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pop also inside: Better than Black Friday • Musical festival date changed • ‘Ondine’ creates magic in a mundane world • Film details rough Rugby education • friday • dec. 10 • 2010
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Film details rough Rugby education In 2010, there would be arrests, convictions and long prison sentences for teachers who allowed their young students to drink, smoke, gamble, build stills and beat each other up. But at England’s famous Rugby School in the 1830s, such behaviors were considered the norm — even encouraged — as we discover in “Tom Brown’s Schooldays” (2005), a classic tale of good boys and bullies. “You’ll see a great many cruel and blaggard things done,” Squire Brown ( Julian Wadham) tells his 12-year-old son, Tom (newcomer Alex Pettyfur), which hardly seems like the best thing to say to a boy who’s leaving home for the first time. “But have no fear,” Papa Brown continues. “Stand up to the blaggards … and you’ll be a man to be proud of.” Like his father and his father before him, Tom is on his way to the Rugby School, a place that’s grown considerably more vicious since his dad went there. The fossils who masquerade as teachers believe that “the boys will discipline themselves.” Best to let nature take its course and let the weak be weeded out; no sense in mollycoddling them. After all, only the toughest are fit to lead England. To that end, the boys are left entirely alone every night in their dorms, free to
Mary Anne Hempe Forgotten Video pursue whatever they wish, including all sorts of behaviors that would have many on their way to rehab today. The worst offender is Flashman ( Joseph Beattie), a spoiled rotten, rich kid with a nasty temper and a talent for getting others to carry out his dirty work. The place is complete chaos, with very little learning taking place. It’s time for a new headmaster, one who will put the focus back on a good Christian education. It’s time for Dr. Thomas Arnold (Stephen Fry). There are great changes Arnold must make immediately to bring the “light, learning and goodness” back to Rugby — unpopular changes, to say the least. Although Tom endures Flashman’s increasingly dangerous tortures from the moment he arrives at Rugby, he won’t even consider ratting on him to Arnold, especially after Arnold bans booze, tobacco and all the other fun stuff. Tom quickly becomes hardened to Rugby’s ways, getting into so much trouble that Arnold takes him into the dreaded tower for a good caning. It seems that Tom is about to follow in Flashman’s footsteps until a new
Films playing at Warren Theatre New Releases: • Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 2D/3D: Lucy and Edmund bring their cousin along for an adventure with Prince Caspian aboard The Dawn Treader. PG. • The Tourist: Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie star in this thriller about an American tourist who is seduced into assisting a mysterious woman. PG-13. Now Showing: • Burlesque: The talents of Christina Aguilera and Cher are showcased in this tale about a small-town girl trying to find her place in the neo-burlesque world of Los Angeles. PG-13. • Due Date: A father-to-be takes a wild road trip cross country with an eccentric actor
in an attempt to make it in time for his child’s birth. Stars Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. R. • Faster: Dwayne Johnson is an ex-con determined to avenge his brother’s death. R. • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: Harry Potter seeks to destroy the Horcruxes that hold the soul of The Dark Lord. On his journey, he discovers the powerful Deathly Hallows. PG13. • Love and Other Drugs: What’s the ultimate drug? This film makes the case that love is, as Maggie and Jamie fall further into a relationship neither of them were expecting to be so deep. Stars Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal. R. • Megamind 2D/3D: Super-
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pupil arrives at Rugby and gives Tom Brown the courage to finally “stand up to the blaggards” once and for all. Thomas Hughes wrote “Tom Brown’s Schooldays” in 1857, using his own experiences at the famous Rugby School as the basis for Tom’s tale. The novel has been in print ever since and has spawned five film versions; three of them, like the 2005 version, made for TV. While this version condenses the book quite a lot (Tom’s early life at home is absent) and makes a few plot changes (regarding little George Arthur), it’s still a very entertaining, beautifully-done production. Alex Pettyfur is excellent as Tom (he’s 20 now and has grown up quite nicely) and Joseph Beattie makes a great creep. Stephen Fry is wonderful as Dr. Arnold, and Dane Carter is too cute as Tadpole. Although the video box claims that “Tom Brown’s Schooldays” is fine viewing for the whole family, I’d have to disagree. There are some pretty intense bullying scenes (1830’s kids apparently didn’t hold back) and one chilling scene involving Flashman and Sally the servant girl, so it’s not a good choice for little kids. You can find “Tom Brown’s Schooldays” at Hastings. Check it out.
