Happy Weekend Eve, my favorite Oklahomans! It is finally Friday, which is the happiest and, next to Monday and most of Thursday, the least productive day in the work week. Because not everyone has the luxury of spending the next three days at the Elk City/Clinton KOA in a trailer with their parents like I do, I have come up with a list of the next best things you can enjoy while you’re stuck here in the metro. So here’s this week’s Friday Night in the Big Town!
KOSU Live Oklahoma Rock Show Fundraiser Concert
KOSU Studio in OKC
Friday 9/14 from 7:00-9:00 PM
KOSU Radio provides a great service to the metro, bringing engaging news stories, killer music, and the syrupy sound of Michael Cross seducing you on your morning commute into pledging $5 a month to KOSU in exchange for him using his sultry voice to give you a shout-out on the radio at 7:03 in the morning. Tonight, the station is bringing even more awesome to the metro by sponsoring the KOSU Live Oklahoma Rock Show Fundraiser Concert, a free show filled with 6 amazing sets of artists and beer sponsored by Stonecloud Brewing Company. Come for the free concert. Stay because Michael Cross convinced you to donate to KOSU the used car you drove in to the venue
Pancakes & Booze Art Show
OKC Farmers Public Market
Friday 9/14 at 8:00 PM
If there is one word to describe this next event, it’s eclectic. In fact, the last time I personally attended this show, my friend Alisha bought a gold and bedazzled mixed media portrait of Kanye West morphing into Jesus himself. This Friday, you can join Kanye Jesus and dozens of the metro’s most creative and exciting minds at this year’s Pancakes & Booze Art Show! Admission to the show is only $10, which also includes a cubic eff-ton of pancakes, so you can be free to blow the rest of your paycheck on fabulous pieces of locally crafted artwork. And beer, of course.
LIVE! On the Plaza
16th Street Plaza District OKC
Friday 9/14 from 6:00-10:00 PM
In 1810 King Ludwig I married Princess Therese in Munich and the couple invited the whole darn town to celebrate the union with a parade, horse races and, of course, lots of Bier. This wedding kicked off a yearly tradition now celebrated as Oktoberfest. LIVE! On the Plaza wont’ have any festive German families, but the event includes a stein holding competition, live music, and a beer walk along the district, along with about a dozen more events and activities to entertain. Plus, proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Komm und bring deine Freunde!
Hayley will use any excuse to break out the history or German. It’s kind of annoying, really. Still, you should follow her on twitter @squirrellygeek