I’ve long aspired to create a weekly list like this, even attempted it a few times. But time, folks, is scarce in this business. I’m so happy to see the good folks at Downtown OKC Inc. have taken on the challenge. I’ll be reposting their schedules as they become available.
Sugar Free Allstars present free, family-friendly concert on Sunday
The Children’s Museum of OKC is teaming up with rock group the Sugar Free Allstars to bring you a free, family-friendly afternoon in the Myriad Gardens on Sunday, Feb. 26 from 2-4 p.m.
In celebration of their recent Grammy award, the Sugar Free Allstars will perform a free concert at the Myriad Gardens Bandshell, which will include the song “Cooperate,” featured on the compilation “All About Bullies, Big and Small,” the winner of the Grammy for Best Children’s Album 2012.
Families are encouraged to come out and enjoy the free event, dance, play, laugh, and spend the afternoon together. No concessions will be made available, so families are encouraged to pack their own picnic. While you’re there, check out the proposed plans for Children’s Museum at Stage Center.
Get a sneak preview of the Sugar Free Allstars (performing “Cars and Trucks”) on YouTube!
Tony DeSare and Gabriel Iglesias perform downtown this weekend
Smooth and delicious…an apt description of chocolate, champagne, and Tony DeSare! Singer, pianist, and songwriter, DeSare has a sound that is romantic, swinging, and sesnual whether he’s performing classic standards or original material. After starring in “Our Sinatra” off-Broadway, DeSare has been called a Sinatra acolyte and belongs to a group of neo-traditional upstarts stretching from Harry Connick, Jr. to Michael Buble.
See him this week as he performs at the Civic Center Music Hall
with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic on Feb. 24 and 25. Tickets are available on the Civic Center Music Hall website.
Gabriel Iglesias has been described as unbelievably funny, electrifying, and a gifted performer who has the ability to consistently deliver a quality comedy experience in every venue he performs in. His high-octane show is a hilarious mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring all his personal issues to life. Gabe’s clean, animated comedy style has earned national crossover appeal. Ask anyone who has seen him in concert and you will probably hear the same thing: “he was so funny!”
Gabriel’s mass appeal opened the door to a rare opportunity to film a second one hour special and DVD. The new special entitled “I’m Not Fat… I’m Fluffy” Live from El Paso premiered on Comedy Central Nov. 8, 2009. The new show is packed with a perfect blend of impeccable voice skills and an uncanny knack for hilarious storytelling that Gabe is known for. His vast imitative skills re-create numerous sound effects from speeding cars to microwave ovens to a plethora of dead-on voices. The new special is destine to top his previous hugely successful Special/DVD “Hot & Fluffy”.
Gabriel’s credits include; “Last Comic Standing”, ABC’s “My Wife & Kids,” Showtime’s “Resurrection Boulevard,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Good Morning America,” “The Late Late Show,” FOX TV’s “The Family Guy,” “Showtime at the Apollo” and BET’s “Comic View.”
See him at the Civic Center on Feb. 26. Get your tickets online today at the Civic Center Music Hall website.
Drop-in Art: hands-on art making for families
Be a part of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s guest artists series on Saturdays from 1 – 4 p.m. as they help families to create extraordinary works of art inspired by the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, and special occasions throughout the year. No advance registration is required for you and your children to drop in and make and take a unique creation home with you! Drop-in Art is free with paid museum admission. Here’s the schedule:
25 Adventures in Architecture + Doodle 4 Google fun
3 Dr. Seuss Accordion Books
10 Paper Masks
17 No Drop-in Art; 10th Anniversary Celebration
24 Springtime Watercolors
31 Wacky Wire Sculpture
7 Princely Treasures
14 No Drop-in Art; KIDesign Event
21 Cool Kites
28 Monet Masterpieces
5 Cinco de Mayo Crafts
12 Spectacular Spectacles
19 Pop-up Butterflies
26 Clay Creatures
For more information, call 405.236.3100, ext. 231, or email@example.com.
Drop-in Art is presented with the support of Bank of America.
Ben Pendleton & Kevin Thomas exhibitions
This month, the Individual Artists of Oklahoma gallery exhibits the work of two emerging artists, Ben Pendleton and Kevin Thomas.
Ben Pendleton presents a body of mixed media work featuring photography entitled Beyond the Borders. Kevin Thomas exhibits a series of paintings which explore the concept of 3=1. The exhibitions will remain on display through Mar. 3rd. More information is available at iaogallery.com.
Travel back in time at the Park Avenue Grill
The Skirvin’s Park Avenue Grill is all about Mad Men and the Rat Pack on Friday, Mar. 9.
Join them as they present an old-fashioned supper club show and the song stylings of Wade Tower as he croons the memorable hits of Frank Sinatra and other favorites. Enjoy martinis and other classic cocktails as the Park Avenue Grill offers the following pre-fixe menu celebrating this iconic era of classic American culture:
amuse bouche | smoked salmon tartare salmon roe / purple potato
1st course | iceberg lettuce / raddicho / roma / pickled red onion / blue cheese crumbles / raspberry vinaigrette
(option 1) sea salt & pepper roasted organic chicken / portabella mushroom / asparagus / natural jus
(option 2) slow-roasted prime rib of beef / crushed potatoes / horseradish cream / au jus
(option 3) cedar plank roasted salmon / loaded mash
dessert | pot de crème / butterscotch / caramelized banana / cocoa nibs
Dancing is encouraged and attendees should dress to impress and get creative! Tickets are $50 per person (tax and gratuity not included) and complimentary valet parking is provided. Reservations for this timeless evening are required and tickets will sell out quickly, so call 702.8444 to reserve your spot today.
Learn how to save big on your grocery bill
The OKC Downtown College will host another free ‘Tuesday Topics’ seminar, “Couponing: Clip and Save” on Tuesday, Feb. 28th, from 12-1p.m. on the 4th floor of the Downtown Library.
The guest speaker, Terri Talley, will share the secrets of successful couponing. Whether you’re looking to save money on grocery bills, or just want to learn all the tricks, come join us during your lunch hour.
The seminar includes a free lunch, compliments of Allegiance Credit Union. Please RSVP to 232.3382 by noon on Feb. 27.
This event is part of the ‘Tuesday Topic’ series sponsored by OKC Downtown College, Allegiance Credit Union, and Downtown OKC, Inc.
Check out the Thunder schedule for the upcoming month.
Feb. 23 vs LA Lakers – 8:30 p.m.
Feb. 29 @ Philadelphia – 6:00 p.m.
Mar 1 @ Orlando – 7:00 p.m.
Mar 3 @ Atlanta – 6:00 p.m.
Mar 5 vs Dallas – 7:00 p.m.
Mar 7 vs Phoenix – 7:00 p.m.
Mar 9 vs Cleveland – 7:00 p.m.
Mar 10 vs Charlotte – 7:00 p.m.
Mar 13 vs Houston – 7:00 p.m.
Mar 15 @ Denver – 8:00 p.m.
Mar 16 vs San Antonio – 8:30 p.m.
Mar 18 vs Portland – 8:30 p.m.
Mar 20 @ Utah – 8:00 p.m.
Mar 21 vs LA Clippers – 7:00 p.m.
Mar 23 vs Minnesota – 7:00 p.m.
Mar 25 vs Miami – 7:00 p.m.
Mar 27 @ Portland – 9:00 p.m.
Mar 29 @ LA Lakers – 9:30 p.m.
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