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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Dodgers are a Home Run

OKC Dodgers Baseball

As the grass begins to green and air starts to warm, that means one thing for a lot of people …baseball. The start of the 2017 is right around the corner for the Oklahoma City Dodgers.

The Dodgers, the AAA affiliate for the legendary Los Angeles Dodgers, are stacked with talent and have been one of the most successful teams in minor league baseball the past two seasons. They are back-to-back divisional champions and last season they won the conference title.

AAA baseball is a great way to enjoy spring in Oklahoma with family or friends while seeing some of the future stars of baseball. Recent All-Stars including Nelson Cruz, Chris Davis, R.A. Dickey, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler and Carl Crawford are just a few to have spent time in OKC. Even Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg spent a couple of seasons in the metro.

The first home game of the 2017 season will be April 6 against the Iowa Cubs. So check the schedule, buy your tickets and we will see you at the fabulous Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. We’ll be the ones enjoying the world famous Dodger Dogs.

baseball, Bricktown, Dodgers, family-friendly
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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America’s Pastime

Historical OKC Baseball Stadium

Did you know pro baseball has been played in Oklahoma City since at least 1903, and maybe even earlier? That’s right, just a few years after settlers ran for land to call home, players ran for home plate at Colcord Park, a baseball field near the current Farmer’s Market area in what was called Delmar Gardens. The Oklahoma City Metropolitans made the park their home until 1908, when the Oklahoma City Indians, managed by the too-apropos-for-an-old-school-baseball-guy-to-be-made-up-sounding Doc Andrews, joined the class C Texas League the following year and took up residence at the park.

After years of bouncing around lesser leagues, in 1962 Oklahoma City joined the ranks of AAA with the advent of the 89ers, who played in All Sports Stadium at the Fairgrounds and were the farm club of the awesomely-named Houston Colt .45’s. 1990 saw the advent of the much-heralded Robo Niner era. The ‘Niners and their mascot stayed there until the opening of the Bricktown Ballpark in 1998, when the team was renamed the RedHawks. (Local legend has it Robo-Niner escaped destruction by hiding in the basement of the Space Tower, but his plan was foiled when it flooded in 2010 and he finally succumbed to metastasizing rust.) The RedHawks, after becoming the Astros top farm team in 2011, switched affiliations to the LA Dodgers over the winter, and Boom! It’s Dodger time in OKC. If you’d like to delve further, a good read on the history of baseball in Oklahoma City would be the book Baseball in Oklahoma City by Bob Burke.

baseball, history, Oklahoma City history
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Moving Made Easy: Transportation

OKC Downtown Skyline and highway interchange

One thing that might surprise newcomers to the 4-0-5 is just how big Oklahoma City is. The city covers 620 square miles, making it one of the top three largest cities in America by land size. In a city that size transportation is crucial.

The good news is that Oklahoma City sits at the crossroads of three major interstates. If your preferred mode of transportation is automobile…well you won’t spend much time there. Out of the biggest 52 metros in the U.S., OKC had the third-lowest commute time.

As the population of the metro continues to grow, public transportation is also key. EMBARK is Oklahoma City’s bus system and has recently won a trio of prestigious awards. We also have a popular bike sharing program called Spokies.

One of the most anticipated transportation projects (heck developments of any kind) is the upcoming MAPS 3 Modern Streetcar. The final route for the streetcar was recently approved, the streetcars are on order, and construction on the line is underway (please pardon our progress).

If you are looking to travel outside of the metro, come home soon, but check out Will Rogers World Airport and the Heartland Flyer. The airport boasts seven airlines with 22 nonstop flights and the train makes daily trips to Ft. Worth (with connections further south) with several stops along the way. 

For more information on transportation in OKC our website is a great start.

cycling, day-trip, MAPS, public transportation
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: March 21 - March 27, 2017

NCAA Women\'s Basketball

Tuesday, March 21
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Kaleidoscope of Colors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
Yoga Tuesday in the Gardens; 5:45 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Terrace Room; Free for members and $10 for nonmembers.

