OKG Shop: Unique jewel

From The Girlie Show organizer to demi-fine jewelry trendsetter, Erin Merryweather continues to advocate for Oklahoma’s handcrafted vanguard.
Not too long ago, Oklahoma City jewelry buyers were relegated to either BC Clark Jewelers, chain mall stores or gaudy costume jewelry that instantly turned the wearer’s skin an unsettling shade of green.

Mastering magic

Oklahoma City magician Jonathan Meyer has spent his life studying and practicing magic.
For Jonathan Meyer, a career in magic has always been in the cards.

Merry macabre

Last Podcast on the Left will perform a live show at Rose State College Nov. 9.
A conversation with podcaster and comedian Ben Kissel can veer with ease from talk of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer to the Jonestown cult massacre and then to the study of cryptids and aliens.

Overcoming ACEs

Bridges Out of Poverty offers Oklahomans a way to overcome childhood trauma and poverty.
Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs as they are known in the health community, are gaining a lot of attention these days, according to nonprofit researcher Adrienne Elder.

Bio brew

i2E brings attention to life science businesses with OKBio BrewFest.
Beer lovers across the state will gather next month for the seventh annual BrewFest to enjoy a taste of the up-and-coming brew scene in Oklahoma.

HALLOWEEN Good bones

A fundraiser turns the Historic Gold Dome into a haunted dance party.
Haunt the Dome isn’t just a Halloween celebration in the long-vacant halls of a former bank located underneath the geodesic gold dome inspired by Buckminster Fuller.

HALLOWEEN Mass hysteria

Several Oklahoma Ghostbusters groups try not to cross the streams.
If there’s something strange in your Oklahoma neighborhood, who you’re gonna call might depend on where your neighborhood is. A quick Facebook search for “Oklahoma Ghostbusters” returns five results: Oklahoma Ghostbusters, Central Oklahoma Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters of Southern Oklahoma, Texhoma Ghostbusters and the Real Oklahoma Ghostbusters.

HALLOWEEN Dead can dance

Oklahoma Contemporary and the Plaza District celebrate Latino arts, culture and community for Día de los Muertos.
Pixar’s release of the 2017 blockbuster animated film Coco about a small boy searching the land of the dead to make contact with his mariachi father, will inform the way many Oklahomans view the upcoming Day of the Dead celebrations and enhance the appreciation of how the holiday encourages remembrance of loved ones who have passed on. 

Unbroken Hart

Comedian Kevin Hart achieved success by directly confronting his failures.
After dozens of arenas sold out months in advance, comedian Kevin Hart has opted to expand his Irresponsible Tour to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Nov. 3.

Walk on

American Cancer Society raises funds and awareness with its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
On Oct. 27, American Cancer Society takes another step forward with its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Oklahoma City.

HALLOWEEN Zoo spooks

Oklahoma City Zoo’s annual Haunt the Zoo event welcomes trick-or-treaters of all ages.
At the end of October, Oklahoma City Zoological Park and Botanic Garden, 2101 NE 50th St., becomes a spooky haunt and opens its doors to ghouls both in costume and out, inviting them to trick-or-treat on their Haunt the Zoo trail.

HALLOWEEN Creepy clan

The Sanctuary haunted house provides scares for visitors as well as a family atmosphere for its cast members and staff.
On a chilly October Saturday, a long line of people stretches through a parking lot.

Original print

OKG explores literary legends with lesser-known local roots from Oklahoma’s past and present.
Did you know that an Okie from Muskogee currently reigns as America’s premiere sly and comedic history writer?

Flowering minds

Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma will soon break ground on a new camp with a focus on STEM programming.
Imagine a high-tech camp where every aspect of the property is built to help young women engage with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs and a new potential learning experience waits around every corner.

Court jester

Russell Westbrook and Demetrius Deason put points on the board with Why Not?? Comedy Show.
Why Not??

Book beginnings

The first Oklahoma Book Festival brings dozens of local and national authors together for a free cele-bration of reading, writing and libraries.
To paraphrase a famous utterance by Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye, sometimes it would be nice to call up an author and talk about his or her book.

Loose in OKC

Comedian and voice of Comedy Central Kyle Kinane returns to one of his favorite tour stops.
“I’m 41, and my name is Kyle, which means I’m on borrowed time, man,” comedian Kyle Kinane told Conan O’Brien earlier this year.

OKC rearview

A mayor and a New York Times writer release two books competing to find meaning in Oklahoma City’s tumultuous past.
Mick Cornett beams amiability.

Off book

The first Literati Variety Show will feature local writers, comedians, music and community discussion.
The Paseo Arts District has long been a hub of art and creativity in Oklahoma City, and now a group of writers and performers are setting out on a new entertainment venture to showcase local talent.

Pride premiere

Students at University of Central Oklahoma organized Edmond’s first Pride event.
Oct. 20, Hafer Park plays host to Edmond’s first-ever LGBTQ Pride festival.

Arts-focused

Allied Arts holds its 10th Opus event to raise funds to help local arts organizations.
If life is a cabaret, old chum, there might be less to love without the arts.

Welcoming Waterfalls

With its first Waterfall Festival, Garden Ponds & Aquariums Unlimited promotes outdoor relaxation and contributes to animal welfare.
There’s nothing more quintessentially Oklahoman than spending time in the outdoors — accompanied by one’s pet, of course.

OKG Shop: Social shirts

Local retailer Shop Good sells hand-printed shirts featuring messages of Oklahoma pride.
Audrey and Justin Falk started with a “Free Tibet” shirt design hand-printed on used equipment in 2009.

Circling back

The Donnay Building was saved from demolition, and now a bold plan will bring new life to the midcentury modern treasure.
It’s a curious structure that almost looks like someone took extreme creative license in solving a puzzle.

Compassionate transportation

A local service provides helpful transportation to patients undergoing medical care.
In the time following a major operation, Laura Fleet quickly became disenchanted with the quality of service provided by the transportation companies she often relied upon.  In addition to follow-up visits with her doctor, she regularly attended physical therapy as part of her recovery regimen.

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