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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Live! on the Plaza

Live! on the Plaza

The Plaza District, located along NW 16 between Classen Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue, is a perfect example of the development that has happened in Oklahoma City the last couple of decades. Local retailers helped breathe new life into an aging retail corridor that many thought was beyond repair. Today the Plaza is a hub of unique and funky local restaurants, clothing stores, art boutiques and more.

The best way to experience it is the monthly Live! On the Plaza. Held the second Friday of each month, the businesses stay open late to feature live music, artists, shopping and more starting at 7 p.m. The event is jam-packed with people, free and family friendly.

family-friendly, festivals, free, Plaza District, restaurants, retail
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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The Exchange on Film Row

Musicians in Film Row

Film Row is located on Sheridan just west of downtown and is another Oklahoma City district bustling with history. Placed on the National Register of Historic Place, the district was home to OKC’s film industry at the dawn of the film age. Hollywood studios including Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Fox Films had operations in the 42-block area between Classen Boulevard and Walker Avenue along Sheridan Avenue where theater owners came to view and lease films.

Today the district is home to local retailers and businesses and it seems you can’t go a day without hearing of a new development in the up and coming district. Soon there will even be a live music venue and historic hotel.

The Exchange on Film Row is the district’s monthly festival and it is held the third Friday of each month from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (beginning in May). Premiere on Film Row aims to be family friendly and features live music, some of the best food trucks in OKC and even film screenings.  

festivals, Film Row, Oklahoma City history, restaurants
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Gallery Walk

Paseo District

The Paseo Arts District was originally developed in 1929 by Oklahoma City pioneer GA Nichols as the first commercial shopping district north of downtown. The Paseo still features the same Spanish-inspired, stucco buildings it did in the ’20s.

In the 1970s the district (located around North 28th Street and Walker Avenue) saw a renaissance take shape as artists began to move to the area and open galleries. Today the street is home to some of the top art galleries and local restaurants in the city.

During the Paseo’s First Friday Gallery Walk you can see more than 60 artists from about 20 galleries participate in this event, from 6 to 10 p.m. on the first Friday of each month, and it includes themed exhibits, refreshments, guest artists and other entertainment.

arts and culture, festivals, Paseo District, restaurants
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: January 17 - January 23, 2017

Bull Riding

Tuesday, January 17
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Yoga Tuesday in the Gardens; 5:45 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Terrace Room; Free for members and $10 for nonmembers.

Wednesday, January 18
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; 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. 
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, January 19
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.

Friday, January 20
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
The OKC Boat & RV Show; 11 a.m.; Cox Convention Center; 1-800-745-3000.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, January 21
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.
The OKC Boat & RV Show; 9 a.m.; Cox Convention Center; 1-800-745-3000.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
PBR: Express Employment Professionals; 6:45 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, January 22
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.
The OKC Boat & RV Show; Noon; Cox Convention Center; 1-800-745-3000.
PBR: Express Employment Professionals; 1:45 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, January 23
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All that Southwest Jazz Exhibit; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Follow then lead

Smart phone user

If you really want to get to know a town and stay on top of the comings and goings, Twitter is the place to be. However if you are new to a city or new to the Twitter community, it can be a little intimidating. Well, here at the Better Life we want to help your transition to full-blown local as quickly as possible. Here is a good beginner list of accounts to follow. Of course this is not an exhaustive list. If there is anyone you feel we’ve left out put them in the comments below for all to see.

General news, info and events
@BetterLifeOKC – Get the 4-1-1 on the 4-0-5
@okcchamber – Greater OKC Chamber
@VisitOKC – Oklahoma City CVB

Sports
@okcthunder – Oklahoma City Thunder – NBA basketball
@okcblue- Oklahoma City Blue – NBA Development League affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder
@okc-dodgers – Oklahoma City Dodgers – AAA Affiliate of the MLB Los Angeles Dodgers
@EnergyFC – Oklahoma City Energy – OKC’s USL Pro soccer team, affiliate of MLS Sporting KC

City stuff
@cityofokc – City of Oklahoma City
@MickCornett – Mayor of Oklahoma City

Media and Blogs
@AboutOKC – About.com’s OKC guide
@JournalRecord – Daily business news
@NewsOK – Daily news
@OKGazette – OKC alternative weekly news
@OklahomaRock – Local music news, shows, bands, more
@YelpOKC – What’s good in OKC

community, social media
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Sharing is caring

Couple on bikes

We here at the Better Life can scream all day and night about how great and wonderful Oklahoma City is (and we do), but no one sells a city better than you. Whether you have lived here a week or 25 years, your opinion is important to your friends, family and peers. Where do people go to express their opinion? Social media of course. So this is our shameless to plug to retweet and share our stuff.  We want you to sing from the mountain top about the greatness of our hometown.

