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See & Do DANCE Romeo & Juliet Feb 13-15 It has an unhappy ending, but the real tragedy would be to miss the OKC Ballet’s exquisite production with an OKC Philharmonic assist on the score. OKC Civic Center 201 N Walker Ave, OKC, 848.8637, okcballet.com

roll down Main Street - you’re invited to take a tour in or a gander at the 2015 event, themed “Pop’s Wonderful World.” Downtown Norman Norman, normanmardigrasparade.com

Conference Dr, Norman, 329.9617, juniorleagueofnorman.org Victorian Tea Party Feb 21 An exceedingly tasteful (and tasty) midafternoon affair for young ladies to don a fine frock and take high tea - do reserve early, won’t you? Edmond Historical Society Museum 431 S Boulevard St, Edmond, 340.0078, edmondhistory.com

EVENTS

Valentine’s Dinner and Dance Feb 14 Swing your sweetheart up to the Museum’s Dining on Persimmon Hill restaurant for a full buffet dinner and a trip or two around the dance floor. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 1700 NE 63rd St, OKC, 478.2250, nationalcowboymuseum.org

Groundhog Day Feb 2 Why listen to some rodent from Pennsylvania? OKC has its own beastie meteorologists, and they’re set to make the local forecast (fingers crossed for early spring). OKC Zoo 2101 NE 50th St, OKC, 424.3344, okczoo.com

Monster Jam Feb 14-15 If your heart belongs to really, really big trucks, this is the window-rattling, regular-truckcrushing weekend for you. Chesapeake Arena 100 W Reno Ave, OKC, 800.745.3000, chesapeakearena.com

Heritage Hall Distinguished Speaker Series Feb 23 Lawrence Hellman, executive director of the Oklahoma Innocence Project, delivers a presentation on the organization’s work on behalf of people wrongfully incarcerated. Heritage Hall Howard Theatre 1800 NW 122nd St, OKC, 749.3000

Jewel Orchids: Treasures of the Rainforest Feb 14-Mar 14 Too cold for

Sinbad Feb 27 The mononymous comedian has a tremendous talent

Arts! Arts! Arts! Feb 4 The annual fundraiser for OU’s Weitzenhoffer College of Fine Arts includes a special performance of “Carmen in Concert.” OU Catlett Music Center 500 W Boyd St, Norman, 325.7376, ou.edu/finearts

Taste of OKC Feb 7 Live music, live and silent auctions and a cavalcade of flavors from across the city fuel this fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma. Bricktown Events Center 429 E California Ave, OKC, 943.8075, tasteokc.com Second Sunday Poetry Feb 8 Dr. Jennifer Kidney, twice nominated as Oklahoma’s poet laureate, performs a reading of selections from her works. Santa Fe Depot 200 S Jones Ave, Norman, 307.9320, pasnorman.org 2nd Friday Circuit of Art Feb 13 A monthly community-wide celebration of creativity, focused on historic Downtown Norman. Norman Arts Council 122 E Main St, Norman, 360.1162, normanarts.org Live on the Plaza Feb 13 Vendors, artists, residents and passerby unite for a monthly fiesta. OKC Plaza District 1618 N Gatewood Ave, OKC, 367.9403, plazadistrict.org Norman Mardi Gras Parade Feb 14 Time once again to let the good times

OKCMOA Omelette Party Mar 6 C’est magnifique! The Museum prepares a fete like no other at the 31st annual egg-based fundraiser, themed “House of FabergEGG.” Bricktown Events Center 429 E California Ave, OKC, 236.3100, okcmoa.com

ONGOING Varekai by Cirque du Soleil Through Feb 1 Elite athletes and aerial artists tell a visual and musical tale of wonder centered around a mystical other world. Chesapeake Arena 100 W Reno Ave, OKC, 800.745.3000, chesapeakearena.com

1st Friday Gallery Walk Feb 6 The historic arts district’s name means “stroll,” which happens to be the preferred form of locomotion while taking in its wonders during a monthly display of arts and culture. Paseo Arts District 3022 Paseo St, OKC, 525.2688, thepaseo.com

Maria Bamford Feb 7 Get cracked up as standup comedy circuit all-star Bamford takes the OKC stage for an evening of considerable hilarity. ACM @ UCO Performance Lab 329 E Sheridan Ave, OKC, 974.4700, acm-uco.com

Boots & Blues for Sight Mar 5 Jump up and dance or sit back and have a ball at this Prevent Blindness Oklahoma musical fundraiser. IAO Gallery 706 W Sheridan Ave, OKC, 848.7123, preventblindnessok.org

Red Tie Night Mar 7 The state’s largest single-evening fundraiser, and in its very uppermost echelon of elegance, this magnificent gala benefits the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund. Cox Center 1 Myriad Gardens, OKC, 348.6600, okaidscarefund.com

Chocolate Decadence Feb 5 An annual event that’s a perennial sellout, the smooth soiree features jazz, wine, champagne, coffee and plenty of taste excursions in chocolatey bliss. Hudson Essex Lofts 825 N Broadway Ave, OKC, 618.8820, downtownokc.com

