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Topic: fandango

Four for feet

All’s fair in love and war — both of which are explored in a quartet of pieces by Oklahoma Festival Ballet.


Performing Arts

Eric Webb
A Concert of Classics and Contemporaries
Oklahoma Festival Ballet 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 P.M. Sunday through May 8
Rupel J. Jones Theatre University Of Oklahoma 563 Elm, Norman
OU.edu/finearts/dance, 325-4101
$14-$22
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bite Size

Chow chat


Bite Size

Carol Smaglinski
Fred Langford is the director of fresh foods and catering at Buy For Less at 3501 N.W. Expressway.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fantastic Fest: Prologue

Follow Gazette managing editor Rod Lott as he live-blogs Austin's Fantastic Fest all weekend long!

Got into Austin at 3 p.m. Thursday and went straight to pick up my press badge. You can tell that Fantastic Fest isn't your average film festival because they required everyone to pose with a "shaky face." You achieve that by letting your face go really loose and limp, and whip your head back and forth fast. It hurts; now I understand the whole shaken baby syndrome thing.

Worse than that is that it's hot here. Back-sweaty hot.

Since my first screening wasn't until 9 p.m. ("The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence"), I killed a lot of time at the neighboring Highball bowling lounge, where Fantastic Fest is holding its Arcade, showcasing some really wild indie games (example: "Jesus vs. Dinosaurs"). Most of the games are housed in classic arcade stand-ups, but one was projected on the wall.


Around happy hour, the Fandago mascots crashed the place. I didnt know they had mascots. One looks like a Chinese dragon; the other, a paper sack. I don't know, but they gave me some free koozies.


Speaking of free, the Highball happy hour party was sponsored by PlayStation 3, so I got a free T-shirt for some game called "StarHawk." Although I know nothing about the game, I like the shirt — mainly because it's not black. The other two free shirts I got upon check-in were black. It's a terrible color on me. But no, you can't have them.

Finally, while waiting for "Centipede," I got to test Mitsubishi's new 3-D TV, via scenes from the '80s schlock Western, "Comin' at Ya!" The movie looks fun; as for the TV, save your money. —Rod Lott




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