405 Magazine - Slice October 2012

Meet Virginia

When I think of Virginia, I think of the early eastern settlements, especially sophisticated Williamsburg. I was still thinking that way when I headed to Roanoke, little realizing that, for many years, it was on the Virginia equivalent of the western frontier. It’s come a long way, baby!

Field of Dreams

For those who truly care about their food – not just the dishes’ finished flavors but also the process of its production and the people involved – the best restaurant of all might be one without walls.

Creature Features

Sure, axe-wielding, demon-possessed, undead were-zombie ghouls are scary in theory, but there’s a special kind of creepiness in the concept of having our humdrum lives interrupted by a faceful of Nature at its most malevolent.

Caped Crusade

The mean streets of Gotham City – and their iconic shadowy protector – come to the Chesapeake Arena October 10-14 in the stunt-studded, visually spectacular stage show “Batman Live.”

Clear Excellence

Orchids are among nature’s most spectacular showpieces, producing prismatic splendor from near-black to brilliant white and a thousand varied and variegated shades between, but not even the most dedicated botanical breeder has ever produced a transparent one.

Step by Step by Step

October 14-21, Civic Center, 201 N Walker Ave, OKC, 843.9898, okcballet.com Graceful, moving artistic performances unparalleled throughout the metro are the Oklahoma City Ballet’s forte – what better way to begin a new season than with not one, not two,…

The Wow Factor

Fully 20 of the region’s most prominent creative organizations receive funding through the work of Allied Arts, and uncounted thousands of Oklahomans benefit aesthetically and spiritually from that central agency.

Where History Lives

To heighten awareness and promote preservation of Oklahoma City’s architectural history, and to ensure the protection of our enduring cultural landmarks for years to come. Those are pretty good reasons to participate in a venerable event that offers its own ample rewards: one of the city’s most elegant and storied neighborhoods reopens its doors from noon to 5pm October 6-7 in the 46th annual Heritage Hills Historic Homes and Gardens Tour.