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Pablo Picasso self-portrait

It’s A Big, Busy Metro Out There – If You Can’t Make It To Everything, Here’s Where To Start →

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Shaken, Stirred, Stylish

Art deco style represents a spirit of glamour, exuberance and faith in social progress – precisely the perfect theme for the annual martini-centric party that helps Allied Arts encourage the state’s present and future creativity. An art auction, hors d’oeuvres and a selection of specialty beverages will commingle to make ARTini Deco a very stylish soiree indeed.

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Death Becomes Him

Languishing unperformed for over a century after the passing of its author (the one and only Mark Twain), “Is He Dead?” follows a struggling artist’s sudden rise to fame … after faking his demise. Inventing a sister as his new disguise helps, but romantic complications arise (don’t they always?) in Carpenter Square’s door-slamming (coffin-slamming?) farce.

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Rabbit of Rest

A deep discussion about the relative values of genius, talent and inspiration, and how their intersections can shape the course of history? Sounds like a drink might be in order. Picasso, Einstein and other luminaries spend most of Steve Martin’s play pontificating in the namesake bar as TheatreOCU visits “Picasso at the Lapin Agile.”

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The Magic Touch

A wonderful wizard could scarcely conjure up a more delightful time than this: Oklahoma Children’s Theatre’s annual Fairy Tale Ball offers revels for multiple ages, whether parent, tween or little pirate/prince/fairy/munchkin/witch (good or bad). Fire up your imagination, choose a costume and get ready to head over the rainbow for Adventure: OZ.

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Pop Goes the District

The stretch of NW 23rd Street between Broadway and Penn is well on its way from rundown to positively stellar; that mercantile rejuvenation is ample cause for a toast, wouldn’t you say? Uptown Uncorked combines food and drinks, music and mingling to raise funds for beautification of public spaces. Slainte!

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Fresh Beauty

You know the story, but this is something you’ve never seen before. With a libretto and choreography by Artistic Director Robert Mills, a score composed by Kermit Poling and played by the OKC Philharmonic and feats of graceful strength by the OKC Ballet, this “Beauty and the Beast” makes a tale as old as time into a brand-new joy.

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Making It Happen

The Arts Council of OKC’s free, open-air assembly of arts, crafts, performers, food and general conviviality called the Festival of the Arts is still an absolute must-see and greener than ever (now entirely compostable or recyclable). More than 500 artists from across the country applied to be part of this celebration; the 144 chosen represent the crème de la creativity.

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Tropical Getaway

Balmy atmosphere, intoxicating music and the triumph of love over prejudice make “South Pacific” a dreamily enjoyable theatrical interlude to the bustle of daily life; in addition to a sold-out special performance for schoolchildren, CityRep and OCU’s Opera and Music Theater Company pool (or perhaps lagoon) their talents to share three enchanted evenings and an enchanted matinee.

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Prime Movers

Hang on to your face; there’s a better-than-excellent chance it’s in danger of being rocked right off at this free three-day gathering. Though a multi-block stretch of Main Street is closed to cars, it has more than enough foot traffic as tens of thousands of fans crowd together to sample the audio wares of – literally – hundreds of bands. The Bright Light Social Hour, Horse Thief, Moreland & Arbuckle, the Tequila Songbirds, tons of local talent and more headline the 7th annual Norman Music Festival. Keep on rockin’.

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Charged Up

It’s the dawn of a bigger world for sports in the metro as Coach Jimmy Nielsen leads the OKC Energy FC soccer team into action for its first home game … ever. The Orlando City Lions are the Energy’s first home foe; what better test to kick off the OKC season than the defending USL PRO league champs?

 

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October’s Prime Entertainment Picks

A massive choral concert, the Garden Tour for Connoisseurs, a theatrical premiere from Lyric and the return of 6 Degrees of Bacon – there are all kinds of sources for entertainment and enlightenment in this bustling metro, so if you can’t make it to everything, here’s where to start.

12 x 12 Offers 175 Degrees of Art

Although the pieces are small, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s 12 x 12 Art Sale is big fun and a bigger vehicle for creative support.

The Plaza District’s Bigger, Better Block Blowout

Toast the expansion of a homegrown neighborhood in the annual Plaza District Festival.

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More than 20 speakers in a one-track session designed for the digital marketing professional, marketer, business owner or anyone interested in branding, PR, advertising, social media, SEO, search,...

Cost: $250

Where:
Tower Theatre
425 NW 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: BigWing
Telephone: 405.475.4185
Contact Name: Janelle Archer
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This year will mark the eighth time the John F. Kennedy Awards have been celebrated, honoring individuals making a significant contribution to Oklahoma, its communities and its people, while paying...

Cost: $300

Where:
Skirvin Hilton Hotel
1 Park Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Sponsor: Santa Fe Family Life Center
Telephone: 405-840-1817
Contact Name: James Timberlake
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More than 20 speakers in a one-track session designed for the digital marketing professional, marketer, business owner or anyone interested in branding, PR, advertising, social media, SEO, search,...

Cost: $250

Where:
Tower Theatre
425 NW 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: BigWing
Telephone: 405.475.4185
Contact Name: Janelle Archer
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Price Tower Art Gallery in Bartlesville will host Women Artists of the West's 48th annual juried art exhibition, featuring over 200 original art works, created by women in all mediums, subjects...

Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
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Sponsor: Price Tower Arts Center
Telephone: 918.336.4949
Contact Name: Angelina Bourgou
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Escape the ordinary, and learn about OKC from a different point of view. Relax in the climate controlled cabin on one of our 65’ cruisers, or enjoy the breeze on the viewing deck and listen...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
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Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
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A fabulous art auction to raise money to help support Oklahoma A+ Schools at UCO.

Cost: $100

Where:
CHK|Central Boathouse
732 Riversport Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73129
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Sponsor: Oklahoma A+ Schools at UCO
Telephone: 405.974.3791
Contact Name: Heather Bryant
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The evening Cocktail Cruise offers stunning views of the downtown skyline, the Boathouse District and Finish Line Tower, the Wheeler Ferris wheel and quite possibly an amazing Oklahoma sunset. Come...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
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Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
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Join supporters in communities across the nation for the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This family-friendly event raises funds to support the...

Cost: $10 for adults or children six and older

Where:
Stars and Stripes Park
3701 S. Lake Hefner Drive
Oklahoma City , OK  73116
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Telephone: 405.403.7762
Contact Name: Emily Drover
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Let’s end childhood cancer. Together! This September, supporters across the country will unite to participate in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, an exciting, family-friendly...

Cost: $10 for Registration

Where:
Stars and Stripes Park
3701 S Lake Hefner Dr
Oklahoma City, OK  73116
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Sponsor: ALSAC St. Jude Oklahoma City
Telephone: 405.403.7762
Contact Name: Emily Drover
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Price Tower Art Gallery in Bartlesville will host Women Artists of the West's 48th annual juried art exhibition, featuring over 200 original art works, created by women in all mediums, subjects...

Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
View map »


Sponsor: Price Tower Arts Center
Telephone: 918.336.4949
Contact Name: Angelina Bourgou
Website »

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Escape the ordinary, and learn about OKC from a different point of view. Relax in the climate controlled cabin on one of our 65’ cruisers, or enjoy the breeze on the viewing deck and listen...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
View map »


Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
Website »

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The evening Cocktail Cruise offers stunning views of the downtown skyline, the Boathouse District and Finish Line Tower, the Wheeler Ferris wheel and quite possibly an amazing Oklahoma sunset. Come...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
View map »


Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
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