Weekly Events Calendar December 23-29
Published December 2019
By Hannah Edmondson | 7 min read
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.
Moviegoers will find a lot to love at Tower Theatre over the holidays.
While many holiday movies hardly deserve even a single viewing, there are a few seasonal films that even the scrooge-iest moviegoers will revisit each year. Tower Theatre’s Projector Club has loaded up the Monday before Christmas with a marquee that demands a movie marathon. Whether cozy Christmas-preppers prefer the animated magic of The Polar Express, the nostalgic silliness of The Muppet Christmas Carol, or the irreverent charm of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, the Tower will feature all three pictures in order to fulfill everyone’s Christmas wishes. Doors will open at 10 AM with films beginning at 11 AM, and it is completely acceptable to show up in your pajamas. December 23. Admission, Free-$5. joinit.org/o/tower-theatre
Keen for a Day
The comedown from a major holiday can be rough, but the Jones Assembly invites music fans to get right back in gear for the new year. Robert Earl Keen—Countdown to Christmas sees the legendary singer-songwriter adding dates to his thirty-year-long touring career—with no end in sight. The Americana mainstay celebrates the 25th anniversary of his breakthrough album, A Bigger Piece of the Sky with a stop just a few hours north of his Houston hometown. Opening for Keen and his band is Shinyribs, whose frontman Kevin Russell will reflect not only Keen’s looks but also his seasoned, captivating sound. December 26. Tickets, $35 and up. (877) 435 - 9849 or eventbrite.com
The Imaginaries bring some holiday cheer to Chickasha this week. Photo by Reagan Elkins, Intellego Media
Husband and wife duo Shane Henry and Maggie McClure have made names for themselves as solo artists, but their combined talents make for a beautifully wrapped package. The Imaginaries will treat Chickasha’s Canadian River Brewing Co to a showcase of their latest album, Hometown Christmas. All ages are welcome to enjoy the duo’s holiday-inspired harmonies, but the special discounts on selected pints are just for the adults to enjoy. Bring the whole fam for an evening of entertainment that will pair perfectly with a locally-crafted cup of good cheer. December 27. Admission, $10. facebook.com
Cheers to Beers
For those in no rush to beat the holiday bloat, Tulsa’s American Solera Brewery promises to prepare unparalleled servings of comfort and joy. American Solera presents Beer Dinner with Chef Trey Winkle, a five-course dinner paired with five American Solera beers. The Tulsa brewery, known around the world for its oak barrel-aged beers, will host a formal dinner to compliment the unique beer selections. Chef Winkle is out to prove that beer can be refreshing and fancy; all self-proclaimed wine snobs are advised to come with an open mind and a big appetite. December 27-28. Tickets, $50. americansolera.com
If barrel-aged beer is your bag, the American Solera beer dinner with Chef Trey Winkle might be the perfect post-Christmas celebration.
Brad… James Band.
Coming hot on the heels of Christmas, the final show of the Cimarron Breeze 2019 season, Betwixt the Holidays: Brad James Band, is guaranteed to make spirits in Perkins especially bright. The Tulsa-born frontman will bring his band of world-class instrumentalists to the Old Church Center in hopes of forming a congregation of music lovers. The band is known for their psychedelic spin on classic blues rock, putting a unique emphasis on communication among the seats and the stage. No two performances are just alike, so reserve your seat now or risk missing James and the band put on their Perkins best. December 28. Tickets, $25. cimarronbreeze.com
The Brad James Band, headed by Tulsa native James, hits the stage in Perkins with its psychedelic blues fusion. Photo by Phil Clark.
2019? Totally History
If you’ve been searching for a family-friendly New Year’s celebration that won’t hijack everybody’s bedtime schedule, Enid has got you covered. Family Fun Day at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will devote the last Saturday of the year to remembering the year we’ve had and commencing the countdown to 2020. Members get in free of charge, and all activities and supplies will be provided upon entry. The entire family is encouraged to participate in the New Year’s themed festivities—and check out the Heritage Center Museum’s latest exhibits. You might just find that this history museum is the best place to kick off the future. December 28. Admission, Free-$7. (580) 237-1907 or csrhc.org
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