Pride Month Is Here: Where to Eat, Drink, Play — and Give Back!

Robin Barr Sussman

JUNE HAS ARRIVED, and it’s time to hit festive events all over H-Town in support of the LGBTQ community. Here are 12 food and drink deals, celebrations and donation opportunities on tap!

Bludorn and Truth BBQ Chefs Cook Up World Central Kitchen Fundraiser

Evan W. Black

TALK ABOUT TASTE buds! Pals and chefs-of-the-moment Aaron Bludorn and Leonard Botello served a most delicious four-course fundraiser for World Central Kitchen. The international nonprofit is currently providing meals for refugees in Eastern Europe.

What’s in a Name? Color, Says Artist Dana Frankfort

Chris Becker

HOUSTON-BORN ARTIST Dana Frankfort is happy to describe herself as an abstract painter. But there’s a linguistic component to her work as well. In Frankfort’s paintings, individual words and short phrases are pulled from the context of the written page and recast in oil onto canvas and burlap. Her new show, And Jugs Paint Reuse, on view June 4-July 16 at Inman Gallery, is her most provocative and mysteriously ambiguous body of work to date.

‘Culture of Service and Accountability’ Supports Mission of Orion EMS

Gerard O’Brien, President/CEO & Founder, and Sumi Patel, Vice President

HOW DID YOU get where you are today? The EMS industry, quite literally, never stops. Our staff and units are called to serve our community every hour of every day; there are no weekends, holidays, or “days off.” Obviously, the demands of EMS are not for the faint of heart, and we have established a culture of service and accountability that is different than nearly every other organization. Our leadership team sets this culture by exhibiting their passion for this industry daily. Their tireless dedication makes a better experience for our staff when they come to work and for our patients and clients when they call on us to transport their loved ones.

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Turner's

THE HEAT IS on for planning the perfect Turkey Day next Thursday, Nov. 23. When you and the gang are ready to gobble, here are our top picks for dining out.

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Apollo Chamber Players and, right, DJ Spooky

CAN MUSIC EXPRESS the sound of a melting ice cap? It’s a question Houston’s Apollo Chamber Players and New York-based composer, author, and multi-media artist Paul Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky, will explore Nov. 18 at the Burke Baker Planetarium in “Cancelled,” a concert of works for string quartet, digital electronics, and A.I. generated visuals.

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