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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.

Friday night in the big town: Bluegrass, Cedric the Entertainer, and the Czech Festival

If you’re like me readers, you’ve already bought all the Halloween candy from your local grocery store and have been eating it like you’re Augustus Gloop. Sure, it’s not healthy and my teeth are probably going to rot right out of skull, but adulthood sucks and just knowing that I can’t go trick-or-treating anymore sends me into a depression. So what if I sit at home eating bowl after bowl of mini Snickers bars and Laffy Taffy while wearing a child’s Thor costume? This is really a step up from my usual activities where I scarf pizza rolls and sit around in yoga pants. At least I’m being seasonably festive.

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

October 5-6: Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival

I know I’m not the only one who gets a little too excited when I hear a banjo and a mandolin going at it. In fact, I bought a banjo just so some day I could be an awesome bluegrass musician. And while my progress is slow going (I can tune a banjo!), I still hope that someday I can start my all-girl bluegrass band. So if you play the guitar, bass, or violin and are at that level where you can only tune your instrument, give me a call, ladies. We’re starting a band.

The OIBF features bands, open mics, and workshops for adults and competitions in the youth tent. There will be a scholarship auction where musical instruments will be auctioned and the proceeds will go to music scholarships for students. If you’re in the mood for some musical entertainment, then head on up to Guthrie. You know you want to, especially since you haven’t had a reason to go there since you broke into the old children’s hospital when you were in high school. And, you’ll probably see my uncle there carrying around all manner of instruments.

Friday night in the big town: Trivia, Mesta Festa, and Remington Park

Well, here we are readers, at the end of September. Fall is in full swing, and my seasonal affective disorder is about to start acting up again. And I can’t go to Target or the mall for the rest of the year out of fear of Christmas displays, which will undoubtedly be popping up at any minute. The one saving grace in all of this is that it’s almost basketball season, which is good because OU football just doesn’t do it for me like it used to. Not to be one of “those fans”, but I am totally gonna be one of “those fans.”

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

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September 28: Free Team Trivia presented by The Lost Ogle

Do you know the capital of New Hampshire? Can you put a list of Bill Murray movies in order by release date? Do you know anything about hockey? Are you like a Jeopardy contestant, only cooler? Do you like delightful beers and wings and a general party sort of atmosphere? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then good. I have a new Friday night ritual for you.

Tonight begins the first weekly edition of Free Team Trivia presented by The Lost Ogle at Buffalo Wild Wings on Northwest Expressway. Come grab a table big enough for all your friends and order a few rounds. Patrick will ask you questions, and if your team is better than our Norman team, chances are you won’t embarrass yourself like our team does. I wish you the best of luck, and remember, you get smarter with every beer you drink.