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

What’s Happening Wednesday: Walks | Festivals | Burgers | Kolaches | Baseball | Thunder | Science | Music | Theatre | Art Walks & a Festival | Cirque | Free Museum Admission | Kentucky Derby | River Cruises and … LADY BUGS!

Oooohhhh mah goodness! Wow! So much happening this weekend and … IN MAY! Here’s all that I found. If I’m missing something please let me know. Even though this posts out on my social media platforms I can still go in and update my blog posts. Please do not hesitate to email leslie@lesliesokc.com. My sources are EVERYTHING: People, newspapers, radio, tv, internet, FACEBOOK INVITES (19 this week alone!), eblasts and more … I think it’s safe to say that we’re all great promoters of our individual events. We take such great pride. Okay, enough! It’s late on Tuesday and I have to get up and be ON for my Eggman in the Morning on KZLS 99.7 the True Oldies channel. I kind of flubbed up my interview! Can’t be on all the time!

PS. Watch me on KFOR with Ali Meyer this Thursday at 6AM to promote First Friday Gallery Walk in Paseo. I’ll have Mother’s Day gift ideas from the artists!

Here’s what I have for this week and links for further information:

Wednesday, May 1

 Thursday, May 2

 Friday, May 3

Saturday, May 4

 Sunday, May 5

  • 5th Annual Iguana Cinco Cinco de Mayo
  • Downtown Edmond Arts Festival, 11am-5pm
  • Plaza Sunday, Plaza District, 1-4pm
  • Museums on Us – free admission for Bank of America cardholders to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, The Philbrook Museum of Art, the Gilcrease Museum plus 300 other art museums nationwide
  • Oklahoma River Cruises Season Preview, Regatta Park, 3-6pm

Tuesday, May 7

  • Bug Out Lady Bug Release, Myriad Gardens, 9am-2pm

Things to Do in OKC February 1-4

Happy Wednesday (in advance!). I’ll be on The Eggman in the Morning Show on the fabulous True Oldies channel (99.7) and wanted to get this ready in time to direct listeners to visit for more information. Do you want to know things to do this weekend? Here’s what I have!

Thursday, January 31

  • OKC Thunder vs. the Memphis Grizzlies at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, 7pm (Donwtown will be jamming!)
  • Lyric Theatrepresents Some Enchanted Evening at the Plaza Theater through the weekend
  • American Idol will feature final auditions in Oklahoma City! 7pm on KOKH Fox 25 (hopefully singers in OKC will make the city look good?)

Friday, February 1

Saturday, February 2

Monday, February 3

February is (I don’t make these up!)

  • AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • American Heart Month
  • Bake for Family Fun Month
  • National Bird-Feeding Month
  • National Black History Month
  • Internatoinal Boost Self-Esteem Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • National Condom Month
  • International Expect Success Month
  • February Is Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month
  • Library Lovers’ Month
  • Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Mend a Broken Heart Month, Natl
  • Parent Leadership Month, Natl
  • Pet Dental Health Month, Natl
  • Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month
  • Relationship Wellness Month
  • Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
  • Spunky Old Broads Month
  • National Time Management Month
  • Wise Health Care Consumer Month
  • Worldwide Renaissance of the Heart Month
  • Youth Leadership Month

My Vh1 Top 20 Video Review and more

Okay – I’ll admit… the heat got to me last night during the Paseo Arts District‘s First Friday Gallery Walk. It was a record breaking high for a low … If you saw me, I hope I didn’t offend. I was just either wanting to sit down or vomit. Yep – not good at conversation. I didn’t last long – well, home by 10pm. Still a great turnout for all the galleries. What troopers. I just made it to JRB Art at the Elms and the Avalon building. DONEZO! I really wanted to make Les Debris & Oklahoma Heritage Museum’s openings but alas…

Here’s what’s on my mind:

  • Will this NewsOK crime story make national news? It should. Woman stabs boyfriend with his power drill. She sped off in a PT Cruiser with a flat tire. Those lips!
  • Museums and libraries make great escapes from the heat. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum offer free admission for Bank of America cardholders today and tomorrow. Libraries are open Sundays, 1-6pm during the heatwave.

 

VH-1 Top 20 Video Countdown this week in review is everything old is new again but new is new still!

  • No Doubt is back & looking cool in Settle Down. Yes I want to do Gwin’s new dance.
  • Matchbox 20 sounds pretty good with She’s So Mean. Again – another soon to be overused Adult Contemporary Radio song.
  • Carly Rae Jepsen is so cute, reminds me of my niece Anna. She and Owl City have a song out together called Good Time. I like it!
  • I really like Linkin Park’s Burning it Down but I’m starting to wonder if they’re videos are all looking the same. But still stunning to watch.
  • Pink has a new video called Blow Me (One Last Kiss). It’s just a bit too dramatic for me. I’m sure it will be the next overused Adult Contemporary Radio song as well. Not a hater – I still really like her.
  • Katy Perry is number one with Wide Awake. That has to be about her marriage break-up. Duh.
  • How am I not seeing Kelly Clarkson in Thackerville tonight? I know … it’s way over across the state in Thackerville. Love her new video Dark Side.
  • Flo Rider – that house on the beach in the Whistle video is unreal. I’m really liking him! I am actually pulling up some of his old songs and rediscovering him.
  • And my favorite NEW band, who’s video has finally grown on me is The Lumineers’ Ho-Hey. I like the way the stomp their feet when they say HEY. Who are these people? I’m intrigued. Looks like two guys and a girl. Seems a bit Irish. More to discover!

