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OKG Newsletter

Topic: A Date With Iris
Medieval fair

Nerds and shopping

Weekend events around the metro

Nerds, your weekend has come. If you listen closely, you can probably hear your nerd call echoing all the way from Norman (sounds like R2-D2 and Treebeard mating). Yes, that’s right, the 35th annual Norman Medieval Fair is upon us!

Get ready for three days of giant turkey legs, Goth kids dressed up as 16th-century emo vamps (totally period-appropriate) and women with way more boob out than is advisable. Yay!

I tease because I love. I’m a medieval-fair nerd from way back, albeit one who doesn’t dress up. Set up in Reaves Park, the Norman Medieval Fair opens today and runs through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The fair entertains with music, dance, jousting (!) and some seriously amazing people watching. Plus, there are apparently human chess games (daily at 1 and 4:45 p.m.) that I’m assuming look something like this:

Once you’ve had your fill of wizard’s chess (sorry, sorry — I mean human chess), wash the nerd off with a day of shopping along Western.

The shopping district’s Spring Fling is all day Saturday with specials in the many stores and restaurants. A Date with Iris will have featured designers, specials on tulips and a duck pull for prizes.

Other specials going on include discounts at Mockingbird Manor, French Cowgirl and 42nd Street Candy Co. (Easter candy!) and deals at restaurants like The Wedge and Café Nova. It’s going to be lovely out, so check it out!

by Jenny Coon Peterson 04.01.2011 3 years ago
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Staying in

Not one for the heat? Enjoy some indoor shopping this Fourth of July weekend.


Jenny Coon Peterson
The Fourth of July long weekend is upon us. There’s always a ton to do: The OKC Phil’s “Red, White & Boom” is at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, or Edmond’s LibertyFest parade steps off at 9 a.m. the next morning.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Weekend math

Shopping + music + food = a fantastic Friday and Saturday

It was only 70 degrees out this morning when I met a friend to go running (or, in my case, stumbling/lurching/whining). 70 degrees! I may or may not have sang a few snippets from “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” on the way home, because nothing welcomes a lovely, cool morning like a song from a racist Disney cartoon.


So, the weekend. There’s a lot going on — hopefully the nice weather actually sticks around.

Local designer Annah Chakola Ramsey is debuting her new line of jewelry and purses at a trunk show tonight at A Date with Iris. The event is from 5:30-9 p.m. and will also coincide with a fabulous new window display from the Iris ladies (seriously, they create the coolest displays).

The new line was inspired by her travels in Asia, and the gorgeous bags are actually using hand-embroidered fabric she sourced from the Hmong people. If you can’t make it to the show tonight, Annah will also be around from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Tonight is also the kick-off of the Night Food Market, a really fantastic idea that brings together the growing contingent of food trucks in one location for a smorgasbord of late-night eats.

You can find the Night Food Market outside Elemental Coffee (that’s N.W. Eighth and Hudson) from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. today. Besides food trucks, look for drinks from Coop Ale Works and Elemental.

This is hopefully the start of a new foodie tradition that will set up the last Friday of every month. For more, follow it on Twitter.

Finally, Dustbowl Arts Market presents its fifth semi-annual arts and crafts show Saturday on Campus Corner in Norman.

Besides the regional arts-and-crafters lined up along Buchanan, there will also be a kids’ area and two stages (with 20 local bands set to perform). The market runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and bands will perform from noon to 2 a.m.
by Jenny Coon Peterson 08.26.2011 2 years ago
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Flower power


Jenn Scott
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Deck those halls

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