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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Myriad Botanical Gardens

Get your fest on

Festival of the Arts celebrates the visual, culinary and performing arts, and offers plenty of kids’ activities.


Visual Arts

Courtney Silva
Oklahoma City’s rite of spring, the Festival of the Arts, is back for its 45th year. Now through Sunday, the fest takes place in downtown around the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
openingnights

Working for the weekend

Have you planned your long Fourth of July weekend yet?

Friends! We have less than two days of work before the long holiday weekend. I’m tempted to ask for an “Amen!” here, but I’ll refrain.

So, who’s got plans? And can I crash them? I’m considering spending the long weekend holed up indoors watching a marathon of “Parks and Recreation” — it’d be a nice palate cleanser after finishing (the very good) “Game of Thrones.” (Reason No. 1 for needing a palate cleanser? Wading through HBO’s annoying formula of tossing boobs into every show whether the plot and/or scene warrants it or not.)

The “Parks and Rec” marathon idea sounds especially fun after watching this hilarious gag reel (please be advised that it’s NSFW unless you turn the volume way down or work here with me at the Gazette):



But you’re not all would-be recluses with a penchant for salty language. And some of these Fourth of July events are tempting even me to crawl out from my TV-lit hidey-hole.

First up, a guided evening hike to search for fireflies. Martin Park Nature Center is leading the hike — called Ma Nature’s Fireworks — this Sunday. The hike sets off at 8 p.m., and registration is limited (and $2). Led by former park naturalist and all-around smart guy Neil Garrison, the tour will teach about the biology of fireflies while the hikers keep an eye out for the glowing beasties.

That sounds perfect, right? I may just have to borrow someone’s kid so I can attend without looking like a creeper. Call 755-0676 for more info or to register.

The following day (that’d be July 4, for those playing at home), the Crystal Bridge at the newly renovated Myriad Botanical Gardens will offer free admission. This is a great opportunity to explore both the gardens and the tropical conservatory, which both got a major face-lift.
by Jenny Coon Peterson 06.30.2011 3 years ago
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Get your Phil

Once an Oklahoman and a member of Little Feat, guitarist Phil Brown looks to the music of the past to live for today.


Music

Danny Marroquin
Phil Brown
7 p.m. Friday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com, 524-0738
$15 advance, $20 door
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Changing hands

A city board accepted ownership of downtown property in exchange for loan forgiveness.


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust approved a measure to allow the Myriad Gardens Foundation to sign over the deed for a downtown piece of property in exchange for the trust forgiving a loan taken out by the foundation to purchase the property.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Doing a 180

The Myriad Botanical Gardens project takes a major step in redefining downtown OKC.


News

Clifton Adcock
On Oct. 15, organizers are hoping to take a major step in redefining downtown Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dress for mess

Participants are urged to “dress for mess” at Tiny Tuesdays.


Youth

Carmen Forman
Saturday
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Free Sugar

Looking for a free family concert this weekend? Not anymore!

Remember when Oklahoma City kindie-rock guys Sugar Free Allstars were part of an album that won a Grammy? Yeah, that was awesome.

Almost as awesome is that they’re teaming up with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and the Children’s Museum of Oklahoma City for a free concert event on Sunday. It’ll be at the band shell at Myriad Botanical Gardens on 301 W. Reno at 2 p.m. 

For a little taste, check out the two bands’ collaborative track, “Cooperate”:

right Sugar Free Allstars with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo



For more information, call 297-3995 or visit the Myriad Gardens website.
by Matt Carney 02.24.2012 2 years ago
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Myriad Gardens is a dream come true


Commentary

James Tolbert
Dean McGee’s dream of a “garden in the city” combining numerous entertainment and cultural venues in the midst of a glorious garden in the center of downtown Oklahoma City simply took my breath away, so I accepted an appointment as trustee of the Myriad Gardens and worked to accomplish his vision.
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Vision statements

Through a unique camp pairing blind and visually impaired youth with those who are not, the sighted learn their differences are few.


News

Moose Tyler
How would you describe blue to a blind person? How would you describe Chihuly glass or downtown’s Crystal Bridge?
 
Sunday, July 15, 2012

Autumn scenes

The drought will dull fall foliage displays, but OKC still boasts some great spots to celebrate fall.


News

Kevan Goff-Parker
Instead of the spicy-mustards, chili-reds and burnt-orange arrays of vibrantly hued leaves that usually adorn Oklahoma City trees in the fall, this summer’s drought is likely to leave local trees bare or their leaves brown as early defoliation takes its toll.
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
 
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