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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
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.
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.
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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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The creation of owner Lori Tyler, Stella has established itself as a destination in the city’s Midtown district by offering delicious, modern takes on Italian classics in a neighborhood restaurant just minutes away from downtown and Bricktown. Lori Tyler realized a lifelong dream of owning her own restaurant when she opened Stella in April 2010. She chose a location blocks away from her own home because her dream was always to create a neighborhood restaurant where friends, family, and customers could gather to experience dining, not just grab a meal. “When I studied in Rome, I was impressed with the way Italian people experienced a meal,” Tyler said. “They didn’t just rush through the meal; they enjoyed the wine, the conversation, the presence of friends. It’s what I wanted to replicate with Stella.” Tyler spent many years opening and managing some of Oklahoma City’s best restaurants, but her goal was always to open her own place. To ensure easy access and proximity to her own Heritage Hills neighborhood, Tyler chose Midtown as the location. Midtown has experienced a renaissance in the past decade. Beautiful, old buildings have been refurbished, professionals and creative types are moving in, and a thriving dining and night life scene is emerging. The proximity to downtown-Thunder games are three minutes away--and abundant parking make Midtown a convenient destination before a game or event. One of those beautiful, old buildings is Stella’s home. In the early 1920s, Anderson-Prichard built the facility as a gas station to service the neighborhood. Prior to 1930, oil companies were experimenting with service stations in residential areas. To attract customers, they chose large corner lots and erected attractive buildings, very unlike the service stations we know today. The building
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has been re-envisioned many times over the decades, but the basic structure remains intact, including the bay doors which are now large picture windows. To oversee the transition of the building to Stella’s beautiful interior, Lori hired well-known interior designer Alice Cottrell. In her nearly three decades of work, Cottrell has worked with Donald Trump and the St. Regis Hotel. She has been featured in Elle Decor, Paper City, Texas Monthly, and Metropolitan Home. The heart of Stella is the food, though. Lori works in conjunction with her experienced kitchen staff to develop menu items that are fresh, local, and seasonal. The menu changes each season but some features and customer favorites, like the amazing Osso Bucco, remain year round, but most of the items change quarterly. The fall menu begins at the end of September. At the end of Stella’s beautiful bar is the brick oven where the Roman-style (thin crust) pizzas are made. The menu always contains several pizza choices, but guests are free to design their own pies. The menu also features appetizers, salads, soups, pasta dishes, seafood, and steak. You won’t find lasagna or spaghetti on the menu; this is modern Italian, after all, but the pasta dishes are hearty, creative, and delicious. Stella also offers aperitivo which in Italy is a gathering before a meal which can last hours. Aperitif may be compared to the British habit of a stopping by a pub after work on your way home but still, it is something different in Italy and at
Stella because of course Italians always concentrate on food. The best bars in Milan are constantly competing to organize the best known aperitivo in the city and Stella is competing against them in Oklahoma City. Tuesday through Friday from 4-6:30 guests that choose to enjoy the bartop dining can order off the “bartop menu” that offers a changing selection of half price pizzas, appetizers and a daily $4 chef’s choice. Neighborhood residents and downtown employees on their way home all enjoy the feel of the bar where they can visit with friends and make new friends. For business travelers and conventioneers, Stella is open for lunch every day except Monday and Saturday. Its location in Midtown makes it a convenient lunch destination from downtown hotels, the convention center, and the fairgrounds. Three major interstates are only minutes away. A separate lunch menu (and brunch on Sunday) features items priced reasonably from $8-14. Dress at Stella is eclectic. Lori wants guests to feel comfortable in jeans and tee shirts before the game or in evening attire before the Philharmonic. Dressed up or dressed down, everyone will be made to feel welcome and comfortable.
Stella is open Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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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 • September 2013
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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 • September 2013
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 • September 2013
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 • September 2013
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
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 9/1 OK Foundation Quarter Horse Registry - Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center, Shawnee 949-368-1227 www.OKFQHR.com
Thru 9/2 Arts Festival Oklahoma - Oklahoma City Community College - 405-682-7576 www.occc.edu/afo
Thru 9/7 Exhibit: “Invisible Eve” - GaylordPickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum, 405-523-3231, www.oklahomaheritage.com
Thru 9/7 Choctaw Oktoberfest - Choctaw Creek Park, Choctaw - www.oldgermany.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 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 12/15 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season - Remington Park - 424-1000 www.remingtonpark.com 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 Center - 405-522-0784 www.okhistory.org
Thru 5/11 2014 Allan Houser and His Students - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 405-478-2250 www.nationalcowboymuseum.org SEPTEMBER
9/1-2 Oklahoma City Redhawks vs. Memphis Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark - 405-218-1000 www.OKCRedhawks.com 9/2 Open & Free Admission for Labor Day! Oklahoma WONDERtorium, Stillwater 405-533-3333 www.okwondertorium.org 9/2 First Free Monday - Sam Noble Museum, Norman - Sam Noble Museum, Norman 405-325-4712, www.samnoblemuseum.org
9/3 Art Adventures - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of
9/6 Savion Glover in "Solo iN TiMe"
Art, Norman - 405-325-4938 www.ou.edu/fjjma
Mitchell Hall Theater - UCO, Edmond 405-974-3375, www.uco.edu/cfad/events.
