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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Home, sweet home in OKC

Keys to house

Did you know that OKC is considered one of the best cities for first-time homebuyers? We could go on and on about the myriad of reasons why we think you should buy a house in OKC, but that’s not what this blog post is about. This post is about those of you that have already decided that you want to be here, and now you’re not so concerned about why you should get a house in OKC, but rather where you should get a house in OKC. Luckily, we have plenty of resources for you. So where’s the best place to start? Take a look at our Find a Home Builder and Moving Resources pages!

cost of living, housing
Posted by: Kennedy Parker
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Living history

Historic neighborhood

We talk a lot about Oklahoma City’s history here at Better Life HQ, so it should come as no surprise that Oklahoma City’s housing has plenty of historic charm. Tree-lined streets, peaceful front-porches and beautiful architecture all abound within close proximity to downtown and to several of Oklahoma City’s most popular districts. No matter your price point, Oklahoma City has a historic district for you. Read on for a small sample of neighborhoods where you can live in the past:

Crown Heights
Crown Heights is an attractive Historic Preservation District consisting of homes dating from the ‘30s. Today, the mix of Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, Mission-Spanish, Monterey, French Eclectic, Minimal Traditional and Art Deco styles combine with characteristic landscaping and a trendy location (bordering Western Avenue shopping and dining, near Asian District, midtown, downtown) to create one of Oklahoma City's premier historic neighborhoods.

Edgemere Park
One of the first “planned unit developments” west of the Mississippi, Edgemere Park was developed starting in 1926 and consists of Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival and Spanish Eclectic-style homes surrounding a park and creek bed.

Mesta Park/Heritage Hills
With development starting just after the turn of the century, these neighborhoods feature a wealth of local history and intrigue, with the Overholser Mansion (Heritage Hills), one of the finest house museums in the world, and home of the legendary Perle Mesta (Mesta Park) joining the former Georgian "Oil Mansions," Prairie School / Foursquare, and Craftsman-style homes typical of the area.

Jefferson Park
The bungalow neighborhood of Jefferson Park is located two miles north of downtown and a mile west of the State Capitol. Neighbored by some of Oklahoma City’s other historic neighborhoods, Jefferson Park is filled with smaller bungalows that are big on historic charm.

Historic Capitol Hill
Historic Capitol Hill is located just south of downtown Oklahoma City and was once slated to be the location of the capitol of Oklahoma – thus giving it the source of its name. Years ago, the district was a thriving commercial area and since the creation of Capitol Hill Main Street in 1997, it has experienced a rebirth.

Read more about OKC’s historic neighborhoods.

housing
Posted by: Kaylee Terracina
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In the heart of OKC

Downtown Housing

Downtown is where it’s at! Entertainment, arts, fashionable hangouts and happenin’ hipness are at your fingertips - along with OKC’s trademark ease of living. We’re always talking about how fast OKC is growing, and that’s especially true for its bustling downtown area. Plus, the newly installed street cars have made navigating this area even more of a breeze.

Downtown / Bricktown / Deep Deuce
A true renaissance in motion, downtown Oklahoma City is indeed a living symbol of the “new urbanism.” Attractive to the young, the old and families in between, downtown offers plenty of choices and value for those looking for a true urban experience without much of the traditional hassle. New condos and apartments abound, as do newly-renovated rental units and fresh loft spaces. Whether you're looking to rent or to buy, downtown offers something for everyone in a hip, sophisticated upscale urban setting.

Midtown
One of the newest areas on the scene, Midtown is truly making a splash as a revitalization effort has taken hold and created multiple success stories. Full of fantastic housing options – from revitalized historic buildings to new developments – plus local restaurants and bars, Midtown is a great place to discover what’s new and hip on the OKC scene.

You can learn more about OKC’s downtown neighborhoods here.

downtown, housing
Posted by: Kennedy Parker
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Superb living in the suburbs

suburban home

One of the great things about living in Oklahoma City is the fact that living in the “suburbs” doesn’t necessarily mean living out of the city. The city’s large land area lends itself to all the best aspects of suburbia, while our low commute times and excellent traffic grid management make getting where you need to go easy. OKC makes it possible to get that suburban feel without being far from the action. You can learn more about OKC’s suburban neighborhoods here.

Nichols Hills / Village / Lakeshore
Situated in the northwest quadrant of Oklahoma City near scenic Lake Hefner, the enduring popularity of these neighborhoods surprises no one. A variety of residences can be found, ranging from 30s-platted mansions to 50s-built ranch-style to 70s-developed subdivisions with larger footage. Close to shopping and recreation and sporting easy interstate access, this area is an enclave for those desiring suburban living without the commute.

