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Welcome From the Mayor

We hope you enjoy your stay in our wonderful city. Oklahoma City is rich with visitor opportunities, offering a variety of attractions and entertainment activities, and has a small-town flavor while offering the benefits of a large metropolitan city. You can experience first-class cultural programs of music, theater and dance, as well as museums and galleries. These, combined with our excellent shopping, hotels and restaurants, will create an unforgettable visit to Oklahoma City. I am pleased that you have chosen to visit Oklahoma City and let KEY Magazine be your guide. KEY Magazine is a comprehensive guide to events and attractions and provides helpful information about tourist sites, restaurants, and places to shop. I am sure that you will enjoy our unique brand of western hospitality and our friendly people! Sincerely,


Mick Cornett, Mayor

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Oklahoma City: The Newest Frontier KEY Feature: Chuckwagon Festival City Sources What to See & Do KEY Editor’s Pick: Put A Cork In It Entertainment Districts Calendar of Events KEY Dining: In The Raw Sushi KEY Exhibit: Museum of Art Dining Guide Clubs and Entertainment KEY Shopping: Outlet Shoppes Key Casino: Riverwind KEY Editor’s Pick: Broadway Wine Merchants Oklahoma City Map KEY Nightlife: Coyote Ugly Saloon Downtown Map Shopping KEY Editor’s Pick: Bricktown Brewery KEY Festival: Iguana Lounge KEY Editor’s Pick: Park House



Vol. 70 • May 2014 • No.3 Established 1947

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Oklahoma City The Newest Frontier

Oklahoma City is a surprise to many visitors and newcomers, with all the friendliness of a small town and the amenities of our nation’s biggest cities. And with over fifty attractions, museums and other activities, visitors will never be at a loss for fun things to see and do. Oklahoma City was born in a single day - April 22, 1889. Just a little over a century ago, the site of Oklahoma City was a grassand-timbered land of gently rolling hills flattening out into prairie in the west. In just over 100 years, this collection of tents grew to a metropolitan city that sprawls across 625 square miles of America's heartland. Its metro population numbers over a million - a third of the entire state’s population.


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ABOUT OUR PAST… Oklahoma’s written history began in 1541 when Spanish explorer Coronado ventured through this area. At that time, it was the home of the Plains Indian tribes, such as the Osage, Kiowa, Apache and Comanche. In 1803, Oklahoma was sold to the U.S. as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In the 1830s, the federal government forced the Five Civilized Tribes to leave their homelands. These tribes were living in the southeastern part of the U.S. They had to walk to Oklahoma over a trail that became known as the “Trail of Tears.” Many men, women and children died during this long and treacherous trip. Once these people settled here, Oklahoma became Indian Territory. 2014

Cowboys began their history on the Texas plains. Texas ranchers found they had large supplies of beef with no place to sell it. The East Coast needed beef. To meet that demand, Texas ranchers had to move their cattle to the closest railroads, which were in Kansas. The Chisholm Trail and other cattle routes were made through Oklahoma between 1866 and 1889. While traveling through Oklahoma, the ranchers realized the territory was not only closer to the railroads, but a good location for raising cattle as well. There was one parcel of land that was never given over to any Indian tribe the Unassigned Lands. In the 1880s, many frontier Americans wanted to move into this land. Soon, landless pioneers began slipping over into this area without authorization. These were the “Boomers,” who were trying to force t h e government into opening the territory up to homesteaders. President Benjamin Harrison signed legislation that opened up the Unassigned Lands and on

April 22, 1889, about 50,000 homesteaders gathered at the boundaries. At noon, the cannon roared, and the hordes of people streamed over the line on wagons and buckboards, horseback, on foot and even on bicycles into the two million acres of land, made their claims and, overnight, Oklahoma City grew out of the plains. The settlers who entered to claim land before the official start of the land run were called Sooners. Hence the state’s nickname. On December 16, 1907, the Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory joined, and Oklahoma became the 46th state.

Did You Know? The world’s first installed parking meter was in Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935. Carl C. Magee, of Oklahoma City, is generally credited with originating the parking meter. He filed for a patent for a “coin controlled parking meter” on May 13, 1935.

OKLAHOMA CITY TODAY The pioneer zeal of those early settlers is just as evident in the Oklahoma City of today. The western spirit that helped found Oklahoma City is apparent everywhere you go. Oklahomans are just as likely to be wearing boots and a cowboy hat as they are a suit and tie. Magnificent attractions Above: Cowboys and Rodeo are center stage each January at the International Finals Rodeo. Left: City Church Opposite Page: Metro Transit Trolley; Bricktown Ballpark.


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like the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Remington Park Race Track, Frontier City Theme Park, and the Red Earth Indian Center all reflect the strong ties this area has with its western heritage. In the early 1990s, the leaders of Oklahoma City were faced with a decision: to compete or retreat. The decision was made to compete and the city launched a visionary project one that would change the face of Oklahoma City forever. That plan was Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS), an ambitious program that is one of the most aggressive and successful public-private partnerships ever undertaken in the U.S. The current amount being spent in this public/private partnership exceeds $3 billion. As a result of that vision, visitors can now enjoy a multitude of new attractions and entertainment options. The NBA Oklahoma City Thunder

attract record crowds with its fast-paced, pulsepounding action in the new Chesapeake Energy Arena. The arena, a 20,000-seat entertainment facility, has proven to be an ideal location for basketball, concerts and events. The 15,000-seat AT&T Bricktown Ballpark is home to the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Houston Astros Triple A affiliate, and has been named one of the nation's top two minor league baseball facilities. Our professional ice hockey team, the Oklahoma City Barons, thrill sports fans in the Cox Center. The Bricktown Canal extends through the Bricktown entertainment district -- just east of downtown, past the Ballpark to the Oklahoma River. The river is being transformed into a seven-mile-long series of river lakes bordered by landscaped areas, trails and recreational facilities.

Work on this $23 million project will continue through 2011. Shops, restaurants and entertainment, hiking and biking trails, and park areas are part of this developing area. A multi-million dollar facelift and renovation of the Cox Convention Center has added new meeting rooms and lobby areas, along with a remodeled exterior and exhibit space. The renovation of the Civic Center Music Hall, an historic art deco building, is now the premier performing arts venue in the Southwest. A new trolley system, the Oklahoma Spirit, covers a three-mile area and loops

through downtown with an additional segment of the trolley system linking the Meridian area hotels, state fairgrounds an Stockyards area with downtown and Bricktown. The unique streetcars offer continuous service six days a week. Oklahoma City isn't lacking in entertainment options, either. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra, Ballet Oklahoma, and Broadway shows at Lyric Theatre and the Civic Center are just the beginning. Beautiful lakes, parks and some of the nation's best golf courses and tennis facilities also await the outdoor enthusiast. Welcome to the new Oklahoma City.

