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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Things to do & see: May 29 - June 4, 2012

Tuesday, May 29
27th Annual Charlie Christian International Music Festival; times and location across Oklahoma City vary; 524-3800
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Nashville Sounds; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Wednesday, May 30
27th Annual Charlie Christian International Music Festival; times and location across Oklahoma City vary; 524-3800
Art Moves: Plaza District Artists; noon - 1 p.m.; Robinson Renaissance food court, 119 N Robinson; 270-4892; Admission is FREE
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Nashville Sounds; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Thursday, May 31
27th Annual Charlie Christian International Music Festival; times and location across Oklahoma City vary; 524-3800
OSU-OKC Wednesday Farmers Market; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Whole Foods Market parking lot, 6001 N Western; 879-3500
SoundBites in the Park: Matt Stansberry; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Bank of Oklahoma Plaza, 201 Robert S. Kerr; Admission is FREE
Art Moves: Plaza District Artists; noon - 1 p.m.; Leadership Square, 211 N Robinson; 270-4892; Admission is FREE
Women's College World Series Session 1; Games at noon and 2:30 p.m.; ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, 2801 NE 50; 866-208-0048; Ticket prices vary
Wednesday Night at the Movies!; 6 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave; 231-8650; Admission is FREE; Open to all ages
Women's College World Series Session 2; Games at 6 and 8:30 p.m.; ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, 2801 NE 50; 866-208-0048; Ticket prices vary
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Nashville Sounds; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Friday, June 1
27th Annual Charlie Christian International Music Festival; times and location across Oklahoma City vary; 524-3800
Roses for Dummies Workshop; 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36; 943-0827
Oklahoma Spring Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd, Expo Hall #3; 948-6704
Women's College World Series Session 3; Games at 6 and 8:30 p.m.; ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, 2801 NE 50; 866-208-0048; Ticket prices vary
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Nashville Sounds; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Saturday, June 2
27th Annual Charlie Christian International Music Festival; times and location across Oklahoma City vary; 524-3800
Oklahoma Spring Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd, Expo Hall #3; 948-6704
Women's College World Series Session 4; Games at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, 2801 NE 50; 866-208-0048; Ticket prices vary
Wines of the West Festival; Noon - 5 p.m.; Stockyards City Main Street, 1305 S Agnew; 235-7267; $12 per person
Downtown Dash; Day of registration begins at 6 p.m., Race starts at 8 p.m.; St Anthony Hospital, 1000 N Lee; 272-6540; $35 for registration
Women's College World Series Session 5; Games at 6 and 8:30 p.m.; ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, 2801 NE 50; 866-208-0048; Ticket prices vary
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Iowa Cubs; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Sunday, June 3
27th Annual Charlie Christian International Music Festival; times and location across Oklahoma City vary; 524-3800
Women's College World Series Session 6; Games at noon and 2:30 p.m.; ASA Hall of Fame Oklahoma Spring Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd, Expo Hall #3; 948-6704
Stadium, 2801 NE 50; 866-208-0048; Ticket prices vary
Women's College World Series Session 7*; Games at 6 and 8:30 p.m.; ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, 2801 NE 50; 866-208-0048; Ticket prices vary; *if necessary
Sunday Twilight Concert: Urban Addiction; 7:30 - 9 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, 100 Myriad Gardens; 297-3995; Free and open to the public

Monday, June 4
Women's College World Series Session 8; 7 p.m.; ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, 2801 NE 50; 866-208-0048; Ticket prices vary
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Iowa Cubs; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Fun in the Sun

The weather is warmer, the days are longer and the kids are out of school – time to pack up the family and enjoy one of the many lakes in and around Oklahoma City. If you are looking for a day full of activity, head to one of the three reservoirs – Lake Hefner, Lake Overholser or Lake Draper – which are all within city limits and offer fishing and boating. If water or jet skiing is your thing, Lake Draper is the place to be. Rather relax in the warm rays of the sun and watch the kids play? Head to the Kids' Lake or the Dolese Youth Park Pond to relax and enjoy some sightseeing. Permits for all lake-related activities are available through designated vendors across the metro, and also at the Lake Draper concession area, which stocks fishing and picnic supplies. Download a map of all area lakes.

