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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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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.

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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.
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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Arts Council of Oklahoma City (ACOKC) entertains metro-area audiences for the 34th consecutive year with the Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival. The event runs from Thursday, August 21 through Saturday, August 23 at the Oklahoma History Center.

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