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.
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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.
Are you looking for some fun, different events to go to? We’ve got you covered! There are a lot of different performing arts events going on in Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas. Here are a few highlights.
April 14: Art Walk in downtown Guthrie. This festival features traditional artists showing in galleries and businesses in the downtown Guthrie area. Artists are on hand at each venue to chat, and you can purchase their artwork, too. Poets will also be reading their works at several venues. Visit http://www.guthrieartwalk.com/ for more information.
Are you looking for some good movies? Sure, you could go to one of Oklahoma City’s many movie theaters—Harkins, TinselTown, The Warren—but you might be looking for something other than a popcorn flick. Oklahoma has a number of film festivals and movie series, and many of them cost much less than going to a theater. Here are a few different movie series and festivals going on this spring. Check them out. Many include great movies that are not only entertaining but also very educational.
Oklahoma City University Film Series
Where: Oklahoma City University Kerr McGee Auditorium
Love is in the air! If you’re going to be in Oklahoma City on Valentine’s Day, there’s a lot going on. In fact, February is a pretty busy month overall. Here are some of the most popular activities going on in OKC.
Feb. 1-3 – Art Now exhibit of local artists at the Arts Center
Feb. 1-12 – OU School of Art Student Exhibit at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum
Feb. 1-28 – Carolyn Faseler art exhibit at the Santa Fe Depot
Feb. 1-Apr. 8 – Illuminations and Chihuly North-West art exhibit at the OKC Museum of Art
Feb. 1-Apr. 29 – Photography Collection Highlights at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum
Here at ClearlyOKC, I’ve noticed that our blogs on the An Affair of the Heart craft show always get a lot of comments. It’s one of the biggest events held in Oklahoma City, and people love it. That’s why we’re once again bringing you all the latest news on this event, including the 2012 dates!
Happy New Year!! 2012 is here, and it brings many different events with it. Start the new year off by attending one of these great events in Oklahoma City.
Every Monday in January is Free Admission Monday at the OKC Zoo! Check out the amazing animals for free!
Jan. 3 – OKC Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers at the Chesapeake Energy Arena
Jan. 6 – OKC Thunder vs. Houston Rockets at the Chesapeake Energy Arena
Jan. 7 & 8 – Redland Rendezvous Volleyball Tournament at the Cox Convention Center