That's exactly how many hours there are in one week -- 168. Each week, KGOU's Events Calendar Producer helps you find great ways to entertain yourself over the weekend and beyond. These are our picks for arts, live music, exhibitions and festivals to entertain the hours of your week.

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Ralph Ellison in conversation, holding a cigar and a copy of his novel
Ralph Ellison Foundation

The Ralph Ellison Festival brings together an array of Oklahoma musicians, authors, artists and publishers for one evening, this Friday on Film Row. The line-up includes poets Candace Liger, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Lauren Zuniga and Short Order Poems; musicians Culture Cinematic and Gregory Jerome; and visual artists Skip Hill and RJ Woods, creator of New Myth Comics.

There is something fun for everyone this week, whether single, partnered-up, teenaged, over the hill, angsty, romantic, wild, timid, rich or counting pennies— from live action films and punk rock music to painting exhibits and poetry-songs. There are Mardi Gras and Valentine’s masquerade balls and fundraising parties. Also, an imaginative theater production for youth, and a make & take art project, designed with parents’ bottom dollar in mind.

Staged In The City: Mountaintop, 4Play And Tartuffe

Feb 6, 2015
Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre

Theater is booming in the Oklahoma City metro. There are many shows to choose from, opening this month and next.

TCU School of Music

The University of Central Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra performs alongside talented guest musicians Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Hall Theater.

The concert features pianist Sallie Pollack, D.M.A., performing Chopin’s “E Minor Piano Concerto” with guest conductor John Giordano, chairman of the jury for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.  

Ralph Morris, conductor of the UCO Symphony Orchestra, says the concert is an excellent learning opportunity for his students.

Post-Thanksgiving Event Ideas From KGOU's Events Listings

Nov 28, 2014
Holiday River Parade

This week's OneSix8 offers some ideas on what to do in lieu of, or after the Black Friday bargain hunting.

The 10th annual Holiday River Parade starts Friday, November 28 at 6 p.m. on the Oklahoma River.

Promotional photo from CityRep

Entertain the hours of your weekend with crazy comedy, family theater, live music and one-act operas in the Oklahoma City metro.

CityRep Theater presents the hit comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” at the Civic Center Music Hall through Sunday, November 23.


This week's OneSix8 highlights live performances from two Grammy winners, an acclaimed comedian and the talented kids of Oklahoma City.

Renowned jazz pianist Peter Nero performs his concert: “For Art’s Sake: A Salute to Art Tatum” at the Armstrong Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 6.

OKC Pride

This week’s OneSix8 acknowledges that adults can enjoy Halloween just as much, if not more than children.

OKC Pride, in conjunction with the 39th District OKC, presents the inaugural “Treats and Tricks on 39th” Halloween Block Party, Friday, Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Evil Dead: The Musical opens October 10 at the Pollard Theater in Guthrie.

Kayakers on the Oklahoma River.

The 10th annual Oklahoma Regatta Festival continues through October 5 at the Boathouse District along the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City.

The multi-day event celebrates the rowing, kayaking, dragon boating and related activities that have helped transform the Oklahoma River into a world-class urban aquatic venue.

Phil Roeder / Flickr Creative Commons

Oklahoma City University opens its 2014-15 Distinguished Artists Series with a performance by the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band Thursday, September 25.

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) hosts its annual 12x12 Art Fundraiser at Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City Friday, September 19.

The event features the work of 150 local artists in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, photography and ceramics.

Each artist has one cubic foot of space to let his or her imagination run wild, giving collectors the opportunity to bid for each 12x12 piece in silent and blind auctions starting at $175 per work.

The Oklahoma State Fair returns to the State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City Thursday, September 11 through Sunday, September 21.

Organizers expect to amuse hundreds of thousands of visitors with carnival rides, artistic exhibits, commercial expos, concerts and Disney On Ice in addition to many other special events.

The University of Oklahoma's School of Art and Art History hosts its Graduate Student Symposium this weekend. New Perspectives in Native American Art and Art of the American West takes place in the Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

The symposium begins with a reception and keynote address by the museum’s Director and Chief Curator Emily B. Neff on Thursday, September 4 at 6 p.m.

The Arcadia Blues Festival returns for its 32nd year Friday, August 29 at Arcadia Municipal Park.

The family-oriented festival features authentic national and regional blues talent, with entertainment for visitors of all ages.