It’s a big, busy metro – here’s where to start
Jan. 9-20, Civic Center
Wraith? Spectre? Some mysterious masked figure is haunting the Paris Opera House, and since OKC Broadway is bringing that cathedral to the arts to the Civic Center stage, audiences are in for a thrilling musical romance as the classic story unfolds. The Phantom of the Opera is there … . (Dun dun dunnn!)
The Magic Touch
Jan. 12, Grand Casino
You can tell yourself Norman native Rob Lake doesn’t actually have magical powers, but that doesn’t make it any easier to explain how he accomplishes his grand-scale feats of jaw-dropping legerdemain. He’s one of the world’s foremost working illusionists; you can bet he’ll conjure up a truly amazing showcase for this special event.
Grow Your Own Way
Jan. 18-20, State Fairgrounds
We’re a few months away from spring, but that makes this the perfect time to plant the seed of an idea for the growing season ahead. To that end, the timing is perfect for the return of the OKC Home + Garden Show, which fills the fairgrounds with more than 450 exhibitors and experts in renovation, decor and landscaping: HGTV’s Diedricksen brothers, hosts from “America’s Test Kitchen,” local vendors and many more.
Brown, With Sugar
Jan. 26, Norman North High School
Sweet dreams are made of this: the opportunity to choose delicious, sugary samples from nearly two dozen local vendors, each more chocolaty than the last. Norman PTA Council president Annette Price says the Norman Chocolate Festival “showcases some of the finest chocolate talent in the state, along with some incredible live music and activities for the entire family.” Plus, proceeds benefit public schools, so the calories are for a good cause.
Black or White
Jan. 29, Armstrong Auditorium
Armstrong has birds on the brain this month – extremely graceful ones, to be more specific. The masterful artists of the Russian National Ballet are making a return trip to Edmond this month, and bringing with them a signature take on the century-old classic of the form: handsome prince, villainous sorcerer and magical damsels both good and evil weave a spectacular spell in Swan Lake.