Tonight: Catch Khruangbin's Hometown Show Before Their Global Tour

FOUNDED IN HOUSTON in 2010 by guitarist Mark Speer, bassist Laura Lee, and drummer Donald “DJ” Johnson, Khruangbin is a rock band Miles Davis would have loved to have played with, for space is the key to their interlocking, antiphonal ambience. It’s (mostly) instrumental music you can listen to alone, or enjoy with a few thousand of your closest friends.

Top Chefs Serve Up Food Frenzy at Four Seasons, Support Camp for Kids Touched by Cancer

Jeff Gremillion

SOME OF HOUSTON'S most noted chefs gathered in one of the city’s grandest hotels to raise about $85,000 for children touched by cancer.

Pop and Pour! New Cali Food and Wine Festival Ropes in Texas Celeb Chefs, Spotlights Sonoma

Robin Barr Sussman

READY FOR A long weekend of Northern California sunshine, fine wine, and epic natural beauty? It’s well worth the 3.5-hour flight for Houstonians to attend the Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience (May 20-22) and stay a few extra days to explore the glorious region.

Kids’ Meals’ Beth Braniff Harp Leans into Bold Goals for 2022: ‘Imagine the Difference We Can Make’

Beth Braniff Harp, CEO, Kids’ Meals, Inc.

WHAT IS THE secret to running a successful business in times such as these? The secret is flexibility and a positive attitude, and as a leader modeling both of those attributes. A business has to accept the challenge at hand, and enlist the support and guidance of their leadership and staff, while creating a strategic plan to pivot to meet immediate needs. For Kids’ Meals, during the pandemic, the need for our services for food-secure children and their families tripled almost overnight. The challenge before us looked like climbing Mount Everest! We made a decision as an organization not to turn anyone away who applied for services. This meant adapting our model to be “Covid safe,” mobilizing more volunteers to assist when there was not enough staff, strengthening relationships with our social service partners, and literally changing all aspects of food delivery for food-insecure families.

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Lisa Malosky, Kaye Lani Rae Rafko-Wilson and Aida Matic

THE 21ST BUTTERFLY Luncheon, benefiting Houston Hospice and its pediatric Butterfly Program, featured a moving testimony by Kaye Lani Rae Rafko-Wilson, a former Miss America and a hospice nurse.

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Rachel and Mark Donnelly, Cooke Kelsey and Kraiwit Kraisirisophon

THE CITY’S SUPPORT for its green spaces and waterways is unwavering. A spring gala, attended by 250 philanthropic Houstonians, celebrated and benefited the region’s prairies, wetlands and farmlands. The “Here We Grow Again” bash was hosted by Katy Prairie Conservancy, which announced at the event that it will henceforth be known as Coastal Prairie Conservancy. The new name was applauded, and guests were moved to contribute to the organization’s cause to the tune of $265,000.

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