Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Where to Volunteer in Houston This Thanksgiving

Here are ways Houstonians can give back both virtually and in person this holiday season.

11/17/2020 By Raven Wuebker

Is it next year yet?

Don't Worry Houston, Travis Scott's AstroWorld Will Be Back in 2021

The Houston rapper's annual music festival was cancelled this year because of—you guessed it—the coronavirus.

11/16/2020 By Emma Schkloven

2019-20

Rice Village Food Hall Politan Row Shutters

After a strong opening, the hall couldn't rebound from Covid-19 impacts.

11/13/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

2020

4 Takeaways from Lina Hidalgo’s State of the County Address

In a "fireside chat" format, the county judge and H-E-B President Scott McClelland discussed how 2020 has been for Harris County.

11/12/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

A Spin Cycle of Fun

REVIEW: Stages’s Honky Tonk Laundry Will Wash Your Cares Away

With its big, Lynn Anderson hair and perfect amount of fringe, this jukebox musical full of country favorites has the kind of joyous spirit we so desperately need these days.

11/12/2020 By Doni Wilson

Color Us Impressed

Color Comes into Play in UH's New Outdoor Public Art Exhibition

"Color Field's" 13 whimsical pieces are painting a one-mile stretch of UH's main campus through May 2021.

11/12/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Girl Boss

Rent a Desk at SheSpace, Houston’s New Women-Centric Coworking Space 

The communal office space, set to open this fall, is all about female empowerment. 

11/11/2020 By Brittany Cristiano

Whole Watt O’ Lights

New Houston-area Drive-Thrus are Here to Light up Your Holidays

Both The Light Park in Spring and Rudolph’s Lightshow in Hockley feature displays with more than a million Christmas lights.

11/11/2020 By Emma Schkloven

So Long, Farewell

Drive-In at Sawyer Yards Is Hitting the Brakes as It Moves to a New Spot

The last screening is set for November 29, but the owners are already looking for a new location.

11/10/2020 By Emma Schkloven

back in the saddle

RodeoHouston to Donate More than $21 Million for Education

Last month the organization announced it would be cancelling the 2021 Open Show to focus on the Junior Livestock Competition.

11/10/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

"Money Changes Everything"

Houston Rock N’ Rolls Out Relief to Bayou City’s Struggling Music Industry

The $3 million fund will hopefully help blunt some of the damage Covid-19 has had on crowd-relying musicians and venues .

11/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

A Dramatic Pause

TUTS's George Strait-Inspired Show Is No Fool-Hearted Memory

Theatre Under the Stars bemoans the coronavirus cancellation of "Pure Country," a musical premiere decades in development.

11/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Healing Harmonies

The Texas Medical Center Orchestra Prescribes the Medicine With Virtual Performance Saturday

Artistic Director Libi Lebel chats about bringing hope, healing, and unity to H-Town through music.

11/06/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

Dream Home

The 2020 Virtual AIA Houston Home Tour Is Reaching More Viewers (and Continents)

Explore the swoon-worthy houses from the comfort of your own home now through November 15.

11/06/2020 By Laura Furr Mericas

Southern Hospitality

How Southern Smoke Became a National Leader During the Coronavirus Crisis

The Houston organization serves up food-industry aid nationwide.

11/06/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Words, Words, Words

Get Your Pens Ready, Houston Authors, for National Novel Writing Month

During the annual event, writers from around the world try to string together 50,000 words during the month of November.

10/30/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

2020 Fallout

Houston to Bear the Brunt of Big ExxonMobil Layoffs

The oil giant, which has taken a huge hit during the pandemic, plans to cut 1,900 jobs in the U.S.

10/29/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Better than Christmas

Your Guide to the 2020 Virtual Nutcracker Market

How to navigate your monthlong shopping spree (and, yes, there're new vendors).

10/28/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Safety is the new spooky

6 Festive Trick-or-Treating Alternatives for a Ghostly Good Time This Saturday

These pandemic-proof spins on classic Halloween celebrations will leave you with memories and traditions to cherish for many spooky seasons to come.

10/27/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

Rendezvous On The Road

A Dress for Success Drive-Thru

The annual gala was converted into a drive-thru experience amid the pandemic.

10/26/2020 With Marianna Corcoran