You might be asking yourself, “Besides retweeting and sharing your accounts how do I properly sum up the amazingness of OKC in just 140 characters?” That is where we come in. We’ve made proselytizing about OKC easy with some eye-catching videos and publications that were designed specifically to be easy to share on social media.

Check out www.velocityokc.com for Oklahoma City’s digital magazine VeloCity. The publication is packed with features on OKC life, style, architecture, industry, culture, accolades, personalities and more. VeloCity also features stunning photography and video to show off OKC to the unfamiliar. You find an archive of past editions that are easy to share with your friends and family.

P.S. Try and use the hashtag #OKC in your posts so other people searching for info on Oklahoma City can get your intelligent insights.

Oklahoma City, social media, velocity
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Acclaim city

Skydance Bridge with clouds

Did you know Oklahoma City was recently named a top tourist destination by USA Today? Oklahoma City has been on a bit of a hot streak lately, and the national media has taken notice. The accolades have flooded in for our economy, quality of life and everything in between. This praise is great because it is not us bragging about our city, it is impartial national publications who keep noticing the great things happening in our community.

It seems like every day a new accolade or honor is being announced and it is a daunting task to keep up to date with the latest news. You can check the Better Life website for an always-fresh list of accolades. Be sure to share with your friends and family to show them we aren’t the only ones singing the praises of OKC.

attractions, Oklahoma City
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tools for success

ABL Photos Page

You’ve heard us talk about it before but if you are new to our great city or even thinking about a move to Oklahoma City, you should check out www.abetterlifeokc.com. It is a great resource for everything you need to know about calling OKC home.

While we are on the subject of social media, dive into the resources page at www.abetterlifeokc.com/resources for more social media fun. You’ll find all kind of handy links that will help you immerse yourself in Oklahoma City’s digital world.

For starters, that is where this adventurous little blog lives. Bookmark it and share it with the world (or at least someone you know). You’ll also find links to some stunning OKC photography and video. The Community Links/Resources page highlights some great newspapers, blogs and social media accounts that will help you keep you in the know and your finger on the pulse of all things OKC.

Oklahoma City, social media
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: January 10 - January 16, 2017

International Finals Rodeo

Tuesday, January 10
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Yoga Tuesday in the Gardens; 5:45 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Terrace Room; Free for members and $10 for nonmembers.

Wednesday, January 11
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Reading Wednesday; 10 a.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, January 12
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.

Friday, January 13
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
International Finals Drive; All day; State Fair Park; 948-6800; Ticket prices vary.
Live on the Plaza; 7 p.m.; Plaza District; 367-9403; Free.

Saturday, January 14
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
International Finals Drive; All day; State Fair Park; 948-6800; Ticket prices vary.
Austin Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, January 15
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All the Southwest Jazz Exhibit; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 

Monday, January 16
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma: All the Southwest Jazz Exhibit; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 
International Finals Drive; All day; State Fair Park; 948-6800; Ticket prices vary.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration; 1 to 4 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; This event is free. 

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Better Life: Giving you the 411 in the 405

Civic Center Lawn

As we ring in 2017, we thought it might be time for a quick refresher of what we are all about. Here at Better Life HQ our goal is simple. We want to help you get to know your new hometown a little better. Oklahoma City is a diverse metro with new pockets of development and events being added at the blink of an eye. Even for the most seasoned of OKC natives, staying on top of everything to do in our city can feel like an endless task.

We understand that moving to a new city can be overwhelming and intimidating. However, with a little knowledge (our part) and an open mind and an adventurous streak (your part), you will quickly find out OKC is a place where you can get involved quickly and make a difference.

The blog is posted to the website every Tuesday, rain or shine. In Oklahoma City, it is mostly shine though. You can also sign up to get the blog emailed to you each week here. Don’t worry, we don’t spam you consistently. Just one e-mail, every Tuesday. We pinky swear.

