Look, Vince Gill isn’t going to appear on just anyone’s album, so Shannon McNally must be doing something right. Fresh from Small Town Talk, a disc co-recorded with Dr. John, the singer-songwriter has an 8 p.m Sunday appointment to knock on The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley. Tickets are $20. Call 524-0738 or visit bluedoorokc.com.
If anyone can beat ovarian cancer, our money’s on the Oklahoma Victory Dolls. The team hosts a double header of roller derby to benefit the nonprofit organization Heels for Hope at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Centennial Building of State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15; kids 12 and under get in free. Visit oklahomavictorydolls.com.
Tuesday-Wednesday, June 26; ongoing
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• Castle in the Sky/Kiki's Delivery Service/My Neighbor Totoro DVD reviews
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Are you the best slot player in the nation? You have three chances to
prove it when the 20-state TournEvent of Champions makes stops today at
Newcastle Casino, 2457 U.S. 62 in Newcastle; Saturday at Riverwind
Casino, 1544 State Highway 9 in Norman; and next Wednesday at Remington
Park, 1 Remington Place. Someone’s going to win $250,000; why not you?
Wednesday; Saturday; Wednesday, June 19
What do you get when clarinetists converge on the University of
Oklahoma’s Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd in Norman, for three days?
Three nights of concerts, that’s what! At 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday,
and 7:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday, respectively hear soloists Gregory Raden,
David Shifrin, Charles Neidich and József Balogh. Tickets are $8-$12.
Call 325-2081 or visit ouclarinetsymposium.ou.edu.
The biggest burlesque production the state ever has seen busts out
with the inaugural Oklahoma City Burlesque Festival! At 7:30 p.m. Friday
and Saturday at Oklahoma Contemporary, 3000 General Pershing, lovely
ladies like Mosh, Ruby Joule, Adéle Wolf and Lula Houp-Garou pictured
strut their stuff. Belly dancers, magicians and more fill out the bill.
Tickets are $25-$40. Visit okcburlesquefest.com.
The Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department’s community
spraygrounds are a blast — quite literally! With dump buckets, water
cannons, geysers and more, the 17 metro locations are a free way to keep
kids cool this summer, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Sept. 2.
Call 297-2211 or visit okc.gov/parks.
When Chris Hardwick isn’t hosting The Nerdist podcast or AMC’s The
Talking Dead show, he’s doing stand-up comedy. Like at 7 p.m. next
Wednesday at the University of Oklahoma’s Donald W. Reynolds Performing
Arts Center. Admission is free. Visit cas.ou.edu.
Wednesday, June 19
Drawing comparisons to Lyle Lovett (aural, mind you — not visual),
indie-folk rocker Jay Nash visits The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley, at 7
p.m. Thursday, opening for David Ramirez. Nash’s brand-new album is
Letters from the Lost, and critics suggest you’ll not want to mark them
“return to sender.” Tickets are $15-$20. Call 524-0738 or visit