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Summer in LA: where to stay what to play

I'm going to the US this summer, currently trying to decide on a sensible schedule. I'm British and can for for up to 90 days at a time.
I am playing the WSOP in Vegas so I will be there May 25 through July 15. Not 100% sure what events I'm playing but plan is the main, the mini main, and probably a bunch of other NL events $400-$1.5Ks. I feel like if you are competent then you cant really go wrong in a $1K NL bracelet event.
Bizarrely it is about £1400 ($1800) for a direct flight from London to Vegas but only £200 ($250) for a direct flight from London to Los Angeles. So the plan is fly to LA, play there for a month, do Vegas whole of the WSOP time, then do another few weeks in LA, then come back to London.
Every movie I have seen featuring LA makes it seem like its mainly massive sprawling streets and lots of people getting shot. Also, all of your casinos seem to be in fucking grim neighbourhoods. Is this accurate? What can I be doing to make sure I don't get shot or robbed? Is it possible to leave money on deposit in all these casinos? Can I wire money to the casinos from outside the States? (I have already started emailing places but I am curious what everyone else does).
So far I have looked at playing at Hollywood Park, Commerce and The Bike. I want to be playing 2/5 and 5/10 NLHE cash in LA. Anyone got any views on where the best games are? Also, anyone got recommendations on where to stay in LA for periods of 3 or 4 weeks? Somewhere close to the casinos would be good, I won't have a car (I don't drive) so will be ubering around. If I can walk to a casino that would be amazing.
Also if any LA locals want to have a mini /poker meet up to have dinner, laugh at my accent and complain about how Euro-regs are ruining the games then definitely reply below.
Also I assume there is more to LA than what I have seen on Youtube (which is just Training Day and LATB) so if there's anything else good there then let me know.
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Tournament Review #2: Seminole Hard Rock June Big Stack Special $100,000 Guaranteed (Background + Hand Reviews Included).

Tournament Review #2: Seminole Hard Rock June Big Stack Special $100,000 Guaranteed (Background + Hand Reviews Included).
Hello everyone, I'd like to add some content to the poker community in the written form on an ongoing basis. I'm not a Vlogger and have no idea how Brad Owen, Doug Polk, or Dnegs do their videos with background music, graphics, and such (however, I am a huge fan of all of them), so for me, the best way to share content is in the written form with potentially a couple of pictures sprinkled within. Please let me know how I can improve my posts (and my game, lol!) for the future, and I hope you enjoy the read!
This tournament review will essentially be my second one, as I sort of reviewed the Seminole Hard Rock Deep Stack Series Event #1 last month.
Background / Details:
Seemingly, every poker player and their mother is out in Las Vegas for the WSOP and having a great time. However, the "working man" like myself can't make it out there this year - fortunately, living in West Palm Beach, FL provides me the opportunity to compete in many well-structured and large-fielded tournaments throughout the year. For example, the Seminole Hard Rock series runs four times a year, whose Main Events have become legitimate "stops" in the professional poker circuit.
However, I'll have to wait until August to review one of those tournaments. Today's tournament review covers the Seminole Hard Rock June Big Stack Special.
Buy-in / Structure:
This NLHE tournament is a two-day, multi-flight event with a buy-in of $130. There are unlimited re-entries up until the start of Level 9. Players start with 15,000 in chips with blinds at 100/100 (Structure Sheet). Day 1 ends at Level 14 and the Day 2 restart is on Sunday.
There are 7 starting flight total - I played in Flight E.
Pre-Tournament:
I drop off my kids at Summer Camp and head down the Florida Turnpike. I'm a hard rock / heavy metal kind of guy, so today's playlist is all Metallica. The very first song that comes on via shuffle is "Master of Puppets" - that's got to be a good sign of things to come, right?
I arrive at the SHR and for those of you whom have played at the property before, I predict that you'll have a hard time recognizing it after the guitar-shaped hotel is 100% built. The property is being completely revamped, inside and out. Even the Hard Rock Store is now relegated to a temporary, uncomfortable corner of the hotel as this massive construction project continues. Nevertheless, everyone is very excited about the project, and I for one can't wait to see the end of the rebuilding phase of one of my favorite properties for playing poker.
When I get to an event early, I like to play a little cash, to further put me in a poker-like mindset and, hey, who knows, you can get lucky and hit a high hand or double-up. There aren't many tables running at this time as it's early, so I get seated at a $1/$2 NL table and buy-in for $300. There's only one hand in 90 minutes that's worth mentioning:
I have about $275 and I pick up two red Aces in UTG+2 and raise to $15 (there was a $5 Straddle on the button). The SB calls and has roughly $100 behind, and we're heads up to the flop. The flop comes A23, with two spades. I continue for $25 and he again calls. The turn is the 8s, and see that he has a little over $50 left that he's playing with in his hands. I put him all-in and he snap calls with Ks9s for a turned flush. The river bricks out for me, and he wins a nice pot. I take it on the chin, as this is about the fourth or fifth cash game session where I lose 1/2 a buy-in and then work the whole session to either even up or at least not go broke (I will detail this in another post sometime in the future).
It's now 20 minutes before the start of Day 1E, so I pick up my chips and cash out for about $200, which is salvageable. I buy-in for the tournament, and after taking a break, I make my way over to table 35, seat 3.
Levels 1 and 2:
The tournament starts and in seat 6 is a familiar face that I've played with a few times before. He's an older gentleman who is very friendly and has run hot in a few tournaments that I've also competed in. He immediately says hello to me, and we chat it up a little bit. I then begin to recall some hands that we played together and wonder if we'll get involved in some crazy situation at some point today (Spoiler Alert: It happens).
Only one hand of particular interest to report: In Level 2, blinds are 100/100/100 (That's the Small Blind, Big Blind, and the Big Blind Ante), and I'm in the SB with T8o. I check, and there are 4 of us to the flop. The flop comes J96 rainbow, and I decide to lead out for 300. I get called in two spots, and the pot is now ~1,300. The turn brings the Ks, so I have a double gut-shot straight draw. I bet again, this time I believe I bet 1,100, hoping to just take the pot down right here without having to sweat out a river card, and in the hopes that this board really connects with a hand that a player in the Small Blind (namely, myself) could have. I get called by the player in the CO, and there's now ~3,500 in the pot. The river is a big giant brick for me, but I continue with my story that this flop hit me and that I did fill my straight. I bet 2,800, and the CO immediately calls with QJo, but tells me "very nice bet". It's a small consolation, but does put the table on notice that I am not weak/tight and am willing to put my opponents to the test. Honestly, at this point, I am already thinking about firing bullet #2 as I'm down to about ~8,000 from my starting stack of 15,000.
Levels 3 and 4:
This is where the tournament really gets interesting for me. Remember the older, nicer gentleman that I said hello to earlier? Well, we're about to have one hell of a hour in these next two levels. The blinds are now 100/200/200, and my elderly friend raises to 500. The HJ and D both call, and I look down at Ah5d. I consider a 3-bet for a split second, but the table has been very loose/passive and I can't recall a 3-bet before the flop as of yet. So I pay the extra 400 chips and make the call, as does the BB. There are 5 players to the flop with 2,500 in the pot. The flop comes 2h3h3d. I really like this flop, but check to see what my friend will do. The BB checks and my friend bets something in the neighborhood of 1,200. Action folds around to me and I consider my options. Folding here is not an option for me for a couple of reasons. For one, it's very early in the tournament and if I do bust, I can go re-buy and start fresh (and at a $130 buy-in, it's not a big deal). Second, even though I'm most likely behind, I have a a backdoor flush draw and any 4 will do just fine for a wheel. After 20-30 seconds of deliberation, I move all in for ~6,500 more. I get snap-called by my friend whose name I should really know by now. He flips over KK. I say "That's a nice hand", and the dealer whose name is Brittney starts to burn & turn. The turn card is a 5d, to which I say "That's not that bad", or something to that effect. The river is the magical, miracle, improbable 4c, giving me the straight and boosting my short stack back up to ~18,000. The older gentleman and I laugh a bit about it, and we move on.
During Level 4 now, I win a few small hands and then, with about 15 minutes left to go in the level, I start to run super red hot. All of the following action happens within the last 15 minutes of Level 4, where blinds are 200/300/300:
i. I pick up 66 in mid-position and make it 700 to go. I get two callers and the flop comes K65, with two diamonds. A player (I think the BB in this hand) makes it 2,500. A bit scared of the flush and to protect my hand, I raise to 6,500. I showed a very small bluff to the table a few hands ago where I had complete air, but bet into 2 players on the button, so I am convinced this player in the BB is thinking about making a move. He ultimately sigh-folds, and I show my hand to the table.
ii. On the very next hand, I pick up KK. I raise again to 700. My friendly nemesis whom I doubled-up through calls, and it's heads up to the flop, which is 7-high with two hearts. I bet 1,200, he snap calls. The turn is an 8h, so we're looking at a super-connected board with three hearts now. I bet again to 2,200, and he instantly raises it up to ~8,000. Even though I have a big over-pair, this player knows what he's doing and would not be raising light in many spots. There is so much that can beat me, and I had just ran up my stack to a decent level again. I start to count my remaining chips behind after my 2,200 turn bet and I have about 22,000. I tell him "I just feel like this hand [as I show the table] is not good here", and muck it. My friend says "whoa!" and says "that's a really good fold - we were about 50/50 going to the river!". He didn't tell me exactly what I had, but by his statement he must have had 15+ outs (any heart, any straight-card, and possibly whatever lower-paired card he was also holding for 3 additional outs). We start discussing the hand and chat back and forth a bit about probabilities and if he could have made that lay down, when all of a sudden....
iii. ... I look down at 7c7s UTG. I again raise to 700, the player immediately to my left calls (he has a stack around 18k-20k). The CO calls and both the SB and BB complete, so we're five ways to the flop. To my amazement, the flop comes T97 with two diamonds, so I flopped bottom set and am loving life. The SB and BB both check and I decide to get cute and set the trap, with a plan of check-raising anyone who dared throw any chips in the middle of the table. That's exactly what winds up happening - the player to my immediate left throws out a bet of ~3,000. Action folds to me and I get a feeling that I may not want to play coy for too much longer, as the table, like I mention previously, has been very limpy and "call-ey". I look at the player, look at his remaining chips, and I move all-in. I can sense that the table is getting annoyed with my constant aggression, so all eyes are now on me and the player to my left. He asks me "Show if I fold?", to which I don't respond. He tanks for over a minute and finally grabs his stack, picks it up off the felt with one hand and drops it forward. I flip over my bottom set and he shows JJ. The board run-out is clean and honestly I don't even know what my chip count is, but I eliminated the player and I think I'm around 40,000. The dealer begins to shuffle the deck and the tournament clock is almost at zero for the first 15-minute break of the day. Players start to get up and fold and I'm in the BB on the next hand...
iv. ...My older friend makes it 800 from UTG+2, and action folds all the way back around to me in the BB and I look down at KsJs. I make the call and we're heads up to the flop. The dealer tells other players that if they're not in the hand, to please leave for the break, so there's a lot of commotion and movement around me, but I'm in a hand so none of this matters to me. The flop comes T95 - ALL SPADES. My eyes must have been as big as watermelons popping out of my skull at this point. I check and my buddy in seat 6 leads out for 3,500. He started the hand with around 30,000, and for some reason I'm thinking I'm drawing to one out, the Qs, because I somehow convince myself that he's had enough of me and has AsXs for the Ace-high flush. I think about it for a little while and I call. The turn is some brick and I ask him how many of the grey & yellow 5,000 chips he has behind. He sort of mumbles something unclear, and I don't know what possessed me to do this but I say "OK - I'm all in". I think I was running so hot and I was still all jazzed up about the previous hand that I just let it rip. He exclaims "Are you serious?!?!?", and makes the call. He flips over pocket 5's for a flopped set, and I turn over my hand to reveal my flopped King-high flush. He says "pair the board", and I say "no, please don't pair the board". The dealer burns and flips over a 8, which doesn't pair the board, winning me a monster pot and busting my older friend from the tournament. We get up, shake hands and shake our heads at my crazy run and wild turn of events. We kind of just stand there for a minute chatting about the last 10-15 minutes - he reveals to me that he saw me running so well that he thought there was no way I could have had it every time, otherwise he might have folded his bottom set.
I then sit back down and take a minute to get organized and count my chips. I took a picture of my stack, shown below - the count after level 4 was 78,200, with blinds in Level 5 going up to 200/400/400. In other words, 195 Big Blinds!
78,200 (195BB) after a wild Level 4.
Levels 5 through 8:
My remaining table-mates are shocked to find out I've busted another player during the break, and I'm obviously having a great time with the table talk. In the second hand of Level 5, I pick up TT from late position and raise to 1,200. The player on the button shoves for ~10k, and action folds back around to me. I call, and he flips over AJo. The board runs out without an Ace or a Jack, so I bust yet another player and run the stack up to nearly 90,000. The players are bursting out in laughter as this is a pretty insane run.
However, as many of you know, there can be large swings in poker, specifically in tournament poker and even more specifically at the lower buy-in tournaments like this one. So this moment winds up being the high point of the event for me, even though at the time I wasn't thinking about anything else other than the fucking Mirage (bad Rounders reference there) :)
Other than one spot where I called an all-in with my A4 vs. an AJ (the AJ held, so I lost about 11,000), nothing too consequential or significant really happens to me until the break, so we head into the break and through the end of the registration / re-buy period with 80,500. Although, the last hand of level 8 had a 4-way all in that many players of our table and about 10 players from other tables stopped to watch. Because of the crazy action, it took a few minutes to get all of the counts and side-pots going. After it was all said and done, a pair of pocket Kings held against a lower pocket pair and two other Broadway cards that I can't remember, and off we went to break.
Level 9:
Table #35, in the back row of the poker room, breaks. The dealer runs out an unnecessary high-card (I'm actually not sure why this is done as we're randomly given seat cards...but whatever), and I get moved to Table #28, seat #3. A player whom had bought in later and was at my original table was also moved to this table - I had raised pre-flop in level 8 with a KJo and he called with a raggy-Ace, hitting his Ace on the turn, to which I joked with him that he'll "play any Ace". This does become important later on.
In Level 9, blinds are 500/1,000/1,000 and about halfway into the level, I get into a hand that is my favorite of the tournament and I'm very proud of how I played it. I have about ~80,000, and the action folds around to me in the CO. I look down at Jh8d, and decide to raise it up to 2,500. At this point, I haven't been very active since my meteoric rise to nearly 200BB a few hours prior, and haven't opened a pot yet since being moved to this table, so I specifically went into this hand with a plan of applying pressure to my opponent if I thought that they were not very strong and if the board + player(s) involved favored such a strategy. The BB calls, and the flop comes T76 with two spades with 5,500 in the pot. The BB checks and I lead out 3,000. The BB thinks about it for a bit and calls, so the pot is now 11,500. The turn is a off-suit 5, giving me some additional outs. The BB checks again and I think he is in check-call mode with something like a pair of tens, some Broadway cards (over cards), or some suited-connector hand like 87 (but I do block some combos of 87, 98, or T8 with my J8 holding, and also take away some of what he could call a raise in the BB with - hands like KJ, QJ, or even JT). I think about what bet-sizing I want to use, knowing full well that, at this point, I am going to be triple-barreling no matter the river. I bet 5,500, and again he tank-calls. There is now 22,500 in the pot and the river is the 3s. So now, there is a flush on board and hands like 64 get there as well. The BB once again checks and I lead out for four grey & yellow 5k chips. This was a big, nearly pot-sized bet at this point in the tournament. The BB goes deep into the tank and I can see the pain on his face. I honestly thought he would eventually fold, but after well over 2 minutes of deliberation, he does pull the trigger and tosses out 20,000. I immediately say "Good call, you got it", and he turns over AT for top pair.
He lets out a huge sigh and complements my play, telling me how "polarized" my river bet was and he got very lucky in how we played the hand, that he almost nearly folded, etc.. While his compliments on my play were nice as the other players were hearing his comments, his hero call cuts my stack in roughly half, lower than the tournament average.
I definitely give the player a lot of credit for making the call - a call I did not think he was capable of making under the circumstances. Winning that pot would have put me up to over 100,000, which would have been very nice and on a good pace to make it to Day 2 with a nice stack. Unfortunately, I am now below average and the blinds are once again going up soon. However, I am very proud of the way I played this hand. In the past, I would have never considered anything other than a check/fold or possibly checking it down to see a cheap run-out. But I've been working on my game and am continuing to improve, finding spots just like these to put opponents to high levels of stress and decision-making. In the long run, I should continue to find these bluff spots as I do believe that they will work more times than not, in key situations against players likely to fold to high-pressure spots.
Level 10:
Blinds are now 500/1,500/1,500 and I'm roughly at ~35,000 chips at this point, when the player that "Plays any Ace" from my previous table raises it to 3,000 from UTG, with about ~10,000 left behind. The LJ (Low-Jack) calls and the action folds to me in the SB. I look down at AKo, and with my 25BB-ish stack, I have one and only one viable option - I shove. The player snap calls and almost flips his hand over, until he realizes that the LJ is still in the hand. He thinks about coming along for the ride, but ultimately decides to let it go. The Any-Ace aficionado flips up AJ, and is dominated. The board run out is very nice for me, as the dealer reveals the other two aces left in the deck and I knock out the player and build my stack back up to over 50,000. I start talking to the player on my left who is a nice younger guy with noise-cancelling headphones on, and we start talking about the tournament structure, that we're both going to make a comeback in this event, and other poker-related hopes and dreams.
The remaining tables are being broken, player stacks are getting much larger than mine, and we're now down to 4 tables in this flight. I'm once again in the SB, and the player in the CO who was recently moved to our table makes it 4,500 to go. I don't have any specific reads on this player and have never seen him before. The action folds around to me and I look down at AQ. I really want to play this hand and am not really in the mood to fold it at this point, given that I was once a monster stack in this tournament and I'm now trying to hang on and survive. I definitely don't want to call, even if I do decide to lay it down, so I'm left with two viable options: Fold, or Raise. In regards to a raise here, I also think my options are quite limited to a shove. I have exactly 52,500, so if I do three-bet, I can't really make a min-raise to something like 9,000 as I'll be out of position for the entire hand. So I start thinking about what amount to three-bet with in this spot, and I'm thinking that a bet of 16,000-17,000 might be good. The problem is then that I'll have like 35,000 left, which will really put me in a tough spot the rest of the way if I don't connect with this upcoming flop. I ultimately decide that if I shove, I can double-up if I get called and win, or I can take the pot down right here and be up to ~60,000. So I do decide to shove with about 35BB and the player in the CO does make the call with KK. The flop isn't very helpful, and neither is the turn. I'm down to a 3-outer...an Ace from Space as Tony G says...the river card had other plans, though, and it bricks off and I don't win the pot. We count up the chips and amazingly, we had the exact same chip stack at exactly 52,500. That actually made me laugh. I wished the table "GL", and that was that.
Due to family commitments and the fact that I do want to spend time with my wife and kids whenever possible, I am not able to play in any of other two Day 1 flights, so my Seminole Hard Rock June Big Stack Special is over and I'm off to the next one.
Final Thoughts / Up Next:
Obviously, I'm disappointed that I was not able to survive to Day 2. Looking back, I think I could have folded that AQ hand that I busted with and found a better spot - hopefully in a later position - to reclaim some lost chips. So for future tournaments I'll definitely want to try to avoid playing for stacks and out-of-position with hands exactly like AQ or lower pocket pairs, given that my opponent could have woken up with a big hand, which happened exactly as described.
However, I do think I played well overall, met a lot of nice people and had a great time. I'm also looking forward to having all of the regular tournament grinders back in town after the summer, as I'll be able to do some good name-dropping in future posts :)
Looking at the upcoming schedule, there's a really interesting Seminole Turnpike Series event, a $250 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed, multi-day tournament where players can qualify at either the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood or the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, as Day 1 flights will run simultaneously at both properties. Day 2 of this event will be at the Hard Rock (probably due to logistics - Coconut Creek's Poker Room can't handle the volume, unless they were to bring in tables and use the pavilion like they did for the WSOP-C series back in February.
There's also the Florida State Poker Championship event at the end of July at the Isle, in Pompano Beach, FL. I really hope to be able to play in the Main Event of that tournament, with a $300,000 guarantee and, I believe, a Day 3 final table (I've made Day 2's in tournaments but never a Day 3 - so that alone would be really cool).
Final Results:
Entered For: $130 (1 Bullet)Position: ~35th of 153 on Day 1ENet: -$130
TL;DR: Played in the event described above where, after running like Robert Varkonyi in the 2002 WSOP ME Final Table, I ultimately busted in Level 10 of Day 1E.
Edit: Fixed a couple of things.
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SHOT 2018/My tales of adventure in Las Vegas

