Between the beautiful spring weather, Easter and COVID-19 vaccination open to all Oklahomans, we have a lot to celebrate and fun happenings to enjoy this weekend.
The Oklahoma City Philharmonic is Under Pressure to Rock You this weekend, so bring Somebody to Love to its shows featuring songs by the iconic group Queen.
The OKC Phil presentation of “Windborne Music’s The Music of Queen” just added a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee along with its 8 p.m. shows Friday and Saturday at the Civic Center Music Hall. The show features vocalist Brody Dolynik and guest conductor Brent Havens. If you can’t make the socially distanced show live, purchase the Digital Stream for viewing through April 18. For information or tickets, go to okcphil.org or call 405-842-5387.
The Paseo Arts District in Oklahoma City is hosting its regular First Friday Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m., with galleries, stores and restaurants hosting open houses, new exhibits and more. The Paseo Arts and Creativity Center at 3024 Paseo will open two new exhibits – “AutismOklahoma’s Duets” and “6 Degrees OF SEPARATION.” “Duets” features 17 pairs of artists on the autism spectrum; “OF SEPARATION” features six Oklahoma artists – Diane Goldschmidt, Jay Holobach, Clay Moore, Charlotte New, Diana Robinson and Glen Thomas. For information, go to thepaseo.org or call 405-525-2688.
The Oklahoma City Zoo is launching its Paint the Wild series this weekend with on-site, instructor-led painting of the Asian Elephants on the Lotus Pavilion at Sanctuary Asia. On Saturday and Sunday, join Pinot’s Palette of Norman from 2 to 5 p.m. to paint these animals and listen to a caretaker chat. Future workshops will feature the bison on April 10 and 11, sea lions on April 17 and 18 and the flamingos on April 23 and 24. Limited add-on VIP experiences will let participants get closer to the animals before class starts. To register, go to okczoo.org.
In Tulsa, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition is opening its Momentum 2021 exhibit with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Living Art of Tulsa, 307 E. Reconciliation Way. The exhibit will be on display through April 23. Reserve timed tickets for the Tulsa show at livingarts.org. See Momentum’s artwork auction and bid on it through April 9 at MomentumOklahoma.org.
The Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa issued a funny April Fools’ Day press release on Thursday that I almost fell for, and I thought it would make you smile. The museum staff tried to convince us that they had added “living cats” to Philbrook’s permanent collection, and these cats, Sage and Cleome, were the first making their home in the museum’s beautiful garden. Seemed like a great idea!
Also, happy Easter to my Christian friends, and happy Passover holidays to my Jewish ones. It’s an important week of holy days for sure.
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