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One of the nation’s greatest family friendly festivals returns to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, May 24 and 25. The 24th Annual Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy Festival offers food, fun and entertainment in “The Cowboy Way!” New for 2014, kids 12 and under are admitted free. The festival provides mouth-watering food, musical entertainment and opportunity tobrowse the nation's premier Western heritage museum. Headlining the stage entertainment will be balladeer Don Edwards Saturday, May 24 and acclaimed Western singer and poet Red Steagall Sunday, May 25. Other musicians and singers include Cowboy Jim Garling, R.J. Vandygriff; Kristin Killion Williams; The Flying Fiddler Wayne Cantwell; and the young men of the A Bar Bunkhouse Band with their popular Western swing sound. Other entertainers include Dr. H.P. Hedgethicket III, who performs a hilarious Old West Medicine Show. The festival food is fantastic! Nine chuck wagon crews from Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas cook such delicious fare as stew, brisket, sourdough biscuits, beans, cobblers and rice pudding for visitors to sample. New in 2014, Luann Sewell Waters of Oklahoma will demonstrate Dutch Oven Cookin’ hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Waters has more than 25 years of experience teaching workshops and seminars across the country on wild game and Dutch oven cooking. The chuck wagons are invited to participate based upon the authenticity of their wagons and camps and ability to prepare food for thousands of guests over two days. The 2014 wagons from Oklahoma include Big Pasture Ranch from El Reno and the Cross Timbers Ranch Wagon from Mustang. Texas wagons include Prude Ranch from Fort Davis; Cocklebur Camp Chuck Wagon from Odessa; the Cross Wagon from Vega; the Honey Do Spoiler Wagon from Pampa; the J Bar D Ranch Wagon from Amarillo; and the Croton Creek Association

Wagon from Lubbock. The Rafter J Bar B wagon from Cambridge, Kansas, will participate for the first time. Children can participate in numerous outdoor activities: pony rides, rope making, bandana designing and crafting, to name a few. Stagecoach and covered wagon rides are offered around the festival oval, and in 2014 there will be flintknapping and blacksmithing demonstrations and old West reenactors. The Ag in the Classroom program offers butter making, and Saturday includes storytelling by Native American Tim Tingle. Inside the museum, watch square dancing by members of the Central District Square Dance Association. Festival hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and the Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission covers entrance to the festival, food tastings and the Museum. Hot dogs and beverages are available for purchase. Activities are concentrated outdoors on the festival grounds, but a few take place indoors in the air-conditioned comfort of the museum. Parking is free, and free shuttles transport guests between the festival ground and museum entrance. The acclaimed boutique that is The Museum Store offers festival t-shirts, music CDs, old-fashioned toys, cookbooks, art, jewelry, western apparel and a candy counter. Most guests want to browse the full selection inside the museum, but a satellite store is available on the festival grounds.

The Presenting Event Sponsor is the Dogwood Foundation. The Major Event Sponsors are Kimray Inc., Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Shawnee Milling Company. Additional support is made possible by Museum Partners Devon Energy Corporation, Chesapeake Energy Corporation and the E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation with major support from The Oklahoman. The list of awards for the festival is distinguished. It has been recognized by American Cowboy magazine as a Top 3 pick for Best Family Event, by central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country Marketing Association as Outstanding Children’s Attraction and by the American Bus Association as a Top 100 Event in North America, to name a few. The best endorsement is that the festival is again expected to attract thousands of visitors who will partake in memorymaking activities spread across the museum complex. Nationally accredited, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is located in Oklahoma City’s Adventure District at the junction of I-44 and I-35. For more information. call (405) 478-2250 or visit

Children 12 and under and current museum members are admitted for free. Admission for ages 13 and over is $15 per person. Two-day passes for ages 13 and over are $22 per person. In conjunction with the festival, Premium Family memberships are discounted to $65, providing admission for six to the festival and to the museum year round, as well as 12 months of other member benefits. Oklahoma City KEY • May 2014


Did You Know? Myriad Botanical Gardens has more than 1,200 species of plants in the Crystal Bridge, representing plants

CITY SOURCES EMERGENCY Police/Fire/Ambulance...........................................911 AAA Emergency Road Service.................(800)222-4357 OKC Police Non-Emergency.............................297-1000 Oklahoma Highway Patrol.................................425-2043 Cellular........................................................................*55 Oklahoma Poison Control Center......................271-5454

from every continent in the world except Antarctica– including more than 2,500 orchids.

URGENT CARE First1MED..............North OKC....................478.0633 First1MED..................NW OKC......................495.5841 First1MED................South OKC......................636-0767 First1MED...................Edmond........................844-1633


Above: Myriad Botanical Gardens

Bone and Joint Hospital.....................................272-9671 Community Hospital..........................................602-8100 Deaconess Hospital............................................604-6000 Edmond Medical Center....................................341-6100 Integris Baptist Medical Center.........................949-3011 Integris Southwest Medical Center....................636-7000 Mercy Health Center..........................................755-1515 Midwest Regional Medical Center....................610-4411 Norman Regional Hospital................................329-6877 OU Medical Center............................................271-4700 Renaissance Women’s Hospital.........................359-9800 Saint Anthony Hospital......................................272-7000 OU Health Science Center.................................271-4000 Veteran’s Hospital……........................……......270-0501

CREDIT CARDS: (TO REPORT LOST OR STOLEN) American Express.....................................(800)528-4800 Diners Club...............................................(800)234-6377 Discover....................................................(800)347-2683 MasterCard or Visa...................................(800)336-8472

GROUND TRANSPORTATION Yellow Cab...............................................(405) 232-6161

AIRLINES American...................................................(800)433-7300 Delta..........................................................(800)221-1212 Southwest..................................................(800)435-9792 United........................................................(800)241-6522 Frontier................................................(800)432-1359



Wiley Post Airport..............................................789-4061 Will Rogers World Airport Paging.....................680-3317 Police.....................680-3233 Travelers Aid. ........680-3317 Oklahoma City KEY • May 2014

Did You Know? ENTERTAINMENT Tickets and Information Ballet Oklahoma.........................................848-8637 Black Liberated Arts Center............................232-2522 Barons Hockey ..............................................232-4625 Bricktown Brawlers.........................................602-8557 Canterbury Choral Society...............................232-7464 Carpenter Square Theatre................................232-6500 Chesapeake Arena..........................................602-8500 Civic Center Music Hall..................................297-2584 COX Business Center......................................297-3300 Lyric Theatre...................................................524-9312 National Cowboy Museum.............................478-2250 Oklahoma State Capital..................................521-3356 Science Museum of Oklahoma........................602-6664 OKC Museum of Art......................................236-3100 OKC Philharmonic.........................................842-5387 Oklahoma Opry...............................................632-8322 Oklahoma City Redhawks..............................218-1000 Oklahoma City Thunder..................................208-4800 Prairie Dance Theatre......................................424-2249 Rose State College Performing Arts................733-7960 Stage Center Presents......................................270-4801 State Fair Park.................................................948-6704 Stockyards City...............................................235-7267

Oklahoma doesn’t have Indian Reservations. We do, however, have 39 federally-recognized tribal nations headquarters in the state. Oklahoma has the largest American Indian population of any state. Many of the American Indians living in Oklahoma today are descendants from the original 67 tribes inhabiting Indian Territory.

