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

Oklahoman Published: December 5, 2003
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'Yule' enjoy this

1. We don't use the word "extravaganza" lightly, but "Yuletide Magic," the holiday musical tradition, fits the description.

Featuring Susan Powell, more than 150 dancers and singers and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, "Yuletide Magic" continues at 8:30 p.m. today and 2 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker.

Tickets are $11-$60. For tickets, go to tickets.com or call 842-5387. For information, see www.okcphilharmonic.org.

Pick a bed-and-breakfast

2. GUTHRIE -- If you've tried to get your spouse to take you to a fancy, historic bed-and-breakfast but can't get him to picture it in his mind, you'll want to check this out.

The next two weekends, you can tour five bed-and- breakfasts for $10 during Guthrie's ninth annual Christmas B&B Tour. See the inns' seasonally-decorated guest rooms and learn about their histories.

Tickets come with a map and a list of inns open on each day, Saturday-Sunday and Dec. 13-14. Buy tickets at any participating inn, including Horseshoe Inn, 419 First St., and Keepsake Kottage, 310 E Oklahoma, or through the Guthrie Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call the chamber at 282-1947.

Ride the rails

3. All aboard! Fans of railways large and small will go loco-motive for 2003 OKC Train Show.

More than 80,000 feet of floor space is devoted to model railroads, videos, "how-to" clinics and vendors' booths.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Travel and Transportation Building at State Fair Park. Admission badges are $5 for adults and are good for both days. Children younger than 12 get in free. Information: 842-4846.

'Cocoa and Carols'

4. EDMOND -- It's hard to beat free Christmas music and hot chocolate. Oklahoma Christian University presents its 27th annual Cocoa and Carols at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the school's Hardeman Auditorium, 2501 E Memorial.

Music professor Ken Adams conducts the University Chorale in a performance of the "Dies Irae" from Giuseppe Verdi's "Requiem." The show will also feature the music department groups performing holiday favorites.

Information: 425-5530.

More carols

5. If cocoa and carols aren't enough, check out ChristmaSing featuring the Canterbury Choral Society at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre, Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker.

Savor the Christmas melodies and sing along with the 180 members of the "Voices of Oklahoma." Tickets are $8-$30 and are available at tickets.com. For more information, call the box office at 297-2264 or go online to www.canterburyokc.com.

'Goddag' Christmas time

6. NORMAN -- Dine on knackbrod, lefse, pickled herring, Swedish meatballs and lingonberries at the American Scandinavian Culture Interest Group's annual Christmas Smorgasbord at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in The Commons Restaurant at the University of Oklahoma, 1620 S Asp.

See (and participate in) traditional dances and meet local Scandinavians.

Tickets are $22.50 for adults, $17 for students and $7 for children ages 5-12. Information: 321-8909.

Two masters

7. See the classic 18th century Italian "commedia" "The Servant of Two Masters," presented by the Oklahoma City Theatre Company.

Performances are at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the CitySpace Theatre at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker.

The show continues Thursday through Dec. 14. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. For tickets, call the box office at 297-2264. For more information, call 879-2191.

Off-color Christmas

8. Follow the adventures of Edna's Ranch Boarding House in Carpenter Square Theatre's rendition of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas."

The PG-13-rated musical runs through Dec. 20 in Stage Center's Tolbert Theater, 400 W Sheridan. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with a 2 p.m. matinee Dec. 14.

Reservations are recommended. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. For tickets, call 232-6500 or go online to www.carpentersquare.com

Christian rock

9. NORMAN -- Get up close and personal tonight with two great Christian bands, Jars of Clay and Caedmon's Call.

The show, also featuring Stephen Delopulous of Burlap to Cashmere, was originally booked for the Lloyd Noble Center but was moved to Journey Church, 12th and Alameda. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; music starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $22.50 at area Mardel stores or $25 at the door. If you bought them online for the Lloyd Noble show, you'll have to get a refund and rebuy them. To charge by phone or for more information, call (800) 687-7195 or go online to www.gregcarnesprod.com.

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