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James Henkle Rocking Chair by Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

 

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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Mediums of Excellence

Even if you’re a teacher, you never stop learning. The Fred Jones Museum’s new exhibit “Oil and Wood: Oklahoma Moderns” spotlights painter George Bogart and sculptural furniture designer James Henkle, two longtime members of the OU art faculty whose explorations of their respective mediums’ potentials helped shape the university’s creative development.

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Kachina courtesy Red Earth Museum

Spirit Tour

The sun and stars, the wind and rain, incorporeal bringers of health and happiness – there are centuries of tradition behind the Hopi, Pueblo and other peoples’ representation of the guiding forces around them in kachina form, and the Red Earth Museum in OKC has been collecting for 35 years. The exhibit “Kachinas From the Red Earth Collection” is a trip through cosmology made concrete, and beautiful.

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You’re a Grand Old Finale

Having celebrated some of the joys of summer with kites and cars and cardboard boats, LibertyFest is now ready for the main event: A pageantry-filled parade through downtown, a family-friendly carnival at UCO and a massive fireworks display form one powerhouse day that wishes America a happy birthday, and gives all who participate an explosively memorable experience.

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Scott Verplank by Getty Images

Staying Power

Sure, many of us play golf … but it takes immense skill to play at this level, and these guys have had lots and lots (and lots) of practice. The 2014 U.S. Senior Open boasts 156 pro and amateur competitors over 50, studding the links at Oak Tree with stars like Greg Norman, Vijay Singh and Fred Couples in an event that’s a boost for Edmond and a tremendous gift for golf enthusiasts.

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A Winning Combination

One’s been a household name for decades, has a discography of over 200 albums, is in the Country Music Hall of Fame and was a Highwayman; the other’s at number 2 on the all-time Grammy count and has sold more than 12 million records. Put incredible talents Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss on the same stage and it’s pure musical magic.

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Vince Gill by David McClister

Bringing It Back Home

It’s been 30 years since the Academy of Country Music named him Top New Male Vocalist. Their confidence has been pretty well justified since: Vince Gill has recorded 19 albums, received 20 Grammys (more than any other male country artist) and been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. And through it all, he’s never forgotten his roots. Catch the Norman native as he comes back through town.

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Put It All On Joy

Guests can’t actually make a mint at this Vegas-esque event; while over 40 gaming tables offer blackjack, craps, poker and roulette, the chips won and lost are purely for fun. On the other hand, there is one set of real winners: the ailing kids who will see their wishes come true because of the funds raised by Make-A-Wish Oklahoma’s Dealing for Dreams. Ante up.

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Michael Jackson courtesy CIRQUE DU SOLEIL/OSA IMAGES

Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough

It might seem curious that Cirque du Soleil, renowned for their wizardry of movement and dazzling visuals, would be bringing a concert tour to OKC – except the artist in question was the King of Pop, and spectacle was his stock in trade. A live band and breathtaking choreography help to capture the musical magic and sheer performative power of a legend in “Michael Jackson: The Immortal.”

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It’s Only a Model of Hilarity

They’re knights of the Round Table; they dance whene’er they’re able. It’s a busy life in Camelot … and just as Monty Python fans know the lyrics, OKC residents know that Lyric Theatre and director Ashley Wells will do a bang-up job of knocking down conventional mythic heroism during King Arthur’s wildly funny hunt for the Holy Grail in “Spamalot.”

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Grumpy Cat courtesy grumpycats.com

Of Cameras and Cats

Laugh and the world laughs with you, says the old proverb. In these modern times, one of the foremost avenues of simultaneous global hilarity is the online video of a cat falling off something or making a goofy face. Until such time as the Oscars institute a category to honor this art form, the Internet Cat Video Fest presents some of the world’s foremost feline follies – enjoy!

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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 »

More information

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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