Home-brewed beers? Check. Signature dishes from some of OKC’s best restaurants? Check. Viva la vida and head to Viva Sabor! II, an event celebrating the culinary diversity of Oklahoma. The party is 6-10 p.m. Friday at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno Ave. Tickets are $35. Call 616-5031 or visit okchispanicchamber.org.
Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincide this year, and you know what that means. OK, neither do we. But we do know internationally renowned violinist Yuval Waldman will perform a program of Jewish music in celebration of this uncommon occurrence. Lend him your ears 8 p.m. Saturday at Emanuel Synagogue, 900 NW 47th St. Admission is free but requires a reservation. Call 833-2306.
We don’t know what it is, but professional fighting is just way cooler in a cage. See a variety of mixed martial artists do their thing at Rage in the Cage, a special cage fight event exclusively featuring Oklahomans. Matches begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein Ave. Admission is $25-$50. Visit ticketstorm.com.
There’s something romantic about leisurely bike rides under a moonlit sky, and now you can cruise through downtown on a Full Moon Bicycle Ride. The ride begins 8 p.m. Sunday at the Myriad Botanical Gardens Bandshell, 301 W. Reno Ave. A $5 donation per rider is suggested. Call 445-7080 or visit myriadgardens.org.
It goes without saying that Thunder basketball games are an experience. It was, after all, voted the place to take out-of-towners by your Gazette-reading peers. So go see Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the rest of the gang take on the Denver Nuggets 7 p.m. Monday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit nba.com/thunder.
Don’t be sad — the Great Depression is over (has been for a while now). On Assignment: the Photojournalism of Horace Bristol shines a light on the Oklahoma migrants from the gloomy era, World War II combat and postwar Japan. Bristol’s striking photography will be on display beginning Saturday at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Ave. in Norman, through March 16. Admission is free. Call 325- 3272 or visit ou.edu/fjjma.
Do you like your progressive rock with a dash of sci-fi magic? Then rock out with Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee and Neal Peart as the revered Canadian band Rush takes to the silver screen. RUSH: Clockwork Angels Tour is a one-night concert film to screen 7 p.m. Monday at AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, 2501 W. Memorial Rd. Tickets are $12.50. Call 755-2466 or visit fathomevents.com.
OK, so Eddie Vedder is a little bitter that OKC has a basketball team and his hometown of Seattle no longer does. But we still love him, and so should you. See Vedder and legendary grunge band Pearl Jam 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Tickets are $80.40. Call 602-8700 or visit chesapeakearena.com.
Legendary country musician Hank Williams may no longer be with us, but his music lives on in the hearts and minds of many. It also lives on in the songs of Hankerin’ 4 Hank, a three-piece tribute act helmed by Jim Paul Blair. See Blair and his version of the Drifting Cowboys 8 p.m. Saturday at The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley Ave. Tickets are $20. Call 524-0738 or visit bluedoorokc.com.
Roses are red, violets are blue. Nathan Brown is the current poet laureate of Oklahoma, which means he’s really good at poetry (clearly better than us). See the University of Oklahoma professor and alum recite from his recent work Sunday in the Norman Depot, 200 S. Jones Ave. in Norman. Admission is free. Call 307-9320 or visit pasnorman.org.
You can do a lot of cool things with a can: Kick it, smash it, drink delicious beverages out of it. But have you ever built a canned food structure? That’s what teams of architects, contractors, engineers and designers are invited to do at CANstruction, a nonprofit competition benefitting City Rescue Mission of Oklahoma City. The event is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Bricktown Chevy Events Center, 425 E. California Ave. Admission is one can of food. Visit canstruction.org.
Think you have brass? You’re wrong. Canadian Brass — the popular quintet that has become a household name over the last 42 years — has brass. See, as The Washington Post calls them, “the men who put brass music on the map” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Armstrong Auditorium, 14400 S. Bryant Ave. in Edmond. Tickets are $20-$45. Call 285-1010 or visit armstrongauditorium.org.