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

Fah who foraze! Dah who doraze!

Tap into Your Inner Seuss at the All New Hou-Ville Christmas Village

The Houston spin on "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’s" Whoville will be bringing holiday cheer all December long.

11/19/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Out and About

Main Street Downtown to Close for Cars, Host More Outdoor Dining

A program approved by City Council will change the look of the artery through early 2022.

11/18/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Holiday Treats

Houston Ballet Is Bringing Its Classic Christmas Show into the Digital Age with Nutcracker Sweets

While the company has also cancelled in-person shows through June 2021, it will be creating new online programming in its place.

11/18/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Documentary Theater

REVIEW: Dirt Dogs' Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 Brings Achingly Familiar Stories to the Forefront

This digital reworking of Anna Deavere Smith’s famous play offers an equal measure of heavy heartache and heightened hope as characters describe the turmoil at the center of a racial reckoning.

11/18/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

Sonic Storytelling

Houston's Fat Tony Goes Exotica on New Story-Driven Album

The new record, which dropped last month, is said to be a counterpart to the Third Ward native's February release, "Wake Up."

11/18/2020 By Brittany Cristiano

joining the chorus

HGO Is Sharing the Musical Love Through the Texas Opera Alliance

The new initiative brings companies across the Lone Star State together. The first mission? Reaching adolescent opera-lovers with the Teen Opera Club of Texas.

11/17/2020 By Adrianne Reece