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Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, Grantsville PA

Hey I'll be moving to Harrisburg soon and was wondering what the 1/2 poker action was like at this casino: Does it get alot of action? Significantly more action (from tourists) on the weekend? It'd be awesome if I could make this my regular spot but if it's a small group of regulars I may just look elsewhere for weekend table selection... Any input would be great, thanks!!
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I am making a weather map/travel planning map I need every public race track listed. See any missing?

Aqueduct Racetrack / New York / New York / US
Arapahoe Park / Aurora / Colorado / US
Arlington International Racecourse / Arlington Heights / Illinois / US
Assiniboia Downs / Winnipeg / Manitoba / CA
Atlantic City Race Course / Landing / New Jersey / US
Barretts Race Meet at Fairplex / Pomona / California / US
Belmont Park / Turnpike Elmont / New York / US
Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center / Cincinnati / Ohio / US
Betfair Hollywood Park / Inglewood / California / US
Calder Casino & Race Course / Miami Gardens / Florida / US
Canterbury Park / Shakopee / Minnesota / US
Century Mile Racetrack and Casino / Edmonton / Alberta / CA
Churchill Downs / Louisville / Kentucky / US
Colonial Downs / New Kent / Virginia / US
Del Mar / Del Mar / California / US
Delaware Park / Wilmington / Deleware / US
Delta Downs Racetrack / Vinton / Louisiana / US
Ellis Park / Henderson / Kentucky / US
Emerald Downs / Auburn / Washington / US
Evangeline Downs / Opelousas / Louisiana / US
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots / New Orleans / Louisiana / US
Fair meadows / Tulsa / Oklahoma / US
Fairmount Park / Collinsville / Illinois / US
Finger Lakes / Farmington / New York / US
Fonner Park / Grand Island / Nebraska / US
Fort Erie / Fort Erie / Ontario / CA
Golden Gate Fields / Berkeley / California / US
Gulfstream Park / Miami / Florida / US
Harrah's Louisiana Downs Casino and Racetrack / Bossier City / Louisiana / US
Hastings Racecourse / Vancouver / British Columbia / CA
Hawthorne Race Course / Stickney / Illinois / US
Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races / Charles Town / West Virginia / US
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course / Youngstown / Ohio / US
Hoosier Park / Anderson / Indiana / US
Horsemen's Park / Omaha / Nebraska / US
Indiana Grand / Shelbyville / Indiana / US
Keeneland / Lexington / Kentucky / US
Kentucky Downs / Franklin / Kentucky / US
Laurel Park / Laurel / Maryland / US
Lone Star Park / Irving / Texas / US
Los Alamitos Race Course / Los Alamitos / California / US
Monmouth Park / Oceanport / New Jersey / US
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort / Chester / West Virginia / US
Northlands Park / Edmonton / Alberta / CA
Oaklawn Park / Hot Springs / Arkansas / US
Parx Racing / Bensalem / Pennsylvania / US
Penn National Race Course / Grantville / Pennsylvania / US
Pimlico Race Course / Baltimore / Maryland / US
Portland Meadows / Portland / Oregon / US
Prairie Meadows / Altoona / Iowa / US
Presque Isle Downs / Erie / Pennsylvania / US
Remington Park / Oklahoma City / Oklahoma / US
Retama Park / Selma / Texas / US
Rillito Park Race Track / Tucson / Arizona / US
Ruidoso Downs / Ruidoso Downs / New Mexico / US
Sam Houston Race Park / West Houston / Texas / US
Santa Anita Park / Arcadia / California / US
Saratoga Race Course / Saratoga Springs / New York / US
Suffolk Downs / Boston / Massachusetts / US
Sunland Park / Sunland / New Mexico / US
Tampa Bay Downs / Tampa / Florida / US
Thistledown / Cleveland / Ohio / US
Turf Paradise / Phoenix / Arizona / US
Turfway Park / Florence / Kentucky / US
Will Rogers Downs / Claremore / Oklahoma / US
Woodbine / Toronto / Ontario / CA
Zia Park / Hobbs / New Mexico / US

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Psycho Betting and Stats 301-Degenalytics Question

!!!!DISCLAIMER:!!!!
Before you even start watching this for entertainment and see if you get offended by this un-P.C. content. Don't be a pussy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igsb3ejgbL8
If you can't handle it, leave this thread. If you can, then you may proceed to the next level.
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📰📜Story📜📰:
I've been scatter-brained, ire-filled, soul-searching and lost after a 7-day Degen Marathon that brought a shit load of misfortunes. I used to hate social media, but I've learned how to wield the soc. med. sword like a fucking Degen Jedi. I'm going to promote an honest cause where I seek to be victorious in the end. Just you watch you fucking doubters, haters, blockers, scammers. How much grit and intellect would the average fucking person have to endure what I've gone through in the last fucking 48 hours and still come out alive with a sense of greater purpose?
Had about $400 to $500 in righteously earned bonus dollars earned through impossible grinding degen mission that came pretty close to accomplishing (91%).
I would have had some imaginary >$600 BR by now, but instead the roll-over deadline caused the entire deposit to be forfeited and I manage to salvage some $100.
Due to a bonus rollover scheme, 80U of my balance was stuck in bonuses and if I fail to accomplish the roll-over by the deadline, it all gets forfeited.
With a $500-$600 balance, I could have somewhere at $900-1000 by now after a 20-2 W-L record on European football on Wednesday.
How did I get that record yesterday, by sampling a bunch of solid pre-game picks and live betting using my own fucking brain. I consult with the finest in capping. With $10-$20 bet sizes, That would have put me up maybe $15x16 = +$240 at minimum. $1000 was the imaginary bank roll. As of today, betting with $1 units, after Monday-Wednesday's successful run, while Tuesday was a -$50 blip, I converted $100 to about close to $200 (40U).
🤪🤑Psycho Betting🤑🤪:
I learned the art of psycho betting. Taking some well-advised 10U and 30U psycho bets that put my bankroll up a significant amounts, but a big loss does the opposite. Yesterday I manage to hit 4 grand 30U slams in a row, however many on juiced lines, so each $30 bet one returns about $15-20. Thus my bankroll grew nearly +100 units and sits close to $200 from the initial $100 I manage to salvage after that bonus robbery.
If you want to fucking learn the art of Psycho-Betting to the extremest and be successful at it, fucking put in $100 in Bovada (remember to use money that you can afford to lose) and get that fucking bonus for the purpose of looting the bookies in a successful vengeance scheme. This guy is a fucking Artillery: https://twitter.com/GoTimeCappers.
Fucking hit more than 4x30U grand slams yesterday and some 10-20U cherries on top. I tailed his free picks and other through consultation [Haha fucking reddit/sportsbook will probably ban me for promoting another tout, :)].Of course with my $1.5U size on a crippled bank roll, I cannot grow it to as much as I wanted to using GoTime's techniques. I would have been at another +$400 if I had $6 units. It's a high risk and high reward system, but if you are confident with your picks you go big on it. If you lose it, then you grind back with smaller 10U and 20U bets to try to get back to part to be able to do another 30U bet. The goal is to be like 2-1, 3-0 on 30U grand slams a day. There is some level of sustainability and back up plans to execute in case the 30U bet did not work out. It is very improbable for you to lose 10 in a row on well researched picks that the experts in the community have common agreement on. A lot of the times, the lines shift to reward you less for the pick since big money is already on the pick.
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!!!!!DISCLAIMER: DO NOT READ BEYOND HERE IF YOU HATE MATH OR HAVE AN IQ OF < 89!!!!!
Use the chart on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IQ_classification
Here is a Nice Calculation to do:
📚📑💻Stats 301 Question in Degenalytics💻📑📚**:**
Lastly I asked anyone in the past few days to do a Stats 301 question with Degenalytics Context: To fucking determine the probability that an avg Joe with a $100+100 Bonus Bank-roll or $500 + 250B bank roll can actually pull off the $3000/$7500 grind in some number of N months betting with supposedly 2 full months of real sports (N-2) getting Obliterated by COVID-19. I want you to give me an analytical calculation or a simulation of your work and give me all the possible scenarios.
Then give the final verdict of if that number converges to 0.000% or 100.00% that the average Joe would succeed his false-hope mission for a successful rollover.
In other words think of it like this: If the average joe bets his entire bank roll 12 or more times (roll-over is not x10 because of bookie juice), what is the probability that he will still end up in the green? Also assign a tilt probability factor that the Average Joe would go on some emotional tilt spree to end up bust again? And make it even harder by eliminating 2-3 full months of real sports (N-2.5) and having to bet on Bovada's limited shitty ass lines and shitty live odds.
If you fucking want to eliminate the -2.5 months, then allow the average joe the freedom to bet on N months of e-sports [hahah] and see where that goes.
I had a bad experience betting on e-sports for 2 months and only end up -15-20U. I'm not saying that I lost because I suck at e-sports betting or I tailed the wrong people. The Bovada lines are super shitty and limited. Most of the time, on live esports, all you see are dashed out lines as if they fucking know what the rigged result is and prevent people from doing hedge bets or try to bet opposite spreads when they are winning to guarantee an insurance 1-1 with minimal damage incurred to their bank-roll. The live betting experience on e-sports on the Bovada platform is so bad that you are guaranteed to lose in the long run. Fucking hell Bodog/Bovada even offered me a $250 deposit on 100% bonus after the Rudy Gobert day in Mid March. They advertised the joys and wonders of getting rich betting off esports.
I was so tempted to deposit, however I kind of over-slept and missed out on the dead-line so they closed the bonus offer. Pretty good relief that I did not fuck-up my real credit card and bank account by falling for that scam again. It was an accidental Grace of God moment to fucking avoid that E-sports deposit marketing scam.
BONUS Questions:
A: Calculate the number of months needed and number of successful bets required for the conservative degen 1u bettor to grind out the roll-over playing
$2.00 tug of war with the bookie.
B: Calculate the odds that a professional capper who knows how to adjust unit sizes (1u-5u), do parlays once a while, will succeed the roll-over in some
N-2.5 months or add some e-sports to have fun to keep the N factor.
C.1: Calculate the conditional probabilities for the bettor succeeding in the mission if on the first few days of betting:
i) He loses bet 1 for about $20.
ii) Wins bet 1 for about $20 to earn $17.5.
iii) Goes on a 3 game losing streak
iv) 5 game losing streak
v) Positivity case: The guy got lucky and nearly doubled his bank roll on a decent run from day. Up +100U or $200. [I'm sure that out of bad discipline the average Joe would still go -200U in the long run with a pretty high probability.]
C.2: Determine the mathematical scheme on how the Bookies can use your first few losses to eventually put you in a 60+:40- (Greater than 60% locked in bonus, less than 40% of your deposited money). Bonus:Locked funds ratio.
The Jinx-King answer: It converges to zero [hahaha], but I really am interested in know what other scenarios math and stats people have come up. And your mathematical approaches and formulae used to generate possible scenarios and probabilities. But I think it is safe to say that for the average Joe,the answer is 0.00% success rate. Bodog/Bovada knows this exactly and refuses to put a hiatus on the roll-over deadline. Instead they keep it going so that people can try to wager on e-sports and lose their entire bank roll. They are only interested it getting 100% of your locked funds so that they can buy expensive cruises, yachts, beach mansions, resort packages, etc in Aruba or some other tropical place. Where you got millions of desperate Americans, Canadians in struggling economies with lost jobs and zero positive cash-flow. About 10% or so or perhaps even more deposit money into off-shore gambling websites hoping they can roll-over their bank-roll some ridiculous number of times and make a few bucks to put food on the table.
In fact, it makes matters worst being jobless, having zero cash flow and having locked funds in scamming bookies. If you are not good at casino or sports-betting games, you would have:
A: Lose your entire deposit for failing to grind it out properly.
B: Not grind it out on time on whatever dead-line the roll-over was.
C: Even if you did successfully grind that shit out using conservative 1u betting and play $2 tug of war with the bookie, you will end up just wasting your time grinding it out for hours and hours on end. It would have been better for you to fucking find a job at some farm helping out with harvesting crops or work in meat plants so that food does not go to waste. I bet you I can make more money than your $2 tug of war in one a day picking off cans and bottles off the streets in some exercise walking/running/biking + collection routine then selling it to the recycling center for $0.05-0.25 a unit. Trust me at my university, I spot maybe about 50-200 empty/partially driven cans and bottles left on desks, lecture halls, the floor, libraries, work areas, etc. Supposed that I harvested that shit, I would be making $5-$20 a day collecting it all and going to the recycling center once every week.
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⚖Conclusions⚖:
The fucking company knows this COVID-19 closure shit and want to use it to their advantage to continue to rob millions of their customers. Last week, I tried to call customer service, chat help, email, etc. and management has spoken to plead my case to delay the roll-over dead-line in a pro-rated time frame so that customers with locked balances can resume betting with their full balance when Game 1 of any Major League Sport actually returns. They give me the same bull-shit over and over saying they decline my request. For what reason?
  1. The terms and conditions written in fine print for accepting the bonus conversion challenge. "Rules are Rules."
  2. They were aware my deadline of June 22 at 19:23 ET was approaching soon. They knew I was on a mission to salvage my bank roll before they yank out the 60-75U trapped in bonus balances (i.e. Ghost money). By the end of it, I realize I made a foolish mistake. Most of my wins were just from bonus money and I was rewarded $0.00 on righteous wins on expired bonuses.
Therefore Bonus money only earns bonus money which put my entire bank-roll in a 80:20 ratio where the bookies control 80U in ghost money. By the end of the roll-over deadline, they get to yank out 80U of my balance at the deadline and left me with about $100 (20U) bank roll to regrind.
  1. They knew I was winning consistently making solid picks.
During my 110 hour marathon over the brutal grind of losing more than 70 hours of work, leisure and recreation; 35 hours of sleep; to a fucking impossible grind of trying to roll over some 60% of $7500 on sports I have little knowledge of capping (i.e. E-sports, Table Tennis, European football) after a few days of studying the game, I was picking up my stride to grind it to 91%. They fucking knew that if I had another day to grind, they would be coughing up +$600-800 of withdrawable balance to my account.
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Bio:😎📚🎓👨‍🎓
I am a Fucking PHD Candidate (2-6 months from graduating and not having to pay another round of BS tuition) who does a shitload of mathematics, statistics, simulations, mathematical physics, wrote scientific papers. I've won T.A. Awards, Government/Provincial/Institutional level scholarships, Conference presentations, with even Undergrad honors back in the day. DM me if you need a fucking CV to prove my fucking credentials.
Why am I able to write a lot of shit? Because my fucking brain operates on some max level Intel Xeon chip on overclock mode and I cannot do much to shut it down other than going to sleep. They only way is to write articles that I think might benefit the community.
I have a crazy interest in sports and Degen'ing. I love to fucking put action on sports games, be proud about making the correct calls on the outcome of games before it happens, and then boast to my circle of competitive friends about who's the fucking Boss. As tabboo as society think us degens are, I think this absolute BS. There is a pure enjoyment in watching sports and having action on it. It is nice to get paid beer money to cover a round for your buddies, or earn that rent money over a successful night of betting on shit you actually enjoy watching. Fuck I rather make $300 for one evening of enjoying sports rather than working a 9-5 dull job to try to afford rent/mortgage. If I can fucking pay off all my monthly expenses in 3 fucking successful nights of 3 hr sessions of sports matches, that would be ideal. I would take the lather over a 9-5 rat-race grind.
Overall I am "PRO" in the debate for local single sports betting bookies to be established in Canada. Get these fucking scamming off-shore books like bodog/Bovada who contribute only contribute "Bagel" to the Canadian Economy, but instead make it worst by scamming the masses of hard working or desperate people to leak out some sum of billions of dollars of national GDP. Probably the same applies to all American States, that people should not have to cough up their hard earned $$$$ to off-shore scamming bookies. I shall write an article about this later to justify my arguments later.
Ultimately I my goal is to obliterate or negate the influence of all the cons, scamming bookies, and false touts out there who are just interested in stealing people's $$$. To write out full studies on exposing their schemes in an objective lens.
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Calling me out: (Think I cannot track these pussy downvotes? I know you cowards 😂😜😎)
If you think I'm full of BS, then send me a personal DM to have a 1v1 argument the same way that Stephen A debates sports with Max Kellerman. You can downvote me or flame me with empty hate talk all you want on public threads. But don't be a fucky pussy by avoiding a debate with me. Trust me, I'm going to win and be the last one to state a real point that you will have no comeback for [haha]. Lastly, if you are open to discuss or debate with me about some issues, do some resarch/exploration, betting strategies, etc., I would love your collaboration in some projects I got going on.
Ultimately, I should help every honest worker strive towards Degen success or if not, just to purely enjoy putting action on sports games. If you are too full of yourself, then you are on your own, I bid thee adieu, and wish you all the best. However you will be absolutely declined to all services and counsel I work to provide to friends for free.
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Social Media📺🎬
Some extra Resource to how I got to this point in my mission.
Here it is for starters:
June 23, 2020: The Impossible Pursuit Reddit/sportsbook/Brag and Bitch (Tuesday)
June 24, 2020: Doubling Bank roll and rewarded Bagel: Reddit/sportsbook/Brag and Bitch (Wednesday)
June 24, 2020: How can you win 5 in a row and lose it all simultaneously? Reddit/sportsbook/What is your most impressive win?
Full Twiiter: https://twitter.com/jinxking0p5
All my media: https://twitter.com/jinxking0p5/media
Discord: ????? To be solved.
Challenges: Got a few right in progress now and a couple of drafts I am working on.
The Jinxking Crusade (In progress): https://twitter.com/jinxking0p5/status/1275516258822131714?s=20
Turns out many people cannot withdraw anything out of Bovada/bodog due to some website glitches. Will try to recover a bankroll to attempt a withdrawal, however I am likely to have the same issues too. They will make some lame excuse to not give me a cheque. Definitely no point of pursuing anything in bovada/bodog if they refuse to give you withdrawables. The goal is to get their website off outta here. As well as get them out of advertisements. They definitely pulled off some "Get the fucking money and run scheme" and you will likely not see your money again. GG
The Jinxking Challenge (In progress): https://twitter.com/jinxking0p5/status/1275661929940467713?s=20
Want to expose a bad tout who over prices the service and has a mediocre record? Tail and fade to call their their BS or mediocre non profiting record out. Also good for finding legitimate winners too. This will be a mission to expose shitty touts on Twitter the way Penn & Teller exposes BS in the market.
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Madison Square Garden - A Comprehensive History

