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Norman native John Calvin will perform from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Roots Salon in conjunction with Second Friday Art Walk.


• 2nd Friday Art Walk

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

• Innovation @ The Edge, photography workshop;

Free & open to the public; register online to attend

All day @ OU Bizzell Memorial Library

• Col. Dick’s Flea Market

9 a.m.- 5 p.m. @ Cleveland County Fair Grounds

• Art Deco and The American West Symposium

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. @ Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

• Breakfast with Benefits – Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission

5-9 p.m. @ Neighborhood JAM

• Experiments in Art, Film, Video (Interactive art, video games, film screenings and live printing)

5:30-7:30 p.m. @ OU Fine Arts Library

• Outdoor Movie Series — "Coco"

6-10 p.m. @ Lions Park

• Gallery Reception- George Bogart “The Garden Chronicles,” with music by Hunter Gammett

6-9 p.m. @ The Depot

• NMF Monster Smashed Pub Crawl

6-11 p.m. @ The Opolis

• John Calvin at 2nd Friday Art Walk

6:30-8 p.m. @ Roots Salon

• Nuclear Okra

7-9 p.m. @ Sandalwood & Sage

• African drumming and dance workshop

7-10 p.m. @ Modern Dance Arts (1423 24th Ave. SW)

• Halloween “Pachanga” Party

9 p.m.-2 a.m. @ Sandros Pizza

• Karaoke Night

10-11 p.m. @ Red Brick Bar

• Lincka with GWIZ and Saturn

9-11:30 @ The Opolis

• New Time Zones Pre-release w/ Cavern Company | Dresden Bombers

9 p.m.-2 a.m. @ The Deli

• Felina & The Feels

8 p.m. @ Bison Witches


• Norman Farm Market

8 a.m.-5 p.m. @ Cleveland County Fair Grounds

• 12th Annual Aviation Festival

9 a.m.-2 p.m. @ Max Westheimer Airport

• Col. Dick’s Flea Market

9 a.m.-5 p.m. @ Cleveland County Fair Grounds

• Spurs & Roses Vintage Sale

9 a.m.-5 p.m. @ Cleveland County Fair Grounds

• Legacy Fest Car Show

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Norman Legacy Rotary Club

• African drumming and dance workshop

12:30-6 p.m. @ Modern Dance Arts (1423 24th Ave. SW)

• Bark and Roll

1-5 p.m. @ Hollywood Corners

• “Earth Rocks” workshop by Webelos Scouts

1-4 p.m. @ Sam Noble Museum

• Oklahoma Wine Walk

2-7 p.m. @ Brookhaven Village

• Mix on Main

4-7 p.m. @ Carriage Plaza

• OU VSA Lunar Moon Festival

6-9 p.m. @ Jim Thorpe Multicultural Center

• 13th Annual Latin Ball Fiesta

9 p.m. -2 a.m. @ Oklahoma Memorial Union, Molly Shi Boren Ballroom

• Cameo

6-10 p.m. @ Riverwind Casino

• The Jauntee

9-11:30 p.m. @ The Deli

• Argus Hamilton’s Homecoming

8-10 p.m. @ Sooner Theatre

• Beth Lee & The Breakups | Chris Duarte | Kalo | The Shortlist

9 p.m. – 1 a.m. @ Red Brick Bar


• African drumming and dance workshop

Noon-5 p.m. @ Modern Dance Arts (1423 24th Ave. SW)

• Second Sunday Poetry Reading – Maria Vares

2-3 p.m. @ The Depot

• Sunday Spins – Vinyl all day

8 -11 p.m. @ Bluebonnet Bar

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires | Poolboy

8 p.m. @ The Opolis

OLS! | Peggy Johnson | Elizabeth Wise | Susan Herndon

8-11 p.m. @ Red Brick Bar


10 p.m. @ The Deli


Touchy-Feely @ MAINSITE

Opens today, runs through Nov. 10

Tyler Krasowski: Drawings and Prints @ Resonator

Opens today


Espionage-themed Silver Soirée to raise funds for art museum accessibility

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s annual fundraiser, Silver Soirée: A Party To Spy For, is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in the museum’s Sandy Bell Gallery.

For the first time in the museum’s history, Silver Soirée will be hosted in the spacious Sandy Bell Gallery in the bottom floor of the museum. The gallery will be transformed into an immersive experience, transporting the guests to the sophisticated, espionage-riddled 1960s.