So, you wanna go to SHOT show? You think it's all fun and games? Get to play with guns? See Jesse James and R. Lee Ermey? SHOT show is the annual pilgrimage of the unwashed masses to Las Vegas to rub elbows with youtube celebrities, bloggers and overseas businessmen copying US made equipment and share infectious disease.
If you love guns, gambling and gonorrhea - SHOT show is for you! It is not my typical idea of a good time. I am not a big fan of Las Vegas.
However: I do attend for a few reasons. First, I do enjoy travel and I'm platinum on AA so I can usually score an upgrade. Second, industry people are in there that I do hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars with business with so it's nice to put a face with the name and see what deals are out there. SHOT for me has been a bust for the past few years. Being a value guy, I want to buy at $1000 and sell at $3000 and as of recently the gun business is more like buy for $1 and sell for $1.10 if you get what I mean.
We used to do business at SHOT and now it's just checking in on foursquare, instagram and rubbing elbows with bloggers and the like. I want to make money, not spend money so this is very annoying to me.
Anyways, onto the play by play.
Monday, January 22nd. One day before SHOT show.
The TSA line is a shitshow thanks to, well TSA. I have pre check and breeze right through.
I slog my way to the lounge, as shitty as it is to wait for my winged chariot to DFW. I have gone from being in an abusive relationship with Delta to being in an abusive relationship with AA. Although if you really want to experience the battered spouse feeling, UA is a few gates over.
I board my flight to Dallas/FW and my Renton assembled chariot is having a problem with one of the ring laser gyros, the hate agent tells us we are delayed for an indeterminate amount of time. Even as an AA Plat, I have no cleared upgrades. I am number 4 on the list with one seat open to Dallas/FW. I am 39/61 for Dallas/FW to LAX.
Fuck my life.
I gate check my bags to make life easier for me and the rest of the folks slumming it. If I don't have to worry about being short on time, I like to gate check to free up bins for those who are not as fortunate. Eventually I board and ask the FA to say hi to the captain and get a ride report. Light chop all over north texas today and we're going to take the long way around the field due to wind.
Me: I guess it's true. Dallas always does seem to blow a little harder in the postseason...
CA: Hahhahaha
FO: You got that right! Go eagles!
Having brightened the day of the flight crew, I head back to my MCE seat in Y and kick back and relax by listening to my Rumours, my favorite fleetwood mac album on my ipod.
We land at Dallas an hour and a half late eating into my 4 hour spa layover I had planned. I hightail it to the Centurion lounge in terminal D, my home away from home. Thankfully I don't need a massage since I brought my friend Laura some homemade chocolate rice crispy squares and she gave me a one hour massage and gave me a happy ending.
I grab a plate and help myself to some of the excellent chicken and some mashed red potatoes and bacon It is cheesy and DELICIOUS. Between that and the poblano rice, I can feel it going straight to my thighs. No, I do not care. NOM NOM NOM
https://imgur.com/a/WBcyd
The lounge is packed. The bar is full and I grab a quick single malt as I have my meal since American's not going to feed me. They begin boarding to LAX as I walk out of the lounge. I make it to the gate and the entire plane has boarded because the screens say they are boarding group 9.
Giving the FA a friendly nod, I ask to say hi to the captain and I stride through J and say hello to the two gentlemen flying today. Aviation nerd protip: CHECK YOUR ROUTING!
I didn't, but I had a hunch since arriving from the east we'd get the ANJLL 1 or the HLYWD 1 arrival. I got a 50/50 shot. Let's see how good I am.
Drop my bags at the threshold, poke my head in.
Me: Howdy guys, we still looking good for the Hollywood 1 tonight?
CA: Man, you did your homework yes we are! GABBL transition as a matter of fact!
Damn I'm good.
FC: Nice! I know you guys take a rash of crap from drunk Parker so I like to say hello to the folks who do the heavy lifting and I'm a total airplane dork so it's cool to check the place out.
CA: I'm an airplane dork too! I'm Jeff Rowland, nice to meet ya!
SUPER nice guy. He gave me a tour of the airplane, even took a picture of me in the left seat.
https://imgur.com/a/xVIy6
Here he is showing me some stuff around the airplane. He gives me the grand tour of the 787-9 including this neat feature that actually measures how many G's they have on landing so they know whether or not they need an overweight landing inspection or not. AMAZING airplane. I'm shown all the bells and whistles and they tell me how fun the plane is to fly. Jeff takes a few pics of me in the best seat of the house. I tell the guys I'll see them at the in and out burger on Sepuldeva and I hike back to my seat in W.
The FA's were wondering where I was, and they gave away my assigned seat. I take an empty center aisle seat and make life easier for everyone. W in the 787-9 is a solid hard product. The BE Aerospace MI-Q seat is a good ride whether in it for 3 hours to LAX or 13 to CDG like I was in a few months ago. https://imgur.com/a/iPHVh
The boarding door closes for an on time departure and I watch another airplane movie - American Made with Tom Cruise. He's so dreamy. Jeff's PA's were really lame and had a whole bunch of people laughing in the back on the way to LA. The flight was not long enough. The landing is a perfect grease job on 24L and we await a tug to get towed into gate 41 at LAX. I say thanks again to the flight crew - worthy of note, http://andystravelblog.boardingarea.com/2018/01/29/pilots-lette
My next hop via a 737 to LAS is uneventful. I stop at the Centurion lounge for some freshly squeezed OJ. It is DELICIOUS as AA's app tells me my bags are being unloaded.
I grab my things and hop in the last car Hertz has in the gold section - a 2016 Toyota Corolla. Times are rough. I'm at Circus Circus again. I check in and tell the lady about the last time I was there with the neighbors and the extremely loud sex. Full story: tail end of this - https://www.reddit.com/guns/comments/5podeq/shot_2017my_tales_of_adventure_in_las_vegas/
She damn near busts a gut laughing and upgrades me to a skyrise room and gives me a line pass and complimentary buffet.
I arrive to my room where housekeeping has not cleaned it to my exacting specifications. Specifically, there are like three hairballs from a cat in the chair next to the desk. I ask for another room and they set it up for me. It's now 1AM. In and out burger is closed.
Fuck.
Tuesday, January 23rd SHOT Show Day One
You gotta get into the palazzo garage before 8AM or you are not getting a spot. I get in at 8:01 and miraculously find a spot. They are doing so much construction at the resort that I don't recognize it. I grab my pass and check in with some other industry associates. My first day is semi-eventful as I check out the sig 365, a very promising concealed carry product as well as a few other really neat things and many many useless items.
I run into u/chugbleach in the basement and we trade stories. He shows me some neat stuff he's been working on. We plan to dine later in the week and I continue walking the show when I see the most amazing booth ever.
Backstory: https://www.reddit.com/guns/comments/7ag6oj/gsg_stg_44/dp9u9hw/
I let fluff buy the hook, he posts $120 to win $100 if he gets his HMG gun by the end of Q1. If gun arrives on time, he gets $100 from me. If no, I get $120 from him.
I walk back to chug.
FC: DUDE DUDE DUDE YOU GOTTA SEE THIS COME QUICK
CB: Okay lets go
We walk briskly not 100 feet. I stop quickly. Chug looks confused.
I gesticulate wildly to our right.
This is what we see.
I crack up laughing and can barely contain myself. This is the greatest thing I have seen in weeks.
On that note it is time to take a break for lunch. I head up to one of my vendors who has a hospitality suite for the show and they are serving jambalaya for lunch every day. As a Louisiana boy, we do love jambalaya. There's a reason I spend lots of money with them. I eat and have a coke as I trade gun jokes with other gun dealers. I wander around the show and nothing else jumps at me.
I walk the footbridge over to the Wynn to see how the house is doing. The poker room is full. I draw $2500 from my credit line and head down to the craps table to throw some dice. I have some mixed success as it's getting late and I want to hit the in and out burger so as I'm getting ready to leave, Laura sends me a bunch of filthy text messages about what she wants to do to me when I get back. My chips and raging boner leave the tables quickly as I duck into the bathroom to tell her that if she wants to treat me like a prisoner on a conjugal visit - I went to 8 years of catholic school, she's entering a world of pain. She says game on.
After a quick trip to the cage to cash out, I'm up or down something like $100. I swing by in and out burger for a double double. It is delicious. Sleepy time.
Wednesday, January 24th. Day 2 of SHOT show.
Alarm goes off at 7:45 AM. I wash up, eat and get breakfast. In the garage by 8:15. Still manage to find a spot! Attendance is down this year. I get in line at Larue. They run out of dillo dust at 8:39. This is the line at 8:35 https://imgur.com/a/KLHrg
The show opens at 8:30. Fuck my life. I grab a dillo and some stickers for some friends and a few HK calendars. I wander around and talk to the guys over at Franklin Armory and their new SBR that isn't an SBR, SBS that isn't an SBS and rifle that isn't really a rifle BUT IS STILL A FIREARM. The projectiles they want to sell have fin stabilization and it's like a 55 grain flying Lombardi trophy. It's an interesting idea but I'm not 100% certain I would buy one personally. I trade war stories with a few other friends I meet up with at the show. I head down to the basement and I'm looking at a few accessories from Tactical Walls.
Just as I'm ready to leave - Joe Mantegna shows up and says hi to the reps.
FC: Mr Mantegna! I love your work! Can I get a picture?
JM: Sure.
Someone grabs my phone and snaps a pic
FC: You are great in the simpsons as Fat Tony. Just the best!
JM: (in fat tony voice) I don't get mad. I get stabby.
FC: That's awesome! Thanks! Enjoy the show!
I send the pics to some friends who enjoy snappy Mamet plays and they are all jealous. I head down to the basement. The ATF booth is vacant due to the government shutdown. So is the FBI booth. Oh well. I head upstairs to the manufacturer supplier section and I find out that Olympic Arms is still in business making things. I do a lap and get some business cards from some precision machine companies that can make some elaborate parts. Jambalaya again for lunch. Nom nom nom.
I head down to FN to talk shop with the guys down there and give them shit. FN's new innovation is a two tone FDE/Black gun. So now 50% of the gun does not have to match. I trade barbs with Mike Hoffman and we debate the age old question, is it really gay if you can suck your own cock? Just as I mention this, Steve Bannon shows up at the booth. That's my stop. I say hello to the director of commercial sales on my way out and go to the Knights booth where I find they're making 6.5 Creed stuff now. Interesting how quickly that cartridge has caught on. I talk shop with a few of the KAC guys and then I steal some more HK Kalendars for friends back home.
I hit the Circus Circus buffet with my free pass for the unpleasantness and it is not that great at all. They ran out of roast beef. I mean, really? SHOT SHOW IS IN TOWN! We are beef eating gun owners, and you're gonna run out of roast beef? This would never happen at the Wynn, an amazing property. I make a mental note to sell my MGM Mirage stock and buy some Wynn in the morning. I head back to the craps table and lose a shitload of money. I witness a heater happen after I color up and watch people go nuts. My luck at MGM properties has not been good. Ugh. I don't feel like doing gunnit live and head to sleep early.
Thursday, January 25th. Day 3 of SHOT show.
I message Chug and let him know that it's gotta be tonight if we're gonna hang since I fly out Friday night for Boston. We plan to make plans for dinner. I head to the show and get there at 3 minutes to 8. One of my best customers calls me wanting an XM2010. I head over to Remington and through some finagling they manage to say YES WE CAN SELL IT EVEN THOUGH WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO SELL IT. I work up a quote and get the customer the info and tell him what's what. I visit the nighthawk custom booth where they have a new gun chambered in .45 APC.
https://imgur.com/a/9bNe7
I kid with a few FBI guys about their attention to detail. I saunter about the show. Leatherman Tool Group always has some nice things to play with. Tim Leatherman is engraving tools for people with his autograph. I'm happy with all of his products I own and I stop by to shake his hand and tell him that my wave has saved my ass on a hundred different occasions and I once resurrected a Ford off the side of the road. He says he loves hearing the stories and he's a pretty nice guy.
I wander about a little more and I find myself over at the Emerson Knife Company booth looking around.
For those not in the know, Emerson has a bunch of specwar types as customers. Damn good knives and operator customers. One of them is behind the table wearing a badge that says JOHN SMITH - JOHN SMITH INC. He's got arms that are as thick as my legs and he looks like a Navy Seal. He bolts upright from his seat and looks at my wrist.
"Is that a 1675?"
FC: Sure is! Damn good eye! My dad won it in an underground poker game in Hong Kong in 1968 from a couple of navy guys on shore leave that flew F4's off Dixie Station.
"Holy crap, that's fucking awesome!"
We talk watches and guns and killing people for a while. He says he's in the navy and the budweiser insignia necklace he is wearing tells me everything I need to know. Nice guy. I wonder what his real name is as the show closes down and as I walk out the magpul booth gives me a laugh. A paper sign on the door says "DOOR IS LOUD AF CLOSE GENTLY"
I'm not kidding - https://imgur.com/a/GgSkU
I head over to Chug's hotel and he gives me the grand tour. It's way nicer than my hotel. We go out and have dinner. I'm asked if I like Thai.
FC: Tie good, you like shirt?
Nobody gets my simpsons jokes. We go to dinner where a good time is had by all. Chug gets a call and needs to drop off a SHOT show pass to a co-worker of his flying in. As opposed to all the mechanics of a dead drop at the palazzo etc I tell him fuck it, just give it to me and I'll pick him up from the airport. In exchange, I tell him I want all the leftover chicken wings from the Thai place.
It's a deal. I grab the wings and head to McCarran. There's a guy in a BRZ hauling ass and I decide to see what this shitbox can do. I get the Corolla up to 115 MPH on the highway before backing down to a more sensible speed. After 5 minutes of MARCO / POLO I find the fellow and give him his shot show pass and a ride to his hotel. I find it funny that last year I ran an unapproved uber substitute and here we are again and the same thing is happening. I'm offered gas money or a beer after the show and I tell him hey, it's your first time at SHOT - enjoy the show, don't sweat it.
I hightail it up the strip to the Palazzo where I play a bit and eventually see a heater in progress. I split the 6/8 for $120 each and they hit. I press it and they hit again. Maybe this won't be a bad trip after all. Table craps out and I cash out still down a few bucks but better than when I started.
By the time I make it back to the room, it's 4AM. I eat the chicken wings. They're delicious.
Friday, January 26th. Day 4 of SHOT show.
I've gotten most of what I want to get done, done. I ordered some Firearm Instructor body armor from one of my guys since lots of people want me dead first thing in the AM and things were going good. I sleep in and debate what I want for breakfast when I realize things are going a little too good. Nothing really bad has happened this trip yet. I pack up and get ready to leave the hotel when I get a push notification.
MOTHERFUCKER
My flight to Boston has been canceled.
My confirmed first class seats on one of the hardest to upgrade legs in the entire AA route network - LAX to BOS, gone. AA proactively books me on the flight leaving LA a few hours later IN COACH. A middle seat, even. No, just no. I call American and they tell me the plane is broken. Damnit. I look on the app for acceptable reroutings and there is nothing available in first. I say fuck it, I'll deal with this shit later. I have the rental car until midnight, lots of time to make a new plan. I check out of the hotel, throw my bags in the car and head down to the show and it's a freaking ghost town. Parking spaces everywhere. I say bye to a few folks as my phone sends me a notification. WSJ: STEVE WYNN ACCUSED OF DECADES OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
Oh FUCK MY LIFE. I bought the stock back on Wednesday. GODDAMNIT STEVE WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS BULLSHIT
I skip lunch and walk across the street to the Wynn and their corporate office.
You see, I have a simple theory. If the allegations are false, they should have no problem sending someone out to listen to my concerns and say the allegations are false and here's everything we're doing to fight it. If the allegations are true, they'll send down hired goons to throw me out the door.
It's sorta like spousal infidelity. If A finds evidence of B cheating, credit card statements, sexts, racy pictures, etc - and A confronts B and B admits it and says I want a divorce, B is guilty. If B says A is cheating on them what the fuck are you doing looking at my credit card statements and phone you're the one that's wrong and invading my privacy get the fuck out of my house - B is really guilty.
That's the theory. If they go full retard and bounce me off the property, the stock is probably going to go down some more. If they address the concerns, things should not be as bad.
Since I walked through the property the last time I was in town, I knew where the corporate office was. The name on my broker statement says WYNN RESPORTS and so did the sign on the doors. I walk through the doors and to the end of the hallway where there's another electronically locked door that is unlocked.
There's a security guard who is nonplussed sitting at a desk wondering if I'm lost. I explain to him that I'm a shareholder and I want to know what this company is doing about this catastrophe. He says he can't say/do anything and I'm instructed to leave. I ask him if he can take a message. He says yes, and I'm like you just said you can't do anything. So what's that supposed to mean?
I argue with him about what he supposedly can and cannot do as I eat raspberry macrons that have been plated at the reception area of the corporate office. THESE BETTER BE THE BEST FUCKING MACARONS I HAVE EVER EATEN GODDAMNIT. They are. Fuck.
He tells me that my best bet is to talk to someone else at the resort, not him. Fine.
I leave and head to the concierge desk - because from one concierge to another, we can solve problems. I explain the situation and instead of routing me to the press office or investor relations - they give me a phone and tell me to speak to guest services. AKA the people that help you with your stay as a guest of the hotel. I give the lady taking the message about 15 minutes worth of comments and she's assured me that they'll be passed along to management.
Given the circumstances I think that's the best I'm going to do today. Now, there's the issue of me being stuck in vegas for another night. I look down at my phone and AA has offered three itineraries flying out of McCarran tomorrow IN FIRST CLASS that gets me to Boston in a timely fashion. I jump on the 625AM flight to Charlotte. This means I need to be at the car rental by 525AM and out the door around 0430. Fuck my life. And I have nowhere to sleep/showeshit/shave.
As I'm walking back to the esplanade to cross back over to the Palazzo where my car is, I notice the registration desk. I get in line and a lovely lady asks what she can do for me.
I tell her that I'm a shareholder and I'm pretty mad about the way the company is handling their sex offender in chief. And given the $18 haircut I took on the stock today, if there's an angry shareholder discount on a room tonight I think that would be more than fair given the circumstances. She agrees and gets me a bottle of water and the manager. The manager asks me if I've stayed at the hotel before, the answer is yes and asks to see my ID so she can see if she can plug me in at a repeat guest rate.
A few minutes go by and I wait patiently at the desk when I'm tapped on the shoulder.
There's two former NFL linebackers, one with his back towards me and the other introducing himself as the director of security.
Hmmm. Lets see. For those not in the know, there's only one exit in and out of the wynn registration desk.
If there's two bodies on me, there's gotta be at least two more at each side of the wall behind it that I can't see, I figure 4 sets of eyes running the eye in the sky all with their eyes glued to the monitors, the director of security is holding my ID which means he's already got my play, my comps, my markers, run me through central credit, my red card, he's got metro running me for wants/warrants and there's probably an unmarked metro ford next to a service exit with an open door and a seat reserved for me in the back.
I look down at my watch. The market is closed. I can't sell. Fuck. Because there is no way in hell this stock is holding $180 monday morning.
Quickly, I bang out a message to my brother letting him know I am about to be arrested at the Wynn and to start googling Las Vegas bail bonds.
The two security guys tell me to step away from the front desk and they want to know what the hell I'm doing. I tell them I want answers from the management of this company about how they're handling this disaster. They say I can't just walk into a casino corporate office and ask to speak to someone.
Well, I just did. Why can't I?
They said it represents a major security risk and a breach of their perimeter. After all, Mr. Wynn takes his security at the hotel very seriously.
Me: I suppose if I were a sex offender with hired goons, I'd take my security seriously too. And if you really didn't want people going back there - last time I checked, this is a casino. The doors have locks. Perhaps you should have oh I don't know, locked them?
Wynn Security: What makes you think you can just walk in here and talk to us like that?
Me: I'm a stockholder. Technically you work for me.
Wynn Security: You honestly expect that a big company like us is going to send someone out of the corporate office to talk to a guy like you about a thing like this? That never happens in corporate america.
Me: That's strange. Michael Moore did exactly that and that's what made him famous. What's your point?
We bantered in the registration area of the Wynn for something like an hour and 45 minutes as the director of security wandered back and forth. They never backed down with the questions and I never backed down from the answers. A lot of casino security is former law enforcement so they're looking for that time you change your story like on an episode of cops. For instance, if it was cops it would go like
Cop: who's drugs are these?
1: Never seen em before
fast forward 2 min
1: I mean my friend smokes pot, maybe it's his
Cop: I thought you said you never seen em before?
fast forward 2 min
1: So I smoke a little pot okay
Cop: I thought you said it might be your friends pot?
fast forward 2 min
1: yeah it's my pot
They were looking for a reason to throw me out and as far as I can tell, they probably still are. I'm sorta expecting a registered letter in the mail barring me from the property in a week. If I start yelling, it's disorderly conduct and they have a case. If start pushing someone around, same thing. But if I speak candidly and gesticulate wildly and raise cogent points about how every single hotel employee I've dealt with thus far owns a combined total of zero shares in the company - they have no skin in the game and I do. So, they can't really criticize my opinion as wrong because I'm the stockholder not them. At least, that's my opinion. I could be wrong.
Well, the goons disagreed with me and said I was wrong. They also said that this could have been accomplished with a phone call. I said no, because you wouldn't take a phone call seriously. And now you're taking this seriously. So, match point: FC.
They didn't like that. It would not surprise me in the least if Steve Wynn was in the security booth with a radio telling his guys to find some reason to arrest me and have me sent to Clark County booking. This guy just feels guilty as sin. I can't prove it but my gut has usually been right about this sort of thing.
As I'm waiting for my inevitable arrest and booking, I wonder if American Airlines will allow me another flight change due to temporary incarceration. Because there's no way I'll be able to leave the state with an ROR or a signature bond out. I look over at Mean Joe Greene Jr and tell him I was too angry to eat lunch and I'd like to have a seat before my blood sugar crashes and my head hits the floor and Steve sends me a bill for the shattered italian marble.
He gestures towards a chair in the reception area and I have a sit. He offers to bring me another water. I decline. He brings me a water anyways. I consume both the waters as compliments of the house as a sign of untoward cooperation.
Out of the corner of my eye I see the director of security talking to two metro PD guys with handcuffs out. I hear over the radio they're asking for a rover to take me down to the security office for fingerprinting and photographs. He is gesticulating wildly.
The director of security comes back over and he tries to get me to crack on my story. I tell him I'm here as a shareholder as a private citizen demanding accountability of the management. I will not apologize for walking through an unlocked door to the corporate office asking to speak to someone to hear out my concerns, I will not apologize for going to the concierge since the previous person was very unhelpful and I will not apologize for expecting the highest standards of a fortune 1000 company chairman and CEO. And until you pony up and buy some stock, I'm not about to take a lecture about what is and isn't acceptable behavior from people who don't have skin in the game protecting what should be by all accounts a registered sex offender.
He looks back at Metro PD.
They shrug.
They've got nothing chargeable on me.
Hell, I'm not even counting cards this time.
Next thing I know he quickly walks away and returns with a late 20's hispanic fellow who introduces himself as the hotel manager. He says that he's gotten a report from security and that Mr. Wynn's private life he cannot comment on but the concerns I have will be sent up towards management.
FC: So you're the hotel manager? So you report to Matt Maddox. You tell him that this is a mess. Nobody comes back from this sort of thing. Not Harvey Weinstein. Not Louis CK. Not Matt Lauer. Not Bill O'Reilly. Not Bill Cosby. Not Kevin Spacey. Not Charlie Rose. Not Al Franken. And the LAST time this happened at Mirage, a shareholder revolt wound up sending the company into the hands of MGM. What's to stop Sheldon from across the street from doing the same thing? You tell them that.
The manager nods and offers me a room at a rate, inclusive of resort fee and taxes of $335/night. I take out my phone, look at the Hotel Tonight app and realize that I'm being charged more money than if I were to book the room from a consolidator.
Now, I don't mind the lie about understanding where I'm coming from. I do mind the insult to my intelligence. I am handed back my ID and the hotel manager offers his business card. I take his business card and go over to the cage. I close my credit line and take my deposit out of the cage. I'm down for the trip. Fuck this shit, I'll deal with it later. I call my brother and tell him that I've been released. We look at some flights and to get back to Boston will require another night in Las Vegas. Everything leaving tonight is full due to the conventions closing up.
AA has some seats open in first via Charlotte and Philly, I take the Charlotte flight leaving at 6:30 AM from McCarran and they confirm me seats in first all the way to Logan. This is the only thing to go right today. I purchase some clean clothes since I will not have time to do laundry in Boston anymore due to the delay and head over to the palace station oyster bar. The wait is about 2 hours but I make some friends in line while I'm there. I am torn between the alaskan chowder and the bouillabaisse. I ask Steve behind the bar what he thinks is best. He says do the bouillabaisse. I tell him that sounds excellent, and to add extra lobster. I ask him how long, he says could be 30 minutes but check back in 20. I tell him I'm gonna go hit the tables and I'll be back in 20. The timer on my phone begins counting down.
I belly up to the nearest craps table and I drop my cash down. I tell them I want it in black and red and the croupier complies. I bet the 6/8 split with mixed success and the pass line with odds. The shooter misses the point. I look down at my dwindling stack of chips and there's 15 minutes left.
Fuck it. Go big or go home. Lets get this shit over with. The point comes off. I drop $100 on the pass line. New shooter gets the dice and the come out roll hits a 10.
I look at the gal with the whip. I throw her a stack of chips.
FC: Full odds on the ten, $200 hard way, give me all the numbers and a nickel c and e.
New shooter proceeds to hit every number on the board, midnight, yo and a speed limit. Pass line pays even money. Pass odds pays 2-1. I'm looking down at a big stack of chips. What the fuck just happened?
I drop $100 on the pass line again, the point comes out for an 8. I take full odds and all the numbers. New shooter hits every number on the board, midnight, yo, except the 8. The guy next to me has the all or nothing at all working so the only thing left to hit is the 8 and it's gonna pay 175:1. The 8 does not hit. Everyone is chasing the 8'er from Decatur.
I look down at my stack and the table limit and the boxman.
FC: hey Joe, what's the juice on laying the 8?
Joe: 5 points!
I take down my pass line odds.
FC: I want everything off and I'll lay the 8 for a dime.
Everyone at the table looks at me like I'm a lunatic. I slide over two purple chips and two green for the vig.
Time remaining until bouillabaisse: 8 minutes.
Lets see what happens. The dice bang around a bunch of more times. I'm ahead for this trip. Way ahead. Next thing I know, the gal with the whip calls no roll. One of the dies have left the table.
Time remaining until bouillabaisse: 4 minutes.
This is my stop.
FC: Take down my lay, and I'll color up.
The boxman colors me up, I leave a nice tip for the crew and start to walk over to the cage to cash in. I hear screaming and profanity, I turn around and I see the dealers stacking chips. The shooter has 7'd out.
Time remaining until bouillabaisse: 2 minutes.
There's a long line at the cage. I walk back to the oyster bar and I see a big bowl with a plate covering it. Steve behind the bar has thought of everything.
I turn the plate over and look down at my stack of chips. Maybe today won't be so bad after all.
https://imgur.com/a/bjK7R
The bouillabaisse is delicious. The win is even more delicious. I nom my way to the bottom of the bowl and settle up the bill. I leave Steve a nice tip as I head over to the Palazzo to say hi to some friends. I find myself at a craps table you can hang meat upon. This is not good. It's getting late and I head over to my room at the Mandalay Bay.
Now, here's the fucked up part. This girl I've been hooking up with didn't hook up with me before I left for SHOT. She's been messing with my brain for a whole week. I check in to the Mandalay Bay where there's a goddamn pornstar convention going on.
FML.
I find myself down at a craps table at 11PM and bringing a frontier flight attendant named Amber back to my room. The lucky streak continues. My flight leaves in a few hours. I kick her out of my room and pass out.
Flight leaves at 625 for CLT. Need to be at McCarran at 525. Out the door of the hotel by 5AM at the latest. I set my alarm.
*Saturday, January 27th. *
I wake up to see the sun shining through my hotel room. I look down at the alarm clock. 8:01AM.
My long standing joke is that I sleep like a dead prostitute. The evening of ravenous illegal in 48 states sex has taken its toll. Fuck. I grab the phone and press the button for guest services. I turn on the speaker as I open my bag wide and just stuff everything in as fast as I can. I throw my boots on as I tell them to check me out over the phone. I haul ass downstairs to the garage and I get to McCarran and board the shuttle to Terminal 1. I walk up to the AA desk knowing I am 11 different kinds of fucked. Nancy the gate agent starts working on my departure. AA's rule is 2 hours from departure on a flat tire. That's 8:25 AM. It's a few minutes before 9. Nancy the great agent cannot get anything to work. She has to put me in the special services line. By the time I get there, they tell me I'm flying standby and I'm on the flight to Philly leaving at 1PM in the afternoon. There is no way in hell they can get me on the 10AM to Phoenix.
My cousin is getting married in Boston and she is going to fucking kill me. I told her I'd be there around 6PM on the rebooking. And now I'm going to be leaving for Philly in 4 hours. Granted, the Amex Centurion Lounge has freshly squeezed OJ but that's not going to be enough today. I run to TSA and get cleared. I run past the Centurion to head straight for the Phoenix gate. Hopefully other folks have had an irish layover. The gate agent there starts working me and she says that they have two open seats and that they're gonna get me on. Just sit tight. I step to the side to let her help a few other folks gate check bags. The clock is ticking and her colleague closes the boarding door as I'm standing next to the gate looking fucked. I take a deep breath and try to keep it together.
A tap on the shoulder.
"Sir, your boarding pass. Exit row window. I've taken the liberty and called back to make sure there's space in the overhead for my bags so you don't have to gate check. You are good to go."
I look up at the three ladies working the podium.
FC: Can I hug any of you?
Gate Agent 1: No
Gate Agent 2: I'm sick
Gate Agent 3: Sure, why not?
I head behind the counter and give her a hug. She seems pleased.
I hightail it to the door. Gate agent 2 opens it up for me. I run down the jetway like a charging rhino, Chris Christie like. The flight attendants greet me by name and they realize that my nose is bleeding from the 8 ball I shared with Amber a few hours back. The FA points at my nose and asks me if I'd like to step into the lav. I realize it's probably pretty bad. I leave my bags in the galley and duck in and I stuff a bunch of paper in my nose as an ersatz tampon. I walk back out, grab my bags and I declare to the entire plane it's the dry air not a cocaine problem.
Nobody believes me.
I take my seat and there's an empty seat between me and an in uniform FA on the way home. We chat a bit and Cathy thinks my story is hilarious. She even gets on AA's PALL list for the flight to Boston and checks and says I'm number one on standby R4. A nice lady, I offer her one of my extra LaRue Dillo's. She thinks they're cute.
The working FA walks back and looks down at the traveling FA and says very discreetly there's a 40 minute ground hold due to PHX losing a runway. This is gonna be really really tight. My connecting flight to Boston is not looking good. We wait the 40 minutes for the hold and make it to PHX about 15 minutes behind schedule. I bolt to the Boston gate. I ask if they've cleared all the standby passengers. They say yes. I say I should be number one and they hand me a ticket in coach.
FC: Any way I can talk you into a seat in the front of the plane?
The hate agent just looks at me funny. He does not seem to think that's happening. He asks me if I have status on the airline. Sure do. He says no promises.
I tell him no sweat, I'm gonna go take a leak and come back around in 5.
I walk back up and he hands me my new boarding pass.
https://imgur.com/a/IJuPe
I call my cousin and tell her that I'm gonna be a few hours late. Great ride all the way into Boston. I sleep like a dead prostitute.
https://imgur.com/a/RKMSu
Just as we cruise past the city of big shoulders, the FA wakes me up.
"Mr Hayden, would you like some ice cream?"
I look at my neighbor who is a middle age female executive and she is plowing through hers like Sherman through Atlanta.
FC: You know what, Chuck? I've always wanted to say this. I'll have what she's having.
https://imgur.com/a/our5R
Ice cream on the ground, delicious.
Ice cream on a plane, FUCKING FANTASTIC.
FC out.
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Second half of the HPO Columbus schedule now available

