You've seen the Best of Houston® Arts & Entertainment winners online and in print, now see photos of the actual places, people and things themselves that won our hearts this year. To read the write-up or for more information, just click on the links in the captions.
Saturday was a sold out sing-along with twentysomething girls night at Warehouse Live as English transplant Greg Holden and indie-pop princess Ingrid Michaelson held court (despite the booming sounds of next door's Latin Grammy Tour threatening to drown them out at points). PHOTOS BY JEFF BALKE
The House of Blues unofficially marked its first anniversary with a Disco-Retro Party at the posh Foundation Room. Guests donned their finest 1970s fashions and grooved to disco classics into the night. PHOTOS BY SON LAM
Saturday afternoon was perfect weather for the sold-out Wine Conference, which featured classes and sessions from wine experts such as Gary Vaynerchuck as well as a food and wine expo featuring wines from Messina Hof (among many others) and food from the Houston Dairymaids, Carmelo's, Textile,...
Although they played an imperfect game, the Cougars found themselves 3-0 on the season and pushing themselves deeper into the conscious of the college football nation when the clock hit all zeroes on Saturday night. PHOTOS BY FRED TRASK
University of Houston fans got excited and enthusiastic on Saturday night before the much-anticipated game against Texas Tech. The Tech fans didn't stand a chance against the psyched up, smack-talking Coogs. PHOTOS BY FRED TRASK
The British invaded Houston on Saturday night as the Bayou City got a taste of Madchester with classic alt rockers Happy Mondays (yes, Shaun Ryder is still alive!) and the London scene with post-punk new wavers The Psychedelic Furs. PHOTOS BY GROOVEHOUSE
Fans of the two "hard rock" bands were treated to some angsty motivational pseudo-Osteen Bono-by-way-of-La-Bare action on Friday night at as Staind and Creed played to the Someone Got A Sitter! crowd at the The Woodlands Pavilion. PHOTOS BY GROOVEHOUSE