Renowned for his “Bad Reputation” (and it isn’t just talk, talk, talk), singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston brings his personal power pop tonight to The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley. Opening the 8 p.m. show are Kevin Bowe + the Okemah Prophets. Tickets are $20. Call 524-0738 or visit bluedoorokc.com.
St. Patrick’s Day isn’t until Sunday, but Saturday is when Bricktown celebrates it with a 22nd annual block party! From noon to midnight at Sheridan and Oklahoma avenues, enjoy continuous live music from the likes of Laura Leighe pictured and Super Freak. The parade runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free, whether or not you’re wearing green. Visit bricktownokc.com.
Steer yourself to the annual OKC Auto Show, running Thursday through Sunday at State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing. Highlights include an indoor obstacle course for Jeeps, a scavenger hunt and Route 66 classic cars. The kids can meet cartoon stars Dora the Explorer and Diego. Admission is $5-$10. Visit okcautoshow.org.
The documentary 8 Murders a Day examines the human-rights disaster that has resulted from Mexico's war on the drug cartels — specifically in Juarez, the murder capital of the world. The uncompromising, eye-opening film opens Friday at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16, 150 E. Reno, and runs for at least a week. Call 231-4747 or visit harkinstheatres.com.
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