Battle of the Bards

Houston High School Students Spread the Words at Space City Poetry Slam Series

Performance poets take the stage at Discovery Green this weekend.

03/27/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Ice House

Have You Spotted These 3 Houston Easter Eggs?

Our newly slightly-more-walkable city has led us to rediscover these hidden treasures.

03/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Get Out

Three Reasons to Roller Skate at Discovery Green This Month

The city's only outdoor roller rink runs through March 25.

03/16/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Big Game

Behind the Scenes at Super Bowl Live and the NFL Experience

Take a peek at the action downtown sans crowds.

02/02/2017 Photography by Katharine Shilcutt

Essay

I Am a Refugee

In the streets of downtown Houston this weekend, as we chose humanity over fear, I felt at home.

01/30/2017 By Judy Le

Politics

In Photos: Houston Protestors Turn Out Against President Trump's Travel Ban

Thousands of Houstonians gathered at Bush Intercontinental Airport and Discovery Green over the weekend to make their voices heard.

01/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Window Shopping

First Bite: Brasserie du Parc

A crêpe window and French comfort food hit downtown on Monday.

01/27/2017 By Alice Levitt

Get Out

Hermann Park Needs Your Help

Green thumb or not, The McGovern Centennial Gardens and the Japanese Garden depend on volunteers to keep our parks pristine.

01/18/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Where Can You Kayak and Ice Skate with Santa in One Place?

Discovery Green, of course.

12/14/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice Breaker

The 5 Coolest Ice Rinks in Houston

Who cares if it's 70 degrees outside? Lace up!

11/21/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Hidden Houston

The 10 Best Ways to Entertain Yourself for Free Around Town

A real insider knows that fun doesn't come with a price tag—especially in a city like Houston.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Pokémon No?

Discovery Green Requests All Pokémon 'Stops, Lures and Creatures' Removed From the Park

The park's getting some angry one-star reviews on Facebook as a result.

08/12/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Get Out

The 10 Best Activities at Discovery Green

The downtown park offers Houstonians everything from free fitness classes to young writer workshops.

07/25/2016 By Miranda Proctor

Best of the City 2016

Best of the Bayou City: Out & About

Including the best bike-in movie theater and the best place to pretend you’re a human drone.

07/18/2016 By Houstonia Staff

The Prettiest Star

Étoile Is Expanding to One Park Place

Later this year, downtown will be supping on croque monsieurs and crêpes.

05/27/2016 By Alice Levitt

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Parkour in Discovery Green

Tonight's free class will teach you how to treat the city like the giant jungle gym it is.

04/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Batter Up

At the New Marriott Marquis, a Killer Sports Bar for a Killer B

Seven-time All Star and beloved Houston sports icon Craig Biggio is partnering with the posh new hotel opening soon downtown.

04/15/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Fitness Friday

Yoga on the Cheap: Houston's Best Free Fitness Classes

Finding free yoga and fitness classes is no sweat at bars, museums, stores and parks around town.

03/25/2016 By Ayshe Tayfun

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan. 22–24

The Symphony plays Shostakovich, Rainbow on ICE returns to Discovery Green, MFAH throws an art party, BodyTraffic dances into Houston, and Houston Arboretum celebrates Arbor Day.

01/20/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec. 25–27

Keep the Christmas cheer going with visits from the Snow Queen, Santa Claus and a brisk ride through Houston's streets with Critical Mass.

12/23/2015 By Nick Esquer