And of course we want to hear from you. Are you new to OKC? What kind of things are you interested in learning about? If you’ve lived here a long time what do newcomers need to know? Let us know in the comments below, shoot us an e-mail or get a hold of us on Facebook and Twitter.

P.S. Although we focus on people new to OKC, we love nothing more than helping people who have lived in our community for a while rediscover their hometown and find cool new things to do in OKC.

community, Oklahoma City
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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BetterLife: The Website

Better Life website

One more tool you need for your relocation arsenal is www.abetterlifeokc.com. A Better Life OKC is more than just an awesome blog about how cool Oklahoma City is; it is also a great and easy-to-use relocation site. The website goes into more depth for people who are moving (or at least thinking of moving) here. If you are curious about OKC there is a good chance the Better Life has the info you are looking for.

If you are moving to Oklahoma City, housing is important right? The website has information on everything from historic neighborhoods to urban, suburban and pastoral neighborhoods. There is even an apartment listing, a list of realtors and moving resources.

The site has everything you need to know about life in OKC, from educational options to employment and health. There is so much great content and data we can’t even begin to highlight all in this space. You need to check it out for yourself. 

education, employment, housing, moving, Oklahoma City
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Best of 2016

Riversport Rapids

This time of the year is filled with “Best of Lists.” Best of music, best of movies, best of television … you get the idea. So why not us? So here are our favorite posts of the past year. Below is a good example of what this blog is all about so you can easily share with your friends and show them why this blog is such a good and entertaining resource. Consider it a “Here-are-five-important-things-a-newbie–to-OKC-needs-to-know” list:

  • With or without a paddle- Maybe no place in OKC had a bigger 2016 than the Oklahoma River. The opening of the RIVERSPORT Rapids gave citizens and visitors an experience you can’t find anywhere else, whitewater rafting in a metropolitan downtown.
  • Let’s hear it for the beer- The craft beer scene in Oklahoma City has been on the rise for a while with some local breweries who have won big honors. However, recent efforts to modernize our state’s liquor laws have set the stage for local breweries to reach a whole new level.
  • Area of innovation- Entrepreneurship has been in our city’s DNA since its founding in a single day. This year an effort in placemaking centered around a proposed innovation district took huge strides towards reality.
  • Making a mark on aviation history- Our city and state have played an underrated role in the evolution of aviation. From early pioneers like Wiley Post to astronauts like Shannon Lucid, the Sooner State has been on the forefront of aerospace innovation.
aviation, beer, entrepreneur, history, Innovation District, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma River, water sports
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Let us help with New Year’s resolution

business people

The year is new and that means it is time to come up with a plan for 2017. Here are our three suggestions:

Resolution: Save Money
This is a bit of a cheat because if you live in Oklahoma City you are already doing this. OKC consistently has one of the lowest costs of living in the U.S. Check out our handy cost of living calculator to see how much money you save by simply living the better life in OKC.

Resolution: Get to Know OKC
Whether you are new to the metro or have lived here all your life we promise you there are sides of OKC you need to discover and explore. Of course our blog is the perfect start but also check out our friends over at VisitOKC.com. The will also do a great job of keeping you informed on the can’t-miss events in OKC.

Resolution: Be an Ambassador
We love nothing more than spreading the gospel of OKC 24-7. However, nothing is more valuable than hearing recommendations from someone you know personally. Help be an ambassador for our community. Know someone thinking about moving? Introduce them to our website, sign them up for our blog and show them the e-magazine VeloCity.

attractions, cost of living, moving, velocity
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: January 3 - January 9, 2017

Snow Tubing

Tuesday, January 3
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 8 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Elf the Musical; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, January 4
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 8 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.
Elf the Musical; 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Reno Bighorns vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, January 5
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 8 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.  
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Shen Yun; 7 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Elf the Musical; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Beyond the Stratosphere; 8 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, January 6
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 8 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.
Shen Yun; 2 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Elf the Musical; 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Greensboro Swarm vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.
Beyond the Stratosphere; 8 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, January 7
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 8 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.
Elf the Musical; 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Opening Night 2017; 7 p.m.; Downtown; 270-4848; Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 the night of the event.
L.A. Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, January 8
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 4 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.

Monday, January 9
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Opening Night

NYE in OKC

Each new year is a time of reflection and resolutions. But first, you have to ring in the year in style. Are you still looking for that perfect place to welcome 2017? Well, we’ve got you covered. OKC is hopping with so many exciting events on NYE that it may be hard to choose just one.