PUBLIC GOLF COURSES Brookside Golf Course (18 holes) 9016 South Shields • 632-9666 Earlywine Golf Course (36 holes) 115th & S. Portland • 691-1727 James Stewart Golf Course (9 holes) 824 Carverdale Drive • 424-4353

Above: Dancers performing at Red Earth Festival

Lake Hefner Golf Course (36 holes) 4491 S. Lake Hefner Road • 843-1565 Lincoln Park Golf Course (36 holes) 4001 N.E. Grand Blvd. • 424-1421 Trosper Park Golf Course (18 holes) 2301 S.E. 29th Street • 677-8874

PUBLIC TENNIS COURTS Earlywine Golf Course (12 Courts) S.W. 119th & May Avenue OKC Tennis Center (24 courts) N.W. 36th & Portland Oklahoma City KEY • May 2014


A R T G A L L E R I E S • M U S E U M S • AT T R A C T I O N S • H I S T O R I C S I T E S

WHAT TO SEE & DO AMERICAN BANJO MUSEUM 9 E. Sheridan • 604-2793 The American Banjo Museum is a $5 million, world-class 21,000 square foot facility honoring the rich history, vibrant spirit and unlimited future of the banjo. The museum contains more than 300 instruments, the largest collection on public display in the world. Examples include replicas of primitive banjos developed by African slaves in the Old South, Minstrel Age instruments from 19th century, post WWII instruments used in bluegrass, folk and world music, and museum’s core collection of ornately decorated banjos made in America during the Jazz Age of the 1920’s and 30s. Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6 Sun 12-5. Admission: Adults $6; Seniors (55+), Students $5; Youth (5-17) $4; Children (under 5) Free; Family (2 adults-2 children) $15

MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS 301 W. Reno - 297-3995 The Myriad Botanical Gardens is a 17-acre oasis in the heart of downtown. The centerpiece of the gardens is the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, featuring over 2,000 fascinating species of palm trees, flowers and exotic plants from across the globe. Hours: Mon-Sat 9-5; Sun 11-5 (Sun 11-7, June 1Labor Day). Admission to Crystal Bridge: $7 for adults; $6 for students, active military and seniors 62+; $4 for children 4-12. Discount for groups of 20+. Admission is free for children 3 and under. Outdoor grounds: Free.


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A winery in Bricktown? Hard to believe – but true. Put a Cork In It is a unique winery and tasting room. They let you taste their wines for free and hope you find one to call your favorite. They make, bottle and label their wines on premise, so if you want to watch or even help you're welcome to do that. You can even make, bottle and custom label a batch of wine of your own. Put A Cork In It uses juices from the finest varietal grapes to produce wines that are great for any occasion. Whether you enjoy a chilled glass of chardonnay, a smooth merlot, or a deliciously sweet light wine, they have one for you. Complimentary tastings are available to persons over 21. Once you find a wine you like, larger tastings are reasonably priced. You can even keep the glass as a souvenir for a small price. Of course, you also purchase and take your favorite wine home by the bottle or by the case. Put a Cork In It is located at 115 E. California in Bricktown on the canal level of the Miller-Jackson Building. The tasting room is open from 1-8 Wednesday & Thursday; 1-10 Friday & Saturday; and Sunday from 1-6. For more information. call 405.605.6656 or visit


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NATIONAL COWBOY & WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM 1700 NE 63rd • 478-2250 The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum preserves the rugged individualism and romantic spirit of the frontier. This popular visitor attraction features a superlative collection of classic and contemporary Western art, including works by Charles Russell, Frederic Remington, and the famous 18-foot sculpture, The End of the Trail. New historical galleries include the American Cowboy Gallery, the American Rodeo Gallery, Western Performer’s Gallery and Prosperity Junction, a re-created authentic western town. Visitors of all ages enjoy an adventure into the Old West at this national memorial to the American cowboy. Hours: Open 10-5 7 days a week except Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Day. Admission: adults $12.50, seniors and students $9.75, children ages 4-12 $5.75, children 3 and under free. OKLAHOMA CITY MUSEUM OF ART 415 Couch Drive • 236-3100 The Museum of Art in the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center is a 110,000 sq. ft. facility featuring 15 exhibition galleries, an education center, a 250-seat theater, cafe, store and library/resource center. Programs include world-class traveling exhibitions, comprehensive film programs and a variety of family activities. The commissioned 55 ft. signature sculpture by world renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly serves as a beacon for the museum and downtown. Hours: Tues-Sat 10-5; Thurs 10-9; Sun 12-5. Admission: Adults $12; Senior (62+) Students and Children $10; Children under 5 Free. Oklahoma City KEY • May 2014


OKLAHOMA HISTORY CENTER 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive • 522-0754 The past comes alive at the Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma’s state museum of history. Discover the people and stories that make Oklahoma truly unique. From oil and gas to aviation, from the Dust Bowl to space exploration, from tornadoes to the Land Run, from Native American Indians to Route 66, there’s a story of triumph and tragedy, hope and heartache, famous and infamous around every corner. Conveniently located in the Capital Complex, the museum is adjacent to the State Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion, both within easy driving or walking distance. Hours: Mon-Sat 10 to 5. Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors; $4 for students. OKLAHOMA CITY NATIONAL MEMORIAL MUSEUM 620 N Harvey • 235-3313 The Museum, housed in the historic Journal Record Building that was damaged by the blast, is adjacent to the symbolic memorial, provides visitors with an experience beyond what they see at the memorial monument. The storyline is presented in ten chapters beginning in Oklahoma City the morning of the bombing, the moments immediately following the blast, through the 16 days of rescue and recovery, and to the rebuilding of Oklahoma City. The story is told through exhibits and recorded narratives from victims’ family members, survivors, rescue workers and others. Hours: Open seven days a week, Mon – Sat, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sun, Noon -6 p..m Ticket sales stop daily at 5 p.m. Admission: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors 62+, Military with ID and Students (Age 6 through college with ID), 5 and under free.

OKLAHOMA CITY ZOO • 2101 NE 50th • 424-3344 Come on, the wild is calling! One of the top three family-friendly zoos in the nation, the Zoo features a diverse and fascinating animal and plant collection. Children and adults alike will enjoy world class habitats including Great EscApe, Cat Forest/Lion Overlook, Oklahoma Trails and the new elephant habitat. The Children’s Zoo allows kids of all ages the opportunity to explore the wonders of nature through play plus interactions with barnyard animals and the ever-popular lorikeets! Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, in the heart of Oklahoma City’s Adventure District the Zoo is open everyday except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Adult admission (12-64) $8; Children (3-11) and seniors (65+) $5; Children 2 and under free. SCIENCE MUSEUM OKLAHOMA • 2100 NE 52nd • 602-OMNI The state’s premier destination for family fun, houses over eight acres of hands-on science experiences. With brand new exhibits, the excitement of live entertainment shows, one-of-a-kind IMAX film experiences and a newly renovated Science Floor. As the state’s only physical science museum and a Smithsonian Affiliate, The Museum reveals the wonder and relevance of science in our everyday lives. From traveling beyond the Milky Way in the Planetarium Theater to witnessing live explosions in Science Live, the Museum provides a safe environment for letting your inner-child run wild. Museum Hours: Open Mon Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat: 9am-6pm, Sun: 11am-6pm. General Admission & Dome Theater - Adults: $14.95 Seniors: $11.95 Children: $11.95 General Admission - Adults: $10.95 Seniors: $8.95 Children: $8.95 Dome Theater Only - Adults: $8.45 Seniors: $6.95 Children: $6.95 Oklahoma City KEY • May 2014


Entertainment Districts Entertainment Districts


The Adventure District is the destination for entertainment the entire family

will enjoy. Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35 in northeast Oklahoma City, the district features Oklahoma’s most outstanding visitor attractions. Attractions include the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, National Softball Hall of Fame, Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum, Oklahoma City Zoo, Science Museum Oklahoma, Remington Park Racing Casino and Cinemark Tinseltown USA.

BRICKTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT Just east of Downtown is Bricktown, Oklahoma City's renovated ware house district. When the area was built back at the


turn of the century, bricks made from Oklahoma's famous dark red earth were the most plentiful building material available. Today, those bricks provide the signature look to Bricktown, which has become OKC's biggest hot spot for fine restaurants, clubs, galleries and shops, including Oklahoma's first microbrewery. Tour boats chug down the Bricktown Canal, a mile-long pedestrian waterway that cuts through the heart of Bricktown, turns south at

the Ballpark, past water falls and fountains to the new Harkins Theatres and Bass Pro Shops. Centennial Crossing, a larger-than-life sculpture depicting the Oklahoma Land Run, consists of 45 figures depicting land run participants on their way to stake claims in the new territory.

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OKLAHOMA CITY ARTS DISTRICT As the majestic Myriad Botanical Gardens and the multi-faceted Stage Center - home of several theater companies - remain major anchor attractions for the Arts District, several new venues have recently opened. The Civic Center Music Hall reopened its doors in November 2001, presenting a classic ambiance from stainless steel accents to authentic art deco chandeliers for all to admire. The state-of-the art facility showcases performances from ballet to Broadway. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art houses the largest glass sculpture by artist Dale Chihuly. Standing nearly 55 feet tall with over 2,400 pieces of

glass, the sculpture shines as a beacon from the front atrium of the museum. The museum also showcases numerous other exhibits as well as an impressive classic film library.

PASEO DISTRICT The Historic Paseo District is a part of Oklahoma City that time forgot - but the arts remembered. The gateway to this historic district is considered to be NW 30th and Shartel. The Paseo was built in 1929 as the first commercial shop-

ping district north of downtown Oklahoma City. This little Spanish village with its stucco buildings and clay tile roofs is the home of Oklahoma City’s artists’ community. On this little tree lined street you will find painters, potters, photographers, writers, and actors. Within the two blocks of the Paseo you can visit a stained glass works, a pottery studio, watch a painter at work, see a performance of a children's theater group, have dinner, and shop.

STOCKYARDS DISTRICT If you want to see a little of the real West of today, mosey on down to Stockyards City, a few minutes west of downtown. Home to the world’s largest stocker/feeder live-

stock market, Stockyards City is the “genuine article” and a "must see." For over 80 years, Stockyards City has continually offered the kind of quality products and services which are synonymous with the heritage of the West. A ‘must do’ in the Stockyards is Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, Oklahoma’s oldest continually operating restaurant. After a great steak, take time to browse the western wear and specialty shops lining the streets, complete with jeans (Wranglers is the brand of choice), wide selection of boots, hats, dusters, spurs and belt buckles the size of

hubcaps. If you can’t find what you need off the shelf, there are highly skilled artisans ready to custom make whatever you need. You won’t find any “My parents went to Stockyard City and all I got was this lousy T-shirt” shirts or Elvis salt and pepper shakers, but you will leave knowing what a real steak tastes like, and that real boots don’t come from Bloomingdale’s.

WESTERN AVENUE DISTRICT Just north of downtown, beginning at 36th street and continuing north to Wilshire, this historic area is an eclectic collection of restaurants, antique shops, home furnishing specialty stores, personal services, art galleries and retail shops. Frequently referred to by locals as “Restaurant Row”, Western Avenue features almost every cuisine at trendy establishments ranging from casual to elegant. Western Avenue is an older commercial strip that still maintains some of its 1940’s atmosphere with the feel and charm of a small town main street. The district also features unique shopping opportunities with hip stores, antique stores, boutiques, galleries, spas and upscale shopping. Independently owned restaurants and clubs, live music, entertainment and

shopping make this area a fun place to browse.

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Thru 5/11 Alan Houser and His Students National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 405-478-2250 Thru 5/11 Exhibit: Walter Ufer: Rise, Fall, Resurrection - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - 405-478-2250 Thru 5/17 IN THE HEIGHTS - The Pollard Theatre, Guthrie - 405-282-2800 Thru 5/18 Exhibit: On Assignment: the Photojournalism of Horace Bristol - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman 405-325-3272 Thru 5/25 Exhibit: Our People, Our Land, Our Images - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938 Thru 5/29 Fine Art Series: Deborah Kaspari “Drawing from the Tropics” Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory 405-297-3815 Thru 6/1 Live Racing - Remington Park 405-484-1000 Thru 6/15 Exhibit: Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America - Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman 405-325-4712

Thru 6/18 Allan Houser Drawings: The Centennial Exhibition - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938 Thru 6/30 Red Earth Celebrates Oklahoma Textiles - Red Earth Museum & Gallery 405-427-5228 Thru 8/24 RIVERSPORT Adventures Boathouse District - 405-552-4040 Thru 12/31 Exhibit: “Oklahoma @ the Movies” - Oklahoma History Center 405-522-0784 MAY 5/1 OKC Redhawks vs. Round Rock Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark - 405-2181000 5/1-3 2014 Calf Fry - The Tumbleweed Dance Hall and Concert Venue, Stillwater 405-743-3697 5/1-4 The Dining Room: A play by A.R. Gurney - St. Gregory’s University, Shawnee 405-878-5100 5/1-4 Red River Classic Morgan Horse Show - State Fair Park - 405-946-7400 5/2-3 Frontier Days Rodeo - Grady County Fairgrounds, Chickasha - 405-824-2692 5/3 Season Preview - Regatta Park at the Oklahoma River 405-702-7755

5/3 Triangle Horse Sale - Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center, Shawnee 405-275-7020 5/3 Festival of the Child - Yukon City Park, Yukon - 405-354-8442 5/3 26th Annual Fried Onion Burger Day Festival - Downtown El Reno - 405-262-8888 5/3 Cowboys of Color Rodeo - State Fair Park - 405-946-7400 5/3 A Train ride at the Oklahoma Railway Museum - Oklahoma Railway Museum 405-424-8222 5/3-4 38th Annual Toy & Doll Show featuring The Oklahoma Springtime Train & Hobby Show - State Fair Park 405-946-7400 5/3-4 Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - 405-478-2250 5/3-4 Central 4D Barrel Race - State Fair Park - 405-946-7400 5/3-6/22 Barbara Cleary - Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Shawnee - 405-878-5300 5/6 Tuesday Tour - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - 405-478-2250 5/6 Walter Ufer Exhibition: Last Call National Cowboy & Western


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Heritage Museum - 405-478-2250 5/6 Art Adventures - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938 5/6-9 OKC Redhawks vs. Memphis Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 405-218-1000 5/8 Jake FM New Face Showcase Riverwind Casino, Norman 405-322-6464 5/8-10 Chickasha Antique Auto Swap Meet - Grady County Fairgrounds, Chickasha 405-224-4700 5/9 Main Event Concert Series: Jimmy Webb - The Sooner Theatre, Norman 405-321-9600 5/9 Art "Ă la Carte" - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-3272 5/9-11 Washita River Bottom Bluegrass Jubilee - Reding Farm, Chickasha 405-222-0624 5/10 Big Band Cruise - Meridian Landing on the Oklahoma River - 405-702-7755 5/10-11 Mother's Day Dessert Cruise Regatta Park at the Oklahoma River 405-702-7755