Since there was a lot of positive response to my comment on the KD thread about The Garden, I floated the idea of a thread, and you all asked for it, so here it is! Here at reddit, there can be a lot of LOL this (Knicks) and LOL that (Knicks again), and while MSG certainly has its own shortcomings to say the least, there is a true story to be told about the buildings and how it came to be where it is today.
Known as ‘The Worlds Most Famous Arena’, MSG played a direct roll in making sports in America what it is today, and while many people criticize the current incarnation of the building, most people don’t know the full story - or that the current one is actually the 4th version (and 3rd location) of the building. The college basketball history at MSG, which I won’t give away yet, is one of if not THE main reason we have our beloved NBA and professional basketball in general today. This is going to be a very long read, like, very very long. But I’m going to try and throw all the really juicy facts in there that I picked up along my years of research from working in the tour department. I thought of splitting it up, but I wanted this post to be a comprehensive history of The World’s Most Famous Arena!
If you’re only concerned with the history of the joint once basketball enters into the picture, skip to MSG III.
If you want the juicy details on the controversy of tearing down old Penn Station then skip to MSG IIII.
If you have any questions on anything or want me to elaborate on anything that I only mention briefly, please feel free to ask! MSG’s history is full of not only amazing moments, but vengeful murders, and a whole lot of sketchy stuff. This is the story of how a small train station on the north east corner of Madison Square Park eventually led to the demolition of an iconic NYC train station some 100 years later. It’s not on Madison Avenue, it’s not square, and it’s not a garden, but there is a good reason for all of this - or at least a good explanation - I promise!
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN I
Ironically, just how this story’s climax involves tearing an iconic train station down to build the current arena, the beginning starts in much the same way. Just with a significantly less iconic train station. In the mid 1800’s there was a small railroad depot on the north east corner of Madison Square Park, occupied by New York and Harlem Railroad on East 26th street and Madison Ave and owned by Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. For those of you not familiar with the city (yes, we call it ‘the city’) that location is pretty central and throughout time has had a lot of important events happen there, which is a thread for another time. The park was named for president James Madison, just like the street, which was very common at the time. People loved that guy.
The railroad opened up another location you may have heard of, by the name of ‘Grand Central Station’ in 1871, therefor leaving the smaller rail depot on 26th street abandoned. After a few vacant years, the building was leased to PT Barnum, who converted it into what he called the ‘Great Roman Hippodrome’. This place was a big open air oval ‘arena’ where he did exactly what you’d expect. Circuses etc. What happens next is where things start getting interesting.
Then the building was leased to a band leader named Patrick Gilmore. Some historians in that field feel like Gilmore is a forgotten guy compared to the likes of John Phillips Sousa, who is really the only person we common modern folk recognize in terms of old timey band leaders. But Gilmore was a very important figure of his day. Gilmore purchased the building and…wait for it…called it Gilmore’s Concert GARDEN. ‘Garden’ was a semi-popular add on to entertainment centers in NY during that era, starting with what I can tell from my research when Castle Clinton (aka, the old fort turned venue turned place you buy your tickets to go out to the Statue of Liberty now) was converted into a venue called Castle garden in the 1820s.
The other notable contributions Gilmore made to The Garden are holding the first Westminster Kennel Club dog show, the longest running garden event obviously still held there today, and even doing the first boxing matches there. I always found this bit fascinating, because boxing matches were technically illegal at the time. He called them ‘illustrated lectures’ and as any good New Yorker trying to make a buck does, found a way around the rules and got away with it. This is a common theme within the history of The Garden as you will see.
The arena changed hands a few more times, first to an administrator with the dog show, who also started to do more sporty things like tennis and installing one of the first ‘indoor’ ice rinks in the US.
The building went back into Vanderbilt control when Commodore died, by his grandson William Vanderbilt. He was the one who decided, the ‘garden’ part was cool, but since it wasn’t leased by Gilmore anymore, he would rename it after the park which it shared a border. Hence the name, Madison Square Garden. He expanded the range of events that were held there including adding bicycle racing. This would be by far the most widely beloved event held at the Garden, including a long running race called ‘Six Days of New York’ where an insane SIX day bike race would be held. These were basically just endurance contests, with a single bicyclist doing as many laps as possible, they could sleep whenever and join back in whenever. This was all the rage, but also dangerous for not only the participants but the spectators. People who wanted to soak up all the action were easy targets for crooks who were also in attendance. These events were so popular nationwide however, that there is even a bicycle discipline called ‘Madison’ named after the OG garden.
The building however ran its course, because of its lack of roof and decaying infrastructure.
What I mean by decaying can probably best be summed up by the disaster which many people now a days don’t know of, when part of the building collapsed falling outward into the street and some of the roof also caving in with 800 people inside. Apparently it was chaos, and 20 something people were killed or injured. It’s pretty brutal, and if you want to know more about that incident you can read the newspaper article from the time here.
Vanderbilt sold the spot to who's who collection of rich white men. JP Morgan, Carnegie, Astor etc. So they decided to tear it down and build a new extremely extravagant arena on the same spot. They got renowned architect Stanford White (more on him later) and they demolished the building in 1889. After spending more than half a million dollars, MSG II was built.
Madison Square Garden II
By this point, MSG was still not the household name it would become in the future. This building was supposed to change that narrative, which is why these rich guys went all in on it. You’ll see, that they were maybe in over their heads. However, this might be the most fascinating of all the MSGs for several reasons.
Firstly, the building was extremely extravagant. That can not be overstated. I would encourage you all to just google pictures of the building, it was massive and you’ll see all the features I’m describing here. It featured a huge 32 story tall bell tower, which was good for the 2nd tallest building in the city at the time. The bellower was topped by a sculpture of the goddess Diana the huntress, which was sculpted by famous artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and was gilt in copper. They moved the statue not soon after, and you can see it today at the Philly Museum of art! It spun around in the wind, and their original brilliant idea was to have an actual cloth scarf draped on it, but since wind exists, it got blown away not too long after its installation.
Its main hall was the largest in the world. It had not only the main hall which sat 8,000 but just like today’s garden, had a small theater which sat 1200, and even another concert hall which sat 1500. Of course they also had the largest restaurant in the city, because why not. And because it is ‘The Garden’ they decided there should be a roof garden cabaret. They thought this would be a landmark the likes of central park, and it was certainly grandiose enough. They had the same kind of events that the first garden did, including sports, concerts, and all the random stuff they found fun before the invention of TV (not to mention radio, or at least the widespread broadcast of radio). But the problem was, the building was so damn extra, that they had a hard time making enough money to upkeep the place.
Now let’s talk about the architect. Stanford White is probably best remembered for designing the Triumphal arch in Washington square, but then closely followed by being murdered in his own building, MSG II, in a lovers quarrel. This was huge news at the time, and so was the trial that ensued, they called it ‘The Trial of The Century’. The building, being as ridiculous as it was, of course housed an apartment for White, and millionaire Harry Kendall Thaw was not too happy with White who apparently had an affair with his actress wife when she was 16. So he came through, and shot him dead in his own building. It’s all incredibly sketchy and simultaneously intriguing, involving major names of the day, which is probably why the trial was so juicy and gripping in the eyes of the general public.
Anyways, the building was ultimately a failure, and didn’t last very long in retrospect. Everyone knew what Madison Square Garden was, and it was a landmark from 1890-1926, but the building failed to live up to expectations, much less make money. A 36 year run is really nothing to write home about, especially with the illusions (or better yet delusions) of grandeur its rich owners had in mind. There were some important sporting events that happened there, but what would happen in the next building would be the reason The Garden is now known as, The Worlds most Famous Arena. Interestingly the building there today, the New York Life Insurance Company, was built on that plot directly after MSG II was demolished. They owned the mortgage on the building, so they just built their headquarters there. It’s an iconic building in its own right, and if you’re on the NE corner of the park, there’s a plaque on the building which notes that it was the location of the first 2 Gardens.
The only thing MSG still had was, well, the name. And in walked Tex Rickard, to seize an opportunity that proved to be golden.
Madison Square Garden III
If you’ve never heard of Tex Rickard, think PT Barnum, Don King, etc. He was the leading boxing (and more) promoter of the day, and was a very successful businessman, operating saloons, hotels, casinos, and the like. He was a country boy, born in Missouri and raised in Texas, but had a knack for business and promotion. Tex saw the opportunity to buy the name, and incorporated the ‘New Madison Square Garden Corporation’ in 1923. It was smart, although MSG II didn't make money, it was still a household name in NYC. The purpose was to build a less extravagant arena, but a place that would be iconic in its own right and host major sporting events, including NHL games. This is where MSG started to make a name for itself as a major player in venues, and eventually THE most famous arena in the world. So Tex bought a big block of land quite a bit of a ways away from the original site of The Garden, on 8th avenue between 49th and 50th street. He basically built a big box, designed by theater architect Thomas Lamb, at the cost of almost 5 million dollars and in a remarkable 249 days. I think it’s sufficient to say that ol’ Tex knew how to get things done. He had a bunch of rich backers, plenty of clout, and he threw his arena up in sharp contrast to the old garden. It did however have a very iconic marquee, and if you talk to anyone who was around at the time they will note that the marquee was the distinguishing feature of the building. The main draw originally was boxing, as that was Tex’s bag. They had major fights, and drew much larger crowds than the older gardens, mostly because they could cram almost 20,000 people in there. The site lines were apparently terrible, but by all accounts the energy that still haunts the current garden, was the main draw.
Then, hockey happened. This was the idea from the start, as fellow sports promoter Thomas Duggan had options on three expansion teams for the NHL, to be established in the US. One became the Bruins, and then one was arranged to be given to NYC’s most-celebrated prohibition bootlegger Bill Dwyer, who arranged with Tex to have the team play at MSG III. Tex had an agreement with the first team they started, The New York Americans, aka The Amerks (ever heard of them?), that they would be the only hockey team to ever play at The Garden. Although there was a clause in the contract that Tex claimed he would never exercise, that claimed if Tex and MSG ever made a bid for a team, the Amerks would support it. Tex kept his word for approximately one year, when due to the American’s success, he went out and got himself a hockey team. The tabloids dubbed this team Tex’s Rangers, an obvious play on words, and you can guess what that team that became today. The Rangers soon eclipsed the Amerks in success, and The Garden’s lore began to grow as the place to be in NYC.
One more note on Tex, and maybe the most important in my biased Knicks ‘no other arena is THE GARDEN’ mind. he started 7 other Madison Square Garden’s around the country. Including ‘Boston Madison Square Garden’ which as you may guess, became known as Boston Garden. Thats right Celtics fans, your building was named after ours. Thanks Tex, for unknowingly providing another iconic building, that the future inhabitants of your NYC building would lose in over and over again! Anyways…now is where basketball becomes the star - so you can all start paying attention!
At the time, nobody thought professional basketball was a viable way of making money. Rickard passed away in 1929, and during the great depression things stayed somewhat status quo, but also there were now a lot of days where the giant arena wasn’t being used at all. Then, in walked Ned Irish, a successful sports journalist who quit his job covering basketball games for the World-Telegram, to start promoting basketball games at MSG III. The Garden let him promote and hold games there, as long as he would just cover the rent, that’s how bad things were economically. To everyone’s pleasant surprise, the college games became a lot more financially successful than anyone had anticipated. Along with making money, these college games were probably the number one factor in growing the game nationwide in general. College ball became the marquee (pun intended) event at MSG III, especially the double headers. This was a time, before the infamous point shaving scandals, that NYC college basketball was a force in the college game. It’s hard to believe now, but teams like NYU and CCNY were the equivalent of today’s Duke and UNC. By 1946, they were selling out the arena, and the city (and country) had fallen in love with the game of basketball. The NIT was started during this time, and even the first televised basketball game happened there in the form of a Fordham-Pitt / Georgetown-NYU doubleheader. The previously mentioned point shaving scandal involving the NYC schools hamstrung Irish’s ability to put on marquee matchups at MSG III, as a lot of the major teams were banned from playing there, and the NCAA reduced its use of the arena as a result.
Ned, being the promoter genius that he was, saw the success of the college game, knew his limitations with that now, and thought…Why can’t we do this with professional athletes and start a league? There had technically been professional basketball being played at MSG III since its inception, but it was traveling teams like the original Celtics, which weren’t associated with a league. People just didn’t think there was enough money in it, or a means and arenas to have such a league. So with other owners of hockey arenas around the US (and Canada!) They started the NBA in 1946. It wasn’t instantly as popular as the college game as you may suspect, with the Knicks even having to play at the 69th (nice) regiment armory when a college game was on that took priority over the NBA. Ironically, the armory was a few blocks away from the original location of MSG I and II, on Lexington between 25th and 26th, it’s still there for those NYers who happen to walk by and notice the building.
There were other major nationally news worth events that happened at MSG III, including a host of politically themed ventures including both a packed Nazi rally (really, and people were NOT happy about it as you may imagine) and an anti-nazi rally. There are some very famous photos and press about the pro Nazi rally, which happened in 1939 and was organized by the ‘German American Bund’. As Nazi's were wont to do, they recorded the thing, and for what it's worth, its some of the best and most crisp footage of the old garden although the Nazi's really spoil it - Here are the receipts. If only they put their efforts into making beautiful videos of basketball games instead of hate. Too bad the guy who charged the stage didn't do any damage, and I hate to think of what they did to him. Anyways before I get too riled up, a few years later this group would be banned, but MSG certainly took some heat for allowing this to go down, and deservedly so. The tradition of MSG doing anything for a buck holds strong!
Probably the most noteworthy event ever held in that venue was also somewhat a political event. The most famous version of ‘Happy Birthday’ ever sung took place at JFK’s birthday party, sung of course by Marilyn Monroe, at MSG III. Most people probably had no idea where this took place, and it may be realistically the most famous moment from any of the incarnations of MSG.
Another one of my favorite stories from that time is when they had first built MSG III there was a boxer, who’s name escapes me but this is the NBA sub so you all don’t care, that didn’t realize there was a new venue, so he showed up at the site of MSG II only to see that it had been demolished. He scooted uptown as quickly as he could, and won his fight. There is a whole host of boxing history that went down there, but I won’t bore you all with the details, just go look it up if you’re interested! The boxing events most of you have heard of, such as The Fight of the Century, would happen at the building that stands today, MSG IIII.
Now, on to the controversy.
Madison Square Garden IIII (current arena)
This is all just fact, and I won’t get into my biased opinion on why or why not this was the right thing to do. I’m going to lay out the full controversy before I get into some fun facts about the current arena…So here goes…
Yes, there was an above ground Penn Station. It was thought of as one of the most iconic and beautiful landmarks in NYC. Look up some pictures, it’s very cool.
