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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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Fourth of July celebratory options can be overwhelming. With barbecues, fireworks, and The Star Spangled Banner on repeat, it’s hard to know where to start. This week’s OneSix8 highlights a few events to help narrow down options for your Independence Day holiday. 

Oklahoma City Theatre

A man trying to stay off the grid, one who already is, and an opportunity for those longing for simpler days highlight this week’s OneSix8. 

In 2009, U.K. citizen David Bond set out to completely disappear from the state’s surveillance programs. In his attempt to fly under the radar in the world’s third most intrusive surveillance country, he left his pregnant wife and child. Soon, Bond discovered just how much the government knew about him and his family as two private investigators began tracking him across the state.  

Duke Robillard

On this week’s OneSix8, I bring you a summer jazz festival, a Shakespearian play set in Vienna, Virginia in 1969, and a panel discussion with an award-winning author and photographer. Let’s get started.

When Jazz in June first started in 1984, it drew 300 people. Thirty years later, the annual festival plans to attract over 50,000 people. Jazz enthusiasts can hear musicians like Oklahoma native Parker Millsap as well as renowned guitarist Duke Robillard June 20 – 22 at Andrews Park, Brookhaven Village, and the Performing Arts Studio in Norman.

www.deadcenterfilm.org

The intersection of tradition and culture is where you’ll find this week’s OneSix8 offerings.  And what a crossroads it is! In fact, the coming 168 hours could mark the best timespan this year for taking in film, art, dance, and music in a distinctively Oklahoma fashion.

This Thursday, June 6th marks the official launch of screenings and events tied to the 13th deadCENTER Film Festival.

John Fullbright Kicks Off Norman Summer Concert Series

May 16, 2013
John Fullbright Music

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Fullbright burst onto the music scene in 2009 with an album recorded live at The Blue Door in Oklahoma City. He became even more well known in 2012 when he released his album From the Ground Up. He performs this Sunday as the opening act for Norman’s Summer Breeze Concert Series


Entertaining the Hours of Your Week: A Triple Threat

May 15, 2013
www.uncoveringoklahoma.com

A theatrical adaptation of a historic novel, a performance about water and its unforgiving nature, and a local Okie gone global take this stage on this week’s OneSix8.

Oklahoma Opera Singer Hosts Master Class in OKC

May 9, 2013
www.metoperafamily.org

I don’t know about you, but if I were the 10th of 15 children, it’d be easy to get lost in the crowd. But Leona Mitchell didn’t use her large family as an excuse to fade into the background. In 2010, she told OETA’s Gerry Bonds on OKC Metro that a life-changing teacher took her under her wing.  


Entertaining the Hours of Your Week: A Festival Wrap

May 1, 2013
www.jim-west.com

In spite of these perpetual winter reminders, the spring festival season is upon us. This week's OneSix8 highlights three fairs that are more than just their productions. 

For the past 30 years, Noble has been billed as “the Rose Rock Capital of the World.” Now, every first weekend in May, the town commemorates that status with the Rose Rock Music Festival.

JDMcPherson.com

The Norman Music Festival descends upon downtown Norman this weekend. Over 300 bands perform over the span of the three-day event. One Oklahoma singer-songwriter, JD McPherson, grew up in Buffalo Valley. He says living in such a small town encouraged him to pursue music.

“Where I grew up, there wasn’t a lot down there. It was pretty rural. My dad was into music and I developed an affinity for music. There’s little pockets of musicians down there, but probably the best thing that happened to me was being isolated like that. All you want to do is just play guitar and listen to music and read about music,” says McPherson.

Entertaining the Hours of Your Week: Celebrating Oklahoma

Apr 24, 2013
Arts Council of Oklahoma City

With two festivals and a major marathon, the Oklahoma City metro stays busy this weekend. Here are some things you may not want to miss.

The Norman Music Festival takes over downtown Main Street Thursday through Saturday. Thousands of people and over 300 bands flood the stages to deliver a free, family-friendly event. Steven White, co-chairman of the festival, says this year’s headliners like The Joy Formidable and JD McPherson are doing “incredible” things across the country.

Bryan Adams

This week on OneSix8, I'm bringing you exhibits by a rock star, a photographer aiming to highlight gender equality, and one comprised of global artwork.  

Oklahoma Contemporary displays Bryan Adams’ “Exposed” exhibit through May 17. Adams may be best known for “Summer of ‘69” or “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” but over the past 12 years, he has also worked as a photographer.

Medieval Fair of Norman

The first weekend of April brings a number of fairs and festivals to the state.

Creativity Abounds In The Metro This Weekend

Mar 27, 2013
Science Museum Oklahoma

We’ve hit the halfway point in the week, and here at KGOU, we’re rounding up a number of creatively-based activities for your upcoming weekend. So strap on your thinking cap, and let’s get to it.

Entertaining the Hours of Your Week

Mar 20, 2013
Fort Tours

Tributes to the Carpenters, cowboys, and blacksmiths provide Oklahomans with a chance to experience “life back when” this weekend.

Entertaining the Hours of Your Week, St. Paddy's Day Style

Mar 13, 2013
StPaddysDay2013.com

Since the 18th century, Americans have adopted St. Patrick’s Day as an unofficial celebration of all things Irish. This weekend, our state turns green in honor of the saint who drove the snakes out of Ireland.

OneSix8: Entertaining the Hours of Your Week

Mar 7, 2013
Performing Arts Studio of Norman

Norman steals the spotlight on this week’s OneSix8 with numerous performances and family-friendly activities.

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