Head to Norman tomorrow night for free wine, cheese and Irish songs.
World Literature Today magazine is hosting the biggest Irish-centric cultural event Norman’s seen since U2 rocked its football stadium more than two years ago. Its Puterbaugh Festival Opening Night event is of course much scaled down from the goliath, 360-degree stage in the middle of the OU football field, but arguably more Irish, as playwright Marina Carr graces Oklahoma with her authorial presence.
So head out to Norman’s Performing Arts Studio (known by some as the Train Depot) to enjoy some free wine and cheese; the tunes of Mike Hosty, Ali Harter, Brine Webb and Steven Eiler; and Irish poetry ready by Lauren Zuniga. The musicians will play original songs, as well as covers by Irish artists (think Van Morrison, Fionn Regan, and sigh The Swell Season).
right Ali Harter
Also be sure to check out the Irish Film Festival at Meacham Auditorium Friday night, which costs the same in admission as the Opening Night activities: nothing! Head to ou.edu/wlt for more information, and watch Webb’s recent performance at TEDxOU:
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