• Conviction: After her brother is wrongly accused of murder, a working mother puts herself through law school to take up his case. R. • Despicable Me: An evil world dominator plans to steal the moon, until his scheme is thwarted by three orphaned girls. PG. • Easy A: Olive is just an average high school student, until a couple rumors begin to spread about her. Then she becomes the talk of the school. PG-13. • It’s Kind of a Funny Story: A depressed teenager checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward and learns craziness is relative. PG-13. • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Gahoole: A young owl sets out on a journey to find the legendary Guardians in order to stop an evil owl army. PG. • Skyline: Los Angeles comes face to face with an extraterrestrial force that threatens to take up the entire human population. PG-13.
Films playing at Hollywood Spotlight vilian Megamind finds himself without a hero to battle and creates a new nemesis, who turns out to be a rotten egg. PG. • Tangled 2D/3D: The longhaired princess Rapunzel, tucked away in a tower, is in for an adventure when a bandit is the one to lure her from her fortress. The newest Disney flick. PG. • The Warrior’s Way: A warrior-assassin finds refuge in a town of outcasts after he refuses to complete a mission. Opens Dec. 3. R. • Unstoppable: A unmanned freight train with combustible cargo threatens a city as rail workers attempt to stop the disaster. Stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. PG-13.
New Releases: • Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 2D/3D: Lucy and Edmund bring their cousin along for an adventure with Prince Caspian aboard The Dawn Treader. PG. • The Tourist: Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie star in this thriller about an American tourist who is seduced into assisting a mysterious woman. PG-13. Now Showing: • Burlesque: A small-town girl tries to find her place in the neo-burlesque world of Los Angeles. PG-13. • Due Date: A father-to-be takes a wild road trip cross country with an eccentric actor in an attempt to make it in time for his child’s birth. Stars Robert
Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. R. • Faster: Dwayne Johnson is an ex-con determined to avenge his brother’s death. R. • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: Harry Potter seeks to destroy the Horcruxes that hold the soul of The Dark Lord. On his journey, he discovers the powerful Deathly Hallows. PG-13. • Love and Other Drugs: What’s the ultimate drug? This film makes the case that love is, as Maggie and Jamie fall further into a relationship neither of them were expecting to be so deep. Stars Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal. R. • Megamind 3D: Supervilian Megamind finds himself without a hero to battle and creates a new nemesis, who
turns out to be a rotten egg. PG. • Tangled 2D/3D: The longhaired princess Rapunzel, tucked away in a tower, is in for an adventure when a bandit is the one to lure her from her fortress. PG. • The Next Three Days: Russell Crowe stars in this thriller about a man whose life is turned upside down when his wife is arrested for murder. Crowe hatches a plan to break her out of prison. PG-13. • The Warrior’s Way: A warrior-assassin finds refuge in a town of outcasts after he refuses to complete a mission. R. • Unstoppable: A unmanned freight train with combustible cargo threatens a city as rail workers attempt to stop the disaster. Stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. PG-13.
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Nice People playing nice at OU’s Meacham By Doug Hill pop writer
Saturday night will be a rare opportunity to hear a generous sampling from Norman’s vibrant indie music scene in a family-friendly atmosphere. Sponsored by Fowler VW auto dealership, 591 N. Interstate Dr., the concert has an early evening start in a smoke-and-alcohol-free environment with plenty of theater seating and no admission charge. It will showcase musical talent from the Nice People recording label based here in Norman, along with others. Bands scheduled to perform are The Boom Bang, Kite Flying Robot, Brother Gruesome, Depth and Current, Student Film, Penny Hill, Gang Starr Museum and Gentle Ghost. In part, they will play original music from the label’s 2010 Holiday Companion compilation album. Sample song titles include “Comanche Christmas Eve,” “Slay Belles” and “No Whiskey Snow Cone.” Stand-up comedian Steve “Wampus” Reynolds will host the show, titled “Checking It Twice.” “The Nice People label started out as my way of getting some good bands to get off their butts and put music out, instead of waiting around for some magic door to fly open,” said founder Chris Harris, who also is the operator of Hook Echo Sound recording studio and vocalist/guitarist for grunge/psych/goth dance outfit Depth and Current. The original idea was that Nice People would be a free MP3 label, so artists wouldn’t have to produce a full album of material and could just release one song. Harris also figured out how to get music
If you go ... • Who: Eight indie rock bands in concert • When: 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday • Where: OU CampusNorman, Memorial Union, 900 Asp Ave. Meacham Auditorium • Cost: Free
listed at iTunes with no payment involved via podcast format, which was going to downloaders automatically with their subscriptions. “After a while, though, it became pretty obvious we’d have to put out a record to be a label,” Harris said. “When I first heard Gentle Ghost, my immediate thought was, if I had money to print up to 10,000 CDs for these guys, I’d do it.”Their record was the label’s initial project and, from there, things just snow-balled. Harris pointed out that virtually none of the Nice People musicians actually recorded at Hook Echo Sound, except his own band. “I didn’t want this to be just a way to get people in the studio to make money from them,” he said. “Our Nice People compilation album was virtually all home or selfrecorded, which I love, because that’s how I started.” Depth and Current will play new music at the show. “Often, we write our songs