5/10-13 OKC Redhawks vs. Colorado Springs - Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 405-218-1000 5/11 Mother’s Day Brunch - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 405-478-2250 5/11 Spring Choral Concert - Abbey Church at St. Gregory’s University, Shawnee 405-878-5300 5/13 Art Adventures - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938 5/14-16 45th Annual Special Olympics Summer Games, Stillwater 5/16 Sunset Cruises Begin - Bricktown Landing- Landrun Monument - 405-702-7755 5/16 Red Dirt Rangers at the OSU Botanic Gardens, Stillwater 5/17 OK Victory Dolls Roller Derby State Fair Park - 405-946-7400 5/17 Big Band Cruise - Meridian Landing on the Oklahoma River - 405-702-7755 5/17 Johnny Rivers - Riverwind Casino, Norman 405-322-6464

5/17 A Train ride at the Oklahoma Railway Museum Oklahoma Railway Museum 405-424-8222 5/17-18 Oklahoma Paint Horse Club "World Warm Up Circuit" - State Fair Park 405-946-7400 5/18 Hershey Track Meet - Yukon Middle School Track, Yukon - 405-350-8920 5/18 Family Day - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-3272 5/20 Art Adventures - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938 5/20 Art After Noon - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-3272 5/23-26 The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City Sidewalk Sale - Outlet Shoppes at OKC - 405-787-3700 5/24 Big Band Cruise - Meridian Landing on the Oklahoma River - 405-702-7755 5/24 Bethany 66 Festival - Downtown Bethany 405-312-0155 5/24-25 International Dog Show - State Fair Park - 405-946-7400

5/24-25 24th Annual Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children's Cowboy Festival National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - 405-478-2250 5/24-25 Great Plains Regional Rodeo State Fair Park - 405-946-7400 5/25 Fiesta de Verano featuring Los Horoscopes de Durango - Frontier City 405-478-2140 5/27 Art Adventures - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-3254938 5/27-29 OKC Redhawks vs. Omaha Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark - 405218-1000

5/29-31 2014 OQHA Redbud Spectacular Horse Show 5/31 Made in Oklahoma Wine, Beer and Food Festival - Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center, Midwest City 405-455-1808 5/31 Big Band Cruise - Meridian Landing on the Oklahoma River - 405-702-7755 5/31 OKC Redhawks vs. Memphis Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 405-2181000 5/31 Jim Gaffigan - Riverwind Casino, Norman 405-322-6464


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n the fall of 2012, two young entrepreneurs, Drew and Anna Mains, were presented with an opportunity to buy In The Raw in Bricktown. Since then, they have poured heart and soul into the restaurant revising service standards, food standards and total customer experience. The fruits of their labor are here for you to enjoy! ITR consistently offers one of the best dining experiences in Oklahoma City. With a menu combining traditional and nouveau sushi plus a variety of non-sushi entrees and a vibrant, hip ambience - ITR has become synonymous with great food and a good time. ITR features traditional and nouveau sushi, sashimi and nigiri creations in addition to a full menu of cooked cuisine. The menu is the creative and ever-evolving centerpiece of the multi-sensory dining experience for which ITR has become known. Their motto is “whatever, whenever”, and their vision is “consistantly fresh, fun and healthy dining in a high-energy atmosphere”. The specialty at In the Raw is their assortment of tasty sushi. Rolled sushi choices include creative specialty rolls like the Thunder Roll, the sooner roll, the spicy cowgirl and the pure awesome. They also have classics like California rolls, great sashimi and nigiri. Ramp up the heat and try a spicy roll such as the nirvana roll, spicy tuna roll or volcano roll. Vegetarian rolls are also offered, including the cucumber roll and the avocado roll. With the success of ITR, Drew and Anna recently opened a new restaurant, also on the Bricktown Canal. Knucks Wheelhouse is open for lunch, dinner and late night and can satisfy your pizza cravings just about any time, day or night. Knucks is a fun, casual pizza joint with great beer and homemade New York style pies! They use local Coop beer in their crust to give their dough a really unique flavor. Many of the cheeses are made by hand in house as well as all fresh house made sauces and ingredients. Knucks is open until 10 pm weekdays and 3 am on the weekends. Knucks offers bicycle delivery to all the Bricktown area – including downtown hotels! Definitely a great local restaurant with a lot of personality! ITR is located at 200 South Oklahoma Suite 130 (next to Harkins Theatre). For more information call 405-702-1325 or visit Knucks is located at street level on the canal between Mickey Mantle Drive and Oklahoma. 405-605-4422.

Ansel Adams: Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, 1960.


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isitor’s to Oklahoma City have the opportunity to view two stellar exhibitions at the OKC Museum of Art – “Ansel Adams: An American Perspective” and “Brett Weston: Land, Sea, and Sky, Recent Gifts from the Christian Keesee Collection.” Both exhibits will be available for viewing through June 1. In celebration of a recent gift of 150 photographs by the noted American photographer Brett Weston, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art has organized “Brett Weston: Land, Sea, and Sky” to be on view through June 1. This exhibition includes examples from 1940 to 1985, and consist predominantly of mud, rock, and ice abstractions, in addition to examples highlighting Brett’s travels to Baja California, Michigan, Florida, Alaska, Mexico, and Japan. Brett’s work often incorporates the use of close-ups and abstracted details, displaying a preference for high-contrast imagery, which reduces his subjects to pure form. Throughout his career, he has repeatedly photographed subjects including tangled kelp, plant leaves, and knotted roots and has made numerous photography trips to Europe, Baja California, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii, among other locations. He spent a considerable amount of time taking photographs in Hawaii, during the 1980s, before his death in his Kona home in 1993.

Ansel Adams: Georgia O’Keeffe and Orville Cox, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona, 1937

Ansel Adams: Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, California, 1944

In conjunction with “Brett Weston: Land, Sea, and Sky,” the Museum opened “Ansel Adams: An American Perspective.” Organized by the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, this exhibition features nearly sixty photographs by the iconic American photographer Ansel Adams. “Ansel Adams: An American Perspective” is an overview of Adams’ life from his early years when he discovered the beauty and solace of the American West with images of Sierra Nevada, Yosemite Valley, and Glacier National Park, to his portraits of close friends and fellow artists, and finally to his signature black-and-white photographs celebrated worldwide. The exhibition sheds light on the energy, intelligence, and risks he took in order to succeed as an artist, conservationist, and human being. It introduces lesser-known aspects of Adams’ work alongside his most celebrated images that, in the age of climate change and urban sprawl, continue to strike a chord in our collective awareness and satisfy our ideas of natural beauty.

Brett Weston: Untitled [leaves, Hawaii], 1981.

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City’s Arts District, at 415 Couch Drive. Visit the Museum online at or call 405-236-3100 for admission pricing, hours of operation or more information. Brett Weston: Untitled [mud cracks], 1954.

ABUELO’S MEXICAN FOOD EMBASSY 117 E. Sheridan • Bricktown • 235-1422 3001 West Memorial Road • 755-2680 Walking into Abuelo’s is like stepping into Old Mexico - in a very posh part of town. From the award-winning recipes to the magnificent interior courtyard, Abuelo's is truly the best of Mexico.

BRICKTOWN BREWERY One North Oklahoma Avenue • 232-2739 In October 1992, the Bricktown Brewery opened its doors, ushering in a new golden age of urban dining to the OKC scene. Nearly 20 years later, the Brewery has been adrenalized with a new look, new menu and new focus on delivering great food, great beer and a great experience to the visitors of Oklahoma City

CATTLEMEN’S STEAKHOUSE 1309 S. Agnew Ave. • Stockyards • 236-0416 Open since 1910 and located at the edge of Stockyard City, Cattlemen’s Steakhouse features first-rate beef, hand cut & aged on the premises.