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One week ago, the most dedicated poker fans from United States were preparing for the Hollywood poker open which was scheduled to complete at the end of the month. The final stop in this amazing series takes place in Columbus, where players gear up for the grand finale which will bring the best in this line of work together in Las Vegas. For the time being, there is plenty of money to go around and over the course of a total of 32 events, players will compete at Texas hold'em tables. The ambassador of the tournament is Chris Moneymaker, who won the World Series of Poker Main event in 2003 and now plays at Winner Poker and his presence is expected to inspire the crowds. He has been a common sight at the tables, so those who want to get a shot at causing the untimely elimination of a WSOP championship must jump on the bandwagon. Now that the full schedule has been revealed, it is time to take a closer look at the events starting on May 21st and concluding four days later on Monday, May 24: Thu 5/21 - 12:15pm 18 - Satellite (GTD seat to Event #19) $70Thu 5/21 - 3:15pm 19 - Seniors No Limit 2 (age 50 & older) $235Thu 5/21 - 7:15pm 20 - No-Limit Hold'em $125Thu 5/21- 10:15pm 21 - Turbo Satellite (to Main Event, GTD seat) $125Fri 5/22 - 1:15pm 22 - NL Hold'em Deepstack $235Fri 5/22 - 4:15pm 23 - Mega Satellite (to Main Event, GTD seat) $235Fri 5/22 - 7:15pm 24 - Mega Satellite (to Main Event, GTD seat) $235Fri 5/22 - 10:15pm 25 - Turbo Satellite (to Main Event, GTD seat) $125Sat 5/23 - 10:15am 26 - Turbo Satellite (to Main Event, GTD seat) $125Sat 5/23 - 12:15pm 27a - HPO REGIONAL MAIN EVENT ($100,000 Guaranteed) $1,115Sat 5/23 - 2:15pm 28 - Turbo Satellite (to Main Event, GTD seat) $235Sat 5/23 - 7:15pm 29 - Mega Satellite (to Main Event, GTD seat) $235Sun 5/24 - 10:15am 30 - Turbo Satellite (to Main Event, GTD seat) $125Sun 5/24 - 12:15pm 27b - HPO REGIONAL MAIN EVENT ($100,000 Guaranteed) $1,115Sun 5/24 - 3:15pm 31 - NL Hold'em Deepstack $235Mon 5/25 - 12:15pm Main Event Restart -*Mon 5/25 - 2:15pm 32 - NL Hold'em Deepstack $450
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Full Schedule revealed for the HPO Columbus

