Armstrong’s Glittering Gay-Friendly Disco South Beath Reopens with Saucy Summer Bash

Jeff Gremillion

AN INSTITUTION IN Houston nightlife as reopened after a long hiatus due to Covid and long renovation process — and a big, boisterous crowd of the city’s most party-hardy folks turned up for an event celebrating the relaunch.

Get a 'Clue!' Beloved Comedy Whodunit Based on a Movie Based on a Game to Open at Alley

Chris Becker

BEGINNING JULY 22, the Alley Theatre will kick off its 2022-2023 season with its Summer Chills series and the comedic ensemble whodunit Clue. It’s based on ’80s cult classic film Clue, which was based on the board game. Familiar characters, including Wadsworth the butler, played with a conspiratorial edge by Alley Resident Acting Company member Dylan Godwin, will hit the stage. It’s the perfect antidote to our current hellish weather, and rest assured, you don’t need to know anything about the film or the game to enjoy the production, which runs through Aug. 22 in the Alley’s Hubbard Theatre.

DJ Sun, the Loveletter Orchestra and Notables Like Poet Outspoken Bean Present UH Spectacular

Chris Becker

HOLLAND-BORN, HOUSTON-based DJ and producer DJ Sun has been spinning, creating and otherwise proselytizing for groove-centric soul, jazz and electronic music since the early ’90s, and the respect he enjoys from artists across the city’s creative landscape is immeasurable. On Saturday, July 23, at Moores Opera House at UH, DJ Sun will be joined by a handful of those artists — including drummer Chris Dave, rapper Fat Tony, bassist Tim Ruiz, astrologist Jasmine Richardson, singers Louis Morales and Khaili Sam-Sin, Houston Poet Laureate Outspoken Bean and a 14-piece orchestra conducted by Marlon Chen — to bring his new studio album Loveletter to life before a live audience.

With Expertise in Blondes, Extensions and More, the Janelle Alexis Team Is a Go-To Salon

YOU CAN'T LIMIT Janelle to one title – Hairdresser. Her career and business has been established and built on a strong foundation. Using her two business degrees + one more in-process, this enables Janelle and the team to deliver not only a customer-focused experience, but a foundationally solid business. There is much more than meets the eye, and in sharing a little bit about Janelle, she was not only an international hair extension educator for over 14 years, but brings extensive expertise to blondes. She rounds this out with her previously launched namesake cosmetic line, which is a perfect complement to her belief that “Beauty is our Business”.

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AS WE PRODUCE our second annual “Cool 100” list, we’re reminded of our thoughts as we debuted this feature last year. We acknowledged that deciding who and what is cool is not only a moving target but also entirely subjective. And that attempting to “rank” the coolest people in Houston is a fool’s errand, one that will leave us immediately open to criticism. “You think she is cooler than him? You included this person?! You left off that one!?"

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'Enchanted Promenade' by TILT (2016)

KNOWN NATIONALLY AS a hub for immersive public art, Discovery Green Conservancy has launched Art Lab, a mentorship program for underrepresented artists. It will provide skills and resources to help them create larger scale and interactive pieces, specifically sculptural and outdoor ones like those for which the Downtown park has become known.

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