Short films are the lifeblood of young, up-and-coming filmmakers. That’s why Moore Norman Technology Center’s Digital Video Production and Graphic Design classes will present eight student-produced shorts at its sixth annual Red Carpet Film Festival 7 p.m. Saturday at The Sooner Theatre, 101 E. Main St. in Norman. Tickets are $7. Call 364-5763, ext. 4120 or visit redcarpetfilmfest.webs.com.
Photographs of Native culture are nice and all, but most are taken from an outsider’s perspective. Our People, Our Land, Our Images depicts the indigenous people from the view of those who live in it. See the exhibit of 50 works by 26 indigenous artists spanning three generations beginning April 11 at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Ave. in Norman. Admission is free. Call 325-3272 or visit ou.edu/fjjma.
An abandoned lumber yard isn’t your typical setting for a good time. But for a month-long public arts project, it’s ideal. Norman Arts Council’s StART Norman initiative will turn the vacant yard into a lively downtown stop beginning with a re-opening celebration 6-10 p.m. Friday on the southwest corner of W. Main Street and Webster Avenue in Norman. Admission is free. Call 360-1162 or visit startnorman.com.
70 bands in 14 venues. Need we say more? How about a DJ set from electronic music heavyweight Moby? (Heavy in reputation; not stature.) That’s what the ACM@UCO Rocks Bricktown Festival offers Oklahoma City residents as part of the school’s fifth annual celebration. Music commences 3 p.m. Friday throughout Bricktown and continues throughout the rest of the day. Admission is free. See page 4 for our full story and page 31 for a special pull-out guide.
Warm, Wet and Wacky. No, it’s not what you’re thinking. (Get your mind out of the gutter.) It’s the fast-paced entertainment production Take 9 launching its spring season with a theme tailored for the impending warm weather. See the interactive live performance group perform 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at the Red Room Event Center, 114 W. Main St. in Norman. Admission is $10. Visit take9online.com.
Wednesday, April 9