9/4 Wide Open Wednesdays - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 405-478-2250 www.nationalcowboymuseum.org 9/5 Gallery Talk: Artistry of Hopituy Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman 405-325-4938 www.ou.edu/fjjma 9/5 Ace High: Dinner and Auction Benefiting The Cowboy - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 405-478-2250 www.nationalcowboymuseum.org 9/5-7 Pottawatomie County Free Fair Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center, Shawnee - 405-273-6092, www.freefair.org
9/6 First Friday Gallery Walk - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 405478-2250, nationalcowboymuseum.org 9/6-7 Mustangâ€™s 37th Annual Western Days - 1201 N Mustang Road, Mustang 405-376-2758, www.Mustangchamber.com 9/6 Hank Williams Jr. in concert - Lucky Star Casino, Concho - 405-262-7612 www.luckystarcasino.org
9/7 Boy Scout Day - Frontier City 405-478-2140 www.FrontierCity.com
9/7 Septemberfest: "Hats Off to History" 9/6 Free Ice Cream Day - Downtown OKC 405-235-3500, www.DowntownOKC.com
Oklahoma History Center - 405-522-3602 firstname.lastname@example.org
9/7 Drop-in Art - Oklahoma City Museum of Art 405-236-3100, www.okcmoa.com
9/7 Bluegrass Cruise & Dock Party Meridian Landing on the Oklahoma River 405-702-7755 www.okrivercruises.com 9/7-8 Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 405-478-2250 www.nationalcowboymuseum.org
9/10 Art Adventures - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman www.ou.edu/fjjma
9/10 Tuesday Noon Concerts - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938 www.ou.edu/fjjma
9/10 Gallery Talk with Christine Nofchissey Mchorse - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938, www.ou.edu/fjjma 9/11 Wide Open Wednesdays - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - 405-478-2250 www.nationalcowboymuseum.org
9/12 Joe Diffie in concert - Riverwind Casino, Norman - 405-322-6464, www.riverwind.com 9/12 Weezer in concert - Lucky Star Casino, Concho - 405-262-7612, www.luckystarcasino.org 9/12-22 Oklahoma State Fair - Fair Park 405-948-6708, www.okstatefair.com
9/13 Travis Tritt in concert - Riverwind Casino, Norman - 405-322-6464, www.riverwind.com 9/13 Ruthie Foster - Sooner Theatre, Norman 405-321-9600, www.soonertheatre.com
9/13 2nd Friday Circuit of Art - Mainsite Art Gallery, Norman 405-593-9060 www.2ndfridaynorman.com 9/13 - Life in Color - 2013 Rebirth Tour Cox Convention Center - 405-602-8500 www.coxconventioncenter.com 9/13 FREDTalks: Journey - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938 www.ou.edu/fjjma 9/14 Drop-in Art - Oklahoma City Museum of Art - 405-236-3100, www.okcmoa.com 9/14 Bluegrass Cruise & Dock Party Meridian Landing on the Oklahoma River 405-702-7755, www.okrivercruises.com 9/14-1/12 2014 Exhibit: “Dark Light: the Micaceous Ceramics of Christine Nofchissey McHorse” - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938, www.ou.edu/fjjma
9/17 Art After Noon: SuperUber Design Group, Blow 4, 2009 - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938, www.ou.edu/fjjma 9/17 Art Adventures - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938 www.ou.edu/fjjma 9/17 Tuesday Noon Concerts - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938 www.ou.edu/fjjma
9/18 Wide Open Wednesdays - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 405-478-2250, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org
9/19 Daughtry in concert - Riverwind Casino, Norman - 405-322-6464, www.riverwind.com 9/19-21 Longhorn World Championship 2013 - Cox Convention Center - 405-602-8500 www.coxconventioncenter.com
9/20 Lee Brice in concert - Riverwind Casino, Norman - 405-322-6464, www.riverwind.com
9/21 Antique & Vintage Market - Historic Downtown Guthrie www.visitguthrie.com
9/21 Drop-in Art - Oklahoma City Museum of Art - 405-236-3100, www.okcmoa.com
9/21 Bluegrass Cruise & Dock Party Meridian Landing on the Oklahoma River 405-702-7755, www.okrivercruises.com 9/21 Cabinets of Curiosity - Museum of Osteology 405-814-0006, www.museumofosteology.org
9/21 The Art of Science - Museum of Osteology 405-814-0006, www.museumofosteology.org 9/21 Krazy Kids Dog Show - Shannon Miller Park, Edmond - 405-359-4630 www.edmondok.com/parks/Rec
9/21 Robert Earl Keen in concert - Riverwind Casino, Norman - 405-322-6464, riverwind.com
