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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Crew goals

Dragon Boating

Some of the best riversport athletes in the world will be in Oklahoma City on Oct. 5-8 as the Oklahoma Regatta Festival takes place on the Oklahoma River. For four days, 2,500 athletes will compete in rowing, kayaking, dragon boating and whitewater rafting during the Oklahoma City University Head of the Oklahoma Regatta and the OGE NightSprints.

The OCU Head of the Oklahoma races will include 2.5 mile races against the clock each day where participants from across the country will compete in collegiate, masters and junior rowing divisions. The 500-meter night sprints Saturday evening will surely be a sight not to miss – they take place on the only permanently lighted rowing race course in the world. And the friendly dragon boat competition with teams of 20 paddlers and one drummer will “Paddle for a Cure,” with all proceeds benefitting the local affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

In addition to the racing, the Oklahoma Regatta Festival will include a family festival with food trucks and beer gardens – all with a first-rate view of the racing and the traditional post-race fireworks. Whether you are rolling with your crew or flying solo, the Oklahoma Regatta Festival is the perfect place to enjoy the first weekend of October in Oklahoma City.

View the schedule at riversportokc.org.

festivals, Oklahoma River, water sports, Boathouse District, family-friendly
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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From zero to hero

Regatta Festival

While it’s hard to imagine OKC today without the fantastic amenities that are available in the Boathouse District, the district is actually in its infancy. A seven-mile stretch of the North Canadian River, known today as the Oklahoma River, was part of the original MAPS projects and was completed in 2004.

Prior to MAPS, the area had been a dry riverbed whose water was redirected to avoid flooding downtown Oklahoma City and the city had to mow it a couple times each year. The river actually got its name after local civic leader Ray Ackerman encouraged city leaders to name the area the Oklahoma River.

If you take a stroll through this area, prepare to see world-class boathouses with stunning architecture from Oklahoma City companies and universities. The recent addition of RIVERSPORT Rapids and the 70-acre Scissortail Park, which will stretch from the heart of downtown OKC to the Oklahoma River, will only add to the excitement of this unique area. If you haven’t, pack up the family and make the short trek to explore this growing area. We can promise you will be glad you did. 

MAPS, Oklahoma River, Boathouse District, family-friendly
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Rollin’ on the river

In addition to hosting the Regatta annually, the Oklahoma City Boathouse District serves as a U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Site year-round. But it is also a place for a ton of family fun and adventure.

The newest addition to the river is RIVERSPORT Rapids, a MAPS 3-funded whitewater center that offers rafting, kayaking and tubing. The center opened in May 2016 and hosted the Olympic trials for canoe/kayak slalom that year. For tamer entertainment, rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board for the day or test your skills on the climbing walls.

But if watersports aren’t your style, you can also take your adventurous spirit to new heights with the Rumble Drop or SandRidge Sky Trail, the tallest adventure course of its kind in the world! Both the 700-feet zip line across the Oklahoma River and the 72-foot sky slide from atop the sky trail will make you feel like a kid again. There is even a youth zone for the kiddos. And certainly anyone who appreciates the great outdoors will love the 13 miles of scenic trails that meander along the Oklahoma River. No matter your activity level, the Oklahoma River and the Boathouse District are sure to have something for you to enjoy.

family-friendly, kids, MAPS, outdoor recreation, running, water sports, Boathouse District, cycling
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: October 3 - October 9, 2017

