Calendar of Events / Things To Do In Oklahoma

Food Trucks on Film Row. Photo by Dennis Spielman

Oklahoma is becoming a place where people are no longer asking, “What is there to do?” and are now asking, “What shall we do?” To help decide what to do, Uncovering Oklahoma’s curated calendar of events features the best of the best unique events happening throughout Oklahoma. Whenever you’re looking for something interesting to do on the weekend or your day off, come here and find out what’s happening. Be sure to follow on Facebook or Twitter as events will often be shared there too!

Special Event Guides:
Valentine’s Day
Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday Events
St. Patrick’s Day
Earth Day
Cinco de Mayo
Mother’s Day
Father’s Day
July 4th
Oklahoma Oktoberfests
Halloween and Haunted Houses
Christmas Lights, Holiday Plays, and Winter Festivities Guide
New Year’s Eve Celebration Guide

To submit your event for consideration, click here.

Dec
13
Thu
Oklahoma Film Fest @ Film Row
Dec 13 – Dec 15 all-day

Oklahoma Film Society is putting on their first film festival and it’s completely FREE! This year-end celebration of Oklahoma filmmakers will take place on December 13th through 15th across three venues in Oklahoma City.

Come watch award-winning films from local filmmakers and mingle with film lovers and the creators after the screenings with film networking events!

They will be screening Laron Chapman’s award-winning debut feature film, You People, Mickey Reese’s new award-winning film Strike, Dear Mistress, and Cure His Heart, deadCenter darling The Jurassic Games from Ryan Bellgardt, anthology film MONO, directed by five local filmmakers and Kyle Roberts’ short film The Grave. Again… ALL FREE!

FULL SCHEDULE:
December 13 – The Paramount Room
Doors – 7 p.m.
The Grave – 7:30 p.m.
Strike, Dear Mistress, and Cure His Heart – 8 p.m.
Director Q&A following screening

December 14 – The Paramount Room
Doors – 7 p.m.
The Jurassic Games – 7:30 p.m.

December 15 – [Artspace] at Untitled + 21c Museum Hotel
[Artspace]
Doors – 2 p.m.
MONO – 2:30 p.m.
Directors Q&A following screening

21c
Doors – 7 p.m.
You People – 7:30 p.m.
Director Q&A following screening
Awards Ceremony following Q&A

Dec
14
Fri
2nd Friday Norman Art Walk @ Downtown Norman
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk is a monthly, citywide celebration of art in Norman. It’s a collaboration between artists, art organizations, and businesses, brought to you by the Norman Arts Council. All events are free and open to the public from 6pm to 9pm.

The main action happens in Downtown Norman where many of the businesses are having art shows, live music, giveaways, and other fun activities.

Photo Gallery
Art Walk Tips

  • Pay attention to doors! There are hidden treasures, like Gallery123. On 123 E. Main St. in downtown is a doorway leading upstairs to several small art studios.
  • Come early because it will take time to walk all of Downtown Norman.

  • LIVE on the Plaza @ Plaza District
    Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    LIVE on the Plaza @ Plaza District | Oklahoma City | Oklahoma | United States

    Live! on the plaza is the plaza district’s second friday art walk. Each second Friday, Plaza District businesses stay open late with featured artists, live music, special events, local shopping and much more!

    LIVE on the Plaza is presented by Fowler Volkswagen of Norman and Oklahoma Employees Credit Union. Located on the 1700 block of NW 16th, visit the Plaza District during LIVE on the Plaza. Parking in available on street, in Lyric Theatre’s lots in the center of the district and just west of 16th & Indiana. Additional parking can be made in the surrounding neighborhoods.

    LIVE! ON THE PLAZA WILL HAPPEN EVERY 2ND FRIDAY, RAIN OR SHINE. 7PM – 11PM(ISH)

    Dec
    20
    Thu
    Third Thursdays @ Oklahoma City Museum of Art
    Dec 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    The Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s Third Thursdays program features live music, a special menu at the Museum Cafe, full bar on the Roof Terrace, and access to the Museum’s galleries. Admission is just $5; food and libations are available at an additional cost. This year, the Museum’s Roof Terrace will be open to the public only during Third Thursday events.

