Praised in these very pages back in June as one of six flicks not to miss at deadCENTER, the documentary Beauty Is Embarrassing returns to town with four screenings between Thursday and Sunday at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch. Directed by Okie-raised Neil Berkeley, it’s about Wayne White, the artist who designed most of the Pee-wee’s Playhouse puppets. And it’s awesome. Tickets are $5-$8. Call 236- 3100 or visit okcmoa.com.
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One-man band Keller Williams offers countless aural pleasures. Hear for yourself when the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs an all-ages show at 9 p.m. Thursday at Campus Corner, 786 Asp in Norman. Doors open at 7 p.m.; jam band Bungalouski opens. Tickets are $18-$20. Visit oucampuscorner.com.
Oculus Gallery, 518 N.W. 23rd, gets experimental in Multifarious, a new exhibit featuring the work of Nicole Moan, DJ Ostara, Albert Riddle and Deborah Eilers Riddle. Opening with a reception from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and running through Oct. 2, Multifarious showcases everything from abstract paintings and ceramic corsets to electronic music. Admission is free. Call 524-4599.
Fresh from their first full-length album, High, Wide & Handsome, The Trishas breeze into Norman for a free show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Closing out the Performing Arts Studio’s Summer Breeze Concert Series for ’12, the gig has the rootsy foursome from Austin, Texas, playing at Lions Park, 450 S. Flood. Call 307-9320 or visit pasnorman.org.
Beats Antique beats boredom. We’d expect nothing less from a band that bills itself as “live electro-acoustic, heavy bass, belly dancing and roots music.” In advance of its forthcoming album, the aptly titled Contraption Vol. 2, the group cranks up its Animale Mechanique Tour at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S. Eastern. Tickets are $17-$19. Call 677-9169 or visit diamondballroom.net.
Wednesday, Sept. 12
Without argument, the best movie from this summer’s deadCENTER Film Festival whose poster featured a hand flipping the bird was Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. Missed it? Catch up with the critically acclaimed documentary about the Chinese artist and activist when Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch, brings it back at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5-$8. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com.
It likely has nothing on The Price Is Right’s Plinko, but no game turns 20 years old without being fun. With the educational Brain Quest series hitting that anniversary, it’s set to make a 5 p.m. Tuesday stop at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway, to stage a quiz show. Whether you want to play or watch, admission is free. Call 842-2900 or visit fullcirclebooks.com.