Three fathers — Scott McCabe, Rick Cole and Ross Legg — sat in the first row of chairs at the State Capitol’s Blue Room on Sept. 18, listening intently to plans that could bring storm shelters to every public school in Oklahoma.
Not to scare you or anything, but did you know there are 22 species of bats in Oklahoma? It’s OK; they usually leave us each winter, though some were kind enough to stop by Chiroptera, a spooky, Mesoamerican-inspired installation featuring the furry flying rodents. Flap your way into its opening reception from 7-10 p.m. Friday at Bomb Shelter, 1609 N. Blackwelder Ave. #2. Admission is free. Call 628-2689.
It has been 5 years since DNA Galleries first opened its doors, which means it’s time to party! The artist gallery and retail store hosts an all-day celebration Saturday concluding with a custom skull-and-bone art show 7-11 p.m. at the Plaza District staple, located at 1709 NW 16th St. Admission is free. Call 525-3499 or visit dnagalleries.com.
Slug bug! Oh, sorry. We were just admiring all the classic, vintage and new Volkswagens set to show at the second annual Dub the Plaza car show. The event also commemorates the anniversary of the music video series VDub Sessions, with live performances from Okie favorites Taddy Porter and Tallows. See for yourself from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Plaza District, NW 16th Street between Pennsylvania and Classen avenues. Admission is free. Visit dubtheplaza.com.
Which do you love more: the Plaza District or your significant other? If you’re torn by this question, play it safe and satisfy both with Love on the Plaza, an evening of romance, art, music and shopping. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. Friday in the Plaza District, 16th Street between Blackwelder and Indiana avenues. Admission is free. Call 367-9403 or visit plazadistrict.org.