NW OKC / Edmond
Recent construction and an upscale feel abound in this area, with typically larger square footage and well-manicured landscaping the norm. Some communities are gated and all offer outstanding neighborhood / community involvement. Good highway / turnpike access comes standard, as does excellent public schools!

South Metro / Moore / Norman
South Oklahoma City boasts more room, more new subdivisions, more new retail, more diversity, more value, and more excitement than ever before. Similar to its counterparts in the northwest, newer construction and larger floorplans come standard, as do excellent public schools and interstate access.

Warr Acres/Bethany
Situated west of Oklahoma City, these two suburbs saw growth after World War II as they developed into bedroom communities for Oklahoma City. Near Lake Overholser to the south and west and Lake Hefner to the north and east means that these two suburbs have quick access to the great outdoors.

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Posted by: Kennedy Parker
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Plenty of room to roam

Pastoral Housing

Living on the outskirts of Oklahoma City has never been more attractive. You’ll have all the peace that pastoral living provides, with much shorter commute times than you expect and still the same access to amenities. If you want a change of pace but at lower commute times than you might expect, then check out one of these areas with wide open spaces.

Surrey Hills/Piedmont/Deer Creek
These communities located in far northwest Oklahoma City offer bigger lots and a definite change of pace. Subdivisions include Surrey Hills, Antler Ridge, Anderson Acres and more.

West Bethany/Mustang/Yukon
Large, unplatted residences on lots of land near traditional subdivisions offer all the traditional amenities alongside sought-after public schools. Easy highway access gives you a great way to live the lifestyle you want in the west Oklahoma City metro area. Subdivisions include Brownsville, Westport, Kingsridge, Magnolia Trace, Savannah Lakes, Walnut Manor, Hunters Glen, Canyon Lakes and more.

Midwest City/ Choctaw/ Jones/Nicoma Park/ Lake Aluma 
The combination of small-town goodness and the close comforts of a metropolitan area can’t be beat! Near Tinker AFB and great outdoors activities, eastern Oklahoma county has lots with lots of room, and lots to offer. Subdivisions include Asheville, Frolich Meadows, Riverwind Estates, Burtondale, Hickory Forest, The Timbers, Mill Creek Pond, Edgewater, and more.

You can learn more about OKC’s pastoral neighborhoods here.

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Posted by: Kaylee Terracina
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Things to Do & See: June 11 - June 17, 2019

Prix de West

Tuesday, June 11
47th Annual Prix de West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; Free.
Apollo 11: For All Mankind; All day; Science Museum Oklahoma; Free with regular museum admission.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Wheeler Crit; 5 p.m.; Wheeler Ferris Wheel; This event is free.
Yoga Tuesdays in the Gardens; 5:45 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers
Chisholm Creek Rooftop Hop; 6 p.m.; Chisholm Creek; This event is free.
A Day to Remember; 7:30 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, June 12
47th Annual Prix de West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; Free.
Apollo 11: For All Mankind; All day; Science Museum Oklahoma; Free with regular museum admission.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.

Thursday, June 13
47th Annual Prix de West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; Free.
Apollo 11: For All Mankind; All day; Science Museum Oklahoma; Free with regular museum admission.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Date Nights at OKC Zoo; 6 p.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens; Starting at $20.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: The Comedy of Errors; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory - Water Stage; Adults: $20, Seniors: $18, Students: $15, Children 12 and under: $10
Thundercat; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.
Saints Sessions featuring Brian Dailey; 8 p.m.; Saint’s Pub; $10

Friday, June 14
2019 Bricktown Blues Festival; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
47th Annual Prix de West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; Free.
Apollo 11: For All Mankind; All day; Science Museum Oklahoma; Free with regular museum admission.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
LIVE on the Plaza; 7 p.m.; Plaza District; This event is free.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: The Comedy of Errors; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory - Water Stage; Adults: $20, Seniors: $18, Students: $15, Children 12 and under: $10.
My So Called Band; 10 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, June 15
2019 Bricktown Blues Festival; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
47th Annual Prix de West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; Free.
Apollo 11: For All Mankind; All day; Science Museum Oklahoma; Free with regular museum admission.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Asian District Night Market Festival; 6 p.m.; Military Park; This event is free.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: The Comedy of Errors; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory - Water Stage; Adults: $20, Seniors: $18, Students: $15, Children 12 and under: $10.
San Antonio FC vs. Energy FC; 8 p.m.; Taft Stadium; Ticket prices vary.
Gary Gulman; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, June 16
2019 Bricktown Blues Festival; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
47th Annual Prix de West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; Free.
Apollo 11: For All Mankind; All day; Science Museum Oklahoma; Free with regular museum admission.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Twilight Concert Series; 7:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; This event is free.
Eddie Izzard; 8 p.m.; Hudiburg Chevrolet Center; Ticket prices vary.
Josh Ritter; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, June 17
2019 Bricktown Blues Festival; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
47th Annual Prix de West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; Free.
Apollo 11: For All Mankind; All day; Science Museum Oklahoma; Free with regular museum admission.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

