Oklahoma entertainment: 10 in town and 10 around

BY JENN SCOTT, For The Oklahoman Published: December 13, 2013


Santa Express

1.The Boathouse District, 725 S Lincoln Blvd., is the North Pole — Oklahoma style. There's a little something for everyone down by the river at Santa's Adventures. From 1 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, enjoy the zip line, scale the rock wall or bounce on inflatables. Tickets are $15 to $25. For more information, go to oklahomariverevents.org.

It must be Christmas in Norman again

2. — Fowler Volkswagen's free annual holiday concert, featuring bands that contributed songs to “Holly-Tonk and Jingle Beats: A Blackwatch Christmas, Vol. 3,” will be at 8 p.m. Friday at STASH, 412 E Main. Performers include Empty Bottles, Beau Jennings, The Wurly Birds and ADDverse Effects, all of whom contributed to the album, with special guest Chrome Pony. For more information and free album downloads, go to www.fowlervwchristmas.com.

On the 13th day of Christmas

3.The Plaza District has hung stockings by the chimney with care. Well, not really, but you get the idea. From 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, join the festivities of “A Live on the Plaza Story.” What will be prevalent is holiday lights, window decorations, carolers, Santa in a photo booth and much more. There will be a full lineup of live music, too. For more information, call 367-9503.

Third Eye Open

4. — Third Eye Gallery and Ashtanga Yoga Studio, 120 E Tonhawa, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday will host an artful evening of young talent, featuring aspiring artists under the age of 19. Afterward, a wintry reception will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk that includes food and drink, acro-yoga and a magic show. For more information, go to ashtangayogastudio.com/3rd-eye.

Grease is the word

5.Grease Trap Gallery, located atop The Drunken Fry, will be hosting a kickoff to Christmas with a black light party. Wear your best glo-friendly holiday attire and arrive at 10 p.m. Friday at 5100 N Classen Circle for all the fun.

Rockette around the Christmas tree

6.Midtown gets kicky! Former Rockette Alli Lehr will visit Barre3, 801 N Hudson, to share her holiday cheer and memories of kicking with the prestigious crew. She will offer a basic precision dance class. Join Lehr at 7 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call 842-8346.

Toy pose

7. — Give yourself some peace and help a child in need have a happy Christmas. From 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, join Yoga at Tiffany's Norman, 3770 W Robinson, for a Toys for Tots class, featuring a donation, raffle and refreshments. Guests are asked to each bring one unwrapped gift to be donated. For more information, call 701-5569 or go to yogaattiffanysnorman.com.


8.At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Myriad Gardens and Schlegel Bicycles invite cyclists to meet for a full-moon ride through the festive downtown area. Helmets are required, and a $5 donation is suggested. For more information, call 232-4040.

Winter wares

9.The pop-up Winter Shops at Myriad Gardens are in the middle of the holiday hubbub downtown. The magical seasonal pop-up market is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 12 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Vendors include a variety of local shops, offering clothes to books to home decor. For more information, go to oklahomacitybotanicalgardens.com.

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