Weekly Events Calendar, April 11-17, 2022

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Each week, Oklahoma Today staffers comb through their calendars to find a handful of great events happening across the state. Get out! See Oklahoma! And be sure to let us know what you find, either here or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @oklahomatoday.

Truly Classic Rock

What do you consider a classic song? Music from the 1970s? 1950s? When Chickasha’s USAO Concert Choir Spring Performance hits the stage, it’s going a bit further. Join the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma’s Concert Choir as they chant “Ave Maria” in the original Latin, sing a traditional Bantu folk song from South Africa, and blow the doors down with selections from Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen. April 12. Admission, Free. usao.edu

With a catalog running from “Ave Maria” in Latin to "Dear Evan Hansen," Chickasha’s USAO Concert Choir will have toes tapping. Photo courtesy USAO

With a catalog running from “Ave Maria” in Latin to "Dear Evan Hansen," Chickasha’s USAO Concert Choir will have toes tapping. Photo courtesy USAO

Where Heads Belong

Not to nitpick, but since Oklahoma Today is run by a bunch of editors, can we talk about the phrase “head over heels”? There are very few instances in which one’s head is not at a higher altitude than one’s heels. And wouldn’t falling in love be one of those times when the heels are higher than the head? Absolutely none of this will be covered in the jukebox musical Lyric Theatre Presents: Head Over Heels in Oklahoma City. Instead, audiences will enjoy the music of The Go-Go’s while watching a royal family’s hilarious journey to save their kingdom, which does sound more entertaining than a discussion of idioms. April 13-30. Tickets, $25-$29. lyrictheatreokc.com

A Bit Misleading

Audiences should know before showing up to the McKnight Center for the Performing Arts on the Stillwater campus of Oklahoma State University that Dr. Kayse Shrum will not be performing during The President’s Masterworks Concert. Not that she wouldn’t rock the house, but music lovers will likely be pleased to know the concert includes the OSU Symphony Orchestra, OSU Concert Chorale, and OSU University Singers and Stillwater Chamber Singers, as well as soloists Dr. Anné-Marie Condacse and Dr. André Chiang are featured soloists. Frankly, if we were the presidents of OSU, we’d rather listen than perform anyway. April 14. Tickets, $7-$12. facebook.com

Expect a lot of people on their feet at Tulsa's OK Roots Music Global Bash. Photo courtesy OK Roots Music

Expect a lot of people on their feet at Tulsa's OK Roots Music Global Bash. Photo courtesy OK Roots Music

Deep Roots

Bash has a number of meanings, so we were pleased to learn the OK Roots Music Global Bash, now in its eighth year, is more of a party than a “beating everything with a stick” kind of event. Though anyone who misses the lineup of artists at both Guthrie Green and LowDown in Tulsa will definitely want to take a few whacks at themselves for not seeing English Beat, Lakou Mizik, Vox Sambou, and the rest perform incredible tunes from around the world. April 15-16. Tickets, Free-$20. okrootsmusic.org

Head to Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area near Frederick for the Bird Migration Tours. Photo by Lori Duckworth

Head to Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area near Frederick for the Bird Migration Tours. Photo by Lori Duckworth

Air Travel

Fans of Mother Nature are likely already aware of the wonderful Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area near Frederick, but bird lovers should especially pay attention to the Hackberry Flat Bird Migration Tours. Tour the wetlands in an open-air trailer to put eyes on birds as they continue their migration to cooler climes as well as the rest of the fauna native to the area. Since the tour is on the longer side, children must be eight years or older to attend. April 15-16. Admission, Free. wildlifedepartment.com

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Greg Elwell

Web Editor Greg Elwell worked for newspapers, medical research organizations, and government institutions before he joined the magazine.

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