Weekend Roundup: April 10th - 16th, 2024 - 405 Magazine

Weekend Roundup: April 10th – 16th, 2024

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Weekend Roundup April 10th-16th, 2024

Without further ado, here’s our Weekend Roundup for April 10th – April 16th, 2024!

 

ALL WEEKEND Weekend Roundup

OKC MOA Museum Films Presents La Chimera. A dream-like romp through Italy’s archaeological and cinematic past, the romantic and richly textured new film from acclaimed director Alice Rohrwacher follows a rowdy group of tombaroli (tomb raiders), led by a lovelorn Englishman (Josh O’Connor), as they hunt for priceless Etruscan treasures in 1980s Tuscany.

Fireflies Performances at Carpenter Square Theatre. Matthew Barber’s romantic comedy, “Fireflies,” buzzes into Carpenter Square Theatre April 5-27, 2024, continuing the downtown theater’s Season The charming play centers around a retired spinster in a small south Texas town. Performances on the Inasmuch Foundation Stage at the theater’s new venue located at 1009 W. Reno, just east of the intersection of Western and Reno. Specific performance dates and times over four weekends are: 8 p.m. April 5-6. 12-13. 19-20, and 26-27; 7:30 p.m. April 18 and 25 with one 2 p.m. matinee on April 21.

 

WEDNESDAY · APRIL 10TH, 2024 Weekend Roundup

7 PM – OKC Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs at Paycom Center. Visit www.okcthunder.com for more information and updates.

 

THURSDAY · APRIL 11TH, 2024 Weekend Roundup

12 PM – African-Diasporic Peoples of Oklahoma and Indian Territories: Genealogy, Story & Culture Webinar by Oklahoma Historical Society. The State of Oklahoma and Indian Territories are home to various African-Diasporic people groups, from Five Tribes Freedmen Communities to All-Black Towns and beyond. In this “Lunch and Learn” webinar, attorney, genealogist, and community historian Shelby Ward (Choctaw Freedman) will address key themes in the genealogy of African-descendent peoples and share research tips for people exploring black communities in Oklahoma. Topics include studying migration patterns, reading self-reflective sources of knowledge, and creating cultural artifacts for family storykeeping.

6 PM – Growing Your Own Food Workshop at Myriad Gardens. This class covers everything you need to know about growing your own fruits, herbs, and vegetables in the Spring and Summer. Dale and Carrie Spoonemore will share how they grow food for their family of 7 in their Oklahoma City yard. They will focus on transplanting cool season crops and planting summer crops. They will cover beginner topics such as how to get started, what to grow in, what to do with your soil, plus how to grow the 100+ plants in their highly rated gardening app. Class participants will learn about organic growing methods including pest management without the use of pesticides.

7 PM – OKC Blue vs. Maine Celtics at Paycom Center. If fans are interested in Blue season tickets, group experiences or other ticket opportunities, please call 405-208-HOOP (4667) or visit okcblue.com.

 

FRIDAY · APRIL 12TH, 2024 Weekend Roundup

10 AM – OKC Zoo Amphitheatre: 2024 Season Tickets Go On Sale. We are excited to announce the first round of shows at the OKC Zoo Amphitheatre this year. All tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 12 at 10 am at www.okczooamp.com.

1 PM – Guided Gardens Tours at Myriad Botanical Gardens. Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with an educational walking tour, led by one of our knowledgeable horticultural staff. Wheelchair and stroller friendly.

6 PM – “Liquid History: Beer Garden” event at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. Local breweries and historical interpreters will explore everything from prohibition to mixology and more during the “Liquid History: Beer Garden” event. Guests will be offered the chance to taste local brews as they hop through the rich and controversial history of beer-making in Oklahoma, which has been fermented from generation to generation. See the historic buildings of the Humphrey Heritage Village and experience the stories of how mining, immigrants, and prohibition influenced the different styles of beer and the hands that crafted it. This event is for adults aged 21 and over.

