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May’s Prime Entertainment Picks



Caryl Morgan, “Golden Driller”

 

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Highway Star

Everybody from Nat King Cole to Depeche Mode (yes, really) sang about getting their kicks on it, but it wasn’t just a musical list of cities; Route 66 made a big impact on the American experience and helped bring millions to and through Oklahoma. Visit the new exhibit “America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66” for an interactive look at vintage photos, artifacts and paintings of landmarks along the larger-than-life Mother Road.
 

Parker Millsap courtesy All Eyes Media


Wide Open Spaces

Named for a sobriquet given to its host hamlet of Guthrie, the Queen of the Prairie Festival is a fairly new musical tradition-in-the-making, but it’s already more than earned its regal designation: the 2015 gathering of sonic excellence includes J.D. McPherson, Parker Millsap, Justin Townes Earle, Samantha Crain, The Cactus Blossoms, Smooth Hound Smith and on and on. Two days of smokin’ outdoor music are on tap; bring some sunscreen.


The Charm of Making

Going from a blank canvas, or a neat block of clay, to a finished, detailed work of art is a special sort of alchemy … and you can watch it happen. Over a dozen of the Howell’s artists, including


Million Dollar Quartet by Jeremy Daniel


One in a Million

It’s based on a true story, a once-in-four-lifetimes event: one day in Memphis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley actually got together in a studio and jammed. That single serendipitous session forms the basis for a thrilling jukebox musical stuffed with the great hits of pioneering rock ‘n’ roll, as Celebrity Attractions makes you part of the audience for the “Million Dollar Quartet.”


Present Tense

Still fresh and filled with discoveries-in-waiting after 42 years, the May Fair Arts Festival isn’t just a Norman tradition; it’s the Assistance League’s gift to the community. With a panoply of painting, pottery, metal and woodwork, jewelry and other creativity – including the works of Celebrated Artist Hank Grant – plus food, music (Sugar Free Allstars!), kids’ activities and even an optional 5k, there’s plenty to enjoy; go get your present!
 

A.K. Westerman, “Pandora’s Folly Once Unfurled”


Fantastic Voyage

The Norman gallery is providing a window to another world – specifically, the realm of Ursula K. LeGuin’s Earthsea. It’s the basis for the Pioneer Library System’s 9th installment of The Big Read, as well as this exhibit; A.K. Westerman, G. Patrick Riley and select participants in the literary appreciation program contributed works inspired by LeGuin’s otherworldly opus to “From Earthsea to Fantasy.” Enjoy your trip.


Movers and Shakers

Prepare to have your perspective shifted – technical ingenuity mixes with physical artistry for a stunning visual display in Perpetual Motion Dance Company’s new performance, “Fault Line.” The troupe’s modern and aerial dancers’ intricate maneuvers incorporate a staggered wall of boxes, onto which filmmaker Kyle Van Osdol will project imagery reflecting seismic activity for an immersive


“Weird Al” photo by Robert trachtenberg


Mock and Rule

Three artists have had Top 40 hits in each of the last four decades: Michael Jackson, Madonna and Al Yankovic. Who says being weird is a bad thing? The paragon of parodists and ne plus ultra of nerds has never stopped being clever, incisive and funny, and while you don’t technically have to attend this stop on his “Mandatory Fun” tour, why would you miss a possible opportunity to hear “Albuquerque” live?


Fortunate Daughter

Musical tribute, theatrical biography, career retrospective, season-ending celebration in song … call it what you will, the world premiere of “Rising Starr” should be a ball. UCO’s Broadway Tonight series ends its season on a high note with the new story of Oklahoma singer Kay Starr, a jazz, pop and country chanteuse Billie Holiday once called the only white woman who could sing the blues.
 


Cowboys, Kid-Style

Saddle up, little dogies! Or get your parents to drive you - the important thing is that you get in on the silver anniversary edition of this old favorite for the young at heart. The 25th Chuck Wagon Gathering corrals a ton of hands-on activities, live entertainment, pony rides, campfire-cooked Western foods and plenty more. It’s the museum’s largest outdoor event, and a perennial pleasure.




