American dream

Controversial Tony Award-winning musical Miss Saigon brings a 42-person cast and a three-ton helicopter to OKC.

Proudly hailed

Her Flag 2020 commemorates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage with a national collaborative art project.

Cosmic scale

Tom Shannon: Universe in the Mind | Mind in the Universe inspires existential questions.

Abundant life

Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s Renewing the American Spirit: The Art of the Great Depression showcases the many meanings of art restoration.

Double feature

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum puts film history on display with Two Grits.
Rooster Cogburn said, “Looking back is a bad habit,” but the 50th anniversary of True Grit has inspired a retrospective exhibit.

Body art

Two exhibitions at Mainsite Contemporary Art draw inspiration from the female figure.

Unwavering Wall Street

After 20 years of researching a massacre in Tulsa’s Greenwood District, Randy Krehbiel releases a book focused on the city’s coverage of the incident.
A strange whistle pierced the Tulsa night at 5 a.m.

Oklahoma rocks

The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City artist-in-residence Jennifer Woods creates jewelry inspired by the state’s natural landscape.
Before Jennifer Woods became a jeweler, she was a child in rural Oklahoma, picking rocks and chicken eggs up off the ground.

‘Friendly meetings’

Jane Austen’s Christmas Cracker encourages the audience to step into Austen’s world and celebrate the season with friends.

Halloween Guide: Invisible guests

Locally produced podcast Tales Unveiled uses a fictional frame to share supernatural stories from real Oklahomans.
Dennis Spielman and Jeff Provine play fictional ghost hunters on their podcast Tales Unveiled, but the people who share their ghost stories are (mostly) real.

Global art

An exhibit at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum highlights the similarities of ceramics from all over the world.

Rising comic

Nick Offerman embraces his status as a true comedian on his All Rise tour.
After two national tours, a Netflix special and seven seasons on one of the 21st century’s best-loved sitcoms, Nick Offerman is ready to consider himself a comedian.

Okie fringe

OKC’s latest fringe festival features a variety of theater and film experiences.
Promising a “fresh out of the ground, unrefined” experience, the inaugural Theatre Crude Fringe Festival offers 10 experimental stage shows Sept. 25-Oct. 6 at Capitol View Event Center, 5201 N. Lincoln Blvd., and The Venue at Plenty Mercantile, 807 N. Broadway Ave.

Mental leap

The third Norman Film Festival features an array of films to transport viewers to different places and states of mind.
After premiering in Indonesia in June, a film shot in the Oklahoma City metro in 2016 will have its first public showing in Oklahoma.

Werq space

The official RuPaul’s Drag Race world tour brings its intergalactic act to Oklahoma.
Promoted as “the largest drag show in the world,” Werq the World has its sights set even higher.

Screen time

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma’s production of Frost/Nixon utilizes a video screen as well as the stage to bring the historic event to life.
On May 4, 1977, millions of Americans witnessed Richard Nixon do something almost unthinkable.

Genuine moment

CityRep’s production of Every Brilliant Thing uses audience participation to explore the joy in difficult circumstances.


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