Best Happy Hours Now: Come for the Drinks, Stay for the Food

Robin Barr Sussman

IT’S 5’OCLOCK, AND we’re all getting hungry, thirsty and tempted by glorious spring weather to get outside. The happiest of happy hours can magically transport you from frenzied workday to relaxing evening while staying gentle on the wallet. Here are nine new menus to try.

Hilariously Depressing New Show Paints Picture of Millennials’ Cubicle Plight

DIRECTOR JAMES BLACK describes Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ play Gloria, which opens tonight and runs through April 16 at 4th Wall Theatre Company, as “a very dark but very funny satire about millennials and ambition.” Which is accurate, but really only scratches the surface of Jacobs-Jenkins’ humorous and, in one key moment, terrifying examination of our capacity to disengage and measure a person’s value solely in terms of title and income. Featuring an all-Houston cast under the direction of Black, Gloria is another fine example of 4th Wall Theatre Company’s commitment to presenting challenging and provocative theater.

Artist’s Meticulously Detailed Drawings Look Like Familiar Family Photos

Chris Becker

BEFORE THE SMARTPHONE and the cloud, there were these things called “family albums,” also known as “memory albums.” Photographs you took with a cheap instamatic were developed at the local drug store, and the photos you didn’t find too embarrassing to look at were adhered to the pages of a family album, destined to fade with time.

Cool for ‘Schools’! CIS Wants to Transport You to a Whimsical ‘Wonderland’ at Milestone Gala

CIS 2024 Gala Honorary Co-Chair Judy Tate, Co-Chair Lauren Brollier, Co-Chair Cassie Milam, Honorary Co-Chair Kirby McCool

WHETHER YOU PREFER Alice, the Mad Hatter or the Queen of Hearts, Communities In Schools of Houston’s A Night in Wonderland 45th Anniversary GalaA Night in Wonderland 45th Anniversary Galais not to be missed! Join in the celebration for a whimsical good time on Thursday, April 4th, at the luxurious Post Oak Hotel.

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David Ansell, Bennie Flores Ansell, Thuy Tran and James Tiebout

THE ROTHKO CHAPEL held its Inspirit fundraiser — a celebration of the power of art and activism — at the industrial-chic Astorian. The evening featured cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an onstage conversation with actor Cheech Marin, one of the world’s foremost collectors of Chicano art; 2023 Art League of Houston Texas Artist of the Year Vincent Valdez; and legendary civil rights advocate Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the United Farm Workers of America with César Chávez. (She’s 93, by the way!)

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A FEW SHORT years ago, the Covid pandemic had the whole world questioning if the travel and hospitality industries would ever recover. In a report released this week by Houston First Corporation, the region's marketing organization, it seems that those sectors in Houston not only bounced back, but are continuing on a strong upward trajectory.
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