They don’t just give the name Luke to people who aren’t awesome. (Luke Skywalker, anyone?) But Luke Bryan earned it, with No.1 singles galore and an Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year award to his name. If seeing a country megastar live in concert is your kind of night, see Bryan on his That’s My Kind of Night Tour 7:30 p.m. Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Tickets start at $26.50. Call 602-8700 or visit chesapeakearena.com.
Mexico has produced some of the most decorated works in modern cinema, but few are as internationally awarded as Francisco Vargas’ The Violin. As part of the OCU Film Series, the movie will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Meinders School of Business Kerr McGee Auditorium on the Oklahoma City University campus, 2501 N. Blackwelder Ave. Admission is free. Call 208-5000 or visit okcu.edu.
There were a lot of things about the ’80s that weren’t necessarily cool (parachute pants, anyone?), but the movies that came out in that otherwise-awkward decade were pretty awesome. Exhibit A: John Hughes’ comingof-age story Sixteen Candles.
See the Brat Pack classic 7 p.m. Tuesday at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas, 150 E. Reno Ave. Call 231-4747 or visit harkinstheatres.com.
If you had a radio at any point in the late ’90s, “Fastball” isn’t just a baseball term to you. You probably know the Austinbased alt-rock band from ditties like “The Way,” which has been stuck in our heads since 1998. See them 8 p.m. Friday at Bricktown Music Hall, 103 Flaming Lips Alley. Chris Sullivan and Junebug Spade will also perform. Tickets are $20. Call 600-6092 or visit bricktownmusichall.com.
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If you’re anything like us, your opera voice is usually reserved for the shower. Not so for Barbara Caprilli and Rob Glaubitz, assistant professors of voice at the University of Central Oklahoma School of Music. See them perform separate one-act, one-man operas “Bon Appetit” and “A Water Bird Talk” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth St. in Edmond. Tickets are $10. Call 974-5004 or visit uco.edu.
Are you “ready to ruuummmbbbbbllllllllllllleee”? If you aren’t at this very moment, you will be after hearing celebrity ring announcer Michael Buffer say it at OKC Charity Fight Night, a black-tie night of boxing, dinner and cocktails benefitting the Oklahoma City Police Athletic League. UFC fighter Matt Hughes co-hosts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Chevy Bricktown Events Center, 425 E. California Ave. Call 706-7484 or visit okcfightnight.com.
While not necessarily a duel in the traditional sense (you know, the kind where the loser dies at the end), world champion bull rider J.B. Mauney and world champion bull, Bushwacker, are set for an old-fashioned manbull showdown in PBR’s Clash of the Champions rodeo event. The bucking battle goes down 7 p.m. Saturday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Tickets are $18-$103. Call 602-8700 or visit chesapeakearena.com.
For all you boaters, history buffs or fans of music in general, Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble presents the third concert of its 2013- 14 season. “Shanties, Songs and Serenades” features works exclusively for wind instruments, with a little piano thrown in for good measure. The performances are at 7:30 p.m. Monday at All Souls’ Episcopal Church, 6400 N. Pennsylvania Ave. and Tuesday at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 127 NW Seventh St. Admission is $15. Visit brightmusic.org.
Of the many wonderful things we can claim here in Oklahoma, the vast, illustrious horizons we are often presented with is one of the coolest. Oklahoma cloudscape artist David Holland captures these dramatic sky-based scenes with a new exhibit as part of a fundraising art event themed “Shine.” His paintings will be displayed Monday through Feb. 7 at Oklahoma Contemporary, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. Call 951-0000 or visit oklahomacontemporary.org.
Not ready to let go of the holiday season? UCO gives us one last hurrah with a dazzling array of lights known as WinterGlow. The event, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 6 but was rescheduled due to weather, also features festive activities for the whole family. Bask in its glow 6-9 p.m. Friday at the University of Central Oklahoma, 100 N. University Drive in Edmond. Admission is free. Call 974-2363 or visit uco.edu/winterglow.
Throughout the month of January, the Museum of Art is offering patrons an array of classes for all shapes and sizes. Screen printing, one of the most popular tutorials usually reserved for children, is being offered for adults 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. Space is limited, so make sure to register beforehand. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com.
In light of recent events at the state Capitol, Satan has been getting lots of pub around here lately. This week’s Powerful Prose book review session continues that theme with the presentation of And Satan Came Also, a collection of stories by Albert McRill about OKC’s underworld in its early years. It all goes down (way down) 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway. Admission is free. Call 842-2900 or visit fullcirclebooks.com.
Do you have Pride? Were you maybe a little uncomfortable taking a same-sex partner to your high school prom? Then take your significant other to OKC Pride’s Second-Chance Prom, a fundraiser that encourages you to “bring who you really want.” The fun begins Saturday with an 8 p.m. pre-party at Alibi’s, 1200 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, and will progress to IAO Gallery and Grandad’s Bar in the following hours. Tickets are $25 per person and $45 per couple. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Visit ticketstorm.com.