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Event Recap: Houston Arboretum’s Tapas On The Trails    

WHAT:  Approximately 300 party-goers braved the chilly 40-something temperatures to venture out to the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Feb. 9 for Tapas on the Trails, an annual event outdoors in nature to celebrate Valentine’s Day with delicious food and beverages. Billed as a “romantic evening getaway without leaving the city,” the sold-out event was the most successful to date, with more than $24,000 raised for the Arboretum’s mission of education and conservation. Guests enjoyed […]

Local students representing Humphreys School of Musical Theatre 

Pictured in 092_Purple Box Theater_1166, 054_Joyful Theatre Company_0574, 050_Humphreys School of Musical Theatre_0030 are the student groups at the Junior Theater Festival. (James Barker Photography)

Local students representing Humphreys School of Musical Theatre in Houston, Inspiration Stage in Sugar Land, Joyful Theatre Company in League City, and Purple Box Theater in Galveston national awards and earned praise at the Junior Theater Festival Atlanta which happened January 18-20, 2019. All photos are here Photo Captions  Pictured in Inspiration Stage Outstanding Production Trophy – are the students from Inspiration Stage with their Outstanding Production trophy. (James Barker Photography) Pictured in Inspiration Stage Outstanding Performance 1 and 2  – are the students from Inspiration Stage performing during the closing ceremony (Marcus Woollen) Pictured in Inspiration Stage – […]

SPA Announces Three Influential Arts Professionals as Judges for 21st Annual Student Art Contest    

Thomas Bae First Place

HOUSTON (January 28, 2019) – Society for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce Vincent Valdez, JooYoung Choi and Tyler Blackwell as judges of the 21st Annual Student Art Contest sponsored by Wells Fargo. All three judges are active, influential members of the local arts community. Vincent Valdez is a contemporary social justice artist whose work has been shown at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, National Portrait Gallery and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA.) He is most recognized for his monumental portrayal of the contemporary figure. His drawn and painted […]

Inspiration Stage Earns Top Honor at Atlanta’s Junior Theatre Festival with Once on This Island, Jr.

Inspiration Stage Company — Inspiration Stage won the Outstanding Performance award at JTF in Atlanta for its performance of Once on This Island, Jr.

Inspiration Stage students also honored to perform with Broadway’s Cynthia Erivo at Benj Pasek and Justin Paul concert finale SUGAR LAND, Texas (Jan. 23, 2019) – Inspiration Stage’s Once on This Island, Jr. company received the highest honor, the Outstanding Performance award, at the 2019 Junior Theatre Festival (JTF) in Atlanta Saturday. Only nine out of the 133 companies performing at the festival earned this top honor. Inspiration Stage took a company of 31 musical theatre students, ages nine […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Nature with Delicious Food and Wine Pairings at Tapas on the Trails at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center  

WHAT:                 Houston Arboretum & Nature Center’s always popular Tapas on the Trails is back for Valentine’s Day 2019. Bring your special someone for a romantic evening getaway without leaving the city. Enjoy a softly-lit walk through the Arboretum’s nature sanctuary, pausing along the way to indulge in four delicious French-inspired courses and a few other treats from Cotton Culinary, paired perfectly with carefully selected beers and wines. Guests receive a commemorative glass to take home. The […]

Campbell Elementary Dedicated to a Living Legacy  

KATY [January 16, 2019] – “I want to be like them.”  These were the words repeatedly expressed throughout Amy Campbell’s speech at last night’s dedication ceremony at Campbell Elementary.  Holding back tears, the school’s namesake spoke of the life-learning experiences she cherishes from former and current students.  Learners whom she considers to be true “legacy builders.” “I love coming to the school.  The students are just wonderful and I love to see what they’re doing, as […]

Snow arriving at Rosenberg Railroad Museum’s WinterFest

Winter Fun in the SNOW! (Photo courtesy of Brenda Cauthen )

Grab your mittens and head out to the Rosenberg Railroad Museum on Saturday, January 12, 2019 for a day of winter fun! The museum added this family friendly event to its Festival line up two years ago and it is an ARCTIC BLAST!  The fundraising event will be held on the Rosenberg Railroad Museum grounds, 1921 Ave. F in Rosenberg, on Saturday, January 12th from 10 am to 5 pm. WinterFest will feature two snow […]

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Returns to Sugar Land Jan. 25 – 27

SUGAR LAND, Texas (Jan 4, 2018) – Sugar Land’s national award-winning community theatre, Inspiration Stage, is bringing The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee back to the historic Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Dr. Originally produced and performed at Inspiration Stage in May 2015, this adult production show will feature many of its original cast members for this greatly anticipated encore. Not a junior/youth production, this cast features adults. Pecan Grove’s Annelea Bootle is excited to be reprising her […]


HOUSTON, TEXAS — Urban Harvest hosts its 19th Annual Fruit Tree Sale on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year’s sale takes place at a new location: Houston’s Sawyer Yards at 2101 Winter Street. Gardeners can shop for more than 100 varieties of fruit trees that are suited for the climate and soils of the greater Houston area, including selections for large areas, small spaces and container gardening. New varieties this […]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show  featuring Brown Bear, Brown Bear Comes to Houston to Delight Audiences Young and Old

Based on stories from the colorful world of award-winning author Eric Carle HOUSTON (December 14, 2018) – Eric Carle’s beloved creatures crawl from the page to center stage. Families can see The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show featuring Brown Bear, Brown Bear on Saturday, January 26 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Center. Colorful and kinetic, this adaptation captures all the charm of Carle’s original tales and illustrations, while conveying simple messages about the value of creativity, belonging, and growth. The critically […]