June 2018 Events: Bring On Summer!
It's getting hot here at Omar's, but we're just the place to cool down with some great events in late May and June. Plus, we have air conditioning and ice cream!
First, we will be at Discovery Day in Lexington on Saturday, May 26th from 10 AM to 3 PM. Come by the parking lot behind Michelson's Shoes (and across the street from our shop) and try Omar's Dice Challenge to win booster packs of your favorite trading cards, or take advantage of our great Discovery Day booth sales! From Pigment and Exploding Kittens to blind-box vinyl figurines and trading cards, we'll have up to 25% off on many great items! And if that wasn't enough, we'll have not one, not two, but THREE great raffles featuring loads of comics ($1/ticket), cards and toys ($2/ticket), and even crazy-cool Star Wars collectibles for the new Solo: A Star Wars Story movie ($3/ticket).
Omar's will be CLOSED Monday May 28th for Memorial Day. Spend it with family and friends (maybe on the beach or at a barbecue)! We'll be back Tuesday at 10 AM.
Friday June 1st we'll be running a Magic: The Gathering Booster Mixed Draft Tournament. Registration will start at 5:30, with the draft itself starting at 6 PM, and likely running until about 9:30. Check out our Facebook Event for more information on this event. Entry will be $20, with prize support for the top players! Recommended for ages 10+.
On Wednesday June 6th and Wednesday June 20th, we'll be running our free open board and card gaming nights from 5 to 9:30 PM. Come play games and make new friends! We found some interesting connections between our players at our May 23rd game night...! All ages welcome!
Sunday June 10th we will be hosting our first Pokemon TCG: Forbidden Light Booster Draft event! Come draft from the newest set of Pokemon to build a 40-card deck, with basic energies provided (bring your own if able, though!). Entry will be $20, with prize support for the top players! Don't forget to bring your official Collector's Card-- Pokemon Tournament entry counts as a stamp towards a free pack! Recommended for ages 8+.
On Friday, June 15th, we will be hosting a 2v2 Magic: The Gathering booster draft of the newest sealed set, Battlebond! Entry is $20 per player, with significant prize support for the winning team-up. Come with a partner or alone to make a new battle buddy!
Finally, at our weekly Pokemon Young Trainer's Club from 12:30-3:30, we've been having a great time this spring teaching, playing, and getting excited about Pokemon. Our final event of the school year is on June 21st, which is also Michael's birthday! We'll be running some specials during that auspicious occasion, and hope to see many people there to enjoy the start of summer. Pokemon Young Trainer's Club is going to continue through the summer, though on a slightly more limited schedule. Entry is $2 for playing, plus $3 for pizza or a lesson at 1 or 2 PM.
Finally, after a great Warhammer 40K Minis Painting Workshop earlier in May, we've decided to invite Carol Pandolph of The Muse's Touch Miniature Painting back monthly! The last Saturday afternoon of every month will be Mini Painting Day; bring or buy a miniature you want to paint, and for only $5, get tips and help from a pro while painting minis at our bright and fun location. We'll provide some brushes and other materials too, so get ready to paint! Recommended for ages 8+.
With so much great superhero and sci-fi media coming this summer, from Deadpool 2 and Solo to Ant-Man and The Wasp, be sure to come into Omar's and chat about it with us!
See you there!
-Michael, Sally, Omar, and the rest of the crew