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Ana Chapter 9

9.
As they turned 16 years old, the cousins heard much from and about a new upstart in competition named Monty whose last name was Montalvo and from whom many foul rumors concerning the cousins had originated. Ana and her antics had alienated enough of their customer base that they sided with Monty and laughed as they shared the insulting falsehoods to each other about Juan and Ana.
Some said that Ana was, in fact, not attracted to men at all and was, indeed, a closet lesbian. This was, according to Monty and those who spread his gossip, the reason that she could never be found with any boy other than her cousin and why she had been so effective selling cocaine, for even her connection, according to the rumors, was a manly, shorthaired Mexican woman who worked for the cartels and from whom Ana enjoyed great favor as the stud woman’s much younger and beautiful lover.
There was hearsay, also from Monty, that contradicted this. It implied that the cousins’ relationship was more than familial. Versions of this varied depending on who told it. Some said that secretly they’d attempted to get married and made no mention of a child. Others never said anything about a marriage but proclaimed that when Juan and Ana were still 13 years old, they’d had a child together. And this child was taken from them by the state being the result of their incestuous love affair. Still, some versions of the bruit said that the child was never taken by the state at all. They said it was born a mangled mess of twisted limbs and a misshaped head, a result of the inbreeding, and had died the very night it was born. Some whispered that the infant’s remains were buried by Juan and Ana in the forest around Valle Escondido.
For Ana, the must grotesque and insufferable of all the lies coming from their competitor said that she only wore skirts to hide the fact that she’d been born with male genitalia. It was purported that she’d been born a hermaphrodite. And as if such vulgar conjecture weren’t horrible enough, there were multiple standing bets among Monty’s minions which speculated not only about the existence of such testicles, but their size and shape and even the odor they emanated.
Many of the cousins’ customers and cohorts knew better. For Taos is small, and there is no way that such things could be hidden among the native-born, but this Monty had only moved to town from Colorado Springs the summer before. His brother was a police officer named Jose Montalvo, and a week after Juan and Ana had someone call Monty to meet by the Old Blinking Light and the cousins shot up his car in the darkness, Officer J. Montalvo pulled the cousins over. They were at the northside Allsup’s getting some chimichangas. Juan’s orange soda had just exploded as he opened it when the red and blue lights flashed behind them.
They pulled over in the Kit Carson Trailer Park. It was lucky for them that they were not out doing business, so nothing could be found, no gun, no drugs, nothing. Monty’s older brother made it clear who he was and why he had stopped them.
“Next time, I’ll call the dogs. And next time, you’ll be in possession. My brother says hello.” He said, flashing his light in their eyes and laughing and leaving back to his car.
On a Sunday at 1 a.m. and the Monday night following at 11:52, gun shots blasted from the dirt driveway up to Cherry’s trailer. A bullet shattered Ana’s window and thudded in the wall above her head. Another put a hole in her bedroom door. Other of the projectiles deflated the tires of their trusty Pontiac and shattered its windows and busted the radiator.
Cherry kicked them out. They purchased another vehicle—a wood-paneled van—and holed up at a bed and breakfast owned by a white hippy lady in Sipapu. From their room, Ana made plans to thwart the territorial advances of Monty and the help he was getting from his brother. It was told her that Jose Montalvo drove a yellow Datsun and rented an apartment behind the northside Guadalajara Grille, so she prepackaged a sandwich bag full of smaller bagged increments of the powder and visited the Datsun under cover of a frozen night and stuffed the bags of drugs into the small, shelved space under the driver seat. After that, she and Juan drove to Santa Fe, where they found and rented a trailer on Cerrillos in an immigrant trailer park.
They would start anew in Santa Fe, and after a week of being there, Ana called her old relative—the detective Gilbert Sandoval—and told him over the payphone receiver that she was the worried older sister of a young boy who’d been caught up in the world of drugs. She said she knew that her little brother’s supplier sold cocaine and kept a cache of drugs hidden under the front seat of his yellow Datsun which he kept parked in front of a small, squatty apartment behind the northside Guadalajara Grille. Old Gilbert spoke sincerely saying that he would do his best to find out what was going on, and in another week, Ana and Juan heard from one of their old customers that drug dogs had been walked behind the vehicle and signaled and a warranted was executed on the vehicle. The news even showed up in the Santa Fe paper. It said the investigation was ongoing and other parties were expected to be involved in a drug ring.
As that January ended, Juan and Ana became desperate. Sales were way down, and except for a few faithful customers with whom they corresponded over their newly purchased Nokia cellphone and met in Pojoaque and at the Camel Rock Casino. Sometimes, Juan goaded Ana to suck it up and ask Michael or Antonia for help up in Chimayo, but she always responded the same.
“Juan, this only works the way it does, because it is this way. We can’t go sit on top of him and Antonia’s man’s business in Española, que no?”
“Yeah. You’re right. You’re right,” Juan responded, but both of them could not ignore the depleted income and struggle to feel good about their time in Santa Fe.
“We’ll get back to Taos, eventually. I promise. We just have to wait till things blow over, until our boy is arrested and put away. Then, we’ll return to get our glory, cousin. I promise.”
And so, they sat outside of bars in their van and solicited the young white and well-to-do artsy types downtown, standing in the snow and smoking cigarettes and pot in their leather shoes. Some of the men had twirly mustaches, and some of the women wore rings in their noses and had hair in their armpits. They reeked of patchouli and burnt sage.
Others, though, were richer and lived on their daddy’s money or trust funds. They were dropouts from universities in places like Tempe, Arizona or Boulder, Colorado. And it wasn’t long before a tall, black-haired girl with big blue eyes and an even bigger nose parked her car outside of their trailer and slept in Juan’s bed and lay around lazily all day. Sometimes, Tiffy—as she called herself and short for Tiffany—helped them sell their product, and other times, she used the money her father sent her to buy it herself. Other times, she earned her stash of cocaine from Juan with her strange white flesh. But still, times were hard. Sales were down.
A connection they’d made through Tiffy had connected them to another buyer who went by the name Scratch or Scratchy. He was reliably in need of an ounce or more toward the end of every work week when he came up from Albuquerque. In many ways, this guy seemed a godsend, but as they met him more and more, Ana became leery of him. She’d had a nightmare about him, and in her own mind, she silently called him ‘The Worm.’ There was something about him that scared her, though she couldn’t place it.
He had creases in his face and was short with wild looking eyes and strong teeth and hands. They met him at night in the snow on the side of the road in Bernalillo or in the afternoon in Dollar Store parking lots. He only talked to Juan, but long after they’d left him, his looks and stares would stay with Ana who kept her hand on a pistol in the front seat at every deal they did. On a few occasions, Juan relayed messages back to Ana from the man about how pretty she looked and that if she was ever hungry for an expensive dinner, he’d be happy to take her out.
One day, Juan jumped back into the front seat of their van, and Ana asked,
“Got the cash or what?”
“Got the feria right here, cousin!”
And shook her head and pulled her lip back in disgusted uncertainty, watching Scratch’s taillights pulling out of the parking lot and driving off into the sunset.
“What, Ana? Ain’t this cherry?”
“It’s cherry… but…”
“But what?”
“But… I don’t know about this guy.”
“Don’t know about him?”
“Yeah, Juan. Why’s he so splotchy? Huh? Why’s he look so crazy?”
“He’s a whiteboy, Ana. C’mon. You know that.”
“I see a lot of whiteboys. None of them look like him. He looks like a worm to me.”
“A la verga!” Juan drew the words out in exaggeration.
“What?”
“You like the money or what?”
“Doesn’t matter if I like it. We need it.”
“Exactly.”
“What did he say?”
“What did he say? Oh cousin, I see what’s going on here.”
“What?”
“You want to know what he said? A la verga! You’re a funny one, cousin.”
“Okay. So, he didn’t say anything.”
“Well, if you hate him so much, then what you wanna know what he says for?”
Ana shrugged, understanding that she was showing Juan a hand she didn’t know she held. Juan went on,
“He asked what kind of gun you were holding onto and said for you not to shoot him.”
Ana laughed loudly and asked,
“Well, what did you say?”
“I told him it was just a nine.”
“Funny,” she said and touched her lips for a moment. She looked through the window as they drove north to Santa Fe.
“Yeah, Ana. Better get a grip on yourself.”
“Pshh… whatever.” But what she had just revealed to Juan was also just revealed to her at that same moment. Ana didn’t know what her feelings were until Juan saw it. Then, she knew. Then, she understood what she was experiencing, and now, as they drove, she pressed her toes through her shoes and into the floorboard. Her knees bounced. Her cheeks pulled the corners of her mouth up into a smile that she couldn’t help, and in spite of all her giddiness, she said what she still thought, “Yeah, Juan. But I still think he’s gross. I still think he’s a worm.”
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What a USL D1 league might look like

