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Theater and other fine performing arts have a reputation for being expensive. However, your student status and Cougar Card ID can get you discounts in Houston’s theater scene. Whether you want to impress with a classy date night or have a fun time out with friends, you can squeeze Houston’s glorious theater scene into...

For the first time since “The Joy Luck Club” in 1993, a film focusing on the hardships of Asian-Americans with an all Asian cast made its way to the big screen with summer rom-com “Crazy Rich Asians.” I remember watching the movie in theaters with popcorn in hand and tears running down my face. This wasn’t due to the...

River Oaks Theater My favorite theater in Houston is the Landmark River Oaks Theater, located in the River Oaks shopping center on West Gray and Shepherd. It is by far the oldest theater in this list. Since, it was built in 1939 in classic Art Deco design, it lacks the comfort and technological advances of modern-day...

With endless opportunities to attend drag bingo at Houston diners like Hamburger Mary’s or drag story hour at Brazos bookstore, the Houston drag scene has grown exponentially over the years. With the new all-inclusive drag show “Smoke Break”, co-director Austin Beck helps create a new drag show that is open to anyone...

The Houston Grand Opera is performing the Italian opera “La bohème” as it’s second repertoire back in the Wortham Theater Center. The performance is everything you would expect from a classical opera produced by a world-class opera house; amazing voices, dynamic acting and a story that captures part of what it means to...

“The Flying Dutchman” anchors the Houston Grand Opera’s glorious return to its home in the dignified Wortham Center downtown. Hurricane Harvey left Houston’s opera company homeless for a year, performing in a makeshift theater space in the George R. Brown Convention Center. The Wortham Center is adjacent to Buffalo...

When I hear the name “Sherlock Holmes,” I imagine a magnifying glass, a pipe, the notorious deerstalker cap and a lot of adventure. The Classical Theatre Company’s rendition of “The Return of Sherlock Holmes” highlighted all of these aspects of the world’s most popular private detective, and more. Arthur Conan Doyle,...

Mathangi Arulpragasam, who is also known as M.I.A, is a woman of her word, a woman of her music and a woman of her people. Maybe we didn’t know this before, but we definitely know it now. Dating back to her developmental years caught on camera by her own filmmaking, Arulpragasam makes it clear that she refuses to make...

The Alley Theatre knows how to do Shakespeare. Their whimsical but relatable performance of “Twelfth Night” is my new favorite production of the Bard’s work. William Shakespeare is beyond legendary. Sometimes when performing his works, I think artists get too caught up with his words and forget that there is so much...

Since his 1960 debut in “Tall Story,” Robert Redford has had a spectacular acting career during which he won many awards, including two Oscars. Now, he stars in David Lowery’s new movie “The Old Man & The Gun,” which Redford helped produced. After shooting the movie, Redford announced his retirement from acting, and he...