It’s the week of the Festival! Red Earth, deadCENTER, Prix de West & Charlie Christian, plus Paseo, Shakespeare, Running, Kenny Wayne Shepherd …

It’s a magical time of year in Oklahoma City! It’s the WEEKEND OF THE FESTIVAL! I mean, there’s just something for EVERYONE! deadCENTER Film Festival starts Wednesday, Red Earth Festival (love the parade & grand entry), the Charlie Christian International Music Festival and the Prix de West start on Friday. Always happy for First Friday Gallery Walk in the Paseo Arts District. A lot of people are talking about the Kenny Wayne Shepherd concert at the Diamond Ballroom, which is a benefit concert for the tornado victims. I’ve included the Jerry Jeff Walker concert at Riverwind on Friday… just reminds me of the days when I lived in Raleigh, North Carolina. My mom and I just loved that Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother song and we were anything but redneck! It was the 70s. We leaned the happy hippie style.

Please enjoy. There is so much to do in this town! Don’t ever get baffled. Let me help you! Let me… tell you where to go!

Be sure to tune into Eggman in the Morning with Shawn Carey on KZLS 99.7FM The True Oldies Channel Wednesdays at 7:30am!

Wednesday, June 5

Thursday, June 6

Friday, June 7

Saturday, June 8

Sunday, June 9

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What’s happening Wednesday OKC with the Eggman!

So what a crazy Memorial Day Weekend, huh? Hard to believe June starts on SATURDAY! All these great events benefiting the tornado victims are incredible. The OKChefsRelief raised $40,000 alone! Amazing! And the donations coming in by the millions! Oh and I did NOT get my tickets to the Healing in the Heartland concert. I’m fine with watching it on tv because I just can’t wait to see the performers and the crowd. I’m super pumped. Of course if tickets became available to purchase I would buy them.

Thanks for having me on Eggman & Shawn Carey! Listen every Wednesday morning, 7:30 am on KZLS The True Oldies Channel.

Here’s what’s on my list! PS. Look after the photo gallery for the “What June Is…” list.

Wednesday, May 29v

  • Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Omaha Storm Chasers through Friday, Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
  • Music for Moore (#music4moore), Chevy Bricktown Events Center, 4pm-Midnight
  • Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert, Chesapeake Energy Arena, 7:30pm
    Televised live at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. It will also air on cable networks Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT on either a live or delayed basis.

Thursday, May 30

Friday, May 31

Saturday, June 1

Sunday, June 2

  • Museums on Us Free Admission to select OK Museums from Bank of America – Oklahoma City Museum of Art, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the Philbrook Museum of Art & Gilcrease Museum.
  • Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic, starting in Automobile Ally, beginning at 10am
  • Greater Tuna presented by CityRep Theatre Company, Civic Center, 1:30pm
  • 2013 Sunday Twilight Concerts Kick Off with Squirrel & Friends, Myriad Gardens Great Lawn Band Shell, 2pm

Next week: deadCENTER Film Festival!

June is ….

Accordion Awareness Month, Natl Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Aphasia Awareness Month, Natl Audiobook Awareness Month Cancer from the Sun Month Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Natl Cataract Awareness Month Child Vision Awareness Month Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Intl Children’s Awareness Month Dairy Alternatives Month Effective Communications Month Entrepreneurs “Do It Yourself” Marketing Month GLBT Book Month, Natl Great Outdoors Month Iced Tea Month, Natl June Dairy Month June Is Perennial Gardening Month Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month Men’s Month, Intl Migraine Awareness Month, Natl Pharmacists Declare War on Alcoholism Month Professional Wellness Month Rebuild Your Life Month Rivers Month, Natl Rose Month, Natl Safety Month, Natl Skyscraper Month Soul Food Month, Natl Sports America Kids Month Steakhouse Month, Natl Student Safety Month Surf Music Month, Intl

Leslie’s OKC This Week!

