Wanda Jackson. Need we say more? The First Lady of Rockabilly and The Queen of Rock hasn’t performed solo in three years, but she’ll do exactly that at a benefit concert for the Start Helping Impacted Neighborhoods Everywhere (SHINE) Foundation, a charitable organization that supports programs encouraging youth community service. The outdoor performance takes place during the larger SHINE event, which runs from 6 to 10 p.m. May 15 at The Greens Country Club, 13100 Green Valley Drive. Admission is free, but a minimum $10 donation is requested. Call 751-6266 or visit thegreenscc.com.
It was 20 years ago today — well, not today exactly — but it has been 20 years since Classen School of Advanced Studies opened its doors. To celebrate SAS’s 20 years, and all things Classen, the school will host a celebration 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the historic Classen High School building, 1901 N. Ellison Ave. It will include food, music and tours and a celebration in the auditorium. Admission is free. Visit okcps.classenmh.schooldesk.net.
Nuns get a bad rap. But if you’re a believer in divine cinema classic Sister Act, you know the convent can get down with the best of ’em. Celebrity Attractions brings the Broadway musical comedy, produced by Whoopi Goldberg herself, for eight celestial performances, beginning 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through May 25 at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Tickets are $20-$65. Call 297-2264 or visit okcciviccenter.com.
A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012, Other Desert Cities is just par for the course for esteemed playwright Jon Robin Baitz (also nominated for A County Fair in 1996). See Carpenter Square Theatre’s rendition of the tense, off-Broadway comedy-drama 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at Carpenter Square Theatre, 800 W. Main St., through June 7. Tickets are $5-$20. Call 232-6500 or visit carpentersquare.com.
For the uninitiated: barre3 classes are self-described as “where ballet barre meets yoga and pilates.” Does that tickle your qi? Then check out the first in a series of monthly classes instructed by barre3 founder Sadie Lincoln 7-8 p.m. Monday at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno Ave. Admission is free. Call 445-7080 or visit myriadgardens.org.
If you’re not all that into bowling, consider one thing: In addition to the PBA Oklahoma Open, there are title events at the Professional Bowling Association’s Summer Swing called the Wolf, Bear and Badger Opens. How awesome is that? (Plus, who isn’t into bowling?) The nine-day event kicks off 2 p.m. Saturday at FireLake Bowling Center, 40945 Hardesty Rd., in Shawnee and runs through May 25. Single-day passes are $10, and all-week passes are $30. Call 275-2855 or visit grandboxoffice.com.