OKC 365: The Weekend Edition

Here’s a list of things that might interest you this weekend. Brief synopsis? Oh, yes.

1. Science Museum Oklahoma

Have you checked out their “Soundscapes” exhibit yet? No? You should! It’s not often we see “art meets science” installations like this in Oklahoma. A lot of local artists have banded together with Science Museum Oklahoma to create this very neat experience. The exhibit is located in their Satellite Galleries.


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SMO’s hours this weekend are:

Sat: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Visit their website for admission prices.


2. Oklahoma Museum of Art

Watch their “Oscar: Tune Up” series. Personally, I really want to see “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” I dare you to not be simultaneously enchanted and enthralled. Other notes? They tell you which Oscar categories each of the films are nominated for.

Here’s what’s playing!

“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Friday & Saturday, February 15-16, 5:30pm


“The Sessions”

Friday & Saturday, February 15-16, 8pm


“The Pirates”

Sunday, February 17, 12:30pm


“Searching for Sugar Man”

Sunday, February 17, 3pm


Admission prices as follows, you can also purchase tickets online too:

Adults: $8
Seniors 62+: $6
College Students w/ID: $6
Members: $5


3. Myriad Botanical Gardens

Need something to do indoors or outdoors perhaps and maybe all in one spot? Check out what’s in bloom in the Crystal Bridge.

This is the Balga Grass Xanthorrhoea arborea from Australia with a flowering spike that currently towering over the visitors to the Crystal Bridge. Image credit: Myriad Botanical Gardens.

This is the Balga Grass Xanthorrhoea arborea (top right hand corner) from Australia. It has a flowering spike that currently towers over Crystal Bridge visitors. Image credits: Myriad Botanical Gardens.


Their hours are:

Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 11am-5pm (after Labor Day-May 31)

Check their website to see admission prices.  Remember outdoors is always free. Also there’s a dog park! Your dogs will need to have their tags and shots to be allowed in the park.

Other notes?  If you’re feeling fancy on Saturday, February 16 there will be a Food Lovers Dinner. It is presented by Chef Ryan Parrot of Local (based in Norman.)

6-7pm cocktails, 7pm dinner

$65 per member; $75 per nonmember

Enjoy a locally-sourced gourmet meal preceded by hand-crafted cocktails overlooking the beautiful Gardens. After all, we all share a love of food! This dinner marks the beginning of a schedule of quarterly chef dinners at the Gardens. But hurry! Space is limited. The food will be phenomenal and the sprits lively. Wine included with dinner Your company on this fine evening would be grand! Reserve your spot by calling 405.445.7080.

  • 6-7pm Cocktail Hour
    Wine, Beer, and a few signature cocktails
    Assorted Cheeses
  • 7- 8:30pm Dinner
    1st course
    Mixed Greens with Green Goddess Vinaigrette, and Farmers Market Vegetables
  • 2nd Course
    Sweet Potato Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter
  • 3rd Course
    Free Range roaster chicken filled with goat cheese with Mashed Potatoes and Sauteed Broccoli Raab
    Or handmade pasta primavera – Rigatoni made in OKC by Della Terra Pasta
  • 4th course
    Orange Chiffon CakeWine Pairing will be included with Dinner


4. Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

They’ve got the bugs. Seriously. Check it out if you missed opening weekend.

Image credits: Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

Image credits: Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

Their hours this weekend are:

Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Check their website for admission prices.


5. Martin Park Nature Center

Parks hours this weekend are Sat – Sun: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Image credit: Martin Nature Park

Image credit: Martin Nature Park


Nature Story time in the Martin Park Library. Saturdays from 10:30-11:15 for ages 3-8. A nature hike or craft that goes with the story theme will follow. Call 755-0676 for more information.

February 16, 1-4 p.m. Sensory Afternoon: Experience Nature using all of your senses during our sensory afternoon program at Martin Park Nature Center. The February program focuses on introducing nature to individuals with sensitivities to environmental stimuli. Open to persons of all ability levels. Call 755-0676 for additional information. FREE

February 17 10 a.m. – Noon: Creative Writing Workshop with Tim. Let the beauty of nature inspire your creativity! Participants will learn the fundamentals of storytelling for the novel and short story. The first class will discuss creative basics, then provide participants with a writing prompt, which will be discussed and analyzed during the second class. Pre-registration required. Cost: $4 per person for both classes.

Other notes?

The education center also boasts the city’s first observation bee hive. Built by Canadian County 4-H Club members, with assistance of the Central Oklahoma Bee Keepers Association, the hive boasts over 8,000 active bees. The bees have open access to and from the park grounds, where they can gather pollen to take back to the hive to produce honey.


Check their website for additional details.


6. United Filmmakers of Oklahoma Showcase.

We wrote about it here, but you definitely check it out if you love indie film.

It heartens us to see the United Filmmakers of Oklahoma community grow and continue on the fine tradition of indie film making.

It heartens us to see the United Filmmakers of Oklahoma community grow and continue on the fine tradition of indie film making.



Go tickle your funny bones. Check the link for the Facebook event page. Show will be on Feb 17th this Sunday at City Arts Center. Tickets $10 online/$15 at the door.

In 2010, Shane had his first TV special Comedy Central Presents: Shane Mauss and released his first CD Jokes To Make My Parents Proud with Comedy Central Records, which was named in the Top 10 Albums of 2010by Punchline Magazine.

Originally from La Crosse, WI, Shane Mauss moved to Boston in 2004 (at the supple, tender age of 23) to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a standup comedian. In less than three years, Shane caught his big break when he was awarded Best Standup Comic at HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in 2007.

Shane’s TV credits include three appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien,plus one appearance on the Conan on TBS, an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Showtime’s Comics Without Borders, Two appearances on BBC’s The World Stands Up, and in what is easily his strangest television appearance to date: Playboy TV’s Night Calls.

You may also know him as a regular on The Bob and Tom Show.



Can’t make it out Sunday night for comedy? We suggest as an alternate: Robot Saves City. They are recording session at 9:30 p.m. this Friday.  Check the link for details. 18 to enter, 21 to party at The Chameleon Room.

Featuring: James Nghiem
With sets from:
James Draper
Jessica Kyle
Heather King
And hosted by
Josh Lathe


8. Is a dive bar/music venue more your scene? We’re looking out for you. 

Check Firewolf at the Bluebonnet. It should be interesting.

"Bring your dancing legs and your drinking arm!" said Darrell Amos, Firewolf.

“Bring your dancing legs and your drinking arm!” says Darrell Amos of Firewolf. “OKC punks, Scabby Itchins will be there too. It’s a duo of trios! $5 cover/no beer over $2.” Show starts at 9:30-10.


Scabby Itchins




9. More of an Acoustic Jammer?

This at Individual Artists of Oklahoma.

Free. Starts at 5:00 pm runs to 7:00 p.m.

“If it makes music and it doesn’t plug in, it should be at IAO Sunday Acoustic Jam! Come out, bring your instruments and your voices, and let’s make music!”


10. The Society’s 3rd Friday Music Showcase.

Costs $3 to get in, they’re located in the Plaza District too.  8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Check the FB event page for more info.


Will Gaines


Jacob Phelps ???


Eric Massey

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