deadCenter Film Festival starts this week

deadCenter Film Festival

Nothing symbolizes the arrival of summer in OKC quite like the opening of the deadCenter film festival. The festival, named one of the 20 coolest film festivals in the world according to MovieMaker Magazine, is Oklahoma’s largest and hosted 33,000 attendees last year, making an economic impact of $5.3 million on OKC. The schedule starts June 6 and you can get more info on the films, parties and other cool stuff associated with what’s going on with the festival here. Now that you know about the festival and want to attend, find out about pass options and some of the special screenings that have been announced over on deadcenterfilm.org.

One cool thing TBL staff like to do is attend the free outdoor screenings at the Myriad Gardens Great Lawn. This year, the festival will be screening Growing Up George, an animated short about OKC Thunder All-Star Paul George on Saturday, June 8 at 9 p.m.

festivals, film, movies
Posted by: Nate Fisher
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Itís an adventure in June in OKC

Adventure District

The OKC Convention and Visitors Bureau’s monthly video this month is all about the goings-on at the Adventure District, which is apropos due the fact that so much action is occurring there in June. If you’re new to OKC, you may not be aware of all the cool ways there are to experience unique-to-OKC offerings and more in the Adventure District. Check out the video below for more!

Adventure District, Visit OKC
Posted by: Nate Fisher
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Mark your calendars now for Asian District Night Market Festival

Asian District Festival

OKC’s Asian District, roughly centered around NW 23rd Street and Classen Blvd., is known as a great place to find Vietnamese food of all kinds, but you can also find Tokyo-style sushi, Taiwanese bubble tea, Hong-Kong style dim sum and more there. Last year, the first Asian District Night Market busted all attendance expectations and, as TBL staff can attest, had lots to offer from food to merchandise to community camaraderie and more. This year, the festival is set for June 15 at 6 p.m. until midnight at Military Park, 2520 N. Classen. In addition to food, there will be inflatables, live entertainment, Lion Dancing and more. Get more info here. We will see you there!

Asian District, festivals
Posted by: Nate Fisher
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Get caught up on Red Earth Festival history before attending

Red Earth Festival

Where did the Red Earth Festival, OKC’s unique celebration of all things Native American, originate? There’s a great article over on VeloCityOKC on the beginnings of the festival, which today includes a parade, art market, pow wow and more. The fun starts June 7 and runs through the June 9 in downtown OKC– check out redearth.org for more information!

festivals, western heritage
Posted by: Nate Fisher
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Things to Do & See: June 4 - June 10, 2019

Shakespeare in the Park

Tuesday, June 4
2019 NCAA Women’s College World Series; Schedule TBD; National Softball hall of Fame and Museum; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
“Seeing Now”; All day; 21c Museum Hotel; This event is free.
Wheeler Crit; 5 p.m.; Wheeler Ferris Wheel; This event is free.
Yoga Tuesdays in the Gardens; 5:45 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers
Chisholm Creek Rooftop Hop; 6 p.m.; Chisholm Creek; This event is free.
Luis Miguel – Tour 2019; 8:30 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, June 5
2019 NCAA Women’s College World Series; Schedule TBD; National Softball hall of Fame and Museum; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
“Seeing Now”; All day; 21c Museum Hotel; This event is free.
OKC Dodgers vs. Sacramento River Cats; 11:05 a.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, June 6
2019 deadCenter Film Festival; All day; Locations throughout downtown OKC; $12
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
“Seeing Now”; All day; 21c Museum Hotel; This event is free.
Date Nights at OKC Zoo; 6 p.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens; Starting at $20.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: The Comedy of Errors; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory - Water Stage; Adults: $20, Seniors: $18, Students: $15, Children 12 and under: $10
Saints Sessions featuring Brian Dailey; 8 p.m.; Saint’s Pub; $10.

