Tuesday To-do: May 11

In case you somehow missed it, tornadoes beat the heck out of the central Plains region last night killing a few people and injuring many more. One witness said he saw five funnel clouds in the same area. Five. Funnel. Clouds.

The strangest images we saw were from a Loves Truck Stop in Oklahoma that had its roof ripped off and scattered amongst a crowd of full-size U-Haul trucks laying on their sides.

Keep those folks in your thoughts while you’re out and about tonight.

Smoke & Barrel is hosting a Jenga tournament this evening. Registration is usually around 7 p.m. and the tourney starts shortly after. Regular Jenga. None of that Jenga Max biznass.

If you’re in the mood for some poetry, tonight’s Ozark Poetry Slam at Rogue sounds fun. It’s a cover slam, meaning competitors can only read pieces written by someone else. The open mic event starts at 7 p.m. and there’s a $5 cover, but $1 of it goes to the winner of the slam. In other words, the bigger the crowd, the bigger the money bag. Next month’s event is looking good, too. The winner of that slam (June 8) will represent OPS in the Individual World Poetry Slam Competition in October.

On the music front, the McCleod/Burson Quartet will be Tuesdaying it up at Scarpino’s at around 7 p.m.

If things have seemed light this week so far, don’t freak. The long lists are sneaking up on us as we speak read.


Tuesday, May 11
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Garden Walk – Basics of Garden Design
Herman’s Ribhouse: Tom Nolan
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Jeff Fox
Rogue: Cover Poetry Slam
Teatro Scarpino: McCleod/Burson Quartet
Jose’s: Lil Hoojin
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Jenga Tournament