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Taking It to the Streets

A trip through summer in OKC neighborhoods



 



At first, they would venture back downtown for big annual events: the Festival of Arts; Opening Night on New Year’s Eve; the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. As the downtown renaissance took hold and concerns about crime and grime faded, they kept coming back to the revamped Myriad Gardens, the new ballpark, a remodeled Civic Center Music Hall, the dazzling OKC Museum of Art and its restored movie theater, the modern downtown library, the new water taxis on the new canal.
 

Historic districts lured visitors to Oklahoma City through a series of micro-Main Streets with a sense of place and personality.

Over the years, more features encouraged people to linger, and to return again and again: pre-game festivities and watch parties around the Chesapeake Arena and Bricktown Ballpark. Concerts and movie nights in the Myriad Gardens. Pop-up shops. Food truck gatherings. New street festivals. An ice-skating rink. Bars and cafes and restaurants and coffee shops and specialty retailers – bicycle shops, clothing boutiques, art galleries, wine stores, microbreweries – in old buildings with city views.

Art in the heart of the city has evolved away from the officialdom of fiberglass buffalos and historical murals of mounted men and women in sun bonnets – toward a celebration of life in the now. Neon tribal murals leading into Bricktown. Lighted bricks dotting the Myriad walkways. Astride I-40, the Skydance Bridge projects choreographed lighting designs. The Crystal Bridge serves as a canvas, pulsating with colors like a magical kaleidoscope set down by the pond.

The urban core has become a virtual Busytown cyclorama of outdoor activities. This summer, patrons on the dog-friendly patios of Midtown’s Bleu Garten and Fassler Hall share tables with strangers when it’s busy – and it’s often busy – as well as old-school games such as ping-pong or cornhole and sports on the screen. Crowds happily juggle plates of barbeque during the Food Truck Triple Play in a steamy parking lot outside the ballpark, bring blankets for free movie night Wednesdays on the Myriad’s Great Lawn, watch storms roll in during the museum’s Thursday night rooftop bash, queue up for gallery openings on the Paseo during First Fridays, take turns on the conversation couch on Sheridan during Exchange on Film Row, gawk at the ever-changing street art gallery of Plaza Walls or meander through the 24/7 public galleries at the 21c Museum Hotel.

This 405 photoessay offers a glimpse into the events and atmosphere that go into forming summer in the city, 2016-style.


 

Myriad Gardens

Unique Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory; Thunder Fountain, cycling water feature inspired by Oklahoma thunderstorms Main drag 17 acres between W Sheridan and W Reno, Hudson and Robinson (a.k.a. Ron Norick Boulevard) Recurring Movies in the Park, Twilight Concert Series Sunday evenings Upcoming Internet Cat Video Festival, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 6; Full Moon Bike Ride and Run, 7 p.m. Aug. 18

The Myriad Gardens sold out its June 29 International Mud Day celebration, encouraging kids to roll in the mud, make mud pies, create pinch pots and build mud fairy houses. Taking a break before getting hosed off: Sakari Wilkinson, 9, (center) and siblings Lauryn Crawford, 5 months, Jocelyn Crawford, 6, Logan Crawford, 3, and Kailyn Crawford, 9, all of south Oklahoma City.


 

Bricktown

Unique Century-old brick warehouses repurposed for entertainment district Main drag The Canal Recurring 20 Oklahoma City Dodgers home games at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, Aug. 3-31 Upcoming Food Truck Triple Play, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 12

Food Truck Triple Play outside Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, July 1


 

Automobile Alley

Unique Oklahoma Contemporary Guerrilla Art Park; The Womb Main drag Broadway between NE 13th and NE 4th streets Recurring Pre-Christmas Shop Hop Upcoming AMP (Art, Music, Power) Festival of art and music created by women, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27

A psychedelic icon since 2011, The Womb gallery, 25 W 9th St., was co-founded by Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, with exterior design commissioned from Brooklyn-based artist Maya Hayuk.