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Gang Starr Museum will be one of eight Norman indie rock bands featured at a free concert 7 p.m. Saturday in OU’s Meacham Auditorium. in the studio, fine tuning them there,” Harris said. “Joey Powell is with us now and adds so much to the band. We’ve been playing the songs before recording them, which is strange for me.” Their target is the release of a new LP in late February, to coincide with 2011’s South by Southwest festival. “We’re excited about our holiday show at Meacham, because people will get to see several really incredible local bands,” Harris said. “The plan is for it to be a fun, lighthearted evening.” Holiday shopping opportunities will even be available. “We’re going to turn the little lounge area out front
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into a bazaar of local band merchandise,” Harris said. “There will be lots of tables set up, and we’ll have Nice People gift sets that we put
together for the holiday season.” Oklahoma singer/songwriter Penny Hilary, aka Penny Hill, has made her
home in Norman recently and is on the showbill. “It’s an awesome way for Fowler VW, Nice People and all the artists involved to say thank you to our community,” she said. “I’m very flattered to be asked to participate.” Penny Hill’s compositions reflect what she knows. “My songs are about emotion and experience,” she said. “And I write from many different places.” Although she sometimes is a direct narrator with lyrics, the music never is secondary. “Words can only describe images that hint at what I’m seeking,” Hilary said. “The instrumentation or production is what completes the thought. It’s like the punctuation mark.” The concert will be a good chance to hear a variety of bands from the local scene in their best ho-ho-ho mode.
Movie creates magic in a mundane world “Ondine” is a combination of Irish fairy tale and modern-day trials and tribulations. The story follows a fisherman, Syracuse, in a small community, who constantly seems to be down on his luck. The townsfolk nicknamed him Circus for the antics he got into as a younger man and he can’t seem to escape it, now that he wants to be an upstanding father and citizen. He is two years sober, divorced and has a very sick daughter when the film begins. He lives a solitary life, with the exception being the time he loves to spend with his daughter, Annie. Unfortunately, most of their time together is spent while she receives dialysis. Her mother has custody, despite her alcoholism. One ordinary day of fishing, he catches a woman who seems to be dead in his fishing nets. Miraculously, she comes back to life after he gets her freed from the nets, but he has a case of amnesia. Strangely, she doesn’t want anyone else to see her and makes Syracuse promise not to take her to a hospital or let other fisherman see her. He takes this mysterious woman, who decides to call herself Ondine, to his deceased mother’s home off the water in a very secluded spot, where he currently resides. When relaying the story of how one day a fisherman caught a woman in his nets as a fairy tale to Annie during one of her many trips to get dialysis, she figures out that he couldn’t have made up such an interesting story and finds Ondine at her father’s home. Annie decides that Ondine has to be a kind of mermaid and begins to
Kelsey MartynFarewell DVDs On Parade fabricate a seemingly likely story of how Ondine came to them and what kinds of magical powers she will likely have. With no better or more likely scenario, both Syracuse and Ondine toy with the idea that this could be true. As the film progresses, Syracuse becomes increasingly attracted to Ondine and Annie becomes convinced that Ondine can wish away her illness with the magical powers she is sure to possess. Of course, just when things seem to be going well for Syracuse for the first time in a very long time, dark forces enter their lives. A strange man appears in town, asking for a woman matching Ondine’s description. Annie is sure that this man is Ondine’s merman husband, coming to claim her back to the sea. What is really fascinating about this film is the possibility of fairy tale and magic in an utterly mundane world. There are no special effects, just everyday living, which makes the story even more interesting. One caveat for potential viewers is this film stars mostly Irish actors who do not try to hide their accents, since it is set in Ireland. There were a few times during the film when I turned on the subtitles to make sure I didn’t miss any important dialogue. However, once you get into the film, it gets easier to understand them. Written and directed by Neil Jordan, who also directed “Interview
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with the Vampire,” the film stars Colin Farrell (“In Bruges”) as Syracuse, Polish actress Alicja Bachleda as Ondine, and newcomer Alison Barry as Annie. Stephen Rea (“V for Vendetta”) co-stars as the town priest, a frequent confidante of Syracuse as he tries to keep his life together. “Ondine” received four wins, including Best Actor and Best Actress, and another four nominations from the Irish Film and Television Awards. Special features on the DVD include three featurettes: “Scene Access,” “Making-of Featurette” and “Behind-the-Scenes Featurette.” I found them all to be worthwhile, although there was some repetition between them. For a magical tale in an everyday world, check out “Ondine” on DVD today. You can find it in your local store’s new releases section. Please send your comments, questions and DVD recommendations to Kelsey at DVDsOnParade@hotmail. com.
