3 Things to Do: April 9-11

Tina Bridenstine
The Shawnee News-Star
OBU photo.

Whether it's arts, music, or muscle cars, there's plenty going on this weekend. Here are some of the things to do in Shawnee.

1. Support MGMoA and get some art: Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art's Off the Wall fundraiser will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday with a virtual event. Those who buy tickets have 30 seconds to select a piece of art “off the wall” when their ticket is drawn. There will also be a game of artwork bingo for additional prizes, where participants mark art off a bingo card as it's selected. To attend, reserve a ticket at www.mgmoa.org/off-the-wall or call Tonya at 405-878-5604. Tickets are $50. To increase the chances of getting a favorite art piece, tickets can be upgraded by paying $50 or $100 more. Random drawings begin with the upgraded $150 “Eat-my-Dust” tickets.

2. Enjoy some jazz: Bison Hill Jazz Festival is Friday at Raley Chapel in Potter Auditorium. High school band performances will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and in the evening there will be an evening concert at 7:30 p.m. featuring Grammy-winning saxophonist Brad Leali and the OBU Bison Jazz Orchestra. Tickets are free, and reservations can be made at okbu.edu/fineartsevents.

3. Go to a car show: Bethel Band Boosters will host the fifth annual car show fundraiser Saturday at Bethel High School, 36000 Clear Pond Road. There will be concessions available, and there will also be a game of chicken poop bingo and a cake walk. Registration will be from 8 to 10 a.m., and awards will be announced at 1 p.m. Pre-register by March 23 to get a free t-shirt and the early price of $20. Registration after that or the day of will be $25. Call Nick Long at 405-434-9456.