4th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Competition, three Central students will compete for the $500 first place prize, 2 p.m., Jan. 22. University of Central Oklahoma, 100 N. University, Edmond, 974- 2000, uco.edu. WED Divorce Care, providing help and support for adults with recovery from the hurt of separation or divorce, 6:45 p.m., Jan. 22, 29. Metropolitan Baptist Church, 7201 W. Britton, 722-2550. WED, WED
Health Insurance Marketplace Learning Session, Certified Market Navigators will be available to the community for anyone who has questions and needs help with ACA coverage, 6:15 p.m., Jan. 22. First United Methodist Church, 3054 E. Hurd. 341-1230, fumcedmond.org. WED
Ice Skating at the Devon Ice Rink, food and drinks will be served outdoors or dine at the new nearby Park House restaurant, 3-9 p.m., Jan. 22-29. Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno, 445-7080, myriadgardens.org. WED–WED
Social Media Boot Camp, start the new year off right and whip those social media profiles into shape by learning from experts in the field, 6:30 p.m., Jan. 23. The Paramount OKC, 701 W. Sheridan, 517-0787, theparamountokc.com. THU Tom and Linda Platt Spring Trunk Show, Preview of spring fashions, 10 a.m., Jan. 23-24. Balliets, 5801 NW Grand Blvd., 848-7811, balliets.com. THU–FRI
United Way of Central Oklahoma Snowflake Gala, annual event with dinner and award presentation, 6:30 p.m., Jan. 24. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St., 478-2250, nationalcowboymuseum.org. FRI Beginning Quilting, learn the history and techniques for hand quilting, 1-4 p.m. , Jan. 25. Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., 522-0745, okhistory.org. SAT Gold Glitz Glamour, a fun and festive night celebrating Oklahoma’s musical accomplishmeants featuring cocktail attire and live music, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Jan. 25. Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum, 1400 Classen, 235-4458, oklahomaheritage.com. SAT Oklahoma City Hot Wheels Association Show, buy, sell and trade tons of toys and collectibles, Jan. 25. Crown Center, 13300 S. Western. 833-1296, greaterokchotwheels.com. SAT
Scissortail Traditional Dance Society, contra dancing is an easy fun accessible social activity that is open to anyone and no experience is necessary, 8-11 p.m., Jan. 25. Epworth United Methodist Church, 1901 N. Douglas,525-2346. SAT Grief Support Group, six-week evening program for those who wish to resolve their grief and move toward a richer quality of life, 6-7 p.m., Jan. 27. Southwestern Christian University, 7210 NW 39th, Bethany, 789-7661, swcu.edu. MON
Community Gardening Workshop, master gardeners instruct in establishing community gardens, 1-3 p.m., Jan. 28. Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, 900 N. Portland, 947-4421, osuokc.edu. TUE
Grief Support Group, free program for those wishing to resolve their grief and move towards a better quality of life, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Jan. 28. Integris Cancer Institute, 5911 W. Memorial Rd.. 603-1708, integris.com. TUE
Understanding the Affordable Care Act, Shari Clifton from the OU HSC Bird Library will present everything you need to know about about the Affordable Care Act, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Jan. 28. Moore Public Library, 225 S. Howard, Moore, 793-5100, pioneer.lib.ok.us. TUE
Bringing Books to Life, story time with a fun craft to take home, 10 a.m., Jan. 22, 29. Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, 301 W. Reno, 297-3995, myriadgardens. com. WED, WED
Lindsey Churchill Book Signing, author will be on hand to discuss and sign copies of their book, Becoming the Tupamaros, 7 p.m., Jan. 23. UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth, Edmond, 359-7989, ucojazzlab.com. THU
Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, American Stories, The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, 7 p.m., Jan. 28. Oklahoma City University, 2501 N. Blackwelder,208-5000, okcu.edu. TUE
Bringing Books to Life, story time with a fun craft to take home, 10 a.m., Jan. 22, 29. Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, 301 W. Reno, 297-3995, myr
Lego Quest, children ages 8 and up make a unique Lego creation and complete your quest, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Jan. 22. Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library, 2201 SW 134th St. 979-2200, justsoyouknow.us. WED
Toddler Story and Craft Time, weekly story and related craft time working with different mediums appropriate for toddler-age children, 11 a.m., Jan. 22. Unpluggits Playstudio, 575 Enterprise, Edmond, 340-7584, unpluggits.com. WED Children’s Story Time, children of all ages are invited, 11 a.m., Jan. 25. Best of Books, 1313 E. Danforth, Edmond, 340-9202, bestofbooksedmond.com. SAT Free Roller Skating Lessons, learn to roller skate or improve your skating skills, noon-12:45 p.m., Jan. 25. Skate Galaxy, 5800 NW 36th, 605-2758. SAT Indoor Interactive Park, OKC’s first urban indoor park designed by local artists to encourage playful exploration for all ages, noon-5 p.m., Jan. 25. IAO Art Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan, 232-6060, iaogallery.org. SAT