Take a run, skate, or a bike ride around Lake Hefner, or learn to sail, fish, or even remotely pilot an airplane. Pack a picnic or paddle a canoe at Lake Overholser and experience the Stinchcomb Wildlife Reserve, one of Oklahoma City's best-kept secrets (shh, don't tell). Go swimming or fishing at Lake Arcadia, or even ride a horse or a mountain bike around Lake Draper. Whatever your interest, there is plenty of water to welcome you in OKC.

family-friendly, outdoor recreation, parks
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Get Hooked

Summer is the perfect time for your little angler to get outside and hone his skills. The City's free "Hooked on Fishing" kids' fishing classes begin in June, and are held on select Saturdays through August at locations across the metro. Kids will learn fishing basics like knot-tying, casting, fish identification, angler etiquette and fishing regulations. These "catch-and-release" classes are open to boys and girls ages 5 to 15.

Never fished before? Don't worry! Poles, tackle and bait are provided. Enrollment begins on May 16, and reservations are required. Classes are from 8 to 10 a.m., and kids must be accompanied by an adult. Call the OKC Police Athletic League at (405) 316-FISH for information and to reserve a spot for your budding fisherman!

family-friendly, free, outdoor recreation, parks
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Things to do & see: May 22 - May 28

Tuesday, May 22
Patience S. Latting Northwest Library Grand Opening; 3:30 p.m. official ribbon cutting, 4 p.m. reception & fun; Patience S. Latting Northwest Library, 5600 NW 122; Admission is FREE

Wednesday, May 23
Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship; Games start at 9 a.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary
US Census Workshop Lunch & Learn Lecture; 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive; 522-0765; Registration is $10, lunch included
OSU-OKC Wednesday Farmers Market; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Whole Foods Market parking lot, 6001 N Western; 879-3500
Art Moves: Peggy Payne; noon - 1 p.m.; Chase Tower Lobby, 100 N Broadway; 270-4892; Admission is FREE
Storytelling with Al Bostic; 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.; Patience S. Latting Northwest Library, 5600 NW 122; Admission is FREE
Wednesday Night at the Movies!; 6 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave; 231-8650; Admission is FREE; Open to all ages

Thursday, May 24
Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship; Games start at 9 a.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary
Noon Tunes presenting Edgar Cruz; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave; 231-8650; Admission is FREE; Open to all ages
SoundBites in the Park: Kylie Morgan; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Bank of Oklahoma Plaza, 201 Robert S. Kerr; Admission is FREE
Art Moves: Aaron Robinson; noon - 1 p.m.; The Underground, in the concourse under 1 Park Ave.; 270-4892; Admission is FREE
Puppet Time with Patrick Riley; 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.; Patience S. Latting Northwest Library, 5600 NW 122; Admission is FREE
Cocktails on the Skyline; 5 - 10 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Roof Terrace, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100

Friday, May 25
Art Moves: Bread & Butter Band; noon - 1 p.m.; Myriad Gardens West Lake Pavilion, 301 W. Reno; 270-4892; Admission is FREE
Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship; Games start at 3:15 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary
Lego Robotics; 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.; Patience S. Latting Northwest Library, 5600 NW 122; Admission is FREE

Saturday, May 26
OSU-OKC Farmers Market; 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; OSU-OKC Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N. Portland; 945-3326
Patience S. Latting Northwest Library Opening Celebration; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Patience S. Latting Northwest Library, 5600 NW 122; Admission is FREE
Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship; Games start at 9 a.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary
Paseo Arts Festival; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Paseo Arts District, between NW 30 and Dewey and NW 28 and Walker; Admission is FREE
Red, White & Blue Party; Whole Foods Market, 6001 N Western; 879-3500; Admission is FREE

Sunday, May 27
Paseo Arts Festival; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Paseo Arts District, between NW 30 and Dewey and NW 28 and Walker; Admission is FREE
Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship; 1 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Monday, May 28
OK River Run & Dog Jog; 8 a.m.; Wiley Post Park, 2021 S Robinson; 604-0519; Registration prices vary
Paseo Arts Festival; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Paseo Arts District, between NW 30 and Dewey and NW 28 and Walker; Admission is FREE
Oklahoma City Barons vs. Toronto Marlies*; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; Ticket prices vary; * Game will only be played if necessary

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Things to do & see: May 15 - May 21, 2012

