The Edmond Sun

Local News

February 25, 2013

2-26 Calendar

What to do, What to See

EDMOND — 26 Tuesday

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 mhuntwilson@metrolibrary.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.

27 Wednesday

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.

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 brooke@cityartscenter.org.

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.

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