The Octopus Project with Paper Lions and Colin Nance
Wednesday, Sept. 11
113 N Crawford Ave., Norman
Get cultured at Art in the City: A Cultural Connection. The second annual multicultural community festival features a variety of local and regional music acts, spoken word artists and dance troupes. The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday evening at Memorial Park & Spraygrounds, 1150 NW 36th St. Admission is free. Visit obmapac.org.
There’s no “I” in Festa. But that’s OK, because you’ll be guzzling too much local food and beer to notice. The kid-friendly Mesta Festa is an annual endof-summer celebration to raise funds for the Mesta Park Neighborhood Association. Festivities take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Perle Mesta Park, 1900 N. Shartel Ave. Visit mestapark.org.
Do you find human rights to be “bitchin’” and the arts “far out”? If so, we recommend Groovefest, the world’s longest running human rights music festival. Artists include Jahruba and The Broke Brothers, Osage, Songbirds and more. The music starts at noon Sunday at Andrews Park, 450 S. Flood Ave. in Norman. Call 514-0781 or visit groovefest.org.