1. Ardmore Main Street Authority’s “Let’s Get Souped,” will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Heritage Hall. This year the popular fundraiser features D. Allen Wint’s flavorful version of the time-honored traditional favorite chicken noodle soup, as well as Jim Porter’s shrimp bisque and Tuck Wilkinson’s hot chili. Accompaniment choices are Ginger Barnes’ crusty baguettes and Marilyn Wint’s green chili cornbread muffins, beverages and a selection of delicious homemade desserts.
Ticket are $20 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased at AMS’ office in the historic Tivoli Theater. Tickets will be entered into a drawing to win an engraved brick paver to be installed in downtown Ardmore. “Let’s Get Souped” proceeds will benefit efforts to improve and revitalize downtown Ardmore. Diners are asked to bring a can of soup to be donated to Food and Resource Center of South Central Oklahoma.
2. The Southwest Reining Horse Futurity opens Wednesday at Hardy Murphy Coliseum. The SWRHA Futurity and Show features more than $114,000 added money in the futurity classes, as well as a brand-new Rookie Challenge. All Paints that compete at this year’s SWRHA Futurity are eligible to use the show as qualification for the 2017 APHA World Championship Show.
The annual event will continue through Oct. 30.
3. Casa Mañana Theater presents the children’s production, “A Year With Frog and Toad” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Goddard Center. The Broadway hit was nominated for three TONY Awards — including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel’s beloved children’s books and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score by Robert and Willie Reale that bubbles with melody and wit, the show is an inventive, exuberant and an enchanting experience for the whole family. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, all charm, “A Year With Frog And Toad” tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.
Following the performance, children are invited to have cookies and punch in the art galleries. The performance is recommended for Pre-K through grade 4, ages 3-9. The run time is approximately 60 minutes. Adult tickets are $20 and student tickets are $10 and can be purchased the center’s box office at (580) 226-0909.
This event is made possible in part by funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
4. Linde Oktoberfest kicks off Thursday in Tulsa with opening ceremonies starting at 5 p.m. Recognized by USA Today as one of the top 10 Oktoberfests in the country, organizers say the event is patterned after Oktoberfest Munich in Bavaria, Germany, and includes international German bands, Bavarian delicacies, authentic arts and crafts, as well as games and competitions for the entire family. It includes “JugendZelt” rides for kids, art activities and face paintings.
The fest, which continues through Sunday, is located in River West Festival Park where attendees will find 40,000-square-feet of new tents, stages and more. General admission for adults is $10 at the gate or $7 in advance at http://tulsaoktoberfest.org/index.php/purchase-your-ticket/buy-tickets/. Children ages 12 and under are free and general admission Friday is free until 4 p.m.
5. Dr. Silviya Mateva, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Music Ministries director and organist, will perform an “inaugural” organ recital at 7 p.m. Friday in celebration of the console restoration of the church’s Aeolian-Skinner, Opus 1387 organ. Mateva, from Plovdiv, Bulgaria, moved to the U.S. 12 years ago and completed her undergraduate degree at Stetson University, DeLand Fla., a master’s degree at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY and in May earned her doctorate from OU. All of her degrees are in organ.
The recital will be followed by a reception in the Canterbury Room. The program includes works by Buxtehude, Bach, Messiaen, Yon, Still and Rogg and is free and open to the public.