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WeekAhead: Paseo Arts District’s Friday Friday gallery walk, SWOSU Jazz Festival, 3rd Act Theatre Company, 'Through the Kaleidoscope' and 'Earwig and the Witch'


Stroll the Paseo Arts District’s Friday Friday gallery walk, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Paseo, between NW 27 and NW 30 and Walker and Hudson. The Paseo Arts and Creativity Center (3024 Paseo) features Poetic City’s Melanin Stories, featuring eight local artists of color working in various media to tell stories of history and culture, and the Paseo Arts Association Members’ Show, which showcases work by 48 of the PAA’s members. Go to for more information.


The 51st annual SWOSU Jazz Festival starts at 7 p.m. Thursday with a livestream concert by Texas drummer Stockton Helbing’s trio. Other festival events include masterclasses and jazz ensemble concerts. Thursday’s concert has a suggested donation of $10, and more information is at, or call the SWOSU Music Department at 580-774-3708.


Oklahoma City’s 3rd Act Theatre Company (12100 N May Ave.) presents the Marquis de Sade’s “Oxtiern” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday starting Friday through Feb. 20, with a streamed performance to follow. The play follows Ernestine, a young woman Oxtiern has abducted and plans to marry. To purchase tickets, go to, or call 593-8093 for more information.


Exhibit C Gallery, a Chickasaw Nation-owned space featuring First American artists, will host a virtual reception and panel discussion for featured exhibit “Through the Kaleidoscope” at noon Friday at The artists will discuss process and the exhibit theme and take questions from the audience. For more details, go to, or call 767-8900.


The Tower Cinema program at Tower Theatre (425 NW 23) will screen Studio Ghibli film “Earwig and the Witch” at 8 p.m. Friday with additional screenings through Feb. 18. Capacity for the venue has been reduced 80%, and masks are required when patrons are not seated. For tickets, call 708-6937, or go to

— Becky Carman, for The Oklahoman