Rock Out

"YOU HAVE TO BE ready, as a person, for it," laughs Haiti-born, Jersey-raised actor Pierre Alexandre of the racy cult classic Rocky Horror Show, at TUTS Nov. 8-20. Opposite Mason Butler as Rocky, Alexandre tackles the Dr. Frankenstein-inspired Frank-N-Furter. "It's not an easy role. You have to e confident. But this show tells you to be who you are. Dream it. And be it."

Phoebe Rourke
Rocky Horror Picture Show

“I WISH I came here sooner to experience this amazing city,” says advanced sommelier Rachel Van Til of her move to Houston just one year before the pandemic lockdown. When Covid appeared in 2020, along with layoffs and closings, it led to a career swerve for Van Til, a working mom who was a sommelier at Pappas Steakhouse. She took over the wine program at The Clubs at Houston Oaks, a posh (initiation fees can range into the six figures) members-only club northwest of the city with 10 lodges, 17 lakes, 900 acres and six dining options. Speaking of lots of good food and vino, the club’s 2022 Wine and Food Classic is this February 12 — it’s a great chance to taste hundreds of wines from around the world and learn about them from winemakers and professionals. “It’s our largest event of the year and it’s open to the public.” In our Q&A, Rachel dishes on her favorite date night, best wines to try this year and her brush with the me-too movement!

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