Far Out! '80s Bash and Art Auction Raises $500K for the Glassell School

Evan W. Black

A RAD PARTY at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston raised half a mil for its Glassell School. The highlight of the MTV-themed bash was an auction of works by Glassell alumni, which were on display among the tie-dye décor in the mod new building.

Hit Broadway Composer Debuts Latest Work at the Alley This Weekend

Chris Becker

THE WORLD PREMIERE of Noir begins previews at the Alley Theatre this weekend, and opens June 9. It’s a musical inspired by the dark shadows and hard-boiled tropes of classic and contemporary film noir, with music and lyrics by singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Kyle Jarrow.

With New Engagement Ring Collection, Kendra Scott Shines On

Julia Davila

FRESH OFF THE release of her first-ever watch collection, beloved Texas-based jewelry brand Kendra Scott has announced her expansion into engagement rings. The Engagement Collection by Kendra Scott allows the brand — which has perennially been a popular choice for bridesmaid gifts and wedding-day jewelry, and recently released a bridal capsule collection with Austin-based lifestyle influencer Emily Herren Travis of Champagne & Chanel – to be part of a couple’s complete wedding journey.

Pelican Builders Welcome Residents To First New Upper Kirby Condo Offering In Years;
Boutique Midrise Adds To Pedestrian Appeal Of Sought-After, Inner Loop Neighborhood

WITH ITS INAUGURAL set of residents newly moved in, Pelican Builders’ mid-rise condominium Westmore at 2323 W Main Street in Upper Kirby is already seeing the blossoming of a tight-knit community. Designed by Houston-based Mirador Group the Westmore is the first new condominium product to be introduced to the in-demand, inner loop neighborhood in more than three years. And with remaining two-bedroom homes starting at $895,000, it’s a remarkable value for this increasingly pricey area, where condos can easily climb to several million dollars and more.

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Kristy Bradshaw, Phoebe Tudor and Stephanie Tsuru

UNDER TWINKLING CHANDELIERS, in a decked-out Wortham Grand Foyer made to recall the royal ballrooms of the Old World, some 500 guests gathered for the white-tie Ballet Ball of 2024, which raised $1.6 million.

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THIS WEEKEND MAY have been chilly, but one Friday-night bash brought the heat: Reagan and Alex Bregman welcomed a handful of VIPs to the launch party for their new southwest food brand, Wild Sol.

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