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SUMMER GUIDE continued from page 25 Iron Horse Open Mic and Showcase perform music on stage at this show open to all experience levels, 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Iron Horse Bar & Grill, 9501 S. Shields Blvd., 405-735-1801. Open Mic at The P share your musical talent or just come to listen at this weekly open mic, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The Patriarch Craft Beer House & Lawn, 9 E. Edwards St., Edmond, 405-285-6670,

36th St., 405-602-2030, OKC Improv performers create original scenes in the moment based on suggestions from the audience, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Oklahoma City Improv, 1757 NW 16th St., 405-4569858, Don Quixote Open Mic a weekly comedy show followed by karaoke, 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays. Don Quixote Club, 3030 N. Portland Ave., 405-947-0011. The Skirvin Jazz Club a monthly live jazz show presented by OK Sessions, 7:30 p.m. third Friday of every month. Park Avenue Grill, 1 Park Ave., 405-7028444,

a.m.-2 p.m. July 8. The Oklahoma City Zoo, 2000 Remington Place, 405-424-3344, Hamlet actor Benedict Cumberbatch portrays the title role in Shakespeare’s classic tragedy in a National Theatre Live presentation, 7 p.m. July 8. Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa, 918-585-3504, The Friend Zone: Speed-Friending make new friends five minutes at a time at this platonic meetup, 7 p.m. second Monday of every month. Oak & Ore, 1732 NW. 16th St., 405-606-2030, Film Row Trivia Night test your cinematic knowledge at this monthly competition hosted by VHS and Chill, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month. The Paramount Room, 701 W. Sheridan Ave., 405-8873327,

VZD’s Open Mic Night a weekly music mic hosted by Joe Hopkins, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. VZD’s Restaurant & Bar, 4200 N. Western Ave., 405602-3006,

Paseo Farmers Market shop for fresh food from local vendors at this weekly outdoor event, 9 a.m.noon Saturdays, through Oct. 19. SixTwelve, 612 NW 29th St., 405-208-8291,

Red Dirt Open Mic a weekly open mic for comedy and poetry, hosted by Red Dirt Poetry, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Sauced on Paseo, 2912 Paseo St., 405-521-9800,

Open Badminton hit some birdies in some morning pick-up games of badminton with friends, 10 a.m.noon Saturdays. Jackie Cooper Gymnasium, 1024 E. Main St., Yukon, 405-350-8920,

Divine Comedy a weekly local showcase hosted by CJ Lance and Josh Lathe and featuring a variety of comedians from OKC and beyond, 9 p.m. Wednesdays. 51st Street Speakeasy, 1114 NW 51st St., 405-463-0470,

Pooches on the Patio bring your best friend to this dog-friendly happy hour with drink specials, appetizers and free pet treats, 4-7 p.m. Saturdays. Café 501 Classen Curve, 5825 NW Grand Blvd., 405844-1501,

Lumpy’s Open Mic Night play a song of your own or just listen to the performers at this weekly show hosted by John Riley Willingham, 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Lumpy’s Sports Grill, 12325 N. May Ave., 405-286-3300,

Brunching with Books a book club meeting every other week, with reading selections chosen by group preference, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Buttermilk Paseo, 605 NW 28th St., 405-605-6660,

Sanctuary Karaoke Service don a choir robe and sing your favorite song, 9 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays and Thursdays. Sanctuary Barsilica, 814 W. Sheridan Ave.,

Oklahoma Voices hear featured poets read from their works at this monthly event, 2 p.m. the first Sunday of every month. IAO Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan Ave., 405-232-6060,

OK Country Cafe Open Mic show off your singing talent, 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of every month. OK Country Cafe, 6072 S. Western Ave., 405-602-6866,

Liberty & Lasers an electronic-dance-music festival concluding with a fireworks display, 4-10 p.m. July 4. Lost Lakes Waterpark and Amphitheater, 3501 NE 10th, 405-702-4040,

Moore Chess Club play in tournaments and learn about the popular board game at this weekly event where all ages and skill levels are welcome, 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Moore Library, 225 S. Howard Ave., Moore.