CIMARRON STEAK HOUSE 201 N. Meridian • 948-7778 Cimarron is the biggest Steak House in Oklahoma City, (big in size, not in price). You can get steak, chicken, ribs or seafood cooked over an open mesquite fire. Located near the State Fairgrounds, Cimarron Steak House is ideal for families looking for affordable steaks.

THE COACH HOUSE 6437 Avondale Dr. Nichols Hills Plaza • 842-1000 Since 1985, The Coach House has been considered Oklahoma City's finest upscale restaurant. Under the experienced hand of Chef Kurt Fleischfresser, The Coach House offers an ever-changing seasonal cuisine highlighting the best local produce and regional specialties, prepared with classical perfection.

ICE HOUSE 125 Ron Norick Blvd • 232-6427 ICE HOUSE offers family-friendly outdoor dining in the heart of Myriad Botanical Gardens. Just like burger stands from years

past, ICE HOUSE serves up made-to-order classics. Taste the locally renowned Nic’s Burger - premium, lean hamburger grilled to perfection topped with layers of seasoned onions, crisp lettuce and juicy tomato. The seasoned, crispy french fries are a MUST! AND the old fashioned, creamy milk shake will make your day.

IN THE RAW 200 S. Oklahoma • 702-1325 With a menu combining traditional and nouveau sushi, sashimi and nigiri creations in addition to a full menu of non-sushi entrees including Prime Steaks and fresh fish that is delivered daily, there is something for every palate. The menu is the creative and ever-evolving centerpiece of the multisensory dining experience.

IGUANA MEXICAN GRILL Nine Northwest Ninth Street • 606-7172 Located just nine blocks north of downtown is what the locals know as "the little taco stand down by the railroad tracks". Iguana is home to over 125 tequilas and the freshest salsa you will ever eat. Located in a small old warehouse in Historic Automobile Alley, come enjoy a margarita and our unique Mexican cuisine.

KNUCKS WHEELHOUSE 103 E California Ave • 605-4422 Open for lunch, dinner and late night, Knucks Wheelhouse can satisfy your pizza cravings in Bricktown at just about any time. Using high quality ingredients including a locally brewed beer for their homemade crust and making sure your slice of pie is always fresh, Knucks Wheelhouse allows visitors to order pizza one piece at a time or get a whole pie. Stop in for a bite to eat while you're having a night out on the town or enjoying an afternoon next to the canal or have a pie delivered to your downtown, Bricktown or midtown hotel!

KONA RANCH STEAKHOUSE 2037 S. Meridian • 681-1000 One of Oklahoma City’s best-kept secrets, Kona Ranch features corn fed, specifically aged USDA Choice steaks, skillfully broiled to your liking. Kona specialties include volcano onions, coconut shrimp, smoked prime rib and smoked turkey. Oklahoma City KEY • May 2014


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MICKEY MANTLE’S STEAKHOUSE 7 Mickey Mantle Dr. • Bricktown • 272-0777 The Oklahoma Legend continues! Serving the finest cuts of aged USDA prime steaks, lobster and fresh seafood. Extensive wine list and live entertainment is featured in the lounge.

cracker-thin pizzas and enjoy custom, seasonal cocktails, traditional favorites, local and imported beers, or do what Lori does: choose a glass or bottle of wine from Stella’s outstanding list of American and Italian wines.

TOBY KEITH’S “I LOVE THIS BAR & GRILL MUSASHI’S 4315 N. Western • 602-5623 A japanese steakhouse honoring Miyamoto Musashi, the legendary samurai. Here you will be amazed watching your chef perform tricks while preparing your food. Come enjoy our open atmosphere restaurant as we guarantee you'll enjoy some of the finest cuisine and entertainment around.

NONNA’S EURO-AMERICAN RISTORANTE AND PURPLE BAR 1 Mickey Mantle Dr. • Bricktown • 235-4410 Nonna’s, located in the “Heart of Bricktown” in a 90+ year old warehouse is 3 floors of part art gallery, part bakery, part fine dining, and pure fun! From top to bottom it offers an eclectic atmosphere featuring Euro-American cuisine.

PARK HOUSE 125 Ron Norick Blvd • 232-7275 The setting is second to none in the city. Park House’s dining room is encased in glass, so the view of the tubular botanical gardens and its night time revolving lights is breathtaking. The inspired menu includes creations for a foodies delight including chicken and waffle fry nachos, rotisserie chicken, pan seared Scottish salmon, and mustard seed crusted pork tenderloin. With classic handmade cocktails, a complete selection of hand crafted beers and a spectacular wine list, Park House is the new "must dine" restaurant during your visit to OKC.

SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE 101 E. Sheridan Ave. • Bricktown • 235-0402 Every day they roll hundreds of meatballs by hand, prepare sauces from scratch, & layer lasagna with fresh meats, cheeses, noodles, spices, & sauce.

STELLA MODERN ITALIAN CUISINE 1201 N. Walker 235-2200 Stella offers everything from elegant dining to wine and pizza on game night. Creating just the right experience for every guest is central to Stella’s identity, but it isn’t just about a relaxed atmosphere. The staff at Stella is serious about serving the needs of the customer. The woodfired brick oven is the centerpiece of Stella. Sit at the bar and watch the flames cook delicious


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310 Johnny Bench Dr. • Bricktown • 231-0254 Welcome! Kick up your heels and head down to the best honky-tonk in town. Enjoy over 100 pieces of Toby Keith memorabilia including signed guitars, platinum records and clothing Keith wore in videos. Take a seat on one of our “Redneck Loveseats” and get ready to Love This Bar and Grill. Open Daily at 11a.m.

YUCATAN TACO STAND Bricktown ~ On the Canal • 604-5384 Yucatan Taco Stand proudly features the freshest Latin fusion cuisine in a fast casual setting. We are famous for our award winning tacos, signature nachos and world class margaritas as well our bold Latin inspired dishes. Yucatan Taco Stand features both indoor and outdoor dining options where patrons can experience fast casual elegance surrounded by lively music. For the tequila lovers, Yucatan Taco Stand offers more than seventy five different premium 100% agave tequilas and award winning made from scratch margaritas.

CLUBS & ENTERTAINMENT CITYWALK 70 North Oklahoma • Bricktown • 232-9255 9 clubs in one, 9 times the fun. Citywalk offers the perfect destination for even the most discriminating clubgoers. From country and western to top 40, techno to discotech, and karaoke. Arrive early or expect a wait. Open Friday and Saturday nights.

COYOTE UGLY 121 East California. • Bricktown •602-8459 Located in the heart of Bricktown, Coyote Ugly Oklahoma City opened its doors to capacity crowds, with the world famous ‘Coyotes’ entertaining the thirsty patrons! Enjoy the Coyotes sing and dance on the bar to a mix of classic and hard rock.

MICHAEL MURPHY’S PIANO BAR 25 S. Oklahoma Ave. • Bricktown • 231-5397 Join the fun an Oklahoma City’s only dueling piano bar. Open Thursday thru Saturday at 7pm, Murphy’s brings the best of entertainers to the stage.


