Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Review
RACE DANCE CO'S
HE SAID/SHE SAID
WELL WORTH SEEING

By Nancy Condit


"He Said/She Said," performed by Race Dance Company and the Men of Race, was
an enjoyable dance discussion between between the sexes last weekend at Oklahoma
Contemporary. RACE is Oklahoma's only jazz, hip hop, and contemporary in
Oklahoma.

The nine men used old school, contemporary hip hop and acrobatics to present their 
points of view. Choreographer 
Jeremiah Walton's "Big Poppa," music by Notorious B.I.G/BIG Poppa, stood out with
the men's lithe very funny come hither moves in the dance. The six women performed
with jazz, hip-hop, contemporary and lyrical moves. Choreographer and executive 
director Hui Cha Poos' "Easy" was a dance by four women with great energy, starting
from the stage floor and leaping into the air and across each other adding a touch of acrobatics.

The two short films of dances - "Affliction," concept and choreography by Cristen Whitaker,
and "dis[Ability]," concept and choreography by Gina Marie Foxhoven, added depth
to the program.
 
RACE will begin its 10th year August 27 with AUDITIONS for RACE DANCE COMPANY
at 1 p.m., for MEN OF RACE AT 3 p.m., and JR/TEEN RACE AT 5 p.m. at the University
of Central Oklahoma, 100 N. University Drive, Edmond, OK, 73034. The registration fee
is $30. Please check Race Dance Company website or call 405-410-4978.
  

Friday, August 11, 2017


RACE DANCE COMPANY
 LAST PERFORMANCE HE SAID/SHE SAID
SATURDAY, AUG. 12 AT 7:30 p.m. 




RACE Dance Company and Men of RACE come together for an evening of dance and entertainment
at Oklahoma Contemporary at 7:30 p.m. Aug 11 & 12. The two companies will showcase multiple genres and choreographic styles of dance and video to display each choreographer's creative expression. Rather than focusing on our conflicting views, the company wanted to give voice to perspective. Let RACE and Men of RACE to take you on a journey into a deeper understanding of the human condition in He Said/She Said.

He Said/She Said Tickets Here  Tickets are $20. This will also take you Race Dance Company's
website for more information.
OKCMOA PRESENTS
FILMS "SUMMER OF
LYNCH" AUG. 10 TO 17


A series celebrating the work of David Lynch will screen Aug. 10-17
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) hosts a film series called "Summer of Lynch" screening Aug. 10 to 17. This series presents a new documentary about David Lynch's artistic process alongside a curated six-film retrospective of newly restored and rarely screened films directed by Lynch, including a 35mm print of "Inland Empire" provided personally by the director himself.

"From his early short films through his recent feature film and television work, David Lynch has developed a specifically American, surrealist aesthetic that is both utterly distinctive and incredibly influential," said Dr. Michael J. Anderson, director of curatorial affairs. "For 'Summer of Lynch,' we've selected a stylistically diverse group of films that demonstrate the full scope of the director's artistic evolution."

"The 2017 revival of the cult television series 'Twin Peaks' has led to a surge of critical and popular interest in Lynch's work, as well as a number of exciting restoration projects and long-awaited theatrical rereleases," Anderson added. "In order to remain true to Lynch's original aesthetic vision, all the films in our retrospective will be screening in new high-definition restorations or on 35mm."

Tickets are now on sale and are $5 for OKCMOA members, $9 for adults and $7 for seniors (62+) and college students with IDs.  

"Summer of Lynch" will open on Thursday, Aug. 10 with "David Lynch: The Art Life," an illuminating new documentary that moves between candid footage of the director at work in his Hollywood Hills studio and beautifully illustrated stories from his childhood, adolescence and early film career.

Bridging the gap between Lynch's early work as a painter and his filmmaking career, "Summer of Lynch" will feature a newly restored, hour-long program of the director's unsettling, darkly comic experimental short films. Presented in pristine 4K, Lynch's first feature, "Eraserhead," is a dark domestic fable that boasts richly tactile black and white cinematography and the evocative sound design that has become one of the director's signatures.

The series will include a stunning new 25th anniversary restoration of the haunting "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with me" and the 30th anniversary rerelease of Lynch's critical breakthrough, "Blue Velvet." One of the darkest portraits of Middle America ever to grace the silver screen, "Blue Velvet" is an off-kilter neo-noir that provides a lurid glimpse at what lies beyond the white-picket fence. "Fire Walk With Me" is a must-see for fans of both the original "Twin Peaks" series and the 2017 revival as it chronicles the tragic last days of enigmatic, murdered high-school student Laura Palmer.

