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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Boats and rows

Regatta Festival

Some of the best riversport athletes in the world will be in Oklahoma City on Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 as the Oklahoma Regatta Festival takes over 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 Race and the OGE NightSprints.

The OCU Head of the Oklahoma races will include 2.5 mile races against the clock each day where participants compete for the best time. The 500-meter night sprints Saturday evening will surely be a sight not to miss. Events are held in different categories including collegiate, masters and junior rowing as well as kayak and dragon boat racing.

But the fun isn’t just limited to participants. 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.

View the schedule at riversportokc.org.

beer, family-friendly, festivals, food, Oklahoma River, water sports
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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With (or without) a paddle

Whitewater rafting

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 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 and hosted the 2016 Olympic trials for canoe/kayak slalom.

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. For tamer entertainment, rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board for the day or test your skills on the climbing walls. 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.

family-friendly, Oklahoma River, outdoor recreation, water sports
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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The river that OKC built

OKC Boathouse District at night

What would you do if you had a dry riverbed that needed to be mowed periodically? If your answer is not “transform it into a world-class venue for rowing, canoeing and kayaking,” then you aren’t thinking like the leaders of Oklahoma River’s recent renaissance.

The 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, a mere 11 years ago. Prior to MAPS, the area had been a dry riverbed whose water was redirected to avoid flooding downtown Oklahoma City. Thanks to residents’ approval of a one-cent sales tax in 1993 and again in 2009, the Oklahoma River is now a premiere center for riversports that attracts visitors from around the world.  

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 developing 70-acre downtown 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.

family-friendly, MAPS, Oklahoma City history, Oklahoma River, outdoor recreation, water sports
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: September 27 - October 3, 2016

Criterion

Tuesday, September 27
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Picnics on the Great Lawn; 5 to 9 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Great Lawn; 445-7080; Event is free.

Wednesday, September 28
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Reading Wednesdays; 10 a.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; Event is free.

Thursday, September 29
Oklahoma Regatta Festival; All Day; Boathouse District; 552-4040; Admission is free.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Pryor Rendering; 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Friday, September 30
Oklahoma Regatta Festival; All Day; Boathouse District; 552-4040; Admission is free.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Eats on 8th; 7 p.m.; 8th and Harvey; 234-7960; Event is free.
The Lumineers; Gates open at 7 p.m.; The Zoo Amphitheatre; 602-0683; Ticket prices vary.
Pryor Rendering; 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Slipknot; 8 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; (800) 745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Kip Moore & Jon Pardi; 8:30 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; 866-977-6849; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, October 1
Oklahoma Regatta Festival; All Day; Boathouse District; 552-4040; Admission is free.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Pryor Rendering; 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Classics 2; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Peter Robinson w. Robotaki; 7:30 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Tickets are $30.
I Love the 90s; 8 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 602-8500; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, October 2
Oklahoma Regatta Festival; All Day; Boathouse District; 552-4040; Admission is free.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Pryor Rendering; 1:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Carolina RailHawks vs. Rayo OKC; 6 p.m.; Miller Stadium; Ticket prices vary.
Schoolboy Q w/ Joes Bada$$; 8 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Tickets are $35.

Monday, October 3
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

There is more than meets the eye in the OKC economy

OKC Skyline

While energy jobs are the first thing that pops into most people’s mind when talking about the Oklahoma City economy, most new residents (and even some longtime residents) are surprised to find out how big industries like aerospace, biotech and technology are in the metro. Ever wonder why Oklahoma City ranks so high as a place for job seekers? The growth and stability of these industries are definite contributors to our success.

Aerospace
With recent announcements of job growth from Boeing and Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City’s aerospace industry is soaring, pun intended. Greater Oklahoma City’s aerospace industry represents more than 36,000 jobs at more than 230 public- and private-sector firms. The state of Oklahoma ranks 12th nationally in the number of aerospace engineers, fifth in aircraft mechanics and service technicians, and eighth in avionic technicians. Aerospace firms now produce $4.9 billion in goods and services locally, up from $4.3 billion as of 2011.

Biotechnology
With the Oklahoma Health Center just north of downtown, Oklahoma City has long been a hub of biotech research. In recent years, Oklahoma City’s own research institutions have made significant advances in the fields of Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and septicemia, to name a few. Firms in Greater Oklahoma City’s biotech sector boast annual revenues of more than $6.7 billion and employ more than 51,000 workers.

