Glam 75th-Anny Alley Theatre Ball Channels Rainbow Room, Raises Nearly $2 Mil!

Jeff Gremillion

IT WAS A party worthy of the auspicious milestone it marked. The Alley Theatre’s 75th Anniversary Ball, themed “An Evening at the Starlight Room,” drew some 650 guests to The Post Oak Hotel and raised a record haul of $1.9 million.

Star Chefs Twirl into Hottest Restaurant in Town for Record-Breaking Ballet Fundraiser

Evan W. Black

AS IS THE case with many fundraisers this spring, the Houston Ballet’s Raising the Barre event returned after a pandemic hiatus for a record-breaking night.

Off to the Races: How to Celebrate Derby Day!

Robin Barr Sussman

ON MAY 7 in Kentucky, thousands of race fans will put on their Sunday finest and excessive headwear to watch horses run around the track for exactly one and a quarter mile. It’s a festive occasion to drink and put on fancy hats celebrated all over the South. Head out to one of these eight Houston spots to take in "the fastest two minutes in sports” — and just maybe win a costume contest.

Ancient French Wellness Cures Reimagined at Houston’s Escape Spa: The Power of Vichy

Serial entrepreneur and spa visionary LeBrina Jackson

NESTLED IN THE heart of France, the town of Vichy holds a rich history in the world of wellness and hydrotherapy. Acquiring fame for their alkaline springs in the 17th century, the Romans were among the first to recognize the therapeutic benefits of the springs. They established a French spa known as “Vichy,” which still exists today and continues to attract spa-goers from around the world to experience the transformative effects of hydrotherapy.

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Slushies at Fuzzy's

IT’S OFFICIAL: THE long holiday that kicks off summer arrives this weekend, and Houstonians are due. Getting hungry, thirsty, and ready for some R&R? Whether you want to grill at home, start with casual brunch, or hit a Memorial Day celebration to honor our veterans, we’ve got you covered.

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“DO YOU KNOW how a river forms?” is the question that begins Houston author Vaishnavi Patel’s new book, Goddess of the River. The voice belongs to Ganga, goddess of India’s Ganges river, who has been transformed against her will by Lord Shiva from “a tributary of the cosmic ocean” into the physical form of a mere winding river, with no path to the heavens, only the sea. Later, Ganga runs afoul of a powerful sage who transforms her yet again into a human, and as it happens in myths, things get complicated.

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