"Summer of Lynch" will also showcase two recent films that offer thematically consistent but formally distinct explorations of the contemporary film industry's dark unconscious. Presented in a new 4K restoration, Lynch's Hollywood-set magnum opus "Mulholland Dr." was named the best film of the 21st century in a 2016 BBC poll. Lynch's most recent, and likely final feature film, "Inland Empire," presents a fearlessly experimental chronicle of an actress's increasingly nightmarish break with reality. Largely absent from theaters since its 2006 release, "Inland Empire" will be screened on a 35mm print personally provided by Lynch.

For more information on the "Summer of Lynch" series and more upcoming Museum Films events, visit: http://www.okcmoa.com/films/
RACE DANCE COMPANY
PRESENTS HE SAID/SHE SAID
AUG 11& 12 AT 7:30 p.m. 




RACE Dance Company and Men of RACE come together for an evening of dance and entertainment
at Oklahoma Contemporary at 7:30 p.m. Aug 11 & 12. The two companies will showcase multiple genres and choreographic styles of dance and video to display each choreographer's creative expression. Rather than focusing on our conflicting views, the company wanted to give voice to perspective. Let RACE and Men of RACE to take you on a journey into a deeper understanding of the human condition in He Said/She Said.

He Said/She Said Tickets Here  Tickets are $20. This will also take you Race Dance Company's
website for more information.

EVENTS IN DOWNTOWN
OKC, Courtesy of Downtown
OKC 

For more events go to Downtown OKC's
    website's newsletter
CAT VIDEO FESTIVAL
AUGUST 12, 7:30PM - 10:30PM
MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS, 301 W RENO


The Cat Video Festival is back by popular demand. It is a raucous, 75-minute romp through the Internet’s finest cat video offerings and the shared hilarity with thousands of cat lovers is not to be missed.
Film starts at 9 p.m. but put on your whiskers and cat ears and enjoy pre-screening festivities complete with food trucks, live music with Jenkins Valley at 7:30-8:30 p.m., drinks and more. Get your whiskers painted by Kaleidoscope Arts. Oklahoma City Animal Welfare will be out with adoptable cats
For more information, visit myriadgardens.org
SUMMER SONGWRITER SERIES
AUGUST 15, 6PM - 8PM
SANDRIDGE COMMONS, 123 ROBERT S KERR 


Listen to Ryan Lindsey, Travis Linville and Penny P at the next Summer Songwriter Series on Tuesday, August 15. Crowe & Dunlevy’s Summer Songwriter Series is free to the public and takes place every third Tuesday through October. Guests are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy refreshments from local food trucks as well as The Big Friendly Craft Beer Bus.

For more information, visit their Facebook event
FILM SCREENING: THE COOL SCHOOL
AUGUST 17, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
IAO GALLERY, 706 W SHERIDAN


Join Artspace at Untitled on Thursday, August 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the IAO Gallery in Film Row for a film screening & discussion of The Cool School, a film by Morgan Neville. This Café Society Film Screening is presented in conjunction with the Unquenchable Search exhibition at Artspace at Untitled, which features a group of Oklahoma City artists that have been prolific in the local art community for several decades. The discussion will be led by exhibiting artist David Crismon. This event is free & open to the public.

For more information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event
POP! CHAMPAGNE & SPIRIT TASTING
AUGUST 18, 6:30PM - 9PM
MERCEDES-BENZ OF OKC, 1225 N BROADWAY


St. Anthony Foundation's POP! Champagne & Spirit Tasting is back on Friday, August 18 at Mercedes-Benz of Oklahoma City from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in partnership with Byron's Liquor Warehouse. Benefiting St. Anthony Hospital, this one-of-a-kind event features small bites, live music, a raffle and a vast array of Champagnes and sparkling wines to sip and sample. The popular spirit tasting will be back and will offer samples of whiskey, scotch and cognacs.

Tickets are $100. All guests will feel like a VIP with access to a limited number of premium Champagne tastings. Reservations are required and guests must be at least 21 years of age.

For more information, visit givetosaints.com/POP.
FIREFLY CONCERT SERIES
AUGUST 18, 7PM - 10:30PM
ROOFTOP PATIO, 1015 N BROADWAY AVE.


Revolve Productions is bringing live music to Automobile Alley next Friday for their FIREFLY Rooftop Concert Series. The concert takes place on the patio rooftop of the building at 1015 N Broadway in Automobile Alley. Each concert in the series features three musicians. Next Friday you'll hear music from Shelly Phelps. Vibro Kings, Fiawna Forte. Coffee Slingers will be selling cold pressed coffee, Italian soda, and water. Insomnia Cookies will also be handing out free cookies. ​Tickets are only $5.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit eventbrite.com.



