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Four Things to Do before football weekends begin

Yes, we have been on a countdown for the Sooner Football season to start since the countdown hit double digits. We are ready to see Season Two of Lincoln Riley's tenure. However, there are still eight more sleeps until it is #NormanGameDay. What to do this weekend? PLENTY.

Starting tonight, the inaugural Norman Pride Festival begins at TOLY Park, 227 W. Main St., from 4-9 p.m. with drink, music and food trucks. Saturday, there will be music, entertainment and food in Downtown Norman's Gray Street parking lot from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The finale will be a parade Sunday in Downtown Norman starting at 7 p.m. (although the pre-party will take place at TOLY starting at 4 p.m.)

To celebrate National Play Music on the Porch Day, the 2018 edition of the Norman Porchfest will take place from 6-10 p.m. in the Miller Historic District. Stroll along the streets and hear live music from house to house.

The final edition of the Summer Breeze Concert Series stages at Lions Park at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Three classically trained musicians, Harpeth Rising, will play original music, intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition.

Squeeze in a trip to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art to see Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art. The exhibit offers celebratory and mysterious, thought-provoking and critical two- and three-dimensional works, including abstract and experimental contemporary Chickasaw art. This traveling exhibition offers an opportunity to view recent works by leading and emerging artists from the Chickasaw Nation and will close Sept. 9. Admission to the museum is complimentary; hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Other Things to Do this weekend: Hear live music at Red Brick Bar, Hollywood Corners, Opolis, The Deli, Bison Witches and Redrock Canyon Grill; shop the Norman Farm Market and/or try a Norman Original restaurant.



Norman Pride Festival


Visual Voices exhibitPorch


Norman Porch Fest


Summer Breeze