In 1959, Graham-Paige bought a 40% stake in MSG for $4 million. Then, in 1960, Graham-Paige president Irving Felt (old NYers will recognize the name, the Felt Forum, which was the original name for the theater under the arena floor) bought the right to Penn Station. The idea was always that he would tear the old station down, and build the sports complex. The Pennsylvania Railroad company sold the air rights to the property because passenger traffic was on the decline after WW2, and they weren’t making enough money to upkeep the station. I’m sure the Penn Railroad company wasn’t too keen on tearing the building down, but Felt made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. In exchange for the rights of a building they couldn’t support anymore, the Penn Railroad company got a brand new, smaller station completely below the street at no cost, and also a 25% stake in the new MSG complex. That probably worked out ok for them. People tried to save the old station, as it was a beautiful and a lot of people were outraged that the city would let this happen. At the end of the day, the city voted to demolish the building in 1963. A lot went into this, it was simply too much for the railroad company to upkeep, and like I said, they got a pretty great offer. Also, they had at first optioned the air rights to William Zeckendorf in 1954, and he had some plans which would reconfigure the train station into several different things including a ‘world trade center’ and a ‘Palace of Progress’. These things didn’t come to pass, again, this was a MASSIVE building. Now it should be noted, if NYC wanted to save the building, they could have saved the building. It would not have been cheap, but they could have done it. However the city thought that since it was originally intended to be a ‘cost-effective and functional piece of the city’s infrastructure’ it was now mostly just a ‘monument to the past’. Pretty cold, but the city had a history of destroying historic buildings to build even more historic ones. A lot of the criticism from people after MSG4 was built, was that this was not the case in this instance, as opposed to say - tearing down the original Waldorf-Astoria to put up the Empire State Building. That one in retrospect, doesn’t have as much contention. The city thought they were being ‘progressive’ and from what I can gather, people didn’t believe they were actually going to tear the building down until they actually started doing it. When they actually started tearing it down, it sparked international outrage. As another user pointed out on the other thread, this led to the establishment of the NYC landmarks preservation commission, which did in fact save Grand Central from demolition in 1968. So that’s a silver lining to all of this. NYC didn’t step up to save the old Penn Station, but its demolition was not in vain. The outrage that it caused has surely saved plenty of other historic buildings from their demise. Like I said, I’m not trying to say it was right or wrong, this post is simply to state the facts on what happened and why it all happened.
(((I realize that I may have been typing hastily and drunk when I responded with why the old landmark Penn Station building was torn down for the new MSG. Admittedly, my timeline was slightly off, as the ‘no property tax’ thing happened afterwards to keep the Knicks / Rangers / MSG in the city. I went back into my research and wanted to make sure I explained what happened 100% accurately. Even though nobody disputed this in the thread, my post may have been confusing and the timeline in my head was a bit skewed, as I said the threat of moving to NJ was a factor in them originally tearing the train station down. This was the reason for the property tax cut, but not the original demo of the train station, as you've just read. I wanted to make sure the accurate story was told. So this should clear up the timeline, and why and when things happened the way they did.)))
The next big controversy is what I had a little mixed up in my original post, as I clumped it together with the original controversy, and that is the threat of the teams moving to New Jersey. This did happen and this is where it gets very, very, VERY sketchy.
In 1982, when Gulf and Western owned MSG, they threatened to move the teams to NJ, as the Giants and Jets had done, and also the Devils although they didn’t come from Manhattan. NJ had proven a more than viable option for professional sports teams, as it was just a short train ride away to the new Meadowlands Sports Complex. The Garden was in need of renovation, so they made then mayor Ed Koch an ultimatum - give us a tax break to help us renovate the arena and add the new fangled luxury boxes that all the newer arenas had. That led to a full property tax exemption for the next 10 years.
Koch ‘didn’t realize’ that no one put in a sunset date for the tax exemption. Some think he confused the clause that stated the teams would be locked in for at least 10 more years, for a clause that said the tax exemption would only last for 10 more years. The first part of that is true, so interestingly enough the Knicks and Rangers are not allowed to play home games anywhere else but MSG, or they would break the agreement, so things like the NHL winter classic that the Rangers play in, even if in NY they have to be the away team. Knicks in London? Away team. Not that those teams would give up a home games worth of revenue, but still they technically have to be the away team. So the garden has saved somewhere around half a billion dollars, yes BILLION dollars in property tax payments. It’s around $50 Million now, and although there have been bills, most notably in 2014 to try and get this changed, so far it’s fallen on deaf ears.
The argument against this is pretty plain to see, the Knicks and the Rangers are the most profitable teams in their respective sports, and that they don’t need this tax break. Let’s make one thing clear, Jim Dolan definitely does NOT need the tax break. Everyone has to pay property taxes. Except, Dolan and MSG. It’s a hard pill to swallow, even as the most diehard Knicks fan. The City Council almost unanimously voted to take it to state legislature in 2014, which has authority over the cities tax rules. There is sketchy stuff all through this, like state assembly leader at the time Sheldon Silver having his daughter and one of his former top aides on MSG payroll. Oh yeah, Sheldon Silver was convicted of federal fraud and extortion charges sometime after that focused on large payments that Silver received for years from Goldberg & Iryami, a law firm that specialized in seeking reductions of New York City real estate taxes for real estate developers. Silver was alleged to have persuaded developers who had business with the state to use the firm, which in turn generated $700,000 in referral fees to Silver. Totally not sketchy at all.
Here’s where it stands today, as controversy will be back to a fever pitch in a few years.
In 2013, the NYC council voted unanimously to give MSG a ten year permit, as opposed to their current agreement which gave them operating rights in perpetuity. This means that MSG’s operating permit is up in 2023. Penn Station is in dire need of renovation. Like, more-so than the Knicks are in need of talent. Dolan also spent a couple billion on renovating the arena into the state of the art facility it is today. He’s not planning on moving it. If the city wants Dolan to move the garden so they can renovate the station, it would be massively complicated, and the city would be forced to offer huge subsidies to get MSG out of the way. So chances are, everything goes on, status quo. Now I will say, from my time receiving internal emails at MSG, Dolan does not want a fight with the city. They realize that there can potentially be a compromise here. Also, he has a ton of money, and politicians tend to respond to that.
One thing that is a step in the right direction, is the massive building across 8th avenue, the iconic post office, which just like the old Penn Station has gone largely unused but BECAUSE of Penn Stations demolition has been protected itself from demolition. It has already begun to be repurposed for the train station, and by 2021 they are supposed to finish the construction on the inside to a huge, new, modern train hub. This will do a lot honestly in reducing the congestion in the old underground station.
The other internal rumblings, were that Dolan was going to let them build into the theater. Cuomo actually announced this plan, which would leave the arena intact. I will explain the layout of the current building later, but underneath the arena floor up on the 5th floor, sits the 2nd largest theater in all of NYC. In my time there it was being used less and less, mostly because the garden also owns Radio City and The Beacon theater, which are much nicer venues. There have been iconic events down in the theater also, including many NBA drafts, and some epic Eddie Murphy stand up specials, but it is in need of renovation. It is the only area that they didn’t touch during the renovation, because the thought process is that they’d just be competing with themselves in Radio and The Beacon. So The idea is that Dolan will throw the city a bone, and let them build up into the theater, in exchange for keeping the status quo, which would give Penn a much larger footprint. Admittedly, I’m not sure what progress has gone into this plan, and if the Amtrak plan for the post office has changed any of that. Basically, we’re just going to have to wait until 2023 to see what the future really holds for MSG, but knowing a bit about NYC politics, I wouldn’t count on anything changing.
Ok, now that that’s all out of the way, lets talk about the fun side of MSG4, if it hasn’t already left too sour of a taste in your collective mouths.
The new building is actually a pretty fascinating piece of architecture in its own right. Some people think the facade is ugly, and that’s fair, but the inner workings are pretty cool. Charles Luckman was the architect, and he also designed the Forum out in LA, owned now by MSG as well. In my opinion, the most fascinating part of the structure is the cable system which supports it. 48 cables connect from the outer circumference of the building, meeting at the middle in a center tension ring. This allows the arena to not have visual support beams, like the arenas before it all boasted. No visual beams means better sight lines, and less obstructions. This is a cool article from the time about it if you care to know more about the actual construction. If you’re ever at The Garden, look for little circular plaques on the wall, numbered 1-48. These mark where the cables line up in the arena, and security can actually use these to dictate where they are in the building. You’ll probably never notice them, unless you’re looking for them.
The other cool thing about the roof, is that if you look closely you’ll see that the actual ceiling which sits between the cables, you’ll see that it has tiny holes all through it. Thats because the ceiling is designed to absorb sound, its filled with sound absorption material so when the sound passes through the holes it helps deaden the room. Usually arenas are the worst place to see a concert, and the general rule of thumb is - the bigger the room, the louder and boomier it will be. It’s certainly not as good sounding as a smaller concert venue but it is better than any arena you’ll find. As opposed to oracle arena, which has a concrete ceiling meant to amplify sound for sporting events etc. Which makes it even more impressive how loud it gets in there, despite the ceilings best efforts.
When the building was built there was a 48 lane bowling alley, an art gallery, a hall of fame, and a 501 seat cinema. Thats right, a 48 lane bowling alley. It closed in the 80s, but had a lot of bowling events including some sort of bowling TV show apparently. I haven’t been able to confirm this, but this was what I was told by a reliable source! Someone older than myself can probably speak to that.
Unlike most arenas, the arena floor of MSG is actually 5 floors above street level, which allows for the theater underneath the arena floor.
Although the Felt Forum Theater at Madison Square Garden doesn’t have as many events as it used to, they still have events and even at the same time that there are events going on up in the main arena. When I was working there, we had plenty of instances where there were crazy concerts or games going on upstairs, and other events going on in the theater. You would have never known the other was going on, and there is no sound transmitted from one venue to the other. Also if you’re familiar with the theater, the rumor is the lights (probably its defining characteristic) that pattern the theater ceiling, equates exactly to the number of seats in the theater. I never was bored enough to count, so that’ll just have to be a rumor for now!
The floor of the arena itself is pretty cool, and if you’re not familiar with how these multi-sport arenas work, the ice lives underneath the court all through hockey and basketball season. It’s pretty remarkable to watch the ice crew make the ice, and pretty sad when it gets melted. The fun fact here is, not only can they switch over in under 3 hours from one sport to the other, but they WILL do it and have to do it several times a year to do a Knicks and Rangers home game on the same day. All four sides of the arena have expandable seating, think high school gym, which allows for almost 2 thousand more seats during Knicks games as opposed to rangers games. They cover the ice with a fiberglass/plastic compound material, and then the floor fits together like a giant puzzle over top of the material. This current material has been used since the renovation, and the ridiculous thing is before the new material, supposedly they had to melt the ice once during the season - to accommodate for the longest running event in MSG history, the dog show. Apparently the dogs could sense the ice! I wasn’t there at that time, but that was what I was told was the scenario.
Another ridiculous thing is seeing them set up for professional bull riding. It’s insane, they bring in literally 20 something dump trucks of dirt and they do a ‘running of the bulls’ where all the bulls run up the ramp that goes to the street, and into their pens. It’s probably the wildest thing you’ll see being set up there, and also leaves the arena smelling like, well, you know, for several weeks. Not as bad as it smells after Phish comes through for NYE, and no I’m not talking about reefer. That would be one thing, but it just smells…grimy.
As much as we all collectively have some disdain for James Dolan, it hasn’t been all bad. He has hosted 3 of the biggest benifit concerts of all time, for 9/11, Katrina, and Sandy. All the proceeds from these shows went towards victim relief. But what people don’t realize is that the first ever benefit concert happened at MSG, in George Harrison’s ‘The Concert For Bangladesh’.
As for the new renovation, they really did a nice job in a lot of ways. It took 3 years, from 2011-13. First of all, if you’ve never sat on the bridge for a game, do it. It’s truly a one of a kind view. If you’re not familiar with the bridge, they are 2 suspended walkways that were added during the renovation, with several rows of seating that stretch across the arena. One side is the ‘Media bridge’ where there are TV’s with full cable, all kinds of plugs for laptops and internet and all that. They will sell tickets to this side when it’s a game that the media isn’t hogging the whole thing. I like hanging up there during games because there are advanced stats on some of the channels, anything you would need to be covering the game from a journalistic perspective, so it’s pretty cool. Also that’s where the radio, and the hockey TV broadcast booths are, since the vantage point is better up there for hockey than on the glass.
Pro tip - sometimes on stub hub or wherever, those seats can be cheaper than the ones further back not on the bridge. This is because they’re the ‘300’ level, where as the seats all the way up on the sides are the 200 level. However there really isn’t a bad seat in the house. And there are bars INSIDE the seating area, so if you’re up in the top of the 200’s, you can hit the bar without ever leaving the arena bowl and missing a single second of that can’t miss Knicks basketball. The 400 level is cool too, that’s the blue seats, which were the original color of all the 400 level seats.
Back in the day, when there were paper tickets, the seats in the different levels were different colors, and the tickets for those seats would be the same color as your seats!
The suite situation is very insane now a days. There are the event level suites, which are 20 suites located literally on the arena floor, underneath the seating. They have no view of the game, but they come with 8 seats each right in the first few rows. It’s the best of both worlds, so you’ll see the first few rows CLEAR OUT during half time to go into their little luxury caves. There are also suites all through the mid level of the arena, and then a 3rd level of suites up on the 9th floor, facing the stage.
There are also luxury clubs, including the Delta Club, which if you’ve never had a ticket with access to it, and can afford it - I highly recommend it. Everything (minus alcohol of course!) is free, and the food is honestly ridiculous. Further down the hall and down the stairs is the JP Morgan club (throwback!) where an even more elite club (closest 100 or so seats) can hang out. And even more so, there is a place called ‘suite 200’. I never knew about this until I worked there. You can only go there if you’re invited, which means you’re very famous. For some reason, my keycard had access to this, and I explored it a few times. It’s ridiculous. Original trophies, huge original paintings, etc.
Speaking of trophies - everyone used to ask me where the Knicks championship trophies are - and the truth is, back when the Knicks won it was so long ago, that the NBA trophy was like the Stanley cup and changed hands every year. So…no Knicks championship trophies. However if you go to MSG you’ll notice the defining moments collection, the top moments in MSG history that line the walls of the 2 main concourses. There is one dedicated to the 1970 championship, and it has the eastern conference trophy in it. Now this I can confirm is true - if you examine the trophy you’ll notice that the little basketball player on top is a different hue than the rest of the trophy. That’s because apparently when they were compiling these displays a few years ago, they found the trophy in storage with the basketball man broken off the top of it, so they had to replace it. That’s why you can visibly tell that there is a difference between him and the rest of the trophy, if you really examine it.
Obviously there have been so many huge events at The Garden, I don’t really need to get into that here.
Also if you ever get the chance, visit the 9th floor where the signature suites are located. The coolest memorabilia in the building is up there, including one of those signed 50 greatest lithographs, Patrick Ewing and Wayne Gretzky’s locker, and even the statue of Joe Gans, a legendary African American boxer. This statue has the patina pretty much gone from his outstretched left arm is it was tradition for boxers to tap gloves with Joe for good luck before they took the ring. Now it sits up there, right next to the scale that was in use during the time of the fight of the century featuring Frazier and Ali. They also have an old school ice resurfacer up there, which is pretty cool.
Well, I’m sure there’s a ton that I left out - If you made it this far, you’re a champ.
TL;DR - Boston Garden was originally called Boston Madison Square Garden and was named after the arena in NY. There is only one 'The Garden' and it's super duper important. ;)
Edit - I should have mentioned wrestling. It’s intimately tied to MSG, but really deserves its own thread and I have no more characters!
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What's Happening in CT 2/20/20 - 2/23/20

