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Midwest movies

‘How to’ see free flicks outdoors this summer.

Midwest City, home to Hollywood’s brightest stars!

Well, every Sunday night through Aug. 12, that is. Thanks to the Midwest City Parks and Recreation Department, the community now has Sunset Cinema, a free, outdoor movie series to call its own, beginning 20 minutes after the sun slowly dips below the horizon, like a lover waving goodbye.

While the series began last night with The Muppets, plenty of other titles await your blankets and lawn chairs at Charles J. Johnson Central Park Town Center, 7209 S.E. 29th.

• June 10, Puss in Boots
• June 17, Top Gun
• June 24, How to Train Your Dragon
• July 1, Despicable Me
• July 8, Megamind
• July 15, Madagascar
• July 22, Cars
• July 29, Secretariat
• Aug. 5, Gnomeo & Juliet
• Aug. 12, Grease

Fun fact: Two of those selections star America’s most famous Scientologists. For more information, call 739-1293 or visit midwestcityok.org/sunset-cinemas. —Rod Lott


by Rod Lott 06.04.2012 1 year ago
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Myriad of movies

Grab your blanket and lawn chairs, and spend some quality time with Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes and The Edge.

Recently reopened after Project 180 renovations, downtown’s Myriad Botanical Gardens at 301 W. Reno has ushered in its new digs with “Movies Under the Stars.” The weekly Wednesday series began last week with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Shrek played last night, but several more screenings are scheduled, all free, all beginning at 9 p.m.

For the rest of the summer, expect:
• July 25, Grease
• Aug. 1, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (pictured, duh)
• Aug. 8, West Side Story
• Aug. 15, Never Cry Wolf
• Aug. 22, U2: Rattle and Hum
• Aug. 29, Sherlock Holmes

That’s quite a lineup compared to the usual suspects of such free film series, with U2: Rattle and Hum striking me as a particularly inspired choice. I have fond memories of seeing that music doc three times to a largely empty theater at the long-ago-closed AMC Northwest 8. (Yes, kids, this thing we call “you too” was the Justin Bieber and Katy Perry of my day: They were so big, they had their own picture show!) Suddenly, I have an itch to dig out the soundtrack.

Please note that coolers are permitted, but not open containers of *hic!* alcohol. For more information,  call 297-3995 or visit myriadgardens.org. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 07.19.2012 1 year ago
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'Grease' girl

She’s still the one that we want — ooh, ooh, ooh, honey: Olivia Newton-John, of course.


Music

Becky Carman
Olivia Newton-John
9 p.m. Friday
WinStar World Casino
777 Casino Ave., Thackerville
winstarworldcasino.com
800-622-6317
$35-$55
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Grease it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Those summer nights are about to get more summery thanks to cult classic Grease 2. Catch the T-Birds, the Pink Ladies and all their wild shenanigans this weekend at The Boom, 2218 N.W. 39th St. The fun starts at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Tickets are $15. Call 367-3774 or visit whatisthenextstage.com.

Thursday—Saturday

 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Trap it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

It’s not often you get a chance to dress up like a zombie, look at killer art, listen to a live DJ and give back to the community all in one night. The grand opening of Grease Trap Gallery, 5100 N. Classen Blvd., begins at 7 p.m. Artists include Matty Zoob and Brandi Von Black, with Colin Nance DJing downstairs at Drunken Fry. Admission is free. Call 625-9100 or (580) 512-5191.

Saturday

 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Out on a limb

Burgeoning gallery Grease Trap found an artistic way to bring mannequins back to life.


Visual Arts

Louis Fowler
Local Parts
7 p.m. Nov. 9
Grease Trap Gallery
5100 N. Classen Circle
facebook.com/greasetrapgallery
625-9100
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Velvet underground

No longer the medium of art sold on street corners, velvet is a fave for Trent Lawson.


Features

Eric Webb
By day, Trent Lawson is a mild-mannered preparator at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, helping to display other people’s work. But by night, he’s a superhero of the local art scene who recently has gained increasing notoriety for paintings featuring pop-culture mashups with nods to art history and absurdist humor on that most refined of material, velvet.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013
 
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