Few 20th-century figures were more influential than Woody Guthrie. The folk icon and Oklahoma native has a legacy and scope that span the musical stratosphere, predating and inspiring genres from country to punk rock.
We’re getting old, you guys. OKC is about to turn 125, but we still know how to party (with birthday cake, obviously). Locals can attend an open house 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 200 N. Walker Ave., featuring history lessons, a Spokies bike history tour, tours of City Hall and, yes, birthday cake. Admission is free. Call 297-2578 or visit okc.gov. See our 125th Anniversary weekly series story on page 28. Also, check out our Spokies story on page 43.
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.