5 Things to Do in OKC This Weekend: August 11-14 - 405 Magazine

5 Things to Do in OKC This Weekend: August 11-14

As school starts and fall is on its way, take a look at what’s popular this weekend in Oklahoma City!

Bike ride participants ride down Oklahoma City near the then-Chesapeake Energy Arena. One ride raises her arm to make a peace sign.

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As school starts and fall is on its way, take a look at what’s popular this weekend in Oklahoma City! Ride a bike downtown, learn to plan a fall garden, or jam to some music at these local events.


Full Moon Bike Ride | August 12

For the month of August, Steve Schlegel of Schlegel Inspections created a fantastic bike route for you and all of your friends to travel together. Bring your bikes along for a 6-to-8-mile bike ride around Oklahoma City’s evening skyline! This one-hour ride leaves from the Seasonal Plaza, and don’t worry if your bike is unavailable at the moment, as Ride OKC and Spokies offer rentals. 8:30–9:30 p.m., northeast corner of the Myriad Botanical Gardens at Sheridan and Robinson avenues, OKC.


A tour guide instructs a circle of followers along the Myriad Botanical Gardens.
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Guided Garden Tour | August 12

Interested in learning about the nature that blooms in our state? Visit the Myriad Botanical Gardens this Friday for a tour of unique grasses, flowers, trees and more. This week’s theme is “Ornamental Grasses for the Landscape,” where staff will educate the public about garden landscapes and drought-tolerant grasses. If you’re struggling to keep your at-home gardens intact, this tour is a sound way to ensure your backyards will be blooming. This event is free to the public and wheelchair and stroller friendly. Leashed dogs are also welcome. The tour will start in the Visitor Lobby. 1 p.m., Myriad Botanical Gardens, OKC.

A wooden basket is full of different types of produce, from onions to radishes to tomatoes and spinach.
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Fall Vegetable Gardening | August 13

Have you ever wanted to grow your own vegetables? In Oklahoma, fall is the perfect season to begin planting and tending to your garden. By attending this informational session, you can learn to grow fall vegetables that will be ready to harvest by winter. In the Terrace Room at the Myriad Gardens in OKC, you’ll have the chance to pick up the best gardening tips and tricks for beautiful greenery. Find out how to extend your harvest season all for free. 10 a.m., Myriad Botanical Gardens, OKC.


A large, spread-out crowd of arts patrons sit in lawn chairs on the Devon Lawn at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, listening to musicians perform on stage.
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Sunday Twilight Concert Series | August 14

If you’re looking for a reason to get out of the house, or need to feel some music to lift your spirits, the Arts Council of OKC is hosting its Sunday Concerts for the public to enjoy. This event is free and takes place on the Devon Lawn. This Sunday, Cliff Top is performing their self-described “Americana roots music,” so grab lawn chairs and your buddies to kick back and vibe to the sounds during sunset in the city. 7:30–9:30 p.m., Devon Lawn at Myriad Botanical Gardens, OKC.

A headshot of musician Jordana wearing a red top behind a gold-plated background. Smoke obscures her face, adding a mysterious element to the photo.
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Jordana | August 14

New York City’s Jordana is set to perform at The Jones Assembly this weekend opening for established indie rockers Local Natives. As a 22-year-old co-producing artist, Jordana is now on tour for her album Face The Wall following her run with the band Wallows.

“I’ve been co-producing for a while, and each time it really shows me what I’m actually capable of making,” she said. “It’s really interesting to work with someone and hear the differences and similarities with other people you’ve worked with. Either way, I’ve loved what I’ve been making with everyone I’ve worked with.”

As a songwriter, Jordana harbors a vast musical palette, as she plays a variety of instruments, from baritone ukulele to the violin. Don’t miss her lively performance in the heart of OKC before she continues on her tour! 6:30–11 p.m., 901 W. Sheridan Ave., OKC.