The Year in Review

12 Outstanding Houston Arts Events of 2019

A look back at the shows, performances, and creations that rocked our world this year.

12/31/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Yuletide Is Gonna Get You

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 20-22

Christmas is here, so you might as well get on board!

12/20/2019 By Dianna Wray

A Leaping Good Time

Houston Ballet Marks 50 Years of Excellence

Jubilee of Dance recalls the company’s storied past and celebrates its bright future.

12/10/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Hold Onto Your Walnuts

Here's How Y'all Sleighed Slayed the Nutcracker Market This Year

Merchandise sales from more than 107,000 shoppers exceeded $20.4 million at this year's 39th annual holiday shopping bonanza.

12/09/2019 By Josh Davis

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

'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

Holly, Jolly Houston

Deck Your Christmas Calendar With These Events

Get your dose of holiday culture.

10/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

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

Finally, Some Sun

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, September 20–22

Dance, toe tap, and shove away the Imelda blues.

09/20/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Golden Anniversary

Houston Ballet Celebrates Beginning of 50th Anniversary Season with Giselle Opening Night Onstage Dinner

This year’s event raised more than $230,000 for the Houston Ballet.

09/12/2019 With Marianna Corcoran

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

Walk for the dogs

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Sept. 6–8

Zines, ballet, and probably the shortest marathon you'll ever run.

09/05/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Dance

At the Houston Ballet, Giving Dancers the Floor, and Much More

Plus, the performances we're psyched to see this season.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Fall Arts

Curtain Call: The 2019 Fall Arts Guide

Everything you need to know about the season’s must-score tickets. Plus, the ovation-deserving professionals who make it all possible.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney and Chris Gray

Review

Stanton Welch's Marie Earns the Audience's Sympathy

Houston Ballet finds unexpected triumph in Marie Antoinette's less-than-blameless life story.

06/17/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

The Merry Widow Is The Rom-Com Ballet You Didn't Know You Needed

The Houston Ballet balances humor and technical prowess for an irresistible production.

06/03/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

New Hanna

The Merry Widow Returns to Houston Ballet with a New Face

Jessica Collado makes her debut in the title role.

05/29/2019 By Holly Beretto

Tiny Dancer

Ben Stevenson’s Comedic Romp Coppélia Returns After a Decade

Houston Ballet’s artistic director emeritus gives us a laugh-out-loud ballet.

05/22/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Love Street Is Back

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 17–19

Did YOU manage to get tickets to Ariana Grande?

05/16/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Remount

Coppélia Comes Back to the Wortham

Houston Ballet brings back the Nutcracker-adjacent story for the first time in a long time.

05/13/2019 By Holly Beretto