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September’s Prime Entertainment Picks



Leon Russell courtesy Taloa

 

It’s a big, busy Metro out there – If you can’t make it to everything, here’s where to start→


A New Song

Music remains one of the best ways to bring people together – that’s why the organizers of Guthrie’s new TALOA Festival (its name is derived from a Choctaw word for “to sing”) have worked to make the lineup for this initial gathering a mixture of genres and styles appealing to multiple ages and encouraging cross-cultural commingling. Oklahoma legend Leon Russell, Graham Colton,


Renewed Elegance

This is a noteworthy milestone for the OKC Museum of Art’s Renaissance Ball – 2015 marks the 40th iteration of the gala – but while the tradition becomes more venerable with passing years, the occasion itself still feels glamorously fresh and filled with discovery. Perfectly fitting for an annual celebration of rebirth. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing and black-tie refinement to enable more wonders in the Museum’s future.


Bert Seabourn, “Sitting Bull” courtesy Oklahoma Hall of Fame Museum


Riding the Wind

“My art is like the Oklahoma wind,” says Bert Seabourn, “constantly changing, growing and finding new directions.” Over the course of his career, its primary direction has been toward increased acclaim, as the painter has won a raft of awards and become a true cultural ambassador for the state. The new exhibit Bert Seabourn: American Expressionist offers a closer look at the oeuvre of one of Oklahoma’s living treasures.


The Place to Party

It’s probably a sign that things are going well for your city if its residents keep organizing more and more public festivals to have fun hanging out with their neighbors. Presenting West Fest, a free block party along the recently renovated stretch of Western Avenue that boasts a local beer garden, food trucks and musical entertainment headlined by the fabulous Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. It’s a new event; help start it off right.


Exurgency courtesy OKC Ballet


Watch the Rotation

The OKC Ballet season generally doesn’t start until October, but this year they’re putting a slightly different spin on proceedings with a special blast from their past. Spectacular cellist Zoe Keating performs live during Exurgency, a whirl of abstract contemporary dance that turned heads when it debuted in 2014, and two world premieres from choreographer Brian Enos and OKC principal dancer Yui Sato seal the deal.


All That Jazz

The key word is “all” – the second annual OKC Jazz Festival is a musical cavalcade that will recognize Kent Kidwell, welcome guest performers including pianist David Benoit and the U.S. Navy Band, and suffuse downtown with sound all week: performance locations include Deep Deuce for the kickoff concert, the OKC Civic Center, the bank of the Oklahoma River, Bicentennial Park, various restaurants and the OKC Museum of Art roof terrace.


Dennis Johnson. "FullCrum” courtesy Howell Gallery


Abstract Thought

It would be presumptuous to declare what any Dennis Johnson abstract means; the painter himself prefers to leave that determination to individual viewers. On the other hand, the career retrospective on display at the Nichols Hills gallery definitely represents an unmatched opportunity to engage with such a broad spectrum of the renowned OKC artist’s richly colored work, as it includes pieces from the 1980s up through the last year.


Rappers, Delight

OK, seriously, look at this list: Biz Markie. Young MC. Rob Base. Vanilla Ice. DJ Kool. Tone Loc. The Shawnee casino’s Rappin’ Up the Summer blowout is an outdoor event, which is probably for


Heritage Hills courtesy Heritage Hills


A Journey for the Ages

At once vintage and vibrant, carefully preserved and happily used, the titular stops on the annual Heritage Hills Historic Homes Tour represent architecturally engaging examples of how the past and present can coexist – temporal housemates, if you will. Each of the six participating homes and the Overholser Mansion will offer the opportunity for exploration on the excursion, and it’s self-guided, so take your time. 


All the World’s a Screen

While the staff of this small movie house doesn’t find itself swept away through the magic of movies into realms of fantasy and romance (it’s less Cinema Paradiso and more cinema ennui), the overlapping fragments of their mundane days add up to a wry, poignant, richly characterized whole in Pulitzer winner The Flick. Join Carpenter Square as the curtain rises on its new season.





  

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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
Contact Name: Business Office
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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
View map »


Sponsor: Price Tower Arts Center
Telephone: 918.336.4949
Contact Name: Angelina Bourgou
Website »

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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
View map »


Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
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