9/21 Keenen Ivory Wayans - Grand Casino, Shawnee 405-964-7777, www.grandcasinoshawnee.com
9/21 Ghosts of Fort Reno Tours - Fort Reno, El Reno - 405-262-3987, www.fortreno.org
9/22 Family Days - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938, www.ou.edu/fjjma
9/24 Tuesday Noon Concerts - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938, www.ou.edu/fjjma 9/24 Art Adventures - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman - 405-325-4938, www.ou.edu/fjjma
9/25 Wide Open Wednesdays - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - 405-478-2250 www.nationalcowboymuseum.org
9/25 FREE DAY at the Crystal Bridge Myriad Botanical Gardens www.myriadgardens.org
9/27 Cruise & Carriage - Bricktown Landing on the Oklahoma River - 405-702-7755 www.okrivercruises.com 9/27 NHL Hockey: Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars - Cox Convention Center 405-602-8500, www.coxconventioncenter.com
9/27 Wade Bowen in concert - Riverwind Casino Norman - 405-322-6464, www.riverwind.com
9/27-28 Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 405-478-2250, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org 9/27-29 Day Out with Thomas: Go Go Thomas Tour - Oklahoma Railway Museum 405-424-8222, www.oklahomarailwaymuseum.org
9/27-11/30 Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 405-478-2250 www.nationalcowboymuseum.org
Reding Farm Fall Season - Reding Farm, Chickasha 405-222-0624, www.redsiloproductions.com
9/28 Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 405-478-2250 www.nationalcowboymuseum.org Bison Bicycle Classic - Oklahoma Baptist Univ., Shawnee - 405-432-9007, www.okbu.edu 9/28 Drop-in Art - Oklahoma City Museum of Art - 405-236-3100, www.okcmoa.com
9/28 Bluegrass Cruise & Dock Party Meridian Landing on the Oklahoma River 405-7027755, www.okrivercruises.com 9/28 Santa Fe Homecoming - Santa Fe Depot Museum, Shawnee 405-275-8412 www.santafedepotmuseum.org 9/28 Edmond Art Crawl - Downtown Edmond 405-249-9391, www.downtownedmondok.com
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he Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma’s only outlet mall, opened with much anticipation in August 2011. Complete with center court fountains and fireplace, the center launched with 83 famous designer outlet stores including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Nike, Coach, Bose, Van’s, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, J Crew, Michael Kors, Under Armour and The Children’s Place. More than 40 stores were new to the market. Smashburger, City Bites, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse and more joined as local dining favorites. 2012 brought nine new stores including Naartjie Kids, Columbia Sportswear and Kenneth Cole. These additions brought the center to 376,000 square feet. The 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. A coupon book worth over $250.00 in savings is available for all AAA members free of charge at the Guest Services area located in the food court. The center offers free wheelchair rentals, fee-free gift certificates, and lost and found services at Guest Services. Free WIFI and electricity is available at charging stations in the food court. Groups of 20 or more are highly encouraged to register at least 72 hours in advance where they can receive exclusive coupons and other group incentives FREE! Call the number below or register online at www.TheOutletShoppesatOklahomaCity.com 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. For more information, visit www.TheOutletShoppesatOklahomaCity.com or call (405) 787-3700.
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 • September 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.
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
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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.
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.
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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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 Joe Diffie on September 12, Travis Tritt on September 13 and Daughtry on September 19. This month also features Lee Brice on September 20, Robert Earl Keen on September 21 and Wade Bowen on September 27. 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 www.Riverwind.com or call 405-322-6000.
