Friday night in the big town: Foreigner, Redbud, and fairytales

Well, readers, it’s that time again. The weekend is here and I’m going to tell you what to do. I should warn you though, taxes are due on Tuesday. And if you’re like me and haven’t done them yet because you literally had 7 different jobs last year and you just don’t feel like putting all that into Turbo Tax until the last minute, then the tax fairy is staring you down and gnawing at your sense of calm. But there are other things happening as well. A little birdy told me that it’s our Patrick’s birthday, so if you happen to see him, you have to buy him a drink. It is the way of birthdays.

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

April 13: Foreigner at Lucky Star Casino

Fun fact: Many Foreigner song titles are symptoms of the flu. For example, “Cold as Ice”, “Hot Blooded”, or “Double Vision.” Even more fun fact: Many other Foreigner songs are the aspirations of people that frequent bars like the Wolf Trap or the Other Place. For example, “Juke Box Hero”, “Feels like the First Time”, and “Dirty White Boy.”

I would be lying if I said I didn’t kind of dig Foreigner. It’s the only redeeming part of the Katt’s Hot Lunch with Greg Zubeck. And if you Generation Y kids are looking for an opportunity to bond with your dads (and by that I mean get your dad wastie faced and let him tell you stories of his glory days) then I think you need to bring your dad out to Concho for this concert. Trust me, stories your dad tells while he’s drunk and listening to Foreigner are the best.

April 14-15: The Redbud Classic

In my opinion, there are very few reasons to run. I find myself running only when cops are chasing me or when I’m playing a drunken game of ding dong ditch. I like to think that if it came down to the zombie apocalypse, I’d be smart enough to put myself in a situation where running wasn’t necessary. I’ve read The Zombie Survival Guide so I know all the steps I need to take to stay safe. But even so, the best laid plans of mice and men usually mean you’ll be running to save your skin.

The Redbud Classic is full of people who will make it out alive when the zombie apocalypse happens, provided of course that the zombies are the slow and dead kind rather than the ravenously quick kind found in later Romero films. The latter would make for quite an exciting race though. If you feel you need a tip or two of how to outrun the undead, may I suggest you ask a runner this weekend? Tell them you’ll give them an orange slice and some water in exchange for their secrets.

April 15: Fairytale Ball

If you have a spawn that enjoys dressing up as a knight, fairy, princess, fairy princess, wizard, or anything else that shows what a ren fair nerd they’re going to be when they grow up, this may be the activity for you. The Oklahoma Children’s Theatre is putting on a ball at The Petroleum Club, and the whole family is invited. Mom and Dad wear the formal wear and the kids actually get to have the fun.

While parents are upstairs eating delicious food and bidding on a live auction, the kids are a floor below dressed like a character from Harry Potter and having a whale of a time. Tickets for kids are $50 and parent tickets are $125, and if you have a problematic little pixie, the babysitter can come to the kid celebration for free. Fun will be had by all, and you’re kid can enjoy being into nerdy things before he is old enough to get shoved in a locker for it.

That’s it for this week, readers. Get your taxes done, of if they are done, you’re welcome to do mine.

Friday Night in the Big Town” is presented by Lucky Star Casino.  Visit to check out a full calendar of their events and concerts.