You can do a lot of cool things with a can: Kick it, smash it, drink delicious beverages out of it. But have you ever built a canned food structure? That’s what teams of architects, contractors, engineers and designers are invited to do at CANstruction, a nonprofit competition benefitting City Rescue Mission of Oklahoma City. The event is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Bricktown Chevy Events Center, 425 E. California Ave. Admission is one can of food. Visit canstruction.org.
Think you have brass? You’re wrong. Canadian Brass — the popular quintet that has become a household name over the last 42 years — has brass. See, as The Washington Post calls them, “the men who put brass music on the map” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Armstrong Auditorium, 14400 S. Bryant Ave. in Edmond. Tickets are $20-$45. Call 285-1010 or visit armstrongauditorium.org.
Do you consider yourself a Thor disciple? Then hammer away with the god of thunder in the Ultimate 3D Thor Marvel Marathon. Screenings of Thor, Marvel’s The Avengers and the premiere of Thor: The Dark World in 3-D begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas, 150 E. Reno Ave. Tickets are $20. Call 231-4747 or visit harkinstheatres.com/thor.
Slug bug! Oh, sorry. We were just admiring all the classic, vintage and new Volkswagens set to show at the second annual Dub the Plaza car show. The event also commemorates the anniversary of the music video series VDub Sessions, with live performances from Okie favorites Taddy Porter and Tallows. See for yourself from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Plaza District, NW 16th Street between Pennsylvania and Classen avenues. Admission is free. Visit dubtheplaza.com.
It’s never too early to celebrate the holidays, and no better way to celebrate than with Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. See the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday or 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Tickets are $20-$70. Call 800-869-1451 or visit celebrityattractions.com.
You are our sunshine, but not our only sunshine. That honor also belongs to Lee Chang Dong’s film Secret Sunshine, a South Korean film The New York Times penned “as dense and gripping as a great novel.” The movie screens as part of Oklahoma City University Film Institute’s film series 2 p.m. Sunday at Kerr McGee Auditorium, NW 27th Street and McKinley Avenue. Admission is free. Call 208-5472 or visit okcu.edu.
It has been 5 years since DNA Galleries first opened its doors, which means it’s time to party! The artist gallery and retail store hosts an all-day celebration Saturday concluding with a custom skull-and-bone art show 7-11 p.m. at the Plaza District staple, located at 1709 NW 16th St. Admission is free. Call 525-3499 or visit dnagalleries.com.
Don’t throw out that drag just yet, because it wouldn’t be Halloween without The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Sing, dance and immerse yourself in the cult classic movie 10 p.m. Thursday at The Sooner Theatre, 101 E. Main St. in Norman. Tickets are $10. Call 321-9600 or visit soonertheatre.org.
A lot of candy can be consumed over the course of 30 years. But Haunt the Zoo has also provided families a place to share the magic of Halloween for 3 decades to go along with all the treats. This year’s event winds down Wednesday and Thursday at the Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50th St. Tickets are $6-$7 per child and free for accompanying adults. Call 424-3344 or visit okczoo.com.
No, not that kind of doobie. The Doobie Brothers, writers of countless radio hits including “Long Train Runnin’” and “Listen to the Music,” you hippie. See the country-rock legends play all the hits 7 p.m. Saturday at Grand Casino Hotel and Resort, 777 Grand Casino Blvd. in Shawnee. Tickets are $30-$85. Call 964-7777 or visit grandshawnee.com.
As we approach the 50- year anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, ask not what your country can do for you but what Redlands Community College can do for you. Its monthlong series of events begins with a panel discussion of JFK conspiracy theories 10 a.m. Monday on the Redlands campus, 1300 S. Country Club Rd. in El Reno. For a full schedule, call 422-1467 or visit redlandscc.edu.
Quack. Quack. Quack. No, that isn’t The Mighty Ducks; it’s outdoorsman, businessman, author and star of TV’s Duck Dynasty Willie Robertson. The Boss Hog, as he is known, will discuss his experience running a multimillion-dollar sporting empire 1 p.m. Saturday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Tickets are $25. Call 974-2426, or visit busn.uco.edu.
Stop monkeying around. Wait. Actually, start monkeying around with Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest, a new movie featuring the lovable primate suitable for all ages. Showings are 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50th St. Zoo admission is $5-$8 and free for children 2 and under. Call 424-3344, or visit okczoo.com