TL;DR: Man with too much time on his hands goes deep down the rabbit hole on a concept this sub already didn’t seem that enthusiastic about. If you really want to skip ahead, CTRL+F “verdict” and it’ll get you there.
Two days ago, u/MrPhillyj2wns made a post asking whether USL should launch a D1 league in order to compete in Concacaf. From the top voted replies, it appears this made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
But I’ve been at home for eight weeks and I am terribly, terribly bored.
So, I present to you this overview of what the USL pyramid might look like if Jake Edwards got a head of steam and attempted to establish a USSF-sanctioned first division. This is by no means an endorsement of such a proposal or even a suggestion that USL SHOULD do such a thing. It is merely an examination of whether they COULD.
Welcome to the Thunderdome USL Premiership
First, there are some base-level assumptions we must make in this exercise, because it makes me feel more scientific and not like a guy who wrote this on Sunday while watching the Belarusian Premier League (Go BATE Borisov!).
  1. All D1 teams must comply with known USSF requirements for D1 leagues (more on that later).
  2. MLS, not liking this move, will immediately remove all directly-owned affiliate clubs from the USL structure (this does not include hybrid ownerships, like San Antonio FC – NYCFC). This removes all MLS2 teams but will not affect Colorado Springs, Reno, RGVFC and San Antonio.
  3. The USL will attempt to maintain both the USL Championship and USL League One, with an eventual mind toward creating the pro/rel paradise that is promised in Relegations 3:16.
  4. All of my research regarding facility size and ownership net worth is correct – this is probably the biggest leap of faith we have to make, since googling “NAME net worth” and “CITY richest people” doesn’t seem guaranteed to return accurate results.
  5. The most a club can increase its available seating capacity to meet D1 requirements in a current stadium is no more than 1,500 seats (10% of the required 15,000). If they need to add more, they’ll need a new facility.
  6. Let’s pretend that people are VERY willing to sell. It’s commonly acknowledged that the USL is a more financially feasible route to owning a soccer club than in MLS (c.f. MLS-Charlotte’s reported $325 million expansion fee) and the USSF has some very strict requirements for D1 sanctioning. It becomes pretty apparent when googling a lot of team’s owners that this requirement isn’t met, so let’s assume everyone that can’t sells to people who meet the requirements.
(Known) USSF D1 league requirements:
- League must have 12 teams to apply and 14 teams by year three
- Majority owner must have a net worth of $40 million, and the ownership group must have a total net worth of $70 million. The value of an owned stadium is not considered when calculating this value.
- Must have teams located in the Eastern, Central and Pacific time zones
- 75% of league’s teams must be based in markets with at a metro population of at least 1 million people.
- All league stadiums must have a capacity of at least 15,000
The ideal club candidate for the USL Premiership will meet the population and capacity requirements in its current ground, which will have a grass playing surface. Of the USL Championship’s 27 independent/hybrid affiliate clubs, I did not find one club that meets all these criteria as they currently stand.
Regarding turf fields, the USSF does not have a formal policy regarding the ideal playing surface but it is generally acknowledged that grass is superior to turf. 6 of 26 MLS stadiums utilize turf, or roughly 23% of stadiums. We’ll hold a similar restriction for our top flight, so 2-3 of our top flight clubs can have turf fields. Seem fair?
Capacity is going to be the biggest issue, since the disparity between current requirements for the second-tier (5,000) and the first tier (15,000) is a pretty massive gap. Nice club you have there, triple your capacity and you’re onto something. As a result, I have taken the liberty of relocating certain (read: nearly all) clubs to new grounds, trying my utmost to keep those clubs in their current markets and –importantly--, ensure they play on grass surfaces.
So, let’s do a case-by-case evaluation and see if we can put together 12-14 teams that meet the potential requirements, because what else do you have to do?
For each club’s breakdown, anything that represents a chance from what is currently true will be underlined.
Candidate: Birmingham Legion FC
Location (Metro population): Birmingham, Ala. (1,151,801)
Time zone: Central
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Legion Field (FieldTurf, 71,594)
Potential owner: Stephens Family (reported net worth $4 billion)
Notes: Birmingham has a pretty strong candidacy. Having ditched the 5,000-seater BBVA Field for Legion Field, which sits 2.4 miles away, they’ve tapped into the city’s soccer history. Legion Field hosted portions of both the men’s and women’s tournaments at the 1996 Olympics, including a 3-1 U.S. loss to Argentina that saw 83,183 pack the house. The Harbert family seemed like strong ownership contenders, but since the death of matriarch Marguerite Harbert in 2015, it’s unclear where the wealth in the family is concentrated, so the Stephens seem like a better candidate. The only real knock that I can think of is that we really want to avoid having clubs play on turf, so I’d say they’re on the bubble of our platonic ideal USL Prem.
Candidate: Charleston Battery
Location (Metro population): Charleston, S.C. (713,000)
Time zone: Eastern
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Johnson Hagood Stadium (Grass, ~14,700)
Potential owner: Anita Zucker (reported net worth $3 billion)
Notes: Charleston’s candidacy isn’t looking great. Already disadvantaged due to its undersized metro population, a move across the Cooper River to Johnson Hagood Stadium is cutting it close in terms of capacity. The stadium, home to The Citadel’s football team, used to seat 21,000, before 9,300 seats on the eastern grandstand were torn down in 2017 to deal with lead paint that had been used in their construction. Renovation plans include adding 3,000 seats back in, which could hit 15,000 if they bumped it to 3,300, but throw in a required sale by HCFC, LLC (led by content-creation platform founder Rob Salvatore) to chemical magnate Anita Zucker, and you’ll see there’s a lot of ifs and ands in this proposal.
Candidate: Charlotte Independence
Location (Metro population): Charlotte, N.C. (2,569, 213)
Time zone: Eastern
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Jerry Richardson Stadium (Turf, 15,314)
Potential owner: James Goodnight (reported net worth $9.1 billion)
Notes: Charlotte ticks a lot of the boxes. A move from the Sportsplex at Matthews to UNC-Charlotte’s Jerry Richardson stadium meets capacity requirements, but puts them on to the dreaded turf. Regrettably, nearby American Legion Memorial Stadium only seats 10,500, despite a grass playing surface. With a sizeable metro population (sixth-largest in the USL Championship) and a possible owner in software billionaire James Goodnight, you’ve got some options here. The biggest problem likely lies in direct competition for market share against a much better-funded MLS Charlotte side due to join the league in 2021.
Candidate: Hartford Athletic
Location (Metro population): Hartford, Conn. (1,214,295)
Time zone: Eastern
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Pratt & Whitney Stadium (Grass, 38,066)
Potential owner: Ray Dalio (reported net worth $18.4 billion)
Notes: Okay, I cheated a bit here, having to relocate Hartford to Pratt & Whitney Stadium, which is technically in East Hartford, Conn. I don’t know enough about the area to know if there’s some kind of massive beef between the two cities, but the club has history there, having played seven games in 2019 while Dillon Stadium underwent renovations. If the group of local businessmen that currently own the club manage to attract Dalio to the table, we’re on to something.
Candidate: Indy Eleven
Location (Metro population): Indianapolis, Ind. (2,048,703)
Time zone: Eastern
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Lucas Oil Stadium (Turf, 62,421)
Potential owner: Jim Irsay (reported net worth of $3 billion)
Notes: Indy Eleven are a club that are SO CLOSE to being an ideal candidate – if it weren’t for Lucas Oil Stadium’s turf playing surface. Still, there’s a lot to like in this bid. I’m not going to lie, I have no idea what current owner and founder Ersal Ozdemir is worth, but it seems like there might be cause for concern. A sale to Irsay, who also owns the NFL Indianapolis (nee Baltimore) Colts, seems likely to keep the franchise there, rather than make a half-mile move to 14,230 capacity Victory Field where the AAA Indianapolis Indians play and expand from there.
Candidate: Louisville City FC
Location (Metro population): Louisville, Ky. (1,297,310)
Time zone: Eastern
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Lynn Family Stadium (Grass, 14,000, possibly expandable to 20,000)
Potential owner: Wayne Hughes (reported net worth $2.8 billion)
Notes: I’m stretching things a bit here. Lynn Family stadium is currently listed as having 11,700 capacity that’s expandable to 14,000, but they’ve said that the ground could hold as many as 20,000 with additional construction, which might be enough to grant them a temporary waiver from USSF. If the stadium is a no-go, then there’s always Cardinal Stadium, home to the University of Louisville’s football team, which seats 65,000 but is turf. Either way, it seems like a sale to someone like Public Storage founder Wayne Hughes will be necessary to ensure the club has enough capital.
Candidate: Memphis 901 FC
Location (Metro population): Memphis, Tenn. (1,348,260)
Time zone: Central
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Liberty Bowl Stadium (Turf, 58,325)
Potential owner: Fred Smith (reported net worth $3 billion)
Notes: Unfortunately for Memphis, AutoZone Park’s 10,000 seats won’t cut it at the D1 level. With its urban location, it would likely prove tough to renovate, as well. Liberty Bowl Stadium more than meets the need, but will involve the use of the dreaded turf. As far as an owner goes, FedEx founder Fred Smith seems like a good local option.
Candidate: Miami FC, “The”
Location (Metro population): Miami, Fla. (6,158,824)
Time zone: Eastern
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Riccardo Silva Stadium (FieldTurf, 20,000)
Potential owner: Riccardo Silva (reported net worth $1 billion)
Notes: Well, well, well, Silva might get his wish for top-flight soccer, after all. He’s got the money, he’s got the metro, and his ground has the capacity. There is the nagging issue of the turf, though. Hard Rock Stadium might present a solution, including a capacity of 64,767 and a grass playing surface. It is worth noting, however, that this is the first profile where I didn’t have to find a new potential owner for a club.
Candidate: North Carolina FC
Location (Metro population): Durham, N.C. (1,214,516 in The Triangle)
Time zone: Eastern
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Carter-Finley Stadium (Grass/Turf, 57,583)
Potential owner: Steve Malik (precise net worth unknown) / Dennis Gillings (reported net worth of $1.7 billion)
Notes: We have our first “relocation” in North Carolina FC, who were forced to trade Cary’s 10,000-seat WakeMed Soccer Park for Carter-Finley Stadium in Durham, home of the NC State Wolfpack and 57,583 of their closest friends. The move is a whopping 3.1 miles, thanks to the close-knit hub that exists between Cary, Durham and Raleigh. Carter-Finley might be my favorite of the stadium moves in this exercise. The field is grass, but the sidelines are artificial turf. Weird, right? Either way, it was good enough for Juventus to play a friendly against Chivas de Guadalajara there in 2011. Maybe the move would be pushed for by new owner and medical magnate Dennis Gillings, whose British roots might inspire him to get involved in the Beautiful Game. Straight up, though, I couldn’t find a net worth for current owner Steve Malik, though he did sell his company MedFusion for $91 million in 2010, then bought it back for an undisclosed amount and sold it again for $43 million last November. I don’t know if Malik has the juice to meet D1 requirements, but I suspect he’s close.
Candidate: Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
Location (Metro population): Pittsburgh, Penn. (2,362,453)
Time zone: Eastern
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Heinz Field (Grass, 64,450)
Potential owner: Henry Hillman (reported net worth $2.5 billion)
Notes: I don’t know a ton about the Riverhounds, but this move in particular feels like depriving a pretty blue-collar club from its roots. Highmark Stadium is a no-go from a seating perspective, but the Steelers’ home stadium at Heinz Field would more than meet the requirements and have a grass surface that was large enough to be sanctioned for a FIFA friendly between the U.S. WNT and Costa Rica in 2015. As for an owner, Tuffy Shallenberger (first ballot owner name HOF) doesn’t seem to fit the USSF bill, but legendary Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Hillman might. I’m sure you’re asking, why not the Rooney Family, if they’ll play at Heinz Field? I’ll tell you: I honestly can’t seem to pin down a value for the family. The Steelers are valued at a little over a billion and rumors persist that Dan Rooney is worth $500 million, but I’m not sure. I guess the Rooneys would work too, but it’s a definite departure from an owner in Shallenberger who was described by one journalist as a guy who “wears boots, jeans, a sweater and a trucker hat.”
Candidate: Saint Louis FC
Location (Metro population): St. Louis, Mo. (2,807,338)
Time zone: Central
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Busch Stadium (Grass, 45,494)
Potential owner: William DeWitt Jr. (reported net worth $4 billion)
Notes: Saint Louis has some weirdness in making the jump to D1. Current CEO Jim Kavanaugh is an owner of the MLS side that will begin play in 2022. The club’s current ground at West Community Stadium isn’t big enough, but perhaps a timely sale to Cardinals owner William DeWitt Jr. could see the club playing games at Busch Stadium, which has a well established history of hosting other sports like hockey, college football and soccer (most recently a U.S. WNT friendly against New Zealand in 2019). The competition with another MLS franchise wouldn’t be ideal, like Charlotte, but with a big enough population and cross marketing from the Cardinals, maybe there’s a winner here. Wacko idea: If Busch doesn’t pan out, send them to The Dome. Sure, it’s a 60k turf closed-in stadium, but we can go for that retro NASL feel and pay homage to our nation’s soccer history.
Candidate: Tampa Bay Rowdies
Location (Metro population): Tampa, Fla. (3,068,511)
Time zone: Eastern
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Raymond James Stadium (Grass, 65,518)
Potential owner: Edward DeBartolo Jr. (reported net worth $3 billion)
Notes: This one makes me sad. Despite having never been there, I see Al Lang Stadium as an iconic part of the Rowdies experience. Current owner Bill Edwards proposed an expansion to 18,000 seats in 2016, but the move seems to have stalled out. Frustrated with the city’s lack of action, Edwards sells to one-time San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr., who uses his old NFL connections to secure a cushy lease at the home of the Buccaneers in Ray Jay, the site of a 3-1 thrashing of Antigua and Barbuda during the United States’ 2014 World Cup Qualifying campaign.
Breather. Hey, we finished the Eastern Conference teams. Why are you still reading this? Why am I still writing it? Time is a meaningless construct in 2020 my friends, we are adrift in the void, fueled only by brief flashes of what once was and what may yet still be.
Candidate: Austin Bold FC
Location (Metro population): Austin, Texas (2,168,316)
Time zone: Central
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Darrel K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium (FieldTurf, 95,594)
Potential owner: Michael Dell (reported net worth of $32.3 billion)
Notes: Anthony Precourt’s Austin FC has some unexpected competition and it comes in the form of tech magnate Michael Dell. Dell, were he to buy the club, would be one of the richest owners on our list and could flash his cash in the new first division. Would he have enough to convince Darrel K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium (I’m not kidding, that’s its actual name) to go back to a grass surface, like it did from ’96-’08? That’s between Dell and nearly 100,000 UT football fans, but everything can be had for the right price.
Candidate: Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Location (Metro population): Colorado Springs, Colo. (738,939)
Time zone: Mountain
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Falcon Stadium (FieldTurf, 46,692)
Potential owner: Charles Ergen (reported net worth $10.8 billion)
Notes: Welcome to Colorado Springs. We have hurdles. For the first time in 12 candidates, we’re back below the desired 1 million metro population mark. Colorado Springs actually plans to build a $35 million, 8,000 seat venue downtown that will be perfect for soccer, but in our timeline that’s 7,000 seats short. Enter Falcon Stadium, home of the Air Force Academy Falcons football team. Seems perfect except for the turf, right? Well, the tricky thing is that Falcon Stadium is technically on an active military base and is (I believe) government property. Challenges to getting in and out of the ground aside, the military tends to have a pretty grim view of government property being used by for-profit enterprises. Maybe Charles Ergen, founder and chairman of Dish Network, would be able to grease the right wheels, but you can go ahead and throw this into the “doubtful” category. It’s a shame, too. 6,035 feet of elevation is one hell of a home-field advantage.
