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The Pyramids, Mummies and Cleopatra: Recent Discoveries


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Is there anything more awesome than the pyramids, mummies and Cleopatra? We’re seriously struggling to come up with things that are. Dr. Zahi Hawass is kind of an expert on said things, and he’s also one of the best damn archaeologists around. As part of the Museum’s Friends’ Lecture Series, Hawass will speak on the topic 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. Admission is free for museum members and $5 for non-members. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mother’s Day at the Zoo


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Do you really love your mom? Prove it by taking her to the zoo, where all your favorite monkeys, tigers and elephants (Oh my!) would like to wish her a happy Mother’s Day. And so would the zoo, which is offering free admission to all the moms of the world (human moms, of course) 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50th St. Call 424-3344 or visit okczoo.com.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Guest Chef Dinner Series: Jonathon Stranger


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Jonathon Stranger ain’t no stranger to cookin’. The chef and co-owner of Ludivine knows a thing or two about the kitchen — and what to do in it. He also wants to share the breadth of his knowledge with you, and he’ll do so at Francis Tuttle’s School of Culinary Arts Guest Chef Dinner Series. There will be five seatings every 30 minutes beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at Francis Tuttle Technology Center, 12777 N. Rockwell Ave. Tickets are $50. Call 717-7799 or visit francistuttle.edu.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Secret Garden Spring Festival


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The secret’s out: The Secret Garden Spring Festival is a fun (and sightly) way to spend your day. The family-friendly fest includes such awesome things as jump roping, movies, a scavenger hunt (!) and a class designed to help kids make their own secret gardens. Activities begin 10 a.m. Friday at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno Ave., and run through May 18. Admission is free for members and $3-$5 for non-members. Call 445-7080 or visit myriadgardens.org.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Washita River Bottom Bluegrass Jubilee


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What’s better than camping? Camping and seeing live bluegrass music, of course! The Washita River Bottom Bluegrass Jubilee features big-time acts like The Byron Berline Band, The Red Dirt Rangers and several others just itching to pluck a banjo. Reserve your campsite for the three-day fest Friday–Sunday at the illustrious Reding Farms in Chickasha (pictured). Tickets are $15-$40. Visit redsiloproductions.com.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Oklahoma Colors: Earth, Sky and Water


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One of the great things about Oklahoma is the variety of colors in our landscape. Our dirt is red, for crying out loud. Artist Joey Frisillo’s new exhibit, Oklahoma Colors: Earth Sky and Water, celebrates the diversity of our environment. The exhibit opens with a reception 6-9 p.m. Friday at Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones Ave., in Norman and runs through June 28. Admission is free. Call 307-9320 or visit pasnorman.org.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger


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We promise not to mention that Sean Lennon — the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono — is one half of The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, aka The GOASTT. Dammit. Did we just mention that? Anyway, he and his other half, model-turned-musician Charlotte Kemp Muhl, also happen to be pretty good at the whole music thing. Check out their modernist take on ’60s psychedelia 8 p.m. Saturday at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave. Tickets are $12. Call 974-4700 or visit acm.uco.edu.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

UPDATE: Flaming Lips, Kliph Scurlock part ways. Scurlock responds via Facebook.


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Indeed Flaming Lips drummer Kliph Scurlock is no longer with the Flaming Lips. After weeks of speculation, the musician formalized the decision with a Facebook status update this week.
 
Friday, May 2, 2014

Skirvin scares


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With found-footage horror films being all the craze, perhaps a new version could be shot by NBA players staying at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

No clean getaway for suds attacker


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According to NewsOK, an Oklahoma City man was charged with assault after he — wait for it — squirted baby shampoo on his estranged wife.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bad granny


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An 83-year-old woman was arrested for selling pot in Stonewall, a small town southeast of Ada, KFOR-TV reported.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Political pandering at its best


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Running in a hotly contested primary election means pandering to your base, and for Republicans in Oklahoma, that often means doing anything you can to let people know you don’t like President Barack Obama or his administration.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Now with more Jesus


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The South is famous for many things — beer, guns, sweet tea, big hairstyles and a fervent love for the baby Jesus among them. But LifeWay Christian Resources, which supplies study materials and ministry resources to the Southern Baptist Convention, believes it could use just a little more Jesus.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Now with more Jesus (part deux)


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Hobby Lobby owner and Oklahoma native David Green recently launched a public school Bible curriculum. His dreams for it are vast, reported The Washington Post.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Oklahoma River Cruise


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Looking for a relaxing cruise along scenic shorelines? You don’t have to leave the state — or the city, for that matter — to find one. Oklahoma River Cruises is holding a season preview party with live music, local wine and food vendors and, of course, its signature climate-controlled cruisers. The celebration is 2-6 p.m. Saturday at the Regatta Park Landing, 701 S. Lincoln Blvd. Admission to the party is free, and mini cruises are $6. Call 702-7755 or visit okrivercruises.com.

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