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Creative dissent

Opposition came in various forms at last week’s rally against the Personhood Act.


News

Mia Cantu
“Get the U.S. out of my uterus,” is just one of nearly 40 handwritten signs held by stern-faced activists in Grace Fallen’s photography portraits. The black-and-white collection displayed on Facebook imparts an equally stark message of opposition to state Senate Bill 1433. Known as the Personhood Act, the measure asserts that life begins at conception.
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Walk this way

An online survey aims to help OKC officials determine where to put up to 70 miles of sidewalks.


News

Mia Cantu
Oklahoma City officials are hoping additional sidewalks will make the metro more pedestrian-friendly, but determining where to build them isn’t so easy. Among the goals of MAPS 3, the latest chapter of the Metropolitan Area Projects aimed at improving quality of life in the city, is the addition of 50 to 70 miles of new sidewalks.
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Young at art

The annual Momentum gains speed as it salutes 30-and-under artists from across the state.


Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still
8 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday
Farmers Public Market
311 S. Klein
ovac-ok.org
$10-$15

 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Travel with a twist

Imagine martinis neither shaken nor stirred, but snapped. That’s the recipe for an exhibit dedicated to the tipsy traveler.


Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
Martini Travels
6-8 p.m. Friday
through April 30
50 Penn Place Gallery
1900 Northwest Expressway
848-5567
free
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

In the Red

Saturday’s Red Tie Night marks 20 years of partying with a purpose.


Features

Mia Cantu
Red Tie Night
6 p.m. Saturday
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
okaidscarefund.com
$500-$20,000
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Broken arts

Because divisive issues don’t sell art, artists shy away from making waves. For ‘Breaking the Rules,’ however, that’s all the art does.


Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
Breaking the Rules: Religion, Politics and Art (in Polite Conversation, of Course)
5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday
Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery
706 W. Sheridan
oksponsoring.org/artshow
$20 advance, $25 door
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Song for Norman

Norman becomes the first city in the state to commission its own anthem.


News

Mia Cantu
The city of Norman has made history, of a sort, recently becoming the first municipality in Oklahoma — and possibly the U.S. — to have commissioned its own anthem. The idea to give the community its own theme song originated with two Norman residents: Chuck Thompson, president of Republic Bank & Trust; and Richard Zielinski, artistic and music director of the newly formed Norman Philharmonic.
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Budding industry

A new TV series explores the medical marijuana industry through the experiences of six Shawnee brothers.


Features

Mia Cantu
Prescription marijuana has become a legitimate business, at least in 16 states, where it is legal. Among those reaping profits are six brothers originally from Shawnee — Joel, Jesse, Jonathan, Jordan, Jared and Josh Stanley — who now reside in Colorado, where they grow and sell their harvest of medical cannabis.
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Know ‘Doubt’

A traveling troupe is set to perform ‘Doubt’ for one night only at OCCC.


Performing Arts

Mia Cantu
Doubt
Montana Repertory Theatre
7 P.M. Tuesday
Oklahoma City Community College’s Bruce Owen Theater
7777 S. May
682-7579
$10-$22
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Friends of the Library sets book sale for Feb. 24-25

Annual event benefits the Metropolitan Library System.


Features

Mia Cantu
Friends of the Metropolitan Library System Book Sale 2012
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Oklahoma Expo Hall, State Fair Park
333 Gordon Cooper
supportmls.org
606-3763
free
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Invention Convention set for Feb. 28

Annual event highlights students’ society-useful work.


Kids

Mia Cantu
Now in its 23rd year, the annual Oklahoma Student Inventors Exposition, aka the Invention Convention, will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Rose State College Communication Center, 6420 S.E. 15th in Midwest City.
 
Monday, February 20, 2012

Royal engagement

From the miniature to the monumental — not to mention a commode — ‘Princely Treasures’ are unveiled at Oklahoma City Museum of Art.


Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
Princely Treasures: European Masterpieces 1600-1800 from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London
Thursday-May 13
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$10-$12
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

PJ Bond


Music

Mia Cantu
During college, PJ Bond and his band, Outsmarting Simon, spent school breaks touring. Eventually, the group signed a record deal, but the bandmates decided to answer the calls of day jobs.
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Go, Diego, go!

Diego Rivera and his fellow famed artists of Mexico are featured in ‘Miradas,’ a muy bueno exhibit well worth the look.


Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art
through May 4
City Arts Center
3000 General Pershing
cityartscenter.org
951-0000
Free

 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

‘Pride’ and joy

OCU and the Oklahoma Children’s Theatre take on a Jane Austen classic.


Performing Arts

Mia Cantu
Pride and Prejudice
11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m Saturday,
2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City University’s
Burg Theatre
2501 N. Blackwelder
oklahomachildrenstheatre.org
208-5227
$8-$12
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
 
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