It’s a fact of life: People change. This maxim proves especially accurate in the music business — and not always in a good way.
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
We all know how kids love their little furry friends, which is why the Oklahoma Humane Society is joining forces with On the Lawn, the monthly family-oriented celebration of area families and businesses. This month’s event features a pop-up kids play-zone, an outdoor mini-market and an OK Humane Society adoption park. The fun takes place 5-8 p.m. Thursday at 62nd Street and Western Ave. behind Whole Foods. Admission is free. Visit visitwesternavenue.com.
Empire Slice House
1734 NW 16th St.
What worked: Fun and flavorful specialty pizzas.
What needs work: It's busy and can get loud.
Tip: Not every slice is available every day, so call ahead if you need something specific, or buy a whole pie.
We know. It’s hot. It’s summer in Oklahoma. Cool down by sampling cocktails that local bars and restaurants have concocted just for you. Find a nice, air conditioned space or a shaded patio and while away the hours drinking the flavors of summer. You might decide it’s not that bad after all.
— by Devon Green, photos by Mark Hancock, Shannon Cornman and Lauren Hamilton
We know it’s summer, and the last thing you want to do is dive down a giant Slip ’N Slide, play volleyball, chow down on food truck cuisine and listen to live music. But please bear with us. Aw, heck. Of course you want to do those things. So check out the inaugural Deep Deuce Dive, featuring all of the aforementioned awesomeness. The party is from 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday at NE Second Street and Central Avenue. Admission is free, and guests must be 21 and older. Visit downtownokc.com.
You all know Monty Python and the Holy Grail, aka one of the greatest works of art in cinematic history. But have you seen the musical? Join Sir Lancelot, Sir Robin and the gang for Lyric Theatre’s production of Monty Python’s Spamalot, a raucous, Broadway-esque reimagination of the film. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Tickets are $35-$74. Call 524-9312 or visit lyrictheatreokc.com.