An Affair of the Heart Feb 6-8 Handicrafts, clothing, antiques, collectibles, gourmet food, colorful décor … whatever you’re looking for, even if the answer is “all,” it’s probably at this massive sale. State Fairgrounds 333 Gordon Cooper Blvd, OKC, 632.2652, aaoth.com

UPCOMING Wish Luncheon Mar 3 Dine in style, shop for fabulous purses and boost the dream-making efforts of MakeA-Wish Oklahoma at “A Bag Full of Wishes.” OKC Golf & Country Club 7000 NW Grand Blvd, OKC, 286.4000, oklahoma.wish.org

FILM THE KING’S SINGERS

Feb 24 - Armstrong Auditorium

delicate blossoms? That’s why there are greenhouses - an immense rainbow of over 1,000 of the living jewels adorn the Myriad Gardens in this magnificent display. Myriad Botanical Gardens 301 W Reno Ave, OKC, 445.7080, myriadgardens.org Town Hall: Alice Schroeder Feb 19 Expert financial analyst and author Schroeder will speak on “How Buffett Invests - and Market Survival.” St. Luke’s UMC 222 NW 15th St, OKC, 826.9689, townhall.publishpath.com Auto Alley Shop Hop Feb 19 Discounts, giveaways, special mini-events and have-to-be-there fun fill this monthly mercantile excursion along one of the metro’s distinctive shopping destinations. Automobile Alley 1015 N Broadway Ave, OKC, 235.3500, downtownokc.com Premiere on Film Row Feb 20 Fowler Honda sponsors the downtown OKC street festival; it’s family-friendly, petwelcoming, free to wander through and filled with treats for the ears and taste buds. Film Row 706 W Sheridan Ave, OKC, 232.6060 JLN Charity Ball Feb 21 Help support the Junior League of Norman’s community improvement projects by sampling the joys of the restaurant community in this extremely tempting taster’s affair and gala. Embassy Suites Norman 2501

that he’s been honing for decades; seeing him in person should be a rare, laugh-filled treat. Riverwind Casino 1544 W Hwy 9, Norman, 322.6464, riverwind.com Marvel Universe Live! Feb 27-Mar 1 An action-packed arena show in which over two dozen Marvel characters - Captain America, Thor, Wolverine, Spider-Man and cohorts - assemble for an all-star brawl over the fate of reality. Chesapeake Arena 100 W Reno Ave, OKC, marveluniverselive.com Premiere on Film Row Feb 20 Fowler Honda sponsors the downtown OKC street festival; it’s family-friendly, petwelcoming, free to wander through and filled with treats for the ears and taste buds. Film Row 706 W Sheridan Ave, OKC, 232.6060 Miranda Sings Feb 27 What does it take to be dubbed a “YouTube sensation”? Well, over 60 million people have clicked their way to making Sings a crowdsourced celebrity - comedy, songs, magic tricks, hate mail reading and plenty of quirk are in store. Rose State PAC 6000 Trosper Rd, Midwest City, 297.2264, okcciviccenter.com Heart Ball Feb 28 Dance the night away at a Sweetheart-studded event for the benefit of the lifesaving American Heart Association. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 1700 NE 63rd St, OKC, 948.2147, heart.org/oklahomacity

Classics Series Feb 3-24 Catch a masterpiece you missed the first time around or just want to re-experience on the big screen: “My Best Friend’s Wedding” Feb 3, “Ghost” Feb 10, “The Notebook” Feb 17 and “The Princess Bride” Feb 24. Harkins Theatres 150 E Reno Ave, OKC, 321.4747, harkinstheatres.com Circle Theater Shows Feb 6-28 The OKC Museum of Art screens overlooked treasures and unsung independent films for cineastes who want to step outside the multiplex. OKC Museum of Art 415 Couch Dr, OKC, 236.3100, okcmoa.com OCU Film Institute Feb 8-22 The film series’ exploration of worldwide ethics beyond religion continues with Asghar Farhadi’s “The Past” Feb 8 and Truffaut’s “The Story of Adele H.” Feb 22. OCU Meinders School of Business 2801 N McKinley Ave, OKC, 208.5472, okcu.edu/film-lit/

GALLERIES Character Studies Feb 1-28 The series of portraits depicting American characters reveals rather a bit of artist Matt Atkinson’s character as well; his fascination with interconnection extends to making his own paints with minerals from the regions he depicts. Summer Wine Gallery 2928 Paseo St, OKC, 831.3279, summerwinegallery.com The Gold Show Feb 2-27 The Fine Arts Institute makes use of multiple talents to present a dazzling show - all that glitters is aesthetically marvelous. Fine Arts Institute of Edmond 27

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Slice is a lifestyle magazine serving central Oklahoma, featuring restaurants, events, shopping and culture.

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Slice is a lifestyle magazine serving central Oklahoma, featuring restaurants, events, shopping and culture.

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