Friday night in the big town: The Addams Family, Brides, and the Globetrotters

What’s up, readers? Things are happening this weekend and I’ve made it my business to tell you. Last night as I was seeking some off-the-record legal counsel from Brittany Novotny, she told me that there was an improv show going down at the Ghostlight Theatre Club but I couldn’t find it on the internet. And I’m dreadfully out of the proverbial loop for a person who writes about things that are happening. But you guys love me anyway, right? …Right?

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

January 20: The Addams Family Musical at the Civic Center Music Hall

Maybe I’m the only one, but I think Christina Ricci was born to play Wednesday Addams. When she grew up, it was all downhill. And I’ll be honest, I confuse her with Rose McGowan on occasion. I just have to remember that Ricci has a fivehead and a slight case of encephalitis. Which, now that I think about it, are great qualities for a weird gothicy, morbid character. See what I mean about born to play that role?

Well, apparently there is a musical version of The Addams Family. I’m also willing to bet that there are all sorts of snaps, organs, and minor chords in the score. I can’t say I know what the plot is, but I’m willing to bet the Addams family comes into conflict with some so-called normal folks and hilarity ensues. Or at least I’m pretty sure that’s what’s going to happen since that was the plot line for the majority of the shows and movies.

January 22: Say I Do Bridal Celebration

You know, readers, I’m not one of those hopeless romantic types that gets all teary eyed at weddings. In fact, I pretty much hate the wedding part and would prefer to skip straight to the reception, but only if there’s an open bar. If there is no bar, I’m probably not coming to your wedding. No offense, but there’s no reason that many people need to uncomfortably sit in a room together and make small talk if there’s not booze. Perhaps I’ve had to purchase too many bridesmaid dresses in my day, but I’m just over weddings.

This, of course, doesn’t apply to the day when some fellow tries to make an honest woman out of me. In that case, I will be just as bad as the brides for whom I maided. I will drag them to bridal shows, just like this one, and make them look at things and decide whether I want a DJ with a disco ball, or a DJ with a fog machine. I will make them try on dresses that make them look like Weebles instead of women. I will buy into the wedding industry 100%, and by that, I mean my Edmond parents will be totally footing that bill. Either that, or I’m just not going to get married. Don’t need no ring to make babies.

January 22: Harlem Globetrotters at Chesapeake Energy Arena

Did you know that every time someone whistles, a Harlem Globetrotter gets his wings? It’s true. And did you know if I could have a theme song that would accompany all the moments in my life that should be montages (like trying on clothes for a makeover or training for a big event) I would choose the Harlem Globetrotters’ theme? Though, I’d probably have to mash it up with something else, like “Running with the Devil” by Van Halen. Do you think Girl Talk would do this for me?

Anyway, the kids these days like the basketballs. Rumble the Bison is a great ambassador for the sport, and I’ve seen him at story time at the public library. So, you know the kids are totally into it. But imagine how into the sport they’ll be when they see the Harlem Globetrotters make that ever-elusive four-point shot? And then, imagine how heart broken they’ll be when they find out that the four-point shot is a lie like Santa Claus? You owe this lie to your kids.

That’s all for this weekend, readers. Be safe and don’t drink and drive.

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