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The Hollywood Poker Open is about to conclude, with a single stop separating us from the main event and this time action moves to Columbus. Some of the best poker professionals the United States are involved in this series that has the championship event hosted by the M Resort Casino Spa in Las Vegas. For the time being, the organizers have announced the complete schedule of the Columbus stop and the first week has a couple of great events lined up. Chris Moneymaker is one of the poker players who will attend this tournament and he will be joined by other pros who usually compete over the Internet. Many of those who have an account with Sky Poker and spend most of their time competing at virtual tables will attend the main event. Regular players and ambitious amateurs will be pleasantly surprised by the fact that most of the side events have reasonable buy-ins. For as little as $125 they can participate in no limit hold'em tournaments and beginners will even find events that have double-digit amounts for buy ins. Check out the HPO Columbus schedule for the first week: Thu 5/14 - 3:15pm 1 - NL Hold'em Deepstack $235Thu 5/14 - 7:15pm 2 - No-Limit Hold'em $125Fri 5/15 - 12:15pm 3a - NL Hold'em Deepstack Flight A ($50,000 Guarantee) $450Fri 5/15 - 7:15pm 4 - No-Limit Hold'em $125Sat 5/16 - 12:15pm 3b - NLH Deepstack Flight B ($50,000 Guaranteed) $450Sat 5/16 - 7:15pm 5 - No-Limit Hold'em $125Sun 5/17 - 11:15am 6 - Seniors No Limit (age 50 & older) $235Sun 5/17 - 12:00pm Merge/Restart Flights -Sun 5/17 - 2:15pm 7 - NL Hold'em Deepstack $235Sun 5/17 - 7:15pm 8 - No-Limit Hold'em $125Mon 5/18 - 12:15pm 9 - Satellite (GTD seat to Event #10) $70Mon 5/18 - 3:15pm 10 - NL Hold'em Deepstack $235Mon 5/18 - 7:15pm 11 - NL Hold'em Bounty Hunter $125Tue 5/19 - 12:15pm 12 - Satellite (GTD seat to Event #13) $70Tue 5/19 - 3:15pm 13 - Pot Limit Omaha $235Tue 5/19 - 7:15pm 14 - No-Limit Hold'em $125Wed 5/20 - 12:15pm 15 - Satellite (GTD seat to Event #16) $70*Wed 5/20 - 3:15pm 16 - NL Hold'em Deepstack $235Wed 5/20 - 7:15pm 17 - No-Limit Hold'em $125
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Schedule announced for Hollywood Poker Open