Chesapeake Energy Arena

Tuesday, October 3
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Band of Horses; 7 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, October 4
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Kings of Leon; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 602-8700; Ticket prices vary.
Tesla; 8 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, October 5
2017 Oklahoma Regatta Festival; All Day; RIVERSPORT Adventures; 552-4040; This event is free.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Full Moon Bike Ride and Run; 7 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; This event is $5.
Birdtalker; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.
Cut Copy; The Jones Assembly; 8 p.m.; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, October 6
2017 Oklahoma Regatta Festival; All Day; RIVERSPORT Adventures; 552-4040; This event is free.
Day Out with Thomas; All Day; Oklahoma Railway Museum; 424-8222; $18.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Pumpkinville; Regular Garden Hours; Myriad Botanical Gardens; 445-7080; Entry prices vary.
First Fridays on the Paseo; 6 to 10 p.m.; Paseo Arts District; 525-2688; This event is free.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 602-8700; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, October 7
2017 Oklahoma Regatta Festival; All Day; RIVERSPORT Adventures; 552-4040; This event is free.
Day Out with Thomas; All Day; Oklahoma Railway Museum; 424-8222; $18.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Pumpkinville; Regular Garden Hours; Myriad Botanical Gardens; 445-7080; Entry prices vary.
Rakim; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, October 8
2017 Oklahoma Regatta Festival; All Day; RIVERSPORT Adventures; 552-4040; This event is free.
Day Out with Thomas; All Day; Oklahoma Railway Museum; 424-8222; $18.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Pumpkinville; Regular Garden Hours; Myriad Botanical Gardens; 445-7080; Entry prices vary.
Melbourne United vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 2 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 602-8700; Ticket prices vary.
Seattle Sounders FC 2 vs. OKC Energy FC; 5 p.m.; Taft Stadium; 235-KICK; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, October 9
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Wild, wild West(ern) Avenue

Western Avenue

When you hear the word ‘Western,’ the image that comes to mind may be that of an old black and white, gun toting, horseback riding western film. Or, if you’re an OKCitian who knows their way around, you probably imagine food, retail and a fun-filled day in a certain section of town.

Ranging from contemporary to classic, the Western Avenue district has a little something for everyone. Classen Curve, located at the northern edge of the Western Avenue district, contains some of OKC’s most fashionable shops, including national retailers like Lululemon Athletica, Anthropologie, Cos Bar, Kendra Scott and West Elm. If local retail is more your style, Balliets, Bebe’s, CK & Co., On a Whim, Red Coyote Running and Fitness and Liberté are a few great options. The momentum at Classen Curve is not slowing down as retailers like Athleta, Bassett Furniture and Francesca’s have stores opening soon.

Foodies will also take heart in the number of restaurant options throughout the district, from upscale options like West to fast-casual concepts like All About Cha, The Wedge, Sushi Neko, Musashi’s, The Drum Room, Tucker’s Onion Burgers, and Café 501. There’s plenty to see and do on Western Avenue, so go out and explore all there is to offer like you’re John Wayne on horseback riding feverishly into the Oklahoma sunset.

Western Avenue, restaurants, shopping
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Ready for the uptown funk?

Uptown 23 Street Art

Teeming with flavor, color and life, Uptown 23rd is one of the latest neighborhood revitalizations gaining a well-deserved reputation. Uptown 23rd is one of OKC’s oldest retail corridors with historic buildings such as the Gold Dome building, a Buckminister Fuller-inspired geodesic dome on the corner of Classen Avenue and Northwest 23rd Street. The attractions in Uptown are casual, accessible and largely owned by local proprietors.

Must-visit bars and restaurants in the area include Big Truck Tacos, Cheever’s, Pizzeria Gusto, known for their authentic Neapolitan pizza; The Drake, a seafood restaurant served family style; the Pump Bar, a former Texaco station turned bar that serves up drinks in a friendly atmosphere; and the 70s-themed Rockford Cocktail Den. You can also test your detective skills at The Escape OKC, a live-escape game where you have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles of a locked room.

The most recent additions to 23rd’s thriving restaurant and bar scene include the Bunker Club, Scottie’s Deli, UR/BUN and more.

The jewel of 23rd might be the Tower Theatre. Built in 1937, the theatre was one of Oklahoma City’s premier movie houses for nearly four decades but closed in the ‘80s. It was renovated last year and reopened as a live music venue and has attracted popular acts from across the country.  

Whichever district you are visiting, find out even more about what to eat, enjoy or experience there online at the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau’s website at www.visitokc.com

nightlife, restaurants, Uptown 23, concerts, live music
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Festive with PlazaFest

Plaza District Festival

Looking for a fun, exciting day out with family or friends? With live music, incredible food and beautiful art, there’s a lot to see and do at the upcoming Plaza District Festival.

Celebrating local arts, culture and the revitalization of OKC’s Plaza District, the Plaza District Festival will feature art from more than 30 Oklahoma-based artists in addition to an all Oklahoma lineup of musicians and performers on three stages. There will also be a kid’s area with activities like face painting, hula hoops and bubbles, and firehouse art activities throughout the festival so your little ones can harness their own creative genius.

