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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.

restaurants, shopping, Western Avenue
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

concerts, live music, nightlife, restaurants, Uptown 23
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.

arts and culture, family-friendly, festivals, food, live music, nightlife, Plaza District, restaurants, theater
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.

community, family-friendly, festivals, free, kids
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.

Boathouse District, cycling, Lake Hefner, mountain biking, Oklahoma River
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.

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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.

family-friendly, kids, school
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.  

concerts, restaurants, State Fair Park, Visit OKC, attractions
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.

family-friendly, kids, live music, State Fair Park, concerts
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.
State Fair Park, Oklahoma City history
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.

State Fair Park, food
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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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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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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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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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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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.

moving, Oklahoma City, community
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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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!

Oklahoma City, moving
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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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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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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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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