1 The Goddard Center is kicking 2018 off with a solid rhythm section, fiery horns, and dynamic male and female vocalists Friday, Jan. 12. Join the Goddard Center in welcoming the Memphis Soul Band of Dallas and stay for the after party. There will be a cash bar opening at 6:30 p.m. with the concert starting at 7 p.m.
Memphis Soul is a high-energy 8 piece group showcasing a distinctive sound and style inspired by Motown legends Otis Redding, Al Green, Sam Cooke, and Aretha Franklin. Their style displays the rich musical legacy of the 50s, 60s, and 70s mixed with currently popular classic soul and R&B styles. Memphis Soul also performs popular standards from Frank Sinatra to Motown to current dance music that encompass its musical variety.

2On Saturday the Goddard Center will open a gallery for artist Erin Hanson  at 7 p.m. Hanson will be available throughout the reception to talk about her art and the inspiration behind the Open Impressionism Landscapes on exhibit. The reception is free and open to the public and will feature live entertainment, food and wine.
Erin Hanson’s luminous and unique paintings are known as ‘open-impressionism.’ Her passion for natural beauty is seen in her work as she transforms vistas familiar and rare into stunning interpretations of bold color, playful rhythms and raw emotional impact. As an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of contemporary impressionism, Hanson is quickly recognized as a prolific, modern master.

3 Things get medieval at  the Ardmore Convention Center Saturday when the Canton of Skorragardr, with the Barony of Namron, begin selections of the next Crown of the most Stellar of Kingdoms.
The group recreates the middle ages and brings history to life. Live life like a Lord or Lady of the realm. Become a Knight. Master a lost art. Rise to be a King, Queen, Baron or Baroness. Learn the true value of honor and chivalry, and most of all have fun doing it.
The Society for Creative Anachronism is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to learning more about the Middle Ages through reenactment. There are S.C.A. chapters worldwide that hold regular feasts, tournaments, colleges, balls, battles, wars, and a plethora of other events.
4 Norman’s 2nd Friday Art Walk, a free, monthly celebration of art and creativity in The Walker Arts District in Downtown Norman kicks off Saturday. January’s offerings will include stained glass creations, cooperative gallery of beautiful local artworks, including stone carvings, metal sculptures, paintings, glass art, fiber art, original photography, and elegant jewelry along with various featured artist hosted by galleries throughout the district.