The Myriad Gardens and the Crystal Bridge, a major landmark in downtown Oklahoma City, have been closed for just slightly over a year due to major renovations. The upgrades to the gardens are a part of Project 180, a $140 million dollar package that includes many different improvements to downtown OKC, including a redesign of the streets, parks, and plazas. The construction began in August of 2010 and won’t be completely finished until January 2014. As part of this year’s Festival of the Arts (April 26 – May 1), the Myriad Gardens will be reopening.
Entries from March 2011
There’s a lot going on in Oklahoma City in April. Here’s a list of some of the biggest events.
04/01-02 – Meatloaf performs at the Lucky Star Casino
04/02 – Baby & Toddler Expo at the Cox Convention Center
04/06 – OKC Thunder vs LA Clippers at the OKC Arena
04/06 – All Time Low performs at the Diamond Ballroom
04/07 – Miranda Lambert performs at the Lloyd Noble Center
04/08 – OKC Thunder vs Denver Nuggets at the OKC Arena
04/08 – Hinder and Black Stone Cherry perform at Lucky Star Casino-Clinton
Carolyn Forché is a poet, human rights advocate, and translator. Now the “poet of witness” comes to Oklahoma City to discuss her writing and life on April 13, 2011. She will be in OKC as part of the Oklahoma City University Thatcher Hoffman Smith Poetry Series.
Forché has been fascinated by struggle, especially an individual’s struggle against upheaval and turmoil. She’s traveled the world researching, witnessing, and writing about people’s challenges. In El Salvador, for example, she worked with human rights activist Archbishop Oscar Romero, a man who was later assassinated. She later worked with Amnesty International in finding people who had gone into hiding due to political upheaval. The chronicled her time in Central America in her book of poetry titled The Country Between Us. She followed this with several other volumes of poetry and translations of others’ works.
If you are like me, then you probably enjoy going out to a good concert every once in awhile, and recently I have begun to notice that there is a large influx of artists who are coming to Oklahoma venues. This is good news as it can provide you with a wealth of options to choose from if you are in the mood to get out of your house and go do something fun and exciting.