Wednesday, March 22
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Kaleidoscope of Colors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
Reading Wednesday; 10 a.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, March 23
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Kaleidoscope of Colors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 

Friday, March 24
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Kaleidoscope of Colors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
The OKC Home & Outdoor Living Show; 12 to 9 p.m.; State Fair Park; 948-6704; Admission prices vary.
2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Regional; 6 & 8:30 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, March 25
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Kaleidoscope of Colors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
The OKC Home & Outdoor Living Show; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; State Fair Park; 948-6704; Admission prices vary.
The OKCINE Latino Film Festival; 4:30 to 11 p.m.; CHK/UCO Boathouse; 632-0132; Tickets are $30.
Swope Park Rangers vs. OKC Energy FC; 7 p.m.; Taft Stadium; 235-5425; Ticket prices vary.
Classics 7- Vladimir Kulenovic; 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, March 26
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Kaleidoscope of Colors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
The OKC Home & Outdoor Living Show; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; State Fair Park; 948-6704; Admission prices vary.
2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Regional; 2 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Discovery 3- Machines, Motors, and Music; 2 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, March 27
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Kaleidoscope of Colors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick\'s Day Celebration

Remember in elementary school when St. Patrick’s Day was that holiday where you would pinch people if they didn’t wear green? Well, it’s a lot more than that in OKC (although, the pinching is still very important, too).

Join in on the St. Patrick’s Day fun by heading to the Myriad Gardens on March 17 to learn about Irish heritage with music and fun crafts for kids. Or, head to Bricktown for the St. Patrick’s Day Block Party, where you can enjoy live music, great food and even a few surprises.

Feel like going to Midtown instead? Then head to McNellie’s for their annual St. Patrick’s Day Party for food, drinks and music. If you want to make a difference this St. Patrick’s Day, consider participating in the 7th Annual Run Lucky 5k on March 12. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Bricktown, holiday, live music, Midtown, Myriad Botanical Gardens, running
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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NCAA Tournament

NCAA Basketball

While the Thunder have helped put OKC on the international basketball map, the metro has been a hotbed of college basketball for decades. For the fifth time since 2008, Oklahoma City will be hosting an NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Regional from March 24-26. Four teams will compete, and one will advance in their quest to win a national title. Take part in the March Madness so you can witness who emerges victorious.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Where Quality Meets Affordability

Shopping Stockyard City

Want to save money this year? Guess what… You’re already doing it just by living in Oklahoma City! The quality of living in OKC has been ranked the highest in the nation, and the low cost of living works in your favor to save you money. Some might say that living in OKC is like finding a $200 shirt for $30… every time you go shopping. To achieve the same standard of living in OKC that $65,000 would get you in Seattle, you would only need $38,103, a difference of nearly $27,000.

And, since OKC is one of the top cities with the fastest wage growth, you can rest easy knowing OKC is an extraordinary, affordable place to live and grow. Check out our Cost of Living calculator to see how OKC stacks up against other top cities in the nation.

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Things to Do & See: March 14 - March 20, 2017

Energy FC Soccer

Tuesday, March 14
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Kaleidoscope of Colors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
Yoga Tuesday in the Gardens; 5:45 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Terrace Room; Free for members and $10 for nonmembers.
Reno Bighorns vs. OKC Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, March 15
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Kaleidoscope of Colors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
Reading Wednesday; 10 a.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 

Thursday, March 16
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Kaleidoscope of Colors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 

Friday, March 17
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Kaleidoscope of Colors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
Charlie Wilson “In It To Win It Tour”; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Pops 5- Broadway’s Best with Joel Levine; 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, March 18
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
BrickUniverse; All day; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Tickets are $15.
Kaleidoscope of Colors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
Sacramento Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 2 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Nebraska-Omaha vs. OKC Energy FC; 3 p.m.; Taft Stadium; 235-5425; Ticket prices vary.
Reno Bighorns vs. OKC Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.
Pops 5- Broadway’s Best with Joel Levine; 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, March 19
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
BrickUniverse; All day; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Tickets are $15.
Kaleidoscope of Colors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
Motown the Musical; 2 & 7 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, March 20
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Kaleidoscope of Colors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hole in One

Golfer

As the calendar changes to March it is time to get you up to speed on Oklahoma City’s golf scene. With an average temperature of 61 degrees and 350 sunny days a year, golf is pretty popular here.

