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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,

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Mick Cornett, Mayor

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Oklahoma City: The Newest Frontier KEY Cover Feature: Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse City Sources What to See & Do Entertainment Districts Calendar of Events KEY Shopping: Santa Fe Company Dining Guide Clubs and Entertainment KEY Entertainment: Pole Position Raceway KEY Casino: Grand Casino Oklahoma City Map KEY Attraction: National Cowboy Museum Downtown Map Shopping KEY Nightlife: Coyote Ugly KEY Editor’s Pick: Stella


OKLAHOMA CITY

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Vol. 69 • August 2013 • No.6 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. 2013

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


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.

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.

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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If you're looking for a steak that will linger in your memory, Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse should be your destination. As soon as you walk in the door, you'll know you have come to the right place. It looks and smells like a steakhouse should and features a remarkable value for great food and excellent service. In a city where steaks are serious business, Mickey Mantle's occupies a prime slot - one of the best in the city - and has for more than a decade.

Mickey Mantle's newest addition, #7 Lounge, offers guests a new visual experience of contemporary design and architecture. Rich colors, unique art deco, sleek leather furniture & smoked glass mirrors all come together to set a bold statement in fine design and set it apart from any other lounge in OKC. With high def LCD screens in every direction, you will not miss any part of any sporting event. Come on in - the atmosphere is sizzling steakhouse; always busy, always something going on. It is the place to go when you're aiming to impress. The flashy, bustling Bricktown location makes it a regular stop for locales and conventioneers. The bar is packed nightly with businessmen in dark suits, young concertgoers, sports figures, sports fans and everything in between.

The newest addition to Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse is the Boardroom. Rich mahogany walls surround specially designed seating to serve your private dining needs and accommodates up to 10 guests. A perfect setting for business and strategy meetings, the Boardroom is fully equipped with private food and beverage service, a top of the line audio visual system and wireless internet.

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Mickey Mantle's is a restaurant for today, where you can sit down in jeans or a suit and enjoy something as simple as the restaurant's signature Fried Pickle Chips, a Prime Steak in the Mickey's Mantle's tradition, or any of the other contemporary American dishes. You can feast on one of the best steaks in Oklahoma or enjoy a lighter meal groups of people with different tastes can each get something to suit them. Named for baseball great Mickey Mantle, the restaurant serves Prime Steaks, Fresh


Seafood and Fine Wines in a warm and inviting setting. Simple food is the best, and the hardest to produce. Mickey Mantle's menu focuses on a high-quality ingredient base, flavorful and fresh every day. While steaks and chops in the Mickey Mantle's tradition are headliners, equal billing is given to seafood and lighter fare. Mickey Mantle's proves once again that simple, unadorned American food prepared with care and attention to details can be as good as any cuisine on earth. Living up to that standard, Mickey Mantle's showcases some of the best beef in the country. Just like the legend himself, they strive to hit a homerun for every guest. An all-time Oklahoma City favorite, the striking restaurant draws a varied crowd of diners - locales and visitors alike - eager to sample some the best cuisine and superior service in Oklahoma, not to mention excellent, hand-cut USDA Prime Steaks. Mickey Mantle's also offers an extensive wine list with over 500 quality selections

focusing on American wines chosen for their compatibility with the menu, a judicious selection of lesser-priced wines, all served in delightfully thin wine glasses. House specialties are too many to list, but stalwarts include their carefully edited selection of prime beef that includes a "Cowboy Cut" Bone-In Rib-Eye Steak; Prime Peppered Filet Mignon pressed in cracked peppercorns with cognac pepper sauce; Prime New York Strip; Tournedos Oscar topped with Crab, Classic Sauce Bearnaise and Asparagus, and a brilliant 30 oz Porterhouse. Along with its mouthwatering selection of Prime Steaks, Mickey Mantle's also serves the Freshest Seafood in Oklahoma City. From Shrimp Scampi and the Cedar Plank Salmon Filet to Pan Seared Ahi Tuna, Lobster and Alaskan King Crab Legs, there is something on th menu for every taste. continued on page 42


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

HOSPITALS

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

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Wiley Post Airport..............................................789-4061 Will Rogers World Airport Paging.....................680-3317 Police.....................680-3233 Travelers Aid. ........680-3317 Oklahoma City KEY • August 2013


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 • August 2013

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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

FRONTIER CITY THEME PARK 11501 NE Expressway • 478-2412 www.frontiercity.com Frontier City, a western-style theme park in Oklahoma City, covers over 40 acres of rides, shows and attractions for the entire family. Frontier City features three roller coasters, and water rides that are guaranteed to cool you off. Frontier City is open weekends through Memorial Day. Daily operation varies; Please call (405) 478-2412 or visit frontiercity.com.

