• The Party People of TexRenFest Celebrate Christmas With the Celts
    November 24 at 10:44 p.m. by Mark Herman Reyes

    Shhh, don't tell the kids, but Santa was drunk, smoking and sporting a shiner at Texas Renaissance Festival's Celtic Christmas. An unlikely hero, maybe, but he was defending the spirit of Christmas. The three-day weekend also included holiday…

  • A Muddy, Wet and Chilly Sunday Afternoon at Texas RenFest
    November 19 at 8:36 a.m. by Margaret Downing

    If you've ever wanted to get the full Life-in-Medieval-Times experience, Sunday afternoon at the Texas Renaissance Festival would have given you a good shot at it. Relentless rain turned the normal pathways into rivers of mud. Add in the chilly air…

  • Pirates Sailed the Seven Seas for Adventure at Texas Renaissance Festival
    October 22 at 6:34 a.m. by Mark Herman Reyes

    A motley crew of swashbucklers and seafarin' pirates came out to TexRenFest's Pirate Adventure weekend for tankards of ale, a fish-n-chips eating contest, knife throwing, a haunted house and plenty of adventure. Avast ye matey! (Photos by Mark…


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  • A Celebration of the Fairy Realm at Texas RenFest This Weekend
    October 8 at 8:40 a.m. by Margaret Downing

    The fairy world was out in force this weekend at the Texas Renaissance Festival, supported by any number of other mythical creatures. The occasional cool breeze made Sunday's visit extra pleasant. There are still seven more weekends to go so plan…

  • TexRenFest Kicks Off the 2018 Season With Wenches, Warriors and Bier
    October 1 at 6:36 a.m. by Mark Herman Reyes

    Texas Renaissance Festival 2018 unleashed a season of revelry with Oktoberfest weekend. The fräuleins and herrs came out to Todd Mission to lift their steins, nosh on bratwurst and dance the polka. (Photos by Mark Herman Reyes)

  • Gettin' Litty at the 2018 Lights Out Houston Art Show
    September 28 at 7:58 a.m. by Doogie Roux

    A group of native Houston creatives showcased their collective talents at the Sharespace venue in the East End. The Lights Out Houston Art Show was an experimental multimedia art experience hosted in the dark with interactive, visual, and audio…

  • Houston Hosts the Meeting of Styles
    September 23 at 10:09 a.m. by Doogie Roux

    Meeting of Styles: the three-day event in which 100+ artists from around the world will paint murals, street art, and graffiti-style productions in Houston lasts through today (Sunday, September 23). It's taking place on in the Greater Northside…

  • Fandemic Houston Delivers Capes, Curves, Zombies and Gods of War
    September 18 at 6:17 a.m. by Reyes, Mark Herman

    Super fans of Smallville, The Walking Dead, Supernatural, Guardians of the Galaxy, Blade Runner and Boondock Saints converged on NRG Center September 14-16, 2018 for awesome cosplay, photo ops, zombie sightings and even an appearance by Merly the…

  • 2018 Houston Press Theater Awards
    August 28 at 10:24 a.m. by Francisco Montes

    Winners and finalists of the 2018 Houston Theater Awards were invited to Phoenicia's MKT Bar last night to celebrate their dedication and love for their art at a party hosted by the Houston Press. (Photos by Francisco Montes)

  • Meet the Winners of the 2018 Houston Theater Awards
    August 20 at 5 a.m. by Susie Tommaney

    From the depths of despair after Hurricane Harvey to the joy at finally moving back in to rebuilt theater spaces, it's been a roller coaster season for local theaters. Here's our look at the actors, directors, theater companies and…

  • Best Art House Films to Catch in Houston, September 2018
    August 20 at 4 a.m. by Susie Tommaney

    Houston filmgoers have much to see in Houston this month: Phantom of the Opera, local dancers, The Sound of Music, a look at Instagram darling Yayoi Kusama and, in a bonus round, a Texas movie trail that takes us to the film locations for this…

  • The Jaw-Dropping Homes on AIA Houston's 2018 Home Tour
    August 10 at 4 a.m. by Susie Tommaney

    The AIA Houston 2018 Home Tour showcases excellence in design by licensed architects. The homes on this year's tour include natural materials, energy-efficient windows and doors, Texas native landscaping and a creative blending of the indoor and…

  • Best Art House Films to Catch in Houston, August 2018
    August 1 at 4 a.m. by Susie Tommaney

    Some of these flicks are inside dark, air-conditioned theaters and others are outdoors where movie fans can bring blankets and lawn chairs. Either way, it's shaping up to be a great month for art house films this August in Houston.

  • The Best Houston Cosplay Costumes of 2018 (So Far)
    July 13 at 4 a.m. by Houston Press

    Well the best cosplay costumes we've seen so far this year came out during the Comicpalooza convention at the end of May at the George R. Brown Convention Center. From the highly recognizable to the obscure, brightly colored to dark and menacing,…

  • Keepin' Cool in Texas on the Waterpark Trail
    July 10 at 4 a.m. by Susie Tommaney

    The secret to living in Houston is air-conditioning, a cool beverage (or two) and access to some of the amazing waterparks of Texas. Check out these pictures for inspiration then double-back to read our full list of amazing water-centric theme…

  • Juneteenth at Miller Outdoors: A Celebration of Freedom
    June 20 at 6:47 a.m. by Mohammad Mia

    The rain and grey clouds didn't stop Houstonians from celebrating Juneteenth this year, with many attending Miller Outdoor Theatre's "A Gulf Coast Juneteenth" event. Mayor Sylvester Turner was in attendance and Melanie Lawson served as emcee. The…

  • Comicaplooza Day 3
    May 27 at 6:01 p.m. by Mohammad Mia

    The three-day Comicpalooza came to a close this Sunday, with participants getting one last chance to don their capes before they have to wait until next year. Today we saw some young fans excited to enjoy the festivities, some furry friends, as…

  • Comicpalooza 2018: Robots, Gods, and Superheroes
    May 26 at 6:52 a.m. by Mohammad Mia

    Comicpalooza kicked off Day 1 with fantastic exhibitions that brought all the wizards, gamers, and superheroes out of hiding. I was shot at by a stormtrooper, escaped some crazy clowns, and even managed to 3D print a bookmark. All in all, a great…

  • Houston Photog Lynn Lane Captures NobleMotion Magic in Bank Lobby Exhibit
    May 8 at 4 a.m. by Susie Tommaney

    Houston photographer Lynn Lane — named best photographer in 2015's Best of Houston® and one of our 100 Creatives — has been capturing the local arts scene for years through his work with Alley Theatre and Houston Grand Opera. Now…

  • 4/20 Psychedelic Art Show & Market
    April 21 at 12:02 p.m. by Doogie Roux

    It was all art, music, drinks, and chill vibes. Insomnia Art Gallery celebrated 4/20 by hosting the Psychedelic Art Show & Outdoor Market! The gallery was full of original, colorful, and tripped out psych-inspired art by Houston artists, and…


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