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The Paseo Arts District

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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.

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Nic’s Grill Has Great Food but Little Seating

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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!

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Thunder Alley – Pregame Celebrations Will Continue

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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.

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Ingrid’s Kitchen

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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.

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The Asian District of Oklahoma City

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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.

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May Events in Oklahoma City

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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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The 2012 Oklahoma City Autism Walk

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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.

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April Means It’s Arts Festival Time!

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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.

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The Rink Gallery is Definitely an Interesting Experience

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The Rink’s name is derived from the fact that it used to be an ice skating area where kids of all ages could enjoy playing hockey or figure skating.  Now the ice has been removed, and the twenty seven thousand square feet of space has been turned into a winding pathway with thousands of different items showcased by the more than one hundred different dealers and artisans.  The high ceilings that were originally built as part of the ice rink, now serve to make the gallery have a very lofty feeling, so that even though the path can feel cramped at times, I did not ever get the feeling of claustrophobia.

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Oklahoma Film Festivals and Movie Series

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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

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