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July 5-21, Shakespeare on Paseo
Can a play still be called a comedy if its protagonists end it by being executed? In a fictional tale of real historical figures, four women who aim to change the world manage to inject quite a bit of humor into the Reign of Terror – The Revolutionists, the latest production by Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, is taking over the stage July 5-21.
July 1-29, Lions Park
If you need a little extra incentive to get outside, The Norman Depot’s Summer Breeze concert series has the free musical juice: Old-school rock and roll inspiration fuels singer-songwriter Brandy Zdan July 1, acoustic not-quite-folk tunesmiths The Mulligan Brothers visit July 15 and Norman native Caleb McGee and the Underdogs host a blues blowout to close the month out July 29.
Through Sept. 22, Oklahoma Hall of Fame Museum
Making art is a personal undertaking, but as individuals we tend to have rather a lot in common – much as the Chickasaw and Choctaw peoples are different tribes, but the word “Ikbi” means “to create” in both languages. It’s also the name of this exhibition, in which artists from both cultures come together to express their separate identities, their societies’ history and how everything interacts.
Through July 14, MAINSITE Contemporary Art
If you’re looking to learn a bit about assembling pictures into greater artistic wholes, Norman’s MAINSITE Gallery is a good place for inspiration. Currently the artist-in-residence at the Skirvin, Marissa Raglin has spent the past few years cutting and pasting, working to tell unified stories by combining disparate elements into collages. Her exhibition, which is on display alongside oil paintings by J. Chris Johnson, is proof that an idea can bring different pieces together for good.
Through July 4, Throughout Edmond
Edmond loves its Independence Day festivities so much that they began celebrating back in June, but there’s still plenty to enjoy in 2018’s iteration of LibertyFest. The Road Rally’s vehicular scavenger hunt, community relaxation of KiteFest and citywide feast Taste of Edmond are all set for July 1; then the Fourth begins with a glorious parade, continues through the all-day fun of ParkFest and concludes with a truly stunning fireworks display at UCO.
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