Guys, life is short (though it feels super long, when you’re doing it wrong). There are expansive things to experience and interesting people to meet. The Lost Ogle, your most trusted-trusted source of all things Oklahoma City, has your back with TLO Weekend Radar.
I will be out-of-town with my fave this weekend, hanging with Descendents and proving myself worthy of my Silly Girl moniker, but I have taken the liberty of highlighting OKC’s most promising happenings—hopeful that some generous spirits might leave play-by-plays of the things I missed in the comments.
Those Who Lie Beyond – an immersive performance
Friday and Saturday, November 16th – 17th | 9:15 & 10 p.m.
Factory Obscura, Oklahoma City
Factory Obscura, an Oklahoma City-based art collective, has shifted the OKC art scene with immersive art experiences that challenge us to physically explore full-sensory environments. Instead of simply viewing art, we become immersed in it. If Wayne, Katy (and baby boy) were in town, this is the kind of weird, beautiful, mindfuck into which they’d be planting their freak flags. What to expect? First, don’t take a seat. Abandon all you know about stuffy, boring art, and prepare for an immersive art odyssey that might lead you to the farthest corners of yourself. If that scares you, it’s time to rethink some things. Factory Obscura’s Beyond is precisely the kind of groundbreaking local art that keeps Oklahoma City a weird little spot of progressive, in what, otherwise, might as well be the Florida panhandle. Florida is still more embarrassing, right?
Red Dot 2018
Saturday, November 17th | 7 – 10 p.m.
IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City
Red Dot has a special place in my heart. Some of my best friends, best art and best times happened at Red Dot. Inspired by the small red stickers often used by galleries to indicate sold artwork, Red Dot is a superfun annual party on Film Row, where you can drink wine, eat food from local restaurants and test your eye for collecting works by the hottest artists in Oklahoma. In addition to showcasing local art, the event supports IAO’s efforts to subsidize artists and their work in Oklahoma. Trust me; you don’t want to see an Oklahoma without its artists.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Saturday, November 17th | 8 p.m.
Tower Theatre, Oklahoma City
Mazzy Star meets postmortem David Bowie for a postmodern performance? Yes. Please. That’s just one song in a unique concert concept that can be described as new music, old style. Postmodern Jukebox has become the rotating collective of musical outcasts that have somehow found a home. I can relate. This unique show brings together natural performers from around the world and gives them a live platform. In OKC, they have found an especially cool platform, in Tower Theatre. Music meets performance art in this only Oklahoma stop on their international tour. It’s a swanky show that’s sure to impress, so grab dinner at The Drake and then stroll over to Tower for a date night she won’t soon forget. Swipe the Gold VIP Package if you want a night that rises to a level of posh befitting of your velvet suit and her Red Bottoms.
Know of something that should be on our Weekend Radar? Let us know.