Jenny Coon Peterson
We’re not all into heart-shaped necklaces and big white teddy bears. No matter what kind of love you’ve got, we’ve got some suggestions.
Martha Green, an OKC-based fiber artist (a fancy term for someone who works with fabrics) is leading a talk and demonstration tomorrow at JRB Art at The Elms.
The 3 p.m. event coincides with Green’s annual Valentine’s show at JRB, where she shows off her unique art, something she calls “crazy quilting.” What, no “quilters gone wild”? Anyway, this type of quilting basically means using irregular shapes and different types of fabric to create designs embellished with bits, baubles and ornate stitching. Kind of like a quirky fabric collage.
It’s all very pretty and romantic. (Hey, perfect for V-Day!) The talk will include Green explaining just how and why she does what she does, along with a demonstration of techniques.
Feeling all icky from this Valentine’s Day nonsense? Go see some 12 feet tall, 10,000 lb. machines plowing through anything in their path in the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam. The mayhem begins 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. A driver meet-and-greet will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5-$25. Call 602-8700 or visit chesapeakearena.com.
If your Valentine’s Days usually consists of jealous lovers and accusations of infidelity, you can relate to the characters in William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. In celebration of his 450th birthday (and relationship drama), CityRep Theatre will perform the classic production 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Tickets are $8-$35. Call 297-2264 or visit myticketoffice.com.