Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Unseasonably ‘Hot’ Performances And Events

Nov 21, 2013

Credit Creative Commons/Ken2754@yokohama

With outside temperatures falling… and fast, I’m happy to report that there are a number of sizzling showcases and events to list in this week’s OneSix8.   

As fictional television anchorman Ron “I hope you got your griddles” Burgundy reminded us, the flute can both burn up the stage and melt hearts.

That’s entirely likely this Friday and Saturday as real-life flutists, Lisa Garner Santa and Cynthia Folio join organizers and presenters from the Oklahoma Flute Society during the Twentieth Annual Flute Fair.

The two-day (November 22 & 23) event takes place at the University of Oklahoma and kicks off at 6 p.m. on Friday with a collegiate competition followed by a master class with Cynthia Folio. Saturday’s schedule runs from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and includes, vendor showcases, workshops, rehearsals, and a gala concert.

Violinist Yuval Waldman visits the Emanuel Synagogue in Oklahoma City this Saturday, November 23 to offer a Virtuoso Performance of Jewish Music from 8 to 10 p.m.

Maestro Waldman is renowned for his instrumental prowess and for preserving traditional Jewish music.  Waldman will perform Ravel’s “Kaddish”.

The First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City hosts the heartwarming seasonal favorite It’s a Wonderful Life the Musical November 22 through 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. each day.

This musical take on a holiday classic carries a serious theme of spiritual redemption and pushes the notion that what matters in life is not what we achieve for ourselves, but what we give of ourselves. Through the struggles of George Bailey attendees learn that reception lies not in grandiose, self-centered gesture, but in small, intimate acts of kindness.

The Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra’s 2013/2014 season continues Monday, November 25 with a special evening of performances which includes the scorching Hammond B-3 grooves of Tony Monaco. The “Jazz For the Holidays” concert event begins at 7 p.m. at the Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City.

Other events going on in Central Oklahoma this weekend include:

Oklahoma City University’s Burg Theatre plays host to “Junie B in Jingle Bells Batman Smells”. This event continues Friday, November 22 from 11 a.m. to noon and again on both Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 from 2 to 3 p.m.

The Rupel J. Jones Theatre hosts Coram Boy November 22 from 8 to 10 p.m. The production includes a cast of 50 students from the Schools of Drama, Musical Theatre Music and Dance.

Crystal Christmas opens November 23. Crystal Beach Park lights up the night with over two million Christmas lights. There are lighted trained rides, live nativities scenes and pictures with Santa Claus.

For other ways to fill the 168 hours of the week, visit the calendar page.


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