FRIDAY

• 2nd Friday Art Walk

6-9 p.m. @ Downtown Norman, Walker Arts District

• Vilnis Putrams - Grey Shades of Eastern Europe

6 p.m. @ Resonator

• The Piano Man, Joel Forlenza

5:30-8:30 p.m. @ Othello’s

• Flower Power Market

6-9:30 p.m. @ Stash

• The March Divide

7:30 p.m. @ Red Brick Bar

• Husbands with Pearl Earl, Hall Johnson and Lacey Elaine

8 p.m. @ Opolis

• Karaoke Night

10-11 p.m. @ Red Brick Bar

• Electric Okie Test

10 p.m. @ The Deli

SATURDAY

• Experimental printmaking workshop

12-4 p.m. @ Resonator

• Victorian Valentines Workshop

2-4 p.m. @ Moore-Lindsay House

• The Piano Man, Joel Forlenza

5:30-8:30 p.m. @ Othello’s

• 8th Annual Gumbo Cookoff and Zydeco Dance Party

7-9 p.m. @ The Mercury Center

• Cade Roth and The Blacksheep

10 p.m. @ Red Brick Bar

• HOSTY

10 p.m. @ The Deli

SUNDAY

• Experimental printmaking workshop

12-4 p.m. @ Resonator

• Second Sunday Poetry: Benjamin Myers

2-3 p.m. @ The Depot

Renegade Poker

3 p.m. @ Bison Witches

• Red Dennis and The Red Devils

6 p.m. @ The Deli

• Winter Wind Concert Series: Ryanhood

7-10 p.m. @ The Depot

• Sunday Spins - Vinyl all day

8-11 p.m. @ Bluebonnet Bar

ART EXHIBITS

• Gallery reception - Don Holladay - “Resistance” with music by Larry Hammett

Friday, 6-9 p.m. @ The Depot

• Vilnis Putrams - Grey Shades of Eastern Europe

6 p.m. @ Resonator

• Echoes and Resonance: Works by Liena Bondare and Paulis Liepa

Opening reception: 6-10 p.m. Friday @ Mainsite Contemporary Art

NTown Briefs

Century-old tools on display at the Moore-Lindsay Historic House Museum

The Moore-Lindsay Historic House Museum presents its spring exhibit, William “Frank” Flood’s Tool Chest through April 27. There will be an open house from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

The exhibit features the carpentry and construction tools of early Norman resident Frank Flood.

Flood was a builder, carpenter, contractor and university instructor who lived in Norman from 1892-1915. He was responsible for the construction of the first University of Oklahoma building and the first OU president’s home, the brick paving of Main Street and the installation of the first concrete sidewalks in Norman.

The City of Norman recognized his contributions to the success of the town by naming Flood Avenue in his honor.

The Moore-Lindsay Historic House Museum is operated by the Cleveland County Historical Society and is open to the public free of charge from 11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit normanmuseum.org and facebook.com/moorelindsayhouse.

OU to stage Handel’s 'Rodelinda'

OU University Theatre and the OU School of Music welcome George Frideric Handel’s “Rodelinda” to the stage starting next week.

The opera opens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, with additional performances scheduled for 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 15, 16, and 3 p.m. Feb. 17. All performances are in the Weitzenhoffer Theatre, 563 Elm Ave. The production is presented in Italian with English supertitles. This production contains adult themes.

"The incredibly moving drama of Rodelinda, with the royal family torn apart and somehow reuniting despite enduring psychological and physical violence, will be enhanced by the intimacy of the Weitzenhoffer Theatre,” said artistic director Jonathan Shames.

“I think the audience will feel a connection to the action that's not as possible in a larger theatre, and so will experience this phenomenally beautiful opera in a very unusual and powerful way."

Handel’s melodrama tells the story of Queen Rodelinda. With her courage and fidelity, she saves the life of her exiled husband and their son.

Advance tickets for Rodelinda are $20 for adult; $15 for senior adult, OU employee and military; and $10 for student, plus processing fee. Tickets at the door are $30 for adult and $15 for student.

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

Dr. Benjamin Myers featured at Second Sunday Poetry

Dr. Benjamin Myers, 2015-2016 Oklahoma Poet Laureate, will be the featured reader at the Feb. 10 Second Sunday Poetry in The Depot, 200 S. Jones Ave.

All are welcome to attend the free reading, which begins at 2 p.m.

Born and raised in central Oklahoma, Myers is the author of three books of poetry. His poems have appeared in The Yale Review, Image, 32 Poems, Measure, The Christian Century, and many other journals. His essays and reviews may be read in First Things, Books and Culture, World Literature Today, Oklahoma Today, and The Imaginative Conservative, as well as in various scholarly journals. He is a frequent lecturer at conferences and literary festivals around the country.

Myers is Crouch-Mathis Professor of Literature at Oklahoma Baptist University.

“Poetry is good for the soul,” Myers said. “Without poetry, and without art in general, the soul lacks an essential part of its necessary diet.”

Second Sunday Poetry, and readings at The Firehouse Art Center prior to moving to The Depot, have been hosted by former Oklahoma Poet Laureate Carl Sennhenn for more than 20 years.

For more information, visit normandepot.org.

Sam Noble’s Super Saturday events start this weekend

This year, the Sam Noble Museum will offer special activities and family fun at its Super Saturday events.

From February through May, one Saturday each month will be filled with family-friendly activities such as games, crafts and scavenger hunts. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on each designated Saturday, all activities will be free with paid admission.

“We are so excited to be offering this new series of Super Saturdays,” said Carrie McKenzie, public programs coordinator. “Once a month, our visitors will be able to enjoy some extra fun at no extra charge.”

The first Super Saturday will take place this Saturday, in conjunction with the family opening of the museum’s newest temporary exhibit, “Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large.”

Activities will center around the exhibit, and include a live bug petting zoo, animal-themed yoga and an exploration station. For those who work up an appetite from all the fun, BlueJ’s Rollin’ Grill food truck will be outside of the museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Another special activity, Little Learners, will occur at 10:10 a.m. on all Super Saturdays. Little Learners is a special time for little ones and their grown-ups. Participants will read stories, sing songs, have fun with movement and more. The activity is geared towards children aged 5 and under, but everyone is welcome to attend.

During Super Saturdays, families and children also will be able to participate in the regular Saturday programs Explore It! and Discovery Time. For more information, visit samnoblemuseum.ou.edu/education-2/field-trips/discovery-room.

The remaining Super Saturdays will occur on March 9, April 13 and May 18. Here’s the upcoming schedule:

• March 9: Catch our monarch madness as the Oklahoma Nature Conservancy runs a booth filled with butterfly activities and information or join us for Wild Yoga as an OU Fit and Rec yoga instructor leads families in animal-themed movement! Exploration Station, a craft, scavenger hunt, photo booth and the Oklahoma Nature Conservancy activity booth will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wild Yoga will take place at 11 a.m. A food truck will be outside the museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• April 13: Join the fun and meet Professor B. Looney, who will be making special balloon animals for visitors! Go wild as an OU Fit and Rec yoga instructor leads families in animal-themed yoga! Crafts, scavenger hunts and an Exploration Station will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wild Yoga will take place at 11 a.m. Professor B. Looney and a food truck will be outside the museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• May 18: Enjoy the musical stylings of local children’s musician Monty Harper, as he plays a special show in our Great Hall! Crafts, an Exploration Station, scavenger hunts and more will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wild Yoga will take place at 11 a.m. A food truck will be outside the museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.