Hollywood has a reputation for producing blockbuster movies, but over the next couple of weeks another type of event is expected to take place here. Poker players are enthusiastic about the prospect of spending a couple of days participating in the Hollywood Poker Open. In 2014, the number of American players expected to attend this tournament is significantly higher than one year ago, which means that the competition will be more intense. Some of them have honed their skills over the Internet and poker rooms such as Sky Poker, but only those who reside within the borders of New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada can play legally. Things will probably change in 2015 and beyond, but for the time being live tournaments represent the highlight of the month for poker players. Season three will begin this November, in Indiana and players should jump on the bandwagon because the next stop is scheduled for February. Those who miss out on the opening event will have to wait three months, which is a long time for those who appreciate the thrills of live poker tournaments. Last season, the Hollywood Poker Open sent many players to the championship event, with a total of 200 competing for real money. Both amateurs and poker professionals are expected to attend the opening event and even more will probably participate in the tournaments scheduled for 2015. Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg in Indiana will be the gracious host for the first tournament and the registration has already begun. The number of players who announced their intention to participate is on par with the expectations, but their numbers will probably soar as kickoff draws near. There are a couple of professionals who signed up and Chris Moneymaker will be one of them, as a tournament ambassador for season three. To get a better idea about what awaits poker players in 2015 and to make sure that your schedule doesn't conflict with the tournament's program, check out the dates and locations below: Dates Location Nov. 13-23, 2014 Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, IndianaFeb. 5-16, 2015 Hollywood Casino Toledo, OhioFeb. 26-March 8, 2015 Hollywood Casino Tunica, MississippiMarch 26-April 5, 2015 Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, Grantville, PAApril 16-26, 2015 Hollywood Casino St. Louis, MissouriApril 30 - May 10, 2015 Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, West VirginiaMay 14-24, 2015 Hollywood Casino Columbus, OhioJune (TBD) Championship Event — M Resort Casino Spa, Las Vegas
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The second week of Hollywood Poker Open to end on Sunday

One of the most exciting live poker tournaments in North America is about to crown its winners and the event is scheduled to conclude at the end of the week. Some tournaments were already decided and only a handful are left to be played, but there is plenty of money on the table for participants. The highlight of the week is the $1,115 HPO Regional Main Event which will take place on Saturday and it is expected to bring together the best poker players. Two days later, the winner will be decided and depending on how many players buy-in, the prize pool can set a new record. Past performance suggests that this flagship tournament is going to be a huge success, because the number of customers is constantly on the rise and the prizes grew accordingly. Even those who play usually online at Everest Poker and elsewhere are tempted to trade the Internet tables for the live environment. Hollywood Casino Tunica is working with poker professionals and amateurs alike and many of them have geared up for the main event, while participating in smaller tournaments. Paying a four digit amount as a buy-in is not easy for amateurs, but the prospect of winning in excess of €50,000 is very appealing. The complete schedule of the tournament has been announced and a couple of satellites are scheduled for today, as well as deep stack competitions. Even more events will take place tomorrow, so if you don't want to miss out on any opportunity, check out the list below: Thu 3/5 - 12pm 20 Satellite (Guaranteed Seat to Event #21)Thu 3/5 - 3pm 21 NL Hold'em Deepstack Flight AThu 3/5 - 7pm 22 NL Hold'em Deepstack Flight BThu 3/5 - 10pm 23 Turbo Satellite (Main Event Seat Guaranteed)Fri 3/6 - 12pm - Merge/Restart FlightsFri 3/6 - 1pm 24 NL Hold'em DeepstackFri 3/6 - 3pm 25 Mega Satellite (Main Event Seat Guaranteed)Fri 3/6 - 5pm 26 Turbo Satellite (Main Event Seat Guaranteed)Fri 3/6 - 7pm 27 Mega Satellite (Main Event Seat Guaranteed)Fri 3/6 - 10pm 28 Turbo Satellite (Main Event Seat Guaranteed)Sat 3/7 - 10am 29 Mega Satellite (Main Event Seat Guaranteed)Sat 3/7 - 12pm 30 HPO REGIONAL MAIN EVENTSat 3/7 - 5pm 31 Ladies No Limit Hold'emSat 3/7 - 7pm 32 No Limit ($2,000 Guarantee)Sun 3/8 - 11am 33 Seniors No Limit 2 (age 50 & older)Sun 3/8 - 12pm 30 Main Event RestartSun 3/8 - 3pm 34 NL Hold'em Deepstack
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What's happening around town (Wed, Nov 29th - Tue, Dec 5th)

Oklahoma City's event list.

