Your most trusted-trusted source for all-things Oklahoma City is back with its weekly feature, TLO Weekend Radar, highlighting a few of the most promising weekend happenings in the metro.
Suffering from emotional exhaustion and a bit of drama-hangover, from the lead-up to (and ultimate disappointment of) midterm elections? Same. But—like anything else in life—it’s important to look on the bright side (hello, Kendra Horn)! So, time to swap the sad sweatpants for sleek sweaters, grab your squad and go do some things this weekend that make you appreciate your lovely life.
Live! On The Plaza
Friday, November 9th | 6 – 10 p.m. (rain or shine)
Plaza District (1700 block of NW 16th St.), Oklahoma City
If you’re like me, sometimes—even when you’re kind enough to leave yourself a free and unfettered Friday night—you get antsy. You want to get out. Grab a drink. See your people. Listen to some great live music. Laugh so hard and loud you sound like a pterodactyl in pain. LIVE! on the Plaza, my kind of no plans plan, is the Plaza District’s second Friday artwalk, where businesses stay open late with featured artists, live music, special events, local shopping and more. This community gem is made possible by our friends at Fowler Automotive, who reinvest more into the communities they serve than any other auto dealer on this beautiful planet (I’m bad with math, but I’m observant). If you live in Edmond and are nervous about parking, I need you to know that—in the event you don’t Uber—parking is available on the street, in Lyric Theatre’s lots (in the center of the district) and just west of 16th & Indiana. Additional parking can be found in the surrounding neighborhoods, including outside of Wayne Coyne’s compound.
Exquisite Corpse Exhibition
Saturday, November 10th | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Untitled Artspace, Oklahoma City
Maybe you missed the Halloween opening party and didn’t get your fortune read or see any naughty art (shame on you). For Exquisite Corpse, 20 individual artists were asked to draw three pieces of the corpse in black-and-white, making a whole body. Those pieces were then distributed to 40+ different local artists to create colorful, imaginative figures with the preexisting outlines. Many of the pieces are mixed-media, with artists utilizing materials ranging from fabrics, paper collage and sequins to paint ink and charcoal. The completed pieces were mixed-and-matched and are displayed in the curated exhibition of the Exquisite Corpse at Artspace. It’s a celebration of art, the human body and the local artists who manage to help keep our state interesting, despite the Governor-Elect and his dopey destiny to make Mary Fallin look comparatively progressive.
Friday and Saturday, November 9th – 10th | 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
OKC Improv (Plaza District), Oklahoma City
Can we agree, this town could use a collective laugh? The Lost Ogle can only do so much. And you can only be entertained so long by the apparent choreography of Kevin Stitt’s eyebrows with his weird mouth movements, before your brain stops resisting and actually processes the words he is saying. Then it’s not funny anymore. OKC Improv is unique, because it showcases people who are being funny, or at least trying to be, on purpose. Oklahoma City’s premier platform for improvised comedy theatre features weekly performances, with shows Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Just $12 per ticket. Need to score some Good Parent Points, to make up for being a self-absorbed jerk this week? You’re in luck, because this Saturday’s performance schedule also includes a ‘family friendly’ show at 6 p.m. Tickets for that show are $5, and kids under two are free.
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