Do you love music, dancing, theater or fireworks? If so, you certainly won’t want to miss Opening Night, one of OKC’s premier New Year’s Eve parties. Put on by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, Opening Night offers fun for the entire family with performances throughout downtown OKC featuring acts such as Jabee, L.T.Z., Moetowne Alex and the Nightview Band, OKC Improv, Ali Harter, Michael King, Yung Tray, Susan Herndon, Sativa Prophets, Kinsey Charles, and more. Trust us, there is absolutely zero chance of a less than stellar New Year’s Eve. Did we mention there’s fun for the whole family? The youngsters are sure to enjoy face painting, an interactive art project, and lively music performances. And the fireworks finale is a show-stopping spectacle that you won't soon forget.

Wristbands are just $8 in advance and you can pick them up at 7-Eleven Stores of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Museum of Art and MidFirst Bank locations. You can also get wristbands for $10 at the event.

And don’t worry about grabbing grub before heading downtown – seriously, they’ve thought of everything – the city’s best food trucks will be on-hand to serve up a variety of exciting food. Get your dinner on Finale Alley any time before midnight!

family-friendly, festivals, live music, music
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Race for the Prize

5K Run

Before putting on your dancing shoes, kick off the evening (or that 2017 resolution) a little early with Opening Night 5k. Just think, you can squeeze in one last run in 2016 and make a big difference in our arts community at the same time. 

The run starts at 4 p.m. just east of Bicentennial Park downtown (where the Opening Night Finale takes place). This isn’t your normal race though. Don your best costume of neon and glitter or dig out your superhero cape because the most festively dressed wins an original piece of art. The best part? Every participant gets an Opening Night wristband. That is what we in the fun business call a win-win.

outdoor recreation, running
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Thundering up the new year in style …

Devon Ice Rink

Some might say that we here at Better Life Central suffer from Thunder-mania year-round and rightfully so. Anyone who’s seen the Thunder this season can attest to the excitement our boys in blue bring to the court each game. So of course we will be enjoying the game this New Year’s Eve as the Thunder take on the Los Angeles Clippers at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Find tickets here. Downtown restaurants including Park Avenue Grill, Flint, Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, Vast and many others will have special menus before and after the game to help you make sure that you and your special someone kick off 2017 with a bang.

Some of our favorite other places around town to ring in 2017:

And our resolution for 2017: keeping you – our loyal reader – in the know about all of the cool, hip happenings in OKC. Don’t hesitate to hit us up on Facebook or Twitter with questions or ideas. All our posts are also tagged by topic so you can easily find past blogs for information, everything from attractions to downtown and much more.

festivals, restaurants, Thunder
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: December 27, 2016 - January 2, 2017

OKC Thunder Game

Tuesday, December 27
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 8 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Elf the Musical; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, December 28
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 8 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.
Elf the Musical; 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Reno Bighorns vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, December 29
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 8 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.  
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Shen Yun; 7 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Elf the Musical; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Beyond the Stratosphere; 8 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, December 30
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 8 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.
Shen Yun; 2 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Elf the Musical; 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Greensboro Swarm vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.
Beyond the Stratosphere; 8 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, December 31
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 8 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.
Elf the Musical; 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Opening Night 2017; 7 p.m.; Downtown; 270-4848; Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 the night of the event.
L.A. Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, January 1
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 4 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.

Monday, January 2
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Gift giving made easy

Plenty Mercantile

We are four shopping days away from Christmas! If you haven’t wrapped up your shopping yet, there’s no need to fret. Your friends at Better Life Central are here to save the day with last-minute Christmas ideas that everyone on your list is sure to love. Give a gift uniquely Oklahoman from Red Dirt Emporium, Plenty Mercantile or Exhibit C.

Are you looking for a one-stop experience to gather all of today’s trendy must-have gifts? You are sure to find it at one of OKC’s retail mechas including the Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs Mall, Penn Square Mall, the Holiday Pop-Up Shops in Midtown or the Winter Shoppes at the Myriad Gardens. And gift certificates to some of OKC’s coolest destinations are sure to make anyone on your list shout with glee. From high-flying fun and whitewater adventures to massages or a day of golf, your gift list will be complete in no time flat.

holiday, local goods, retail, shopping
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Holiday Heritage

OKC Thunder Fans

You’ve heard us talk about the history and heritage of OKC. Why not explore some of our rich heritage and maybe start a new tradition with your own family this holiday season? There’s no better place to get in the holiday spirit than in OKC.

