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Entries from February 2012

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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The New I-40 Pedestrian Bridge

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Drawing of the SkyDance Bridge (image from the City of Oklahoma City website)

Construction has begun on a new Oklahoma City landmark: the I-40 Pedestrian Bridge, also called the SkyDance Bridge, will allow pedestrians to cross the new route of I-40 near Robinson Avenue.  It’s a part of the MAPS 3 downtown park, which will be built in 2013.  The bridge was designed by Professor Hans Butzer and is supposed to resemble the scissor-tailed flycatcher, Oklahoma’s state bird.

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Great Ways to Save in Oklahoma City with the Keep it Local Card

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If you are like me, then you probably like to go and explore the city and all that it has to offer as frequently as you can.  I have found that I am particularly fond of finding things that are local and are distinctively Oklahoman.  Because of this I was very excited to find out about the Keep it Local card.  I hadn’t read anything about it or seen any advertisements, but rather I noticed this stack of cards sitting on the countertop of my local coffee house.  So, I was excited to learn that this card offered a wide variety of discounts at local merchants that I would frequent anyway.  Plus, the ten dollars that I spent on the card was going to be used to help boost the local economy, which is something that appealed to me greatly.

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