2017 Houston Pride

2017 Houston Pride

Written by Lauriston Brewster Sweltering humidity and the threat of rain clouds didn't stop thousands of proud, partying Houstonians to flock Downtown for the 2017 Houston Pride Festival and Parade. By the numbers: Houston's Pride celebration is 45 years young and the celebration once saw a record-breaking 700,000  people in 2015. That makes it one of …

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Madness on Main (Recap)

A photo of band performing on stage

Written by Lauriston Brewster & Frank Nguyen The sultry weather yesterday didn't dampen the spirits of people visiting White Oak Music Hall/Raven Tower for the 4th annual Madness on Main (for a refresher on the Madness on Main event, check out our previous post). Essentially, Madness on Main is a collaborative event between musicians, artists, and …

4th Annual Madness on Main

A photo of the Madness on Main crowd taken by Walter Rodrigues

The 4th Annual Madness on Main Festival is presented by 8th Wonder Brewery and will be held at White Oak Music Hall and Raven Tower on Sunday May 28th (Memorial Day Weekend).  In addition to 20+ acts on 3 main stages, Madness on Main, Houston’s favorite Independent Music fest, is partnering with Kaleidoscope Houston to produce a multi-faceted Fashion …

Pop Shop Galveston

Written by Lauriston Brewster Last weekend, we ventured way past the Loop for this one, guys. But for a majority of Houstonians -- where we measure distance not in miles but in terms of minutes --Galveston is a pretty quick and quintessential weekend getaway. But instead of the Sea Wall, the epicenter for all things beach-y in Galveston, …

Viva Frida: 12th Annual Frida Festival in East End

Frida Kahlo Painting by Taylan Soyturk Apukovska

Written by: Lauriston Brewster The Houston Institute for Culture's (HIFC) East End Studio Gallery will kick off their 12th annual Frida Festival, where all are invited to celebrate the life and legacy of one of the art world's most prolific artist, Frida Khalo de Rivera. On Saturday April 22nd, starting at noon, there will be Frida-themed Loteria (Mexican …

‘Transported + Renewed’ Continues in East Downtown

Transported + Renewed Latino Music series

Written by Lauriston Brewster November 10 - The Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) strives to advance the arts in the Houston region. And in the Fall of last year the HAA received the National Endowment for the Arts' Our Town grant award for creative placemaking (Houston was the only Texas city to receive this highly sought after …

Transported + Renewed Latino Music Series

Transported and Renewed Banner

Written by: Lauriston Brewster  Bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax, or dance the afternoon away at this family friendly event: it's free and open to the public! Come to Houston’s historic East End and witness a spicy blend of community-based, contemporary art projects organized by Houston Arts Alliance in collaboration with various artists …

Houston Artists Get ‘Raw’ (mildly NSFW)

Written by Lauriston Brewster Photography by  Richard Cook July 18-- The Houston Times got all artsy this week. We were on the scene to cover the Raw Houston: Elevation Showcase, a lively art gallery that provides exposure to Houston’s creatively endowed. Raw Artists Houston is actually a microcosmic part of the Raw Natural Born Artists organization, an …