What's Up in the 405
Thursday, Dec. 14 - Sunday, Dec. 17
It’s back and it’s even bigger this year, as Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange in the ultimate battle against evil – a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands. Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow are all immersed in some very special effects and aerial stunts. It’s a fun-packed family outing.
Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno, OKC, chesapeakearena.com
A Christmas Story
Through Sunday, Dec. 17
The Sooner Theatre presents its own all-singing performance of the festive ‘80s movie classic that never fails to adorn our screens each year. The musical version surrounds the endearing tale of little Ralphie Parker and his wish for Christmas with a busy score; the show opened on Broadway in 2012 and has been touring nationally since. It’s a new dimension to an old seasonal favorite that is practically guaranteed to leave you with a warm glow.
Sooner Theatre, 101 E Main, Norman, 321.9600, soonertheatre.org
PAMBE Ghana Market
Through Saturday, Dec. 23
Shop for unusual fair-trade gifts from far-flung places, and help fund PAMBE Ghana's La'Angum Learning Center in northern Ghana. Purchase directly from crafty creators who hail from all over the world, and who have brought their native art skills to the metro. It’s a shopping treat.
The Sieber Apartments, 1301 N Hudson, OKC, pambeghana.org
Sounds of the Season
Saturday, Dec. 14
It’s a Yukon tradition and it’s arriving in style with Broadway’s Elizabeth Stanley leading the performance alongside the Philharmonic Pops Chorale and OKC Philharmonic – and all led by maestro Joel Levine.
Yukon Fine Arts Auditorium, 850 Yukon Avenue, Yukon, yukonps.com
Cowboy Christmas Ball
Friday, Dec. 15
The ultimate (musical) cowboy Michael Martin Murphey is the star of this annual yuletide celebration complete with a bountiful home-style dinner buffet, traditional Western songs and dances and Mr. Santa Claus himself. This alcohol-free event ensures it’s one for the whole family to enjoy.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd, OKC, nationalcowboymuseum.org
Sunday, Dec. 17
Leading the Low Swingin’ Chariots at The Depot’s Winter Wind concert series, Kyle Reid will be reviving the old-time jazz style with some influence from New Orleans, Gypsy Jazz and Western Swing thrown in. Selected as the Winter Wind Members Choice in a vote by Depot members, the show is likely to pack a punch as well as a venue.
The Depot, 200 S Jones, Norman, 307.9320, pasnorman.org