NOW MORE THAN ever, people are catching the travel bug. And equally of-the-moment is the need for a budget. A new weekly digital series hosted by YouTube personality and television writer George Igoe explores U.S. cities with a daily allowance of $100, and in this week's video, Igoe checks out Houston.

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Texas country artist Hayden Haddock performs at The Rustic Downtown

OPENING A NEW music venue is never easy, but add a pandemic into the mix, and it's damn near impossible. It's no small feat then that Shan Pasha, frontman of local punk outfit Ruiners, managed to open the doors and bay windows — an architectural godsend during a pandemic — of his new music venue and bar, Red Dwarf, in the Midtown space formerly home to Mongoose Vs. Cobra, in August of last year.

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Artists of Houston Ballet in Company class (Photo by Lawrence Elizabeth Knox)

IT LOOKS LIKE Houston's performing arts community is inching closer to a return to the stage, as the Houston Ballet announces today two free shows May 7 and 8 at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Houston Ballet Reignited will be the troupe's first live event since the Covid pandemic began more than a year ago.

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