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.
Robert Earl Keen’s music spans a wide variety of styles — folk, country and bluegrass among them. See the Texas-based singer-songwriter take on the sounds of the season with the Robert Earl Keen Christmas Show 7 p.m. Thursday at Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. in Tulsa. Tickets are $21- $36. Call (918) 584-2306 or visit cainsballroom.com.
One, two, three, four, the Sugar Plum Fairy is workin’ the floor. At least she might be in Hip Hop Nutcracker, a Race Dance Company production featuring original music and an urban-centric story line. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, 801 NW 50th St. Individual tickets are $6-$15. Visit racedance.com.
If you’re like us, when you read A Christmas Carol, you do it in your best Charles Dickens voice (or at least a British accent). Thankfully, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park presents Dickens himself (played by Wil Rogers) to tell his story as he would have when he toured America in 1868. The reading starts at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th St. Tickets are $35. Call 235-3700 or visit oklahomashakespeare.org.
Ah, the holidays — time to bust out those beloved Christmas classics, like Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Story and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. See the latter receive the RiffTrax treatment 7 p.m. Thursday at Cinemark Tinseltown USA, 6001 Martin Luther King Ave.; AMC Quail Springs 24, 2501 W. Memorial Rd.; and Regal Spotlight Stadium 14, 1100 N. Interstate Drive in Norman. Tickets are $12.50. Visit fathomevents.com.
Of the many bright spots each holiday season, seeing the array of lights adorning the landscape is undoubtedly the brightest. The University of Central Oklahoma celebrates each year with WinterGlow, which features caroling and Santa himself in addition to some beautiful scenery. Activities are from 6-9 p.m. Friday on the UCO campus, 100 N. University Drive in Edmond. Admission is free. Call 974-2363 or visit uco.edu/winterglow.