Seriously. There are a million events happening this week in the Oklahoma City area. Okay, I may be exaggerating just a teensy tiny bit, but there’s so much to do this week that I double-dog- dare you to try and do just a third of the events. Just try.
Okay, first up is a mondo dose of live music. Check out Drew Andrews and the Spectral Cities at The Conservatory on Tuesday, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists at The Opolis on Wednesday, Suicide Silence at the Diamond Ballroom on Friday night and The Toasters, The Paper Flowers and Classy San Diego at The Conservatory on Sunday. English rockers, Muse, will be at the Ford Center this Friday night (tickets are still available for $43) and don’t miss Sugarland and Little Big Town at the Zoo Amphitheater on Thursday or the Randy Rogers Band at the Wormy Dog Saloon on Saturday night for some good-ole country music. Check out wimgo for links to buy tickets.
The Oklahoma River has quickly become one of Oklahoma City’s main attractions with Olympic qualifying events and celebrations, international competitions, river cruises and more. This Wednesday celebrate the opening of the Devon Boathouse at the blū Party. The event has live entertainment, food, wine tasting and cruises down the river and proceeds benefit youth outreach and athlete development programs. Another event on the Oklahoma River is the Oklahoma Regatta Festival this Thursday through Sunday where more than 1,000 rowers from across the country will compete. The festival includes an art show, food booths, live music, a children’s area with inflatables, a wine garden, and more.
I’m a master procrastinator. I usually finish my Christmas shopping around December 23. If that sounds like you, try to make a change this year and head out to the Mistletoe Market at State Fair Park this weekend. The three-day holiday shopping extravaganza features unique merchandise from more than 100 vendors from Oklahoma and across the country. Here you can shop for clothing, gourmet foods, gifts, children’s items, jewelry and more. Now…just to find time to wrap those darn gifts!
Other events at State Fair Park include Buchanan’s Vintage Flea Market this Saturday and Sunday and the OKC Gun Show on Saturday and Sunday as well.
The weather looks nothing short of blissful this weekend, so don’t miss The Plaza District Festival this Saturday and Sunday. This annual art event highlights a wide array of local performing artists, visual artists, musicians and provides interactive art education for the community. Another festival is the Deep Deuce Music Festival on Saturday. The free public concert will feature over 10 local bands of all music genres on 2 performance stages.
Hockey fans – get excited! The Oklahoma City Barons have their home opener on Saturday at the Cox Convention Center versus the Houston Aeros. Don’t miss the chance to see the brand new team and the newly renovated Cox Convention Center. Single game tickets are just $14 and season tickets are still available. The Barons are also home on Sunday to host Chicago.
Check out August: Osage County at the Civic Center Music Hall this Saturday for $25. This play has won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize and was named Best Play of the Decade by Entertainment Weekly. Also, join Conductor Matt Troy and Phil the Penguin at the Civic Center Music Hall as they take the whole family on a musical journey through exotic animal kingdoms this Sunday with Safari Symphony. And don’t miss Music, Mystery and Melody at the Civic Center on Saturday with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.
Stretch out those muscles and put on your running shoes! This Saturday you have a chance to participate in a local amazing race called Millionaire 4 a Day. Lots of prizes are up for grabs and even if you don’t win big, the event finishes up at Iguana Mexican Grill for a concert with Aranda and food and drink from 9th street businesses which is a pretty sweet ending to the day.
Head down to Norman for the 2nd Friday Circuit of Art this Friday night. This event is for all the art lovers out there – ride the CART around Norman for only $2 and be dropped off at all of the local galleries.
You probably know that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It seems everyone knows someone affected by this disease and we all know how important early detection is. If you want to help make a difference, don’t miss Race for the Cure this Saturday morning at the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark. Events include the Race and 1-mile Family Fun walk and a McDonald’s Kids Dash as well as a survivor ceremony.
Have a great week and let me know what’s on your agenda!
-Wendy with wimgo