Weekend Radar

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 week, we suggest you get to flappin’, fiddlin’ and farmin.’ (There are a couple other things we could add to the alliteration, but we’re grown-ups here. You figure it out…)

Roaring Twenties: The Age of ONEderful Nonsense
MAINSITE Contemporary Art
March 30 | 7 – 10 p.m.

Ah, the roarin’ twenties! We can thank the decade for Nascar, jazz music, moonshine, “talkies” and fringe. T’was a period of excessive everything: drinking, dancing, self-expression, commitment to a decorating motif, law-breaking, governmental failings. Good times, ya’ll. Tomorrow, you can celebrate the era while also supporting the Norman Arts Council, with the most appropriate thing ever – an open bar accompanied by jazz. There’s also an art show and raffle going on around said open bar, so that’s a bonus. Truth be told, the art they’ll be showing, raffling, auctioning and selling is astounding, and it’s created by some of Oklahoma’s best artists. So loosen up your hips for some serious Charleston & Bees Knees dancing; break out that needlessly long strand of pearls; and open your wallet this weekend in support of the arts.

Girl’s Day Out @ The OKC Farmer’s Market
OKC Farmer’s Market
March 31 | 12 noon – 5:30 p.m.

I love spring. You can be outside for longer than 14 seconds without dying of hypothermia or heat stroke — and fresh, green food starts coming back in season. The OKC Farmer’s Market is open, and that’s a reason to celebrate. Goodbye, Argentinian greenhouse zucchini and seasonal affective disorder! Hello, fresh from Oklahoma soil squash and hay fever! If one thing can be said about the Farmer’s Market is that they know their audience. Girl’s Day Out will see the main building decked out in fashion, jewelry and arts & crafts vendors, from Avon to Pink Zebra. And of course, all the tasty, fresh fruits and veggies available from our farmers and growers. Prizes are given out hourly and a cash bar will be available.

Double Stop Fiddle Shop Fundraisers

51st Street Speakeasy
March 29 | 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Tower Theatre
March 31 | 7 p.m. (Doors open @ 5 p.m.)

The 51st Street Speakeasy is teaming up with the Tower Theatre to welcome and support one of Oklahoma’s finest. Byron Berline and his family ran the Double Stop Fiddle Shop in Guthrie, which, tragically, was destroyed in a fire earlier this year. In true Oklahoma fashion, we’ll have none of that nonsense! Instead, we are going to love the shit out of them to help them rebuild. Oklahoma singers, songwriters and musicians will be performing tonight at 51st Street Speakeasy, with the proceeds going directly to Berline’s family to help them recover and — hopefully — reopen the Double Stop Fiddle Shop. Tonight booked for you? No worries. A second benefit concert will be held at Tower Theatre on Sunday evening, with the same goal.

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