Here are my picks for the Best Bets in entertainment this weekend in Oklahoma City, as listed in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. For more events, go to www.wimgo.com.
1. Take in small artworks by 150 Oklahoma artists, live music and food at the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s 12×12 Art Fundraiser at 7 p.m. Friday at 50 Penn Place, 1900 Northwest Expressway. Information: 879-2400 or www.12x12okc.org.
2. Hear Oklahoma-raised Americana singer-songwriter Kevin Welch at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Door, 2805 N McKinley. Information: 524-0738 or www.bluedoorokc.com.
3. Watch Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park’s staging of “King Lear” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Myriad Gardens Water Stage, Reno and Robinson avenues. Performances continue through Sept. 28. Information: 235-3700 or www.oklahomashakespeare.com.
4. Bring the family and a blanket for story times, crafts and other child-friendly activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the free OKC Reads at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. Information: www.myriadgardens.org.