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The Norman Music Festival has just announced a change of date for the 2011 festival. Get out the black marker and designate April 28-30, 2011, as the weekend to remember. “Plans were made to hold the Norman Music Festival on our traditional weekend, which worked out to be Easter weekend,” Norman Music Festival Chair Robert Ruiz said. “Our community has some concerns with other events being held that same weekend, so ... we are moving the festival to April 28-30.” The change in date was enthusiastically received by the community, including Norman Mayor Cindy Rosenthal. “I am pleased that the Norman Music Festival has responded with sensitivity to the concerns of the community about the original schedule during the Easter week,” Rosenthal said. “The new dates promise to provide an exciting weekend for Norman.” Ruiz considers the change in dates an opportunity for the festival committee to look into layout strategies that could link all the events in historic
downtown that weekend. “We’re going to be creative with the festival layout,” Ruiz said. “This will help tie in other events throughout the Historic Downtown Arts District, including Mayfair, the 89er Day parade and Lion’s Carnival.” Other events are supporting the direction the festival is headed, believing the weekend will mimic that of last year’s, which included nearly a dozen events in Norman. “This is a great opportunity for the 89er Day Parade to collaborate with the Norman Music Festival, Lions Carnival and Mayfair for an amazing weekend of music, art and other fun festivities,” said Charles Hollingsworth, co-chair of the 89er Day Parade. The Norman Music Festival is free and open to the public and will take place on the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of historic Downtown Arts District.Thursday and Friday night, entertainment will be predominantly at indoor locations, and Saturday will feature the full-blown festival atmosphere, complete with street closures and large outdoor stages. For more information, visit normanmusicfestival.com.
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Better than Black Friday pop staff reports The Norman Arts Council will throw the city’s largest art party today, with the Second Friday Circuit of Art beginning at 6 p.m. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., NAC members can ride the CART for free by showing their membership card. Non-members can ride the CART for 50 cents per ride or $2 for the evening. All events are free and open to the public from 6 p.m. until at least 9 p.m. More information is available at www.2ndFridayNorman.com. For information on other NAC events, visit www.NormanArts.org or call the office at 405-360-1162. Events: • Sonder Music (225 E. Gray St, 405-474-9734) — The University of Oklahoma Baccano Club will have an exhibition of student photography celebrating the Italian study abroad experience titled “Immagini d'Italia.” The opening reception is from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature a jazz band. • Shevaun Williams (221 E. Main St, www.shevaunwilliams.com) — Africa: Images of Beauty and Biodiversity by Shevaun Williams
