Duty Calls

The Houston Symphony Chorus Challenges Itself With Rachmaninoff's The Bells

The all-volunteer chorus is up to the task.

05/03/2019 By Holly Beretto

Weekend read

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 26–28

Support local shops for Saturday's Independent Bookstore Day, plus a bunch more ideas.

04/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

money moves

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, March 1–3

You should really find tickets to two of these sold-out shows.

02/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Throwback

An Orchestra Concert of '80s Hits? Like, Totally, Dude

“This concert shows that an orchestra concert doesn’t have to be stuffy or pretentious, the way a lot of people think it can be."

01/04/2019 By Holly Beretto

Pretty Big

Sing Us a Song, You're the Piano Man

This temporary Theater District art installation has the range.

08/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Fall Arts Guide 2018

After the Demise of Walter's, the Houston Music Scene Finds Its Way

The Bayou City's most musician-friendly venue is gone now, but we're still looking forward to these local bands and national tours this fall.

08/17/2018 By Chris Gray

Ice House

Is Houston Finally Making a Place for Its Public?

Thanks to some visionary residents and a new mindset, public spaces where citizens can gather to honor, remember, exult, and protest are proliferating.

07/20/2018 By Clifford Pugh

paw-some times

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

Dogs, music, lots of space, and a portentous book signing.

07/19/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Musical impressions

Ludovico Einaudi Gave His Jones Hall Audience Exactly What It Wanted

The Italian pianist and composer transcended expectations Sunday night.

07/16/2018 By Dianna Wray

Summer Bucket List

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, July 13–15

Insta-worthy pool days, brand-new Houston music, piano virtuosos, and more.

07/12/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Wings

Review: Swan Lake Soars into Jones Hall

Houston Ballet's season closer channels the Tchaikovsky classic to dazzle and delight.

06/25/2018 By Doni Wilson

Riot-worthy?

A Three-Dimensional Rite of Spring Comes to Jones Hall

The Houston Symphony teams up with inter-media artist Klaus Obermaier to reimagine Stravinsky's orchestral gem using a dancer and visual projections.

05/15/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Ruff Racing

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 11–13

Corgi races, an Ira Glass masterclass, and a Mother's Day MFAH blowout.

05/10/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Remarkable things

Bill Murray and Friends Slayed At Jones Hall

The New Worlds tour has to be seen to be believed. You also just really need to see it.

04/17/2018 By Dianna Wray

I See You

Sean Aaron Carmon Explains Why Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Is So Important

"When you don’t see anyone that resembles you doing the things that you’re training to do, it is disheartening and disappointing."

03/12/2018 By David Clarke

Robot Love

Robot Puppets Will Soon Invade Jones Hall

Nufonia Must Fall takes shape as “a live silent film" telling the story of an antiquated robot who falls in love with his master.

02/07/2018 By Chris Becker

Not Football

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb. 2–4

Other than, you know, that Super thing...

02/01/2018 By Morgan Kinney

First time for everything

This Houston Group Won Its First Grammy Ever

Travis Scott didn't deliver, but the Houston Symphony came in clutch at Sunday's awards.

01/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Working Class Shero

Meet the Houston-Born Actor on the Heels of Kinky Boots

23-year-old Madison Pugh says the mega-musical in many ways reflects her own upbringing.

01/17/2018 By Chris Becker

Meow

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Jan. 5–7

Ideas for a cat person, bride to-be, oenophile, and more.

01/04/2018 By Morgan Kinney