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JASMINE MORAN CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 1714 Highway 9 W. Seminole • 405-382-0950 A special hands-on museum where 3 to 12 year olds “become” TV anchors, doctors, medics, judges, artists, pilots, firefighters and much more. Be amazed at the 13,500-gallon aquarium filled with aquatic life. The place in Oklahoma where kids “play to learn” and adults “learn to play.” (East of OKC on 1-40 at Seminole exit #200, 9 miles south to Highway 9, then 1 mile west.) Hours: Tues-Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5. Closed Mon. and major holidays. Admission: $8 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: MonSat 9-5; Sun 11-5 (Sun 11-7, June 1-Labor 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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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 • August 2013

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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 • August 2013

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Entertainment Districts Entertainment Districts

AS YOU ENJOY SHOPPING, DINING AND SIGHTSEEING, YOUR PATH WILL LIKELY CROSS ONE OF THESE ‘ MUST SEE ’ NEIGHBORHOODS . ADVENTURE DISTRICT

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

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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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CALENDAR OF EVENTS ONGOING EVENTS & EXHIBITS ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Thru 9/1 Free Admission - Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Shawnee - 405-878-5300 www.mgmoa.org Thru 9/7 Exhibit: “Invisible Eve” - Gaylord Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum 405-523-3231, www.oklahomaheritage.com Thru 9/7 Late Saturdays at Zoo - Oklahoma City Zoo - 405-425-0298 - www.okczoo.com Thru 9/8 Exhibit: “Beautiful Beasts: The Unseen Life of Oklahoma Spiders and Insects” - Sam Noble Museum, Norman 405-325-4712 - www.samnoblemuseum.org Thru 9/8 Exhibit “Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct” - Sam Noble Museum, Norman 405-325-4712 - www.samnoblemuseum.org Thru 9/15 Exhibit “Hopituy: Hopi Art from the Permanent Collections” - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938 www.ou.edu/fjjma

Thru 11/30 Exhibit: “Enriched: Animal Art from the OKC Zoo” - Oklahoma History Center 405-522-0797 - www.okhistorycenter.org Thru 12/31 Exhibit: “Oklahoma Writers” Oklahoma History Center - 405-522-0765 www.okhistorycenter.org

Thru 12/31 Exhibit: “Crumbo Spirit Talk” Oklahoma History Center - 405-522-0784 www.okhistory.org Thru 12/31 Exhibit “Reigns Supreme: The Little Black Dress and Beyond” - Oklahoma History Center - 405-522-0784 - www.okhistory.org Thru 12/31 Exhibit: “Oklahoma @ the Movies” - Oklahoma History 405-522-0784 - www.okhistory.org

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Thru 8/25 Morning Zoo Rise - Oklahoma City Zoo - 405-425-0262 - www.okczoo.com AUGUST

8/1 Cocktails on the Skyline - OKC Museum of Art – 405-236-3100 - www.okcmoa.com 8/1 Midwest City Summer Concert Series Joe. B. Barnes Regional Park, Midwest City 405-739-1293 - midwestcityok.org

8/1 Yukon’s Concerts in the Park - Chisholm Trail Park, Yukon - 405-350-8937 www.cityofyukonok.gov 8/1-2 Oklahoma City Redhawks vs. Reno Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark - 405-218-1000 www.OKCRedhawks.com 8/1-4 Chickasha Community Theater production: Alice in Wonderland - Washita Theatre Chickasha - 405-639-6111 8/1-4 Urinetown: The Musical - Sooner Theatre, Norman www.soonertheatre.org

