What's Up in the 405
Through Sunday, Oct. 22
The downtown beauty spot has been transformed into a sea of orange for the Myriad Gardens' Pumpkinville. The children’s garden has become Prairie Pumpkin Town complete with the Pumpkinville Express Train, pop-up shops, 16,000 pumpkins, hundreds of gourds, fall foliage and fun activities. The two-week event offers visitors a Pumpkinville packed with activities to suit all ages, from pumpkin painting and story time sessions to wreath making and baking pumpkin loaves. Special evenings such as a sensory night for children with special needs and a spooky pooch parade are also set for the event that’s in its sixth year and never fails to attract thousands of visitors.
Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno, OKC, 445.7080, oklahomacitybotanicalgardens.com
Through Saturday, Dec. 30
The enigmatic work of Tulsa-based artist Robert Taylor is on display at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. His work, spanning three decades, often depicts figures from Native life at the end of the reservation era, which are surrounded with symbols of mysticism. Art activities and gallery guides have been organized alongside this exciting new exhibition. “Distinguished Visiting Artist: Robert Taylor” will be on display through December in the museum’s Nancy Johnston Records Gallery and various other locations around OU’s Norman campus.
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm, Norman, 325.3272, ou.edu/fjjma
Eddie Izzard at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
Saturday, Oct 14
He’s a British comedian, actor, Emmy winner and fascinating character who will be entertaining an audience in the metro this weekend. He has starred in numerous Hollywood blockbusters, once ran 43 marathons in 51 days for charity and can make you laugh in four different languages. He’ll be performing his surreal, idealism comedy (in English) for one night only in Midwest City – it’s unmissable entertainment.
Rose State College, Hudiburg Chevrolet Center, 6000 S Prosper, Midwest City, 297.2264, okcciviccenter.com
Rock of Ages
Through Saturday, Nov. 4
It’s a fitting tribute to the big hair glam rock of the ’80s; rock wannabe and big city boy falls in love with small-town waitress and wannabe actress in a legendary nightclub on the Sunset Strip – it could be an ’80s rock video. With many retro references and classic tunes, it’s a light-hearted show of pure nostalgia, and it’s showing at the Lyric Theatre.
Lyric Theatre, 1727 NW 16th, OKC, 524.9312, lyrictheatreokc.com
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Friday, Oct. 13 - Saturday, Oct. 28
The Pollard Theatre will be staging a rock musical which never fails to attract the crowds wherever it is staged in the world. Described as brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking and wickedly funny, this transgender glam rock musical has become a cult classic since it was first staged in 1998.
The Pollard Theatre, 120 W Harrison, Guthrie, 282.2800, tickets.thepollard.org
Irma Thomas at the Tower Theatre
Wednesday, Oct. 18
The inimitable sounds of soul queen Irma Thomas will be heard from the Tower Theatre next week when she joins gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama and the Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet for a celebration of the music of New Orleans.
Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23rd, OKC, 708.6937, towertheatreokc.com