Editor's note: Inclement weather may postpone or cancel some of this weekend's events. Please contact the venue before venturing out, and check NewsOK.com for updated weather information.
Bridge into paradise
1.The chill in the air is here to stay for the winter. If summer is more your speed, check out the tropical paradise inside the festively lit Crystal Bridge at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. Every Sunday in December, enjoy free entry from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 445-7080 or go to myriadgardens.org.
Twist and shout
2.Twisted Root Gallery, 3012 N Walker Ave., will celebrate its second birthday Saturday. The party starts at 4 p.m. with a lineup of local musicians including Carlton Dorsey, Feathered Rabbit, Bowlsey and Josh Sallee. Along with great tunes and live art, expect yummy food from several food trucks.
A $5 ticket covers the whole event, and 100 percent of proceeds go toward funding the Spring Tour. For more information, call 208-4288 or go to twistedrootgallery.com.
Walk this way
3.Paseo's beloved First Friday Gallery Walk takes place come rain, shine or snow. From 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, join the Paseo Arts District for its holiday celebrations.
This year's display will feature light-pole garlands and a tree created by sculptor (and Paseo Pottery owner) Collin Rosebrook.
There will be live music from jazz musician Justin Young and carolers from the Canterbury Choral Society. For families, artist Erin Latham will offer an ornament-making workshop at no cost.
For more information, call 525-2688 or go to thepaseo.com.
4.Get music and drinks Friday at Belle Isle Restaurant and Brewery, 1900 Northwest Expressway. This local brewer provides locally made on-tap specials and live music. This Friday, catch Renmar and Aluma. For more information, go to belleislerestaurant.com.
5.EDMOND — From noon to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, let your kiddos get Zen in yoga class at the Multi-Activity Center, also known as the MAC, in Mitch Park, 2733 Marilyn Williams Drive. Class is $9 per child (ages 6 to 12 suggested), and registration is required. For more information, call 359-4630 or go to edmondparks.com.
6.EDMOND — Have your own style? Why not create your own garments to prove it. If you are 18 or older, you can learn the basics of sewing and cutting out patterns from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the MAC (see No. 5). Classes are $24 each, and preregistration is required.
For more information, call 359-4630 or go to edmondparks.com.
Spiritual side of Christmas
7.“Songs of Comfort and Joy” will resonate as Oklahoma City University singers and orchestral musicians present the annual Christmas Vespers performances Friday and Saturday. The University Singers, Ad Astra Women's Chorus, the University Men's Chorus and the Chamber Choir will sing. An instrumental prelude, spotlighting the OCU Symphony Orchestra, organ students and the Graduate Flute Quartet, begins 30 minutes before each performance. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday in OCU's Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel, NW 27 and Blackwelder. For tickets, call 208-5227 or go to www.okcu.edu/tickets.
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8.Eat, drink and be merry at Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, 4130 Northwest Expressway, for its first anniversary. Expect food, drink and food giveaways. Got questions? Call 254-5055 or go to eatgarbanzo.com.
Home for the holidays