Guests are encouraged to disguise themselves as their favorite spy or villainous mastermind. Included in the lavish evening is a silent auction, a hidden laser maze, gaming tables, entertainment provided by the Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre, hors d’oueuvres, and our signature silver cocktail – shaken, not stirred.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward purchasing and upgrading the museum’s accessibility equipment, such as gallery stools, assistive listening devices and updated wheelchairs. Along with the Museum Association, this year’s presenting sponsor is Republic Bank and Trust, Norman branch.

The event is open to those who are age 21 and above with valid identification. Tickets are $75 for Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Association members, $100 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased online at bit.ly/apartytospyfor or over the phone at (405) 325-5990.

African drumming and dance workshop

Norman Cultural Connection will host a weekend African drumming and dance workshop with Gordy and Zoe Ryan.

Gordy and Zoe are master teachers who performed and toured with The Olatunji Drums of Passion and honor the oral tradition of the ‘Language of the Drum’ passed down to them from traditional masters.

Gordy and Zoe will share the origins and historical context of the rhythms, songs, and dance.

The sessions will be from 7 to 10 p.m. today, 12:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Modern Dance Arts, 1423 24th Ave. SW

Registration for Friday night is $15, and for the entire weekend the fee is $60. Children and college students with IDs are free. Drum rental available. All ages are welcome and no previous experience is necessary. Limited number of scholarships is available. To register, visit tinyurl.com/yderlsmu. Contact 405-201-9991 for more information.

Author Maria Veres to give reading at The Depot

Maria Veres is the featured reader at the Oct. 14 Second Sunday Poetry Reading at The Depot, 200 S. Jones Ave. The free reading begins at 2 p.m. and is open to the public.

Maria Polson Veres is the author of three poetry books and several nonfiction e-books. Her most recent poetry collection, “Church People,” was an Oklahoma Book Award finalist. An accomplished writer, her poetry, fiction and nonfiction have appeared in a wide variety of publications.

Veres teaches adult creative writing classes at Francis Tuttle Technology Center and is a former officer of Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc. Originally from Colorado, she has lived in the OKC area for almost twenty years.

“The quiet style and depth of perception in her poetry never fails to move audiences.” says Carl Sennhenn, former Oklahoma Poet Laureate and host of the Second Sunday series.

For more information, visit normandepot.org or call 405 307-9320.

George Bogart featured in The Depot Gallery

The Depot Gallery will host “The Garden Chronicles, Plus,” an exhibit of paintings by George Bogart (1933-2005) curated by his widow Elyse.

Several additional paintings have been added since the September opening reception. A second reception for “The Garden Chronicles, Plus,” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today in conjunction with the Second Friday Art Walk, during which live music will be provided by Gunter Hammett from 7 to 9 p.m.

Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no admission charge.

George Bogart was a brilliant and prodigious painter with an innate feel for color and space. His work was exhibited all over the U.S. throughout his career and is included in numerous collections.

Charles M. Russell Center Biennial Symposium today

“Art Deco and the American West,” the 10th biennial symposium of the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West at the University of Oklahoma, is today at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

This daylong event, which marks the Russell Center’s 20th anniversary, will begin at 9 a.m. in the museum’s Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will be treated to presentations on art and architecture created in the American West in the Art Deco style.

Symposium speakers and topics are:

• Carla Breeze, photographer and author of American Art Deco: Architecture and Regionalism, L.A. Deco and Pueblo Deco will discuss the topic: “Pacific Deco.”

• Award-winning writers David Bush (executive director, Preservation Houston) and Jim Parsons (programs director, Preservation Houston), Houston, will present jointly on “Texas Deco: Constructing a Modern Identity in the Lone Star State.” Bush and Parsons are the authors of several works on Texas Deco, most recently DFW Deco: Modernistic Architecture of North Texas and Houston Deco: Modernistic Architecture of the Texas Coast.

• John Faubion, director, Lawrence Tenney Stevens Trust, Superior, Arizona, will present “Rewriting the History of Cowboy Deco: The Overlooked Contributions of Lawrence Tenney Stevens.”

• Mark Andrew White, Ph.D., Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art director, will speak on “Moderne Thinking: Bruce Goff, Olinka Hrdy, and Tulsa Deco.”

The schedule for the day will include morning and afternoon sessions with a break between to allow participants the opportunity to enjoy the museum’s holdings and lunch on their own.

For more information, call 405-325- 5939.

Opera evening to feature mystery and enchantment at OU

An evening of two dramatic one-act operas will be presented by the School of Music and University Theatre with Bartok’s “Bluebeard’s Castle” and Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les Sortilèges” at the University of Oklahoma.

The opera production, which opened Thursday, continues with performances at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

All performances will be held in the Reynolds Performing Arts Center, 550 Parrington Oval. The production contains adult themes.