For more details on each event, visit Leslie’s OKC! To help contribute events to Leslie’s OKC, e-mail leslieannspears@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 16

  • 6:00pm – Dean A. McGee Awards, Skirvin Hilton, presented by Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc.
  • 6:00pm – 3rd Annual Rose Party on the Patio at Wedge on Western
  • 8:30pm – OKC Thunder vs. LA Lakers, Chesapeake Arena

Thursday, May 17

  • 11:30am – SoundBites, Born in November, BOK Plaza
  • 5:00pm – Cocktails on the Skyline, The Broke Brothers, OKCMOA
  • 5:30pm – OKC Happy Hour for May, Lincoln at Central Park Main Clubhouse
  • 6:00pm – Fandango 2012, a benefit for and at Historic Harn Homestead
  • 6:00pm – Wine, Women & Shoes benefit, Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market
  • 7:30pm – The Complete History of Sports (abridged), CityRep Theatre, Civic Center
  • 7:30pm – Wish Me Away, Noble Theater, OKCMOA

Friday, May 18

  • 9:30am – Go Red for Women Luncheon, Cox Renaissance Convention Center
  • 10:00am – Van Halen September 15 concert tickets go on sale
  • 11:00am – Spokies Bike Share Program Kick Off in Downtown Oklahoma City at the Library
  • 5:30pm – Kid with a Bike, Noble Theater, OKCMOA
  • 6:30pm – Memory Gala benefiting Alzheimer’s Assoc, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
  • 7:00pm – In The Mood For Possibilities featuring the Al Good Orchesta, Civic Center Music Hall – Hall of Mirrors
  • 7:30pm – The Complete History of Sports (abridged), CityRep Theatre, Civic Center
  • 8:00pm – MODERN ROCK DIARIES presents, “Rock N’ The Future” Bash!, Blue Note
  • 8:00pm – Kid with a Bike, Noble Theater, OKCMOA

Saturday, May 19

  • Flint Restaurant opening!, Colcord Hotel
  • 9:00am – Hungryman Relay
  • 10:00am – 14th Annual Miller Neighborhood Home and Garden Tour
  • 10:00am – Oklahoma Festival in the Park, Will Rogers Park
  • 11:00am – Get checked out at the Downtown Library, speed dating event
  • 11:30am – McNellie’s Pub Run 2012, starting at McNellie’s Pub
  • 1:00pm – Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival, TapWerks in Bricktown
  • 5:30pm – Kid with a Bike, Noble Theater, OKCMOA
  • 7:00pm – 4th Annual Toast to Life “Aristocrat Party” benefiting Other Options, Inc. Friends Food Pantry, Magnolia Building in Automobile Alley
  • 7:00pm – Bricktown Rotary presents Days of Wine & Rotary, Devon Energy Boathouse
  • 7:00pm – Burlap Tuxedo & Local Honey @ OKC Pride Fest Main Stage, Film Row
  • 7:30pm – The Complete History of Sports (abridged), CityRep Theatre, Civic Center
  • 8:00pm –  Oklahoma City Philharmonic Season Finale // Classics, Civic Center
  • 8:00pm – DISTRACTED – a comedy by Lisa Loomer, Carpenter Square Theatre
  • 8:00pm – Kid with a Bike, Noble Theater, OKCMOA

Sunday, May 20

  • 2:00pm –  Completely Hollywood (Abridged) – CityRep Theatre
  • 2:00pm – All Fired Up! OKC Philharmonic Discovery Family Season Finale, Civic Center
  • 6:00pm, OKC Pride Week Parade, the strip on 39th
  • 6:30pm, The FIRST Wine Dinner at WEST (reservations required)

Opening night on the OKCMOA Roof Terrace

If you know me, you will know what this roof terrace means for me especially since I invented it! Naah. Of course not! But I was there when it began. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art architect Allen Brown designed this level for expansion upward so the tiles were done with strength. I believe it was 2003 or so when then Museum Cafe manager Eric Nelson and the director Carolyn Hill, along with facility manager Jack Madden decided – let’s just open the roof terrace in the summer, just on Thursday nights. We had no advertising budget so I just promoted through a weekly e-newsletter and by word-of-mouth.

Photo taken of me by Tim Blake…I will never wear tan colors again!

It was a minimalist start. A few tables, chairs, roll-out bar, chips, salsa. No music. We even had a small band of groupies – Lin Sanchez, Erin Merryweather… just to name a few. The view was always just simply amazing and you just felt on top of the world. We then dubbed it Cocktails on the Skyline. Now nine years later and wow! We did learn a lot of lessons – including dealing with the weather, and each year it just gets better and better.

Opening night was last night and it was soooo much fun with more than 650 in attendance. The variety of people is amazing! A variety of ages, styles of clothing – lots of Thunder-wear, and more! Congratulations to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the Museum Cafe staff that worked so hard! Born in November had the place rocking. There was some concern about all the Project180 street construction but people made it proving if you have what people really want, oh they’ll find a way to get there!

Here are a few photos I took last night. So fun!!!  Thanks to the hard working team at the Museum for allowing me to still play a role in all this!

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