Rock Around the Block
April 25-27, Downtown Norman
Beach Fossils, Black Milk with Nat Turner, The Garden, Soccer Mommy, Omar Apollo and dozens and dozens and dozens more. No matter what sound is your jam, odds are excellent you’ll find it at the three-day sonic eruption par excellence that is the 11th Norman Music Festival. Plus, attendance is free, which should be music to everyone’s ears.
April 4-8, Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
When the gates of the Brick open, it won’t just mark the start of a new season for the OKC Dodgers – their opponents for the first series, the San Antonio Missions, are a new AAA franchise, and they’re playing in what feels like a whole new facility, thanks to a $2.5 million renovation including nearly 100,000 square feet of new turf. Sounds like cause for celebration … play ball!
April 6-7, Waterford Complex
The countdown is underway for the 37th annual Redbud Classic, still a top-tier reason to stretch your legs, have a blast and help others at the same time. This year’s 5k and 10k runs, 10-, 33- and 50-mile bike tours, 5k wheelchair race and 2k walk all benefit Teach for America OKC.
April 12, Science Museum Oklahoma
A massive silent auction of pieces by exceptional local artists should pique your interest, especially since it aids the community-enhancing work of Allied Arts, but just in case: this event is also the city’s foremost craft cocktail competition. Raise a glass or two to creativity at the luscious Artini.
April 4-20, Howell Gallery
No need to pack a suitcase for this transcontinental trip; artist Nick Berry is using his firsthand experiences and a lifetime of polished skills to bring views of the world to OKC. His new exhibition “Travel With the Artist” is filled with engrossing interpretations of sights he saw on trips to Canada, California, Croatia and beyond. Ready to go exploring?