The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 28, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area


Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — First Friday

6-9 Tonight

Downtown Enid

Shop, dine and listen to some great local music tonight in downtown Enid.

After a short winter hiatus, First Friday is back. Business will be open late hours and host special events and musicians.

Events tonight include: re-grand opening party for The Felt Bird at 124 S. Independence; live music by Those Guys and cupcakes from The Queen of Cakes at Soapweeds & Cactus, 122 N. Independence; live music by Greg Stong, a display of art by Jena Kodesh, and refreshments at Creative Arts Enid, 217 N. Washington; a mashed potato bar and soup bar, as well as live entertainment, at Angel Delight Bakery & Eatery, 417 S. Washington; open house celebration at Return Engagement, 123 N. Grand; Alice and the Mad Hatter tea at Lola’s Boutique, 224 W. Randolph.

Special note: Free Art Friday, which had been scheduled for tonight, has been postponed due to the weather. It has been rescheduled to April.

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Concert feat. Brad Richter, guitar, and Viktor Uzur, violoncello

8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday

Enid Symphony Hall, 301 W. Broadway

Enjoy the sounds of guitarist Brad Richter and violoncellist Viktor Uzur during a special performance this weekend at Enid Symphony Hall.

The two performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the symphony hall, 301 W. Broadway.

Pieces that will be performed during the concert include “Overture to Der Freischutz,” “Symphony No. 8 in b minor: Unfinished,” and “Concerto for Cello, Guitar and Orchestra.”

Tickets are $20. Each adult who purchases a single ticket at regular price my bring two children aged 6-12 free if the tickets are ordered through the ESO office. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

To purchase tickets, visit the symphony box office, call (580) 237-9646 or go to enidsymphony.org.

The performances are sponsored by Integris Bass Baptist Health Center and the Oklahoma Arts Council, with assistance from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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“Distracted”

8 Tonight and Saturday night

Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence

Join Gaslight Theatre this weekend for a look at today’s 24/7 info-rich society and what really matters in life.

“Distracted,” directed by Christopher Sneed, explores the life of 9-year-old Jesse, who seemingly can’t do anything right. His dad thinks he has Attention Deficit Disorder, while his mom goes looking for answers.

Tickets are $7, $11 or $14 and may be purchased by calling the box office 2-5 p.m. today or going to gaslighttheatre.org.

For those who can’t catch the show Friday or Saturday, there will be additional showings March 8 and 9.

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Focus: Winter Chautauqua returns

Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro will make an appearance at this year’s Winter Chautauqua, which will be March 9 at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid.

Hank Fincken, who previously has portrayed historical figures such as W.C. Fields, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, will portray Pizarro.

The day will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a workshop, “If Only I Had Been Born an Inca.” That will be followed by another workshop at noon, “Peru Today.”

Attendees are invited to bring a sack lunch and have fun during this time of learning.

At 7 p.m., Pizarro will make his arrival in the NWOSU-Enid commons area. The winner of the local Student Chautauquan presentation will be the first presenter, followed by Pizarro.

For more information on Winter Chautauqua, or the upcoming Summer Chautauqua, which will celebrate “The Roaring Twenties,” call John and Laurel Provine at (580) 551-9792.

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March 1-7

EVENT [Friday-Sunday]

Spring Coin, Token and Collectibles Show, 12-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Garfield County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 111 W. Purdue. Sponsored by Enid Coin Club. Admission is free. For more information, call Clifford Cooper at 233-0007 or 478-5709.

MOVIE [Saturday]

Veggie Tales’ “The Little House that Stood,” 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Ruth’s Christian Bookstore, Oakwood Mall. Free prizes and popcorn will be available. Children also may get a free photo with Bob and Larry.

MUSIC [Sunday]

Oklahoma Baptist University Chorale, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 401 W. Maine. The chorale, one of OBU’s premier vocal ensembles, will sing during the church’s 6:30 worship service. The performance is free, and everyone is invited to attend.

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March 8-14

THEATER [Friday-Saturday]

“Distracted,” 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. The theater presents a play that examines today’s 24/7 info-rich society and the quest for what’s really important. Tickets can be purchased at gaslighttheatre.org or by calling 234-2307.

EVENT [Saturday]

Dueling Pianos Show with Michael and Amy, 6 p.m., Enid Convention Hall, 301 S. Independence. Cost is $60 per person. Sponsorships start at $600 per table. To get tickets, come by the office at 1023 W. Elm, call (580) 237-5994, or  go to american.redcross.org/enidpresents.

EVENT [Saturday]

Whiskey Myers Concert, 8 p.m., Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. Concert presented by National Wild Turkey Federation. Tickets for the general public cost $20. Tickets for NWTF and NRA members are $15. Doors open at 7. Proceeds benefit the NWTF’s Wounded Warrior program. For more information, call the Expo Center at 237-0238.

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March 15-21

EVENT [Saturday]

Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down, 8 p.m., Enid American Legion, corner of Oak and Independence. Tickets are $15; $12 for seniors and the military. Kids 10 and under get in free. They may be purchased at The Basket Kase, Buck’s Party Shop, Enid Welcome Center, the ITT office at Vance Air Force Base or the American Legion. For more information, call (580) 747-0536.

EVENT [Wednesday-Thursday]

Northern Oklahoma College Enid Observatory, dusk, corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges. The public can view stars, planets and other objects through the telescope, weather permitting. For more information or to schedule a group, call Bob Killam at (580) 548-2399.

EXHIBIT [Daily]

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Saturday, 205 p.m. Sunday, 702 N. Washington. Admission is by suggested donation of $3 per person. For more information, call (580) 233-3051, or go to railroadmuseumofoklahoma.org.