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
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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.
[pullquote-right]”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.”[/pullquote-right]”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.”
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.
The OSU Symphony Orchestra will perform Haydn, Beethoven, and Dvorak.
OSU Symphony Orchestra
Dr. Thomas Dickey, conductor
Prof. Heather Lanners, piano
Haydn, Overture to The World on the Moon
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor
Dvorak, Symphony No. 9 in E Minor (“From the New World”)
Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 PM
General Admission: $10
Students & Seniors: $5
Seretean Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall
Join the Wheeler District for a night of music under the Ferris Wheel lights! You can cap off the evening by strolling through the night market of pop-up shops on the lawn. This is a free event!
May 17th, 2019 7:00pm-11:00pm
Enjoy live music from K.C. Clifford, Cavern Company, and Thembi. Come hungry, Taco Nation, Wicked Hangry, Cook’n It Up, and Hawaiian Snow food trucks will be serving up some delicious eats! We’ll also be joined by The Big Friendly beer bus.
June 21st, 2019 7:00pm-11:00pm
Enjoy live music from Samantha Crain, Mola Mola, and Chelsey Cope. Come hungry, Taco Nation, Wicked Hangry, Cook’n It Up, and Hawaiian Snow food trucks will be serving up some delicious eats! We’ll also be joined by The Big Friendly beer bus.
July 19th, 2019 7:00pm-11:00pm
Enjoy a live music preview of Wiggle Out Loud with Academia OK Mariachi Students, MicroGiants, and Race Dance Company featuring “Men of Race”. Come hungry, Taco Nation, Wicked Hangry, Cook’n It Up, and Hawaiian Snow food trucks will be serving up some delicious eats! We’ll also be joined by The Big Friendly beer bus.
August 16th, 2019 7:00pm-11:00pm
Enjoy live music from Lincka, WoRm, and Changing Frequencies. Come hungry, Taco Nation, Wicked Hangry, Cook’n It Up, and Hawaiian Snow food trucks will be serving up some delicious eats! We’ll also be joined by The Big Friendly beer bus.
September 20th, 2019 7:00pm-11:00pm
Enjoy live music from Saint Loretto, Flock of Pigs, and Sophia Massad. Come hungry, Taco Nation, Wicked Hangry, Cook’n It Up, and Hawaiian Snow food trucks will be serving up some delicious eats! We’ll also be joined by The Big Friendly beer bus.
Event sponsors and partners Tinker Federal Credit Union, Wiggle Out Loud, CNS Audio Video, The Curbside Chronicle, and Wheeler District!
Join the Uptown 23rd District on September 22nd at 10:00 a.m. for Uptown 23rd’s fun run through the tree-lined streets of historic Mesta Park and Heritage Hills Historic Neighborhood Oklahoma City. The official after-race party will be at the 24th annual Mesta Festa 2019. Runners (21+) can bundle and receive a Mesta Festa beer garden wristband with their run registration.
All proceeds benefit the Uptown 23rd District Association, which exists to promote and vibrant community of Uptown 23rd.
The time has come to eat, sip and shimmy all in the name of beautification for Western Avenue.
Wednesday, September 25th, Western Avenue District will host Taste of Western from 6-9pm at Will Rogers Theatre. This marks the 17th year of this Oklahoma City tradition of culinary exploration. We invite you to join some of OKC’s most beloved restaurants as they serve up delicious cuisine for your palate all night long, alongside the most popular beer & wine vendors our city has to offer.
Try food from: Big Sky Bread Company, Bin 73, Hideaway Pizza, Gold Leaf Nutrition, Iron Star Urban BBQ, Musashi’s Japanese Steakhouse, Sushi Neko, The Hutch on Avondale, The Oil Tree, The Tasting Room. The Wedge Pizzeria, and VZD’s Restaurant & Bar.
With live jazz, sponsored by Amante and silent auction from our amazing sponsors, Taste of Western will be a swanky soiree you won’t want to miss.
General admission tickets are $55 per person
*New this year: VIP Lounge offering whiskey and champagne tastings throughout the night for an additional $20/ticket.
Buy your tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-western-2019-tickets-66942818773
Presented by: MidFirst Bank
Media sponsor: 405 Magazine
Along with the following sponsors: Keller Williams Realty Elite, OKC, Will Rogers Theatre, Ben E. Keith Foods Oklahoma City Division, Brewers Union, First National Bank of Oklahoma, A.C. Owen Construction, Beck’s Garage, Legacy Cleaners & Laundry, Luxiere Magazine, R3 Properties, Substancia Asset Management, Shellback General Contracting and Vilona Michael Marketing, LLC
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.
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.
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
Skirvin Jazz Club is hosted and organized by pianist and OkSessions co-founder Christian Pearson. Each performance features key musicians from Oklahoma City’s Jazz and Blues scene. Every show is uniquely and collaboratively arranged to showcase the artists featured. Season 2 of Skirvin Jazz Club is here! This is OKC’s immersive live jazz experience at the historic Skirvin Hotel. They are bringing back this exclusive series for an additional 6 performances: July through December 2019.
Doors open at 7 pm (Park Avenue Grill)
The show starts at 8 pm (Park Avenue Grill)
Afterparty begins at 10 pm (Red Piano Lounge, free admission)
Curiosity Fest is a daylong festival brings the academic humanities to the general public in engaging and accessible ways. Audience members can choose sessions from a smorgasborg of topics that could include important court cases, favorite authors, unsolved mysteries, the history of sports, first-person historical character portrayals, and current events. The humanities can inform the decisions we make, which is especially important in this ever-changing and complex world. The festival is held in Oklahoma City each year in October.
Showcasing the best of Uptown, the Patio Parties will serve as an open house for the district that’s free to attend with programming and discounts from local businesses, children’s activities, tailgate parties, live music and more!