Technology and entrepreneurship
It is no secret that Oklahoma City’s pioneers, both in the past and present, have carried a spirit of entrepreneurship into their business and civic ventures. That spirit is very much alive today in Oklahoma City’s growing entrepreneurship community. From successful tech startups to the inventor’s workbench, OKC is a place where your ideas can get off the ground. (Looking for entrepreneurial resources? Visit www.greateroklahomacity.com [especially the EDIS and LBI tools] and www.i2e.org.). For more on the entrepreneur scene in Oklahoma City check out http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/35fc33e7#/35fc33e7/1.

Energy
Oklahoma City has long been considered a global oil capital, and with good reason. Oklahoma has a rich history of growing successful energy companies, and our state Capitol even has a working oil rig on its grounds. But a lot has changed since the early wildcatter days of Oklahoma’s past. Oklahoma energy companies work in petroleum, compressed natural gas, wind power and solar energy, and they use state-of-the-art technology. In fact, GE Research’s first industry-specific research center recently opened in Oklahoma City and will bring the most updated oil and gas technology to Oklahoma City’s energy companies. 

entrepreneur, jobs, tech, aerospace, bioscience, employment, energy
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Rankings round up

Civic Center Lawn

We aren’t the only people to brag about OKC. In fact, organizations all over the nation are naming Oklahoma City as one of the top cities for its residents’ purchasing power, its housing market and its job market. Read on to hear what people are saying about Oklahoma City.

OKC Among the Top Cities Rebounding from the Great Recession – CNBC
OKC Ranks No. 1 for Quality of Life – Business Facilities
Oklahoma City Ranked as One of the Best Cities for 20-Somethings – Angie’s List
Best Cities for Jobs? You know OKC Makes the List – Glassdoor
OKC Ranked in Top 10 for Best Cities to Start a Career - WalletHub
OKC Named Most Affordable Metro for Young Adults - CareerTrends
OKC is the No. 1 Place in America for First-Time Homebuyers – SmartAssest
New Study: OKC Ranks No. 1 for Women Entrepreneurs – Merchant Cash USA
You Get More Apartment for Your Buck in OKC – Forbes

OKC’s accolades are too lengthy to list here, but you can read them all at A Better Life OKC.

cost of living, entrepreneur, housing, jobs, Oklahoma City
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Get to work on your future in OKC

Better Life website

Has all this talk about OKC’s strengths inspired you to look at your career options in Oklahoma City? We don’t blame you. And we have all the resources you need to start your job search on A Better Life OKC. Your best career move is just a few clicks away!

A Better Life’s employment resources can help you find your fit in Oklahoma City’s job market. Resources include links to job boards, internship listings, staffing agencies and industry-specific tools. You can also find links to Oklahoma City’s major employers and profiles of Oklahoma City’s major industries.

employment, jobs
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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VeloCity

Now that you are up to speed on what makes the Oklahoma City economy tick, aren’t you ready to tell your friends, family and coworkers all about what makes OKC great? Of course you are and here at the Better Life Headquarters, we want to make it easier for you. Let us introduce you to VeloCity, Oklahoma City’s digital magazine. Some of you have already read an issue of VeloCity, if so give yourself a high five while no one is looking, but if not, each issue is jam packed with stories and dynamic video that help tell our city’s stories. The most recent issue is all about our city’s amazing food culture, but be sure to click on the archives to take a gander at past issues. VeloCity is a great tool to pass along to anyone who you think might need some more information on OKC. 

food, Oklahoma City, velocity
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: September 20 - September 26, 2016

Plaza District Festival

Tuesday, September 20
Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; 948-6800; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Disney’s Newsies; 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Wednesday, September 21
Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; 948-6800; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Disney’s Newsies; 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Thursday, September 22
Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; 948-6800; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Disney’s Newsies; 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
The Avett Brothers; 8 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; (800) 745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Water Stage.
Astronomy Nights in the Garden; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Great Lawn; Event is free.

Friday, September 23
Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; 948-6800; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
ZOObrew; 5:30 p.m.; OKC Zoo; 425-0618; Ticket prices vary.
Disney’s Newsies; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
The Medium; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Water Stage.

