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Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, off to Norman you go, for the University of Oklahoma School of Music’s The Magic of Music concert, featuring songs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, The Little Mermaid, Fantasia and more. The show starts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd. A kids’ Disney costume contest and parade begins at 1:45 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, and free for kids age 12 and under. Call 325-4101 or visit ou.edu/fjjma.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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At a clip for April

Coming soon: heaven domes, Grateful Dead, and docs and shorts galore!

Another month, another flood of special-engagement films coming to a theater near you, but not necessarily the ones you expect. You'll be pleased if you're into shorts, documentaries and/or things that are free. Let’s get to ’em!

In chronological order, we have ...

The Dome of Heaven
6 p.m. April 5
University of Central Oklahoma’s Center for Transformative Learning
100 University Drive, Edmond
free

UCO alum Diane Glancy returns to campus tonight to show her new film, The Dome of Heaven, a chronicle of a dysfunctional family’s struggle for stability. The free screening concludes with a Q-and-A with the director, who’s also a well-known, award-winning novelist, poet and playwright.




Red Carpet Film Festival
7 p.m. April 7
Sam Noble Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua, Norman
$5

Six short films will be screened at the fourth annual Red Carpet Film Festival on Saturday. What makes them special is that they are produced by students of the Moore Norman Technology Center’s digital video production and graphic design classes, with scores provided by music students at ACM@UCO. Clocking in at 10 minutes each, the shorts are “Restless,” “My Eyes Are Bigger Than Yours,” “Vengeance,” “The Chill,” “The Guardian” and “Bring Me to Life.” Get tickets — only $5 — and more info at redcarpetfilmfest.webs.com.




Introduction to Documentary Film
2:30-4:30 p.m. April 12
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
$35

Here’s a nifty idea: Take a class for the fun of it, especially when said sessions explore documentaries. That’s the intent behind a two-hour class for six Thursdays, beginning April 12, as part of the University of Oklahoma’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Kathryn Jenson White, an Oklahoma Gazette film critic and associate professor at OU, will lead the classes at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. On the syllabus are such acclaimed, accessible, influential and even revolutionary works as Nanook of the North, The Thin Blue Line, Roger & Me, Grizzly Man, Shut Up and Sing and Taxi to the Dark Side. To register, call 325-3488 or visit olliatou.org.




Blue Like Jazz
April 13
AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, Cinemark Tinseltown, Moore Warren

Having earned $345,000 in 30 days, Blue Like Jazz is the most-funded film in Kickstarter history, and it opens in three metro theaters on April 13. With a cast of unknowns and based on Donald Miller’s best-selling 2003 nonfiction book, the comedy is about a young man who flees his Bible Belt upbringing to attend college at “the most godless campus in America,” and struggles with keeping his faith. I suppose this is counterprogramming to Cabin in the Woods?




Children of War
April 15
Fambul Tok
April 22
Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business
2501 N. Blackwelder
free

OCU’s ongoing, free documentary series continues with Children of War, about former child soldiers in Uganda, on April 15 and Fambul Tok, about forgiveness following Sierra Leone’s brutal war, on April 22. Both are free. For more information, call 208-5472 or visit okcu.edu/film-lit.




Grateful Dead Second Annual Meet-Up at the Movies 2012
7 p.m. April 19
AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, Cinemark Tinseltown, Hollywood Spotlight 14 in Norman

You know how Deadheads follow the Grateful Dead from concert to concert? I wonder if that holds true when the concert is a film. I guess you could find out April 19, when three area theaters host a never-before-seen summer 1989 gig from the Alpine Valley Music Theatre. A slideshow of band photos will precede the feature, as will a previously unreleased live track from 1974. Grab info and tickets at fathomevents.com, man!




Switch
6 p.m. April 24
Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business
2501 N. Blackwelder
free

Screening on the OCU campus for free is the documentary Switch, about trends and the future of the energy industry, with an aim to encourage a balanced national understanding on the topic and its utter importance. Interested? Reserve your complimentary tickets at switchenergyproject.com. —Rod Lott

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Why so serious?

American Indian artists poke fun at issues and themselves in the annual 'Humor Without Reservations' exhibition.


Visual Arts

Rod Lott
Humor Without Reservations
through May 1
Tribes 131
131 24th Ave. N.W., Norman
tribes131.com
329-4442
free
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Modern word

A Norman church hosts a progressive theologian who champions a fresh interpretation of the Bible.


News

Greg Horton
John Shelby Spong
7 p.m. Friday
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua, Norman
normanucc.org
free
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

You say Hello

Power pop powers up the Norman outdoors with a free concert from Hellogoodbye.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Hellogoodbye with Big Jug Doug
8 p.m. Friday
Oklahoma Memorial Union
900 Asp, Norman
ou.edu/upb
free
 
Friday, April 20, 2012

Norman, rock well

Portugal invades Norman — along with 200 other musicians across all genres — for three days of totally free tunes.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Norman Music Festival 5
Thursday-Saturday
downtown Norman
normanmusicfestival.com
free
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dharma initiative

For 'Divine' intervention, visit a mind-expanding exhibition of pattern art for which geometry is no problem.


Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
Divine Dimensions
through May 11
Third Eye Gallery
120 E. Tonhawa, Norman
503-7779
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May help

Norman’s annual May Fair aids women and children in crisis.


Visual Arts

Gina Dabney
May Fair Arts Festival
8 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday
Andrews Park
201 W. Daws, Norman
norman.assistanceleague.org
321-9400
free
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Prairie potter

A new exhibition pays tribute to Frankoma Pottery, an Oklahoma company that produced highly collectible ceramics for half a century.


Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
Oklahoma Clay: Frankoma Pottery
through Sept. 16
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm, Norman
ou.edu/fjjma
325-3272
$3-$5
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Rather chilling

While the temperature’s rising, Vacationer’s transporting your ears and mind to a cooler place. Bon voyage!


Music

Joshua Boydston
Vacationer with Tennis and Eureeka!
9 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10-$12
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
 
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