Features Jenny Coon Peterson
Add the fact that I was finally free to decorate my own space (no more
lavender carpet and paint-splatter wallpaper last popular in 1989!), and
I quickly turned into a decorating machine. Except I never had any
money, meaning that “decor” was mainly on-sale finds consisting solely
of little keepsake boxes and tiny frames. Otherwise known as junk.
More yoga, Butterfingers, hairy bikers, Mick Jagger and walruses than your peepers can handle.
Lotsa local film and TV happenings are on the immediate horizon, so let’s run through them on the record so I can say, “I told you so!”
• Yo’ go see “Yogawoman,” a documentary on — wait for it — yoga and its influence on the modern woman. Narrated by three-time Oscar loser Annette Bening, the film screens Oct. 20 at Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.; drinks, appetizers and live music will be provided before the 8 p.m. showing. A recommended donation of $10 at the door will benefit the YWCA, and the screening is hosted by Yoga Room OKC. For more info, call Laura Lester at 823-7838. Check out the trailer or skip to the next item, about candy bars and serial killers.
• Fathom Events Presents “Fathom Thriller Thursdays” on Oct. 13 and Oct. 27. This is a fancy-sounding name for a double feature, one of which is a commercial directed by Rob Lowe, and the other like something my dad would watch on History Channel. At 7:30 p.m. both nights, see the horror-comedy featurette “Butterfinger the 13th,” followed by the documentary “Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Story.” You can see them at Cinemark Tinseltown USA, 6001 N. Martin Luther King, and Hollywood Spotlight 14, 1100 N. Interstate Drive in Norman. It’s not quite “The Exorcist,” but hey, it’s more Halloween-y than Fathom’s opera lineup.
• Speaking of History Channel, it debuts the reality show “Hairy Bikers” on Oct. 14, in which two guys on motorcycles (spoiler alert: the “Hairy Bikers” of the title) trek around the U.S., fueled by their passion for good food. On Friday’s very first episode, they visit Okahoma — specifically, Meers Restaurant, the Choc Beer Company and the Stroh Family Wheat Farm — all while you’re on your couch, eating a Hungry-Man Dinner. Again. (I should note that the bikers are British, but they do like hot chocolate.
• Speaking of Fathom Events, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 brings “The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live in Texas” to the aforementioned Hollywood Spotlight 14. The concert film was shot in Fort Worth on July 18, 1978, but has been digitally remastered in HD and features a new, 20-minute interview with Mick Jagger.
• For those who like their music less with less swagger, check out Lang Lang with the Philadelphia Orchestra for “Lang Lang Live on Franz Liszt’s 200th Birthday,” showing live at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 (with a replay Oct. 24), at Cinemark Tinseltown USA, 6001 N. Martin Luther King, and AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, 2501 W. Memorial. At 200 years old, don’t you think Liszt is starting to look a lot like Jagger? We shall see. ‘
• Finally, local filmmaker par excellence Mickey Reece debuts his latest way-out effort, “Walrus,” Oct. 22 at City Arts Center, with a live music performance by Samantha Crain. It’s about underground arm wrestling, and Reece promises his “most alienating movie” yet, so take that as a gotta-attend! Your trailer awaits below, and look for my review in the Oct. 19 issue of Oklahoma Gazette. —Rod Lott
Bite Size Carol Smaglinski
Located in the heart of Nichols Hills near The Coach House and other fine restaurants, Crescent Market was the place to go for topnotch meat cut by on-site butchers who knew their craft, never-frozen chickens and the finest cheeses and butter from Europe.
Student activists are recognized for dedication to pro-Israel policies.
News Greg Horton
Shayna Daitch was one of four University of Oklahoma students honored as
Activists of the Year for promoting pro-Israel politics on and off
campus. In May, she accepted the award from the American Israel Public
Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C.
Not every college kid is 21 or older. Here’s what to do when drinking (legally) isn’t an option.
Features Alex Ewald
Going out on weekends is a rare union of public humiliation and pride
for me, the perpetually underage, now-20-year-old student. Being a
mature adult is a big deal in college, and Campus Corner is full of
them, every Thursday through Sunday.