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Grab the popcorn

The animated adventure “Clifford’s Really Big Movie” kicks off the “Summer Movie Fun” series at Harkins.


Youth

Courtney Silva
This summer, kids age 12 and under will be able to beat the heat when Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16, 150 E. Reno, begins its annual “Summer Movie Fun” series on Monday with a showing of the 2004 animated film “Clifford’s Really Big Movie.”
 
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Shoot from the hip

“An Old-Fashioned Haircut” is featured in photojournalist J. Don Cook’s new book, “Shooting from the Hip.”


Features

Courtney Silva
Veteran photojournalist and Norman native J. Don Cook will sign copies of his new book, “Shooting from the Hip,” from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway.
 
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Living legend

Numerous re-enactors and learning stations will allow both children and adults to explore soldiers of America’s past at 'Call to Arms.'


Youth

Courtney Silva
History comes to life from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi, for the museum’s fourth annual “Call to Arms.” The event is part of the center’s Family Saturdays, which take place every third Saturday of the month.
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Curtains up

Get a peek at what goes on behind the curtain at Lyric Theatre’s first-ever open house.


Performing Arts

Courtney Silva
To kick off its upcoming season, Lyric Theatre hosts its inaugural open house from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, at its Plaza Theatre, 1727 N.W. 16th, and Thelma Gaylord Academy and Production Center, 1801 N.W. 16th.
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Shutter speed

Hear a dozen shutterbugs talk about their creative development, in five minutes or less, at the second “Photo Slam.”


Visual Arts

Courtney Silva
Get a glimpse of what goes into the finished product when 12 Oklahoma photographers show you their artistic process during the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s second annual “Photo Slam,” scheduled for Thursday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch.
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Let's talk about sex

The documentary “Let’s Talk About Sex” combines interviews, animation and archival material to paint an engaging, urgent picture of American youth in crisis.


Youth

Courtney Silva
Talking about the tough stuff may become a little easier when the recent TLC documentary “Let’s Talk About Sex” screens at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Will Rogers Theatre, 4322 N. Western.
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

'Carnal' knowledge

Billing itself as Oklahoma’s most ambitious erotic arts event, the Carnality Ball aims to blend performance, art and fetish culture.


Performing Arts

Courtney Silva
On Friday, explore your uninhibited side at the Carnality Ball. Themed “No Taboo,” this year’s installment runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Club Raw, 3034 N. Portland.
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Rawr art

Leslie Helena Evans’ colored pencil work “Breaking Up the Monotony” appears in “Art and the Animal.”


Visual Arts

Courtney Silva
The exhibition “Art and the Animal” is currently on display at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua in Norman.
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

‘Hurts’ so good

With no filmmaking experience, Oklahoma native Toni Robison-May created the short ‘Hurts Like Love,’ now making festival rounds.


Features

Courtney Silva
As a young girl, Toni Robison-May caught the acting bug. Growing up in Edmond, she would spend her days watching Shakespeare in the Park, dreaming about one day being the in the spotlight.
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Space out

Science Museum Oklahoma's Space Day is a great opportunity for students to see just how attainable space can be.


Youth

Courtney Silva
Kids will be given the chance to get up close and personal with outer space Friday as Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 N.E. 52nd, celebrates its annual Space Day event.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"More" photos

“Pam” is among the 36 pieces on display in “Amy Blakemore: Photographs 1988-2008.”


Visual Arts

Courtney Silva
The works of an internationally renowned photographer will be on display in the exhibit “Amy Blakemore: Photographs 1988-2008,” which opens Thursday and runs until July 10, at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

'Black' beauty

“Black Mesa” is the most immersive exhibit in the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.


Visual Arts

Courtney Silva
Reaching heights of 4,973 feet, the Black Mesa, located in Oklahoma’s panhandle, is the subject of the new, permanent, 2,000-square-foot diorama in the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua in Norman.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Nice aim

Based partly in Oklahoma City, the production company Toy Gun Films sets its sights on making movies that change the world.


Features

Courtney Silva
In 2009, they started Toy Gun Films, a nonprofit production company based in Oklahoma City and Los Angeles, aimed at producing films that tell stories of moral courage and overcoming social injustices from around the world. Green said that being a nonprofit was an ideal way to get their content out there for people to see and make a difference.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Kids' mental health on the agenda

Long a destination for family fun, Stars & Stripes Park hosts a children’s health event on Tuesday.


Youth

Courtney Silva
On Tuesday, the Mental Health Association of Central Oklahoma hosts a free, carnival-themed Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Celebration at Stars & Stripes Park, 3701 S. Lake Hefner Drive.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Get your fest on

Festival of the Arts celebrates the visual, culinary and performing arts, and offers plenty of kids’ activities.


Visual Arts

Courtney Silva
Oklahoma City’s rite of spring, the Festival of the Arts, is back for its 45th year. Now through Sunday, the fest takes place in downtown around the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
 
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