Kevin Hart will perform in concert at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. This is a concert rescheduled from April 16. Tickets issued for the original date are valid and will be honored. For more information, visit chesapeakearena.com.
Michael Summers will perform in concert beginning at 7 p.m. at the UCO Jazz Lab. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children. For more information, call 359-7989 or visit ucojazzlab.com.
Edmond author Raquel Haggard will sign copies of her book, “Rebuilding Your Temple,” from 10 a.m. to noon at the Full Cup, 300 W. Edmond Road. For more information, call 888-361-9473.
Former Oklahoma Governor David Hall will sign copies of his book, “Twisted Justice,” from 2-4 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 13800 N. May Ave. in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 888-361-9473.
Edmond author Timothy Cook will sign copies of his book Laminar Flow from 1-3 p.m. at Hastings, 316 N. Main in Stillwater. For more information, call 888-361-9473.
“Marley” will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, in Oklahoma City. Tickets are $5 for members, $6 for seniors and students and $8 for adults. For more information, visit okcmoa.com/see/film.
Devon Energy will present the Al Good Orchestra in concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Band Shell on the Great Lawn at the Myriad Botanical Gardens as part of the Sunday Twilight Concert Series. The event is free and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Pets and glass containers are prohibited. For more information, call 270-4848 or visit artscouncilokc.com.
Mitch Bell will perform in concert with Aidan Carroll beginning at 7 p.m. at the UCO Jazz Lab. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children. For more information, call 359-7989 or visit ucojazzlab.com.
Straight Shooter will perform in concert beginning at 7:15 p.m. at the Hafer Park Stage as part of the City of Edmond’s Outdoor Concerts in the Park series. The event is free. For more information, call 359-4630 or visit edmondok.com/parks/rec.
Upstage Theatre will perform “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” beginning at 7 p.m. at the MAC in Mitch Park through June 23. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for students and free for children 4 and under. For more information, call 285-5803 or visit
AJ & Why Not will perform in concert beginning at 7 p.m. at the UCO Jazz Lab. Ticket are $7 for adults, $5 for children. For more information, call 359-7989 or visit ucojazzlab.com.
“FUSION [A New Century of Glass]” will be on display through Sept. 9 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. For more information, call 236-3100 or visit
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park will present “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” at 8 p.m. through June 30 at the Myriad Gardens Water Stage in Downtown Oklahoma City. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 235-3700 or visit oklahomashakespeare.com.
Brian Gorrell & Jazz Company will perform in concert with Aidan Carroll beginning at 7 p.m. at the UCO Jazz Lab. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children. For more information, call 359-7989 or visit ucojazzlab.com.
Summerstock will present “The Music Man” at 8 p.m. through June 23, with 2 p.m. matinees June 23 and 24 at Mitchell Hall Theater on UCO’s campus. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 974-3375 or visit summerstockok.com.
The musical features Lane Fields (standing), as Harold Hill, Melissa Griffith as Marian Paroo and William Willhoite as Winthrop Paroo.
The Bethel Foundation will present “All American Idol” pre-auditions for ages 16 and older beginning at 9 a.m. at Quail Springs Mall. More than $5000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place winners. For more information, call 286-3700 or visit bethelfoundationusa.com.
The Shadowman Blues Project will perform in concert beginning at 7 p.m. at the UCO Jazz Lab. Tickets are $12. For more information, call 359-7989 or visit ucojazzlab.com.
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Don’t miss out on Williams, Ariz.
You know how some days you’re really at your best and then you hit one where your efforts just don’t measure up. I had one of those. Jack and I were on a nine-day driving tour of Arizona, getting close to the end of the trip.
Best of Books observes 94th annual Children’s Book Week
Internationally renowned Choctaw storyteller and author Tim Tingle will perform and sign copies of his new children’s novel, “How I Became A Ghost,” a story about the Choctaw Trail of Tears told by a young boy, Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at Best of Books, 1313 E. Danforth Road, Kickingbird Square.
Children will take home free Children’s Book Week posters and totes. This year’s poster artist is Brian Selznick, the 2008 Caldecott Medal winner for The Invention of Hugo Cabret. And children also will get one of the first peeks in the country at Tingle’s new book for children.
ACM@UCO signs exchange program agreement with ACM
The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) recently signed an exchange program agreement with the original ACM in Guildford, England. The agreement will allow Central ACM students with global opportunities to study with contemporary music experts at the ACM in Guildford.
5-14 Good Reads
NOTE: Email email@example.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “The FitzOsbornes at War” and/or “Pretty Penny Makes Ends Meet” and/or “Spirit’s Chosen.” Deadline is 10 a.m. May 20. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.
Locals join Dallas film shoot
University of Central Oklahoma graduate Page Tudyk recently landed the lead supporting actress role in the film “I,” due to start filming this summer in Edmond and the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Mumford & Sons event needs volunteer force
The Pollard Theatre Company is sponsoring the volunteer pool for the Mumford & Sons Guthrie Stopover. Organizers are seeking 250 volunteers to work three, five-hour shifts between Thursday-Sunday the weekend of the festival Sept. 5-8.
Artist INC program to present workshop
The Artist INC program has identified the common behaviors of successful artist entrepreneurs. In their ”What Works/What Doesn’t?” workshop they’ll share those behaviors and leave artists ready to apply them to their own art practice. The workshop includes discussion of portfolio, careers, goal setting and planning, communications strategy and financial planning.
5-7 Good Reads
NOTE: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name entered into a drawing for “Behind the Bookcase.” Deadline is 10 a.m. May 13. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.
Oklahoma Choral Artists presents ‘Trial by Jury’
At 7 p.m. May 15 in the Christian Life Center at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, the Oklahoma Choral Artists will present a program of operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan featuring a staged performance with professional instrumental ensemble of “Trial by Jury.” The performance is co-sponsored by Oklahoma Choral Artists and the Emerson Community Action Board, a group of concerned citizens providing support for the Oklahoma City Public School’s Emerson Mid-High Alternative School, a school for young persons who are working to keep their lives together and earn a high school diploma. All proceeds from the evening will go to the support of projects at Emerson.
Fine Arts Institute schedules 5 X 5 Art Show and Sale
The Fine Arts Institute will present its first “5 X 5 Art Show and Sale” on Sunday. This exhibit includes 55 artists from Oklahoma. The show and sale begins at 5:55 p.m. May 5 with a $5 admission at the door of the Fine Arts Institute, 27 E. Edwards. All art work is priced at $55 and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The exhibit will hang in the FAI gallery May 5-15. Some of the artists included are Jennifer Hustis, Thomas Stotts, Bert Seabourn, Kyle Golding, Jackson Compton, Doris Nelson, Clint Stone, Arni Anderson, Michelle Wiser, Gary Lennon, Linda Kukuk and many more. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. All purchased art is to be picked up May 15. Proceeds from 5 X 5 will go toward operational costs at the Fine Arts Institute to help keep tuition and fees affordable for students of all ages.
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