The Plaza District is an enclave of locally owned shops, galleries and restaurants and has become a hub for creativity and a magnet for local businesses. It is a popular place for visitors who want to find that unique gift, enjoy a drink and soak in an area that now has a hipster, modern vibe. Grab a cup of coffee at District House, a slice of pizza at Empire or a grilled cheese at the Mule. You can also get a drink at Oak and Ore before heading over to DNA Galleries to buy some clothes or art. How about ending the evening with a performance at Lyric Theatre and then running over to Roxy’s for some ice cream or Pie Junkie for the best pie around. Get the picture? There is something for everyone in the Plaza.

The Plaza District Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

festivals, food, live music, nightlife, Plaza District, restaurants, theater, arts and culture, family-friendly
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Pave the way for Rock the Block

Construction Equipment

Have you or your kids ever played with Tonka trucks or other construction toys? Well push those to the side because now’s your chance (we mean your kid’s chance... yea, let’s go with that) to get up close and personal with the real thing at Dolese’s Rock the Block event on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Rock the Block event will give child-at-heart adults and actual children alike the opportunity to view a variety of construction vehicles and equipment up close from Dolese and other industry partners including Bobcat of Oklahoma City, the OKC Fire Department, Oklahoma Gas and Electric, and many more.

Free and open to the public, the event will also have a canned food drive benefitting the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and will raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. You can learn more about Rock the Block and pave your way to a fun, family weekend by checking out the Facebook events page.

festivals, free, kids, community, family-friendly
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: September 26 - October 2, 2017

Plaza Festival

Tuesday, September 26
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Against Me!; 7 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; Ticket prices vary.
Beautiful – The Carol King Musical; 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, September 27
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Beautiful – The Carol King Musical; 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
JJ Grey & Mofro; The Jones Assembly; 8 p.m.; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, September 28
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Young the Giant; 7 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Ticket prices vary.
Beautiful – The Carol King Musical; 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Hamlet by Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, September 29
Day Out with Thomas; All Day; Oklahoma Railway Museum; 424-8222; $18.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Beautiful – The Carol King Musical; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Wade Bowen; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.
Hamlet by Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, September 30
2017 Plaza District Festival; All Day; Plaza District; This event is free.
Day Out with Thomas; All Day; Oklahoma Railway Museum; 424-8222; $18.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Beautiful – The Carol King Musical; 2 & 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Locash; 7 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; Ticket prices vary.
Matt Stansberry & The Romance; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, October 1
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Beautiful – The Carol King Musical; 2 & 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
LA Galaxy II vs. OKC Energy FC; 5 p.m.; Taft Stadium; 235-KICK; Ticket prices vary.
Yelawolf; 8 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, October 2
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
2017 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Entry prices vary. 
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Better biking

Whether you’re a fan of road bikes, mountain bikes or the occasional unicycle, OKC has the trails for you and is getting more every day. With the passage of MAPS 3 in 2009, voters approved $40 million to construct miles of new trails to make the city more bike friendly than ever. Additionally, with the recent passage of the 2017 GO bonds, the City will dedicate even more money, $8.4 million, to new trails. Here are just a few of the multi-use trails the City currently has to offer:

  • The Oklahoma River trails are two trails that run along the Oklahoma River corridor and the Boathouse District that are 13 miles long. They also connect to several other trails such as the Bricktown Trail and Katy Trail.
  • If you’re interested in taking a cruise around a lake, take a look at the Bert Cooper Trails that circle Lake Hefner. These trails are 9.8 miles long and are near a variety of restaurants along the East Wharf so you can grab a bite to eat after a good workout.
  • One of the newest trails as part of MAPS 3 is the 7.5 mile long West River Trail. This trail offers some beautiful scenery and is connected to the Oklahoma River Trails and Overholser Trail.

If you’re someone who likes to chart their own path, take a look at the bike trail map. From here you can pick your own route and pedal to your heart’s desire throughout OKC.

Lake Hefner, mountain biking, Oklahoma River, Boathouse District, cycling
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Be larger than life in OKC

If you know someone looking to move to OKC, or just looking for a fresh start, OKC represents opportunity that’s here for the taking. With a stellar standard of living, booming communities and exciting future developments, our region has a spirit that says “go for it!” Watch our 2017 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.

Oklahoma City, community, moving
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Better Life: childcare

Better Life Childcare

Having access to quality childcare is important if you’re a working adult or even just looking to get your kids involved in some fun activities.

