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Mud bath

Oklahoma health nuts will get dirty next Saturday during an inaugural mud-running event in Mulhall.


Features

Charles Martin
The Dirty 30
9 a.m. July 30
Canyon Creek Ranch
3905 E. Country Road 66, Mulhall
dirty30race.com
$55 to race, free to watch
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Big ‘Bang’ theory

The Hidden Castle provides a home for Bang Bang’s underground performance art, long missing in Norman’s entertainment options.


Performing Arts

Charles Martin
Bang Bang Queer Punk Variety Show
10 p.m. Saturday
The Hidden Castle
1309 24th Ave. S.W., Norman
310-6518
$5
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Men’s room

It’s a woman’s world in modern roller derby, but guys are starting to get a foothold as they transition from referees and coaches to players.


Features

Charles Martin
Oklahoma City Roller Derby
5 P.M. Saturday
Farmers Public Market
311 S. Klein, okcfarmersmarket.com
$12 advance, $15 door
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Adult ice cream

Ice cream cocktails sound brilliant, but it takes skill to keep a delicacy from turning into a sludge of cream and alcohol.


Food and Drink Features

Charles Martin
Ice cream plus alcohol should equate a simple and sinfully indulgent dessert cocktail, but the frozen cocktails are rare delicacies in bars across the metro because they are trickier to concoct than one might assume.
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Backyard blitz

Not all alcohol can go toe-to-toe with the sweet, smoky and spicy flavors of a summertime cookout.


Food and Drink Features

Charles Martin
Don’t take that to mean that there are no right or wrong answers, however. Especially when trying to find a perfect match for the savory and sweet flavors of barbecue, where a cherished red wine can end up fumbling awkwardly with a slab of ribs like two nervous junior-high kids during their first slow dance.
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Get proud

The 24th annual OKC Pride festival combines concerts, parties and a parade to celebrate the LGBT community.


Features

Charles Martin

OKC Pride
4-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
The Strip N.W. 39th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
OKCPride.org

 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

On the ‘Edge’

Art’s ongoing evolution is spotlighted by innovative works at the annual ‘EdgeArtNow’ exhibition.


Visual Arts

Charles Martin
EdgeArtNow
6-9 pm Friday, June 17
IAO Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan
iaogallery.org
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Combat-ready

World-class boxers and mixed martial artists on the rise resurrect the state’s legacy of producing top-tier fighters.


Sports

Charles Martin
With a rich boxing history paired and a legacy of stellar wrestling programs, Oklahoma is fertile soil for combat sports, but larger markets traditionally have plucked up skilled fighters.
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Kernel records

An Oklahoma History Center exhibit celebrates ‘Hee Haw’ as it traces the TV show’s roots to the Sooner State.


Visual Arts

Charles Martin
Any bona fide Okie has spent more than one weekend hour with the iconic, corny, country humor of “Hee Haw.”
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Shadow play

A New York photographer meticulously paints with light and shadows to create haunting, abstract images.


Visual Arts

Charles Martin
Lynn Stern: Seen/Unseen
Through July 16
[artspace] at untitled, 1 N.E. Third
1ne3.org, 815-9995
Free
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Capitol gains

Past, present and the future of the African-American community in Oklahoma are spotlighted during the Africa West culture and heritage festival.


Features

Charles Martin
Africa West
Saturday
Metro Tech Springlake Campus, 1900 Springlake Drive
Africawestokc.com, 427-4444
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Downtown gets down

Small-business owners and art cooperatives energize an already bustling district in downtown Norman.


Features

Charles Martin
Festivals packed with V-necked music fans, and monthly art walks drawing leisurely pedestrian traffic have thrown a spotlight on downtown Norman.
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Have a ball

A tournament at Deep Fork Grill pits the metro’s top bocce bowlers in a game dating back to the Roman Empire.


Features

Charles Martin
Bocce Ball Tournament
Noon Sunday
Deep Fork Grill, 5418 N. Western
DeepForkGrill.com
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Gold rush

A Paralympic pentathlon world-record holder resettles in Edmond to train ahead of the annual UCO Endeavor Games.


Sports

Charles Martin

UCO Endeavor Games
Thursday-Sunday
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond
UCOEndeavorGames.com
Free

 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dance cubed

Guest conductors and a revamped aerial apparatus stretch expectations for metro modern dancers Perpetual Motion.


Performing Arts

Charles Martin

Floored!
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Lyric at the Plaza, 1725 N.W. 16th
$15 advance, $18 door

 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
 
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