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Bruno Mars to Headline Pre-Super Bowl Concert

Bruno Mars is the latest musical artist to announce a performance around the Super Bowl. Mars will perform at the yet-to-be-constructed Club Nomadic on Washington Avenue February 3, two days before Super Bowl LI is played at NRG Stadium. Tickets are set to go on sale Saturday via Ticketmaster. Backers of Club Nomadic announced Mars’ concert at a groundbreaking event for the new 62,000-square-foot temporary venue going up at Sawyer Yards, part of the Washington Avenue Arts District. Taylor…

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Frostival! Puts Avenida Houston On Ice

In Houston, where warm weather is both a blessing and a curse, winter is gleefully welcomed by those fond of ice skating. In fact, the unofficial start of winter season in the downtown Avenida Houston district precedes Thanksgiving by two days with the opening of the largest outdoor ice rink in the Southwest. Tuesday night marks the start of Frostival! – not a festival, get it? – as a family fun evening celebrating the opening of the skating rink at Discovery Green as well as the debut of the…

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30,000-Square-Foot Menil Drawing Institute Opens Fall 2017

The Menil Collection announced this week that its new $40 million, 30,000-square-foot drawing institute will open October 7, 2017. The freestanding building will feature temporary exhibitions, space for study and conservation, and storage of modern and contemporary drawings. The Menil Drawing Institute (MDI) is the fifth building on the Menil’s 30-acre art campus, along with the main museum, Cy Twombly Gallery, Byzantine Fresco Chapel, and popular Dan Flavin installation at Richmond Hall. Los…

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Houston Marathon Runner Raises Over $75,000 for Charity

Houston marathon runner Larry DeSpain has raised over $75,000 for charity over the past three years. As the top individual fundraiser in the Run for a Reason program, Larry runs every Chevron Houston Marathon on behalf of a meaningful cause. Each year, approximately 2100 charity runners represent over 60 charities raising more than $24 million since 1995. “I am not a destination runner and have only run the Houston Marathon. But the organization and support of the Run for A Reason program…

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