Wednesday, Nov 29th

Thursday, Nov 30th

  • 🎨 Cartoons & Comics: The Early Art of Tom Ryan (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Dec 2nd Start Time: 10:00am Acclaimed Western artist Tom Ryan (1922-2011) spoke often about those who inspired him: N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Frank Reilly, even Rembrandt. Yet sketches from the…
  • Christmas on the Western Frontier (Downtown - El Reno) Christmas on the Western Frontier features an old-fashioned Christmas parade with more than 50 floats, along with…
  • The Christmas Show (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Dec 2nd The Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents its annual holiday performance "The Christmas Show." This show is a…
  • CMGT Thursdays Happy Hour! (The Deli - Norman) Start Time: 7:00pm Join us for Country Music Group Therapy every Thursday from 7-9pm with your host Kierston White. You can expect a rotating cast of great singesongwriters from near…
  • COOP Showcase (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Cavern Compay, Space4Lease, Local Man Ruins Everything
  • 🎨 Fall Adult Classes | Block II (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 9:00am Taught by local artists, our adult classes offer a vital creative outlet for Oklahoma City residents. Around 700 adults of all ages find creative outlets in ceramics,…
  • Groovement (Bison Witches - Norman) Start Time: 10:00pm Groovement is a 6-piece funk-rock band that embodies the soul of Northwest Arkansas – fun, unpredictable, and full of life. Currently the band is touring the U.S. in…
  • Jaimee Harris (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Michael W. Smith et al. (Crossings Community Church - Oklahoma City)
  • Not For Sale: Graffiti Culture in Oklahoma Opening (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 9:00am Celebrating Hip Hop Month, Not For Sale: Graffiti Culture in Oklahoma will feature 10 artists who will make the walls of Oklahoma Contemporary’s gallery their…
  • NRHA Futurity & Adequan Championship Show (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Dec 2nd The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is an international equine association that is headquartered in…
  • 🎨 OAG Small Works (1219 Creative - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 8:30am Art 12" and under by members of the Oklahoma Art Guild. Opening reception November 17th 6:00-9:00pm.
  • 🎡 OKC Improv Winter Festivus (The Paramount OKC - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Dec 2nd Start Time: 7:30pm OKC Improv is Oklahoma's premiere showcase of the best local and regional improvisational comedy and theater! Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in…
  • 🎡 OKC Improv Winter Festivus (The Paramount OKC - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 9:30pm OKC Improv is Oklahoma's premiere showcase of the best local and regional improvisational comedy and theater! Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in…
  • OU Sooners vs North Texas Mean Green (The Lloyd Noble Center - Norman) Experience the action and excitement in Norman as the Oklahoma Sooners take on the North Texas Mean Green. Since the…
  • Peppa Pig Live (Hudson Performance Hall - Oklahoma City)
  • 🏆 Poker Rodeo Association World Finals - Team Penning & Sorting (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Thru Sat, Dec 2nd Start Time: 8:00am FInd all details at pokerrodeo.com
  • 😂 Sam Norton (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Dec 2nd
  • Santa's Wonderland returns (The Shop - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Dec 2nd Start Time: 10:00am Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and Oklahoma City-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and…
  • 🎨 Showroom | Showcase: Ginna Dowling | Heiroglyphics 2017: The Spirt of our People (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Dec 2nd Start Time: 11:00am Oklahoma City native Ginna Dowling will install a visual storytelling. Hieroglyphics 2017: The Spirit of Our People is based on what Dowling calls “contemporary…
  • Statewide Together Oklahoma Meeting and Merry Making (Paseo - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 5:30pm The Together Oklahoma coalition invites you to join Statewide Meeting and Merry Making on November 30th at 5:30 pm in locations all over Oklahoma! We'll be video…
  • Teen Tardis Day (Guthrie Library - Guthrie) Start Time: 6:00pm Woo-oooooo Wooooooooo Woo-oooo, Woo-ooooo woo-oo-ooo-ooo!!! Partake in the wibble-wobbliy time- whimey celebration of Dr. Who! Time to celebrate the ol’ girl!…
  • Territorial Christmas Celebration (Harn Homestead Museum - Oklahoma City) Experience the wonder of a truly old-fashioned Christmas at the Territorial Christmas Celebration at the Harn Homestead…
  • 🏆 Thunder Basketball (Lower Bricktown - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Under the Streetlamp in Concert (Grand Casino Hotel & Resort - Shawnee) Celebrate the holidays with Under the Streetlamp as this vocal group stops by Grand Casino Hotel & Resort in…
  • 🎭 The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby: An Original Folk Musical (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 7:30pm The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby
    An original folk musical by Don Chaffer of the band Waterdeep and Chris Cragin-Day.
    Every December, a bunch of people…

Friday, Dec 1st

  • 🎭 4 of a Kind (American Legion Post 12 - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Blue G-League TICKETS (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Blue vs. Salt Lake City Stars (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Cheer on the OKC Blue as they take on the Salt Lake City Stars at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City.…
  • Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant (Edmond) Thru Sun, Dec 3rd The Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant has been an annual gift from Boys Ranch Town to the community and…
  • 🎨 Cartoons & Comics: The Early Art of Tom Ryan (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am Acclaimed Western artist Tom Ryan (1922-2011) spoke often about those who inspired him: N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Frank Reilly, even Rembrandt. Yet sketches from the…
  • A Celtic Christmas (The Gate Church - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Usher in the Christmas season Celtic style with a ticket to A Celtic Christmas at the Gate. During this festive,…
  • The Christmas Show (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) 1 day left The Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents its annual holiday performance "The Christmas Show." This show is a…
  • Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm This film is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America. More Information HERE NOTE: This is a movie screening and NOT a live performance event.
  • First Friday Gallery Walk (Paseo Arts District - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm The First Friday Gallery Walk in the Paseo Arts District occurs on the first Friday of every month. Friday night…
  • Holidays on Paseo (Paseo Arts District - Oklahoma City) Bundle up and head to the Paseo Arts District for great art and opportunities to create unique pieces, just in time…
  • Humble Vibes (51st st. Speakeasy - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00pm Mixed Genre Show! HIP HOP. INDIE. POP. Druce Wayne and Jarvix have joined forces to create Humble Vibes, a show that supports music of all genres!
    HOST: Jarvix…
  • 🎓 Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series - Water, Power & Beauty: Aqueducts & Fountains in Medieval Italy (Norman Public Library - Norman) Start Time: 6:15pm Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series cosponsored by the OU Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies presents "Water, Power, and Beauty: Aqueducts and Fountains in…
  • NRHA Futurity & Adequan Championship Show (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) 1 day left The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is an international equine association that is headquartered in…
  • 🎨 OAG Small Works (1219 Creative - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 8:30am Art 12" and under by members of the Oklahoma Art Guild. Opening reception November 17th 6:00-9:00pm.
  • 🎡 OKC Improv Winter Festivus (The Paramount OKC - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 7:30pm OKC Improv is Oklahoma's premiere showcase of the best local and regional improvisational comedy and theater! Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in…
  • 🎡 OKC Improv Winter Festivus (The Paramount OKC - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 9:30pm OKC Improv is Oklahoma's premiere showcase of the best local and regional improvisational comedy and theater! Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma Football (Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium - Norman) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 3:30pm Oklahoma Football Tickets. Oklahoma Sooners Schedule. Sooners Tickets.
  • 🏆 Poker Rodeo Association World Finals - Team Penning & Sorting (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) 1 day left Start Time: 8:00am FInd all details at pokerrodeo.com
  • Ronnie Milsap in Concert (Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center - Midwest City) Head to Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center in Midwest City for a night full of tunes cranked out by country…
  • Saints: Tony Foster Jr. Band (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00pm
  • 😂 Sam Norton (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) 1 day left
  • Santa's Wonderland returns (The Shop - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and Oklahoma City-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and…
  • Sassafras Shopping Event (Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center - Shawnee) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 5:00pm Vendors from all over Oklahoma will present their best wares at the Sassafras Shopping Event in Shawnee. This…
  • Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox (The Criterion - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Hear your favorites like never before when Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox takes over OKC’s Criterion…
  • 🎨 Showroom | Showcase: Ginna Dowling | Heiroglyphics 2017: The Spirt of our People (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 11:00am Oklahoma City native Ginna Dowling will install a visual storytelling. Hieroglyphics 2017: The Spirit of Our People is based on what Dowling calls “contemporary…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Experience the thrill of fast-paced pro basketball as the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Wear…
  • UCO WinterGlow (Nigh University Center - Edmond) Bring the entire family out to UCO WinterGlow in Edmond for an evening of holiday festivities. The event kicks off at…
  • 🎭 The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby: An Original Folk Musical (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 7:30pm The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby
    An original folk musical by Don Chaffer of the band Waterdeep and Chris Cragin-Day.
    Every December, a bunch of people…

Saturday, Dec 2nd

  • All State Second Round (Westmoore High School - Oklahoma City)
  • Bank of America Museums on Us (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am The Museum welcomes Bank of America customers taking advantage of Museums on Us the first full weekend of every month. Any ATM, credit, or check card from Bank of…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Blue vs. Greensboro Swarm (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Cheer on the OKC Blue as they take on the Greensboro Swarm at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. Get…
  • Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant (Edmond) 1 day left The Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant has been an annual gift from Boys Ranch Town to the community and…
  • 🎨 Cartoons & Comics: The Early Art of Tom Ryan (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am Acclaimed Western artist Tom Ryan (1922-2011) spoke often about those who inspired him: N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Frank Reilly, even Rembrandt. Yet sketches from the…
  • Mustang Christmas Bazaar (Mustang) The Mustang Christmas Bazaar has everything you need to get in the holiday spirit. Browse over 50 vendors featuring…
  • 🏃 The Christmas Carroll 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk (Southern Oaks Church of Christ - Chickasha) On behalf of the Chickasha Optimist Club, with the assistance of the Chickasha Runners Club, we would like to invite you to the Third Annual Christmas "Carroll" 5K and…
  • The Christmas Show (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Last Day The Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents its annual holiday performance "The Christmas Show." This show is a…
  • Christmas with Southern Living (Penn Square Mall - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am You're Invited to a Southern Living Christmas Celebration at your local Dillard's. There will be holiday decorating, mocktail making,gift wrapping, tablescapes and…
  • Circle W Arts & Crafts Show (Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center - Shawnee) Day 1 of 2 The Circle W Arts & Crafts Show features handcrafted items from over 90 vendors under one roof. Located at the Heart…
  • Cowboy Christmas with Santa (Stockyards City - Oklahoma City) Saddle up and ride into Historic Stockyards City this holiday season for the annual Cowboy Christmas Celebration. The…
  • 🎨 Fall Signature Tour (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 1:00pm 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Remington and Russell to Native American works, see some of the finest Western art…
  • 🏆 FREE Learn To Skate Lesson (Skate Galaxy - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 12:00pm FREE Learn to Skate Lesson Every Saturday from 12:00pm-12:45pm! The lesson is free and no sign up required! Don't have a pair of skates? No problem! Rentals start at…
  • Holiday Hop (Edmond) Don't miss out on Holiday Hop in Edmond, a free family event that lets you create a holiday craft in the Edmond…
  • 🏃 Holiday Hustle 5K/10K (Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond, OK - Edmond) Annual Holiday Hustle 5k \-USATF certified 5k and 10k courses \-flat and FAST \-prize money to top 3 male and female \-pancake breakfast following race…
  • Minco Honey Festival (Minco High School - Minco) Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Minco Honey Festival with pure Oklahoma honey. During this celebration of Nature's…
  • 🎨 Jason and Janice Artist Reception (Studio112 and a Half - Shawnee) Start Time: 6:30pm Studio 112 and a half 112 ½ E.Main. Shawnee, OK. 74801. 405-314-4702
    MEDIA RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SHAWNEE, OK. 11/27/2017 Janice Batts and Jason Wilson to…
  • Jen Kirkman - Presented by: Black Mesa Brewing Co. ([email protected] Performance Lab - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm *Women's Audience Only* (Trans-inclusive)
    Benefitting the local OKC Chapter of Planned Parenthood.
  • John Moreland et al. (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Join beloved Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Moreland for a special homecoming when he takes over the historic Tower…
  • KATT Wreck The Halls (Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City) If you like Christmas mixed with rock and roll, head to the Diamond Ballroom for the annual Wreck the Halls concert.…
  • K-Love Christmas Tour (Council Road Baptist Church - Bethany)
  • 🏃 Little Willie's Triple Dog Dare (Leadership Square - Oklahoma City) Little Willie's Triple Dog Dare is the Ultimate Stair Climb competition in OKC. Competitors will climb and descend both North and South Towers of Leadership Square and…
  • The March Divide (Red Brick Bar - Norman)
  • NRHA Futurity & Adequan Championship Show (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Last Day The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is an international equine association that is headquartered in…
  • OKC Beard and Mustache Bash (51st st. Speakeasy - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 4:30pm The OKC Beard Club is breaking back into the competition scene! We need to raise some money for a friend.
    Ashley is member of our community and friend of the OKC…
  • OKC Gun Show (Heritage Place Inc - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 For a high quality gun show with great prices and selection, visit the OKC Gun Show in Oklahoma City. Held at Heritage…
  • 🎡 OKC Improv Winter Festivus (The Paramount OKC - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 7:30pm OKC Improv is Oklahoma's premiere showcase of the best local and regional improvisational comedy and theater! Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma Football (Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium - Norman) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 3:30pm Oklahoma Football Tickets. Oklahoma Sooners Schedule. Sooners Tickets.
  • 🏆 Poker Rodeo Association World Finals - Team Penning & Sorting (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Last Day Start Time: 8:00am FInd all details at pokerrodeo.com
  • 🏃 POOP Trail Run (Lake Thunderbird State Park - Norman) POOP (Protect Our Oklahoma Parks) Trail Run is to raise money for Oklahoma State Parks, increase awareness of the state budget crisis, and celebrate the public lands…
  • R. Kelly (The Criterion - Oklahoma City) Join Grammy Award-winning R&B artist R Kelly at OKC's Criterion for a very special evening. With six…
  • 😂 Sam Norton (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Last Day
  • Santa's Wonderland returns (The Shop - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and Oklahoma City-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and…
  • Sassafras Shopping Event (Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center - Shawnee) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 5:00pm Vendors from all over Oklahoma will present their best wares at the Sassafras Shopping Event in Shawnee. This…
  • Saturdays for Kids: Holidays (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am Make a Western-inspired ornament to take home for the holidays. Create old-time favorites such as pine cone birdfeeders, as well as new projects for your family tree.…
  • 🎨 Showroom | Showcase: Ginna Dowling | Heiroglyphics 2017: The Spirt of our People (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 11:00am Oklahoma City native Ginna Dowling will install a visual storytelling. Hieroglyphics 2017: The Spirit of Our People is based on what Dowling calls “contemporary…
  • Oklahoma City Train Show (Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Jim Norick Arena - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 The Oklahoma City Train Show is one of the largest model train shows in the region with operating model train displays,…
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra Skating Nights (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Chesapeake Energy Arena presents Trans-Siberian Orchestra Skating Nights at Devon Ice Rink. Enjoy skating to the holiday music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra all evening…
  • Trinket & Bauble Show (Red Cup Coffee Shop - Oklahoma City) Join the staff of OKC’s Red Cup in welcoming the holiday season with their Trinket and Bauble Show.
    At this…
  • Winterfest Craft Show (Kingfisher County Fairgrounds - Kingfisher) Perfect for holiday shopping, the Winterfest Craft Show in Kingfisher features over 65 booths of gifts, crafts and home…

