It’s a big, busy metro – here’s where to start
At the Hop
Oct. 26-28, OKC Civic Center
Tick tock – the countdown is on for the OKC Ballet’s new season … or, as you might call it, Wonderland. With lavish costumes and a sensational set, choreography from Septime Webre and a Matthew Pierce score, plus assistance from puppets and student dancers and the OKC Philharmonic, it’s time to enjoy “Alice (in Wonderland).” Don’t be late.
Out of the Past
Oct. 13-Jan. 6, OKC Museum of Art
The Industrial Revolution helped make everyday life easier for the average British citizen, but it wasn’t very glamorous. Artists who drew inspiration from nature and a more agrarian sensibility made waves in the art scene of their time, and star in the OKC Museum of Art’s new exhibition “Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement,” featuring vibrant, beautifully detailed works from Millais, Ford Madox Brown, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and more.
Oct. 14, Nichols Hills
Got an appetite for beautiful, functional interior design? When it comes to the most important room of the house, the spaces on the annual Nichols Hills Kitchen Tour definitely hit the spot. See the work of Sudderth Designs, Jennifer Welch Designs and AT Dwellings in the six tour homes, and don’t forget the delicious demonstrations at Culinary Kitchens, all to benefit Oklahoma Lawyers for Children and the Health Alliance for the Uninsured. Visit ocmsalliance.org.
Oct. 18, Armstrong Auditorium
One for the money, two for the show, three for an even better show. That’s the plan at Armstrong Auditorium, which is kicking off its 20th anniversary performing arts season with a guest performance from the string ensemble and self-described “classically trained garage band” Time for Three. Bach, bluegrass, The Beatles – it’s all up for grabs thanks to their wide range of arrangements.
Oct. 10-12, Cox Center
Sure, there are still two months until Christmas … but why wait until the busiest part of the holidays to get your shopping under wraps when the Junior League of OKC’s Mistletoe Market is such a present-purchaser’s paradise? More than 100 merchants from near and far are offering unique gifts, home and holiday décor, clothing, accessories and food at this 25th annual event, so ring those silver bells!