It goes without saying that Thunder basketball games are an experience. It was, after all, voted the place to take out-of-towners by your Gazette-reading peers. So go see Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the rest of the gang take on the Denver Nuggets 7 p.m. Monday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit nba.com/thunder.
Don’t be sad — the Great Depression is over (has been for a while now). On Assignment: the Photojournalism of Horace Bristol shines a light on the Oklahoma migrants from the gloomy era, World War II combat and postwar Japan. Bristol’s striking photography will be on display beginning Saturday at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Ave. in Norman, through March 16. Admission is free. Call 325- 3272 or visit ou.edu/fjjma.
Do you like your progressive rock with a dash of sci-fi magic? Then rock out with Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee and Neal Peart as the revered Canadian band Rush takes to the silver screen. RUSH: Clockwork Angels Tour is a one-night concert film to screen 7 p.m. Monday at AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, 2501 W. Memorial Rd. Tickets are $12.50. Call 755-2466 or visit fathomevents.com.
OK, so Eddie Vedder is a little bitter that OKC has a basketball team and his hometown of Seattle no longer does. But we still love him, and so should you. See Vedder and legendary grunge band Pearl Jam 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Tickets are $80.40. Call 602-8700 or visit chesapeakearena.com.
Legendary country musician Hank Williams may no longer be with us, but his music lives on in the hearts and minds of many. It also lives on in the songs of Hankerin’ 4 Hank, a three-piece tribute act helmed by Jim Paul Blair. See Blair and his version of the Drifting Cowboys 8 p.m. Saturday at The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley Ave. Tickets are $20. Call 524-0738 or visit bluedoorokc.com.
Roses are red, violets are blue. Nathan Brown is the current poet laureate of Oklahoma, which means he’s really good at poetry (clearly better than us). See the University of Oklahoma professor and alum recite from his recent work Sunday in the Norman Depot, 200 S. Jones Ave. in Norman. Admission is free. Call 307-9320 or visit pasnorman.org.
You can do a lot of cool things with a can: Kick it, smash it, drink delicious beverages out of it. But have you ever built a canned food structure? That’s what teams of architects, contractors, engineers and designers are invited to do at CANstruction, a nonprofit competition benefitting City Rescue Mission of Oklahoma City. The event is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Bricktown Chevy Events Center, 425 E. California Ave. Admission is one can of food. Visit canstruction.org.
Think you have brass? You’re wrong. Canadian Brass — the popular quintet that has become a household name over the last 42 years — has brass. See, as The Washington Post calls them, “the men who put brass music on the map” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Armstrong Auditorium, 14400 S. Bryant Ave. in Edmond. Tickets are $20-$45. Call 285-1010 or visit armstrongauditorium.org.
Do you consider yourself a Thor disciple? Then hammer away with the god of thunder in the Ultimate 3D Thor Marvel Marathon. Screenings of Thor, Marvel’s The Avengers and the premiere of Thor: The Dark World in 3-D begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas, 150 E. Reno Ave. Tickets are $20. Call 231-4747 or visit harkinstheatres.com/thor.
Slug bug! Oh, sorry. We were just admiring all the classic, vintage and new Volkswagens set to show at the second annual Dub the Plaza car show. The event also commemorates the anniversary of the music video series VDub Sessions, with live performances from Okie favorites Taddy Porter and Tallows. See for yourself from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Plaza District, NW 16th Street between Pennsylvania and Classen avenues. Admission is free. Visit dubtheplaza.com.
It’s never too early to celebrate the holidays, and no better way to celebrate than with Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. See the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday or 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Tickets are $20-$70. Call 800-869-1451 or visit celebrityattractions.com.
You are our sunshine, but not our only sunshine. That honor also belongs to Lee Chang Dong’s film Secret Sunshine, a South Korean film The New York Times penned “as dense and gripping as a great novel.” The movie screens as part of Oklahoma City University Film Institute’s film series 2 p.m. Sunday at Kerr McGee Auditorium, NW 27th Street and McKinley Avenue. Admission is free. Call 208-5472 or visit okcu.edu.
It has been 5 years since DNA Galleries first opened its doors, which means it’s time to party! The artist gallery and retail store hosts an all-day celebration Saturday concluding with a custom skull-and-bone art show 7-11 p.m. at the Plaza District staple, located at 1709 NW 16th St. Admission is free. Call 525-3499 or visit dnagalleries.com.
Don’t throw out that drag just yet, because it wouldn’t be Halloween without The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Sing, dance and immerse yourself in the cult classic movie 10 p.m. Thursday at The Sooner Theatre, 101 E. Main St. in Norman. Tickets are $10. Call 321-9600 or visit soonertheatre.org.