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The New York casino race has begun

The North American gambling market is sending mixed results and operators are trying to figure out the best course of action. On one hand, casinos in Atlantic City are going bust one after another and even in Las Vegas, things are not going as well as expected. The hottest game of the moment is baccarat, but even the profits generated by this immensely popular game is not enough to keep the industry afloat. That's why it is a bit surprising that there were so many prominent applicants for the New York casino race, which has officially begun yesterday. There were a total of 17 operators who submitted bills, hoping to win one of the four licenses that will be awarded this summer. Three companies stand out from the crowd, with Caesars Entertainment, Penn National and Genting have high expectations and plan on expanding to Orleans County near New York. These proposals exceed $800 million and that's why the authorities are taking it very seriously, because they would bring a lot of money to state coffers. There is no shortage of interested customers and those who are still confident in the North American gambling industry are trying to expand. Tapping into the huge potential of the New York area is their top priority and this is the moment to strike a decisive blow. Catskills, Empire Resorts and EPR Properties had no hesitations in making proposals that exceed $1 billion, so there is plenty of money to go around. Initially, the operators were expected the authorities to reach a decision at the end of the year, but it is very likely for things to be put into overdrive. The best case scenario is for the four licenses to be awarded in September, so that interested gambling operators will have a chance to start building the resorts right away. Meanwhile, online casinos are doing their best to penetrate the American market and the obvious concern for them is to change the legislation. The lobby is only partially working, because things are advancing at a snail's pace due to the fierce opposition from casino moguls such as Sheldon Adelson. Even so, prominent online casino such as William Hill Casino are widely regarded by liberal lawmakers as a great addition to the US gambling industry. They would provide gamers with more alternatives, while generating a lot of income for the cash stripped states.
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Schedule announced for Hollywood Poker Open

