Forget the bag. Here’s what you need to know about drinking tea the way it’s meant.
Food and Drink Features 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
A lamp hangs next to a giant walking stick insect in a shadow box, at 30A Home.
Features 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.
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.
I promise not to write in all ‘The Little Mermaid’ quotes. Take it from me.
Food and Drink Features 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.
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.
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.
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: