How to make your new year Pristine from the start: See classical violinist Ryu Goto as he joins the Oklahoma City Philharmonic to perform Pristine Visions by Dvorak and Beethoven. The young musician appears at 8 p.m. Saturday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker. Tickets are $25-$52. Call 232-7575 or visit okcphilharmonic.org.
Aim to see some fresh art? The new exhibit at JRB Art at The Elms,
2810 N. Walker, should hit the spot. Now showing through Jan. 27 is Pop
Target, paintings by the internationally renowned Ford Beckman. Also on
tap are his black-and-white Modern Thought and Spirit Paintings.
Admission is free. Call 528-6336 or visit jrbartgallery.com.
Live from Shawnee, it’s Saturday night! Three Saturday Night Live vets perform at the SNL Comedy Show, 7 p.m. Saturday at Grand Casino, 777 Grand Casino. They are Master Thespian, The Ladies’ Man and Mango ... er, Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows and Chris Kattan. Tickets are $24-$59 — yeah, that’s the ticket! Call 964-7777 or visit grandshawnee.com.
Ooh, that mean ol’ In Your Eye Gallery, 3005-A Paseo, forcing 13 artists to work almost exclusively in a black-and-white palette — what is this, 1952? (Editor’s note: No, it is not.) Feast your eyes upon tonal opposites nonetheless as the gallery hosts the Black & White multimedia art show, now through Jan. 27. Admission is free. Call 525-2161 or visit inyoureyegallery.com.
From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, meet two terrific comics artists for the price of none! Dave Johnson (100 Bullets, Detective Comics, Punisher MAX) and Dan Panosian (X-Men, Captain America, Red Sonja) will sign copies of their work at New World Comics, 6219 N. Meridian. Call 721-7634 or visit newworldcomics.net.
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Ring in 2013 with a few rounds of Thunder! Your favorite NBA team storms Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno, at 7 p.m. tonight, Friday and next Wednesday, to face off against, respectively, the Brooklyn Nets, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Minnesota Timberwolves. There will be blood. Tickets are $120-$300. Call 800-745-3000 or visit chesapeakearena.com.
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Hey, kids! Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 N.E. 52nd, wants you to rock in the new year with Spaghetti Eddie! The “kindie” rocker will appear live in concert at noon Friday, and the show is free with general admission, which is $9.95-$11.95. Arrive early for a kazoo and a party hat. Call 602-6664 or visit sciencemuseumok.org.
Fresh from his TBS talk show, George Lopez returns to his stand-up roots. At 8 p.m. Saturday, he’ll take the stage at WinStar World Casino, 777 Casino Ave. in Thackerville. Nick at Nite reruns of his ABC sitcom have garnered him a young fan base, but this show’s 18-and-up only. So expect dirty jokes. Tickets are $41- $61. Call 800-622-6317 or visit winstarworldcasino.com.
If sleeping overnight at the zoo is on your bucket list, it’s about to get one item shorter. Starting at 7 p.m. Saturday (and ending 9 a.m. the next morning), it’s Zoosnooze at Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 N.E. 50th. That includes a guided night hike with hot cocoa and popcorn, and breakfast when you wake. Parents must accompany children; ages 4 and up only. Tickets are $10 per adult, $25 per child. Call 425-0218 or visit okczooed.com.