It’s a big, busy metro – here’s where to start
Photo by Paul Natkin
Blues man, no group. One of the world’s great guitarists and foremost living legends of the blues, Buddy Guy has eight Grammys, a National Medal of Arts, a space in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame … and a date in Norman this month to share some licks, keep his 50-plus-year career rolling and celebrate that, as his latest album says, The Blues Is Alive and Well. September 20, Riverwind Casino
Mi-mi-mi-mi … Armstrong Auditorium is launching into a dazzling new season of its performing arts series, and opening with a four-part bang. Their initial concert is also a new beginning for Alberto, Roberto and the Federicos – better known as the Four Italian Tenors – who will combine their impeccable voices to make Edmond a dazzling stop on their first ever American tour. September 12, Armstrong Auditorium
The challenge: make the best sculpture from the assigned material. The juror: award-winning architect and OU College of Architecture Dean Hans Butzer. The rewards: $3,000 in prizes for winning participants, plus fascination and potential creative inspiration for viewers. The artistic medium: a single sheet of aluminum foil. The Firehouse Art Center’s Foil Sculpture exhibition invites creative reevaluation of an ordinary material, and the results should definitely be worth a close look. September 13-October 19, Firehouse Art Center
It’s no exaggeration to say that a lot of time, effort and resources have gone into planning and preparing the new Scissortail Park in downtown OKC – now it’s time to show off the results. With food trucks, family activities and a free concert from Kings of Leon, Sept. 27 should be a big, big day.
Literacy is a lifelong gift, libraries are community treasures and a good story is worth celebrating – three excellent reasons to join the Metropolitan Library System for its 17th annual Literary Voices fundraising dinner. Guest speaker Kristin Hannah is the bestselling author of Firefly Lane, Home Front and The Nightingale, and the event also honors Cliff and Leslie Hudson while helping to provide programs, materials and services for OKC libraries. September 25, OKC Golf & Country Club