    “Throughout the year, Third Thursday will be a fantastic way to visit the Museum and channel your ‘inner Michelangelo’ while enjoying great food and drinks in a unique atmosphere.”“The Museum has always been busy on Thursday evenings,” said E. Michael Whittington, President and CEO. “We are thrilled to offer even more reasons to visit with our new Third Thursday series presented by Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores. Throughout the year, Third Thursday will be a fantastic way to visit the Museum and channel your ‘inner Michelangelo’ while enjoying great food and drinks in a unique atmosphere. We are grateful to Love’s for their partnership in this innovative new Museum program.”

    “We are excited to support a full year of Third Thursdays,” added Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications at Love’s. “The recent growth and development of our downtown area has been significant and Third Thursdays will continue to build on this momentum. We believe the arts are a vital part of a vibrant downtown and are committed to increasing access for everyone in our community.”

    Exhibit at the OKC MOA - photo by Dennis Spielman

    The Museum will continue extended hours and $5 admission every Thursday, but special programming and the opening of the Roof Terrace will occur only on the third Thursday of the month.

    Admission to the Museum on Thursday evenings is $5, and no other discounts apply. Admission for Museum members is always free. More information about Third Thursdays, including how to purchase tickets, can be found on the Museum’s website, okcmoa.com.

    Jan
    4
    Fri
    First Friday Art Crawl @ Tulsa Arts District
    Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Center of the Universe - photo by Dennis Spielman

    Center of the Universe looking at the Tulsa Arts District


    The First Friday Art Crawl was established in 2007. This year-round monthly event features all of the galleries, studios and museums as well as the part-time galleries in various shops opening their doors to show art. The Art Crawl is held on the first Friday of the month and open from 6 pm to 9 pm.

    In line with its original purpose, local artists are given an opportunity to display and sell their work. This event has grown from 50–100 people visiting 4–6 venues to an event that has drawn over 3,000 people and continues to attract new people to Downtown Tulsa. Besides the art galleries being open, the established museums and galleries offer free admission and many shops stay open late. During any given Art Crawl, visitors can expect visual art, performances and maybe a few fireworks! Each venue offers something different and creative, a true hallmark of the Tulsa Arts District.

    The First Friday Art Crawl can be the perfect date night when you start with a cocktail, coffee or early dinner on one of the many patios. It can also be a leisurely browse of the art and a great late dinner or nightcap at the District’s unique restaurants or clubs. Families can find many options from kid-friendly gallery shows to live music in the park. For those who like to linger even later, stay for one of the clubs, bars or coffee shops – many of which offer live entertainment.

    Paseo First Friday @ Paseo Arts District
    Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk features more than 80 artists in more than 25 galleries participating, all within walking distance. Paseo galleries offer special themed exhibits, refreshments, guest artists and a variety of entertainment opportunities. The night typically features four to six Art Opening Receptions to showcase the new work of the gallery/studio owners or the work of guest artists.

    Come visit Oklahoma City’s historic arts district to experience dozens of galleries, three restaurants, and a handful of shops stand in distinctive Spanish Mission Revival style buildings, all within a two block distance.

    First Friday Gallery Walk at the Paseo - photo by Dennis Spielman

    First Friday Gallery Walk at the Paseo - photo by Dennis Spielman

    First Friday Gallery Walk at the Paseo - photo by Dennis Spielman

    The First Friday Gallery Walk starts on the First Friday of every month at 6 pm and lasts until 10 pm.

    For more information on the Paseo Arts District, visit thepaseo.com

    Jan
    11
    Fri
    2nd Friday Norman Art Walk @ Downtown Norman
    Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    The 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk is a monthly, citywide celebration of art in Norman. It’s a collaboration between artists, art organizations, and businesses, brought to you by the Norman Arts Council. All events are free and open to the public from 6pm to 9pm.

    The main action happens in Downtown Norman where many of the businesses are having art shows, live music, giveaways, and other fun activities.

