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Saaaaaa-lute!


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Historically, Oklahoma is known as a supportive military state, and that reputation was reinforced when Devon Energy was recognized as an armed services-friendly employer.
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Debtor’s prison, sort of


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Apparently, Oklahoma City’s leaders enjoy a good merry-go-round ride.
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Preaching relief


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Oklahoma Baptists have been preaching the good word for decades, but they’ve also done more than talk.
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sock it


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You know that crazy pair of socks you only wear around the holiday season? Now you can slip ’em on for a good cause in the Reindeer Run, a 5k or 10k run benefitting NorthCare’s CrisisCare for Kids. The race begins 9 a.m. Saturday in NorthCare’s south parking lot, 4436 NW 50th St. Registration is $25. Call 858-2706 or visit northcare.com.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Root it


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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.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Keen it


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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.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Crack it


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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.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Carol it


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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.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Flick it


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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.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Glow it


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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.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tweeze it


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Oh, wee-ooh, they sound just like the band Weezer. Oh, oh, and you’re gonna see them play. If you’re a fan of ’90s radio rock, see Tweezer — a Weezer cover band — play all the nerd-rock hits Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Belle Isle Restaurant & Brewery, 1900 Northwest Expressway. Call 840-1911 or visit belleislerestaurant.com.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Adventure it


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Did you know Santa is an accomplished outdoorsman? It’s true; just check out all the Santaapproved activities at Santa’s Adventures on the Oklahoma River. Climb rocks, zip down lines and more beginning at 1 p.m. Friday-Sunday at the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower in the Boathouse District, 725 S. Lincoln Blvd. Call 552-4040 or visit downtownindecember.com.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mayer it


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Seven Grammys are no big deal, right? Not if you’re John Mayer, who has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. See the accomplished guitarist and pop phenomenon 7 p.m. Saturday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips will open. Tickets are $49.50-$69.50. Call 602-8700 or visit chesapeakearena.com.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Skate it


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Ice skating is fun enough as it is, but skating outside in the midst of beautiful downtown OKC is breathtaking (no really; it’s a workout). Now in its 3rd season, the Devon Ice Rink has become Downtown in December’s premier attraction. See for yourself 7 days a week at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno Ave. Admission is $10 and includes skate rental. Call 445-7080 or visit downtownindecember.com.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Stage it


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Every time a bell rings, an angel sees It’s a Wonderful Life, a Radio-On-Stage Show, and you should too. Adapted from Frank Capra’s beloved 1946 film, this unique take is set as a live radio show — using costumes and microphones from the period. The production is showing 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and runs through Dec. 21. Tickets are $5-$20. Call 232-6500 or visit carpentersquare.com.

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