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 happenings in the metro.
This weekend, we’ll make you hike, make you Staind and make you feel either really poor or really smart…your choice there.
Live on the Plaza
The Plaza District
Mar. 8 | 6 – 10 p.m.
There is nothing more inspiring than celebrating the revitalization of a once-forlorn district of Oklahoma City. Every major city needs a bit of gentrification to really kickstart its cultural revolution. And no other section of Oklahoma City has seized on this concept more than Plaza District. The once-monthly event, Live on the Plaza, happens this weekend. The event gathers together the resident shop owners as well as local artists, burgeoning musicians and a spectacle of the most creative souls in OKC. It also truly demonstrates the millennial generation’s appreciation of open-air events. A word of warning: If you do not live in the Heritage Hills or Mesta Park area, you will be tempted to drive to the Plaza to partake. Don’t bother. Just park your car somewhere on 23rd and hike. It will take less time then circling the precariously narrow streets in the area looking for a spot to leave your vehicle. By the time you find one, the event will have ended.
Mar. 8 | 8 p.m.
In case it’s been awhile, Aaron Lewis, as a musician, is an enigma wrapped in a cloud of mystery. Best known as the frontman of metalesque rock band Staind, he also paradoxically carried a solo country career for a while. While his musical stylings may be a tad wishy-washy, he is undeniably talented. He also takes no guff from his concert-goers being shitty to one another. Check out his well-merited meltdown upon observing some less-than-gentlemanly behavior during one of his concerts — and smoothly move on to his next song. You can catch this shining example of chivalry at The Criterion this weekend.
OKC Land Run Antique Show
Expo Building, OK State Fair Park
Mar. 9 -10
Oklahoma is not exactly an antique mecca. But that does not mean we don’t have any. Nor does it mean we don’t appreciate them. The antique show at the OK State Fairgrounds this weekend is evidence. In case you, like us, are too broke to actually buy an antique, here’s a handy bingo game you can play while wishing you could buy something old and fancy, just so you could feel like a goddamn adult.
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