Dramatic HGO Opening Night Performance and Al Fresco Dinner Nets Nearly Half a Mil. No Bull!

Jeff Gremillion

HOUSTON GRAND OPERA officially opened its first live season of shows in two years with a bold, colorful presentation of Bizet's Carmen followed by a fabulous crimson-tented dinner on Ray C. Fish Plaza just outside the theater.

From Panto and Putnam to Protests: Stages’ Diverse New Season Has Something for Everyone

Chris Becker

From its humble beginnings in 1978 in the basement of a downtown brewery, to its current location The Gordy, a beautifully designed, thoroughly modern facility with three unique performance spaces, Stages has not only expanded in size, but in its ambition to speak to and celebrate the diverse culture and experiences of Houston audiences.

Round Top Bash Reins in $70K for Habitat for Horses

Evan W. Black

Last weekend, as they do twice a year, design-loving Houstonians headed to Round Top for shopping, sips and soirees. Houston-based Ginger Barber Interior Design and crowd-fave vendor Paul Michael Company teamed up for a philanthropic evening benefiting nonprofit Habitat for Horses.


Historic Shopping District Welcomes Sweet New Tenants for the Holidays

RICE VILLAGE IS welcoming a sweet new tenant and two seasonal pop-ups to its roster this holiday season.

Shop Early — and for a Cause — with the Holiday Shopping Card

Need an excuse to shop local and save money? Probably not — but the annual Holiday Shopping Card also offers Houstonians a chance to give back to the community in the process!

Get a Clue! New ’90s-Inspired Boutique Arrives in The Woodlands

A new high-end women's boutique is now open in The Woodlands. Owned by Houstonian Courtney Pell Wilkerson, Pell 1990 (24811 Gosling Rd.) is outfitted as a "wink to the '90s," she tells CityBook.


Houston Apartment Titan Marvy Finger Sells Large Portfolio of Properties for $2 Billion

Jeff Gremillion

DEVELOPMENT TYCOON MARVY Finger of Houston has sold off a chunk of his apartment empire for $2 billion, a rep for his Finger Companies said.

Popular Houston Wedding Venue Goes Up for Auction Next Month

Evan W. Black

THE HOUSTON AREA is home to tons of unique wedding venues — especially pretty, pastoral ones located outside city limits. In West Houston, between Richmond and Katy, for example, the limestone-laden Briscoe Manor is surrounded by pecan and oak trees; the 50-acre estate has been in the Briscoe family for nearly 200 years.

Colorful and Culinary Dress for Success Soiree Raises Half a Mil

THIS WEEKEND, DRESS for Success Houston hosted a sold-out cocktail soiree at its Eastside St. HQ. Chaired by Allie and Eric Danziger and Crystal and Randy Wright, the "Rendezvous" raised a whopping $580,000 to further the group's mission of helping women achieve economic independence through professional development.