The Skirvin Celebrates 100 Years

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The Skirvin Celebrates 100 Years

This month, the Skirvin is celebrating its 100th Anniversary.  A full week of festivities and events, open to the public, are planned from Sunday, October 16 to Friday, October 21, 2011.  The celebration kicks off Sunday, October 16th and continues all week with exciting events planned daily.  The grand finale of the celebration is the Centennial Black-Tie Gala (sold out) Friday, October 21.  Beneficiaries of the evening are The Homeless Alliance and The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools.  To date, the event has raised over $130,000 dollars for these charities.

For more information on the Skirvin Centennial events, go to www.SkirvinCentennial.com or call 405-272-3040.  The Skirvin Hilton is located in downtown Oklahoma City at One Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73102.

SKIRVIN CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION WEEK

Sunday, October 16th – Friday, October 21st

All Week: Visit our Memories & Mementos Showroom in the Honors Lounge (2nd Floor). Highlighting contest winner’s stories and souvenirs. Open 8:00 am to 11:00 pm throughout the week.

*Look for unique and innovative lunch specials all this week in the Park Avenue Grill to celebrate the culinary history of the Skirvin Hotel. Some items will be prepared just as they were back in the day to tantalize your epicurean curiosity.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

100th Anniversary Brunch: “Through the Years” at Park Avenue Grill (Reservations Required)

Music by the OKC Philharmonic String Quartet in the lobby.

Join us for our anniversary brunch as we kick off our week long celebration of the Skirvin Hotel’s 100th birthday. You will be entertained by members of the OKC Philharmonic with music from the past. Lyric Theatre will perform a cabaret during the brunch. Historic characters such as W.B. Skirvin and Perle Mesta will be in attendance to regale young and old alike with tales of the Skirvin.  This brunch is not to be missed!

Price: $19.11 per person (plus tax and gratuity) – price includes coffee, tea, juice, or soft drinks – alcohol extra

10:15 AM

Official Opening “Memories & Mementos” Showroom in the Honors Lounge, 2nd Floor

Monday, October 17, 2011

11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Lunch: “The Early Years” at Park Avenue Grill

5:00 PM to 1:00 AM

“The Early Years” at the Red Piano Lounge.

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Music by the OKC Philharmonic in the lobby – Dixie Land Jazz.

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Dinner: “The Early Years” at Park Avenue Grill (Reservations Required).

The OKC Philharmonic welcomes you to the Park Avenue Grill for a delightful trip down memory lane. Our a la carte menu will be offered in addition to Chef Chris Popes’s special menus from the past.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Lunch: “The Roaring 20’s” at Park Avenue Grill

5:00 PM to 1:00 AM

“The Roaring 20’s” at the Red Piano Lounge

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Dinner: “The Roaring 20’s” at Park Avenue Grill (Reservations Required)

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Tea Dance (Reservations Required) with Floyd Haynes Orchestra in the Venetian Room

Relive the 20’s and 30’s with the Floyd Haynes Orchestra as they take you back to the golden sounds of yesteryear in the original Skirvin Hotel ballroom on the 14th floor. Indulge in the finest fun fashions of the day (Flappers and Spats anyone?) while costumed waiters offer a hearty selection of hors d’oeuvres unique to the era, such as Faux Rumaki, Croquettes, Potato-Caviar and Lamb bites.

Price: $19.11 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Heavy hors d’oeuvres. Cash Bar. Complimentary Valet Parking

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Lunch: “The Fabulous 50’s” at Park Avenue Grill

5:00 PM to 1:00 AM

“The Fabulous 50’s” at the Red Piano Lounge

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Dinner Theater: Solo crooner Wade Tower performs at Park Avenue Grill (Reservations Required)

We’re all about Mad Men and the Rat Pack tonight as we enjoy and old fashioned supper club show and the song styling’s of Wade Tower as he croons the memorable hits of Frank Sinatra and others. Enjoy Martinis and other cocktails from the era as we offer a pre fixe menu celebrating this iconic era of classic American culture.

Menu:

Old School Wedge- Iceberg lettuce, Blue Cheese dressing, bacon, tomatoes

Slow roasted Prime rib of beef, popover, au jus, roasted carrots and potatoes

Bananas Foster- Banana caramel sauce, Vanilla ice cream

Price: $50.00 per couple (plus tax and gratuity) alcohol extra. (Limited a la carte menu available). Complimentary Valet Parking

Thursday, October 20, 2011

11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Lunch: “The Sensational 70’s” at Park Avenue Grill

5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Dinner: “The Sensational 70’s” at Park Avenue Grill (Reservations Required)

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

“70’s Disco Night” at the Red Piano Lounge, Lobby

DJ Disco Revue

Thursday Night Fever!! The 70’s never looked so bad or felt so good. It’s disco night in the Red Piano Bar as we dance the night away to the groovy sounds from this timeless era.  Enjoy the creative concoctions of our resident mixologist as you shake your booty to our fabulous DJ Disco.  What will you dare to wear?   This could be epic!

Price: Like love…. it’s free man!

10:00 PM to 1:30 AM

Grant Stevens at The Red Piano Bar.

Friday, October 21, 2011

6:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Skirvin Centennial Gala – SOLD OUT

Benefitting:

The Foundation for the Oklahoma City Public Schools and The Homeless Alliance

For more information on the Skirvin Centennial events, go to www.SkirvinCentennial.com or call 405-272-3040.  The Skirvin Hilton is located in downtown Oklahoma City at One Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73102.

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