The Company You Keep
6-9 p.m. Friday, ongoing
Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery
706 W. Sheridan Ave.
Of the many bright spots each holiday season, seeing the array of lights adorning the landscape is undoubtedly the brightest. The University of Central Oklahoma celebrates each year with WinterGlow, which features caroling and Santa himself in addition to some beautiful scenery. Activities are from 6-9 p.m. Friday on the UCO campus, 100 N. University Drive in Edmond. Admission is free. Call 974-2363 or visit uco.edu/winterglow.
Blues and barbecue go together like wine and cheese, Simon & Garfunkel and legs and eggs — which is to say, each is good on their own, but they’re even better when paired with one another. Bricktown Blues and BBQ Festival features some of the finest local offerings in each of these departments, which you can see/hear/taste for yourself 4 p.m.- midnight Friday and 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday on the corner of Sheridan and Oklahoma avenues. Admission is free. Call 236-4143 or visit bricktownokc.com.
Sometimes it helps to not be very good.
Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.