PURSUITS | High Points
The Top By Steve Gill
IT’S A BIG, BUSY METRO OUT THERE – IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO EVERYTHING, HERE’S WHERE TO START.
February 5, Hudson Essex Lofts In the season of romance, chocolate aficionados have the sweetest love affair of all – the annual marvel Chocolate Decadence is returning to Automobile Alley, combining a gala atmosphere with smooth jazz, freely flowing champagne and gourmet samples of dark brown bliss from 20 local restaurants and sponsors. Savor it, and don’t forget the scrumptious Valentine auction.
February 7, Chesapeake Arena There’s a kind of physical poetry in the expertly choreographed artistry the Harlem Globetrotters bring to the court … plus they’re just a blast to watch. The dazzling trick shots, precision passing, world-class athleticism and crowd-delighting comedic antics make a complete all-ages entertainment package. There’s no guarantee the Globetrotters will best the Washington Generals, but a good time is definitely waiting.
Dames of the Plains
February 13-May 10, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Westward expansion of the United States was a risky, hardscrabble, rough-and-tumble process that was a grueling test of men’s determination and drive – but they couldn’t have done it without the women of the West. More than 100 works portraying females from the 1850s forward fill “Madonnas of the Prairie: Depictions of Women in the American West.” 80 SLICE // FEBRUARY 2015
A SPOT OF ELEGANCE
February 21, Edmond Historical Society Museum Young ladies from central Oklahoma probably aren’t likely to be listed in Debrett’s Peerage … though on this day they can feel as though they are. Make reservations to savor a spot of haute tea with the proper tastes to accompany it, live chamber music, living history performers and a souvenir to take home at the EHS’s rather thoroughly enjoyable Victorian Tea.
PHOTOS: “POLLY KENT RIDES WEST” COURTESY NATIONAL COWBOY & WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM
“Polly Kent Rides West,” by Charles W. Hargens, Jr.
February 13-15, OKC Civic Center The Montagues and Capulets are present, bilious and bellicose as ever, but the real story of this version of “Romeo and Juliet” is the transcendent beauty of its amorous dance. The OKC Ballet’s tale of the star-crossed lovers is a world premiere arrangement, buoyed by lavish sets and costumes and the OKC Philharmonic’s live performance of the Prokofiev score. Happy Valentine’s!
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