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Coffee is one of the country’s most ubiquitous beverages, but not all mugs are brewed equal. If you want a pick-me-up with personality, someplace with genuine taste and local flavor rather than a mere dispenser of hot brown liquid, you’re in luck – the metro has a strong set of heavily caffeinated gems.


NORMAN
Top pick: Michelangelo’s Coffee and Wine Bar – 207 E. Main, 579.3387, michelangeloscoffeeandwine.com

While boasting elements of a bistro (they make pizzas and have a solid wine list) and a club (live weekend performances and a monthly open mic night), Michelangelo’s still has the soul of a coffee bar: tables for working, couches for lounging, outdoor seats for basking and excellent espresso for fueling all of the above. Also try: Gray Owl Coffee, Syrup, Hastings (Don’t scoff; the Hardback Café has a killer Mayan Mocha.)


EDMOND
Top pick: All About Cha – 3272 S. Broadway, 340.9959, allaboutcha.net

The interior is a crisp, classy blend of sun-dappled bustle and mood-lit calm, and the menu is out of this continent. While the “stylish coffee and tea” emporium does the classics very well, Americanos aren’t hard to find… but how many other places in the metro can make you chrysanthemum tea or a sweet potato latté? (Which is, by the way, sensational.) Also try: Cowgirl Coffee, Café Evoke


CENTRAL OKC
Top pick: The Red Cup – 3122 N. Classen, 525.3430, redcupokc.com

The drinks are good – the cayenne-spiked Sexi Mexi almost painfully so – and the breakfast and lunch menus make it a heavenly haven for vegetarians. But the Red Cup’s evangelists always emphasize its vibe: mismatched furniture, creaky wooden floors, local art, unfeigned sense of casual community. Like the best coffeehouses, it leaves customers in no hurry to depart. Also try: The Paramount, Beatnix Café


SPECIAL MENTION
The Blue Bean Coffee Company – 13316 S. Western in OKC, 735.5115, bluebeancoffee.com

It’s not really close to anything except Westmoore High School, but if you make time to stop by, the detour may quickly become a habit. Friendly service (the owner greets regulars by name) and cheerful atmosphere define the smallish space, and it manages the admirable feat of making flavored beverages whose flavors actually blend and don’t overwhelm the coffee. Try the namesake blueberry-and-white-chocolate-laced latté.


D-I-Y (Because you can’t always abandon the office and spend the afternoon hanging around a coffeehouse, more’s the pity)
Top pick: PrimaCafé – 44 N.E. 51st in OKC, 525.0006, primacafe.com

The Slice House runs on this stuff. Besides intangibles like their commitment to sustainability or Chip always being glad to see us, the coffee is consistently excellent – they use a traditional drum roaster to produce small batches in a process they call more art than science – at a price point that’s lower than many inferior alternatives. Also try: Elemental Coffee Roasters, Coffee Slingers

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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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Telephone: 405-840-1817
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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
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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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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

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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
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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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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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