The weekend between Christmas and New Year's Eve in Oklahoma City is, for the most part, a quiet one, perhaps a chance to recharge for the Opening Night celebration downtown. But if relaxation isn't your thing, here are a few ideas. First, though you still have time for ice skating, the holiday light collections on the canal, at the Myriad Gardens and in Automobile Alley won't be around much longer. According to Downtown in December organizers, they'll be lit only through this coming Tuesday. The holiday lights in Yukon and Midwest City conclude Monday.
While you're in the area, head over to the Civic Center Music Hall Saturday for Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, a holiday show for audience members of all ages. The recording group known for its unique rock sound is now in the 27th year of the popular national tour. Get ticket information.
Elsewhere around OKC...
- The Thunder is on the road Saturday against "The Beard" in Houston, but the team returns on New Year's Eve to face Phoenix at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
- Science Museum Oklahoma has a special, live concert guest at noon on Friday... It's Spaghetti Eddie. The festivities begin at 9 a.m. on the Sideshow Science where guests can make their own party hat and receive noise makers and kazoos to play along during the show.
- The Barons have a Friday evening game against the San Antonio Rampage at the Cox Center.
- In men's college basketball, the Sooners meet up with Ohio in Norman at 7 p.m. Saturday.
- Comedian and singer Rodney Carrington takes the stage at Firelake Grand in Shawnee for 3 shows on Saturday and Sunday. Get ticket information.
- The UCO Jazz Lab has The Shadowman Blues Project on Saturday and Mountain Smoke on Sunday. Get venue and ticket information.
- Know that the Oklahoma City Zoo is offering free admission on Mondays throughout the month of January.
- It's the last weekend for Lyric Theatre at the Plaza's production of the Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol."
- And finally among the highlights, check out the new exhibit "Reigns Supreme: The Little Black Dress" at the Oklahoma History Center. It includes over 30 examples of the "simple, elegant, timeless, and classic" fashion staple.
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