Sunday, Dec 3rd

  • Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant (Edmond) Last Day The Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant has been an annual gift from Boys Ranch Town to the community and…
  • Circle W Arts & Crafts Show (Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center - Shawnee) Day 2 of 2 The Circle W Arts & Crafts Show features handcrafted items from over 90 vendors under one roof. Located at the Heart…
  • Freddy & Francine (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City)
  • Hollywood Undead (Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City) Hollywood Undead has released a continual stream of their unique blend of rap rock tracks since forming in 2005. For a…
  • Maria Bamford (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Get ready for an evening of hilarity when Maria Bamford takes over the historic Tower Theatre in OKC.
    Known for…
  • Messiah (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Celebrate the reason for the season with a performance of Messiah by the Canterbury Choral Society at Oklahoma…
  • Motorcycle Swap Meet (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Get ready to see some unique, top-of-the-line motorcycles and turn your bike parts into cash at the Motorcycle Swap Meet…
  • OKC Gun Show (Heritage Place Inc - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 For a high quality gun show with great prices and selection, visit the OKC Gun Show in Oklahoma City. Held at Heritage…
  • OU Sooners vs Florida Gators (The Lloyd Noble Center - Norman) Head to Norman to watch as the Oklahoma Sooners Women's Basketball take on the Florida Gators. Since the team's…
  • Sleigh Bells Market (Farmer's Market - Oklahoma City) Come to the historic OKC Farmers Public Market for a holiday retail extravaganza you won't want to miss. 50…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Experience the thrill of fast-paced pro basketball as the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the San Antonio Spurs. Wear your…
  • Oklahoma City Train Show (Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Jim Norick Arena - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 The Oklahoma City Train Show is one of the largest model train shows in the region with operating model train displays,…

Monday, Dec 4th

  • Barrel Racing Futurity World Championship (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Dec 9th The annual Barrel Racing Futurity World Championships come to Oklahoma State Fair Park. Put on by the Barrel Futurities…
  • OU Sooners vs UTSA Roadrunners (The Lloyd Noble Center - Norman) Experience the action and excitement in Norman as the Oklahoma Sooners take on the UTSA Roadrunners. Since the…

Tuesday, Dec 5th

  • Barrel Racing Futurity World Championship (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Dec 9th The annual Barrel Racing Futurity World Championships come to Oklahoma State Fair Park. Put on by the Barrel Futurities…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Blue vs. Memphis Hustle (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Cheer on the OKC Blue as they take on the Memphis Hustle at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. Get in…
  • Food Truck Tuesdays (Jackson - Blanchard) Every week, treat your taste buds to new flavors. During Food Truck Tuesdays, a different food truck will park in…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Experience the thrill of fast-paced pro basketball as the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Utah Jazz. Wear your blue…

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What's happening around town (Wed, Apr 12th - Tue, Apr 18th)

Oklahoma City's event list.

Ongoing

Wednesday, Apr 12th

  • 1/2 Price Game Day (Dave & Buster's of OKC - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 11:00am Need a little midweek pick me up? Come to Dave and Buster's for 1/2 Price Game Day, ALL DAY LONG. Come for the games, stay for the amazing food and drinks.
  • Annual Fall Show (The Studio Gallery - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Annual Fall Show, Nov 17-April 30, The Studio Gallery, 2646 W Britton. There will be an opening reception at 5 p.m. Nov. 17, 752-2642
  • Anxiety Management Support Group (Mental Health Association Oklahoma main office - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness and affect more than 40 million Americans. Symptoms may include: overwhelming feelings of panic and fear, uncontrollable obsessive thoughts, painful intrusive memories, recurring nightmares, physical symptoms such as feeling sick to your stomach, “butterflies” in your stomach,…
  • 🎨 The Artistry of the Western Paperback (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Thru Fri, Apr 14th Start Time: 10:00am During the 1940s and 1950s, book illustrators created dynamic and engaging paperback covers for western tales of cowboys, villains, duels, and danger. They might not have been sold in galleries or taken months to complete, but they remain testaments to talent and skill. Study the works of A. Leslie Ross, Robert Stanley, George Gross, Stanley…
  • Bear Grillz "The Void" 2017 Tour (ACM @ UCO - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Brock Zeman and Scott Biram (Midnight performance time) (VZD's - Oklahoma City) 1 day left April 7, 2017 Friday 12:00 AM VZD's4200 North Western Avenue
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Map Performers:Brock Zeman Scott H. Biram
  • Bryce Merritt (Opolis Prod - Norman) Start Time: 9:00pm Opolis Production 113 N. Crawford Norman, OK 73069
    Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017 09:00 PM Doors: 7:00 PM
    • This show is All Ages Promoter: Opolis Production
  • "Essence of a Man," by Corazon Watkins (The Depot - Norman) 1 day left Corazon Watkins' “Essence of a Man” Opening at The Depot Gallery
    NORMAN… The Depot Gallery will feature “Essence of a Man”, an exhibit of paintings by Norman artist Corazon Watkins. An opening reception will be held in conjunction with Norman's 2nd Friday Art Walk on March 10 from 6 to 9 pm, with the artist discussing her concept for…
  • Expressionist paintings by Bert Seabourn 6 p.m. rec (50 Penn Art Gallery - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Expressionist paintings by Bert Seabourn, through April 29th. 50 Penn Place Gallery, 1900 NW Expressway, There will be an opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday (March 10th) 848-5567
  • Good Wine & Dirty Minds (The Pritchard - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • 🎨 Hollywood and the American West (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Thru Fri, Apr 14th Start Time: 10:00am Candid, intimate, and raw, these photographs showcase private access to the greatest movie stars, musicians, and directors of all time. Subjects include John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Ann-Margret, John Ford, Gregory Peck, Paul Newman, Kirk Douglas, Bing Crosby, Danny Glover, Kevin Costner, and more.
  • 🎨 Jeffrey Gibson: Speak to Me (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Thru Fri, Apr 14th Start Time: 9:00am Internationally known multimedia artist Jeffrey Gibson’s first Oklahoma solo exhibition will feature recent artworks that draw upon his Native American heritage (Choctaw and Cherokee) and intertribal aesthetics and traditions. Gibson’s art draws thoughtful attention to cultural and historical traditions while affirming their vitality and…
  • Live Music- Mike Hosty (Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm
  • Meditative Spaces: Abstract Works by Brandon Mitts and Katie Henderson (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) 1 day left UCO MELTON GALLERY OPENS ‘MEDITATIVE SPACES: ABSTRACT WORKS BY BRANDON MITTS, KATIE HENDERSON’ The University of Central Oklahoma Melton Gallery will open “Meditative Spaces,” an exhibition featuring abstract art works from Brandon Mitts and Katie Henderson, on April 6, with a free and open-to-the-public reception from 5:30 – 7:30…
  • 🎭 Native American New Play Festival (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Apr 15th The Oklahoma City Theatre Company Native American New Play Festival celebrates Native American writing and performance. The two-weekend festival includes playwriting workshops, family events, musical performances and panel discussions. Blood Boundary, the 2016 festival winner, will be featured on the main stage. Vicky Lynn Mooney’s play,…
  • Parents Supporting Parents (Mental Health Association Oklahoma main office - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm This group is for caretakers and parents who are supporting an individual managing the complications often associated with having a pervasive development disorder such as autism or aspergers disorder. This group will also provide education and support to those parents who have loved ones with diagnosed or undiagnosed mental, emotional,…
  • 🎨 Paseo Art Assoc.'s Art Show featuring Rod Bailey (Paseo - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 The Paseo Arts Association’s upcoming art show will begin Friday, April 7, and remain available for viewing through Saturday, April 29, at the Paseo Art Space (3022 Paseo). Rod Bailey will be the featured artist in the gallery for April. The exhibition opening will coincide with the Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk from…
  • 🎨 Spring Adult Classes (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am Artists of all skills levels can find their creative homes with Oklahoma Contemporary. The spring schedule includes ceramics, figure drawing, 2-D arts and fiber arts. Wet felting, beginning spinning and new four-week classes have been added. Enrolling now. Find a full list of classes online at http://bit.ly/OCadult.
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Experience the thrill of fast-paced pro basketball as the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Denver Nuggets. Wear your…
  • 😂 Tim Kidd (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Apr 15th Comic Shows are loading, please refresh page if shows do not appear. 21 & over Show Time:Wednesday 4/12/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Wednesday 4/12/2017 @ 7:30 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Thursday 4/13/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Thursday 4/13/2017 @ 7:30 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Friday 4/14/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival…
  • 🎨 A Yard of Turkey Red: The Western Bandanna (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Thru Fri, Apr 14th Start Time: 10:00am Many a 19th-century cowboy bought a square yard of Turkey red cloth at the local mercantile and proudly tied it around his neck. The bright red material derived its name from the traditional Turkish process of dying cotton fabric. A rare collection of period bandannas provides Museum visitors a glimpse of authentic neckwear once sought after by…

