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Get your fest on

Festival of the Arts celebrates the visual, culinary and performing arts, and offers plenty of kids’ activities.


Visual Arts

Courtney Silva
Oklahoma City’s rite of spring, the Festival of the Arts, is back for its 45th year. Now through Sunday, the fest takes place in downtown around the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Coffey’s cup is speaking with spirits

Reality TV star will search the Oklahoma City Zoo for paranormal activity


Features

Courtney Silva
Ten years ago, Chip Coffey never thought his career description would include the words “psychic, medium and spiritual counselor.”
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pet the trumpet

After hearing a concert by the Oklahoma City University Wind Philharmonic, kids can try out the instruments.


Kids

Courtney Silva
“We want to get kids interested in picking up and playing musical instruments,” said Matt Mailman, director of bands and professor of conducting at OCU. “It’s one thing to play a concert for the kids, but then to let them get hands-on experience with the instruments really seems to be what makes them excited about playing in the future.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rock the baby

Edmond rapper Josh Sallee is on the bill for Saturday’s “Rock-a-bye-Baby” benefit concert.


Music

Courtney Silva
Performing for a good cause is something in which Bobby Reed believes. His band, The Guilt Racket, will play along with four other artists in “Rock-a-bye- Baby,” a benefit concert to raise money for the March of Dimes, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Conservatory, 8911 N.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mason-ic art

Sales of Desmond Mason’s paintings will raise funds for Oklahoma City Community College’s new performing arts theater.


Visual Arts

Courtney Silva
Former Thunder player turned artist Desmond Mason partners with Women of the South on Saturday for an art show to raise money for Oklahoma City Community College’s new performing arts theater.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Green fests are best

Local festivals go green with recycling initiatives and more.


Features

Courtney Silva
Spring in Oklahoma City means an endless number of festivals. With vendor food in one hand, a cold drink in the other, and your eyes on a fascinating piece of art or a cool new band, festivals are a great way to support the local community.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Modern architecture on display

10th annual Architecture tour showcases unique metro design


Features

Courtney Silva
In celebration of this year’s Architecture Week, the American Institute of Architects Central Oklahoma Chapter will host its 10th annual Architectural Tour from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Earth-friendly

Crushing cans is all part of the fun in Martin Park Nature Center’s EarthFest.


Kids

Courtney Silva
With Earth Day just around the corner, Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 W. Memorial, gives families a chance to roll up their sleeves and dig into nature, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Martin Park EarthFest.
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rural Alva advantage

“Ritter’s Lane” is among the black-andwhite photos in Jim Richey’s exhibition.


Visual Arts

Courtney Silva
Despite having photographed some of the world’s most unique and exotic locations, Jim Richey highlights the beauty he found right outside his door in northwest Oklahoma in his latest photography exhibition, “Just Down the Road,” now on display in the state Capitol’s North Gallery.
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Not your average race

Featuring ostriches and camels, Remington Park’s Extreme Racing event benefits area nonprofits.


Kids

Courtney Silva
This isn’t your average day at the races.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's a puzzle

Crossword creator Patrick Jordan was featured in 2006’s acclaimed puzzle documentary, “Wordplay.”


Features

Courtney Silva
Crossword puzzle master Patrick Jordan will sign copies of his latest book, “Crafty Crosswords,” at 3 p.m. Saturday at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Art gets a sense of humor

Steven Judd’s “Lego My Land” can be viewed in Tribes 131’s “Humor Without Reservations” exhibit.


Visual Arts

Courtney Silva
Artists will have no reservations on Sunday at Tribes 131 Fine Art & Gift Gallery 131 24th Ave. N.W. in Norman, for the opening of its annual “Humor Without Reservations” exhibit.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Kids get opportunity to ‘Shine On’

Sam Noble workshop teaches basics of electricity


Kids

Courtney Silva
On Friday, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua in Norman, will let kids “shine” during a workshop that teaches the basics of electricity and circuiting.
 
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Woman power

Marilyn Artus examines society’s treatment of modern women.


Visual Arts

Courtney Silva
It’s safe to say that Marilyn Artus likes to make bold statements with her artwork.
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

How to get to 'Sesame Street'

Elmo's Healthy Heroes roll in to town.


Kids

Courtney Silva
We can tell you how to get to “Sesame Street.” At least for the time being. Thursday through Sunday, “Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes” strolls to Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens.
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
 
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