Zach Hale and Jennifer Chancellor
Everything’s bigger in Texas, they say. From the skyscrapers adorning its cityscapes to the vast plains stretching from the panhandle to the Gulf of Mexico, the adage largely holds true.
Ink Life Tour Tattoo and Music Festival
a.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday
10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday
10 a.m.-9:15 p.m. Sunday
Grand Casino Hotel and Resort
777 Grand Casino Blvd., Shawnee
Friday: Wayne Static of Static-X, Bash
Saturday: Drowning Pool, Love & Death
Sunday: Buckcherry, Murder F.M., The Virgin Mary’s
This year’s Festival of the Arts celebrates two things: art (duh) and our city’s birthday. Check out the unique, family-friendly event 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday through April 26 around downtown OKC from Walker Avenue east to Robinson Avenue and Reno Avenue north to Sheridan Avenue. Admission is free. Call 270-4848 or visit artscouncilokc.com.
Do you like music? Do you like free things? Then surely you’ll like Norman Music Festival, the free, three-day fest along Main Street in Norman. This year’s bill features headliners Bright Light Social Hour, Dead Meadow and Diarrhea Planet, plus dozens of local Oklahoma bands. Performances begin 6 p.m. Thursday and go through Saturday in downtown Norman. Visit normanmusicfest.com.