Whether you call it soda, pop or (the ill-advised) soda pop, fizzy drinks have gone fancy.
Food and Drink Features Christina Nihira
While summer is still a scorching celebration, try treating yourself to a
decadent soda. Curious cream sodas, spicy ginger ales, rich root beers,
tart citrus beverages with genuine bitterness, complex colas — they’re
all chilling out there beside surprising, one-of-a-kind flavors as
diverse as cucumber, chocolate and jalapeño oil.
OKG7 things to do Gazette staff
Drink martinis! Eat food! Hear live music! Win prizes! And oh, yeah:
Raise money for the arts in central Oklahoma! Allied Arts’ annual Artini
fundraiser is from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at Farmers Public Market, 311 S.
Klein, with original, local art up for silent auction. Tickets are
$65-$75. Call 278-8944 or visit alliedartini.com.
What works: The ribs and the smoked ham are some of the best. What doesn’t work: Come at the wrong time and you’ll find a very long line and only one register. Tip: If it’s nice, sit on the back patio. If you get sweet tea, mix it 50-50 with unsweetened, lest you get diabetes.
If you can tear your kids away from playing Minecraft this summer, take them to free movies at the Dickinson Penn Square 10 in Penn Square Mall, 1901 Northwest Expressway.
There’s a new flick — again: free! — showing Tuesday through Thursday each week, now until August rolls around. Here’s the schedule: • June 19-21: The Pagemaster • June 26-28: Puss in Boots • July 3-5: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked • July 10-12: Mr. Popper’s Penguins • July 17-19: Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild • July 24-26: Happy Feet Two • July 31-Aug. 2: Babe
For more information, call 848-2202.
Meanwhile, over at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16, 150 E. Reno, the returning Summer Movie Fun program offers $2 individual tickets, or season passes for $5. There’s a new title each week, screening at 9:45 a.m. weekdays.
What’s on tap? Glad you asked: • through June 15: Horton Hears a Who! • June 18-22: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked • June 25-29: Rio • July 2-6: Kung Fu Panda 2 • July 9-13: Mr. Popper’s Penguins • July 16-20: Puss in Boots • July 23-27: The Smurfs • July 30-Aug. 3: Arthur Christmas • Aug. 6-10: Hotel for Dogs
For more information, call 231-4747 or visit harkinstheatres.com/smf. —Rod Lott