Calendar of Events / Things To Do In Oklahoma

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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Nov
14
Thu
Oklahoma Film + Music Conference @ VAST
Nov 14 – Nov 15 all-day

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) will host their inaugural Oklahoma Film + Music Conference: New Heights on November 14 and 15 at Vast in Oklahoma City. This conference will commemorate 40 years of the state supporting an organized Film Commission by recognizing our state’s success and the strides we’ve made in putting Oklahoma on the map as a top filming destination in the United States.

With sessions covering both the film and music industries, audiences are invited to learn professional skills from a variety of speakers and panels. The conference is designed to foster the education and development of both seasoned professionals and industry members just getting started.

“The time is now to celebrate decades of rich film and music history and to acknowledge the great strides Oklahoma has made to make this an exceptional place to create, work and live,” said Tava Maloy Sofsky, Director of the Oklahoma Film + Music Office. “We are equally excited to empower present and future filmmakers, music-makers and the businesses that support both industries to learn and grow in their craft and talents, as we move to new heights together.”

Featured speakers include Jonathan King, independent film producer; Danny Manus, CEO of BullScript Consulting; DaJuan Johnson, Emmy-nominated actor; Anna Darrah, Director of Acquisitions for Spiritual Cinema Circle; Laura King, Business Manager at IATSE Texas/Oklahoma Local #484; Abby Kurin, Director of the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture; Jarod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, composer; Garrett Starks, owner of Castle Row Studios; Jeff Moseley, Founder and President of Fair Trade Services; and over 10 other expert industry professionals.

The opening session, “Why Industry Power Players are Choosing Oklahoma”, will begin Thursday at 9:00 a.m., with the conference culminating with a closing session, “The Future of Oklahoma Film + Music”, Friday at 12:30 p.m. Attendees of this two-day event will have the opportunity to network with panelists and other guests during a networking mixer on Thursday evening at Flint, inside Colcord Hotel, as well as during two lunches catered by Vast.

Attendees can also visit exhibitor’s tables to learn more about businesses involved in the Oklahoma film and music industries, such as Aldgate Insurance, Boiling Point Media, Castle Row Studios, The Post Hero, deadCenter Film Festival, and more than 20 other exhibitors.

In addition, the Oklahoma Film + Music Conference will offer attendees “One on One Sessions” with entertainment promoter Box Talent Agency, Jim Halsey’s company Starmaker 360, and casting director Ricki Maslar. These “One on One Sessions” will include a brief consultation to give both business and talent conference goers the opportunity to connect with nationally acclaimed film and music agencies. A select amount of appointment times will be available. Sign up will be at the registration table.

OF+MO would like to thank the hosting venue Vast in Devon Tower as well as the Cherokee Nation Film Office, Grand Casino Resort, Chisel Creative, Aldgate Insurance and 13 additional sponsors.

“Vast is excited to be involved in such a growing and impactful industry,” said Vast Director of Operations Kurt Fleischfresser. “We are proud to support OF+MO as they work hard to take film and music to new heights.”

Guests can choose to purchase a two-day pass for $30 or a single-day admission for a reduced price. Students who register with their student email may purchase a discounted badge. Registrants will receive an eco-friendly branded OF+MO anniversary water bottle.

For the complete schedule, speaker bios and to register, visit okfilmmusic.org/ofmoconference.

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Nov
16
Sat
Luther Pecan Festival @ Luther, Oklahoma
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 2019 Luther Pecan Festival is Saturday, November 16, 2019, with art, live music, car show, quilt show, cookoff and auction, raffle, more pecans and more pecan pie!

With more than fifty artists plus food trucks, entertainment by Opus Entertainment, live music, cookoff and more, come join the Pecan Festival in Luther. Get a head start on your holiday shopping as the finest local artisans and curators set up shop right in the middle of Main Street – they have clothes boutiques, skincare products from goats and donkeys, art from sculptors, woodworkers and painters, jewelry, herbs and more.

The Luther Pecan Festival is a production of Luther Register News.

  • Luther Pecan Festival Facebook Event link

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  • Nov
    21
    Thu
    Third Thursdays @ Oklahoma City Museum of Art
    Nov 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.

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    Dec
    6
    Fri
    First Friday Art Crawl @ Tulsa Arts District
    Dec 6 @ 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.

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    Paseo First Friday @ Paseo Arts District
    Dec 6 @ 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

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    Skirvin Jazz Club @ Skirvin Hotel
    Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    The Skirvin Jazz Club is a new Live Jazz Experience from the creators of Saints Sessions. Join OkSessions as they transform the beautiful Park Avenue Grill into an immersive live jazz experience.

    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)

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    Dec
    19
    Thu
    Third Thursdays @ Oklahoma City Museum of Art
    Dec 19 @ 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.

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    Jan
    3
    Fri
    First Friday Art Crawl @ Tulsa Arts District
    Jan 3 @ 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.

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    Paseo First Friday @ Paseo Arts District
    Jan 3 @ 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

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    Jan
    16
    Thu
    Third Thursdays @ Oklahoma City Museum of Art
    Jan 16 @ 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.

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