 

Plaza District

Unique Plaza Walls outdoor street art gallery Main drag 1700 block of NW 16th Street between Classen and Penn Recurring Live! On the Plaza block party, second Fridays, 7-11 p.m. Upcoming Plaza District Festival, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24

Costumed revelers promenade at a Day of the Dead festival.


 

Arts District North

Unique Dale Chihuly’s 55-foot blown-glass tower in the Oklahoma City Museum of Art atrium is dramatically lit for street viewing 24/7. Main drag Bicentennial Park, between Civic Center Music Hall and City Hall Recurring Art After 5, Oklahoma City Museum of Art Roof Terrace, Thursdays, 5-10:30 p.m., May through October. Free for members; $5 for non-members Upcoming 51st annual Festival of the Arts, April 2017

Yumare Mexican Folkloric Dancers on the closing day of the 2016 Festival of the Arts


 

Film Row

Unique Paramount Theater Oklahoma icon murals, 21c Museum Hotel galleries open 24/7 Main drag Sheridan Avenue between Dewey and Shartel Recurring Exchange on Film Row street party, third Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., May through October Upcoming 2017 deadCenter Film Festival

Oklahoma icon mural series on the Paramount featuring Charlie Christian, Joan Crawford and Woody Guthrie, by Mr. G



 

► Thundering On

He was Oklahoma’s first worldwide superstar since Will Rogers, a hero who represented the better angels in ourselves.

Kevin Durant – an ex-Texas Longhorn who grew up near Washington, D.C., and moved here from Seattle at the age of 19 as a charter member of the Thunder – was embraced by Oklahomans as one of our own.

Although he would become the most popular person in the state, he did not make many speeches. It was his actions that impressed: the shy smile, the modesty, the generosity … and, of course, the mad athleticism. Plus, he was sweet to his mom, who cheered him on from courtside.

For eight years, he led Oklahomans to what many would never have thought possible, breaching old fiefdoms of Sooner crimson and Cowboy orange with a unifying Thunder blue. He became the face of the city, a shorthand call-and-response – “Oklahoma City? Kevin Durant!” – you’d hear on the road when someone asked where you were from.

He loved downtown, and it loved him back. After initially living in the gated community of Gaillardia, he bought a place in Deep Deuce, not far from his Bricktown restaurant, KD’s Southern Cuisine.

From late spring into summer, when he was pondering his decision on whether to re-sign with the Thunder, local businesses posted promposal-style asks with the confidence of a longtime partner. When the days ticked by and his answer was not forthcoming, a nervous buzz began.

People looked for clues as to which way he was leaning. Just a few weeks ago, he had talked with pride about the renaissance in his neighborhood, and what it means for the long term: “The championships, the records, the ‘who’s the best player’ – there will always be new champions and new records and new players. What we’re talking about, these are jobs, these are lives, these are things that will matter for 40 years, and that is very cool to me.”

The turnaround Durant was witnessing was years in the making, beginning when he was in kindergarten. Faced with a dying downtown and decades of missteps, Oklahoma City voters agreed in three separate elections to be taxed an additional cent for each dollar spent in the city. The first Metropolitan Area Projects initiative passed in 1993, followed by MAPS for Kids in 2001 and MAPS 3 in 2009. The promise: if you build it – invest in, believe in, reimagine Oklahoma City – they will come. People will be drawn to meet and mingle, creating a critical mass of humanity that would, in turn, attract more people and businesses.


And it worked. The collective commitment of the people of Oklahoma City prompted others to buy in. All told, nearly $2 billion has been raised to improve the city’s infrastructure over 20 years, collected one penny at a time by each dollar spent within the city limits.

The new downtown has revitalized a series of micro-Main Streets, districts with their own quirkiness and energy and vibe, inspiring restaurants and boutiques and business offices to return to the city center. Dances and movies and concerts and full-moon runs are held in the Myriad Gardens. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art serves drinks on its rooftop terrace. Chophouses and food trucks and fire pits dot the downtown.

The people of Oklahoma City – numbering a half-million in 2000 and more than 630,000 today – teamed up to invest in the city and its future.

