1. The prep basketball season continues Tuesday evening with a slew of games. In a battle of the Indians, Plainview’s girls will look to hand Class 3A’s No. 4 Comanche (16-0) with its first loss of the season at 6:30 p.m. at Plainview Activity Center; the boys game to follow at 8 p.m.
Sulphur visits the Gary Scott Center for a Lake Country Conference showdown with the host Lone Grove Longhorns. Dickson travels south to Love County to take on Marietta. Wilson entertains Healdton. Tishomingo is at Kingston. Madill hosts Davis. Thackerville will journey north to Fox. Turner is at Ringling. Oklahoma School for the Deaf takes on Springer.
All girls games are slated to tip off at 6:30 p.m., with the boys game to follow at 8.
On Thursday wrestling is on the agenda when Sulphur visits Ardmore. The junior high dual starts at 6 p.m. The two high schools wrestle one hour later at 7 p.m.
2. ECU SCREENS offer the smash hit “Frankenstein” one final time at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center in the Bill S. Cole University Center.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, the production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.
“Frankenstein” is the most popular production ECU SCREENS has presented in three years of bringing NT LIVE events to the ECU campus. In this version of the production, Benedict Cumberbatch plays Victor Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller plays the Creature, so audiences that saw the October screening in the Estep will get a unique opportunity to view how two of the preeminent actors of this generation interprets each part.
The screening does contain some scenes of sexual violence and is not recommended for children.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students.
3. “Water” opens Wednesday in the Travertine Nature Center at the Chickasaw National Recreation Center. Created by the University of Oklahoma’s Carl Albert Center the exhibit,“WATER: Congressional Representation to Protect a Precious Resource,” currently is on an 18-month trip around the state, thanks to funds from the Oklahoma Humanities Council, the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, and the Mesonet. “WATER” provides a narrative of historical events, highlights pivotal congressional figures through time and explains current water-related issues the state is facing. With the recent return of severe drought conditions, as well as a rise in water-related disasters, our congressional history is more valuable than ever as a guide for current policy-making. The public is invited to engage with this complimentary exhibit in a number of ways.
The physical exhibit will be available for viewing at the Travertine Nature Center during February. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
4. The Chickasaw Nation will offer a pinch pot class from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Jet Stream Casino in Pauls Valley. Pinch pots are a clay-based pottery worked mainly with the hands, making it the ideal pottery to teach the basics of a cultural craft. The class is free and open to the public. Supplies will be furnished. Class seating is limited.
The casino is located at 2001 W. Airline Road.
5. The Oklahoma History Center presents Scott Green as Benedict Arnold at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Chesapeake Events Center at the History Center. An ardent patriot, Arnold distinguished himself as a skilled soldier and strategist during the early years of the American Revolution, but in 1779, after Congress failed to promote him, he grew disillusioned and conspired to join the British. He planned to betray the Americans by allowing the British to win a victory at West Point. Before Arnold’s plan could be realized, he was found out and forced to flee to the British position in New York. Arnold served out the war as a brigadier general in the British Army, fighting against his former comrades. Benedict Arnold’s reputation as a traitor was cemented and history remembers him, not for his distinguished military career, but for his betrayal of the patriot cause.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for OHS members and $10 for nonmembers. Seating is limited. Purchasing tickets early is recommended by calling (405) 522-0765. Tickets can be picked up the night of the performance and seat selection will be first-come, first-served. The center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.