Candidate: El Paso Locomotive FC
Location: El Paso, Texas
Time zone: Mountain
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Sun Bowl (FieldTurf, 51,500)
Potential owner: Paul Foster (reported net worth $1.7 billion)
Notes: God bless Texas. When compiling this list, I found so many of the theoretical stadium replacements were nearly serviceable by high school football fields. That’s insane, right? Anyway, Locomotive don’t have to settle for one of those, they’ve got the Sun Bowl, which had its capacity reduced in 2001 to a paltry 51,500 (from 52,000) specifically to accommodate soccer. Sure, it’s a turf surface, but what does new owner Paul Foster (who is only the 1,477th wealthiest man in the world, per Forbes) care, he’s got a team in a top league. Side note: Did you know that the Sun Bowl college football game is officially, through sponsorship, the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl? Why is it not the Frosted Flakes Sun Bowl? Why is the cereal mascot the promotional name of the football game? What are you doing, Kellogg’s?
Candidate: Las Vegas Lights FC
Location: Las Vegas, Nev. (2,227,053)
Time zone: Pacific
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Allegiant Stadium (Grass, 61,000)
Potential owner: Sheldon Adelson (reported net worth $37.7 billion)
Notes: Sin City. You had to know that the club that once signed Freddy Adu because “why not” was going to go all out in our flashy hypothetical proposal. Thanks to my narrative control of this whole thing, they have. Adelson is the second-richest owner in the league and has decided to do everything first class. That includes using the new Raiders stadium in nearby unincorporated Paradise, Nevada, and spending boatloads on high profile transfers. Zlatan is coming back to the U.S., confirmed.
Candidate: New Mexico United
Location: Albuquerque, N.M.
Time zone: Mountain
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Isotopes Park – officially Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park (Grass, 13,500 – 15,000 with expansion)
Potential owner: Maloof Family (reported net worth $1 billion)
Notes: New Mexico from its inception went deep on the community vibe, and I’ve tried to replicate that in this bid. The home field of Rio Grande Cr---I’m not typing out the whole thing—Isotopes Park falls just within the expansion rules we set to make it to 15,000 (weird, right?) and they’ve found a great local ownership group in the Lebanese-American Maloof (formerly Maalouf) family from Las Vegas. The only thing to worry about would be the metro population, but overall, this could be one of the gems of USL Prem.
Candidate: Oklahoma City Energy FC
Location: Oklahoma City, Okla. (1,396,445)
Time zone: Central
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (Grass, 13,066)
Potential owner: Harold Hamm (reported net worth $14.2 billion)
Notes: There’s a bright golden haze on the meadow and it says it’s time to change stadiums and owners to make it to D1. A sale to oil magnate Harold Hamm would give the club the finances it needs, but Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (home of the OKC Dodgers) actually falls outside of the boundary of what would meet capacity if 1,500 seats were added. Could the club pull off a move to Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma – home of the Oklahoma Sooners? Maybe, but at 20 miles, this would be a reach.
Candidate: Orange County SC
Location: Irvine, Calif. (3,176, 000 in Orange County)
Time zone: Pacific
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Angels Stadium of Anaheim (Grass, 43,250)
Potential owner: Arte Moreno (reported net worth $3.3 billion)
Notes: You’ll never convince me that Rangers didn’t choose to partner with Orange County based primarily on its name. Either way, a sale to MLB Angels owner Arte Moreno produces a fruitful partnership, with the owner choosing to play his newest club out of the existing Angels stadium in OC. Another baseball conversion, sure, but with a metro population of over 3 million and the closest thing this hypothetical league has to an LA market, who’s complaining?
Candidate: Phoenix Rising FC
Location: Phoenix, Ariz. (4,857,962)
Time zone: Arizona
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): State Farm Stadium (Grass, 63,400)
Potential owner: Ernest Garcia II (reported net worth $5.7 billion)
Notes: We’re keeping it local with new owner and used car guru Ernest Garcia II. His dad owned a liquor store and he dropped out of college, which is making me feel amazing about my life choices right now. Casino Arizona Field is great, but State Farm Stadium is a grass surface that hosted the 2019 Gold Cup semifinal, so it’s a clear winner. Throw in Phoenix’s massive metro population and this one looks like a lock.
Candidate: Reno 1868 FC
Location: Reno, Nev. (425,417)
Time zone: Pacific
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Mackay Stadium (FieldTurf, 30,000)
Potential owner: Nancy Walton Laurie (reported net worth $7.1 billion)
Notes: The Biggest Little City on Earth has some serious barriers to overcome, thanks to its low metro population. A sale to Walmart heiress Nancy Walton Laurie and 1.6 mile-move to Mackay Stadium to split space with the University of Nevada, Reno makes this bid competitive, but the turf surface is another knock against it.
Candidate: Rio Grande Valley FC
Location: Edinburg, Texas (900,304)
Time zone: Central
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): McAllen Memorial Stadium (FieldTurf, 13,500 – 15,000 with expansion)
Potential owner: Alice Louise Walton (reported net worth $45 billion)
Notes: Yes, I have a second straight Walmart heiress on the list. She was the first thing that popped up when I googled “McAllen Texas richest people.” The family rivalry has spurred Walton to buy a club as well, moving them 10 miles to McAllen Memorial Stadium which, as I alluded to earlier, is a straight up high school football stadium with a full color scoreboard. Toss in an additional 1,500 seats and you’ve met the minimum, despite the turf playing surface.
Candidate: San Antonio FC
Location: San Antonio, Texas (2,550,960)
Time zone: Central
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Alamodome (FieldTurf, 64,000)
Potential owner: Red McCombs (reported net worth $1.6 billion)
Notes: I wanted to keep SAFC in the Spurs family, since the franchise is valued at $1.8 billion. That said, I didn’t let the Rooneys own the Riverhounds based on the Steelers’ value and it felt wrong to change the rules, so bring on Clear Channel co-founder Red McCombs. Toyota Field isn’t viable in the first division, but for the Alamodome, which was built in 1993 in hopes of attracting an NFL franchise (and never did), San Antonio can finally claim having *a* national football league team in its town (contingent on your definition of football). Now if only we could do something about that turf…
Candidate: San Diego Loyal SC
Location: San Diego, Calif. (3,317,749)
Time zone: Pacific
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): SDCCU Stadium (formerly Qualcomm) (Grass, 70,561)
Potential owner: Phil Mickelson (reported net worth $91 million)
Notes: Yes, golf’s Phil Mickelson. The existing ownership group didn’t seem to have the wherewithal to meet requirements, and Phil seemed to slot right in. As an athlete himself, he might be interesting in the new challenges of a top flight soccer team. Toss in a move to the former home of the chargers and you might have a basis for tremendous community support.
Candidate: FC Tulsa
Location: Tulsa, Okla. (991,561)
Time zone: Central
Stadium (playing surface, capacity): Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium (FieldTurf, 30,000)
Potential owner: George Kaiser ($10 billion)
Notes: I’m a fan of FC Tulsa’s rebrand, but if they want to make the first division, more changes are necessary. A sale to Tulsa native and one of the 100 richest men in the world George Kaiser means that funding is guaranteed. A move to Chapman Stadium would provide the necessary seats, despite the turf field. While the undersize population might be an issue at first glance, it’s hard to imagine U.S. Soccer not granting a waiver over a less than a 10k miss from the mark.
And that’s it! You made it. Those are all of the independent/hybrid affiliates in the USL Championship, which means that it’s time for our…
VERDICT: As an expert who has studied this issue for almost an entire day now, I am prepared to pronounce which USL Championships could be most ‘ready” for a jump to the USL Prem. A reminder that of the 27 clubs surveyed, 0 of them met our ideal criteria (proper ownership $, metro population, 15,000+ stadium with grass field).
Two of them, however, met almost all of those criteria: Indy Eleven and Miami FC. Those two clubs may use up two of our three available turf fields right from the outset, but the other factors they hit (particularly Silva’s ownership of Miami) makes them difficult, if not impossible to ignore for the top flight.
But who fill in the rest of the slots? Meet the entire 14-team USL Premier League:
Hartford Athletic
Indy Eleven
Louisville City FC
Miami FC
North Carolina FC
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Saint Louis FC
San Antonio FC
New Mexico United
Phoenix Rising FC
Las Vegas Lights FC
Orange County SC
San Diego Loyal SC
Now, I shall provide my expert rationale for each club’s inclusion/exclusion, which can be roughly broken down into four categories.
Firm “yes”
Hartford Athletic: It’s a good market size with a solid stadium. With a decent investor and good community support, you’ve got potential here.
Indy Eleven: The turf at Lucas Oil Stadium is no reason to turn down a 62,421 venue and a metro population of over 2 million.
Louisville City FC: Why doesn’t the 2017 & 2018 USL Cup champion deserve a crack at the top flight? They have the market size, and with a bit of expansion have the stadium at their own SSS. LCFC, you’re in.
Miami FC, “The”: Our other blue-chip recruit on the basis of ownership value, market size and stadium capacity. Yes, that field is turf, but how could you snub Silva’s chance to claim victory as the first division 1 club soccer team to play in Miami?
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: Pittsburgh sacrificed a lot to be here (according to my arbitrary calculations). Their market size and the potential boon of soccer at Heinz Field is an important inclusion to the league.
Saint Louis FC: Willie hears your “Busch League” jokes, Willie don’t care. A huge market size, combined with the absence of an NFL franchise creates opportunity. Competition with the MLS side, sure, but St. Louis has serious soccer history and we’re willing to bet it can support two clubs.
Tampa Bay Rowdies: With a huge population and a massive stadium waiting nearby, Tampa Bay seems like too good of an opportunity to pass up for the USL Prem.
Las Vegas Lights FC: Ostentatious, massive and well-financed, Las Vegas Lights FC is everything that the USL Premier League would need to assert that it didn’t intend to play second fiddle to MLS. Players will need to be kept on a short leash, but this is a hard market to pass up on.
Phoenix Rising FC: Huge population, big grass field available nearby and a solid history of success in recent years. No brainer.
San Diego Loyal SC: New club? Yes, massive population in a market that recently lost an absolutely huge sports presence? Also yes. This could be the USL Prem’s Seattle.
Cautious “yes”
New Mexico United: You have to take a chance on New Mexico United. The club set the league on fire with its social media presence and its weight in the community when it entered the league last season. The market may be slightly under USSF’s desired 1 million, but fervent support (and the ability to continue to use Isotopes Park) shouldn’t be discounted.
North Carolina FC: Carter-Finley’s mixed grass/turf surface is a barrier, to be sure, but the 57,000+ seats it offers (and being enough to offset other fully-turf offerings) is enough to put it in the black.
Orange County SC: It’s a top-tier club playing in a MLB stadium. I know it seems unlikely that USSF would approve something like that, but believe me when I say “it could happen.” Orange County is a massive market and California likely needs two clubs in the top flight.
San Antonio FC: Our third and only voluntary inclusion to the turf fields in the first division, we’re counting on San Antonio’s size and massive potential stadium to see it through.
Cautious “no”
Birmingham Legion FC: The town has solid soccer history and a huge potential venue, but the turf playing surface puts it on the outside looking in.
Memphis 901 FC: Like Birmingham, not much to dislike here outside of the turf playing surface at the larger playing venue.
Austin Bold FC: See the other two above.
FC Tulsa: Everything’s just a little bit off with this one. Market’s slightly too small, stadium has turf. Just not enough to put it over the top.
Firm “no”
Charleston Battery: Small metro and a small potential new stadium? It’s tough to say yes to the risk.
Charlotte Independence: A small new stadium and the possibility of having to compete with an organization that just paid over $300 million to join MLS means it’s best for this club to remain in the USL Championship.
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: When a club’s best chance to meet a capacity requirement is to host games at a venue controlled by the military, that doesn’t speak well to a club’s chances.
El Paso Locomotive FC: An undersized market and a turf field that meets capacity requirements is the death knell for this one.
Oklahoma City Energy FC: Having to expand a baseball field to meet requirements is a bad start. Having to potentially play 20 miles away from your main market is even worse.
Reno 1868 FC: Population nearly a half-million short of the federation’s requirements AND a turf field at the hypothetical new stadium makes impossible to say yes to this bid.
Rio Grande Valley FC: All the seat expansions in the world can’t hide the fact that McAllen Memorial Stadium is a high school stadium through and through.
Here’s who’s left in the 11-team Championship:
Birmingham Legion FC
Charleston Battery
Charlotte Independence
Memphis 901 FC
Austin Bold FC
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
El Paso Locomotive FC
Oklahoma City Energy FC
Reno 1868 FC
Rio Grande Valley FC
FC Tulsa
With MLS folding the six affiliates it has in USL League One, the league is a little bit thin (especially considering USSF’s requirements for 8 teams for lower level leagues), but seems definitely able to expand up to the necessary numbers with Edwards’ allusions to five new additions this year:
Chattanooga Red Wolves SC
Forward Madison FC
Greenville Triumph SC
Union Omaha
Richmond Kickers
South Georgia Tormenta
FC Tucson
Format of Assorted Leagues – This (like everything in this post) is pure conjecture on my part, but here are my thoughts on how these leagues might function in a first year while waiting for additional expansion.
USL Premier – We’ll steal from the 12-team Scottish Premiership. Each club plays the other 11 clubs 3 times, with either one or two home matches against each side. When each club has played 33 matches, the top six and bottom six separate, with every club playing an additional five matches (against each other team in its group). The top club wins the league. The bottom club is automatically relegated. The second-bottom club will enter a two-legged playoff against someone (see below) from the championship playoffs.
USL Championship -- 11 clubs is a challenge to schedule for. How about every club plays everyone else three times (either one or two home matches against each side)? Top four clubs make the playoffs, which are decided by two-legged playoffs. The winner automatically goes up. I need feedback on the second part – is it better to have the runner-up from the playoffs face the second-bottom club from the Premiership, or should the winner of the third-place match-up get the chance to face them to keep drama going in both playoff series? As for relegation, we can clearly only send down the last place club while the third division is so small.
USL League One – While the league is so small, it doesn’t seem reasonable to have the clubs play as many matches as the higher divisions. Each club could play the other six clubs four times – twice at home and twice away – for a very equitable 24-match regular season, which would help restrict costs and still provide a chance to determine a clear winner. Whoever finishes top of the table goes up.
And there you have it, a hypothetical look at how the USL could build a D1 league right now. All it would take is a new stadium for almost the entire league and new owners for all but one of the 27 clubs, who wouldn’t feel that their property would be massively devalued if they got relegated.
Well that’s our show. I’m curious to see what you think of all of this, especially anything that you think I may have overlooked (I’m sure there’s plenty). Anyway, I hope you’re all staying safe and well.
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Ranking All UFC Events Via Their Reported Attendance Numbers!