Early Explorers toddlers and preschoolers can participate in fun scientific activities they can repeat later at home, 10-11 a.m. Thursdays. Science Museum Oklahoma, 2020 Remington Place, 405-602-6664,

Public Access Open Mic read poetry, do standup comedy, play music or just watch as an audience member at this open mic hosted by Alex Sanchez, 7 p.m. Sundays. The Paseo Plunge, 3010 Paseo St., 405-315-6224,

LIVE! on the Plaza join the Plaza District every second Friday for an art walk featuring artists, live music, shopping and more, 6-10 p.m. second Friday of every month. 16th Street Plaza District, 1618 N. Gatewood Ave., 405-426-7812,

Toastmasters Meeting hone public speaking and leadership skills in a move-at-your-own-pace environment, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. McFarlin United Methodist Church, 419 S. University Drive, Norman, 623-810-0295.

Rap and Jam Salon learn new musical skills in a variety of genres from local musicians at this monthly workshop, 4-6 p.m. first Sunday of every month. Your Mom’s Place, 919 N. Virginia Ave.

Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk peruse art from over 80 artists with 25 participating business for a night of special themed exhibits, refreshments and a variety of entertainment opportunities, 6-10 p.m. first Friday of every month. Paseo Arts District, 3022 Paseo St., 405-525-2688,

Board Game Day enjoy local craft beer while playing old-school board and arcade games with friends, 5-8 p.m. Sundays. FlashBack RetroPub, 814 W. Sheridan Ave., 405-633-3604,

Rebels & Royals Drag King Show hosted by former Mister USofA Damian Matrix-Gritte, this monthly show features local drag kings and special guests 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fridays. Frankie’s, 2807 NW

Art of Rap hosted by Jim Conway, this monthly rap battle pits local MCs against one another for a cash prize, 9 p.m. Mondays. Hubbly Bubbly Hookah & Café, 2900 N. Classen Blvd., Suite K, 405-609-2930. World Oceans Day learn about helping conserve and protect the world’s oceans and waterways, 10

Mid-Oklahoma Writers a meetup for local writers featuring guest speakers and literary discussions, 7-9 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Eastside Church of Christ, 916 S. Douglas Blvd., 405-732-0393. Newsies a family-friendly musical based on the New York City Newsboy Strike of 1899, adapted from the Disney film, July 9-14. Lyric Theatre, 1727 NW 16th St., 405-524-9310, Triple’s Open Mic a music and comedy open mic hosted by Amanda Howle, 7:30 p.m. every other Wednesday. Triple’s, 8023 NW 23rd St., 405-789-3031. Story Time with Britt’s Bookworms enjoy snacks, crafts and story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m. first and third Thursday of every month. Thrive Mama Collective, 1745 NW 16th St., 405-356-6262.

The Trailer-Hood Hootenanny join Rayna Over and friends for a night of comedy, music and drag performances, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. the second Friday of every month. Frankie’s, 2807 NW 36th St., 405-6022030, Oklahoma City Tattoo Arts Convention a gathering of local, national and international tattoo artists, sideshow-style entertainment and vendors selling jewelry, clothing, artwork, July 12-14. Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens, 405-602-8500, Tulsa Punk Rock Flea Market shop for records, clothing, accessories, artworks and more, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 13. The Bond, 608 E. Third St., Tulsa, 918442-2993, The Black Foodie Summit sample cuisine from a variety of culinary artists, chefs and restaurants at this event sponsored by Oklahoma Black Eats, noon-6 p.m. July 13. Bistro 46, 2501 NE 23rd St., 405595-3904, The Taste on 36th a monthly gathering of food trucks from throughout the state featuring live music, noon-6 p.m. second Saturday of every month. Ice Event Center & Grill, 1148 NE 36th St., 405-208-4240, Run for Recognition participate in a 5K or 1-mile fun run to benefit Special Olympics Oklahoma, 7-9 p.m. July 14. Run for Recognition, 708 N. Broadway,, Second Sunday Poetry hear the works of a variety of local poets, 2 p.m. second Sunday of every month. The Depot, 200 S. Jones Ave., Norman, 405307-9320, Blue Sunday a monthly blues tribute show hosted by Powerhouse Blues Project,6-8 p.m. the second Sunday of every month. Friends Restaurant & Club, 3705 W. Memorial Road, 405-751-4057, Asian District Night Market Festival a community cultural event featuring food trucks, merchants and vendors, children’s activities, a pho-eating contest and more, 6 p.m.-midnight June 15. Military Park, 1200 NW 25th St., 405-297-3882. The Life Cycle of a Butterfly a recovering alcoholic comes to terms with her history of sexual abuse and the psychological damage it has caused in her life in this play by La’Charles Purvey and produced by African-American Artistic collective The Vanguart, July 18-21. Heritage Hall Middle School Howard Theatre, 1800 NW 122nd St., 405-749-3000,