Late in June, as the town’s Stay KD campaign crescendoed, the revitalized Tower Theater on 23rd Street offered wry advice: “KD, A LOT OF FOLKS THOUGHT I WOULDN’T COME BACK EITHER.”

When Durant opted not to return, his decision – however disappointing – had no bearing on the comebacks of the Tower, its Uptown 23rd District or the entire downtown.
In the end, even Will Rogers moved to California.

It is Oklahoma, however, that helped make him who he was.

Three weeks before Durant made his decision, a massive mural quickly took shape on the side of the Paramount, a 90-year-old brick building on Film Row within sight of Chesapeake Arena. It was an impromptu work, created without permits or pay, by artist Graham Hoete in tribute to his favorite Thunder player. Steven Adams’ face, locked in an intense glower above his flexed arms and trademark tattoo, now soars three stories tall, dominating the view down Shartel for viewers facing east toward the sunrise. From the proper vantage point, the Devon Tower aligns on his head like a crown.

Durant is gone now. Ibaka, too. The future of the indomitable Westbrook is uncertain. Yet at this year’s season opener, in the arena built by MAPS money, surrounded by a glistening downtown and by bars and restaurants hosting watch parties, fans will cheer wildly for players new and old. But not by name.

With the Thunder faithful, the chant is always the same: O-K-C! O-K-C! O-K-C! 



NOTE: These images are only the beginning of OKC’s summer story – to see more of M.J.’s travels through the city’s multifarious neighborhoods, click here. Happy exploring!
 

 

 

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November 2019

Whether it’s a pair of deer in the woods of Oklahoma, or the delicate points of a snowflake in Wisconsin, Maud photographer Sarah Rodefeld is patient and steady as she aims her lens. ...

Cost: $4-$6

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October 4-December 29, 2019 Misunderstood! features poems and artworks ranging from 1894 to 2017. As these works demonstrate, Native artists and writers have grappled with the same...

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Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
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Oklahoma City, OK  73114
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Cost: $75.00

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4322 N. Western Ave.
OKC, OK  73118
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Professional instruction in the art of improvisation. Though some experience with improvisation is beneficial, all skill levels are welcome, no prerequisite classes.  Though sketch comedy...

Cost: $175 for the full term

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The Paramount Room
701 W. Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Contact Name: AL Caveny
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A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on stage and what...

Cost: $27-$87

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Civic Center Music Hall
201 N Walker Ave
OKC, OK  73102
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Nominated for 8 Tony Awards A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 flashes forward 15 years form Henrik Ibsen's 1879 portrait of marriage as a women's prison, and my, how things have - and...

Cost: 40.00

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201 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Cost: Varies

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Civic Center Music Hall
201 N Walker Ave
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October 4-December 29, 2019 Misunderstood! features poems and artworks ranging from 1894 to 2017. As these works demonstrate, Native artists and writers have grappled with the same...

Cost: Free!

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Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave.
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Cost: $4-$6

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1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK  73533
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Sponsor: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Telephone: 580.252.6692
Contact Name: Toni Hopper
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Cost: Free

Where:
Cabela's
1200 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK  73114
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Sponsor: Cabela's
Telephone: (405) 546-3500
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“My Love Affair with the Brain” is a documentary that covers the brain, the passion of scientific discovery, the creation of modern neuroscience, Albert Einstein, women in science, and...

Cost: 0

Where:
StoneCreek of Edmond
17701 N Western
Edmond, OK  73012
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Sponsor: VillagesOKC
Telephone: 405-990-6637
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Professional instruction in the art of improvisation. Though some experience with improvisation is beneficial, all skill levels are welcome, no prerequisite classes.  Though sketch comedy...

Cost: $175 for the full term

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The Paramount Room
701 W. Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Sponsor: The Space OKC
Telephone: 405-887-3327
Contact Name: AL Caveny
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The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s Concert Band will hold their fall concert, “Marching Songs,” Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Chickasha High School Auditorium. The...