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8/2 White Water Bay Dive-In Movie: Evan Almighty - White Water Bay - 405-943-9687 www.WhiteWaterBay.com 8/2 Lower Bricktown Live - Lower Bricktown Plaza 405-605-9550 - www.welcometobricktown.com 8/2-3 Triangle Horse Sale - Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center, Shawnee 405-273-2818, www.trihorse.com 8/2-4 Oklahoma Indian Nations Pow Wow El Reno - 405-200-5713 - www.c-a-tribes.org

8/2-31 Art Gone Wild: Paintings by OKC Zoo Animals - In Your Eye 405-424-3344 - www.okczoo.com

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8/3 A Train Ride at the Oklahoma Railway Museum - Oklahoma Railway Museum 405-424-8222 - oklahomarailwaymuseum.org


8/3 Luau Cruise - Meridian Landing on the Oklahoma River - 405-702-7755 www.okrivercruises.com 8/3 History Comes Alive Series - Regatta Park on the Oklahoma River - 405-702-7755 www.okrivercruises.com 8/3 Dollar Days of Summer - Gaylord Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum 405-523-3211 - www.oklahomaheritage.com

8/3-4 Bank of America Museums On Us Weekend - National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum - 405-478-2250 www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

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Oklahoma City Redhawks vs. Colorado - Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 405-218-1000 www.OKCRedhawks.com

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American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Youth Show - State Fair Park – Jim Norick Arena

8/4 Sunday Twilight Concerts - Edgar Cruz - Virtuoso Guitar - Myriad Gardens Great Lawn 405-270-4848 www.ArtsCouncilOKC.com 8/4 Summer Breeze: Honeylark - Lions Park, Norman www.pasnorman.org

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8/5 First Free Monday - Sam Noble Museum, Norman - 405-325-4712 www.samnoblemuseum.org 8/6 Art Adventures - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938 www.ou.edu/fjjma 8/6-10 Big River - Civic Center Music Hall 405-524-9312 - www.LyricTheatreOKC.com

8/7 Wide-Open Wednesdays - Free Admission at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - 405-478-2250 www.nationalcowboymuseum.org


8/7 Way Back Wednesdays - $1 admission at Oklahoma City Zoo - 405-425-0262 www.okczoo.com 8/8 Cocktails on the Skyline - OKC Museum of Art - 405-236-3100 www.okcmoa.com 8/8 Oklahoma City Redhawks vs. Las Vegas Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark - 405-218-1000 www.OKCRedhawks.com 8/8 Yukon’s Concerts in the Park - Chisholm Trail Park, Yukon www.cityofyukonok.gov

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8/9 Lower Bricktown Live - Lower Bricktown Plaza 405-605-9550 - www.welcometobricktown.com 8/9 2nd Friday Circuit of Art - Mainsite Art Gallery, Norman 405-593-9060 www.2ndfridaynorman.com 8/9 Art “a la Carte” - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman www.ou.edu/fjjma

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8/9 Trey Songz in concert - Lucky Star Casino, El Reno www.luckystarcasino.org

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8/9-10 Hunting & Tackle Show - Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center, Shawnee 405-275-7020, www.shawneeexpo.org 8/10 Oklahoma Victory Dolls Roller Derby State Fair Park - Centennial Building 405-948-6708 - www.oklahomavictorydolls.com

8/10 Luau Cruise - Meridian Landing on the Oklahoma River www.okrivercruises.com

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8/10 History Comes Alive Series - Regatta Park on the Oklahoma River - 405-702-7755 www.okrivercruises.com 8/10 Dollar Days of Summer - Gaylord Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum 405-523-3211, www.oklahomaheritage.com


8/10 Minute to Win It - Science Museum Oklahoma 405-602-3760 - www.sciencemuseumok.org

8/10 Chill Out at the Zoo - Oklahoma City Zoo - 405-424-3344 - www.okczoo.com

8/10 Midnight Streak 2013 - State Fair Park Outdoor Space, 405-948-6708 - cityartscenter.org

8/10 Summer Concert Series presents Lecrae Frontier City - 405-478-2140 - FrontierCity.com

8/11 Sunday Twilight Concerts - Adam & Kizzie Jazz/Pop/Originals - Myriad Garden Great Lawn 405-270-4848 - www.ArtsCouncilOKC.com