7 PM – OKC Thunder vs. Milwaukee Bucks at Paycom Center. Visit www.okcthunder.com for more information and updates.

 

SATURDAY · APRIL 13TH, 2024 Weekend Roundup

9 AM – Mitchell’s Shade For Everyone Community Tree Giveaway at Scissortail Park. Join us at Scissortail Park on Saturday, April 13 beginning at 9am for a FREE community tree giveaway. Approximately 700 three-gallon trees and 300 18-inch seedlings will be provided to the community to take home and plant in honor of a loved one and to spread comfort, joy, inspiration, and a canopy of shade for years to come for everyone. In loving memory of John Mitchell Burns (May 10, 1996 – June 23, 2023).

9 AM – Quilting Workshop at Sod House Museum. Meets on the second Saturday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Sod House Museum for $5 per person. Learn to create appliqué designs, traditional block patterns, original designs, crazy quilts, landscape designs, and paper piecing. New members of any skill level are always encouraged to attend! Share in the happy exchange of shared skills, fun, camaraderie, refreshments, discussions, quilt patterns, and old-fashioned bed-turnings at the next quilting workshop. Proceeds directly fund Sod House Museum renovations.

9 AM – Myriad in Motion Free Yoga at Myriad Gardens. Want to stay fit and have fun? Check out FREE Yoga in the Myriad Botanical Gardens – a perfect place to relax and connect with nature. Every Tuesday at 6pm and Saturday at 9am, you can practice your fitness goals in a tranquil environment open to people of all levels. Sign up on Yogi-mail alerts here and start achieving fitness goals in this beautiful setting!

9 AM – Plant a Prairie Sale Pick-Up Date at Myriad Gardens. The Plant-a-Prairie sale will begin soon. Pick up date is Saturday, April 13, 9am-12pm. More details to come!

9 AM – Move Your ScissorTAIL – FREE Yoga at Scissortail Park. (Love’s Travel Stops Stage or by the Feather Sculpture) Instructors: Ashley Melson/Amber Ramjak. Free Move Your ScissorTAIL programs are made possible thanks to sponsors First United Bank and Kroger Delivery.

9 AM – Move Your ScissorTAIL – FREE Zumba at Scissortail Park. Event Pavilion, Upper Park. Instructor: Emily Otero. Free Move Your ScissorTAIL programs are made possible thanks to sponsors First United Bank and Kroger Delivery.

9 AM – Farmers Market at Scissortail Park. Oklahoma City’s downtown producer market is celebrating its fifth season, bringing the freshest produce and locally grown and crafted goods to our community. We invite you to make the Farmers Market at Scissortail Park part of your weekly shopping routine.

10 AM – Native Plant Festival at Stash in Norman. Want to have the best garden on the block? Want to learn more about beneficial plants? Join Oklahoma Native Plant Network for Norman’s first annual Native Plant Festival! This event features a dozen plant vendors and local non-profits along with food trucks and live music for a celebration of local plants. Find affordable varieties that benefit pollinators, Oklahoma-native plants, herbs, beautiful perennials, ground covers, and tropicals. Plants that flourish in the shade or sun— truly something for every garden! 🌞🌱 Pollinators need our help, and native plants are what they feed off of best. Invite your friends + family and come see us this Saturday April 13th from 10-4pm at 412 E Main St in Downtown Norman. This festival is Free and all are welcome.

10 AM – OK Humane Statewide Program Vaccine Clinic OSU-OKC. The OK Humane Statewide Program will be hosting a vaccine clinic on April 13th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at OSU-OKC. This is a drive through event. No appointment necessary. It is first come, first served. Directions: 900 N. Portland Ave. in the parking lot across from the John Kirkpatrick Horticultural Center.

11 AM – Black Scintilla 9 Year Anniversary Party. Come raise a glass and join in the merriment as we celebrate our 9 Year Anniversary! (11am-5pm). Doors will open promptly at 11am and the first 100 people to spend $100 or more will receive a signature BS tote bag filled with some of our favorite items from the shop. (while supplies last) You won’t want to miss this fun filled day! Food Truck Lineup: @thesauceesicilian 11am – 1pm, @junctioncoffeeokc 11am – 3pm, @savoryspiceshopokc 11am – 5pm.