The City of Oklahoma owns and operates five courses throughout the metro that offer great golf on any budget. Be sure to bookmark www.okcgolf.com for all the info you need to know about city courses.

  • Earlywine- Located on 11600 S. Portland, Earlywine offers 2 courses that show off the natural landscape of Oklahoma City. Earlywine has plenty of water features which make for a great view but challenging round of golf.
  • Lake Hefner- Right off scenic Lake Hefner, this golf course offers length and water hazards to challenge experienced golfers but is also enjoyable for all skill levels.
  • Lincoln Park- You’ll find two courses at Lincoln Park, both maintained at tournament conditions. Lincoln is located at 4001 NE Grand. A new $9.25 million clubhouse was opened a couple years back.
  • Trosper Park- An OKC favorite, Trosper is a heavily wooded, 6,660-yard layout located at 2301 SE 21st St.
  • James E. Stewart- This course has been providing enjoyable golf in the heart of the city for generations. Located at 824 Fredrick Douglas Dr., James E. Stewart also partners with First Tee of Oklahoma City to introduce new generations to the sport of golf.
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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Championship courses

The Greens Golf Course

The metro also offers a plethora of golf courses both public and private not run by the city. Whether you are a beginner who wants to learn the game or a scratch golfer who wants to challenge themselves on courses that have hosted major championships for the best players in the world, a course for you is nearby.  For a more comprehensive list check below but here are some local courses that have made national headlines:

  • Oak Tree National- Oak Tree National is not only one of the most prestigious golf courses in our state but also ranks as one of the top courses in the country. The course opened in 1971 and was designed by the renowned Pete Dye. The private course has hosted multiple major golf championships including the U.S. Amateur, PGA Championship, Senior PGA Championship and U.S. Senior Open. The course is also home to no fewer than seven championship golfers from the PGA and Senior PGA.
  • Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club- Designed by Perry Maxwell and opened in 1920, this 6,947-yard course is located in the heart of Nichols Hills.
  • Gaillardia Country Club- Opened in 1998, Gaillardia has become a nationally recognized private country club and residential community. The expansive links course, designed by architect Arthur Hills and later renovated by famed player Tom Kite, can play from 5,100 yards to well over 7,300. The manicured course features generous fairways but requires precision iron play which challenges every level of skill from the astute to the beginner. The clubhouse is world renowned and has many recreational amenities including tennis, pool, fitness center, and an indoor golf learning facility.
  • Jimmie Austin Golf Club- One great advantage of having powerhouse college golf programs is they also offer top-notch courses to test your skills. You can play the same courses that have helped shape some of golf’s biggest names. In Norman, the University of Oklahoma won the 1988 NCAA Championship and has produced 16 conference titles and 50 All-Americans. Their home course is the Jimmie Austin Golf Club. This top-rated course has hosted multiple amateur golf championships in its history. Best of all, the course is open to the public.
  • Karsten Creek- This course is home to the Oklahoma State University Cowboys and Cowgirls. The Cowboys are widely regarded as one of the top programs in all of collegiate sports. The Cowboys have won 10 NCAA titles, 8 individual champions, 160 All-Americans and more than 50 conference titles. Karsten Creek was named the best new course by Golf Digest when it opened and was also named the best college course in the country by Travel & Leisure Golf Magazine. The course has hosted multiple NCAA Championships and is also open to the public.  

These are just a small sampling of great courses in the metro. For more public courses click here. To find more private courses click here. Also check out the Sporting Life on our website.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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More fun than stress

Brickopolis Putt Putt

Golf takes many forms. Long gone are the days of yore when golf required a club and ball. Today you can play a round of disc golf in a public park or show off your skill when it comes to putting a ball through a clown’s mouth.