8/11 Motorcycle Swap Meet - State Fair Park Centennial Building, 405-948-6708 www.jwswapmeet.com/oklahoma.html

8/13 Art Adventures - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938 - www.ou.edu/fjjma 8/14 Wide-Open Wednesdays - Free Admission at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 405-478-2250 www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

8/14 Way Back Wednesdays - $1 admission at Oklahoma City Zoo - 405-425-0262 www.okczoo.com

8/16 Lower Bricktown Live - Lower Bricktown Plaza 405-605-9550 www.welcometobricktown.com

8/16-18 Shootout Barrel Racing - State Fair Park - Jim Norick Arena - 405-648-6708 www.shootoutbarrels.com 8/16-20 Oklahoma City Redhawks vs. Albuquerque - Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 405-218-1000 - www.OKCRedhawks.com

8/17 Luau Cruise - Meridian Landing on the Oklahoma River www.okrivercruises.com

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8/17 Ghosts of Fort Reno Tours - Fort Reno El Reno - 405-262-3987 info@fortreno.org 8/17 History Comes Alive Series - Regatta Park on the Oklahoma River - 405-702-7755 www.okrivercruises.com


8/17 Dollar Days of Summer - Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum - 405-523-3211 www.oklahomaheritage.com 8/18 A Train Ride at the Oklahoma Railway Museum - Oklahoma Railway Museum 405-424-8222 - www.oklahomarailwaymuseum.org 8/18 Sunday Twilight Concerts - Hi-Def Howlers Rock - Myriad Gardens Great Lawn 405-270-4848 - www.ArtsCouncilOKC.com

8/20 Cowboy Cantina - National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. 405-478/2250 www.nationalcowboymuseum.org 8/20 Art Adventures - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman www.ou.edu/fjjma

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Wide-Open Wednesdays - Free Admission at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 405-478-2250 www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

8/21 Way Back Wednesdays - $1 admission at Oklahoma City Zoo - 405-425-0262 www.okczoo.com


8/21-24 Canadian County Free Fair - El Reno 405-262-0683 - www.canadiancountyfair.com 8/22-24 Grady County Free Fair - Grady County Fairgrounds & Events Center, Chickasha 405-224-2031 - www.gradycountyfairgrounds.com 8/23-24 Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Range Roundup - State Fair Park Jim Norick Arena, 405-948-6708 okcattlemen.org/ocaannualrangeround-up.aspx 8/23-24 37th Annual Midsummer Nights’ Fair - Lions Park, Norman - 405-593-9060 www.visitnorman.com

8/23-24 Oklahoma County Free Fair - State Fair Park – 14 Flags Plaza - 405-948-6708 www.okstatefair.com

8/24 Luau Cruise - Meridian Landing on the Oklahoma River www.okrivercruises.com

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8/24 History Comes Alive Series - Regatta Park on the Oklahoma River - 405-702-7755 www.okrivercruises.com 8/24 Dollar Days of Summer - Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum - 405-523-3211 www.oklahomaheritage.com 8/24 Cleveland County Free Fair Horse Show Cleveland County Fairgrounds, Norman 405-360-4721 - www.visitnorman.com

8/24 Summer Concert Series presents Easton Corbin - Frontier City - 405-478-2140 www.FrontierCity.com

8/25 FREE DAY at the Crystal Bridge Myriad Botanical Gardens - 405-445-7080 www.myriadgardens.org

8/25 Sunday Twilight Concerts - The Stringents and Baroque-lahoma - Strings Showcase - Myriad Gardens Great Lawn 405-270-4848 - www.ArtsCouncilOKC.com

8/25 Summer Breeze: Elephant Revival Lions Park, Norman www.pasnorman.org

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8/26-29 Oklahoma City Redhawks vs. Nashville - Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 405-218-1000 - www.OKCRedhawks.com

8/27 Art Adventures - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938 - www.ou.edu/fjjma

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8/30-31 Oklahoma City Redhawks vs. Memphis - Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 405-218-1000 - www.OKCRedhawks.com

