Rock this
Follow the vibrations of a bass, the windy urgency of the kazoo, and the rhythmic thump of a two-piece drummer, and eventually, you’ll find the Hosty Duo. Together, Mike Hosty and Mike Byars comprise the Americana act, using their musical prowess to charm crowds statewide. Catch the two performing at 9 p.m. Christmas night at VZD’s Restaurant & Club, 4200 N. Western. Hey, it beats hanging with your mother-in-law, right? Call 524-4200 or visit Saturday

Sing this
Celebrate “Christmas and the Movies” as the Ambassadors’ Concert Choir uses clips from Christmas cinema classics like “White Christmas” and “The Polar Express” to present its annual holiday production, promising “some mighty fine hand-clapping toe-tapping gospel music.” The concert begins 7 p.m. Christmas Eve at St. John Baptist Church, 5700 N. Kelley. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Call 206-6772. Friday

Film this
Seen “Black Swan” already? Then tiptoe into the life of another young ballerina, this one torn between her passion for dancing and her devotion to the man she loves. The 1948 British classic “The Red Shoes” screens 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and children. Call 236-3100 or visit www.


Cirque this 

bottom “Alegría”
is more than just a word meaning happiness, joy and jubilation. It’s
also Cirque du Soleil’s new production, with an international cast that
defies gravity. Five performances deliver thrills tonight through Sunday
at the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens. Tickets are $28-$99.
Call 800-754-300 or visit See Eric Webb’s related story on Page 46.


Shop this

top Still shopping? No need to grab the first Bath & Body Works basket you stumble across. Through

Christmas Eve, JRB Art
at The Elms, 2810 N. Walker, hosts a special gift gallery filled with
pieces by local and national designers and artists: paintings,
sculpture, ornaments, jewelry and more. Call 528-6336 or visit See Charles Martin’s related story on Page 42.


Play this

your final chance — well, until next December, at least — to catch “A
Territorial Christmas Carol,” an Oklahoma take on the Charles Dickens
classic. Now in its 23rd year, the play stages 8 p.m. tonight and
Thursday at The Pollard Theatre, 120 W. Harrison in Guthrie. Tickets are
$15- $25. Call 282-2800 or visit


Laugh this

the treadmill and work off that Christmas meal with hearty laughs. With
singles like “Letter to My Penis,” Rodney Carrington is wellequipped to
bestow his own form of holiday cheer. The multimillion album-selling
country comedian and Bixby resident performs three shows between Sunday
and Monday at FireLake Grand Casino, 777 Grand Casino in Shawnee.
Tickets are $49- $84. Call 964-7263 or visit


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