Looking for a fun place to take your date after enjoying a cold Coke? Or maybe just want to have a relaxing afternoon with the family? Head out to one of OKC’s popular miniature golf courses. These establishments offer 18-holes of the finest mini-golf around and the best part is that balls and putters are included:

TopGolf is also a great way to have some fun swinging the club without the stress of exploring for your lost ball. Never been to a TopGolf? The concept is simple, you hit golf balls towards certain targets to score points. The great thing is the balls have computer chips in them so the score is totaled by a computer. You don’t have to break out your math skills. That is a good thing because you can enjoy TopGolf while eating and enjoying your favorite adult beverages. The three-story complex allows even the most novice golfers to hit the ball a mile (not literally). TopGolf is fun for everyone in the family, from those who think they are the next Jack Nicklaus to those who don’t know the difference between a birdie and a bogey.

family-friendly, golf, outdoor recreation, parks
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Golf without a club or ball?

Frisbee Golf

Like the idea of golf but don’t want to mess with clubs, golf carts and green fees? Give disc golf a try. Never head of disc golf?  It is actually quite simple: think golf with a Frisbee. All you need is a Frisbee because the courses are free. Central OKC is home to several courses:

 

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: March 7 - March 13, 2017

Live! on the Plaza

Tuesday, March 7
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Yoga Tuesday in the Gardens; 5:45 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Terrace Room; Free for members and $10 for nonmembers.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Motown the Musical; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, March 8
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Reading Wednesday Celebrates Dr. Seuss; 10 a.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
Long Island Nets vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 11 a.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Motown the Musical; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, March 9
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Motown the Musical; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, March 10
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Kaleidoscope of Colors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
Live on the Plaza; 7 p.m.; Plaza District; 367-9403; Free.
Motown the Musical; 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, March 11
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Kaleidoscope of Colors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 2 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Motown the Musical; 2 & 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, March 12
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Kaleidoscope of Colors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
Motown the Musical; 2 & 7 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, March 13
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Kaleidoscope of Colors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Operation: Exploration

Wichita Mountains

Spring break is the perfect time to make explore and make memories with family and friends. And, you don’t have to travel far to have an amazing adventure. Check out one of Oklahoma’s 32 diverse state parks. From rappelling at Red Rock Canyon State Park to boulder hopping and climbing at Robbers Cave State Park, there’s an activity for everyone to enjoy.  Bring your own dune buggy or rent an ATV and fly over the dunes at Little Sahara State Park or grab your wet suit and have a scuba adventure in Lake Tenkiller's dive park. The range of activities offered at state parks includes golfing, disc golf, hiking, horseback riding, swimming and even cave exploring (check out the Alabaster Caverns State Park near Freedom).

In addition to relaxing in the beautiful surroundings - lakes, mountains, sand dunes, and forests - you can hike, bike, fish or participate in organized park activities. Then rest in a comfortable lodge or cabin, or camp in your own tent or RV.

Some areas of interest worth exploring that aren’t on the state parks’ list include the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service near Lawton, Quartz Mountain Nature Park in southwest Oklahoma and the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve operated by the Nature Conservancy.

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Spring break adventure awaits

Riversport Ropes Course

If you are looking for an action-packed way to spend your spring break, we’ve got you covered. From the thrilling adventures in the Boathouse District to the electrifying experiments at Science Museum Oklahoma, there’s no better place to beat the spring break boredom blues than OKC.

Students in grades 2-9 can have a blast during the Spring Break Ultimate Adventure Camps at OKC’s Boathouse District. They will have an opportunity to navigate roaring rapids at RIVERSPORT Rapids (opening March 11), conquer their fear of heights on the tallest adventure course of its kind in the world, speed down a 72-foot Sky Slide, free fall 80-feet on the Rumble Drop and zip line across the Oklahoma River. Sounds like a thrill-seeker’s paradise to us.

Other family-friendly ways to spend your spring break include exploring the Oklahoma City Zoo, discovering the Jurassic world that existed right here in Oklahoma at Science Museum Oklahoma or getting hands-on history during the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s drop-in activities. OKC MOA’s spring break camps include a variety of activities from sculpture to drawings and paintings. Myriad Botanical Gardens offers a different themed adventure each day during spring break.

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Free fun in OKC

Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park

You don’t have to break the bank to have a great time in OKC. In fact, there are so many awesome free things to do, we can guarantee that spring break 2017 will be one you won’t forget.

