This tour is “Bad”; it’s a “Thriller”; some of the stunts might look “Dangerous” and “Off the Wall”; but Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour is entertainment at its most enthralling and extravagant. See the lavish Michael Jackson tribute featuring out-of-this-world choreography and high-flying theatrics 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Cheapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Tickets are $50-$175. Call 602-8700 or visit chesapeakearena.com.
Craving a Broadway show? There’s no need to go to New York; just see one of Broadway’s brightest stars, Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner, perform her one-night-only concert event, Broadway, Her Way! Skinner, who also will star in Lyric’s productions of A Little Night Music and The Little Mermaid, will perform classic, instantly recognizable Broadway works 8 p.m. Thursday at Lyric Theatre, 1727 NW 16th St. Tickets are $25. Call 524-9312 or visit lyrictheatreokc.com.
The World Cup might be over, but that’s no reason to shed your soccer fever. OKC Energy FC, the metro’s new professional soccer team, is smack dab in the middle of its inaugural season with plenty of games left to play. See them square off against the L.A. Galaxy II 7 p.m. Saturday at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School’s Pribil Stadium, 801 NW 50th St. Tickets are $7-$24. Visit energyfc.com.
Steely Dan rocking out in Oklahoma City isn’t anything new, but it has been a while. The last time jazz-rock gods Walter Becker and Donald Fagen visited this great city was in 1972 — as in more than four decades ago — and that’s why the band’s triumphant return will be a more intimate event with limited seating. The show begins at 8 p.m. Monday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Tickets are $46-$122. Call 800-745-3000 or visit chesapeakearena.com.
Few, if any, comedy troupes had the long-lasting international appeal that Monty Python did. With a rotating cast of funny men like John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle, the ol’ gang is getting back together for the first time in over three decades with a live broadcast event, Monty Python Live (mostly). Laughing commences 1:30 p.m. Sunday at AMC Quail Springs 24, 2501 W. Memorial Road, and Cinemark Tinseltown USA, 6001 N. Martin Luther King Ave. Tickets are $12.50-$17. Visit fathomevents.com.
We like to write here at Oklahoma Gazette (we don’t really have a choice), and if you’re reading this right now, there’s a good chance you do too. No matter your skill level, aspiring writers can learn to engage and captivate readers with the Metropolitan Library System’s Creative Writing course. The one-hour course is 4:30-5:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Midwest City Library Family Place, 8143 E. Reno Ave. Admission is free. Call 732-4828 or visit metrolibrary.org.
Nothing says “Friday” like fresh produce. And that’s why Urban Agrarian hosts the Midtown Market, featuring live music, yoga and some of the freshest organic edibles around, each Friday until October. It all goes down (your esophagus) 1 p.m. to sunset at the corner of NW Ninth Street and Walker Avenue. Admission is free. Call 231-1919 or visit urbanagrarian.com.
If there ever was a movie destined for RiffTrax treatment, it’s Sharknado. The brilliantly trashy film made some serious waves (get it?) upon its release last summer, and now you can laugh along with the Mystery Science Theater 3000 comedians and see it on the big screen 7 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at AMC Quail Springs 24 with IMAX, 2501 W. Memorial Road, or Regal Spotlight Stadium 14, 1100 N. Interstate Drive, in Norman. Tickets are $9.50-$12.50. Visit fathomevents.com.
Mick Foley: wrestler, author, generally interesting person. He’s also a hell of a performer, with a one-man stage show featuring everything from comedy to surrealism. See the WWE star and best-selling author perform Hardcore Legend: An Evening with Mick Foley — plus a Q&A and meet-and-greet — 7:30 p.m. Monday at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. Tickets are $25. Call 866-966-1777 or visit ticketstorm.com.
The great thing about golf is that you can play it — and be good at it — well into your senior years. But it’s even better when you’re playing at one of the region’s most scenic and prestigious courses. The 2014 U.S. Senior Open features some of the sport’s most recognizable names — Fred Couples, Colin Montgomerie, Vijay Singh and more — and the major USGA championship officially tees off 7:15 a.m. Thursday at Oak Tree National, 1515 W. Oak Tree Drive in Edmond, with the final round on Sunday. Tickets are $20-$225. Call 726-9700 or visit 2014ussenioropen.com.
Think you have game? Then prove it on the pavement. Red Bull King of the Rock, the most prestigious one-on-one street basketball tournament, is back and open to everyone, no matter the skill level. Who knows? One minute you’re ballin’ on the streets, the next you’re suiting up for the Thunder ... OK, that’s a stretch. But the winner does get $1,000 and a trip to the World Finals. Registration is free and starts at 6 p.m. (games at 7 p.m.) at The Cage, 412 W. Reno Ave. Visit redbullkingoftherock.com.
You have probably noticed that we have some pretty wicked scenery here in Oklahoma. Mountains, prairies, canyons — you name it, we have ’em. This Is Our Oklahoma Land, a solo exhibit from photographer Kim Baker, celebrates the majestically diverse geography of the state. You can see her work at an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at The Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones Ave., in Norman. Admission is free. Call 307-9320 or visit normandepot.org.
The Beatles were fairly successful at the whole music thing, but they were pretty good at the movie thing too. A Hard Day’s Night — released at the peak of Beatlemania — is arguably the band’s most iconic big-screen adaptation, detailing its hectic lifestyle and the flat-out insane people who stalked the English icons on tour. See the film 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. Tickets are $7-$9. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com.
As the iconic American film Team America: World Police so adeptly pointed out, freedom isn’t free. But Freedom Fest, the two-day celebration of the good ol’ U.S. of A., is as free as it gets. The event features live music, a children’s parade, fireworks (duh) and more, beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday at Yukon City Park, 2200 S. Holly Ave., and Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W. Vandament Ave., in Yukon. Call 350-8937 or visit cityofyukonok.gov.