OK gang, as promised I’m going to start doing weekly event suggestions. For my first post I’m highlighting outdoor venues that have struggled through this summer’s brutal heat wave. But with temperatures dropping into the chilly 90s, now is the time to check out what’s going on in the great outdoors downtown:
Midsummer Night’s Dream, Myriad Gardens Water Stage
Thu, Aug 11, 2011: 8:00pm-10:30pm
Fri, Aug 12, 2011: 8:00pm-10:30pm
Sat, Aug 13, 2011: 8:00pm-10:30pm
Learn more at www.oklahomashakespeare.com
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Colorado Springs
Fri, Aug 12, 2011: 7:05 p.m., Sat, Aug 13, 2011: 7:05 p.m., Sun, Aug 14, 2011: 4:05 p.m.
Learn more at www.okcredhawks.com
JENNIFAY JOY & THE PRETTY BOYS, Thursday, Aug. 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m. On the Chevy Stage in Lower Bricktown, just south of Reno and Mickey Mantle Drive
Learn more at www.welcometobricktown.com
My top pick is the Sunday Twilight Concert Series, which is being hosted for free by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City on the new Grand Event Lawn on the northwest section of the gardens. If you’ve not been to the Myriad Gardens yet, this Sunday may will be a wonderful opportunity to see the make-over that has taken place (and get a stunning view of the Devon tower across the street). Picnics baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Even though parts of the gardens are still under construction and the nearby streets are torn up as part of Project 180, attendance for these Sunday night concerts has been impressive and give a glimpse of what’s ahead for downtown.
This Sunday’s concert will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will feature the Flatland Travelers performing a mix of funk, blues and reggae.
Learn more at www.myriadgardens.com/calendar.html