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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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Pride and Pageantry

Oklahoma means “Land of the Red People”; for three days in June Oklahoma City becomes the land of the Red Earth Festival. Thousands of Native American artists, dancers, leaders and citizens gather from tribes across the continent to share elements of their cultures and collective heritage with each other, and with the world. As an art show, as a performance festival, as an experience, it is truly incredible.

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The Fire Inside

It’s not about the athletes’ physical disabilities; it’s about the competitive spirit that drives them to push themselves to their personal peak performances and beyond. The Endeavor Games is a nationally recognized collection of sporting showdowns in archery, swimming, track and field events, wheelchair basketball, powerlifting and multiple other competitions for athletes of all ages and abilities.

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A Date With Mystery

Canterbury Choral Society is ramping up the luxury for this edition of its annual Masquerade Ball: themed “Glamour, Glitz and Gatsby,” it boasts a signature cocktail running down a spiral ice sculpture; dancing to the band Time Machine; live and silent auction temptations; a performance from the children of Canterbury Youth Choruses, the beneficiaries of this extravagant bash … the main mystery is why you aren’t getting tickets right now.

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L’Amour de la Musique

The members of Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble are putting a triumphant coda on their season with one last performance. Actually, make that four last performances.  The overall theme for the Brightmusic Spring Festival is “The Music of France,” meaning audiences to any of the quartet of shows can expect a mellifluous flood from the likes of Saint-Saens, Debussy, Ravel et beaucoup des autres. Allons-y!

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Tim Cox, Maybe This Will Be a Good Year

A Prize for the Eyes

There’s good, and there’s better, and then there’s the Prix de West. The annual exhibit features more than 300 premium pieces by the nation’s finest contemporary Western artists in multiple media and genres – join the seminars and educational festivities during its opening weekend or browse the compendium of works for sale throughout the exhibition … or, ideally, both.

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 We Have Liftoff

Perpetual adolescence is a lousy life plan, but it does make for a smashing evening’s worth of fun and adventure as long as audiences remember to bring their imaginations and believe in magic. Come fly with Summerstock Productions as the seasonal troupe of thespians present their take on the original Broadway version of “Peter Pan".

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To Catch a Beef

The citywide quest for the meat-lovers’ best returns to Norman for a fourth straight bout leaving no room for doubt – it’s tiiiiiiiime for the Battle of the Burger! A tug-of-war and pie making contest serve as undercards to the title bout, as restaurants, nonprofit teams and individual gurus of the grill cook for audiences and a panel of experts to determine who among their number will reign supreme as Commander-in-Beef … until next year.

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Photo by Amanda Searle

Izzn’t It Grand?

Anyone could, in theory, announce him- or herself as a cheerfully absurd comedian. Crafting a multi-continentally successful career so purely entertaining that John Cleese himself refers to you as “the Lost Python” takes skill. And natural talent. Oh, and comedic timing, and also rambling stories that don’t go much of anywhere but then end with a sudden burst of silliness. Speaking of Eddie Izzard, he’s bringing his Force Majeure tour to the metro; it should be glorious.

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Freedom to Celebrate

A wide-ranging 12 events spread over 10 days culminating in a truly spectacular explosion of patriotic fervor – welcome to celebration country. LibertyFest roars back into Edmond with a classic car show, kite flying festival, tasting event, concerts, parade and much more, and that’s all before the unbelievably grand finale fueled by a massive fireworks display to mark Independence Day with a bang.

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Play on, Partner

City and country are all set to collide with jubilant results, as the shining stars of country music – Lady Antebellum, the Randy Rogers Band, Dierks Bentley, the one and only Merle Haggard and many more – descend on the metro for the inaugural OKC Fest. The three-day outdoor music event may experiment with more genres in the future, but for now, let your ears ring in the new.

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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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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
Website »

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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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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
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
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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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