Ranking - Event - Location @ Venue - Attendance

These Events Have No Reported Attendance Record

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Lauryn Hill performing the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album on tour!

One of the greatest albums of all time. Tickets go on sale today at 10am local!
I pulled out all the dates from the LiveNation FB page
Source: http://stadiumhelp.com/tour_guide/lauryn-hill-miseducation-tour-guide-setlist-tickets-dates/
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Tour: Killswitch Engage/Anthrax Co-Headliner, Round 2

Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BaWZrlNFP4A/?taken-by=killswitchengage
Meet and greet available
January
25 - Montreal, QC @ MTelus
26 - London, ON @ London Music Hall
27 - Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater*
28 - Richmond, VA @ The National
30 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
31 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
February
2 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom*
3 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
5 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
6 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City*
8 - Corpus Christi, TX @ The Pavillion at Concrete Street
9 - Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavillion
10 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion*
11 - Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
13 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
14 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues*
16 - Garden City, ID @ Revolution Concert House*
17 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
19 - Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch*
20 - Grand Prairie, AB @ Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place
21 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
23 - Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theater*
24 - Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
25 - Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino*
27 - Joliet, IL @ The Forge
March
1 - Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live
2 - Henrietta, NY @ Dome Arena*
3 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
4 - Portland, ME @ State Theater
Edit: formatting
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For those going to Cannon AFB