Saturday, September 24
Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; 948-6800; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Paddle Boarding in the Gardens; 10 a.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, The Lake; 445-7080; $5 per person.
Plaza Festival; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Plaza District; 367-9403; Event is free.
Disney’s Newsies; 2 & 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
St. Louis FC vs. Oklahoma City Energy FC; 6 p.m.; Taft Stadium; 235-KICK; Ticket prices vary.
The Medium; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Water Stage.

Sunday, September 25
Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; 948-6800; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Disney’s Newsies; 1:30 & 7 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
The Medium; 2 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Arts Council of OKC’s Twilight Concerts; 7:30 p.m. Myriad Botanical Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 445-7080; Event is free.

Monday, September 26
Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; 948-6800; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fun for everyone!

State Fair Rides

Hold on to your hat, break out your walking shoes, and get ready for one of our favorite can’t-miss events of the year – the Oklahoma State Fair kicks off this Thursday. The 11-day event will continue through Sept. 25 at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds and offers something for everyone, from bacon-covered, deep-fried treats to karate kids and street outlaws.

Action? Did someone say action? Well, expect nothing less from the Oklahoma State Fair. Enjoy the thrills of extreme bull riding or one of the tremendous shows featuring the world's largest traveling collection of raptors, the high-flying stunts of the Zoppe’ Italian Family Circus and even a fire-eating magician. Your little princess (or prince for that matter) is sure to enjoy the stories of Buzz Lightyear, Tow Mater, Elsa and Anna as Disney on Ice presents “Worlds of Enchantment.

For those who prefer something on the tamer side, check out the petting zoo and pony trail ride, the kids creation station, Swifty Swine Pig Races, Farmyard Follies or simply take a stroll down Clydesdale Alley. To get a feel for what it was like in the olden days, check out the chuck wagon cookin’ or goat’s milk soap making demonstrations. The antique tractor exhibit and auto show are sure to be an auto lovers paradise.

Don’t miss the Adventure Road Entertainment Stage or the Bandshell Stage to enjoy free concerts each evening from jazz, blues, hip hop, rock, country and Christian bands. You might even catch classical dancers, choirs, or magicians while you’re at it.

Get all of the details on hours, admission and special discount days here. A complete schedule of events is available here.

concerts, family-friendly, festivals, food, live music, State Fair Park
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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A foodie’s paradise

While we at Better Life Central certainly enjoy the rides and exhibits of the State Fair, we must admit that we look forward to seeing the new delicacies each year. You’ll be happy to know that this year’s food selections won’t disappoint. More than 20 new and unique foods have been added to the State Fair lineup this year. If you are into delicious, one-of-a-kind grub then the State Fair is certainly where you need to be. Oklahoma sweet tea glazed fried chicken piqued our interest and just the thought of pineapple upside down cake cinnamon roll sent our taste buds into overdrive. And, as always, the classics such as corn dogs and turkey legs can be found throughout Fair Park.

You can zero in on your favorite sweet or savory treat using the Fair’s interactive food finder. Choose from categories such as “bacon,” “on-a-stick,” “deep-fried,” or “great taste of a Fair.” Then select your favorite treat and instantly get a map to your favorite foodie destination.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Get involved!

State Fair Expo Building

Did you ever wonder what it takes to put on a world-class fair such as that in OKC? The Oklahoma State Fair is rich in history and heritage and is ranked among the top State Fairs in North America. But the fun family event wouldn’t be possible without dedicated volunteers working behind the scenes to ensure its success. If you are interested in having loads of fun with a great group consider volunteering. In addition to the State Fair, volunteers get together for other fun and educational opportunities throughout the year including socials and dinners. While the State Fair brings thousands of thrill seekers and game lovers to the fairgrounds each year, hundreds of other events are hosted at the site as well. With the coming addition of the MAPS 3 Bennett Event Center, the number of ways you can have a good time at Oklahoma State Fair Park is expected to grow exponentially.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: September 13 - September 19, 2016

Midway at the OK State Fair

Tuesday, September 13
Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Regular museum hours; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 236-3100; Regular museum admission.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Cyndi Lauper; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Wednesday, September 14
Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Regular museum hours; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 236-3100; Regular museum admission.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.

Thursday, September 15
Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; 948-6800; Ticket prices vary.
Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Regular museum hours; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 236-3100; Regular museum admission.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Water Stage.

