3.6

Given Houston’s unseasonably cold weather lately, it may be hard to imagine yourself spread out on the Discovery Green lawn jamming to acoustic music. But with a forecast of 75-and-sunny for Sunday, it’s actually going to be the perfect weekend for kicking off the park’s annual Unplugged series.


The concert sets are designed to push well known Houston artists in new directions — namely, rearranging their work into purely acoustic performances that take place in an intimate setting in the heart of Downtown. This Sunday at 5pm, post up on a lawn chair or picnic blanket and soak in the sounds of singer-songwriter Matt Harlan. The folky performer, who takes inspiration from fellow Texans Hayes Carll and Lyle Lovett, will be joined by blues artist Oliver Penn, folk-rockers Little Outfit, the shoegazey group Cactus Flowers and Galveston’s Darwin’s Finches.

Other headliners throughout the season include Quiet Company (April 14), Buxton (May 19) and Los Guerreros de la Music (June 16).

Dispatches

SOUTH FLORIDA-BASED Italian shoe line Concetto Limone will make its Texas debut at a cocktail reception at Valobra Master Jewelers (2150 Westheimer Rd.) on Thursday, April 29 from 5-7pm. The evening of "All Things Italian" will transport guests immediately to the coast of southern Italian as they sip on Italian wines, Aperol Spritzes, Negronis and Limoncellos while feasting on an assortment of Italian hors d'oeuvres from Houston's beloved Tony's. Invited guests will have the first glance in Texas on the Concetto Limone line and the opportunity to purchase unisex styles on Thursday evening and all day Friday at a trunk show at Valobra.

Keep Reading Show less
Style

IN A TIME of bold optimism and goodwill, the next Houston boom is beginning! Meet the icons who have helped get us here — and the bright stars lighting the way forward.

Keep Reading Show less
People + Places

The Ion, opening soon in Midtown's Innovation District

MY AUNT AND cousin live in Silicon Valley. We go once a year to visit them, and, as you pull out of the airport when you get there, the San Jose skyscrapers in front of you bear the logos of a who's-who of the internet: eBay, PayPal, Adobe, Cisco. It's pretty impressive, out there in California. But, then again, vacations have to be planned around forest-fire season, and Reuters reported that two-thirds of people living in the Bay Area say the quality of life has deteriorated in the last five years, citing homelessness and a rising cost of living as the main factors.

Keep Reading Show less
Opinions