Mexico has produced some of the most decorated works in modern cinema, but few are as internationally awarded as Francisco Vargas’ The Violin. As part of the OCU Film Series, the movie will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Meinders School of Business Kerr McGee Auditorium on the Oklahoma City University campus, 2501 N. Blackwelder Ave. Admission is free. Call 208-5000 or visit okcu.edu.
There were a lot of things about the ’80s that weren’t necessarily cool (parachute pants, anyone?), but the movies that came out in that otherwise-awkward decade were pretty awesome. Exhibit A: John Hughes’ comingof-age story Sixteen Candles.
See the Brat Pack classic 7 p.m. Tuesday at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas, 150 E. Reno Ave. Call 231-4747 or visit harkinstheatres.com.
If you had a radio at any point in the late ’90s, “Fastball” isn’t just a baseball term to you. You probably know the Austinbased alt-rock band from ditties like “The Way,” which has been stuck in our heads since 1998. See them 8 p.m. Friday at Bricktown Music Hall, 103 Flaming Lips Alley. Chris Sullivan and Junebug Spade will also perform. Tickets are $20. Call 600-6092 or visit bricktownmusichall.com.
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If you’re anything like us, your opera voice is usually reserved for the shower. Not so for Barbara Caprilli and Rob Glaubitz, assistant professors of voice at the University of Central Oklahoma School of Music. See them perform separate one-act, one-man operas “Bon Appetit” and “A Water Bird Talk” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth St. in Edmond. Tickets are $10. Call 974-5004 or visit uco.edu.
Are you “ready to ruuummmbbbbbllllllllllllleee”? If you aren’t at this very moment, you will be after hearing celebrity ring announcer Michael Buffer say it at OKC Charity Fight Night, a black-tie night of boxing, dinner and cocktails benefitting the Oklahoma City Police Athletic League. UFC fighter Matt Hughes co-hosts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Chevy Bricktown Events Center, 425 E. California Ave. Call 706-7484 or visit okcfightnight.com.
While not necessarily a duel in the traditional sense (you know, the kind where the loser dies at the end), world champion bull rider J.B. Mauney and world champion bull, Bushwacker, are set for an old-fashioned manbull showdown in PBR’s Clash of the Champions rodeo event. The bucking battle goes down 7 p.m. Saturday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Tickets are $18-$103. Call 602-8700 or visit chesapeakearena.com.