Thursday, Apr 13th

  • 6th Annual All White Party - Featuring Don Diego (Tower Hotel - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm
  • Annual Fall Show (The Studio Gallery - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Annual Fall Show, Nov 17-April 30, The Studio Gallery, 2646 W Britton. There will be an opening reception at 5 p.m. Nov. 17, 752-2642
  • 🎨 The Artistry of the Western Paperback (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am During the 1940s and 1950s, book illustrators created dynamic and engaging paperback covers for western tales of cowboys, villains, duels, and danger. They might not have been sold in galleries or taken months to complete, but they remain testaments to talent and skill. Study the works of A. Leslie Ross, Robert Stanley, George Gross, Stanley…
  • Brock Zeman and Scott Biram (Midnight performance time) (VZD's - Oklahoma City) Last Day April 7, 2017 Friday 12:00 AM VZD's4200 North Western Avenue
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Map Performers:Brock Zeman Scott H. Biram
  • 🎨 Drink and Draw (Brass Bell Studios - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Drink & Draw is hosted every Thursday at either Brass Bell Studios, The Okay See, or Tree & Leaf from 8-11pm.
    Here is the weekly schedule:
    1st Thursday: The Okay See
    2nd Thursday: Brass Bell Studios
    3rd - 4th - 5th Thursdays: Tree & Leaf
    Drink & Draw is open to anyone that wants to attend. While consuming alcohol is welcome, it…
  • "Essence of a Man," by Corazon Watkins (The Depot - Norman) Last Day Corazon Watkins' “Essence of a Man” Opening at The Depot Gallery
    NORMAN… The Depot Gallery will feature “Essence of a Man”, an exhibit of paintings by Norman artist Corazon Watkins. An opening reception will be held in conjunction with Norman's 2nd Friday Art Walk on March 10 from 6 to 9 pm, with the artist discussing her concept for…
  • Expressionist paintings by Bert Seabourn 6 p.m. rec (50 Penn Art Gallery - Oklahoma City) Last Day Expressionist paintings by Bert Seabourn, through April 29th. 50 Penn Place Gallery, 1900 NW Expressway, There will be an opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday (March 10th) 848-5567
  • 🏆 Family Night Skate (Skate Galaxy - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm FAMILY NIGHT SKATE Thursdays 6pm-9pm & Sundays 6pm-8pm Admission is only $6 (includes skate rental) per person! Family Night $29 Package Special! Includes: Admission, Skate Rental, Pizza & Drinks For up to 5 Family members!
  • Flow Tribe (Belle Isle Restaurant & Brew Pub - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00pm music
  • Flow Tribe (Belle Isle Brewery - Oklahoma City)
  • Fred Hersch Trio (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 7:30pm Thu, April 13th Doors at 7pm Concert at 7:30 · $15
    Purchase Tickets Online or by calling (405) 974-2100 Artist Website
  • 🎨 Hollywood and the American West (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am Candid, intimate, and raw, these photographs showcase private access to the greatest movie stars, musicians, and directors of all time. Subjects include John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Ann-Margret, John Ford, Gregory Peck, Paul Newman, Kirk Douglas, Bing Crosby, Danny Glover, Kevin Costner, and more.
  • HubBub Improv (District House - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm
  • 🎨 Jeffrey Gibson: Speak to Me (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 9:00am Internationally known multimedia artist Jeffrey Gibson’s first Oklahoma solo exhibition will feature recent artworks that draw upon his Native American heritage (Choctaw and Cherokee) and intertribal aesthetics and traditions. Gibson’s art draws thoughtful attention to cultural and historical traditions while affirming their vitality and…
  • K.C. Clifford Live Recording - Thursday (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Join OKC's own K.C. Clifford at the Blue Door for two very special evenings of live music. For the past 16 years,…
  • Like Pacific (89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:30pm Like Pacific Goodfella Ultra City $12/$14
  • Meditative Spaces: Abstract Works by Brandon Mitts and Katie Henderson (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Last Day UCO MELTON GALLERY OPENS ‘MEDITATIVE SPACES: ABSTRACT WORKS BY BRANDON MITTS, KATIE HENDERSON’ The University of Central Oklahoma Melton Gallery will open “Meditative Spaces,” an exhibition featuring abstract art works from Brandon Mitts and Katie Henderson, on April 6, with a free and open-to-the-public reception from 5:30 – 7:30…
  • 🎭 Native American New Play Festival (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Apr 15th The Oklahoma City Theatre Company Native American New Play Festival celebrates Native American writing and performance. The two-weekend festival includes playwriting workshops, family events, musical performances and panel discussions. Blood Boundary, the 2016 festival winner, will be featured on the main stage. Vicky Lynn Mooney’s play,…
  • 🎨 Paseo Art Assoc.'s Art Show featuring Rod Bailey (Paseo - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 The Paseo Arts Association’s upcoming art show will begin Friday, April 7, and remain available for viewing through Saturday, April 29, at the Paseo Art Space (3022 Paseo). Rod Bailey will be the featured artist in the gallery for April. The exhibition opening will coincide with the Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk from…
  • 🎨 Peggy White + Cassie Stover / Artist Reception (DNA galleries - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Featured in our gallery for the month of April is the work of Oklahoma artists Peggy White and Cassie Stover. Learn more about these artists at: http://www.cassiestover.com/ http://www.chateaublanchedesign.com/ Join us Thursday, April 13th from 6-9pm for the Artist Preview Reception preceding our regularly scheduled 2nd Friday Opening the…
  • South Pacific (Jewel Box Theatre - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm South Pacific: The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that has a nurse named Nellie Forbush, and a French planter named Emile De Becque, fall in love in World War II. Thurs-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2:30 pm., Apr.13-May 7 Jewel Box Theatre
    521-1786
  • 🎨 Spring Adult Classes (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am Artists of all skills levels can find their creative homes with Oklahoma Contemporary. The spring schedule includes ceramics, figure drawing, 2-D arts and fiber arts. Wet felting, beginning spinning and new four-week classes have been added. Enrolling now. Find a full list of classes online at http://bit.ly/OCadult.
  • Thomas Jefferson's Birthday (Waters Edge Winery - Oklahoma City)
  • 😂 Tim Kidd (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Apr 15th Comic Shows are loading, please refresh page if shows do not appear. 21 & over Show Time:Wednesday 4/12/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Wednesday 4/12/2017 @ 7:30 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Thursday 4/13/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Thursday 4/13/2017 @ 7:30 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Friday 4/14/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival…
  • 🎭 The Whipping Man (Carpenter Square Theatre - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm Specific performance dates and times over four weeks are: 8 p.m. March 31-April 1 and 7-8; 7:30 p.m. April 13, 8 p.m. April 14-15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16; 7:30 p.m. April 20 and 8 p.m. April 21-22. The play is rated PG-13. “The Whipping Man” is supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts,…
  • 🎨 A Yard of Turkey Red: The Western Bandanna (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am Many a 19th-century cowboy bought a square yard of Turkey red cloth at the local mercantile and proudly tied it around his neck. The bright red material derived its name from the traditional Turkish process of dying cotton fabric. A rare collection of period bandannas provides Museum visitors a glimpse of authentic neckwear once sought after by…
  • Zac Copeland (Wormy Dog Saloon - Oklahoma City)

Friday, Apr 14th

  • 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk (Norman Arts District - Norman) The 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk, a monthly celebration of the arts in Norman, connects the downtown arts district with…
  • 🎭 4 of a Kind (American Legion Post 12 - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • 🎨 The Artistry of the Western Paperback (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am During the 1940s and 1950s, book illustrators created dynamic and engaging paperback covers for western tales of cowboys, villains, duels, and danger. They might not have been sold in galleries or taken months to complete, but they remain testaments to talent and skill. Study the works of A. Leslie Ross, Robert Stanley, George Gross, Stanley…
  • 🎭 "Happy Daze Homicide" 6:15 p.m. (Ted's Escondido - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:30pm theatre
  • 🎨 Hollywood and the American West (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am Candid, intimate, and raw, these photographs showcase private access to the greatest movie stars, musicians, and directors of all time. Subjects include John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Ann-Margret, John Ford, Gregory Peck, Paul Newman, Kirk Douglas, Bing Crosby, Danny Glover, Kevin Costner, and more.
  • 🎨 Jeffrey Gibson: Speak to Me (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 9:00am Internationally known multimedia artist Jeffrey Gibson’s first Oklahoma solo exhibition will feature recent artworks that draw upon his Native American heritage (Choctaw and Cherokee) and intertribal aesthetics and traditions. Gibson’s art draws thoughtful attention to cultural and historical traditions while affirming their vitality and…
  • Kaitlin Butts (Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City)
  • K.C. Clifford Live Recording - Thursday (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Join OKC's own K.C. Clifford at the Blue Door for two very special evenings of live music. For the past 16 years,…
  • 🎭 Native American New Play Festival (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) 1 day left The Oklahoma City Theatre Company Native American New Play Festival celebrates Native American writing and performance. The two-weekend festival includes playwriting workshops, family events, musical performances and panel discussions. Blood Boundary, the 2016 festival winner, will be featured on the main stage. Vicky Lynn Mooney’s play,…
  • Shane Mauss: DMT - Presented by: Black Mesa Brewing Co. ([email protected] Performance Lab - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00pm From CONAN & Comedy Central
  • Shane Mauss: A Good Trip - Presented by Black Mesa Brewing Co. ([email protected] Performance Lab - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00pm From "CONAN" & Comedy Central.
  • Stoney LaRue in Concert (Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City) Head to Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City for an evening of Red Dirt and Texas music with Stoney LaRue. LaRue, who…
  • 😂 Tim Kidd (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Comic Shows are loading, please refresh page if shows do not appear. 21 & over Show Time:Wednesday 4/12/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Wednesday 4/12/2017 @ 7:30 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Thursday 4/13/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Thursday 4/13/2017 @ 7:30 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Friday 4/14/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival…
  • 🎨 A Yard of Turkey Red: The Western Bandanna (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am Many a 19th-century cowboy bought a square yard of Turkey red cloth at the local mercantile and proudly tied it around his neck. The bright red material derived its name from the traditional Turkish process of dying cotton fabric. A rare collection of period bandannas provides Museum visitors a glimpse of authentic neckwear once sought after by…

Saturday, Apr 15th

  • Arts on the Corner (Historic Campus Corner District - Norman) Head to Norman's Historic Campus Corner District for the annual "Art Collaborative" event, Arts on the…
  • Classics 8 - A Philharmonic Gala with Maestro Joel Levine (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Note: "Classics" and "Pops" series concerts are recommended for children ages 5 and up, with the exception of "The Christmas Show." Children under the age of 5 will be refused admission. Everyone entering the concert hall must have a ticket.
  • David Lindley (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City)
  • Downtown Edmond Historic Tours (Downtown - Edmond) Join experts with the Edmond Historic Preservation Trust to learn something new with a downtown tour of historic Edmond.…
  • Easter Eggstravaganza (Kirkpatrick Family Farm - Oklahoma City) Celebrate the Easter holiday with a day spent at Orr Family Farm in Oklahoma City. Bring the family to the farm for…
  • 🏃 The Easter Run (Council Road Baptist Church - Bethany) Hundreds of runners will be tying up their laces for 10k and 5k races and more at the 7th annual Easter Run benefiting The House of Healing. The local organization helps teenage girls, many from rough backgrounds, “walk in love, acceptance, and restoration.” The event is professionally timed and sanctioned by USA Track & Field and is…
  • Ghosts of Fort Reno Tour (Historic Fort Reno - El Reno) Come along on an exciting and spooky ghost tour at El Reno's historic Fort Reno. This ghost tour includes…
  • Heard on Hurd (Edmond) On the third Saturday of each month, downtown Edmond hosts a pop-up community celebration called Heard on Hurd. Walk…
  • Kansas (Riverwind Casino - Norman) Grab your friends and head to Riverwind Casino in Norman for a night with legendary rock band Kansas. For over four…
  • 🎭 Native American New Play Festival (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Last Day The Oklahoma City Theatre Company Native American New Play Festival celebrates Native American writing and performance. The two-weekend festival includes playwriting workshops, family events, musical performances and panel discussions. Blood Boundary, the 2016 festival winner, will be featured on the main stage. Vicky Lynn Mooney’s play,…
  • 🏃 Oklahoma City Wicked Wine Run (The Manor at Coffee Creek - Edmond) Run through the beautiful trails of The Manor at Coffee Creek.
    http://wickedwinerun.com/locations/oklahoma-oklahomacity/
  • A Philharmonic Gala with Maestro Joel Levine (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Join the Oklahoma City Philharmonic's Classic Concert Series for a memorable performance starring Maestro Joel…
  • Plant the Plaza (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00am
  • Spirit, Mind & Body Expo (Biltmore Hotel - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 If you're interested in metaphysical subjects, you'll want to check out the Spirit, Mind & Body Expo held at…
  • 😂 Tim Kidd (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Last Day Comic Shows are loading, please refresh page if shows do not appear. 21 & over Show Time:Wednesday 4/12/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Wednesday 4/12/2017 @ 7:30 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Thursday 4/13/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Thursday 4/13/2017 @ 7:30 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Friday 4/14/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival…
  • Wanderlust Pop-Up Shops (Oklahoma City) Come down to the Wheeler Ferris Wheel in OKC and browse local wares at the Wanderlust Pop-Up Shops. The…

Sunday, Apr 16th

Monday, Apr 17th

  • National Mustang Day Poker Run (Mustang Town Center - Mustang) Spiff up your Pony Car and head to the City of Mustang Town Center in Mustang, OK for the 2nd Annual National Mustang…

Tuesday, Apr 18th

  • 89ers Days Celebration (Downtown - Guthrie) Thru Sat, Apr 22nd The annual 89er Days Celebration commemorates the Land Run of 1889 and the birth of Guthrie. On April 22, 1889, tens of…
  • 🏆 Dodgers vs Sounds (Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:05pm vs Nashville Sounds
  • Doyle Bramhall II et al. (Oklahoma City)
  • Wheeler Criterium (Oklahoma City) Once the weather starts warming up, gather your crew and head south of the Oklahoma River for the Wheeler Criterium each…

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