Starting this week, at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, historic frescoes from Pompeii will be exhibited in America for the first time. The Painters of Pompeii: Roman Frescoes from the National Archaeological Museum, Naples will be presented exclusively at the OKC Museum of Art before returning to Europe, and the museum will host lectures by renowned scholars on Ancient Rome in the Noble Theater. The exhibit is free for museum members, while all others can purchase tickets on the museum website.
The Bricktown 4th of July Celebration begins at 7 p.m. this Sunday in Oklahoma City on Mickey Mantle Drive. The free celebration will have games, live music, food, and more, and culminates in Oklahoma City’s only public firework display.
If you can’t make it to Oklahoma City, Yukon’s Freedom Fest is a free celebration from July 3 to July 4 that features food trucks, outdoor concerts, a car show, the Cherry Bomb Youth Triathlon, and two fireworks shows starting at 10 p.m. both days.
Another Fourth of July celebration is Moore’s Celebration in the Heartland in Buck Thomas Park, which features food, vendors, inflatables, helicopter rides, a mechanical bull, and one of the largest fireworks shows in the state. Fireworks begin at dark, roughly around 9:45.
In Oklahoma City, from this Thursday to this Saturday, Michael Murphy’s Dueling Pianos will present a three-way piano battle driven by requests from the audience. The doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. The cover charge is $10 per person.