Nothing says “Friday” like fresh produce. And that’s why Urban Agrarian hosts the Midtown Market, featuring live music, yoga and some of the freshest organic edibles around, each Friday until October. It all goes down (your esophagus) 1 p.m. to sunset at the corner of NW Ninth Street and Walker Avenue. Admission is free. Call 231-1919 or visit urbanagrarian.com.
If there ever was a movie destined for RiffTrax treatment, it’s Sharknado. The brilliantly trashy film made some serious waves (get it?) upon its release last summer, and now you can laugh along with the Mystery Science Theater 3000 comedians and see it on the big screen 7 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at AMC Quail Springs 24 with IMAX, 2501 W. Memorial Road, or Regal Spotlight Stadium 14, 1100 N. Interstate Drive, in Norman. Tickets are $9.50-$12.50. Visit fathomevents.com.
Mick Foley: wrestler, author, generally interesting person. He’s also a hell of a performer, with a one-man stage show featuring everything from comedy to surrealism. See the WWE star and best-selling author perform Hardcore Legend: An Evening with Mick Foley — plus a Q&A and meet-and-greet — 7:30 p.m. Monday at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. Tickets are $25. Call 866-966-1777 or visit ticketstorm.com.
The great thing about golf is that you can play it — and be good at it — well into your senior years. But it’s even better when you’re playing at one of the region’s most scenic and prestigious courses. The 2014 U.S. Senior Open features some of the sport’s most recognizable names — Fred Couples, Colin Montgomerie, Vijay Singh and more — and the major USGA championship officially tees off 7:15 a.m. Thursday at Oak Tree National, 1515 W. Oak Tree Drive in Edmond, with the final round on Sunday. Tickets are $20-$225. Call 726-9700 or visit 2014ussenioropen.com.
Think you have game? Then prove it on the pavement. Red Bull King of the Rock, the most prestigious one-on-one street basketball tournament, is back and open to everyone, no matter the skill level. Who knows? One minute you’re ballin’ on the streets, the next you’re suiting up for the Thunder ... OK, that’s a stretch. But the winner does get $1,000 and a trip to the World Finals. Registration is free and starts at 6 p.m. (games at 7 p.m.) at The Cage, 412 W. Reno Ave. Visit redbullkingoftherock.com.
You have probably noticed that we have some pretty wicked scenery here in Oklahoma. Mountains, prairies, canyons — you name it, we have ’em. This Is Our Oklahoma Land, a solo exhibit from photographer Kim Baker, celebrates the majestically diverse geography of the state. You can see her work at an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at The Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones Ave., in Norman. Admission is free. Call 307-9320 or visit normandepot.org.
The Beatles were fairly successful at the whole music thing, but they were pretty good at the movie thing too. A Hard Day’s Night — released at the peak of Beatlemania — is arguably the band’s most iconic big-screen adaptation, detailing its hectic lifestyle and the flat-out insane people who stalked the English icons on tour. See the film 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. Tickets are $7-$9. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com.
As the iconic American film Team America: World Police so adeptly pointed out, freedom isn’t free. But Freedom Fest, the two-day celebration of the good ol’ U.S. of A., is as free as it gets. The event features live music, a children’s parade, fireworks (duh) and more, beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday at Yukon City Park, 2200 S. Holly Ave., and Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W. Vandament Ave., in Yukon. Call 350-8937 or visit cityofyukonok.gov.
We like our things big here in America — everything from our football stadiums to our McDonald’s. That also includes our fireworks shows, and you won’t find one bigger than the one at Bricktown 4th Fest. The event attracted about 5,000 people last year to the iconic district just east of downtown OKC, and with an array of live music, food and cold beverages, this year’s promises to be bigger and better. The party begins 4 p.m. (with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.) Friday in Bricktown, at the corner of Sheridan and Oklahoma avenues. Admission is free. Call 236-4143 or visit bricktownokc.com.
Three cheers for Red, White and Boom, the musical celebration of all things America hosted by the OKC Philharmonic Orchestra and vocalist Mike Eldred. The show features a number of classic American favorites, and it concludes with one of OKC’s finest fireworks displays (you know, the “boom” part). The concert begins at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, with fireworks at approximately 10 p.m., at Entertainment Plaza in State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd. Admission is free. Call 842-5387 or visit okcphilharmonic.org.
If your idea of celebrating Independence Day is by supporting local artists (and we won’t fault you if it is), then check out the First Friday Gallery Walk, featuring 20 art galleries and more than 75 artists, including Darby Perrin, one of the top aviation artists in the country. Get to walkin’ 6-10 p.m. Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday in the Paseo Arts District, between NW 30th and 27th streets and Walker and Hudson avenues. Admission is free. Call 525-2688 or visit thepaseo.com.
There are few things we value more dearly in this country than the First Amendment (that is, of course, why it was the first). Freedom of Expression, a collaborative new exhibit by abstract painter Theresa Hurt and metal sculptor Basil Martin III, celebrates this idea with its thought-provoking interpretations. The exhibition opens Friday and runs through July 26 at In Your Eye Studio & Gallery, 3005-A Paseo St. Admission is free. Call 525-2161 or visit inyoureyegallery.com.
Update: This show has been cancelled due to an illness in the band. Ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase.
Sorry, other shows. Any time Willie Nelson comes to town, it’s just gonna be our pick. That’s the way it goes. Not to mention, the country icon is bringing Alison Krauss and Jason Isbell with him, so we really were left with no other options. See the acclaimed and beloved singer-songwriters perform in an outdoor setting (because, you know, it’s Willie) 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 at The Zoo Amphitheatre, 2101 NE 50th St. Tickets are $39.50-$99.50. Call 602-0683 or visit thezooamphitheatre.com.
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It’s never too early to celebrate the Fourth of July. At least it isn’t at LibertyFest, an event spanning two weekends and featuring live patriotic music, a car show, A Taste of Edmond and more. The fest kicks off with the Concert in the Park 7:30 p.m. Thursday outside UCO’s Mitchell Hall Theatre, 100 N. University Drive, in Edmond. Admission is free. Call 340-2527 or visit libertyfest.org.
If you build it, Field of Dreams will come. Well, they built it, and Field of Dreams — arguably the best baseball movie starring Kevin Costner (of which there are many) — is coming to Sonic Summer Movie Nights. The popular film series starts back up 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 on the Great Lawn at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno Ave. Admission is free. Call 445-7080 or visit myriadgardens.org.
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