OKG picks are events recommended by Oklahoma Gazette editorial staff members. For full calendar listings, go to okgazette.com.
Teen Creative Writing Classes, class works together to choose a genre, create a plot, develop characters, and write a short story, 4:30-5:30 p.m., June 18. Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno Ave., Midwest City, 732-4828, metrolibary.org. WED
Sherry Kelly Book Signing, author of Baby’s Instruction Book, A Cat Named Zooby, Big Life of a Little Man: Michael Dunn Remembered, 6-9 p.m., June 19. Kanon Gallery, 124 NW 8th St. THU
David Sedaris Book Signing and Q&A, author of Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, 7 p.m., June 20. Barnes & Noble, 13800 N. May Ave., 755-1155, barnesandnoble. com. FRI
Richard Daniel Book Signing, author of Momma Loved us, This I Know, 1-4 p.m., June 22. Uptown Grocery Co., 1230 W. Covell Rd., Edmond, 509-2700, uptowngroceryco.com. SUN
On My Way, (France, 2013, dir. Emmanuelle Bercot) facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson, 7:30 p.m., June 19; 5:30, 8 p.m., June 20-21; 2 p.m., June 22. Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, 236- 3100, okcmoa.com. THU–SUN
Fagbug Nation, (U.S., 2014, dir. Erin Davies) what it’s like to drive the once-vandalized, now-famous Fagbug to all 50 states in the U.S., 3 p.m., June 21. The Paramount OKC, 701 W. Sheridan Ave., 517-0787, theparamountokc. com. SAT
Tipsy Artist, wine and paint party, 6-9 p.m., June 18. Tres Cantina & Grille, 305 E. Main St., Norman, 701-8282. WED
Filipino Cooking, prepare Filipino chicken and fish dishes, 6:30-9:30 p.m., June 18. Francis Tuttle Technology Center-Rockwell Campus, 12777 N. Rockwell Ave., 717-4900, francistuttle.edu. WED
Calle Dos Cinco, taco
truck thursday, food, music, dancing, art and culture, 6-9 p.m., June
19. Historic Capitol Hill, SW 25th St. and Walker Ave.,
Paint N Cheers, creative social art classes, 6:30 p.m., June 19-20; 2 p.m., June 22. Paint N Cheers, 1614 N. Gatewood Ave., 524-4155, paintncheers.com. THU–FRI, SUN
Pinot’s Palette, paint, drink, have fun, 7-9 p.m., June 19-20; 7-10 p.m., June 21. Pinot’s Palette, 115 E. California Ave., 602-3850, pinotspalette.com. THU–SAT
Midtown Market at Saints, fresh, Oklahoma-grown produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, honey and prepared foods such as salsa, jam, jelly and relish, 1 p.m., June 20. Midtown Market, NW 9th St. and Walker Ave. FRI
The Artistik Palette, the social painting place, 7 p.m., June 20; 6 p.m., June 21. Artistik Palette, 5820 E. Reno Ave., Midwest City. FRI–SAT
Saturday Cooking Class, learn to prepare a variety of easy and delicious dishes, 10-11 a.m., June 21. Uptown Grocery Co., 1230 W. Covell Rd., Edmond, 509-2700, uptowngroceryco.com. SAT
Magical Family Night, treat your family to a kid-friendly meal with mystifying magic performed tableside, 4 p.m., June 24. The Melting Pot, 4 E. Sheridan Ave., 235-1000. TUE
Great Plant Options for Oklahoma, an informative discussion on which plants to plant in challenging Oklahoma sites, and which plants attract all-important pollinators, 6 p.m., June 19. Oklahoma State University- Oklahoma City, 900 N. Portland Ave., 947-4421, osuokc. edu. THU
Automobile Alley Shop Hop, cruise
historic Automobile Alley for open-house events, extended hours and
special deals, June 19. Automobile Alley, Broadway between NW 4th St.
