Now through August 19, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is host to a trove of royal treasures from the kingdom of Marwar-Jodhpur, a princely state in northwest India. The unprecedented new exhibition, Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India showcases the artistic legacy of the Jodhpur court across nearly four centuries.
The Rink: Rolling at Discovery Green is back. Houston’s newest outdoor tradition returns tomorrow for its second season with a rollicking kickoff party hosted by Avenida Houston. Houston’s first outdoor roller rink delighted skaters of all ages last year, and it’s coming back with a new, improved skating surface, retro-fun colored lighting, and themed programming—including ‘80s and ‘90s throwback nights.
There’s nothing like spring in Houston. The sun is out, the air is clear, and the temperature is hovering in the 70’s. Inarguably, there’s no better time for an al fresco concert series, and downtown’s beautiful Discovery Green park is swooping in with a fantastic start to its 2018 Spring Season: the Bayou City Music Series.
The 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo swings into full gear tonight with a rollicking performance from country superstar Garth Brooks. For the next three weeks, Houston is Rodeo City, home to the largest livestock show and the richest regular-season rodeo in the world. Close to three million visitors will stream through the rodeo gates before all is said and done. Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen, never ones to miss a big event, is marking the occasion with a mouthwatering Rodeo Special.
Good news, Houston. Tomorrow, February 18th, is National Drink Wine Day, and oenophiles across the country will be celebrating with a glass or two of their favorite varietals. As it happens, tomorrow is also Sunday—a time for leisurely brunches and long conversation among friends. Happily, one Houston eatery brings the occasions together with an appealing, ongoing special.
The best way to get to know Houston is through its neighborhoods! For a historic backdrop with fashion-forward shopping and casual yet high-quality dining, the Heights neighborhood offers a central location for exploring Houston while providing a local feel that somehow makes the nation’s fourth largest city feel a little bit smaller.
On this day of love, we celebrate not only the special people in our lives, but also the beautiful city in which we make some of our best memories. Houston is a stunning place—a sprawling giant with distinct and memorable corners. It is Space City, where we celebrate the next frontier. It is Bayou City, which sometimes floods but always comes back stronger than ever. It is Clutch City. It is Astros City. It is the city we call home, and the city we’re so proud to welcome you to.
There are so many reasons to love Houston—here are our favorite few:
In March, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will present a stunning exhibition of Italian Renaissance art, featuring works by Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and Tintoretto. The exhibition, titled Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples, opens on March 11.
The Houston Ballet will return to its home, the Wortham Theater Center, for its just-announced 2018/19 Season, a superb collection of World Premieres, Houston Ballet Premieres, and beloved classics.