Explore Oklahoma’s Native American culture at the Red Earth Treefest. Your family is sure to be amazed at 18 Christmas trees adorned with handmade ornaments from Oklahoma tribes including the Cheyenne and Arapaho, Chickasaw, Citizen Potawatomi, Comanche and Osage nations each showcasing the distinctive and diverse cultures of the Native nations and tribes that call our great state home. Or celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas tradition in style with a visit to Fort Reno’s Christmas Guns event. Traced back to German immigrants, legend has it that the loud noise produced by the firearms will dispel evil spirits before the upcoming holiday.

If you’re having a hard time finding your Christmas cheer, kick your inner elf into overdrive with festive lights around Oklahoma City and sounds of the season at the Lyric Theater and Civic Center Music Hall. For sports enthusiasts, Oklahoma City has plenty to offer this holiday season. The Oklahoma City Thunder plays at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Christmas day and New Year’s Eve. The OKC Blue also takes the court tonight as well as twice next week at the Cox Convention Center.

arts and culture, holiday, Oklahoma City history, theater, Thunder, western heritage
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Have a holly, jolly dining experience

bar beer with taps

If entertaining guests is making you say, “Bah, humbug,” then why don’t you leave the cooking to the professionals? Lighten your to-do list and brighten your mood with festive libations and world-class cuisine. Many OKC restaurants including Flint, Park Avenue Grill at the Skirvin Hilton, Viceroy Grill, and many others are serving special menus on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, meaning that you can enjoy a great meal with your loves ones with none of the stress!

Have other suggestions that didn’t make it on our list? Let us know in the comments!

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Things to Do & See: December 20 - December 26, 2016

SNow Tubing

Tuesday, December 20
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 8 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Rio Grande Valley Vipers vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.
Jane Austen’s Christmas Cracker; 7 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, December 21
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 8 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, December 22
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 8 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.  
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Shen Yun; 7 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, December 23
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 8 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.
Shen Yun; 2 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, December 24
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 8 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.

Sunday, December 25
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 8 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, December 26
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Snow Tubing Winter Festival; 12 to 8 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; 218-1000; ticket prices vary.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

EMBARK on a bus ride

Roy on an EMBARK bus

Don’t miss the bus! EMBARK, Oklahoma City’s bus system, won a national award this year due to the system’s growth and improvements that have been implemented. The American Public Transportation Association named Embark the “Outstanding Public Transportation System” for systems providing less than 4 million annual passenger trips. And it just keeps getting better: the system is now boasting realigned routes that improve frequency, upgraded bus stops with double the number of shelters, Wi-Fi on every bus, real-time arrival information and other mobile tools, and best of all, expanded service hours until midnight on four of the most popular routes. Check out embarkok.com for routes, schedules, fares, “how to ride” info and more.

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Getting around Downtown in December

Bricktown Water Taxi and Canal at Christmas

We’ve told you about some of our favorite Downtown in December activities already, but we would be remiss if we neglected to remind you to take advantage of the free water taxi rides offered Thursday – Sunday from 6-9 p.m. until December 31 (excepting Christmas Day, of course)! The narrated 20-30-minute rides allow you to check out the holiday décor as well as learn some cool facts about Oklahoma and OKC in a festive, fun-filled, family-friendly atmosphere of fantasticness. If you’ve got an aversion to water, or just want to hear those sleigh bells ring-a-ling jing-jing-jingaling too, don’t fret – perhaps it’s a great time to try out a ride in a horse-drawn carriage from one of the many such vendors around downtown. If your horse sense is telling you to stay away from horses, Downtown in December is featuring Segway rentals as well, and of course, there’s always Spokies. Get down to Bricktown and check out all the ways to get around and enjoy all the festive holiday spirit in your downtown!

Bricktown, downtown, festivals, free, holiday
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Streetcar surprises

Streetcar branding

It’s been a banner year for the upcoming OKC Streetcar system. In addition to the release of the branding and colors, the City Council approved two routes for the initial system, the purchase of up to six streetcars from Brookville Equipment Corporation, and a contractor for the installation of the rails. Things are really “moving along” when it comes to the OKC Streetcar, and we can’t wait to start riding in 2018. Keep up with the MAPS 3 news archive on the City’s website.

