They don’t just give away nicknames like The Red Rocker; they have to be earned. Sammy Hagar has been “Livin’ It Up” with “Heavy Metal” and “Mas Tequila,” so the dude is a bona fide rock star (dressed in red, get it?). See the former Van Halen frontman with The Wabos, Tom Keifer and more, starting 7 p.m. Saturday at Grand Casino Hotel and Resort, 777 Grand Casino Blvd. in Shawnee. Tickets are $45-$75. Call 964-7777 or visit grandshawnee.com.
Some horror tales are forgotten (Sharknado, anyone?), while others endure. Considering Euripides died some 2400 years ago, his disturbing tragedy Medea qualifies as the latter. The OKC Theatre Company will resurrect the ancient production at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Tickets are $10. Call 297-2584 or visit okctheatrecompany.org.
Claude Chalhoub is a better violinist than you. That’s not a dig. Chalhoub is kind of a big deal. The world-renowned virtuoso will perform his original compositions with UCO students at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday in Mitchell Hall Theater, University Drive and Main Street on The University of Central Oklahoma Campus in Edmond. Tickets are $4-$14. Call 974-3375 or visit click4tix.com/uco.
Do you like to laugh out loud? Then check out Opolis Comedy Night, featuring comedic whiz kid James Nghiem as he releases his new album That Lonely Beast. Other performers include Cameron Buchholtz, Ryan Drake, Jeramy Westbrook and more. Laughs commence 9 p.m. Thursday at Opolis, 113 N. Crawford in Norman. Admission is $5. Visit opolis.org.
After his untimely death almost a decade ago, Elliott Smith has proven to be one of the most influential songwriters of a generation. In honor of his life and music, a number of local musicians — including Ricky Salthouse, Ryan Lindsey, Josh Jones and many others — will perform A Tribute to Elliott Smith. The music starts 8 p.m. Friday at Opolis, 113 N. Crawford in Norman. Admission is $5. Visit opolis.org.
Ghosts are real, you guys. At least they are at at the Edmond Historic Preservation Trust’s Historic Ghost Tours, with local actors playing the part of Edmond’s founding fathers at each individual’s gravesite. The tours begin Friday and Saturday evening at Gracelawn Cemetery, Danforth Road and Boulevard Street in Edmond. Tickets are $7. Call 285-9700.