8/30-9/7 Choctaw Oktoberfest - Choctaw Creek Park, Choctaw - www.oldgermany.com

8/30-5/2014 Allan Ho user and His Students National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 405-478-2250 www.nationalcowboymuseum.org 8/31 Luau Cruise - Meridian Landing on the Oklahoma River www.okrivercruises.com

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8/31 A Train Ride at the Oklahoma Railway Museum Oklahoma Railway Museum - 405-424-8222 www.oklahomarailwaymuseum.org

8/31 History Comes Alive Series - Regatta Park on the Oklahoma River - 405-702-7755 www.okrivercruises.com

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hat began as a hobby on ski trips to the southwest region of the United States, and a personal interest in southwestern dОcor, inspired Richard Kuebler to open a small shop specializing in pottery. The unique pieces and increasing customer demand soon prompted the addition of hand-woven rugs, gifts, and furniture. Since the store’s humble beginning in 1985, Richard and his wife Sherri have nurtured the business, which has grown into the Oklahoma’s premier southwest and western home decor source. Santa Fe Company boasts over 10,000 square feet of high-quality southwestern and western furniture, complimented by an expansive selection of art, lighting, rugs, decorative artifacts, home dОcor, and of course, pottery! The stores original offerings come from craftsmen throughout the region. Each piece is a unique work of art, handcrafted to compliment the natural texture and grain of the wood. This process brings out the natural burls, crevices and cracks in the wood along with the grain to leave a rustic and natural feel. To finish the piece, materials including iron, cowhide, horn, marble or slate are incorporated into the final product. Many other unique southwestern and western home decor items are carefully selected to compliment the furniture. Handwoven Zapotec rugs, runners, mats, and pillows add great color and texture. Distinctive lamps crafted from iron, horn, and more can be combined with lampshades handmade from rawhide, cowhide, pigskin suede, or lambskin. Personalize your living areas by choosing from the large selection of western, southwestern, and Native American art prints already matted and framed. Santa Fe Company also carries a variety of both southwestern and western textiles such as bedding, towels, kitchen linens, throws, pillows and more. Pendleton collectors will appreciate the wide variety and selection of blankets, pillows and throws. To finish the look and feel of the west, choose from unique flatware, dinnerware, stunning ceramic salt and peppers, etched glassware, enamelware, and a unique selection canisters and cookie jars for the kitchen. For the bath, choose from an extensive selection of iron towel bars and racks, ceramic accessories, shower curtains, scented candles and soaps. Whether redecorating your primary residence, furnishing an entire vacation home, or just looking for that ‘special piece’, Santa Fe Company’s commitment to you is providing meticulously handcrafted pieces of rustic, southwestern, and western style furniture with unmatched customer care. Santa Fe Company is located at 4141 West Reno. Phone 405-947-1990 or visit them at www.santafecompany.com.


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 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 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.

ONE15 115 E. Sheridan • 605-5783 One15 is Oklahoma City’s newest Ultra Lounge, Bar & Restaurant! One15 has created a unique experience by fusing upscale dining with state of the art nightlife. You can do it all at One15….Dine, Drink, and Dance!

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.

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.

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.

LOBBY CAFE & BAR 4322 N. Western • 604-4650 Located in the lobby of the renowned Will Rogers Theatre, offers a unique and sophisticated blend of wine, cocktails and bistro dining options, inspired by cuisines of the world. Our traditional bistro and bar, with its relaxed and casual ambiance, is a favorite among local wine and food enthusiasts. The Lobby Bar brings the best of light dining inside a warm classic environment, including a one of a kind antique deco wood wine bar interior.

LUDIVINE 805 N. Hudson • 778 - 6800 Ludivine was born from the idea of utilizing the best ingredients available to us from local farmers and ranchers. We use only what is in season to prepare a culinary experience that uses familiar ingredients to create dishes that speak not only to the palette, but to the whole person. We aim to design meals that release old memories and create new ones. Oklahoma City KEY • August 2013

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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.

fired brick oven is the centerpiece of Stella. Sit at the bar and watch the flames cook delicious 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.

MUSASHI’S

TOBY KEITH’S “I LOVE THIS BAR & GRILL

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.

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.

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.

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.

SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE

WHISKEY CHICKS PARLOR 115 E. Reno • 228-0087

Whiskey Chicks Parlor is a freewheelin’ saloon, cocktail parlour, restaurant, and entertainment venue dedicated to maintaining an open, unpretentious environment for enjoying the essential pleasures that bring people together: good drinks, good food, good music, good company, good times.

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

STELLA MODERN ITALIAN CUISINE

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.

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 wood-

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.

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.

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re you looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush? If so, Pole Position Raceway in Oklahoma City is the answer! The all-new state-of-the-art indoor karting center is home to the fastest go karts in the area. Pole Position Raceway has two full-size tracks that allow you to speed up to 45 miles per hour with family and friends, and do so with the comfort of heat and air conditioning. These are not the karts you remember as kids! These are real performance karts that are probably the closest you will ever come to driving a real race car. There’s also food, drinks, video games, pool tables, and much more. One of the unique qualities of Pole Position Raceway is the SpeedSheet scoring system. Every racer receives a copy of the results sheet that shows average lap time, fastest lap time, overall position in the race, and how you rank against everyone that’s ever spun laps here at Pole Position Raceway. “It’s an incredible scoring system,” says Oklahoma dirt track legend Shane Carson. “It definitely adds to the whole experience.” Pole Position Raceway is loaded with authentic racing memorabilia and has more than a dozen flat screen televisions that play the latest sporting events. Because the karts use 20-horsepower electric motors, there are no toxic fumes so you’re not gasping for fresh air. It’s so cool that seven-time AMA Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath calls Pole Position Raceway “the ultimate racing experience for family and friends!” If that’s not enough, X-Games Freestyle Motocrosser Kenny Bartram has said “I’ve been to a lot of kart tracks around the world and there is nothing like Pole Position Raceway.” Former Indy 500 racer Dominic Dobson says “I come to Pole Position Raceway every chance I get and I always have a lot of fun!” Prices start at $9.95 per session and there are also three different race packages (Pole Position Challenge, Grand Prix and Super Pole) available for groups of eight or more. It’s also an excellent place for birthday parties, corporate team building events, product launches, bachelor parties, church groups, sports teams and more. Pole Position Raceway is located off I-44 on the corner of N.W. 36th and May Ave. For more information call 405-942-2292 or visit www.racep2r.com.


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The professional wait staff, groomed to be both attentive and courteous, add to make this one truly unforgettable dining experience. The service is exceptional - from helping to choose the right cut, preparation and degree of doneness to making knowledgeable selections and pairings from the wine list - the service is impeccable. No evening at Mickey Mantle's is complete without a taste of one of the restaurant's signature house made desserts, including a Creamy Chocolate Mousse, Creme Brulee, or the always -favorite Chocolate Spice Cake. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, entertaining clients, or simply having dinner with family and friends, there is just no better place to taste and

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Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse is located at #7 Mickey Mantle Drive in the historic Bricktown Entertainment District. The restaurant, open for dinner daily at 5 p.m., offers a full-service bar, open daily at 4:30 p.m., private dining rooms and valet parking for guests. Happy Hour runs Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and includes $2.00 domestics, half priced appetizers and complimentary hors d oeuvres. #7 Lounge and the Boardroom are available for private events by calling Brittany Leemaster at 405-473-2108. Dinner reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 405-272-0777.


