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.

6:00am By Emma Schkloven

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

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

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

After Our Own Arts

Society of Performing Arts Is Bringing a Manly Choir and Chevy Chase to Houston with SPA Digital

The new schedule of virtual arts programming features national and international acts, as well as brand new works from Bayou City artists.

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

Opera Online

Houston Grand Opera Cancels Remaining 2020-2021 Mainstage Productions

But the company is turning up the tempo on digital offerings through the rest of the season.

11/05/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Boo!

5(ish) Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Oct 30-Nov 1

No tricks, just treats, on this list.

10/30/2020 By Emma Schkloven

This Concert's Made For Watchin'

Art News: Stages's Honky Tonk Laundry Two Steps Its Way Online

Plus a drive-in Bun B concert, a Carmen Herrera exhibition at MFAH, and a new Blue October album.

10/28/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Voting Rocks

The Suffers' Kam Franklin Hosting a Virtual Festival and Voting Rally Tonight

The hybrid concert-rally features 20 musical acts and poets from across the South.

10/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

No "Bah Humbugs" Here

Alley Takes Its Annual Production of A Christmas Carol Online

The company will also be transforming the George R. Brown Convention Center into a winter wonderland for Deck the Trees.

10/26/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Scary feet, scary feet, scary feet!

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Oct 23–25

Can you feel the art tonight? 'Cause we can.

10/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven

(Bird) Call of the Wild

HGO Isn't "Fowltering" with Its Mockumentary Staging of Vinkensport

The modern comedic opera brings the competitive world of "finch-sitting" to life. We're not even kidding.

10/21/2020 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Gotta get to class

Music Mogul Mathew Knowles is Ready to School You on the Music Industry

The executive producer, manager, and father of megastars Beyoncé and Solange Knowles is teaching a 15-week online course through the University of Houston starting in January.

10/14/2020 By Adrianne Reece

Chaînés into changes

Houston Ballet's Ian Casady Leaps into a New Role after Taking His Final Bow

One of his first jobs as the newly named Ballet Master? Getting fans ready for the Ballet’s digital season opener.

10/09/2020 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Find a unicorn

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Oct 9–11

So much art. So little time.

10/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Jazzing Up Livestreams

Da Camera Announces Two New Series and a Range of Virtual Fall Concerts

The jazz and chamber music presenter stops for no one—not even Covid-19.

10/06/2020 By Emma Schkloven

All that Jazz

James Francies is Ready to Make You "Sway" During Da Camera's Gala

The pianist and Houston native joins a lineup of international musicians for the organization's live-streamed season opener on Friday.

10/02/2020 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

The Times Are A-Changin’

Our Fall Arts Guide, Coronavirus Edition

Here’s what’s happening (and not happening) this season in Houston's arts and culture world.

09/29/2020 By Emma Schkloven