Hollywood has a reputation for producing blockbuster movies, but over the next couple of weeks another type of event is expected to take place here. Poker players are enthusiastic about the prospect of spending a couple of days participating in the Hollywood Poker Open. In 2014, the number of American players expected to attend this tournament is significantly higher than one year ago, which means that the competition will be more intense. Some of them have honed their skills over the Internet and poker rooms such as Sky Poker, but only those who reside within the borders of New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada can play legally. Things will probably change in 2015 and beyond, but for the time being live tournaments represent the highlight of the month for poker players. Season three will begin this November, in Indiana and players should jump on the bandwagon because the next stop is scheduled for February. Those who miss out on the opening event will have to wait three months, which is a long time for those who appreciate the thrills of live poker tournaments. Last season, the Hollywood Poker Open sent many players to the championship event, with a total of 200 competing for real money. Both amateurs and poker professionals are expected to attend the opening event and even more will probably participate in the tournaments scheduled for 2015. Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg in Indiana will be the gracious host for the first tournament and the registration has already begun. The number of players who announced their intention to participate is on par with the expectations, but their numbers will probably soar as kickoff draws near. There are a couple of professionals who signed up and Chris Moneymaker will be one of them, as a tournament ambassador for season three. To get a better idea about what awaits poker players in 2015 and to make sure that your schedule doesn't conflict with the tournament's program, check out the dates and locations below: Dates Location Nov. 13-23, 2014 Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, IndianaFeb. 5-16, 2015 Hollywood Casino Toledo, OhioFeb. 26-March 8, 2015 Hollywood Casino Tunica, MississippiMarch 26-April 5, 2015 Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, Grantville, PAApril 16-26, 2015 Hollywood Casino St. Louis, MissouriApril 30 - May 10, 2015 Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, West VirginiaMay 14-24, 2015 Hollywood Casino Columbus, OhioJune (TBD) Championship Event — M Resort Casino Spa, Las Vegas
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Following Rojas Verdict, Penn National Ejects Trainers

Following the guilty verdict of trainer Murray Rojas for 14 counts of misbranding drugs as part of an illegal effort to administer race-day medications to horses in 2013, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course banned the trainer, and two others, from the Grantville, Pa., track.
On July 6, Penn National announced plans to eject Rojas, who was recently found guilty in a U.S. District Court of 14 counts of misbranding equine drugs in 2013; her husband, trainer Eduardo Rojas; and trainer Stephanie Beattie, who at the Rojas trial admitted to routinely and illegally administering drugs to horses on race day.
Murray Rojas has not entered a horse at any track since Aug. 8, 2015, but her husband Eduarado is active. This season he has 18 wins from 103 starts and most recently saddled a horse July 5 at Presque Isle Downs.
Beattie, a multiple graded stakes winner, has an 11-6-3 record from 40 starts this season, the most recent being July 1 at Penn National.
The ban from Penn National does not have to be followed by other tracks. Penn National officials said they hope the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission follows Penn National's lead and takes action against all three trainers. Any suspensions by the regulator would typically be recognized in all states.
"Based on our review of the trial transcript and jury's verdict, we have immediately taken all actions within our power against Ms. Rojas; her husband, trainer Eduardo Rojas; and trainer Stephanie Beattie by issuing permanent ejections from the racetrack," said John Finamore, senior vice president of regional operations for Penn National .
Finamore added that he hopes the racing commission revokes the trainers' licenses so that they are unable to compete at other tracks and said that tracks should have greater latitude in excluding licensees.
"We have no ability or right to suspend or revoke their licenses," Finamore said. "We are hopeful the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission will uphold the permanent ejections and take appropriate action with respect to their licenses. We look forward to working with the commission to develop reforms, which provide racetrack operators with greater rights to exclude licensees from their private property and make Pennsylvania a leader in drug testing and detection."
Rojas, 51, of Grantville, Pa., was convicted of 14 felony counts of misbranding prescription drugs on race day and conspiracy. The crimes involved Rojas directing veterinarians to administer drugs to her horses on race day in violation of track rules and state law.
Evidence presented during the trial showed that steps were taken to conceal this conduct by backdating invoices for the sale and administration of drugs to the horses on race day, as well as the submission of fraudulent veterinarian treatment reports to the PSHRC.
The jury returned its verdicts June 30 after one day of deliberation and after an eight-day jury trial in Harrisburg, Pa., before United States District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo. Rojas is awaiting sentencing.
Federal prosecutors did not make their case that Rojas' infractions amounted to wire fraud, as the jury found her not guilty of seven counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Rojas was convicted of conspiring with three veterinarians to have the drugs administered to horses on the day they were entered to race. A grand jury in Harrisburg indicted Rojas in August of 2015 on the charges related to 11 races, in which she entered horses from Jan. 19-Feb. 16 in 2013 at Penn National.
The United States Attorney's Office prosecuted several other individuals in federal and state courts as part of this investigation, including:
Danny Robertson, the official clocker, charged with wire fraud, sentenced to one year probation and ordered to pay a $2,500 fine; Craig Lytel, a racing official, charged with wire fraud, sentenced to four months in federal prison and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine; Renée Nodine, veterinarian, charged with misbranding and conspiracy, awaiting sentencing; Kevin Brophy, veterinarian, charged with misbranding and conspiracy, awaiting sentencing; Fernando Motta, veterinarian, charged with misbranding and conspiracy, awaiting sentencing; David Wells, owner and trainer, charged with rigging a publicly exhibited contest, sentenced on Feb. 23, 2015, by Dauphin County Commons Pleas Judge Deborah Curcillo to three months' imprisonment; Patricia Rogers, trainer, charged with rigging a publicly exhibited contest, received an accelerated rehabilitative disposition (ARD) in Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas; Samuel Webb, trainer, charged with rigging a publicly exhibited contest, received an ARD in Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas. (An ARD is a special pre-trial intervention program in Pennsylvania for non-violent offenders with no prior or limited record.)
According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, the conspiracy took place 2002-14, and involved 58 races.
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What's happening around town (Wed, May 2nd - Tue, May 8th)

Oklahoma City's event list.

Wednesday, May 2nd

Thursday, May 3rd

  • Abbigale Dawn (The Actor Factory Showroom - Norman) Start Time: 7:30pm Acclaimed singer-songwriter Abbigale Dawn brings her soulful, bluesy original music for a special evening at the quiet, intimate Factory Showroom. Audience members sit in…
  • 🏆 Club One Special (Remington Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, May 5th Start Time: 6:00pm The popular Club 1 Special is back for all live racing dates at Remington Park. Enjoy this spectacular offer on every live race date, regardless of post time, day or night.…
  • 😂 David Dyer (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, May 5th
  • Disney's The Little Mermaid (Pollard Theatre - Guthrie) Thru Sat, May 5th Don't miss Disney's The Little Mermaid brought to life by the talented company at Guthrie's Pollard Theatre.…
  • Early Season Pass Processing (Starlight Amphitheater @ Frontier City - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 9:00am Skip the processing lines and have your Season Pass card made before your first visit to the park! Our office is open 9:00a-5:00p, Monday-Friday.
  • First Thursday Saints Sessions (Saints - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm First Thursday Saints Sessions highlight a Featured Artist and their hand-picked House Band the first Thursday in the Plaza District, OKC. Saints Sessions highlights…
  • 🎭 Heathers (Senior Production Class) (Upstage Theatre and Performing Arts Studio - Edmond) Thru Sat, May 5th Start Time: 7:30pm Based on the 1980’s Cult Classic Movie! Performed by our Senior Production Class made up of 8th-12th grade students. Thursday, May 3-Saturday, May 5 at 7:30pm Sunday,…
  • Lazy E Red Dirt Reining (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Thru Sat, May 5th Start Time: 8:00am Visit LazyE.com for more information!
  • 🎓 Lunch and Learn (Mid-Del Technology Center - Del City) Start Time: 11:00am FREE Event! The Small Business Management Program at Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw and Mid-Del Technology Center in Del City have collaborated to…
  • Media Mixer (Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art - Norman) Start Time: 7:00pm Join us for an evening of culture and culinary arts as sushi chef and teacher Matt Joplin discusses his personal experience in the culinary field, demonstrates the Japanese…
  • Meditation Class (St Stephen's United Methodist - Norman) Start Time: 6:00pm Weekly meditation and discussion group conducted by the monks from Oklahoma Buddhist Vihara.
    St. Stephens UMC 6-7pm Look for the shoes.
  • 🎓 Oklahoma Connections Academy Hosts Free Family Information Session (Jo's Famous Pizza - Edmond) Start Time: 6:30pm More information: 1-800-382-6010 http://www.connectionsacademy.com/oklahoma-virtual-school/events Oklahoma Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public school, will…
  • Poetry Slam (Our Glass - El Reno) Start Time: 7:00pm Every First Thursday of the month, Our Glass will sponsor a Poetry/Story Slam for FREE. Prizes will be awarded. Starts at 7pm, but come earlier if you want to read.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Management Support Group (Mental Health Association Oklahoma main office - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience of witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist…
  • Richard Shindell (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Rich Aucoin (The Root - Oklahoma City)
  • 🏆 Surf and Turf at The Bricktown Brewery at Remington Park (Remington Park - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 4:00pm
  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group (Mental Health Association Oklahoma main office - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Nearly 31,000 people take their own lives each year. As a survivor – a family member or friend of the victim – you may need help coming to terms with suicide. This group…
  • 🏆 Thursday Night $25 Dinner for 2 at Silks (Remington Park - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm SILKS DINNER for TWO, just $25! – Thursdays in Racing Season The Silks Restaurant is the place for a great value and view of the racing action on Thursday nights…
  • 🎨 Unlocking the Vault: Mysteries and Marvels of the Museum (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, May 5th Start Time: 10:00am Museums typically exhibit only a very small percentage of their collections. In the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s vast holdings, specific pieces, for one…

