Creativity Abounds In The Metro This Weekend

Mar 27, 2013

Out of the Box
Credit Science Museum Oklahoma

We’ve hit the halfway point in the week, and here at KGOU, we’re rounding up a number of creatively-based activities for your upcoming weekend. So strap on your thinking cap, and let’s get to it.

The season opener of the H & 8th Night Market is Friday. The pet-friendly food truck festival highlights the cuisine available on Hudson Street in Oklahoma City. You can grab some grub and listen to one (or all) of the four bands on the stage by Elemental Coffee. Indie rock band Horse Thief headlines at 10:00 p.m. This psychedelic band blends stripped-down vocals with strong bass and compelling lyrics to create what South by Southwest called music that “[makes] a lasting impact on the scene around them.”

The Namron Players Theatre in Norman (Get it? Namron is Norman backwards?) presents its 24 Hours Plays production on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Don’t worry, you won’t be there until the same time Sunday evening; the actual event isn’t nearly that long. The 7:00 p.m. show is only the last portion of the entire day-long ordeal. Actors and actresses perform three plays on Saturday night that were envisioned, written, cast, and directed the same day (and maybe a little on Friday evening). The performances take place in Norman’s Marc Heitz Community Complex. Because it’s an outdoor amphitheatre, coolers with snacks and drinks are allowed; adult beverages, however, are not.

Science Museum Oklahoma showcases ingenuity of a different kind at its opening reception of the Out of the Box exhibition on the 30th. There, you’ll find 11 different works created to convey “the inherent scientific and aesthetic quality of the world.” The catch? The museum provided 11 participating groups, including Oklahoma City Barons, Buy For Less, and other companies, with a box of miscellaneous supplies that they had to use to make the piece. The results of this MacGyver-type challenge debut at 7:00 p.m.  

There are also a number of Easter events occurring in and around Oklahoma City this weekend:

The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Art presents an Eggstravaganza on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Activities include photo ops with a bunny, face painting, and a hunt on museum grounds.

Norman’s Best Easter Egg Hunt takes place on Friday. Children 8 or younger can race through Andrews Park to find eggs beginning at 6:30 p.m., but giveaways and other activities start at 5:30.

And the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum hosts an Easter Brunch this Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Reservations for this event are required.

For more events, visit our calendar page