I've seen a few posts of people going to Cannon, and asking what there is to do. I've decided to compile a list of what I recommend. I left Cannon in September of 2014, so if anything has popped up since then, I probably don't know about it.
If you like to drink, you'll like CAFB. If you like cheap drinks, go to the Drop Zone. Even better if you live in the dorms, just stumble your ass home. If you don't like to drink/underage, and you have a car, sign up to do AADD. Something to do, and drunk people are hilarious.
Ned Houk Park is on the outskirts and it's really nice. Good hiking trails, good for biking. AND THERE'S GRASS!! I've only been there once, and I enjoyed it, as did my dog.
I'm pretty sure the base has a dog park now, so take the pup for a trip. The Chapel and Outdoor Rec offer a lot of trips like snowboarding, couple's retreats, and nice events for single airmen. Most take you to Taos, Ruidoso, Albuquerque...I never took any trips through them. Even if you decide to venture off on your own. Outdoor Rec will rent you equipment for cheap.
If you live in the dorms, dorm management throws a BBQ every once in a while... and they have free beer!
I was on a Roller Derby Team while I was there. (Not sure if they're still up and running, but if anyone is interested in this, I can contact someone). This is good for the guys and the gals! They always need referees and non-skating officials. Even if the Clovis team isn't around anymore, Amarillo and Lubbock also have teams.
I haven't explored Amarillo much, but I heard the shopping is good. (Hour and a half away)
Lubbock was a place my friends and I frequented often (Hour and a half away). There's a couple of clubs out there ( I recommend HEAVEN, it's a gay club, but it was tons of fun) They have a decent mall and some good restraunts. For those of you who don't know any better, don't eat off shore seafood. Lubbock also has an airport. Tickets are a little bit more expensive than Albuquerque, but it's easier to find someone willing to drive you to LBB than it is ABQ.
Speaking of Albuquerque (3.5- 4 hours away). I've been there approximately 6 times. Each time was to take someone to the airport/pick them up. My husband and I drove through there on the way to California, and I have to say, it's beautiful. I'm sure there are great places to hike. There's a few casinos, and a Hard Rock Cafe.
I'm not sure if the base theatre is still running, but definitely do that. Super cheap for a movie. That place is good for more than just an all-call. FerTheDiddly said that it is free entry and they sell beer.
Another thing, if you like to bang chicks..wear a condom. Cannon is a fucking cess-pool. Everybody is having sex with each other and most people there have had an STD at least once. Especially the dorm rats.
Check out Hillcrest Park. It's dinky, but it's green. EDIT: They have a zoo. Second biggest in the state. And it's a good place for your dog to run. Thanks FerTheDiddly
I think there is a place called Yute Lake where you can camp and fish. Pretty sure you can rent a boat from Outdoor Rec as well.
One of the surrounding towns is Portales. I know they have a brewery. I never really went out there because I was too lazy to explore. Nice houses out there too.
Add in from Comments: Buy a gun and take up some shooting. I believe they just opened an indoor range right off base. There's also Patriot Outdoors. Thanks TheCorvus303
Add in from Comments: Sign up for OPFOR. You got out on the range (Melrose) and help train the SOF dudes. One of my friends got to do this and he said he had a blast. Thanks FerTheDiddly
This is about all I can come up with now, but I will add more as I think of it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! I was there for 2 1/2 years and managed to survive.
Edit: Welcome to Af-Can-istan. Clovi-Dishu. Make the most of it. Make friends.
Men: You're going to have to find your women elsewhere... unless you go after a military chick, the women in Clovis are sketchy.
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What's happening around town (Wed, Oct 19th - Tue, Oct 25th)

Oklahoma City's event list.

Wednesday, Oct 19th

Thursday, Oct 20th

  • 7 Minutes In Heaven (89th Street Collective) 7 Minutes In Heaven, Assuming we Survive, Coldfront, Marina City, Ultra City
  • Adrian Legg (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Acoustic Guitar http://edmondok.com/calendar.aspx?EID=6832
  • 🎭 Art in Action Fall Arts Day Camp (Oklahoma City Museum of Art) Start Time: 8:30am
  • 🍴 Behind the Ballet (Civic Center Music Hall) Start Time: 5:30pm Help us kick off 2016-2017, our 45th Anniversary season, with the Second Annual Behind the Ballet on Thursday, October 20 at the Civic Center Music Hall. This…
  • Big Game w/Alex Sanchez - Rio Olympics - Presented by: Black Mesa Brewing Company (Opolis - Norman) Start Time: 8:00pm Big Game is an All New Live Game Show Experience. Your intrepid host, Alex Sanchez, guides 5 teams of 5 competitors through a maze of hands on games and other…
  • 🎡 Boo on Bell Fall Festival (Main St & Bell Ave - Shawnee) Thru Sat, Oct 22nd The annual Boo on Bell Fall Festival in Shawnee celebrates the autumn season with family-friendly activities galore.…
  • 🎨 Child Labor in Oklahoma: Photographs by Lewis Hine, 1916–1917 (Oklahoma History Center) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 10:00am Child Labor in Oklahoma: Photographs by Lewis Hine, 1916–1917 is a snapshot of images by Lewis Hine whose photography captured the soul of the child laborer in…
  • College Night (Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art - Norman) Start Time: 7:00pm
    • Enjoy complimentary food from University Catering
    • Create your own art
    • Stop by the photo booth
    • Free admission to all students
    • Listen to live music by Annie…
  • The "Color, Connections, Constelllations works by "Caroline Cohenour, Resident Artist (In Your Eye Gallery) Caroline Cohenour, Resident Artist at In Your Eye Gallery
    Oklahoma City, OK - September 23rd, 2016 -- (http://www.inyoureyegallery.com) Gifted…
  • Con Plan Public Hearing (Music Room) Con Plan Public Hearing - National Housing Trust Fund, HOME, and HOPWA Agency: Housing Finance Agency, Oklahoma - OHFA Contact Phone
  • "Cowboy Crossing 2016" featuring Cowboy Artists of America (CAA) 51st Annual Sale & Exhibition and the Traditional Cowboy Arts A (Western Heritage Museum) Day 2 of 2 Opening Weekend October 13 - 15, 2016
    Featuring the Cowboy Artists of America (CAA) 51st Annual Sale & Exhibition and the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association…
  • 🎡 deadCenter Film Festival (Edmond Fine Arts - Edmond) Start Time: 1:00pm The seminars are open to all high school aged students and will cover every aspect of the filmmaking process. The program includes movie making in Oklahoma,…
  • Deborah Burian "Mixed Messages", Verna Fuller, "Natural World," and Renee Jones "Masked Abstractions" (Paseo) Art Opening - October 7, 2016 from 6 to 10 p.m. The Contemporary Art Gallery in Paseo will be featuring three artists in October; Deborah Burian “Mixed…
  • 🍴 Drink and Draw (Tree and Leaf) 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…
  • 🎓 Edgar Cruz with Adrian Legg Acoustic Legend (UCO Jazz Lab - Edmond) Start Time: 7:30pm Doors: 6:30pm - Show:7:30pm - $20 cash/check Reserve by calling (405) 974-2100 www.edgarcruz.com Guitarist Edgar Cruz welcomes Adrian Legg http://adrianlegg.com…
  • 🎨 Exhibtion: Lowell Ellsworth Smith: My Theology of Painting (Western Heritage Museum) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 10:00am **Lowell Ellsworth Smith: My Theology of Painting **
    Ohio watercolorist and Prix de West winner, Lowell Ellsworth Smith (1924-2011), once referenced his…
  • 🎨 Fall Break Art Camp (Camp is Thursday - Edmond) Start Time: 9:30am drawing, painting, clay, mixed media and more
    Rotations will allow children to work with FAI faculty in a creative environment.
    Bring a sack lunch. Come enjoy…
  • 🎡 Fall Break Camp (Oklahoma Children's Theatre) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 8:00am Join us at OCT this Fall Break for exciting day camps, for October 20, 21 & 24. Each day we'll be playing games, making creative crafts and having fun with some…
  • 🎨 Fall into Art Camp (IAO Gallery) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 9:00am This fall break, the Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) and Arts Council Oklahoma City are challenging kids to put down the video game consoles and pick up…
  • 🎨 Figure Drawing Session (Kasum Contemporary Fine Art) Start Time: 7:45pm Open Figure Drawing Session (Limited Seating). Participants should not arrive any earlier than 7:00 pm and try to arrive no later than 7:40 pm the evening of the…
  • 🎭 Garrison Keillor Spend an evening with NPR's Garrison Keillor as he takes the stage at Hudson Performance Hall. Sit in comfort at…
  • 🎡 Halloween Biker Bash (Sparks America Campground - Sparks) Thru Sun, Oct 23rd Take advantage of cooler weather and take a motorcycle ride over to the Halloween Biker Bash in Sparks. This annual four…
  • 🎭 Heaven Can Wait (Jewel Box Theatre) Start Time: 8:00pm PERFORMANCE TIMES Thursday ~ Saturday 8:00pm Sunday 2:30pm
  • Hospice Volunteer Opportunities (New Century Hospice, Inc.) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 9:00am The services you will give as a Hospice volunteer will profoundly improve the quality of our patient's lives. Friendly visits enable families to keep their loved…
  • "I've Got Talent" VBS (The Parish) 1 day left Start Time: 6:00pm
  • JD McPherson (Farmer's Market)
  • Katie Williams (Wormy Dog Saloon)
  • Margot Holaday and Dodge Hill (The Studio Gallery) Day 2 of 2 Margot Holaday and Dodge Hill
    The Studio Gallery, 2646 W, Britton Rd., is pleased to have Margot Holaday and Dodge Hill as featured artists for the month of…
  • 🎨 Melvin Edwards opening (Oklahoma Contemporary) Start Time: 5:30pm Oklahoma Contemporary is thrilled to welcome Melvin Edwards, an internationally recognized sculptor, back to Oklahoma with his first solo exhibition in the state in…
  • Mysteries of the Mansion tour (Overholser Mansion) Start Time: 7:00pm Visit the Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City for the Mysteries of the Mansion tour on Thursday at 7 p.m. This extended tour allows guests to tour the mansion at…
  • New Works by W. Bennett Berry and Suzanne Wallace Mears. Opening reception (Howell Gallery) Day 2 of 2 The Howell Gallery is pleased to present new works by Oklahoma City artists W. Bennett Berry and Suzanne Wallace Mears October 6-22nd with an opening reception on…
  • 🎭 Next to Normal (The Sooner Theatre - Norman) Start Time: 8:00pm theatre321-9600 Website by Levant Technologies, an Oklahoma Web Design Company
  • Oil Paintingws by Russell Hughes (50 Penn Art Gallery) Day 2 of 2 Carolyn, please run the following under the Exhibits listing in the
    September 4th edition of the Oklahoman:
    *Oil Paintings by Russell Hughes, *through…
  • 🎓 Oklahoma Teacher Certification Event - Become a Teacher! (Northwest Library) Start Time: 7:00pm Join the American Board to learn more about how you can change careers and become a certified teacher in Oklahoma. If you hold a Bachelor’s degree, you can have a…
  • 🎭 OU School of Music and University Theatre Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi (Reynolds Performing Arts Center - Norman) Start Time: 8:00pm SUOR ANGELICA AND GIANNI SCHICCHI
    NORMAN—Giacomo Puccini’s grand one-act operas Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi are set to take the stage at the…
  • Picturing Indian Territory, 1819-1907 Rec (Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art - Norman) Day 2 of 2 Art Exhibition Exploring Oklahoma History Opens Oct. 6 at OU
    NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma history comes to life through paintings, lithographs, drawings and other…
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Management Support Group (Mental Health Association Oklahoma main office) Start Time: 6:00pm PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience of witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters,…
  • Pumpkin Painting $5 per pumpkin (Myriad Botanical Gardens) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 10:00am
  • 🎡 Pumpkin Patch (Life Christian Academy - Choctaw) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 10:00am Oct. 17-31st at 3200 N. Choctaw Rd., Lots of pumpkins, gourds, straw/hay bales. Fun time for the whole family. Special events on Saturdays from 12-2:00pm.
  • 🎡 Pumpkinville (Myriad Botanical Gardens) Thru Sun, Oct 23rd Make your way to Pumpkinville at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City to celebrate the fall season. Explore the…
  • Quirky Quilt Show Giveaway Builds Homes for Foster Children (Paseo Arts District) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 12:00pm WHEN: October 1-31, 2016 WHERE: Paseo Arts District, 3022 Paseo, OKC, OK WHY: Quilt Show/Giveaway during American Craft Celebration WHAT: Quirky Quilt Show Giveaway…
  • Radney Foster (The Blue Door) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Robert Meinders to be honored at Orchids in October (Myriad Botanical Gardens) Start Time: 11:30am
  • Russian Girlfriends (Blue Note) Start Time: 9:00pm Russian Girlfriends... http://russiangirlfriends.bandcamp.com/ Fast, furious and fun rock n' roll straight from Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 🎡 Shop Hop on Auto Alley (Waters Edge Winery) Start Time: 6:00pm Thursday, January 21, 2016
    6:00-9:00 p.m.
    Broadway Ave. between NW 4th and 10th streets
    On the Third Thursday of every month, cruise historic…
  • Slingshot Dakota (89th Street Collective) Start Time: 7:30pm Slingshot Dakota Weak Boyz Shywriter RLSS
    Doors 7:30 Show 8:00 $8ADV/$10DOS ALL AGES
  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group (Mental Health Association Oklahoma main office) Start Time: 6:00pm Nearly 31,000 people take their own lives each year. As a survivor – a family member or friend of the victim – you may need help coming to terms with suicide.…
  • $ Norman Swap Meet (Cleveland County Fairgrounds - Norman) Thru Sat, Oct 22nd Come to the Norman Swap Meet to buy and sell parts for cars, trucks, street rods and more. Auto memorabilia,…
  • 🍴 Taste of Western Taste of Western unites the restaurants that make the Western Avenue district delectable as they converge on the Will…
  • 🎓 Teachers' Online Estate Planning Event (Online Event - Edmond) Start Time: 10:00am Online Estate Planning Event. This is scheduled for busy teachers and educators during Fall Break. Learn about the mistakes that many make and how to avoid them. …
  • 😂 Triple Feature Week OKC!!! (Loony Bin Comedy Club) Thru Sat, Oct 22nd
  • 🏃 Zumba (Moore Public Library - Moore) Start Time: 6:00pm Latin and International music creates a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system! Participants must sign a waiver each class, and anyone under 18 must have…