Friday, June 7
2019 deadCenter Film Festival; All day; Locations throughout downtown OKC; $12
2019 Red Earth Festival; All day; Cox Convention Center; $15
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition Opening Weekend; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with museum admission.
“Seeing Now”; All day; 21c Museum Hotel; This event is free.
First Fridays on the Paseo; 6 p.m.; Paseo Arts District; This event is free.
OKC Dodgers vs. Fresno Grizzlies; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Tickets starting at $10.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: The Comedy of Errors; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory - Water Stage; Adults: $20, Seniors: $18, Students: $15, Children 12 and under: $10.

Saturday, June 8
2019 deadCenter Film Festival; All day; Locations throughout downtown OKC; $12
2019 Red Earth Festival; all day; Cox Convention Center; $15
2019 USA Softball All-American Games; All day; USA Softball Hall of Fame and Museum; Prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition Opening Weekend; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with museum admission.
“Seeing Now”; All day; 21c Museum Hotel; This event is free.
Wines of the West 2019; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Stockyards City; Starting at $20.
OKC Dodgers vs. Fresno Grizzlies; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Tickets starting at $10.

Sunday, June 9
2019 deadCenter Film Festival; All day; Locations throughout downtown OKC; $12
2019 Red Earth Festival; all day; Cox Convention Center; $15
2019 USA Softball All-American Games; All day; USA Softball Hall of Fame and Museum; Prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
“Seeing Now”; All day; 21c Museum Hotel; This event is free.
Twilight Concert Series; 7:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; This event is free.

Monday, June 10
2019 USA Softball All-American Games; All day; USA Softball Hall of Fame and Museum; Prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
“Seeing Now”; All day; 21c Museum Hotel; This event is free.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Bioscience in OKC

OKBio

Newcomers to OKC are often shocked to find that biosciences have become one of the largest industries and employment drivers in the state. With compensation of $2.2 billion, support of 51,000 workers, and an annual revenue of more than $6.7 billion, it is undeniable that the biotech industry in Oklahoma is thriving.

In support of the industry, a large delegation of Oklahoma bioscience professionals are headed to Philadelphia to attend the 2019 BIO International Convention, June 3-6.

The delegation’s efforts will be marketed under the banner of the Oklahoma Bioscience Association (OKBio), where they will help staff a 1,200-square-foot Oklahoma Bioscience Pavilion complete with touch-screen monitors showcasing Oklahoma’s bioscience companies. The delegation will answer questions from prospective targets that might be interested in doing business in Oklahoma. Attendees will also attend networking events and set partnering meetings with business contacts who may be interested in their specific endeavors.

bioscience, employment
Posted by: Salma Morales
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OKCís biotech story

Scientists

Oklahoma City’s bioscience sector is not only a big economic driver. The innovation coming out of Oklahoma City has saved countless lives. 

In an attempt to better explain the history and look towards the future of the industry, bio tech in Oklahoma City has a new story feature at www.greateroklahomacity.com/biostory. The story focuses on Oklahoma City’s rising biotech industry. With a format intended to be easily shared with clients, coworkers and friends, the storytelling section of the Chamber’s economic development website combats the disconnect between Oklahoma City’s impressive growth and outdated perceptions about Oklahoma City’s culture. “Brilliant: Soaring Science from a Rising Bio Campus,” the second installment of the series, demonstrates how Oklahoma City’s pioneering spirit shows up in the futuristic achievements of the region’s biotech industry. From its foundations until today, the feature walks the reader through how synergy, discovery and sharing Oklahoma City’s bioscience industry with the world has made the region a frontier for achievement.

Each chapter of the story offers the chance to engage with more contextual content, with links to interviews with some of Oklahoma City’s brightest researchers, virtual tours of research space and more. Like all Chamber websites, this site is responsive and can be accessed on smartphones, tablets and computers, which means it will look great however you choose to read it. The story is also easy to share with friends, co-workers and contacts outside of the Oklahoma City area.

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Posted by: Salma Morales
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NCAA Baseball at the Brick

Big 12 Baseball

Due to poor field conditions in Stillwater due to the rain, the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark will now host NCAA baseball regional action this weekend. Action kicks off Friday at 12:06 p.m., when Nebraska takes on UConn. At 6:06 p.m., that evening Oklahoma State, who serves as the host school, will face Harvard. The double-elimination tournament will stretch into Monday, if needed, with the winning school advancing to Super Regional play in their quest to make it to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. Tickets go on sale Wednesday morning. Get yours here.

baseball, college, live sporting events
Posted by: Marcus Elwell
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Bricktown Beach opens for the summer

Bricktown Beach

This story original ran on VeloCityOKC.com.