If you don’t know where to start in finding childcare centers near you, we’ve got you covered. Check out our website for a list of childcare centers, schools and more in the OKC area.

school, family-friendly, kids
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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What to see OKC

Our friends over at the Convention and Visitors Bureau create a lot of great content. And, contrary to popular belief, their website isn’t just for visitors!

VisitOKC.com features all the latest happenings in OKC, from the latest events to the best local restaurants even some locals don’t know about. They even have monthly “What to see in OKC” videos filled with the biggest shows, events and other attractions taking place in the City that month in under 2 minutes. In fact, the one for September can be found here, highlighting the Oklahoma State Fair, Disney on Ice, upcoming concerts and more.

So, if you’re interested in being “in the know” and have some serious FOMO (Fear of missing out… We millennials have some odd phrases), just check back in to the VisitOKC website each month or follow them on Instagram @VisitOKC to stay updated with the latest.  

restaurants, State Fair Park, Visit OKC, attractions, concerts
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: September 19 - September 25, 2017

live music in Bricktown

Tuesday, September 19
2017 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Entry prices vary. 
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.

Wednesday, September 20
2017 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Entry prices vary. 
Suzanne Santo; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.

Thursday, September 21
2017 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Entry prices vary. 
The Mavericks; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.
Hamlet by Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline; 7:30 pm.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, September 22
2017 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Entry prices vary. 
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline; 7:30 pm.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
American Aquarium; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.
Hamlet by Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, September 23
2017 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Entry prices vary. 
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline; 1:30 & 7:30 pm.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Hamlet by Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, September 24
2017 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Entry prices vary. 
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline; 1:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Hard Working Americans; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit; 8 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, September 25
2017 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Entry prices vary. 
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Great State Fair of Oklahoma

Midway at the Fair

Football, cooler weather and the State Fair of Oklahoma means it is fall. If you are new to Oklahoma City then you might be surprised to find out that for many the kickoff of the State Fair of Oklahoma is our official signal that autumn has arrived!  

From Sept. 14-24, State Fair Park in Oklahoma City will be bustling with the Oklahoma State Fair and all that it entails. An annual extravaganza stretching back more than 100 years, the Oklahoma State Fair offers a little something for everyone, from deep-fried culinary delights (sign us up!) to ice-dancing Disney princesses. Read on for our can’t-miss fair favorites.

AGtropolis- The Oklahoma State Fair has its roots in agriculture, and this hands-on learning experience presents Oklahoma’s agricultural history with interactive exhibits and demonstrations throughout the Oklahoma Expo Hall. This event is perfect for kids or adults formerly obsessed with the Little House on the Prairie series.

The JFK Exhibition- New this year is the JFK Exhibition: Experience His Life and Legacy. This is the largest traveling JFK exhibition and displays hundreds of authentic items from his presidency, including one of his presidential limousines.

Disney on Ice- A State Fair mainstay, Disney on Ice is back with Follow Your Heart a fun adventure with all your Disney and Pixar favorites.

Free concerts on the Adventure Road Stage- Gather smack-dab in the middle of the fairgrounds each evening to enjoy jazz, alt rock, country, oldies and R&B. Personally we are ready to break out our moves for Tony! Toni! Tone!

Honestly, we can’t even begin to describe all the cool stuff taking place at this year’s fair. Luckily, the Oklahoma State Fair has its own app. Download it today to help organize your Fair Day.

kids, live music, State Fair Park, concerts, family-friendly
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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110 years and counting…

State Fair Ferris Wheel

Ever wonder how the great State Fair of Oklahoma came to become so great? Or why we have a fair to begin with? Jump in our DeLorean and do a little time traveling with us.

When a young Oklahoma City had the opportunity to host the Farmers National Congress in 1907, city leaders were determined to do everything they could to make the convention a success. There was only one stipulation from the convention organizers: They wanted a fall fair so their delegates could see the achievements of agriculture in the new state.

Oklahoma citizens pushed for an annual fair as early as 1892, recognizing the impact that the fair could have on the new territory. Convinced of the potential, a coalition of business leaders gathered in the offices of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber on Jan. 18, 1907, to organize a state fair association. After months of planning, the first State Fair of Oklahoma celebrated its opening day on Oct. 5, 1907.

