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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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 …

Isoism’s Art Culture Truck

Written by: Lauriston Brewster November 19 - Isoism (eye-so-iz-um), is the philosophy of actively seeking art, culture, life, growth, and evolution. Isoism is also the name of a really great, up-and-coming organization in Houston. The folks at Isoism believe in living an art-filled life and they produce "wearables with a mission"; Everything that Isoism creates--whether it be …

‘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 …

Contention at City Hall

Written by Lauriston Brewster Editor’s note: As a disclaimer, the views expressed by the City Hall protesters do not reflect the views of The Houston Times. In situations like these, I wish to remain impartial and merely chronicle events as they unfold. There will be events that might spur controversy, but I will assuredly express …