Is there anything more inherently summer than the beach? Just the word is enough to conjure up all those summer vibes you spend the rest of the year dreaming about. And what is a beach without a fantastic view? And what OKC lacks in ocean scenery, we more than make up for in with urban scenery through the Bricktown Beach.

For the fourth year, the Bricktown Beach is back on the Third Base Plaza at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. This urban beach has sand, umbrellas, lounge chairs, volleyball equipment, outdoor games—all the trimmings you’d expect a beach to have. Whether you just want to relax in the downtown sun, or maybe just want an area to play some summer games with your friends, the Bricktown Beach has what you’re looking for.

Read the full story on VeloCityOKC.com.

Bricktown, family-friendly, free
Posted by: Kennedy Parker
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Things to Do & See: May 28 - June 3, 2019

Softball player

Tuesday, May 28
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Wheeler Crit; 5 p.m.; Wheeler Ferris Wheel; This event is free.
Chisholm Creek Rooftop Hop; 6 p.m.; Chisholm Creek; This event is free.

Wednesday, May 29
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
The Lemonheads; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, May 30
2019 NCAA Women’s College World Series; All day; National Hall of Fame and Museum; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Johnnyswim; 6:30 p.m.; Jones Assembly; Ticket prices vary.
Toadies; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, May 31
2019 NCAA Women’s College World Series; All day; National Hall of Fame and Museum; Ticket prices vary.
2019 Pro-Am Classic; All day; Midtown; This event is free.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
H&8th Night Market; 7 p.m.; Hudson & 8th; This event is free.
Shane Smith & Saints; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, June 1
2019 NCAA Women’s College World Series; All day; National Hall of Fame and Museum; Ticket prices vary.
2019 Pro-Am Classic; All day; Midtown; This event is free.
Star Spangled Salute Air Show; All day; Tinker Air Force Base; This event is free.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Insane Clown Posse; 6 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; Ticket prices vary.
L.A. Galaxy II vs. OKC Energy FC; 8 p.m.; Taft Stadium; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, June 2
2019 NCAA Women’s College World Series; All day; National Hall of Fame and Museum; Ticket prices vary.
2019 Pro-Am Classic; All day; Midtown; This event is free.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Star Spangled Salute Air Show; All day; Tinker Air Force Base; This event is free.
Twilight Concert Series; 7:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; This event is free.
Steve Martin and Martin Short; 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, June 3
2019 NCAA Women’s College World Series; All day; National Hall of Fame and Museum; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championships

Big 12 Baseball

With the warmer, springtime weather now enveloping the 4-0-5, it’s only natural that we spend more time outdoors, soaking in that vitamin D and experiencing some of the awesome sights and sounds that are OKC.

Springtime often brings baseball championships to the metro, and this year is no exception. The Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship will be held at Chickasaw Bricktown Ball Park May 22-26 and there are a variety of ticket packages available.  

It should be a great tournament this year as the Big 12 is currently ranked as the second strongest conference in the country with three teams ranked in the top 25.

This year the home state Cowboys enter the tournament as the No. 3 seed while the Sooners will be the No. 7 seed. Both Oklahoma State and Oklahoma have won the tournament twice since 1997. Texas has the most tournament wins with five.

Oklahoma City has hosted the championship every year since 1997, with the exception of 2002, 2004 and 2015. For more info and a link to online tickets click here.

baseball, Bricktown, college, live sporting events
Posted by: David McCollum
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2019 NCAA Womenís College World Series

Women\'s College World Series

A week after the Big 12 Baseball Championships, May 30- June 5, sees the return of the NCAA Women’s College World Series to USA Hall of Fame Stadium. Teams, staff and fans from across the country visit OKC to support their squads during this amazing event. Whether you attend the tournament or not, you might want to visit the free Fan Fest, where a variety of activities are planned, including USA Softball autograph sessions, bat testing demos, inflatable attractions and more. For more info, including details about the eighth annual “StrikeOut Cancer Night” honoring cancer survivors on Monday June 4.

This year’s tournament could have a local feel as both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State have advanced to Super Regional play. The Sooners have been the top-ranked team all year and have won two out of the last three National Championships. The Cowgirls are in the mist of their best season in years and are ranked No. 13 nationally. Click here for info and online ticket sales.