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useums across Oklahoma are honoring Native American artist Allan Houser’s memory in celebration of his 100th birthday, and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum kicks off the collaboration with the original exhibition “Allan Houser and His Students.” Organized by the late Anne Morand, Curator of Art, the exhibition looks at Houser (1914-1994) as teacher and mentor. It includes works by Houser from the permanent collection, along with those by students and proté gé s such as Bob Hazaos, Kevin Red Star, Doug Hyde, Robert Chee, Earl Bliss, T.C. Cannon and Fritz Scholder. One of the 20th Century’s most important artists, Allan C. Haozous was born on June 30, 1914 and later became known as Allan Houser. His parents, Sam and Blossom were members of the Chircahua Apache tribe and for 27 years were held as prisoners of war. The couple became freed at last in 1914. Houser was born in Oklahoma just months after their release, the first child born out of captivity. Houser’s family created farms in the Apache and Lawton communities. At an early age Houser became interested in the images he saw in magazines and books. He soon began his own drawings and carvings. In 1934, he enrolled in the Painting School at the Santa Fe Indian School where he became their most famous student. By 1939 his work was exhibited in major US cities, and he was first commissioned to paint a mural in the Department of Interior building. In 1939 Houser married Anna Marie Gallegos. Together they moved to Los Angeles with their three sons in 1941 as Houser looked for work. It was there he was greatly influenced by the works of European modernists such as Brancusi, Arp, Lischitz and Henry Moore. Houser moved to Utah in 1951 where he taught art at the Inter-Mountain Indian School. In 1962, he was asked to join the faculty of the newly created Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. There he created the sculpture department and began integrating the aesthetics of the modernists with his narrative ideas. In the late 1960s museums began seeking out his works, and his influence became apparent on hundreds of students and other artists. In 1975, Houser retired from teaching to devote time to his work. In the following decades he would produce nearly 1,000 sculptures in stone, wood and bronze. He worked tirelessly until his death on Aug. 22, 1994. 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!
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RAWHIDE WESTERN CULTURE
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.
Oklahoma City KEY â€˘ September 2013
isitors to Oklahoma City have the opportunity to enjoy Wicked, Broadway's biggest blockbuster winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards. The extended engagement runs from September 4-22 at the Civic Center Music Hall. The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good... before Dorothy dropped in. Based on the imaginative Gregory Maguire 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a parallel novel of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum's classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Wicked takes a fantasy journey through the unseen side of Oz, sharing a tale of unexpected friendship and love. A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, Wicked spotlights the untold stories of Oz’s most famous (or infamous) characters, namely the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good. The show follows green-skinned star Elphaba from birth to college and through the life-changing events which eventually label her “wicked,” introducing spoiled rich girl Glinda, local prince and heartthrob Fiyero and even the Wizard of Oz himself, a troubled man very unlike the one you may remember. As Elphaba, a passionate political activist if there ever was one, fights injustice and seeks to undo the mistakes of the past, dark secrets and personal tragedies shape the history of Oz, paying homage to the classic Wizard of Oz story while simultaneously changing fans’ understanding of it forever. A cautionary tale about love, friendship and trust, Wicked effortlessly reveals that there are indeed two sides to every story. Perhaps the most complete and completely satisfying new musical in a long time. Audience Recommendation: Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted! Celebrity Attractions recommends Wicked for audiences ages 8 and older. Like The Wizard of Oz, Wicked is the definition of family-friendly. But like the classic 1939 movie, younger children may find it too long or be frightened by the show's flying monkeys, allusions to offstage violence and death of a character. Most children over eight, however, will be delighted by the world of Wicked. Tickets may be purchased via phone (405) 297-2264, in person at the Civic Center Box Office or online at www.CelebrityAttractions.com. Wicked is presented by Celebrity Attractions and part of their 2013-2014 Broadway Season which features White Christmas, Chicago, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sister Act.
When you’re ready to kick up your heels to the best live music and have a hankerin’ for some great home-style cookin’, two-step on down to Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill and enjoy the Baddest Steaks on the Boulevard! In addition to the mouth watering steaks, you can fill up on Smoked Prime Rib, Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy, Fried Catfish, Rotisserie Chicken, Smoked Salmon, Fried Shrimp, or many other equally scrumptious entrees. To add to the excitement, live entertainment features not only the best of Oklahoma’s rock, rhythm and blues, bluegrass, and country music artists, but big name touring acts as well. Toby Keith’s is located at located in Bricktown at 310 Johnny Bench Dr. 405.231.0254. or visit www.tobykeithsbar.com.
Oklahoma City KEY • September