OKG7 Dining Carol Smaglinski
Your wallet is on the thin side lately,
and the thought of money wasted on bad food triggers your emotions.
Well, here are seven good places where savvy consumers won’t do any
quibbling after that last bite. Everything on the various menus is
Grab your blanket and lawn chairs, and spend some quality time with Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes and The Edge.
Recently reopened after Project 180 renovations, downtown’s Myriad Botanical Gardens at 301 W. Reno has ushered in its new digs with “Movies Under the Stars.” The weekly Wednesday series began last week with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Shrek played last night, but several more screenings are scheduled, all free, all beginning at 9 p.m.
For the rest of the summer, expect: • July 25, Grease • Aug. 1, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (pictured, duh) • Aug. 8, West Side Story • Aug. 15, Never Cry Wolf • Aug. 22, U2: Rattle and Hum • Aug. 29, Sherlock Holmes
That’s quite a lineup compared to the usual suspects of such free film series, with U2: Rattle and Hum striking me as a particularly inspired choice. I have fond memories of seeing that music doc three times to a largely empty theater at the long-ago-closed AMC Northwest 8. (Yes, kids, this thing we call “you too” was the Justin Bieber and Katy Perry of my day: They were so big, they had their own picture show!) Suddenly, I have an itch to dig out the soundtrack.
Please note that coolers are permitted, but not open containers of *hic!* alcohol. For more information, call 297-3995 or visit myriadgardens.org. —Rod Lott
Would-be reality TV stars in the metro vie for a chance to be on Big Brother.
TV Reviews Louis Fowler
Under a warm Oklahoma sun on a Saturday afternoon last month, a throng
of would-be reality television stars gathered in the parking lot of Bob
Moore Kia of Edmond to audition for the upcoming 15th season of CBS’ hit
reality show Big Brother.
Horror Rod Lott
Because monsters hiding beneath beds is a near-universal fear among children, it seems ripe for a horror movie to explore. Under the Bed does, yet provokes only yawns. That’s because the concept is best-suited for a youthful audience, à la an episode of Goosebumps, rather than an R-rated treatment.
Commentary Adam Soltani
On Feb. 17, two bills that would require the daily recitation of the
Pledge of Allegiance in public schools in our state cleared the Oklahoma
Senate Education Committee. Senate Bills 1143 and 1500 change this from
a provision of authorization to one of requirement; however, students
may refrain if they desire.