One of my favorite parts of Oklahoma City is the Paseo Arts District. It’s a really neat little cultural area full of fun shops and restaurants. But you could say that about a number of places. What makes the Paseo different? It’s difficult to put it into words. Part of it includes the events, workshops, and classes the Paseo offers. Part of it is the people themselves. And part of it is just the experience.
Oklahoma City has a lot of different cool little burger joints, but none of them is quite as little Nic’s Grill. This small building sits on the corner of Pennsylvania and 12th street, but without its sign, you’d think it was a small house or even a storage building. However, don’t judge Nic’s by its size—it’s a really awesome burger place!
This blog was going to be one about the harmony of Oklahoma City Thunder fans, and the exciting way that the community was coming together in front of the Chesapeake Energy Arena to watch the playoff games and celebrate these victories together. However, in light of the events that took place in Thunder Alley late Monday night (5-21-12), I think it will end up being about something else entirely. After all, it is difficult to write about team spirit and community when eight people were shot and a pregnant fan was injured.
Ingrid’s Kitchen is one of those places I’ve heard about but just, for whatever reason, never visited. I recently had the chance to go there for lunch with a friend, and while the food was pretty good, the bakery is what blew me away. You’ll be amazed at the sheer number of cakes, cookies, and other desserts Ingrid’s master bakers whip up each day.
Oklahoma City has a number of different districts and areas that we think our readers would love exploring. That’s why we’re going to start a series of articles discussing each of these areas and what they have to offer visitors. We’ll be doing one a month, and this month we’re shining a spotlight on the Asian District.
Headed to Oklahoma City this May? If you are, you’ll find a lot of fun spring events. We have a lot going on year-round, of course, but in May, OKC events tend to start moving outdoors. We’ve got to get in as much as possible before the dreaded summer heat waves hit! Here are some select activities going on in OKC in May.
There are many different awareness walks and conventions that take place around Oklahoma City throughout the year. This May 5th, is the PieceWalk and 5k marathon put on by the good people at www.autismoklahoma.org.
The reason that this walk is so different from many of the others is that it is local. This group is one that works to make sure that all of the money they raise is directly given to help families with autistic families in Oklahoma, and one hundred percent of the money raised stays in Oklahoma to benefit families here. In fact, the walks for the last two years have helped to provide funding to programs that have benefitted families all throughout the state. There have been close to $87,500 worth of grants awarded in the last two years alone.
Do you love tattoos and tattoo culture? If so, you’ll be very interested in the Ink Life Tour Tattoo & Music Festival. It’s coming to the Cox Convention Center April 13, 14, and 15, and it’s bringing a lot with it!
The Ink Life Tour is the world’s largest tattoo and music festival (according to their promotional materials, anyway). This three-day event is sponsored by the House of Pain Tattoo Studio in EL Paso, Texas, and will be visiting a number of other cities in addition to Oklahoma City. They’ll be in Texas, Florida, Missouri, and Wisconsin. In addition to many famous tattoo artists who are travelling with the festival, many of Oklahoma City’s top artists will be on hand, too.
It’s that time of year again: time for the Festival of the Arts! This great event has been going on since 1967, and in a way, it’s not really spring here in OKC until the Arts Festival is in full swing. This year, the festival will be April 24 through 29, and as always, it will be held at the Festival Plaza and Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. Admissions is free! The festival opens at 11 a.m. each day and closes at 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. On Sunday, the festival will end at 6 p.m.
Do you love Disney? If you’re like me, some of your earliest childhood memories include watching Winnie the Pooh, Snow White, and Dumbo. If you’ve got kids, you’ve probably introduced them to Belle, Mulan, and, of course, Mickey Mouse. Disney fans of all ages will love the Disney exhibit currently being displayed at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
Entitled “A Century of Magic: The Animation of the Walt Disney Studios,” this exhibit is made up of over 80 animation cels. The cels come from the private collection of Janis and Domer “Jay” Scaramucci. It opened March 3 and will be on display through September 16.