 

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October’s Prime Entertainment Picks

A massive choral concert, the Garden Tour for Connoisseurs, a theatrical premiere from Lyric and the return of 6 Degrees of Bacon – there are all kinds of sources for entertainment and enlightenment in this bustling metro, so if you can’t make it to everything, here’s where to start.

12 x 12 Offers 175 Degrees of Art

Although the pieces are small, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s 12 x 12 Art Sale is big fun and a bigger vehicle for creative support.

The Plaza District’s Bigger, Better Block Blowout

Toast the expansion of a homegrown neighborhood in the annual Plaza District Festival.

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More than 20 speakers in a one-track session designed for the digital marketing professional, marketer, business owner or anyone interested in branding, PR, advertising, social media, SEO, search,...

Cost: $250

Where:
Tower Theatre
425 NW 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: BigWing
Telephone: 405.475.4185
Contact Name: Janelle Archer
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This year will mark the eighth time the John F. Kennedy Awards have been celebrated, honoring individuals making a significant contribution to Oklahoma, its communities and its people, while paying...

Cost: $300

Where:
Skirvin Hilton Hotel
1 Park Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Sponsor: Santa Fe Family Life Center
Telephone: 405-840-1817
Contact Name: James Timberlake
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More than 20 speakers in a one-track session designed for the digital marketing professional, marketer, business owner or anyone interested in branding, PR, advertising, social media, SEO, search,...

Cost: $250

Where:
Tower Theatre
425 NW 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: BigWing
Telephone: 405.475.4185
Contact Name: Janelle Archer
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Price Tower Art Gallery in Bartlesville will host Women Artists of the West's 48th annual juried art exhibition, featuring over 200 original art works, created by women in all mediums, subjects...

Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
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Sponsor: Price Tower Arts Center
Telephone: 918.336.4949
Contact Name: Angelina Bourgou
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Escape the ordinary, and learn about OKC from a different point of view. Relax in the climate controlled cabin on one of our 65’ cruisers, or enjoy the breeze on the viewing deck and listen...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
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Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
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A fabulous art auction to raise money to help support Oklahoma A+ Schools at UCO.

Cost: $100

Where:
CHK|Central Boathouse
732 Riversport Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73129
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Sponsor: Oklahoma A+ Schools at UCO
Telephone: 405.974.3791
Contact Name: Heather Bryant
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The evening Cocktail Cruise offers stunning views of the downtown skyline, the Boathouse District and Finish Line Tower, the Wheeler Ferris wheel and quite possibly an amazing Oklahoma sunset. Come...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
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Telephone: 405.702.7755
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Join supporters in communities across the nation for the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This family-friendly event raises funds to support the...

Cost: $10 for adults or children six and older

Where:
Stars and Stripes Park
3701 S. Lake Hefner Drive
Oklahoma City , OK  73116
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Telephone: 405.403.7762
Contact Name: Emily Drover
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Let’s end childhood cancer. Together! This September, supporters across the country will unite to participate in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, an exciting, family-friendly...

Cost: $10 for Registration

Where:
Stars and Stripes Park
3701 S Lake Hefner Dr
Oklahoma City, OK  73116
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Sponsor: ALSAC St. Jude Oklahoma City
Telephone: 405.403.7762
Contact Name: Emily Drover
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Price Tower Art Gallery in Bartlesville will host Women Artists of the West's 48th annual juried art exhibition, featuring over 200 original art works, created by women in all mediums, subjects...

Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
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Sponsor: Price Tower Arts Center
Telephone: 918.336.4949
Contact Name: Angelina Bourgou
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Escape the ordinary, and learn about OKC from a different point of view. Relax in the climate controlled cabin on one of our 65’ cruisers, or enjoy the breeze on the viewing deck and listen...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
View map »


Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
Website »

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The evening Cocktail Cruise offers stunning views of the downtown skyline, the Boathouse District and Finish Line Tower, the Wheeler Ferris wheel and quite possibly an amazing Oklahoma sunset. Come...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
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Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
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