Friday, May 4th

  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Baseball vs Northwest Missouri (Edmond) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 3:00pm University of Central Oklahoma Baseball vs Northwest Missouri http://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=5906
  • 🏆 Edmond Chamber Cinco de Mayo Cup Golf Tournament (The Golf Club of Edmond - Edmond) Start Time: 8:00am This is the 2nd year for the Edmond Chamber to host the Cinco de Mayo Cup Golf Tournament at the Golf Club of Edmond. The Tournament is presented by Mercy and will take…
  • Cinco de Mayo Block Party (Calle Dos Cinco - Oklahoma City) Kick off your weekend with a trip to OKC's Historic Capitol Hill District for the Cinco de Mayo Block Party. At this…
  • The Cleverlys (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • 🏆 Club One Special (Remington Park - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 6:00pm The popular Club 1 Special is back for all live racing dates at Remington Park. Enjoy this spectacular offer on every live race date, regardless of post time, day or night.…
  • 🎓 Oklahoma City Community College Graduation (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Dancing in the Gardens featuring the Salsa! (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Dancing in the Gardens returns Friday, May 4, as one of the city’s favorite ways to spend an out-of-the box Friday night. On opening night, strut your stuff with our very…
  • 😂 David Dyer (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) 1 day left
  • David Lindley (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City)
  • Disney's The Little Mermaid (Pollard Theatre - Guthrie) 1 day left Don't miss Disney's The Little Mermaid brought to life by the talented company at Guthrie's Pollard Theatre.…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Dodgers vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark - Oklahoma City) Thru Mon, May 7th Start Time: 7:05pm Come experience America's favorite pastime in downtown Oklahoma City as the OKC Dodgers take on the Colorado Springs…
  • 🎨 Don Nevard Photography & OSSM Fine Art Program Opening Reception (Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm The Art Hall is thrilled to host a dual event on Friday, May 4th, 2018, from 6-10pm. On this special evening, we will be celebrating the opening of our summer exhibition of…
  • Downtown Edmond Arts Festival (Edmond) Thru Sun, May 6th Over 100 artists exhibit and sell their works of art at the Downtown Edmond Arts Festival each year. Come to this event…
  • Early Season Pass Processing (Starlight Amphitheater @ Frontier City - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 9:00am Skip the processing lines and have your Season Pass card made before your first visit to the park! Our office is open 9:00a-5:00p, Monday-Friday.
  • First Friday Gallery Walk (Paseo Arts District - Oklahoma City) The First Friday Gallery Walk in the Paseo Arts District occurs on the first Friday of every month. Friday night…
  • El Reno Fried Onion Burger Day Festival (Downtown - El Reno) Day 1 of 2 The 30th annual Fried Onion Burger Day Festival is a tribute to the popular fried onion hamburgers that have been…
  • 🎭 Heathers (Senior Production Class) (Upstage Theatre and Performing Arts Studio - Edmond) 1 day left Start Time: 7:30pm Based on the 1980’s Cult Classic Movie! Performed by our Senior Production Class made up of 8th-12th grade students. Thursday, May 3-Saturday, May 5 at 7:30pm Sunday,…
  • Lazy E Red Dirt Reining (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) 1 day left Start Time: 8:00am Visit LazyE.com for more information!
  • 🎭 Lyric Theatre's Broadway & Brew 2018 (Riversport Rapids - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Broadway & Brew 2018 will feature your favorite breweries and restaurants in a brand new location: the Aubrey McClendon Whitewater Center in OKC's Boathouse District. This…
  • Lyric Theatre's Thelma Gaylord Academy - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, May 6th Start Time: 7:00pm
  • The Music of ABBA (Arrival From Sweden) (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 "The Music of ABBA" is coming to the Oklahoma City Civic Center as part of the Oklahoma City…
  • Old Chicken Farm Vintage Barn Sale (Jones) Day 1 of 2 Oklahoma’s most talented pickers and painters will gather to sell their wares at the Old Chicken Farm Vintage Barn…
  • ONA Coin & Currency Show (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, May 6th The Oklahoma Numismatic Association hosts their annual spring coin and currency show at Oklahoma State Fair Park. Come…
  • OU Sooners vs Kansas State Wildcats (L. Dale Mitchell Baseball Park - Norman) Thru Sun, May 6th Cheer on the OU Sooners as they take on the in Norman. The University of Oklahoma Sooners baseball team takes the…
  • 🎭 Overly Designing Women (The Boom - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Parker Millsap (The Sooner Theatre - Norman) Day 1 of 2 WE ADDED A SECOND SHOW!! DUE TO EXTREMELY HIGH DEMAND, WE ARE ADDING A SECOND PARKER MILLSAP CONCERT!!! At only 24 years of age, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is quickly…
  • 🍴 Private Reserve (Skirvin Hilton - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:30pm Community Literacy Centers invites you to a Black tie, wine-tasting evening: Private Reserve.
    Private Reserve will be on Friday, May 4th at The Skirvin Hilton Hotel, and…
  • Rich Aucoin (Opolis - Norman)
  • Rose Rock Music Festival (Noble City Hall - Noble) Thru Sun, May 6th Come to the Rose Rock Music Festival in downtown Noble for a fun-filled weekend featuring plenty of family activities.…
  • 🎭 Senior Dance Student Project Showcase (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 7:30pm A showcase of senior dance students choreography capstone projects. Free for UCO students with current ID
  • 🎨 Unlocking the Vault: Mysteries and Marvels of the Museum (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am Museums typically exhibit only a very small percentage of their collections. In the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s vast holdings, specific pieces, for one…

Saturday, May 5th

  • 🏃 Arcadia Splash-N-Dash Aquathlon (Spring Creek Park, Arcadia Lake - Edmond) part of the Tri-OKC Splash n Dash Series. Splash-n Dash, or 'Aquathlon' is a swim followed by a run in one exciting sport. This event is ideal for beginners and people who…
  • 🏃 Autism Oklahoma PieceWalk & 5K (Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark - Oklahoma City) Located in downtown Oklahoma City. The PieceWalk & 5k is a family friendly event with resource fair opening at 7:30am, our 1 mile walk starting at 9am and our 5k starting at…
  • Bank of America Museums on Us (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am
  • Central 4D Barrel Racers (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Make your way to the Heart of Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City to see riders compete in the Central 4D Barrel…
  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Baseball vs Northwest Missouri (Edmond) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 3:00pm University of Central Oklahoma Baseball vs Northwest Missouri http://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=5906
  • Chonda Pierce (First Baptist Church - Moore)
  • Cinco de Metal! (89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Cinco de Metal featuring: Dischordia Kenaima (CO) Broken Flesh Gourmand (KC) Among The Missing 89th Street - OKC Doors @ 6:00 $10, All Ages
  • 🍴 "Cinco Like You Mean It" (On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 11:00am Let’s get ready to fiesta this Cinco de Mayo! Guests will have another opportunity to fiesta all day on Saturday, May 5th at participating On The Border restaurants. The…
  • 🏆 Club One Special (Remington Park - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 6:00pm The popular Club 1 Special is back for all live racing dates at Remington Park. Enjoy this spectacular offer on every live race date, regardless of post time, day or night.…
  • Cowboy Cooking for Families (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 1:00pm Learn the fine art of cowboy cooking in a special Dutch ovens class designed for parents and kids. Join us for an afternoon of family fun as we prep, cook, and eat some…
  • Cowboys of Color Rodeo (Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Jim Norick Arena - Oklahoma City) Experience the fun and excitement of the Cowboys of Color Rodeo in Oklahoma City. This competitive rodeo features over…
  • 😂 David Dyer (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Last Day
  • Disney's The Little Mermaid (Pollard Theatre - Guthrie) Last Day Don't miss Disney's The Little Mermaid brought to life by the talented company at Guthrie's Pollard Theatre.…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Dodgers vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark - Oklahoma City) Thru Mon, May 7th Start Time: 7:05pm Come experience America's favorite pastime in downtown Oklahoma City as the OKC Dodgers take on the Colorado Springs…
  • Downtown Edmond Arts Festival (Edmond) 1 day left Over 100 artists exhibit and sell their works of art at the Downtown Edmond Arts Festival each year. Come to this event…
  • Essentials of Raja Yoga Meditation- a day course (Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center - Edmond) Start Time: 12:00pm Taking time out has always been a vital part of improving the quality of life, refreshing our understanding of events and re-charging the spirit. A day Retreat is an…
  • Festival of the Child (Yukon City Park - Yukon) Yukon's Festival of the Child is a one-day, outdoor event designed to celebrate children and childhood. Come and…
  • Free Family Make + Take Art Project (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Enjoy some quality time with your children and help them develop those creative skills at this family friendly art…
  • El Reno Fried Onion Burger Day Festival (Downtown - El Reno) Day 2 of 2 The 30th annual Fried Onion Burger Day Festival is a tribute to the popular fried onion hamburgers that have been…
  • 🎭 Heathers (Senior Production Class) (Upstage Theatre and Performing Arts Studio - Edmond) Last Day Start Time: 7:30pm Based on the 1980’s Cult Classic Movie! Performed by our Senior Production Class made up of 8th-12th grade students. Thursday, May 3-Saturday, May 5 at 7:30pm Sunday,…
  • Home Team Double-Header (Arctic Edge Ice Arena - Edmond) Catch the buzz as the Oklahoma Victory Dolls put on an electrifying dance of athleticism and grace when jammers and…
  • Juleps At The Jones Benefiting The Oklahoma Autism Center Foundation (The Jones Assembly - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 3:00pm Join us for Juleps At The Jones, a Kentucky Derby party benefiting The Oklahoma Autism Center Foundation! For sponsorship opportunites click here . Event is from 3:00 to…
  • Lazy E Red Dirt Reining (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Last Day Start Time: 8:00am Visit LazyE.com for more information!
  • Looking For Something? (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Tish Hinojosa is a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. Hinojosa's blend of folk, country, Latino, and pop has an undeniable far reaching appeal, garnering her accolades…
  • Lyric Theatre's Thelma Gaylord Academy - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 7:00pm
  • May Fair Arts Festival (Andrews Park - Norman) Day 1 of 2 The May Fair Arts Festival is a two-day, outdoor art show and festival held at beautiful, historic Andrews Park in…
  • 🏃 McBride Foundation Positive Steps 5K (Oklahoma City Zoo - Oklahoma City) Proceeds benefit the McBride Foundation's Preserve program that keeps youth athletes playing safe by providing sports and first aid equipment to Oklahoma schools in need. …
  • The Music of ABBA (Arrival From Sweden) (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 "The Music of ABBA" is coming to the Oklahoma City Civic Center as part of the Oklahoma City…
  • OKC Energy FC vs Swope Park Rangers (Taft Stadium - Oklahoma City) Experience the excitement of major league soccer in Oklahoma as the Oklahoma City Energy Football Club takes on Swope…
  • OKC Garden Fest (Myriad Gardens Water Stage - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00am Gardeners, plant lovers and cooking enthusiasts of all stripes will enjoy the OKC Garden Fest in Oklahoma City. There…
  • Old Chicken Farm Vintage Barn Sale (Jones) Day 2 of 2 Oklahoma’s most talented pickers and painters will gather to sell their wares at the Old Chicken Farm Vintage Barn…
  • ONA Coin & Currency Show (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) 1 day left The Oklahoma Numismatic Association hosts their annual spring coin and currency show at Oklahoma State Fair Park. Come…
  • OU Sooners vs Kansas State Wildcats (L. Dale Mitchell Baseball Park - Norman) 1 day left Cheer on the OU Sooners as they take on the in Norman. The University of Oklahoma Sooners baseball team takes the…
  • 🎭 Overly Designing Women (The Boom - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Painted Forest (Lost Lakes Amphitheater - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 5:30pm
  • Parker Millsap (The Sooner Theatre - Norman) Day 2 of 2 WE ADDED A SECOND SHOW!! DUE TO EXTREMELY HIGH DEMAND, WE ARE ADDING A SECOND PARKER MILLSAP CONCERT!!! At only 24 years of age, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is quickly…
  • Pink Fiesta (Penn Square Mall - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 2:00pm Penn Square Mall will host a PINK Fiesta on Saturday, May 5 from 2 – 4 p.m. in Lower Level, Center Court. The free event will feature live a mariachi band, food and…
  • 🏃 Positive Steps 5K and 1 Mile Walk (Oklahoma City Zoo - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30am Register now for the Positive Steps 5K and 1 mile walk at the Oklahoma City Zoo. All proceeds benefit the McBride Foundation who gives underfunded schools throughout…
  • Priests (Opolis - Norman)
  • Red Brick Nights (Oklahoma Ave & Wentz Ave - Guthrie) From May to September, look forward to Guthrie's monthly Red Brick Nights, the town's food truck and live…
  • Rose Rock Music Festival (Noble City Hall - Noble) 1 day left Come to the Rose Rock Music Festival in downtown Noble for a fun-filled weekend featuring plenty of family activities.…
  • Saturdays for Kids: Cowboy Cooking (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am Cowboys on the move needed fed often. Drop in and join us as we explore Dutch oven cooking in the 21st century. Demonstrations will include kid-friendly contemporary treats.…
  • 🎡 Spring Sampler Tour (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 1:00pm Museum docents offer 45-minute tours of the spring exhibitions. Discover works by Jerome Tiger, recognized as one of the greatest Native American artists, and Theodore…
  • Tish Hinojosa Cinco De Mayo Show (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • U.S. Grant Class of 1968 50th Class Reunion (Embassy Suites - Norman) Start Time: 6:30pm The U.S. Grant class of 1968 will meet for the 50th school reunion. For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected].
  • 🎨 Unlocking the Vault: Mysteries and Marvels of the Museum (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am Museums typically exhibit only a very small percentage of their collections. In the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s vast holdings, specific pieces, for one…
  • 🏃 Wesley UMC El Reno Bun Run (Downtown - El Reno) Burger Day is just around the corner, which means the Bun Run is also coming up!
    Held in conjunction with El Reno's annual Fried Onion Burger Day Festival.