• Dreamer Concepts Studio & Foundation (324 E. Main St, 405-7010048) will host an opening reception of “Dreamer 30: Artists of Portraiture. Dreamer 30.” Featured artists include Beth Casperson, Sam Scott, Keetah Simonds, Sarah Warmker and Nikki Zwaan. The event is free and family- and petfriendly. • Performing Arts Studio (200 S. Jones Ave, 405-3079320) — An opening reception for Brad Price will be held from 6 to 10 p.m., along with a performance by the Norman Community Choral Society, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free. • Awen Academy (2203 W. Main St. No. 16, 405255-7713) will present select dances from Act II of the Nutcracker, as well as other contemporary ballet pieces. • Gallery 123 (123 E. Main St) is having a holiday event, “One Peace At A Time.” On those days, the gallery will donate 10 percent of all sales to Food and Shelter for Friends. • Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray St, 405-701-2929) will have new work up by Alan Hatcher, an artist from Norman who now lives in Chicago. • Firehouse Art Center (444 S Flood, 405-329-
Norman artists write Christmas song Norman artists Shane Henry and Maggie McClure paired together to co-write a Christmas song for the 2010 holiday season. The song, “Kiss for Christmas,” became available Tuesday on iTunes, according to a release from McClure. — pop staff reports
Skyline PG13 12:30 2:45 5:00 7:15 9:30 Legend of the Guardians PG 12:15 2:45 5:05 7:25 9:45 Despicable Me PG 12:20 2:35 4:50 7:05 9:20
Conviction R 1:00 4:00 7:00 9:25 Easy A PG13 12:25 2:40 4:55 7:10 9:35 It’s Kind of a Funny Story PG13 12:20 2:50 5:10 7:30 9:50
4523) continues the Holiday Gift Gallery. • MainSite Contemporary Art (122 E. Main, 405-2928095) will have wine, cheese and art by Sherwin R. Tibayan, Alexandra Knox, Alejandro Bagajewicz, Mike Hill and Geoff Krawczyk. • Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm Ave, 405325-3272) will have art activities from 6 to 9 p.m., as well as live performances and short films presented by deadCENTER Film Festival. Admission is free. • Maggy’s Thread Design (122 E. Main St, 405-6644634, above MainSite) — Christmas at Maggy’s. Maggy’s is owned and operated by Juanita Williams and Tamey Fernandez. • Downtown Art and Frame (115 S. Santa Fe Ave.) — There will be an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. for a one-man show by Norman artist Jim Cobb, who will feature his oil paintings and figure drawings. • The “Anything Goes One Night Art Show” will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. at 115 S. Crawford Ave. It will feature prints, painitngs, photography, sculpture and crocheted pieces. Artists
MIDNIGHT SHOW - 12/16 - TRON LEGACY 3D - TICKETS ON SALE NOW HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS: PART 1 (PG13) 1:05 4:00 4:30 7:40 10:00 NARNIA: VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER 3-D • (PG) MEGAMIND 3-D (PG) 1:50 4:10 6:50 9:25 1:00 1:30 3:45 4:15 6:30 7:00 9:15 9:45 LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS (R) 1:35 4:20 7:20 10:05 NARNIA: VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER 2-D • (PG) UNSTOPPABLE (PG13) 2:00 4:45 7:30 10:15 1:45 4:10 6:40 9:30 THE TOURIST • (PG13) BURLESQUE (PG13) 1:20 4:25 7:15 9:55 1:15 4:05 6:55 9:40 TANGLED 3-D (PG) FASTER (R) 1:40 4:40 1:25 3:50 6:35 9:10 WARRIORS WAY (R) TANGLED 2-D (PG) 7:25 10:10 2:05 4:35 7:05 9:50 NEXT THREE DAYS (PG13) DUE DATE (R) 1:10 7:10 1:55 4:20 6:45 9:20
include Thomas Shahan, Sarah Engel, Allison Juneau, Katy Seals, Jeff Zhang, Samantha Dillehay and Britni Peel. • Sandlewood and Sage (322 E. Main St.) — Wes Holderby will have his multimedia works on display from 6 to 10 p.m. Leah Kenton-McGaha will play on the dulcimer. • Roxy’s Funky Art Boutique (128 W. Gray St.) will feature the work of Denese Rogers-Noakes from 6 to 10 p.m. • Jacobson House Native Art Center (609 Chautauque Ave.) — Holiday art market. • Tribes 131 (131 24th Ave. NW) — Annual holiday show opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m.
POP’S FRIDAY 10
Son Del Barrio, salsa, 10 p.m., $5 cover, The Brewhouse “Scrooge,” Sooner Theatre, $23-28, 7:30 p.m.
“Scrooge,” Sooner Theatre, $23-28, 7:30 p.m.
