OneSix8

That's exactly how many hours there are in one week -- 168. Each week, KGOU's Events Calendar Producer helps you find great ways to entertain yourself over the weekend and beyond. These are our picks for arts, live music, exhibitions and festivals to entertain the hours of your week.

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10:30 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With LibertyFest, OKC Fest And Les Misérables

A horse-drawn wagon rolls through the 2013 LibertyFest Parade.
Kool Cats Photography Flickr Creative Commons

With Independence Day just around the corner conventional wisdom might lead you to take it easy this weekend, but central Oklahoma has other ideas. 

Named by USA Today and CNN as one of the ‘Top 10 July 4th Festivals in the United States,’ Edmond’s LibertyFest returns for its 42nd year this weekend. 

The festival is one of Oklahoma’s largest Independence Day celebrations as organizers anticipate more than 125,000 attendees alongside some 500 volunteers.

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OneSix8
10:30 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Jazz In June, Shawnee Trail Days And Peter Pan

Credit Jazz in June 2014 / Jazz in June, Inc.

Festivals old and new converge on central Oklahoma this weekend.

Norman's outdoor music festival Jazz in June continues its 31-year tradition of bringing jazz and blues artists from across the nation together to perform for the public Thursday, June 19 through Saturday, June 21.

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OneSix8
10:30 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Brightmusic And The deadCENTER Film Festival

Credit http://www.BrightMusic.org/

With Father’s Day upon us, our hope is that this week’s OneSix8 might inspire an outing with dear ol’ Dad...and the rest of family.

Oklahoma City’s own Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble presents its third annual Spring Festival called “The Music of France” at St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City. The four-part concert series takes place Thursday, June 12, Saturday, June 14, Sunday, June 15 and Tuesday, June 17.

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OneSix8
10:30 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Three Family-Friendly Festivals In OKC

A shot from a recent Red Earth Parade in downtown Oklahoma City.
Credit Red Earth Festival / Flickr Creative Commons

Look no further than Oklahoma City if you and your family have yet to make plans this weekend as our state’s capital hosts three festivals and a parade.

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Oklahoma News
10:33 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With An Okie Food Festival, A Block Party And Star Wars

A shot from the Beer and Wine Garden at the 2013 Made in Oklahoma Festival.
Credit Midwest City Convention and Visitors Bureau

From fine arts and wine sampling to a good ol’ summer block party, the upcoming weekend has fun in store for Central Oklahoma residents of diverse tastes.

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OneSix8
10:33 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Memorial Day Weekend Festivities

Credit ThePaseo.com

Cross your fingers for good weather, Memorial Day weekend is here and central Oklahoma celebrates with four outdoor arts and music festivals.

More than 60,000 people are expected to attend the 38th Annual Paseo Arts Festival this Memorial Day weekend.

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OneSix8
8:03 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With OKC’s Hungryman, The Strong Run 5K

A group picture after the 2013 OKC Hungryman 10K.
Credit OkcHungryMan.com

Local businesses and restaurants partner for a charity event benefiting the homeless and working poor in downtown Oklahoma City this weekend. The Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO) blocks off a portion of Northwest Ninth Street on Saturday, May 17 to present the third annual OKC Hungryman competition.

OKC’s Hungryman falls somewhere in between the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest and Boston Marathon.

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OneSix8
8:03 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Henry V, OCCC’s Spring Choral Concert And A Food Drive

The new Reduxion Theatre at Automobile Alley in downtown Oklahoma City.
Credit ReduxionTheatre.com

The Reduxion Theatre Company (RTC) opens its production of William Shakespeare’s Henry V on Friday, May 9.

Lads and ladies take a trip back to the early 15th century to see sword fights and authentic costumes staged 'in your lap' in the re-located Reduxion Theatre at Automobile Alley in downtown Oklahoma City.  

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OneSix8
8:03 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Beer, Burgers And A Walk In The Park

Co-chairs of the 2013 Broadway and Brew Paula Love, Jordan Young and Adrienne Husted (from left to right) at the Myriad Botanical Gardens.
Credit Allie Tabberer / Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and its patron organization, the Understudies, host the second annual Broadway & Brew at the Myriad Botanical Gardens on Friday, May 2 from 7 to 11 p.m. 

Several local breweries and over ten restaurants present a variety of food and beer tastings. Participating breweries and restaurants include Coop Ale Works, the Anthem Brewing Company, Tapwerks, In the Raw and the Picasso Café.

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8:03 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Festivals And StateImpact’s Climate Forum

A busy spring evening at 2013's Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts.
Credit Corey Taratuta / Flickr Creative Commons

Hundreds of visual, culinary and performing artists gather in downtown Oklahoma City for one of the state’s most anticipated annual attractions. The Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts continues through Sunday, April 27.

With nearly 50 years of history, the festival has developed into one of Oklahoma’s largest spring traditions.  This year, the Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Festival Plaza hosts nearly 300 entertainers, exhibitions by 144 visual artists and an international mix of more than two dozen food vendors.  

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