Transitional terrain

Exhibit C’s newest gallery show features three artists in different stages of their careers.
Transitional periods for artists can be complicated.

Funny friendship

Jewel Box Theatre stages female friendship and a few weddings in its upcoming production of Always a Bridesmaid.
One way to define a comedy is that it usually ends in marriage, so what about a play that’s built around four friends and their four weddings?

Answering calls

The Free Food Pantry and Educational Center serves seniors and more through its programs providing groceries, clothing and furniture.
Back in 1990, when Sister Mable Stoss founded the Free Food Pantry and Educational Center, she saw a need going unmet.

Narrative novelty

Pollard Theatre Company brings Disney’s The Little Mermaid to the stage with an innovative take on the classic tale.
Fantasy and realism — in theory, they’re worlds apart, as different as sea and earth.

Downtown tradition

Festival of the Arts will bring 750,000 people to downtown OKC for the convergence of food, art and music.
There are plenty of reasons Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s Festival of the Arts, which attracts an average of 750,000 visitors to downtown Oklahoma City, has become the city’s unofficially official spring party: plenty of food, music and, of course, art.

Letting loose

Nick Swardson gasses up his Too Many Smells Tour for a pit stop at The Criterion.
Nick Swardson’s new stand-up special is about bowel movements, which is not a euphemism for an acrid modern news cycle or the politically correct internet call-out culture that works so many other comedians into a tizzy.

Bright lights

Once again, top Dodgers prospects begin the season in Oklahoma City.
In what has become a trend since the Dodgers became the Oklahoma City affiliate four years ago, the top-rated prospects in Los Angeles’ system will begin the season playing their home games at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Petal pusher

Vibrant growth and newness mark Dylan Bradway’s solo exhibition at DNA Galleries.
Spring is here, and the never-ending cycle of changing weather has once again returned to the time of color, freshness and new beginnings.

Saving sofas

Fancy Couches brings the past into the present by renting out unique antiques for photo shoots, weddings and other events.
Sofas are the places we sit, the sites of family gatherings and, sometimes, objects of historical consideration.

OKG Shop: Hibernation over

Bring on the sun! This winter felt like a particularly chilly one for many in the Oklahoma City area.

Open house

Fun Home brings Alison Bechdel’s autobiographical graphic novel to musical life.
In the 21st century, a few musicals revisiting the past might be the key to the art form’s future.

Royal revelry

The Medieval Fair of Norman continues its time-honored tradition of free fun and learning.
In a modern atmosphere totally saturated with technology and the internet, there is at least one annual state event showing guests that long ago, people actually survived and thrived without the assistance of smartphones and computers.

Poetic possibilities

Nearly a year after the release of his debut poetry collection, Chen Chen will bring poetic prospects to a reading at UCO.
It’s a common question: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Contemporary shift

OKC Ballet embraces modern ballets by prestigious choreographers with this season’s triple bill.
Celebrating a decade of work with Oklahoma City Ballet, artistic director Robert Mills has seen the company’s abilities increasingly recognized on the national and world stage, but they’re still waiting for some people in their hometown to get with the program.Just securing permission to perform Petite Mort, the featured work on the triple bill opening on April 11 at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave., was a feat, Mills said. 

Folding science

Science Museum Oklahoma’s new smART Space exhibit explores the art of origami.
Introduced to many through instructional books showing how to fold simple cranes or hopping frogs, the centuries-old Japanese art of paper folding known as origami is more complex than children’s crafting projects might suggest.

Béisbol

Before the first pitch, OKC Dodgers focuses this season on serving its diverse fan base.
Jorge Hernández drew cheers when he said the name “Fernando Valenzuela” in his speech in Spanish to introduce Minor League Baseball’s Copa de la Diversión, a new multicultural campaign for baseball, to south Oklahoma City baseball fans.

Reel wranglers

Tulsa’s Circle Cinema welcomes sister theater Rodeo Cinema to Historic Stockyards City.
A new player is stepping into Oklahoma City’s film culture arena, and it looks to be one tough hombre.

Motion pictures

The film work of Thai artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul breaks new ground at OKCMOA.
Most Americans are likely unaware of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s film work, and even fewer dare even attempt to pronounce the contemporary Thai filmmaker’s given name. But for those entrenched in the world of art-house cinema, the past winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or prize at Cannes Film Festival is a genuine superstar.

Hidden identity

Artist Ebony Iman Dallas reflects on her improbable reconnection with lost family in Through Abahay’s Eyes.
Artist Ebony Iman Dallas has made it her life’s mission to learn as much about her birth father and his story as possible. She never had the chance to meet him in person, as he was killed by police before she was even born.

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