  • Perfect your ollie, heel flip or nose slide on the bowl course or street course of Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park. Ranked in the top 10 skate parks in the U.S., the action park is certainly an OKC treasure.
  • Get closer to nature. Marvel at the outdoor paradise of the Myriad Botanical Gardens, explore more than 1,000 acres that have remained unchanged since before statehood at Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge or get hands-on with the flora and fauna at the 144-acre Martin Nature Park featuring miles of trails, a bird observation wall and watch tower.
  • Explore our heritage. Have you ever wondered what the earliest moments of our city looked like? A stunning visual representation of the first moments can be seen at the Centennial Land Run Monument near the south end of the Bricktown Canal. Learn more about our state’s heritage with a guided tour of the Oklahoma State Capitol.
  • Discover art in new places. Check out the modern art found at the historic Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant turned 21C Museum Hotel gallery. Even Travel+Leisure is taking note of this OKC gem.
  • Check out more than 1,400 items of Native American fine art, pottery, basketry, textiles and beadwork at Red Earth Museum.
  • Learn about the day that changed our city forever at the outdoor symbolic memorial of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. The memorial honors victims, survivors, rescuers and all who were changed by the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

The Oklahoma City Visitors Guide, produced by the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, has more ideas for kids of all ages. Get a digital or printed copy, and start exploring OKC.

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Get the 411 on education in OKC

Students learning at school

We know just how critical educational opportunities are any time someone relocates to a new community. Here at Better Life HQ, we want to help answer any questions you have about education in OKC. Check out the education tab on our website to get more info on everything from public schools, private schools, charter schools, universities and childcare.

If you can’t find the info you are looking for on our website, give us a shout on Facebook, Twitter or the comments below, and we will help you gain more knowledge on the wealth of educational opportunities in our region.

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Things to Do & See: February 28 - March 6, 2017

Basketball

Tuesday, February 28
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.
Yoga Tuesday in the Gardens; 5:45 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Terrace Room; Free for members and $10 for nonmembers.
Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, March 1
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.
Reading Wednesday Celebrates Dr. Seuss; 10 a.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 

Thursday, March 2
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, March 3
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship; TBA; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Paseo Arts District First Friday Gallery Walk; 6 p.m.; Paseo Arts District; Event is free.
Iowa Energy vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.
Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, March 4
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship; TBA; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play; 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Classics 6- Daniel Hege, Guest Conductor; 1:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, March 5
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship; TBA; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play; 1:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Northern Arizona Suns vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 2 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, March 6
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship; TBA; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Authors that call OKC home

Ralph Ellison

Authors that call OKC home          
Fellow bibliophiles, rejoice! Oklahoma City is home to authors of all genres. Get to know your new hometown by reading the works of some of its more wordy residents.

  • Ralph Ellison, author of the 1953 National Book Award winner “Invisible Man” and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree (1969), grew up in Oklahoma City. You can see a sculpture of him at the Oklahoma City library that bears his name or see a portrait of him at the Oklahoma State Capitol.  Read more by checking out some of the books by him and about him from the Metropolitan Library System.
  • Award-winning mystery writer Carolyn Hart grew up in Oklahoma City and has written 58 books, and most recently published Ghost Times Two in October 2016. Her standalone novel Letter From Home, which is set in Oklahoma, won the Agatha for Best Mystery Novel of 2003 and was a New York Times notable book that year.
  • Oklahoma City native and resident Lou Berney has written three critically-acclaimed, award-winning novels and his latest, The Long and Faraway Gone, is a mystery based in Oklahoma City. The Long and Faraway Gone has won multiple awards including the 2016 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original.
  • Oklahoma City native Gena Showalter, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, writes young adult romance novels often featuring paranormal creatures. The second book in her Everlife series, Lifeblood, is set to be released on Feb. 28.
  • Chef Rick Bayless grew up in Oklahoma City (his family’s business was the barbecue restaurant called Hickory House) and now operates Frontera Grill in Chicago. He has written several cookbooks featuring the Mexican cuisine for which he is known. His brother, Skip Bayless, is a sportswriter and columnist and a television commentator for Fox Sports 1.
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Bulk up your personal library

Friends of the Library

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If you enjoy sifting through mountains of books, magazines, videos, etc., then the Metropolitan Library System in Oklahoma City has a solution for that: The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale.