Here are a few more facts you may not know about the Oklahoma State Fair:

  • The first State Fair of Oklahoma opened on Oct. 5, 1907, a few weeks before Oklahoma was officially granted statehood.
  • The first fair attracted a crowd of more than 10,000 people.
  • The State Fair Park moved to its current location in 1954.
  • The park expanded its facilities in 1961 to included horse barns, a move that allowed Oklahoma City to earn its place as the “Horse Show Capital of the World”—a title that the city still holds today!
  • The current park is 435 acres and hosts more than 180 events each year. The total attendance of these events is more than 2.28 million people annually.
  • Oklahoma State Fair Park is located at the junction of two major highways, providing easy access from anywhere in the state (and nation!).
  • The people of Oklahoma City support the fair in a big way. Citizens have improved major improvements to State Fair Park in both the MAPS I and MAPS 3 initiatives.
Oklahoma City history, State Fair Park
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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The fairest food

Fair Food

We aren’t going to lie, one of our favorite posts annually is talking about our favorites foods at the fair. The fair comes only once a year, so why not indulge in some deep-fried, chocolate-covered fair food to make your experience complete? Ranging from classic to crazy, here are five picks for the best food that the fair has to offer.

  • Indian Tacos at Dan’s Indian Taco Stand. This stand is a state fair staple for delicious Indian tacos.
  • Bacon Bloody Mary at The Roadhouse Concessions. A new item for 2013, try this take on a classic Bloody Mary if the midway leaves you feeling thirsty. Must be 21 to purchase.
  • Root Beer. Ice cold, in a jug. What more do you need?
  • Bacon-Wrapped Caramel Apple from Rodney and Lisa LTD, LLC. Is it a dessert? Is it a main course? Will you regret it the next day? We don’t know, but we still think you should give it a try anyway.
  • Elvis S’more. Full disclosure we actually haven’t tried Elvis S’more before but we love the name. Plus s’mores are delicious so it can’t be bad. We would love s’more food like this (sorry we can never pass on a terrible pun).

If none of these treats tickle your fancy, check out the interactive food finder on the Oklahoma State Fair website to pinpoint exactly what your taste buds are craving.

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Things to Do & See: September 12 - September 18, 2017

OKC Energy FC

Tuesday, September 12
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.

Wednesday, September 13
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.

Thursday, September 14
2017 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Entry prices vary. 
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline; 7:30 pm.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Hamlet by Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, September 15
2017 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Entry prices vary. 
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Hamlet by Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Old 97’s; 7 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; 866-977-6849; Ticket prices vary.
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline; 7:30 pm.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Asleep at the Wheel; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.
Cody Johnson; 8 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, September 16
2017 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Entry prices vary. 
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Hamlet by Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline; 1:30 & 7:30 pm.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, September 17
2017 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Entry prices vary. 
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Paddle Boarding on the Lake; 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; 445-7080; $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. 
Wiggle Out Loud; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; 445-7080; This event is free.  
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline; 1:30 pm.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Tulsa Roughnecks FC vs. OKC Energy FC; 5 p.m.; Taft Stadium; 235-KICK; Ticket prices vary.
KRXO Birthday Bash with Steve Miller Band; Lost Lakes Amphitheatre & Water Park; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, September 18
2017 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Entry prices vary. 
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Accolade HQ

OKC Skyline

Yeah, we spend 365 days a year (366 in a leap year) screaming from the rooftops about how great Oklahoma City is. We might be a tad biased but we aren’t the only ones singing the metro’s praises. Oklahoma City routinely gets placed on “Best of” rankings from around the county (and sometimes even the world). Here is just a small sample of accolades OKC has received recently:

Top 10 Most Popular City to Live – Business Insider
No. 1 Metro to Start a Business – WalletHub
One of the Most Romantic Cities in the U.S. – OpenTable
One of the Top Tourist Cities – JD Power

Keeping up with all the accolades can be a little tough but don’t worry because we have you covered. Check out our accolades page for the freshest batch of rankings. Also, don’t be shy because we need more Oklahoma City cheerleaders. Be sure to share accolades with friends, family, peers, pets, random strangers … really anyone.

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There is a video for that

Chamber YouTube

Sometimes selling someone who has never been to Oklahoma City on how great of a community we have can be tough. How do you describe the funkiness of the Plaza, the thrill of the Thunder or the calm of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum? Sometimes the right words are just hard to find.