Tuesday, May 15
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Tucson Padres; 11:05 a.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Wednesday, May 16
Art Moves: Julia Swearingen; noon - 1 p.m.; Leadership Square, 211 N. Robinson Ave; 270-4892; Admission is FREE
Wednesday Night at the Movies!; 6 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave; 231-8650; Admission is FREE; Open to all ages
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. LA Lakers; 8:30 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno; 602-8700; Ticket prices vary

Thursday, May 17
Noon Tunes presenting Edgar Cruz; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave; 231-8650; Admission is FREE; Open to all ages
SoundBites in the Park: Born in November; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Bank of Oklahoma Plaza, 201 Robert S. Kerr; Admission is FREE
Art Moves: Erica Thomas; noon - 1 p.m.; City Rescue Mission, 800 W. California; 270-4892; Admission is FREE
Cocktails on the Skyline; 5 - 10 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Roof Terrace, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100
Oklahoma City Barons vs. Toronto Marlies; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; Ticket prices vary

Friday, May 18
Free Fare Fridays on Metro Transit; all day; citywide; 235-RIDE
OKC Bike to Work Day; all day; citywide
Art Moves: Alegria Real; noon - 1 p.m.; Robinson Renaissance food court, 119 N. Robinson Ave; 270-4892; Admission is FREE
Better Block OKC; 6 - 10 p.m.; N Hudson & NW 7
Oklahoma City Barons vs. Toronto Marlies; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; Ticket prices vary

Saturday, May 19
Blaze Through the Zoo; 6:30 a.m. Race Day registration; 8 a.m. Start; Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50; 424-3344; 5k run and one-mile fun walk
OSU-OKC Farmers Market; 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; OSU-OKC Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N. Portland; 945-3326
OKC HungryMan Relay Race; 9 a.m. Relay event starts, Party after race; Ninth Street District, 9 NW 9; 236-0452; Registration is $200 for four people or $100 for two people
Festival in the Park; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36; 943-0827; Plant and garden sale, gardening seminars, walking tours, kids activities, floral demonstrations; Admission is FREE
Better Block OKC; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; N Hudson & NW 7
McNellie's Pub Run; 11:30 a.m.; Race starts at McNellie's, 1100 Classen Drive; 601-7468; $30 to register May 1-18, $35 day of race
Drop-In Art: Pop-up Butterflies; 1 - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100; FREE with paid museum admission
Water Safety Fair; 1 - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma City Community College Aquatic Center, 7777 S May Ave; 682-7860
Oklahoma City Roller Derby vs. Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby; 5 p.m. doors open, 5:30 p.m. start; Farmers Public Market, 311 S Klein; 232-6506; Tickets are $15

Sunday, May 20
Metro Strings; 2 - 4 p.m.; Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 NW Expressway, Suite 135; 842-2900

Monday, May 21
Art Moves: Tom & Joan Galbraith; noon - 1 p.m.; Robinson Renaissance food court, 119 N. Robinson Ave; 270-4892; Admission is FREE

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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A Wilderness Wonderland

Want to get away? You don't have to leave Oklahoma City to get closer to nature. The Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge, located at the north end of Lake Overholser, is a pristine area of 1,000 acres that has remained unchanged since before statehood. Hiking the area will put you in close contact to whitetail deer, beaver and egrets, not to mention beautiful views of lakes, bottomland forest and marshlands.

Before leaving the area, catch a glimpse of the world's favorite rodent—the prairie dog, of course—at Prairie Dog Town. It's located on the south side of NW 36th Street between Sara Road and Mustang Road. Trust us, their cuteness will add to an already worthwhile excursion.

family-friendly, free, outdoor recreation, parks
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Get Your Bike in Gear

May 18 is the official bike-to-work day, and Oklahoma City is celebrating with the official launch of Spokies, Oklahoma City's bike share program. With six kiosk rental stations in the downtown and MidTown areas, your parking and traffic worries can disappear as you take a relaxing scenic ride through Oklahoma City.

Bike to Work Day 2012 is part of a national campaign to promote bicycling as a healthy and efficient transportation alternative, as well as an effort to increase safety awareness among bicyclists and motorists. METRO Transit, the Cleveland Area Rapid Transit in Norman and Citylink Edmond all have free bus fare coinciding with Bike-to-Work Day and all area transit system have bike racks, so leave your car in the garage and pedal to the nearest bus stop.

