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► Décor Galore

Timing is crucial in life – plans that were in place for a different property came apart, but in the interim the magnificent Johnson-Hightower home in Heritage Hills had become available, so the Show (House) will go on.

The OKC Orchestra League’s annual Symphony Show House event brings together the combined skills and resources of more than a dozen of the metro’s most outstanding designers and decorators to give visitors a showcase of beauty. The palatial house at 439 NW 15th is open for exploration May 7-22, proceeds benefit the OKC Philharmonic and most furnishings – including these pieces and accessories from Mister Robert Fine Furniture – are available for purchase. For tickets and more information, visit symphonyshowhouse.com.


Norman Long, “Handsome G”


► Center of Attention

Get yourself downtown! The 38th annual Downtown Edmond Arts Festival is still free to the public, filled to the proverbial brim with dazzling pieces made by more than 100 artists (including the Edmond Fine Arts Institute’s popular 5x5 Sale), live entertainment including a Saturday night set from Matt Stansberry and the Romance and all kinds of treats to eat and drink. And most importantly: it’s happening right now!


► Rouge Nation

Symbolism is important; wearing a particular shade obviously won’t magically ward off illness, but sharing solidarity in scarlet does help build moral support for combating heart disease, and the information and inspiration at the Go Red for Women seminar and luncheon can change habits for the better. Chaired by Avilla Williams and Jill Castilla, it’s a demonstration that the strength in numbers can be a lifesaving force.


O. Gail Poole, “O’Keefe’s Mountain"


► Theater of Masterpieces

You might well be unfamiliar with the name O. Gail Poole – though the Oklahoma artist spent decades as a force of creation who exhibited works around the world, he was never enthusiastic about marketing or self-promotion. However, he was a great inspiration to and influence on the artists who followed his work, and the exhibit “O. Gail Poole: Rediscovered Oklahoma Master” is a style-spanning compendium of excellent evidence why.


► Closing Time

The only good thing about the end of the OKC Philharmonic’s performance calendar is that they tend to save some of the best for last. A Philharmonic Gala features radiant pieces by Chabrier and Walton, symphonic dances from “West Side Story” – and since it’s tough to come up with a higher note on which to end the season than “The Great Gate at Kiev,” the orchestra closes by unleashing Mussorgsky’s magnificently mighty “Pictures at an Exhibition.”



► Surf (Oklahoma) City

If the mark of a true classic is its timelessness, consider that 2016 is the 50th anniversary of “Pet Sounds,” and how marvelous it still sounds. Better yet, consider how great some of America’s greatest songs can still sound in person by hearing the Beach Boys – featuring longtime members Mike Love and Bruce Johnston – and special guest Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean. No summer is endless, so there’s no time to find bliss in balminess like the present.

 

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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
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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
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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