Each year, more than 600,000 books are for sale, making it one of the largest in the nation. Admission is free. This year’s Book Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, and Sunday, Feb. 26, in the Oklahoma Expo Hall at the State Fairgrounds. If you are a Friends of the Library member, you can shop early – at the members-only pre-sale event from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24.


If you want even more time around the books (and what reader wouldn’t?), then volunteer.

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Get to know the Metropolitan Library System

Downtown Library

Here in Oklahoma City we have an amazing library system that allows easy access to your favorite titles so you can keep your brain sharp and your imagination running free.

The Metropolitan Library System serves more than 600,000 people throughout 19 locations in Oklahoma County. To get a card, you just have to live in Oklahoma County. And if your county is Cleveland, McClain, or Pottawatomie and you are part of the Pioneer Library System, you can still join in the Metropolitan Library System’s fun – our Oklahoma City-area libraries have a reciprocal service agreement with the Pioneer Library System, with its headquarters in Norman.

In addition to the books, the library allows its members to check out and download eBooks (including indie and self-published works), audiobooks, magazines and music. The library also gives members access to online learning resources for kids and adults, with popular resources like Lynda.com and Mango Languages available at no cost. There are virtually no limits to the things you can learn and do as a card-carrying member of the library. Find a library near you.

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More than just books

Kids

The Metropolitan Library System has a long list of activities for those who want to connect with real people in the real world. Whether you want to join a book club, pursue a hobby like tai chi or art, get healthy with exercise classes or attend a story hour with your kids, you can find something that interests you at a nearby library. Check out the events calendar and sign up for one.

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Things to Do & See: February 21 - February 27, 2017

Live music

Tuesday, February 21
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.
Yoga Tuesday in the Gardens; 5:45 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Terrace Room; Free for members and $10 for nonmembers.
Bon Jovi; 7:30 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.


Wednesday, February 22
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.
Reading Wednesday; 10 a.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
New York Knicks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.


Thursday, February 23
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.


Friday, February 24
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.
L.A. Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.


Saturday, February 25
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.
Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play; 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Florida Georgia Lines; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Turnpike Troubadours; 8 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Ticket prices vary.


Sunday, February 26
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.
Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play; 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 6 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.


Monday, February 27
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Road Trip North: Edmond

Jazz Lab

Edmond is Oklahoma City’s closest neighbor to the north and one of Oklahoma’s largest cities, but its location allows it to be a popular suburb for people who work all across the Oklahoma City area. And thousands of students at Oklahoma Christian University and the University of Central Oklahoma call Edmond home during their academic careers. Even if you don’t live in the area, don’t miss out on all that Edmond has to offer visitors.

If you’re still in the mood for music, enjoy some live soul music at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Jazz Lab. During the week, across the street, you can learn about Edmond’s history at the Edmond Historical Society and Museum.

Want to spend time outdoors? Edmond offers ways to do that, too, especially with several parks. Arcadia Lake offers trails for bicycling, motorcycles and hiking/running, boat rentals and horseback riding, among other things. Edmond has a range of other parks, as well, but two big ones with lots of trails are MitchPark and Hafer Park.  In warmer weather, you can check out two water parks: The Edmond Y Water Park and Pelican Bay Aquatic Center.

Also in far north Edmond is another architectural marvel, the Armstrong Auditorium. It is a luxury venue that hosts premier concerts and performing arts, ranging from the Russian National Ballet to classical, jazz or even bluegrass music, depending on the season.

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Road Trip North: Stillwater

Oklahoma State

Home of Oklahoma State University, Stillwater is just an hour or so up the road from OKC and features plenty of diverse activities to do in its own right. Read on for more ideas on how to spend your time in Stillwater.

