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Parties, Etc.: July 16, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

BELLY UP TO THE BAR

Saloon event: If you missed the recent party called “Saloon Series” at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, you have a couple of more chances to go to a happy hour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and experience the Silver Dollar Saloon, hear live music, and go to whiskey class to learn about different whiskeys served in saloons of the Old West.

Coming up: On July 20, there will be a class called “Whiskeys of the West” and on July 27, “Whiskeys of the World featuring Canadian whiskey, Japanese whiskey and Irish whiskey.” The other two were “Classic American Whiskey” and “Whiskeys of the World” featuring scotches and whiskey from Scotland. A sellout crowd attended both events.

“Classic American whiskey”: The first event was at Prosperity Junction, the replica at the museum of a turn-of-the-century cattle town, where the Old West saloon was open for business. Lights were strung everywhere and music was by O Fidelis — Brian and Laney Gilliland on guitar, ukulele, banjo, keyboards and drums. James Etzler gave the history of barrel-aged whiskey and the grains grown to produce rye and bourbon. He talked about whiskey from Scotland and Ireland and the history of the drink during colonial days. He also discussed moonshine from the early frontier days.

More on booze: Clayton Bahr served up a whiskey tasting flight featuring Red Saw Rye Whiskey and Bourbon Whiskey. The featured drink at the bar was Bourbon Mash.

OPENING NIGHT

Event: The inaugural art exhibition of “Art of the Nude” at JRB Art at the Elms was held during Paseo District's First Friday. Thirty artists were at JRB Art at the Elms with paintings, sculptures and installations. The show will be at the gallery until the end of the month.

Seen: At the opening were Janie Deupree, Denise Duong, Nancy and Bob Anthony, Dail and James Cobb, Rae Baldridge, Joseph Mills, Cookie Short, Larry Hefner, Janice Matthews-Gordon, Kelly Barnes, Beth and Jim Hammack, Joy and Jerry Richardson, Paul Mays, Debora and Ronnie Morey, Patty O'Neil, Jennifer and Chris Salyer, Carol Beesley, John Wolfe, Kathy Funston, Angie LaPaglia, Nizam Morshed and Ronald Hulin.

Menu: Chef Ryan Parrott prepared trays of fruit and cheese, lentil dip, olive tapenade and spinach artichoke dip and a special signature drink

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHI

Party: Artist Michi Susan celebrated her 92nd birthday at a party at LEVEL social center in downtown Oklahoma City. Co-hostesses were Claudia Wiley, Jenny Woodruff and Suzanne Randall. Guests enjoyed a slide show, “The Adventures of Michi.”

Food/flowers: The buffet table was filled purple orchids and cakes topped with berries and cream were served, along with other desserts.

Seen: Among those at the event were Regina Murphy, Jenny Woodruff, Suzanne Randall, Frank Reid, Ben Pickard, Dr. Germaine Odenheimer, Laura Warriner, Megan Clement, John Brandenburg, Janet Massad, Michelle Metcalfe, Claudia Wiley, Lanny Shue, Cathy Pitt, Annalisa Campbell, Jo Wise, Dian Glenn, Kevin Trim, Pat Gallagher and Amit Guman.

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Helen Ford Wallace

Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for... Read more ›

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