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Entries from May 2008

Movie Theaters in OKC

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Looking to catch a movie while you’re in Oklahoma City?  There are a number of theaters you can go to, but the largest (and, in my opinion, nicest) are Harkins, Dickenson Penn Square 10, AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, and Cinemark TinselTown.

Harkins 

Harkins is the newest theater in Oklahoma City.  It’s one of the centerpieces of Bricktown, the revamped downtown area of Oklahoma City.  The theater has sixteen different screens, including the Cine Capri.  The Cine Capri is the largest movie screen in Oklahoma City, and if you really want to feel like you’re in the middle of the action, this is the theater for you.  The seats are incredibly comfortable, and all theaters have stadium seating, so you won’t be trying to look around anyone’s head.

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Soonercon – June 6, 7, and 8

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“Here there be pirates!” That’s the theme of the 2008 Soonercon, a convention of sci-fi, fantasy, and gaming fans. The convention focuses more on authors, artists, and general fandom than it does on big name television and movie stars, and it features a number of events that other conventions don’t. This year’s Soonercon is June 6, 7, and 8 at the Biltmore Hotel in Oklahoma City.

This year’s guest of honor is fantasy author John Ringo. He will be joined by artist guest of honor Tom Kidd, Toastmaster Selina Rosen, and special guests Gary FriedRich, Count Gregor, and Larry Nemecek. In addition these headline guests, many other authors and artists will be attending Soonercon. I’m especially looking forward to meeting Julie Kenner, one of my favorite authors.

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Fiberworks – June 6 through June 28

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Oklahoma has many interesting types of art.  In fact, the Oklahoma City art community has exploded in recent years, but while these new art exhibits and projects have been getting a lot of attention, the older exhibits shouldn’t be ignored.  One of those exhibits is Fiberworks, an interesting fiber arts exhibit that will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year.  The exhibit opens on June 6 at the Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) gallery located at 811 N. Broadway.

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May Events in OKC

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May is upon us here in OKC, and here is a brief look at some of the upcoming events.

May 10 – Pangea Day – Oklahoma City Museum of Art

May 10 – Canterbury Academy Spring Concert – Petree Hall, Oklahoma City University

May 11 – Mother’s Day in Downtown OKC – OKC National Memorial, Myriad Gardens, Museum of Art, etc.

May 16 and 17 – Rainbow Around the Sun Staged Reading – Lyric’s Plaza Theatre

May 17 – Yard Dawgz vs. Iowa Barnstormers – Ford Center

May 19 – An American Portrait – Canterbury Choral Society, Civic Center Music Hall

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Trek Expo 2008 – June 6, 7, and 8

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If you’re a science fiction fan in Oklahoma, you won’t find very many events to go to.  For whatever reason, the number of sci-fi conventions sharply dropped off about five years ago.  There used to be five or six a year, and now, there’s really only one: Trek Expo.  The Expo started out in Oklahoma City, then moved to Tulsa.  While it’s not strictly an OKC event any longer, I thought I’d post about it since it’s a huge Oklahoma event for fans of science fiction and fantasy.  Plus, Tulsa isn’t that far from OKC, and if you’re here visiting, it makes a nice little side trip.

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Paseo Arts Festival – May 24, 25, and 26

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Looking for something to do on Memorial Day weekend besides go to the lake or cook out?  How about heading over to the Paseo Arts District to attend the 32nd annual Paseo Arts Festival?  Yes, I know the Festival of the Arts was just a few weeks ago (the last full week of April, in fact), but the Paseo Arts Festival has a very different feel to it, and there are a lot of different types of artwork available.

Staring on Saturday the 24th and running through Monday the 26th, the Paseo Arts Festival takes up much of Northwest 28th through 30th streets.  Besides the art, visitors will be treated to live music and entertainment on two different stages. 

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