Flora Is Now Blooming in Landmark Glass Treehouse Perched Above Buffalo Bayou

Robin Barr Sussman

DESPITE TODAY’S CHILL and gloom, most Houstonians would say spring has sprung — and with it comes renewal and change! The first beautiful weekend of March ushered in the official opening of Flora, a modern Mexican food concept in the former Dunlavy space by The Big Vibe Group/Grant Cooper.

Lawyers By Day… Rock Stars By Night? Jam Out for a Cause at White Oak on Thursday

Chris Becker

HOUSTON INDIE-MUSIC fans know singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steven Higginbotham as the leader of The Wheel Workers, one of the city’s longest running indie-music collectives. But what you may not know is Higginbotham is also an attorney, and juggles his passion for making music with the demands of business litigation and pro bono work, work that often directly empowers and improves the lives of his clients.

Dazzling Mega-Renovations Afoot at Iconic Jewelry Store

Julia Davila

HAVING SERVED THE Houston community for nearly 50 years, family-owned I W Marks Jewelers is renovating its 7,500 square-foot retail space on Bellaire Blvd., in partnership with Houston-based firm, Identity Architects.

Alto Rideshare Names Its Top Spots for Houston Restaurant Weeks!

HOUSTON FOODIES ARE out this month, and those in the know are getting from restaurant to restaurant in the rideshare service that has taken the industry by a storm.

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Phoebe and Bobby Tudor

IT WAS A big night for the Houston Symphony. Not only was it the annual Opening Night Concert and Gala, chaired this year by Susan and Dennis Carlyle, but it was also the official first performance of Juraj Valčuha as the symphony’s 16th music director.

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A detail of Barer's 'Glitched'

AMONG THE MANY participating spaces in this year’s FotoFest Biennial is Nicole Longnecker Gallery, which relocated from Colquitt to the ALARA Garage complex in the Heights last fall. On Saturday, Sept. 24, the gallery joins the city-wide celebration of photography with an open house for Cara Barer’s new exhibit Glitched, featuring the artist’s hyperreal, digitally “corrupted” photos of repurposed books, newspapers, and other print media she has dropped into water or otherwise mangled to create dramatic, otherworldly images.

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