Event: Symphony Show House Opening Gala “The Jazz Age Manor.''
Venue: Decorators Show House and Meinders Hall of Mirrors.
To benefit: The Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Education.
The evening: Guests began this black-tie, or era dress, evening with a champagne pour and tour of the Heritage Hills Show House at 440 NW 15. Cocktails and dinner followed at the Hall of Mirrors. Michael Wilder's Flying High Band played for dancing after dinner.
Ambience: Black and white set the color tone for the sophisticated look of the dining room, which was dimmed for a speakeasy look. “Wow'' exclamations were heard when guests first saw the tables featuring elegant clusters of crystal pieces and votive candles.
Event: Beaux Arts Society Coffee.
Where: Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
What: A get-acquainted coffee for Beaux Arts Society members and mothers of the debs and escorts who will be presented in November at the Beaux Arts Ball. Debutantes and escorts will be announced formally the first of June. Mindy Brown is ball chairman and her co-chairman is Leslie Russell.
Event: Daughter of the American Revolution Annual State Conference.
DINNER OF NOTE
Event: Dinner honoring former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, a guest speaker at Oklahoma City University.
Event: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Board Meeting.
Honored: Chief Justice Steve Taylor, of McAlester, with OMRF's Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Lijun Xia received the Edward L. and Thelma Gaylord Prize for Scientific Achievement, OMRF's highest scientific honor. Libby Blankenship was honored as an OMRF Life Director.
THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED
Event: Show House Past Presidents and Past Chairmen Luncheon.
Where: Show House in Heritage Hills.
This Year: Debbie Minter and Polly Worthington are co-chairmen of the 2012 Show House. Rhonda White is Orchestra League President.
What: Opening Night Previews of “Nice Work If You Can Get It.''
Where: Kelli O'Hara's dressing room backstage at the Imperial Theatre, New York City.
Why: The Ridleys met O'Hara in 2008 on a flight to New York City when she was starring in “South Pacific.” The Oklahomans connected and though her show was booked, O'Harra arranged for two tickets and a visit backstage afterward. Recently in New York, the Ridleys reconnected with O'Hara at the Opening Night Previews of “Nice Work If You Can Get It,'' and they were again invited backstage to the star's dressing room for a visit and pictures.