The UCO Chamber Orchestra will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Radke Fine Arts Theatre in th UCO Center for Transformative Learning on the UCO campus, 100 N. University Drive. For more information, visit uco.edu/cfad.
Paint Your Art Out will present “Red Barn” at 7 p.m. at 10 S. Broadway. For more information or to register, call 513-5333 or visit paintyourartout.net.
WWE will present SmackDown at 7 p.m. at the Chesapeake Energy Area. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit chesapeakearena.com.
Button Collaging for teens will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Edmond Library. Come wade though our button collection to create a colorful one-of-a-kind button collage of your own. For more information or to register, call 341-9282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park will present “Everyman” at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 127 N.W. 7th St. in Oklahoma City. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit oklahomashakespeare.com
An opening reception for “Exposed by Bryan Adams” will take place at 5:30 p.m. at City Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. The exhibition will run through May 17. For more information, call 951-0000 or visit cityartscenter.org.
Paint Your Art Out will present “Pop art Your Pet 3” at 7 p.m. at 10 S. Broadway. For more information or to register, call 513-5333 or visit paintyourartout.net.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will meet up against the New Orleans Hornets at 7 p.m. at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit
City Arts Center will present “Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Anna Somers Cocks: In Conversation” beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Blue Room at Chesapeake Energy, off of Western Ave. between N.W. 63rd St. and Classen Boulevard. Parking is available in the underground parking structure “Central Park” just west of Building 7. Admission is free, but reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call 951-0000 or email email@example.com.
The University of Central Oklahoma’s Student Programming Board will present “Invasion of the UC” from 7-10 p.m. in the Nigh University Ballrooms. The event is free and will feature carnival games like sumo wrestling and big shoe basketball, as well as free fair food, arcade games and crafts. For more information, call 974-2363 or visit uco.edu/spb.
Tax help will be available 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 8 p.m. Thursday. Help is available for e-filing only. For more information, call 340-9282 or visit
The China National Symphony Orchestra will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Armstrong Auditorium, 14400 S. Bryant Road. Tickets range from $28-$68. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit armstrongauditorium.org.
The Jewel Box Theatre will present “Dilemmas With Dinner” through March 24. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit jewelboxtheatre.org.
The UCO Kaleidoscope Dancers will perform in a series of concerts at 7:30 p.m. through March 2 in Mitchell Hall Theater on the UCO campus, 100 N. University Drive. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 974-3375.
The University of Central Oklahoma will present “The Grass Harp,” at 8 p.m. through March 3 at the UCO Jazz Lab. Considered one of the lost treasures of musical theatre, this musical version of Truman Capote’s touching and whimsical novella, “The Grass Harp” brings a cast of lovable eccentrics and an atmosphere of homespun innocense to the stage. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 974-3375.
Freedom Ministries will meet from 7-9 p.m. at Spring Creek Assembly of God, 1600 E. 15th St. The meeting is free and all are welcome. For more information, visit
churchedmondok.com/connec/freedom-ministries or call 341-5200.
The Cleveland Elementary Choir will perform in concert from noon to 1 p.m. at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave. in Oklahoma City as part of the Thursday Noon Tunes series. For more information, call 606-3833 or visit metrolibrary.org.
Free GED classes are available at 1 p.m. and again at 4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at 1021 E. Perkins Ave. in Guthrie. For more information, call Donna at 880-3283.
“Love’s Labour’s Lost” will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through March 2 at Reduxion Theatre, 1613 N. Broadway in Oklahoma City. Seating is limited. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students, seniors and military. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 651-3191 or visit reduxiontheatre.com.
The City of Edmond will present a “Y & T Learn to Sew” class for children ages 6-17 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the MAC, 2733 Marilyn Williams Dr. Cost is $10. For more information or to register, visit edmondok.com.
College Tutors will offer a free ACT or SAT practice test April 13 at 1333 N. Santa Fe., Suite 116. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, call 513-6060 or visit collegetutors.com/edmondok.
An opening reception for “Dog and Pony Show will take place from 6-10 p.m. at In Your Eye Gallery, 3005-A Paseo. The exhibit runs through March 31. For more information, call 525-2161, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit inyoureyegallery.com.
The UCO Musical Theatre department will present “The Grass Harp” beginning at 7 p.m. through March 3 at the UCO Jazz Lab. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ucojazzlab.com.
Poteet Theatre will present “The Sound of Music” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays through March 23 with Sunday performances at 3 p.m. through March 24 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 222 N.W. 15th St. in Oklahoma City. Tickets are $20. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 609-1023 or visit poteettheatre.com.
“Platform” a National Juried Exhibition will be on display through March 30 at the Paseo Originals Art Gallery, 2920 Paseo in Oklahoma City. The gallery hours are Tuesday though Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 604-6602 or visit paseooriginals.com.
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UCO School of Music alumni return for reunion performance
The University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab will present a performance by the Aidan Carroll Quartet, a quartet comprised of Central alumni and emeritus faculty, at 8 p.m. May 29.
Since graduating from Central in 2005, jazz bassist and featured artist Carroll has toured the world as a musician. With his current home base in New York, Carroll has performed at national and international music festivals such as Bonnaroo and the Amazonas Jazz Festival.
Organizers postpone Jazz and Blues Festival
The 25th annual Edmond Jazz and Blues Festival scheduled for this weekend at Stephenson Park has been postponed due to the prospect of inclement weather and the ongoing recovery efforts of last Monday’s tornadoes.
Mark Neighbors, chairman of the Edmond Jazz and Blues Festival, said a final decision was made Thursday to postpone the festival until a later date this summer.
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.
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