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eff Dunham brings his all new “Disorderly Conduct” worldwide tour to Grand Casino. The new tour offers his global fan base a brand new show packed with more laughs than ever before. The new tour offers his global fan base a brand new show packed with more laughs than ever before. Dunham’s famed troupe of sidekicks are back: Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, the beer-fueled redneck Bubba J, the manic purple creature Peanut, the spicy pepper from south of the border José Jalapeñ o, and Peanut’s own ventriloquist dummy Little Jeff, a mini-version of the ringmaster himself. Comedy fans love to unwind and relax by watching talented standup comedians, and Jeff Dunham is in a class all his own. The dynamic performer has polished and perfected a very extensive ventriloquism routine involving nearly a dozen different personalities, all who come forth through his talented and quick witted mind. Fans who are able to secure Jeff Dunham tickets to August 24th show are sure to leave the Grand Casino rubbing cheeks sore from constant laughter throughout the course of a great evening starring one of the best ventriloquists in the world. Dunham is able to express personal opinions on a variety of controversial global issues through his puppets, and those in attendance are often of similar mind. Anyone interested in seeing a provocative evening of comedy and an impressive display of puppetry can beat a direct path to GrandShawnee.com or call 405-964-7777. Have you checked out the progress at the Grand Hotel lately? It’s open! Expanding to better serve their clientele, the new Grand Hotel features a fourteen-story guestroom tower with 262 suites. Sporting the same architectural style as the casino, the 144,000 square foot hotel features a Frank Lloyd Wright influenced design. Meeting rooms, a spa, a fitness center, an outdoor pool and entertainment areas are among the amenities. In addition to the hotel, a new theater is being constructed and will accommodate 2,500 people for concerts and conventions. The Grand Hotel and new theater are welcome additions to the Grand Casino Resort and Citizen Potawatomi Nation properties. “We are excited to reach this point of construction of the Grand Hotel,” said Steve Degraffenreid, General Manager of the Grand Casino. “The addition of the hotel and resort amenities will benefit our guests at the casino and tourists traveling through our state.” If you’re unwind and relax, order your tickets for Disorderly Conduct or book a room soon by calling 405-964-7777, stopping by the Grand Casino, or logging on to www.grandshawnee.com.


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hen visiting Oklahoma City, there is no better place to learn about the nation’s heritage than the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The Museum is a grand facility—attracting more than 11 million visitors from around the world with comprehensive exhibits of art and artifacts. Thinking of a visit? It’s easy. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and accessible from all parts of the city. Nestled just west of the junction of I-35 with I-44, the Museum is part of Oklahoma City’s vibrant Adventure District, www.okcadventure.com You can catch the high points of the museum in as little as an hour, but two hours is better and many visitors spend the day. One of the most common guest responses has to do with the size of the complex: “I had no idea it is so large!” The 220,000 square foot building houses galleries devoted to the American cowboy, rodeo, firearms, Western performers and more. One of the most popular features Native American history and culture, and several galleries are devoted to Western and Native American art. Other popular areas are Prosperity Junction, a replica frontier town, the Children’s Cowboy Corral where youthful visitors can explore aspects of the West, and beautiful gardens with art and monuments. When you’re ready for lunch, it is as simple as strolling to the east wing of the museum where Dining on Persimmon Hill serves a daily buffet of soups, salads, entrees and desserts with great natural lighting and a view overlooking the gardens. Enjoy the buffet daily or sample the full menu Monday through Saturday. The desserts alone are worth a stop. The restaurant serves from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. If shopping is your passion, The Museum Store is a destination itself. Native American-made jewelry, apparel, art, housewares, old-fashioned candy await. Come for the Oklahoma-themed merchandise and souvenirs. The store is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For online shopping, visit store.nationalcowboymuseum.org. Check the museum’s website for information on special exhibitions and events, festivals and diverse educational activities. The most popular is the Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy Festival held each Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend in late May. 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. The Museum is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (405) 478-2250 or visit www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.


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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 www.howellgallery.com

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. www.200parkforher.com

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 www.crossbargallery.com.

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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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.

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!

REGIONAL SHOPPING MALLS

RAWHIDE WESTERN CULTURE

PENN SQUARE

1007 N. Broadway Ave. • 405 236 4600 www.shoprawhide.com 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 sheplers.com. 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.


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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 www.coyoteuglysaloon.com.


Stella Modern Italian is a casually elegant restaurant located in the ever-growing Midtown area, just north of Downtown. It is the quintessential boutique restaurant that you might expect to find in New York or Chicago. Inspired by owner Lori Tyler's time spent in Rome, Stella focuses on seasonal menus that utilize only the freshest ingredients. From the crispy brick oven pizza to veal osso bucco, Stella offers something for everyone. Stella is open Tuesday thru Thursday from 11am to 11pm; Saturday, 5pm to 11pm; and Sunday, 10:30a.m. to 2:30p.m. The restaurant is closed Mondays except for once a month special dinners - call for details. Stella is located at 1201 North Walker. Visit StellaOKC.com or call 235-2200 for more information.

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KEY Oklahoma City August 2013 Issue  

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

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