Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Taking You Back In Time

Jan 9, 2014

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A Medieval celebration, folk tradition and “legends” from the past offer some authentic “escapes” in this week's OneSix8.

A feast fit for a king is provided at the Medieval Midwinter Ball this Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The University of Oklahoma’s Molly Shi Boren Ballroom in the Oklahoma Memorial Union will be decorated in the royal purple and gold of the Middle Ages, inviting people of all ages to celebrate at this bright colored ball.

The International minstrel’s troupe Wolgemut and professional dancers dressed in Medieval and Renaissance costumes teach guests the dances of the times, so everyone can dine, drink and dance their way back in time, authentically.

The Stray Birds are part of a different type of renaissance – the current folk-music revival. The group’s debut album was considered one of the top 10 Folk/Americana albums in 2012 by NPR. The group’s rich harmonies and all-acoustic instrumentation take audiences back to simpler times.

The band is set to play The Blue Door this Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  Their music is said to “speak to an uncompromising reference for songs.”

Later that night at Oklahoma City University, the Westminster Choir presents the program “Legends.” Praised as creating “musical bliss” this choir preserves both the musical tradition and stories of antiquity, offering such ancient song-stories as The Legend of the Walled Up Woman, a musical tale that harkens back to the days of immurement.

The Art of Sport + Play at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Art and The Dark Light Exhibit at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of art are both closing this month. Both showcases literally take guests around the world through paintings and sculptures.

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