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Friday night in the big town: 90s in November, Red Dot Art Auction, and Understanding Islam

Well, readers. Here we are. It’s November, the leaves are falling off the trees, and not a one of you has offered to come rake my yard. I slave on this blog for you, and you don’t even offer to help me out once in a while. I guess I should expect it though. I’ve been pouring my soul out for you for two and a half years, and when I meet some of you, you don’t even believe that I am the Gentle one. Whatever. Anyway, here’s some stuff to do this weekend. Fair warning, the third one is a religious thing and I may say some things to offend. So, if you are unaware of how ignorant people are of Islam, maybe don’t read that one. I’m not in the mood for a ton of comments about how I’m burning in hell. Trust me, I know I’m burning in Hell. We have a Lost Ogle suite reserved and we’re all going to be roommates.

Anyway, here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town.

November 9: Live on the Plaza 90’s in November

Full disclosure, here, readers. Some of the last few things acquired for my wardrobe were flannel shirts and a pair of Doc Marten’s. I love that fashion is cyclical, and also that my old pair of Doc Marten’s from the sixth grade still fit so I’m like some kind of rich kid with two pairs now. If the Marisa who constantly listened to a Coolio cassette tape could only see me now, I think she would be proud.

Do you like the 90’s? When you say the name of this event did you automatically start singing this song from Portlandia? Do you like dressing in 90’s gear, trivia, art shows, photo booths, live music, food trucks, open houses, and the almost guaranteed possibility that you will get so soused at Saint’s that you’ll have to do a walk of shame the next day wearing 90’s garb? Then please, get yourself to the Plaza District.

Friday night in the big town: Olivia, girls, and weather

Ahhhh, do you feel that, readers? That’s the almost orgasmic sensation of the beginning of another Thunder season. I just love it when those fellas throw around the old leather pumpkin, as Liz Lemon would say. It’s finally time to sit in sports bars until midnight on a weeknight and drink while my boyfriend watches the game, and I tweet inane things about how Kendrick Perkins gives the best hugs (I will not let this drop). And as I’m sure you know, there are a couple of games this weekend, but in case you don’t care much for the old leather pumpkin, I’ve made a list of activities that can all be done while drinking beer.

Here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town!

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November 2: Olivia Newton-John at the Winstar World Casino

Usually when I get physical, you can really hear my body talk. Basically every joint pops, I groan, and there’s a delightful wheeze coming from my lung region like the chorus of a protest song, saying there will be no peace until I get my chubby haunches back on that sofa and watch reruns of 30 Rock on Netflix. But maybe I just feel old and out of shape because I work out at the OU gym with a bunch of skinny 19-year olds who wear makeup and never break a freakin’ sweat.

If you’re an ONJ fan, and you’re not tired of everyone lately singing about Sandy as if she were a character in a musical and not a hurricane that killed a bunch of people, get yourself on down to Thackerville, the only city in Oklahoma that makes you feel like you have a lisp when you say it. I’m really running out of ONJ references, and I’m really not clever enough to work “Xanadu” into this paragraph. Also, I’m pretty sure this isn’t something the majority of our readership would enjoy.

Halloween in the big town 2012

Consider this the only Friday night spooktacular that you need, readers. I’ve compiled a list of all the things you need to do this weekend to get you in the Halloween spirit. Personally, to get ready for the holiday, I spend the majority of my days yelling at the grungy teenagers on my street to stop throwing pumpkins at my car and they yell back that I’m old and fat. Nothing says Halloween like a bunch of terrible 14-year olds who will be incarcerated before they graduate high school.

Anyway here’s your Halloween in the Big Town!

October 27: Oklahoma Gazette Halloween Parade

It’s that time again when tons of spooky ghosts and goblins haunt midtown in the name of the Gazette. There will be 100 floats creeping through the streets and haunting all your favorite midtown and downtown attractions. You know all the businesses will have some special goings ons around the parade route, so get there early and enjoy all the Halloween festivities. Then spot your friends and neighbors and other upstanding members of society as they dress in super spooky or way too sexy garb in the name of the holiday!

Friday night in the big town: heart, hollow, and Hinder

Well, the weekend is here, and I don’t even care. You know why? Because Monday is my birthday. That’s right, readers, I’m getting older again. On Monday I will be 27, which is distressing because 27 is 3 cubed. Yeah. That’s 3 threes, all multiplied. Three is a prime number and my least favorite of all numbers. It’s also how old musicians are when they die of super tragic circumstances. I’m not a musician, but I have like 3 iPods. Oh God…3 again! That means that this is probably going to be a bad year. So if I slowly self-destruct and wind up dead, it was nice knowing all of you.

Anyway, here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town.

October 19-21: Affair of the Heart

You know what, readers? Crafting sucks. Scrapbooks make me want to vomit all over my face, and if you’re the type of person who makes homemade hair bows and tutus for your daughter, or the sort that likes to faux finish your kitchen floor, just know that we will never be friends. Yes, I have a Pinterest account. Yes, I have pinned a tutorial on how to make bacon Christmas tree ornaments. No, I’m never actually gonna do it.

If you’re the opposite of me and like festive seasonal wreaths, decorative chore charts for the kids, or anything that would make you more of a Stepford Wife than a drunken good time girl, I would like to encourage you to go to Affair of the Heart. I hear about this every year and I know people that go. And they come back with things that I would never think of as an option for a purchase to make. But some people spend their money on liquor, and others on holiday snow globes.

Friday night in the big town: Boo, Batman, and Les Mis

Do you hear that, readers? No, you don’t. You know why? Because Norman is a ghost town. All the kids have packed up and left for the weekend that every other school calls Fall Break, but we call OU/TX weekend. There is no traffic, and an eerie sense of calm has settled over my city. I like it. I may even go park on campus today just because I can and because there will be spots available. With whatever you choose to occupy your day, just remember to take a moment to look at the clock, and whatever time it is, you know that Texas still sucks.

Anyway, here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town.

October 12: Boo Ritson “Homecoming” at City Arts Center

Boo Ritson is an English artist that is fascinated with American culture. All her pieces are centered around American culture. There will be approximately 60 of her pieces featured at the exhibition, and “Homecoming will run through December 21.

An interesting thing to note about Boo is that she has never been to this area of the country. The majority of her inspiration comes from watching old black and white movies. She’s here this week touring Oklahoma with her manager, and I shudder to think what sorts of inspiration she’ll draw for new projects. Hopefully she meets very upstanding Oklahomans, and not the toothless sort that wind up on the national news after a tornado.