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Things to Do & See: December 13 - December 19, 2016

Myriad Gardens Popup Shops

Tuesday, December 13
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Austin Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, December 14
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, December 15
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
A Tuna Christmas; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Jane Austen’s Christmas Cracker; 8 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Beyond the Stratosphere; 8 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, December 16
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Winter Shoppes; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 708-6499; Event is free.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
A Tuna Christmas; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
The Nutcracker; 2 & 7 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
The Flaming Lips; 8 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Ticket prices vary.
Jane Austen’s Christmas Cracker; 8 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Beyond the Stratosphere; 8 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, December 17
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Winter Shoppes; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 708-6499; Event is free.
The Nutcracker; 2 & 7 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Phoenix Sun vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 4 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
A Tuna Christmas; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Jane Austen’s Christmas Cracker; 8 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Beyond the Stratosphere; 8 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, December 18
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Winter Shoppes; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 708-6499; Event is free.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
A Tuna Christmas; 1:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Beyond the Stratosphere; 2 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
The Nutcracker; 2 & 7 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, December 19
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Greetings from Stockyards City

Stockyards City

Cowboy culture is alive and well in Oklahoma City, and you can experience it for yourself at Stockyards City, just a few miles southeast of downtown OKC. Stockyards City is home to the Oklahoma National Stockyards – the world’s largest stocker and feeder cattle market. Originally called “Packingtown,” the area was developed as a meat processing and packing plant in 1910, and by 1915 the area was home to cowboys and cattle drives.

The meat packing plant closed in 1961 and was replaced by a cattle auction, which has seen more than 102 million head of livestock pass through its iron gates since opening. Today, you can experience a live action on Mondays and Tuesdays of each week starting at 8 a.m.

The original business district of the area is still intact, making it the perfect place to buy gear for your homestead (or just a pair of boots for two-stepping). Several businesses date back to the early 1900s and still provide authentic Western wear and gear to the cattle buyers and ranch hands that come to Stockyards City each week.

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A tribute to the Old West

Chuck Wagon Festival

Oklahoma City’s storied past – from its shotgun-start beginning to its important role in the cattle industry – is an important part of our community’s identity. If you want to get a better historical understanding of the cowboy culture that helped drive the development of this area, visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

With multiple exhibits, art and sculpture galleries, the 17-foot-tall “End of the Trail” sculpture by James Earle Fraser and a replica of a Western town called Prosperity Junction, you’ll learn about cowboy culture and gear, Native American history, Western performers, settling the frontier and more.

The museum also organizes an annual chuck wagon gathering and children’s cowboy festival and the invitational Prix de West exhibit each year, an event that highlights the world’s best contemporary Western paintings and sculptures. While the next Prix de West is not scheduled until 2017, you can always see the past winners on display at the museum.

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Hit the trail

equestrian park ground breaking

Itching to saddle up and experience our Western heritage for yourself? Civic leaders and community officials recently announced plans for an equestrian park on the Oklahoma River that will give you the opportunity to do just that. The park, on the Oklahoma River’s south bank, is just east of Exchange Ave. adjacent to Stockyards City. When it is complete, it will include a visitor center, a corral, an exercise area, open and covered outdoor arenas, and a riding stable that will be open to the public.

But you don’t have to wait to enjoy it (as long as you own a horse, that is)! The first phase of the development is open for visitors, with 20 acres and a 0.6 mile looped trail. Go ahead and hit the trail, pardner!

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Things to Do & See: December 6 - December 12, 2016

OKC Civic Center

Tuesday, December 6
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Austin Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, December 7
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, December 8
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
A Tuna Christmas; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Jane Austen’s Christmas Cracker; 8 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, December 9
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Winter Shoppes; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 708-6499; Event is free.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Live on the Plaza; 7 p.m.; Plaza District; 367-9403; Free.
A Tuna Christmas; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Jane Austen’s Christmas Cracker; 8 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, December 10
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Winter Shoppes; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 708-6499; Event is free.
The Nutcracker; 2 & 7 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
All-City College Basketball Classic 2016; 3 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Westchester Knicks vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.
A Tuna Christmas; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Jane Austen’s Christmas Cracker; 8 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, December 11
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Winter Shoppes; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 708-6499; Event is free.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
A Tuna Christmas; 1:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Jane Austen’s Christmas Cracker; 2 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
The Nutcracker; 2 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 6 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, December 12
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

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