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he Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City are a destination for the savvy shopper that loves a huge selection of famous brand names. The partially covered outdoor center has plenty of free parking and is located conveniently just off of I-40 on Council road in west Oklahoma City. Memorial Weekend is the start of the Holiday Season and a favorite holiday activity is Outlet Shopping. The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City will start out the Summer Holiday season with a Memorial Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale through out the entire shopping center. Visitors will be able to stroll the sidewalk and find bargains galore in favorite name brand stores like Saks Fifth Avenue off 5TH, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, Under Armour, Nike and more. This is a favorite annual sale for parents. The Outlet Shoppes boast one of the largest selections of Children’s stores in the market. Several of the stores will have their sale indoors. Some items are hard to take out sides like Diamonds from Kay Jewlers and Perfumes. Besides lots of bargains shoppers will find new famous name brand stores including Fossil and Francesca’s. New ameinities have recently been added including more overhead canopies, huge outdoor fans and new patio seating areas. Visitors travel to Oklahoma City from a three state area to shop in Oklahoma’s only Outlet Center. Many of the area hotels are offering shop and stay packages during the holiday weekend. These special packages can be found on the Outlet Centers website at The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City is located between exits 142 and 143 on I-40. The shopping center is open Monday – Saturday, 10am to 9pm and Sunday, 11am to 7pm. Stores will be open on Memorial Day from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more information, visit or call (405) 787-3700.


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ith non-stop gaming promotions and giveaways as well as with the most action-packed entertainment calendar in the metro area, it's no surprise Riverwind Casino has been recognized as the metro's best gaming spot several years in a row. The world-class venue now offers more than 2,700 electronic games, more than 50 blackjack and poker tables, and off-track betting lounge. With an elegant hotel adjacent to the casino, it's all right here! Riverwind Casino also keeps audiences enthralled inside the Showplace Theatre, a state-of-the-art music and entertainment venue like none other in the region. From red dirt country fans to mixed martial arts' enthusiasts, the breathtaking performances leave audiences wanting more. Headliners of the upcoming concerts at Riverwind's Showplace Theatre include Johnny Rivers on May 17 and Jim Gaffigan on May 31. Upcoming concerts include Ronnie Milsap on June 21, Reckless Kelly on July 4 and Vince Gill on July 18. You never know what local legends you might encounter while at Riverwind. Award-winning country music star and local resident, Toby Keith once thrilled concert goers with a surprise visit to take the stage alongside county music legend Willie Nelson for a couple of duets. Don’t miss Chips ‘N Ales – the sportsbar at Riverwind. for delicious dining with an authentic Olde England flavor. They serve hand-battered chicken, shrimp, Alaskan cod and hand-cut chips in a traditional London pub featuring rich, wood textures and stained glass. In addition to favorites Chicken Pot Pie, Chicken Fried Pork Cutlet and the 50/50 Burger. Chips ‘N Ales features 15 plasma TVs, two projection screens and 27-inch LCD screens at every booth with independent channel selection offering most NFL games in a casual fireplace setting. Riverwind continues its tradition of letting patrons and metro-area residents know what winning feels like! For more information on concerts, hotel reservations and current promotions, visit or call 405-322-6000.

A true urban pioneer - David Lack, a former wine broker and distributor, had the vision to open Broadway Wine Merchants near 8th and Broadway in the historical Automobile Alley district. He chose the location because it was convenient for downtown workers and just a few blocks north of downtown hotels – we like his location because it’s just a few blocks from our offices. As you walk through the door, the purple walls and rows of wine racks confirm your arrival at a store that is serious about their wine. A friendly greeting from behind the counter accompanies the intoxicatingly pleasant atmosphere. Broadway Wine Merchants features an expansive wine selection, spirits and beer and a knowledgeable staff to back them up. Whether you’re looking for a simple, inexpensive chardonnay for the hotel room – or a bottle of Dom Perignon for a celebration – they have it. David also offers the traditional “liquor store” selection of spirits and almost every beer available in Oklahoma. Broadway Wine Merchants is located at 824 North Broadway. The store is open Mon. thru Sat. 10am to 9pm (state law). For information, call 405-231-0031.


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ocated in the heart of Bricktown, Coyote Ugly Oklahoma City opened its doors to capacity crowds, with the world famous ‘Coyotes’ entertaining the thirsty patrons! As the doors opened – the Coyotes immediately jumped onto the bar and danced to a mix of classic and hard rock while the crowd cheered them. ‘Welcome to Coyote Ugly!’ yelled founder Liliana Lovell.

Coyote Ugly’s founder Liliana ‘Lil’ Lovell grew up in a lower middle class family in New Rochelle, New York and worked two jobs to pay for a private high-school education and put gas in her ‘67 VW Bug. After graduation, Lil was bound for NYU. It was during her college years – she learned her business acumen. Coyote Ugly Saloon first opened its doors to the public in Manhattan, on January 27th, 1993 and was an instant success. She had perfected her business plan - beautiful girls + booze = money. Coyote Ugly Saloon quickly established itself in the hearts of New Yorkers as their preeminent drinking establishment. Coyote Ugly gained national attention in early 1997 when a story called “The Muse of the Coyote Ugly Saloon” written by former Coyote bartender Elizabeth Gilbert for GQ magazine, shined a spotlight on the little bar in the East Village. Shortly after that, Hollywood came knocking and the movie rights to Lil's story were sold. “Coyote Ugly” opened in September 2000, has grossed over $100 million and a worldwide audience quickly learned what the phrase “We don’t serve water here!” meant. What makes this saloon different than most bars, is the sexy and sassy “coyotes” that pour drinks while keeping a beat from behind AND on top of the bar! The “coyotes” use the bar top as their stage for high energy singing of your favorite tunes and pulse raising dancing performances. Lil’s Coyote Ugly Saloons are still run with the same mission statement: Quick wit, unshakable assurance, and the ability to take your last dollar, has made Coyote Ugly what it is today. You saw the movie – you loved the reality show – now is your chance to experience the real thing. Coyote Ugly Saloon is located at 121 East California on the Bricktown Canal. For more information call 405-602-UGLY or visit

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Shopping ANTIQUES VERDIGRIS- EXQUISITE ANTIQUITY 1001 NW 10th St • (405)602-8986 A true antique lover’s paradise, Verdigris has an ever-changing worldly collection of the unusual. Contributed to by multiple collectors, the treasures include everything from home furnishings to rare china, collectibles to architectural pieces, eclectic travel trunks to natural elements. Located a few blocks west of downtown /Bricktown, and only a couple of miles east of Meridian. Come explore this trove of treasures for yourself! You may just find something you can’t live without.

ART GALLERIES THE HOWELL GALLERY 6432 North Western Avenue • 840-4437 The Howell Gallery represents fine original art by regionally and nationally recognized artists together with exciting works by new emerging artists. Paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, and acrylic mediums are featured together with bronzes, hand-blown glass, ceramic, stone and marble work, and unique wood turnings. Visit our gallery Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm or visit us online at

RETAIL AND SPECIALTY 200 PARK FOR HER 119 N. Robinson • 601-6110 200 Park For Her, on the corner of Park and Robinson boasts a large variety of clothing and accessories, including suiting, business casual, denim, jewelry, comfy casual, sleepwear and lingerie. 200 Park for Her is an awesome addition to the downtown lifestyle, and frequented by the women from OKC and beyond.

BROADWAY WINE MERCHANTS 827 North Broadway • 231-0031 Located at 8th and Broadway in the historical Automobile Alley district, a few blocks north of downtown hotels. Whether you’re looking for a simple, inexpensive chardonnay for the hotel room - or a bottle of Dom Perignon for a celebration – they have it. The store also offers the traditional “liquor store” selection of spirits and almost every beer available in Oklahoma.