Sunday, May 6th

  • Central 4D Barrel Racers (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Make your way to the Heart of Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City to see riders compete in the Central 4D Barrel…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Dodgers vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 7:05pm Come experience America's favorite pastime in downtown Oklahoma City as the OKC Dodgers take on the Colorado Springs…
  • Downtown Edmond Arts Festival (Edmond) Last Day Over 100 artists exhibit and sell their works of art at the Downtown Edmond Arts Festival each year. Come to this event…
  • Lyric Theatre's Thelma Gaylord Academy - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 7:00pm
  • May Fair Arts Festival (Andrews Park - Norman) Day 2 of 2 The May Fair Arts Festival is a two-day, outdoor art show and festival held at beautiful, historic Andrews Park in…
  • Newsboys (Firelake Arena - Shawnee) Head to the FireLake Arena in Shawnee to catch a performance by one of the most popular Christian rock bands of all…
  • ONA Coin & Currency Show (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Last Day The Oklahoma Numismatic Association hosts their annual spring coin and currency show at Oklahoma State Fair Park. Come…
  • OU Sooners vs Kansas State Wildcats (L. Dale Mitchell Baseball Park - Norman) Last Day Cheer on the OU Sooners as they take on the in Norman. The University of Oklahoma Sooners baseball team takes the…
  • Rose Rock Music Festival (Noble City Hall - Noble) Last Day Come to the Rose Rock Music Festival in downtown Noble for a fun-filled weekend featuring plenty of family activities.…
  • The Norman Singers Spring Concert (Norman) Come celebrate spring with the Norman Singers, a non-audition choir made up of Norman-area residents from all walks…

Monday, May 7th

Tuesday, May 8th

  • Celtic Woman (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Singing sensation Celtic Woman is coming to Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall as part of their highly…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Dodgers vs. Memphis Redbirds (Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark - Oklahoma City) Thru Fri, May 11th Start Time: 7:05pm Come experience America's favorite pastime in downtown Oklahoma City as the OKC Dodgers take on the Memphis Redbirds…
  • Food Truck Tuesdays (Jackson - Blanchard) Every week, treat your taste buds to new flavors. During Food Truck Tuesdays, a different food truck will park in…
  • Primus / Mastodon (The Criterion - Oklahoma City) Head to Bricktown for a face-melting night of music when Primus and Mastodon take over the Criterion for the OKC stop of…
  • Wheeler Criterium (Oklahoma City) Once the weather starts warming up, gather your crew and head south of the Oklahoma River for the Wheeler Criterium each…

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What's happening around town (Wed, Nov 29th - Tue, Dec 5th)

Oklahoma City's event list.

Wednesday, Nov 29th

Thursday, Nov 30th

  • 🎨 Cartoons & Comics: The Early Art of Tom Ryan (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Dec 2nd Start Time: 10:00am Acclaimed Western artist Tom Ryan (1922-2011) spoke often about those who inspired him: N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Frank Reilly, even Rembrandt. Yet sketches from the…
  • Christmas on the Western Frontier (Downtown - El Reno) Christmas on the Western Frontier features an old-fashioned Christmas parade with more than 50 floats, along with…
  • The Christmas Show (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Dec 2nd The Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents its annual holiday performance "The Christmas Show." This show is a…
  • CMGT Thursdays Happy Hour! (The Deli - Norman) Start Time: 7:00pm Join us for Country Music Group Therapy every Thursday from 7-9pm with your host Kierston White. You can expect a rotating cast of great singesongwriters from near…
  • COOP Showcase (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Cavern Compay, Space4Lease, Local Man Ruins Everything
  • 🎨 Fall Adult Classes | Block II (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 9:00am Taught by local artists, our adult classes offer a vital creative outlet for Oklahoma City residents. Around 700 adults of all ages find creative outlets in ceramics,…
  • Groovement (Bison Witches - Norman) Start Time: 10:00pm Groovement is a 6-piece funk-rock band that embodies the soul of Northwest Arkansas – fun, unpredictable, and full of life. Currently the band is touring the U.S. in…
  • Jaimee Harris (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Michael W. Smith et al. (Crossings Community Church - Oklahoma City)
  • Not For Sale: Graffiti Culture in Oklahoma Opening (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 9:00am Celebrating Hip Hop Month, Not For Sale: Graffiti Culture in Oklahoma will feature 10 artists who will make the walls of Oklahoma Contemporary’s gallery their…
  • NRHA Futurity & Adequan Championship Show (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Dec 2nd The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is an international equine association that is headquartered in…
  • 🎨 OAG Small Works (1219 Creative - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 8:30am Art 12" and under by members of the Oklahoma Art Guild. Opening reception November 17th 6:00-9:00pm.
  • 🎡 OKC Improv Winter Festivus (The Paramount OKC - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Dec 2nd Start Time: 7:30pm OKC Improv is Oklahoma's premiere showcase of the best local and regional improvisational comedy and theater! Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in…
  • 🎡 OKC Improv Winter Festivus (The Paramount OKC - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 9:30pm OKC Improv is Oklahoma's premiere showcase of the best local and regional improvisational comedy and theater! Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in…
  • OU Sooners vs North Texas Mean Green (The Lloyd Noble Center - Norman) Experience the action and excitement in Norman as the Oklahoma Sooners take on the North Texas Mean Green. Since the…
  • Peppa Pig Live (Hudson Performance Hall - Oklahoma City)
  • 🏆 Poker Rodeo Association World Finals - Team Penning & Sorting (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Thru Sat, Dec 2nd Start Time: 8:00am FInd all details at pokerrodeo.com
  • 😂 Sam Norton (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Dec 2nd
  • Santa's Wonderland returns (The Shop - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Dec 2nd Start Time: 10:00am Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and Oklahoma City-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and…
  • 🎨 Showroom | Showcase: Ginna Dowling | Heiroglyphics 2017: The Spirt of our People (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Dec 2nd Start Time: 11:00am Oklahoma City native Ginna Dowling will install a visual storytelling. Hieroglyphics 2017: The Spirit of Our People is based on what Dowling calls “contemporary…
  • Statewide Together Oklahoma Meeting and Merry Making (Paseo - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 5:30pm The Together Oklahoma coalition invites you to join Statewide Meeting and Merry Making on November 30th at 5:30 pm in locations all over Oklahoma! We'll be video…
  • Teen Tardis Day (Guthrie Library - Guthrie) Start Time: 6:00pm Woo-oooooo Wooooooooo Woo-oooo, Woo-ooooo woo-oo-ooo-ooo!!! Partake in the wibble-wobbliy time- whimey celebration of Dr. Who! Time to celebrate the ol’ girl!…
  • Territorial Christmas Celebration (Harn Homestead Museum - Oklahoma City) Experience the wonder of a truly old-fashioned Christmas at the Territorial Christmas Celebration at the Harn Homestead…
  • 🏆 Thunder Basketball (Lower Bricktown - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Under the Streetlamp in Concert (Grand Casino Hotel & Resort - Shawnee) Celebrate the holidays with Under the Streetlamp as this vocal group stops by Grand Casino Hotel & Resort in…
  • 🎭 The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby: An Original Folk Musical (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 7:30pm The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby
    An original folk musical by Don Chaffer of the band Waterdeep and Chris Cragin-Day.
    Every December, a bunch of people…

