A man trying to stay off the grid, one who already is, and an opportunity for those longing for simpler days highlight this week’s OneSix8.
In 2009, U.K. citizen David Bond set out to completely disappear from the state’s surveillance programs. In his attempt to fly under the radar in the world’s third most intrusive surveillance country, he left his pregnant wife and child. Soon, Bond discovered just how much the government knew about him and his family as two private investigators began tracking him across the state.
He recorded his entire journey in “Erasing David.” The Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center screens the dramatized documentary this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Attendees can also view Laurie Frick’s Walking, Eating, Sleeping exhibit that examines her experience with self-surveillance. Frick’s collection is on display through August 23.
While David Bond attempts to fly under the radar, another man soars from tree to tree at the Civic Center Music Hall. When Tarzan’s parents die in the jungles of West Africa, a gorilla named Kala adopts the young boy and raises Tarzan as her own. This renowned story makes its Oklahoma debut with the traditional Broadway music by Phil Collins. The Lyric Theatre’s production of Tarzan swings into the Thelma E. Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre through Saturday. The last performance is at 8:00 p.m.
And if foraging for berries just isn’t your thing, the Oklahoma City Land Run Antique Show comes to the Cox Pavilion of the State Fairgrounds. Stroll through the aisles to reminisce on simpler times, or take it upon yourself to scour the collection for that perfect 1970’s Star Wars collectible. Either way, the show opens Friday for a preview from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday’s hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday marks the last day with hours from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Other activities in the metro include:
The Sooner Theatre debuts Seussical the Musical June 26 at 7:30 p.m. Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and the Lorax all appear in this anthology of Dr. Seuss’s most famous books.
Los Romeros: The Royal Family of Guitar performs at the Armstrong Auditorium Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. The Romeros were founded by Celedonio Romero with his sons in 1960. The Quartet now consists of the second and third generations.
Oklahoma mentalist William Radar reads minds and entertains audiences with “An Enchanted Evening” Friday night at 8:00 p.m. at La Baguette in west Norman.
The Stars and Stripes River Festival marks the first of the Oklahoma City metro’s Independence Day activities. The all-day event starts at 9:00 a.m. and includes sack races, a sailing exhibition, and fireworks.
For even more events, visit our calendar page.