The good news is we have a ton of video that can help you show off your hometown to any curious friend or family member. Just visit the Chamber’s YouTube channel for more.  Need something in-depth that shows off all the aspects of living in OKC? Check out our relocation video. Want to know what it is like to move to OKC? Check out our Oklahoma City testimonials. Want to show off the restaurant scene in the metro? Yeah, we got a video for that. We could do this all day so just visit the site to see more.

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Moving made easy

moving resources

So you’re planning on (or maybe just thinking about) moving to Greater Oklahoma City? First off – bravo! We think you’ve made an excellent decision. But we also understand that moving – whether across town, across the state or across the country – is not exactly an easy task and there’s quite a bit you need to arrange. From utilities to auto tag registration to selecting a moving company, we’ve got some resources to help you get your plans in order, get moving and get settled. So check them out! And if there are any moving-related questions we may have left unanswered, don’t be afraid to ask. We’re here to help!

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Harryhausen’s Mythical Menagerie

7th Voyage of Sinbad

As a kid were you transfixed by the special effects in movies like “Clash of the Titans” and “Jason and the Argonauts?” The stop-motion animation of Ray Harryhausen not only entertained generations of people but inspired countless filmmakers and special effects masters.

A comprehensive collection of Harryhausen’s models, prototypes, sketches and storyboards are on display at Science Museum Oklahoma. Ray Harryhausen’s Mythical Menagerie will run through December 3 and is free with regular museum admission. More than 150 artifacts are on display, including the terrifying Medusa from “Clash of the Titans.” This is the first U.S. exhibition of Harryhausen’s works since his death in 2013. 

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Things to Do & See: September 5 - September 11, 2017

Kehinde Wiley at OKC MOA

Tuesday, September 5
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 405-236-3100; Ticket prices vary.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid; 7:30 pm.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, September 6
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 405-236-3100; Ticket prices vary.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Full Moon Bike Ride and Run; 6:48 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; $5.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid; 7:30 pm.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
David Cook; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, September 7
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 405-236-3100; Ticket prices vary.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Banjo Fest 2017; American Banjo Museum.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid; 7:30 pm.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Toadies; 7 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; 866-977-6849; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, September 8
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 405-236-3100; Ticket prices vary.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Banjo Fest 2017; American Banjo Museum.
Live on the Plaza; 7 p.m.; Plaza District; 367-9403; Free.
In the Heights; 7:30 pm.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Young Thug; 8:00 p.m.; The Criterion; Ticket prices vary.
EOTO; 10 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, September 9
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 405-236-3100; Ticket prices vary.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Banjo Fest 2017; American Banjo Museum.
Septemberfest; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Oklahoma History Center; 557-0198; This event is free.

Sunday, September 10
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 405-236-3100; Ticket prices vary.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 vs. OKC Energy FC; 5 p.m.; Taft Stadium; 235-KICK; Ticket prices vary.
Cat Video Festival; 6:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; This event is free.
In the Heights; 7:30 pm.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, September 11
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 405-236-3100; Ticket prices vary.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
In the Heights; 8 pm.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Boomer Sooner, Orange Power

OU Football

Bleed Crimson. Orange Power. Boomer Sooner. Pistols firing. Ask any Oklahoman who their favorite college football team is, and there’s a 97% chance one of these phrases will be the response. We’ve been accused of taking college football too seriously before, but if you ever head to Norman or Stillwater on gameday, you’ll see what all the fuss is about. Before you make that drive, though, here are five things to know about college football in Oklahoma to prepare you for the gameday fanfare.

  1. The Oklahoma Sooners have the 4th winningest college football program of all-time, behind only Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State in terms of winning percentage.
  2. Boone Pickens Stadium at Oklahoma State University is the oldest in the Big 12 Conference, with football being played there since 1913.
  3. Oklahoma was named the 2nd best state for college football.
  4. OU and OSU are both ranked in the top 10 of the Associated Press’ 2017 preseason poll.
  5. OSU’s first game is Aug. 31 against the University of Tulsa and OU’s first game is Sept. 2 against UTEP.
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Four Small Oklahoma Colleges with Big Time Football

UCO Football

OU and OSU aren’t the only universities in Oklahoma where college football is popular. Programs at a number of smaller colleges are great places to find gridiron action. Here’s just a few:

