October’s Prime Entertainment Picks

It’s A Big, Busy Metro Out There – If You Can’t Make It To Everything, Here’s Where To Start →

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Grow for the Gold

Nature is the greatest artist of all, and the Oklahoma Horticultural Society is dedicated to promoting and sharing environmental beauty in the state’s yards and parks … so you know its Garden Tour for Connoisseurs will represent the cream of the city’s decorative floral crop. Exploring their efforts is a good way to encourage your own knowledge to grow.

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Fall-Star Lineup

Keats called autumn the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness; if he’d seen this fall festival he would have added “… and tons and tons of pumpkins.” Over 3,000 of the richly hued gourds add atmosphere to the hay bale maze, miniature village and other attractions where kids can play and families can enjoy hands-on activities and special treats. Welcome to Pumpkinville.

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“Waiting for Her Brave” by John Coleman

Continuing a Creative Legacy

Two incredible collections of creativity are better than one … especially if they’re both presented together. Cowboy Crossings gives viewers the beautiful artwork of the Cowboy Artists of America and the exquisite craftsmanship of the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association. Both exhibits run through January, but it’s worth catching the opening weekend’s banquet, sale, concert and other festivities.

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Kind of a Pig Deal

It’s one of the most delicious food products on the face of the earth; why wouldn’t you have an annual celebration of bacon and bacon-related culinary concoctions? That’s the promise that brings Midtown restaurants together for this third porcine party and tasting competition with free beer, a cash bar, interactive art, a DJ and plenty extra. Tickets are available now for 6 Degrees of Bacon. Sooie!

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“Like Spinning Plates” by Phillip Danner

On Beyond Flavor

Local cognoscenti know Taste of Local cognoscenti know Taste of Western as a sumptuous sampling event with enough variety to please the palate to satiety, but 2014’s celebration is a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. While it still tastes great, it’s an opportunity for guests to express their artistic tastes too, by voting for one of seven works of public art that will enhance the Western Avenue atmosphere.

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Luxury’s Locale

The metro’s supporters of the arts and lovers of a glorious gala only have a single opportunity every two years to soak up the pleasures of Allied Arts’ unparalleled OPUS event, and that’s now. The theme for this eighth wonder is “Party Zaza: One Night Only,” reflecting its inspiration drawn from the iconic Dallas hotel and combining refinement with sophisticated sensuality.

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Mystery Mansion

October is a great time for a classic whodunit, and Lyric Theater is the perfect company of actors to bring the tale of intrigue to the stage. An elegant dinner party is interrupted by news of a young lady’s death, and an investigation into which guest(s) may have had a hand … in murder. But all is not as it seems when “An Inspector Calls.”

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Liu Di, “Animal Regulation No. 4”

A New Dawn

In the year 2000, China gave its citizens access to the brave new world of the international art community, and since then, the country’s younger creative minds have blossomed on the global stage. Young Chinese artists’ ambitious, determined, technically sophisticated works fill a new exhibit at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art; enjoy the cultural evolution portrayed in My Generation.

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Joel Sartore, “Black-capped Vireo”

Staying Alive

That’s the goal, anyway. National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore’s vivid photographic depictions of animal life that make up the museum’s newest exhibition Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species illustrate the history of the Endangered Species Act and the faunae it protects – the red wolf, American Alligator, bald eagle and many (too many) more.

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Viva Voce

If, finding that OCCC’s upcoming guests are collectively named the Swingle Singers, you find yourself wondering whether they are a swingular sensation, rest assured that they in fact are. A capella tunesmiths of impeccable harmony and impressive range, they deliver a lively, lovely musical performance of old standards and fresh creations using only their golden throats.

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