Santa's helpers

Pancho Claus Needs Your Help to Bring Christmas Cheer this Year

Richard Reyes, who first began playing the Bayou City's Tex-Mex Santa in 1981, has lost his financial sponsors because of the coronavirus pandemic.

12/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Snow Gaze

HGO Brings Wintery Joy to Houston in The Making of the Snowy Day

The new documentary showcases the heart and soul of Ezra Jack Keats’s classic story as well as the challenge of bringing it to the operatic stage.

12/09/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

No Bah Humbugs Here

REVIEW: Alley Captures the Meaning of Christmas in Virtual A Christmas Carol

The paired-down adaptation of Dickens's tale, available for free through Dec 27, casts off the trappings of productions past to focus on what really matters.

12/09/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Yee-haw

2021 RodeoHouston Postponed until May

Officials pushed the dates back two months in hope of a better Covid-19 situation.

12/08/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

This ain’t in Grandma’s closet

Let 2020 Be the Year of the Ugly Holiday Face Mask

It’s Houston. You don’t need a sweater anyways.

12/08/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Coronavirus

Houston Surpasses 100,000 Total Covid-19 Cases

We break down the numbers.

12/07/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

A Covid Carol

Just Like Scrooge, You Won't See Manual Cinema’s Twist on A Christmas Carol Coming

Dickens’s classic tale is being brought to life virtually through puppetry and live music, not to mention a modern-day spin.

12/04/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

The Show Must Go On ... line

Alley Theatre Pivots to Entirely Digital 2020-2021 Season, Cancelling All In-Person Shows

The company’s new slate of digital offerings will include original short plays, translations of classics, and more.

12/04/2020 By Emma Schkloven

A Moving Picture

What's up with Houston Movie Theaters?

With few blockbuster releases and scant crowds, it's hard times for some, but not all.

12/03/2020 By Craig Hlavaty

Baby, there's covid outside

Where Are You, Christmas?

Yes, this Houston holiday season is going to be different, but all is not lost.

12/01/2020 By Craig Hlavaty

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Houston's 2020 Holiday Season Happenings

From merry plays to festival concerts and hot cocoa-accompanied movie screenings, there's a spirited event for even the Grinchiest of Bayou City residents.

11/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

By the numbers

How Houstonians Fed Each Other During the Pandemic

A snapshot of the astounding impact Bayou City's nonprofits made during the first three months of the pandemic.

11/26/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Personal Thoughts

This Year's Thanksgiving? Let All the Emotions Fly

What it means to be without many of your loved ones and the traditions that have defined the day.

11/25/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Not everyone likes football

What TV Shows and Movies to Stream on Thanksgiving

Besides "The Crown" and the "Mandalorian."

11/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Another Covid Holiday

Let’s Face It: Thanksgiving Will Look Different This Year

As coronavirus cases surge once more, city leaders are advising Houstonians to forego large family gatherings.

11/23/2020 By Aarohi Sheth

Holly Jolly

The Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular Is Heading to a Screen Near You

The annual City of Houston tradition, now in its 101st year, will stream on December 5 and 18.

11/20/2020 By Raven Wuebker

Just a Little

Recipes for a Small Thanksgiving Gathering (Maybe 2?)

Since this year has thrown us a curveball, knock it out of the park.

11/20/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Holiday shopping

12 Cool Gifts at This Year's Nutcracker Market

These are a few of our favorite things.

11/20/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Bah Humbug

Galveston's Dickens on the Strand Cancelled for 2020

The annual Victorian-themed holiday festival will return to the island in 2021.

11/19/2020 By Emma Schkloven