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Topic: Norman

Sing this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Having just released her fourth album, “A Token of the Wreckage,” indie songstress Megan Slankard performs 8 p.m. Saturday at Othello’s, 434 Buchanan in Norman.
Monday, March 14, 2011

Bless you

While in Norman, the Gaden Shartse monks are available for private healings, consultations and blessings


Courtney Silva
Starting Sunday, the Tibetan monks of the Gaden Shartse Monastery will visit Norman for two weeks as a part of their annual tour across the United States.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Best of fests

Festival season has sprung up again, and the metro is brimming with options to witness the diversity of Oklahoma’s entertainment culture.


Charles Martin
As the winter chill thaws and Oklahomans get restless for outdoor fun, festivals spring up all across the state, drawing art aficionados, history buffs, food connoisseurs and gearheads.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bear and grin it

Raise your (jazz) hands if you agree that 2 + 2 = 6. Being unconventional is what Norman’s JonBear Fourtet is all about.


Joshua Boydston

The JonBear Fourtet
7 p.m. Thursday
Coach's Brewhouse, 110 W. Main, Norman
www.CoachsBrewhouse.com, 321-2739

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Stage this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Be transported back to a time of big hair, shoulder pads and Lycra when the musical “The Wedding Singer,” based on the Adam Sandler movie, comes to the Sooner Theatre, 101 E. Main in Norman.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kids get opportunity to ‘Shine On’

Sam Noble workshop teaches basics of electricity


Courtney Silva
On Friday, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua in Norman, will let kids “shine” during a workshop that teaches the basics of electricity and circuiting.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Medieval fair

Nerds and shopping

Weekend events around the metro

Nerds, your weekend has come. If you listen closely, you can probably hear your nerd call echoing all the way from Norman (sounds like R2-D2 and Treebeard mating). Yes, that’s right, the 35th annual Norman Medieval Fair is upon us!

Get ready for three days of giant turkey legs, Goth kids dressed up as 16th-century emo vamps (totally period-appropriate) and women with way more boob out than is advisable. Yay!

I tease because I love. I’m a medieval-fair nerd from way back, albeit one who doesn’t dress up. Set up in Reaves Park, the Norman Medieval Fair opens today and runs through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The fair entertains with music, dance, jousting (!) and some seriously amazing people watching. Plus, there are apparently human chess games (daily at 1 and 4:45 p.m.) that I’m assuming look something like this:

Once you’ve had your fill of wizard’s chess (sorry, sorry — I mean human chess), wash the nerd off with a day of shopping along Western.

The shopping district’s Spring Fling is all day Saturday with specials in the many stores and restaurants. A Date with Iris will have featured designers, specials on tulips and a duck pull for prizes.

Other specials going on include discounts at Mockingbird Manor, French Cowgirl and 42nd Street Candy Co. (Easter candy!) and deals at restaurants like The Wedge and Café Nova. It’s going to be lovely out, so check it out!

by Jenny Coon Peterson 04.01.2011 3 years ago
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Calvin and jobs

Norman singer/songwriter John Calvin sees his occupation as letting listeners know what it feels like to live in worse parts of the world


Joshua Boydston
John Calvin and The Calvary
10 p.m. Thursday
Coach’s Brewhouse, 110 W. Main, Norman
coachsbrewhouse.com, 321-2739
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Imperial unit

The friends that play together, stay together — and vice versa, according to the close-knit members of Norman’s Crown Imperial.


Joshua Boydston

Crown Imperial with Locust Avenue
9 p.m. Friday
Opolis, 113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org 820-0951

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rock this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
In preparation for the Norman Music Festival, the Oklahoma Film & Music Office’s The Buffalo Lounge throws a party 8 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday at The Brewhouse, 110 W. Main in Norman.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011