What's Up This Weekend in the 405
Norman Music Festival
Thursday-Saturday, April 27-29
Attracting music fans in their hundreds of thousands this year’s block-busting Norman-centered mass meeting of musical minds hits a decade and is showing no sign of letting up.
Once a one-day event this year’s celebration spans two nights and one day, features 300 acts (90 percent hailing from Oklahoma), covers 17 venues and hosts 70 vendors.
Headlining this year’s NMFX main stage is San Francisco-based psych rock band Thee Oh Sees, rapper Oddisee and his band Good Company, Sweet Spirit and GGOOLLDD.
Americana rocker Israel Nash, Low Cut Connie and Cat Clyde will headline the Depot stage, and White Reaper will headline the Opolis stage.
Various locations across Norman, more information can be found here normanmusicfestival.com
Thursday, April 27
From their meeting at New York’s prestigious Julliard School, this group have grown into the most sought-after (not to mention first) female chamber ensemble and according to the New York Times “there is an edge of the seat intensity to every note they produce.”
They will be bringing their intensity and flawless technical virtuosity to Edmond’s Armstrong Auditorium for an evening of Bach, Heitor Villa Lobos and originals written by Pulitzer prize winning composer Kevin Puts plus a Trio Sinfonia, written for the talented trio.
Armstrong Auditorium, 14400 S Bryant, Edmond, 285.1010, armstrongauditorium.org
Alton Brown Live
Sunday, April 30
From the creator and host of award winning Food Network show “Good Eats” and "Cutthroat Kitchen" comes his latest live show “Eat Your Science”.
Promising more comedy, talk show antics and music, Alton Brown is also adding new ingredients to the mix in the form of puppets and bigger, more dangerous experiments – experiments he wasn’t allowed to do on TV.
His follow up tour to "Edible Inevitable" has already made a brief stop on Broadway and will be showing for one night at the Civic Center. Get ready for culinary mastery and new games – with plenty of audience participation.
OKC Civic Center, 201 N Walker, OKC, 297.2564, okcciviccenter.com
Iron Thistle Scottish Festival
Friday-Sunday, April 28-30
Join the United Scottish Clans of Oklahoma as it celebrates 30 years of Highland flings and a decade of the Iron Thistle.
Music, dancing, food, shopping and plenty of family-friendly activities will be held over three days so strap on your brogues, don your Breacan and Gie it laldy.
Kirkpatrick Family Farm, 1001 Garth Brooks Blvd, Yukon, unitedscotsok.com
Saturday, April 29
His first job (on "Whose Line is it Anyway" in 1998) secured him an Emmy and he has since gone on to gain a Grammy nomination for his singing, starred in numerous films, had his own talk show and attracted rave reviews for his performances in Broadway shows “Chicago” and “Kinky Boots”.
He’s quite rightly in demand and we’re thrilled he’s stopping off in the metro to showcase his many talents.
Riverwind Casino, 1544 Highway 9, Norman, OK, 322.6000, riverwind.com
Tuesday, May 2
Her talent for delivering a perfectly pitched performance has secured her roles as the voice of two Disney princesses and the lead role of Kim in the musical “Miss Saigon” for which she won an Olivia and Theatre World Award.
She’s also the first Asian woman to win a Tony award and will be showcasing her favorite tunes from pop to Broadway ballads in collaboration with UCO's Broadway Tonight for what is sure to be a sensational show.
Mitchell Hall, 100 N University, Edmond, 974.3375, okconstage.com