Adventure District, college, live sporting events
Posted by: David McCollum
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Get adventurous

Adventure District

If there is one thing you can say about the Adventure District, it is that it lives up to its name and then some.

The Oklahoma City Zoo is one of the crown jewels of the city and features more than 1,800 animals spread over 119 acres. We recommend the Great escAPE (get it) exhibit where you can watch gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees monkey around.

Next door to the Zoo is Science Museum Oklahoma which has been entertaining and teaching generations of kids about science since the late 50s. The museum is home to a must-see Science Live performance and a planetarium.

Nearby is the world-renowned National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum where you can find exhibits on cowboy heritage and one of the largest collections of western art in the known galaxy.

There is also fun to be had for sports fans at the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame & Museum. Not just a place for history, the Museum welcomes thousands each year for the annual Women’s College World Series.

Last, but not least, if you need a break from the kids head over to Remington Park Racing & Casino which is not only the region’s top race track, but the city’s only casino.
You can read more about the Adventure district here.

zoo, Adventure District, family-friendly, live sporting events, museums, western heritage
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: May 21 - May 27, 2019

Paseo

Tuesday, May 21
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.
Wheeler Crit; 5 p.m.; Wheeler Ferris Wheel; This event is free.
Chisholm Creek Rooftop Hop; 6 p.m.; Chisholm Creek; This event is free.
Cats; 7:30 p.m.; OKC Civic Center; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, May 22
2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship; All day; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.
Cats; 7:30 p.m.; OKC Civic Center; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, May 23
2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship; All day; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.
Cats; 7:30 p.m.; OKC Civic Center; Ticket prices vary.
Ariana Grande; 8 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, May 24
2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship; All day; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.
Cats; 8 p.m.; OKC Civic Center; Ticket prices vary.
Marc Broussard; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, May 25
2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship; All day; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
2019 Paseo Arts Festival; All day; Paseo Arts District; This event is free.       
Chuck Wagon Festival 2019; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Tickets are $15.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.
Cats; 2 & 8 p.m.; OKC Civic Center; Ticket prices vary.
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC vs. OKC Energy FC; 7:30 p.m.; Taft Stadium; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, May 26
2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship; All day; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
2019 Paseo Arts Festival; All day; Paseo Arts District; This event is free.       
Chuck Wagon Festival 2019; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Tickets are $15.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.
Cats; 2 & 7 p.m.; OKC Civic Center; Ticket prices vary.
Metalachi; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, May 27
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The importance of retail

ICSC tradeshow

Whether you consider yourself a shopping aficionado or not, there is no question that the retail offerings of a community have an impact on its quality of life. More retail means more options and – most importantly to any city in Oklahoma – more sales tax revenue to fund the city’s core services and day-to-day operations.

That’s right, shopping in Oklahoma City helps fund important stuff like police and fire, fixing streets, building sidewalks, beautifying parks, etc. While property taxes can be used to fund voter-approved bond issues for specific capital projects, Oklahoma law actually prohibits cities from levying property taxes for services. That means the more you shop in OKC, the more you help your community!

For that reason, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber works throughout the year to recruit national, recognizable retailers to our market. One important method of doing that is by attending the International Council of Shopping Centers RECon conference each year. The Chamber, the City of Oklahoma City and other community partners use ICSC RECon to build relationships with national retailers who are looking at locating in the Oklahoma City market. Learn more about the delegation’s work at ICSC RECon on VeloCityOKC.com.

retail, shopping
Posted by: Kaylee Terracina
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Retail resources

Shopping in OKC

When you combine our low unemployment rate with a low cost of living, people simply have more buying power. And that makes Oklahoma City a great place for retailers to thrive. Retailers love OKC and we, of course, love the steady stream of new shopping and dining options.

Whether you just like to keep up with the latest retail headlines or you need some handy tools to open up your own shop of restaurant, visit okcretail.com. It is a website dedicated to helping the world know about how easy it is to find retail success in OKC. Scout for locations, pull demographic reports, find out about permitting and even peruse property listings from literally anywhere. You can also hear success stories from others who are proud to have a retail presence in OKC.

restaurants, retail, shopping
Posted by: Kaylee Terracina
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OKC: where success is in store

Homeland Grocery

When we say that retail is successful in Oklahoma City, don’t just take it from us! Stores representing all sizes and specialties are speaking up about their Oklahoma City experience (spoiler alert: it’s good). Read on for accounts from Oklahoma City retailers about how their business is thriving.

