Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show January 17-19
Replace winter gloom with wishful thinking and visions of colorful flowers at the 32nd annual Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show. The show features more than 500 local and national exhibitors. It is at Oklahoma State Fair Park and runs from noon to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19. Admission is $11, and children under 12 are free. For more information, visit oklahomacityhomeshow.com or call 301-5525.
Chuck Close: Works on Paper January 1-31
Even if you haven’t heard of Chuck Close, you’ve surely heard of some of his famous subjects like Brad Pitt, Kate Moss and Barack Obama. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art will feature Close’s works from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. The works will include Close’s self portraits, along with portraiture of Moss, Pitt, Alex Katz, Robert Rauschenberg, Janet Fish, Philip Glass, Keith Hollingworth and others. The exhibit runs Dec. 13-Feb. 16. The museum is located at 415 Couch Drive. Admission is $10- $12. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com for more information.
Downtown in December: Devon Ice Rink January 1-31
December may be gone, but that doesn’t mean Downtown in December has to end. Enjoy all the holiday fun through Feb. 2. Keep the holiday spirit intact at Devon Ice Rink, now in its third year. It is open 7 days a week. Monday through Thursday, it is open 3-9 p.m., and Friday from 3-11 p.m. Saturday, it is open 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Rates are $10 per person for all ages (including skate rental) and $7 for guests who bring their own skates. For 10 or more guests, it is $7 per person and includes skate rental. The ice rink is located at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 113 S. Robinson Ave. For more information, visit downtownindecember.com.
PBR: Built Ford Tough Series January 24-26
Grab your cowboy hat and your chaps and head down to PBR to watch some professional bull riding. The concept is simple: take a 150-pound cowboy and put him on the back of a hulking, snorting, temperamental 2,000-pound bull and see if he can last eight seconds. Don’t miss America’s original extreme sport at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24; 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Tickets are $15-$100 and are available at ticketmaster.com.
The Midtown Men January 24-25
Get ready for a trip back in time with the Midtown Men. The show features four stars of the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys singing hits from the 1960s. Songs include old favorites by the Beatles and the Four Seasons and memorable tunes from Motown. The music begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 and again at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 in the Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Tickets are $15-$53 and are available at myticketoffice.com.