Crack this case

SPA's Interactive Art Heist Steals the Show, But Who Took the Paintings?

The theatrical walking tour brings a 30-year-old half-billion-dollar mystery to life downtown.

03/24/2021 By Rob Sanford

Coming Soon

See Celebrity Chef Alton Brown at Jones Hall This Fall 

The Food Network star will be hosting his newest show, “Alton Brown Live: Beyond The Eats.”

03/09/2021 By Raven Wuebker

A Covid Carol

Just Like Scrooge, You Won't See Manual Cinema’s Twist on A Christmas Carol Coming

Dickens’s classic tale is being brought to life virtually through puppetry and live music, not to mention a modern-day spin.

12/04/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

One Choir, Two Choir

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Nov 20–22

Because Dave Chappelle’s surprise three-night residency sold out in less than a day.

11/20/2020 Photography by Emma Schkloven

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

Arts Upended

Houston Performing Arts Community Braces for Uncertain Future

Companies return to the drawing board as the Coronavirus wreaks havoc on remainder of 2019-2020 season

03/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Laugh Your Problems Away

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb 21-23

This weekend brings guitar masters, addicting dramas and Italian designs.

02/21/2020 By Emma Schkloven

On the Town

What to Do and See This Month, from Goya to Celine Dion

Plus Whiskey Myers and Ann Curry.

01/30/2020 Edited by Chris Gray

Back-in-the-Swing-of-Things Edition

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Jan. 3-5

The flurry of the holidays is over, and many of us are (reluctantly) getting back to our routines.

01/03/2020 By Holly Beretto

Comedy & Readings

The Authors and Comedians We Can't Wait to See This Fall

Jonathan Van Ness? Ta-Nehisi Coates? Yes, please.

08/26/2019 By Chris Gray

Music

At Satellite Bar, Making Houston’s Music Scene Cooler One Show at a Time

Plus, the local bands and national tours we're looking forward to this fall.

08/26/2019 By Chris Gray

Q & A

SPA's Meg Booth Has Big Plans for Houston's Arts Scene

"I think it’s important to differentiate yourself and kind of signal that we are reinvigorated."

08/22/2019 By Johnston Farrow

I Gave Her My Heart and She Gave Me a Pen

You Can Ask John Cusack All Your Burning Questions This Weekend

We talked with the legendary actor ahead of his Sunday appearance for a 30th anniversary screening of Say Anything with the SPA.

06/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Summertime is here

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 31–June 2

Birthday parties, comedy, accordions, and more await.

05/31/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Come Quickly, I Am Tasting the Stars

SPA Channels Capote's Party of the Century With a Black and White Ball of Its Own

The elegant affair in the Wortham Center's Grand Foyer raised more than $500,000 for the performing arts org.

04/09/2019 By Abby Ledoux

BYOB

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 5–7

Astros, author talks, and light and art festivals await.

04/04/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Fall Arts

The 2018 Fall Arts Guide

From the avant-garde to agreed-upon classics, these are the cultural events of the season.

08/17/2018 By Chris Gray and Morgan Kinney

Fall Arts Guide 2018

Flying Dutchman Sails Into the Refurbished Wortham Center

Plus the operas and dance performances we're psyched to see this fall.

08/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

The Sound of Weekend

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

Take me out to the...vegan street fest?

05/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney

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