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.

Mar
21
Thu
Third Thursdays @ Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Mar 21 @ 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.

[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.”

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.

Mar
22
Fri
Caffeine Crawl @ Various Coffee Shops
Mar 22 – Mar 23 all-day

Beer lovers have pub crawls and wine lovers have wine tours. Coffee lovers have…Caffeine Crawl! Grab your travel mug ­as the buzz is already building. The Oklahoma City Metro will all take part in highlighting local treasures when it comes to coffee and tea.

Each business will showcase its unique skills and style with a short, educational presentation and a delicious sample. Crawlers will receive a ‘swag bag’ with take-home treats from participating shops and sponsors. Each route will be led by a Caffeine Crawl tour guide, and Crawlers will provide their own transportation between stops. With a diverse variety of participants, The LAB is thrilled to welcome you back to Oklahoma for a caffeinated weekend to remember!

Tickets to Caffeine Crawl range from $30 to $40, depending on the route, and are available at CaffeineCrawl.com

Momentum OKC @ The Womb
Mar 22 – Mar 23 all-day

Momentum by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition is two nights of ART, LIVE MUSIC, and tons of surprises. This dynamic and unique event works with Oklahoma artists ages 30 and younger in an exhibition created specifically for them, helping them gain experience and meet new audiences. Attendees encounter film, performance, new media, installation, music and more.

This year, we present Momentum in Oklahoma City. Momentum will feature visual art, performances & live music over two exciting nights:
Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd, 2019.
Then OVAC offers free gallery hours March 24th for more visitors to attend.

Photos from Previous Momentum OKC Events:
MomentumOKC 2016 - photo by Dennis Spielman

MomentumOKC 2016 - photo by Dennis Spielman

MomentumOKC 2016 - photo by Dennis Spielman

MomentumOKC 2016 - photo by Dennis Spielman

MomentumOKC 2016 - photo by Dennis Spielman

For tickets and more information, visit momentumoklahoma.org

Mar
26
Tue
OSU Symphony Orchestra @ Seretean Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

In honour of Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday, the OSU Symphony Orchestra will perform Walton’s Crown Imperial Coronation March, Elgar’s Severn Suite, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A Minor (“Scottish”), which was dedicated to Queen Victoria.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 7:30 PM
Seretean Center for the Performing Arts
General Admission: $10
Students & Seniors: $7

Apr
5
Fri
Paseo First Friday @ Paseo Arts District
Apr 5 @ 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

Apr
11
Thu
Uptown Uncorked @ Tower Theatre
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Uptown Uncorked

Uptown 23rd District’s annual fundraiser, Uptown Uncorked, is Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the Tower Theatre. Come and enjoy the district’s food and beverage-tasting event that features Uptown restaurants and merchants. The monies raised from the event support the beautification of medians and public spaces along 23rd Street, Uptown 23rd events, and programming efforts, all of which help to improve the appearance and livability of Oklahoma City’s urban core.

Uptown Uncorked - photo by Dennis Spielman

During the event, patrons will sample food, wine, and beer, be entertained by great music, participate in a raffle and have the opportunity to mix and mingle with other Uptown 23rd friends and fans. Join the renaissance of the Uptown 23rd District, making it one of the city’s premier business, arts, and entertainment districts.

For tickets and sponsor packages, visit uptown23rd.com/uptownuncorked

Apr
12
Fri
Oklahoma Songwriter’s Festival @ Tower Theatre
Apr 12 – Apr 13 all-day

The fourth annual Oklahoma Songwriters Festival, co-presented by Grand Casino Hotel & Resort and the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, will take place Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, with a ticketed Friday evening fundraiser, a Saturday morning Songwriting Camp and the state’s one-of-a-kind musical round table, The Songwriter Showcase, on Saturday evening. Friday night’s dinner and entertainment will take place at Grand Casino’s Flame Brazilian Steakhouse on April 12 and Saturday’s programming on April 13 will take place at the iconic Tower Theatre located at 423 NW 23rd Street.

The Oklahoma Songwriters Festival was created in 2016 by Ada-native Zac Maloy, former singer and songwriter for The Nixons – an Oklahoma-based rock band that rose to fame in the 1990s – in an effort to highlight songwriters and the art of songwriting.

