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Grand Hotel

Fort Lauderdale to Seattle, Winnipeg to Buenos Aires – there are nearly 300 Hilton Brand hotels in North and South America, and while they all share the brand’s pride in impeccable service and presentation, one facility in particular leaves its colleagues… well, in the dust. Out of the 293 Hilton Brand hotels in the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America, Oklahoma City’s Skirvin Hilton received the highest ranking in cleanliness for guest rooms and bathrooms based on feedback from the guests who used them. And the praise for the city’s oldest hotel is external as well as internal: AAA has also honored the Skirvin Hilton with its Four Diamond rating for three consecutive years. Of the 32,000 properties reviewed, only three percent receive such a distinction. Furthermore, the 2012 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hotels rankings, based on high customer satisfaction among published travel experts, listed it as the Number 1 hotel in Oklahoma City – and in the state of Oklahoma. Trust the experts: the Skirvin has earned its, shall we say, sparkling reputation.

 


 

A Prize of Gold

Since 1955, with a break to settle some copyright issues, the most outstanding entry at the Cannes Film Festival each year has been rewarded with the Palme d’Or, a stylized golden palm frond. Since 1951, the biggest winner at Berlin’s celebration of cinema has received the Golden Bear. With the growing popularity and sustained success of Oklahoma City’s deadCENTER Film Festival, is it time to replace the Grand Jury award with something a little more distinctive; a trophy of our own? The two venerable European festivals’ awards are based on elements of their host cities’ coats of arms, so following that tradition via Oklahoma City’s seal would allow for the Golden Peace Pipe, Atom, Plow or Hatchet and Stake – but bear in mind that our festival isn’t named for its host city, but for its more general geographic location. So perhaps the solution that hits the metaphorical bullseye would be just that: the Golden Target.

 


 

State of Play

Many museums are justly considered repositories of cultural refinement, since they’re stocked with ancient artifacts or fine art. But man does not live by Botticelli alone, and a project currently in the planning stages could help enlighten Oklahomans about our less-rarified culture, and make the state’s museum scene a bit more fun. Dedicated to the creative spirit of Oklahoma’s people and featuring Sooner contributions to the fields of music, film, television, humor, theatre, comic art and more, the OK POP Museum would be a sister facility of sorts to the Oklahoma History center in OKC, as both would be organized and administered by the Oklahoma Historical Society. Though not yet more than a gleam in an architect’s eye, the proposed four-story, 75,000-square-foot edifice already has a location: a square block in Tulsa’s bustling Brady District that’s currently a parking lot for Bank of Oklahoma employees. BOK is donating the space… contingent on the state legislature passing a $40 million state bond issue this year to help fund OK POP’s construction. The multimedia museum has already received vocal support and donations of exhibit materials from artists like Wanda Jackson, Roy Clark, Garth Brooks and Kristin Chenoweth, but without more popular support it might become a mere footnote in the state’s cultural history. To read more about the plans and the process, visit projectokpop.com.  

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September 2018

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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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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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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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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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
Website »

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Organizations making a positive impact on the health of Oklahomans will be honored at the 2018 Champions of Health Gala. All proceeds benefit the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, a non-profit...

Cost: TBD

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Telephone: 918.551.2164
Contact Name: Ellen Devereux

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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
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
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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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Take Steps is the Foundation’s largest nationwide fundraising event where patients, loved ones, friends and supporters empower and inspire each other to continue the fight against...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stars and Stripes Park
3701 S Lake Hefner Dr
Oklahoma City, OK  73116
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Sponsor: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Telephone: 972.386.0607
Contact Name: Jackie Peterson
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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 »

More information

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
Website »

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