The Brandon Pruitt Band with Gabe Marshall, country/rock, 9 p.m., $5 cover, The Brewhouse
2nd Friday Circuit of Art, 6-10 p.m., various venues in Norman
“The Man Who Came to Dinner,” a screwball comedy, 3 p.m., Reynolds Performing Arts Center, University Theatrer
The Man Who Came to Dinner, a screwball comedy, 8 p.m., Reynolds Performing Arts Center, University Theatrer
Zombie vs. Shark Release Show, Debris, John Wayne’s Bit**es, 9 p.m., $5, Opolis
Holiday Pipes, 8 p.m., OU Gothic Hall, $8 or $20 for specialty seating
Freestyle cage fighting, 7 p.m., $24-64, Firelake Grand Casino Norman Christmas parade, 10 a.m., Main Street
“Scrooge,” Sooner Theatre, $23-28, 2 p.m.
Lauren Deger, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m., Othello’s
Taylor Hart-Bowlan, open mic, 9 p.m., Othello’s
Chris Young, 8 p.m., Riverwind Casino, $20-30
Ramona Fisher, Performing Arts Studio’s Second Sunday Poetry Reading Series, 2 p.m., Historic Santa Fe Depot, 200 S. Jones Ave., “Mona’s Musings”
Travis Linville, 7-9 p.m., free show, The Deli
Trivia night, 9 p.m., The Abner, 121 E. Main St. SWAN songwriter Open Mic night, 7-9 p.m., Michelangelos
Mary Reynolds, Louise Goldberg and Mark Giammario present “Holiday Jazz,” Santa Fe Depot, 7:30 p.m., free
Trivia night, 8:30 p.m., Bison Witches Bingo, O’Connell’s, 9 p.m.
TFDI tour, Tony Lucca, Jay Nash, Matt Duke, Blue Door
“Sketches of Frank Gehry by Sydney Pollack,” film screening, 7 p.m., Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Trio Tenace, jazz, 7 p.m., Othello’s Never My Hero, rock, 10 p.m., $5 cover, The Brewhouse
Todd Canedy and Friends, jazz, 8 p.m., Othello’s
Mike Hosty solo, 10 p.m., The Deli
Osage, classic rock, 10 p.m., $5 cover, The Brewhouse Neal McCoy Christmas concert, Riverwind Casino, $18-28, 8 p.m. Zoom City, Rhinestone Cowboy
Depth and Current, The Purple Church, Bizarro Kids, 9 p.m., $7, Opolis
“Amahl and the Night Visitors,” Cimarron Opera, 7 p.m., Nancy O’Brian Center for the Performing Arts, $10, with special performance by Norman North Chorale. Stare Stare Stereo exhibit, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open Mic Night with Billy Hartless Band, 7-11 p.m., Hilltop Hideaway, 1105 N. Main in Noble
Steampunk Expo fundraiser, live music, belly dancing, magic, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., $10, Hidden Castle “Expansion” CD release by Doug Rader, Form + Function Lab. 123 E. Main St., free, 8 p.m.
Free show, 7-9 p.m., Travis Linville and The Da** Quails, The Deli Stringets annual Christmas show, Blue Door
THURSDAY 16 The Jonbear Quartet with John Calvin and The Cavalry, indie/rock, 10 p.m., $5 cover, The Brewhouse Trio Tenace, jazz, 7 p.m., Othello’s Lauren Deger, open mic, 9 p.m., Othello’s 2nd Annual Opolis Toydrive, acoustic concert, Samantha Crain, Ali Harter, Penny Hill, Sherree Chamberlain, Cody Ingram, John Fullbright, 8 p.m., $7 with gift, $10 without, Opolis Brother Gruesome, 10 p.m., The Deli
Evan Felker and Rodney Parker, 10 p.m., The Deli
Deli All Star Jam, 10 p.m., The Deli
Elizabeth Speegle Band, singer/sonwriter, 7 p.m., Othello’s
SWAN song circle open mic night, 7-9 p.m., Cafe Plaid
80s Alternative tribute, The Smiths, Jesus and Mary Chain, R.E.M., $7, 9 p.m., Opolis
Squad Live, rock, 10 p.m., $5 cover, The Brewhouse
Trivia night, 9 p.m., The Abner, 121 E. Main St. Trivia night, 8:30 p.m., Bison Witches
Art After Hours, “Madame Hessel,” 1930 by Edourd Vuillard, free, 6 p.m., Fre Jones Jr. Museum of Art
Bingo, O’Connell’s, 9 p.m.
John Fullbright, Blue Door
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