Cost: Free

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Chickasha High School
900 W. Choctaw Ave.
Chickasha, OK  73018
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October 4-December 29, 2019 Misunderstood! features poems and artworks ranging from 1894 to 2017. As these works demonstrate, Native artists and writers have grappled with the same...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave.
Norman, OK  73019
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Sponsor: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
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200 Bass Pro Dr.
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Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops
Telephone: (405) 218-5200

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Whether it’s a pair of deer in the woods of Oklahoma, or the delicate points of a snowflake in Wisconsin, Maud photographer Sarah Rodefeld is patient and steady as she aims her lens. ...

Cost: $4-$6

Where:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK  73533
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Sponsor: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Telephone: 580.252.6692
Contact Name: Toni Hopper
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Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event returning to Cabela’s this holiday season. Oklahoma City-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cabela's
1200 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK  73114
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Sponsor: Cabela's
Telephone: (405) 546-3500
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Professional instruction in the art of improvisation. Though some experience with improvisation is beneficial, all skill levels are welcome, no prerequisite classes.  Though sketch comedy...

Cost: $175 for the full term

Where:
The Paramount Room
701 W. Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Bass Pro Shops
200 Bass Pro Dr.
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Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops
Telephone: (405) 218-5200

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October 4-December 29, 2019 Misunderstood! features poems and artworks ranging from 1894 to 2017. As these works demonstrate, Native artists and writers have grappled with the same...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave.
Norman, OK  73019
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Sponsor: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
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Whether it’s a pair of deer in the woods of Oklahoma, or the delicate points of a snowflake in Wisconsin, Maud photographer Sarah Rodefeld is patient and steady as she aims her lens. ...

Cost: $4-$6

Where:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK  73533
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Sponsor: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Telephone: 580.252.6692
Contact Name: Toni Hopper
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Cost: Free

Where:
Cabela's
1200 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK  73114
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Sponsor: Cabela's
Telephone: (405) 546-3500
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Professional instruction in the art of improvisation. Though some experience with improvisation is beneficial, all skill levels are welcome, no prerequisite classes.  Though sketch comedy...

Cost: $175 for the full term

Where:
The Paramount Room
701 W. Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Sponsor: The Space OKC
Telephone: 405-887-3327
Contact Name: AL Caveny
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Cost: $4-$6

Where:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK  73533
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Sponsor: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Telephone: 580.252.6692
Contact Name: Toni Hopper
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Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Oklahoma City-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bass Pro Shops
200 Bass Pro Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops
Telephone: (405) 218-5200

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October 4-December 29, 2019 Misunderstood! features poems and artworks ranging from 1894 to 2017. As these works demonstrate, Native artists and writers have grappled with the same...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave.
Norman, OK  73019
View map »


Sponsor: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
Website »

More information

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event returning to Cabela’s this holiday season. Oklahoma City-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cabela's
1200 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK  73114
View map »


Sponsor: Cabela's
Telephone: (405) 546-3500
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Professional instruction in the art of improvisation. Though some experience with improvisation is beneficial, all skill levels are welcome, no prerequisite classes.  Though sketch comedy...

Cost: $175 for the full term

Where:
The Paramount Room
701 W. Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Sponsor: The Space OKC
Telephone: 405-887-3327
Contact Name: AL Caveny
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Nominated for 8 Tony Awards A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 flashes forward 15 years form Henrik Ibsen's 1879 portrait of marriage as a women's prison, and my, how things have - and...

Cost: 40.00

Where:
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201 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City Rep
Telephone: 405-594-8300
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Get in the holiday spirit with M-PACT’S Winter Wonderland. This award-winning pop-jazz vocal a cappella group has been called the “Cirque du Soleil of Song.” Their vocal...

Cost: $10-15

Where:
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
1727 W. Alabama Ave.
Chickasha, OK  73018
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Contact Name: Katie Davis

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Whether it’s a pair of deer in the woods of Oklahoma, or the delicate points of a snowflake in Wisconsin, Maud photographer Sarah Rodefeld is patient and steady as she aims her lens. ...

