'Their own flavor of geekdom' — Comic Con comes to Enid

Brandon Wheelock portrays Necronancer from Diablo as he wins the adult costume contest during the 2nd annual Enid Comic Con. Wheelock, who has back-to-back wins, created his winning costume by hand with several different art mediums. (Photo by Bonnie Vculek)

July 31-Aug. 6

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

FLY Film Festival, held virtually at www.flyfilmfestival.org starting at 8 a.m. Friday. Those who want to "attend" can make a donation and they will be emailed a link. For more information, visit the film festival website. 

THEATER [Fri.-Sun., Thur.]

'Little Shop of Horrors,' 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Thursday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for military and $9 for students. Face masks encouraged, other COVID-19 precautions in place. To purchase tickets, go to gaslighttheatre.org.

EVENT [Saturday]

History Alive!, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Step back in time with re-enactors at the Humphrey Heritage Village. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.

EVENT [Saturday-Sunday]

Enid Comic Con, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Stride Bank Center. With special guest Sam Jones, aka Flash Gordon. Tickets are $10 per day. To purchase, go to stridebankcenter.com/events/enid-comiccon.


Aug. 7-13

THEATER [Friday-Saturday]

'Little Shop of Horrors,' 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for military and $9 for students. Face masks encouraged, other COVID-19 precautions in place. To purchase tickets, go to gaslighttheatre.org.

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

HANOR Smokin' Red Dirt BBQ, Stride Bank Center. Events include live music Friday evening, Enid Noon AMBUC lunch 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and awards later in the afternoon. For more information, go to https://reddirtbbq.etownthemagazine.com.

EVENT [Saturday]

Fast and the Furriest 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run, 6:30-8 a.m., Crosslin Park, 1520 W. Oxford. Registration starts at 5:30 a.m. Cost is $10 for 1-mile, $20 for 5K. Register at www.enid.org.


Aug. 14-20

EVENT [Friday]

Hedges Regional Speech & Hearing presents Silent Nite on the Town, doors open at 6:30 p.m., with film at 7, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets available at Visit Enid or at the door (one person for $15, two for $25). For more info, call (580) 234-3734.

EVENT [Saturday]

History Alive!, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Step back in time with re-enactors at the Humphrey Heritage Village. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.


THINGS 2 DO

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

702 N. Washington — (580) 233-3051

Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays and Mondays except by appointment, and all major holidays and adverse weather. Admission is by $5 donation.


Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

507 S. 4th St. — (580) 237-1907

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sundays, Mondays, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and $4 for students. 


Simpson’s Old Time Museum

228 E. Randolph Ave. — (580) 234-4998

Hours: 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Admission is free.


Leonardo’s Children’s Museum

200 E. Maple — (580) 233-2787

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday


Midgley Museum

1001 Sequoyah — (580) 234-7265

Hours: 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday through Tuesday, except by appointment. Closed all major holidays and inclement weather. Closed Nov. 1 through March 31. Admission by donation.


Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center

616 Leona Mitchell Blvd. — (580) 237-6989 or 402-2524

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for children


Dillingham Memorial Garden

5th & East Oklahoma

Open 24/7


Garfield County Demonstration Garden

316 E. Oxford

(580) 237-1228

Open 24/7

Demonstrates the growing habits of Oklahoma Proven trees and shrubs.


 4RKids Mini Golf

710 Overland Trail

(580) 237-7888

www.4rkids.com/minigolf.html

Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.


 

Moose Lodge Bingo

302 E. Purdue

(580) 237-7779

Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Mondays, with games beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Games will include lightning rounds, bonanzas, you pick ‘ems, progressives, 50/50’s and pulltabs. There will also be early bird sessions in addition to the main session, with hot ball in play for early bird and main sessions.

Concessions will be available. Social quarters available for lodge members.

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