NORMAN — 1. 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.
Hosty Duo performs 7:30 p.m. July 7, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band perform 7:30 p.m. July 21 and Honeylark performs 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4.
For more information on the bands visit pasnorman.org.
2. Ventriloquist Gary Owen at Norman Library
Gary Owen, professional ventriloquist, and his hilarious puppets will have youngsters of all ages rolling with laughter during his two performances 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 8 at the Norman Library, 225 N. Webster Ave.
Owen’s 35 years of experience in the entertainment industry make this a can’t-miss entertainment experience. He has been featured on Good Morning America and in Time Magazine and performed on cruise ships and in Branson, Missouri.
3. Norman residents perform at Lyric Theatre
Head up to Oklahoma City to see several Norman residents perform during Lyric Theatre’s summer shows. Vince Leseney is taking the stage for “The King and I” July 9-13. He will also perform alongside Marilyn Govich during “Big River” Aug. 6-10. Sooner Theatre favorite Addison Baker and University of Oklahoma School of Drama Director Tom Orr star in “The Will Rogers Follies” July 23-27.
For more information visit lyrictheatreokc.com.
4. Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla.
Many local musician favorites are performing at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., July 10-14.
Listen to the likes of musicians who frequent Norman like Parker Millsap, Susan Herndon, The Damn Quails, John Fullbright and more.
Visit woodyguthrie.com for more information.
5. “Ruddigore” by Cimarron Opera at the Nancy O’Brian Center
Watch Norman’s very own Cimarron Opera perform “Ruddigore,” a melodrama about a witch’s curse, July 12-14 at the Nancy O’Brian Center for the Performing Arts, 1809 Stubbeman Ave. Performance times are 8 p.m. July 12, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 13 and 2 p.m. July 14.
Tickets, $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors, can be purchased online at cimarronopera.org. Call 405-364-8962 for more information.
6. Cookbook Swap at Norman Library
Swap unused cookbooks and enjoy a sampling of delicious food from a cooking program during Cookbook Swap 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13 at the Norman Library, 225 N. Webster Ave. The Norman Friends of the Library will also host their Annual Cookbook Sale.
Refreshments will be served.
7. Art After Noon at Fred Jones
Get acquainted with Latin American art in the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s permanent collection during Art After Noon, 30-minute discussions 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the museum, 555 Elm Ave.
The July 16 discussion focuses on the sculpture “Mesteño (Mustang)” by Luis Jiménez.
Guests are invited to bring a lunch; dessert and drinks will be provided. Talks are presented by Susan Baley, the museum’s director of education. Admission to the museum is free.
8. 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. July 18.
The event is in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct.
To register visit wineandpalette.com.
9. Tribute Show at Riverwind Casino
Enjoy throwback performances of rock ‘n’ roll classics during a Tribute Show 8 p.m. July 20 at Riverwind Casino, 1544 West State Highway 9.
Tickets are $15 for the show featuring music from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Karen Carpenter.
Visit riverwind.com for more information.
10. Susan Herndon at Othello’s
Listen to the sound of Oklahoma favorite singer/songwriter Susan Herndon during a free performance 9 p.m. July 27 at Othello’s, 434 Buchanan Ave.
For more information on Herndon visit susanherndon.com.