Cost: $4-$6

Where:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK  73533
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Sponsor: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Telephone: 580.252.6692
Contact Name: Toni Hopper
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October 4-December 29, 2019 Misunderstood! features poems and artworks ranging from 1894 to 2017. As these works demonstrate, Native artists and writers have grappled with the same...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave.
Norman, OK  73019
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Sponsor: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
Website »

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Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Oklahoma City-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bass Pro Shops
200 Bass Pro Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops
Telephone: (405) 218-5200

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Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event returning to Cabela’s this holiday season. Oklahoma City-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cabela's
1200 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK  73114
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Sponsor: Cabela's
Telephone: (405) 546-3500
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Eat, drink and give thanks for good friends! Start a new Friendsgiving tradition with us! Let the Melting Pot be your host this Friendsgiving as you relax with your friends and you enjoy a...

Cost: 29.95

Where:
The Melting Pot
4 E Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Sponsor: The Melting Pot
Telephone: 405-235-1000
Contact Name: Donna Jackson
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Thrills, laughs, and excitement are on full display in this incredible Cirque program that transports audiences back to the timeless adventure of the big top circus ring. This production, set to...

Cost: Varying

Where:
McKnight Center Performance Hall
419 S. Monroe
Stillwater, OK  74074
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Nominated for 8 Tony Awards A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 flashes forward 15 years form Henrik Ibsen's 1879 portrait of marriage as a women's prison, and my, how things have - and...

Cost: 40.00

Where:
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City Rep
Telephone: 405-594-8300
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University Theatre and the School of Dance present The Nutcracker. Oklahoma Festival Ballet will enchant audiences with Tchaikovsky’s beloved fairy tale ballet, a holiday favorite!...

Cost: 10-35

Where:
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre
563 Elm Ave.
, OK  73019
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Sponsor: OU University Theatre
Telephone: (405) 325-4101
Contact Name: Sandra Bent
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October 4-December 29, 2019 Misunderstood! features poems and artworks ranging from 1894 to 2017. As these works demonstrate, Native artists and writers have grappled with the same...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave.
Norman, OK  73019
View map »


Sponsor: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
Website »

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Whether it’s a pair of deer in the woods of Oklahoma, or the delicate points of a snowflake in Wisconsin, Maud photographer Sarah Rodefeld is patient and steady as she aims her lens. ...

Cost: $4-$6

Where:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK  73533
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Sponsor: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Telephone: 580.252.6692
Contact Name: Toni Hopper
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Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Oklahoma City-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bass Pro Shops
200 Bass Pro Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops
Telephone: (405) 218-5200

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Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event returning to Cabela’s this holiday season. Oklahoma City-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cabela's
1200 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK  73114
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Sponsor: Cabela's
Telephone: (405) 546-3500
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Oh no! The nutcrackers from Oklahoma City Ballet have escaped and are hiding at the Engel & Völkers Oklahoma City shop. Help them see Oklahoma City before they have to go home for their...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Engel & Völkers
1138 N Robinson Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: Britta Thrift
Telephone: 405-881-5000
Contact Name: Britta Thrift
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Eat, drink and give thanks for good friends! Start a new Friendsgiving tradition with us! Let the Melting Pot be your host this Friendsgiving as you relax with your friends and you enjoy a...

Cost: 29.95

Where:
The Melting Pot
4 E Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Sponsor: The Melting Pot
Telephone: 405-235-1000
Contact Name: Donna Jackson
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America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a challenging crime while you...

Cost: $59.95

Where:
The Skirvin Hilton
1 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Sponsor: The Dinner Detective
Telephone: 866.496.0535
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We're poppin' champagne on the patio this Saturday and raffling off a bottle of Perrier-Jouet valued at $300! Come pre-party with us and DJ Catherine Ouellette from 6pm-10pm -...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel
1, N Broadway Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Thrills, laughs, and excitement are on full display in this incredible Cirque program that transports audiences back to the timeless adventure of the big top circus ring. This production, set to...

Cost: Varying

Where:
McKnight Center Performance Hall
419 S. Monroe
Stillwater, OK  74074
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Nominated for 8 Tony Awards A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 flashes forward 15 years form Henrik Ibsen's 1879 portrait of marriage as a women's prison, and my, how things have - and...

Cost: 40.00

Where:
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City Rep
Telephone: 405-594-8300
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