The ghosts, ghouls and goblins have left, yet the pumpkins, sweets and sweater weather remain for all to enjoy. Here are a few things to look forward to in the 405 this next month.
Don’t be a Scrooge
The countryside aesthetic of the Harn Homestead in Oklahoma City is getting a Victorian-era makeover for the Lyric Theatre’s winter season. Typically known as a local history museum, this wide outdoor area has become the backdrop to the diamond anniversary production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Spectators can watch this rotating cast bring Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, magical spirits and the rest of the colorful cast of characters to life in a reimagined, safe environment. For more information, please visit the Lyric Theatre’s website.
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s annual fundraiser, it will present Beaux Arts at 75 – an encompassing collection of eclectic works featuring impressionists, abstracts, surrealists magical realists, and even well-known local artists. This exhibition series highlights the innovative nature of Oklahoma City art life. Information about attendance, tickets and more can be found at the OKCMOA website.
Hold your horses
In the early 1980s in Prairie, Texas, a group of barrel horse enthusiasts gathered to discuss their dream of developing a breeding, training and development program for premier barrel horses – large horses trained in the rodeo event of running intricate patterns around barrels. Since its debut in 1986, the Barrel Futurities of America World Championships have drawn competitors from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Italy and more to participate in the international competition at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie. Additional information about the event can be found at the Visit Edmond website.
As winter weather sweeps into Oklahoma, you may be told to avoid the ice at all costs. There is one homegrown exception to this rule: The Devon Ice Rink. Returning for its 10th season at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, the skating rink and snack bar are part of Oklahoma City’s Downtown in December celebration. Participants can skate across 5,500 square feet of real ice while indulging in sweet, seasonal treats and beverages. Capacity will be limited to ensure social distancing. Visit the Downtown in December website for information.