Holidays in the age of Covid-19 

Oklahoma Gazette recommends 12 local holiday events that will keep you safe and entertained

Happy holidays! We know our community is delicately trying to balance the holiday season while being responsible and therefore have come up with 12 holly-jolly happenings that also provide for social distancing and other safety measures. Have fun and be safe!

Christmas at the Movies
7 PM Nov. 27 – Dec. 27
The Boom
2218 NW 39th St.
Enjoy those wonderful Christmas songs that we all loved on the Silver Screen, features medleys from The Polar Express, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, White Christmas, also Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas from Meet Me In St. Louis, Silver Bells from The Lemon Drop Kid, and many other songs from your Favorite Holiday films. This holiday musical review is sure to tinkle your Christmas Bell!

12 Bars of Christmas Crawl
4-11 PM Dec. 5
104 Flaming Lips Alley
The 3rd Annual 12 Bars of Christmas Crawl is coming to town Saturday, December 5th, 2020! Put on your best holiday onesies, comfy PJs, ugly sweaters, and get ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

Home for the Holidays with The Imaginaries
7 PM Dec. 11
Tower Theatre
425 NW 23rd St.
Formed in the open plains of Oklahoma, husband and wife duo Shane Henry and Maggie McClure will perform their effortless harmonies and heartfelt lyrics. Capacity is reduced by 80% and all guests must wear face coverings. Or, you can stream the concert from the privacy of your own home.

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An Evening with The Flaming Lips
8 PM Dec. 11
The Criterion
500 E. Sheridan Ave.
World's first space bubble concert. Each ticket provides a bubble with space for 3.

The Nutcracker: Short & Sweet
Dec. 12-20
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker Ave.
Artistic Director Robert Mills’ beautiful staging of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker will warm your heart and fill you and yours with the spirit of the holidays. This year’s production will be shortened to one act, but will still include all of the favorite characters from the dancing snowflakes to the Kingdom of Sweets.

The Wizard of Oz
Nov. 26-29
Flix Brewhouse
8590 Broadway Ext.
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.

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Lyric Theatre's A Christmas Carol
Nov. 5 – Dec. 27
Harn Homestead
1721 N. Lincoln
Lyric Theatre will celebrate its diamond anniversary of A Christmas Carol with an all-new outdoor production, whisking audiences away to a magical holiday village nestled in the heart of Oklahoma City. All performances will be held outdoors. The venue does not have seating and requires patrons to walk from scene to scene during the 75-minute production.

Bright Golden Haze
Thru Jan. 4
Oklahoma Contemporary
11 NW 11st St.
Be among the first to see inside Oklahoma’s next great cultural center. This insightful group exhibition explores the ways in which artists use light to create place, both geographic and conceptual, inspired by both the uniquely influential quality of light and space in the state and the new building itself. The exhibition, which takes its title from the first line in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s iconic musical Oklahoma!, presents a thematic grouping of new, recent and site-specific works.

Frida Kahlo
Nov. 20-22
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
See the film that answers: who was Frida Kahlo? Everyone knows her, but who was the woman behind the bright colors, the big brows, and the floral crowns? Take a journey through the life of a true global icon, discover her art, and uncover the truth behind her often turbulent life. Filmed extensively at Kahlo’s home ‘The Blue House’ in Mexico City, Frida Kahlo was created in collaboration with experts who knew Kahlo, and those that have studied and curated her work.

Canterbury Christmas
7 PM Dec.6
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker Ave.
The evening will be filled with beautiful, traditional Christmas favorites and new holiday classics – and an audience sing-a-long! The Civic Center will be decked out with poinsettias, Christmas trees, and our special guests for this concert will be the OCU Faculty Brass Quintet and the Canterbury Youth Voices Chorale, under the direction of Mr. Stephen Ziegler. Join us for this Oklahoma City community tradition!

A Classic Christmas
Dec. 3-5
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker Ave.
Featuring Mandy Jiran and host Vince Leseney, this year's Christmas performance is a simpler yet elegant blend of sentimental favorites and fun Christmas standards that are sure to touch your heart. Join your OKCPHIL family for an entertaining and meaningful musical offering that is sure to invoke reflection, and help you imagine a future of hope and possibility.
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