New World Comic Con 5 Oklahoma has a storied history with comic books, from Pawnee native and Dick Tracy creator Chester Gould to Tulsa’s Sterling Gates, who currently writes for The CW’s The Flash. More homegrown talent will be on display at New World Comic Con 5, where comic book enthusiasts can shop for new or classic titles, meet local comic creators, participate in some competitive cosplay and other activities 10 a.m-7 p.m. July 27 at State Fair Park, 3220 Great Plains Walk. Visit or call 405-721-7634. OCT. 31-NOV. 4 Photo provided 26

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Wheeler Summer Music Series enjoy live music, food trucks, craft beer and pop-up shops at this monthly event, 7 p.m. third Friday of every month through Sept. 20. Wheeler Ferris Wheel, 1701 S. Western Ave., 405-655-8455, Nightfall Haunted Territory’s Horror Con a convention for horror fans, featuring celebrities, costume contests, haunted walkthroughs and more, noon-8 p.m. July 20. Centennial Building, Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, 609 Kiamichi Place, 405-948-6700. BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention a meetup for plastic-building-block enthusiasts featuring live

Oklahoma City Drag Queen Story Hour The only thing more fun than a regular storytime is Oklahoma City Drag Queen Story Hour. This extraspecial storytime also features craft time and a dance party led by drag queen Ms. Shantel. June’s book is Red: A Crayon’s Story, about staying true to yourself, by Michael Hall; July’s book is Julián Is a Mermaid, a book about Julián (who loves mermaids) and his abuela, by Jessica Love; August’s book is Strictly No Elephants, about a boy and his elephant who befriend others with unusual pets, by Lisa Mantchev; and September’s book is Spork, about a spork just trying to belong, by Kyo Maclear. Drag Queen Story Hour is 4 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at Sunnyside Diner, 916 NW Sixth St. Visit OKCDQSH or call 405-778-8861. JUNE 8, JULY 13, AUGUST 10, SEPTEMBER 14 Photo Kelli Dupuy / Oklahoma City Drag Queen Story Hour / provided

builds, model exhibitions, challenges, and a Star Wars Zone, July 20-21. Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens, 405-602-8500, Titanic a musical based on the real-life stories of the passengers on the ill-fated ship, July 23-28. Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave., 405-297-2264, Fuzzy Friday a monthly happy hour meet-andgreet hosted by the Bears of Central Oklahoma, 5:30 p.m. Fridays. Apothecary 39, 2125 NW 39th St., 405-605-4100. Queen Mariah’s Variety Show a monthly stage show featuring various drag performers, 10:30 p.m. Saturdays. Frankie’s, 2807 NW 36th St., 405-6022030, George Lopez and DL Hughely the standup comics and television personalities will perform, 7-10 p.m. July 28. Riverwind Casino, 1544 W. State Highway 9, Norman, 405-322-6000, Paper Sack Project prepare sack lunches to pass out to people on the streets at this event hosted by Debate Night OKC, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. last Sunday of the month. NE OKC Community & Cultural Center, 3815 N. Kelley Ave., 405-401-3350. Board Game Brunch play board games while enjoying a variety of food and beverage options, 11

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