Hey fellow Oklahomans! Fall officially starts this week and with it comes a lot of great events and activities in the Sooner state. Here are a few of my top picks…
This is the last week of the Oklahoma State Fair. Check out fun events all week long including Disney on Ice, TNA Wrestling Live on Thursday and a long list of concerts with artists like McHammer, Matt Morris and, Bulls & Brawn featuring Josh Turner and 8 Second Ride featuring Jake Owen. Also, make your own music at the Okie Karaoke Contest and don’t miss the all of the wild-west shows at 14 Flags Plaza. Check out my State Fair blog post for a complete list of events and activities.
This Tuesday, take your kids to see Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live! at the Civic Center Music Hall Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre. Tickets are just $20 to see characters from Dora the Explorer, The Backyardigans, and other top-rated TV shows. Also, don’t miss Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, which is National Public Radio’s wacky approach to the week’s news and newsmakers at the Civic Center Music Hall this Thursday at 7:30.
Also this Tuesday, the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark is host to the Triple A Baseball Championship where the Tacoma Rainiers will take on the Columbus Clippers and tickets are just $7.
There are plenty of opportunities for you to make a difference in the community this week. First of all, don’t miss the Regional Food Bank’s Fashion for Food Fashion Show this Saturday evening hosted by Project Runway famed fashion designer Johnathan Kayne. Proceeds from the fashion show, silent auction, wine pull and raffle will go toward the Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids program. Next, the Oklahoma Run to Defeat Diabetes is this Saturday on the University of Oklahoma Campus. All proceeds from this event benefit the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center. Finally, if you’re in Edmond, participate in the Edmond CROP Hunger Walk at Mitch Park on Sunday. Money raised at this year’s event will go directly to the Hope Center, Breakfast on Boulevard, Samaritan House and Edmond Mobile Meals.
The ONE Party in Norman is the place to be this Thursday evening. The Mission of ONE is to Celebrate and Showcase the organizations tied to the Norman Arts Council while raising funds to elevate this impact in the Norman community. Tickets are just $40 and can be purchased at all Norman Republic Bank locations.
If you’re in the mood for a bit of live thrash metal music (and who isn’t?!) go see Anthrax at the Diamond Ballroom on Thursday evening for $19. Or, if you’re not feelin’ thrash metal… check out other live music happening around OKC this week including Green Corn Revival CD Release Party with Siren, Ali Harter and Little League Hero at The Opolis on Friday, Umphrey’s McGee at Diamond Ballroom on Saturday and The Pretty Black Chains CD Release on Saturday at The Conservatory.
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-Wendy with wimgo