A winner is us. Yes, as you read yesterday, The Lost Ogle is once again “Best Website or Blog” in Oklahoma Gazette’s “Best of OKC.” This is no surprise. If I’m involved usually that means it’s the best. For example, my 6th grade YMCA flag football team went 6-0. I was wide receiver. That’s me on the far right. Yeah, the badass. I’m estimating I was about 5’5’’ and 100 lbs. of mayhem.
Anyways, we should receive our award, Burger King gift certificates (not gift cards), in the mail soon. I’m told they are the same ones you received when you made A’s on your elementary school report card. Those were the days.
Well, thanks again for those who voted for us. I heard Patrick say he doing Instagram selfies with our voters. He’s super excited. Oh well, I guess you came here for something to do.
Here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town.
37th Annual Midsummer Nights’ Art Festival
Fri & Sat – 6pm, Lions Park – corner of Flood & Symmes, Norman, Free
If there is one thing I know for sure, which is completely plausible, it’s that the Oklahoma City area likes an art festival. It seems every other week I’m doing a write-up for one. This week Norman is stating their claim for “Best in Show.”
The 37th annual Midsummer Nights’ Art Festival will be “artifying” Lions Park beginning tonight at 6 p.m. The event, staged by Firehouse Art Center (FAC), brings regional artists, live music and food to the corner of Flood & Symmes. There will be multiple tents and two music stages for you to wonder about.
Do you have questions about how to art? FAC faculty members are providing us regular folks with an opportunity to learn from them one-on-one with demonstrations and questions. There is also family-friendly sculpting, painting “creative cubes,” and portrait drawing of a live model. It sounds like the central tent is the place to be.
Top that off with food and live music and you have yourself a date with art for the weekend, so go art something!
Skyline Food Truck Festival
Saturday – 11am, OKC Downtown Airpark – 1701 S Western Ave, Free to attend – VIP Tickets $60-70
If there is a second thing I know for sure, which is pushing it, it’s that Oklahoma City loves food trucks. There is actually an advantage for the eater when food is created in motion. According to Einstein, an object in acceleration gains mass. So, if a food truck creates a corn dog while accelerating, and you run along the side, pay for it and then eat it, you will receive more “food mass” for your buck.
Of course none of this matters much if you aren’t moving close to the speed of light. Dammit, what has my life come to? I’m talking about eating corn dogs at the speed of light. Nevermind, here is the important stuff.
The Skyline Food Truck Festival is taking over the OKC Downtown Airpark this Saturday. Thirty food trucks from Oklahoma and neighboring states Wil feed you from their vehicles, hoping to make enough money to add hydraulics and nitrous to their food rides.
Rumor has it that the five trucks who make the least money will have to enter a demolition derby with the winner going home with the other’s frying vats. This rumor was created by me based on nothing.
The event is free to attend, but there are VIP tickets for $60 in advance, and $70 the day of the event. Becoming a VIP gives you access to the VIP tent and deck, free water, soda and beer, and an entry to win a signed guitar. I don’t know who is signing it, but I’m guessing Larry Nichols.
There will also be two stages of live music playing open to close, so go eat some mobile food.
10th Annual 5K Run for the Arts Midnite Streak
Saturday – 8pm, NW 11th & Broadway, $35
For 10 years the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center’s Midnite Streak 5K has benefited the organization’s educational programming. The USA Track & Field certified event is suited for beginning and experienced runners and will follow a new route through neighborhoods of Automobile Alley, Midtown and Heritage Hills.
This is not only an opportunity to help arts education, but also for a nice healthy jog. Well, an object accelerating gains mass, but as long as you are moving at “human speed,” you are fine. If you are near the speed of light, your problem won’t be the mass as much as being “spaghettified” by having your atoms stripped of their subatomic particles. That’s worse than your food truck being destroyed in a demolition derby.
Have fun everyone.
Adam Holt is a musician and freelance journalist. He’s never been to Germany.
Follow Adam on Twitter at @ArkansasFresh.
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