Friday, Oct 21st

  • 🎡 3rd Friday Block pARTy (Downtown - Shawnee) During the 3rd Friday Block pARTy in Shawnee, local restaurants, art galleries and merchants are open late in the…
  • An Affair of the Heart (Oklahoma State Fair Park) Thru Sun, Oct 23rd An Affair of the Heart, one of the largest arts and craft shows in the United States, is known for its quality and…
  • Andrew W.K. (Opolis - Norman)
  • 🎡 Boo on Bell Fall Festival (Main St & Bell Ave - Shawnee) 1 day left The annual Boo on Bell Fall Festival in Shawnee celebrates the autumn season with family-friendly activities galore.…
  • Dance Gavin Dance et al. (Diamond Ballroom) Dance Gavin Dance will brighten the dimly lit concert space at Diamond Ballroom as they bring their upbeat…
  • 🎡 Fall Break Camp (Oklahoma Children's Theatre) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 8:00am Join us at OCT this Fall Break for exciting day camps, for October 20, 21 & 24. Each day we'll be playing games, making creative crafts and having fun with some…
  • Five Finger Death Punch And Shinedown (Chesapeake Energy Arena) Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown are teaming up for a highly anticipated fall tour with a stop in Oklahoma City.…
  • Gene Watson in Concert (Riverwind Casino - Norman) Put on your best boots and enjoy an evening at Riverwind Casino in Norman with Gene Watson, a classic country music…
  • 🎡 Halloween Biker Bash (Sparks America Campground - Sparks) Thru Sun, Oct 23rd Take advantage of cooler weather and take a motorcycle ride over to the Halloween Biker Bash in Sparks. This annual four…
  • The Hit Men (OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center)
  • Hunter Hutchinson (Wormy Dog Saloon)
  • "I've Got Talent" VBS (The Parish) Last Day Start Time: 6:00pm
  • 🎡 Pumpkinville (Myriad Botanical Gardens) Thru Sun, Oct 23rd Make your way to Pumpkinville at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City to celebrate the fall season. Explore the…
  • 🎭 Rodeo: A Triple Bill (Civic Center Music Hall) Thru Sun, Oct 23rd Come to the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall for a dynamic triple bill presented by Oklahoma City Ballet. Rodeo is…
  • $ Norman Swap Meet (Cleveland County Fairgrounds - Norman) 1 day left Come to the Norman Swap Meet to buy and sell parts for cars, trucks, street rods and more. Auto memorabilia,…
  • 🎡 Trail of Terror & Haunted Barn (El Reno) Thru Sat, Oct 29th El Reno's Trail of Terror & Haunted Barn challenges you to survive the frightening fun they have planned this…
  • 😂 Triple Feature Week OKC!!! (Loony Bin Comedy Club) 1 day left
  • USTRC Guthrie Shoot Out Championships (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Thru Sat, Oct 29th The USTRC Guthrie Shoot Out Championship welcomes some of the best cowboys and team roping groups to the Lazy E Arena…

Saturday, Oct 22nd

  • 🏃 23rd Annual Susan G. Komen Oklahoma City Race for the Cure (Bicentennial Park)
  • 🏃 24 The Hard Way (Bluff Creek Trails) The event is a timed event race on a certified road course. The athlete can sign up for 6, 12, or 24 hour races.
    We also have a 1 Hour race.
    DoubleDirtyDozen…
  • 🎡 Adele Wolf's Burlesque & Variety Show Annual Halloween Spectacular (Oklahoma Contemporary) Get into the Halloween spirit with internationally acclaimed and award winning burlesque performers at Adèle…
  • An Affair of the Heart (Oklahoma State Fair Park) 1 day left An Affair of the Heart, one of the largest arts and craft shows in the United States, is known for its quality and…
  • 🎡 Boo on Bell Fall Festival (Main St & Bell Ave - Shawnee) Last Day The annual Boo on Bell Fall Festival in Shawnee celebrates the autumn season with family-friendly activities galore.…
  • Chasing Gypsies Outdoor Market (South shores of Purcell Lake - Purcell) If you love all things repurposed and vintage the Chasing Gypsies Outdoor Market in Purcell is a great place to find…
  • 🎭 Frank Caliendo (Riverwind Casino - Norman) Share a night of laughs with Frank Caliendo as he brings his comedy to Riverwind Casino in Norman. Known for his sketch…
  • 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…
  • 🎡 Halloween Biker Bash (Sparks America Campground - Sparks) 1 day left Take advantage of cooler weather and take a motorcycle ride over to the Halloween Biker Bash in Sparks. This annual four…
  • 🏃 Junior League of Norman 2016 Monster Dash (Reaves Park - Norman) The Junior League of Norman is excited to host its 10th Annual Monster Dash 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run . This is a SUPER fun family event that is open to ALL ages.…
  • 🎡 OKC Halloween Parade (Automobile Alley) The OKC Halloween Parade through the Automobile Alley district near downtown Oklahoma City is a self-proclaimed…
  • 🏃 Pink Out Cancer (Pink Senior Citizens Center - Tecumseh) Come support the American Cancer Society with our Pink Out Cancer event during the month of Breast Cancer awareness! The event includes a 10K, 5K, and 1 mile fun run!
  • Pop Up Shops in the Park (Mitch Park - Edmond) Head to Mitch Park in Edmond for an afternoon spent browsing more than 100 vendor booths at the Pop Up Shops in the…
  • 🎡 Pumpkinville (Myriad Botanical Gardens) 1 day left Make your way to Pumpkinville at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City to celebrate the fall season. Explore the…
  • 🎭 Rodeo: A Triple Bill (Civic Center Music Hall) 1 day left Come to the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall for a dynamic triple bill presented by Oklahoma City Ballet. Rodeo is…
  • 🏃 A Run Down Scarey Place (Plaza District) http://www.arundownscareyplace.com/
  • $ Norman Swap Meet (Cleveland County Fairgrounds - Norman) Last Day Come to the Norman Swap Meet to buy and sell parts for cars, trucks, street rods and more. Auto memorabilia,…
  • 🎡 Trail of Terror & Haunted Barn (El Reno) Thru Sat, Oct 29th El Reno's Trail of Terror & Haunted Barn challenges you to survive the frightening fun they have planned this…
  • 😂 Triple Feature Week OKC!!! (Loony Bin Comedy Club) Last Day
  • University of Oklahoma Ghost Tour (University of Oklahoma - Norman) Discover the mysterious side of an Oklahoma landmark with a University of Oklahoma Ghost Tour. Visitors who join this…
  • USTRC National Finals of Team Roping (Oklahoma State Fair Park) Thru Sun, Oct 30th Come and watch the best team roping from the U.S. and Canada as team ropers converge on the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds…
  • USTRC Guthrie Shoot Out Championships (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Thru Sat, Oct 29th The USTRC Guthrie Shoot Out Championship welcomes some of the best cowboys and team roping groups to the Lazy E Arena…

Sunday, Oct 23rd

  • An Affair of the Heart (Oklahoma State Fair Park) Last Day An Affair of the Heart, one of the largest arts and craft shows in the United States, is known for its quality and…
  • The Bright Light Social Hour (Empire Slice House)
  • Dope (89th Street Collective)
  • 🎡 Halloween Biker Bash (Sparks America Campground - Sparks) Last Day Take advantage of cooler weather and take a motorcycle ride over to the Halloween Biker Bash in Sparks. This annual four…
  • 🎡 Mix on Main (W Main between Mercedes & 24th Ave NW - Norman) Enjoy the fall air of a cool late October evening strolling down Main Street in Norman for the Mix on Main. Designed to…
  • 🎡 Pumpkinville (Myriad Botanical Gardens) Last Day Make your way to Pumpkinville at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City to celebrate the fall season. Explore the…
  • 🎭 Rodeo: A Triple Bill (Civic Center Music Hall) Last Day Come to the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall for a dynamic triple bill presented by Oklahoma City Ballet. Rodeo is…
  • 🎡 Storybook Forest (Spring Creek Park, Arcadia Lake - Edmond) Thru Sun, Oct 30th Kids and their parents are invited to walk through the not-so-scary Storybook Forest around Edmond's Arcadia Lake to…
  • 🎡 Trail of Terror & Haunted Barn (El Reno) Thru Sat, Oct 29th El Reno's Trail of Terror & Haunted Barn challenges you to survive the frightening fun they have planned this…
  • USTRC National Finals of Team Roping (Oklahoma State Fair Park) Thru Sun, Oct 30th Come and watch the best team roping from the U.S. and Canada as team ropers converge on the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds…
  • USTRC Guthrie Shoot Out Championships (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Thru Sat, Oct 29th The USTRC Guthrie Shoot Out Championship welcomes some of the best cowboys and team roping groups to the Lazy E Arena…

