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.

Jan
31
Fri
Glitter Ball @ Factory Obscura
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Glitter Ball is the winter dance party and art extravaganza presented by deadCenter Film and KINDT Events. This year’s party features a winter formal theme with more music, dancing, and visual spectacle than ever before at the intersection of art and avant-garde, Factory Obscura.

Tickets may be purchased online. Proceeds will benefit deadCenter Film.

Glitter Ball - photo by Dennis Spielman

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Feb
1
Sat
Leap Coffee Roasters Artist Blend Reception @ Leap Coffee Roasters
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Leap Coffee Roasters announces its collaboration with poet and visual artist Angie LaPaglia to create the company’s 2020 Artist Series Blend coffee, “Shameless,” set to launch February 1. As in years past, the Leap team has worked together with LaPaglia to create this signature blend that speaks to her work, and a percentage of its sales will benefit the artist.
“When we started Leap four years ago, one of the things we wanted to do was find a creative way to support local art,” says Kari Hirst Starkey, co-owner of Leap. Together with her husband and co-owner Eric Starkey, they created the Leap Artist Series Blend program. Every year they have supported artists in a range of disciplines, from singer/songwriters, to visual artists, to this year, a poet.
According to Eric, “Shameless” is a light-to-medium roast coffee blend that is robust without being bitter, with notes of cocoa, golden raisin, and nutmeg, and a smooth finish. It’s comprised of certified organic beans from Brazil, Guatemala, and Sumatra. The Sumatra coffee co-op is women-owned, which was an imperative for LaPaglia.
“The shape of my life is the result of my gender, and my art is very much about the condition of being a woman,” she says. “So it was important to me that this coffee support women.”
Angie says that the name “Shameless” is derived from her bold approach to poetry. Because of her raw, visceral style she’s been called “the poet who’s not afraid to feel.” Her visual presentations of original poems are known for being powerful and moving, and she says she wanted a coffee that was as bold as her art. “Shameless is not subtle. It very much knows who it is.”

LaPaglia and the Leap team will celebrate the coffee’s debut with a launch party and art opening Saturday, February 1, from 10 am – 1 pm at the Leap retail warehouse, 44 NE 51st Street in Oklahoma City. The event will include music by Norman-based singer/songwriter Lacy Saunders, poetry performances by LaPaglia, and a unique display of some of her most recognized poems.
In addition to furthering her own practice, Angie has plans to leverage her year-long residency to lift up Oklahoma women. She will curate two exhibitions in 2020, one including emerging female artists as young as age 14. She is also collaborating with the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition to bring awareness to women’s issues in the state.
Leap’s Artist Series Blend is a collaborative approach to producing custom coffee blends, with a percentage of sales benefiting a local artist directly. A new artist is chosen each year to produce a signature blend in collaboration with the roasters. Previous local artists with coffee blends include the musical duo “Miss Brown to You” and visual artists Romy Owens, Eyakem Gulilat, and Amanda Zoey Weathers. All Artist Series Blend coffees are available for purchase online at leapcoffeeroasters.net, at select Sprouts and Homeland locations, and at the Leap warehouse, 44 NE 51st Street in Oklahoma City.

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Feb
6
Thu
Chocolate Decadence @ Volvo Annex
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Chocolate Decadence is proud to celebrate its 23rd anniversary in 2020, and we invite you to join us for a truly decadent night featuring delicious drinks, unforgettable auction items, live music, and of course savory and sweet chocolate creations from Oklahoma City’s best restaurants!

This year, Chocolate Decadence will be held in Leadership Square as they prepare exciting changes to the event, its brand, and location. The event continues to sell out every year, so don’t miss the chance to celebrate as a sponsor or attendee and be the first to hear about what’s to come in 2021!

All proceeds from this year’s event go directly to the Automobile Alley Association, which funds community projects in the district including light displays, neon sign grants, marketing, street furniture, research, and public art.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit chocolatedecadenceokc.com.

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Feb
7
Fri
Paseo First Friday @ Paseo Arts District
Feb 7 @ 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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Feb
20
Thu
Third Thursdays @ Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Feb 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.

[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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Mar
6
Fri
Paseo First Friday @ Paseo Arts District
Mar 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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Mar
19
Thu
Third Thursdays @ Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Mar 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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Mar
21
Sat
OKC Festival of Freaks @ Oklahoma State Fair
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Welcome, darklings, to the second Festival of Freaks! Purveyors of the weird, dark artists, paranormal investigators, mediums, monsters, magicians, and more! The Festival of Freaks is sure to have something for every boil and ghoul. They will have local vendors selling strange and mysterious wares, monstrous creatures, fortune tellers, unique dancers and much more!

The event will be on March 21, 2020, from 11 am to 7 pm in the Hobbies, Arts and Crafts Building at the OKC State Fair Park.

ADMISSION
$5 a person, children 3 and under are free.

COSTUMES WELCOMED! (Must stay within guidelines)
Costume Policy: Keep it fun, and PG-rated. NO WEAPONS!
Nothing that looks even remotely real. Must be plastic, foam or cardboard. The Festival of Freaks reserves the right not to allow anyone in costume into our event if we deem it inappropriate or in bad taste.

Music and MC by DJ Toxic
Aura Readings by MD Weems
Palmistry by Amber’s Enchanted Energy
Tarot Readings by Chaos Fox
Crystal Ball Oracle Readings by Priestess Hattie’s Mystic MoonRaven
Face painting and Henna by Natural Henna by Rebecca

Special Guests
Museum of Osteology and Skulls Unlimited International
We are happy to announce our partnership with Skulls Unlimited and the Museum of Osteology. They will be bringing museum displays as well as skull cleaning and processing items.

Investigating Oklahoma’s Paranormal (IOKP)

Performance Schedule
1:00 – A Mirage Dance Company
1:30 – 2:30 – COSTUME CONTEST REGISTRATION
2:30 – A Mirage Dance Company
3:00 – Costume Contest (Scroll to bottom for details)
6:00 – Cirque du Freaque

Tickets are $5 a person, children 3 and under are free.

This event is not for the faint of heart! There may be imagery that some might find disturbing so please be wary. This event is open to all ages, but please be aware there may be art featuring nudity, gore, or other subjects along those lines.

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Apr
3
Fri
Paseo First Friday @ Paseo Arts District
Apr 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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Apr
16
Thu
Third Thursdays @ Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Apr 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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