First Birthday Bash
1-3 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Zoo
2101 N.E. 50th
With all the Woody Guthrie coverage in today’s Gazette to commemorate the Okie folkie’s centennial, you may wish to take a peek at the mini-documentary The Making of Woody at 100.
It details Smithsonian Folkways’ efforts at compiling the new, three-disc box set, Woody at 100, which:
• came out yesterday;
• features 57 songs in total, 21 of them previously unreleased performances and six never-before-heard; and
• includes a 154-page book with essays and art galore.
Take a gander at the label’s restoration process and behind-the-scenes work:
Hey! Read This:
• Know your Woody!
• Woody Guthrie's legacy
Attention, Grateful Dead fans! Yes, you, with the VW van and the closet full of bootleg tapes!
Just a few hours from now — 7 p.m. to be exact — Jerry Garcia’s would-be 70th birthday will be recognized at two local theaters with a rare screening of the 1977 concert film The Grateful Dead Movie. This one-night-only event will be shown at Cinemark Tinseltown, 6001 N. Martin Luther King, and the Hollywood Spotlight 14, 1100 N. Interstate Drive in Norman.
Being a presentation of Fathom Events, there’s more to it than just the flick of the classic rock band at work. Bob Weir and other surprise guests join for a “special birthday commemoration” for Garcia, who died in 1995.
For more information, visit fathomevents.com. —Rod Lott
It’s a happy 25th birthday for the Myriad Botanical Gardens, yet the gift is all yours: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, enjoy free admission to its Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, 301 W. Reno! This offer is good on the 25th for every month this year through November, but why wait? Act now! Call 297-3995 or visit myriadgardens.org.