FESTIVALS, Fairs, and Fun


Thursday, May 31st 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


National Fishing & Boating Week-June 1-10
June 1-10 is the first-ever National Fishing & Boating Week. For information, visit www.nationalfishingandboatingweek.org.

Weitzenhoffer Collection of French Impressionism-through June 24, Norman
The Weitzenhoffer Collection of French Impressionism will be on display at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art through June 24. Artists represented in the collection include Degas, Gauguin, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Van Gogh, and Vuillard. Call 405-325-3272 for more information.

Oklahoma's Lyric Theatre season opens with The Sound of Music June 5-16 at the Kirkpatrick Auditorium at Oklahoma City University. Pippin will run June 19-30, and three other shows will run in July and August. For tickets, call 405-524-9312.

OWA CHITO Art Show-June 7-16, Broken Bow
A professional and non-professional art competition will be held at the Forest Heritage Center in Beavers Bend Resort Park from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7-16. For more information, call 580-494-6497.

Chasing Napoleon: Paintings by Tony Scherman-June 16-August 26, Norman
Canadian painter Tony Scherman's work will be on exhibit at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art from June 16-August 26. Scherman chronicles the life on Napoleon Bonaparte using primarily a single motif: Napoleon's face. Many of the canvases are large and depict Napoleon's face extremely close-up. For more information, call 405-325-3272.

UCO's StrawHat Music Theatre-June 7-July 28, Edmond
The University of Oklahoma's second StrawHat Music Theatre season will feature the UCO Jazz Band in Swingtime Canteen, a 1940's musical comedy about the all-girl bands who sang and danced for America's troops during World War II. Performances are held at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between June 7 and July 28 at UCO's Mitchell Hall. For tickets, call 405-974-3755. For further information, call Susan Reger at 974-2654 or visit www.ucok.edu/straw hat.

OK Mozart Festival-June 8-16, Bartlesville
This cultural celebration honors Austrian tradition in America's Heartland with a series of orchestral, chamber and solo concerts. More than 60 Showcase Events include performances, tours, and demonstrations. Events include fireworks, a party, a candlelight concert, concerts for the whole family, an outdoor concert at Woolaroc, and much more. Call 918-336-9900 for more information or 918-336-9800 for tickets.

William Morris: Myth, Object and the Animal-June 10-August 19, Tulsa
The Philbrook Museum of Art will exhibit twenty individual blown glass sculptures and two large installations created in the past two decades by William Morris. His glass creations have the optical equivalence of bone, wood, stone and leather. Morris is considered one of the most gifted and innovative young glass artists in America. For more information about the exhibit or the museum, call 918-749-7941.

OWA CHITO Festival-June 14-16, Broken Bow
This event celebrates the forest in timber country at Beavers Bend Resort Park. Activities include forestry competitions, canoe races, children's games, and entertainment. For more information, call 580-584-3393.

Father's Day at Roman Nose Resort Park-June 15-16, Watonga
Families are invited to celebrate Father's Day at Roman Nose Resort Park with a father-and-children hike, gifts for fathers, crafts, and father-and-children games. For more information, call 580-623-7281.

Cowboys & Crabgrass Series: Hank Thompson-June 16, Medicine Park
Recording legend Hank Thompson will perform June 16 at the Medicine Park Music Hall. A Chuckwagon barbecue dinner is available, as well as dining at the Front Room Café & Steak Ranch for lunch or dinner. Call 580-529-2511 for tickets or further information.

2001 Kiss A Pig-June 23, Stillwater
A lucky local celebrity will literally kiss a live pig at 7 p.m. June 23 at the Best Western in Stillwater. A blues and barbecue dinner auction will wrap up the American Diabetes Association's annual Kiss a Pig fundraiser, where the local celebrity who has raised the most money gets the winning kiss. The public can make donations to their favorite Kiss a Pig candidate throughout June. Also, the public can vote for their favorite Pigs in the Park life-sized pig statue at Boomer Lake through June 22. For more information, call Micky Gorrell at 888-342-2383.

Bootlegger Blues-June 23, Tahlequah
The Tulsa Indian Actors Workshop returns to the Cherokee Heritage Center's Tsa La Gi Amphitheater for a sequel to last year's well-received contemporary dramatic comedy "Baby Blues". Call 888-999-6007 for more information.

Fishing Clinic-June 23, Wagoner
Join the Oklahoma Wildlife Department and State Park Staff at Sequoyah Bay State Park for an informative clinic and an enjoyable day of fishing. Learn how to catch the big ones! A hot dog cookout will follow the clinic. For more information, call 918-772-2108.

34th Annual Huckleberry Festival-June 30, Jay
Free huckleberries and ice cream, huckleberry pie judging, a huckleberry pie auction, and a huckleberry pie sale will tempt tastebuds in the Huckleberry Capitol of the World June 30. Other activities will include a carnival, a quilt show, games for adults and children, an antique and customized car show, music, and more. For more information, call 918-253-8698.

Cowboys & Crabgrass Series: The Austin Lounge Lizards-June 30, Medicine Park
The Austin Lounge Lizards will perform June 30 at the Medicine Park Music Hall. A Chuckwagon barbecue dinner is available, as well as dining at the Front Room Café & Steak Ranch for lunch or dinner. Call 580-529-2511 for tickets or further information.

Gifts of Pride and Love lattice cradle exhibit-June 30-September 22, Norman
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History will have a special exhibit on the cultural significance of Kiowa and Comanche latice cradles June 30-September 22. Thirty-eight Kiowa and Comanche historic cradles will be featured, along with two new cradles made especially for the exhibition. The exhibit also features historic photographs, sixteen short video elements and a full-size try-on cradle. A special opening-day program will begin at 1 p.m. June 30. For more information, call 405-325-4712 or visit www.snomnh.ou.edu.