The Norman Transcript


May 10, 2013

May Top 10

The N-town staff picks the top 10 things you can't miss this month

An Evening with Dan Brown at Norman Library

Learn about the newest novel “Inferno,” by international best-selling author Dan Brown during a live-streamed event from Lincoln Center 6:30-8 p.m. May 15 at the Norman Library, 225 N. Webster Ave.
Brown, the author of “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons,” will speak about science, religion, codes, book publishing, movie making and a few surprise topics during his only public appearance for the novel. “Inferno” is on sale May 14.

Powwow singing at Jacobson House

Listen to the sounds of Native American music during Jacobson House Native Art Center’s weekly Powwow Singing until June.
Singing and drumming begins 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays with SNAG, Society of Native American Gentlemen.
For more information visit

Namron Players perform at STASH Annex

Namron Players, a Norman non-profit theatre collective, are performing “Flush,” an original play by Steward Savage, during a series of performances starting at 7:30 p.m. May 16, 17, 18, 24 and 25 at the STASH Annex, 412 E. Main St. Tickets are $10.
“Flush” is a dark comedy about a relationship trying to stay afloat. The play contains adult language and subject matter.
Tickets are available at the door. For more information visit

Beau Jennings at Opolis

Hear the tunes of local favorite Beau Jennings & The Tigers during a gig at 8 p.m. May 17 at Opolis, 113 N. Crawford Ave. Other groups performing during the Miraculous Monsters of Spring Mini Tour include John Moreland & The Dust Bowl Souls and Young Readers.
Tickets for the 21 and up show are $7.
For more information on the Americana/rock ‘n’ roll musician visit For more on upcoming Opolis shows visit

Author visit with Sandra McMahan at Norman Library

Norman author Sandra McMahan is launching her first book, “Eternity,” during an event 6 p.m. May 20 at the Norman Library, 225 N. Webster Ave.
The event for the e-book, a psychological horror about an Oklahoma City reporter on the trail of a human trafficking story, includes snacks and a Kindle giveaway. Registration is required. For more information, please call the Norman Information Services Desk at 405-701-2620.

Samantha Crain at Opolis

Shawnee, Okla., native and Americana artist Samantha Crain is coming to Norman 8 p.m. May 30 at Opolis, 113 N. Crawford Ave.
Enjoy a night of entertainment with live music by Crain, Tallows and Sherree Chamberlain.
Tickets for the 21 and up show are $7.
For more information on Crain visit For more on upcoming Opolis shows visit

Battle of the Burger at David Stanley Chevrolet

Enjoy a burger — or two — at the 3rd Annual Battle of the Burger, sponsored by Interurban Restaurants and David Stanley Chevrolet of Norman, on June 1 at David Stanley Chevrolet, 1221 Ed Noble Pkwy.
The event, noon to 4 p.m., kicks off with live music, children’s activities, classic cars from Canadian River Cruisers, celebrity food judges and a silent auction.
Though admission is free, sample tickets much be purchased, with prices starting at $7. All proceeds raised from the day will go to OK Kid’s Korral.
For more information visit

Jerry Jeff Walker at Riverwind

Tap your foot to a little country music during Jerry Jeff Walker’s concert 8 p.m. June 7 at Riverwind Casino, 1544 West State Highway 9.
Don’t miss the iconic Texas singer/songwriter, best known for his song “Mr. Bojangles,” while he’s in Norman.
Tickets are $30-$50. For more information visit

Second Sunday Poetry at Norman Depot

Carl Sennhenn is reading from his 2013 Oklahoma Book Award Winner book “Nocturnes and Sometimes Even I,” during Second Sunday Poetry 2 p.m. June 9 at the Norman Depot, 200 S. Jones Ave.
 Sennhenn was the 2001-2002 Oklahoma Poet Laureate of Oklahoma. Sennhenn retired from being an English and humanities professor at Rose State College in Midwest City after 50 years in the classroom.
The reading is free and open to the public. For more information visit

Faculty Show at the Firehouse Art Center

Check out the works of Firehouse Art Center faculty during a special exhibit opening June 14 at the Firehouse, 444 S. Flood Ave. Two receptions are scheduled for 6-9 p.m. June 14 and July 12. The exhibit runs through the end of July. The gallery is 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.
Artists from each medium taught at the Firehouse will be represented, including painting, fiber, stone carving, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, drawing and more.
For more information visit

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