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bottom As a part of its Distinguished Artist Series, Oklahoma City University welcomes renowned pianist Jack Gibbons 3 p.m. Sunday at the Petree Recital Hall in the Bass Music Center, 2501 N. Blackwelder. Gibbons offers acclaimed interpretations of some of composer George Gershwin’s most famous works. “Rhapsody in Blue,” anyone? Tickets are $10. Call 208-5227 or visit okcu.edu.
top Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean you no longer have an excuse to satisfy your sweet tooth. The Norman Firehouse Art Center’s 29th annual Chocolate Festival at the University of Oklahoma’s Forum building, 1704 Asp, gives you plenty of reasons to indulge. Also featuring art activities for kids, the fest is from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20- $30. Call 325-4523 or visit normanfirehouse.com.
top Explore the humorous, lighthearted, animal-centric artwork of Susan Contreras in “On the Loose,” an exhibition now on display through Feb. 20 at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm in Norman. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for kids 6-17, or free for everyone Tuesdays. Call 325- 3272 or visit ou.edu/fjjma.
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bottom Do you believe in miracles? The Oklahoma City Barons do. Join the city’s new hockey team at 7:05 p.m. Friday at the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens, as they play for a good cause. For each ticket purchased to the “Miracles on Ice” game, $4 will be donated to area nonprofits. Tickets are $14- $36. Call 232-4625 ext. 110 or visit okcbarons.com.
top One man’s leaf is another man’s inspiration. At least that’s the premise for “A Point of View,” the new art exhibit at In Your Eye Studio & Gallery, 3005-A Paseo, which focuses on the landscape and all its elements, as seen through the eyes of local artists Yun Hendricks, Karam Cheong, Sharon Heath and Jean Schucker. With a 6 p.m. opening reception Friday, the exhibit runs through Feb. 26. Call 525-2161 or visit inyoureyegallery.com.
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bottom Acclaimed soprano Sari Gruber joins the OKC Philharmonic 8 p.m. Saturday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker, to perform the works of Barber, Beethoven and Mahler for “Concerning Heaven and Earth.” Having garnered rave reviews nationwide for her performances, Gruber is sure to be the high note of your evening. Tickets are $12-$65. Visit okcphilharmonic.org.