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 chesapeakearena.com.
Oklahoma Contemporary Art 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 metrolibrary.org.
“Alphabet Soup” will close at the Paseo Originals Art Gallery, 2920 Paseo in Oklahoma City. For more information, visit paseooriginals.com.
The Winter Readfest 2013 continues through Feb. 28 at the Edmond Library. Adults 18 and older with a valid library card can read books for fun and prizes. For more information, call 606-3835 or visit metrolibrary.org.
“Brand New: An Exhibition of Brand Development Projects by Students of the Department of Design” will continue through March 28 in the Donna Nigh Exhibit Hall on the third floor of the Nigh University Center on the UCO campus, 100 N. University Drive. For more information, visit uco.edu/cfad.
The Oklahoma Children’s Theare will present “Jack and the Beanstalk” through March 8 at the Children’s Center for the Arts. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 951-0011 or visit oklahomachildrenstheatre.org.
The Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center will present “Bryan Adams: Exposed” through May 17 at 3000 General Pershing Boulevard in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 951-0000.
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.
The City of Edmond will present an invasive species removal volunteer opportunity. From 4-6 p.m. at the Margaret Annis Boys Centennial Arboretum. Participants will learn about invasive trees in our area and the effects of urbanization on land management. Parking is available at Whispering Heights Park off of Meadow Ln, south of 33rd St. The arboretum entrance is just south of this area. Volunteers should bring work gloves and a bottle of water. For more information or to register, visit edmondok.com.
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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.
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NOTE: Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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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