  • The National Wrestling Hall of Fame – this “shrine to the sport of wrestling” should definitely be on your Stillwater to-do list. Full of memorabilia and history, “mankind’s oldest and most basic form of recreational combat” is celebrated here. Learn about the sport’s pioneers, African-American and Latino wrestling history, America’s Olympic heroes, and more. 
  • Main Street Shopping – Downtown Stillwater features that classic Main Street feel, with lots of local flavor and things to see and eat. Bike nights, Food Truck nights, and the Car and Bike Show augment the experience. Check the calendar at the link above to see what’s going down Downtown, or just head out and get your shop on.
  • Lake Fun – Stillwater’s three area reservoirs of regalement stand ready for you to visit any time of year. Lakes BlackwellMcMurtry, and Boomer offer all the typical lake fun you can stand and then some, including bird watching, mountain biking, hunting, disc golf, camping, horseback riding and trails for fitness, among other features.
  • Golf at Karsten Creek – The Stillwater area in general offers plenty for the duffers out there, but you may want to pay a special visit to Karsten Creek. Considered one of the best public courses in the nation, this Tom Fazio-designed course is the home of Oklahoma State’s golf teams, and you can play there too! Take the opportunity to grab your clubs and experience a demanding course you’re sure not to forget.

For more info, just hop over to www.visitstillwater.org.

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Road Trip North: Guthrie

Guthrie

The city of Guthrie (located just 35 minutes north of Oklahoma City) was chosen as the Territorial Capital in the months following the Land Run of 1889, and when Oklahoma gained statehood in 1907, Guthrie became the state capital. Today, Guthrie has retained much of its territorial architecture (and charm!) to become one of the most picturesque places to visit. It stands today as a National Historic Landmark filled with examples of late 19th and early 20th Century architecture.

Here are just a few of the many ways to experience Guthrie:

  • Grab some delicious donuts at Missy’s Donuts & Bakery.
  • Find your inner musician at the Double Stop Fiddle Shop. We hear that Vince Gill has been known to pop in.
  • Catch a show at the Pollard Theater.
  • Get your caffeine fix at Hoboken Coffee Roasters.
  • Going in the summer months? Don’t miss the chance for a good old-fashioned drive-in movie at Beacon Drive-In.
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2017 Relocation Video

Midtown

Do you know someone looking for a new situation? If you already live in the 4-0-5, we don’t have to tell you that Oklahoma City represents opportunity that's here for the taking. Our region combines a stellar standard of living and a spirit that says "go for it!" Watch our new relocation video for more information about relocating to Greater Oklahoma City and be sure to share it with friends, family, peers, coworkers, pets … well you get the point.

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Things to Do & See: February 14 - February 20, 2017

Tower Theater

Tuesday, February 14
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.
Yoga Tuesday in the Gardens; 5:45 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Terrace Room; Free for members and $10 for nonmembers.
Santa Cruz Warriors vs. the Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 1-800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.


Wednesday, February 15
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.
Reading Wednesday; 10 a.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
New York Knicks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.


Thursday, February 16
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Pippin; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.


Friday, February 17
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.
The Sleeping Beauty; 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.


Saturday, February 18
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.
Monster Jam; 1 & 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
The Sleeping Beauty; 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Tower Theater Grand Opening w/ Jabee; 8 p.m.; Tower Theater; $10 in advance and $15 at the door.


Sunday, February 19
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.
Monster Jam; 1 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
The Sleeping Beauty; 2 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.


Monday, February 20
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Hollywood and the American West; Regular museum hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Our Handy Guide to Visiting

Visitors Guides

Have some friends or family coming to town or simply need another resource to help you discover more of Oklahoma City? The Oklahoma City Visitors Guide is a magazine you need to get to know.

If there is fun to be had in OKC, you will find the info you need inside. Everything from festival and event listings, district guides and even some ideas of free things to do dot the pages. If you want to be a true resident of Oklahoma City be sure to check out Iconic OKC to check off stuff from your OKC bucket list. With Valentine’s Day around the corner you might even get some great ideas of how to spend that special evening with that special someone.

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What to See in #OKC

Thanks to our friends at VisitOKC.com, each month you can take your own virtual tour with a new “What to OKC” video highlighting that month’s events and attractions. And then you can dive deeper to get area highlights and happenings, as well as local trips for your specific interest – outdoors, sports, history, the arts, nightlife and more.

The videos post to the main page of VisitOKC.com at the beginning of each month. You can check out February’s video now. You should also visit the VisitOKC YouTube channel to catch up on past videos you missed (along with other great content). 

While we at The Better Life Blog can’t imagine living anywhere else, we realize that Oklahoma City certainly would be fun to visit as well.

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