Best Bets for May 27-29, 2011: Circle the chuck wagons, tangle with Pretty Black Chains, “You’ve Got Hate Mail”
Here are my Best Bets for the long Memorial Day weekend, as listed in Friday’s Weekend Look section of The Oklahoman. For more traditional Memorial Day weekend festivities happening around the state, click here.
1. Taste outdoor cooking, participate in children’s activities and take in Western entertainment at the annual Chuck Wagon Gathering and Children’s Cowboy Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63. Information: 478-2250 or www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.
2. Watch Carpenter Square Theatre’s production of the comedy “You’ve Got Hate Mail” at 8 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bricktown Hotel and Convention Center, 2001 E Reno. Information: www.carpentersquare.com.
3. Celebrate the release of the Pretty Black Chains’ new CD with a potluck cookout and live music from The Non, The Burning Hotels, Chrome Pony and more at 4 p.m. Saturday at Warpaint Clothing, 1710 NW 16. Information: 602-1581 or www.warpaintstore.com.
4. View a new exhibit of Depression-era paintings titled “1934: A New Deal for Artists” at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. Information: 236-3100 or www.okcmoa.com.
5. NORMAN — Hear country singer John Conlee at 8 p.m. Friday at Riverwind Casino, 1544 W State Highway 9. Information: 322-6464 or www.riverwind.com.