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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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Electric guitar resembles Oklahoma flag, with Osage shield as body, crossed by peace pipe and olive branch
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Girls learn to shred on guitar and drums, slap the bass, groove the keys and rock the mic at a brand new summer camp that aspires to teach self-empowerment through music. Five bands— one bluegrass, two folk, one punk and one rockabilly, play the first benefit show.

Mort Rode Forth Boldly toward the Sod House by Frank Schoonover (1877-1972) Oil on canvas, 26” x 36” circa 1926. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Harald de Rapp, 1971

Spring break begins today for area college students and most public schools. The chickweed and clover are spreading across yards and byways, and as soon as that last bell rings we will run out into the sunshine to celebrate the first buds of spring. We’ve rounded up some fun activities to enjoy over the break if you are willing to step out of the sunshine for a few moments to enjoy curated exhibits and happenings. Metro libraries host a series of fan fiction, tech and arts events for teens.

painting by Brent Greenwood

The Native Crossroads Film Festival and Symposium kicks off this evening. Native women’s visions and voices is the guiding theme for the 2015 film selections and speakers.

FJJJMA permanent collection

This weekend, the Oscar Jacobson retrospective opens at the Fred Jr. Museum of Art, OU Musical Theater opens La Cage aux Folles and Paul Medina releases his new book Enchanted Circles. These fine Oklahoma artists will inspire and remind you of the generations of multi-talented innovators our great state has, and continues, to produce.

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.

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