Weekend Roundup: July 21-25 - 405 Magazine

Weekend Roundup: July 21-25

This weekend, Oklahoma City is packed full of one-of-a-kind events to attend!

A group of people on yoga mats outside on the Devon Lawn at the Myriad Botanical Gardens stretch into a wide stance and raise their left arms.

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This weekend, Oklahoma City is packed full of one-of-a-kind events to attend! From a children’s musical to the farmers market and fitness classes, get ready to fill up your weekend itinerary. 


The lead singer of KALEO, JJ Julius Son, singing into a microphone onstage and playing guitar.
Photo by Justin Pagano.

KALEO | July 25 

When’s the next time you’d get the chance to witness Grammy-nominated Icelandic rock band KALEO perform at the heart of OKC? The Jones Assembly is hosting the group Monday night. Frontman and songwriter JJ Julius Son led KALEO on a sell-out tour during their first run in the United States, and The Rolling Stones later selected them to open their stadium shows. With the band’s latest album, Surface Sounds, they released two hit singles: “I Want More” and “Break My Baby.” Known for their incredible live performances, this is an electrifying concert you won’t want to miss! 6:30 p.m., The Jones Assembly, 901 W. Sheridan Ave., OKC.

Sunday Twilight Concert Series | July 24

The Chickasaw Nation and OKC Arts Council come together this week for their free concert series. On Sunday night, grab drinks and friends and head over to the Myriad Gardens to experience some summertime tunes! Chloe-Beth performs this weekend with her indie rock style. During the second half of the show, winners from the Twilight Raffle will be announced, with different prizes each week. This weekend, you could win a tote bag with a free certificate for a one-year membership to the Oklahoma Contemporary Art Museum. Can’t get out of the house to watch the show? Not a problem, as livestream performances will be showcased on Facebook and Youtube. 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m., Devon Lawn at Myriad Botanical Gardens, OKC.


Myriad in Motion: Zumba | July 21

Ready to get your fitness on? The Myriad Gardens offers a free zumba class this Thursday, involving high-intensity cardio and Latin-inspired dance. Led by Evelin Pino with YMCA Oklahoma City, you’ll be ready to dance your way through life after this instructional and energetic course. With pump-up music and the Myriad Gardens stunning outdoor environment, this zumba class will get you hyped! Don’t forget to bring a water bottle to take on these July heatwaves. 6:45 p.m., Park House at Myriad Botanical Gardens, OKC.

Myriad in Motion: Yoga | July 23 

Want to relax and leave your workout feeling zen? Instructors from Oklahoma City’s YMCA will be teaching a free yoga class this Saturday at the Myriad Gardens! To reconnect with yourself and the nature around you, the Garden setting offers tranquility and stress relief — the perfect place to stretch out and center yourself. This class focuses on all levels of yoga, so don’t worry if you’re just a beginner! Bring your own water and yoga mats, and dress for the heat. 9 a.m., Devon Lawn at Myriad Botanical Gardens, OKC.

Myriad in Motion: Hip Hop Cardio | July 23

Want to expand your fitness style, but don’t have the experience to do so? Not to worry, as the Myriad Gardens free hip-hop cardio class is designed for those with zero practice under their belts. For a fun, high-energy dance course, get ready to pop and lock to tone yourself up. Who said exercise can’t be a blast? You might find yourself immersed in a full-blown dance party! 10:15 a.m., Devon Lawn at Myriad Botanical Gardens, OKC.


Scissortail Park Farmers Market | July 23

This outdoor farmers market stands out from the rest of those offered in Oklahoma. At Scissortail Park this Saturday, head over to the seasonal market for handmade, locally owned and homegrown goodies. The farmers market also offers nutrition assistance programs including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Assistance Program, Double Up Oklahoma and OKFresh. Parking is free to the public. 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Scissortail Park, OKC.

Myriad Gardens Water Features | July 21-24

In this crazy summer heat, we all need a dip in the pool — or even better, a trip to the splash pad! Grab your kids and visit the Myriad Gardens, where two interactive water features near the Children’s Garden and Park House Events Center are open daily. Bring swimsuits, towels and loads of sunscreen, and watch your kiddos jump around in the Thunder Fountain! It’s open daily, so cool down next to the dazzling sights of downtown OKC! Open 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Myriad Botanical Gardens, OKC.

Children’s Garden Weekly Walkups | July 21-22

The Myriad Gardens offers fun for the whole family, with educational and hands-on events both Thursday and Friday! Bring a picnic basket and blankets to make this the perfect summer day. On Blooming Thursday, kids are offered the chance to learn about the newest plants taking shape in the Children’s Garden, with a quest to find each treasure in nature yourself! For Find-It Friday, discover the Children’s Garden with a self-guided scavenger hunt while using fun tools such as binoculars and magnifying glasses. New weekly themes are offered from now until August 12. If your kids are more in the mood for some quick fun, ride Mo’s Carousel for only $3 per person. 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Myriad Botanical Gardens, OKC.


Children performing "Matilda the Musical Jr."
Photo provided by OKC Children’s Theatre.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical Jr. | July 21-23

The Oklahoma Children’s Theatre’s upcoming performance of Matilda the Musical Jr. will be showing this weekend, with a cast of 23 talented local actors! Led by directors Kaitlin Stark and Joshua Batty, this wacky show about the powers of imagination will be sure to take you by storm. “We’re thrilled to bring this wonderful show to life,” said program director Nathan Benfall. “This musical is pure Roald Dahl, and like Dahl’s book Matilda, it focuses on many dark and complex themes in a witty and comedic way. But it’s also a story that celebrates imagination and courage, and the way it resonates with both children and adults is something we love.” With dozens of dance numbers and songs you’ll never get out of your head, bring your kids to witness the magic of Matilda! July 21, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.; July 22, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.; July 23, 2 p.m.; 2501 N. Blackwelder Ave., OKC.

Comedy Night in OKC | July 23

Nothing’s better than a good laugh alongside your friends, and Roughtail’s Comedy Night has got you covered. With headliner Alex Just, this stand-up comedian from Las Vegas might knock your socks off. Featuring Terrell Norton and hosted by Andrew Rose, the amount of talent and jokes in one night could bring tears to your eyes. The performance costs $15 — a steal for just how giddy you’ll come out of the show. 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show, Roughtail Brewing Co., 320 West Memorial Rd., OKC.