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Written in the November 2005 Issue
Cirque Dreams
An original and imaginative burst of color, costumes and amazing performance artistry, CIRQUE DREAMS features an international cast – from inventive acrobats and loose-limbed contortionists to stunning chiffon-draped aerialists and sculpted men of strength. A European circus for the theater, CIRQUE DREAMS is an exciting, magical journey for the entire family! Performances run November 8th-13th at the Civic Center. For more information or to order tickets, visit www.celebrityattractions.com.

Chocolate Decadence
For those of you who are chocolate lovers, a cooking class will be held at the MAC just for you on November 9th from 6pm-9pm. The MAC is located in Mitch Park. For more information, call 216-7600.

New Orleans Hornets
Watch the Hornets in action November 9, 12, 16, 18 at the Ford Center. All games begin at 7:00pm. For more information or to order tickets, visit www.okfordcenter.com.

Lots of Color and Mixed Media
The Edmond Fine Arts Institute will offer basic art classes on November 10th and 17th that will take you through specific techniques of abstraction. It’s an excellent series for beginning and intermediate students. Grades: 1st – 5th
Fee: $45 each class. For more information, call 340-4481.

Pterodactyls by Nicky Silver
This dark comedy explores a family whose relationships are hindered by their inability to face reality in its harshest forms, reacting from life’s most tragic curveballs. This play is funny, vicious and touching. It’s a journey you won’t forget. The event will be held November 10th-12th at UCO’s Mitchell Hall Theater at 7:30 pm. For more information, call, 974-3375 or visit www.camd.ucok.edu.

Scout Saturday
The Edmond Historical Society is hosting its annual Bear Scout Saturday on November 12th from 10am-3pm. Tours last one hour and are given on the hour. Reservations are required. Cost is $2.00 per scout. For more information, call 340-0078.

Moscow Ballet’s Great
Russian Nutcracker
Ring in the holiday season early with the astounding beauty and grace of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at Rose State Performing Arts Theatre. Performances run November 15th-16th at 7:30pm. For more information, visit www.nutcracker.com. Or to order tickets, call 297-2264 or 1-800-364-7111.

Mostly Mozart
Enjoy an evening of familiar, classic opera scenes featuring School of Music vocalists, “Mostly Mozart.” They are sure to delight and entertain with their fine singing, clever staging and intimate presentation. Join them at the UCO Jazz Lab November 15th and 16th at 7:30pm. For more information, call 974-5004.

Jingle Bell Bazaar
Looking to fill your sack with handmade crafts for that special someone? Holiday crafts of all types will be for sale at the Jingle Bell Bazaar on November 19th. In addition to handmade crafts, there will be a silent auction, a coffee bar and a bake sale. Location: Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Hours: 9am-3pm. For more information, call 341-5113.


The Velveteen Rabbit
Don’t miss out on the Edmond Fine Arts Institute’s presentation of the childhood classic, “The Velveteen Rabbit.” Susan Scott will direct the young actors and actresses in performances on November 17th -19th at 7:00 pm, and November 20 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. For more information, call 340-4481.

Ja Vonna’s Painted Lady
Holiday Happenings
Join Ja Vonna November 18th & 19th for her holiday sale. You will find everything from antiques and collectibles to old and new Christmas items at a discount. Enjoy refreshments and register for your Christmas “wants” for Santa to pass along on Gentlemen’s night. Ja Vonna’s Painted Lady is located at 30 East Campbell between Broadway and Boulevard in Edmond. For more information call 330-1226.

A Western Hoedown with
Jana Jae
A former regular on television’s “Hee Haw,’ and often called the “first lady of the country fiddle,” Jana Jae’s style blends country fiddling, western swing, pop, and classics in her show, A Western Hoedown. Her performance can be seen November 20th at UCO’s Mitchell Hall Theater at 7:30pm. For more information, call 974-3375.

Oceans In Space
Travel back in time more than five billion years on a galactic journey of exploration. Oceans in Space introduces audiences to the diversity of life on our home planet even as humans embark on the search for signs of life in the universe. For a complete list of show times, visit www.omniplex.org or call 602-OMNI. Show times are available through November 20th.

Tonight’s Sky
Now through November 20th, the Omniplex’s Kirkpatrick Planetarium will offer a daily look at the night sky in the Star Theater with the presentation of “Tonight’s Sky”. For a complete list of show times, visit www.omniplex.org or call 602-OMNI.

Mystery of the Nile
Mystery of the Nile tells the story of an emotional and historic expedition through the waters of the Blue Nile River while also exploring the cultural and environmental links between the Ethiopian, Sudanese and Egyptian civilizations. For more information, call 602-DOME.

Downtown in December
Downtown Oklahoma City will be dressed to the nines in her sparkling winter attire for the third annual Downtown in December winter celebration presented by Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc. A flurry of yuletide activities including ice sculptures, street carolers and thousands of sparkling lights will transform Downtown into a holiday wonderland from Thanksgiving to the New Year. Venues include the state’s tallest cut Christmas tree, the magical outdoor Downtown Ice Rink, Holiday Garden Lights at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, Holiday Lights on the Canal, the Bricktown Lights and The Forest of Trees and the World of Trees. The celebration begins November 23rd. For more information, call 235-3500.


Downtown in December’s OG&E Garden Lights
The Myriad Gardens will dazzle during this annual celebration that transforms the 17-acre outdoor grounds and indoor conservatory. The Crystal Bridge will be open with free admission from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. every Sunday in December. The event begins November 23rd. For more information, call 297-3995 or visit www.myriadgardens.com.

Oklahoma City Zoo
Free Day at the Zoo. Everyone gets admitted into the zoo for free between the hours of 9am-5pm on November 23rd. For more information, call 425-0262.

Blue Sage Studios
Glassblowing Annual
Home Show
Shop the creations of Blue Sage Studios Glassblowing and With Joy Nativities December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th from 10:00am-6:00pm. The Blue Sage Studio Home Show is located at 2801 S. Post Road. Call 473-0754 or visit www.bluesagestudios.com for more information.

Thomas Kinkade Oklahoma Celebration
You are personally invited to join Thomas Kinkade via a one-day video event to celebrate his artwork collection. This special event will be hosted by Kinkade’s personal friend and author of “The Thomas Kinkade Story,” Rick Barnett at the Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery. Register to win a Thomas Kinkade Classic Canvas. Raffle proceeds will benefit the City Rescue Mission which feeds and houses homeless Oklahoma City citizens. The event will be held December 9th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Also join the Thomas Kinkade Master Highlighter Event December 10th & 11th. For more information, call 751-4446.
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