Enid News & Eagle
— Lee-Chin Concert
8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday
Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway
Internationally-renowned violinist Lee-Chin will perform this weekend at Enid Symphony Center.
As part of Lee-Chin’s performance, called Virtuoso, she will play Peter Illyich Tschaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto in D.”
Tickets are $20 or $50, and are available in two ways: You can go online to enidsymphony.org/o-concerts.html, or you can call the Enid Symphony Orchestra office 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
For more information, call the ESO office at (580) 237-9646.
First Friday & Free Art Friday
6-9 p.m. today
Music, shopping and artwork will all be available for residents to take in tonight in downtown Enid.
This month’s First Friday also is Free Art Friday. The event, which was postponed in March, consists of decorated blocks being placed around downtown Enid. The blocks have been designed by local artists, who have painted or attached artwork to them. Anyone who finds a block will be allowed to take it home free of charge.
Other events tonight include: Live music by Back Stage Pass at Cafe Garcia, 324 S. Grand; live music, refreshments and discount draw at The Felt Bird, 124 S. Independence; refreshments and live music by Billy Beck at For You! Boutique, 212 W. Randolph; live music by Greg Stong and in-store specials at Soapweeds & Cactus, 122 N. Independence; sales and goodie bags at 2nd Story Downtown, 114 S. Independence; food, giveaways and sales at TuTu Sweet Bows & Pink Coconut Tanning, 125 E. Broadway; sales and free samples at Sweets 4 You, 124 N. Independence; live music by Steven Shook at Est 1977, Washington and Randolph; wine bar and in-store specials at B Hip Kids, 207 N. Independence; and live music by JT & The Breeze in the downtown breezeway.
Also, Public Library of Enid and Garfield County will be open till 8 p.m., and Creative Arts Enid, 217 N. Washington, will host a meet and greet for a student artist from Northern Oklahoma College.
Finally, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence, will host its monthly Gaslight Cabaret at 8 p.m. This month, the theater will celebrate National Poetry Month. Local residents will perform pieces from some of their favorite poets. Performers will include Dave Abbott, Frank Baker, Mike and April Danahy, John Glaze, Steven Harwood, Christopher Sneed and Khiem Nguyen.
The evening will conclude with the passing out of lyrics and a group sing-along of Monty Python’s “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.” Admission is free, and a cash bar will be provided by Panevino.
Corvette Expo XXI
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday
Chisholm Trail Expo Center
Corvettes of all shapes and sizes will be on display Saturday at Chisholm Trail Expo Center during Corvette Expo XXI.
Trophies and door prizes will be handed out, and cars will be judged in several categories, including best interior, best paint and best engine.
The event is hosted by Corvettes of Enid.
Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for children under 12.
For more information go to corvettesofenid.com, or call the Expo Center at (580) 237-0238.
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Audio Adrenaline Concert, 7 p.m., Oakwood Christian Church, 401 N. Oakwood. Two-time Grammy-winning artists will perform as part of their Kings & Queens Tour. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at myoakwood.org/concerts, by calling (580) 233-1225, or by going to Enid Christian Bookstore or Ruth’s Christian Bookstore. Tickets at the door are $20. For more information, call the number above.
The B.A.B.E. Event, 4-8 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2505 W. Garriott. Special session teaches women how to discover the women they were created to be, and that they are Beautiful, Accepted, Blessed and Eternally Significant. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Advance tickets available at itickets.com or at MotoPhoto in Willow Plaza. For more information, call (918) 872-6216.
Northwestern Oklahoma Medieval and Renaissance Faire, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Alva. Event will include food, merchants, arts and crafts, and entertainment. For more information, contact Dr. Amy Hall at (580) 327-8428 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to nwosu.edu/medieval-faire.
Third Thursday, 8 p.m., Turpin Room at Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. A variety of musical acts will perform, and the public is invited to come listen. Seating is free, but limited. Call (580) 234-2307.
2013 Little Miss Red Dirt Pageant, 4:30 p.m., Convention Hall. Event is a fundraiser for March of Dimes and is open to single, young ladies between the ages of 0 and 12. Must be a resident of northwest Oklahoma and U.S. citizen. For more information, call (580) 278-2921.
Roberts Ranch Smokin Red Dirt BBQ, 3 p.m., downtown Enid. Barbecuing teams from all over the region will compete for top prizes during this year’s event. Events include vendors, free pulled-pork barbecue sandwiches, People’s Choice judging, new KidsQ Contest, live music, pony rides, magician and awards ceremony. For more information, go to reddirtbbq.com.
Walking Tours of Historical Downtown Enid, 10 a.m., downtown Enid. Residents can visit historical sites around downtown Enid, where real live characters will give presentations about their characters’ history. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children, and reservations must be made in advance. For reservations, call (580) 242-2233.
‘Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp,’ 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Children theater pricing is in effect: 12 and over are $4, 2-12 are $2 and under 2 are free. For more information, call (580) 234-2307.