Saturday Crafts: Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet, afternoon seasonal-themed free crafts for kids, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 25. Lakeshore Learning Store, 6300 N. May, 858-8778, lakeshorelearning.com. SAT
Snakes - Martin Park, learn how to overcome your fears with a discussion about snakes and hear what it takes to care for a snake at home, 3 p.m., Jan. 25. Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 W. Memorial, 755- 0676, okc.gov/parks. SAT Story Time with Julie, hear the best and newest children’s books, 10:15-11 a.m., Jan. 25. Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway, 842-2900, fullcirclebooks.com. SAT
Little Big Chef Cooking Classes: Fondue, chef-instructed kid’s cooking class, 2 p.m., Jan. 26. Uptown Grocery Co, 1230 W. Covell, Edmond, 509-2700, uptowngroceryco.com. SUN
Art Adventures, book discussed will be So Many Circles, So Many Squares by Tana Hoban with a craft to take home, 10:30-11:30 a.m. , Jan. 28. Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm, Norman, 325-3272, ou. edu/fjjma. TUE Kid’s Painting Class, children can express their creativity and learn to paint in a kid-friendly atmosphere, 6-7:15 p.m., Jan. 28. Paseo Gallery One, 2927 Paseo. TUE
Toddler Story and Craft Time, weekly
story and related craft time working with different mediums appropriate
for toddler-age children, 11 a.m., Jan. 29. Unpluggits Playstudio, 575
Enterprise, Edmond, 340-7584, unpluggits.com. WED
OU Sooners vs. TCU Horned Frogs, men’s college basketball, 8 p.m., Jan. 22. Lloyd Noble Center, 2900 S. Jenkins, Norman, 325-4666, ou.edu. WED OKC Charity Fight Night, black tie event with guest hosts Michael Buffer and Matt Hughes to benefit the Police Athletic League, Jan. 23. Chevy Bricktown Events Center, 429 E. California, 236-4143. THU
Live Pro Boxing, popular middleweight contender George ‘Comanche Boy’ Tahdooahnippah returns to action in downtown OKC, 7 p.m. , Jan. 24. Chevy Bricktown Events Center, 429 E. California, 236- 4143. FRI Build a Healthy Yoga Habit, OKCMOA partners with Mat’s Edge yoga studio to bring an opportunity to experience the arts in a new way, 11 a.m.-noon, Jan. 25. Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch, 236- 3100, okcmoa.com. SAT OU Sooners vs. TCU Horned Frogs, women’s college basketball, 7 p.m., Jan. 25. Lloyd Noble Center, 2900 S. Jenkins, Norman, 325-4666, ou. edu. SAT
OU Sooners vs. OSU Cowboys, men’s college basketball, 8 p.m., Jan. 27. Lloyd Noble Center, 2900 S. Jenkins, Norman, 325-4666, ou.edu. MON OKC Thunder vs. Atlanta, NBA basketball, 7 p.m., Jan. 27. Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno, 602-8700, nba.com/thunder. MON Yoga with Alexis Persico, Vinyasa
style yoga class for all levels, 5:45 p.m., Jan. 28. Crystal Bridge
Tropical Conservatory, 301 W. Reno, 297-3995, myriadgardens.com. TUE
100th Annual School of Art and Art History Exhibition, visitors will be able to see the impressive work of current students as well as special exhibitions detailing the history of the program, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm St., Norman, 325-3272, ou.edu/fjjma. Across the Divide, featuring the work of 19 Chinese artists currently teaching studio art at universities across the United States. Art Building, Rm. 405, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 100 Campus Dr., Weatherford, 580-774-3063, swosu.edu. Allan Houser and His Students, in celebration of his 100th birthday, this exhibit features works of Allan Houser as well as his students, focusing on his role as a teacher and mentor. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St., 478-2250, nationalcowboymuseum.org.
Art After 5 Roof Terrace, join downtown workers, concert and film goers and the art crowd for cocktails on the skyline, 5 p.m., Jan. 23. Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr., 236-3100, okcmoa.com. THU
ArtNow: “Shine,” the ArtNow exhibition and gala showcases Oklahoma’s finest artistic talent and features the works of over 30 Oklahoma contemporary artists, 8 p.m., Jan. 24. Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. 951-0000, oklahomacontemporary.org.
Beginnings, welcome the new year with new artists on display as well as an updated look for the gallery. Contemporary Art Gallery, 2928 Paseo Dr., 601-7474, contemporaryartgalleryokc.com.
Benjamin Harjo, considered one of the nation’s leading American Indian artists, Jan. 23. Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, 301 W. Reno Ave, 445-7080, myriadgardens.org.
