Weekend Radar

If you’ve been day-drinking like a champ since Christmas Eve and still have to rally—somehow—for New Year’s Eve festivities on Monday, you probably want to take it easy this weekend.

But if you’re even the least bit inclined to indulge that inner voice urging you to get out, shake off the dust, and be around shiny, happy people who aren’t your relatives, The Lost Ogle has a few low-key ideas for you.

Rodney Carrington
Saturday, December 29th | 10 p.m.
Grand Casino Event Center, Shawnee, OK

What’s more low-key than kicking back and having a belly laugh at someone else’s expense! Rodney Carrington, whose national tour is making a stop at Grand Casino, is a multi-talented comedian, whose major record label comedy albums have sold millions. His popularity derives, in large part, from his connection with his audience and his totally self deprecating, NSFW style. Don’t let the cowboy hat fool you. And don’t bring kids…including any under-21 girlfriends.

ILLUMINATIONS: A Northern Lights Experience in the Crystal Bridge
All weekend | 6 – 9 p.m.
Myriad Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma City

I’ve never experienced the wonder of the Northern Lights, so until I get my travel timing right, this is as good as it gets for me. And, truly, this Crystal Bridge version looks pretty good. If you still have relatives lingering about, bring them! There’s something about being immersed in light and exotic plant life that is transcendent—certainly calming and clarifying. Speaking of plant life, here’s a pro tip: For extra magic and healing, consider a discreet vape of your medical marijuana, before embarking upon your Northern Lights experience right here in downtown OKC.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saturday, December 29th | 10 p.m.
Rodeo Cinema, Oklahoma City

Ah, the beloved cult classic! Showing at the new cinema in the Stockyards District. If you’ve been barely able to contain your tendencies toward misbehavior over the holidays, here’s your chance to express it properly. As always, this picture show encourages audience participation—but it’s totally up to you, whether that looks like being wildly inappropriate or just enjoying same in others. Perfect for both the low-key night owl (just taking in a movie; nothing to see here, folks) and the dinner-drinks-dancing set, who rolls deep and doesn’t mind singing along and shaking it from their movie theatre seats.

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