  1. University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos - The Bronchos have been playing football since 1902 and are currently a NCAA Division II athletic program. UCO has won two national titles (1962, 1982) and has had several players play in the NFL.
  2. Southern Nazarene University Crimson Storm - The Crimson Storm is one of the newest programs in the state, playing its first game in 2000. The team has posted 11 winning seasons in its brief history. SNU is located in Bethany.
  3. Langston University Lions - Located in Langston, the Lions have a strong football history, including producing NFL Pro-Bowler and Super Bowl Champion Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson.
  4. Oklahoma Baptist University Bison - Playing in Shawnee, OBU has fielded a football team for more than 100 years and went 8-3 last season.
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Oklahoma Football Starts at Home

Football

When it comes to the popularity of football in Oklahoma, the buck doesn’t stop with college. For many, that’s not even where it starts. Oklahoman’s love for football begins a little closer to home with individual town’s high school football teams. Oklahoma high schools have produced more than 400 NFL players and are consistently popular places for college football recruiters to discover fresh talent.

In many places throughout the state, gathering under the Friday night lights is a community ritual. It’s a time for communities to come together and have fun cheering on their favorite teams that strikes close to home. Check out a high school game near you to get involved with the community and see future gridiron stars in the making.

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Soccer: Oklahoma’s Other Fútbol

[Photo credit: Steven Christy]

Whether you’re a fan of football or, well, fútbol, OKC has a place and a team for you. The OKC Energy is the city’s professional soccer team and is part of the United Soccer League, the largest professional soccer league in the world with 29 teams. Around for only three years, the OKC Energy has already had a tremendous impact on the Oklahoma City sports scene and community through camps, youth club partnerships and more.

OKC Energy soccer is a great way to spend time with family and friends as you cheer on a team that is growing in popularity. So popular, in fact, that a new soccer stadium may be in the works that will move the Energy up to Major League Soccer.

You can take a look at the Energy’s soccer schedule on their website here. And when you go, don’t forget to practice yelling goal like this guy to get you in the soccer spirit.

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Things to Do & See: August 29 - September 4, 2017

OKC Dodgers Baseball

Tuesday, August 29
Bricktown Beach Bash; All day; Third Base Plaza at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; This event is free.
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 405-236-3100; Ticket prices vary.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
2017 Wheeler Criterium; 5:30 p.m.; Wheeler District; This event is free.
New Orleans Baby Cakes vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, August 30
Bricktown Beach Bash; All day; Third Base Plaza at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; This event is free.
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 405-236-3100; Ticket prices vary.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
New Orleans Baby Cakes vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
Smash Mouth; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, August 31
Bricktown Beach Bash; All day; Third Base Plaza at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; This event is free.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 405-236-3100; Ticket prices vary.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
New Orleans Baby Cakes vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, September 1
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 405-236-3100; Ticket prices vary.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
First Fridays on the Paseo; 6 to 10 p.m.; Paseo Arts District; 525-2688; This event is free.

Saturday, September 2
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 405-236-3100; Ticket prices vary.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Talib Kweli; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, September 3
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 405-236-3100; Ticket prices vary.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
Lil’ Boozie; 8:30 p.m.; The Criterion; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, September 4
Bricktown Beach Bash; All day; Third Base Plaza at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; This event is free.
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 405-236-3100; Ticket prices vary.
Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie; Regular Museum Hours; Science Museum Oklahoma.
We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma; Regular Museum Hours; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; 478-2250; Regular Museum Admission.
New Orleans Baby Cakes vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Welcome Guide

As a loyal TBL reader, you know we’re all about making new residents feel at home. If you are new to Oklahoma City or know someone who is, the Welcome Guide is a must-read publication. What is a Welcome Guide? It packs all the most important info a new resident could want into one handy, dandy guide. Between that, this blog and our website, newcomers to our great city should feel at home in a jiffy. Don’t forget to share it with friends who are new to the area or who may be thinking about their next move.

Welcome Guide 2017

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The sporting life

You don’t have to live in Oklahoma City long to realize people here love their sports. Be it Thunder, Cowboys, Sooners, Energy, Dodgers or anything in between the people here are fanatic about their favorite teams. The Sporting Life section of our website gives you a great snapshot of athletics in the 4-0-5. Team sports not your bag? We (really Oklahoma City) have you covered. On the page you can also find info on golf courses, lakes, the Oklahoma River, running, cycling and more. Do you see something we missed? Be sure to let us know and we will get it added.

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