We promise not to mention that Sean Lennon — the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono — is one half of The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, aka The GOASTT. Dammit. Did we just mention that? Anyway, he and his other half, model-turned-musician Charlotte Kemp Muhl, also happen to be pretty good at the whole music thing. Check out their modernist take on ’60s psychedelia 8 p.m. Saturday at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave. Tickets are $12. Call 974-4700 or visit acm.uco.edu.
Looking for a relaxing cruise along scenic shorelines? You don’t have to leave the state — or the city, for that matter — to find one. Oklahoma River Cruises is holding a season preview party with live music, local wine and food vendors and, of course, its signature climate-controlled cruisers. The celebration is 2-6 p.m. Saturday at the Regatta Park Landing, 701 S. Lincoln Blvd. Admission to the party is free, and mini cruises are $6. Call 702-7755 or visit okrivercruises.com.
Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, but Tyler Kelting has already been publishing strips of his post-apocalyptic comic book series My Friend, Death on his website. The Edmond-based writer/artist will sign the first two issues of the series 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 at New World Comics, 6219 N. Meridian Ave. Admission is free. Call 721-7634 or visit myfrienddeath.com. See related story on page 40.
Wednesday, May 7
Have you ever enjoyed an adult beverage but wondered what to do with your other hand? Then you should check out Tipsy Artist parties, which have seen a steep rise in popularity in the current wine-and-paint party boom. (It’s also a great early Mother’s Day present. Hint, hint.) The Tipsy Artist Birthday Party features gift baskets and giveaways — and, of course, wine and painting — starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Tipsy Artist Paint Palace, 124 W. Oklahoma Ave. in Guthrie. Tickets are $29-$40. Call 757-8779 or visit tipsyartist.com.
Call us old-fashioned, but we still think boxing is pretty rad, especially when it involves one of the sport’s dignitaries like WBC Welterweight World Champion Floyd Mayweather. See Mayweather take on WBA Welterweight World Champion Marcos Maidana in a live broadcast — and on the big screen, no less — 8 p.m. Saturday at Regal Spotlight Stadium 14, 1100 N. Interstate Drive; AMC Quail Springs 24, 2501 W. Memorial Rd.; and Cinemark Tinseltown USA, 6001 N. Martin Luther King Ave. Tickets are $10-$25. Visit fathomevents.com.
We all know how kids love their little furry friends, which is why the Oklahoma Humane Society is joining forces with On the Lawn, the monthly family-oriented celebration of area families and businesses. This month’s event features a pop-up kids play-zone, an outdoor mini-market and an OK Humane Society adoption park. The fun takes place 5-8 p.m. Thursday at 62nd Street and Western Ave. behind Whole Foods. Admission is free. Visit visitwesternavenue.com.
Do you like leisurely strolls? Better yet, do you like leisurely strolls through a variety of art galleries, exhibition openings, restaurants and live performances from local musicians? Then check out the First Friday Gallery Walk 6-10 p.m. Friday and noon-6 p.m. Saturday in the Paseo Arts District, 3022 Paseo Street. Admission is free. Call 525-2688 or visit thepaseo.com.
They just don’t wrestle like they used to. And by that, we mean we miss seeing the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) on our television sets. True to the original 1980s style, BLOW features colorful, over-the-top wrestling of the female variety, including an appearance from WCW’s Sweet Sherry and original GLOW girl Godiva. The bout begins 7 p.m. Thursday at OKC Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein Ave. Tickets are $10-$15. Visit ticketstorm.com.
Several cool things happened in 2001: Wikipedia launched, Apple introduced the first iPod. But one of the coolest was the inaugural Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, a tribute to those who were killed in and affected by the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995. The 14th annual race is 6:30 a.m. Sunday in downtown Oklahoma City, with checkin at the Health & Fitness Expo at Cox Convention Center, One Myriad Gardens. Registration is $10-$325. Visit okcmarathon.com.
Adèle Wolf’s Burlesque & Variety Show isn’t just easy on the eyes; it’s a skillful display of cabaret-style performances with trapeze swinging, belly dancing and more. Wolf’s Spring Fling features guest stars like award-winning Burlesque Queen Coco Lectric, the aerial talents of trapeze artist Bethany Summersizzle and Violet Vendetta’s splendid acrobatics. The sultry show begins at 8 p.m. Saturday at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. Tickets are $20-$35. Visit adelewolf.com.
Do you like music? Do you like free things? Then surely you’ll like Norman Music Festival, the free, three-day fest along Main Street in Norman. This year’s bill features headliners Bright Light Social Hour, Dead Meadow and Diarrhea Planet, plus dozens of local Oklahoma bands. Performances begin 6 p.m. Thursday and go through Saturday in downtown Norman. Visit normanmusicfest.com.
Mozart, Bloch, Beethoven — not artists to be taken lightly. For over three decades (since age 11, actually), prodigious violinist Midori has been wowing audiences with classical favorites, and she’ll do so again 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Armstrong Auditorium, 14400 S. Bryant Road in Edmond. Tickets are $42-$94. Call 285-1010 or visit armstrongauditorium.org.