Arts & Entertainment

200 Volunteers from Smile Generation, First Metropolitan Church and KaBOOM! Built a Community Playground, Based on Children’s Drawings

HOUSTON–November 20, 2017–More than 200 volunteers from The Smile Generation (@smilegen), including more than 100 dentists and staff, members of the First Metropolitan Church (@FirstMetChurch) and the community joined KaBOOM! (@kaboom) on Saturday, November 18, to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at First Metropolitan Church, located at 8870 W Sam Houston Parkway North. The design is based on children’s drawings created at a special design event held in […]

Ring in the Holiday with the Texas Renaissance Festival’s Celtic Christmas Weekend

WHAT:   Kick off the holiday season with Texas Renaissance Festival, the nation’s largest, most acclaimed renaissance theme park, as it hosts its final weekend – Celtic Christmas. Enjoy the magic of the season as the Festival transforms into a winter wonderland for a three-day holiday celebration complete with trees, holiday music and festive shops. Celtic Christmas is the final weekend for merchant appreciation. Patrons who spend $250 or more in one purchase can redeem two tickets […]

Toast To The Holidays With The 2018 Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo™ International Wine Competition Winners

Champion wines have been named from the thousands competing in the 2018 Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition, held Nov. 11 – 12, 2017, at NRG Center — just in time for the holidays. The 2018 International Wine Competition judging included a record 3,188 entries from 18 different countries, including Argentina, Austria, Chile, France, Italy, Japan, Portugal and South Africa. The 2018 featured region, Northern Spain — specifically the wine growing regions of Rioja, Navarra, Priorat, Ribera […]

2017 Texas Renaissance Festival Highland Fling Weekend

WHAT:   The Texas Renaissance Festival, the nation’s largest, most acclaimed renaissance theme park, returns for the 43rd season with the addition of a ninth weekend. The magic of the Festival transports patrons to the 16th century offering enchanting experiences featuring world-renowned live entertainment, works by master artists and craftspeople, award winning food and drink, hand-powered rides and games, and over 100 interactive characters during September 30th through November 26th, 2017. Don your best kilt and join us for a […]

Make Magical Memories At The Simon Santa Experience At Katy Mills This Holiday Season  

Save time, skip the line by Reserving Your Magical Moment with Santa Online – – Popular Caring Santa® event and Pet Photo Nights Offer Special Opportunities for photos with Santa – KATY, TX [November 15, 2017] – Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at Katy Mills. Children can whisper wishes and capture photo memories with Santa through December 24 […]

Fresh Arts Winter Holiday Art Market

WHAT: 12th Annual Winter Holiday Art Market (WHAM) & “Ugly Sweater” Preview Party Fresh Arts will host its 12th Annual Winter Holiday Art Market, a weekend art sale and celebration of Houston’s talented and diverse arts community. The weekend long market kicks-off with a ticketed “Ugly Sweater” preview party and happy hour on Friday, November 17, followed by the public market on Saturday (Nov. 18) and Sunday (Nov.19) at Winter Street Studios on the Sawyer Yards campus. A Houston tradition, […]

Local High School Singers Join The Houston Symphony For Holiday Concert Fit For All Ages

HOUSTON (Nov. 16, 2017) – The Houston Symphony will be joined by members of the North Shore Senior High School Chorus at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, for A Grinch Christmas, a festive concert centered on Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale. Led by Associate Conductor Robert Franz, the program features beloved holiday classics like “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” and The Polar Express hit “Believe,” which earned an Academy Award nomination for […]

Tony Award Nominee Megan Hilty And The Houston Symphony Chorus Join The Orchestra For Very Merry Pops Extravaganza

HOUSTON (Nov. 15, 2017) – Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony welcome back Tony Award nominated actress and singer, Megan Hilty, this holiday season for the annual Very Merry Pops extravaganza at Jones Hall Dec. 1-2, 8 p.m. and Dec. 3, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Best known for her role as Ivy Lynn in NBC’s hit series Smash, Hilty will perform beloved holiday classics, including special arrangements from her new holiday album, A Merry Little Christmas. […]

Katy Taste Fest is excited to announce our 2 nd annual food festival – serving more food, fun and philanthropy

SAVE THE DATE – March 24, 2018 Katy Taste Fest is excited to announce our 2 nd annual food festival – serving more food, fun and philanthropy Festival’s charity partners include Katy Cares, Krause Children’s Center, Armor of Hope Foundation and more Katy (November 15, 2017) – Katy Taste Fest, the city’s first festival for foodies will again be held at Villagio Town Center March 24, 2018, 11am-2pm. The festival celebrates all things food from […]

Student Playwright Festival —Call for Entries

HOUSTON, TX — Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. (DDTCo.) is seeking submissions for our inaugural Student Playwright Festival. High school seniors from the Houston metropolitan area are encouraged to submit previously unproduced one-act plays, up to 30 minutes in length for consideration. Between three and five submissions will be chosen with each selected playwright being awarded a $500 scholarship. The playwrights will be paired with a mentor—a Houston-based playwright whose work has been produced locally and […]