Weekly Events Calendar July 8-14

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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.

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For a Broadway experience with an unexpectedly rock show feel, head to Lyric Theatre in Oklahoma City for Disney’s Newsies. Based on the 1992 film of the same name, this musical tells the story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike in New York City. With songs that blast the roof off and thrilling choreography, this show will have the audience on its feet. July 9-14. Tickets, $47-$100. (405) 524-9312 or lyrictheatreokc.com.

Savage Sounds

This musical prodigy blazes his own trail with hits like “a lot,” “Bank Account,” and “X (feat. Future).” Grammy-nominated artist 21 Savage brings his i am > i was tour to the Criterion this summer with special guest DaBaby. July 10. Tickets, $45-$505. (405) 840-5500 or criterionokc.com.

Bound for Glory, This Festival

Woody Guthrie is a folk hero from right down the road in Okemah. The town honors the legendary musician each year with the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. Woody’s family members, folk-stars in their own right, perform alongside the Red Dirt Rangers, John Paul White, and many more. Aside from a stacked day of concerts, the festival features youth songwriting workshops and a competition. Add an educational aspect to the experience by attending panels and discussions held each day. July 11-14. Tickets, $40-$120. woodyfest.com.

A Slam-Dunk Show

For the love of basketball, get yourself to Cain’s Ballroom for the “Why Not” Comedy Show. Presented by the Oklahoma City Thunder’s MVP Russel Westbrook and comedian Demetrius "Juice" Deason, the show is heading from Oklahoma City to Tulsa. It’s a night stacked with talent, including Ron Taylor and Alexis Miranda, that is sure to leave audiences gasping for air between laughs. Proceeds from this pop-up show benefit the Light It Up Foundation. July 11. Tickets, $40-$65. (918) 584-2306 or cainsballroom.com.

A Humerus Evening

Forensic anthropologists and kinesiologists require extensive training to do their jobs, but you don’t have to be Temperance “Bones” Brennan to get to experience her world. Oklahoma City’s Museum of Osteology is hosting a Forensic Dinner Party to teach guests about the basics of forensic anthropology. Learn how to identify ages, traumas, gender, and much more with hands-on group activities. Museum educators will be on-hand to answer questions and give hints as visitors take part in a scavenger hunt and try diagnosing a skeleton. Once teams finishes, they can enjoy a dinner of poké bowls included in the price of the ticket. July 13. Tickets, $37.99. (405) 814-0006 or skeletonmuseum.com.

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