1 PM – Carved in Stone: Gravestone Symbols and their Meanings workshop at Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill. Headstones often feature more than just names and dates. The language of symbols is international and surrounds us all the time. Symbols embellished on these markers can teach us about social memberships, occupations, hobbies, beliefs, and more. Adults or teens with guardians will explore gravestone iconography and meaning during this class before moving to the Kingfisher Cemetery to identify and explore symbols. The class is $20 for each participant. Please get in touch with the museum at (405) 375-5176 to register.

1 PM – Firearms of the Civil War program Honey Springs Battlefield. The Battle of Honey Springs, which took place on July 17, 1863, is the largest Civil War battle to occur in Indian Territory and on Muscogee (Creek) lands. Also remembered as the most ethnically diverse battle in the Civil War, the Battle of Honey Springs was fought by Indigenous, Black, and white soldiers. The tribal nations of the Muscogee, Cherokee, and Seminole divided, joining both the Union and Confederate armies. Of the 9,000 who fought, approximately 200 total casualties were suffered. After a decisive Union victory, Confederates lost control of Indian Territory north of the Arkansas River. The Union victory also ensured Federal control of Fort Gibson in Indian Territory and Fort Smith in Arkansas. The cost of the program is $10 per person. Please check in at the Honey Springs Battlefield front desk before attending the event.

1 PM – ScissorTales StoryTime with Metropolitan Library System at Scissortail Park. Near the Childrens Playgorund. Join our friends from the Metropolitan Library System for FREE storytime at Scissortail Park! Enjoy two books as well as songs and the chance to play musical instruments.

2 PM – Seed Science at Myriad Gardens. Join us to learn all about seeds and germination. Each participant will get to see inside a seed, explore the process of germination, and will get to take home their own basil seeds to sprout at home.

7 PM – Nate Jackson: Super Funny World Tour at The Criterion. 

7:30 PM – Dr. Jordan B Peterson at Paycom Center. Dr. Jordan B Peterson is a best-selling author, psychologist, Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, and co-founder of Peterson Academy. The Jordan B Peterson podcast frequently tops the charts in the Education category. He has written three books, Maps of Meaning, an academic work, presenting a new scientifically-grounded theory of religious and political belief, and the bestselling 12 Rules for Life, and Beyond Order, which have sold more than twelve million copies.

 

SUNDAY · APRIL 14TH, 2024 Weekend Roundup

8 AM – Move your ScissorTAIL | Walking Club at Scissortail Park. Walking Club FREE TO EVERYONE! Every Thursday and Sunday 8am (all year, except on extreme weather conditions). Meet at Union Station. Move your ScissorTAIL free classes are Sponsored by: First United Bank and Kroger Delivery.

1 PM – ScissorTales StoryTime with Metropolitan Library System at Scissortail Park. Join our friends from the Metropolitan Library System for FREE storytime at Scissortail Park! Enjoy two books as well as songs and the chance to play musical instruments.

2:30 PM – OKC Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks at Paycom Center. Visit www.okcthunder.com for more information and updates.

 

MONDAY · APRIL 15TH, 2024 Weekend Roundup

7 PM – Kilgen Theatre Organ performance featuring Rosemary Bailey at Oklahoma History Center. Tickets are available online. They are $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for the general public.

 

TUESDAY · APRIL 16TH, 2024

4 PM – Enchanting Elixirs at JK by Chef King. Immerse yourself in half-price cocktails every Tuesday at JK’s. Whether it’s a romantic rendezvous, a girls’ night out, an after-hours get-together, or a celebration, reserve your spot online for an unforgettable evening.

6 PM – Myriad in Motion: FREE Yoga at Myriad Gardens. Ready to find your inner peace and relaxation? Come join us at the Myriad Botanical Gardens for our twice-weekly yoga classes, running Tuesdays at 6pm & Saturdays at 9am. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring a mat and water bottle – we’ll provide everything else you need on the journey to calmness. Signup for yogi alerts here. Join us as take your next step towards finding balance through mindful movement. Weekend Roundup

For more ideas about what to do in the metro, check out this month’s April Issue here.