The Norman Transcript

August 9, 2013

N-town staff picks top 10 events this month


The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — 1. Children’s Art Show at Firehouse Art Center

The Firehouse Art Center is featuring student artwork from the center’s Children’s Summer Art Program during an exhibit opening 6 p.m. Aug. 9. The show will be on display through Aug. 31.

The artwork on display includes many different mediums like painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and more. Each student that took a class this summer will have one piece in the exhibit.

The gallery is free and open to the public 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information call 405-329-4523 or visit normanfirehouse.com.

2. Magician Steve Crawford at the Norman Library

Discover ancient treasures with magician Steve Crawford during his 45-minute program 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Norman Library, 225 N. Webster Ave.

Crawford, a magical archeologist, shares his travels to Egypt and unveils the objects he found like a magic lamp, mysterious crystals, dinosaur bones and more.

3. Art on the Wild Side: Family Art Workshop at the Sam Noble Museum

Gain inspiration from the wildlife art exhibit “Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct,” to create a take-home art project 1-3 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chautauqua Ave.

The family-friendly workshop, “Art on the Wild Side,” is a partnership with the Firehouse Art Center and is intended for families of children ages 5 and up. Admission is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Price includes one adult and one child, additional participants are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. All supplies are included.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 405-325-1008 or visit snomnh.ou.edu.

4. Summer Breeze at Lions Park

The next month brings many opportunities to enjoy free music in the park during the 2013 Summer Breeze Concert Series at Lions Park, 450 S. Flood Ave.

Elephant Revival performs 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and Byron Berline Band performs 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

For more information on the bands visit pasnorman.org.

5. OU Theatre Guild Membership Party at OU Memorial Union

University of Oklahoma drama and musical theater students are providing live entertainment during the OU Theatre Guild Membership Party 6-8 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Beaird Lounge in the OU Memorial Union, 900 Asp Ave.

The event is free to the public. There will be an opportunity for guests to join the guild, if interested.

6. Wine and Palette at the Sam Noble Museum

Get wild at the Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chautauqua Ave., by learning how to paint animals during a Wine and Palette event 7 p.m. Aug. 29.

The event is in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit “Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct.”

To register visit wineandpalette.com. 

7. Josh Abbott Band at Riverwind Casino

Don’t miss the country music sensations, Josh Abbott Band, during their Riverwind Casino, 1544 West State Highway 9, performance 8 p.m. Aug. 30.

Hear the band’s chart-topping hits like “She’s Like Texas” during the Norman show. Tickets start at $25.

For more information visit riverwind.com.

8. CLAY at Firehouse Art Center

See the many creative ways artists utilize clay in their works during CLAY, a national juried exhibition at the Firehouse Art Center, 444 S. Flood Ave., opening Sept. 9.

The exhibit highlights and rewards excellence by fine artists specializing in clay, and is on display through Oct. 19.

For more information visit

9. Tuesday Noon Concerts at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

A cooperative effort between the University of Oklahoma School of Music and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is bringing the Tuesday Noon Concerts series through September.

The free, 30-minute concerts are performed by OU music students and faculty at the Fred Jones, 555 Elm Ave., with the first of the series scheduled for Sept. 10 with a guitar studio by Professor Larry Hammett.

Selected concerts are followed by gallery talks or Art After Noon programs at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit ou.edu/fjjma.

10. Norman Philharmonic at Nancy O’Brian Performing Arts Center

Meet American composer John Mackey during the Norman Philharmonic’s upcoming performances.

Two special, educational concerts are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Nancy O’Brian Performing Arts Center, 1809 N. Stubbeman Ave. During these concerts, audience members will learn directly from Mackey about his music.

A final concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Nancy O’Brian Performing Arts Center.

For more information visit normanphilharmonic.com.