Weekend Radar

Is Dry January over? Asking for a friend. Just kidding, I am asking for your friends, because they miss you and are trying to figure out, What is the earliest point at which we can sneak off the wagon and still save face?

Regardless of your relationship to The Wagon, it’s the weekend, baby, and you have a gorgeous life to live! So let’s take a look at a few OKC happenings this weekend that could be weird and/or wonderful enough to warrant your consideration. Booze is optional.

Travis Linville
Sunday, January 13th | 8 p.m.
Blue Door, Oklahoma City

If you watched the Travis Linville episode of the Play It Loud musical docuseries, you got a glimpse into this Okie singer-songwriter-musician’s soul. And he’s performing at Blue Door on Sunday, with an intimate showcase of his folk, country and jazz roots. There’s something palpable about his authenticity, and it’s served him well—from dive bars and classrooms to The Tonight Show and beyond. Catch him this weekend for a show that promises to be easy like Sunday…evening.

Menstruation Art Show II
Saturday, January 12th | 6:30 – 9 p.m.
BlackMint Collective, Oklahoma City

This weird and wonderful art benefit caught my attention—being a bleeding heart and all. It is a silent auction of works by local artists that pertain to menstruation, body positivity, femininity, inclusivity and nature. According to the organizer, it is an art benefit “…for people of all ages, but understand that there will be depictions of genitalia, general anatomy, and suggestions of blood and menstruation.” Weird. I love it! I’m bringing my daughters. What else do I love? That this woman-power art show is giving a portion of the proceeds—as well as your donations of menstrual and hygiene products—to Homeless Alliance. If you’re up for a little bleeding of your own, tattoo artists from BlackMint Collective will be on hand doing flash specials.

Live! On The Plaza
Friday, January 11th | 6 – 10 p.m. (rain or shine)
Plaza District (1700 block of NW 16th St.), Oklahoma City

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 (and free) by our friends at Fowler Automotive. 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 and just west of 16th & Indiana. Additional parking can be found in the surrounding neighborhoods, including outside of Wayne Coyne’s compound (drop off a wedding gift, while you’re in the area).

Know of something that should be on our Weekend Radar? Let us know.