CROSS BAR GALLERY 1400 S. Agnew • -239-2104 4312 W. Reno Avenue • 943-5600 Cross Bar Gallery features handcrafted furniture, art, saddles, and tack from the American


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West. Now with convenient locations near the Fairgrounds and in the Stockyards, almost all products sold by Cross Bar Gallery are made in the U.S. Check out custom artwork by G. Harvey, Martin Grell, Bruce Green, and Kenneth Wyatt, jewelry by Bob Berg, bronze sculptures by C.R. Morrison, and over 200 Brazilian cowhides. Open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday Noon to 6 pm at 4312 West Reno. (Closed Sunday at 1400 S. Agnew.) Visitors may also shop online at

OKLAHOMA NATIVE ART AND JEWELRY 1316 S. Agnew • Stockyards • 604-9800 Oklahoma Native Art and Jewelry is Oklahoma City's premiere Native American unique arts store. In the heart of the Stockyards, it houses the rare works of over 63 well-known Native American artists and craftsmen. Authentic Native American and Western artworks including sculpture, jewelry, kachinas, Cherokee baskets, handcrafted pottery, patinings and more.

PAINTED DOOR 124 E Sheridan • Bricktown • 235-4410. Come and Enjoy a wonderful shopping experience at Painted Door, where everyone will find the perfect gift for themselves and that Special

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someone. From inside Nonna’s Euro American Ristorante and Bar, the entrance to Painted Door is located next to the Grand Staircase, or just enter through the “Painted Door” off Sheridan Avenue. Specialty gifts and accessories at their finest!

styles in western wear, the best in name brand choice. Teners is truly one of the most unique western stores in the country with a complete selection of quality western wear.



1007 N. Broadway Ave. • 405 236 4600 Whether you are looking to outfit yourself or your home, Rawhide is prepared for you. The store features the highest quality items in luxury Western home furnishings such as lighting and furniture made from naturally shed antlers or heavy authentic iron. Also available is high-end European framed furniture with rustic hair hide and tooled leathers to complete the look. Many furniture items available are made from reclaimed barn wood which provides a rich look with a little history of America attached. As you explore Rawhide you will also find beautiful handmade boots and handbags, fine turquoise jewelry, silver engraved buckles, embroidered clothing and rich leather shirt and jackets.

1901 N.W. Expwy • 842-4424 Dillard's, Macy's, and J.C. Penney. Features 140 specialty shops including Abercrombie and Fitch.

SANTA FE COMPANY 4141 West Reno • 947-1990 Experience the finest in Southwest interiors and high-quality Mexican furniture with upholstered, iron and other pieces. Santa Fe Company features a wide variety of lighting, rugs, tableware, pottery, artifacts, art, bedding, other items for the home, in addition to jewelry and gifts

WESTERN WEAR SHEPLERS 812 S. Meridian • 947-6831 It’s your country, your way at Sheplers and We’ve been providing the largest selection of traditional and fashionable western wear since 1899. Sheplers carries all of the brands you know and love. For work, play or every day shop Sheplers for your kind of country.

TENER'S 4320 W. Reno • 946-5500 I-35 and 12th Street Moore • 793-0900 3309 North Kickapoo Shawnee • 275-8010 Since the 1930’s Tener's Western Outfitters has offered cowboys and cowgirls the latest


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QUAIL SPRINGS MALL Memorial and N. May • 755-6530 Dillard’s, Macy’s, Sears and J. C. Penney’s, as well as numerous specialty shops, Retro food court in front of a multi-screen theatre.

THE OUTLET SHOPPES 7624 West Reno • 787-3700 Located on I-40, The Outlet Shoppes offers a variety of 85 stores including Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Nike, Coach, and Disney. Dining options include local favorites Smashburger, City Bites and more! Free Wifi and phone charging stations are available in the Food Court.

In September 1992, the Bricktown Brewery opened its doors, ushering in a new golden age of urban dining to the OKC scene. Nearly 20 years later, the Brewery has been adrenalized with a new look, new menu and new focus on delivering great food, great beer and a great experience for visitors to Oklahoma City. The building, which Bricktown Brewery calls home, was once a candy factory, and they say that ghosts of the Oompa-Loompas who are buried in the basement haunt guests who don't leave a good tip. So be aware.and act accordingly. Bricktown Brewery is located at One North Oklahoma Avenue (corner of Sheridan and Oklahoma). For information and directions call 405-232-2739.


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ffectionately known as “the little taco stand down by the railroad tracks”, The Iguana Mexican Grill on 9th Street in downtown Oklahoma City’s Automobile Alley district, has consistently been a local favorite. For six years, Iguana has been welcoming customers from all across Oklahoma City with a fresh, original take on TexMex cuisine. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate during their annual, renowned Cinco de Mayo festivities. Beginning at five on Monday, May 5th, Iguana is proud to host their sixth annual event on 9th Street. Come listen to live music while you take part in fresh, handmade Jose Cuervo Traditional margaritas and street style tacos, or if you like, you can choose from a wide selection of cold beers. With an outdoor bar, fresh menu items, live music and vendors, you can’t go wrong. And, of course, two Iguanas are better than one. There will also be festivities at the Iguana’s other location Iguana Café . Located in Nichols Hills Plaza, Iguana Café is an extension of the downtown grill’s craft, all packed into a smaller, intimate café with signature drinks and entrees of their own. They call themselves the “tucked away, hidden gem of Nichols Hills”, but locals like to call it “Li’l Iguana”. Whether you’re uptown or downtown, you’re going to experience the best of Oklahoma City. The original concept of Iguana was to create a place where everyone would be able to come sit, relax, eat, and drink from a bevy of tequilas. As a result, The Iguana Mexican Grill has become one of the hottest downtown restaurants in Oklahoma City. With well over 200 different types and varieties of tequila, a rustic, colorful decor, playful interaction between the wait staff and patrons (partially inspired by the upbeat tunes and a little tequila!), a visit to The Iguana Mexican Grill is always enjoyable one. Whether it’s Cinco or any day of the week, the Iguana Mexican Grill features a straightforward, no frills style of cooking: Focusing on flavor rather than flair, and technique rather than style, and has become very popular for its incredibly imaginative twist on Mexican dining. Famous for enchiladas and chile rellenos, Iguana is working hard to establish the record for the largest selection of tequila this side of the Mississippi. The Iguana Mexican Grill is located at Nine NW 9th Street in downtown Oklahoma City. For call-ahead seating, directions or more information, call 405-606-7172. The Iguana Café is located at 6482 Avondale Drive in Nichols Hills. 405-608-0600.

The setting is second to none in the city. Park House’s dining room is encased in glass, so the view of the tubular botanical gardens and its night time revolving lights is breathtaking. The inspired menu includes creations for a foodies delight including chicken and waffle fry nachos, rotisserie chicken, pan seared Scottish salmon, and mustard seed crusted pork tenderloin. With classic handmade cocktails, a complete selection of hand crafted beers and a spectacular wine list, Park House is the new "must dine" restaurant during your visit to OKC. 125 Ron Norick Blvd 232-7275


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Oklahoma City KEY May, 2014 Issue  

KEY Magazine, Oklahoma City, Events, Sights, National Cowboy Museum, Shopping, Dining, Nightlife and Much More!

Oklahoma City KEY May, 2014 Issue  

KEY Magazine, Oklahoma City, Events, Sights, National Cowboy Museum, Shopping, Dining, Nightlife and Much More!