  • The OKC Outlets - The OKC Outlets shopping center just off I-40 in western Oklahoma City has emerged as the go-to shopping destination for outlet shopping enthusiasts across Oklahoma and beyond.
  • Classen Curve- A shopping trip to Oklahoma City’s Classen Curve can be such an unexpected delight that you will come away with a one-word description of the experience: unique.
  • Homeland- There is a distinctive neighborhood flavor to the newly remodeled Homeland grocery supermarket at NW 18 and Classen Boulevard in Oklahoma City. It might be the “Welcome Friends, Locally Owned – Community Proud” sign that greets you as you enter the store.
  • Stella Nova- The ultimate neighborhood coffee shop for Oklahoma City continues to expand.
  • The Black Scintilla- For Rachael Gruntmeir, owner of The Black Scintilla, shopping is more than a transaction. It is relationship building.
  • Chisholm Creek- Two words perfectly describe the Chisholm Creek mixed use development in far northwest Oklahoma City. Experiential. Placemaking.

Can’t get enough retail and development news? We don’t blame you. Luckily for you, VeloCityOKC.com has an entire section devoted to people breaking ground on new concepts in Oklahoma City. Read the latest announcements.

retail, shopping
Posted by: Kaylee Terracina
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Things to Do & See: May 14 - May 20, 2019

Chalk Patio

Tuesday, May 14
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.
Wheeler Crit; 5 p.m.; Wheeler Ferris Wheel; This event is free.
Chisholm Creek Rooftop Hop; 6 p.m.; Chisholm Creek; This event is free.
Kristin Chenoweth: My Love Letter to Oklahoma; 7:30 p.m.; OKC Civic Center; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, May 15
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.

Thursday, May 16
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.
OKC Museum of Art’s Third Thursday; 5 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free for members and $12 for nonmembers. 
Dwight Yoakam; 6:30 p.m.; The Jones Assembly; Ticket prices vary.
Omaha Storm Chasers vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
Apocalyptica; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, May 17
OKC Whitewater Festival; All day; RIVERSPORT Rapids & Adventures; This event is free.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.
Summer Music Festival; 7 p.m.; Wheeler Ferris Wheel; This event is free.
Omaha Storm Chasers vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
La Tragedie de Carmen; 7:30 p.m.; OKC Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Full Moon Bike Ride and Run; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Suggested donation of $5.
Reckless Kelly; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, May 18
OKC Whitewater Festival; All day; RIVERSPORT Rapids & Adventures; This event is free.
2019 Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival; All day; Oklahoma State Fair Park; Tickets are $40.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.
Okie Made Market; 10 a.m.; OKC Farmers Market District; This event is free.
ONE OKC; 12 p.m.; NE 23rd & Rhode Island; This event is free.
Of Mice and Men; 7 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; Ticket prices vary.
Omaha Storm Chasers vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
Real Monarchs SLC vs. OKC Energy FC; 7:30 p.m.; Taft Stadium; Ticket prices vary.
New Kids on the Block; 8 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 8 p.m.; Ticket prices vary. 

Sunday, May 19
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.
La Tragedie de Carmen; 2 p.m.; OKC Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Omaha Storm Chasers vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 2:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
Earthquake; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, May 20
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.
Omaha Storm Chasers vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 11:05 a.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Brewery bonanza

Anthem Beer

Oklahoma has undergone a recent renaissance of craft breweries finding their niche in OKC. This can be traced to a new wave of favorable legislation allowing breweries to sell their beer directly to customers at the breweries’ location, and an extension of possible sale hours rather than closing at 9 p.m. Coop Ale Works, Anthem Brewing Company, Black Mesa Brewing Company, Elk Valley, Stonecloud Brewing, Prairie Artisan Ales, Angry Scotsman, Vanessa House, (405) and Roughtail each have local taprooms located throughout OKC.

Oklahoma brewers have been working in unison to keep the momentum going in establishing The Brewers Union taproom in west OKC, where you can sample a wide variety of the beers brewed at the facility.

Further options of both widely popular local and national brews in OKC can be experienced at Bricktown Brewery, Belle Isle Restaurant & Brewery, McNellie’s Pub House, Fassler Hall, TapWerks and others.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Former Mayor Mick Cornett to speak at first-ever State of the Health event

Mick Cornett

From major investments into sidewalks and trails to the Mayor putting our city on a diet, few communities have invested in health like Oklahoma City has the past decade. To learn more about where our community has been and where it is going in regards to health, don’t miss the first-ever State of Health Monday, May 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center.

