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  Idol kissee in concert this week in Enid

Enid's quarterly Calendar of Events available here NEW for July, August & September

Perhaps the most celebrated unsuccessful audition in American Idol history belongs to Enid native Benjamin Glaze, and you have the chance this week to see him in concert. Plus there's a state championship on the line, and a chance to win a Louis Vuitton purse. Come stake your claim for fun this week in Enid.

Ben Glaze in concert

Ben Glaze Enid

Remember this past season of American Idol when Katy Perry kissed a contestant? The lucky recipient of that kiss was Enid's Ben Glaze, and he'll be performing Saturday night at the Moose Lodge. Glaze did not earn a Golden Ticket after the kiss and a shaky audition. However, he does not blame Perry for not qualifying, saying he was glad to be part of the Idol process and he should have calmed himself regardless of the kiss. Glaze comes from a musical family, and his sister Brieanna Glaze, will be his special guest on stage at the non-smoking Moose Lodge. Don't miss this special night of music. Admission is just $10, and you must be 21 to purchase alcohol.

Purses with Purpose

Purses with Purpose Enid

You can enter to win a Louis Vuitton NeoNoe designer purse during the YWCA's Purses with Purpose Luncheon on Thursday at the CNB Center. This is an annual event that includes a keynote speaker that represents leadership in the issues YWCA Enid supports, a delicious meal, our annual organization report, and the designer purse auction. In addition, the YWCA's “Volunteer of the Year” and “Woman of the Year" will be honored. Tickets are $50 or $400 for a table. Contact the YWCA for more information.

Connie Mack state tourney

David Allen Memorial Ballpark Enid

Twelve youth baseball teams from around Oklahoma compete this week for a chance to move one step closer to a World Series berth during the 2018 Connie Mack State Baseball Tournament beginning Wednesday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark and Failing Field on the NOC-Enid campus. This double-elimination tournament begins at 9 am Wednesday and concludes with the championship game Sunday afternoon.

Other events

Leonardo's Children's Museum will host another Sensory-Friendly Summer Night on Tuesday night, Boondocks Tavern is the site for the Second Saturday Comedy Night, and get your fresh Oklahoma produce Saturday morning at Enid Farmers Market, where this Saturday they will celebrate Kids in Agriculture Day.

Check out all the activities this week when you click on the calendar at the top of this newsletter, and VisitEnid.org has a list of all Enid attractions, restaurants and shopping.

Shakespeare in the Park Enid

 Coming up:
Young Frankenstein

The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film Young Frankenstein hits the Gaslight Theatre stage July 20-22 and July 26-28. Upon learning he has inherited his infamous grandfather's Transylvania estate, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein discovers the secret lab and begins to recreate his grandfather's experiments on the reincarnation of the dead. The ensuing result will leave you in stitches. Tickets range from $8 to $15 and are available at GaslightTheatre.org. Some language and situations may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Lonestar Enid

 

Plan ahead: 
Lonestar

Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar  comes to the CNB Center on Thursday, August 2. Lonestar has sold over 10 million albums since its national launch in 1995 and have 10 No. 1 hits including "No News," "Come Crying To Me," and their crossover smash "Amazed," which was also #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first record since 1983's "Islands in the Stream", to top both charts. Tickets range from $29 to $65 and can be purchased at the CNB Center box office, by phone at 855.TIX.ENID, or online at CNBCenter.com.

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