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  • Vocal Local - Kari Burt Credit: Kari Burt
    January 9, 2019
    There’s a very 1980’s, brick-wall-stage-background misconception about earning your place in standup comedy requiring a minimum experience of several years. This outdated flavor of gatekeeping has long been the tool of the majority to claim ownership over a thing so nebulous, so ever-changing as comedy. While the old guard gives way to younger models, comedy is constantly evolving to keep pace with our constantly-evolving world. Newcomers like Kari Burt who hit the ground running...
  • Thirst Trap: A Guide to Winter Beverages Credit: Unsplash: Miguel Maldonado
    January 3, 2019
    From Scotch to rye to Bourbon, whiskey is the ultimate wintertime beverage. The cozy bodily warmth that follows a hearty glass of whiskey makes it pretty easy to understand why George Bernard Shaw once dubbed it, “liquid sunshine.” Houston’s multi-million-dollar hospitality industry pairs with its bubbling bar scene like a classic Scotch and a grilled steak. With winter upon us for a few more months, some of the best boozy joints are just around the corner. Housed in the...
  • Queer New Year's Eve Credit: Unsplash
    December 17, 2018
    Brush away the emotional dust of 2018 and face the new year head-on as a triumph and a challenge—bring it on, 2019, because we got this. Naturally, as one of the most diverse cities in the country, Houston’s queer New Year’s Eve celebrations cover everything from black tie vibes, to booty shorts and blacklights, to champagne and glitter. Break out the femme formalwear and dapper bowties at Pearl Bar , Houston’s top lesbian bar located right in the middle of...
  • Vocal Local - Britt Vasicek
    December 12, 2018
    A writer, artist, comedian, sex worker, podcaster, and a virgo, Britt Vasicek contains multitudes. She’s a glass-half-full kind of person, and in that glass is a bubbling mimosa. Britt is an experience — a performance — but she’s not putting on an act. While many of us perform normality or virtue every day as upright citizens, Britt performs authenticity — outward expressions of genuine vulnerability, giddiness, graciousness, righteousness. Her preferred medium...
  • Holiday Traditions - Theatre, Music, Culture in Hou Credit: Louis Amal on Unsplash
    December 4, 2018
    Whether your idea of holiday traditions include family or chosen family, tamales or baked ham, Houston offers some of the best events to make memories with loved ones this season. live music December 7th at Cullen Theater at Wortham Theater Center, The Houston Latin American Philharmonic presents its annual concert, Latin Christmas . In typical Houstonian fashion, The Houston Latin American Philharmonic is the only professional orchestra in the United States that presents programs of traditional
  • Houston's Not-So-Typical Museums Credit: Unsplash Tony Reid
    November 13, 2018
    The very center of Houston’s cultural heart is its Museum District with an official association of 19 institutions celebrating art, history, culture, and science. Known for its rich diversity, Houston’s unique collection of museums reflects its notorious melting pot status. Fine art museums are often the more prominent attractions, but with everything from a bicycle museum to an original 1940s art deco aviation museum , Houston’s colorful variety of institutions off the...
  • Friendsgiving in Houston Credit: Chris Lawton
    November 7, 2018
    Disproportionately, LGBTQ folks can end up lonely on holidays because their family isn’t supportive of their status. Some people don’t have the luxury of coming out to family, and some just aren’t there yet. Some have lost their parents and feel alone on family-centered holidays. Even with healthy family relationships, great distances and hectic schedules can still keep you from the family dinner table. Chosen families are a matter of queer survival, and no better place...
  • Halloween in Houston
    October 15, 2018
    Much to our collective dismay, Halloween is on a Wednesday this year. Thankfully, October is polka-dotted with spooky and autumnal events as we delve deeper into Decorative Gourd And Pumpkin Spice Season™. The skull-goblet-half-full take is that non-weekend Halloween years just provide more opportunity for costume changes. If you wanna get extra with it, you can dress up on Friday, perform a Cher-level costume change for Saturday, and execute the big reveal finale on Wednesday the 31st.
  • Cultural Festivals of Houston Credit: @kashhouston
    October 8, 2018
    According to the 2016 Census data, the Houston metro immigrant population makes up about 23.3% of the total population, but that isn’t counting the second, third, or fourth generation families who are still deeply tied to their cultural roots. Houston’s status as an international city has garnered quite a bit of media buzz of late for the cultural diversity reflected in the colorful cuisine of its thriving multi-billion-dollar food industry. Every year, thousands take to the...
  • Brunch of the Month: Kuu Credit: Jenn Duncan
    October 1, 2018
    It’s hard not to see brunch as quintessentially American in design—hearty breakfast foods served until late afternoon with ideally three different beverages, at least one of them quite boozy in nature. In reality, brunch originated in Victorian England when Sundays were meant for early morning churchgoing. A traditional Victorian breakfast was heavy on the meats and protein, which was too rich for a man named Guy Beringer who woke up in 1895 with a hangover so nasty that it led him...
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