CAT VIDEO FESTIVAL
AUGUST 12, 7:30PM - 10:30PM
MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS, 301 W RENO


The Cat Video Festival is back by popular demand. It is a raucous, 75-minute romp through the Internet’s finest cat video offerings and the shared hilarity with thousands of cat lovers is not to be missed.
Film starts at 9 p.m. but put on your whiskers and cat ears and enjoy pre-screening festivities complete with food trucks, live music with Jenkins Valley at 7:30-8:30 p.m., drinks and more. Get your whiskers painted by Kaleidoscope Arts. Oklahoma City Animal Welfare will be out with adoptable cats
For more information, visit myriadgardens.org
SUMMER SONGWRITER SERIES
AUGUST 15, 6PM - 8PM
SANDRIDGE COMMONS, 123 ROBERT S KERR 


Listen to Ryan Lindsey, Travis Linville and Penny P at the next Summer Songwriter Series on Tuesday, August 15. Crowe & Dunlevy’s Summer Songwriter Series is free to the public and takes place every third Tuesday through October. Guests are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy refreshments from local food trucks as well as The Big Friendly Craft Beer Bus.

For more information, visit their Facebook event
FILM SCREENING: THE COOL SCHOOL
AUGUST 17, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
IAO GALLERY, 706 W SHERIDAN


Join Artspace at Untitled on Thursday, August 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the IAO Gallery in Film Row for a film screening & discussion of The Cool School, a film by Morgan Neville. This Café Society Film Screening is presented in conjunction with the Unquenchable Search exhibition at Artspace at Untitled, which features a group of Oklahoma City artists that have been prolific in the local art community for several decades. The discussion will be led by exhibiting artist David Crismon. This event is free & open to the public.

For more information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event
POP! CHAMPAGNE & SPIRIT TASTING
AUGUST 18, 6:30PM - 9PM
MERCEDES-BENZ OF OKC, 1225 N BROADWAY


St. Anthony Foundation's POP! Champagne & Spirit Tasting is back on Friday, August 18 at Mercedes-Benz of Oklahoma City from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in partnership with Byron's Liquor Warehouse. Benefiting St. Anthony Hospital, this one-of-a-kind event features small bites, live music, a raffle and a vast array of Champagnes and sparkling wines to sip and sample. The popular spirit tasting will be back and will offer samples of whiskey, scotch and cognacs.

Tickets are $100. All guests will feel like a VIP with access to a limited number of premium Champagne tastings. Reservations are required and guests must be at least 21 years of age.

For more information, visit givetosaints.com/POP.
FIREFLY CONCERT SERIES
AUGUST 18, 7PM - 10:30PM
ROOFTOP PATIO, 1015 N BROADWAY AVE.


Revolve Productions is bringing live music to Automobile Alley next Friday for their FIREFLY Rooftop Concert Series. The concert takes place on the patio rooftop of the building at 1015 N Broadway in Automobile Alley. Each concert in the series features three musicians. Next Friday you'll hear music from Shelly Phelps. Vibro Kings, Fiawna Forte. Coffee Slingers will be selling cold pressed coffee, Italian soda, and water. Insomnia Cookies will also be handing out free cookies. ​Tickets are only $5.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit eventbrite.com.

TWILIGHT CONCERTS
CONTINUE SUNDAY



The 2017 Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by The Chickasaw Nation, continues with pop rock Latino music by Tequila Azul. Join us from 7:30-9PM at Myriad Gardens for their amazing performance! 

Bring a blanket, picnic, and the whole family! Please, no smoking and no pets, except trained service animals. Hope to see you there!

Tequila Azul

In January of 2014, a group of friends came together to have a jam session. After a night of hanging out, the group decided to form a Latin Pop Rock group called Tequila Azul, forming the 1st Latin Pop Rock group in Oklahoma! They perform across Oklahoma and surrounding states at different events such as cultural festivals, Arts Council events, Clubs, Private Parties, Business events, etc. Tequila Azul gets the crowd dancing no matter where they play!

Forming the foundation of Tequila Azul is Aaron Squiirrel - guitar, Armando Rivera - Congas, Charlie Quintero - Cogas, Edgar Salazar - bass, Ivan Castillo - vocals and guitar, Lee Hernan - voice, Paulo Valles - drums, and Ricardo Sasaki - keyboards. Through their musical diversity and energy, Tequila Azul entertains any audience for a wide-variety of events covering songs from artists such as Juanes, Mana, Shakira, Thalia, etc. For an exciting and fun filled performance, enjoy the sounds of Tequila Azul!
Courtesy of Arts Council of Oklahoma City

Thursday, August 10, 2017

RACE DANCE COMPANY
PRESENTS HE SAID/SHE SAID
AUG 11& 12 




RACE Dance Company and Men of RACE come together for an evening of dance and entertainment
at Oklahoma Contemporary at 7:30 p.m. Aug 11 & 12. The two companies will showcase multiple genres and choreographic styles of dance and video to display each choreographer's creative expression. Rather than focusing on our conflicting views, the company wanted to give voice to perspective. Let RACE and Men of RACE to take you on a journey into a deeper understanding of the human condition in He Said/She Said.

He Said/She Said Tickets Here  Tickets are $20.