Each year Maloy returns home from Nashville, Tenn., to Oklahoma for the Festival, inviting award-winning Music City songwriters to join him in writing rooms and on stage for a weekend of celebrating a talented pool of artists who typically shine behind song credits. Local songwriters will showcase talents in a similar format and start the night off with original songs written and recorded in Oklahoma.

“Each year our songwriters are not only so candid and genuine in sharing their talents on our stage, but it’s their day-to-day work ethic and passion for the field that strengthens this genre year over year,” Maloy said. “Making for a better show each time. Here we are at year four and I honestly believe this is the strongest collective lineup we have ever had.”

Along with Maloy, this year’s Nashville-based songwriters include Oklahoma-native Brett James, ASCAP’s 2010 Country Songwriter of the Year (credits include Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take the Wheel” and “Cowboy Casanova,” Kenny Chesney’s “Reality,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Mr. Know It All,” and more), Tulsa born David Hodges, former member of Evanescence (credits include Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Because of You,” Carrie Underwood’s “See You Again,” Christina Perri’s “Thousand Years,” Maren Morris/Vince Gill’s “Dear Hate,” and more), and Marcus Hummon, dubbed Nashville’s Renaissance Man (credits include Rascal Flatts’ “Bless The Broken Road, The Dixie Chicks’ “Cowboy Take Me Away” and “Ready To Run,” Sara Evans’ “Born To Fly,” Tim McGraw’s “One Of These Days,” Wynona’s “Only Love,” and more).

In addition to The Nixons’ songs, Maloy has co-written songs for Carrie Underwood (Temporary Home), Daughtry (“Used To”), and other chart-topping artists such as Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Halestorm, 3 Doors Down, Jake Owen and David Cook.

The local set will comprise of Oklahoma’s own talented openers: Kinsey Charles, Graham Colton, Tyler Hopkins, Beau Jennings.

This year, Maloy has asked Chainsaw Kittens frontman Tyson Meade to perform a few songs alongside him, and Emmy Award-winning rapper Jabee Williams will perform one of his crowd-pleasing freestyle sets on stage in his hometown.

“My favorite part of last year’s festival was seeing the insanely talented Oklahoma-based songwriters singing and telling the stories behind their songs,” Maloy said. “This year will be no different. We’re going to have fun and we’re expanding into the art of hip-hop’s freestyle technique, why not? The venue at Tower is set up in a way that every seat provides a great stage view to the sounds and emotion dripping from the stage.”

Tickets for Friday evening’s dinner at Flame Brazilian Steakhouse at Grand Casino are $100 per person and include transportation to/from 21c Museum Hotel. Tickets may be purchased via RSVP at OSFoffice@icloud.com.

Before the Saturday evening showcase, the festival will include a Songwriting Camp, presented by the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, in the morning at Tower Theatre, which will include an interactive panel discussion and Q&A with songwriters. A chance for a one-on-one mentoring session with both Hummon and Maloy will be given away to two attendees. The Songwriting Camp is free and open to the public.

The Songwriter Showcase will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at Tower Theatre, and will recall a presentation format frequently used in Nashville, called a “writer round.” This event will start with a local round, then the main event will feature the Nashville songwriters singing the hits they’ve penned and the telling of stories behind the music. The Showcase is a ticketed event ($14-$40) with a VIP option that includes preferred seating and a meet-and-greet with artists before the show.

To see a schedule of events or purchase tickets for the Songwriter Showcase, visit oklahomasongwritersfestival.com.

LIVE on the Plaza @ Plaza District
Apr 12 @ 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)

Apr
13
Sat
Wanderlust Pop Up Shops @ Wheeler Ferris Wheel
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

WANDERLUST Pop Up Shops

WANDERLUST Pop Up Shops is an outdoor market at the Wheeler Ferris Wheel that includes exhibitors that are artists, hand-crafted artisans, food trucks, boutiques, repurposed, vintage, and unique local businesses. There will be no direct sales or multi-level marketing vendors at this event.

Best of all, admission is free.

Wanderlust - photo by Dennis Spielman

This event is owned and produced by Revolve Productions.

Apr
18
Thu
Third Thursdays @ Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Apr 18 @ 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.

[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.”

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.