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Friday Night in the Big Town: ArtNow, fake Frankie Vallie and made-up humor


Hello everyone. It’s Adam. While scouring the entertainment landscape for this week’s edition of FNITBT, I thought about those events that try so hard but just don’t make the cut. They give plenty of blood, sweat and tears, but fall short. Let’s tip our hat to some “honorable mentions.”

“Chef Knife Skills” at Francis Tuttle – Apparently San Francisco-style chopping is a thing, as well as “julienning and chiffonading“ vegetables. You do not want me attempting to julienne anything. I once cut my thumb open with a knife because I wanted to see the inside of a tennis ball. Good try “Chef Knife Skills,” but you lose!

“Free Roller Skating Lessons” at Skate Galaxy – It was really hard to not choose this for FNITBT. I mean it oozes “Big League City.” Valiant effort old and run-down roller skates, but your wheels that cannot roll 18 inches without veering hard to the left and making me concentrate way too hard to move forward at one mile per hour is not worth it.

“Christian Country Dance” at 351 N. Air Depot – Kidding. You didn’t come close.

Friday Night in the Big Town: Film Row, Freeze Your Face Off and A Funny Thing Happened


Oh these are the days. Sally Kern got out-Kerned by the Honorable Terence Kern. It’s nice to see the ultra-conservative Okie base scramble for once.

“But 75% of Oklahomans voted for the anti-gay marriage amendment?!?!”

I’m sure if you would have let the Deep South vote on civil rights of African-Americans in the 1950’s, it wouldn’t have passed either. Believe it or not majorities can be wrong.

Actually, I don’t know why I’m telling you, TLO readers are smart and open-minded. However, I am looking forward to seeing the Phelps family create “godhatesoklahoma.com.” I mean, why not, he already hates Sweden.

Anyway, it’s Friday so go out and do something.

Friday Night in the Big Town: Art Walk, Bang Bang Variety and Medieval Dining.


Hello everyone. It’s Adam, and like many Americans the last month I’ve been sick. It’s the flu or something. Don’t worry, I won’t breathe much on this column.

It would be wrong of me not to praise someone who we vilify many times on this website. For once she is standing up to keep our land grand, just like those anti-littering bumper stickers.

As we mentioned yesterday, Sally Kern believes in your right to eat your Pop Tart in any shape you like. Whether that is a dinosaur, a triangle or an AK-47, you and your child will no longer have to fear the overreaching arm of President Obama when it comes to all things mastication.

Thank you Rep. Kern. Just kidding. Here’s stuff to do!

Friday Night in the Big Town: Red City Rock, Dinosaurs and Capitol Art.


Hello everyone. It’s Adam. 2014 has already gotten off to quite the start by taking the life of “Uncle Phil” from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Thanks 2014, I already think you’re a jerk.

But I’m only one person and judgment of the young year is in the eye of the beholder. Fast food restaurants in Colorado can’t contain their excitement due to a newly legal demographic. Sooner fans are celebrating their biggest win in quite awhile. This has led me to my first New Years resolution.

At some point this year I’m going to have a two-week period that is going to be completely awesome. I have no idea what this will be comprised of, but all I know is that I’m going to be on a roll. It might involve me figuring out how to use chopsticks. I may dunk a basketball. Hell, I might catch a bullet in mid-air.

All I know is that it will be the “Fortnight of Adam.” You are warned.

Here’s stuff to do!


Red City Radio, Saturday 9 pm, The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western, $10

A favorite of Marisa and Patrick, Red City Radio will be playing this Saturday at The Conservatory. They’re loud and proud which is usually a prerequisite for The Conservatory.

The Oklahoma punk quartet is offering ear damage for the low price of 10 American dollars. Usually that service runs twice that rate, even with a Groupon.

Here’s a song of theirs. It’s loud.

[Editor's note: Adam, if it's too loud, then you're too old. Or, you could probably just adjust the volume on your speakers. -Marisa]

[Adam's note: Marisa, I'm a rock musician who pounds the drums with the force of a rabid panda. Also, 33 is the new 20.]

Friday Night in the Big Town: Sundance, Photojournalism and High-Brow Fighting


Hello everyone, it’s Adam and welcome to another award-winning column.* I’m currently east of the state border in the Natural State for holiday festivities. Don’t worry, I’m still concerned for you and your entertainment needs back in the state capital of Oklahoma. You see, I know people. They tell me what’s going on in the seedy and un-seedy parts of OKC.

Kidding, I barely even have friends. I do hang out with this guy who works produce overnight at a Wal-Mart. His name is Rodney, but he prefers “Jiffy” or “Skippy” or some other brand of peanut butter. I don’t know why. He gets insane discounts on lettuce.

A quick, random fact about Arkansas before we get to the good stuff. The further you travel east in the state, the more likely camouflage is considered appropriate attire.

*I have never won an award for this column.