Arts & Culture Events
January 31st, 2020 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
A terrible thing happened to Junie B.! And it's called--someone took her new black furry mittens! And they kept them! They didn't even put them in the Lost and Found at school. So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen on the floor, she should be allowed to keep it, too. Ardmore Little Theatre ensemble will take audiences in to the wacky life and times of Junie B. Jones.
January 18th, 2020 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Todd Mosby’s New Horizons Ensemble is a perfect blend of original acoustic instrumentals with timeless classics by Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and James Taylor. An innovative guitarist, composer & improvisor who creates an intriguing combination of new age, jazz, folk and world music, Mosby’s music is genre-defying. The ensemble has forged a refined sound which few groups achieve. This project is generously funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Oklahoma Arts Council.
January 14th, 2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Medora, a young Greek girl, is sold to Pasha by a slave dealer. The pirate Conrad seizes Medora and declares his love for her. Conrad's right-hand-man, who is jealous of Conrad, sends Medora back to the slave dealer who again sells her to Pasha. Conrad and his men show up to take Medora away again but he is recognized through his disguise, captured, and sentenced to death. To save his life, Medora, who is in love with Conrad, plots with a slave girl, Gulnare, to escape. Medora agrees to marry Pasha but during the ceremony Gulnare takes Medora's place, having the ring placed on her finger. That evening Medora dances for Pasha, having convinced him to lay down his weapons, and Conrad enters to take her away. Gulnare produces the ring and declares herself Pasha's lawful wife. The ship on which Medora and Conrad escape sinks in a terrible storm but the two lovers are saved when they wash up on a rocky island.
January 11th, 2020 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, which comes to cinemas for the first time on January 11. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei as the disturbed title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, alongside a commanding cast that also includes tenor Christopher Ventris, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn, and tenor Gerhard Siegel. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to more than 2,200 theaters in more than 70 countries worldwide.winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to more than 2,200 theaters in more than 70 countries worldwide.
January 7th, 2020 10:00 AM - February 28th, 2020 - 5:00 PM
Beginning in March of 2019, Heart of America Artists Association will be joining with the states of Arkansas and Oklahoma, to commemorate the 200th year of the Arkansas Territory. Approximately 80 two-dimensional artworks in a variety of mediums, by artists from nine states, have been juried into a collection and are based on people, places, objects, stories and cultures from two centuries of the geographical Arkansas Territory. The Exhibition will travel to several locations including museums and galleries in Arkansas and Oklahoma between 2019 and 2021.
December 15th, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince. Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure. A holiday tradition for the whole family, The Nutcracker enchants the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic. Along with Tchaikovsky’s cherished score and and some of the Bolshoi’s greatest artists, The Nutcracker remains a treasure not to be missed.
December 13th, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
For more than 70 years, Texas Boys Choir has been instrumental in instilling a love of artistic expression and a desire to succeed in its young members. Today, Texas Center for Arts Academics is a strong voice in the North Texas arts community, and an active advocate for providing young people the means and opportunity to explore and excel in their lives. Since 1946, the mission of Texas Boys Choir has been to develop personal excellence & inspire a lifelong passion for choral artistry. Boys in grades 3-12 sing in treble, mixed, & men’s choirs under the direction of Artistic Director Dr. D. Jason Bishop. This project is generously funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Oklahoma Arts Council.
December 5th, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Festival of Trees is 1 of our biggest events and fundraisers that we have during our season. It is a sit-down dinner with cocktails & a silent auction that is usually accompanied by live music & dancing. Our 2 Star Trees, another important annual fundraiser, will be up at this time and will be on display from November 15th to January 15th. Also, this year's Festival is unique in that it will also be the Artist's Reception for renowned graphic artist and Ardmore native Michael Schwab. Most importantly, it is a time for all of our patrons & the public, who value the contributions that The Goddard Center makes to our community, to interact and enjoy the holiday spirit.
December 5th, 2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Looking to join a local book club? Join us for Book Club at the Champion Public Library Thursday, December 5th at 5:30 PM! We will be discussing this month's pick, " The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah. Refreshments will be served. Pick up your copy and plan to attend!
November 26th, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Soprano Hui He takes on the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenor Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her—in cinemas November 26. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, and Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to more than 2,200 theaters in more than 70 countries worldwide.