Starting in April, all Heart to Art events will be in a private setting. The popular painting parties are a great way to enjoy appetizers, drinks and dinner while you paint your own masterpiece. So if you’d like to unleash your inner Picasso in public one last time, do so 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 26 at The Paramount OKC, 701 W. Sheridan Ave. Tickets are $35. Call 420-6895 or visit hearttoartok.com.
We here at Oklahoma Gazette love documentaries because they deal with real issues (just like we do). Oklahoma City University also loves them, which is why its annual Documentary Film Series is now in its 16th year. Check out Emma Joan Morris’ 1993 Sundance favorite Something Within Me 2 p.m. Sunday at OCU’s Kerr McGee Auditorium, NW 27th Street and McKinley Avenue. Admission is free. Visit okcu.edu/film-lit.
If it’s accomplished musicians you’re seeking, you can stop now. The Puget Sound Piano Trio features three award-winning faculty members from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. It will perform works by Haydn, Arensky and Marilyn Shrude in an 8 p.m. recital Wednesday, March 26 at the Pitman Recital Hall in the Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd St. in Norman. Tickets are $5-$9. Call 325- 4101 or visit ou.edu/finearts.
It’s baaaaaaack! H&8th Night Market — the wildly popular food truck and live music extravaganza — returns for another season of local eats and beats. Over 30 mobile kitchens will be present, along with performances by The Tequila Songbird Swap, Kyle Reid, Paul Benjamin Band and John Calvin. It all goes down from 7-11 p.m. Friday at the corner of Hudson Avenue and Eighth Street. Admission is free. Visit h8thokc.com or visit page 23 for more.
Ain’t no party like a STASH block party ’cause a STASH block party don’t stop. Actually, this one will, but not before patrons enjoy door prizes, local art, a keg and snacks from McNellie’s Public House, Waffle Champion and Dry/Shop Blow-Dry Bar and Boutique. The party, which celebrates entrepreneurship in the Midtown area, is 6-9 p.m. Friday in the Midtown Plaza Court, 1110 N. Classen Drive. Admission is free. Visit stashok.com.
Spring is officially on its way. At the OKC Home & Outdoor Living Show, get inspiration, tips and tricks from some of the nation’s experts on everything from DIY landscaping to building an outdoor kitchen. The show begins at noon on Friday at Oklahoma State Fair Park, 333 Gordon Cooper Blvd., in the Cox Pavilion and Centennial Building. Tickets are $7-$9 for adults and free for children under 12. Call (800)395-1350 or visit homeshowokc.com.
Doug Berky uses the power of his vast imagination to weave together tales that draw from stories as old as storytelling itself. His elaborate, larger-thanlife masks and puppets bring the stories to life in an imaginative, colorful performance for all ages. Catch this captivating, multidimensional experience at various Metropolitan Library System locations Wednesday through Friday. Call 606-3833 or visit metrolibrary.org.
Local architecture firm Verbode is teaming with Istvan Gallery for an open house. The free event will feature a new art installation by Kristen Vails. Vails is renowned for her acrylic paintings of horses, which will be on display 6-9 p.m. Thursday at TAP Architecture, 415 N. Broadway Ave., and will coincide with the monthly Automobile Alley Shop Hop. Call 850-0362 or visit istvangallery.com.
For an evening of enchantment, check out Oklahoma City Ballet’s annual fundraiser, Once Upon a Time. Guests will be welcomed into the land of a fairy tale and whisked away to an enchanted forest for dinner starting at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, 7000 NW Grand Blvd. Tickets are $250. Call 848- 8637 or visit okcballet.com.
Let your hair down and laissez bon temps rouler while you see the sights of Premiere on Film Row, which include games, live entertainment and a film. Taste of Soul Chicken and Waffles, Kaiteki Ramen and Crepe Brewers and other food trucks will also make an appearance. Show your love for the locals and rejoice in the fact that it’s not a gazillion degrees 6-9 p.m. Friday on Film Row in downtown OKC. Call 232- 6060.
The Oklahoma History Center camp has a variety of hands-on activities each day, including scavenger hunts and crafts to help campers understand day-to-day life on the plains. This week’s culminate with Saturday’s Fourth Annual Cowboy (and Cowgirl) Roundup 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive. Call 522-3602 or visit okhistory.org.
Thirty years after the creation of the award-winning Koyaanisqatsi — a wordless, startling vision of life on earth — the film’s creators have teamed up again to bring a new vision to the screen. Visitors reveals humanity’s trancelike fascination with technology. See it at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $9. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com.