and 13th St., 488-2555, automobilealley. org. THU Splendor in the Gardens, farm-to-table
feast created by a bevy of culinary geniuses served at a shared table
with dancing and drinks, June 19. Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno
Ave., 445-7080, myriadgardens. org. THU Alibis Beach Ball Bash, sandy
beach party, live music, bikini contest, prize giveaways, 5 p.m., June
20-22. Alibis, 1200 N. Pennsylvania Ave., 605-3795. FRI–SUN
Zoobilation, largest fundraising event for the Zoo, bites from Oklahoma City’s favorite restaurants, adult beverages, a silent auction and live music, 7-11 p.m., June 20. Oklahoma City Zoo, 2000 Remington Place, 424-3344, okczoo. com. FRI
Summer Shopping Festival & Peanut Butter Drive, food donations sent to The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, free admission and over 30 vendors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 21. Mustang Masonic Lodge, 406 E. Highway 152, Mustang, 256-6310, mustangmasons.org. SAT
Downtown Block Party, live entertainment by Small Town Sound, food trucks and fun activities for the entire family, 6-9 p.m., June 21. Downtown El Reno, cityofelreno.com. SAT
Western Waters Cruise, cruise to a night of country music, delicious snacks, great views and refreshing adult beverages, 8 p.m., June 21. Meridian Landing, 4345 SW 15th St. SAT
DIY Wedding Workshop, tissue paper garland as seen on Wedding Ideas, complimentary cake and hors d’oeuvres tasting, 7 p.m., June 24. Uptown Grocery Co., 1230 W. Covell Rd., Edmond, 509- 2700, uptowngroceryco.com. TUE
Cocktails and Conversation, learn about Beautycounter, a new company making safe, healthy personal care products that are chic, stylish and effective, 6:30 p.m., June 25. DC on Film Row, 609 W. Sheridan Ave., 607-8600. WED
Butch Lord/Latrice Allen, live comedy, June 18. Bricktown Music Hall, 103 Flaming Lips Alley, 629- 0211, bricktownmusichall.com. WED
Peter Pan: The Musical, follows a boy who escapes growing up by spending his life in Neverland, battling pirates alongside his new friends, the Darling children, 8 p.m., June 19; 2, 8 p.m., June 20-21; 2 p.m., June 22. University of Central Oklahoma, 100 N. University Drive, Edmond, 974-2000, uco.edu. THU–SUN
The Wedding Singer - The Musical Comedy, Robbie the singer and Julia the waitress are both engaged to be married but to the wrong people, but fortune intervenes to help them discover each other, 8 p.m., June 19-22. Mitch Park, 1501 W. Covell Rd., Edmond, 359-4630, edmondok.com/parks. THU–SUN
2nd Annual Oklahoma City Burlesque Festival, largest burlesque and variety production, performances include vaudeville, aerial silks, lyra, pole, belly dancing and more, 7:30 p.m., June 20-21. Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd., 951-0000, cityartscenter.org. FRI–SAT
gRace trumps, dance styles include Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz and Music Theatre that represent an evening of entertainment and thought provoking fun, 7:30 p.m., June 20–21. Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, 801 NW 50th St., 842-6638. FRI–SAT
Hannibal Buress/Josh Lathe/BradChad Porter, comedy writer and performer widely known for having an irresistible comedic presence that lands squarely between cerebral and swagger, 10 p.m., June 24. Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd., 951-0000, cityartscenter.org. TUE
Annie - The Musical, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City, 7:30 p.m., June 25. Sooner Theatre, 101 E. Main St., Norman, 321-9600, soonertheatre.com. WED
SPORTS / FITNESS
USA Canoe/Kayak Canoe Marathon National Championships, athletes race in single and doubleperson canoes and kayaks on the Oklahoma River, completing a series of laps with portages, June 21-22. Boathouse District, 725 S. Lincoln Blvd., 552-4040, boathousedistrict.org. SAT–SUN
Sport of Kings Challenge and Food Truck Derby, horse
show and fundraiser that showcases barrel racing, dressage, hunter and
jumper competitions along with a Food Truck Derby, 7:30 a.m., June 21;
noon, June 22. Remington Park, 1 Remington Place, 424- 9000. SAT–SUN
Conquer The Gauntlet, extreme 4-mile race with 25 challenging obstacles, 8 a.m., June 21. Thunder Valley Raceway Park, 10500 48th St., Lexington, conquerthegauntlet.com. SAT
Great Lawn Games, every Saturday in June, play badminton, croquet, corn toss, Bocce ball and more, 9 a.m.- noon, June 21. Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno Ave., 445-7080, myriadgardens. org. SAT
OKC Roller Derby vs. Central Texas, women’s flat-track roller derby, 6 p.m., June 21. Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens, 602- 8500, okcrd.com. SAT
OKC Energy vs. Rochester Rhinos, men’s professional soccer, 7 p.m., June 22. Pribil Stadium, 801 NW 50th St., energyfc.com. SUN
Pond Explorers, dragonflies, tadpoles and sun fish, explore different ponds in Norman to find what’s living underneath the surface, 8-10 a.m., June 18-20. Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave., Norman, 325-4712, snomnh.ou.edu. WED–FRI
Harkins Summer Movie Fun, providing parents the opportunity to take their kids to the movies once a week for 10 weeks for only $5, 9 a.m., June 18-20, 23-25. Harkins Theatre, 150 E. Reno Ave., 231-4747. WED–FRI, MON–WED
Passport to Imagination, in-store program inviting kids to explore culture through crafts, 10 a.m.-noon, June 18, 20, 23, 25. Michaels, 5012 N. May Ave. WED, FRI, MON, WED
Summer Kids Camps, sports and recreation camps, college for kids and counselors in training program, June 18-20, 23-25. Oklahoma City Community College, 7777 S. May Ave., 682-1611, occc.edu. WED–FRI, MON–WED
Little Brushes Kids Camp, child-friendly painting, arts and crafts, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 20. Pinot’s Palette, 115 E. California Ave., 602-3850, pinotspalette.com. FRI
Dive-In Movies, relax poolside and enjoy your favorite movies, 8:00 p.m., June 20. White Water Bay, 3908 W. Reno Ave., 943-9687, whitewaterbay.com. FRI
Story Time with Julie, hear the best and newest children’s books, 10:15-11 a.m., June 21. Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway, 842-2900, fullcirclebooks.com. SAT
Weekend Keeper Connections, from anemones to zebras, learn about your favorite Zoo animals from the people entrusted to care for them: the keepers, 11 a.m., June 21-22. Oklahoma City Zoo, 2000 Remington Place, 424-3344, okczoo.com. SAT–SUN
A Fifty Year Journey in Art, James Gaar’s exhibit highlights the artist’s diverse talent in both photorealism and abstract expressionism.