    Photo Gallery
    Art Walk Tips

  • Pay attention to doors! There are hidden treasures, like Gallery123. On 123 E. Main St. in downtown is a doorway leading upstairs to several small art studios.
  • Come early because it will take time to walk all of Downtown Norman.

  • LIVE on the Plaza @ Plaza District
    Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    LIVE on the Plaza @ Plaza District | Oklahoma City | Oklahoma | United States

    Live! on the plaza is the plaza district’s second friday art walk. Each second Friday, Plaza District businesses stay open late with featured artists, live music, special events, local shopping and much more!

    LIVE on the Plaza is presented by Fowler Volkswagen of Norman and Oklahoma Employees Credit Union. Located on the 1700 block of NW 16th, visit the Plaza District during LIVE on the Plaza. Parking in available on street, in Lyric Theatre’s lots in the center of the district and just west of 16th & Indiana. Additional parking can be made in the surrounding neighborhoods.

    LIVE! ON THE PLAZA WILL HAPPEN EVERY 2ND FRIDAY, RAIN OR SHINE. 7PM – 11PM(ISH)

    Jan
    17
    Thu
    Third Thursdays @ Oklahoma City Museum of Art
    Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    The Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s Third Thursdays program features live music, a special menu at the Museum Cafe, full bar on the Roof Terrace, and access to the Museum’s galleries. Admission is just $5; food and libations are available at an additional cost. This year, the Museum’s Roof Terrace will be open to the public only during Third Thursday events.

    “Throughout the year, Third Thursday will be a fantastic way to visit the Museum and channel your ‘inner Michelangelo’ while enjoying great food and drinks in a unique atmosphere.”“The Museum has always been busy on Thursday evenings,” said E. Michael Whittington, President and CEO. “We are thrilled to offer even more reasons to visit with our new Third Thursday series presented by Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores. Throughout the year, Third Thursday will be a fantastic way to visit the Museum and channel your ‘inner Michelangelo’ while enjoying great food and drinks in a unique atmosphere. We are grateful to Love’s for their partnership in this innovative new Museum program.”

    “We are excited to support a full year of Third Thursdays,” added Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications at Love’s. “The recent growth and development of our downtown area has been significant and Third Thursdays will continue to build on this momentum. We believe the arts are a vital part of a vibrant downtown and are committed to increasing access for everyone in our community.”

    Exhibit at the OKC MOA - photo by Dennis Spielman

    The Museum will continue extended hours and $5 admission every Thursday, but special programming and the opening of the Roof Terrace will occur only on the third Thursday of the month.

    Admission to the Museum on Thursday evenings is $5, and no other discounts apply. Admission for Museum members is always free. More information about Third Thursdays, including how to purchase tickets, can be found on the Museum’s website, okcmoa.com.

    Feb
    1
    Fri
    First Friday Art Crawl @ Tulsa Arts District
    Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Center of the Universe - photo by Dennis Spielman

    Center of the Universe looking at the Tulsa Arts District


    The First Friday Art Crawl was established in 2007. This year-round monthly event features all of the galleries, studios and museums as well as the part-time galleries in various shops opening their doors to show art. The Art Crawl is held on the first Friday of the month and open from 6 pm to 9 pm.

    In line with its original purpose, local artists are given an opportunity to display and sell their work. This event has grown from 50–100 people visiting 4–6 venues to an event that has drawn over 3,000 people and continues to attract new people to Downtown Tulsa. Besides the art galleries being open, the established museums and galleries offer free admission and many shops stay open late. During any given Art Crawl, visitors can expect visual art, performances and maybe a few fireworks! Each venue offers something different and creative, a true hallmark of the Tulsa Arts District.

    The First Friday Art Crawl can be the perfect date night when you start with a cocktail, coffee or early dinner on one of the many patios. It can also be a leisurely browse of the art and a great late dinner or nightcap at the District’s unique restaurants or clubs. Families can find many options from kid-friendly gallery shows to live music in the park. For those who like to linger even later, stay for one of the clubs, bars or coffee shops – many of which offer live entertainment.