Now you can yell at your kids to swim faster, pedal harder and run quicker, without all the guilt! For $30, children ages 5-14 can enter the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department’s second annual Kidathlon, beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at Earlywine Park, 3101 S.W. 119th. Preregistration is required. Call 297-2211 or visit okc.gov.
Think the Gilligan’s Island gang had a rough voyage? In 1947, Thor Heyerdahl sailed 4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean on a raft. See his amazing adventure in this year’s Oscar-nominated Kon-Tiki, screening at 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch. Tickets are $7-$9. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com.
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Something tells us the mixture of Bill Shakespeare and Cole Porter
is akin to chocolate and peanut butter. Join us at Summerstock
Productions’ staging of Kiss Me, Kate to be sure. The raucous musical
runs at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the
University of Central Oklahoma’s Mitchell Hall Theatre, 100 N.
University Drive in Edmond. Tickets are $15-$20. Call 974-3375 or visit
The Declaration of Independence remains a hotly debated document,
whereas there is no debate surrounding the Declaration of Pain, lest you
want your teeth to be past tense. The DoP is the latest MMA
cage-fighting event at Sugar Creek Casino, 4200 N. Broadway in Hinton.
At 7 p.m. Saturday, it features lots of people who can beat you up.
Tickets are $25-$100. Call 542-2946 or visit sugarcreekcasino.net.
Few men get an airport named for them; even fewer, an airport and a
Tony-winning Broadway musical. That makes Will Rogers one lucky Okie.
From tonight through Saturday, join Lyric Theatre for five performances
of The Will Rogers Follies at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker.
Tickets are $60-$74. Call 524-9312 or visit lyrictheatreokc.com.
From Washington, D.C., comes the touring exhibition called The
Combat Paper Project, enlisting for a second formal reception at
Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan. Join Purple
Heart poet Jason Poudrier from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday for a look at combat
veterans processing war’s impact through their art. Admission is free.
Call 232-6060 or visit iaogallery.org.