First Friday

Happy end of the week! Did everyone survive another 100++ day yesterday? My only beef was about my new OG+E Smart Meter program.It makes my house super hot during the 2-7pm peak hours and then it takes my house from 7pm-… I don’t know when, to recover. I’m sure there’s a quick fix for it. You know… I’m just one step away from my phone. I could call customer service about it but I’m just too hot, too lazy! I still endorse this program and recommend it.

Oh and also I had haters on one of my client’s pages because I posted about the gymnast winning the gold before it was televised. I feel if you don’t want to get early results, it’s best to stay off Facebook. I just deleted the post because it was getting brutal.

Here’s what’s on my mind:

  • The Flaming Lips will perform on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” as part of comedian Stephen Colbert’s recently announced “Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella ’012: Rocktaugustfest.” Taping August 10 then replays of different bands on the show.
  • Jimmy Fallon to possibly host the Oscars? Dear Jimmy Fallon: I love you! My sister and I are working on getting tickets to see him this late fall. Fingers crossed!
  • Brewing beer locally seems like a lot of science work. I salute people like J.D. Merryweather and his COOP Ale Works crew.
  • Note to self: build indoor dog walk. Good for hot summer & cold winter walking. My little Pomeranian’s paws just get so hot. When she gets home she soaks her paws in iced water. Seriously. We have not walked in a couple days actually.

Leslie’s OKC for this weekend!

This is from artist Heather Gorham. Her works will be at the JRB Art Gallery tonight!

  • Les Debris presents American Indian Art in Paris Reception and Exhibition, 5-8pm (this mother/daughter/granddaughter team are simply precious!)
  • First Friday Gallery Walk, Paseo Arts District, 6-10pm (lots of Facebook invites for each gallery – it’s very cool to see the energy).
  • Opening Reception for Generation Next: Chapter Two. Temporary exhibit by Desmond Mason in our Tulsa World Gallery. Tonight 6-8pm, Oklahoma Heritage Museum
  • Bank of America’s Museums on Us  first weekend free admission month for cardholders. Includes these fabulous Oklahoma museums: Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, the Gilcrease Museum and the Philbrook Museum of Art…great air conditioning too!
  • Total Recall has opened…thinking about it. Loved the 1990 version. Reviews are meh. Do I care?
  • OKCMOA is playing an independent film called Safety Not Guaranteed Friday-Sunday. Lots of social media buzz for it. It has Parks n’ Recs Aubrey Plaza (April) – love her!
  • The Toy & Action Figure Museum is celebrating International Superhero Day on Saturday. Everyone is encouraged to dress up as their favorite Superhero. T&AFM is really wanting to set a world record for most people in costume!
  • Libraries are now open on Sunday, 1-6pm. I heard rumor they’re designated “cool zones” during this heat wave. Air conditioning and WiFi is the best!
  • Salsa at the Devon Energy Sunday Twilight Concerts, Myriad Botanical Gardens, with Son del Barrio with Salsa/Meringue music.

Happy odd/even water rationing. I am on the “odd” side. I watered promptly this morning. I’m fighting the good fight!

OKC Events This Weekend

I love promoting these events. It’s easy for me. I use all resources – websites, Facebook invites, invitations in the mail, posters in store fronts, news articles, eblasts, print ads, radio, tv and more. A pet peeve of mine is when organizations draw you in through one source then don’t have an updated website. For example – not to be too harsh but the Charlie Christian Jazz Festival website has information from 2011. I read about it through @NewsOK’s Brandy McDonnell. It’s a fabulous festival and they should be grateful to Brandy for her coverage. The links provided below are to her articles.

Photo from the Arts Council of OKC’s site

I saw a poster at the Starbucks at May and Grand for the Nichols Hills Garden tour. I remembered the date, got home and put it in the calendar. I Googled it and alas, I was taken to the City of Nichols Hills website that had information on the 2007 tour. Then I found 2011’s deets. One Google search and I’m done. If it’s not showing up in the first page then to me, it means – no Facebook page, no website, no nothing except for a lovely poster in a store front, which I think is good too but you can’t stop there. Don’t make me jump through hoops to find out more.

Note to all planners of these events (both volunteer & paid positions): you have so many tools available for promotion and they’re generally free! Do it. It will make your event so much better attended.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know about events you’re working on for 2013. Especially fundraisers. Several sites aren’t listing them. The Monday after your event I know this all too well: you’re exhausted, elated, soaking in the success but just for a few minutes – okay, an hour, come down to earth and set the date immediately for the next year on your website! Just by doing that alone you’re jump starting yourself and your event!

Here’s what’s up for this weekend!

May 31

Friday, June 1

Saturday, June 2

Sunday, June 3