If you don't have a bike, the upcoming launch of Spokies will still let you have fun on two wheels. You can check out a bike seven days a week between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., and the three types of memberships make it easy to choose an affordable rental plan. Daily membership cards can be purchased at the kiosks, while monthly and annual memberships can be purchased online. And if a short ride is more your style, 30 minute rides are free and unlimited. Read more about the pricing options.

downtown, fitness, Midtown, outdoor recreation
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Things to do & see: May 8 - May 14, 2012

Tuesday, May 8
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Las Vegas 51s; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Wednesday, May 9
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Las Vegas 51s; 11:05 a.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary
Art Moves: Sarah Engel; noon - 1 p.m.; Leadership Square, 211 N. Robinson Ave; 270-4892; Admission is FREE
Wednesday Night at the Movies!; 6 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave; 231-8650; Admission is FREE; Open to all ages

Thursday, May 10
Noon Tunes presenting Edgar Cruz; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave; 231-8650; Admission is FREE; Open to all ages
SoundBites in the Park: Smilin' Vic & the Soul Monkeys; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Bank of Oklahoma Plaza, 201 Robert S. Kerr; Admission is FREE
Art Moves: Apnea Brothers; noon - 1 p.m.; Leadership Square, 211 N. Robinson Ave; 270-4892; Admission is FREE
Teen Volunteer Recruitment Open House; 6 p.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50; 405-0613; Prospective volunteers and their parents may attend an open house and meeting
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Las Vegas 51s; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary
Cocktails on the Skyline; 5 - 10 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Roof Terrace, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100

Friday, May 11
Bug Out Ladybug Festival; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, 100 Myriad Gardens; 297-3995; Help release ladybugs into the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory; Children are encouraged to dress up; Regular admission to the Crystal Bridge applies, Ladybug containers available for $1 each
Art Moves: Justin Young; noon - 1 p.m.; The Underground, in the concourse under 1 Park Ave.; 270-4892; Admission is FREE
LIVE on the Plaza; 7 - 11 p.m.; The Plaza District, NW 16 between Classen and Pennsylvania; 308-5991; Admission is FREE; Open to the public
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Las Vegas 51s; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Saturday, May 12
Ostrich Egg Breakfast; 8 - 11 a.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50; 405-0613; Tickets for ZooFriends members are $10 for adults and $6 for Children, Non-member tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children, children under 3 are free.
Bug Out Ladybug Festival; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, 100 Myriad Gardens; 297-3995; Help release ladybugs into the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory; Children are encouraged to dress up; Regular admission to the Crystal Bridge applies, Ladybug containers available for $1 each
Zoolympics; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50; 405-0613; Event is FREE with Zoo admission
Drop-In Art: Spectacular Spectacles; 1 - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100; FREE with paid museum admission
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Tucson Padres; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Sunday, May 13
Myriad Gardens Free Mother's Day Admission; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, 100 Myriad Gardens; 297-3995; Mothers receive free admission to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
2nd Sunday Concert with Jessica Tate; 2 - 3 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 46th Star Auditorium on the 4th floor; 300 Park Ave; 231-8650; Admission is FREE; Open to all ages; Doors open at 1:45 p.m.
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Tucson Padres; 2:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Monday, May 14
Art Moves: OKC Philharmonic; noon - 1 p.m.; Devon Building – Nebu Dining Area, 333 W. Sheridan Ave; 270-4892; Admission is FREE
Oklahoma City Metro Camera Club meeting; 7 - 9 p.m.; Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36; 943-0827
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Tucson Padres; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Things to do & see: May 1 - May 7, 2012

Tuesday, May 1
Just Between Friends Spring Consignment Sale; 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6704
Disaster Preparedness Seminar; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 231-8650; FREE and open to the public

Wednesday, May 2
Just Between Friends Spring Consignment Sale; 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6704
Art Moves: Cami Stinson and Matt Stansberry; noon - 1 p.m.; Robinson Renaissance food court, 119 N Robinson Ave. Ste. 900; 270-4892; Admission is FREE
Wednesday Night at the Movies!; 6 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave; 231-8650; Admission is FREE; Open to all ages

