Editor's Picks: 18 things to do this weekend

Erica Thompson

Friday

Oliver Oak plays Big Room Bar

As a teenager, Oliver Oak singer and guitarist Kyle Tucker played in a smattering of noisy punk-rock bands and traversed the city by skateboard. It's a chaotic world miles removed from that occupied by the Columbus band, a hushed folk-pop quintet that favors sad, stately songs colored in lilting strings, strummed acoustic guitar and delicate two- and three-part harmonies.

Saturday

DTCV brings Parisian punk to Tree Bar

Garage-punk duo DTCV (pronounced "detective") has a Francophile streak matched only by its leftist political leanings. On the band's latest,Confusion Moderne, frontwoman Lola G., singing almost exclusively in her native French, directs her words in support of "anti-capitalist, neo-anarchist, radical feminist and pro-environmental" ideals.

Sunday

Art and poetry partner for "Poetically Inspired"

In an exhibition that both examines the nature of artist inspiration and celebrates National Poetry Month, the gallery paired five artists with five poets to create works inspired by one another. An April 24 event will allow patrons to hear from both the poets and artists, and to try their hand at some poetry themselves. Typewriters will be available for the creation of collective poetry. Patrons can create poems based on art made by gallery artists on index cards and Larry Smith (he of the "Six Word Memoir") will have a station as well.