10 in Town & 10 Around: Weekend specials throughout the state

Oklahoman Published: October 17, 2003
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It's the most wonderful time ...

1. More than 15,000 shoppers are expected for the annual Mistletoe Market, featuring unusual holiday merchandise from more than 100 retailers.

The market, presented by the Junior League of Oklahoma City, is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the International Trade Center at State Fair Park, NW 10 and May.

Tickets are $6. For more information, call 843-5668.

Walk of life

2. Breast cancer survivors will take one step at a time this weekend to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

"Making Strides Against Breast Cancer," a five-mile, non- competitive walk, begins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Stars and Stripes Park at Lake Hefner.

Each dollar pledged for the event will help the society fight breast cancer through research, education and service programs.

Registration begins at noon. Sponsors include KWTV NEWS 9, KKNG-FM 93.3 and the Hartford.

For more information, call 782-1727 or (800) 733-9888 or go online to www.cancer.org.

A man after God's own heart

3. King David was one of the greatest monarchs of all time, until "Bathsheba-gate" brought him down.

Follow the rise and fall of the mighty king of Israel in a powerful musical by Arthur Honegger.

The Canterbury Choral Society presents the musical at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker.

Tickets range from $14-$30 and are available at www.tickets.com. For more information, call 232- 7464.

'As I lay dying'

4. MIDWEST CITY -- If you think your family's got problems, meet the Magrath sisters of Hazlehurst, Miss.

One's just out of jail for shooting her husband; one's just arrived from the West Coast after a failed singing career; and the family patriarch is on his deathbed.

See performances of Southern- comedy-meets-gothic-drama "Crimes of the Heart" at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday in the H.B. Atkinson Theatre at Rose State College, 6420 SE 15.

Tickets are $2 and $3. For more information, call 733-7597 or go online to www.rose.edu.

'I love you, you love me'

5. Whether those words give you shivers of excitement or dread, it's undeniable.

"Barney's Colorful World" is coming to town. See the purple dino-star in his stage show at 7 p.m. today, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday at the Cox Convention Center, Robinson and Sheridan.

Tickets range from $10 to $30 and are available at the Ford Center box office, Homeland Stores or online at www.tickets.com.

For more information, call (800) 511-1552 or go online to www.barney.com.

Natively contemporary

6. View the works of five prominent American Indian artists -- Matthew Bearden, Marwin Begay, Gerald Cournoyer, Shan Goshorn and Brent Greenwood -- each exploring individual heritage and illustrating the evolving nature of their cultures.

"Connected Voices: Contemporary Works by Five Native American Artists" opens this weekend at City Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. at State Fair Park.

See it from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday. For more information, call 951-0000.

Art that travels

7. The drawings, lithographs, paintings, and metal and wood sculptures of Wallace Owens, art professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, reflect experiences from his travels.

See an exhibit of his best at the Omniplex, 2100 NE 52, this weekend as part of your paid admission.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 602- 6664.

Luck o' the punkers

8. In case you missed their show in Tulsa a few weeks back, angry, Irish punk rockers in the grand tradition of the Sex Pistols, Dropkick Murphys, perform a blistering set at 8 p.m. Monday at the Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S Eastern.

Opening acts include The Casualties and Roger Miret and the Disasters.

Tickets are $16 for the all-ages show and are available at Homeland Stores or online at www.dcfconcerts.com.

For tickets or more information, call (800) 511-1552.

Great pumpkins, Charlie Brown!

9. Free admission to the Oklahoma City Zoo is only a pumpkin away.

Bring in a pumpkin larger than your head (yes, we know, head sizes may vary) to the zoo, 2101 NE 50, and get in for free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today-Sunday as part of the annual Pumpkin Drive, sponsored by Bob Moore Auto Group.

The pumpkins will get carved into jack-o-lanterns for the 20th annual "Haunt the Zoo for Halloween," beginning Oct. 26.

For more information, call 424-3344 or go online to www.okczoo.com.

Phunk with your Phood

10. NORMAN -- Ask them to describe their sound, and you'll hear that it's "an eclectic blend of blues, funk, pop and some strange kind of progressive rock with soul vocals."

Resident Phunk takes the stage at 10 p.m. Saturday at Bill's Food and Spirits, 1101 Elm.

The band plays until 2 a.m. For more information, call Bill's at 364- 2530.

State

Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, girl does what?

1. TULSA -- The Tulsa Opera presents "La Traviata" at 8 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 24 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in Chapman Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

The opera is the story of a courtesan who falls in love with a well- bred young man who returns her affection. His father convinces the courtesan to give his son up, and she must choose.

OK, that's the plot of "Moulin Rouge" among other more modern stories, but you can hear this in its original Italian and read the English subtitles while you watch.

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