Few bands enjoy the steady acclaim that The Walkmen have, with each passing album stacking right up to the one prior. Heaven is no exception, sounding like a victory lap for an amazing career.
Festival alert! From noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, the 17th annual Mesta Festa takes place in Perle Mesta Park, 1900 N. Shartel, with a chili cookoff, OKC Thunder Girls, OKC Barons Ice Girls, street hockey, hands-on science experiments, local food vendors, live music, children’s activities ... and oh, yeah: local microbrewery beer tastings! Admission is free. Visit mestapark.org.
Festival alert! From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, the Rock Island Arts Festival rocks the Rock Island Train Depot, 100 E. Chickasha Ave. in Chickasha. On tap are art, food, local wineries, a kids’ Creation Station, graffiti walls, live music, a junk-art competition ... and oh, yeah: a living history performance of American hero Ada Lois Sipuel-Fisher! Admission is free. Call 514-9169 or visit rockislandartsfestival.org.