Sunday, October 6, 2019


National Theatre Live - All About Eve

Sun Oct 06 2:00 PM
Oklahoma City Community College Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater
Doors and concessions open at 1:00 PM – Tickets can be purchased at the door.
All About Eve tells the story of legend Margo Channing, a true star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s young, beautiful Eve. Her biggest fan. Adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. The National Theater Live version stars Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire), and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Captured live from the West End in London.

National Theatre Live is co-presented by OCCC and CityRep Theatre.
Oklahoma City Community College Box Office (405) 682-7579
Box Office will open at 1:00 PM on Sunday

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

PRESENTS "Water Won't Wait"

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Perpetual Motion Dance presents an original modern dance concert Water Won’t Wait as part of Oklahoma's first Theatre Crude Fringe Festival. This intimate and dramatic revision of the original 2013 collaborative concert with videographer Kyle Van Osdol explores the beauty and danger of our most basic human need- Water. Water Won't Wait combines poignant emotional choreography on the floor with the stunning visual technology of short films to portray tenacity, impatience and strength.

Water Won’t Wait will be performed 8:30pm, September 25th, 7pm, September 28th, 5:30pm October 4th, 4:30pm October 5th and 5:30pm October 6th. All performances will be held at Capitol View Event Center, 5201 N. Lincoln. Tickets available at  Tickets are $15, with options to buy a festival pass to attend multiple performances.
Oklahoma City’s only modern and aerial dance company, Perpetual Motion Dance employs home grown professional dance artists who diligently work through the process of experimentation and rehearsal to create original works that draw the audience into new states of awareness. These concerts, funded in part by a matching grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council, and additionally by donors and ticket sales, tour the state to bring this unique art form to a variety of settings including college, rural and urban audiences. Additional support provided by The Kirkpatrick Family Fund. 
Water Won't Wait features choreography created by Artistic Director, Michelle Moeller and company members Kayla Jenkins. Other artistic credits include; Hair and Makeup by Shear Balance Salon and Videography by Kyle Van Osdol.
The mission of Perpetual Motion Dance is to create, develop, and inspire innovative dance in Oklahoma City. This is achieved through drawing together dancers in an ongoing creative environment that reaches out into the community through performance (ranging from brief special appearances, to full length original works). Additionally, education is a cornerstone of their efforts as they provide weekly class offerings, K-12 education programming, and PM2 a program for dancers 13 and older that partners students with the company, where they learn the inner workings of a professional dance company, while continuing to grow modern, contemporary, ballet, and aerial technique. 
For more information about Perpetual Motion Dance, its performances and work with area schools, please call 405-283-6852 or e-mail  

Monday, August 12, 2019


Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble Season Premier
Melodic Masters

Amy I-Lin Cheng, Gregory Lee, Zach Reaves and Mark Neumann     Photo:
Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present the first concert of the 2019-20 season at 7:30 pm September 24 at the beautiful and historic St. Paul’s Cathedral, 127 N.W. 7th Street near downtown Oklahoma City. This season marks Brightmusic’s 17th as Oklahoma City’s foremost classical chamber music presenter. The season premier, Melodic Masters, offers a lyrical evening with works by three masters of melody: Germaine Tailleferre’s piano trio, Josef Suk’s Piano Quartet in A minor, and Johannes Brahms’ String Sextet No. 1.
This season Brightmusic celebrates the contribution of women to the vast body of classical works, many of these compositions remaining in the modern repertoire. Until the early 20th century, women composers were usually obliged by societal pressures to publish under assumed masculine names or those of male relatives, if they published at all. Some of them suffered push back even from those closest to them: Clara Schumann from her husband Robert, and Fanny Mendelssohn from brother Felix. In the early part of the 20th century, women were starting to be recognized for their own compositions, including Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983), whose piano trio will be performed in Concert 1. She was the only female member of the celebrated French group Les Six (Francis Poulenc, Darius Milhaud, Arthur Honegger, Georges Auric, Louis Durey and Germaine Tailleferre) who were active in the 1920s, when Paris was reestablishing itself as the cultural capitol of Europe after the Great War. Born Marcelle Germaine Taillefesse, she studied piano with her mother and began to compose short works as a child. Her father did not support her musical studies, but she persevered. Later, to spite him, she changed her name to Tailleferre. Written around 1916 and revised in 1978, her melodic piano trio for violin, cello and piano reflects the energy and turmoil of the war years. Rounding out the evening will be Joseph Suk’s Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 1, and Johannes Brahms’ String Sextet in B-flat Major, Op. 18. 
The remaining regular season concerts will include works by Brahms, Dvořák, Mozart, Haydn and Tchaikovsky. The ensemble will be joined this season by two guest artists: pianist Stephen Buck in Concert 3 and French horn player Adam Unsworth in Concert 4. Buck is Visiting Professor of Music at the Conservatory of Music at the State University of New York (SUNY), and Unsworth is Professor of Horn at the University of Michigan. Then in June the ensemble will again present a four-concert summer chamber music festival, programs and dates to be announced later in the season.  
Season membership passes are available on our website or at the door for $100 for all regular season concerts plus all four festival concerts. Single admission prices are $20 at the door. There is no charge for children and active-duty military and students are admitted free with ID.

Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble, Oklahoma City’s own chamber ensemble, presents fine classical chamber music in acoustically-rich St. Paul’s Cathedral at NW 7th and N. Robinson near downtown Oklahoma City. Free parking is available just south of the cathedral. For more information about the ensemble and upcoming concerts, visit

Wednesday, July 31, 2019



Oklahoma City Museum of Art Receives Grant from Samuel H. Kress Foundation 

OKCMOA first institution in Oklahoma to receive Kress Provenance Research Fellowship
OKCMOA has been awarded a grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to support a one-year provenance research fellowship, becoming the first institution in Oklahoma to receive this grant. Beginning Sept. 9, 2019, OKCMOA will welcome Dr. Bryn Critz Schockmel, a 2019 Ph.D. graduate of Boston University’s History of Art & Architecture program as a new fellow. Schockmel will research a series of objects from the Museum’s permanent collection to establish a more complete record of their provenance. 

“The museum will celebrate our 75th anniversary in 2020,” said Dr. Michael Anderson, OKCMOA interim president and CEO. “For this major anniversary, the Museum is undertaking a yearlong focus on our permanent collection, our institutional history and our vision for future. We are thrilled to be selected for this competitive fellowship during this important year for our institution. We look forward to seeing the in-depth research Dr. Schockmel will complete on our collection this year and to helping her grow in her career as a provenance researcher.”

Kress Fellowships provide mentored professional development opportunities for promising candidates in the art history field. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation Provenance Research Fellowship provides essential funding for a researcher to investigate a permanent collection, or part of a collection, of an Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) museum. The funding makes it possible for the museum to take a more comprehensive approach to conducting in-depth research and delving into the full provenance, ownership and exhibition histories of works from the collection.

Schockmel comes to OKCMOA with an impressive background, including an Italian Renaissance concentration, knowledge of French, German and Italian and experience in the acclaimed Mapping Titian project. She received her B.A. in Art History from Skidmore College, M.A. in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and Ph.D. in History of Art & Architecture from Boston University. She will be mentored by Nancy E. Edwards, curator of European art at the Kimbell Art Museum. Schockmel will work closely with OKCMOA staff to present her findings on a new section of the website next year. 


One sale, four days, so many memories. Don't miss out on these steals! 
Drop by our fairgrounds location (3000 General Pershing Blvd.) Aug. 6-9 to purchase some of the countless treasures we have accumulated over 30 years. We uncovered a gallery's worth of useful items and hidden treasures while combing through closets and back rooms in preparation for our move to NW 11th and Broadway.
  • art supplies (many FREE to educators)
  • office equipment, event supplies, electronics
  • wine fridge, keyboards, pop-up tents
  • lights, fans, mirrors, so many frames
  • easels, light table, pianos, small kiln
  • disguise and rock-carving kits
  • shelves, chairs, tables, barstools
  • weaving supplies (including looms)
  • so many other hard-to-describe treasures from our 30 years at State Fair Park
Don't wait, items are priced to move.
To show some love, each educator will get a bag to fill with select art supplies for FREE, while they last. 
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 -- OPEN LATE  
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, Aug. 7-9  
Click here for a video of our "sales floor" and a list of all available looms.  
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center | 405 951 0000
3000 General Pershing Blvd. | Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday 

Saturday, July 27, 2019


Art Moves: Tuesday, July 30th
Downtown Folks: We'll be at Robinson Renaissance (119 N Robinson) from Noon to One.
Back at the Full Circle Book Store, Saturday 8/3
After a month off to help promote the Woody Guthrie Festival. We had a blast in Dallas, but we love being back with our peeps at Full Circle. As always, downbeat at 7:30, snacks, coffee or a little something stronger available.

The Lobby Bar, Saturday, August 10th
Our regular Second Saturday date at our neighborhood hang.
8:30 - 10:30, great food and drink specials.
Jazz Lab Saturday, August 31st!
The Miss Brown Quartet returns to the Lab.
8:00 - 10:00, $10.
...and then, it's September...
...and Saturday, September 7th brings us back to the Full Circle.
Thank you for reading the Pigeon!


“Southland” Now Filming in Oklahoma
Lucidity Entertainment, SSS Entertainment and Southland Movie, LLC, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), are pleased to announce production is underway for “Southland”, an independent feature film utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO.

Written and directed by Joshua Caldwell (“Layover”), “Southland” is a gritty, crime drama that tells the story of two young lovers who rob their way across the southland, posting their exploits to social media and gaining fame and followers along the way. The film stars Bella Thorne (“Famous in Love”, “Assassination Nation”), Jake Manley (“The Order”, “A Dog’s Journey”), Amber Riley (“Glee”, “Nobody’s Fool”) and Michael Sirow (“Jack Goes Home”, “Above the Shadows”).

“I could not have shot ‘Southland’ anywhere but in Oklahoma. Its geographical diversity allows it to stand in for a multitude of other locations, including Florida and Texas, and the land on which this state rests is both haunting and beautiful,” said Writer/Director Caldwell. “Furthermore, I have found in the people here a warmth and desire to help and contribute. They have opened their homes and their businesses to us, lending the film an authenticity you could never fake, and for that I am forever grateful.”

“Southland” began principal photography in Guthrie on July 12, 2019, and will continue throughout the month filming in multiple communities in the central Oklahoma region.

“For many producers who are unfamiliar with filming in Oklahoma, it’s simply a matter of getting them to our state to see firsthand the diversity of our locations, the hospitality of our communities, and the skilled talent of our local industry members,” said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “These valuable factors, paired with the necessity of the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program, provide the ideal setting for films such as ‘Southland’ to work in our state, and we’re incredibly grateful to all who have graciously accommodated the production thus far.”

For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program, visit
About the Oklahoma Film + Music Office:
Created in 1979, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office strives to share all that Oklahoma has to offer by welcoming filmmakers and music professionals to the state and by creating a network of support to develop Oklahoma's film and music industries. For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program or the Oklahoma Film + Music Office please visit