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It’s not for nothing the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle recently honored director Chris Morris with its Best First Feature award for “Four Lions.” The brave, ballsy and big-laughs British comedy about terrorists screens Thursday through Sunday at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com. Read our review at okgazette.com.
top Aron Ralston, the man whose miraculous story of being pinned by a boulder for five days in a Utah canyon recently became the Oscar-nominated Best Picture “127 Hours,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 100 Campus Drive in Weatherford. Afterward, Ralston will sign copies of his best-selling book, “Between a Rock and Hard Place.” Admission is free. Call 580- 774-3063.
Paint the town red for a good cause. The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund will hold its 19th annual Red Tie Night fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens. The event, which has raised more than $10 million since its inception, includes dinner, dancing and an auction. Tickets are $350. Visit okaidscarefund.com.
top Internationally renowned violinist Midori joins the Oklahoma City Philharmonic 8 p.m. Saturday at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker, to perform the works of Felix Mendelssohn. Hey, if she goes by only one name, à la Cher or Prince, you know she has to be dynamite. Tickets are $27- $80. Call 232-7575 or visit okcphilharmonic.org.
bottom Trotting their way into the Oklahoma City Arena, 100 W. Reno, are the World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions. The horsies, known for their “dancing” and impressive leaps, are considered to be equestrian works of art. Two shows are scheduled for 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $22.50-$27.50, or half-price for seniors and kids 12 and under. Call 602-8700 or visit theokcarena.com.
Experience the culture and monuments of the Mediterranean region through the eyes of American artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with “Mediterranea,” on display starting Saturday through May 15 at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm in Norman. An opening reception is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday. Admission is $5. Call 325-3272 or visit ou.edu/fjjma.