Workers of downtown OKC, we love you. But the Downtown OKC, Inc. staff really loves you. They love you so much, they’re going to deliver free ice cream (repeat: free ice cream) to your workplace door. You can also grab your treat at the ice cream tent on the east side of Leadership Square, 211 N. Robinson Ave. The deliciousness commences at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Visit downtownokc.com.
Got the blues? Rentiesville’s Blues Fest has your cure. The annual dusk- ’til-dawn event takes place at DC Minner’s Down Home Blues Club in the tiny town of Rentiesville in McIntosh County. It includes 33 bands, jam sessions and campgrounds to alleviate that hankering. Tickets are $10; $15 at the gate. Call (918)855-0978 or visit dcminnerblues.com.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s the two witches from Oz in the award-winning production of Wicked! Catch the, well, wickedly popular Broadway musical as it opens its three-week run at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Tickets are $35- $140. Call 297-2264 or visit wickedthemusical.com.
Wednesday, Sept. 4
A Labor Day tradition returns with Arts Festival Oklahoma at Oklahoma City Community College, 7777 S. May Ave., from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2. In addition to browsing top-quality arts and crafts, visitors can enjoy food and live music. Admission is free, but parking is $5. Call 682-7576 or visit occc.edu/afo.
Why the long face? Smile Empty Soul will help you turn that frown upside down ... and rock it off your pretty little face. The hard-rock act plays Wednesday at The Chameleon Room, 3034 N. Portland Ave., in support of their new album, Chemicals. Tickets are $10-$13. Visit ticketstorm.com.
Liven up that blank T-shirt at the University of Oklahoma Print Club’s fifth annual Tee Party. The come-and-go event starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the OU School of Art & Art History inside the Fred Jones Art Center, 520 Parrington Oval, Norman. There will be free printmaking demonstrations, so bring your own tee, pillowcase, apron or whatever blank canvases you have laying around. Admission is free. Call 325-2691 or visit art.ou.edu.
We Oklahomans are fighters, but WBU World Lightweight Champion Noah Zuhdi really is a fighter, and a great one at that. Catch the OKC native defend his title against Hungarian Gyula Vajda at Concho’s Lucky Star Casino, 7777 U.S. 81, at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25-$150. Visit catboxentertainment.com.
If you’ve ever dreamt about turning a movie theater into a comedy club, that dream is about to become reality. Sinbad: Make Me Wanna Holla — a comedy special featuring the tenured entertainer — will air at 8 p.m. Thursday at AMC Quail Springs 24, 2501 W. Memorial; Cinemark Tinseltown USA, 6001 N. Martin Luther King; and Norman’s Regal Spotlight 14, 1100 N. Interstate Drive. Visit fathomevents.com.