An OKC staple, the Paseo Gallery Walk is especially festive this time of year, with a unique display of luminarias lining Paseo Street and a lighted tree courtesy of sculptor Collin Rosebrook. Need more? There will be live music, special holiday exhibits and sales — all within walking distance. Walk 6-10 p.m. Friday in the Paseo Arts District. Call 525-2688 or visit thepaseo.com.
That Mr. Grinch was one mean fellow, trying to ruin Christmas and all. But the Whos down in Whoville — specifically Cindy Lou Who — will have none of it. See Jim Carrey in Dr. Suess’s holiday classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 7 p.m. Monday at Harkins Theatres, 150 E. Reno Ave. Admission is free, but registration is required. Visit downtownindecember.com.
If ethereal, loop-based vocal music is your weakness, Julianna Barwick is your kryptonite. The Brooklyn-based songstress has opened for the likes of Sigur Rós and The Flaming Lips, crafting some of the most uniquely potent ambient music you’re bound to encounter. See for yourself 9 p.m. Monday at Womb Gallery, 25 NW Ninth St. Tickets are $10- $12. Call 600-6366 or visit ticketstorm.com.
We know nobody shops this time of year (yeah, right), but if you’re looking for something different, check out Pambe Ghana, a seasonal market featuring handmade crafts from all across the globe. You can shop from noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday at Pambe Ghana’s Global Market, 6516 N. Olie Ave. Visit pambeghana.org.
When we say, “Go see Trans-Siberian Orchestra,” it’s not a fancy way of telling you to take a hike across Siberia. No, literally, go see Trans-Siberian Orchestra as they perform their acclaimed rock opera The Lost Christmas Eve at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Tickets are $41.50-$71.50. Call 602-8700 or visit chesapeakearena.com.
If you’re one of those who prefers a little scenery with your run, you’re in for a holiday treat. Midwest City Parks and Recreation will host the eighth annual holiday lights spectacular and 5k Nightlight Run, 5:45 p.m. Saturday at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, 8700 E. Reno Ave. in Midwest City. Registration is $25- $30. Call 739-1293 or visit midwestcityok.org.
The only thing better than making it is taking it. Thankfully, there’s a winter class in which you can do both. Make & Take features nail and string art creation for adults and kids alike. The workshop is from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. in State Fair Park. Admission is free. Call 951-0000 or visit oklahomacontemporary.org.
There are rap moguls, and then there’s Jay Z. The rapper, record producer, label owner, sports agent, investor, entrepreneur and all-around baller will perform as part of his Magna Carter World Tour 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Tickets are $32.50- $125. Call 602-8700 or visit chesapeakearena.com.
Wednesday, Dec. 18
Music and visual arts don’t have to be exclusive to one another. In fact, they’re probably more related than you think. Noise Makers, a group exhibition exploring the relationship between the two mediums, opens 6 p.m. Friday at Mainsite Contemporary Art, 122 E. Main St. in Norman, and will run through Jan. 11. Admission is free. Call 360-1162 or visit mainsite-art.com.
Around the holidays, it’s recommended you stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup. At least that’s what everyone’s favorite oversized elf, Buddy, thinks. See Elf on the big screen 7 p.m. Monday at Harkins Theatres, 150 E. Reno Ave. Admission is free, but registration is required. Visit downtownindecember.com.
Here in Oklahoma, we know a thing or two about wind, but Windhand is here to teach us how to rock. The female-fronted sludge metal act’s new record, Soma, recently landed on Stereogum’s Best Albums of 2013. You can see them play 6 p.m. Sunday at The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western Ave., along with Power Trip, Iron Reagan and more. Tickets are $10. Call 607-4805 or visit conservatoryokc.com.
For the last two years, a quaint little art gallery has inhabited the outskirts of the Paseo. Twisted to Texas commemorates Twisted Root Gallery’s second anniversary with live music, art and food. Festivities are from 4 p.m.- 1 a.m. Saturday at Twisted Root Gallery, 3012 N. Walker Ave. Admission is $5. Call 208-4288 or visit twistedrootgallery.com.