Friday, September 16
Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; 948-6800; Ticket prices vary.
Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Regular museum hours; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 236-3100; Regular museum admission.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
The Exchange and Film Row; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Film Row; Event is free.
Jerry Seinfeld; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Full Moon OKC Bike Ride and Run; 7 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Band Shell; 445-7080; Event is free.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Water Stage.

Saturday, September 17
Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; 948-6800; Ticket prices vary.
Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Regular museum hours; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 236-3100; Regular museum admission.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Water Stage.

Sunday, September 18
Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; 948-6800; Ticket prices vary.
Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Regular museum hours; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 236-3100; Regular museum admission.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Swope Park Rangers vs. Oklahoma City Energy FC; 6 p.m.; Taft Stadium; 235-KICK; Ticket prices vary.
Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. Rayo OKC; 7 p.m.; Miller Stadium; Ticket prices vary.
Arts Council of OKC’s Twilight Concerts; 7:30 p.m. Myriad Botanical Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 445-7080; Event is free.

Monday, September 19
Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; 948-6800; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Move with the Mayor; 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Great Event Lawn; 445-7080; Event is free.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Flag football

Flag Football Game

It’s fall in Oklahoma, and you know what that means: it’s time to pumpkin spice anything and everything possible. It also means that it’s time for football. If watching football has reawakened that yearning to run deep post patterns, check out a flag football league. There are a few leagues around the city worth checking out. For example, Game Plan Sports has a league with registration closing September 10, so hurry. The City parks and rec department also offers a flag football league for adults. No need to wait five Mississippis—get signed up today.

adult sports, football
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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High school football on Fridays

Stout Football Field

If you’re paying any attention, you’re probably aware that college football in Oklahoma is quite popular. If you are having trouble finding tickets, or you just want your live sports with perhaps a little less video board, consider attending a local high school football game. Oklahoma high schools have produced more than 400 NFL players, and in many places, Friday night lights are a community ritual. Join the masses--check out a high school game and see possible future gridiron stars in the making.

family-friendly, football, school
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Join a city sports league

Softball Glove

As we mentioned in the flag football post, the City parks and rec department offers a number of different leagues for both adults and youths. No matter what sport most piques your competitive interest, you’re almost sure to find something fun. Among the offerings for adults are baseball, basketball, softball, and even bubble soccer. Join a league today.

adult sports, youth sports
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Climbing for fun and fitness

Rock Wall Climbing

Another sport in which to consider participating is climbing. Challenge yourself and build fitness while getting a view you could otherwise only obtain by riding on a platform suspended by a few hundred remote-controlled helicopters. A number of notable climbing facilities are located in Oklahoma City, such as Rocktown Climbing Gym, Climb Up OKC, and the Sandridge Sky Trail at the river, among others.

adult sports, Oklahoma River, outdoor recreation, youth sports
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Things to Do & See: September 6 - September 12, 2016

Live music in OKC

Tuesday, September 6
Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Regular museum hours; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 236-3100; Regular museum admission.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.

Wednesday, September 7
Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Regular museum hours; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 236-3100; Regular museum admission.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.

Thursday, September 8
Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Regular museum hours; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 236-3100; Regular museum admission.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Water Stage.

Friday, September 9
Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Regular museum hours; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 236-3100; Regular museum admission.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Live on the Plaza; 7 p.m.; Plaza District; 367-9403; Free.
Blake Shelton; 7:30 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; (800) 745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Water Stage.
Pat Green; 9:30 p.m.; Wormy Dog Saloon; 601-6276; Tickets are $22.

Saturday, September 10
Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Regular museum hours; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 236-3100; Regular museum admission.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Blake Shelton; 7:30 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; (800) 745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Classics I conducted by Maestro Joel Levine; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Water Stage.

Sunday, September 11
Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Regular museum hours; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; 236-3100; Regular museum admission.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Seattle Sounders FC 2 vs. Oklahoma City Energy FC; 6 p.m.; Taft Stadium; 235-KICK; Ticket prices vary.
Arts Council of OKC’s Twilight Concerts; 7:30 p.m. Myriad Botanical Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 445-7080; Event is free.
Jacksonville Armada FC vs. Rayo OKC; 8 p.m.; Miller Stadium; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, September 12
Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Regular museum hours; 236-3100; Regular museum admission.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Jason Isbell; 8 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Ticket prices vary.

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