Below are a few samplings and story ideas covering the many new and exciting happenings in Norman in February and March. To arrange an individual press visit or for additional information, contact Jen Tregarthen at Jen@VisitNorman.com or 405.366.8095.

 

 

MUSIC {MEETS} MYSTERY IN NORMAN.

 

o   Attend the Sooner Theatre’s hilarious presentation of Death in a Cubicle, a musical murder mystery dinner theatre on Feb. 10 - Feb. 12 at the Hall at Old Town, 102 W. Eufaula. Unlike anything you’ll see on The Sooner stage, this clerical conundrum is set in the offices of a turntable manufacturing company that is dying to succeed despite it’s nearly obsolete technology. Set to the music of movie musicals from the late ‘70s/early ‘80s, you’ll spend the evening rocking, rolling, and unraveling this hilarious mystery. Intended for guest’s age 21 years old and up. http://www.soonertheatre.com or (405) 321-9600.

 

o   The 60’s are back 7:00 p.m. on February 11-12 and they’re bringing 1964...The Tribute Band now with orchestra! Tickets are $15 for balcony and $25 for main floor and side balcony. At the door prices are $20 for balcony and $30 for main floor and side balcony. The band Midlife Crysis will open at 7 p.m. in Sharp Concert Hall, and prior to that is a special presentation by Andy Babiuk and Russ Lease at 6 p.m in Pitman Recital Hall. (405) 325-4101.

 

o   Looking for a family night out? Sooner Theatre won’t disappoint with Disney’s High School Musical, a story of an unlikely couple who decide to go out for the school musical, despite the discouragement they get from East High’s resident drama queen, Sharpay. The Jocks and Brainiacs, both afraid of losing their coolest members, devise a plan to trick the couple into forgetting about the musical and committing to their respective competitions. But the East High student body comes together through all the mayhem and the mishaps, and learns a valuable lesson about teamwork so that everyone comes out a winner! Feb. 18-10, 2011. Tickets: $10 adults; $5 children (12 & under) http://www.soonertheatre.com.

 

o   Jazz in June presents Meet Me on Bourbon Street, 6pm, Mar. 5 at the Santa Fe Depot, 200 S. Jones Ave., Norman. Jazz in June fundraiser featuring live music The Civilized Tribe Dixie Band, food by Cafe Plaid and drinks by Coach's. Tickets $25 online (www.jazzinjune.org) or $30 at the door. Must be 21 or over. http://www.jazzinjune.org or (405) 325-2222

 
 

DISCOVERY {MEETS} DOWN-TO-EARTH IN NORMAN.

 

o   Grand Opening for "Mediterranea: American Art from the Graham D. Williford Collection" from 7-9 pm on Mar. 4 at the Fred Jones Jr. Musem of Art. The exhibit highlights the major culture of the Mediterranean regions through paintings of American artists in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

 

o   Pairing Wine and Chocolate: A Tasting Seminar 7-9pm Feb. 17 at the Sam Noble Museum. This event is sponsored by The Candy Basket and Corkscrew Wine and Spirits. Participants will discover the ultimate combination of wine and chocolate and explore the ways different wines can enhance the flavor of a variety of chocolates and vice-versa. Experts will introduce different flavors of wine and chocolate and discuss how the taste elements of each can be enhanced through artful combination. Adults 21 and up only. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $25 per individual or $40 per couple. To register, call (405) 325-1008.

 

o   Head to the Sam Noble Museum for Spring Break Escape! Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Engage your senses as you spring into the culture and nature of Oklahoma! Daily activities include crafts, nature hikes, storytelling, scavenger hunts and more! All programs are free with museum admission but space will be limited for some activities. Check the museum Web site, www.snomnh.ou.edu, for a full schedule of activities.

 

OUT {MEETS} ABOUT IN NORMAN.

 

o   Whether you are looking for a reason to anticipate the upcoming return of Cupid or you are looking for a way to occupy time before the romantic evening you have planned, the School of Art and Art History Arts Alliance Art from the Heart Luncheon is just what you are looking for. On February 14, from 11:30-1:30 pm. you can treat yourself to a delicious lunch of homemade soups and grilled cheese sandwiches for $15. You’ll also get to choose an original piece of art made by students of the School of Art and Art History. This would be a perfect gift for a last minute Valentine or a great way to add to your own collection. Lightwell Gallery of the Fred Jones Center in the OU Arts District (405) 325-2691

 

o   The latest fitness craze going around the world is touching down for a night of fun during Norman’s Black Light Zumba and Skate Party, 6pm on Feb. 20 at Star Skate. This program uses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program. The first hour there will be Zumba® Fitness to the rhythms of salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, merengue, belly dancing, African drums and the latest top chart hits. Then lace up your roller skates! Star Skate, 2020 W. Lindsey, Norman, 405.473.1566

o   Second Friday Circuit of Art, 6-9 pm on Mar. 11 throughout Downtown Norman and OU Campus. A monthly, citywide celebration of art is a collaboration between artists, art organizations, and businesses. Whether you like dance, painting, photography, or music, there will be something for you to see and hear during the 2nd Friday Circuit of Art. All events are free and open to the public. http://2ndfridaynorman.com/ or 405-360-1162

 

 

For more information on happenings in Norman, contact Jen Tregarthen, 405.366.8095 or Jen@VisitNorman.com or see the full listing of events at www.VisitNorman.com.

 

The NCVB exists to promote the city, to attract overnight meeting, convention, sport and tourism business to the community, and to enhance and contribute to the overall identity and economic well-being of the city. The Vision of the Norman Convention & Visitors Bureau is to be the leader who proactively markets and develops Norman as the preferred destination in Oklahoma.

 

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Jen Tregarthen
Marketing & Public Relations
Norman CVB
223 E. Main St. 
Norman, OK 73069
405-366-8095