Thursday, May 3
Red River Classic Morgan Horse Show; all day; Oklahoma State Fair Park, Barn 3, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6704
Just Between Friends Spring Consignment Sale; 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6704
Noon Tunes presenting Natalie Syring; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave; 231-8650; Admission is FREE; Open to all ages
SoundBites in the Park: Smilin' Vic & the Soul Monkeys; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Bank of Oklahoma Plaza, 201 Robert S. Kerr; Admission is FREE
Art Moves: Michelle Junkin; noon - 1 p.m.; Chase Tower Lobby, 100 N Broadway; 270-4892; Admission is FREE
Cocktails on the Skyline; 5 - 10 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Roof Terrace, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100

Friday, May 4
Red River Classic Morgan Horse Show; all day; Oklahoma State Fair Park, Barn 3, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6704
Just Between Friends Spring Consignment Sale; 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6704
Art Moves: Choteau, a folk-funk band; noon - 1 p.m.; ACM@UCO, first floor hallway, 329 E Sheridan; 270-4892; Admission is FREE
Friday Night Line Dancing; 6 - 7:30 p.m.; INTEGRIS Pacer Fitness Center, 5520 N Independence; 951-2277; $10 per person or $15 per couple
Paseo District First Friday Gallery Walk; 6 - 11 p.m; Paseo District, NW 27 and Walker Ave; 525-2688; Admission is FREE

Saturday, May 5
Red River Classic Morgan Horse Show; all day; Oklahoma State Fair Park, Barn 3, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6704
Free Landfill day for OKC residents; 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Available at the following locations: Northeast Landfill, 2601 N Midwest Blvd., Spencer (construction/demolition materials only); OKC Landfill,7001 S Bryant, Oklahoma City; Oklahoma Landfill, 7600 SW 15, Oklahoma City; East Oak Landfill, 3201 Mosley Rd. (NE 36, east of Sooner Rd., south side of street); One load per household; Must present a current, original water bill; Call 297-2833 for more information
Just Between Friends Spring Consignment Sale; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6704
Free admission: Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum 5th Anniversary; 10 a.m - 5 p.m.; Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum, 1400 Classen Drive; 235-4458; Family-friendly crafts, entertainment and ice cream
Paseo District First Friday (Saturday) Gallery Walk; noon - 5 p.m; Paseo District, NW 27 and Walker Ave; 525-2688; Admission is FREE
Drop-In Art: Cinco de Mayo crafts; 1 - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100; FREE with paid museum admission

Sunday, May 6
Red River Classic Morgan Horse Show; 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Oklahoma State Fair Park, Barn 3, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6704
"I Can't Believe I Shot That!" Teen Film Festival; 2 - 4 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave; 606-3876; Registration requested

Monday, May 7
Art Moves: Aaron Tomasko, modern jazz quartet; noon - 1 p.m.; Chase Tower outdoor plaza, 100 N Broadway; 270-4892; Admission is FREE

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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A lunch-time pick-me-up

Take a break from the grind and head over to the Bank of Oklahoma Plaza, 201 Robert S. Kerr, for some lunch time jams. Each Thursday during May, Downtown OKC, Inc., SandRidge Energy and Bank of Oklahoma have invited some of OKC's most talented artists to fill downtown with sweet melodies during the 2012 SoundBites concert series. These concerts will take place each Thursday in May from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Artists gracing the stage for this year's concert series include:

  • May 3: Smilin' Vic & the Soul Monkeys
  • May 10: Cami Stinson & the Riot
  • May 17: Born in November (see them featured on the Bricktown Chevy Showcase)
  • May 24: Kylie Morgan
  • May 31: Matt Stansberry
downtown, music
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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You're doing fine, Oklahoma

While we here at The Better Life tend to spend our time telling you about anything and everything Oklahoma City, we're also pretty big fans of the state of Oklahoma as a whole. And we've got a great source for you to discover more about this great state we call home – Oklahoma Today magazine. Their March/April issue features great stories on topics including the Myriad Botanical Gardens, offbeat roadside attractions around the state, locally-owned coffee shops and more. If you're anything like us, you're anxiously awaiting the release of the May/June issue for even more can't-miss content – content that earned the magazine top honors at the 2012 Great Plains Journalism Awards, where they took home the award for Great Plains Magazine of the Year.

For more than 50 years, Oklahoma Today magazine has served as the official magazine of Oklahoma. Published every two months in January, March, May, July, September and November, Oklahoma Today is filled with high quality content on Oklahoma's people, places, travel, culture, food and outdoors. A yearly subscription to this prized publication is just $24.95, but you can also find copies at a variety of locations around town.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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