Ceramic Wheel Wheel Training Class, weekly basic wheel throwing class instructed by Clayton Reece, 5:30- 6:30 p.m., Jan. 23. House of Clay, 1100 NW 30th St. THU Chuck Close: Works on Paper, a
leading figure in modern American art and printmaking since the early
1970s, this exhibition celebrates his groundbreaking printmaking career.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr., 236-3100, okcmoa.com. Come on Down, sculpture
work by Lisa Hoke challenging the irony of modern mass-production.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr., 236-3100, okcmoa.com. Composites: Technology and New Media Become Art, seven
artists with ties to Oklahoma explore the territory where art and
science meet. The Satellite Galleries at The Science Museum, 2100 NE
52nd St., 602-6664, sciencemuseumok.org. Dennis Parker, an
exhibition of paintings by the Oklahoma painter and teacher. Summer Wine
Gallery, 2928 B. Paseo Dr., 831-3279, summerwinegallery.com. Flesh and Bone, series of lifelike paintings by artist David Slone, a.k.a. Gallery, 3001 Paseo Dr., 606-2522, akagallery.net. Heart to Art, enjoy fine food and drinks while making your own masterpiece. 6 p.m., Jan. 22. The Paramount OKC, 701 W. Sheridan January Art Show, wide
variety of scenes in multiple sizes ranging in subject matter from
mountains and prairies. 4:30-7 p.m., Grapevine Gallery, 1933 NW 39th
Making Change, exhibit features the stories behing the groundbreaking coins designed by sculptors Laura Gardin Fraser and Glenna Goodacre. National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St. nationalcowboymuseum.org Michelle Martin, lecture regarding the process of putting together the exhibit Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. 6-7:30 p.m., Jan. 23. Artspace at Untitled, 1 NE 3rd St., artspaceatuntitled.org. THU
Oklahoma @ the Movies, a celebration showcasing the creativity and innovation of Oklahomans and their legacy the silver screen. Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., 522-0765, okhistory.org.
On Assignment: The Photojournalism of Horatio Bristol, achieved critical and popular acclaim in 1938 for his photographs of migrant workers in California during the Great Depression. Fred Jones Museum of Art, 555 Elm St., Norman, 325-3272, ou.edu/fjjma.
Paint N’ Cheers, creative social art classes, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Jan. 17-18. Paint N Cheers, 1614 N. Gatewood, 524-4155, paintncheers.com. FRI–SAT
Pinot’s Palette, sip on your favorite beverage while painting your very own masterpiece, 7-9 p.m., Jan. 16-18; 2-4 p.m., Jan. 18; 7-9 p.m., Jan. 22. Pinot’s Palette, 115 E. California, 602-3850, pinotspalette. com. THU–SAT, WED
Sterling Gates, artist will visit OU and speak with students and the community about his work and his time at the School of Art and Art History. 6-7 p.m., Jan. 23. Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm, Norman, 325-3272, ou.edu/fjjma. THU
Subtext, artist Marjorie Atwood combines media and subject matter to illustrate her wide variety of influences. Governor’s Gallery, Oklahoma State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., artsok.gov.
Swoon, a group show featuring the Oklahoma City women’s art organization Fringe. Istvan Gallery, 1218 N. Western Ave., 831-2874, istvangallery.com. The Art of Sport and Play, a curated look at collected memorabilia from Kevin Carrolla’s travels abroad. Sam Noble History Museum, 2401 Chataqua, Norman, 325-4712, snomnh.ou.edu.
The Daily Artifact, exhibition created by designer Corey Fuller’s personal challenge to create one new thing a day for a year. Gaylord-Pickens Heritage Museum, 1400 Classen Blvd., 235-4458, oklahomaheritage.com. Three Artists All Over the Place, three Oklahoma artists with varied backgrounds and widely different styles. Norman Santa Fe Depot, 200 S. Jones, Norman, pasnorman.org/artgallery.
Tipsy Artist, wine and paint party, 6-9 p.m., Jan. 22. Othello’s Italian Restaurant, 434 Buchanan, Norman, 822-0481, tipsyartist.com. WED Tipsy Artist, wine and paint party, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Jan. 24-26. Tipsy Artist Studio, 124 W. Oklahoma St., Guthrie, 822-0481, tipsyartist.com. FRI–SUN
Transfers and Collage Encaustic Workshop, Gayle Curry offers a one day workshop on transfers and collaging with encaustic wax. 10 a.m.-5 p.m, Jan. 25. Paseo School of Art, 3110 A N. Paseo Dr., paseoschoolofart.com. SAT Valentine Project Ceramic Class, Sharon Livingston instructs how to make a holiday craft project, 2-4 p.m., Jan. 25. House of Clay, 1100 NW 30th St., 524- 5610, houseofclay.com. SAT
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Oklahoma artists created an image to represent a year between 1810- 1843 that addresses a complex problem or issue in America’s recent history. Artspace at Untitled, 1 NE 3rd St., 815-9995, artspaceatuntitled.org.