Friday, Dec 1st

  • 🎭 4 of a Kind (American Legion Post 12 - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Blue G-League TICKETS (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Blue vs. Salt Lake City Stars (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Cheer on the OKC Blue as they take on the Salt Lake City Stars at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City.…
  • Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant (Edmond) Thru Sun, Dec 3rd The Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant has been an annual gift from Boys Ranch Town to the community and…
  • 🎨 Cartoons & Comics: The Early Art of Tom Ryan (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am Acclaimed Western artist Tom Ryan (1922-2011) spoke often about those who inspired him: N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Frank Reilly, even Rembrandt. Yet sketches from the…
  • A Celtic Christmas (The Gate Church - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Usher in the Christmas season Celtic style with a ticket to A Celtic Christmas at the Gate. During this festive,…
  • The Christmas Show (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) 1 day left The Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents its annual holiday performance "The Christmas Show." This show is a…
  • Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm This film is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America. More Information HERE NOTE: This is a movie screening and NOT a live performance event.
  • First Friday Gallery Walk (Paseo Arts District - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm The First Friday Gallery Walk in the Paseo Arts District occurs on the first Friday of every month. Friday night…
  • Holidays on Paseo (Paseo Arts District - Oklahoma City) Bundle up and head to the Paseo Arts District for great art and opportunities to create unique pieces, just in time…
  • Humble Vibes (51st st. Speakeasy - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00pm Mixed Genre Show! HIP HOP. INDIE. POP. Druce Wayne and Jarvix have joined forces to create Humble Vibes, a show that supports music of all genres!
    HOST: Jarvix…
  • 🎓 Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series - Water, Power & Beauty: Aqueducts & Fountains in Medieval Italy (Norman Public Library - Norman) Start Time: 6:15pm Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series cosponsored by the OU Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies presents "Water, Power, and Beauty: Aqueducts and Fountains in…
  • NRHA Futurity & Adequan Championship Show (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) 1 day left The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is an international equine association that is headquartered in…
  • 🎨 OAG Small Works (1219 Creative - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 8:30am Art 12" and under by members of the Oklahoma Art Guild. Opening reception November 17th 6:00-9:00pm.
  • 🎡 OKC Improv Winter Festivus (The Paramount OKC - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 7:30pm OKC Improv is Oklahoma's premiere showcase of the best local and regional improvisational comedy and theater! Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in…
  • 🎡 OKC Improv Winter Festivus (The Paramount OKC - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 9:30pm OKC Improv is Oklahoma's premiere showcase of the best local and regional improvisational comedy and theater! Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma Football (Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium - Norman) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 3:30pm Oklahoma Football Tickets. Oklahoma Sooners Schedule. Sooners Tickets.
  • 🏆 Poker Rodeo Association World Finals - Team Penning & Sorting (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) 1 day left Start Time: 8:00am FInd all details at pokerrodeo.com
  • Ronnie Milsap in Concert (Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center - Midwest City) Head to Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center in Midwest City for a night full of tunes cranked out by country…
  • Saints: Tony Foster Jr. Band (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00pm
  • 😂 Sam Norton (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) 1 day left
  • Santa's Wonderland returns (The Shop - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and Oklahoma City-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and…
  • Sassafras Shopping Event (Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center - Shawnee) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 5:00pm Vendors from all over Oklahoma will present their best wares at the Sassafras Shopping Event in Shawnee. This…
  • Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox (The Criterion - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Hear your favorites like never before when Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox takes over OKC’s Criterion…
  • 🎨 Showroom | Showcase: Ginna Dowling | Heiroglyphics 2017: The Spirt of our People (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 11:00am Oklahoma City native Ginna Dowling will install a visual storytelling. Hieroglyphics 2017: The Spirit of Our People is based on what Dowling calls “contemporary…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Experience the thrill of fast-paced pro basketball as the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Wear…
  • UCO WinterGlow (Nigh University Center - Edmond) Bring the entire family out to UCO WinterGlow in Edmond for an evening of holiday festivities. The event kicks off at…
  • 🎭 The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby: An Original Folk Musical (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 7:30pm The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby
    An original folk musical by Don Chaffer of the band Waterdeep and Chris Cragin-Day.
    Every December, a bunch of people…

Saturday, Dec 2nd

  • All State Second Round (Westmoore High School - Oklahoma City)
  • Bank of America Museums on Us (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am The Museum welcomes Bank of America customers taking advantage of Museums on Us the first full weekend of every month. Any ATM, credit, or check card from Bank of…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Blue vs. Greensboro Swarm (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Cheer on the OKC Blue as they take on the Greensboro Swarm at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. Get…
  • Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant (Edmond) 1 day left The Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant has been an annual gift from Boys Ranch Town to the community and…
  • 🎨 Cartoons & Comics: The Early Art of Tom Ryan (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am Acclaimed Western artist Tom Ryan (1922-2011) spoke often about those who inspired him: N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Frank Reilly, even Rembrandt. Yet sketches from the…
  • Mustang Christmas Bazaar (Mustang) The Mustang Christmas Bazaar has everything you need to get in the holiday spirit. Browse over 50 vendors featuring…
  • 🏃 The Christmas Carroll 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk (Southern Oaks Church of Christ - Chickasha) On behalf of the Chickasha Optimist Club, with the assistance of the Chickasha Runners Club, we would like to invite you to the Third Annual Christmas "Carroll" 5K and…
  • The Christmas Show (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Last Day The Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents its annual holiday performance "The Christmas Show." This show is a…
  • Christmas with Southern Living (Penn Square Mall - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am You're Invited to a Southern Living Christmas Celebration at your local Dillard's. There will be holiday decorating, mocktail making,gift wrapping, tablescapes and…
  • Circle W Arts & Crafts Show (Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center - Shawnee) Day 1 of 2 The Circle W Arts & Crafts Show features handcrafted items from over 90 vendors under one roof. Located at the Heart…
  • Cowboy Christmas with Santa (Stockyards City - Oklahoma City) Saddle up and ride into Historic Stockyards City this holiday season for the annual Cowboy Christmas Celebration. The…
  • 🎨 Fall Signature Tour (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 1:00pm 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Remington and Russell to Native American works, see some of the finest Western art…
  • 🏆 FREE Learn To Skate Lesson (Skate Galaxy - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 12:00pm FREE Learn to Skate Lesson Every Saturday from 12:00pm-12:45pm! The lesson is free and no sign up required! Don't have a pair of skates? No problem! Rentals start at…
  • Holiday Hop (Edmond) Don't miss out on Holiday Hop in Edmond, a free family event that lets you create a holiday craft in the Edmond…
  • 🏃 Holiday Hustle 5K/10K (Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond, OK - Edmond) Annual Holiday Hustle 5k \-USATF certified 5k and 10k courses \-flat and FAST \-prize money to top 3 male and female \-pancake breakfast following race…
  • Minco Honey Festival (Minco High School - Minco) Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Minco Honey Festival with pure Oklahoma honey. During this celebration of Nature's…
  • 🎨 Jason and Janice Artist Reception (Studio112 and a Half - Shawnee) Start Time: 6:30pm Studio 112 and a half 112 ½ E.Main. Shawnee, OK. 74801. 405-314-4702
    MEDIA RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SHAWNEE, OK. 11/27/2017 Janice Batts and Jason Wilson to…
  • Jen Kirkman - Presented by: Black Mesa Brewing Co. ([email protected] Performance Lab - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm *Women's Audience Only* (Trans-inclusive)
    Benefitting the local OKC Chapter of Planned Parenthood.
  • John Moreland et al. (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Join beloved Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Moreland for a special homecoming when he takes over the historic Tower…
  • KATT Wreck The Halls (Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City) If you like Christmas mixed with rock and roll, head to the Diamond Ballroom for the annual Wreck the Halls concert.…
  • K-Love Christmas Tour (Council Road Baptist Church - Bethany)
  • 🏃 Little Willie's Triple Dog Dare (Leadership Square - Oklahoma City) Little Willie's Triple Dog Dare is the Ultimate Stair Climb competition in OKC. Competitors will climb and descend both North and South Towers of Leadership Square and…
  • The March Divide (Red Brick Bar - Norman)
  • NRHA Futurity & Adequan Championship Show (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Last Day The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is an international equine association that is headquartered in…
  • OKC Beard and Mustache Bash (51st st. Speakeasy - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 4:30pm The OKC Beard Club is breaking back into the competition scene! We need to raise some money for a friend.
    Ashley is member of our community and friend of the OKC…
  • OKC Gun Show (Heritage Place Inc - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 For a high quality gun show with great prices and selection, visit the OKC Gun Show in Oklahoma City. Held at Heritage…
  • 🎡 OKC Improv Winter Festivus (The Paramount OKC - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 7:30pm OKC Improv is Oklahoma's premiere showcase of the best local and regional improvisational comedy and theater! Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma Football (Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium - Norman) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 3:30pm Oklahoma Football Tickets. Oklahoma Sooners Schedule. Sooners Tickets.
  • 🏆 Poker Rodeo Association World Finals - Team Penning & Sorting (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Last Day Start Time: 8:00am FInd all details at pokerrodeo.com
  • 🏃 POOP Trail Run (Lake Thunderbird State Park - Norman) POOP (Protect Our Oklahoma Parks) Trail Run is to raise money for Oklahoma State Parks, increase awareness of the state budget crisis, and celebrate the public lands…
  • R. Kelly (The Criterion - Oklahoma City) Join Grammy Award-winning R&B artist R Kelly at OKC's Criterion for a very special evening. With six…
  • 😂 Sam Norton (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Last Day
  • Santa's Wonderland returns (The Shop - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and Oklahoma City-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and…
  • Sassafras Shopping Event (Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center - Shawnee) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 5:00pm Vendors from all over Oklahoma will present their best wares at the Sassafras Shopping Event in Shawnee. This…
  • Saturdays for Kids: Holidays (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am Make a Western-inspired ornament to take home for the holidays. Create old-time favorites such as pine cone birdfeeders, as well as new projects for your family tree.…
  • 🎨 Showroom | Showcase: Ginna Dowling | Heiroglyphics 2017: The Spirt of our People (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 11:00am Oklahoma City native Ginna Dowling will install a visual storytelling. Hieroglyphics 2017: The Spirit of Our People is based on what Dowling calls “contemporary…
  • Oklahoma City Train Show (Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Jim Norick Arena - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 The Oklahoma City Train Show is one of the largest model train shows in the region with operating model train displays,…
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra Skating Nights (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Chesapeake Energy Arena presents Trans-Siberian Orchestra Skating Nights at Devon Ice Rink. Enjoy skating to the holiday music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra all evening…
  • Trinket & Bauble Show (Red Cup Coffee Shop - Oklahoma City) Join the staff of OKC’s Red Cup in welcoming the holiday season with their Trinket and Bauble Show.
    At this…
  • Winterfest Craft Show (Kingfisher County Fairgrounds - Kingfisher) Perfect for holiday shopping, the Winterfest Craft Show in Kingfisher features over 65 booths of gifts, crafts and home…

Sunday, Dec 3rd

  • Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant (Edmond) Last Day The Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant has been an annual gift from Boys Ranch Town to the community and…
  • Circle W Arts & Crafts Show (Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center - Shawnee) Day 2 of 2 The Circle W Arts & Crafts Show features handcrafted items from over 90 vendors under one roof. Located at the Heart…
  • Freddy & Francine (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City)
  • Hollywood Undead (Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City) Hollywood Undead has released a continual stream of their unique blend of rap rock tracks since forming in 2005. For a…
  • Maria Bamford (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Get ready for an evening of hilarity when Maria Bamford takes over the historic Tower Theatre in OKC.
    Known for…
  • Messiah (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Celebrate the reason for the season with a performance of Messiah by the Canterbury Choral Society at Oklahoma…
  • Motorcycle Swap Meet (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Get ready to see some unique, top-of-the-line motorcycles and turn your bike parts into cash at the Motorcycle Swap Meet…
  • OKC Gun Show (Heritage Place Inc - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 For a high quality gun show with great prices and selection, visit the OKC Gun Show in Oklahoma City. Held at Heritage…
  • OU Sooners vs Florida Gators (The Lloyd Noble Center - Norman) Head to Norman to watch as the Oklahoma Sooners Women's Basketball take on the Florida Gators. Since the team's…
  • Sleigh Bells Market (Farmer's Market - Oklahoma City) Come to the historic OKC Farmers Public Market for a holiday retail extravaganza you won't want to miss. 50…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Experience the thrill of fast-paced pro basketball as the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the San Antonio Spurs. Wear your…
  • Oklahoma City Train Show (Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Jim Norick Arena - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 The Oklahoma City Train Show is one of the largest model train shows in the region with operating model train displays,…

Monday, Dec 4th

  • Barrel Racing Futurity World Championship (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Dec 9th The annual Barrel Racing Futurity World Championships come to Oklahoma State Fair Park. Put on by the Barrel Futurities…
  • OU Sooners vs UTSA Roadrunners (The Lloyd Noble Center - Norman) Experience the action and excitement in Norman as the Oklahoma Sooners take on the UTSA Roadrunners. Since the…

Tuesday, Dec 5th

  • Barrel Racing Futurity World Championship (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Dec 9th The annual Barrel Racing Futurity World Championships come to Oklahoma State Fair Park. Put on by the Barrel Futurities…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Blue vs. Memphis Hustle (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Cheer on the OKC Blue as they take on the Memphis Hustle at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. Get in…
  • Food Truck Tuesdays (Jackson - Blanchard) Every week, treat your taste buds to new flavors. During Food Truck Tuesdays, a different food truck will park in…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Experience the thrill of fast-paced pro basketball as the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Utah Jazz. Wear your blue…

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