East Gallery, Oklahoma State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., 521-3356, arts.ok.gov.
A Summer Place, paintings by Jan Hellwege and Kim Pagonis.
Contemporary Art Gallery, 2928 Paseo St., 601-7474, contemporaryartgalleryokc.com.
Black, White and Color, featuring plain-air landscapes by Colorado artist Karl Brenner and photographs by Connie Imboden. JRB Art at the Elms, 2810 N. Walker Ave., 528-6336, jrbartgallery.com.
Bold Florals Workshop, learn to paint floral still life paintings loosely and creatively from live flowers, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., June 21-22.
Paseo School of Art, 3110 A N. Paseo Drive, 205-8990, paseoschoolofart.com.
Concept Me, a self-portrait exhibition.
Mainsite Contemporary Art, 122 E. Main St., Norman, 360-1162, mainsite-art.com.
Evelyne Boren, recognized for her impressionistic interpretations of life, people and scenes of the Southwest, Mexico and Europe in watercolor and oil paintings. Acosta Strong Fine Art, 6420 N. Western Ave., 464-9719, johnbstrong.com. Fiberworks 2014, features weaving, needlework, basketry, softsculpture and beading, both traditional and innovative in nature. IAO Art Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan Ave., 232-6060, iaogallery.org.
Figments & Fragments, a mother-and-daughter exhibit benefiting the Heels for Hope Foundation. In Your Eye Studio & Gallery, 3005 A Paseo St., 525-2161, inyoureyegallery.com.
“Fore” - Looking Back at Golf in Edmond, exhibit examining how individual golfers, and the game as a whole, have been so successful in Edmond. Edmond Historical Society and Museum, 431 S. Boulevard St., Edmond, 340-0078, EdmondHistory.org. Glitch/Analog, exhibit investigates the intersection of traditional art with digital formats. Mainsite Contemporary Art, 122 E. Main St., 360-1162, mainsiteart.com. IgnightOKC 6, eight OKC residents have five minutes each to inspire an intimate gathering of citizens with their ideas, 7 p.m., June 19. IAO Art Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan Ave., 232-6060, iaogallery.org. THU
Jeanne Rorex Bridges, paintings convey a reflective mood embodying a womans spirit through historical and universal themes. Jann Jeffrey Gallery, 3018 Paseo St., 607-0406, jannjeffrey.com.
Joelene Barber, autumn landscapes, abstracts and symbolism art. Gallery 66, 6728 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, 314-2430. Kim Robbins: Blossoms for the Soul, Kim masterfully captures nature and through digital processing, adds her own unique flare. Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, 301 W. Reno Ave., 297-3995, myriadgardens.com. Prix de West, exhibit of over 300 Western paintings and sculptures by the finest contemporary artists in the nation. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St., 478-2250, nationalcowboymuseum. org. Smile, exhibit by Diana J. Smith focuses specifically on the smiles of dogs. Governor’s Gallery, Oklahoma State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., 521-3356, arts.ok.gov. Southeastern Beadwork II, produce a traditional Southeastern bandolier bag, 10 a.m.-4 :30 p.m., June 21. Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, 522-0745, okhistory.org. SAT
The Art of the Brick: Permission to Play, 1,400
square-foot exhibit displaying sculptures created out of iconic LEGO
bricks by artist Nathan Sawaya. Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52nd
St., 602-6664, sciencemuseumok.org. Thomas Stotts, textured oil
and acrylic European buildings and contemporary landscapes set in Texas
Hill Country. Summer Wine Art Gallery, 2928 B Paseo St., 831-3279,
Vinyl Exposed, the petroleum-based medium that has allowed Jason Willaford to evolve within the series. Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd., 951-000, cityartscenter.org.