The University of Central Oklahoma will present “The Glass Menagerie” at 7:30 p.m. through April 20 in Pegasus Theatre in the UCO Liberal Arts building on the UCO Campus, 100 N. University Drive. Tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for seniors and non-UCO students and $4 for students with a UCO I.D. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 947-3374 or visit click4tix.com/uco.
Jones High School will present “Grease” at 6:30 p.m. at 304 Dr. Lee Simmons in Jones. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 18 and younger. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 399-9122.
The University of Central Oklahoma will present “The Glass Menagerie” beginning at 7:30 p.m. through April 20 and again at 2 p.m. April 21 in Pegasus Theatre in the Liberal Arts building on the UCO campus, 100 N. University Drive. For more information or to purchase tickets, 974-3375.
“Revive: An Exhibition of Custom Furniture Design that takes Objects from Trash to Treasure” will be on display through May 9 in the Donna Nigh Gallery on the 4th floor of the Night University Center on the UCO campus, 100 N. University Drive. For more information, visit uco.edu/cfad.
The exhibit “Don Reitz/Marko Kratohvil” will take place through June 1 at [Artspace] at Untitled, 1 N.E. 3rd St. in Oklahoma City. For more information, visit
The Jewel Box Theatre will present “Dirty Work on the Trail” Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through May 5 at 3700 N. Walker in Oklahoma City. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. For more information, visit
A Jewelry and Metalsmithing exhibition of the work of Charles Lewton-Brain and Charleen Weidell will take place through May 31 at The Firehouse Art Center, 444 S. Flood Ave. in Norman. For more information, call 329-4523 or visit normanfirehouse.com.
The Oklahoma City Theatre Company will present “Chalk In the Rain — Feature of the Native American Play Festival” through April 21 in the CitySpace Theatre at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit okcciviccenter.com.
“Storytellers: An Exhibit Curated by Shikoh Shiraiwa” will be on display through May 15 in the Donna Nigh Exhibit Hall on the 3rd floor of the Nigh University Center on the UCO campus, 100 N. University Drive. For more information, visit uco.edu/cfad.
The Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center will present the exhibit “Bryan Adams: Exposed” through May 17 at 3000 General Pershing Boulevard in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 951-0000.
The 89er Celebration will take place through April 20 in Guthrie. The event is free. For more information, visit 89erdays.com.
The Oklahoma City Ballet will present “Swan Lake” through April 21 in the Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit okcciviccenter.com.
The Legends Weekend will take place through April 21 in Stillwater. The event is free. For more information, visit visitstillwater.org/
Carpenter Square Theatre will present “My Name is Asher Lev” at 8 p.m. through April 20 at 800 W. Main in Oklahoma City. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 232-6500 or visit carpentersquare.com.
“Faces Around the Cross” will take place through April 27 at the Edmond Seventh Day Adventist Church, 13812 Scott Street. For more information, visit
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art will present “Drop in Art” from 1-4 p.m. at 415 Couch Drive in Oklahoma City. The event is free for Museum members and included with admission for nonmembers. For more information, visit
The Depression Bipolar Support Alliance meets at 3 p.m. weekly at the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard. For more information, call Charlie Tallent at 330-0642.
Kickingbird Golf Club will present “Demo Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1600 E Danforth. For more information, call 341-5350 or visit www.kickingbirdgolf.com.
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Centers will present a hands-on, weekend workshop on the art of screen priniting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3000 General Pershing Blvd. Cost is $110 and space is limited. For more information or to register, call 951-0000 or visit
The Oklahoma Railway Museum will offer 35- minute excursion train rides from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3400 N.E. Grand Blvd. in Oklahoma City. Rides are free for children age 3 and younger, $5 for children age 3-12 years and $12 for ages 13 and older. For more information, visit
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All I want for Christmas is a new Christmas song
Despite the gigabytes of Christmas music released each year — big stars making their first charge into the yule breach this year include Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, and, alarmingly, the cast of Duck Dynasty — they are, overwhelmingly, reiterating yuletide warhorses.
‘MY PEN PAL, SANTA’
BY MELISSA STANTON
What happens when you write to Santa Claus after Christmas? In “My Pen Pal, Santa,” a little girl named Ava is about to find out.
On Christmas morning, Ava is so excited about her presents that she writes a letter to Santa to thank him (and ask why he didn’t eat her Christmas cookies!).
To her surprise, Santa replies, and a yearlong correspondence between Ava and St. Nick is born.
12-3 Good Reads
‘DEEP IN THE SAHARA’
BY KELLY CUNNANE
Kelly Cunnane, the critically acclaimed author of “For You Are a Kenyan Child,” crafts a gentle and accessible picture book with “Deep in the Sahara” that offers a glimpse into the fascinating culture of West Africa and reveals that families are much the same the world over.
Older Oklahomans invited to share poetry
The 39th Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging is accepting entries for the 2014 Senior Poetry Contest. The contest is a popular event in conjunction with the conference, which is sponsored by DHS Aging Services.
Contestants are encouraged to submit works which reflect the conference’s theme of “Inspired Living.” Winners will be invited to read their poems and be recognized at an awards luncheon on May 20 at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel and Conference Center.
11-28 Holiday events listing
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Edmond Sun publishes a listing of Christmas-related events as a service to the public. If you would like to have an event open to the general public listed, send the information to Mark Schlachtenhaufen at email@example.com.
ACM@UCO faculty member releases album
Clay Withrow, adjunct faculty member at the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO), recently released the album “Between the Madness” as a member of the progressive metal band Vangough.
“Between the Madness” is Vangough’s third studio effort and follow-up to the critically acclaimed “Kingdom of Ruin” released in 2011. Spread across 12 songs and more than 70 minutes of content, “Between the Madness” has what Withrow describes as a strong, unified sound.
11-27 Good Reads
‘ANNE FRANK’S CHESTNUT TREE’
BY JANE KOHUTH
Jane Kohuth’s “Anne Frank’s Chestnut Tree” is the perfect introduction to the inspiring and important legacy of Anne Frank.
Hidden away in their Secret Annex in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank and her family could not breathe fresh air or walk under the blue sky for years.
But through an attic window Anne could see the branches of a tall chestnut tree. This small glimpse of nature gave Anne hope and courage. It inspired her writing, in turn, inspiring the whole world.
FAI kicks off holiday activities Dec. 1
Winter is a busy time of the year for the staff at the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond as they plan December’s activities including the second year for “Art for the Holidays at FAI.”
Twitter reacts to the American Music Awards
In addition to being one of the biggest events on the music industry calendar, the American Music Awards also provides plenty of fodder for instant social media commentary. Here is a sampling of reaction on Twitter to Sunday night's show.
Broadway Star Kelli O’Hara to give master class at OCU
Broadway leading lady and four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara will give a master class at Oklahoma City University, her alma mater, from noon to 2 p.m. Monday. The class is free to the public and will be in the Petree Recital Hall of the Bass Music Center at Northwest 25th Street and Blackwelder Avenue.
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