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Masterpiece meals

A new menu, decor and national recognition make the Museum Cafe a delightful summer haven.


Food and Drink Features

Joshua Boydston
When surrounded by gorgeous blown glass, Renaissance portraits and inventive modern art pieces, it’s easy to overlook the Museum Cafe in the east wing of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Symphomaniacs

If Callen Clarke and Kyle Dillingham do their jobs at OK Mozart Festival’s grand finale, you’ll believe 'Life' is beautiful.


Music

Joshua Boydston
OK Mozart Festival
2 p.m. Sunday
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker
okmozart.com
(918) 336-9800
$10-$40
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hey, Mon!

Emerging amid a thriving local hip-hop scene is Damon Johnson, aka Mon. When an injury forced him from football, he turned to rap.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Pairadime Music Summer Showcase
9 p.m. Friday
Kamp’s Deli & XIII X Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kampsok.com
819-6004
$10
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ellis county

Bricktown is sure to sound saucier with ace guitarist Tinsley Ellis headlining its annual Blues & BBQ Festival.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Bricktown Blues & BBQ Festival
Friday-Saturday
Sheridan and Oklahoma avenues, Bricktown
bricktownokc.com
236-4143
free
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Aw, Swell

Not too punky, not too poppy, The Swellers know one thing: If they weren’t any good, they wouldn’t be celebrating their first decade.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Swellers with And So It Goes, Just Marco and The Next Wave
6 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8-$10
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Barry spritzer

As effervescent as ever, Barry Manilow — the man, the legend — enjoys his '15 Minutes' of everlasting fame.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Barry Manilow
7:30 p.m. Saturday
Chesapeake Energy Arena
100 W. Reno
chesapeakearena.com
602-8700
$9.99-$129.99

 

 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A crappy show

OMG, it's an OBN night!


Music

Joshua Boydston
OBN IIIs and Shitty/Awesome
10 p.m. Saturday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Moody muse

Critically acclaimed for her folk songs, Ruth Moody practically has music embedded in her DNA.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Ruth Moody Band
7 p.m. Saturday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$15-$20
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Evolution theory

Folksinger Sarah Jaffe ditched diary-style exposition for more purposeful songwriting, and the end result 'Wins.'


Music

Joshua Boydston
Sarah Jaffe with Secret Colours and Sherree Chamberlain
9 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8-$10
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The SweetWater — Moonshine


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Oklahoma City rock act The SweetWater works for something wholly unique in its full-length debut, and while it’s a tall order to hone down influences as varied as Queens of the Stone Age, Black Crowes and Alice in Chains, the band does an admirable job of it with Moonshine.
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

To the ’core

Looking for a local hardcore band with balls? Well, bud, meet Chud.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Chud with Dangerous Boys Club and Shattered Fixtures
8:30 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$6
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

So and so good

No need to go nuclear, now that Nuclear is coming to you — the uncompromising Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, that is.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s with Dinosaur Feathers and Whispertown
9 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$12-$14
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Young restless

Now towering with success after toiling for years, Young the Giant isn’t about to take a break.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Young the Giant with Civil Twilight
7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$14-$17
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Light it up

Healthier and happier, but no less glam, The Darkness should shine among the three days and 40 bands of Rocklahoma.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Rocklahoma featuring The Darkness, Rob Zombie, Megadeth and more
Friday-Sunday
1421 W. 450, Pryor
rocklahoma.com
866-310-2288
$60-$380
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sultan of sting

Mark Sultan doesn’t care what you think, which is all the more reason to catch his garage-punk act.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Mark Sultan with The Copperheads
9 p.m. Tuesday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$8
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
 
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