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You’re getting colder

Fall clothes at the lime leopard.


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Friends, we’ve done it: We’ve survived the summer.
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tea school

Forget the bag. Here’s what you need to know about drinking tea the way it’s meant.


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Not all teas are created equal. Take that stuff in the little paper satchel. (You know the stuff — it usually comes with a tag that rhymes with “mipton.”) Kristy Jennings, owner of T, an Urban Teahouse, 7518 N. May, said the category in the tea industry for it is “dust.” Tempting!
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Enter stage left

Acting classes bring out your inner drama queen.

In first grade, I made the entire class stop and watch me interpretive dance to “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow,” with vocals provided by my best friend. We then finished up the performance by doing a waltz. I’m going to go ahead and assume everyone was awed by our raw talent.

I would have leapt (probably literally while in stage makeup and wearing a sequined tiger costume) at the chance to take acting classes. And now your rambunctious, overly dramatic children can do the same at Oklahoma Children’s Theatre’s fall classes.

The classes are broken up by age, and cover all aspects of staging a production. It all culminates in a play, which, let’s be honest, is probably what those little drama queens are in it for. (I say that as a former drama queen.)

The Theatre 1 class, for ages 5-7, starts this Thursday and will stage “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.” The Theatre 2 class, for 8-12-year-olds, also starts this Thursday and will stage “The Little Match Girl.” Both classes are each Thursday after school and run through early December.

Call 606-7003 to enroll.

Instead of pulling a Pedobear-approved move and trying to pass as a preteen for the kids’ classes, there are now acting classes for young adults put on by Reduxion Theatre Company.

There are four classes being offered by Reduxion this fall, but they start this week, so get on it if you’re interested. All classes are open to students aged 15-23. Acting Shakespeare is held Monday or Wednesday through October, and there’s also a class in Shakespearian voice (Tuesdays) and stage combat (Saturdays). Stage combat!

Email education@reduxiontheatre.com for more info.
by Jenny Coon Peterson 09.20.2011 2 years ago
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Office mates

A lamp hangs next to a giant walking stick insect in a shadow box, at 30A Home.


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Jenny Coon Peterson
My home office is what you’d call pathetic. It looks less like an office and more like a cluttered discount retailer, with stacks of books, discarded Christmas gifts (including an absurd number of “As Seen on TV” products) and garbage bags full of old clothes that I’ve been claiming I’ll take to Goodwill for about a year now. Classy.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Back it up

Angle parking is a possibility on Broadway, but what about reverse-angle parking?


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Angle parking is a possibility on Broadway, but what about reverse-angle parking?
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Paseo power!

The arts district is getting a lot of love.

So we may be a land of "diabeetus"-plagued, uninsured drivers, but dammit if we don't know how to create a thriving, colorful arts district.

The Paseo has just been named by Travel & Leisure as one of America's most beautiful neighborhoods. I have to agree — the colorful buildings, locally owned shops and restaurants and fun vibe (the area just held its annual Fairy Ball last weekend) has made the Paseo a wonderful place to call home for the past five years. And, it's not just a pretty place. Forbes recently named the district as one of the top transformed neighborhoods. And and the real estate in the area is steady and climbing.

Doesn't that make you want to live there? It does, right? And lucky for you, I have a hot tip on an amazing brick tudor home from 1929 that is looking for a new family. It's potty-trained and everything.
by Jenny Coon Peterson 09.27.2011 2 years ago
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The skin skinny

Jack Black products at Essentials.


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Jenny Coon Peterson
I’ve had some big, stressful things going on lately. (I won’t bore you with the details, but it did lead me to demolish a pint of Blue Bell Banana Split ice cream.)
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Under the sea

I promise not to write in all ‘The Little Mermaid’ quotes. Take it from me.


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Jenny Coon Peterson
I know a few people who refuse to eat anything that “swims.” I say, they’re missing out. We may be landlocked, but it’s not all fried catfish showing up on the plate. Head to local fishmongers (what a great title, right?) and restaurants for all the goodies hanging out — and yes, swimming — under those waves.
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
barwars

Bar Wars

Just like ‘Star Wars,’ but without the crushing disappointment of prequels. And more alcohol.

In a galaxy far, far away (actually, on Sheridan between Lee and Shartel), there were Bar Wars.

Dun. Dun-dun-dun ... (That's supposed to be the "Star Wars" theme.) Shhhzzmmmm ... (And there go the light sabers.)

Anyway, Be the Change is a local nonprofit that works at home and around the world (and possibly on Endor) to help marginalized citizens. They have worked in Kenya to help those living with HIV/AIDS and are planning a return trip in December. That's where the fundraiser comes in.

Bar Wars is tomorrow starting at 7 p.m. at IAO Gallery. The event will pit 11 local bartenders against each other to wow guests with their signature drinks. Some of the participating restaurants include Iguana Mexican Grill, Picasso, Deep Fork and Rococo. Besides crafting the winning concoction, the Bars Wars winner will get to throw the losing bartenders into the sand pit of the sarlacc on Tatooine. Or I assume.

Tickets, which also includes music and a silent auction, are $20 and are available on Ticketstorm.com.
by Jenny Coon Peterson 09.30.2011 2 years ago
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Shopping and signing off

There's one last opportunity to shop before I'm out of here.

What's red and green and bedazzled all over? Mistletoe Market, that's what. (I'll be here all day with amazing jokes. You should hear the one about a grasshopper walking into a bar.) Mistletoe Market is the shopping event for the suburban set. It's not one that I ever buy much at, but I've gone nearly every year with a friend. Mostly for the people watching.

This year, The Junior League's annual market — which raised $160,000 for its community programs last time — is next Friday through Sunday. But, there's a new venue, the Cox Convention Center. Get all your Old World crosses and sparkly burnout tees from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 14-15, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16.

And if you want to get the choice picks, the "Sip, Shop and Mingle" private preview party is held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. The preview party is $40 in advance, or $50 at the door.

Mistletoe Market kicks off the market season in the metro — all are a great spot to find holiday gifts. The Girlie Show will be held Nov. 4-5, and the Deluxe Indie Craft Bazaar follows on Dec. 10.

And with that, I'm out of here. For once, it's not to shop. I am approaching my last day at Oklahoma Gazette before I move to Denver. Yeah, the place in Colorado. I've never actually been to the city, but that's half the fun, right? Just nod and say yes.

I'll leave you all with an interpretive dance to what you're most likely feeling:

by Jenny Coon Peterson 10.07.2011 2 years ago
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