Monday, Oct 24th

  • Drown Night at Saints (Plaza District) Start Time: 8:00pm All you can drink Anthem beer for $8 starting at 8pm.
  • Jonny Craig in Concert (89th Street Collective) Catch former Emarosa lead vocalist Jonny Craig as he performs live at 89th Street Collective. With experience in a…
  • Milk Moms (Thrive Mama Collective) Start Time: 6:00pm
  • Pint Night at The Mule (Plaza District) Start Time: 5:00pm Come try a new brew and keep the glass while you're at it!
  • Public Access: Open Mic Mondays (District House) Start Time: 8:00pm Got talents? Come rock the mic.
    Hosted by Matt Raney
  • 🎡 Storybook Forest (Spring Creek Park, Arcadia Lake - Edmond) Thru Sun, Oct 30th Kids and their parents are invited to walk through the not-so-scary Storybook Forest around Edmond's Arcadia Lake to…
  • 🎡 Trail of Terror & Haunted Barn (El Reno) Thru Sat, Oct 29th El Reno's Trail of Terror & Haunted Barn challenges you to survive the frightening fun they have planned this…
  • True Widow et al. (Opolis - Norman)
  • USTRC National Finals of Team Roping (Oklahoma State Fair Park) Thru Sun, Oct 30th Come and watch the best team roping from the U.S. and Canada as team ropers converge on the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds…
  • USTRC Guthrie Shoot Out Championships (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Thru Sat, Oct 29th The USTRC Guthrie Shoot Out Championship welcomes some of the best cowboys and team roping groups to the Lazy E Arena…

Tuesday, Oct 25th

  • Life Lessons et al. (89th Street Collective)
  • Needtobreathe et al. (The Criterion)
  • 🎡 Storybook Forest (Spring Creek Park, Arcadia Lake - Edmond) Thru Sun, Oct 30th Kids and their parents are invited to walk through the not-so-scary Storybook Forest around Edmond's Arcadia Lake to…
  • TOUR DE COMPADRES (The Criterion) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • 🎡 Trail of Terror & Haunted Barn (El Reno) Thru Sat, Oct 29th El Reno's Trail of Terror & Haunted Barn challenges you to survive the frightening fun they have planned this…
  • USTRC National Finals of Team Roping (Oklahoma State Fair Park) Thru Sun, Oct 30th Come and watch the best team roping from the U.S. and Canada as team ropers converge on the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds…
  • USTRC Guthrie Shoot Out Championships (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Thru Sat, Oct 29th The USTRC Guthrie Shoot Out Championship welcomes some of the best cowboys and team roping groups to the Lazy E Arena…
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Identity Fest Dates Announced

Update They have released the venue info for each date:
August 11 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 12 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 13 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
August 14 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 16 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 18 Washington D.C. Jiffy Lube Live
August 19 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
August 20 Boston, MA Comcast Center
August 21 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre
August 23 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 24 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
August 25 Miami, FL Klipsch Amphitheatre @ Bayfront Park
August 27 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 28 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 30 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
September 2 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
September 3 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 4 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
September 5 Las Vegas, NV TBD
September 10 Seattle, WA The Gorge
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What's happening around town (Wed, Aug 17th - Tue, Aug 23rd)

Oklahoma City's event list.

Ongoing

Wednesday, Aug 17th

  • Acrylic paintings by Linda Hiller (50 Penn Art Gallery) Day 1 of 2 *Acrylic paintings by Linda Hiller, *through August 31st. 50 Penn
    Art Gallery, 1900 NW Expressway. There will be an opening
    reception at 6 p.m. Friday (July 8th) 848-5567.
  • 🍴 Anthem Drown Night! (HiLo Club) Our local friends at Anthem Brewing Co. have some great beers! Every Wednesday night from 9pm to close enjoy $8 Drown Night! Their Power Pils will be flowing!
  • "Brushstroke Dreams" exhibit by Brad Price (The Depot - Norman) 1 day left Brad Price Fills Depot Gallery with “Brushstroke Dreams”
    NORMAN... The bold brushstrokes and bright colors in expressionist paintings by local artist Brad Price will fill The Depot Gallery with “Brushstroke Dreams” from July 8 through August 29, 2016. An opening reception will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Walk…
  • Concerts in the Park (Yukon City Park, Freedom Trail Park & Chisholm Trail Park - Yukon) 1 day left Enjoy free concerts every Thursday during the summer months in Yukon. Concerts in the Park, held in Yukon's…
  • Del City Kiwanis Club (Rose State College - Midwest City)
  • Dodgers vs Chihuahuas (Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark) Thru Fri, Aug 19th Come experience America's favorite pastime in downtown Oklahoma City as the Oklahoma City Dodgers take on the…
  • Dodgers vs Isotopes (Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark) Start Time: 7:05pm vs Albuquerque Isotopes Devon Energy Hometown Heroes / Friday Fireworks
  • 🎓 OK EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION FUNDAY (Starlight Amphitheater @ Frontier City)
  • Exhibits by Photographers Alex Emmons and Charles Rushton (Mainsite - Norman) NORMAN, OK - Two photographers - Alex Emmons and Charles Rushton - will be showcased at two concurrent solo exhibitions celebrated with opening receptions from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, August 12 at MAINSITE Contemporary Art, 122 E. Main, Norman, and while each have spent many hours with their eyes behind the lens, their work takes on…
  • 🎨 Exhibtion: Lowell Ellsworth Smith: My Theology of Painting (Western Heritage Museum) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am **Lowell Ellsworth Smith: My Theology of Painting **
    Ohio watercolorist and Prix de West winner, Lowell Ellsworth Smith (1924-2011), once referenced his *theology of painting *during an interview. Short but meaningful, the phrase summarized his relationship with art. It was more than a hobby or pastime. More than a career. It was the lens…
  • 🏃 Family Yoga Night (Noble Public Library - Noble) Start Time: 6:30pm Cooperative event with Shannon Scott. Please join the Noble Public Library and Shannon Scott for Family Yoga Night, every Wednesday. For more information please contact Shannon Scott -- [email protected] (405) 517-9605
  • Ferry Fun Cruises (Oklahoma River Cruises) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 11:30am With four river landings, it's easy travel the Oklahoma River. Learn more about each of the landings and where they're located.
    The ferry transit schedule varies throughout the season.
    *** Purchase your tickets onboard**
    **Trip times in black are 1 hr 40 min round trip*
    *** Theme Cruises are on all evening service departures the last…
  • Gemini Syndrome et al. (Thunder Alley Grill & Sports Bar)
  • 🎨 Guerrilla Art Park (Oklahoma Contemporary) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 11:00am Artists: Apply to be part of our first installment of Guerrilla Art Park - an outdoor sculpture exhibition near our Showroom on the site of our future arts campus. We are accepting submissions now through the month of May, and planning to install in June - it's going to be a lightning-fast operation, but we are excited to activate the…
  • 🎨 A Hiding Place (Artspace At Untitled) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am Poetry Reading Begins at 6:30pm
    This exhibit is a dialog beginning with a poet’s voice and then calling forth an artist’s remix, and response. You are invited to this collaborative exhibition in hopes you, too, will discover something hidden, and now made communal in the open light. A Hiding Place can be a rest stop or a generator shop, a…
  • Hospice Volunteer Opportunities (New Century Hospice, Inc.) 1 day left Start Time: 9:00am The services you will give as a Hospice volunteer will profoundly improve the quality of our patient's lives. Friendly visits enable families to keep their loved ones at home, around the people they love, and the things they love. Assisting with errands helps a tired family cope with their many challenges and allows them time with their loved…
  • Mattress Firm Back-to-School Drive (Mattress Firm) Start Time: 10:00am Beginning on Monday, July 11, 2016, all 15 Mattress Firm stores in Oklahoma City will host a school supply drive, the third of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six annual donation drives to benefit local foster youth and families. Through Sunday, September 4, 2016 during normal store hours, Mattress Firm will accept school supplies and monetary…
  • Private River Cruise Charters (Oklahoma River Cruises) Start Time: 10:00am Oklahoma River Cruises is the venue for your next meeting or special event. Your guests will be treated to impeccable service and amazing views of Oklahoma City. *If you would like an estimate for your upcoming event please submit a Charter Inquiry Form . *We encourage you to check date availability as often as you need to, but to reserve a…
  • Smile Empty Soul (89th Street Collective)
  • 🎓 State of the Schools (Western Heritage Museum) Start Time: 11:30am School Supply / Centerpiece Sponsor State of the Schools Date: 08/17/2016 Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Location: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 1700 NE 63rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73111 Map to Event Add to My Calendar Learn about efforts and ideas for reform to improve education in Oklahoma. The Chamber is committed to supporting the…
  • 🍴 Way Back Wednesday - $1 Beer (Remington Park)
  • Western Movie Matinee: Heartland (National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum) Start Time: 1:00pm Join us for these terrific “staff picks.” Popcorn provided. The Museum is admission free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays, courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.
    August 17 - Heartland (1979) The "heartland" of the title is rural Wyoming in the early 20th century, where dwells taciturn, reclusive Scottish farmer Clyde Stewart (Rip Torn).…

