The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) has produced some powerhouse bands, and it’s still just in its infancy. See current students and potential next-big-things The Hitt Boyz, Good Culture and Honey in an ACM student show 10 p.m. at VZD’s Restaurant & Club, 4200 N. Western Ave. Admission is $5. Call 524- 4203 or visit vzds.com.
The words “treat yourself” have special meaning to fans of TV’s Parks & Recreation. But this week, they apply to everybody because Treat Yourself is the theme of this month’s Plaza Sunday event, where guests can indulge in brunch, shopping, live music and more 1-4 p.m. Sunday in the Plaza District, NW 16th Street between Blackwelder and Indiana avenues. Visit plazadistrict.org.
Look, dog lovers. Cats are awesome too, okay? It’s just like Jack Byrnes said in Meet the Parents: “Cats make you work for their affection. They don’t sell out the way dogs do.” If this quote speaks to you, check out Oklahoma City Cat Club’s Allbreed Cat Show featuring more than 40 breeds 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Bricktown Hotel and Convention Center, 2001 E. Reno Ave. Tickets are $3-$4. Call (918)360-1601.
You probably know Toadies by the songs “Possum Kingdom” and “Tyler” (because those songs are awesome), and this year marks the 20th anniversary of their seminal album Rubberneck. Yeah, we’re old. See the alt-rock heroes 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. in Tulsa. Tickets are $19-$34. Call (918)584-2306 or visit cainsballroom.com.
Wednesday, April 9
Looking for a happy hour you can take the little ones to? Western Avenue Association’s On the Lawn provides patrons large and small the opportunity to enjoy offerings from some of the district’s finest merchants (and live music by Spaghetti Eddie). Activities are 5-8 p.m. Thursday on the Chesapeake Lawn at 62nd Street and Western Avenue. Admission is free. Visit visitwesternavenue.com/events.
Unless you have, like, a really big TV, opportunities to revisit cinematic classics on the big screen don’t come along all that often. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s Film Preservation Festival gives you that opportunity for five consecutive evenings, beginning with Orson Welles’ The Lady from Shanghai 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the museum, 415 Couch Drive. Tickets are $7-$9. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com.
Hey, ladies. Do you love to bike? As a way to thank their female customers, Schlegel Bicycles Pro and Multi-Sport Shop will host Ladies Night 2014, featuring a raffle and complimentary wine, beer and snacks from Pelotón Wine Bar & Cafe. The fun takes place 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Schlegel Bicycles, 900 N. Broadway Ave. Admission is free. Call 232-4040 or visit schlegelbicycles. com.
Cher needs no introduction, so we’ll just get right to it. See the wildly successful pop legend — along with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo — on her Dressed to Kill Tour 7 p.m. Saturday at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave. in Tulsa. Tickets are $25.50-$105.50. Call (918)894-4200 or visit bokcenter.com.
Starting in April, all Heart to Art events will be in a private setting. The popular painting parties are a great way to enjoy appetizers, drinks and dinner while you paint your own masterpiece. So if you’d like to unleash your inner Picasso in public one last time, do so 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 26 at The Paramount OKC, 701 W. Sheridan Ave. Tickets are $35. Call 420-6895 or visit hearttoartok.com.
We here at Oklahoma Gazette love documentaries because they deal with real issues (just like we do). Oklahoma City University also loves them, which is why its annual Documentary Film Series is now in its 16th year. Check out Emma Joan Morris’ 1993 Sundance favorite Something Within Me 2 p.m. Sunday at OCU’s Kerr McGee Auditorium, NW 27th Street and McKinley Avenue. Admission is free. Visit okcu.edu/film-lit.
If it’s accomplished musicians you’re seeking, you can stop now. The Puget Sound Piano Trio features three award-winning faculty members from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. It will perform works by Haydn, Arensky and Marilyn Shrude in an 8 p.m. recital Wednesday, March 26 at the Pitman Recital Hall in the Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd St. in Norman. Tickets are $5-$9. Call 325- 4101 or visit ou.edu/finearts.