Cate Shortland’s World War II epic Lore has been called “a remarkable visual, cinematic and moral journey” by entertainment website Salon. The Oklahoma City University Film Institute opens its 32nd season with a screening of the film at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Meinders School of Business Kerr McGee Auditorium, NW 27th Street and McKinley Ave. Admission to all films in the series is free. Call 208- 5472 or visit okcu.edu.
Hear ye, hear ye! Benjamin Franklin lives! Okay, not quite. But TheatreOCU Artistic Director Lance Marsh will bring the founding father back to life for National Constitution Day in a performance to honor the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. The resurrection takes place at 6 and 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel on the Oklahoma City University campus, 2501 N. Blackwelder Ave.. Admission is free. Call 208-5000.
Snoop, Snoop Dogg, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Lion, whatever. The hip-hop legend and recently converted Rastafarian will appear at 9 p.m. Friday at WinStar World Casino, 777 Casino Ave. in Thackerville, in support of his new reggae album, Reincarnated. Tickets are $40-$60. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit winstarworldcasino.com.
Nobody knows drag like Ginger Lamar. And now the entertainer extraordinaire’s life is revealed in Ginger Exposed, a comedy written by Robert Matson and narrated by none other than the legend herself. Performances begin at 8 p.m. — with dinner service at 6:30 p.m. — Friday and Saturday at The Boom, 2218 NW 39th St. Admission is $15. Call 601-7200 or visit rjmproductions.com.
Ever wished you could play air guitar to “Under the Sea” or go ballistic to “Be Our Guest”? Disney On Ice will grant those wishes for you at Rockin’ Ever After. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd., and continue through Tuesday. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-11. Visit okstatefair.com.
Everyone knows piano works are best absorbed in an intimate setting — like, you know, a church. Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble knows this better than anyone, and they’ll be kicking off their 2013-14 season with guest concert pianist Gloria Chien at 7:30 p.m. Monday at All Souls’ Episcopal Church, 6400 N. Pennsylvania Ave., and Tuesday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 127 NW Seventh St. Admission is $15. Visit brightmusic.org.
Two cops, three crooks, a local accountant and the mayor in two adjoining hotel rooms? No, it’s not The Village People Go to Vegas. It’s Paul Slade Smith’s rollicking comedy Unnecessary Farce! Laughing commences at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Carpenter Square Theatre, 800 W. Main St., now in its 30th anniversary season. Tickets are $5-$20. Call 232-6500 or visit carpentersquare.com.
There’s rocking the boat, and then there’s the Rock the Boat festival. The first festival of its kind (like, ever) will feature live music performed by ACM@UCO students on those cool little traveling Bricktown Water Taxis, shopping opportunities and family-friendly activities. The floating/rocking begins at 12 p.m. Sunday along the Bricktown Canal, 198 E. California Ave. Admission is free. Visit downtownokc.com.
Have a lawn chair, blanket or set of ears? Let singer/songwriters Susan Herndon, Parker Millsap and Rachel Brashear serenade you under the moonlight at the Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s Sunday Twilight Concert Series. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Myriad Gardens Great Lawn Stage, 301 W. Reno Ave. Admission is free. Call 270-4848 or visit artscouncilokc.com.
Ever wondered why Oktoberfest is never in October? Bask in the autumnal glow of Septemberfest, a family-friendly celebration of Oklahoma’s history and culture featuring arts and crafts, Thunder Girls and more. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion and Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. Admission is free. Call 557-0198 or visit okhistory.org.
Get cultured at Art in the City: A Cultural Connection. The second annual multicultural community festival features a variety of local and regional music acts, spoken word artists and dance troupes. The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday evening at Memorial Park & Spraygrounds, 1150 NW 36th St. Admission is free. Visit obmapac.org.
If you’re like us, rhythm ain’t exactly your forte. Luckily, you can live vicariously through acclaimed international percussion sensation STOMP, which knows a thing or two about the subject. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Fine Arts Center, 100 Campus Dr. in Weatherford. Tickets are $5-$20. Call (580)774-3019 or visit swosu.edu.
Workers of downtown OKC, we love you. But the Downtown OKC, Inc. staff really loves you. They love you so much, they’re going to deliver free ice cream (repeat: free ice cream) to your workplace door. You can also grab your treat at the ice cream tent on the east side of Leadership Square, 211 N. Robinson Ave. The deliciousness commences at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Visit downtownokc.com.