Thursday, Aug 18th

  • Acrylic paintings by Linda Hiller (50 Penn Art Gallery) Day 2 of 2 *Acrylic paintings by Linda Hiller, *through August 31st. 50 Penn
    Art Gallery, 1900 NW Expressway. There will be an opening
    reception at 6 p.m. Friday (July 8th) 848-5567.
  • 🎭 "An Intimate Evening with Dean Martin & Friends (The Yellow Rose Dinner Theatre - Moore) Start Time: 6:30pm "An Intimate Evening with Dean Martin & Friends"
    THURSDAY EVENINGS
    August 11th - 25th
    Dinner begins at 6:30 pm
    Pre-Show at 7:00 pm
    Main Performance at 7:30 pm
    Yellow Rose Dinner Theatre
    1005 S.W. 4th Street
    Moore, OK 73160
    Box Office
    405-793-7779
  • "Brushstroke Dreams" exhibit by Brad Price (The Depot - Norman) Last Day Brad Price Fills Depot Gallery with “Brushstroke Dreams”
    NORMAN... The bold brushstrokes and bright colors in expressionist paintings by local artist Brad Price will fill The Depot Gallery with “Brushstroke Dreams” from July 8 through August 29, 2016. An opening reception will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Walk…
  • Concerts in the Park (Yukon City Park, Freedom Trail Park & Chisholm Trail Park - Yukon) Last Day Enjoy free concerts every Thursday during the summer months in Yukon. Concerts in the Park, held in Yukon's…
  • Country Music Group Therapy (The Deli - Norman) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Dodgers vs Chihuahuas (Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark) 1 day left Come experience America's favorite pastime in downtown Oklahoma City as the Oklahoma City Dodgers take on the…
  • Dodgers vs Isotopes (Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark) Start Time: 7:05pm vs Albuquerque Isotopes Devon Energy Hometown Heroes / Friday Fireworks
  • 🍴 Drink and Draw (Tree and Leaf) 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…
  • 🎭 Driving Miss Daisy (Jewel Box Theatre) Start Time: 8:00pm Run Dates: 8/18/16 ~ 9/11/16 Performance Times: Thursday-Saturday @ 8:00 pm and Sunday @2:30 pm
  • 🎓 English as a Second Language Class (Purcell Public Library - Purcell) Start Time: 11:00am English as a Second Language class. All materials are provided.
  • 🎨 Exhibtion: Lowell Ellsworth Smith: My Theology of Painting (Western Heritage Museum) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am **Lowell Ellsworth Smith: My Theology of Painting **
    Ohio watercolorist and Prix de West winner, Lowell Ellsworth Smith (1924-2011), once referenced his *theology of painting *during an interview. Short but meaningful, the phrase summarized his relationship with art. It was more than a hobby or pastime. More than a career. It was the lens…
  • Ferry Fun Cruises (Oklahoma River Cruises) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 11:30am With four river landings, it's easy travel the Oklahoma River. Learn more about each of the landings and where they're located.
    The ferry transit schedule varies throughout the season.
    *** Purchase your tickets onboard**
    **Trip times in black are 1 hr 40 min round trip*
    *** Theme Cruises are on all evening service departures the last…
  • FreakAbout / Trap Queen / Noise Bleeds Sound (Blue Note) Start Time: 9:00pm
  • Full Moon Bike Ride & Run (Myriad Botanical Gardens) Start Time: 8:00pm 7pm Run, 8pm Ride Great Lawn and Bandshell, Sheridan Lawn Meet at the Band Shell by the Great Lawn (just off Sheridan) Suggestion donation $5 per rider and runner All ages welcome
    With partners Schlegel Bicycles & Ultramax Sports Oklahoma
    For Full Moon fun, come ready to bike and/or run. Ultramax Sports Oklahoma will lead a leisurely three…
  • 🎨 Guerrilla Art Park (Oklahoma Contemporary) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 11:00am Artists: Apply to be part of our first installment of Guerrilla Art Park - an outdoor sculpture exhibition near our Showroom on the site of our future arts campus. We are accepting submissions now through the month of May, and planning to install in June - it's going to be a lightning-fast operation, but we are excited to activate the…
  • 🎨 A Hiding Place (Artspace At Untitled) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am Poetry Reading Begins at 6:30pm
    This exhibit is a dialog beginning with a poet’s voice and then calling forth an artist’s remix, and response. You are invited to this collaborative exhibition in hopes you, too, will discover something hidden, and now made communal in the open light. A Hiding Place can be a rest stop or a generator shop, a…
  • Hospice Volunteer Opportunities (New Century Hospice, Inc.) Last Day Start Time: 9:00am The services you will give as a Hospice volunteer will profoundly improve the quality of our patient's lives. Friendly visits enable families to keep their loved ones at home, around the people they love, and the things they love. Assisting with errands helps a tired family cope with their many challenges and allows them time with their loved…
  • 🎓 Implications of Climate Change Effects for Oklahoma (SixTwelve) Start Time: 7:30pm Join SixTwelve, Inc. and Sierra Club Cimarron Group members and friends for a presentation by Gary McManus, State Climatologist. He will enlighten the audience regarding potential impacts Oklahomans should expect in the future as climate change progresses. Join us for social time from 7:00-7:30 pm.
  • 🎭 The Liar (Oklahoma Shakespeare In The Park) Thru Sat, Sep 3rd Head to OKC’s Paseo District for a delightful evening of fiendishly clever, if not slightly naughty, word and…
  • 🎨 Live Model Figure Drawing Session (Kasum Contemporary Fine Art) Start Time: 7:45pm Open Figure Drawing Session (Limited Seating). Participants should not arrive any earlier than 7:00 pm and try to arrive no later than 7:40 pm the evening of the figure session. If you arrive once the doors have been locked, please just knock on the door to be let in. Participants must contribute $5.00 (Cash Only) towards the cost of the live…
  • Mysteries of the Mansion tour (Overholser Mansion) Start Time: 7:00pm Visit the Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City for the Mysteries of the Mansion tour on Thursday at 7 p.m. This extended tour allows guests to tour the mansion at night, examine archival materials, and hear some amazing stories. Guests are asked to RSVP in advance and the cost is $20 per person. To make a reservation for this special tour, please…
  • 🎓 Oklahoma City Sales & Management Career Fair (Embassy Suites) Start Time: 9:00am Oklahoma City Professional Career Event - Sales & Management Specific
    HireLive is a national career service company specializing in Sales, Retail and Management Career Fairs, and has more than a decade of experience in connecting job seekers with industry leading companies that are currently hiring. This is your opportunity to interview face to…
  • 🎡 Shop Hop on Auto Alley (Waters Edge Winery) Start Time: 6:00pm Thursday, January 21, 2016
    6:00-9:00 p.m.
    Broadway Ave. between NW 4th and 10th streets
    On the Third Thursday of every month, cruise historic Automobile Alley for open house events at local shops, extended shopping hours at retailers, live music, street artists and performers, kids' activities, great food from Auto Alley…
  • Strangetowne (The Blue Door) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Summer ShootOut Barrel Racing (Oklahoma State Fair Park) Thru Sun, Aug 21st Watch some hard hitting barrel racing at the Summer ShootOut Barrel Races at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma…
  • Sunset River Cruises (Oklahoma River Cruises) Start Time: 7:30pm Departs Exchange Landing | Last 3 Fridays (June – September) | $35/person
    Relax and recharge on the deck in the fresh Oklahoma breeze or inside the climate-controlled cabin while on an hour and a half sunset cruise enjoying music, appetizers and soda. Cruise times vary by season. A cash bar is available on board.
    Space is limited and…
  • 🎓 Tai Chi (Blanchard Library - Blanchard) Start Time: 9:00am The movements of Tai Chi help all ages reduce stress, increase balance and flexibility. Participants learn relaxation to improve their overall mind, body and spirit through a series of slow continuous movements. This program is designed for people at all levels of mobility and can be performed standing or sitting. Please wear comfortable…
  • Team Karaoke Challenge (O'Connell's Irish Pub & Grille - Norman) Start Time: 9:00pm Get a few friends together for Fun Food and Beverages every Thursday Night at 9pm. Wes presents Team Trivia at O'Connell's. His questions are all over the board...come challenge yourself.
  • Viva GLARt! – Grow a Learner through Art (Blanchard Library - Blanchard) Start Time: 4:00pm Bilingual early literacy practice through art play. For babies and children through age 5 and their caregivers.
  • 🎓 Zumba in the Gardens Begins! (Myriad Botanical Gardens) Start Time: 5:45pm Pavilion or Terrace Room depending on weather $5 members, $10 nonmembers No pre-registration required Thursdays through September 20
    Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. While many of the types of dance and music featured in the program are Latin American…

Friday, Aug 19th

  • 🎨 3rd Friday Block pARTy (Downtown - Shawnee) During the 3rd Friday Block pARTy in Shawnee, local restaurants, art galleries and merchants are open late in the…
  • Alice Cooper (The Criterion) Start Time: 8:00pm Join Alice Cooper at the Criterion in OKC for a very special evening of rock theatrics. Considered the “Godfather…
  • Blanchard Bluegrass Festival (Lions Park - Blanchard) Day 1 of 2 There's fun for the whole family as over ten of the best bluegrass bands in Oklahoma perform at the annual Blanchard…
  • Dodgers vs Chihuahuas (Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark) Last Day Come experience America's favorite pastime in downtown Oklahoma City as the Oklahoma City Dodgers take on the…
  • Dodgers vs Isotopes (Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark) Start Time: 7:05pm vs Albuquerque Isotopes Devon Energy Hometown Heroes / Friday Fireworks
  • 🎭 The Liar (Oklahoma Shakespeare In The Park) Thru Sat, Sep 3rd Head to OKC’s Paseo District for a delightful evening of fiendishly clever, if not slightly naughty, word and…
  • 🎭 Penn & Teller (Civic Center Music Hall) Illusionist duo Penn & Teller will perform their amazing live act at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall.…
  • Summer ShootOut Barrel Racing (Oklahoma State Fair Park) Thru Sun, Aug 21st Watch some hard hitting barrel racing at the Summer ShootOut Barrel Races at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma…
  • Supersuckers (89th Street Collective)

Saturday, Aug 20th

  • Blanchard Bluegrass Festival (Lions Park - Blanchard) Day 2 of 2 There's fun for the whole family as over ten of the best bluegrass bands in Oklahoma perform at the annual Blanchard…
  • Bret Michaels (Starlight Amphitheater @ Frontier City) Spend the day splashing in the Renegade Rapids or screaming on the Silver Bullet at Frontier City Theme Park before…
  • End of Season Mash Up (Firelake Arena - Shawnee) Catch the buzz as the Oklahoma City Roller Derby put on an electrifying dance of athleticism and grace as jammers and…
  • 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 (Broadway & Hurd - Edmond) On the third Saturday of each month, downtown Edmond hosts a pop up celebration called Heard on Hurd. Local musicians…
  • 🎭 The Liar (Oklahoma Shakespeare In The Park) Thru Sat, Sep 3rd Head to OKC’s Paseo District for a delightful evening of fiendishly clever, if not slightly naughty, word and…
  • The Village Lions Club Annual Car Show (Duffner Park - The Village) As summer’s heat bears down on Oklahoma City, stop by Duffner Park and check out the coolest cars at the Village…
  • Midnight Streak 5K Entering its 12th year, Midnight Streak is Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center’s annual USATF-certified 5K run. The…
  • Prepare Fest (Civic Center Music Hall) Prepare you and your family for any emergency: -Oklahoma Severe weather -Earthquake preparedness -Wildfire prevention -Mosquito mitigation -Human and public safety threats
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Monday, Aug 22nd

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