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June 14, 2013

N-town staff picks top 10 events this month

Your guide to what's coming up in the next month.

Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct at Sam Noble Museum

Some of the world’s most magnificent creatures will be on display this summer during “Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct” at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave.
The selection of stunning masterpieces and sketches by the late great wildlife artist Bob Kuhn will be on view in the museum’s Brown Gallery through Sept. 8.
This retrospective exhibit, organized by the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyo., and curated by Adam Harris, focuses on a selection of masterpieces from Kuhn’s work, displaying the relationship between predator and prey.
The museum’s collection displays 155 sketches and paintings, selected from more than 5,000 studies, and exhibits a compilation of Kuhn’s artwork until his death in 2007.
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 65 and up, and $3 for youth ages 6 to 17. Children ages 5 and under are admitted free. Discounts are available for military personnel and their immediate families. For more information or accommodations on the basis of disability, call 405-325-4712 or visit snomnh.ou.edu.

2. Faculty Exhibit at Firehouse Art Center

Check out Firehouse Art Center faculty’s work during a faculty art exhibit on display through July 20. The exhibit opens with a public reception 6-9 p.m. June 14 at the center, 444 S. Flood Ave., and represents a variety of mediums taught at the Firehouse.
An additional reception is scheduled 6-9 p.m. July 12. For more information visit normanfirehouse.com.

3. NCCO All Corvette Show at David Stanley Chevrolet

Check out a wide range of corvettes during the sixth annual NCCO All Corvette Show 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15 at David Stanley Chevrolet, 1221 Ed Noble Pkwy.
The free event features a silent auction, vendors, door prizes, a 50/50 pot and live music.

4. Greg Jacobs at Midway Deli

Enjoy Oklahoma singer songwriter Greg Jacobs 7-9 p.m. June 28 at the Midway Deli, 601 W. Eufaula St. Jacobs’ songs tell unique stories about life in Oklahoma. Admission at the door is $10 and students $5.

5. SummerDance at Reynolds Performing Arts Center

Take a break from the summer heat with a refreshing evening of ballet and modern dance with choreography by University of Oklahoma faculty, performed by OU dance majors. For more information on the June 28-30 performances at Reynolds Performing Arts Center, 560 Parrington Oval, visit ou.edu/finearts/dance.

6. Norman Day Celebration at Reaves Park

Celebrate Independence Day at the city’s Norman Day Celebration on July 4. Activities — including food booths, baby crawl, free watermelon, nickel find, moon bounces, pony rides, live music and more — begin in the later afternoon July 4 at Reaves Park, 2501 Jenkins Ave. Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.
For more information visit normanok.gov.

7. Summer Breeze with Hosty Duo at Lions Park

Listen to music in the park during Summer Breeze with Hosty Duo 7:30 p.m. July 7 at Lions Park, 450 S. Flood Ave.
Bring seating and your favorite refreshments to enjoy a free evening in the park. For more information visit pasnorman.org.
For more on Hosty Duo visit hosty.com

8. Dian Church exhibit at Norman Depot

View artist Dian Church’s watercolor, acrylic and clay works during an exhibit opening reception 6-9 p.m. July 12 at the Norman Depot, 200 S. Jones Ave. Church will give a live demonstration during the reception. Her work will be on display through Aug. 31. For more information visit pasnorman.org. For more on Church visit dianchurch.com.

9. Improv Festival at the Sooner Theatre

Tickle your funny bone during the Fifth Annual Improv Festival Oklahoma July 12-14 at the Sooner Theatre, 101 E. Main St.
Improv troupes from around the country are coming together under one roof to provide three days of laughs. For more information, including a performance schedule and ticket prices, visit festival.reddirtimprov.com.

10. “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.

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