26/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

'Tis the Season

Houston Ballet’s ​The Nutcracker ​Returns to the Stage

Andrew Vecseri performs as The Prince for the first time.

11/26/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

A Little Night Music

Emanuel Ax and Fabien Gabel Are Ready to Rock the Houston Symphony

The famed musicians are set to offer up Beethoven, Brahms, and some less standard works.

11/15/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

'Tis the Season

The Ensemble Theatre Aims to Deliver ​More Than Christmas

A holiday musical makes its world premiere.

11/13/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

visual art

Beatriz González Reveals the Politics and Painting of Colombia

The artist's first United States retrospective arrives at the MFAH with a pop of color.

10/29/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻

Salsa Meets the Symphony

Expect to dance when Olga Tañon joins the Houston Latin Philharmonic Orchestra this weekend.

10/16/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Drama!

Crime and Punishment, According to Verdi

HGO's Rigoletto​ tells the story of revenge gone terribly, horribly wrong.

10/08/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

At Last, a Refreshing Performance of Gershwin’s Piano Concerto

The Houston Symphony gives Gershwin (and Copland) the respect he deserves.

10/01/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Opera

Tosca Serves Love with a Side of Revenge

A raw, heart-breaking story, the work is a showcase for Puccini’s brilliance.

10/01/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

Balancing the Contemporary and Classical at Houston Ballet

Antlers, a mirror ball, and falling feathers add to an exciting night of dance.

09/23/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

Yefim Bronfman Conquers Rachmaninoff

The Houston Symphony’s opening night concert was an elegant achievement.

09/16/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

[Exit, Pursued by Bear]

There Are No Victims in The Winter's Tale

The Alley production features powerful women, bears, and the King Ranch.

09/13/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

Giselle Tells a Story of Love Personified

Houston Ballet Principals Yuriko Kajiya and Connor Walsh enchant at the helm of the season opener.

09/09/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Eternal 30

Watch Flatland Gallery Evolve Throughout September

A coterie of artists will unfurl an interconnected, shifting exhibition at the Montrose gallery this month.

09/04/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

all that jazz

Helen Sung Plays Mingus

The Houston native accompanies the Charles Mingus Big Band this weekend at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

08/16/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

🎥

6 Non-Megaplex Film Screenings This August

From anime to Apollo to roller derby, there's a lot to see this month.

08/05/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Summer Drama

Houston Shakespeare Festival Returns with 'Skills,' 'Courage,' and 'Bravado'

The free summer tradition returns to Miller Outdoor this weekend with Julius Caesar and As You Like It.

07/30/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Going Bananas

Uncovering the Real Josephine Baker

“The truth is that if there had been no Josephine Baker, there would be no Brandy, no Monica, no Beyoncé, no Sevyn Streeter, and no Halle Berry.”

06/24/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez