Familiar with the phrase, “Prose before hos”? Oklahoma City University and Full Circle Bookstore are, as the two have buddied up for a monthly book review and discussion series, starting with Benjamin Franklin: An American Life. The discussion commences at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway. Admission is free. Call 842-2900 or visit fullcirclebooks.com.
Do you find human rights to be “bitchin’” and the arts “far out”? If so, we recommend Groovefest, the world’s longest running human rights music festival. Artists include Jahruba and The Broke Brothers, Osage, Songbirds and more. The music starts at noon Sunday at Andrews Park, 450 S. Flood Ave. in Norman. Call 514-0781 or visit groovefest.org.
We know; Joan Jett has a bad reputation for loving rock ’n’ roll, but don’t let that stop you from seeing the Godmother of Punk as she rolls through Newcastle with The Blackhearts. The innovative feminist icon takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Newcastle Casino, 2457 Highway 62 Service Road in Newcastle. Call 387-6013 or visit mynewcastlecasino.com.
We all know Anne Frank’s story by now. But what about the stories of her friends? And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank is a multimedia drama about two of Frank’s childhood pals, Ed Silverberg and Eva Geringer Schloss, appropriate for 5th grade and up. Showings are at 11 a.m. Thursday-Friday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7-$12. Call 951-0011 or visit oklahomachildrenstheatre.org.
Jeanetta Calhoun Mish has a way with words. As part of the University of Central Oklahoma’s Creative Writing Readers’ Series, the scholar, teacher and award-winning poet will recite excerpts from her poetry collection at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Pegasus Theater on the UCO Campus, 100 N. University Dr. in Edmond. Admission is free. Call 974-5616 or visit uco.edu.
No need to be excused; it’s just Thomas the Tank Engine steamrolling into town. Day Out with Thomas includes activities for the whole family — including a ride with Thomas — starting at 9 a.m. Friday-Sunday at the Oklahoma Railway Museum, 3400 NE Grand Blvd. Tickets are $14-$18. Call 424-8222 or visit oklahomarailwaymuseum.org.