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Eat This Calendar May 24-30

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Open wide and get a glass of water ready, because it’s time for another week of Eat This Calendar. And like eating an actual calendar, you’ll only enjoy this if you’re sick in the head. Here we go!

Thursday

Wings for Pride

Eddie’s Bar & Grill, 930 E. Second St. in Edmond, is hosting Wings for Pride starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday with 15 percent of each ticket going back to OKC Pride. The evening includes a Queens with Wings drag show.

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Saturday/Sunday

Chuck Wagon Festival

While chuck wagon food samples are definitely a draw, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s annual Chuck Wagon Festival is really a trip into the Old West.

Running 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the museum, 1700 NE 63rd St., OKC, the festival also includes a petting zoo, artisan demonstrations, bandana decorating, leather stamping with the Oklahoma Chisholm Trail Leather Guild, live music, rope making with Ward Family Trick Ropers, archery, Western reenactors, face painting, children’s craft stations, square dancing, photos with a longhorn, giant puzzles, dress-up areas and book signings with The Museum Store.

Tickets are $15 per person (free for visitors 12 and under and museum members) and can be purchased at the door. For more information, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/chuckwagon.

Saturday-Monday

Paseo Arts Festival

The Oklahoma City Arts Festival is great. It's fun. It's a thing.

But The Paseo is Oklahoma City's arts district, so when they fest some art, you know they're going to do it right. This year's Paseo Arts Festival is 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and includes more than 90 visual artists selling original art.

The Festival also hosts dozens of live performers and musicians. The food court at Paseo Drive and 29th Street will feature a variety of food vendors, bringing traditional and not-so-traditional treats, both savory and sweet.

A free children’s area allows future artists to explore the arts and have fun while creating. In addition to the visiting artists and food vendors, the Paseo Arts District’s restaurants and galleries will also be open with many galleries hosting special exhibits and new artists.

Park at First Christian Church, 301 NW 36th St. and take the free shuttle that will run on a loop to the north end of the festival. Handicap and motorcycle parking is located at the NE corner of 30th & Dewey/Paseo.

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Tuesday

Fortaleza Tequila Pairing Dinner

You may not think tequila when you hear Whiskey Cake — I assume you think of whiskey or possible cake, first — but this booze-friendly restaurant puts on a number of liquor-themed dinners.

The Fortaleza Tequila Pairing Dinner, 7-10 p.m. Tuesday at the restaurant, 1845 NW Expressway, is a five-course dinner paired with Fortaleza Tequila drinks. Dishes include a cucumber gazpacho, grilled baby octopus salad, pork barbacoa taco, pan-seared scallop entree and coconut tres leches dessert.

Tickets are $60 and reservations are required. Call (405) 582-2253 to save your seat. www.facebook.com/events/2128284480741138/

Wednesday

Bodegas LAN Wine Dinner

Fresh off her star-making turn on Guy’s Grocery Games, executive chef Shelby Sieg is cooking a much-more-planned meal for the Bodegas LAN Wine Dinner, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Pritchard, 1749 NW 16th St.

Mike Sadler of Bodegas LAN and Sieg will guide you through four courses of Spanish decadence. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Those with food allergies or dietary restrictions should specify when reserving.

Tickets are $85. Call (405) 601-4067 to save a seat.

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About the Author

Founder and Eater-in-Chief of I Ate Oklahoma, Greg Elwell has been reviewing restaurants and writing about Oklahoma’s food culture for more than a decade. Where a normal person orders one meal, this guy gets three. He is almost certainly going to die young and those who love him most are fairly ambivalent about it. You can email Greg at greg@iateoklahoma.com.

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