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Tower of cower

Of the Tower, the metro’s most adventurous post-punk act, builds a show aimed to blow minds and alienate the weak at heart.


Music

Charles Martin
Of The Tower with Kill The Reflection and The Secret Post
8 p.m. Saturday
VZD’S Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Phil in

Renowned designer John-Paul Philippé, aka ‘the Jean Cocteau of Barney’s,’ returns home for an exhibition at [Artspace] at Untitled.


Visual Arts

Charles Martin
In Design: The Art Of John-Paul Philippé
5-8 p.m. Friday opening, through Jan. 7, 2012
[Artspace] At Untitled
1 N.E. Third
artspaceuntitled.org
815-9995
Free
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

To scale

OVAC challenges artists to put big ideas into small spaces with its annual ‘12x12’ exhibition.


Visual Arts

Charles Martin
12x12
7 p.m. Saturday
50 Penn Place 1900 Northwest Expressway
12x12okc.org
879-2400
$30 advance, $35 door
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fighting words

Combining writing with a lifelong obsession with professional wrestling, Rob Sturma hopes to inject new life into the state’s slam scene.


Performing Arts

Charles Martin
Extreme Championship Poetry
8 p.m. Friday
Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery
706 W. Sheridan
iaogallery.org
232-6060
Free
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

On the Fringe

Professional female artists join forces for Fringe, a peer group to bring feminine art to the forefront.


Visual Arts

Charles Martin
"Link"
7-11 p.m. Friday through Sept. 23
611 Creative Space
611 N. Broadwa
fringeokc.com
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Harvest beer

Dropping temps and seasonal ingredients inspire Okie brewers to craft custom beers for the fall.


Food and Drink Features

Charles Martin
When fall arrives, it’s a different world calling for a different beer.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Festi-full

Festivals abound throughout the fall season. Some of the many out-of-town events are quirky enough to justify a car trip.


Food and Drink Features

Charles Martin
Rural Oklahomans must harbor a love of the eccentric, as some of the most unusual events on fall’s calendar are in small towns across the state.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

War games

You say you love combat simulation games? Well, put down the controller and pick up a fake rifle, soldier!


Features

Charles Martin
In a gutted-out industrial building west of Stockyards City, a squad of men crouched in the shadows, their rifles trained on a stairwell. Soft footsteps approached; someone shouted “Contact!” and was answered with a swarm of gunfire. The first casualty stumbled backward and retreated, blood dripping from his nose.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Prost!

Direct from the beer gardens in Germany comes Oktoberfest, a marathon celebration that inspired a beloved beer style.


Food and Drink Features

Charles Martin
There are parties, and then there are parties. When Prince Ludwig of Bavaria decided to throw an all-out beer bash following his wedding in 1810, he announced the rager would go on until the last man dropped. This inspired a festival so epic, it kicked off an annual 16-day tradition that survives to this day named Oktoberfest.
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Water work

As 2012 approaches, the Oklahoma River fills with Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls preparing to make a splash in London.


Sports

Charles Martin
For more than 40 world-class athletes, the road to the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics Games in London runs directly through downtown Oklahoma City. There, the National High Performance Center has made the Oklahoma River a prime spot for athletes to prepare to take on the world.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Joe cool

Coffee shops fight back against brutal summer heat waves by offering something a bit cooler to satisfy those jonesing for a perfect brew.


Food and Drink Features

Charles Martin
After weeks suffering under the blistering summer sun, the thought of a piping-hot cup of coffee might not pique interest as it would in winter. That doesn’t mean coffee shops are closing their doors and waiting out the heat wave, but rather shifting their focus.
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Film schooled

A new book covers the story of the historic Film Row district being saved from slipping into obscurity.


Features

Charles Martin
Oklahoma City: Film Row
1 p.m. Saturday
Joey’s Pizzeria
700 W. Sheridan
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

‘Off’ still on

Let’s twist again like we did last summer! Although its longtime venue is dead, Okie Twist-Off is very much alive.


Features

Charles Martin

Okie Twist-Off
Friday-Saturday
okietwistoff.com
$10-$15

 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Whiskey business

It takes a sure hand to handle aggressive whiskeys when mixing cocktails, but a little knowledge can help tame even the boldest bourbons.


Food and Drink Features

Charles Martin
Vodka and light rums are no-brainers when in a mixing mood because the neutral spirits can be thrown into just about any kind of drink and quickly disappear under a sea of soda and juice.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Art house

Artists and musicians carve out elbow room wherever they can, from spare bedrooms and empty garages to posh studio spaces and art cooperatives.


Features

Charles Martin
Procrastination and distraction are the natural predators of the professional artist. Success in the art world hinges on producing work without the benefits of domineering bosses or highly structured workplaces.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
 
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