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’s edition is brought to you by our partners on OKC Energy FC.
This weekend you can watch butterflies get their asses kicked, get real buzzed one ounce at a time and experience time travel all the way back to 1990.
OKC Energy FC vs Real Monarchs
May 18th | 7:30 p.m.
It’s the wrong time of year for the annual monarch migration, but nevertheless, they are coming this weekend: Energy FC is welcoming the pretty, pretty butterflies to Taft Stadium this Saturday. Our Energy FC is coming in on a winning high this weekend, having beaten back their last challenger 3-1 and advancing to the third round of the US Open Cup. A victory on their shoulders and a lot on the line, this promises to be a fantastic match to fill your Saturday night.
New Kids on the Block Mixtape Tour
May 18th | 8 p.m.
Chesapeake Energy Arena
If ever there were a musical group who has learned to make the most of their target audience, it is the shockingly shelf-stable NKotB. From plucking on the nostalgia strings of our pop-fueled youths by naming their tour after our most prized creations of the era, the mixtape, to bringing along Salt n Peppa, Naughty By Nature, Debbie Gibson, and, of all people, fucking Tiffany, they have pretty much resurrected everything that was the year 1990. These now-50-year-old men are still so good at enticing and arousing now-40-something-year-old-women (and let’s be honest, it’s mostly women), they can still play a venue as large the Chesapeake Arena. Go for the music, go for the dance moves, or go to watch fully-grown humans regress 30 years in real-time, but it’ll be a good show either way.
Public Art and Inclusion Bootcamp
May 19th | 1 – 5pm
Are you stuck in a private, excluded art rut? Then you should head over to OK Contemporary for the Public Art and Inclusion Bootcamp! Featuring a diverse, experienced panel of public artists and city planners, they’ll discuss what it takes for artists to submit ideas for public projects, and what to expect if a project is approved. Speakers include Jabee Williams, Randy Marks, Brett McDanel, Tony Morton, Romy Owens and Beatriz Mayorca.