By now, playing the nice guy with a dark side must be old hat to Michael Shannon, to the point of typecasting. Think of Take Shelter. Think of HBO's Boardwalk Empire. That's how you'll think of The Iceman.
It goes without saying that Thunder basketball games are an experience. It was, after all, voted the place to take out-of-towners by your Gazette-reading peers. So go see Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the rest of the gang take on the Denver Nuggets 7 p.m. Monday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit nba.com/thunder.
If you’re looking for generic sketch-comedy, do not go see Take 9. If you’re looking for sketch-comedy unlike anything else, go see Take 9’s New Year’s Eve Bash, an interactive variety production featuring live music, giveaways and lots of laughs. The fast- paced show starts at 9 p.m. Tuesday at Red Room Event Center, 114 W. Main St. in Norman. Tickets are $35 or $65 for couples. Visit take9-nye.ezevent.com.