Sweet Potato Queens: Southern Show Revisited in Houston as TUTS Underground Goes Sweet

Sweet Potato Queens: Southern Show Revisited in Houston as TUTS Underground Goes Sweet

03.17 - 03.27

In March 2015, TUTS Underground hosted a reading of a new musical, The Sweet Potato Queens, based on the best-selling, semi-autobiographical books by Jill Conner Browne. One year later, the Southern show with a universal heart returns to the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts for its world premiere as a fully staged theatrical production. The Read

A $900,000 Night: Master Magician Opens Everyone’s Wallets — and a Puppy Auction Helps, Too

01.30

What: Camp For All Believe In Magic Gala. Where: Bayou City Event Center. Who: Chairs Bonnie Kelley Dienna and Susan Martin; honorees Joseph H. Blount Jr. and Joanna and Brad Marks; keynote speaker (and camper) Owen Gafford, who spoke movingly about his positive experience with CFA, where he is not defined by his illness; president Read

A $900,000 Night: Master Magician Opens Everyone’s Wallets — and a Puppy Auction Helps, Too
Guns Do Good: Everyday Shooting Stars to Raise Big Money for Alley Theatre

Guns Do Good: Everyday Shooting Stars to Raise Big Money for Alley Theatre

02.19

Each year, the Alley Theatre Sporting Clays Shoot aims for both fund-raising and fun at the Greater Houston Gun Club. Butch Mach and Trent Tellepsen chair the 13th anniversary event, which includes a wild game buffet lunch by the Coronado Club, sporting clays and flurry competitions, the awards presentation and a cocktail reception. PaperCity serves Read

From Russia With Love: Houston Ballet Ball Promises a Magical Journey

02.20

The 2016 Houston Ballet Ball celebrates all things Russian, from its composers and choreographers to its wintry landscape and fairy-tale domed architecture. Chairmen Gina and Devinder Bhatia take you on the magical journey, with a gourmet seated dinner by Jackson and Company, entertainment by Party on the Moon (underwritten by Diane Lokey Farb), silent auction Read

From Russia With Love: Houston Ballet Ball Promises a Magical Journey
A New National Tour of a Broadway Classic Ponders the Question: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

A New National Tour of a Broadway Classic Ponders the Question: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

02.16 - 02.21

For decades now, creative teams have tackled that question for an eager public — on Broadway stages, in cinemas and even live on network television. Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien is the latest to reinterpret Rodgers & Hammerstein’s perennial musical, The Sound of Music, in a new national tour that premieres in Houston this month. Heading up the Read

Philanthropic Beauties Party Like It’s the Age of Aquarius

01.23

What: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America “Age of Aquarius” Winter Ball. Where: Hilton Americas. Who: Chairs Jana Arnoldy and Susan Hansen; the “Women of Distinction” honorees, including Gina Gaston Elie, Gina Bhatia, Lisa Holthouse, DeeDee Marsh, Lynn Walsh, Jo Ann Petersen, Paula Mendoza, Barbara Van Postman, Mady Kades, and Estela Cockrell; Phoebe Tudor, honored Read

Philanthropic Beauties Party Like It’s the Age of Aquarius