Wednesday, Jan. 29, ongoing
If you’re anything like us, your opera voice is usually reserved for the shower. Not so for Barbara Caprilli and Rob Glaubitz, assistant professors of voice at the University of Central Oklahoma School of Music. See them perform separate one-act, one-man operas “Bon Appetit” and “A Water Bird Talk” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth St. in Edmond. Tickets are $10. Call 974-5004 or visit uco.edu.
Are you “ready to ruuummmbbbbbllllllllllllleee”? If you aren’t at this very moment, you will be after hearing celebrity ring announcer Michael Buffer say it at OKC Charity Fight Night, a black-tie night of boxing, dinner and cocktails benefitting the Oklahoma City Police Athletic League. UFC fighter Matt Hughes co-hosts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Chevy Bricktown Events Center, 425 E. California Ave. Call 706-7484 or visit okcfightnight.com.
While not necessarily a duel in the traditional sense (you know, the kind where the loser dies at the end), world champion bull rider J.B. Mauney and world champion bull, Bushwacker, are set for an old-fashioned manbull showdown in PBR’s Clash of the Champions rodeo event. The bucking battle goes down 7 p.m. Saturday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Tickets are $18-$103. Call 602-8700 or visit chesapeakearena.com.
For all you boaters, history buffs or fans of music in general, Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble presents the third concert of its 2013- 14 season. “Shanties, Songs and Serenades” features works exclusively for wind instruments, with a little piano thrown in for good measure. The performances are at 7:30 p.m. Monday at All Souls’ Episcopal Church, 6400 N. Pennsylvania Ave. and Tuesday at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 127 NW Seventh St. Admission is $15. Visit brightmusic.org.
Of the many wonderful things we can claim here in Oklahoma, the vast, illustrious horizons we are often presented with is one of the coolest. Oklahoma cloudscape artist David Holland captures these dramatic sky-based scenes with a new exhibit as part of a fundraising art event themed “Shine.” His paintings will be displayed Monday through Feb. 7 at Oklahoma Contemporary, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. Call 951-0000 or visit oklahomacontemporary.org.
Not ready to let go of the holiday season? UCO gives us one last hurrah with a dazzling array of lights known as WinterGlow. The event, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 6 but was rescheduled due to weather, also features festive activities for the whole family. Bask in its glow 6-9 p.m. Friday at the University of Central Oklahoma, 100 N. University Drive in Edmond. Admission is free. Call 974-2363 or visit uco.edu/winterglow.
Throughout the month of January, the Museum of Art is offering patrons an array of classes for all shapes and sizes. Screen printing, one of the most popular tutorials usually reserved for children, is being offered for adults 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. Space is limited, so make sure to register beforehand. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com.
In light of recent events at the state Capitol, Satan has been getting lots of pub around here lately. This week’s Powerful Prose book review session continues that theme with the presentation of And Satan Came Also, a collection of stories by Albert McRill about OKC’s underworld in its early years. It all goes down (way down) 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway. Admission is free. Call 842-2900 or visit fullcirclebooks.com.
Do you have Pride? Were you maybe a little uncomfortable taking a same-sex partner to your high school prom? Then take your significant other to OKC Pride’s Second-Chance Prom, a fundraiser that encourages you to “bring who you really want.” The fun begins Saturday with an 8 p.m. pre-party at Alibi’s, 1200 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, and will progress to IAO Gallery and Grandad’s Bar in the following hours. Tickets are $25 per person and $45 per couple. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Visit ticketstorm.com.
Here’s why mixed martial arts are so much cooler than other forms of professional fighting: While other matches are fought inside a measly ring, these guys throw it down inside a cage. See a series of special MMA cage fights, with a main event pitting Bill Smallwood against Hobart native “Ko-Kid” Stafford, 8 p.m. Friday at Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein Ave. Tickets are $25-$50. Visit ticketstorm.com.
If you do one good deed this year, you should go cheer on contestants in the 18th annual Special Olympics Oklahoma Winter Games. More than 2,200 athletes will compete in everything from aquatics to bowling starting at 9 a.m. Thursday- Saturday at Oklahoma City Community College, 7777 S. May Ave. Admission is free. Call (800)722-9004 or visit sook.org.
Three Artists All Over the Place is an apt descriptor for the new exhibit from this trio of Oklahoma artists. The works of Heidi James, Sylvia Miller and Patricia Foster are varied in both style and inspiration, with each having unique backgrounds. Check out the opening reception 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones Ave. in Norman. Admission is free. Call 307-9320 or visit pasnorman.org.
Ever wonder what a love story and a ghost story rolled into one might look like (sans Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore)? See for yourself with Ghost-Writer, an awardwinning theatrical production by Michael Hollinger. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Carpenter Square Theatre, 800 W. Main St. Tickets are $20. Call 232-6500 or visit carpentersquare.com.