Former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will bring his expertise on addressing a community’s health. Cornett’s keynote remarks will include an overview of how Oklahoma City’s health outcomes have changed since he challenged residents to lose 1 million pounds in 2011. He will also discuss what he has learned from other communities that are also addressing their biggest health challenges.

In addition to Cornett’s keynote address, the program will include a panel discussion with leaders from the region’s four largest health care organizations. Together on the stage for the first time, Jim Gebhart from Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City, Joe Hodges from SSM Health Oklahoma, Timothy Pehrson from INTEGRIS Health and Chuck Spicer from OU Medicine will discuss the landscape of health care in Oklahoma City. Reserve your spot.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Only in OKC: May

Spring has officially sprung in Oklahoma City and the month of May is packed with amazing outdoor activities for the whole family. Check out this month’s Only in OKC video for more.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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As easy as 1-2-3

OKC Skyline

If you have friends or family who should move back to Oklahoma City why don’t you sign them up for our blog? It is as easy as 1-2-3.  Simply go to www.abetterlifeokc.com/blog and on the left side of the page you will see a simple signup form. Signing up couldn’t be easier and we promise no spam. Once a week we will deliver the goods straight to your inbox on why OKC is the perfect place to live, work and play.

Oklahoma City
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: May 7 - May 13, 2019

Women\'s College World Series

Tuesday, May 7
Ancient. Massive. Wild. - The Bison Exhibit; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Cowboys in Khaki: Westerners in the Great War; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.
Wheeler Crit; 5 p.m.; Wheeler Ferris Wheel; This event is free.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones; 6:30 p.m.; The Jones Assembly; Ticket prices vary.
Nashville Sound vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
The Killers; 8 p.m.; Zoo Amphitheatre; Ticket prices vary.
Lord Huron; 8 p.m.; The Criterion; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, May 8
Ancient. Massive. Wild. - The Bison Exhibit; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Cowboys in Khaki: Westerners in the Great War; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.
Nashville Sound vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
MGMT; 7:30 p.m.; The Criterion; Ticket prices vary.
The Psychedelic Furs; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, May 9
Ancient. Massive. Wild. - The Bison Exhibit; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Cowboys in Khaki: Westerners in the Great War; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.
Nashville Sound vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 11:05 a.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
Old 97s and Bob Schneider; 6:30 p.m.; The Jones Assembly; Ticket prices vary.
Misso; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, May 10
2019 Big 12 Conference Softball Championships; All day; USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex; Ticket prices vary.
Ancient. Massive. Wild. - The Bison Exhibit; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Cowboys in Khaki: Westerners in the Great War; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.
LIVE on the Plaza; 7 p.m.; Plaza District; This event is free.
Nashville Sound vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
Shooter Jennings; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, May 11
2019 Big 12 Conference Softball Championships; All day; USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex; Ticket prices vary.
OKC Garden Fest; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; This event is free.
Ancient. Massive. Wild. - The Bison Exhibit; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Cowboys in Khaki: Westerners in the Great War; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.

Sunday, May 12
2019 Big 12 Conference Softball Championships; All day; USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex; Ticket prices vary.
Ancient. Massive. Wild. - The Bison Exhibit; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Cowboys in Khaki: Westerners in the Great War; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.
Darci Lynne & Friends; 3 p.m.; OKC Civic Center; Ticket prices vary.
Jim James; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, May 13
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West; All day; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Free with museum admission.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Better know Automobile Alley

Automobile Alley

It wouldn’t shock anyone if newcomers to the 4-0-5 were initially a little confused by Automobile Alley. At first glance, it is neither an alley or has a real obvious connection to automobile culture. In that spirit, let us introduce you to the district’s past, present and future.

Automobile Alley, located downtown along North Broadway Avenue, became the epicenter of the auto industry in OKC during the ‘20s. For decades, numerous car dealership and repair shops populated the area but in recent years the street has been redeveloped and is now an up-and-coming retail hot spot.

The most impressive thing about retail in Automobile Alley is its diversity. For foodies, the district is home to some of the best steak, pizza, burgers, tacos, coffee, chicken and sushi in the metro. The district also features trendy bars and is home to three craft breweries with tap rooms. And businesses are taking notice. Several companies and organizations are locating in the district to put their employees closer to the action.

For the full list of all to do and see, visit www.automobilealley.org, and be sure to follow Automobile Alley on Twitter at @AutoAlleyOKC.

restaurants, Automobile Alley, beer, downtown, nightlife
Posted by: Marcus Elwell
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