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The dramatic musical “Dogfight” opens at 8 p.m. today at the Weitzenhoffer Theatre, 563 Elm Ave. Additional performances are set for 8 p.m. Nov. 3, 8 and 9, and at 3 p.m. Nov. 3, 4 and 11.


• Gaming Marathon

3-9 p.m. @ Tom Love Innovation Hub on University of Oklahoma Research Campus

• Community Services Building, Inc. Annual Chili Cook-Off

noon-1:30 p.m. @ 1183 E. Main St.

• Notable Exceptions Campfire Concert

6-9 p.m. @ Prairie Wind Nursery

• Dwight Yoakam

7-10 p.m. @ Riverwind Casino

• Bob Log III & Billy Joe Winghead

8-11 p.m. @ Opolis

• “Dogfight” the musical (opening show)

8 p.m. @ Weitzenhoffer Theatre, 563 Elm Ave.

• Karaoke night

10 p.m. @ Redbrick Bar


• Gaming Marathon

9 a.m.-9 p.m. @ Tom Love Innovation Hub on University of Oklahoma Research Campus

• WildCare Open House

1-4 p.m. @WildCare Oklahoma (7601 84th St., Noble)

• Canadian Valley Poultry Club & Mega Egg Show

All day @ Cleveland County Fairgrounds

• “Dogfight” the musical

3 p.m. & 8 p.m. @ Weitzenhoffer Theatre, 563 Elm Ave.

• 6th annual Hootenanny

7-9 p.m. @ The Depot

• Lou Dog "A Tribute to Sublime"

10 p.m. @ The Deli


• Gaming Marathon

Noon-5 p.m. @ Sooner Mall’s Immersion House and Loot and XP in the Normandy Creek Shopping Center

• “Dogfight” the musical

3 p.m. @ Weitzenhoffer Theatre, 563 Elm Ave.

• 2018 OU Day of the Dead Street Festival

2-10 p.m. @ Lloyd Noble Center

• Sunday Spins - Vinyl all day

8-11 p.m. @ Bluebonnet Bar

• Hosty

10 p.m. @ The Deli


• Free First Mondays for Kids

10 a.m.-5 p.m. @ Sam Noble Museum

• Monday Night Blues Jam

7-9 p.m. @ Othello’s

• Open Jam w/ Tyler Lee

7-9 p.m. @ Hollywood Corners

• Trivia Night

7-9:30 p.m. @ Louie’s

• Open Mic Mondays

8-11 p.m. @ Bluebonnet Bar


• Touchy-Feely

Runs through Nov. 10 @ MAINSITE

• Ticket to Ride; Designers and Western Railways

Runs through Dec. 30 @ Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

• Megalodon

Runs through Jan. 6 @ Sam Noble Museum

• Still Looking: The Photography, Collection of Carol Beesley Hennagin, Runs through Dec. 31 @ Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

• George Bogart — “The Garden Chronicles”

Closes today @ The Depot


More changes coming to Second Friday Art Walk

The Norman Arts Council introduced changes to Second Friday Art Walk in October and now those changes are undergoing changes.

The NAC created a designated arts vendor area south of the intersection of Main and Jones for the October art walk. That arts vendor area will be moved to south of the intersection of Main and Peters beginning in November to locate artists, vendors and crafters more centrally in the art walk footprint.

Vendors had previously set up on sidewalks throughout downtown, but increased attendance and prevalence of vendors created safety and accessibility concerns, according to organizers.

Interested arts vendors — selling handmade goods — can apply monthly to be a vendor by the first Friday of the month by visiting and submitting an application with a $30 vendor fee. Late applications will be accepted after the 1st Friday with a $100 fee.

October also introduced changes regarding street performers.

To ensure that each musician is given their chance to shine without conflicting noise, Norman Arts Council asks that street performers apply for a permit with a $20 fee to set up in assigned locations. The fee associated with the permit has been waived, but NAC still requests that interested entertainers apply to perform by the first Friday of the month at to get an assigned spot.

Changes concerning the serving of alcoholic beverages at select participating locations are a matter of state law, and those changes will remain in place in accordance with those laws.

Questions regarding Second Friday Art Walk may be directed to Joshua Boydston at or 405-360-1162.

Norman Music Festival band submissions now open

Want to play Norman Music Festival next year? The festival's open call window is now live and runs through Dec. 15, so get your streaming links and info in order, clear those calendars for April 25-27, 2019 and get your free application in today:

‘Dogfight’ musical opens today at OU University Theatre

The dramatic musical “Dogfight” opens at 8 p.m. today at the Weitzenhoffer Theatre, 563 Elm Ave.

Additional performances are set for 8 p.m. Nov. 3, 8 and 9, and at 3 p.m. Nov. 3, 4 and 11.

The hauntingly beautiful musical, featuring music and lyrics by Ben Pasek and Justin Paul, with book by Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. The stage production is based on Nancy Savocca’s 1991 Warner Brothers film of the same name.

As the story of Dogfight goes, it's Nov. 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Cpl. Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.

The cast for the production includes Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre students Gonzalo Aburto de la Fuente, Tanner Berry, Abby Cramer, Aidan DeWitt, Tanner Dillon, Keith Gruber, Kate Kemmet, Hannah McEvilly, Hannah McNew, Lily Nicolas, Taylor Ratliff, Jermarcus Riggins, Katja Rivera Yanko, Maddie Robert, Aaron Stewart, Daryl Tofa and Brett Cole Young.

The production contains adult themes.

Advance purchase tickets for Dogfight are $30 adult; $25 senior adult (60 and older), OU employee, military; and $10 student, plus processing fee. Tickets at the door are $40 for adult and $15 for student.

Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 405-325-4101 or visiting the OU Fine Arts Box Office in the Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd St.

Auditions for 'Dancing Lessons'

Carpenter Square Theatre will hold auditions for the romantic comedy "Dancing Lesson" from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 800 W. Main St. in downtown Oklahoma City.

If needed, additional readings will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Director Tom Cowley seeks one man aged 30s-50s and one woman aged late 20s-30s for Mark St. Germain's "Dancing Lessons" about a man with Asperger’s syndrome who seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer to learn enough dancing to survive an important awards dinner; however, the dancer is recovering from a leg injury that may stop her dancing career permanently. As their relationship unfolds, they are both caught off-guard by the discoveries—both hilarious and heartwarming—that they make about each other and about themselves.

The play will be staged Jan. 11-26. Rehearsals will begin by Nov. 19 with several days off for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve.

Those auditioning should bring a recent photo and theatrical resume. Auditions will consist of reading scenes from the script. Perusal scripts are available to be checked out. Actors should call 405-232-6500 or email to make arrangements.